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  1. Thread: blown out

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    I'm getting some good results here...

    I'm getting some good results here.
    Not perfect but better than nothing.
    Thanks
  2. Thread: blown out

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    blown out

    I've been shooting green screen with white balance set.
    However, now I've noticed the front of the character's costume has been whited out from a strong reflection.
    The flashing lights are now...
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    green screen problems

    1) I've just noticed a darker green horizontal bar slowly moving up my green screen shooting AVCHD footage. What is it and what can I do about it?

    2) I set the white balance but now I see it's a...
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    I'm now leaning towards a large pre-made green...

    I'm now leaning towards a large pre-made green screen rather than all the effort needed to make my own.
    Reading reviews now but would appreciate any additional info.
    Thanks
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    plastic green screen material

    I know fabric or linoleum is probably best for a large DIY green screen but I've found some plastic table cloths (green, brown, tan, etc.) that have a slight sheen and are folded up. Is there any...
  6. Thread: HC series [color]

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    It turns out that somehow the x.v. color was...

    It turns out that somehow the x.v. color was turned on while shooting a few tapes. Nothing I can do about it now.
  7. Thread: HC series [color]

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    HC series [color]

    I was running off some tapes on a HC5. In the playback mode, there's the text [color] above the stop button on the screen. Since I don't have a manual for this cam, I was wondering why it would show...
  8. Thread: Slapstick blues

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    This is a no-budget film. I'm thinking my...

    This is a no-budget film. I'm thinking my methodology is off. Out of 10 responses from a craigslist ad, 2 were actually serious about filming slapstick and didn't care about money while the others...
  9. Thread: Slapstick blues

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    Slapstick blues

    My dilemma is finding actors and extras to perform really easy physical slapstick for a short. I'm repeatedly getting Craigslist wannabee actors and extras who do the, "Slapstick? Hey - that sounds...
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    DIY DC power for HC5

    The AC converter says 7.2v DC.
    Since my HC5 doesn't like my batteries anymore, can I splice my DC in cord and connect a little 7.5v battery pack?
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    Hmm. I was advised at this forum to buy one....

    Hmm. I was advised at this forum to buy one.
    What's to stop simply splicing the camera's 7.2VDC adapter's wire and running it to a battery pack?

    Thanks
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    Back-up battery t'ain't working

    I've just bought a CyberPower CP350SLG 350VA for a backup to my handycam. Problem is, it appears it wants to be plugged in before sending power to the outlets. Of course, that isn't going to work in...
  13. Thread: Heroes for Ghosts

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    Ghosts for heros may be a better title.

    Ghosts for heros may be a better title.
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    Want to make a small fortune in video production?...

    Want to make a small fortune in video production? Simple - Start with a large fortune.
  15. That's what I do with a Sony 9" DVD player thru...

    That's what I do with a Sony 9" DVD player thru the analog in from my camera's analog out. After all, who can really shoot a film in a tiny 2.5" screen? You usually can't even see if the shot is...
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    I'm getting ready to buy one and hoping the...

    I'm getting ready to buy one and hoping the smallest APC or CyberPower will handle little 7.2VDC camera for 20 minutes with it's screen off.

    What do you guys think?
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    The blue sky was my mistake. I find sharpening...

    The blue sky was my mistake.
    I find sharpening these images in an image editor really helps a lot.
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    I was working on that house pic's sky and must...

    I was working on that house pic's sky and must have goofed. Anyway, they are prints of stills that went directly to SVHS via a Hi8 cam with studio lighting. You're probably right in that I should try...
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    It's NTSC and the pics are actually 720x540....

    It's NTSC and the pics are actually 720x540. DVXuser has resized and transcoded them to jpgs.
    I've pointed to a full size shot here: image and image2
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    Is this VHS or SVHS?

    I had some guy transfer SVHS to DVD on eBay. What I got back makes me suspicious that he popped my SVHS tape into his combo unit and recorded to disc. Other tapes were way out of audio sync. I had...
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    That sounds like the band-aid I'm looking for. I...

    That sounds like the band-aid I'm looking for. I take it that they invert a battery to 120VAC to which I can plug in my camera which inverts it back to 7.2VDC for operation.

    Any recommended...
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    The cassette door is starting to not...

    The cassette door is starting to not close...another malady...but getting no error code...yet.
    I really don't want to invest another penny in this trash but
    1) I don't think a DSLR's footage would...
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    Sell or repair HC5?

    I've had this little Sony HC5 HDV handycam for 4.5 years and am in the middle of making a short. It suddenly lost it's portability and now needs to be plugged in. It appears to be a curcuit board...
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    They also indemnify themselves against any...

    They also indemnify themselves against any lawsuits that may arise.

    In all, the filmmaker in this festival is totally responsible.
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    It is interesting....especially when others are...

    It is interesting....especially when others are busy taking pictures standing right beside me. I framed the performer and there's no background people. Like I said, there's no expectation of privacy...
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