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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 April 23rd, 2008, 10:43 AM   #436
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Might be the laptop effect, but it looks a bit underexposed to me. Shooting from knee height would have given you a 'deeper' background.

Have fun with the new camera. I like the XH-A1 for what it can do outdoors, but its a light-sucking demon indoors. Hope you don't plan on using the AGC.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 10:52 AM   #437
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Might be the laptop effect, but it looks a bit underexposed to me. Shooting from knee height would have given you a 'deeper' background.
I noticed the same thing after uploading it to vimeo. I don't know why the video looks so dark on Vimeo. I'm guessing there is some sort of embedded color profile because it looks bright in Quicktime.

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Have fun with the new camera. I like the XH-A1 for what it can do outdoors, but its a light-sucking demon indoors. Hope you don't plan on using the AGC.
AGC was the first thing I turned off.

I'm planning on purchasing a few 750 watt lights for indoor shooting but I'm waiting a few weeks because I just spent $$ on a miller fluid head tripod.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 01:50 PM   #438
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anymore feedback

looking for some more feedback :)
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 02:34 PM   #439
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I thought you really captured the energy of the band - great angled shots and movement - pulling out and bringing us back in and catching their movements which were quite dynamic and not easy to track I'm sure

if possible it would have been great to have a few real closeups of the singer's head - sweat and the works but they all moved around so much it would have been difficult

I no expert at capturing live music on video but it certainly looked good to me and the minor exposure/focus nitpiks are forgiven if the overall piece is working

from a performer standpoint (which I am) I would have been very happy with what you produced

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 04:09 PM   #440
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thanks thanks, next time maybe ill tell the producer when it just doesnt seem like a good idea =o. hahaha
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Old April 24th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #441
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Katie... on Worrying

Here's a video I made using the panalook 2 preset:

http://www.vimeo.com/933855

All controls are manual.

I saturated the colors in post.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #442
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Very saturated. Almost cartoon-like. I like it.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #443
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Honestly Alex,
I can't understand a word. I like the saturation here and the fact that the skin tones are not over saturated. Good stuff.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #444
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Honestly Alex,
I can't understand a word. I like the saturation here and the fact that the skin tones are not over saturated. Good stuff.
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I couldn't hear a word she said either... I think the colours were too loud.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #445
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hawaii video on youtube, interesting quality

hi guys,
i finished another hawaii video, of just the waves and wipeouts (major traffic to the latter!). i put the video up on youtube just as they enabled the "high quality" button, and i must say, with a slightly longer wait, the quality improvement is impressive; it does HD footage a lot more justice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKrLIysvZhw

be sure to click "watch in higher quality" right below the view count.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 03:02 PM   #446
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Ha... Magnificent Video...

I really like the new improved YouTube quality... It has been so horrendous in the past...
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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #447
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Niiiiiiice


This is my kind of video! looks sliiiightly bigger then the Newport RI surfing vid i posted.... haha ;-)
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Old April 30th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #448
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New Documentary

Shot this last week in San Francisco, had a hard drive meltdown on Friday when I was about halfway through the edit, a 1TB Maxtor that bit the dust, had to recapture the footage over the weekend, then finished this last night.

Actually, next Monday I have to shoot the host and slot that in, along with her voiceover (just used my voice as a scratch track w/a crummy mic for reference here). Still have to make up the final graphics, color correct and make more fixes, this is for an event in two weeks.

But as another example of using the XH-A1 in production, I present the not-yet-final cut here:

http://www.mostlymagic.tv/demo/cultivating.mov
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Old April 30th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #449
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I like it! The music fits well with the piece, the transitions work well - the talking heads are well lit. Look forward to seeing the final cut...
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Old May 1st, 2008, 07:57 AM   #450
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Jeff,

It's really, really impressive. I became increasing interested in the message and not the (high) quality of the footage! The footage looks beautiful--great lighting, focus, framing. It'd be great to see a 720 or 1080 version. And great editing too. Thanks for sharing and trust it gies down well--it deserves it.
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