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Old June 12th, 2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Letus35 Flipped Enhanced Videos...

So I just found this sub-forum and was stoked to see all the Letus stuff. So I guess it's my turn...

First night I got it, Vivitar 28-80mm, f3.5-5.6 (I was still waiting on the Canon 50mm)
http://ftp.contra-bando.com/thefox/1...%20800Kbps.mov

Low Light Indoor test, In another forum someone requested some footage of just normal night indoor stuff. Ask and you shall receive.
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/Indoor%20RegLight%20test.mov

A week after getting my adapter I went on Spring Break to New York with my buddy. I just had to lug my camera around and shoot stuff... 2 little videos
http://www.csulb.edu/~clange/NY.htm
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/newyork2.mov

My friend's band was recording some stuff in a studio and I came along to play with the camera and Letus... 2 more
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/beverly2.mov
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/Beverly%2...20Sessions.mov

It was late at night, I was bored, and this just happened, no lights, just me being a dork...
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/jennymv.mov

So there's some stuff that the Letus35 flip enhanced produced, great adapter I must say.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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DUDE!

You are the best DORK I've seen in a while. Being a DORK myself, I always enjoy seing what other DORKS around the world are doing while no one is watching.

Also, your Letus footage is the BEST I've seen so far. It's nice to see stuff shot, not just with the hardware to make filmic video, but with the knowledge and use of shot composition to get filmic video.

Your footage has sold me on the Letus. Now if someone would post phonetics on how to pronounce it and Q's name :)

BTW, what camera are you using?
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Cool, thanks a lot for the footage. Super helpful, since I'm considering the Letus Flipped Enhanced. It's especially useful to see those low light shots.

Could you share:
1) What camera did you use?
2) What sort of color correction did you do? (magic bullet, nattress, etc.)

This would help a lot in evaluating the image.

Thanks!
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Old June 13th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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Thanks

The camera that was used was the Panasonic DVX100. (original) 24pa settings, mostly auto white balance and auto iris.

The only vidz with color correction are the last 2. The second drummer video "Beverly Studio Sessions" has a couple shots that have been brightened with brightness and contrast and a couple shots with a "dreamy filter" (You'll probably be able to tell which ones.)

And the "Jenny" music video has a basic magic bullet preset. All the other videos are straight off the camera.

Dorks unite!!
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Old June 14th, 2006, 08:17 AM   #5
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I seriously need to know whether the letus flipped enhanced or the letus35 xl is the "best" choice. How do they differ? I have noticed that many clips feature a lot of edge softness with the xl, is that the case?

Which is best? :(
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Old June 14th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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Hi Cory,

cool stuff!

http://lop12-1.letus35.com/Indoor%20RegLight%20test.mov

is this all DVX100 Iris full open ?
do you remember the Gain settings ?
thanks !
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Old June 14th, 2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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Please please me

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cory Lange
So I just found this sub-forum and was stoked to see all the Letus stuff. So I guess it's my turn...

First night I got it, Vivitar 28-80mm, f3.5-5.6 (I was still waiting on the Canon 50mm)
http://ftp.contra-bando.com/thefox/1...%20800Kbps.mov

Low Light Indoor test, In another forum someone requested some footage of just normal night indoor stuff. Ask and you shall receive.
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/Indoor%20RegLight%20test.mov

A week after getting my adapter I went on Spring Break to New York with my buddy. I just had to lug my camera around and shoot stuff... 2 little videos
http://www.csulb.edu/~clange/NY.htm
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/newyork2.mov

My friend's band was recording some stuff in a studio and I came along to play with the camera and Letus... 2 more
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/beverly2.mov
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/Beverly%2...20Sessions.mov

It was late at night, I was bored, and this just happened, no lights, just me being a dork...
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/jennymv.mov

So there's some stuff that the Letus35 flip enhanced produced, great adapter I must say.
Hey Cory!

Thanks some funky stuff! Haha! Can you let us know a little more about you workflow? De-interlace? Colour correction or magic bullets? How do you make it look so good -nice!


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Old June 14th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #8
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Cory,

You mentioned that you're using a 1.8 lens... I have a (non-flip) Letus35a, and I found that the lens selection makes a huge difference. Getting a Canon 1.4 lens (about $50) changed everything, even in daylight. I don't know whether it was just the speed, or if it was other optical features of that particular 1.4 lens, too, but it was really noticeable.

Thanks again for the footage and info!
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Old June 14th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #9
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Regarding the Letus35XL compared to the flip enhanced I really have no idea. I'm pretty sure that If you're shooting on a XL1, XL2, or XLH1 the Letus35XL would be the best call because it was designed for those cameras. Again, I shoot on the original DVX100 and the flip enhanced does the job just fine.

Holger - For the Indoor Low Light test the iris was at open the whole time. The gain setting was at Low.

Nick - In my opinion the best "looking" videos are "newyork2.mov" and "beverly2.mov" These were just handheld stuff manual focusing with a Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. Shot on the DVX100 in 24pa mode letterbox. I then captured all the footage from both days straight to Final Cut Pro HD on my mac mini. My FCP settings were "DV-NTSC 24p (23.98) Advanced Pulldown Removal." I just layed down a track and cut the footage up. No filters, CC or anything. I made them specifically for forums like this, so pretty much what you see is what you get. Exported them cropped with the H.264 codec and here they are... I edited the other NY video on my PC with Adobe Premiere, same kind of workflow but IMO the end result (uncompressed) wasn't as "sweet." stil very close though

Here's my little setup...
http://ftp.contra-bando.com/thefox/i...with-Letus.jpg
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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #10
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Hi Cory

I am new to this forum and just got the Flipped Enhanced, and it seems you have more experience with the Letus. Nice footage you had! Quick question, when you screwed on the Letus, was it screwed on tight and the orientation of the screen was aligned to the aspect of the camera? or did you have to leave it loose in order to get the right alignment?

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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #11
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Cheong Ying Sien -
Mine came loose as well and it was a suprise to me. What I did to solve my problem was to first screw on the threads nice and snug. Then I slipped the adapter on, aligned it, made a couple marks to reference the position. Then I took it off and glued the 2 pieces together where I made the marks and let it dry over night. In the morning it was nice and strong and threaded on in the correct position.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #12
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Hi Cory

Thanks for the prompt repy. SO does it mean your Letus has a adpater ring on it permanently? I probably need to use the Letus on multiple cameras, so dont think i can do what you did.

Quyen: if you happen to see this, any thoughts?

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Old June 17th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #13
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Put the adapter on until tight, detach the ring from the adapter so it stay on camera's thread. Reinsert with right orientation. You need to do this process every time you change to different camera, thanks.

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Old June 17th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #14
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Put the adapter on until tight, detach the ring from the adapter so it stay on camera's thread. Reinsert with right orientation. You need to do this process every time you change to different camera, thanks.

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HI Quyen

When you say put the 'adapter on until tight' you are refering to the Letus right? So i screw on the Letus Flipped Enhanced to the camera either directly(my letus is a 72mm) or using a stepdown ring, and when you say 'detach the ring' are you refering to the silver screw thread ring of the Letus Flipped Enhanced? if so how to do this? Or am i misunderstanding you?

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ys
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Old June 17th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #15
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HI Quyen

When you say put the 'adapter on until tight' you are refering to the Letus right? So i screw on the Letus Flipped Enhanced to the camera either directly(my letus is a 72mm) or using a stepdown ring, and when you say 'detach the ring' are you refering to the silver screw thread ring of the Letus Flipped Enhanced? if so how to do this? Or am i misunderstanding you?

cheers
ys

Hi Quyen

I finally had the guts to remove the 2 silver screws on the screw thread to the camera end and gave it a hard twist... it came off.. now i reposition the orientation of the focusing screen... hope this was what you meant!

They only thing now is that there are no holes for the 2 screws to lock the screw thread end based on the new orientation, but it is still a tight fit for now, just more concerned for the future if i keep re-orientating the thread end, it will come loose.

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ys
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