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


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Old December 17th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #736
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Nice Footage. As an ex-aerospace propulsion specialist, I can appreciate the majesty and beauty of these aircraft. You did it justice. Nice work.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #737
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park lake edit

messing around with a herin and the ducks

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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #738
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That was awesome! What a huge, majestic bird. Wow.

So now I have some questions. I live near a major airport (CLE) and the airplanes land right over my house, so I've managed to get some great long-exposure light trails on my DSLR.

But how do you get such great footage of the airplane on the ground? Do you need permission from the airport? I've been wary of taking my camera over there (really only 3/4 mile away) and filming at the fence line. But I'm concerned that a caravan of black gov't SUVs will pop up and take my gear. Is this not really a valid concern?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #739
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But how do you get such great footage of the airplane on the ground? Do you need permission from the airport? I've been wary of taking my camera over there (really only 3/4 mile away) and filming at the fence line. But I'm concerned that a caravan of black gov't SUVs will pop up and take my gear. Is this not really a valid concern?
Many thanks to everyone who took time to comment!

The Jumbo was landing at Manchester Airport in England. I was filming on a grassy mound overlooking the airport boundary fence. Never had a problem with the authorities, however I guess it would be a different story if I where to film this kind of thing in the United States!

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Old December 20th, 2008, 09:09 AM   #740
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Pittsburgh Skyline at Night

Any suggestions/critiques on this piece of video?

Pittsburgh Skyline - Night on Vimeo

I shot it with my Canon XH-A1 at +3 gain with a shutter of 1/8 and the LOWNOISE custom preset.

Improvements, if any? Suggestions on shooting night shots with a camera that has 1/3" pick-up chips?
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Old December 20th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #741
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Could you not have gotten away without the +3db? Especially at an 1/8? Looks good to me though... The cars seem to be moving too fast :)
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Old December 21st, 2008, 07:54 AM   #742
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I guess I should have shot it both at +3 and 0 to compare, but I didn't think of it at the time.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #743
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Glidetrack Teaser

A little teaser of the Glidetrack before we, THE VISUAL ARCHITEKS, do a full review including footage shot using the Glidetrack.

Glidetrack Teaser on Vimeo

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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #744
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Shot in our backyard.

Happy Holidays One and All!

This is a private video on Vimeo

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By the way. Highlights are blown. I'm still learning this machine. Guess I'll never be a pro but I do have fun.

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Old December 26th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #745
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Leopard and Hyena

Hi,

Also this year again very nice experiences during our day and night drives in South Africa Leopard & Hyena on Vimeo

I have some problems with interlace but don't know how to solve (tips?)
I use Avid Liquid edition 7.2

Movie made with Canon XHA1 standard settings.

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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #746
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Hi Wil,
Really nice pictures of the Leopard & Heyena. It is ashame about the interlacing though. I would suggest you try adjusting your output settings in Liquid. The best bet would be to output to 720p then upload that to Vimeo. The file size may well be large, but Vimeo will compress it anyway. By outputting from Liquid with a progressive file, you will get rid of all the interlacing problems. Play around with the output settings & see how you go. If you are still having problems, please let us know.

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Old December 30th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #747
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Jason,

Go to the Vimeo site and at the forum there is a sticky page (Look for "Tutorials")explaining the editting, format, de-interlacing procedures for just about every NLE.

Here's the link to the Help page forums:
Vimeo Technical Help forum

I use Vegas. here is the link for it.
Eugenia’s Rants and Thoughts Blog Archive Exporting with Vegas for Vimeo HD

Hope this helps.(just got the xha1 for Christmas)

One rookie to another.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #748
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xha1 first shots with my christmas present

I had to throw this up. I am quite excited about my gift. I upgraded from a canon elura 100 to an XH A1!!!!!!! OMG! I have spent many hours viewing dvi. Just want to say "Thanks" for all the great advice that is availible here. I greatly appreciate you sharing your wisdom and experience.

HD FOOTAGE CANON XH A1 on Vimeo

Camera set in manual, 1/60, preset vividrgb, manually white balanced with a small canvas frame I found in the garage.

Clouds were moving very, very quickly in and out. Sometimes I adjusted the iris ring, at other times I just let it go and do its thing.(Recommendations how to handle this situation are welcome)

Thanks again,
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Old December 30th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #749
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This helped me out a lot, Wil

TUTORIALS: Vimeo HD exporting guides from many editors in the Vimeo Technical Help Forum

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Old December 30th, 2008, 09:42 PM   #750
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Sample clip done with 35MMFILM preset

Using a totally new approach, i developed the preset 35MMFILM which is optimized for 35mm adapters.


Sample video: Test on Vimeo



35MMFILM features:
  • Less magenta than ever
  • Lower gamma
  • More color separation and contrast

To acheve a lower gamma (lower than possible with the A1) i rised the high-mid to high levels.
Just lower slightly the lens aperture of the camera and you will get lower gamma with normal highlights and mid tones! :)


It is interesting to see how much different is this setting from the others.

GAM N
KNE L
BLK P
PED -9
SET -9
SHP 2
HDF M
DHV 0
COR 0
NR1 0
NR2 H
CMX 1
CGN 25
CPH 0
RGN 12
GGN 20
BGN 10
RGM 7
RBM -2
GRM 3
GBM 10
BRM 7
BGM -3


See some screengrabs comparisons here: DVXuser.com -- The online community for filmmaking - View Single Post - OFFICIAL A1 Custom Presets thread
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