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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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HV20/M2 (full res frame grabs)

I thought I would give the HV20 and M2 a try today. I need to spend some more time with it, but for the most part combo looks good right off the bat. Frame Grabs are 1920x1080 (1mb/each)

I did a "with M2/without M2" test here. HDV 24PF mode, Shutter Priority at 1/48, AWB. I used a 50mm Nikon SLR at f2.8 on the M2. The subject (my shoes) were about 2 feets from the Nikon so DOF is very very shallow. The "without" shot used the same camera settings.

I did not do any grading to the frame grabs so they should look flat. If you do a "Save As" in your browser, the JPEGS should save to your desktop... '-O

http://447productions.com/HV20:noM2.jpg
http://447productions.com/HV20:M2.jpg
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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Which is with and which is without??? LOL I kid! Looks great man. Must be nice to live in a place where the sun shines!
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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The 2nd shot might be the sharpest DOF machine shot I have seen for the part that is supposed to be in focus. Did you sharpen it in Photoshop ?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #4
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Did you sharpen it in Photoshop ?
Nope. If I did, that information would have been included in the initial post.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #5
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rig pics

hi , please send some rig pics !
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #6
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awesome example

I think I need to be educated as to the whole 33mm world!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #7
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Taylor stopped by and I snapped this pic of his rig:

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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #8
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Looks great! Quick question though.. Are you using an external LCD, or have you found a way of flipping the HV20's LCD?
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Old April 11th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #9
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I'm not usually impressed by DOF adapters but this frame grab looks quite good.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #10
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Yes, I'm also curious about how you handled the image flip. I would consider the HV20/Redrock combo, but unless there's a good way to handle the flip, I'm going to stick with my FX1/Letus Flip and put up with the softness. Thanks for the great pics!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #11
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HV20 Surgery

Most probably have a external monitor solution anyway (flipped), as critical focus on 35mm adapters is not always easy. Though Taylor really nailed it in these framegrabs. Nice shot man.

For those who want to run-n-gun, there is a HV20 LCD flip hack akin to the HVX200 and GS400 flip hacks. It's explained with nice big pictures over at Cinevate
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #12
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Great link, Matt! Thanks, I didn't know about that.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #13
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illusion of better dynamic range! where the picture is clipped its blue sky on the second frame grab.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #14
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What about the price?

Hello Taylor
Would you please let me know the full price of your set if I would have to buy it from scratch? Everything: cam, M2, rings, lenses...
Just to have an idea...
Thanks a lot... :)
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Old April 12th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #15
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The little HV20 is looking hotter as an adapter cam every day. The 24p pulldown thing is driving me crazy but grabs like these really show the cam's potential.
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