Guess the camera! at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Techniques for Independent Production

Techniques for Independent Production
The challenges of creating Digital Cinema and other narrative forms.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 15th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 226
Guess the camera!

So, I've got a fun little game for you guys. So much can be debated about different cameras, and it seems one of the biggest compliments a camera can receive from most indie folks is how "film-like" it is.

I thought it would be fun to play a little guessing game, then. I'm going to post a sequence that I shot with a particular HD camera. The only tweaking done to it is a shift in the midtones towards yellow, and a decrease in color to about 25% of the original saturation. EDIT: The little tweaking that I'm talking about there is in reference to footage on the timeline. In camera quite a bit of tweaking was done to get the "film" look about where I wanted.

http://www.hall-e-woode.com/media/mtopen.mov

So, what camera is it?
__________________
Canon EOS 7D, Final Cut Studio 2
Brandon Freeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 773
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon Freeman View Post
So, I've got a fun little game for you guys. So much can be debated about different cameras, and it seems one of the biggest compliments a camera can receive from most indie folks is how "film-like" it is.

I thought it would be fun to play a little guessing game, then. I'm going to post a sequence that I shot with a particular HD camera. The only tweaking done to it is a shift in the midtones towards yellow, and a decrease in color to about 25% of the original saturation. EDIT: The little tweaking that I'm talking about there is in reference to footage on the timeline. In camera quite a bit of tweaking was done to get the "film" look about where I wanted.

http://www.hall-e-woode.com/media/mtopen.mov

So, what camera is it?
Hmm...

I don't see interlacing artifacts, so it's probably able to record progressive. Framerate looks like it's 30p. Long DOF so I'm guessing it's a 1/3" sensor, and noisy blacks.

I'm guessing a Canon HF10, though a Sony HR11 might also fit.
__________________
Equip: Panny GH1, Canon HG20, Juicedlink, AT897, Sennh. EW/GW100, Zoom H2, Vegas 8.1
Brian Boyko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 226
Actually a bit more high end than that. I will say the frame rate is actually 24p at 1/48th. Also shot with stretched blacks, which I have noticed causes some noise in the blacks (however, I feel it is worth the increased shadow detail -- I hate pressed blacks that edge out detail).
__________________
Canon EOS 7D, Final Cut Studio 2
Brandon Freeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:09 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 162
Tough one! I'd say 1/3" sensor (dof), 720/24p (no interlacing) at 1/60th with some gamma-settings. A bit noisy but lens seems to be decent (no CA in your tele shots). The video looks good, though!

The footage doesn't look like a JVC HD camcorder, so my guess would be one of the Pana AG series camcorders. Not the higher-end HPX300 or 500, more like a HPX170 or 200, maybe a Sony V1U?. Don't know and I am curious!
Stefan Immler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 23rd, 2009, 11:38 PM   #5
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 13
re: So, what camera is it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon Freeman View Post
So, what camera is it?
Canon 5D Mark II?
__________________
http://piedolatrie.com "if we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called 'research'." (attributed to Einstein)
Gaetano Catelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #6
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elk Grove CA
Posts: 6,838
Not Canon 5D... depth of field to deep.

Guessing Canon XH A1
__________________
Chris J. Barcellos
Chris Barcellos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24th, 2009, 05:31 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater Oklahoma
Posts: 39
Nice latitude, DVX with Andromeda mod.
Frank Brodkorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2009, 08:58 AM   #8
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Minnesota (USA)
Posts: 2,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon Freeman View Post
So, I've got a fun little game for you guys. So much can be debated about different cameras, and it seems one of the biggest compliments a camera can receive from most indie folks is how "film-like" it is.

I thought it would be fun to play a little guessing game, then. I'm going to post a sequence that I shot with a particular HD camera. The only tweaking done to it is a shift in the midtones towards yellow, and a decrease in color to about 25% of the original saturation. EDIT: The little tweaking that I'm talking about there is in reference to footage on the timeline. In camera quite a bit of tweaking was done to get the "film" look about where I wanted.

http://www.hall-e-woode.com/media/mtopen.mov

So, what camera is it?
Your signature "Canon XH-A1, Final Cut Studio 2, Vegas Pro 8.0 " makes me think it's an A1 ...without even looking at the clip.
Robert M Wright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 27th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #9
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Willmar, MN
Posts: 1,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert M Wright View Post
Your signature "Canon XH-A1, Final Cut Studio 2, Vegas Pro 8.0 " makes me think it's an A1 ...without even looking at the clip.
Ha ha - that made me think "anything but the A1..."

So it's been 12 days since the original post. Are you going to tell us?
Chris Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2009, 02:18 AM   #10
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,257
A Sony V1 shooting in progressive. Picture profile customised for the required look.

Andrew
Andrew Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2009, 08:25 AM   #11
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Stillwater Oklahoma
Posts: 39
Still waiting - Now what?
Frank Brodkorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #12
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Willmar, MN
Posts: 1,400
His statistics say he hasn't been on for three weeks. We may never know.
Chris Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 769
We may never know, but considering the cleanliness of the encode, i'm willing to take a stab at something that was filmed in 720P....Just a guess.
Peter Manojlovic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #14
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,257
How annoying. Almost like those twitter accounts with only one post and never getting updated. You know, like .... "Chest pain. Should I go to hospital?".

Bit of a shame. Do hope that he turns up again.

Andrew
Andrew Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22nd, 2009, 01:42 PM   #15
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Milpitas, California
Posts: 42
this is not a fun game.
Stanley Law is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Techniques for Independent Production

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network