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Old April 5th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #16
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Some grabs from today's work..GS400, 50mm F1.4.

http://www.cinevate.com/pages/testing/grabs/1.jpg
http://www.cinevate.com/pages/testing/grabs/2.jpg
http://www.cinevate.com/pages/testing/grabs/3.jpg
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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #17
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Great pics, but more importantly, where did you get the curved track for the dolly!?!?!
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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #18
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The dolly is my creation, the curved track is just 20 feet of 1" PVC pipe. It's curved using a nylon tie strap hooked to each end...and then tightened to the correct arc. I got some stunning footage, but my GS400 does something really wierd with bright red subjects (in this case the model's red sweater). Like the old XL1 discussion, some red objects end up with vertical red banding all over them. It's depressing. Svideo from the cam to my 51" HDTV looks perfect, but the DV shows vertical red banding all over the red parts.

The XL2 we tested showed none of this. Panasonic did something weird with the GS400 compression algorithms.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #19
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Dennis,

Remember you are using a $1500.00 camera (a good one at that), but it will never be a film camera or a $15,000+. You've done a great job with what you have sir, be proud of that.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #20
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Thanks Leo, I hear you on the cam issue. It's become painfully obvious that an upgrade is required. I will be spending some "quiet time" with an HVX this Saturday on the Brevis.

Here the clip which folks seem to like, despite the banding:

http://www.savefile.com/files.php?fid=5675492

I used a 50mm F1.4, but stopped down to the F3-F4 range for a bit deeper focus field.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #21
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That has to be the sweetest dolly move i have seen!
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:00 AM   #22
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That is a sweet dolly shot. Great camera, alas they have stopped doing the gs400. Bastards.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #23
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Jeeps, thanks guys. I was just goofing around. Just a tip to anyone attempting this shot. When you bend 20ft of PVC pipe into a big arc on a cool day, it has, uh, a bit of whip. Failure to gaff tape the tie down strap hooks to the end of the PVC has some interested consequences :-)

Please don't ask how I know this....no one was hurt.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #24
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Is there HVX footage?
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Old April 6th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #25
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I have about 60 seconds of DV from it. I didn't have an 82-72 step down ring...and the 82mm HVX glass is very vulnerable. I will be shooting again with it on Saturday, equipped with the proper rings. Sadly, no P2 cards, so we can't even stream HD to a Mac. I will be getting 16:9 24P DV from it.

There are a few 2.3MP equivalent stills taken through the adapter at www.cinevate.com
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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #26
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Hmmm, i'm interested but I need to see that 1080i footage...you don't know anyone with avid? I thought fcp could capture HVX footage native...but don't quote me as I obviously don't own it.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #27
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I believe the issue is that you must have a P2 card in place in order to stream from it. The film school is waiting to purchase them as there have been significant price drops on the cards. Otherwise we'd be fine.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 02:34 PM   #28
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Quote:
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I believe the issue is that you must have a P2 card in place in order to stream from it. The film school is waiting to purchase them as there have been significant price drops on the cards. Otherwise we'd be fine.
Go to this thread Dennis, you can stream 720/24/30/60p just not the native.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ighlight=apple
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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #29
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Awesome link...we just might make this happen....
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Old April 8th, 2006, 01:21 AM   #30
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Beautiful! And trust me Dennis i'm not asking out of idle curiosity.
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