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Panda-Bear says

hmmm… maybe put quite so simple :)

thanks Doru

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Panda-Bear says

Hi Guys,

I’m wondering if i can get a quick answer.

I received this email today:

’’We have purchased your recording of xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx and would like your permission to play it during the commencement ceremony for xxxxxxxxxx college which will be streamed live on YouTube.’‘

What are the ramifications of this? isn’t this a non-single use licence issue?

streaming? would the Envato Regular or Extended licence be needed?

Finally. does anyone else have trouble spelling Licence ?..or is it License in British (proper) English? :)

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i do agree to some extent. Stock FOotage is approved far more readily than AE Projects. SO whilst you’ve slaved 2 weeks getting your latest super-duper AE project live, in a few hours, it’s surpassed by some stock footage of a Geese swimming…

:(

Perhaps a Row or two of newly published AE files, then underneath the normal 3 rows of Stock Footage.

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Panda-Bear says

bring on the fast-moving, choppy 5 second cloud lapses…. :(

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Hey.

All i cvan advise, that if you get a a 4K Blackmagic Cinema Cam, then you must really make it work for you. Always shoot in 4K (and you can scale down later). Otherwise, why bother? just get a 5dMKIII

Make sure you have the processing power for color correcting large files. Make sure you have the time and patience for this. Make sure your client-base is demanding 4K (..when 1080p will do).

It’s a difficult one to call between a Canon 5D MK III and this.

As a MKIII user with all the full EF lenses, it’s easy for me to make the leap… and i have been tempted many-a time to get a a 4K Blackmagic …dunno what’s stopped me though – probably there hasn’t been the need (Thanks to Magic Lantern RAW Video!).

I think my needs now are more Native 1080p hi-speed (200x FPS , 400xFPS etc) – to shoot dynamic slow-mo stock footage – rather than standard speed 4k.

Bare in mind. If you think you can just buy ther camera for $2,000 …and go out and film… you might be in for a NASTY NASTY shock! .. u need to buy a whole lot of other crap to augment your use of the camera, and as your gear builds up, it becomes far from discreet filmmaking…(a lot of stuff to carry around)

But if beautiful vistas and sweeping landscapes are your thing, and you really think native 4K items are actually selling well here on VHive (hmmmm…spurious), then invest in a Blackmagic.

If you’ve got the money, GET ONE ! far superior image quality

Let us know what you decide. good luck!

voila: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CjPm4cn0GA

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Panda-Bear says

’’this item needed rejecting because any cat can take this with an iphone.’‘

same reasons im afraid.

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Panda-Bear says

Absolutely disagree Cyzer. Uninitiated photographers automatically think everything has to be in the centre – a poor understanding or the concept of rule of thirds.

The most boring photos are often ‘let’s just plunk the camera in the middle. done’. The most interesting photos are indeed off centre.

The tilt adds drama to the scene, drawing the eye into the scene.Another benefit of the off-centre composition is that it adds a contrast to the claustrophobic closed in wooded scene, to the free, open field/skies to the right.

The exposure is fine. i bet in the full version you can really see the detail of those dark wood knots and grainy cement road.

Never listen to anyone who tells you stick the camera in the middle. Find your own photographic eye

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Panda-Bear says

if i wanted this… i could save up halfway to envato Elite status… then it’d be as out of date as PAL

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Panda-Bear says

lol !

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That’s not a video. it’s a static picture! from a point and shoot camera….. oh wait. did i see a man jogging by? finally. some life!

Actually, joking aside – there is a defined point I’m making here. Rather than just point a picture at a building and shoot – think of the whole composition. making beautiful footage that draws the viewer into a scene uses the same principles as good photography. Try taking different angles. get down low. get off angle, shoot peering through the branch of a tree. change the perspective.

DON’T shoot at Midday – when the sun is brightest in the sky, it washes out colors, makes blue skies look really bleached flat and pale and uninteresting, and most importantly, gets rid of shadows which add badly needed contrast to your composition. Also, NEVER shoot against a blank sky. Your shot will look bland. Always try to get some lovely cirrus or cumulus clouds if possible.

Have you tried shooting this scene at 6am in the morning first light? or just before dusk? Better catch that golden light babe, because shooting ancient stone buildings at 6am will cast a luscious golden sandy glow to it – like the Pyramids or something.

your Torre de Hercules 02 is a bit better…

You said: ‘Well, I shooting video for directly upload to VideoHive, I almost never edit the footage’

I’m afraid you couldn’t be more mistaken. you need color correction to pull out those greens and those blues. You need to balance the contrast to really make the photo ‘juicy’. Think about it – if you photographed a bowl of fruit, you’d want to add non-intrusive color correction to bring out the deep purple in those plums and grapes…use Color correction – make your footage ‘pop out’ and appear more juicy and appetizing.

The framing looks still. Looks like you shot it on a tripod – which is great. But was your pan and tilt head broken? why not introduce a slow, ramped pan from behind the trees to make the shot more interesting?

Finally – i’m going to talk about filters. Use one! – look up ND Grads, Polarizers… With a bit of practice you’ll get there.. but i’m afraid the Reviewer is right – this item needed rejecting because any cat can take this with an iphone.

Good Luck !

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