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Old May 20th, 2004, 03:32 PM   #16
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Nice.

My garage is finished off with barnwood, beams and the bar is all wood too. It sounds like your place is industrial like? Sounds very cool to me.

I don't use the coffee maker...it just looks cool. ;)

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Old May 20th, 2004, 03:32 PM   #17
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I have my stuff in my room, until I move into my condo. Then, I'll have a seperate "room" (really just a den with a wall) for my office/studio. I may put up track lighting and a green screen, too.

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Old May 20th, 2004, 03:48 PM   #18
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The outside wall of my office is painted blue, for blue screen but I read on this site that the HD10 likes the green a little bit more so I'm going to repaint.
Coffee makers do like kinda cool whether they get used or not, makes us look kinda legit...maybe. For a bunch of HDVers
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Old May 20th, 2004, 03:51 PM   #19
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To funny...maybe it's all about the coffee makers? If you have one of those then everything you do is cool no matter what..

Thanks Heath, I'll fix it now.

UPDATE:
Lol! It magically fixed itself!
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Old May 20th, 2004, 04:28 PM   #20
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I have a 'Great Room' in my house which is 46' by 32' with 28' high ceilings that serves as my 'studio'. I'll upload a pic next time I set up my 'set' (mostly for interviews) if you would like to see it.

Regarding the previous post about lighting, I learned long ago in school that photography (which includes video and film) is the recording of reflected light. Light is EVERYTHING - that's all you are capturing, relfected light.

I know what you mean about the dot. If watch a 2 shot in some films, (Hudsucker Proxy comes to mind) you can see how that little dot draws you to the character they want you to pay attention to!
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Old May 20th, 2004, 04:44 PM   #21
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Yeah, it's all about light.

Does anyone use an on-board light with the JVC? I have one that use with a piece that goes on the "shoe" plate on the bottom of the camera. It's about 6 inches, so it's off to one side of the camera. Most people put a light directly on top facing directly at a subject, but ideally you always want it off to the side shining towards the subject.

It's like a key light instead of a straight on light.

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Old May 21st, 2004, 12:15 AM   #22
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Is the market yet prepared for HDV?

I have to say that I am really a newbie regarding cameras and lighting, my specialty is editing and adding some post-production eye candy.

This led me to take quite a long time to decide on which camera to buy, my other option was a DVX-100A, but finally decided that HD was the way to go.

I don't know about you guys, but it seems to me that the market is not yet prepared for HDV, at least not in Mexico. Most people seems to prefer SD.

Has anyone been able to convince a client on going HD?

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Old May 21st, 2004, 08:32 AM   #23
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It's a perception in my opinion.

The easiest thing to do - show them the difference before you make your pitch for HD(V). If you have a decent laptop or can get them near a fast enough computer - play them an HD clip. Then play them an SD clip - explain in real simple terms that SD is old and HD is new and better. It will have a longer life because it'll play on larger screens in the future without resolution loss.

Something like that works for me usually. Instead of talking about it...show it. Usually, the eyes can make up their mind anyway. Plus, the biggest sell of all is to say that HD can be downcoverted to SD at anytime...and yet, still look better than standard shot SD cameras.

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Old May 21st, 2004, 01:13 PM   #24
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Here is my stuff:

1.Exchanged bright green spot GR-HD1

2.Athlon 2gHz, 1G of RAM with Adobe Pro and Main Concept Mpeg Pro HD

3.Raynox wide angle and Tiffen filters.

4.Samsung HDTV monitor.

5.Tripod, blue, green screens and etc.

6.My favorite Pan and Tilt controllers. One is very simple, but convenient and does a good job. Below is link to the web side with manual: http://www.21best.com/21_best/electr...or_sale_3.html

7.Camera car mount. Bought it at filmtools for $100 and use it almost everywhere, but cars.
That's about it. I'm not a professional. Just doing some short movies for family and friends.
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Old May 21st, 2004, 01:17 PM   #25
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Where'd you get your green and blue screens at? Did you just paint them yourself?

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Old May 21st, 2004, 01:55 PM   #26
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I bought mine at http://www.filmtools.com/
They are widely available. I never thought it's a problem
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Old May 21st, 2004, 03:46 PM   #27
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HDV for your clients

That's a very usefull tip Murph, I'll bring my laptop next time!

On another subject, Is it common in the States to charge extra for HD? There is currently no tariff standard set here for this kind of service.

Most people think that it will cost them lots of money to have their masters done on HD, because they are used to thinking that HD = Cinealta or other expensive equipment.

But then, if the rates are equall to SD, people might think it is some kind of scam.

I've tried to explain them about the new cameras, but they still think that there's a catch somewhere...

Any ideas?
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Old May 21st, 2004, 03:52 PM   #28
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Show them the HD footage and they'll know!

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Old May 26th, 2004, 08:02 PM   #29
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True Heath, guess the old sayings are wise: An image is worth more than 1000 words.

If every second of video has 30 images (30i), every second of video is worth 30,000 words :)

Now, that's what I call 'saving my breath' :)

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Old May 26th, 2004, 09:24 PM   #30
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We prefer 30p around here so those 30,000 images will have full resolution ;>)
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