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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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helicopter shoot with hd110

I did my first helicopter shoot this weekend with a hd110 - all in all went pretty well although some dedicated stabilisation would have been great (I used a foam pillow since I couldnīt get my hands on a gyro). The physical size of the camera was also a bit problematic, Iīm not sure how much more jittery a smaller camera would have been but sometimes the size of the camera limited the movement range pretty uncomfortably.

some photos here:

http://pelliculus.uttx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=333

some lessons learned here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....7&postcount=11

will post some footage as soon as itīs sorted and stabilised.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #2
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test video is up - stabilised in shake, cropped by about 15%.

http://www.unkreativ.at/julia/stabitest.mov
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Old September 19th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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Hi Thomas,

Excellent job! How is the light sensivitivity on your shots? I can't seem to avoid drastic light & color fluctuations on my aeriels (not to mention split screen). I'm using an HD100. Also, what compression are you outputting to from Shake?

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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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Thanks! I didnīt have much problems with brightness levels. Since we were only going to film ground objects at a fairly steep angle I set wb and filters before we took off. Whenever sky was visible there were blowouts of course, but since that wasnīt the goal it didnīt matter.
The sky was overcast, which i think helped in providing uniform brighness.

Iīve seen a lot of info about split screen here, but apart from one shoot with very dark environments Iīve never been plagued by it.

Shake in and output was apple intermediate codec - I usually capture .m2t and then transcode to AIC for editing.
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