How to Create a CCTV Video Effect With or Without Plugins

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Learn how to degrade your image to make it look like security camera footage. Whether you’re shooting a movie about a bank heist or a found footage horror flick, you might be playing with the idea of having a scene that includes CCTV footage. And since it’s totally ludicrous to use an actual security camera to shoot it, you have to find ways to degrade and colorize your images to make them look as if you did. The folks ov…How to Create a CCTV Video Effect With or Without Plugins

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    The Friday Roundup – Autofocus for Video and 360 Degree Stitching

    The Importance of Autofocus
    One of the downsides to shooting in HD that never seems to get mentioned much is the fact that any error in the footage being taken is recorded in all its high definition glory.
    We all hear the marketing blurb about crystal clear images etc but the reality of this is that if your focus is correct and your color settings and white balance are correct then absolutely, you will have awesome footage.
    However if any of these are just a little out, then your cam will f…

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    How ‘Eyes of My Mother’ Cinematographer Rigged ‘Crazy’ Setups for Black-and-White Horror

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    Nicolas Pesce’s Sundance 2016 sensation is a lesson in the art of black-and-white filmmaking. When 27-year-old Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes of My Mother screened at Sundance, audiences either walked out of the theater or touted it as the breakout hit of this year’s festival. The Gothic horror, about an isolated farm girl who commits grisly acts of murder, i…How ‘Eyes of My Mother’ Cinematographer Rigged ‘Crazy’ Setups for Black-and-White Horror

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      Kipon introduce Leica M-mount 0.64x focal length reducers for Sony and Fuji cameras

      This may be of interest to anyone involved in the field of video editing:

      Chinese adapter maker Kipon has announced two new focal length reducers which is designed to reduce the focal length of full-frame Leica M-mount lenses by 0.65x when fitted to Super35……Kipon introduce Leica M-mount 0.64x focal length reducers for Sony and Fuji cameras

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        The Friday Roundup – Assets, Color Grading and Light

        Keeping Your Footage Organized
        It doesn’t take very long for anyone to realize that these days the rate at which we all gather digital assets can be rather alarming.
        Gone are the days when you had to shoot carefully because film (still or moving) was hellishly expensive to both buy and process.
        In fact gone are the days when you had to be slightly less careful shooting because storage space on cards or hard drives was expensive!
        These days you can just shoot like a maniac with not a care…

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