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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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Night Time Footage

I filmed this all in 24f, Most of the clips have different settings depending on what I was shooting. I noticed that the quicktime file seems to de-saturate the footage a bit kinda weird. Also the compresion seems to acent the noise, because when I veiw it in FCP I barely see noise if any at all.

http://www.joesimonproductions.com/s...t/downtown.mov
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #2
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Looks awesome - what were you using to stabilize the cam for the moving shots?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:00 AM   #3
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very nice clip of the city. i love it. please keep the clips coming so I have something to do while im waiting for my A1 to get here :)
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Old November 9th, 2006, 06:02 AM   #4
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Thanks Joe. Nice footage. I'm so excited that my A1 arrives tomorrow. I can't wait to tweak out!!! Christmas came early this year. Happy Hanukkah!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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Joe, that footage looks great. Much better low light quality than I've gotten with the GL2. I've been particularly wanting to see an example of changing depth-of-field with the A1, thanks. Did you mount it to your car? I'm also interested in how you stablized the camera.

This site is amazing. I've seen A1 footage from Japan and New York (have not been to either) and now downtown Austin where I'm within walking distance. Fun to see while I'm waiting for it to arrive.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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Looks awesome - what were you using to stabilize the cam for the moving shots?
I used a skateboard while shooting handheld for the moving shots.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #7
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What shutter speed did you use on these clips?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:13 AM   #8
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Many thanks Joe. These clips look off the chart! I'm sat here in the UK waiting for the buggers to announce a release date, but these clips really do whet the appetite...

The mixed pace of the static and moving cars is fantastic! Is that acheived in camera?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #9
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What shutter speed did you use on these clips?

I used shutter speeds - 1/48, 1/24, 1/3
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:40 AM   #10
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Thanks so much for putting that together and posting it!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #11
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hey joe. i've noticed the desaturation thing happening here too when i go out to quicktime. in any case, the footage looks great. thanks.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #12
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Thank u for posting that! I am being SOLD on the low light performance of the A1.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:28 AM   #13
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hey greg. i've noticed the desaturation thing happening here too when i go out to quicktime. in any case, the footage looks great. thanks.
QT stinks when it comes to saturation. I always compensate for that.

But now I do everything in Flash for that reason.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #14
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Fantastic. Thanks for sharing the footage. Looks fantastic. I can't believe how excited I am about this little camera (ordered today).

And to think at the start of the week I almost bought an HVR-Z1... :-o
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Old November 9th, 2006, 12:50 PM   #15
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your footage is sweet!

Love how you put it all together with the music.. it really brings the footage to life.. gives me a better idea as to what the footage looks like when being used for an actual application!

Thank you.. great job!

Oh.. and did I mention the night looks absolutely amazing.. seriously surprised at how well it looks!!!!!
Super excited - my two cams arrive tomorrow!
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