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  • Bill Stephan

    June 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I have removed the extreme wide angle distortion from GoPro HD footage using Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom has a lens correction profile for GoPro, which may at least give you a starting point.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    May 27, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    You see the maximum quality present in the image when the view is scaled to 100%. If you scale the view to 50%, Photoshop drops pixels to fit twice as much area on your computer’s monitor. Always check image quality with view set to 100%.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    May 27, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Rule of thumb: When dropping an image into another image with different specs, higher dpi = smaller image size, lower dpi = larger image size. Resolution is always converted to that of the document you paste into. Then use transform to adjust the size of the pasted image.

    If you change the specs yourself in Image Size, then PS will recalculate anything you want.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    May 7, 2015 at 1:09 am

    It sounds like you are running Windows. Right click the .jpg file and choose “Open With”. You will get a list of apps on your system that can open that kind of file, but also you get the option to change the default program that will open the file.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    April 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    As I recall, Encore CS-5 does not have the “Do Not Transcode” setting. We first saw that feature in Encore CS-6.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    April 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Maybe Topaz Lens Effects plug-in would give the look you are seeking. There also is a Tiffen plug-in, but this is oriented more to emulating various photographic glass filters.

    I think there is a way in Photoshop to map a distortion field to an image, but this is way outside my expertise.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    April 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    Because broadcast cameras are balanced using a chip chart with swatches from pure black to pure white, you could actually paint your set black, white or anything in between and it would produce legal video levels. Whether a given color looks good on video is another issue.

    I would solve this by obtaining a Pantone swatch book from an art supply store, and then you can test the colors you like with a properly shaded studio camera. Any paint store can color-match paint to the chosen Pantone swatch. You might want to obtain a quart-size can of a few different shades and test larger areas of the paint samples using the video camera.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    March 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    If the data side of your DVDs is purple, the duplication company made burned DVDs. If they are silver, then you have replicated DVDs. Note that DVDs replicated from burned discs do not have 100% compatibility with players — the compatibility will be equal to that of the burned DVD master. Also, you cannot put CSS onto burned DVDs.

    Some replicators are set-up to replicate using burned DVDs as masters. We do not use this method, prefering to send a disc image or Plant Direct transfer, which produces a replicated DVD with maximum player compatibility.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    March 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Jeffrey,

    Apple DVD player is not the most compatible with the DVD Spec, but it should play most correctly authored DVDs. However, the primary test for compatibility is whether the DVD will play correctly in a hardware DVD player.

    Are we talking about a burned DVD-9 (DVD+R9)? If so, I see several issues. You used CSS, which changes the project build to have 2054-bit sectors. Burned DVDs use 2048-bit sectors. CSS does not work on burned DVDs. Also, burned DVD-9s are notoriously difficult to read if the laser diode in the player is even slightly weak. (Apple superdrives are notorious for the lasers going bad.) A third issue could be that prosumer authoring software often does not set the layer break correctly on burned DVDs.

    If this is a replicated DVD, you should be having none of these issues. You might want to pursue this with the replicator.

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

  • Bill Stephan

    March 19, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Victor,

    If you are building a background in a 1920x1080x72dpi document, then whatever elements you import will be changed to those specs. Imported/placed/pasted elements don’t change the specs of the base document. For example, if you paste a logo that is 300×100 pixels @ 200dpi, you will notice that it appears quite large (approximately 4x larger) in your composite. This happens because Photoshop changed that element to 72dpi. You transform the logo to the size required. Placed elements, such as .eps files, become smart objects that can be resized at will until you save as a .tif or .png file for the edit system.

    We build all artwork for video editing using sRGB color space.

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

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