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    Doug, The original question was, "Can...

    Doug,

    The original question was, "Can Photoshop be used to color grade footage using Curves and Gradient Maps?" I stand by my statement that using Photoshop can produce acceptable results. It...
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    I am going to go in a different direction than...

    I am going to go in a different direction than others and say the Photoshop is fine for color-grading and occasionally a bit better than other tools.

    I have been editing, correcting and...
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    My thinking is that there are significant...

    My thinking is that there are significant differences between color -effects- like filmconvert, Neumannfilms, magic bullet, etc and actually color grading.

    When I grade an edited program, my goal...
  4. True RAW video captures all the information from...

    True RAW video captures all the information from the digital imaging sensor. All things being equal, the nature of compressed video means that some data is discarded. RAW video also has the...
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    Most of the replies here seem to reflect the work...

    Most of the replies here seem to reflect the work of those folks that produce amazingly great videos. You might also want to add some additional salesmanship to your arsenal. Go to any car dealer...
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    Grading with Photoshop

    I have been experimenting with using Photoshop for grading (and fixing) some rather ugly, older SD video. Making the video a smart-object and then applying the camera RAW filter yields some amazing...
  7. Emulating a "look" can be difficult without using...

    Emulating a "look" can be difficult without using the same type of locations, lighting, camera, lenses, art direction, etc. The first step is to clearly define, in your own mind or the clients, what...
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    If you are talking about Madagascar's stone...

    If you are talking about Madagascar's stone forest, then a "picture postcard workflow" would probably work. Saturated colors, high contrast, sharpening, etc combined with mountain views and ominous...
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    At least one of the 3rd party plug-in packages...

    At least one of the 3rd party plug-in packages (Sapphire, I think) has an "Edge Blur" plugin... rather pricey if I remember correctly. Your next choice would be to used AE's built-in "find edges"...
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    Not sure what you mean by "compile the movie." ...

    Not sure what you mean by "compile the movie." Premiere Pro -exports- media based on the settings in the dialog. If it will play the video, it should be able to export it. What version of PPro are...
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    Maybe Videohive, or DigitalJuice Jim

    Maybe Videohive, or DigitalJuice


    Jim
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    We have been using FiLMiC Pro for iPhone and...

    We have been using FiLMiC Pro for iPhone and iPad. In addition to the features you listed, it also includes 24p frame rate (and other frame rates), manual focus, variable speed zoom, and audio...
  13. Faith, Very glad to hear that you have found a...

    Faith,

    Very glad to hear that you have found a suitable workaround. I sometimes resort to TIFF sequence -> output file for very long programs or those with complicated renders.

    I think that...
  14. Faith, This problem has puzzled me since I...

    Faith,

    This problem has puzzled me since I learned my responses were NOT the solution. I also think that there are several discussions occurring here relating to the contrast problem, interlace vs...
  15. Try this. Right click on the footage in the AE...

    Try this.
    Right click on the footage in the AE project panel > Interpret footage > Main > Color management
    Nothing should be checked and it should say "Use Imbeded Profile"

    I am doing this...
  16. Well. I am guessing you mean ANDREW Kramer's...

    Well. I am guessing you mean ANDREW Kramer's frame rate converter. ;-) Andrew has some of the best tutorials on the web, so we can assume the process is correct.

    "Can this be fixed?"...
  17. Thread: Low Light

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    To my knowledge, there is no useful spec for...

    To my knowledge, there is no useful spec for "good in low-light," especially since "good" is an opinion. Some camera manufacturers publish a minimum light spec, but don't tell you how they measure...
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    While this video is finely-crafted, I don't think...

    While this video is finely-crafted, I don't think there is any new technology here. There is a change in perspective from the initial shot to the 'zoom thru arch' (about :29), then again at the...
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    "...how to grade it so it looks nice and...

    "...how to grade it so it looks nice and professional, like in a high budget music videos..."

    Well, the obvious answer is to hire a high-budget professional colorist, but I assume that's not what...
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    I would shoot him standing, with the camera on...

    I would shoot him standing, with the camera on its side. Might need to make his clothing droop in the correct direction. Alternatively, have him lie on a narrow board rolled slightly to hide it...
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    It has been a while since I used them, but I...

    It has been a while since I used them, but I found that the Nuance products are excellent, once they were "trained." That is, you need to go through a series of phrases to teach them how you speak. ...
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    You could spend a bunch of money on plug-ins, or...

    You could spend a bunch of money on plug-ins, or just follow Grug's advice, Add a lot of blue to your shadows, lift the brightness of your shadows. Then maybe a little magenta and yellow added to...
  23. I've been there myself where an upgrade provides...

    I've been there myself where an upgrade provides little real advantage. I've built a very similarly-configured computer and I understand your frustration.

    Any complex system is only as fast as...
  24. Warp stabilizer usually tries to stabilize the...

    Warp stabilizer usually tries to stabilize the entire length of any video clip, even if you are only using a tiny fraction of it. In addition, WS is doing all sorts of 'magic' that will challenge...
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    Blemish removal and skin smoothing are usually...

    Blemish removal and skin smoothing are usually done in a compositing application like After Effects. Here's one tutorial, but googling will yield dozens more. ...
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