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Old September 4th, 2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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My first movie and captured still with GS100

Hi,

This is my first movie (in my life) with GS100.

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/movie/rain256k.wmv

And this is a captured still from this movie( from original DV AVI capture file)

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/gallery/rain12.jpg

I used the procinema mode(16:9 + frame mode + gamma ?) and Vegas 4.0d for editing. Movie was encoded with WMV Codec V9 using 256K bitrate in Vegas.

I hope you guys enjoy.

DK
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Old September 4th, 2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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excellent!..nice movie. very clear, and you do have a good subject :)

good footage.
I shot some video too, but am yet to compose it into a movie.
Tell me, what editing/ encoding tools did you use, and on what machine config. I have to go in for one soon.

cheers!
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ps: I saw the move again from a viewers analytical point of view - as a critique here are some comments/ suggestions to make your next movie better: (pardon the unasked for advice..:)

1. The movie's got a slight whiteish tint, how can it be done away with? (not necessary though, because it gives an effect that some may like)
2. Audience may be held better 'captivated' with a bit of slow zoom in/ zoom out, or a slight pan of the surrounding view, while not completely moving away from the subject. There is background rain noise, and with a slow pan of the camera, you could have also captured the falling drizzle a bit to build up the ambience.
3. The music changes abruptly as the squirrel comes out - maybe a slight sound fade or a blending which will not suddenly appear jarring. (but overall, its a great idea to change music as the squirrel comes out - I wouldnt have thought of it)

cheers again, and happy movie making.. U should enter it in some contests..
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Old September 4th, 2003, 06:53 PM   #3
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My, my. What a delightful picture; and the look on its little face---priceless!
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Old September 4th, 2003, 06:54 PM   #4
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Thank you Amit !

I used Vegas 4.0 from SonicFoundry. It's very excellent and efficient editing & capture tool. I highly recommend it than adobe premiere.
You can use a trial version from its web page.
Although the whiteish tint is from the default 256k preset for wmv file in Vegas.
If I made it with mpeg2 in Vegas, I didn't see that whiteish tint. I need to find what's going on with wmv preset.

Thank you for your suggestion. I need to learn the technique better. Although I took a shot inside living room through the patio window so that I didn't have much choice for that shot.

Next time I will consider your suggestion.

Thanks,
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Old September 5th, 2003, 12:13 AM   #5
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Cool!

I took a few minutes of video on the way home from work a day or two after I got the camera...

There was a rabbit eating leaves on the edge of the parking lot behind where I work (about 11:30 PM...).

Niteshot mode worked prety well but the video is very orange/brown because of the orangy arclights used at the lot and that I had everything in auto-mode except focus...

I didn't know how to use white ballance or the DB gain settings on the camera yet.

I'll see what I can put together from the shots I got that night and post it.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 02:45 AM   #6
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Done!

OK,

I put together a little (40 seconds) nightshot video of the rabbit...

It's about 1.7 Mb in the files section of the Yahoo nvgs100k group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NVGS100K/files/rabbit.wmv
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Old September 5th, 2003, 07:21 AM   #7
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For DK: I tried to get to your movie page but got a page full of ASKII symbolics instead of the AVI file.
Should I install certain software in order to see your film ?

regards, Alex
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Old September 5th, 2003, 07:28 AM   #8
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Hi Alex,

You need Window Media Player 9 for windows.
I encoded it using wmv 9 codec.
If you are using IE, it will be O.K. but other than IE, save it first and open with Window Media Player.

Cheers,
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Old September 5th, 2003, 07:34 AM   #9
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Hi Craig,

It's very nice shot with night mode in GS100. The level 2 was 0 lux night mode ?

Cheers,
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Old September 5th, 2003, 07:53 AM   #10
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Thanks.
I use Mozilla (Netscape based browser) instead of IE. Will tryt osave the file prior to palying back as you suggested.

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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:02 AM   #11
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Downloaded and played back - the WMP downloads the necessary codec automatically, but then reports about Error Downloading Codec.

Same effect once opening in IE.

Any ideas ?

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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:54 AM   #12
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Hi Alex,

Sorry for WMP.
You may need to install WMP9 from MS site.
(I assume you are not using WMP9).
There is a wmv9 codec for WMP8 in MS site too. You may try it first. With WMP7 you may not play.

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Old September 5th, 2003, 12:56 PM   #13
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Well, installed WMP9 - excellent video, enjoyed, thanks :-).
I guess full-size uncompressed would look gorgeous...

I'm glad I made up my mind for this cam, hopefull will get it in a week or so..

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Old September 5th, 2003, 02:27 PM   #14
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Hi Alex,

Yes. Uncompressed one is much better even mpeg-2 format file looks great.
I'm glad helping you to make a decision.

Cheers,
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Old September 5th, 2003, 02:44 PM   #15
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You also have a look at some of 1/2 exposure of night shot of NY and Panorama pic composed by 7 individually taken pictures of Shaver lake,CA. in the Yahoo groups Nvgs100k pictures section

Panorama picture u have to look in IE or MIcrosoft Imaging software to better reduce the resolution to 75 or 50% to view fully.
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