My entry for the Heinz Top This TV challenge at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 3rd, 2007, 10:58 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 26
My entry for the Heinz Top This TV challenge

This is my entry for the Heinz ketchup commercial contest.
Shot it with the XHA1 in 24f and downconverted in camera to Avid.
http://www.youtube.com/contest/TopTh...lG0&from=watch
__________________
www.3rdstoryproductions.com
Scott Saracen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Titusville, FL
Posts: 136
Hah, I remember watching this before I filmed mine. It's funny. What file did you use to upload it to youtube. It's good quality.
Jerrod Cordell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 26
Thanks.
I ended up choosing a large Flash .flv file encoded in Sorenson Squeeze.
To be honest I wasn't that crazy about the quality it produced in You Tube compared to some others.

I forgot to mention that I used the vividrgb setting.
(I'm wondering if we should all start paying royalties to Stephen for this?;)
It's a fantastic custom preset, thank you so much Stephen.

Scott
__________________
www.3rdstoryproductions.com
Scott Saracen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Titusville, FL
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Saracen View Post
Thanks.
I ended up choosing a large Flash .flv file encoded in Sorenson Squeeze.
To be honest I wasn't that crazy about the quality it produced in You Tube compared to some others.

I forgot to mention that I used the vividrgb setting.
(I'm wondering if we should all start paying royalties to Stephen for this?;)
It's a fantastic custom preset, thank you so much Stephen.

Scott
I think the quality's pretty good for youtube. And I'm actually surprised that you used VividRGB. Maybe it's just me, but in most movies that use that preset it always seems like everyone has a red tint to them. I don't know, I don't like it. But you're didn't seem to have that for some reason. Maybe it was good lighting, I dunno. I used the Cine Video preset that came on the camera. I just wanted the film look for TV and I just tried that since it's basically the title of the preset. lol.
Jerrod Cordell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 259
Looks awesome... Very well done..

I haven't really tried the VIVIDRGB preset indoors... I have only use it outdoors... Looks like I'll be exploring...
__________________
"The only thing the camera sees is light..."
http://www.GoWildOlive.com
Doug Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa,Florida
Posts: 236
This is the best entry I've seen so far. Nice!
Jim Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 26
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. It was a lot of fun. My wife and I actually made the table out of old set pieces, painted them and then had the pleasure of watching it get sawed in half.
__________________
www.3rdstoryproductions.com
Scott Saracen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
Posts: 740
Nice..where did you film it? Looks like a museum. I live in Warwick..small world eh?
__________________
Cinematography Site
Nathan Quattrini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 26
Hi Nathan,
Definitely a small world! I mean it's Rhode Island...we are probably related;)jk
I used an open studio space for it. (That was the only way we could fit a table that large and still have room to shoot).
__________________
www.3rdstoryproductions.com
Scott Saracen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #10
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Posts: 79
Scott,

Great job! I like the concept, acting is on key and the cinematography was excellent.

Check mine out, too!

:D
John Lofton IV is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network