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Vital Butinar

Member Since 20 Mar 2017
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2019 06:01 AM
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Changing NLEs from Adobe to Davinci Resolve

31 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

So recently I have placed an order for a new Blackmagic camera and along with that camera I am receiving a licence for Davinci Resolve.

 

Anyway it got me thinking the Adobe subscription is not that expensive but then again at the end of the year it adds up to a substantial sum of money. So when I learned that I would be receiving a license for Davinci Resolve I was thinking that I might start editing in it.

 

Now here's the thing I have no problems with learning to use a new tool but I'm just not sure all the tools. I mean I'm sure the coloring part is fantastic and the audio editor but I'm not sure about Fusion the alternative to After Effects. I'm just not sure about Fusion.

 

And also two other things that I like more about Premiere Pro and don't exist in Davinci that you can't set the resolution and frame rate for each timeline but globally for the whole for the whole project. But I guess it's just something you have to figure out in advance and live with it.

 

So anybody have any experience with Davinci Resolve and if I could just get rid of Adobe and use only it?

 

Thanks and best regards.


Feature films being shot in other countries but masquerading as US

30 November 2018 - 07:42 PM

Hi guys!

 

In the last couple of years I've seen a some movies with pretty a list actors in the main role I wouldn't say low budget and the movie si always happening in some sort of US sounding town or place but here's the kicker. Everything looks like it's supposed to be in the US like cars and signs and even people but some stuff is off like the architecture, cars in the background, even side roles or extras, traffic signs or even electrical outlets and switches on the walls. I've even noticed stuff like electronics or furniture, but mainly the architecture and urban areas and cars. There's always a Skoda or a Renault somewhere in the background and the electrical switches and outlets.

 

Anyway the moment I notice something funky I usually check where the movie was shot and if it isn't shot in Europe, it is some other place like a South American country. Places where they have Skodas and Renaults but don't have yellow lines in the middle of the road and street signs that are white and blue.

 

So my question is what is the point of this masquerade show?

 

If it's supposed to be happening in the US why not just shoot it in the US and make it look authentic even though the name of the town is made up. Or on the other hand if it doesn't matter where it's shot and it is shot in some place like Bulgaria or Hungary or even in my home country of Slovenia why go trough the charade of finding all the US looking vehicles, having to change signs in the background or even going as far as putting flags on buildings and making signs to make it look like the US.

 

Is it that cheaper to shoot outside the US or si there some other reason why this happens?

 

Anyway I was just wondering what's the deal and I'm hoping that someone here might be able to enlighten me.

 

Thanks guys for the input and best regards

Vital 


Sound sync of drone footage

13 November 2018 - 09:01 AM

Hi guys.

 

I'm preparing for a shoot of a music video and I have a problem that I think I have figured out but I'd like some input to see if I'm on the right track.

 

Some of the scenes of the music video are going to be shot with a drone. The problem is that the drone does not have sound nor does it record sound.

 

So my problem is how to sync the footage of the drone to the music and band's action.

 

Obviously there are no time codes that I could sync to because then I wouldn't have this problem.

 

A: I can just record some wide footage of the band playing and then just use it as a B roll or wide shots and it will not be visible what they are doing most of the time anyway

 

B: We can start shooting with the drone on the ground and run a second camera set up to shoot the same was as the drone start recording on both and then show a clapper board to both and let the drone take off and start the music and shoot the scene with both the drone and the camera running. Then in post sync the footage of the camera to the music and sync the drone footage clapper board to the camera footage and everything should sync up.

 

C: blow the budget and invest triple my own money so that we can rent equipment that's time coded and use it to sync the drone footage.

 

Obviously I'm not going for option C. :)

 

But I'm open to any kind of other ideas or suggestions how to do get this done.

 

Thanks for the help and best regards.

Vital


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