GI

Lives in United States Irvine, CA, United States
Works as a optical engineering
Joined on Dec 4, 2001

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  • The Light - Science and Magic book: https://www.amazon.com/Light-Science-Magic-Introduction-Photographic-dp-0367860260/dp/0367860260/ref=dp_ob_title_bk should be a good addition to your kit. It ...
  • That's good to know. I might as well give it a quick assessment, before sinking a lot of time into learning all the important details of one program. And it looks like I'd need a good chat with my ...
  • I already replied to the iMovie suggestion: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65787540 I should not have used the emotional "hate" verb. The reasons for not using iMovie for the specific task at ...
  • Thank you so much for taking the time and write such detailed and clear explanations! Truly appreciated.
  • Rec 709 = HD = 1080 resolution? Rec 2020 = 4K/8K resolution? SDR = standard dynamic range? HDR = high dynamic range? Isn't dynamic range orthogonal to (independent of) resolution? I.e. you can have ...
  • Canon 90D. mp4. 4K. I do short (~15sec to 1 min) clips for stock. Table-top, studio lights. No, it does not look like metadata for Canon 90D files includes color space. Lightroom shows exposure, ...
  • Thanks. Apologies for a belated reply. We had no internet for several days. I've been a Photoshop user for about as long and Lightroom since it came out. I have a 27-inch iMac Late 2013, 32 GB RAM, ...
  • Not quite "realistic" but close. Generally high key with bluish tint. I also need consistency and after many years of still photography I do not do "auto" anything. Everything is adjusted manually ...
  • Well, that already happened sometime ago. :) I think I mentioned in a different thread that I do table-top videos. I completely control the light. Thus I do not have to deal with widely-changing ...
  • Thanks for all the replies. Apologies for a belated reply. We had no internet for several days. Could you help me with terminology here. You guys use "color grading" all the time. Is that the same ...
  • Why would I want to trim in Quicktime, if I need to use Resolve anyway? I am assuming Resolve has trimming capability? Isn't that a trivial thing to do?
  • Apologies for a belated reply. We had no internet for several days. I've been using iMovie for about 10 years. It is great for putting together films like "Our Mexico Vacation 2021" and as such. ...
  • Replied in Resolve
    Well, I've downloaded Resolve and then we had no internet for several days. So I could not watch videos, but I did play with Resolve. Going slowly through the manual. Nothing got broken and nobody ...
  • Replied in Resolve
    Thanks for all the replies. Is Resolve similar in complexity to Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro? Is this the workflow with Resolve: create a project, ingest a clip, make adjustment, render/export? ...
  • Created discussion thread Basic non-basic editor for 4K
    I am looking for recommendations for an editor for 4K clips. On one hand it needs to do very basic things: import/export 4K, work on one clip at a time, trim. Cropping, tilting, fast forward, slow ...
  • You have not told us how big your artwork is? You could, for example, put a foamcore posterborad above the sculpture to block the overhead lights. As been said, you need to control the light ...
  • Thanks for the suggestion. When sound is part of the scene so to speak, it would have to be recorded. As such, I can do sound post-production if that is what has to be done. Even in that case I'd ...
  • How big is your product? For DOF you can still close the aperture and or use wider lenses. Focus stacking might be an option as well.
  • Created discussion thread LED lights for tabletop video
    Hello! I am looking to get some LED lights for table-top video. According to estimates, I'd need 300-500 W LED light so that I can shoot at 30 fps and F/8-F/10 and ISO100-200. I need to be able to ...
  • Thanks for the input. Yes, the plan is to use the video light only in a studio. So I will run it off AC power, not battery. So paying for an unneeded battery is not a good idea indeed. However, ...
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