View Full Version : Could this wonderful footage (arri) be emulable with the HVX?
07-29-2007, 06:29 PM
This footage shows the strenghts and the superiority of a 35mm camera.
Do you think that with proper D.P, camera settings and CC we can acheive a similar result with an HVX200?
Those clip are small, so it's not a matter of resolution is it?
And note the allucinating difference between the video camera and the arri...
Arri 1 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/01Trailer.html)
Arri 2 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/02Elements.html)
Arri 3 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/03Linear%20Tracks.html)
Arri 4 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/04Curved%20Moves.html)
Arri 5 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/05Adjusting%20Curves.html)
Arri 6 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/06Adjusting%20Heights.html)
Arri 7 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/07Pan%26Lock.html)
Arri 8 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/08Steadybag.html)
Arri 9 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/09Borescopes.html)
Arri 10 (http://www.ready2roll.de/Skatertest/Player/10Accuracy.html)
07-29-2007, 08:43 PM
i think your answer lies in the 4th clip. there are lots of 35mm shots and the one hdv/mini35 shot. obviously 35mm will smoke the hvx every time in resolution and dynamic range. however with great lighting and a 35mm adapter, you can get a look that will fool most people.
07-29-2007, 09:02 PM
Don't know the answer to your question but now i want a skater dolly. :P
me too! but that thing starts at +$5000 US!!!! thats crazy crazy dollars for a sexified skateboard
07-29-2007, 10:19 PM
there's a shot of a sony hdv camera (girl studying) in the first clip... I don't see why you can't use an HVX with a 35mm adapter.. it should work..
07-30-2007, 03:16 AM
There are $250 skater dollies out there plus plans for them in metal, plastic, carbon fiber or wood in the DIY forum of DVXuser
Did anyone notice the German manufacturer inscribed BREAK on the BRAKE.
07-30-2007, 03:25 AM
i built a mini skater out of plywood per the plans in the diy section. performs really well. same geometry as the real thing. angles set up the same way. laser pointer is easiest.
07-30-2007, 02:30 PM
Good idea i will look for a cheap one.
But seriously, you really think that the HVX will give the same sexy and plastic result as arri? i not so much, but i will try.
07-30-2007, 02:49 PM
Look at some of the better examples of HVX footage here; stuff like the shots from Bob Gundu, Neil Rowe, etc. I didn't see anything in that first clip that a talented HVX shooter couldn't directly replicate.
Won't look *exactly* the same, but you could get awfully close.
07-30-2007, 03:08 PM
but now i want a skater dolly. :P
07-31-2007, 03:29 AM
depends on what you are shooting too. for instance, if you are outside and showing daylit sky along with subjects in the foreground, the hvx will blow out the sky much easier than if shooting film. or you will have to put way more light on your subjects to minimize the contrast between them and the sky. but in a studio environment where you can really control the light, you can get the hvx to look very very close to film.
the biggest reason those shots look so great is the incredible d.p., not the camera or the fact that it's film. go check out his website. amazing stuff. his name is in the credits on the last video.
07-31-2007, 10:50 AM
Could HVX + Hydra achieve this?
07-31-2007, 11:19 AM
What is Hydra?
07-31-2007, 11:25 AM
07-31-2007, 10:53 PM
I think a more appropriate question would be to compare it to 16mm which is more in line price wise and experience wise for most HVX owners.. and the HVX, I believe, is a 16mm killer. I don't think I would ever shoot super 16 again and it was a mainstay for me for years... 35mm was always a more lofty persuit.. for so many reasons.. but I think that owning some 16mm cams would not be such a good thing right now.
08-01-2007, 05:25 AM
Can I recommend the axis dolly:
Wonderfully flexible tool, both tripod mounting and table dolly. Fit your tripod head/quick release plate, off you go...