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Old May 27th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #1
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HV20 footage (Afternoon Rain) 24p

I just recently got a HV20 and have been having a blast using it. Everytime I plug it into my 48" projection HDTV and watch what I've recorded I'm in awe. Even my wife commented "I can't believe these are our home movies!"

Here's a short I did the other afternoon when we had a rain storm pass overhead. I shot it in 24p and used a Letus35a on a few of the shots (pretty obvious). I captured the footage in FCP, use JES deinterlacer to do the pull down, then edited back in FCP. This process seems to work very well for 24p stuff.

I forgot to select "streaming" when I exported it to h264, so the best thing to do is right-click on the file name and download to your desktop. Size is about 67 MB.

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Old May 28th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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Very nice, Joel. Have about the same camera set up, with a Letus35a. Great shots, great depth of field stuff too... What lenses were you using with the Letus shots ?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 02:20 PM   #3
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Chris,
I just have one Nikon lens that works with the Letus right now, the 50mm 1.8 D AF. I'm can't get rid of the vignetting (the HV20 won't zoom in far enough and maintain focus) and I'm thinking that has to do with that lens. I'm trying to pick up a 1.4 on Ebay right now. It look like the 1.4 has a wider opening on the back of the lens.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #4
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great shots Joel!

Its really hard to believe this is a "home movie"
thanks for sharing!

I need a letus35a!
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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This is really one of the best footage I have seen from this little beast!

thanks for sharing.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #6
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Your footage is fantastic

Please can someone tell me what a Letus35a is and where i can read more about it and where i can get one

I also am soon to be getting the HV20 and would very much like the same results as this also what size mm will i need to fit the HV20

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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #7
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Jim, the Letus35 is an adapter that lets you use 35mm still camera lenses (either Canon or Nikon) on your DV camera. The benefit is an extremely narrow depth of field. You can learn about the Letus here:
http://www.letus35.com

Other adapters that people around here use are the Brevis and the Redrock M2.

Be aware that when using one of these adapters the image will appear both horizontally and vertically flipped. This makes it difficult for tracking subjects and you have to do a flop in post production. Letus does make a version that flips the image for you, called the Flipped Enhanced. I chose the basic model, the 35a, because of the low cost.

Also, there is a sub-forum just for Letus discussions here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=128

Enjoy!
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Old June 19th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #8
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I think I have that same CD :-)

Very nice footage!!

I started watching it before I read your entire post. I was thinking to myself 'Looks great, but needs more Letus!', then I saw it. Nice work!!
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Old June 19th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #9
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The piano music is by Liz Story. It's the first track on her album "Solid Colors." And, it's appropriately called "Wedding Rain." : )

Thanks, everyone, for the comments. I'm glad you liked it!
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #10
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This is a great reference for just how good this camera is. This should be on the Canon website. Thanks for sharing it.
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