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#1 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:10 AM

Of course this was bound to happen:

http://ca.news.yahoo...051623-622.html

Next, some one will make an iPhone movie and sell it at Sundance for millions, the media is going to love that one.

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#2 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

Well damn... he made Oldboy, I think that reserves him the right to do whatever whacky things he feels like.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

Not specifically iPhone, but there was another cell phone shot movie a few years ago. It was made in South Africa, a story about hookers that lent itself to the look.




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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:31 PM

I'm determined to shoot with Pixel Vision and test the theory, "so long as you've got a good story....."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PXL-2000

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

I'm determined to shoot with Pixel Vision and test the theory, "so long as you've got a good story....."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PXL-2000

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I would club a baby seal for a PXL-2000
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#6 Adam Hunt

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

I really hope this is destined for viewing on smart phones as well. I can't imagine the case of nausea iPhone footage on the big screen would give you.
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#7 John Sprung

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:40 PM

I can't imagine the case of nausea iPhone footage on the big screen would give you.


Not if you shoot it the professional way -- tape it to a gear head.... ;-)




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#8 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:45 PM

I think Zacuto has a rig for it, for all those hand-held shots, and I'm told that there's an App to make it into a steady-cam.
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#9 Adam Hunt

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:51 PM

Not if you shoot it the professional way -- tape it to a gear head.... ;-)


It's not just that. Remember the strobing effect DSLRs suffer from? While iPhone it 10x worse in that department. Add to that the worst compression artifacts imaginable and the unbelievably soft optics and no gear head is going to save you. Trust me, I tried to work with some iPhone footage for a small insert. We ended up shooting EX3 and degrading it a bit to make it look like iPhone footage.

The iPhone's camera is designed to take pictures and video that looks good on an iPhone's screen. If this film does make it to the big screen it will be interesting to see what the audience reaction is.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:55 PM

...and I'm told that there's an App to make it into a steady-cam.


Nice :lol:
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#11 John Sprung

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

What the DSLR's have is Moire, because their OLPF's aren't designed for the decimation they use in motion mode. If that's also the problem with the iPhone, perhaps some filtering will help. Can you post some of that iPhone stuff?





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#12 Adam Hunt

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

What the DSLR's have is Moire, because their OLPF's aren't designed for the decimation they use in motion mode. If that's also the problem with the iPhone, perhaps some filtering will help. Can you post some of that iPhone stuff?


Moire is completely different than strobing. Strobing is related to the refresh rate of the chip and a "digital shutter". I haven't seen moire on iPhone footage. With incredibly soft optics that resolve below the CCD's resolution you don't have to worry about moire.

I don't have that footage handy. And believe me, all possible filtering was tried before the decision was made to re-shoot. Filtering just degrades things more. You can't add quality to the video if it isn't there in the first place.
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