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  1. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    Who here does video? Post up some clips of what you've done.

    What did you shoot with, what did you use to edit, etc etc etc...


    I'm interested in seeing what OTAP has come up with in moving pictures. ;)
     
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    oh, and most were filmed with a Sony D600 betacam and edited on Avid Media composer.
     
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    hopefully you can explain something to me with this in mind. When I shoot with my home camcorder (JVC something), it looks like it was shot on a home camcorder even with the counterweights to keep it from shaking so much. But when I see video shot on prosumer camcorders, the video look more like what you'd see on TV...is this truly a camcorder "feature" or is there something in PP that does this?

    I don't want this to sound like a DSLR vs. P&S type of discussion but think of it this way...my camcorder shoots as if you're watching TV in 120hz with the super motion and pro camcorders shoot as if you're watching TV in the normal 60hz.

    Hope this makes sense...
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    A lot has to do with the sensor type, lens type, media (digital vs. tape) and frame rate. There are quite a few people who run finished products through filters and change the FPS to get a more genuine "look." Another difference I've seen between using a smaller camera vs a prosumer-type camera is the focusing speed; smaller, cheaper cameras have a hard and fast focus that give it that P&S look, where more expensive cameras are a bit smoother. This whole argument and query is what has been halting the movie industry from making a full switch to digital. It simply cannot match the the genuine film look ... yet.
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Tripod?
     
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    Couple of things. A tripod will help immensely. However it must be a video tripod, not a still camera tripod. When shooting handheld, don't zoom if at all possible. Keep the lens set at it's widest. Don't pan wildly around.

    Sensor size/color balance/shutter/gain and various other settings all effect the way video looks. There are features in Post production that can affect the quality of the video but most people don't have them on their home computers.

    Modern home camcorders do a remarkable job of capturing great video but it's usually the person operating the machine that makes the difference.
     
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    I do a bit of commercial shooting & editorial to back up & support my motion graphics work. Don't have a video reel (or a still portfolio) put together presently but I'm workin on it :o

    Motion & design show reel is up here http://www.derickshaw.com/reel.html
    I did the OTX thing years ago to test some particles and it remains the only spec piece on my reel because everyone loves it :rofl:
     
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    what's the difference between still camera and video tripods? I know video tripods are bigger/more sturdy to support the heavier video cameras, but is that it?


    Oh, and nice work on the Lenovo piece.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    nice!
     
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    Thanks! A video tripod is larger like you said, but the head is the important thing. A video head will have a very smooth and dampened pan and tilt function as well as a handle. A still camera tripod doens't need a smooth pan and tilt function, just the ability to lock and level the head. Also, a good video tripod will set you back a few thousand bucks.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I see.
     
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    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    are you following RED at all? we are shooting red here and it's pretty damn nice. :)
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Yup. Thus the red typeface. I've seen some first hand shit. Very nice.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I've heard of RED, but don't know a ton about it. Is it really the cat's ass?
     
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    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    I wonder how hard the ONE is to use...
     
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    What song is playing in the video?

    Edit: Never mind. I found it. :)
     
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    Went through a lot of tracks in rough edits before I settled on that one :)
     
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    So.. what is that song?
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    werd.

    I need more money.
     
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    i'd kill for a RED.
     

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