Eustaquio bows to Akhmetov in ONE main event

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Akhmetov improved his record to 24-1, while Eustaquio fell to 9-6.Eustaquio’s defeat ruined what would have been a great night for Filipinos, after flyweight Ramon Gonzales and strawweight Roy Doliguez won their respective matches in the undercard.Meanwhile, hometown pride Stefer Rahardian (6-0) extended his winning streak in the flyweight division, making Cambodian Sim Bunsrun (3-4) tap out by rear-naked choke at the 1:07 mark of the first round, much to the delight of the Jakarta crowd.“It was really tough because I saw my opponent scrambling. But as soon as I had a chance to take his back, I took the opportunity,” Rahardian said of his dominant showing.Alain Ngalani (3-3) made quick work of Hideki Sekine (7-2), putting his Japanese opponent to sleep with a right straight within 11 seconds of the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled Eustaquio rocked the Kazakh early, landing a couple of kicks to the former champion’s face, but referee Yuji Shimada inexplicably halted the match that allowed Akhmetov to recover.Akhmetov took the fight to the ground but the Ifugao warrior showed immense brilliance in his ground defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith the bout seemingly even, Akhmetov may have gained the advantage after knocking down Eustaquio with a punch in the third round and holding the Filipino challenger in a guillotine until the final minute.Winning the virtual number one contender’s match, With the victory, Akhmetov once again gave himself a shot at the title against reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil, who had previously beaten him for the belt. Kairat Akhmetov. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — Kairat Akhmetov narrowly edged Filipino bet Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.The former ONE Flyweight Champion bested the Team Lakay flyweight by split decision in a match that was truly too close to call.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

CamSur trips La Union squad for Ginebra streetball crown

first_imgDe Vera, the team captain, said it was a dream come true to win the championship and to play at the historic venue.“It is a great feeling to come out as a winner and to be recognized as the best all over the Philippines,” said De Vera, who along with his teammates took home a trophy, Ginebra San Miguel products and a cash prize of P50,000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“At the same time, that rare opportunity to play in front of our basketball idols and the legions of basketball fans is definitely a dream come true. We hope to serve as an inspiration to people from the provinces that when you are ‘ganado sa buhay,’ anything is possible.”Now on its second year, the tournament bankrolled by Ginebra San Miguel Inc. is committed to providing opportunities to aspiring athletes. “Ginebra San Miguel aims to hone the skills and talents of these aspiring young athletes from the provinces, and from these crop of talented individuals we might discover the next Barangay Ginebra San Miguel player or our future players to the 3-on-3 games in the Olympics,” Ginebra brand manager Paolo Tupaz said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Team CamSur bested Team La Union, 14-13, to bag the 2017 Ginebra San Miguel 3-on-3 Basketball championship recently at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The team, composed of Raphael Jude De Vera, Dan Michael Uy, Gawyn Khristnan Fernandez and Daniell Martin Uy, kept its composure in a tight contest for the title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Chooks-to-Go falls to Petrochimi, faces Blatche-led China in QFcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

NU repulses UST, returns to UAAP men’s volleyball finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Madzlan Gampong had a chance to finish off the Tiger Spikers but Isaiah Icalina denied him at the top to tie the third set at 24-24.After several back-and-forth hits, NU got into the all-important 30-29 match point after Bagunas hit it off UST’s blockade.Bagunas then worked his tail off in the defensive end, rising up to deny Arnold Bautista for the winner.Jayvee Sumagaysay led UST with 10 points.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FEU clobbers Arellano for first Filoil win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bryan Bagunas put up 29 points to lead NU, which is eyeing its third title after winning back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014.Bulldogs head coach Dante Alinsunurin said their sixth finals appearance is their way of repaying the NU community for the support it has given the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This is for all the support NU has given us, and all our efforts have come to fruition,” said Alinsunurin. “We’re very happy that we were able to get back to our sixth finals.”NU’s finish in the third, however, was far from its dominant performance in the first two set. NU’s Bryan Bagunas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University went to its sixth straight championship round after dispatching University of Santo Tomas, 25-13, 25-13, 31-29, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament.The top seed Bulldogs will wait for the winner of the series between second seed Far Eastern University and third seed Ateneo to determine their opponent in the best-of-three Finals.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Solid Waste Dept cleans commercial business areas in Georgetown

first_imgCommercial businesses throughout several areas in Georgetown had their surrounding areas cleaned on Sunday morning during a six-hour-long cleanup exercise executed by the Mayor and City Council’s (M&CC) Solid Waste Department.The cleanup, which is expected to become a weekly exercise, saw a team from the department clearing out several garbage piles, especially around businesses located in the areas of Regent and Robb Streets.The garbage situation continues to be an issue since the businesses in those areas are still without proper garbage receptacles.According to Solid Waste Director Walter Narine, businesses in the vicinity of Regent and Robb Streets and those around Avenue of the Republic, Wellington Street and Charlotte Streets are presently being run by foreigners who are yet to be sensitised on Guyana’s laws.As such, the businesses are failing to adhere to requirements as a result of being ignorant of same.This, however, is expected to be soon rectified in a sensitisation programme which will see enforcement being carried out by the Solid Waste Department.“We have to remember that these businesses that we closed down are now taken over by foreigners who don’t understand the laws of Guyana and they don’t understand the requirements or stuff like that so it’s something that we have to re-sensitise again, so we will speak to them and then enforce after” Narine explained.The Director noted that his Department is presently hoping for a meeting of the relevant Departments to have the matter of receptacle enforcement looked into.“Well it is something that is in the pipeline for the longest while so we are hoping that we can sit together soon so that we can take it one block at a time, I would say first from Avenue of the Republic to Wellington Street and from Charlotte Street to Robb Street and give them some amount of time to have their receptacles in place and then enforcement should happen afterwards” the Director stated.However, in the meanwhile, the Department made the decision to remove the garbage until such time that the businesses can be brought up to date with their relevant requirements.“We have an excess amount of garbage on the streets but we couldn’t have left it until tomorrow so that’s why we went to clean it up…My Department made a decision to remove the garbage until enforcement can happen” Narine explained.The Solid Waste Department has been carrying out various clean up campaigns around central Georgetown in its efforts to “clean up” the capital city.last_img read more

Transit funds stalled bond plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Resentment that Los Angeles could get more than its fair share of transportation funds bogged down already tangled political infighting and helped scuttle Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s push for a June infrastructure bond package, according to legislators and others involved in last week’s negotiations. Insiders were quick to note that Los Angeles was not the only factor that stalled efforts to push forward bond proposals the governor has touted as key to a massive $222 billion Strategic Growth Plan designed to aid the state’s crumbling infrastructure. Also behind the failure, they said, was a general dysfunction that has grown in recent years in the state Capitol and lobbying by too many groups and legislators that created a “Christmas tree” project laden with political pork. Still, some said late last week that Los Angeles’ lobbying efforts may have been too successful. “On a lot of these things it looked like \ getting more than their share,” said Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman, R-Tustin. “There was a lot of additional input for projects for L.A. Everybody’s comfortable with giving L.A. their fair share, but everyone else should get their fair share also.” Lobbying efforts included multiple appeals from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a former Assembly speaker; and organized campaigns by groups such as the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, which brought 100 members to Sacramento to lobby a few days before the vote deadline. The final transportation bond was expected to be worded without naming most specific projects. And most of the draft documents were not released publicly, so it remains difficult to determine how much money might have ended up in Los Angeles. But an aide to Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, acknowledged that some of the formulas for fund distribution were beneficial to the Los Angeles region. “It’s pretty clear to everyone in the state the L.A. area hasn’t gotten their fair share in the past,” said Nu ez aide Steve Maviglio. “Compounded with the fact that congestion is worse in the L.A. area than anywhere else, it seemed necessary and proper to make sure more money was funneled there.” Republicans, he added, were seeking more money for suburban projects, which many Democrats felt would only further sprawl throughout the state. But the Los Angeles issue was only one of many “moving parts” that several people involved in negotiations said remained subject to disagreement. Republicans were seeking government reforms that Democrats didn’t like, such as protection for Proposition 42 transportation funds; authorization for the design-build method in transportation projects; public-private partnerships; reforms to the environmental review process; and a pay-as-you-go approach that involved less borrowing. Democrats were looking to add funds for things that Republicans thought went beyond the scope of infrastructure, such as affordable housing and parks. And powerful interest groups were adding their own pressure, such as the California Teachers Association demanding that protections for transportation funding not take money away from education; and other labor groups seeking money for hospital seismic retrofits. There was also debate over whether to break the bond proposals into pieces or combine them into a mega-bond. At the same time, many legislators complained that they felt shut out of the process, given very little information and very little time to vote on proposals. “They provided absolutely no information,” said Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks. “This was being done by a few legislative leaders behind closed doors where the public could not see what was going on and have no input into their deliberations.” McClintock said there were only two copies available for review of the final proposal put to the Senate floor last Friday, and those were only made available about an hour before the vote. Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Northridge, said the negotiations “set a new standard for dysfunction.” “I think the whole thing was a fiasco,” Richman said. “I think there’s plenty of blame to go around. It was no one person’s fault alone. There were fights between the Legislature and the governor. There were fights between Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature and there were fights between the Assembly Democrats and Senate Democrats.” Ultimately, the Assembly approved – just hours before the Wednesday midnight deadline – a $10 billion education bond measure and $4 billion levee bond proposal for the June ballot. The Senate adjourned before taking up either measure, instead authorizing a $1 billion appropriation for emergency levee repair, which the Assembly has yet to consider. Legislative leaders sought to downplay differences between the two houses. Senate President pro tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, said the only significant disagreement he had with Nu ez was whether to do all the bond measures at once. Perata said he felt there was no reason to rush, and he believes a comprehensive deal can still be negotiated for the November ballot. “We \ see eye-to-eye on everything,” Perata said. “Except we were working on a comprehensive package. We didn’t talk about breaking it apart.” He added that he thinks Senate Democrats worked well with Republicans, but there “were just a lot of moving parts.” But some business and transportation groups who were pushing hard for a June ballot believe that a November effort now will be tangled in gubernatorial election politics. Bill Allen, president of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., said many of his group’s members believe the best hope for any infrastructure bond proposal was lost last week. (916) 446-6723last_img read more


first_imgThe brother of a Donegal man killed in a vicious street attack in Dublin three years ago is outraged that the attacker will be freed from jail this week.Th late Eugene Moloney.Eugene Moloney, from Fahan, died after a one punch attack just yards from his home in Dublin in June 2012. Mechanic Gary Burch, 26, was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for five and a half years for the attack with the final two years suspended.Eugene’s brother Sean, 60, is outraged that his brother’s killer will now be free to get on with his life when he walks free this week.He said “My family is absolutely disgusted that this man will be back on the streets this week and can continue with his life.“Not only was Eugene’s life taken away in a horrific and violent way, but our family will have to live with the terrible consequences of his loss for the rest of our lives.”Sean recently refurbished a boat and named it after his late brother.A court heard how Eugene was walking home to his house at Portobello, when he was attacked on Camden Street.OUTRAGE AS DONEGAL MAN’S KILLER WALKS FREE AFTER JUST THREE YEARS was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEUGENE MOLONEYFahanfreekilledmanslaughterlast_img read more


first_imgDanske Bank MacLarnon Cup quarter-final :Coláistí Inis Eoghain 3-9 St Patrick’s Downpatrick 3-6The key moment in this Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup semi-final yesterday in Garvaghy was a black card awarded against Downpatrick midfielder Aidan Fegan just before the break. The Red High had played well into the breeze and were ahead by 2-3 to 0-6 at that point with Fegan and John Bell playing brilliantly at midfield, and goals from Bell and full-forward Frank Starkey.Caolán McGonagle tapped over the resultant free, his third point of the half, but it still looked ominous for the north east amalgamation when Aaron McClements pointed a free on the re-start.However Downpatrick failed to convert other scoring chances and gifted two goals to Kevin McLaughlin in the 34th and 37th minutes, allowing him possession of shots that were held in the breeze.Conor Malone volleyed a goal in response for Downpatrick and a great point from PJ Davidson put them 3-6 to 2-7 up entering the last quarter. Inis Eoghain then gained a life-line with a penalty award for a foot block in the 52nd minute that allowed McLaughlin to complete his hat-trick and the same player curled over a late point to tie down a semi-final spot.Colaisti Inis Eoghain: Jordan McLaughlin, Jack O’Loughlin, Danny Monagle, Stephen O’Donnell, Gary Doherty, Tony McCleneghan, Sam Doherty, Caolan McGonagle 0-3, 0-2 frees, Fergal Doherty, Ultan Doherty, Sean McHugh 0-1, Mark Coyles, John Campbell 0-4, 0-1 free, Kevin McLaughlin 3-1, 1-0 pen, Christopher McLaughlin.Subs : Aidan McLaughlin for C McLaughlin (26), James Jackson for U Doherty ht.St Patrick’s : Jonathan Deeny, Mark McGrady, Sean Hardy, Pearse Laverty, PJ Davidson 0-1, Oisin Teague, John Yarr, Aidan Fegan, John Bell 1-0, Ciaran Harney, Aaron McClements 0-3 frees, Eoin King, Owen McEvoy 0-2, Frank Starkey 1-0, John Shields.Sub : Conor Malone 1-0 for A Fegan (30 mins). Referee : Cathal O’Hagan (Tyrone)COLÁISTÍ INIS EOGHAIN THROUGH TO McLARNON CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:INIS EOGHAIN gaaMcLarnon Cuplast_img read more

Waterfowl hunting underway in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio showOhio’s waterfowl hunting seasons are underway, or will be by month’s end, statewide. According to a study last spring, the duck population across North America declined, but most species remain above long-term averages, according to the 2019 Waterfowl Population Status Report released late last month, so biologists are calling for numbers that hunters are likely to see to be similar to the past few seasons across Ohio.The annual survey, conducted jointly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service since 1955, puts the breeding duck population at 38.90 million, a 6% decrease from last year’s population of 41.19 million, but still 10% above the long-term average. The 2019 survey marks the first time since 2008 that the estimated breeding duck population has fallen below 40 million.There is good news to be found in the survey, however: Ohio waterfowl hunters’ most popular targets — mallards — increased 2% to 9.42 million, 19% above the long-term average. (Unfortunately for Atlantic Flyway hunters, mallards decreased by 2% in the Eastern Survey Area to 1.05 million.) Green-winged teal rose 4% to 3.18 million, 47% above the long-term average. American widgeon climbed slightly to 2.83 million, 8% above the long-term average.Notably, gadwalls climbed 13% to 3.26 million, putting them 61% above the long-term average. Other dabbling ducks decreased, but remain above long-term averages. Shovelers declined 13% to 3.65 million, 39 percent above the long-term average. The largest decrease was observed among blue-winged teal, down 16% to 5.43 million, but still 6% above the long-term average.The only below-average population estimate among puddle ducks is for pintails, which dropped 4% to 2.27 million, 42% below the long-term average.All three diving duck species surveyed showed declines in 2019: Redheads fell 27% to 730,000, putting them right at the long-term average. Canvasbacks dropped 5% to 650,000, but remain 10% above the long-term average. And scaup (greaters and lessers combined) declined 10% to 3.59 million, 28% below the long-term average.Second wave of sturgeon stocked in Maumee RiverAs part of a two decade commitment, the Toledo Zoo released its second batch of 3,000 advanced fingerling lake sturgeons into the Maumee River earlier this month. In the Great Lakes, there are currently six additional locations with sturgeon-rearing trailers and several other sites where fish raised in hatcheries are released.In the Maumee River, the goal is to establish a self-sustaining population consisting of about 1,500 mature fish in about 25 years by annually stocking approximately 3,000 fingerlings. Success will not be immediately known, since it takes about 20 years for female lake sturgeons to mature before spawning, with males maturing a few years sooner. Roosters releasedSome 15,000 ring-necked pheasant roosters raised by the Ohio Division of Wildlife at their facility in Urbana will be released at more than two dozen public hunting areas across the state in October and November as part of a seasonal effort by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to enhance hunting opportunities for the popular game bird. The releases take place after legal shooting hours on Oct. 18 and 25 for the two-weekend small game hunting season that is open statewide for youth hunters on October 19-20 and 26-27. Additional pheasant releases will be conducted on select dates in November for the statewide small game hunting season that gets underway Nov. 1 for rabbits, pheasants, chukar and quail. For more information on the youth upland hunting opportunities and the rooster releases visit Fernwood range renovation completeThe Ohio Division of Forestry and the Ohio Division of Wildlife recently completed more than$545,000 of renovations and upgrades to the Fernwood State Forest Shooting Range and now offers 24 total lanes for shooters, with 12 lanes at both the pistol and rifleranges. Each lane has a sturdy table to rest a firearm or supplies on and a long stretch of open grass for setting up targets. The rifle and pistol ranges are covered by a roof, keeping the sun and rain off shooters as they practice their skills.Additional upgrades include:Raising the height of the side berms and backstops for safety.Installing ballistic sand backstops that will make lead reclamation more efficient.Addressing storm water drainage issues.Installing new ADA-compliant sidewalks.The 100-yard rifle, 25-yard pistol, and trap ranges provide the public with areas to practice marksmanship or sight-in firearms. The ranges are available on a first-come, first-served basis.Fernwood State Forest is in Jefferson County, approximately 10 miles from Steubenville. In addition to the range, the area offers four miles of hiking trails plus a free campground equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault latrines. To learn more, visit, or follow them on Instagram at @odnrforestry.last_img read more

Speed Up Your Color Workflow Using Scene Cut Detection

first_imgDaVinci Resolve’s Scene Cut Detection function chops a single file into multiple shots. Here’s how to how to use this time-saving feature.Colorists occasionally work on projects that only exist as a single file with no accompanying project or EDL. It may also be easier to grade a single file when working with a previously conformed spot, a reel, or in scenarios where the client is located remotely and it’s not practical to upload gigabytes of material.DaVinci Resolve’s Scene Cut Detection function can analyze a single file and chop it into multiple shots based on where it believes there are cuts in the program. This important feature saves hours of time from finding edit points manually. Let’s look into how to use this feature.Before importing the single movie file in question, locate it in the Media Storage and right-click it. Select Scene Cut Detection.Once you find the file that needs to be chopped up, right-click it and select Scene Cut Detection.A window appears with several options. Click Auto Scene Detect in the lower left. Resolve will try to locate all of the cuts within the piece, which may take a little while depending on the speed of your computer and the piece’s duration.After analysis, a bunch of lines are created across the timeline. The length of the line corresponds to how confident Resolve is in determining a cut. The purple line that cuts across the interface is your tolerance bar, which will include any lines above this line and exclude those below it. You can drag this tolerance bar to include or exclude shots.Once Resolve has analyzed the video file, the interface will resemble the image below. The green lines denote where Resolve thinks cuts occur. The purple line is the tolerance bar; all vertical lines above this bar will be included; those below will be greyed out and excluded. More on the image thumbnails below.Here, Resolve is not as confident about the first green cut but is much more certain about the following cuts. It’s good practice to check each of the cut points to make sure those are actual cuts.Scene Cut Detection is fantastic but not flawless. Always check the analysis by clicking through each of the edits by scrolling through them on the right-hand side.The right side of the interface displays all of the cuts Resolve is prepared to make to the main video file. It’s good practice to check the automated analysis.You can tell if an edit is accurate by the three frames that appear on the upper portion of the screen. This shows the frame before the edit point, as well as the two frames that come after. This interface makes it easy to evaluate if shots have ended or if Resolve has made a mistake. Be sure to especially check the shorter vertical lines above the tolerance bar, as Resolve is less sure of these.Resolve shows the cut point between the first two thumbnails and the following frame to provide a visual representation of each cut point. Below is an example of correct edit point detection by Resolve.Resolve may misinterpret cuts during camera flashes, very fast motion, or when objects pass in front of the frame. In these cases you can use the Add and Delete buttons as needed to create or remove edits. To remove a whole section of bad edit points, set your In and Out points using the markers or the I and O keys and click the Prune button, denoted by the scissors icon.By evaluating the three frame layout, we discover an incorrect scene detection has created an unnecessary edit. This is why it’s important to check Resolve’s analysis. Click the Delete button (circled in blue) or use the Prune tool (also circled in blue) after setting Ins and Outs to remove a range of bad edit points.When every edit point has been checked, click Add Cuts to Media Pool in the lower right, which will create multiple short clips of the larger project.The media in our Master bin shows the slices of the original video file. Each clip’s timecode ends where the next one picks up.During grading, if it’s discovered a scene has been missed, navigate to the Edit page and use Razor Edit Mode to separate the clip into two sections.Razor Edit Mode can create additional edits if you miss some.Was this DaVinci Resolve tip helpful? Got any workflow advice for your fellow colorists? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

How to Make Corporate Videos More Cinematic

first_imgWho said corporate videos have to be boring? Engage your audience by taking a more cinematic approach to corporate videos.A lot of people glaze over immediately when they hear the words corporate video. It’s understandable. A lot of corporate videos are exceptionally bland and lifeless. But that doesn’t have to be the case. To ensure your client’s video breaks through the boredom barrier, you need to add cinematic quality to the production. Let’s look at a few tips that can help make your next corporate video project stand above the rest.1. Shoot RAW at 24 Frames Per SecondFor the best possible image, don’t compress it by using a codec. Instead, capture it using RAW. This will give you much more flexibility in post with your image. Also, use 24fps instead of 30fps, as all major motion pictures are shot using 24fps. By utilizing these two basic settings right out of the gate, you’re putting yourself in a great position to capture cinematic footage before you even start rolling.Video via Apple2. Add Dynamic Movement to Your Shots“Dynamic” is certainly not a word that most people associate with corporate videos. Utilizing camera movement is a fantastic way to transform a drab promotional piece into a dynamic marketing tool. This can be done by using a dolly, steadicam, dolly, crane, jib, or even a drone. The key is to have motivation for your movement. Here is a great example of utilizing movement to enhance your corporate video.Video via Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing3. Make Use of Shallow Depth of FieldBy adding movement, we’re able to ramp up the cinematic style of the video. Another way to do this: using shallow depth of field. Think back to all of the films you’ve watched. What’s one component of those films that you can easily pick out? It’s those moments where you get a shallow depth of field shot. You can’t capture this effectively with a wide angle lens, so you’ll need to utilize a prime or telephoto lens.Video via Daimler AG4. Utilize Dynamic LightingAs any good cinematographer can tell you, dynamic lighting is the key to capturing a truly cinematic image. While the concept of lighting can seem a little overwhelming, it’s really a lot simpler than you think. In fact, we’ve covered this very subject here at PremiumBeat. You don’t need to be a certified lighting expert or have a massive budget to capture great lighting… just get your hands on some LEDs. You’ll be able to create some amazing moods and tones for your next shoot, as seen in the video below.Video via Flytech Corporation5. Add a Cinematic Color GradeNow that you’re filming in RAW, using 24fps, and adding dynamic movement and lighting, there’s really only one more thing to do in order to give your corporate video a cinematic flare — color correction and grading. Utilize such assets as Magic Bullet from Red Giant or take the time to learn simple grading techniques in DaVinci Resolve. Any of these options will help turn your client’s corporate video into a cinematic work of art.Video via Google6. Make it Sound CinematicOne key ingredient to any video production is the musical score. Music (or the lack there of) can make or break your video, so you should spend time looking at resources like PremiumBeat to find the right sound for your client’s video. Having a solid soundtrack underneath a corporate video can help set the mood and tone. This will definitely help keep your audience engaged. Got any tips for making corporate videos stand out? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.last_img read more