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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #1
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Stills from HVX/Brevis/Nikon Test Shoot

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Shot some test footage this weekend with my HVX/Brevis/nikon combo. Here are a few still grabs. If you click on pic/link you can see full size. Would love to get some feedback. Thanks.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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boken ...

looks pretty nice. Wonder how the grain shows shooting 60p on that adaptor?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Wondering that myself. Hope to test other frame rates soon.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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I stitched together some B camera reenactment footage I shot (HVX/Brevis) for a documentary last month. There's some 60p slow motion in there (near the end, the CU of the mobster hanging out of car w/gun is a good example).

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Old September 13th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #5
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Jon,

That footage looked great. Did you make any adjustment to the oscillation on the brevis? Also, what lenses are you using?
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Old September 14th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #6
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I set my oscillation quite low (when the charge gets low, it sometimes needs a bump to turn it on)... the advantage is that bokeh doesn't have streaking grain.

I used 3 Nikon lenses on this sequence (and a CP filter and a .9 ND filter)... F2.5 105mm, F2.8 135mm, F1.2 50mm.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #7
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Jon,

Thanks for the reply. I'm surprised you only needed a .9 ND filter with the 50mm 1.2 lens. I would love to know what stop you had your HVX set to, and what stop were you shooting with your nikons?


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I set my oscillation quite low (when the charge gets low, it sometimes needs a bump to tur.n it on)... the advantage is that bokeh doesn't have streaking grain.

I used 3 Nikon lenses on this sequence (and a CP filter and a .9 ND filter)... F2.5 105mm, F2.8 135mm, F1.2 50mm.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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footage looks good ...

looks clean! Like the idea of this cam with an adapter more and more!
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Old September 14th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #9
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Jon,

Thanks for the reply. I'm surprised you only needed a .9 ND filter with the 50mm 1.2 lens. I would love to know what stop you had your HVX set to, and what stop were you shooting with your nikons?
Tons of ND is needed in the Florida sun... the 50mm was probably stopped to f5.6 or f8. On that shoot, the HVX was stopped between 2.4 and 5.6, depending on the situation. I try to expose the GG correctly and then use the HVX's iris to fine tune (usually only to 2.8). I never use the camera's NDs, and the main reason I stopped down the HVX so much is because the director wanted a slight glow to the highlights... so I slightly overexposed the GG and stopped down the camera.


BTW, sorry if I hijacked your thread. ;)
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Old September 14th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #10
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No problem Jon. Since we basically have the same setup, I appreciate all the info you're sharing.

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Tons of ND is needed in the Florida sun... the 50mm was probably stopped to f5.6 or f8. On that shoot, the HVX was stopped between 2.4 and 5.6, depending on the situation. I try to expose the GG correctly and then use the HVX's iris to fine tune (usually only to 2.8). I never use the camera's NDs, and the main reason I stopped down the HVX so much is because the director wanted a slight glow to the highlights... so I slightly overexposed the GG and stopped down the camera.


BTW, sorry if I hijacked your thread. ;)
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