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Nick Hope

Member Since 12 Sep 2004
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In Topic: New UW challenger for the Shogun.....

22 April 2015 - 11:27 PM


In Topic: Color Grading in Premiere Pro, would you use it?

18 April 2015 - 08:29 PM


In Topic: Betty Bomber - Truk

14 April 2015 - 07:59 PM

Nice job Dustin! The exposure/colours/grading looks great.

 

I didn't think of it while I watching, but there were a couple of moments where I was struggling to understand how big it was, particularly the wide overhead shot at 2:20, where it could be anything from Spitfire size to jumbo jet size. So I agree that a diver or two in shot would have helped.

 

Also, people in underwater videos usually helps the view count. "People-doing-amazing/adventurous-things" videos are hits on YouTube/Vimeo because viewers relate to the divers in the shots. Escapism!

 

For me, the music was slightly too epic for the scale of the subject. But as we know, music is really subjective, difficult to find, and you can't please all the people all the time.


In Topic: Macro Video of Saddleback Clownfish Eggs in Anilao

14 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

Hi Nick,

Looks great.

One question, Is it sharpened in post?

 

Thanks! Yes EunJae. Default 0.5 in Sony Sharpen in Vegas Pro 12/13, apart from the most cropped closeup where I used 0.7. I did my sharpening before doing colour correction with Color Curves.


In Topic: Color Grading in Premiere Pro, would you use it?

09 April 2015 - 10:40 PM

Those are "colour correction" tools as much as they are "colour grading tools". And the new tools look really great. They've got me seriously pondering switching from Vegas to Premiere. Not keen on the subscription model though.

 

Colour correction/grading is not just for RAW. I use it on every single clip I publish, be it DV, HDV or MP4 4K in origin. RAW can take more tinkering without degrading, but I have no problem with my formats. I usually just use a single Sony Color Curves FX in Vegas, but it's really fiddly.