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Old July 12th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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film look sample clip

I was curious how the HC1 faired when given a film look treatment,

here is a sample clip

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Old July 12th, 2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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Very smooth! Care to share the 'treatment' you applied?
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Old July 12th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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It looks a little too soft to the point of not looking like HDV, but more like DV. I think the color correction was a bit overdone though (which makes it less filmlike imo). However, it's a good attempt.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 11:11 PM   #4
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Not bad for a first time out John!

If I might throw out a couple of quick suggestions... play with the angles of light so you don't get quite so much shadow on her face (unless you're shooting for a dark mysterious tone). The hat drops more shadow on the face and darkens her up.
Outdoor lighting can be a bit of a challenge to work with during midday. Overcast days give you softer lighting and the "magic hour" right after the sun goes down is also a lot easier to work with. The move "Days of Heaven" which made Almendros a legend was sshot almost exclusively during the magic hour.
But play withthe light until you get what YOU like.

Oh... most importantly... have FUN.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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Very smooth! Care to share the 'treatment' you applied?
the adaptive deinterlacing and conversion to 720p used Canopus Procoder

After Effects for the CC went like this

ICC Color Profile Converter>Levels>Curves - all tuned to taste
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Old July 13th, 2006, 10:12 AM   #6
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It looks a little too soft to the point of not looking like HDV, but more like DV. I think the color correction was a bit overdone though (which makes it less filmlike imo). However, it's a good attempt.
Softness mainly due to the fact that its handheld with two ND8 filters fitted to bring the aperture to F1.8 for minimum DOF. Also the extreme CC tends to give a softness of its own - have you seen the movie Man on Fire?
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Not bad for a first time out John!

If I might throw out a couple of quick suggestions... play with the angles of light so you don't get quite so much shadow on her face (unless you're shooting for a dark mysterious tone). The hat drops more shadow on the face and darkens her up.
Outdoor lighting can be a bit of a challenge to work with during midday. Overcast days give you softer lighting and the "magic hour" right after the sun goes down is also a lot easier to work with. The move "Days of Heaven" which made Almendros a legend was sshot almost exclusively during the magic hour.
But play withthe light until you get what YOU like.

Oh... most importantly... have FUN.
yes first time treating the HC1 :)

It was an opportunist shot by the side of the Thames around 6pm, just happened to have the HC1 in my bag. No foam core, no HMI - he he

The brolly was holding the low sun off - only wished it had been a white linen parasol - but you got to accept what Serendipity deals out.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #8
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Ahhhhh... I thought you might be using that umbrella for diffusion and maybe prevention of overblown backlighting...

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Old July 13th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #9
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John, I have seen that movie, but I saw it on DVD on my small TV a long time ago, so I don't remember how it looked.

But, anyways, it's definitely better than straight video, but it's just my opinion that it's too soft. I'm not sure the minimum DOF was the best move either because a lot of times everything just seemed out of focus a bit, I don't know. However, that said, softness is better than extreme sharpness.
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