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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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My first EX1 clip

Here is my first EX1 clip.
http://www.vimeo.com/958076

any feedback is appreciated.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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Bhanu:

If you don't have one already, get a good fluid head tripod that can make nice, smooth pans and tilts. The tripod shots were a little rough.

Once you have the better set of sticks, use them religiously. Especially on an HD monitor/TV, shaky handheld HD video is nearly unwatchable.

Couple of other thoughts:

1. Try to keep your shots a little shorter. Long, meandering pans seldom work well. Instead of one 15 -20 second shot that wanders all over the place, give us three 4-5 second images that make a sequence: maybe a nice wide shot showing the area, then a couple of closer images to show detail.

2. Vary your image size dramatically. The EX1 produces great pictures; don't be afraid to throw in an extreme close up from time to time.

3. Watch your exposures and make sure you're at the appropriate level. As a fellow Pacific Northwester, I'm very familiar with gray days, but you seemed to be routinely underexposing many of the shots. (Unless there is a level problem in your NLE or compression tool)

Other than that, good start! Shoot everything you can, and try as many moves and techniques as you can...and see what begins to work for you.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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Bill,
Thank you for the feedback. I was using the Libec H60 head. May be i am not using properly, Tilt and Pan drag settings may not be right.

On the exposure: i was trying to make the zebra disappear. May be i should experiment.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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Bhanu:

Where do you have your zebras set, percentage-wise? You probably should be seeing at least a little zebra pattern in the brightest portions of the picture.
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