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The Friday Roundup – Video Terminology, Natural Lighting and Shot Length

The article linked below is not actually part of the recent blog series produced by NewBlueFX on the subject of video shooting and editing that you will find further down the page. However I think it is important to check it out as part of the series for one very often overlooked reason. One of

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The Friday Roundup – Interlacing, Split Screens and Gear Envy

Your Camera Doesn’t Matter I have a friend (surprising I know!), he is a Director of Photography or Cinematographer at the top of the film making food chain. He has worked for many years on major Hollywood movies and a whole range of high end projects. He also teaches these days at one of the

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The Friday Roundup – J-cuts, L-cuts, Tripods and Non-Linear Editing

NLE Definition One of the biggest barriers to anyone starting off in the world of video editing is the often confusing or indecipherable technicals terms that get bandied about all over the place. The industry itself has an atrocious record for failing to define its own terms or for defining

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The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Tips, Codecs and Microphones

Codecs and Formats Explained I have had a little outbreak around here recently of people asking for help with a certain type of problem. I figured it was probably worthwhile to go over it in a more general sense here as it seems to be common. The question or problem that has been coming up

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The Friday Roundup – Hydrogen One, Low Light and Rookie Mistakes

RED Hydrogen One Obviously over the next year or so one of the big talking points in the world of video will be 360 degree projects. At the moment we have consumer level software that can import, edit and export to 360 degree footage. We have camera setups that are beginning to come down in

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