Projections of stock footage
Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:15 AM
But essentially, I'm worried that the light output provided by a conventional projector may be insufficient to record a good picture, given the nature of our gear. We're shooting DVCAM, using a Sony HVR-Z1p. Doesn't have the fastest lens in the world, it's got 1/3" CCDs, and I'm not sure whether this will cut it. Even at wide angle, with the iris wide open, with 1/25 shutter speed... I'm not confident about it (and I'd be reluctant to boost the gain on a Z1p.. small CCDs packed with pixels usually means lots of noise)
If anyone's had experience lighting a scene with projected footage with a similar sort of camera, I'd really like some tips. Should I be looking to get a specific sort of projector that will output a lot of light? And will there be a myriad of framerate syncing complications between projector and camera?
Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:36 AM
The camera may have a synchro scan feature too that will let you sync to the projector, without affecting a lot of the light / subject motion. You just have to do a test and work it out.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:25 AM
Here's the raw footage, granted it's not in someone's house and there's really no coverage, but if it can be captured on 16mm with low light and a fairly slow lens (2.5/2.8 wide open I believe), I'm sure you can do it on video.
As a matter of fact, when I took light readings on the walls, they read about 3/4's of a stop darker than what appeared to show up on the film.
Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:13 AM