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


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Old March 22nd, 2008, 04:42 PM   #361
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They looked great Greg.

I eloved the shot of the tree as you pushed in on it.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #362
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Those were really nice and smooth shots. I couldn't find the dolly plans at Digitaljuice (and I haven't frequented that site much.) Where are the plans, and how did you get the raising and lowering shots? I understand the movement of the dolly, but how do you raise and lower it? Some of those shots almost looked like you used a small crane...
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Old March 24th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #363
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Thanks John and Will
For the raised and lowered shots I used the Merlin Stedicam. DJ talks a little about it at the end of this clip...
http://www.digitaljuice.com/djtv/seg...how=all_videos

Here's the clip for Do-it-Yourself Dolly here...

http://www.digitaljuice.com/djtv/seg...how=all_videos
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Old March 24th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #364
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Really good Greg,

I too build this dolly this weekend, really easy, cheap and works great!

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Old March 25th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #365
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VW meet video

I made this quick 1 min video after we had a small local vw club meet. Comments and criticisms welcomed!

http://www.vimeo.com/807011
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Old March 25th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #366
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I made this quick 1 min video after we had a small local vw club meet. Comments and criticisms welcomed!

http://www.vimeo.com/807011
I enjoyed watching it. I could have taken more - I felt it just got started when it stopped. You could have some quicker cuts and more footage for the same length of video. I felt the pace was not quite fast enough at times for the length and your titles took nearly 15 seconds out the minute. Also, most of the shots could have used a tripod (the moon!) - there's certain shots are OK handheld but again if the pace is too slow it just looks wobbly. Try to cut on a steady bit as it's distracting if the shot veers off just before a cut.

I hope you take this as constructive criticism - I'd like to see version 2!
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Old March 26th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #367
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Great video. I agree that some quicker cuts could spice things up a bit, but I'm nust a noob myself. I've had an event video posted up here for about a week and I'm actually going back through and recutting it to move faster. We'll see.

Good job, and I could have handled more. How long is the song? Give us more video!
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Old March 27th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #368
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Bridal Shoot testing with A1

Hey folks, I am trying to get as much experience with my new cam as possible before this weekend's wedding, so I took the A1 along on a bridal shoot with my wife. I shot this in 24f and really like this style. I think this might just become something I do. Comments and critiques welcome. I edited for about 20 minutes on this one... again just testing.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #369
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looks good

I'm a wildlife photographer and have been flirting with the idea of shooting video footage to satisfy my artistic sweet tooth. I've spent several days lurking in this forum reading and learning what I can before making a cam purchase.

i really love the results the xh-a1 provides. I'm leaning really hard in that direction. Looks like the location you shot that footage in has alot of possibilities for your xh-a1.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #370
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Very nice and bright Bill, can you recall shutter speed / aperture etc?

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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #371
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Great job. Were you using any custom presets? How did it react though when you have any motion shots.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #372
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Canon XH-A1 Croma Test

This is a very short croma test based on an Andrew Kramer's tutorial (http://videocopilot.net).
Shot at 1/50
25fps (SD-PAL)

Postproduction:
After Effects 7.0

http://www.vimeo.com/834958
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Old March 28th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #373
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The shutter speed throughout was 1/48 at various apertures. The first few shots I had forgotten about the ND I left on and was having to go wide open to get a shot. I am thinking I from 2.8 to about 5.6 without ND. I used a modified version of VividRGB I got on here. I was happy with it... It was an outdoor preset. I didn't notice any issue with motion, this is why I tried to do some moving shots like around the fence and the statue. I have been very pleased with the 24f I've seen so far.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #374
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Very well done! The "glare" overlay really adds to the effect.

What is that song? And who sings it?
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Old March 29th, 2008, 02:28 AM   #375
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Thanks. This was my first experience with after effects. I'm quite happy with the results.

Song: Doctorat en romanic medieval by Els Amics de les Arts

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