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Old September 12th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #31
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the 180 was IMO and that of many othr one of the greatest pieces of glass ever made.
Sharp as a tack, fairly easy to handle (well sort of) and it brought the football player on the far end of the field right into focus. OK well maybe not the far end (I got relegated to the end zone) but from the 50 yard line in it was a real WOW factor. I get teary eyed just thinking about it ;-)

I never used Cibachrome but I know some guys that did and most thought resperators should have been sold with them.
Talk about going back in time.

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Old September 13th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #32
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With all due respect to the nostalgia of film processing, the thread is wandering off topic a bit. Perhaps all that can be said about the original video sample put up for review has already been stated.

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Old September 15th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #33
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This looks just like the usual crap I have to edit for my station as soon as I'm not shooting myself... ;)

Joke aside (or not? Hmmmm...)
I have to say that this is probably one of the worst lighting situations you can imagine. Full mid-day sun, bright clothing, white backgrounds... not good at all! I've recently shot in a similarily sunny mid-day situation with a HVX200 and have been very dissapointed with my own footage (although far from this example). But then, however bad the lighting situation and however bad the circumstances, you should be able as an eng videographer to see that this is just way blown out! In a situation like this I can't set my zebras to 70% and look for skin tone exposure. In a situation like this I set the zebras to 100% and see that I won't get too much of them. The circumstances were pretty rough in this case I guess (brutal mid-day full sun and a lot of white) but the rest of it (reaction to these rough lighting conditions, camera handling, standpoints, framing, cut-aways) just has written "amateur" all over it.
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Old September 16th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #34
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That footage is just horrible! - I can't believe the guy attempted to defend it in any way...
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