I learnt a few tips from here (er, and maybe forgotten some as well), but I have a Timeline question:
When Previewing I press the transport keys (or use shortcuts, I know), and the Movie plays with sound, as expected.
However the timeline sometimes moves off the screen unless I "chase it" , yet other times it goes to the Right and then continues from the left (so you always can see the "current" position). It's as though the cursor has "invisible days" - or am I inadvertenly telling it to go away?
Multi-camera shoots . . .
This is by way of a colour-correction q. Unfortunately I don't have any m-c material, so I can't do this, but I'm wondering if this is a valid solution.... (to colour correction):-
Camera 1 on named track "One"
Camera 2 " " " " " " " "Two" - (etc)
Track One: you find an "average frame, using the track Mute (or Solo?) and apply a correction, so it's how you like it.
Track Two: ditto, usiing the same frame (or nearest equivalent)
other tracks similar.
You should now have each camera matched up - at least for that scene -.
By applying the correction to the track, all clips are corrected (e.g. as a "first-pass").
However, I'm wondering if this will work, as I hear that pro's will correct each "take" for each camera . . . At this stage, I'm only correcting for WB - I forget about WB and leave it on Auto - this saves big mistakes the following day (for example), but isn't how a Pro would do things.
I find Sony webinars good, but time-consuminig and some YT stuff is surprisingly good too - although the presentations can vary.
New Software version
Has anyone yet used VMS v12? As I read the "features list" it appears to have lost the ProTitler and the Particles which were introduced in v11 . . . or are we supposed to "keep-up" with past intros, perhaps? Indeed I'm not that sure that v12 introduces anything that's could be described as a Must-have . . . what do others think?
Of course what I really want is DVDA S to the updated to v6 - and maybe made a bit easier, since I use it so infrequently (compared with Vegas S), there is a real danger I forget what I did last session, etc. - despite the show me hows - which are brilliant.