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Old June 22nd, 2007, 03:05 AM   #1
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AG-HPX555 to H.264

I made a short quick clip for everyone to see. 160MB.

http://www.musetex.co.jp/dmdocuments...%20720.mov

Then you can tell me if there's any portion you want to see in the original format. Chris might want to host them for me.

Oh, and I should mention about the soccer dog, http://www.magicmu.info

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing.

How do you like the image quality?

How does it compare to other cameras you have used?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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I wasn't sure about the real quality of DVCPRO HD until I shot video with this camera.

My shutter speed was not ideal for Magic Mu's fast movement for the 1080/24P shooting (overcranked 720/24P was okay), but I can see this cam is so much better quality than HVX200 (of course HVX200 is so useful for its own purpose), I had no problem with shooting in the dark, 1080 resolution is stunning, all of the controls are so prompt.

As I mentioned in the other thread, the bright range is not forgiven than XLH1 or XHG1, but the color on HPX555 is amazing. I wonder if HPX and HVX is more liner in the dynamic range than Canon HDV cams.

I shoot with HXP555 and HVX200, and keeping HV20 to do the shooting in between to make sure I don't miss anything (having a tape video camera is more reliable in times).

I think for what I do, providing video on web with HD resolution and use projctors to show movies, I'm shooting 24P most of the time and having overcranking function adds so much expressions and articulations.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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Now posting a series of QuickTime DVCPRO HD clips at my blog below.

http://web.mac.com/kakuito/iWeb/Kaku...VideoBlog.html
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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Now posting a series of QuickTime DVCPRO HD clips at my blog below.

http://web.mac.com/kakuito/iWeb/Kaku...VideoBlog.html
Kaku

Thanks for posting that cool video!!!! :-)

At the risk of diluting/diverting this great discussion here's a pic of our Jack doing something similar:
He's one of the main reasons for wanting a 60P camera. Oh, this pic was captured with my Nikon D2H and 85mm F1.8 lens. Shutter speed was 1/6400.
http://TripleJRanch.smugmug.com/photos/163278179-O.jpg
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 10:52 AM   #6
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heey, right on, perfectly focused. He's the one with the long hair around the mouth, ha? Can I post this at the mu's site?

Man, we should have a worldcup some day.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 11:15 AM   #7
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Thanks!

I am about to buy an HPX500 and have been wanting to see footage! Thank you so much for posting some. Hopefully, I will be able to track down an HPX next week so I can post some as well!

Which lens is that? I seem to remember you saying what kit you ordered in another thread but can't find it now.

Thanks again!
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 12:00 PM   #8
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Sean,

You are welcome. This is the lens I got for th loaner.
http://www.canon.com/bctv/products/hj11ex47b.html
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 12:36 PM   #9
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Ha!
Too bad I can't afford that lens.

I look forward to seeing more footage.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 02:00 PM   #10
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John: I have a Wire Fox, but not enough time to shoot him much...

Kaku, do you know if that Canon lens is available w/o the 2x (I don't like them, bulbous looking, heavier, and I handhold anyway)... I'm thinking I may need to spring for something more substantial before this project is over and I run out of money..
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 02:45 PM   #11
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heey, right on, perfectly focused. He's the one with the long hair around the mouth, ha? Can I post this at the mu's site?

Man, we should have a worldcup some day.
Kaku

Yes, you can link the pic. :-)

You won't believe this.................... I showed Billy Jack your soccer-ball video and he went totally crazy! Started whining and shaking with excitement. after it was over, he sat next to the computer for the longest time. He looks like a slightly bigger version of the Jack in your video.

FWIW, somewhat like you, I tried HDV and didn't like the results for this sort of 'action video'. Just sold my HV20 and am actively looking for a HVX. Wish me luck.

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Old June 23rd, 2007, 02:55 PM   #12
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John,

You and mark should hook up to talk about this. Please join us at the Magic Mu site, and share things about your Billy Jack!

You could shoot in 60i with HDV, capture with AIC, then conform it to 24p with cinematools then you can get good result, but with HVX, it is so much easier.

But have you seen this one?
http://www.magicmu.info/images/stori...kunari300p.mov

This clip was shot with XHG1 and HV20.

Also, if you wanna see some fast action shots with HVX's 60P then it is here.
http://web.mac.com/kakuito/iWeb/Kaku...0029FDF9B.html

You can see the BMXer Motoaki flipflop fast.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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John,

You and mark should hook up to talk about this. Please join us at the Magic Mu site, and share things about your Billy Jack!

You could shoot in 60i with HDV, capture with AIC, then conform it to 24p with cinematools then you can get good result, but with HVX, it is so much easier.

But have you seen this one?
http://www.magicmu.info/images/stori...kunari300p.mov

This clip was shot with XHG1 and HV20.

Also, if you wanna see some fast action shots with HVX's 60P then it is here.
http://web.mac.com/kakuito/iWeb/Kaku...0029FDF9B.html

You can see the BMXer Motoaki flipflop fast.
Kaku

Thanks for posting the link to Mark's site. VERY interesting............ I'll have to contact him.

Billy Jack loves soccer and surfing also:
http://TripleJRanch.smugmug.com/photos/58515794-O.jpg
http://TripleJRanch.smugmug.com/photos/89504674-O.jpg

Here's a pic of our two Jack going after a soccer ball:
http://TripleJRanch.smugmug.com/photos/70166656-L.jpg

Looking forward to getting an HVX. :-)

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Old June 23rd, 2007, 07:34 PM   #14
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...As I mentioned in the other thread, the bright range is not forgiven than XLH1 or XHG1, but the color on HPX555 is amazing. I wonder if HPX and HVX is more liner in the dynamic range than Canon HDV cams...
Kaku,

If it behaves like the HVX200, you should try "Black Press" gamma setting.
It compresses highlights in a much softer manner than "Cinelike D".

Dont forget though, with B Press, you have to close the iris by at least 1 stop to match Cinelike D exposure.

AND, you have to dial the detail sharpness (hor and vert) to -3 to match the 0 sharpness of Cinelike D.

I'm curious if the 500 behaves like the HVX200 in gamma/highlight.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 10:29 PM   #15
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Antoine,

Thanks very much. I will try that setting and shoot something.
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