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Old December 9th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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Any indie film examples with A1u?

I am thinking of purchasing the a1u and want to look at some indie film examples. Does anyone have any to show or know a url of some?

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Old January 2nd, 2007, 02:50 AM   #2
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I wish, I'm also interested in picking this up for some shorts until the summer where I hope to move to an XHA1 or V1 at that time. Anyone who could help would be great.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:59 PM   #3
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I've shot 2 student films (@ Ryerson) with my HC1 in 2006 (acting as camera op/DP), will give word once the films are up. One was a doc. Since I wasn't the editor I don't have either movie on my computer, but I may have some footage stashed away somewhere.

I would say with the HC1/A1U if u know how to compose well, shoot/edit well, understand lighting and know how to take advantage of the (relatively) large 1/3" sensor + telephoto lens (acheive very decent DOF control provided you shoot in large enough areas), fully ultilize post production 60i-24P conversion, I can't see why you can't shoot an indie film witht this camera. Of course it'll look like video-ish, but so does the FX1 or any other lower end camcorder shooting in 60i.

If you have the budget, you can always go with HC1/A1U + 35mm lens adapter + clean 60i->24p conversion, which would in theory give excellent 'digital film' results.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:18 AM   #4
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60i to 24p workflow

I am about to start editing a indie doc. .... can someone describe a basic workflow for the 60i to 24p conversion. I likely I'll be using the Nattress product.

HVR-A1 in HDV 60i captured to a Mac Pro, with FCP 5.1 NLE. I'd like the final product in 24p; standard-def DVD.

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Old January 12th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #5
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I would edit everything in 60i until I get a locked picture, export as a self contained movie, then do the nattress conversion.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #6
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If you ever go into NYC, Duart screens filmouts from a number of cameras including the A1U every Thursday, so you could see for yourself and ask questions.
They are very helpful with advice as well.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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Thank you

Wow... literally just returned from a Manhattan trip, but missed your post. Next time I guess. Thanks for the feedback.
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