gkim

slow mo playback for music video

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Hi guys, 

Working playback for music video. Production is very slow with details but have told me they will be doing a slow motion shot. I've read through the forums and found this: 

Wanted to make sure I prep the files correctly: 

-singer is from Colombia (probably shooting 23.978)
-I have 10 min of LTC and the music track panned L and R respectively
-will make a new music track that is shortened by 50% (assuming they will shoot at 48fps)
-will also make a new LTC track that is shortened by 50%

It was mentioned that I should keep the pitch correct for both files, but unsure how or why to do this. Any help would be super appreciated. 

 

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Just two observations:

-The music tracks should be summed to either left or right, and the other channel should contain the timecode signal

-Do not pitch-correct the timecode signal in the short track

 

Good luck,

BK

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thank blas, 

if production wants a funky FPS (eg - 35) is there a straightforward way to shrink the audio and LTC file? 

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5 hours ago, gkim said:

thank blas, 

if production wants a funky FPS (eg - 35) is there a straightforward way to shrink the audio and LTC file? 

Yes.  Math.

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If you're in Pro Tools, there's a way to use, yes, math - let's say regular speed is 24fps and they want 35 fps. All you had to do is figure out by what percentage 35 is higher than 24, then apply that percentage to stretch the track.

HTH,

BK

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Thanks Blas, appreciate the constructive help.  

Shoot went well until the last day - Nypd shut down playback. I offered to get earwigs, production nixed that idea and let me go on the last day. They were shooting in Times Sq, so guess it was iphones. Or whatever. 

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