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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:30 PM   #31
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The only Nikon I know of is the D2H that does high speed. Keep me posted on what you find.

http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php...roductNr=25208

It does 40 frames at high speed and has a wireless transmitter but the body is $3200 (elan body cost me $350).

However, I'm not going to drop that kind of money (which I don't have right now) on a digital still cam until it will do 250 frames or so continuous.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:27 PM   #32
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Stephen: I have gotten acceptable results before without using the motion mask. If your footage is really jerky, and the motions are spaced out quite a bit, then it's harder on the plugin to do the proper interpolations because it has to 'stretch' farther to find the correct pixels. In this case, you basically have to guide it and show it what the elements in the image are doing, via motion masks.

If the movements don't change as much between frames, then it should work fine automatically.

What sort of footage are you running through it?


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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:44 PM   #33
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Has anyone tried this with a digital camera? Something like the Canon 10D can shoot at up to 9 fps, if I recall correctly, and as a bonus, can record direct to a computer hard drive. As a digital SLR it offers the same DOF as its film counterpart, and dynamic range approximates that of film. As a plus, you wouldn't have to scan -- just pull it straight into your editing program.

Hmmm. I think I may try this.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 05:15 PM   #34
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Frank:

The footage is the exact same as the Twixtor test I posted above.

Paul:

Digicam's barf on the data rate required to continously store the films. I looked at digital cameras first and other than the D2H which shoots 40 frames, the rest can only shoot just a few, and many lower the rez and lose features to shoot that way.

I tried to find someone shooting canons or nikons straight to a computer, but evidently continous shooting over firewire presents problems as well.

If you find anyone able to do, that would definetly offer some advantages though I suspect would still cost thousands more.

I did find that my local camera store scans 36 exposeres at 3000 dpi and hi-color (they are checking the bit depth) for $9 a roll with a volume discount. They also offer 4000 dpi for $2 each or negotiable volume rates.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 07:11 PM   #35
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I'll play around with my 10D this weekend. What kind of speed are you looking at? I know 40 fps isn't possible, but I'm certain it can do 3.5 fps.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 07:40 PM   #36
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Cool:

I'm looking for 4 fps for at least frames.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 11:48 PM   #37
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My latest alternative imaging - guess the cam!

Here's my latest experiment. I did not shoot this clip, but did process it into DV-rez video.

What cam do you think shot this? I sure Chris will award the winner a brace of CineAlta's...

Note: This file is almost 50 MB!!!

http://www.sevensmilingsharks.com/media/surfer.avi
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Old March 15th, 2004, 12:54 AM   #38
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Gotta be a PAL lol
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Old March 15th, 2004, 02:34 AM   #39
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Nope, not PAL.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 03:26 AM   #40
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Optura PI?
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Old March 15th, 2004, 09:58 AM   #41
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Nope. But an excellent guess. The footage is 30 frames per second progressive.

Though funny thing about your guess is 4 months ago, while looking for a cheap replacement for my DVX100, I found an immaculate Optura PI on ebay which I bought. The seller had deep remorse about getting rid of iit and was a really nice guy to boot, so I sold it back to him. Great little cam and have not seen a similar deal. (The deal was cam, wide and tele adaptors, 3 batteries, filter kit etc. in almost new condition for $500).
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Old March 15th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #42
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Old March 17th, 2004, 04:16 PM   #43
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Frank G. was the closest:

It's a Canon digital still camera processed in Vegas 4:

http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/s1is/index.html
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Old March 17th, 2004, 08:38 PM   #44
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Pretty amazing.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 08:42 PM   #45
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It shoots 640x480 VGA 30fps progressive which I converted to 720X480 29.97 DV progressive in Vegas.

It's amazing how good it looks. I think the quality CCD and electronics in the still camera and the true progressive capture equal a nice image. It also shows how much interlaced image capture and DV codec capture compromises image quality.
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