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Old February 10th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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11 second clip of HO scale train set

Here's a clip I made this morning of my seven year old son's train set.

Shot this on XL-H1 in 24f, used HDVxDV to capture and convert to DVCPRO HD 1080. Used FCP to export to a quicktime movie. Zip'ed and uploaded for your viewing pleasure.


For PC/Mac/anybody (36MB):

http://www.cordellproductions.com/movies/h1trainset.mov

Original link that PC people had problems with (115MB):

http://www.cordellproductions.com/mo...trains 24f.zip

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Old February 10th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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Looking good John! I love the DOF, I presume this is just the standard 20x lens isn't it?
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Old February 10th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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Looking good John! I love the DOF, I presume this is just the standard 20x lens isn't it?
Thanks.

Yes, it was the stock 20x lens, shot from about six feet away from the train set. I am finding that I'm very happy with how shallow a DOF I can get, and not just on objects that are 1/87th the size of their real counterparts!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #4
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When I unzip your file there is no file extension? I tried renaming the file to m2t, wmv, mov, avi with no luck.

What is the file extension? Thanks.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 08:36 PM   #5
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When I unzip your file there is no file extension? I tried renaming the file to m2t, wmv, mov, avi with no luck.

What is the file extension? Thanks.
It's a Mac thing... blech! I had the same problem.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 08:44 PM   #6
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Damn - and I like HO scale trains!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #7
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It's a Mac thing... blech! I had the same problem.
Sorry about that. I'll post something more PC friendly later today or tomorrow.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #8
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Uh...opened right up and played on my Mac. It's just a .mov file. Add the extension and you should be good.

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Old February 11th, 2006, 07:12 AM   #9
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Uh...opened right up and played on my Mac. It's just a .mov file. Add the extension and you should be good.

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The thing is, Macs have a unique way of doing things, and that includes not adding an extension to file names. Windows has no idea what the file is, unless it has an extension.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #10
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Ok, here's another link:

www.cordellproductions.com/movies/h1trainset.mov

This one is a bonafide quicktime movie that downloads and, unlike the first file, works fine on my PC. I had used a bit of a strange export path on the first file, mostly in an attempt to deliver unadulterated video bits for fellow FCP users.

This new file is smaller, 36MB, and is compressed using H.264, so you will need a fairly current version of quicktime.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #11
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Yippee - can't wait to see it... . . okay here I go....

WOAH - I really liked that! I felt like I was watching one of those childrens shows on TV, that was really cool.

Any color tweaks or is that "out of the box"?

Cool, thanks.
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The camera settings were not out of the box: gamma was cine2, master ped was -6, knee was H, sharpness was -5.

No color correction was done in FCP.
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John - that was incredible. If that's the dof on the box lens , then 35mm adapters won't even be needed. It seems to be defying physics, or at least the commonly assumed limitations of the 1/3" chips. How is this possible ? Kurth
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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #14
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Shallow DOF with these camcorders is surprisingly easy, at focal lengths from midway to full telephoto. The only time it's really difficult is at the wide end of the zoom. Of course, you're more likely to need full wide when shooting narrative with human actors.

Small objects like HO-scale train sets from six feet away, no problem at all to get shallow DOF.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #15
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Easy... use the lens long. The XL2 has the exact same DOF. If you use the lens in the 8X - 20X zoom with the aperature wide open you can get a VERY shallow DOF. Here are some grabs from my doc all shot with an XL1s...


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