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Old May 29th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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I have started work on a number of "How to Guides" for XDCAM HD and EX owners. The first couple are for all to see on YouTube.

YouTube - Shooting Timelapse with XDCAM EX. How to guide from XDCAM-USER.com

YouTube - Progressive v Interlace and using shutter to reduce motion blur
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Old May 29th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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I have started work on a number of "How to Guides" for XDCAM HD and EX owners. The first is here for all to see on YouTube. It's a simple guide to Timelapse.

YouTube - Shooting Timelapse with XDCAM EX. How to guide from XDCAM-USER.com
thanks Alister
Great video.
Do you have one showing different settings ie. ever 1/2/4/8/16 sec or so?
Wish the Ex-1/3 had a 30sec cache preroll.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #3
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Very nice. Thank you.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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Old May 29th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #5
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I didn't cover longer intervals as the effect is essentially the same, you are just speeding things up further. For most of my TL work I use 1 second. If I find the clip still isn't fast enough then I can speed it up further in the edit. I suppose I could add an extra caption at the end with some examples such as:

For a 10 second clip at 25fps:
1 second interval = 4.1 mins of real time
2 seconds = 8.3 mins
5 seconds = 20.8 mins
30 seconds = 2 hours
60 seconds = 4 hours
5 mins = 21 hours
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Old May 29th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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More! More!

Have you considered putting this stuff on your site and charging admission? I'd pay.

The Vortex DVD's pretty good, too. It was well-worth the money.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #7
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Hi Alsiter. Thanks, Very clear and concise.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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Well done, Alister. I bet what people would appreciate is the frame accumulation and alike..
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Old May 29th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #9
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Great job, Alister, and very helpful. Keep 'em coming!

Was that a time lapse fly I saw at 1:15?
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Old May 30th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #10
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Yes it was a fly. Little swine crawling across the lens... grrrrr.

So what topics would you guys like?
Color Matrix, Detail, Gammas?

I'm working on a little piece about lenses at the moment.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 05:36 AM   #11
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Its very kind of you to take the time to put the tutorials together. As a new EX-1 owner they are extremely useful.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 06:05 AM   #12
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Great work indeed Alister! Keep them coming!
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Old May 30th, 2009, 08:06 AM   #13
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Very nice, good work.

I would love to see a comprehensive collection of settings gamma color matrix etc.

In a few different settings.

I have been thinking about making a set of samples myself as reference. It is time consuming though.

I am thinking a studio setup with black bg some flowers a model std 3 pt lighting and maybe some high contrast as well.

Also a sunny outdoor scene with trees water and people.

And then a dull day.

It would be great to have maybe 10 settings in 3 scenes for reference.

I think this is definitely something you could charge for. After posting a few teasers.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #14
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I didn't cover longer intervals as the effect is essentially the same, you are just speeding things up further. For most of my TL work I use 1 second. If I find the clip still isn't fast enough then I can speed it up further in the edit. I suppose I could add an extra caption at the end with some examples such as:

For a 10 second clip at 25fps:
1 second interval = 4.1 mins of real time
2 seconds = 8.3 mins
5 seconds = 20.8 mins
30 seconds = 2 hours
60 seconds = 4 hours
5 mins = 21 hours
Thanks Alister.
I have been using the TL for quite a while now and find it fasinating.
One can make a TL of a trivial thing and it becomes interesting.
just though the newbies would like some more info.
Thanks again.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #15
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Thanks Alister!

very informative
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