Hopefully this is the right forum, the questions are somewhat diverse topic-wise, but I didn't want to flood the forum with too many separate threads.
I was recently conscripted into filming a wedding, unfortunately my inexperience in this quite a bit.... I was wondering if members could have any advice on fixing up a few issues?
1. Portrait Orientation, 16:9?
I stupidly taped parts of the speeches in a portrait (vertical) orientation (I do photography, must be from that). The camera is widescreen (16:9), so I'm not sure how I'm going to use this?
Would I just scale it down and add black bars on the side or something? What would be the easiest and most natural-looking way to do this (I'll probably be trying to use Premier Pro/Aftereffects).
2. Syncing audio from an external MD recorder?
I used a separate audio recorder (MD player), since I didn't trust the microphone pickup on the machine (plus it only has a stupid propritary Sony connector). What would be the best way of syncing this to the video (in Premier) ? (No slate, unfortunately...lol)
3. Filtering background music in an interview?
Some of the audio (even on the MD) has really annoying background music, when I was doing interviews.
Is there actually a way to strip out, or at least soften the background music, and leave the audio behind? (I'll be using Adobe Audition for audio, but have no idea how to do this - frequency?).
How about stripping out background noise, as well as clicks from accidentally hitting the microphone? (I suppose I play around with noise reduction filters for this?)
4. Jittery/Bad footage - Hiding with fade outs/ins?
Some bits of it were just screwed up (my fault, lol). Knocking the tripod, jittery footage, filming the wrong parts/people etc. Could I just use black fade ins and fade outs to hide this? What would be a good way of making it look natural? (I still have the full audio tracks of everything, of course, so I can still use the audio during black/fades - but would it be natural, or look forced?).
I know that's a lot of question, hopefully you guys can help me .