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Burning Question (39 Tutorials)

Burning Question: How Do I Fix Rolling Shutter?

June 24, 2019

In this article, we’ll talk about What Rolling Shutter is, or RS, which we’ll sometimes refer to it. We’ll go over what the types are, with lots of examples, so you’ll recognize it when you see it. Then, we’ll talk about how you can avoid, reduce, or fix RS problems both when shooting and in…

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What the heck is OFX

Burning Question: What in the heck is OFX? #OFX #openfx

April 15, 2019

I was talking to someone at NAB who I would consider to be “in the know” for visual effects and was surprised that he had never heard of OpenFX. More and more developers are developing with OpenFX, or OFX, a standardized software interface supported by numerous hosts such as Nuke, DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas. Here’s a few things to know so you’re not caught off guard!

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Is there a smooth, easy way to wipe my hard drive and start fresh?

Burning Question: Is there a smooth, easy way to wipe my hard drive and start fresh?

April 8, 2019

I’m fed up with computer problems and I just want to reformat my hard drive and reinstall all my software from scratch. How can I make sure this is as smooth of a process as possible?

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Burning Question: Keyboard Shortcuts in Premiere Pro for an FCP User?

Burning Question: Keyboard Shortcuts in Premiere Pro for a FCP User?

March 12, 2019

New to Premiere Pro? Customize your keyboard so that it works like FCP! Here are the Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts that you need to know.

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Burning Question: How Do I Remove Flicker from my Footage?

Burning Question: How Do I Remove Flicker from my Footage?

February 25, 2019

Flicker is a really annoying problem in video. It occurs when the frequency of the lights and your camera’s shutter speed don’t jive. Learn how to fix it.

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What is a greeble?

Burning Question: Greeble… What is it and how to make your own.

January 30, 2019

A greeble is really all about faking out your audience! It’s the small details that make something appear to be more complex than it actually is.

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Burning Question: What is Apple Metal? (Updated 18 October 2018)

Burning Question: What is Apple Metal? (Updated 18 October 2018)

October 18, 2018

If you’re on Mac, you may notice an option in your Adobe software for Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (Metal). What is Metal? That’s what we’re going to talk about today.

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Burning Question: How Do I Quickly Give My Project a Letterbox Look?

Burning Question: How Do I Quickly Give My Project a Letterbox Look?

September 26, 2018

“I like the look of letterbox and would like to add it to my video to give it a film look. What are some easy ways to do this and do it right?” This article first came out in 2015 and has been fully updated with new tools, new freebies, and tutorials, as well as a few great videos on aspect ratio and getting your letterbox right.

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Burning Question: Is it Possible to Make Atmospheric Effects in Cinema 4D?

Burning Question: Is it Possible to Make Atmospheric Effects in Cinema 4D?

August 21, 2018

Of course, it is! Whether you want to make clouds, fog, smoke, or other atmospheric effects, there are many elements to it…. particle effects, lighting, rendering, and more. Here are some tutorials to get you acquainted with some of the techniques.

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Burning Question: How do I Create Glass in Cinema 4D?

Burning Question: How do I Create Glass in Cinema 4D?

June 12, 2018

Glass… One of the first paid projects I had in Cinema 4D was to create glass. Let’s say that I did things the hard way! Here are some tutorials so that you don’t make more work for yourself and tutorials to give you specialized looks with your glass.

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Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

January 30, 2018

Holograms have been a popular implement in science fiction films for years, from Princess Leia in Star Wars to Joi in Blade Runner 2049.

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Burning Question: How do I Work with Proxies in Premiere Pro?

Burning Question: How do I Work with Proxies in Premiere Pro?

October 24, 2017

Proxies are duplicates of your footage that are lower resolution and make working with big video files smoother. It’s a really easy way to speed up your workflow. Here are a collection of recent tutorials to get you up to speed on proxies.

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Burning Question: What are Foley Effects?

Burning Question: What are Foley Effects?

October 17, 2017

This article explains what foley effects are and shows some videos of foley artists in action, plus, some tips on creating your own foley effects for your own sound design. 

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What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

What are Audio Compressors and How do I Use Them?

September 5, 2017

Learn about types of compression; terminologies like attack and release, limiting, and compression ratio; compression in vocals and voiceovers; and third-party compression plug-ins. This is an overview, so there’s a lot that isn’t covered here, but this will hopefully give you some background for further exploration.

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Rendering in CINEMA 4D – Which to Choose

Rendering in CINEMA 4D – Which to Choose

August 15, 2017

With all the different renderers out there, it’s sometimes difficult to determine which is the best for you and your needs.  Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla has a breakdown of the pro’s and cons of some of the renders GSG recommends.  Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article.

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