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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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I was experimenting with shooting some skies and other stuff in the garden at lunchtime today, this was the result.

Some of the footage was shot at 720p, some at 1080p, but it was all edited on a 720 timeline. No shutter throughout and the footage was graded in magic bullet.

http://www.vimeo.com/480384

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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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I really enjoyed that opening cloud shot where the foreground clouds are moving faster then the back. Also the slomo birds on the treetop with the transistion to the seagull was nice. Can you post a higher rez/quality version? Was this all stock lens?
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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #3
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Hi Steven, glad you liked it. Yes all stock lens and the hi res version is available for download on the vimeo page.

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Old January 9th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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Hello, wery good pictures, good music choice.
One of the gratest video i saw shooted with the PMW-EX1

Do you use a 35mm adapter? What gamma curve do you use?

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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #5
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Hi Paul

great video! Really, can't wait to get my EX!! I heard a lot about Magic Bullet and I saw a lot of wonderful videos which were done with it. I own Final Cut Pro so I have the colorcorrection tool of Final Cut and also Color, which I am still learning to use... I am wondering if I should get Magic Bullet too. I read it is a lot easier to use compared to Apple's Color. Hm, what would you suggest? Is it worth the money or should I try to learn to use Color first ?
Looking forward to see more stuff from you!
Keep rolling :-)

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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #6
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One of the gratest video i saw shooted with the PMW-EX1. Do you use a 35mm adapter? What gamma curve do you use?
Wow, thanks for that. No I didn't use a 35mm adapter, it's all done with a stock ex1. Some of the shots use magic bullet effects which can help with the 35mm look.

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I am wondering if I should get Magic Bullet too. I read it is a lot easier to use compared to Apple's Color.
Magic Bullet looks is amazing, it does a lot more than just colour correction as available in apple colour or FCP. I'd highly recommend it if you like playing with the look of video as I do.

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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #7
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Some nice images in there Paul, thanks for sharing.

Rainner may I suggest taking the time to grade with Color over MB. Put simply MB is a presets plugin, Color is a professional grading tool.
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Hi paul,
I've been hesitating over purchasing the EX with FCP and Majic Bullet up till now. You've convinced me ! Keep turning out these little masterpieces. Hope to meet you at Earls Court next week. Maybe...............
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:37 AM   #9
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your clips are very beautiful.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #10
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I've been hesitating over purchasing the EX with FCP and Majic Bullet up till now. You've convinced me ! Keep turning out these little masterpieces. Hope to meet you at Earls Court next week. Maybe...............
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It always scares me when people say that. I'm sure you'll love the camera, but please don't blame me if you don't! :)

You might be getting me confused with Mr Bloom who I know is doing a talk at Earls Court, I might go along too though so maybe I will see you there.
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Noel,

thank you. Yes, I guess I should learn to use "Color" first and keep the money - perhaps for a good Color-tutorial ;-) ? Suggestions?
Magic Bullet seems to be amazing, but perhaps it's not too hard to get similar results with Color... however, Paul did a great job!
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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:54 AM   #12
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I'm sure Color is highly capable, however I find magic bullet a lot nicer to use and to me it just delivers what I want without getting overly complicated.

Colour's 3D scopes and multi layered effect methods are very powerful etc, but I'll take simplicity anytime as long as it delivers the effects I'm looking for. Magic Bullet Looks is a very powerful tool, but also easy to use, try the free demo available on their website.
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... What gamma curve do you use?
Paul, did you use one or many different Cine Gamma Curves for various shots?

Nice post work on the footage.
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Paul, did you use one or many different Cine Gamma Curves for various shots?

Nice post work on the footage.
Just the one, CINE 1. The Profile I use is pretty much as the standard profile except for the selecting CINE1 Gamma & HiSat Matrix.
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Beautiful shots...

Paul,

beautiful shots, transitions and color. I have heard that Magic Bullet takes longer to render, did you find this to be true as well? Either way it produced some great looking footage.

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