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Old October 8th, 2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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If anyone is interested, I'm going to post some sample HDV footage I shot today for a work thing (using GR-HD1, HD/720p mode, UV filter, everything else pretty much automatic).

I've only captured one sample (from today) at the moment and I'm on a deadline for broadcast, but I'll get some more clips up shortly. Lots of motion, semi-low light, etc.

Nothing too fancy, mainly just run and gun stuff. Apologies for the shakes in fire.m2t. Captured with DVHSCap on a G5, but I also capture just fine with the included JVC tool on PC. These are straight out of the camera. If you're on a Mac, get VLC to play these. If you're on a PC, get VLC as well. (www.videolan.org)

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http://patrick.sunscapeweb.com/HDV/fire.m2t

http://patrick.sunscapeweb.com/HDV/truck.m2t
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Old October 14th, 2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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I've deleted the first two files (they kinda sucked ;-)
Here's a 140ish MB clip of some arc welding / industrial construction.
Trimmed and converted to .ts by way of MpegStreamClip (osx).

My camera technique aside, anyone have any thoughts on the cameras abilities?

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http://patrick.sunscapeweb.com/HDV/torchclip.ts
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Old October 14th, 2004, 10:37 AM   #3
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http://patrick.sunscapeweb.com/HDV/still.jpg


Still image (no processing) if you would rather not dld 140MB
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Old October 14th, 2004, 11:29 AM   #4
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Patrick,

I'm not sure what type of feedback you're looking for as far as the clips are concerned. Just about everybody here either has the camera or has worked with it extensively for the past year or so. We're pretty familiar with it's capabilities so really the feedback on the clips would be on your technique using the camera.

I saw all three and I can add my comments from a strictly amateur perspective.

On the latest torch clip - The shutter speed was very slow, 1/15 it looked like. I would have at least used 1/30 you have less slow motion judder. You lost focus during the zoom in on the torch (it happens to me also). I'd recommend as others have to manual focus first, then zoom in. That way you don't have to worry about the AF losing focus. Shooting the flame dead on produced some digital CCD green flares. A .2 ND filter may have helped or less of a dead on shot of the flame. Because of the low light, the rest of the clip is very grainy.

On the truck clip - Very jittery shot, really quick pans take away from the composition. Some overly hot whites.

On the fire clip - Again there was the green flares from the CCD being directly pointed at the flame.

None of the shots really did much for me as far as showing off the cameras resolution or abilities.

Just my $.02.

BTW, you have a very fast server!

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Old October 15th, 2004, 08:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. I have no formal training/education when it comes to camera work so that's good stuff to know for the future; every little bit can help.

If a mod wants to delete this thread feel free. I would but I don't have permission.
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