How to Make Cinematic Video on Reaper. All cool films with extraordinary cinematography are usually produced from cameras and unusual editing processes. With limitations, there are times when we are required to be more creative. Therefore, the following I will explain how to make a normal video can be a cinematic video only with the help of Reaper video editing software.
How to Make Cinematic Video Using Reaper Color Grading
First, of course, we have to prepare the video that we want to edit. Then open the Reaper video editing software application. Next, I will explain how the process is, check this out!
- To make this, the following are the steps:
- First we click File> Project> Then Name the Project> Click OK
- Then Import Video (Ctrl + I) or by other means click the file then import
- Drag the video to the place that has been given an arrow as below
- After that, Right Click in the Empty Area in the Reaper video editing software> Add New Item> Then make an Adjustment Layer
- Click OK
- Then Drag the Adjustment Layer into the video column that has been given an arrow as in the picture
- After everything is done, go to Effect
- Type in the Search Button: Color> Drag Color to the Adjustment layer
- Continue to click Editing> press Down Arrow> In Input, Click the Drop-Down Arrow
- Click the browser to find Color Grading that suits each taste
- Press OK after selecting Color Grading
- Add a title by clicking File> New> Title
- Select the Box as in the picture> Make the same rectangle as an example> Then Exit
- Drag Title that has been made to the Video column
- Click the Adjustment layer once> Then go to Editing> Please search for Curves by clicking the down arrow> There will be Faded Film (select as needed)
Additional tips on Video Shooting to make Cinematic Videos
The standard aspect ratio of a digital camera is 16: 9. This means that the ratio of the length and width of your image is 16: 9. The ratio standards used by the film industry are 2.35: 1 and 1.85: 1. This means that the image produced the resulting image feels longer.
The lens is a key factor in the images produced. Videos will look more film-like and cinematic if you choose the lens well. Most films are taken with a prime lens. What is the prime lens? The prime lens is a fixed lens with 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm focal length. Use these lenses instead of zoom lenses such as 24-70mm, 24-105mm, etc.
Most digital video cameras always use narrow openings, starting from f / 8.0, f / 11.0, etc. As a result, the image feels not sharp because the sharp space (depth of field) is very wide. Try using wide openings such as f / 2.8, f / 3.5, or f / 5.6.
Use 24 FPS
Most digital camera default settings use a frame rate of 30fps or 60fps. This means that the image produced every second is 30 images or 60 images. Meanwhile, the film camera frame rate is 24fps. Some digital cameras now have a 24fps frame rate feature. Use the frame rate if you want to get a cinematic feel.