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Old June 29th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Gearing up for a feature

Im putting things together to do a feature later this year with the gh2. The lenses I currently have are the 14-42 kit lens, 20mm. A friend has a 50mm and a wide lens so we should be able to do what we need with the lenses we have. I could do most of what I want with the 20 but it's nice to have variety. As we get footage I'll post it here to maybe help others see what worked and what didnt and also to help me with sugg and critiques. I had some in car test footage I wanted to post but my memory card messed up so I lost it all. We will have to improvise on some things so it will be a lot of trial and error so figure others may benefit from it.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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Cant wait to see the clips, equip, and progress.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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I had some in car test footage I wanted to post but my memory card messed up so I lost it all.
The big lesson here is DO NOT SKIMP ON MEMORY CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A quality memory card should NEVER "mess up" on you. If you're gearing up for a feature, start purchasing something like SanDisk cards from a place like B&H now so you have several on hand. Format them ONLY in the camera, and format each time you copy the "takes" from an actual shoot to your computer (on two separate hard drives so you are never stuck with your data in only one place).
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Old July 5th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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Yeah the first memory card i got was a cheap one and it performed cheaply so for anything other than play around footage I use the best I can find.

I'm hoping to show stills and footage along the way during this project and show what worked and what didn't, even if it means showing the bad footage too. Hopefully others will learn from it.

That project looks great and looks like they did a good job on it.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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The big lesson here is DO NOT SKIMP ON MEMORY CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A quality memory card should NEVER "mess up" on you. If you're gearing up for a feature, start purchasing something like SanDisk cards from a place like B&H now so you have several on hand. Format them ONLY in the camera, and format each time you copy the "takes" from an actual shoot to your computer (on two separate hard drives so you are never stuck with your data in only one place).

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I wholeheartedly agree about the card. All I'm using now on the higher bitrate camera is Sandisk 32 Gig, 95mb.

I stopped buying the 64 Gig 95 mb cards because of occasional file number errors. There is some discussion about the 64 gig cards being a little faster, but I've never noticed it.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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Don,

Thanks a lot for that info. I appreciate you sharing that.

And my credit card thanks you, once it has recovered from the Leica DG Summilux 25mm "whack" I can avoid feeling compelled to go the 64GB 95MB/s route.
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