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Old April 20th, 2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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Any pros in South Africa with a HD cam?

I live in the US but my wife in from South Africa and she wants to have a wedding there since her family couldn't make it to the one we had here.

The problem is that I am having a hard time finding somebody there that can offer exactly what I need.



I would prefer somebody who can shoot 2 cameras in HD. The FX1 would be great at 25i.

I wrote a program to convert the 25i HD into 24p frames by shifting the number of frames and adding a 4% audio change.

If I cannot find anybody with HD the next best thing would be 2 cameras with 25p SD. I can still shift this to 24p.

Next down the list would be anybody who could at least shoot simulated 25p footage such as Canon frame mode. This wouldn't be as sharp as true 25p but it would do.

Finally a very high quality 1/2" or 2/3" 25i as a last resort.


I wrote a program just for this purpose to convert the 25i PAL footage into 24p NTSC. What it does is with HD it de-interlaces, scales down with filtering, and maps the exact frames from 25 into 24 and shifts the audio by 4%. With SD it just remaps the framerate and perform de-interlacing if need be.

I figured this would be the best way to do this since I could then edit a 50i SD version for my wife's family, a 24p NTSC DVD version for us and also make a HD version for the future at for either 25i, 25p, 24p, or 30i with pulldown.

All I need is somebody with pro and wedding experience to shoot with 2 cameras all day and give me the raw tapes. Along with your usual fee for doing this sort of thing I will give you a 25i PAL DVD version when I am finished editing so you can use it for demo purposes. If you can make direct digital copies of the raw tapes before I leave the country you can keep the copies of the raw footage to do with as you please. I will be glad to pay your usual price for shooting and editing an event even though I just need somebody to shoot it.

I need somebody around the Johannesburg area of South Africa or somebody willing to travel there.

Oh yeah and this wedding will be towards the end of December on a Friday.
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Old April 20th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #2
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Maybe Derek Antonio Serra could help? He has an FX1 and is in South Africa.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 12:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Barry you are a huge help as always.
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