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Old May 30th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #16
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Thanks for the reply. What about downconverting. Are you having good results?

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i have not tried it fully yet. but with edius, i edit the project in full hd. then if i want a sd project all i do is save the project to a new file but set the setting to sd and it's done. now i have two projects...one in hd and one in sd. i do have to go back in to adjust the titles to sd as needed but that is no biggy. again, i am still new at this so others that has more experience may help better.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #17
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Do you use any steadicam system? Which one?
Im my opinion one of the best clips I've ever seen! Fantastic shots.


thanks! ceremony was shot with monopod and everything else was hand held.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #18
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and everything else was hand held.
I'm sorry, but I cannot believe in you!

Just kidding :)

Very well done.

Is it only practice? Or there are some kind of techniques dvds, or something like that?

I'm sorry if my question sounds too dumb... But I'd like to know :)
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:18 AM   #19
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I'm sorry, but I cannot believe in you!

Just kidding :)

Very well done.

Is it only practice? Or there are some kind of techniques dvds, or something like that?

I'm sorry if my question sounds too dumb... But I'd like to know :)

:-) a few things you can do to get better hand held shots

1) slowmo will help
2) Hold the camera as close to your body as you can and use the eye piece rather than the flip out screen
3) hold camera with both hands and and elbows inward
4) control your breathing
5) lots of practice

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Old June 1st, 2008, 11:44 PM   #20
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Super Clean!

Really nice Don!!! I can't seem to get my ex that clean. What PP settings are you using? I hope this isn't too "secret sauce" but I am having a hard time finding that special spot.

I'm on the beach almost exclusively. The image is just amazing. I think the pacing and the length of the shots are really what the client is wanting.

I know I get bored and want to make faster shorter cuts but what I get back from some of my more favorite edits is that they wish it was longer....!

Break a leg on your "official" SDE!!

I use a Glide 4000 and sometimes a monopod. I like the wideangle on some of the shots may I ask which that is?
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Old June 1st, 2008, 11:50 PM   #21
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Hi Don,

Looked really great - and thanks for sharing some of your experiences with your first SDE.

Cheers,

Matthew.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:15 AM   #22
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Don, well done, considering it's a SDE!
One thing IMO, camera zooming out, moving backwards in some edits,
in a way takes back from the story, unconsciously reverts the empathy to the couple, If I to improve this clip, I'd be more careful in editing of mixing up camera movements in different directions,

Otherwise it's great!
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