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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #1
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Redrock M2 scene footage: "The Letter"

Hey All,

Well I managed a few hours in the evening to put together a short scene using my Redrock M2 adapter.

The link to the footage:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/...the_letter.mov

and a couple stills from the larger scene I didn't edit in:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/.../salt_no85.png

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/...ase_berlin.png


The basics:

DVX100A, Redrock M2 adapter with Canon FL lenses (28mm, 50mm, 135mm with macro attachment), 2x500w lights (redhead overhead and softbox to the side for fill)

I shot it at 30p slowed down to 24p, but Vegas added a little something undesired to the slo-mo, so some of the movement is a little funky. But I think you get the idea :)
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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Hey All,

Well I managed a few hours in the evening to put together a short scene using my Redrock M2 adapter.

The link to the footage:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/...the_letter.mov

and a couple stills from the larger scene I didn't edit in:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/.../salt_no85.png

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/...ase_berlin.png


The basics:

DVX100A, Redrock M2 adapter with Canon FL lenses (28mm, 50mm, 135mm with macro attachment), 2x500w lights (redhead overhead and softbox to the side for fill)

I shot it at 30p slowed down to 24p, but Vegas added a little something undesired to the slo-mo, so some of the movement is a little funky. But I think you get the idea :)
Looks good BV but I hope I never get a letter with the same content, cause your wife looked pissed! I hope you bought her some flowers:)
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #3
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yah - the letter contained the estimated price of the Red camera! lol
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:41 AM   #4
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yah - the letter contained the estimated price of the Red camera! lol
LOL! You should have grabbed the mail first!
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:14 AM   #5
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Brian,
That was nice, awesome dude.
Do you have grabs of your entire set, so that one can see the lighting setup you used to achieve such color setting?
I intend to have such look in one of my projects.
I already have an M2
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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:04 AM   #6
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Bravo ! Brain that was done very well. what can I say the M2 just gets better !

To repeat the cathphrase "MiniDV never Looked so good" comes to mind. I'm convinved that its now possible to fool people watching a DVD (made using the M2 + skill, talent :) ) that is was shoot on 35mm hehe.

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Old January 6th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #7
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Thanks guys - the production details are posted here:

http://redrockmicro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1116
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Old January 9th, 2006, 09:56 AM   #8
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Higher resolution version now available:

http://www.redrockmicro.com/footage/..._full_size.mov

about 38MB
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Old January 9th, 2006, 11:10 AM   #9
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Nice work. And throw in my vote with the others on the M2 forum for the "tell her to quit smoking" poll


Question about Magic Bullet; you mentioned it crashed Vegas 6 about a hundred times during rendering. Did you have to just roll the dice over and over or did you change something to try to make it work?
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Old January 16th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #10
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Hey Bill

Regarding MB2 Editor and Vegas 6.

Here are a few thoughts: First I think MB 2 is spec'd for Vegas 5 (or at least that's the references I've seen), so maybe a patch is in the works?

Second, I've found moving from 1GB to 2GB ram on my P4 3 ghz PC made a huge difference - about 50% less rendering time (so it's now only a huge pain, not a huge huge pain :) )

To fix it when it crashed, I found if I deleted the original MB filter, and then applied it again, it seemed to help a lot. Before I just opened up the clip again and re-rendered, and it crashed again, predictably. Also, I found if I turned off "use GPU" that seemed to help. I have an nvidia 6200 256mb card, and I also updated the drivers to the latest (mine were only about a month old) and it made a big difference as well. Seems pretty stable now.

What little insight that provides you, I hope it helps

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