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#1 lumisphere

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:00 AM

I know you've heard this before. Film like images achieved on low end HD cameras. But here is the proof.

I shot a short as a test for a feature film called "WINTER". The camera captures some amazing snow. The blacks are nice and clean. I had to under expose a bit so the highlight doesn't blow out. You can also see the the highlight blow out when it got sunny. So I always made sure that the sun backlit the objects so it's not that harsh.

>>>> WATCH TEST (short film) <<<<


I just finished the feature film finally with this camera (all snow). I'm very happy with the way it captures the light in dark situations. Here is a frame sample. You can see on the frame grabs, I exposed for the hard light hitting the snow to achieve film-noir images. I works well. If I exposed for the shadow, the image would have looked like a home video. Enjoy....

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>>>> VIEW FRAME GRABS on pdf (feature film) <<<<
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#2 Jason Debus

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

If your going for something film-like you should deinterlace. What you posted looks very video-ish.
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#3 lumisphere

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:20 PM

If your going for something film-like you should deinterlace. What you posted looks very video-ish.


Really? Is it the motion that bothers you cuz that's just the test film. I shot the feature 24PA (1080i) so it should be true 24 fps.
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#4 John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:38 AM

Really? Is it the motion that bothers you cuz that's just the test film. I shot the feature 24PA (1080i) so it should be true 24 fps.



Yep, it's the motion. I guess you shot the test interlaced? Anyway, video should always be de-interlaced for screen viewing.
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#5 Nigel Heng

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 12:32 AM

Agreed.
But other than your minor interlacing/motion problem the film looks brilliant! great job
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#6 John R Hudson

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 07:40 AM

You can't shoot 1080i and 24p

It is either 1080i or 1080 24p / 24pa

Keep in mind, deniterlacing will result in half a resolution loss

Nevertheless, it looks very nicely done.

Edited by John R Hudson, 19 July 2007 - 07:41 AM.

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#7 Graeme Nattress

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:35 AM

If it's shot 1080i, 24p with 3:2 pulldown, then the pulldown should be removed before you edit the footage. Do not de-interlace! If you remove pulldown you get back to the 24p frames and all should look fine.

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