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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #16
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Here are some downrez'd JPEG's of some shots from the movie.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 09:24 AM   #17
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Love the screen grabs!
Very nice night-look colour grading :)

I'm curious as a HV20 owner with real 24fps/1080p - what would you say is the ballpark resolution you get with 24F matted to 2.35:1?

I just hope the next generation of Canon prosumer gear features chips at least as good as the HV20 :)

Good times!
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #18
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Love the screen grabs!
Very nice night-look colour grading :)

I'm curious as a HV20 owner with real 24fps/1080p - what would you say is the ballpark resolution you get with 24F matted to 2.35:1?

I just hope the next generation of Canon prosumer gear features chips at least as good as the HV20 :)

Good times!
I've seen a couple different resolutions. I personally use 1920x816. I've also seen 1920x814.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #19
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Great lightning, Robert!
Those screen grabs look very atmospheric!
Is it a thriller or a horror movie?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #20
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I've got the first of a couple Teaser Trailers posted on our website. You can watch the embedded Flash version or you can download Quicktime HD versions.

I'm in the middle of a more in-depth Feature Trailer, but it was taking too much time away from editing the feature. Again, this is only a small sampling of the movie itself. Because we're in the middle of finishing a ton of FX shots, some of the more bad-ass stuff can't be cut into any of the trailers yet.

http://www.starwaypictures.com/thebl.../trailers.html

Enjoy!

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Old March 11th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #21
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Congrats Robert! Looks Great!

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Old March 11th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #22
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Thanks Jim. You guys sold me the camera package!!!
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Old March 11th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #23
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Yes, I remember when young Bobby Sanders came in to get his first camera. But that was a long time ago when I had more hair and the girls still looked at me. He came in full of wonderment and..........

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Old March 12th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #24
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Robert,
the image quality is great! I saw it in 720. Amazing shots of the buildings!
One thing, IMHO the gamma(CC), color treatment in various shots
looks like it's from different movies, thus somehow the emotional flow is
diminished...

Regards, Oleg.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #25
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wow

Robert it looks Fantastic !
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Old March 13th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #26
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Thanks for your thoughts Oleg. I'll take another look at the grade on some of those shots.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #27
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Thank you for the kind words, John.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #28
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Robert:

What settings did you use in camera to cut down on video noise in the many low light shots?

Or was the low-light look done more in post.

Nice job - very tense and mysterious look.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 06:59 PM   #29
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Robert:

What settings did you use in camera to cut down on video noise in the many low light shots?

Or was the low-light look done more in post.

Nice job - very tense and mysterious look.

We took Stephen Dempsey's custom preset (disjecta) and futzed with it a little to our own liking (a little bluer). We didn't use too much noise reduction in-camera. We basically over lit all sets, stopped down in camera, and then dialed down the blacks in post.

At first my DP and gaffer were lighting specifically to the Cinema Display on set. But the Cinema Display had no LUT applied and appeared too bright. So I loaded a custom LUT on the HDLink converter box so that the image appeared 1 to 1.5-stops darker. This basically "fooled" the gaffer/dp into over lighting slightly. Which is fine because I'm basically serving as colorist also.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #30
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