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Old February 8th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #16
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You can 30f on the 60i timeline but i don't think so with 24f.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #17
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I use 30F and VividRGB for outdoor and Lowlight12 for indoor. The lowlight preset is bumped up in color a bit as the standard is a little flat. I also use 1/30 shutter in dim receptions along with a light.
I am very new to this too but shooting with 2 XH-A1's and do the same as above but do shoot at 60i
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #18
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I use 24f at the weddings I shoot. I love the look of the 24p as well as the better low light advantage. I do however shoot on Manual focus the whole time. I have been slowing down my footage with twixor, it works amazing! It takes some time to figure it out but you can get really good results. Here is a trailer that a finished recently with slowmo-

www.joesimonproductions.com/flemingtrailer.html

You can find the twixor plug in here - www.revisionfx.com/products/twixtor/
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #19
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Did you say you're slowmoing 24p???? I watched your trailer and loved the clean slowmo.
I've always avoided 24p cause I'm one of those sappy slowmo/dutch angle guys and traditionally 24p looked like poop when slowed down. If you're saying that Twixtor makes 24p slowmo look good then I'm listening.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #20
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Looks pretty good Joe. Liked the trailer too. Thanks for sharing.

That A1 can do some great things.

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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #21
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I use 24f at the weddings I shoot. I love the look of the 24p as well as the better low light advantage. I do however shoot on Manual focus the whole time. I have been slowing down my footage with twixor, it works amazing! It takes some time to figure it out but you can get really good results. Here is a trailer that a finished recently with slowmo-

www.joesimonproductions.com/flemingtrailer.html

You can find the twixor plug in here - www.revisionfx.com/products/twixtor/
Joe, you make things confusing. I was all content to settle into 60i then look at your trailer, that is awsome.

Once again some of the talent on here is amazing.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #22
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Thanks for replying Joe,
The trailers were great, and the slo mo was astonishing, goes against everything i've heard. Was it because of twixtor or did you do something else in order to achieve that ie:really slow camera movement? Great site as well, you are very talented.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #23
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The slow-mo was done with Twixor only. The pull back shot of the flowers and shoes was at about 20% of normal speed same with the bride down the isle shot.

The exit of the couple with the pedals was the only thing that was shot on the HVX and it was shot in 24p at 60fps. A shot with pedals flying and lots of fast hand movement is hard to slow down with twixor. The twixor plug in " synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence". So when you have those small moving pedals it makes it go a little crazy. But almost all shots during a wedding are not a problem to slow down with twixor.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #24
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Joe that was fantastic. The demo clip on the Twixtor site is pretty cool too. I wish I could find a similar plug-in that would work in Vegas.

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Old February 11th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #25
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Joe your work is so clean and has such a nice style.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #26
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Very Clean. i like it a lot you are not using crazy trans. It is nice and simple,
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Old February 13th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #27
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Here is a clip shot in 24F with a pile of A1s and an XL-H1, edited in FCP with a fair amount of slow-motion and no extra plug-ins. Looks okay, to me, but not nearly as good as what Joe posted. I wonder if twixtor could handle the time constraints of an SDE...
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #28
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Patrick - did you intend to insert a link to the clip you mentioned?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #29
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Wow, completely missed that one:

http://stillmotionblog.com/?p=332
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #30
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Joe, what presets are you using? The demo above is amazing, very cinematic.
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