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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 June 8th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #16
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Not me....someone else :)
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #17
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Ahh... wonder what that guy was up to then.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #18
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Oh no wait, that is me! I just took another look at it. Good call. Actually, that's generally way I shoot with the camera cradled and pushed against my stomach. It has the least shake and I can use my whole body to move instead of moving the camera separately.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #19
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Haha... I was wondering... "I film like that when I am without a tripod... what the heck was that guy up to then?!"
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #20
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Oh no wait, that is me! I just took another look at it. Good call. Actually, that's generally way I shoot with the camera cradled and pushed against my stomach. It has the least shake and I can use my whole body to move instead of moving the camera separately.
OK, please, can you explain to us how *exactly* you're holding the cam?

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Old June 8th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #21
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I have one hand under the camera, the other hand on the focus ring of the Nikon lens. The back of the camera is pressed up against my stomach for stability. When I need to pan the camera I turn my whole body. Does that make sense? I can't explain it any better than that.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #22
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I have one hand under the camera, the other hand on the focus ring of the Nikon lens. The back of the camera is pressed up against my stomach for stability. When I need to pan the camera I turn my whole body. Does that make sense? I can't explain it any better than that.
Thanks so much for explaining. I'll have to try this out.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #23
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Steven, I am sure you are probably tired of all the credit, but GEEZ, your a genius with that camera! You may shoot mostly nature stuff, but if I had the finances and was shooting a full feature, I would certainly be looking for you! I cannot tell you how much enjoyment I got out of that piece. I was so inspired, I am going to attempt the same thing for my daughters ASA softball little league team. I think it will make for some great memories. Thanks for the Charge! J

If you do not mind me asking, I have a Letus FE also, when you zoom in to fill the picture area of the letus, do you zoom past just filling the area or just enough to fill it? One final Question: did you use the 1/48 shutter with this 24P? I don't believe I have ever seen 24P footage as smooth as this on pans.

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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #24
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Hi Steven, When shooting your 24F, are you using the image stabilization in the camera? J
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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:59 AM   #25
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Steven simply amazing, very emotional ... opening was very effective ....
can you talk a bit about he music ...
I really loved it at times when you moves to the original ambiance sounds... very effective and smart ..:)

I wish if you can document the impact on the audience ... even on a mobile video ... please ...
I call this emotional cutting ... your sense of sound / image relationship is very powerful man, God Bless you and you family :)
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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #26
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Steven,

...as usual...your footage looks so much like film...

incredibly clean!!!
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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #27
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Steven,

So far, how do you like your A1 compared to your XLH1 ?

Could you post a picture of your camera with the Letus ?

I'm curious...

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Steven... Just curious what you were using for the music? Songs or software or both?
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Old June 9th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #29
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Thanks for all the comments, they are very meaningful to me.

I'll try to address some of your questions:

1. I never use OIS when I have the letus attached. It has a negative impact because it responds to the subtle vibration of the ground glass and tries to stabilize that instead of the picture. The result is that the picture frame bounces from left to right and up and down. So, never use OIS with a 35mm adapter.

2. I zoom into the letus picture just enough to completely fill the frame. I try to utilize as much of the focal length of the attached lens as I can.

3. All of this was shot with a shutter speed of 1/48 and a frame rate of 24, no exceptions.

4. Being a musician, I have a keen ear for using sound and visual together. Amr, I'm glad that was communicated to you by watching and listening to the piece. When I played the film to my audience last night, some were in tears. It's a very emotional thing to see your kid so involved in a game as intense as baseball when the season is over. Giving parents and players an opportunity to see a rare retrospective of the season is a gift.

5. I don't miss my XLH1 in the slightest. I love the portability of the XHA1 much better and the tweakability is much greater as far as the picture is concerned. Regarding the basics of resolution and overall clarity of image...no difference.

6. This is music I used from a library...not software.

I think that's everything. Thanks again for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.
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6. This is music I used from a library...not software.
Any particular libraries you would advise?
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