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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #1
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First footage from my A1

I've had my A1 for a week or so figured post some footage of mine. Just a quick edit but I would like to be part of sharing some footage. sorry for the Rapidshare but thats the only place I have to upload for the time being. Gota say I love this cam.

http://rapidshare.com/files/66220760/A1Firstime.wmv
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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try MediaFire.com
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks I totaly forgot about them so I have also uploaded to mediafire as well

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http://www.mediafire.com/?eogfynjwtqm

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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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Your aspect ratio is all out of whack.

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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #5
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Yeah Its 16:9 I played it in media player classic and Vlc set to 16:9 and plays correct ratio then. Avid is not very friendly with other codecs like wmv so it wouldnt let me render out any other way. Unless someone can tell me how to go about doing it.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #6
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Hi Peter. On my monitor here, it's squished vertically but within a pillarbox. If you use QT in Avid all you would have to do is select 16x9 in the export dialog box. Other than that, using some other format, you may have to apply a 16x9 resize filter to your timeline prior to exporting.

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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:00 AM   #7
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what are you using to play? only windows media player it plays stretched for me but that hasnt got options for 16x9. Also in anamorphic 2.35 ratio when its in the correct ratio.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:17 AM   #8
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Sorry I forgot to mention... I was using Windows Media player as well. I tried it with VLC with the 16x9 adjustment & it was fine then, but one shouldn't have to do that :)

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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:41 AM   #9
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Ok I've rendred it in Sorenso so the mediafire/rapidshare files are now correct ratio.

http://www.mediafire.com/?eogfynjwtqm

http://rapidshare.com/files/66465868/A1Firstime.wmv

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Old October 31st, 2007, 08:52 AM   #10
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Custom Preset

Hi Peter

You don't happend to have the settings for the cam in a custom preset file?
I liked the colours in the video and I would like to know the settings for it. It also have some grain which I found annoying at first but eventually found both the grain and the colours more like film than video.


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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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I really like the way you have composed some of your shots peter, very nice scenery too.

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Old October 31st, 2007, 03:07 PM   #12
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The music was a tad melancholy, while the transitions seemed too quick and sharp. IMO, some nice slow dissolves on the transitions would have lent itself well to the end product.
Of course I am a complete neophyte with video. Added to the fact that this is my first video camera, a two week old XH-A1 of course, I would have a few grains of salt on stand-by if I were you.
Nice work.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:32 PM   #13
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thanks guys. Yeah I agree the editing needs clean up. I was just so excited with the footage I wanted to quickly lay it down chuck some music and upload. I will be doing more filming this weekend so I'll have to do a proper edit with the next lot of footage. Just need a better tripod now. because the the pans are dodgy.

Bo Sundvall: its the Vividrgb setting that Steven Dempsey made. I did some quick CC and one of the shots magic bullet when I edited to make it a bit more punchy hence propalby a bit more grain. Although the wmv render seemed to have made the grain a bit bigger then the original footage.
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