View Full Version : shortfilm on hpx500! (and a lot of other films too!)

Hunter Hampton
02-14-2008, 12:38 AM
Go to the Lovefest section and get to watching the many films!!!

We shot ours (goodSAM) with the hpx500. Let me know what your think.

direct link: here (http://www.dvxfest.com/lovefest/loader.php?id=90007)

Noel Evans
02-14-2008, 12:57 AM
Hunter, Im gonna go look now. Just saw the grabs though and have to say to the HPXs credit - the contrast range in this grab is simply not possible in many cams.


Hunter Hampton
02-14-2008, 08:44 AM
with just a little help from an ND grad

03-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Is there anyway to see a more uncompressed file? I am doing some research trying to figure out if the HPX500 is feature ready (at least for what I am looking for (naturalistic lighting/ low light setups).

Much appreciated!

Hunter Hampton
03-06-2008, 11:20 PM
Well, its not that much less compressed..but it is HD

here: http://vimeo.com/718349

In all honesty, if you feel the varicam is "feature ready", the hpx500 is "feature ready" too. The visual difference is pretty small compared to the price.

03-07-2008, 08:29 PM
This video looks pretty natural. Did you use a lighting setup?

Also, how do you feel the DOF is on the camera (is it do-able)?

I am looking to rent one with the stock Fujinon lens. It's going to run me about 5k for 2-2 1/2 weeks. I am looking at doing a lot of handheld shots (in a Gondry(ish) sort of way).

Hunter Hampton
03-09-2008, 05:06 PM
We were working so fast on unfamiliar sets, that I didn't have time to do as much with the lighting as I wanted. I used a few 650's bounced off of ceilings with ctb gels other than that it was all lit with daylight & practicals.

Im not sure what your asking about the DOF? Do-able as in shallow? or Do-able as in workable by yourself?

I had a focus puller and I only pulled focus myself a few times. If your open on that fuji lens @ 20mm f1.8 its like shooting with a 50mm at f4.5 in s35mm.

And if you were using a 24mm digiprime at t1.5 (approximately f1.4ish) you would get the same result as a 60mm @ f3.8 in s35mm.

You can get great results, it just requires a little more thought to get the 35mm DOF "film-look".

Does that answer your question?

03-11-2008, 11:55 AM
It does. I appreciate it!

Mark C
03-29-2008, 05:53 PM
I thought the film looked great! This was a really well told short. You guys created a pretty moving piece in only 5 or 6 minutes. Amazing story telling!

03-31-2008, 11:17 PM
I great Movie!!! Which Settings Do You use?

Hunter Hampton
04-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Thanks, I used my low-contrast scene file.

Mike Rinkunas
05-27-2008, 05:25 PM

have you posted details on your low contrast scene file on-line? I'd like to take a look at the settings and your thought process.....and ok, well it kicks ass, so i'd like to steal it and maybe tweak it a bit :-)