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#1 Ryan Ball

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:06 AM

I'm shooting a S8 wedding in a couple of weeks and would like to grab some slo-mo footage, which my Elmo Super 106 doesn't do. Should I sling a second camera over my shoulder for those shots, or can the effect be achieved just as well in post? I would prefer to get it in camera though. Is that silly? My Autopak might be good for something.
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#2 Ko Wai Wong

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:15 AM

You can time stretch in post. After Effects 7 and up does it great with 2 kinds of frameblending which can make it very dreamlike. But I think its always better to shoot it in SloMo though.

Maybe download a trail and see if its satisfying.
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#3 Ray Friera

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:48 PM

Make sure to have your camera lube and service. Always bring a back up camera. Do the slo-mo on camera. Post some clips after the wedding.
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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

One of the beautiful things about shooting film is the ability to change the frame rate and shoot TRUE slow motion.

Yes, it can easily be done in post and After Effects would be one of the best programs to use (not Final Cut or most editing software), but there is no substitute for real film slow motion.

Just pick up another camera that can shoot at higher speeds, you won't need two different ones (except as a backup which is always good.)
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:26 PM

Thanks for the tips. I think I'll sling two cameas because I really love how quiet the Elmo is. The Minolta Autopak doesn't do 24fps, but I keep it around for its 32 fps. Plus, it can be a back-up incase something goes wrong.
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