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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #31
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24 Hour Film Challenge Film

A group of friends from film school and myself shot this for the 24 hour film challenge here in Toronto in March. The "challenge" was to make a documentary/mockumentary" for the theme "Do It Yourself." The prop was a paint swatch and the line was "Famous Last Words." Not amazing but still a worthy attempt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eo_uN9LqRc

It was only my second time out with the camera. I used Steven Dempsey's earlier VividRGB preset(from back in March). I love your VividRGB preset. It's really good.

Anyways, shot 24F in Standard Def, with minimal lighting from some 500W lights. A lot of low light footage here that's grainy, I was really pushing the gain as much as +12(bad move by me). We chose to go handheld as a creative decision. Looked great on the big screen when it was screened in the theater though.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 12:36 PM   #32
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Absolutely Beautiful.

Exactly my "cup of tea"!

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #33
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Old June 4th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #34
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Want to Post footage on DVinfo.net...

I have a 3-minute HDV file (shot with the XH-A1) I would like to show on this forum...Chris, could you host this on this site? If so, what would be the preferred size and compression? I want Steven Dempsey to see this, as it resembles what he shoots.

Thanks, Larry Huntington
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Old June 4th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #35
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Old June 7th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #36
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HDV - To upgrade or not.

Hi All,

I am a wildlife film maker. I currently own a Canon XL 1s and a Canon XM-2
I am working on a tight budget. I have been reading as much as I can about HDV and am looking for advice on "upgrading" options. If I opt for the XL H1 can I use my current 100-400 EF lens and XL adapter? Should I continue to use my XL1s for the long range shots and go for an XH A1 for other shots that do not require very high power magnifiaction. I am afraid that my existing library of XL 1s material may soon be obsolete with the shift to HDV.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old June 7th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #37
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I say do it, the A1 has a x20 reach which is a good amount IMO. Plus it will pack probably 8x or more REZ than that of your XL1S. You should look in this section of the site for stuff by Stephen Dempsey who is in your line of work. He bought the XLH1 then after some use decided on the A1 instead. Give him a PM, he'll give you some good advice im sure. O and btw, if you CAN afford the H1...I say get 2 A1's instead, much more value there.

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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #38
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"Blues" my Videoclip

This is my first Videoclip. With:

- Canon XHA1
- Brevis35 35mm-Adapter (some shots)
- Steadycam Glidecam

Musican is Joachim Kortner - its free to copy

Have fun!

http://www.cocoa.de/news2/2007/06/13/film.wmv
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Old June 14th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #39
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Which glidecam? I just got a glidecam 4000 pro and it's suppose to be here tomorrow...? Hopefully same one? Lol...

Nice video... The audio kind of cuts in and out with the foley effects of pouring.... I thought something was wrong with my sound card... Might try having some light ambient sound so that the effects don't 'pop'... But overally I really liked the style...
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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #40
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First Test Video

Hi,

here is a link to my first test video, which I shot with my brand new a1.
I used the presets from this website:

http://fxsupport.de/20.html

Preset #1 / -3db Gain / AGC off / AWB On

I slightly edited the levels (Sony vegas 7.0) of the video.

Here is the video:

http://www.medienserver2.de/cats_levels.wmv

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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:14 AM   #41
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Hi,

here is a link to my first test video, which I shot with my brand new a1.
I used the presets from this website:

http://fxsupport.de/20.html

Preset #1 / -3db Gain / AGC off / AWB On

I slightly edited the levels (Sony vegas 7.0) of the video.

Here is the video:

http://www.medienserver2.de/cats_levels.wmv

Marcus
Good stuff Marcus,

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:56 AM   #42
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Dance Recital

My kids are in a big dance recital this weekend, took my A-1 on Wednesday to shoot a few pieces of the dress rehearsal. Low light is not this camera's long suit, but got some decent shots all the same.

This is 24p using the RGBVIVID or whatever it's called, though I toned it down a bit from the default setting:

http://www.mostlymagic.tv/demo/recital.mov

I recently finished another documentary with the camera, a 50-minute piece, but don't want to put that one online since it was a "film for hire" which is a little too personal to splash across the web.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #43
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Low light looks wonderful. Very nice.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #44
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The A1 for novices

Much has been said about the zoom capability of the A1 but I have yet to see an example. Here is a short example of zoom and near macro. I'm not an expert (heck my last video camera was 10 years ago. I'm very happy with the results so far. If you have problems viewing it try the VLP player at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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Old June 27th, 2007, 02:57 AM   #45
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North Carolina Footage

I know youtube compression is crap, but until I get a website going this is the best I could do.

Here's footage from a Drama Camp I went to earlier this month in the Highlands of North Carolina. I was mostly just screwing around with my camera and screwing around with Final Cut Pro 6.

It was shot in 24f, 1/48th shutter speed. Converted to 30fps (since that's what youtube likes.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qVq5VZxczKQ
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