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Old January 3rd, 2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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UWOL 41 - Tales of wonders and woes

The main goal of uwol is to push your own limits so each and everyone of you improve your skills as film makers.

What goes right, what goes wrong and everything in between about the making of your uwol41 films.
Feel free to share.. or ask for tips and so on...

Whatever you do, remember to follow rule 11 (have fun!)
Hope to see many repetition films :)
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 10:56 AM   #2
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I think one of the best things I've done is challenge myself to make a video every day of the challenge on my thoughts and progress,

I'm so worried I'll have a bunch of videos that say didn't do anything today that I'm pushing myself to do something every day so that I have something in the videos. 😃

I have my Plan A and as you know I do my films backwards by picking out the music first and then shooting the shots for the film.

I think I've lined up my music so now I'll be listening to it over and over until I can "feel" the music when I'm out in the field filming,

So far so good! 😃
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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #3
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I've been trying to edit 4k from my new AX53, problem is I'm old and been an Avid editor for 20 years, latest version of Avid does not edit XAVC-S. So I've down loaded Resolve from BlackMagic it great software, but my poor brain if fixed in Avid mode. So Editing is slow and I think my system doesn't like 4k much. It's my fist adventure into editing 4k at home.

I haven't start filming for the comp yet. Still working on the ideas.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 11:48 AM   #4
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It's been quiet here. Does that mean everyone is out and about, and busy filming? :)
Good luck and have fun!

Mark, hope the 4k works fine for you.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 01:13 PM   #5
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It is very quiet here.
I just ordered a rain jacket for my DSLR with the hope it will fit my AX53 too. The weather is not good. It's all rain with a very dull, uninteresting sky.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 01:16 PM   #6
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Same here, I think I need an underwater housing for my camera if the weather doesn't change soon.
2017 has been very wet and windy here.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 12:22 AM   #7
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I actually had a reasonable idea this time - it's just a matter of getting out and shooting - my new FZ-2500 arrived yesterday so I'll use that.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:23 AM   #8
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@Paul. Nice camera. Just googled the spec will you be shooting 4K with it?
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:30 AM   #9
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Just about finished some more testing and should start filming in earnest tomorrow.
Crummy weather here all week as well but hopefully next week will be good to get outside.
Fingers crossed for good weather the 20th and 21st for an important shot I'd like to do.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:53 AM   #10
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I just added a large lens hood from my old DSR-450 lens to my AX53. Had to get a few stepup rings 55mm to 82mm for the hood to fit. I had to gaffa tape three rings of the same size togeather so the hood was secure the rings were only 4mm thick. I'm hoping this will keep the rain off the lens and stop the DSLR rain cover from flopping infront of the lens.

I also got a mini jack to two XLRs for mics, a rain cover and a pistol grip handle for hand held shots - my hands are a bit to big for the side strap..

At some point I need to get some 82mm ND filter so I can crontrol the exposure better.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 10:22 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mark Hartopp View Post
I've been trying to edit 4k from my new AX53, problem is I'm old and been an Avid editor for 20 years, latest version of Avid does not edit XAVC-S. So I've down loaded Resolve from BlackMagic it great software, but my poor brain if fixed in Avid mode. So Editing is slow and I think my system doesn't like 4k much. It's my fist adventure into editing 4k at home.

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Mark,
You may try encoding the 4k xavc to apple prores through a program called ffmpeg , runs on command line , its a small and efficient program to encode to a codec that suits your system, given that AVID handles Prores and you are a AVID person, that should work for you .
Hope that helps
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Old January 11th, 2017, 01:55 AM   #12
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Thanks jadhav.
I'll give it a go tonight. I was hoping resolve would create a prores proxy, but it's only offering DNxHD. But I'm still learning resolve.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:28 AM   #13
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Well I still don't have a firm idea of where I going with this yet which is nothing new. Have a couple shots so far. The wind is suppose to pick up here so I won't be getting out for a couple days. Will have some good snow drifts when that happens. -30 C here now and they say with the wind it feels like -42 C. Still having fun!

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Old January 11th, 2017, 11:12 AM   #14
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Gordon that sound fun to me, we are expecting snow Friday morning all 2-3 cm of it - If we are lucky.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 02:03 PM   #15
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Ideas flirting around in my head and I have the cameras raring to go but out in the country its like -43c which is like -45 F. not really safe to be out there.
i got out my winter camera cover that holds heat packs inside to help. It doesn't work with the big telephoto though.

lets see, my house is not under water but it is over land so maybe I should shoot from inside!!!

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sounds like you all are having fun!!??
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