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Old February 10th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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my new short with the A1

--Hey guys, I have to take the video off my site for a while because its getting hammered and is about to go over my transfer limit for the month :o( i've sent an email to chris to see if i can get space here..so I'll post a new link when I hear from him. Thanks again ----




Here's my new short shot with the A1. Shot this in four hours...edit in 12-14 hours...

www.jerfilm.com/lifehd.wmv (208 MB)

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Old February 10th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Good Job!

Jeremiah,

This is a very good production, thanks for sharing. The message at the end is crystal clear. Very powerful!

Great job!

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Old February 10th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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Wow, shocking and very well done. I got fooled until the very end.

The only thing is they wouldn't use the next available trashcan to leave it but I'll stop nitpicking now :)
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Old February 10th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #4
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Hi Jeremiah,

Great prodution, very clear on the video quality!!

Can you share some information about the softwares you used on editing?
Which software(or even hardware) for video rendering?

I am using SONY HC3, however, I am not sure why my video seems
only SD quality instead of HD.
(I am using SONY Vegas for video rendering)

I know A1 can produce better video quality, however,
I think my HC3 should not worse like SD...
Maybe I made something wrong on the rendering part.

Hope you can advise me some hints.

Thank you!

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Old February 10th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #5
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I used Sony Vegas 7 and gearshift to edit with proxies. Rendered to WMV9 HD...that's basically it. I don't know too much about the HC3 so I can't help you there.

Thanks for the review.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #6
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Hi Jeremiah,

What did GEARSHIFT help you?
I just checked it from http://www.vasst.com/

I am not sure what is "4:2:2 YUV"
Does it help on colors and video quality?

Or only helping on slower PC?

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Old February 11th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #7
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Wow Jeremiah, that was a pretty impactful short. The music was well chosen and I have to say I didn't see that coming. It felt like something but I just wasn't prepared. Nice :)

I really liked the camera work and the girl was very compelling to watch.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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Nice job especially with the CC, it looks great on a big screen too. The more clips I see from the A1, the more it's making me want to chuck the FX1 for it.

What did you use to capture your audio? It sounds crystal clear.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #9
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Gearshift allowed me to make NTSC proxy files (i didn't use the 4:2:2 method) so it was easier on my computer to edit. Less stress on the CPU than a M2t file. Then when I finished my edit I just replaced the low rez NTSC proxy files with the HD m2t files and rendered it through vegas as a HD WMV.....i'm still playing around trying to find the best HD output though. I'll probably render a full HD file uncompressed just for the heck of it.

The audio was capture through a shotgun (sennheiser i think) on a boom pole...straight into the A1. And we really only used the shotgun for the dialogue...for the car and bathroom scenes I just used the built in mic. I know! I was impressed to...but I had a great audio guy...and that goes a long way too...

Thanks for the reviews guys..I will pass your comments on to the actors and crew!

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Old February 12th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #10
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Brilliant! Very well done. Great image quality aswell. Among the best I've seen from the A1. I guess the full 1440 x 1080 resolution helps. Not too many people post up full size clips. It was shot in 24F I'd assume?

If I had to nitpick, one thing I noticed was the purple wall in the hospital appears to change colour. In the earlier shots it has more of a yellow tone, but that seems to have vanished in the shot of the parents on their own.

I'm also curious about Gear Shift. Is it a quick and simple process to render all the proxies and then later bring the HDV files back in? I've been editing the native .m2t in Vegas 7. I can get it to work in real time with effects added, but only with the preview at 480 wide.
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Old February 12th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #11
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at your site the video plays for half of its lenght then it stops...
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Old February 12th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #12
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man, go on a trip for a few days and looks like I missed a good one :(.

Chris please hook him up with some space so the rest of us can see.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #13
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Nice short. I enjoyed it but I've done a few moralistic films before so I predicted the end as soon as the character ran into the woods.

Good job overall, thanks.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #14
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Farid:

You are watching a short I did over a year ago titled "Purpose". The short this thread is refering to is titled "LIFE" and isn't on my site right now.....i am still waiting to hear from Chris.


thanks for the review though :o)
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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #15
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Wanna send me a copy and I can host maybe a slightly smaller version?
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