Project Screen Grabs

All shot with the Sony a7 III and 85mm f/1.8, ISO 100, sharpening at -7. I was working in ultra-harsh lighting from around 9:00 - 10:30AM, no reflector. Since I'm having serious banding issues because of YouTube compression, it's going to be a while before I sort it out and upload. This also happens to... Continue Reading →

Is QuickTime Broken?

Whether editing in Final Cut Pro or viewing clips in QuickTime, my videos appear washed out and greenish-tinged, whereas watching with VLC player, they look pretty much like what I'm seeing when using my LG OLED television as a grading monitor. It should be noted I'm looking at the screenshots full size in a completely... Continue Reading →

Vung Tau, Crane Test

I went to Vung Tau over the three-day weekend and had a chance to try out my new cine hand jib, an adjustable hand crane from the folks at Cinecity. It'll take a lot of practice to steady the gizmo, but I'll be able to get some shots I wouldn't have been able to do... Continue Reading →

Washed-Out YouTube Videos?

Perhaps you've noticed that your videos on YouTube are a pale version of what you saw on your camcorder's LCD screen. Whether you're exporting your movies to QuickTime first or uploading directly from iMovie, the colors appear less saturated, blacks a dark gray. Below is a comparison between the original .MTS file and the same... Continue Reading →

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