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  • Bill Stephan

    August 8, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Shoot at 29.97fps. Very few modern TVs can display frame rates higher than 30fps. If you want to try 59.94fps, test it before the air show. Be prepared to use lots of memory cards and battery power at the higher frame rate.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    August 8, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Sony cameras having an Exmor or newer sensor are the kings of the low light world. I have both a Canon T3i and a Sony RX-100, and the low light images produced by the RX-100 are quite nice, where the T3i at higher ISO settings are full of chroma noise.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    August 7, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Canon EOS-R plus an Atomos Ninja recorder will record UHD ProRes HQ @ 10-bits. This camera records UHD using the center 3820×2160 pixels of the much larger sensor, which results in the 1.8x crop factor. The Canon RF lenses are very sharp. Results are similar to what a Canon C200 cinema camera can produce.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    August 7, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Ian,

    I suggest shooting a test of a landscape including a large area of sky. Do this near sunset so you have both darker and lighter areas of sky. Shoot some footage in 10-bit, then shoot again in 8-bit. You should be able to see some minor posterization (stairstepping) in the subtle gradations of color in the 8-bit version, while the 10-bit version will preserve the fine color detail.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    November 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Eric,

    Please note well that HLG is a “compromise” method of HDR intended for use on broadcast programming. HLG is intended to display a usable picture on both HDR and SDR monitors, but the end result will be noticeably different from separate color grades for HDR and SDR. This is most likely how HDR content will be distributed on broadcast and cable networks in the future, and there is very limited HLG distribution in England right now.

    I would not use HLG unless I were required to deliver in this format.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    September 20, 2018 at 12:58 am

    You can hold down the option (alt) key to insert or overwrite a video-only edit using source that has audio tracks.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    May 30, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    We started to have trouble after installing MC 2018.4 and upgrading the Kona 4 firmware.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    May 26, 2018 at 3:57 am

    We have an LG 55B7A fed by an Avid DNxIQ box, and it displays perfectly every video standard we’ve thrown at it so far all the way up to UHD/29.97P and the PAL frame rates. This setup also works nicely with HDR video. We do not use 1080/24P, but 1080/23.976P displays fine.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    May 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Click on the drop down button that says Source Segment, and change to Source Clip. Then color away!

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

  • Bill Stephan

    January 13, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Randy, have you tried checking the “Render at Maximum Quality” box? It can make a considerable difference in the quality of some encodes.

    Bill Stephan
    Senior Editor/DVD Author
    USA Studios
    New York City

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