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Old October 25th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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Letus35a DVX100a footage

30 second clip(s) of footage I'm not using for a short film i'm doing.

Shot on a DVX100a, 24p. Only lighting was natural light, bounced with a reflector (only applies to the third clip)

No colour correction except the very last clip, I bumped contrast and saturation a tad.

You'll notice on the 3rd clip (guy drinking) that there is something on the right hand side... due to the adapter not correctly aligned. Can easily be fixed in post by enlarging the image slightly, but I chose not to use it.

Enjoy.

http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3...6Y0M6V0CPKRF43

Edit: also to note: compression is sorenson 3, 80% quality. 17mb file. I suck at compression
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Old October 25th, 2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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Looks great, very clean. I'm looking forward to the Letus being available for the HVX200.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #3
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May I ask what the difference is between the letus35 and letus35a ?

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Old October 26th, 2005, 04:41 AM   #4
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The download always stops in the middle. I tried different browsers, different connection speeds (mine is a 6 mb broadband), different pcs, but it always stops around 10 or 12 mb. Don't know what's going on. I'd really like to see the footage.
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Old October 26th, 2005, 06:02 AM   #5
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thanks for the link
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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #6
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Here is some more stuff...

I am currently fooling around with compression. This is H.264 quicktime

I had to increase contrast because when it exported, the image became washed out big time.

http://s22.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0...V1J03PXLXWOILB
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Old October 27th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #7
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Perhaps due to compression, but the video looks a little out of focus and unsharp compared to some other examples that were made with the DVX100.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:18 AM   #8
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The Letus 35 looks amazing on the DVX100a

Those are some pretty ordinary scenes, but the elongation effect and depth of field transform them. I have a question, Lloyd. It looks like you have a really high shutter angle in the first shots where you are doing handheld, walking backwards. Is the lighting really hot, or you just wanted to get that sharp jittery look? What's your f-stop there?
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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #9
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I was doing handheld, trying to make it smooth haha, but it's hard walking backwards. I hit a pole too, which was fun.

this is part of a short film I'm making, and I wanted this segment to be all handheld to give that sense of realism.

I used a 50mm Canon FD 1.8 lens. the Fstop on the DVX was f14. It was a relatively cloudy day, and I boosted the orange glow in-camera.

I believe I shot at a 1/120 shutter speed, don't quote me on that though.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #10
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Here's some more footage...

no CC whatsoever.. you'll notice that the image became washed out due to H264 compression: no idea why it does that.

http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0...O2ORLHADAGJUI5


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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:49 PM   #11
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Why did you have the DVX stopped down so far rather than running it wide open or close to wide open?
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Old October 28th, 2005, 01:47 PM   #12
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when the DVX was set to F2.4 or anything around that, everything was blown out.


The aperture doesn't work on my 50mm lens, so it's always at f1.8. I just adjust the iris on the DVX
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #13
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Lloyd,
Your footage looks nice. If you have a minute of free time could you post a pic of the insides of your Letus35a for me to compare mine to? I'm not sure which version I have and if I should order the new achromat or not.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #14
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Anything for a fellow Canadian ;)

I'll try and get a hand on a digital camera to take some pics.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 02:54 PM   #15
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Mine is already shipped, I can't wait to get it....
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