Abby's Technical Support

DSLR FILMMAKER'S WORKFLOW (with video format H.264)

Image quality is great on DSLR, but there are a few steps before you could surf in Final Cut Pro.

VIDEOGRAPHY BASIC
Learn the basic - video tutorials on white balance, exposure, focus, shutter speed, different types of microphone


CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dolly Tips - how to set up

CAPTURE AND EXPORT MOVIE IN FCP


Easy Setup in FCP
- No More Pain when capturing DV tapes

Same setting for Clips and Sequence - Double Double Check

Export your final cut

Add a title slate with 'Cut' and 'Paste' in QuickTime 7

burn DVD


Using external hard disk

reformat, Scratch Disks set up, Missing Disks Warning


EDITING

Multiclip Editing in FCP
(the tutorial is for FCP 7 but it works similarly on FCP 6)
The Art of Editing - TRIMMING in FCP

Using Green Screen
Steps in FCP
Steps in Motion (the tutorial is for both FCP 7 (we are using FCP 6) and Motion)


SPECIAL EFFECTS


Learn from Indymogul


Pleasantville Effect - make a video black & white except certain colors

Timelapse effect - taking stills pictures from DSLR and create a sequence

SMOOTH slow motion effect


SOUND

To obtain good sound quality for interview, use wireless mic