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Old May 28th, 2003, 01:26 AM   #16
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no, me neither, though I'm looking forward to it.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 07:10 AM   #17
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Perhaps , someone can post the 7 secrets here when they received it ?
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Old May 28th, 2003, 07:17 AM   #18
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No 7 secrets here either. But, what a minute...secrets aren't supposed to be revealed, right?
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Old May 28th, 2003, 07:48 AM   #19
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<<<-- Originally posted by Stylianos Moschapidakis : No 7 secrets here either. But, what a minute...secrets aren't supposed to be revealed, right? -->>>

Damn, we've been suckered! :D
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Old June 2nd, 2003, 11:01 PM   #20
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Seven Secrets no more.....I just got my copy this evening.
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Old June 3rd, 2003, 08:03 AM   #21
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Val, could you please e-mail the article to me. I would very much appreciate that. Please copy-and-paste it, don't email it as an attachment.

Thank you.
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Old June 3rd, 2003, 08:26 AM   #22
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Odd, I signed up and immediately recieved a copy by e-mail and then a second copy by e-mail. If anyone still wants a copy drop me an e-amil and I will be happy to pass it along.

A comment - the "Seven Secrets" is all good advice but the most important "secrets"aren't secrets.
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Old June 4th, 2003, 02:40 PM   #23
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Please send it to me. I haven't received anything yet!
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Old June 4th, 2003, 02:48 PM   #24
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Yeah, I just got my copy also.

Rick, I agree, they aren't really secrets...lol

Ah, what the heck, i'll spill the beans, heres whats in the E-Mail:

#7 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Fog

#6 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Shoot with Frame Mode (30 fps non-interlaced)

#5 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Add depth with smooth moving camera shots

#4 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Use Shallow Depth of Field

#3 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Shoot with a diffusion filter

#2 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Use a professional light kit (when feasible)

#1 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Sharpen your Cinematography Skills



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Old June 4th, 2003, 03:28 PM   #25
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Thanks for the e-mail Stylianos!
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Old June 6th, 2003, 01:33 AM   #26
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We just switched to a snazzy new mailing list system- so snazzy we've been having many major snafus with it. Apologies to anyone who has not received the issue- or received it twice.

I think everything's up and running now- please email me personally if you do not receive your issue.

(You must confirm your subscription before you are officially added to the list (to prevent anyone else from signing you up))

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Old June 11th, 2003, 01:57 AM   #27
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<<<-- Originally posted by Alex Knappenberger :
#3 Secret of Shooting Video to Look like Film: Shoot with a diffusion filter
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One of the filters they strongly recommended was the Tiffen Black Diffusion FX 3. I tried it on my camera, and, far from making the image more filmlike, it just made it more muddy. Plus, on my TRV900 you have to shoot at f5.6 or wider, or you can actually see the diffusion pattern as translucent gray circles on the image!
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Old June 11th, 2003, 01:58 AM   #28
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I got the biggest secret ever the other day in a way to get the film look.
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shoot with film! gawd dang it just might work!!!

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Old June 11th, 2003, 08:31 AM   #29
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In the latest issue of DV mag, they had a little article on using filters and such to get a better look with DV. One thing the article suggests is that most of the smaller CCD DV cameras will have a tough time with some lens filters, because their depth of field is so large it'll just focus in on the filter itself.

I guess, James, from your experience with the trv900, this is true.
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Old June 11th, 2003, 11:49 AM   #30
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I put a note at the bottom of this page for depth-of-field and filters:

http://www.dvcreators.net/products/tiffen_filters.html
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