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Old May 13th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #376
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HVX200 & Mini35 Test Footage

Did a search, and could not find anyone that was sharing footage from HVX200 with Mini35, so thought I would post some test footage, i have from a couple days ago.

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HVX200 with P+S Technik Mini35
85mm Zeiss t1.3 Superspeed

920 x 760

Test Clip is a short 25 second clip.

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Old May 13th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #377
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I noticed in another thread you were speaking about vignetting with your adapter... in this film were you using your 50mm or the 28mm?


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Old May 13th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #378
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I uploaded the films onto google video. I'm not very happy with all the bad compression on them though, so please check out the original links first, they should be working. Thanks! Any comments and critiques are appreciated.

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Old May 14th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #379
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XL2+M2 Clip

These are shots I did with my XL2 and the M2 Adapter.
I originally posted it on the XL2 thread and I thought it will be nice here also.
I would like critics on the looks please, which light set up is best and if non, please let me know what are the + and -.

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Old May 15th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #380
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I was using a Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 lens, but not with the sony hdr-hc1 so I wouldn't know if the vignetting issue is the same. However, both cameras have the same filter size (37mm).

Also, note that it's the regular letus35 (not enhanced, or flip).
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Old May 16th, 2006, 07:30 AM   #381
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TV news video format?

Hello, I have a DV camera and will be shooting some footage of a festival. I've been asked to edit the footage into a short 30 sec movie which will be shown on a broadcast news TV station. My question is, what format do most TV news stations prefer and what ever it is, can my DV movie be converted to that format so it can be shown on air?
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Old May 16th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #382
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60i 4:3 is what I send them. Most if not all local progamming via studio, live shot, or tape is done that way. The network primetime and sports stuff is all pretty much HD and 16:9.

For on air, you will either dub to a beta deck or they will have an adapter (DVCPRO deck cartridge) that your mini-dv tape will fit into.

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Old May 18th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #383
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News broadcast streaming

Hello all, my work, a local T.V. news station for our area, is trying to use either a computer with controller software to stream video directly over a microwave system to our head end for broadcast. We have the microwave setup in place, but we are still deciding on what to do to stream our content directly. Our current setup are DVCAM decks with leightronix timers to control the units, but what we would like to do is stream directly from a computer directly into the microwave system. Any thoughts or ideas on software that will manage and control our programming? We were also looking at the Sony DSR-DR1000 as an option to dump our programming into. We'd like to network our computer to it and dump our video to it and let the timers do the rest. Is that a better option? Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 06:49 PM   #384
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Something new from film school.

Lots of problems with this one. The exercise was to develop a three person dialogue, we got a randomly selected crew of first-year students.

I had a Director Of Photographer that can't speak English and direct gaffers properly, discountinuous sound capture from the sound recordists (and also the fact that were shooting on location at our school), and the DP's f*** resulting in the editing system's decks at the campus not being able to read the DV tape properly.

I had to take the tape home and edit on my system. Note that I'm not supposed to be the editor for this project, I just wanted to try scrap together something coherent from the mess because I know that the assigned editor, who also happens to barely ever show up for class, will ruin it even more.

Can't say I'm proud of it at all. It's not what's going to be marked though, the actual group editor is going to have to do that, and I can see it coming out a LOT worse than this.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 02:39 AM   #385
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You can pretty much send them whatever you want. At my station we can convert ANYTHING so as long as you're not stuck in 94 and shooting SVHS you're fine. The actual frame settings don't matter much as with newer Adrenaline editors it will be coverted to whatever we need anyway. So shoot away.

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Old May 19th, 2006, 10:06 AM   #386
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Hey, I just watched your video and really enjoyed it :P
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Old May 19th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #387
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Movie I Made For School (The Beach at The End of The Road)

This is one of my first movies, things I know were really bad: compression (and the video quality) and some of the dialouge in the beginning. I'm sorry about those things :(

ten minutes, but it'll go fast! I promise.

PS: I saw some people getting huffy about music in the last posts, I have rights to 2/3 Artists' music in my movie and I'm talking via email now to the third. Just so ya know.

Please, lots of feedback! :P :P :P Thanks for checking it out
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Old May 19th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #388
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Hey, I had problems loading your video, is it my computer or is the video not up anymore?
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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #389
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Delivering Down Converted HDV over the Air

Hello all,

I just finished watching the second episode of a show we produce for our local market and have some concerns about our work flow. This is very serious as we are the first to shot and deliver HD content in our area. Even though no local content is broadcast as HD it's still put out over the cable to there HD subscribers. We have a lot of people looking at us to see how and where we could screw up and todays show presented some serious problems with the field order of the footage after down converting to SD.

We shoot with a Canon XLH1, capture and edit in the .AIC, then import a self contained movie into an Uncompressed 10 bit FCP project timeline, render it out letterboxed, then dub it to Beta SP. I tried using Compressor to down convert the HD master to 10 bit Uncompressed this episode (the second airing of the show) so that we could save render time in the FCP timeline. It worked wel but it seemed that the field order was reversed when I altered the Compressor preset. So we used Joe's Field Fixer to reverse the frame order and it looked normal and very nice after that. The standard Compressor preset, just left alone, looked like it was converted to 30p by default. I liked the look of it but my boss felt more secure with the interlaced footage after reversing the fields.

When it aired today it looked horrible! Wierd thing is, the commercial spots we put in looked fine. They were regular old Beta SP.

Following is part of a message I sent to the engineers at the station to get a little more insight into what we should be doing:

"We shoot the show in HD and then down convert it to SD. As you are aware, HD has a reversed field order than SD. We tried a different render process for the 2nd episode that aired this weekend which involved reversing the field order in post before we printed to tape. When watching the show on our studio monitor it looked like all was in order but when I saw it over the air, it appeared that the program footage field order was reversed. The commercial spots looked fine. They were standard SD Beta SP. The field reversal was not as noticeable when viewed on a standard SD TV but on an HD set it was exacerbated because of the up conversion.

Here's what I wonder:

- I'm wondering if you could give us some pointers on the best way to deliver the show. Tape? Digitally on disc?

- When a show is put into your system, in what codec is it broadcast over the air? MPEG2?

- My understanding is that MPEG2 field order is the opposite of DV and Uncompressed 10 bit."

If any of you guys could help out as well, I would GREATLY appreciate it, as it's My ass that's on the line for suggesting the workflow mentioned above.


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Old May 22nd, 2006, 11:50 AM   #390
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Sounds like something funky happened in Compressor. I have never had to adjust anything but I am delivering DVCproHD masters that I then dub straight to BetaSP...or SD masters on D5s...

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