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Old June 28th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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lovely looking piece of kit there! now all we need are some stills from video from it :D?
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Old June 28th, 2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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and three grabs :

http://www.stickypod.com/videos/data/560/grab1.tif
http://www.stickypod.com/videos/data/560/grab2.tif
http://www.stickypod.com/videos/data/560/grab3.tif

Just one comment: i opened the Sgpro box thinking I needed to add the shim between the box and clamp, but it is meant to go between sliding plate and clamp, so at little dust got in.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Hi Theodoros,

Is your adaptor a static or moving GG version. The dust shouldn't show up at all if its moving. Unless you are saying the dust got onto the glass thats protecting the interior from dust. Overall the device is well built and image is good. How much for the setup. I like the rail. that looks professionally doen up.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 07:32 PM   #5
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The dust shouldn't show up at all if its moving. Unless you are saying the dust got onto the glass thats protecting the interior from dust.
The SG35 is a rotating disc adapter. The above is usually the case.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #6
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Ok then I take it that it does have a protective layer.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #7
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Alex,
Yes it have a protective window at the front. But since the box was opened by a misunderstanding, a few specks of dust has settleing on the condenser lens inside of the unit. A can of compressed air and good to go. Once the dust is back out, and the unit sealled again, there is not much chance that dust can get back in.

I have to blame myself for this, as I have not yet managed to put together I good set of intructions.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #8
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Alex,
Yes it have a protective window at the front. But since the box was opened by a misunderstanding, a few specks of dust has settleing on the condenser lens inside of the unit. A can of compressed air and good to go. Once the dust is back out, and the unit sealled again, there is not much chance that dust can get back in.

I have to blame myself for this, as I have not yet managed to put together I good set of intructions.
Wayne is a great guy. The can of compressed air makes the trick!
Now the only thing you see, is the great SGpro DOF :)
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Old July 6th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #9
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Hello guys,

i have just made a small test with my SGpro and i have uploaded a clip.
One thing that i really enjoy with my SGpro, is that it gives me great stuff for editing. I really really enjoy to edit SGpro footage.

Setup:
DVX100be
SGpro
Nikon 50mm f1.2
FCP

Format:
H264, 63.3mb

http://www.stickypod.com/videos/data/560/aSmallTest.mov

Please post some feedback.
Thank you all in advance!
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Old July 6th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #10
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Hey Theodoros

I know it's not exactually constructive but I personally think the footage overall looks way to soft, is it the compression that is making it look so soft?

And as for content it's everyones favorite the 'Guitar' and the 'Dog'.

The dog walking toward camera worked creating it's own change in focus. I think we should all be careful about pulling focus shot after shot in tests, in reality we may only use the technique once in a much longer piece.

I'm interested in seeing how these adapters work with shots that we use everyday, external wides, tracking shots and how flesh tones look with people talking to camera.

There never seems to be dialogue in these tests, it's always mute with a wistful soundtrack.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #11
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Hey Theodoros

I know it's not exactually constructive but I personally think the footage overall looks way to soft, is it the compression that is making it look so soft?
It isn't the compression. It's because of the "silk type" filters i use.

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I'm interested in seeing how these adapters work with shots that we use everyday
Each one shots in a different way everyday :)

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And as for content it's everyones favorite the 'Guitar' and the 'Dog'
It's just some internal shots. I had a guitar, a microphone and a dog next to me. I did'nt want to create the next Star Wars, just to see how this thing works for me.

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There never seems to be dialogue in these tests, it's always mute with a wistful soundtrack.
I never like speaking so generally. Have you asked me something and i haven't answered to you??

And something at last,
i have no intention to show how this adapter works generally and all of its capabilities, but just how i can use it and what i can do with it.

Thanks a lot for the comments.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:34 AM   #12
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You're welcome.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #13
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And 4 external wides (balcony shots) with 4 Nikon lenses.
Same shots, from the same point.
No correction at all, just flipped the image in FCP.

Setup:

DVX100BE
SGpro
Nikon : 24mm f2.0
35mm f1.4
50mm f1.2
85mm f1.4

H264, 15mb

http://www.stickypod.com/videos/data...ikons_test.mov

Let me know what you think,
thanks a lot!
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