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Old July 8th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #181
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My first attempt at colour correction

I tried to get a cool (as in cold climate ;-) look to a 35 seconds clip using just the basic video effects settings in Adobe Premiere Elements. I don't know how far I achieved it, but here it is any way. I'm posting both the original and colour corrected versions:

Original: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=48XNHGEN

Corrected: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RX8S12RN

Each clip is 90MB in size. No audio.

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Old July 9th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #182
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ill check it out

just gotta wait for these megaupload downloads, so slow and i can only get one at a time.

u should have done a side by side video type thing
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Old July 9th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #183
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HV20 Timelapse short

I never cease to be amazed at the quality of footage that I'm getting out of this little guy. I recently took a family vacation to Montana, and one evening I went out to shoot some clouds (thinking I'd speed it up in FCP later). I had no idea that it would turn out so well (otherwise I would have shot a lot more footage!!).
This clip also includes some non-timelapsed footage as well, but it seemed to fit with the rest of the shots.
This was all shot at 24p, 1/48 shutter, with manual exposure (usually turned down). Then, it was sped up in FCP, as much as 2000% for a couple scenes.
Enjoy.

http://jsendicott.com/dvinfo/

Right-click on "timelapse-photo JPG 75" and save to your desktop for best results.

WARNING- big file: 269MB. There is some artifacting going on from the compression; I couldn't get rid of it.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #184
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Very nice, Joel !!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #185
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Great footage. Rich colours and very pleasant music too.

I have a question. In scene 3, it looks like you sped it up. I am wondering how you achieved the camera movement in that scene! I can see the trees in the foreground going out of the frame. If you sped it up by 2000%, how did you manage to tilt the camera that slowly?
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Old July 10th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #186
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Could you share the settings you used on camera, sharpening, color, contrast, etc.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #187
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Thanks for the comments. Regarding settings, I really don't do anything to the camera other than set 1/48 shutter speed and do manual exposure adjustments. In FCP I'll do some minor color and level adjustment (I did boost the color a bit for the cloud shots). I usually don't use cinema mode.

As to that third scene with the slow pan upward, that was simply dumb luck. The tripod head was apparently loose, and it slowly tilted back during the filming. People probably pay big bucks for a rig to do that! It was moving so slowly that I didn't notice it as I stood there. That scene ran about 5 minutes in real time.

Speaking of those kind of slow panning shots, have you all seen David Fortney's timelapse work? He has a DVD called "Timeless" that is simply breathtaking. It's mostly footage of National Parks. He does a lot of slow moving pans over long periods of time. I've always wondered what kind of rig he has to do that, but his website gives away none of his secrets.
You can check out some of his work here: www.davidfortney.com
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Old July 11th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #188
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This is brilliant. I love those shots looking up at the clouds as they fly over.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #189
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Sketch Comedy "Freaky Fright Night - Daivre School of the Arts"

http://www.sightsoundcode.com/bucket...RE-480comp.avi [68MB XVID encoded avi]

Hi there.

Here is the first completed project shot with my nice new HV20.

Thanks to this forum and a few others I was able to have everything figured out and set to my liking almost immediately, hardly any learning curve at all!

This was shot an hour after the camera was dropped off by UPS.

My workflow was very convoluted because I had my friend (the "talent" in this video) do the editing on a mac only equipped with iMovie at the university where I work, and then needed to take it home without a portable hard drive to add some things on my PC with After Effects.

Have a look!

Camera settings:
24p, CINE Mode
Color Depth: +1
Contrast: +1
White Balance: Sunny
Exposure: Locked at 1/48 shutter and a medium-ish F-Stop then set to -1.

Workflow:
Import into iMovie HD 6 as 1080i.
edit, edit, edit.
Use iMovie "Share to Camera" to export the footage back to the HV20 as HDV.
Import using HDVSplit.
Run through the "Farnsworth" process by means of Steve Szudzik's incredibly handy HV20 Pulldown Application and encoded with Lagarith.
Brought into After Effects CS3 and set as 16:9, title cards and animations added.
Exported from AE as full sized Lagarith.
Resized in VirtualDub using the Smart Resize plugin (New Width: 480 x 267, Filter Mode: Precise Biliner, Letterbox Image, Frame size: 480 x 360) Video compressed with XVID, audio compressed with LAME.


This file is intended for upload to Youtube, which is why it is a 4:3 file with letterboxing.

I would like to encode Quicktime or something more compatable for the forum here, but I don't really know how, can someone point me to the best way to encode a quicktime file?

Thanks, hope you enjoy! All comments are appreciated.

http://www.sightsoundcode.com/bucket...RE-480comp.avi [68MB XVID encoded avi]

PS. Some of the editing is intentionally off and awkward, we wanted it to have the appearance of a very poorly put together commercial for a local college. We know better than to cut in the middle of words ;)
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Old July 13th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #190
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That's pretty cool, good job.

MPEGSTREAMCLIP http://www.squared5.com/
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Old July 14th, 2007, 08:38 AM   #191
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Must have missed this when it was first posted. Great looking clip, and sounds good too. Love the close up shots of the guitar. Nice shallow dof too. Did you use your home built steady device?
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Old July 14th, 2007, 03:57 PM   #192
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yeah i used a shoulder mounted stabilizer, i'll post up some pics of the rig in a bit. also here is some more stuff that i shot with less light and in cine mode, 24p, 1/24 shutter, no CP

SD version (24mb):
http://file.meyersproduction.com/msm...web%20wide.mov

HD version (185mb)
http://file.meyersproduction.com/msm...%20HD%206k.mov
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Old July 15th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #193
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Cool, that's a nice clip also.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:04 AM   #194
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The download is taking forever. I'll update when it's done.

Edit: I can't say i really enjoyed it as a short film... Sorry. It just wasn't funny. Other than that i think you did a good job. I thought it was shot and edited pretty well. There were a few times when it got quite shaky, and there was a good amount of background noise.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #195
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Black and White in Post -- Montage

http://sightsoundcode.com/bucket/sig...ge-cc-xvid.avi [137MB XVID avi]

This summer I may be working on a feature length mockumentary to be shot all or mostly in black and white.

Here's a short montage of footage that I made black and white in post, my first time experimenting with going color > BW.

These being shot at different times, the exposure varies a great deal from shot to shot, but all in all I am happy with the blown out high contrast slightly tinted black and white.

AE plugin chain:
Exposure
Hue / Saturation
CC Toner
Curves
MisFire Vignette

Enjoy!
And again, any recommendation on a more widely used codec I could go with? I'm not familiar with anything other than XVID but would like these videos to be as viewable as possible for you kind folks! For some unknown reason my H.264 output is missing from AE CS3.

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