Workflow to make the audio for your movie sound the best with iZotope RX 6 and Ozone 8

If you are recording audio separately when shooting a documentary, interview or movie, chances are you’ll not only have to synchronise it with the footage but also edit your audio to make it sound perfect in post production. The two apps I use for this are the iZotope RX 6 Advanced Audio Editor and the… Read More Workflow to make the audio for your movie sound the best with iZotope RX 6 and Ozone 8

Preparing your Atomos Master caddies for easier and quicker removal from a Shogun/Ninja Flame/Inferno

Atomos’ latest Ninja and Shogun monitor/recorders are pretty awesome, but if there’s one thing the company should work on it’s the way you have to remove your master caddies from the recorder. I can relate to the need for the caddy to sit really tight when recording, but they should be made in such a way that you don’t have to press so hard you risk damaging the top surface when trying to pry them from the unit.… Read More Preparing your Atomos Master caddies for easier and quicker removal from a Shogun/Ninja Flame/Inferno

The mysteries of bit depth and chroma subsampling

Colour depth or bit depth is either the number of bits used to define the colour of a single pixel in a bitmapped image or video frame buffer, or the number of bits used for each colour component of a single pixel. Chroma subsampling is the practice of encoding images by delivering a lower resolution for chroma (colour) information than for luma (lightness). The two combine into what your footage looks like when it has been freshly recorded.… Read More The mysteries of bit depth and chroma subsampling

Simple but complete Guide to using the Hahnel Captur Module Pro (2)

In this tutorial you’re going to learn how to use the Hahnel Captur Module Pro and all of its capabilities. Before we start, you should also have a Captur Remote Control set with a Transmitter that is put in Digital Channel Matching mode with at least one Receiver. In addition, you should put your Captur Module Pro in Digital Channel Matching (DCM) mode with at least one other Captur Receiver.… Read More Simple but complete Guide to using the Hahnel Captur Module Pro (2)

Simple Guide to using the Hahnel Captur Remote Control

With the Hahnel Captur Remote Control you can control a camera or a group of photographic flashlights. The Captur Remote Control is the basic part of a bigger system that includes sensor triggers and intervalometers. This tutorial discusses how to use the Hahnel Captur Remote Control to its full extend and is the first of a series of two. The next tutorial covers the Hahnel Captur Module Pro.… Read More Simple Guide to using the Hahnel Captur Remote Control

How to use your GoPro HERO3+ skilfully and dazzle your audience

Your GoPro HERO3/3+/4 Black Action Camera is quite a capable camera. How you make the most of it for any type of movie to look perfect, depends on how you set it up. The secret here is to tap into the best quality the sensor and electronics are capable of. This tutorial is based on my experience with GoPro cameras from the HERO2 to the HERO3+, and takes you through the most important settings and issues.… Read More How to use your GoPro HERO3+ skilfully and dazzle your audience

Video editing: What is the difference between Film Emulation and Colour Grading

Colour grading is making sure your footage has the right white balance, the correct exposure and colour balance throughout. Film emulation belongs to the advanced form of colour grading: suggesting a time of day and/or a mood, an atmosphere. You start with the correction process, then move on to the creation of a mood. For Final Cut Pro X, you have two plug-ins that help with setting the mood, but that do not pretend to be colour grading tools. One is potentially faster to work with than the other.… Read More Video editing: What is the difference between Film Emulation and Colour Grading

Final Cut Pro X colour grading like the pros

Do you colour grade footage by looking at your monitor? That is one way of doing it, but it’s not the most accurate or surefire way to ensure the viewers of your video will see the same colours. For colour grading to work across platforms and individual computers even, you need to start from a correct colour rendition. A professional’s video grading workflow therefore starts with colour correction. After this important first step you can start grading, which essentially means you’re creating a mood.… Read More Final Cut Pro X colour grading like the pros

Learn how the pros shoot portraits, fashion and more using a portable studio kit

If you have visited this site before, you’ll know I have reviewed portable studio gear and have been impressed with the quality and flexibility of the ExpoImaging Rogue product range. In addition, and being a keen strobist myself, I am always on the lookout for how-tos and tutorials with lighting schemas so I can learn from the pros. ExpoImaging has a brilliant video channel where you can learn how to set up proper lighting for the most demanding type of photography: portraits and fashion.… Read More Learn how the pros shoot portraits, fashion and more using a portable studio kit