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Old June 24th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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This is a short nature video that I shot with my first time out with the Canon A1. The video was not color corrected, de-interlaced, or anything special in my NLE system due to the fact I was trying to make a fair comparison between my A1 and my DVC30 that I recently sold. The following video was shot in standard definition, 16:9, at 60i with customization in the "customization file". I used "Cine2" and everything was in manual mode. Nothing in auto.

I have provided two links, the first one is mediafire.com and it has no extra compression like youtube.com so I suggest that to see highest quality. It is 80 MB. The other link is youtube.com and the compression is horrible but for those that can't handle the 80 MB I made the link anyway.

I have also provided two links to two frame grabs from the video.

I appreciate all feedback, even if its you telling me it was horrible. It helps. I hope you enjoy some aspect of what I've made. Thanks for you time!

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Youtube.com Source - Horrible Compression.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #2
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Nice nature shoot. Some good shots and camera movements put together on your first outing. I'd just watch out for the hot spots here and there, a little bit was getting blown out, but otherwise fine.

I use the zebra patterns to help watch out for it on mine.

Congratulations on the camera!
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Old June 24th, 2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Hey Mike!

Some nice stuff you got there! I especially like the closing shot.
I did noticed the stuff that Trish mentioned. So just keep an eye out for that...

Keep up the good work.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feed back. I did use zebra pattern, I was feeling out that fine line where if you leave a bit slightly over exposed you still get a nice bright image without closing the iris too much. I know there are different settings for the zebra pattern that make it more sensitive I guess? Any imput would help here and thanks for the feed back it is much appreciated!!
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Old June 26th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #5
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What setting to keep the zebras on is somewhat of a debate

here are a couple of threads on the issues surrounding the diff settings that I found useful - mine is set at 85 or 90 - for skin tone (indoor interview) you'd probably set it lower

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=70332

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=93024

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Old June 26th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #6
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I appreciate it. I had mine on 85% and I just bumped down to 80%. I'll see how that goes maybe 75%.
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