For most projects, choose ProRes; though use H.264 where file size is critical.
Premiere continues to improve its proxy workflow, most recently by adopting the ProRes family of codecs across all apps, both Windows and Mac. When it comes to creating proxies, we can now choose between four different codecs:
If you want the smallest possible proxy file size, H.264 is the choice. However, this is not an efficient format to edit, especially on older computers.
My personal preference is ProRes, though CineForm is an excellent alternative.
The DNx options are specifically for 360° VR video, either monoscopic or stereo.
NOTE: Resolution refers to the frame size of the proxy file: full resolution, half resolution or quarter resolution. For most projects and rough cuts, half resolution is the best balance between file size and image quality.
UHD Proxies, in case you were wondering, use ProRes Proxy at 1/4 resolution, which makes the files efficient to edit, but small in size at 960×540.
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For me, proxy preferred is the best option when working with proxies in Final Cut.
Proxy Preferred is a new feature in the 10.4.9 update. What does it do and when should we use it?
As frame sizes expand well beyond 4K and multicam shooting and editing become ubiquitous, proxies are becoming even more important. Proxies allow us to create a rough cut of our project without continuously hammering your storage moving massive data files.
NOTE: Depending upon how you configure them, a proxy file can be 1/20th the size of the camera master – yet still provide images sufficient for editing.
In the 10.4.9 release, Apple improved their overall proxy workflow in a variety of ways, one of which is Proxy Preferred.
In the past, we could either view the master file or the proxy file. However, this option, located in the View menu at the top right corner of the Viewer, tells Final Cut to display proxies if they exist for each clip. And, if they don’t exist, to display the camera native media.
This solves the problem of seeing a bunch of red blocks instead of clips when proxy files are missing.
NOTE: This option is my preferred way to display proxies because even if proxies don’t exist, I can still see clips to edit.
To create proxies for clips that are already imported, select the clips in the Browser, then choose File > TranscodeMedia.
Looks are a series of presets that allow you to quickly adjust the color of a clip.
Mike Southon asks: “What are the Color Looks in Final Cut and what do they do?”
Looks are a very fast way to change the color “look” of a clip without requiring you understand how the color tools in Final Cut work.
At a technical level, looks are a color grading preset which was created by Apple and included with Final Cut. You could get the same effect using the color tools in Final Cut – if you had the color grading skills and sufficient time.
On a practical level, though, selecting a specific Look gives you the same result without investing the time or requiring the skills.
Looks are located in: Effects Browser > Looks.
To apply a look, drag it from the Effects Browser and drop it on the clip you want to adjust. (Or, select a group of clips you want to apply that look, then double-click the effect.)
To remove a look, select the clip(s) that contain it, go to the Video Inspector and delete it.
Adjusting the color of a clip using the color tools gives you great precision and control.
Adjusting the color of a clip using Looks lets you pick a specific look in much less time.
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These five videos illustrate different ways to handle blocking a scene.
This article, written by Jourdan Aldredge, first appeared in PremiumBeat.com. This is a summary.
When watching amazing cinema, there are many aspects you’ll notice right away and often remember forever — great lines of dialogue, breathtaking action sequences, and beautiful cinematography. However, one film element that often gets ignored, but is still crucially important, is blocking.
Before we go into learning from the masters, let’s go over some of the basics of scene blocking. Scene blocking covers everything that has to do with placement and movement between characters, props, and camera(s) for every shot and scene. Unless you’re shooting a documentary or a certain type of improvised action, most film scenes are tightly controlled, blocked, and rehearsed so that every movement and action is accounted for.
Finally, the most important part of any scene blocking is the camera. In many ways, the camera — which represents your audience and POV — is the primary character in your scene. Consider your camera placement, its framing, and any (or all) movements that you might employ, from simple pans to complex tracking shots, when working on your scene blocking.
In this article, Jourdan provides videos illustrating:
How to block a scene
How Hitchcock blocks a scene in “Vertigo”
How Scorsese blocked a scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
How Akira Kurosawa using blocking
How Kubrick, Spielberg and Inarritu blocked scenes
When you’re finally shooting your scenes with your carefully defined blocking in action, it’s helpful to treat each shot and scene as its own mini-movie. You have your actors ready to go in their starting positions, you have your lights set and queued up for any adjustments, and your camera is rehearsed and ready to move. Once you call action, you’re really just recreating the stage play that you’ve blocked and mapped out — now it’s your job to shoot it to the best of your ability.
If you’ve been hustling away on YouTube for a while now, chances are you’re already well up to speed on all the major tips for growing your subscriber base. (Publishing videos on the regular, cross-promoting on social media, making primo content, etcetera, etcetera).
But what if you’ve tried all of those things and you’re still flailing around in sub-1000 subscriber territory? And now you’re asking yourself “how do I get YouTube subscribers and push the needle forward?”
Here are the seven steps they recommend:
Enable YouTube’s Automated Pop-Up Subscription Link
Collaborate With Other YouTubers
Use Playlists To Retain Viewers
Make Your Thumbnails Simply Irresistible
Self-Promote in Facebook Groups, Subreddits, and Amazon Reviews
Fill Your Titles With Super Relevant Keyword Phrases
Make Video Intros a Standard Practice
Visit the article, linked at the top, for more details.
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