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f64manray
09-10-2008, 10:40 AM
People are getting great looking footage with the D90. If people could post their best footage with the picture settings and exposure settings used, it would be very informative.

I don't have a D90, but I'm wondering what the monochrome setting with added contrast and sepia setting would look like.

also the vivid setting with different exposure, contrast and saturation settings.

Matthew Bennett
09-10-2008, 11:10 AM
It'd be nice to have deep saturation and a nice mellow scale of light to dark. The posted clips, though helpful, have all been on the harder looking side contrast-wise. I'd also like to see how it handles a hi-con black and white situation, with a simulated 'red filter' to make blues darker, clouds pop, etc.

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-10-2008, 11:43 AM
I think once manual control of the movie mode is established, if ever, then people will start focusing on creating beautiful imagery. Most owners I've talked to are more agitated than excited about the D-Movie control.

Slice
09-10-2008, 01:49 PM
New footage and an update at my blog.

http://d90movie.blogspot.com/

Kholi
09-10-2008, 01:57 PM
I think once manual control of the movie mode is established, if ever, then people will start focusing on creating beautiful imagery. Most owners I've talked to are more agitated than excited about the D-Movie control.

Exactly. This is what I've been doing since Friday. I haven't been concentrating on makin' pretty images, just getting the camera locked down and understanding how it works so that I can report back here.

I'm glad that it's already helped produce some of the best footage yet from the d90. SoiQa's footage was just awesome.

Matthew Bennett
09-10-2008, 06:49 PM
Thanks for letting us all stand on your shoulders re: the d-movie operations.

Camera's coming, can't wait to get in the game, start shooting with sync sound from another source. I was thinking, wireless lav on talent, receiver to an old, small GL1 I have, sitting in a bag on my side, D90 in hand, and then do some sort of rough slate. Work it all out later in the suite...

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-10-2008, 07:03 PM
Yeah, my D90 should be here early next week. Want manual control so bad I am seriously on the verge of weeping. No joke.

ESTEBEVERDE
09-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Pull it together man!

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-10-2008, 07:36 PM
There is just so much opportunity with this camera if it were only a little more controllable. So sad to see something great thrown to the curb because of something stupid like this.

Matthew Bennett
09-10-2008, 07:52 PM
The people will overcome. By using the Kholi Effect, we will become the new power in the universe, even more powerful than the black hole at the center of the large hadron collider.
I'm just typing anything to waste time while kholi updates his thread..

Maybe under the guise of doing a 'documentary' we can interview all the engineers, sales dept, marketing, etc, at Nikon and somehow come out with a clear thesis of how something so obvious like manual control didn't happen...

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-10-2008, 07:55 PM
I want SO badly for someone high up at Nikon to read these threads. Aaarggh.

stoiqa
09-11-2008, 04:07 AM
replace function on Vimeo does not work(tried twice)....I`ll open a new account and host it there until Sunday 12.00.

stoiqa
09-11-2008, 06:01 AM
http://vimeo.com/1709082

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-11-2008, 08:22 AM
Nice video Stoiga, looks like you have some pretty consistent images there. Could you describe briefly your process of setting up the D90 controls (ISO, aperture, etc) before shooting?

f64manray
09-11-2008, 10:54 AM
http://vimeo.com/1709082

Very nice! I'm praying you just slapped it in aperture priority, picked an aperture setting, went to live view, set AE lock, and pushed the record button.

What did you do?


This is test footage of yours that needs to be posted in this thread as well which is most excellent:

Flowers by D90

http://vimeo.com/1694439

f64manray
09-11-2008, 11:36 AM
Some other nice footage.

Flesh tones.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83161524@N00/2841920298/in/set-72157607201230026/

Some B&W

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83161524@N00/2844097936/in/set-72157607201230026/

Chris_TC
09-11-2008, 11:54 AM
Some other nice footage.

Flesh tones.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83161524@N00/2841920298/in/set-72157607201230026/

Some B&W

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83161524@N00/2844097936/in/set-72157607201230026/
You really need to use a VR lens or stabilize the camera somehow because the wobble is evil.

f64manray
09-11-2008, 12:02 PM
You really need to use a VR lens or stabilize the camera somehow because the wobble is evil.

Just to be clear, it's not my footage. I found it.

ESTEBEVERDE
09-11-2008, 12:52 PM
Just to be clear, it's not my footage. I found it.

The owner really needs to use a VR lens or stabilize the camera somehow because the wobble is evil.

stoiqa
09-11-2008, 02:37 PM
Very nice! I'm praying you just slapped it in aperture priority, picked an aperture setting, went to live view, set AE lock, and pushed the record button.

What did you do?


This is test footage of yours that needs to be posted in this thread as well which is most excellent:

Flowers by D90

http://vimeo.com/1694439

Actually I used M(manual),locked aperture( AF lens) ,looked for medium light areas to get a proper Iso,locked and record.

I just had fun with it, and I was as stealth as a photographer can be....you direct camera at people and since you dont have the finger on the shutter, people think that you are fixing your picture or something....try this with JVC100+letus35+Tripod and an 85mm

Kholi
09-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Actually I used M(manual),locked aperture( AF lens) ,looked for medium light areas to get a proper Iso,locked and record.

Great results, man. A fair amount of noise as the trade-off for exposure.




I just had fun with it, and I was as stealth as a photographer can be....you direct camera at people and since you dont have the finger on the shutter, people think that you are fixing your picture or something....try this with JVC100+letus35+Tripod and an 85mm

Exactly! The footprint, man. The footprint.

shiny4
09-11-2008, 03:51 PM
this is another with lensbaby(not mine)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/83161524@N00/2846953493/in/pool-828811@N24/

Matthew Bennett
09-11-2008, 04:30 PM
Actually I used M(manual),locked aperture( AF lens) ,looked for medium light areas to get a proper Iso,locked and record.

I just had fun with it, and I was as stealth as a photographer can be....you direct camera at people and since you dont have the finger on the shutter, people think that you are fixing your picture or something....try this with JVC100+letus35+Tripod and an 85mm

Yes, this is the whole trick ... You're always just looking at the back of the camera, like you are reviewing a photo taken previously. Not threatening to anyone in the least. As soon as you have the camera up to your eye, its game over though, (not that you need to do this in Lv).

Having a d90 is like a having an invisible camera pretty much... very stealth

Thebes
09-12-2008, 02:34 AM
I just posted a slightly edited test shot on vimeo.
http://vimeo.com/1716151

This was hand held, using only the camera strap around my neck to stabilize, in low available light conditions. I was worried it would be Jello-vision hand held, but the strap and proper SLR handling worked ok.

I used the Kholi trick and the lens was an old AI'd Nikkor 50mm f1.4 stopped down a little.

ando
09-12-2008, 02:40 AM
This was hand held, using only the camera strap around my neck to stabilize, in low available light conditions.

you know that old trick with a long wire you step with your foot on and the other end is connected to the tripod socket under the camera. if you pull upwards you can maintain a more steady camera, the wire will be tensioned and you will shake your hands less

it was used by photographers in low light with long exposures when they can't carry a monopod. it might work with video

don't forget that AI lenses were from the days when film ruled. the projected image isn't tweaked to digital sensors. digital likes only perpendicular rays.

test on photographs and if it doesn't look as sharp as 50mm 1.8D this may be the reason

Zak Forsman
09-12-2008, 03:30 AM
here are some screenshots from my upcoming feature WANDERLUST (http://www.sabipictures.com/wanderlust/). it was shot with the D90 in huntington beach the other day. way too early to release actual footage, just thought i'd give you a peak at the imagery.

http://www.isarapix.org/pix94/1221214532.jpg

http://www.isarapix.org/pix13/1221214564.jpg (http://www.sabipictures.com/wanderlust/)

Chris_TC
09-12-2008, 04:35 AM
I just posted a slightly edited test shot on vimeo.
http://vimeo.com/1716151
Good stuff man. Goes to show how even proper camera handling can keep the jello at bay.

Madmanden
09-12-2008, 05:07 AM
Fantastic Zak. Can't wait to see some more.

stoiqa
09-12-2008, 11:38 AM
[QUOTE=Zak Forsman;1400261]here are some screenshots from my upcoming feature WANDERLUST (http://www.sabipictures.com/wanderlust/). it was shot with the D90 in huntington beach the other day. way too early to release actual footage, just thought i'd give you a peak at the imagery.

cant wait to see it:Drogar-Happy(DBG):

NikonGuy
09-12-2008, 12:35 PM
I just posted a slightly edited test shot on vimeo.
http://vimeo.com/1716151

This was hand held, using only the camera strap around my neck to stabilize, in low available light conditions. I was worried it would be Jello-vision hand held, but the strap and proper SLR handling worked ok.

I used the Kholi trick and the lens was an old AI'd Nikkor 50mm f1.4 stopped down a little.

Very nice footage.

Does the movie mode adjust exposure on an AI lens? I thought D90 couldnt meter with AI/AIS lenses like the D300 can?

Can you use Liveview to "see" exposure with an AI lens mounted and manually correct exposure? As in, there is no need for a handheld lightmeter to measure exposure with AI lenses?

kevm14
09-12-2008, 12:40 PM
Very nice footage.

Does the movie mode adjust exposure on an AI lens? I thought D90 couldnt meter with AI/AIS lenses like the D300 can?

Can you use Liveview to "see" exposure with an AI lens mounted and manually correct exposure? As in, there is no need for a handheld lightmeter to measure exposure with AI lenses?

Considering a realtime internal histogram is fully possible (taking the guesswork out of exposure - the sensor is recording live!), there's no reason ISO and shutter couldn't be adjusted with ANY lens mounted on the D90, even a pinhole.

Thebes
09-12-2008, 12:50 PM
Very nice footage.

Does the movie mode adjust exposure on an AI lens? I thought D90 couldnt meter with AI/AIS lenses like the D300 can?

Can you use Liveview to "see" exposure with an AI lens mounted and manually correct exposure? As in, there is no need for a handheld lightmeter to measure exposure with AI lenses?

Movie mode automatically adjusts exposure with any lens, even if the D90 can't typically meter with it. I think it uses part of Live View's code to do this. You just set the lens to the aperture you want and it decides on ISO and the speed of the CMOS shutter. If you lock AE-L then the exposure stays constant for ISO and shutter, even if you adjust the aperture manually.

As an added plus, I find my AI lenses to manually focus more smoothly than non-pro quality AF lenses. The kit lens's focus ring feels cheap and rough in comparison, and pulling focus was much harder with it.

For photography I've always just used a histogram with my AI lenses, even on my old D70. Beats carrying a meter like the old days.

NikonGuy
09-12-2008, 12:57 PM
Thanks alot guys! Just what i wanted to hear. I just got a 28mm f/2.8 AIS lens for free and am getting the D90 as soon as it becomes available here. I'm getting so tired of the small LCD of my old D70 so i cant wait to upgrade.

f64manray
09-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Side by side comparison with D90 and HVX200 (not mine)

http://vimeo.com/1713382

Rubbersquare
09-12-2008, 07:49 PM
looks like there are many focus issues (operator, not equipment). but the closeup looks pretty nice. wonder if there's an adapter on the hvx.

shinyrobot
09-12-2008, 08:06 PM
I shot this today in 20 minutes, edited in 20 just to test out the camera. I read AFTER I went and did this test that you can lock the exposure, etc, which I will try next time. My friend Tim patiently let me tape him as we drove around and down to a park. Little bit of color correction to give it a look. I can't wait to shoot a short film on this. Overall I was impressed! This is a great camera. Is there a better place to post this?

http://vimeo.com/1720680

John Caballero
09-12-2008, 08:31 PM
I put up two more tests on Vimeo. They are for image stability while shooting handheld and focusing. The fact is that you have to hold the camera as tight as you can. You can't shake it the slightest bit, especially top and bottom, because the image becomes watery like and wobbles. If you are going to pan you have to do it slowly and in a gliding sort of way. It takes practice. Otherwise put it in a tripod with a smooth head.

http://www.vimeo.com/1721041 (http://www.vimeo.com/1721041)
http://www.vimeo.com/1720836 (http://www.vimeo.com/1720836)

ESTEBEVERDE
09-12-2008, 09:04 PM
I put up two more tests on Vimeo. They are for image stability while shooting handheld and focusing. The fact is that you have to hold the camera as tight as you can. You can't shake it the slightest bit, especially top and bottom, because the image becomes watery like and wobbles. If you are going to pan you have to do it slowly and in a gliding sort of way. It takes practice. Otherwise put it in a tripod with a smooth head.

http://www.vimeo.com/1721041 (http://www.vimeo.com/1721041)
http://www.vimeo.com/1720836 (http://www.vimeo.com/1720836)

Very Nice Footage.

It didn't make me seasick at all! :)

Where did you shoot this? It's pretty cool to see the girls working so hard to put together a great performance.

I showed this to my daughter and it inspired her to work even harder on hers!

Good Work!

Thanks for putting it up.

Batutta
09-12-2008, 09:40 PM
As great as some of this footage looks, I think I'm going to wait for the next round to see if Nikon irons out the kinks (jello-cam, audio, better controls). One thing's for sure, Paul Greengrass won't be shooting a movie with one of these any time soon.

Rubbersquare
09-12-2008, 09:48 PM
But Zak Forsman is.

ESTEBEVERDE
09-12-2008, 11:19 PM
Well....

I think this is a very nice cam and is workable if you shoot locked down or have a great rig and had to keep things steady.

Short of that you get a a drug induced jello cam kinda shot.

Still. I put up my money for 2! :beer:

f64manray
09-12-2008, 11:39 PM
I shot this today in 20 minutes, edited in 20 just to test out the camera. I read AFTER I went and did this test that you can lock the exposure, etc, which I will try next time. My friend Tim patiently let me tape him as we drove around and down to a park. Little bit of color correction to give it a look. I can't wait to shoot a short film on this. Overall I was impressed! This is a great camera. Is there a better place to post this?

http://vimeo.com/1720680

Wow, looks great. Thanks for posting it. Did the original out of the camera footage look much different than that before your color correction.

cacophony
09-13-2008, 12:17 AM
I put up two more tests on Vimeo. They are for image stability while shooting handheld and focusing. The fact is that you have to hold the camera as tight as you can. You can't shake it the slightest bit, especially top and bottom, because the image becomes watery like and wobbles. If you are going to pan you have to do it slowly and in a gliding sort of way. It takes practice. Otherwise put it in a tripod with a smooth head.

http://www.vimeo.com/1721041 (http://www.vimeo.com/1721041)
http://www.vimeo.com/1720836 (http://www.vimeo.com/1720836)


Looks great John. What lens were you using and what aperture?

f64manray
09-13-2008, 12:55 AM
Some other nice stuff. (not mine)

Flowers-very nice around the 1:48 mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdwKFgHP4s&feature=related&fmt=18



Airport footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV3LbWSdESs&feature=related&fmt=18



Trains
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJCQMSe0Vc&feature=related&fmt=18

The Canon 5D better be good for $1,500 more if it's going to beat this.

cacophony
09-13-2008, 01:01 AM
Here's some test footage I shot with the D90 at night:

http://www.vimeo.com/1721898

Park Edwards
09-13-2008, 01:05 AM
Some other nice stuff. (not mine)

Flowers-very nice around the 1:48 mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdwKFgHP4s&feature=related&fmt=18



Airport footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV3LbWSdESs&feature=related&fmt=18

The Canon 5D better be good for $1,500 more if it's going to beat this.


I'd really like to see that aiport video in 720p

Madmanden
09-13-2008, 01:35 AM
I'd really like to see that aiport video in 720p
Well here you go: http://www.vimeo.com/1721667

ando
09-13-2008, 03:42 AM
hmm nice video the airport one
i've downloaded the video from vimeo but i can't do pixelpeeping since it's converted to h264 23.976. but it looks good anyway.

BLUESPIDER
09-13-2008, 03:52 AM
what lens were used to shoot that airport stuff? I'm definitely ordering one of these bad boys!

John Caballero
09-13-2008, 06:57 AM
Estebeverde:


Where did you shoot this? It's pretty cool to see the girls working so hard to put together a great performance.



The school is called Mestizo Art Center in Queens, New York. There is a beauty pageant today to pick two winners in the 8 to 12 year categories to be "queens" for the Queens Hispanic Parade on sept. 28. The girls in the video are guest artists and are going to dance today in the show. They love this stuff. I am the photographer for the pageant and for the parade.

cacophony


Looks great John. What lens were you using and what aperture?

I used the kit lens, metered to the available light, which wasn't that great. As you know it is basically impossible to know the aperture this way. I don't have a manual lens, but I am planning to get a couple of them or maybe a good zoom in the near future. I am more worried at this time as to how the image can be totally stabilized. It would do no good, I feel, to have a perfectly exposed and focused image if at the end of the day it starts wobbling like crazy. We'll see what happens.

evilfoxhound
09-13-2008, 08:09 AM
Regarding the Download option on the Vimeo website. Are those the original 720p files or have they been compressed by Vimeo. I ask because i'm seeing some very nasty compression in ALL D90 videos.

John Caballero
09-13-2008, 08:20 AM
Mines are direct from the memory card to Vimeo. Nothing done to them. Compression problems don't mix well with low light in this camera.

EduardoMiguel
09-13-2008, 09:27 AM
Regarding the Download option on the Vimeo website. Are those the original 720p files or have they been compressed by Vimeo. I ask because i'm seeing some very nasty compression in ALL D90 videos.

well i know vimeo does use a compression scheme that squishes the snot out of hd files, so that might be what you're noticing.

Madmanden
09-13-2008, 09:34 AM
Regarding the Download option on the Vimeo website. Are those the original 720p files or have they been compressed by Vimeo. I ask because i'm seeing some very nasty compression in ALL D90 videos.
If you download via the download 720P option, then it should be the original file. But yeah, the MJPEG compression isn't exactly world class.

evilfoxhound
09-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Thanks for the replies. I'm finding it hard to decide if I want this camera or not because some clips look great and other look poor (Nose and compresion wise).

ESTEBEVERDE
09-13-2008, 02:11 PM
Estebeverde:



The school is called Mestizo Art Center in Queens, New York. There is a beauty pageant today to pick two winners in the 8 to 12 year categories to be "queens" for the Queens Hispanic Parade on sept. 28. The girls in the video are guest artists and are going to dance today in the show. They love this stuff. I am the photographer for the pageant and for the parade.

....


Awesome!

Looks like it will be fun!

Rolly
09-13-2008, 03:05 PM
First test done with the kit lens.

http://www.vimeo.com/1725646

stoiqa
09-13-2008, 05:07 PM
First test done with the kit lens.

http://www.vimeo.com/1725646

I tried today the kit lens....looks very steady....for some reason I prefer primes...more control.Super nice results.Keep em comming:beer:

Rolly
09-13-2008, 05:20 PM
I'm going to buy an old 50mm f1.4 and 24mm f2.8. Which primes should I go for, Ai, Ais, Af.. ?

utako.o
09-13-2008, 07:00 PM
I'm going to buy an old 50mm f1.4 and 24mm f2.8. Which primes should I go for, Ai, Ais, Af.. ?

the base minimum is AIS and up lenses.

some AI lenses have to be hacked to work with dslr's. (ie http://www.aiconversions.com/compatibilitytable.htm)

i might have a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 AF that i don't mind selling --once my d90 arrives since i'll be getting the 14-24mm f2.8 the same day ;)

Rolly
09-13-2008, 07:27 PM
the base minimum is AIS and up lenses.

some AI lenses have to be hacked to work with dslr's. (ie http://www.aiconversions.com/compatibilitytable.htm)

i might have a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 AF that i don't mind selling --once my d90 arrives since i'll be getting the 14-24mm f2.8 the same day ;)


Thanks Utako.o

f64manray
09-13-2008, 07:34 PM
Here's some test footage I shot with the D90 at night:

http://www.vimeo.com/1721898

This camera really shines at night. I'm assuming this is straight from the camera with no post processing?

More experienced video people can correct me, but I'm just not able to find samples from the DVX100, HVX200 that compare with the D90 in contrast and rich saturation of colors. Everything I see with DVX or HVX looks somewhat flat in comparison. Most of what I see from the D90 seems more from "Three Kings" or "Saw" movies. I really could care less about shadow details at this point. I'm looking for "punch" and this camera is a knockout in that regard.

Park Edwards
09-13-2008, 08:00 PM
not sure if it's the same vimeo page I saw earlier, because I'm at work, but if it's the one with the planes, there should be a link to all his raw footage...it definitely shines at night.

William_Robinette
09-13-2008, 08:21 PM
Agreed. There seems to be very very little noise and the colors are very rich. Not to mentions the 35mm DoF without the light loss of an adapter (even if it is only a half stop).

stoiqa
09-13-2008, 10:14 PM
"Most of what I see from the D90 seems more from "Three Kings" or "Saw" movies."

..and most of the tests are with kit lenses...wait until someone will put a Zeiss glass on this baby...I should get mine next week:)

Thebes
09-13-2008, 11:04 PM
the base minimum is AIS and up lenses.

some AI lenses have to be hacked to work with dslr's. (ie http://www.aiconversions.com/compatibilitytable.htm)

i

NOTE- I accidentally found that some Pre-AI lenses, at least my formerly pre-ai Nikkor-S 50mm f1.4, will mount on the D90 without apparently binding. Upon close examination I found that it did bind slightly upon a switch on the outside of the lens mount at roughly 8 o'clock as you look towards the lens.

Furtermore, many so called AI'ed lenses often only had a certain portion of the aperture ring ground out, often only near the old claw foot for mating with early bodies. Inspect any third-party modified (only has the primary f-stop display, not the second one closer to the camera) Pre-AI lenses. If they touch this switch, don't use them... if that switch breaks its a really bad thing.

Finally, I modified my Pre-AI Nikkor today. I needed a lens right away and had little choice. It was easy- I used instructions from here:
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/repair/aimod/aimod.htm

I had to do the EE post too for it to be safe to use on a D90. For the D90 this conversion really does nothing other than make it safe to mount the Pre-AI lens- but for other cameras putting the post in the right place helps them meter light for still photography..

AI and AI-S lenses are only slightly different and for our purposes they function the same. Pre-AI lenses don't (normally) fit the D90 safely.

Also, while I had the lens apart I ground down the ring metal for the f-stop detents. This makes it much easier to smoothly adjust iris while filming. If I did it again I might remove the detent spring instead, I didn't do that good of a job with the grinding, perhaps a piece of felt would smooth it more than my hack job did- but it is still worlds better for video.

Thebes
09-13-2008, 11:08 PM
Agreed. There seems to be very very little noise and the colors are very rich. Not to mentions the 35mm DoF without the light loss of an adapter (even if it is only a half stop).

The colors really are amazing, aren't they? And the dynamic range it captures. Really, I am liking these things as much as the DOF, and originally it was just the DOF that excited me.

BTW, with a DOF adapter you lose the half (or more) stop PLUS the amount of light your acquisition camera eats with its own lens. So, a DOF adapter losing 2/3rds of a stop plus, say, the built-in f1.8 lens on a HV20 means you lose over 2 stops!

stoiqa
09-14-2008, 10:54 PM
http://vimeo.com/1735154

ESTEBEVERDE
09-14-2008, 11:26 PM
Thanks stoiqa! :beer:

dave12781
09-15-2008, 09:49 PM
http://www.vimeo.com/1734965

Just did a macro test with my d90. 50mm 1:1 Macro 2.8.

f64manray
09-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Test footage with 18-105 VR kit lens (not mine ...yet)
5 star cooking ...This makes me want to buy a D90 ....right after I eat dinner ;-) Good aquarium footage towrd the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dF5xZtx7P8&fmt=18

Quote from the videographer of this footage about the his D90:

"I honestly get better results with the D90 than most of the Digital Video Cameras I have ever used."

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-18-2008, 09:37 PM
First shots from the camera, got it early this morning. Fun stuff, more to be had tomorrow!

http://vimeo.com/1764320

stoiqa
09-18-2008, 09:40 PM
First shots from the camera, got it early this morning. Fun stuff, more to be had tomorrow!

http://vimeo.com/1764320
Sorry, you do not have permission to watch this private video.

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-18-2008, 09:49 PM
Fixed.

Thebes
09-19-2008, 02:53 AM
Some footage thrown together that I shot for the intro a project I'm now editing. I played with my declicked iris in some of this, though I admit it could be less gritty.

http://www.vimeo.com/1765399

Rolly
09-20-2008, 05:33 PM
Here another quick test with the 18-105 VR kit lens.

http://www.vimeo.com/1775787

Park Edwards
09-20-2008, 09:38 PM
First night out. More tomorrow

http://vimeo.com/1776973

ando
09-21-2008, 06:54 AM
Here another quick test with the 18-105 VR kit lens.

http://www.vimeo.com/1775787

this is good

take care using vr lenses with video since if you keep shaking the vr will "accumulate" then suddenly jump when it can no longer fix it.
no quick jumps.

Rolly
09-21-2008, 07:22 AM
this is good

take care using vr lenses with video since if you keep shaking the vr will "accumulate" then suddenly jump when it can no longer fix it.
no quick jumps.

Thanks for the tip Ando, I didn't know that.

Park Edwards
09-24-2008, 11:56 PM
The office

http://vimeo.com/1809510

MikeyPOTG
09-25-2008, 12:41 PM
From my high school's pep rally. I have the pleasure of teaching the students behind the cameras & switcher.

http://albums.phanfare.com/1095254/2763260#imageID=47847792

Btw, if you get bored, feel free to look around that site. It has most of their work over the past 2 years. We work with minimal equipment, but theres some great work in there.

Kholi
09-25-2008, 09:21 PM
Has anyone gotten some decent skin out of this thing?

I'm noticing I can't get nice skin tones out of the camera's video function. I think the 5D's skintones totally ruined the d90 for me. LoL

stoiqa
09-25-2008, 09:28 PM
hehe ..you are to picky

stoiqa
09-25-2008, 09:32 PM
I`m learning a lot about lenses this time...bad part is that I have to buy them to see the results....but is really interesting how a tone(feel)/bokeh of a lens can do the magic or not.

Kholi
09-25-2008, 09:33 PM
StoiQa have you gotten any good and detailed skin out of the d90? I'm not picky, either! I think a picky person wouldn't even consider a d90.

About lenses: It's going to be one of the things that really matter more-so now than ever. The aesthetic choices are going to come from old lenses and new alike. Some are sharp and harsh, some are soft and pleasant. I managed to ghetto rig a 50/1.4 Zeiss C/Y to the D90 and it was an interesting image.

stoiqa
09-25-2008, 09:45 PM
i`ll see this weekend ....music band vid...keep you posted.

Park Edwards
09-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Has anyone gotten some decent skin out of this thing?

I'm noticing I can't get nice skin tones out of the camera's video function. I think the 5D's skintones totally ruined the d90 for me. LoL

I think it's the 5D. I think they look rather well to me.

buildyo
09-25-2008, 11:54 PM
Have you tried the Portrait Picture Control at http://nikonimglib.com/opc/ ?
It should improve the skin tone.

I don't know if it works with the D90 though but see page 115 of the D90 user manual anyway.

Kholi
09-26-2008, 12:03 AM
Portrait is probably the best pre-set curve to shoot with. =T And, that's not sayin' much.

I'm havin' a hard time justifyin' keepin' the D90 at this point. The 12megapixels are nice for Stills. But...

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-26-2008, 12:07 AM
21? The 5D has 21, our little D90 has 12.3...

Kholi
09-26-2008, 12:08 AM
I meant to post 12. LOL. I got 5D on the brain. =T

Park Edwards
09-26-2008, 12:24 AM
lame kholi

Pirata
09-26-2008, 07:49 PM
I'm not sure about these being my best results but they are my most recent ones:

http://vimeo.com/1820239

I think as far as my favorite results it has to be this one however:

http://vimeo.com/1764782

Rubbersquare
09-26-2008, 08:22 PM
something very alluring about the images from the d90.

Andrew Brinkhaus
09-27-2008, 04:44 PM
Hand held coverage of my friends band Celeste playing the other night. Cut in PPro CS3. 50mm f/1.8 on the D90.

http://vimeo.com/1829727

myspace.com/thebandceleste

EDIT: Replacing with higher quality version. Up tomorrow.

Uwe Lansing
09-28-2008, 08:45 AM
My second D90-Clip:
http://www.vimeo.com/1831874

Lucas Adamson
09-28-2008, 01:42 PM
Is it just me, or are all these Vimeo clips of the D90 about 4fps, because I am searching to understand the limitations of the jellocam effect, so the motion of the video is key, and it is soooo jumpy - is this in itself jellocam? Because if so, it's awful, awful awful.

Otherwise I am mightily impressed with the 720p performance of this camera, but before I buy, I need to know how well it conveys motion. Where can I find high quality clips, in terms of fps rather than definition.

Many thanks
Lucas

Park Edwards
09-28-2008, 01:58 PM
it's just you

ESTEBEVERDE
09-28-2008, 03:40 PM
Just You...

Your system is slow.

ESTEBEVERDE
09-28-2008, 03:43 PM
My second D90-Clip:
http://www.vimeo.com/1831874


Very Nice!

Each clip is getting better and better.

Pirata
09-28-2008, 11:43 PM
New footage edited together. Spent Saturday in Half Moon Bay to get most of this.

http://vimeo.com/1837544

John Caballero
09-28-2008, 11:51 PM
Very nice. Looks excellent to me. Which version of Vegas did you use?

Pirata
09-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Very nice. Looks excellent to me. Which version of Vegas did you use?
Thanks, Vegas Pro 8.0c

ESTEBEVERDE
09-29-2008, 12:42 AM
New footage edited together. Spent Saturday in Half Moon Bay to get most of this.

http://vimeo.com/1837544



I actually liked the drive by skew on the telephone pole and corn!

Gave it pretty cool surreal look that said speeeed!

John Caballero
09-29-2008, 12:45 AM
Vegas Pro 8.0c

Thanks.

timmytimetravel
09-29-2008, 07:15 PM
I decided after some testing, I could shoot something creative with the D90 and make it reasonable quality. I needed to test it was going to work ok for non-handheld moving shots, wasn't going to do the whole thing tripod/dolly, not going for a handheld look. Really concerned about jello and skew, but I think it's manageable.

So here is a test scene quickly diced together, tiny post, minimalist cc so far, I'd love some feedback. Music chucked in, will be different in real one.

This is a flashback scene to a story about a girl working 3 parttime jobs (local issue, many employers don't offer fulltime in Hawaii so they can avoid paying benefits), who gets into an accident, and cannot cover her medical. So with few other options she resorts to walking the streets. She gets into an interesting situation with a madame etc, and won't spoil it.

But this tester is more about d90 skew/jello/ moving shot capability than the story so far :)

http://www.vimeo.com/1844880

Cheers

Rexbron!
10-07-2008, 11:48 PM
I thought I would share the first edited piece I shot on the D90. Comments, critiques and suggestions most welcome.

http://vimeo.com/1909407

neka
10-08-2008, 08:41 AM
just seeing if locking the d90 down helps - and it does!
definite jaggies though - the biggest problem with this cam

i used a crappy manfrotto 136 head with no handle and a homemade slider...

http://www.vimeo.com/1912966


.-. .-.

Pirata
10-09-2008, 06:02 PM
Shot this over the weekend and put it together into a Children's Claritin commercial:

http://vimeo.com/1926219

Rubbersquare
10-09-2008, 08:00 PM
Shot this over the weekend and put it together into a Children's Claritin commercial:

http://vimeo.com/1926219

this is what i love about the d90. it has a ... feel.
did you do much color correction?

looks amazing.

Chance White
10-09-2008, 08:07 PM
Yes D90 footage just FEELS GOOD... dammit. It seriously reminds me of the 'film feel'... just feels more organic and almost analog... impossibly so.

Rubbersquare
10-09-2008, 09:04 PM
it's got the feel of a lomo. there's that low tech warmth about the d90. it's like it's got its own charisma. like a little mutt puppy.

Chance White
10-10-2008, 02:01 PM
awwww.

stoiqa
10-11-2008, 01:21 PM
http://vimeo.com/1938371

Lammy
10-18-2008, 01:25 PM
Well technically this isn't my best result, but it's my favourite for the run and gun and fun.

http://www.vimeo.com/2000634

This is the first night using the camera, real world application and just shooting for FUN. Natural light, and "point and shoot" moments. Hey, with a more considered approach beautiful stuff can come out of it. You guys are AWESOME. I'll post more aesthetically pleasing stuff later!

Digihead
10-19-2008, 11:24 AM
Bandanadan,
Thanks for posting that clip. Very impressive low light performance from the D90. Great colors, and low noise. I love the look of this camera, inspite of some skew here and there.

taubkin
10-19-2008, 02:42 PM
Well technically this isn't my best result, but it's my favourite for the run and gun and fun.

http://www.vimeo.com/2000634

This is the first night using the camera, real world application and just shooting for FUN. Natural light, and "point and shoot" moments. Hey, with a more considered approach beautiful stuff can come out of it. You guys are AWESOME. I'll post more aesthetically pleasing stuff later!
That was pretty cool. It's great to see real life captured with such a pleasing image.

Rubbersquare
10-19-2008, 06:38 PM
for some reason the downloaded file plays really choppy.
it almost feels "unreal" it's so real. like "cloverfield 2" - except instead of a big monster, they are attacked by mass amounts of alcohol. :)
seems as if the jello got a bit more noticeable as the evening went on (less steady hands, maybe?)

morgan_moore
10-20-2008, 08:32 AM
http://www.vimeo.com/1963131


SMM

Reptorama
10-20-2008, 02:57 PM
Bandanadan,
Really nice footage. Out of interest what lens did you use to shoot with?

jaslak
10-20-2008, 07:18 PM
Monochrome D90 film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLKzgpdVOKk

Lammy
10-20-2008, 07:25 PM
for some reason the downloaded file plays really choppy.
it almost feels "unreal" it's so real. like "cloverfield 2" - except instead of a big monster, they are attacked by mass amounts of alcohol. :)
seems as if the jello got a bit more noticeable as the evening went on (less steady hands, maybe?)

Aahah thanks. Alot of people have said it looked like Cloverfield, but I'd like to think my camerawork was abit less shakey LOL.

Does it really play choppy?
I encoded h.264,
2 pass 1800kbps
keyframe every 33 frames,
AAC audio 160kbps
in a .mp4 container

Using Adobe Premiere Pro CS3's Export Media Encoder.
What's the optimum setting for the d90 format to output to web (ie vimeo?)?



Bandanadan,
Really nice footage. Out of interest what lens did you use to shoot with?


Thanks! I'm still peeved at the 50hz smoke lines, it still takes me a good minute or 2 to really get rid of between each lighting condition and that aint cool during home movies.

I used a 1.4 50mm AI full manual NIKKOR lens. The kit lens was just too plain heavy, was constantly plauged with the 50hz smoke lines that I could not at all fix, and at 3.5 aperture was too dark in the karaoke bar. Makes a good still lens though.

Rubbersquare
10-20-2008, 07:37 PM
all good on the download. might have been my crap computer. i imported it into FCP and it played fine. weird. on a good note, that clip inspired a music video for a friend which i'll be shooting as soon as i get my d90. i hope you don't mind, but i set some clips from your video (with another i pulled from vimeo) over her song to give her a feel of how it could go and she loved it and can't wait to shoot the video.

all of the d90 users who've posted their footage have been a HUGE inspiration. learning from their triumphs and mistakes, getting tech tips and such. thanks to everyone. i can't wait to start contributing (most likely in the mistakes arena, heh).

fabulousfilm
10-21-2008, 10:56 AM
Got mine today... Havent made my mind up yet...
http://www.vimeo.com/2028593

taubkin
10-22-2008, 10:13 AM
all of the d90 users who've posted their footage have been a HUGE inspiration. learning from their triumphs and mistakes, getting tech tips and such. thanks to everyone. i can't wait to start contributing (most likely in the mistakes arena, heh).

That's a good point. Kudos to all of you, people! :dankk2:

fabulousfilm
10-26-2008, 12:03 PM
http://www.vimeo.com/2072505

My second test. Hate that i cant lock exposure.

roxics
10-26-2008, 12:36 PM
http://www.vimeo.com/2072505

My second test. Hate that i cant lock exposure.

It says no permission to watch.

fabulousfilm
10-26-2008, 11:38 PM
Its unlocked now - my mistake...

Park Edwards
10-26-2008, 11:43 PM
http://www.vimeo.com/2072505

My second test. Hate that i cant lock exposure.

dude, you know you can lock it right?
check the sticky. there's a detailed explanation showing you how.

taubkin
10-27-2008, 04:18 AM
http://www.vimeo.com/2072505

My second test. Hate that i cant lock exposure.

It's overexposed but it looks beautiful. You certainly used it to your advantage. :beer:

scsz
10-27-2008, 09:15 AM
Nothing fancy, just a quick video of a car designer doing a sketch.
http://www.speedandmotion.com/pictures/enderleconcours08/slides/mauriziocorbi.html
I had already put my camcorder back in the car so the D90 made it possible to catch the moment.

Pirata
10-28-2008, 11:03 PM
New stuff, used a displacement map to remove jaggies. Works great!

http://vimeo.com/2097269

fabulousfilm
10-29-2008, 05:36 AM
dude, you know you can lock it right?
check the sticky. there's a detailed explanation showing you how.
Thanks! Yes, I was a bit hasty there...

Park Edwards
12-03-2008, 11:42 PM
Biggity bam

http://vimeo.com/2424683

bronxjragon
12-04-2008, 04:04 PM
Biggity bam

http://vimeo.com/2424683

bad@ss, nice job.

by the way, who the f is as sick as i am when i do a vimeo search on the 'd90' and the first thing you see is that stupid focus test of the bald head guy with a beard in the search results? then you click on 'sort newest' and most of the time the d90 videos are 'out of box test' 'test' 'test2'.....if you're gonna do a test, make one like the video just posted! great job, what were your settings?

Park Edwards
12-04-2008, 04:13 PM
Dunno really, I'm just here to help out. You can check out the setting here:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=1461660&postcount=15

Staley
12-04-2008, 04:53 PM
This is my best so far. After the holidays I'm gonna shoot a little narrative piece... "just for fun"
In The Bunker (http://www.dailystaley.com/2008/10/17/in-the-bunker/)

Coco Bermudez
12-04-2008, 09:50 PM
PHEW!

Just finished reading this whole thread plus watching all the videos...MY EYES!

the D90 does look good...my question is...Does the image look good when you play it thru a broadcast monitor? Would the image produced by the d90 be suitable for broadcast? Let's say a 30 second commercial?

Anyone has experience with this?

Osslund
12-05-2008, 12:49 AM
I've used mine in production on two occasions. The first one was only closups. It worked great ouputing in PAL resolution. Sharp and dynamic. I used Kino flows and didn't experience banding after locking AE.

The second one showed the codecs weakness. It was an interview where the subject had a black jacket and there was a mostly black sign in the background. The bitrate fell and I couldn't get as sharp and clean picture as the closups from the first shoot.
The lighting also this time Kino flows 4x4.
In the end it did work out ok but just barely. I had to crush the black and stretch sharpness to get it somewhat ok.

rcknrol
12-05-2008, 11:46 AM
I'm posting good stuff I shoot here.
www.pmvideo.net/videositetemplate/index.html

preston
12-05-2008, 12:51 PM
This is my best so far. After the holidays I'm gonna shoot a little narrative piece... "just for fun"
In The Bunker (http://www.dailystaley.com/2008/10/17/in-the-bunker/)

good work, nice. and good choice of music - i've been dreaming of making 36 little "ghosts" vids if/when i get a D90.

Coco Bermudez
12-05-2008, 01:16 PM
I'm posting good stuff I shoot here.
www.pmvideo.net/videositetemplate/index.html


good stuff....ok now i am happy that I just ordered a D90.

What program did you use to compress your videos?

rcknrol
12-05-2008, 10:33 PM
www.pmvideo.net/videositetemplate/index.html

plasmasmp
12-07-2008, 03:16 PM
Testing out the Nikkor 50mm 1.8. You can click the HD button and watch it in 720p. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCZE_hsLivo

SaNTi
12-08-2008, 12:18 AM
Please, PLEASE let me know if these look decent. Should the quality be better? what can I do to improve them? I know the footage itself is sort of lame, pointless, but im mainly trying to figure out the post processing, so any feedback is much appreciated.

Thanks,

- SaNTi

P.S - Select the "Watch in HD" option on the bottom right of the video player for better quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AJbWZsXnho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDL0g2on2TU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Tg8nNolWs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kmRPG7vZ9U

Oedipax
12-08-2008, 04:12 PM
Not my footage (my D90 gets delivered on Wednesday) but I just saw this on Vimeo and it's the best D90 stuff I've seen so far. It's nice to see the results of someone playing to the camera's strengths with the mostly static setups.

http://vimeo.com/2454619

Zak Forsman
12-08-2008, 04:25 PM
skip ahead one-thrid of the way in to go directly to the footage I shot. looks rad, hold the jello, fool!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl012-EB3rM&fmt=22

Andrew Brinkhaus
12-08-2008, 04:50 PM
What kind of glass were you using on the bus?

Zak Forsman
12-08-2008, 04:52 PM
that was a Nikon 28mm f/2.0 with an NDx8 slapped on the front.

stoiqa
12-09-2008, 11:54 AM
http://vimeo.com/2470974

squig
12-10-2008, 08:08 AM
skip ahead one-thrid of the way in to go directly to the footage I shot. looks rad, hold the jello, fool!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl012-EB3rM&fmt=22
Hey Zak, did you do any color correction on the train footage? And what were you using to stabilize the D90?

Zak Forsman
12-10-2008, 09:04 AM
Hey Zak, did you do any color correction on the train footage? And what were you using to stabilize the D90?

crushed the blacks. no other post manipulation (other than an in-camera WB custom setting). stabilized... 100% with my hands.

squig
12-10-2008, 10:07 AM
crushed the blacks. no other post manipulation (other than an in-camera WB custom setting). stabilized... 100% with my hands.
Mad footy skillz bro! (kiwi accent) I thought you had it on a shoulder mount.

Zak Forsman
12-11-2008, 06:23 PM
here are some screenshots from the short i'm doing for the next DVXfest. unfortunately I can't release footage until after it screens as part of the festival. I added grain in post to bury the compression artifacts.



http://www.isarapix.org/pix75/1229034884.jpghttp://www.isarapix.org/pix12/1229034919.jpg
http://www.isarapix.org/pix73/1229034977.jpghttp://www.isarapix.org/pix89/1229034938.jpg
http://www.isarapix.org/pix92/1229047878.jpghttp://www.isarapix.org/pix32/1229048012.jpg
http://www.isarapix.org/pix44/1229034958.jpghttp://www.isarapix.org/pix86/1229035017.jpg
hosted by isarapix.org (http://www.isarapix.org)

Park Edwards
12-11-2008, 06:51 PM
i've never been a fan of grain...but i guess it's all in user taste.

ultrab
12-11-2008, 07:06 PM
Wow Zak your next short film looks amazing!

Rubbersquare
12-11-2008, 07:28 PM
what'd you use for post (grain)?

Zak Forsman
12-11-2008, 07:30 PM
normally, i finish in Color but haven't even done that yet. I took all clips into Compressor, retimed the framerate to 23.98 and converted to ProRes. then i did a quick once-over with the 3-way color corrector pliugin, then drop the "add noise" plugin on it set to .09, gaussian, monochromatic.

Rubbersquare
12-11-2008, 07:42 PM
are you using any of the tricks posted up here, like the stairstep removal, etc?

by the way, the stills look amazing. wish i had your gift.
</gushing>

Zak Forsman
12-11-2008, 07:48 PM
thanks! i'm using so-and-so's D90 scaler for FCP.

bronxjragon
12-11-2008, 08:09 PM
i've never been a fan of grain...but i guess it's all in user taste.

second that

Rubbersquare
12-11-2008, 08:11 PM
i prefer grain over compression artifacts.

Park Edwards
12-11-2008, 08:19 PM
grain is distracting to me and i rarely see the compression artifacts that most point out or i'm just so used to it from watching vimeo/you tube videos that they have. only compression artifacts i ever see in the d90 is the banding in blue skies and or flat even colors. that's about it.

but hey man, i don't like black and white movies either.

bronxjragon
12-11-2008, 08:47 PM
i can live with compression artifacts vs grain which is just distracting the whole frame

squig
12-11-2008, 09:09 PM
add noise rather than de-noise, I dig it. That's the look I want.

bronxjragon
12-11-2008, 09:29 PM
noise v grain v artifacts
you'll quickly learn with the d90 any of the above are not very forgiving.

Zak Forsman
12-11-2008, 09:37 PM
grain is distracting to me and i rarely see the compression artifacts that most point out or i'm just so used to it from watching vimeo/you tube videos that they have. only compression artifacts i ever see in the d90 is the banding in blue skies and or flat even colors. that's about it.

but hey man, i don't like black and white movies either.

i see macroblocking in footage shot under low-light situations. the grain disguises it. i'm looking at this on a 42" 1080 broadcast monitor.

Park Edwards
12-11-2008, 10:34 PM
yeah, well you're stretching a 720 image to 1080, you're gonna get artifacts. but i'm just watching it on a regular acer 22incher and can't ever see it from the footage i shoot. to me, i'm gonna judge your story, not whether it has added grain...i watched Reign on Me and in the scene where Sandler and Cheadle were having some food, there was a butt load of grain but it didn't take away from the story any. good luck.

squig
12-11-2008, 11:05 PM
grain went the way of the dinosaurs along with good scripts back in the 70's. Now is the time for a gritty D90 storytelling revolution..... VIVA!

bronxjragon
12-11-2008, 11:46 PM
grain went the way of the dinosaurs along with good scripts back in the 70's. Now is the time for a gritty D90 storytelling revolution..... VIVA!

put down the red bull buddy...

also car3o, odd you mention reign on me, i watched that film the other day too so see how i could possibly use my d90 if i were to do some work like that. its something that the d90 could do to an extent. weird, great minds think alike ha

Zak Forsman
12-12-2008, 01:25 AM
yeah, well you're stretching a 720 image to 1080, you're gonna get artifacts. but i'm just watching it on a regular acer 22incher and can't ever see it from the footage i shoot. to me, i'm gonna judge your story, not whether it has added grain...i watched Reign on Me and in the scene where Sandler and Cheadle were having some food, there was a butt load of grain but it didn't take away from the story any. good luck.

ahh... i wouldn't be surprised that your Acer exhibits a bit of a curve effectively "crushing the blacks" a bit without your knowing it. my monitor is calibrated to show me exactly what is there, as it should look on any other professionally calibrated monitor. the 720p to 1080p "blowup" is going thru a broadcast quality Kona 3, size isn't exacerbating the issue. going full screen on the Acer would be a blow-up as well, albeit a software dependent one..

that must be why you never see it. the first thing I do when grading any D90 footage is drop the black level to bury 90% of the compression artifacts.

tech aside, agree 100% on the priority of content over delivery mechanism.

bronxjragon
12-16-2008, 01:15 PM
Not exactly my best d90 footage but its okay. There's footage from my XH-A1 mixed in there, and the soccer footage with the studio lights are a friend's. The d90 footage is only of the teenage kid. Its still a rough cut (not cut tight enough just yet) and the graphics haven't been applied yet.

http://www.vimeo.com/2544920

squig
12-16-2008, 02:28 PM
Not exactly my best d90 footage but its okay. There's footage from my XH-A1 mixed in there, and the soccer footage with the studio lights are a friend's. The d90 footage is only of the teenage kid. Its still a rough cut (not cut tight enough just yet) and the graphics haven't been applied yet.

http://www.vimeo.com/2544920
Looks good.

The grittiness of the D90 just lends itself to anything urban. It's a very different look to the XH-AI though. I'd run the XH-AI through some nasty mjpeg codec to match it up or use Zaks add noise method.

Good to see you lot are finally catching on to FOOTBALL! It's the most popular sport for kids here and in the rest of the world for that matter.

bronxjragon
12-16-2008, 03:48 PM
Looks good.

The grittiness of the D90 just lends itself to anything urban. It's a very different look to the XH-AI though. I'd run the XH-AI through some nasty mjpeg codec to match it up or use Zaks add noise method.

Good to see you lot are finally catching on to FOOTBALL! It's the most popular sport for kids here and in the rest of the world for that matter.

yeah this was a good instance where i knew the 'grittiness' of the d90 would work well. My client actually used the exact word "grittiness." I graded the XH-A1 footage but then removed the filters because its not a final cut, I'll do the final color gradings another time.

As for 'catching on to football,' its my preferred sport from when i was knee high : )

mdifazio
12-17-2008, 02:40 PM
If not my "best" result, definitely my most visually interesting:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PhnHw5LcEW0&fmt=18

Nikon 1.8 Lens mounted backward full open.

I wanted some visuals to accompany a live jam I recorded couple weeks back with my band. Bear in mind I am just learning how to edit so sorry if it appears unfinished.

squig
12-17-2008, 03:58 PM
If not my "best" result, definitely my most visually interesting:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PhnHw5LcEW0&fmt=18

Nikon 1.8 Lens mounted backward full open.

I wanted some visuals to accompany a live jam I recorded couple weeks back with my band. Bear in mind I am just learning how to edit so sorry if it appears unfinished.
I think you have enough content there to keep someone interested for a minute or so. I'd recommend you add a lot more content and cut it faster to match the tempo. Pull back the brightness make it more contrasty and make the colors more vibrant.

bronxjragon
12-17-2008, 04:38 PM
so sorry if it appears unfinished.

no need to apologize. you're doing the right things, but faster cuts as suggested. great job buddy

stoiqa
01-05-2009, 11:48 AM
http://vimeo.com/2723978

Can we also make this thread sticky, or a "D90 clips" ? , this way we`ll get everyone to post their clips in the sticky and not look for it :)

thx

Park Edwards
01-05-2009, 12:23 PM
wouldn't matter, people want their own threads....half the threads here are covered already in the stickies, but nobody really looks anyway.

preston
01-05-2009, 04:32 PM
sorry if this is off-topic, but i'm gonna ask anyway... :)

has anyone seen D90 vids where dialog was recorded separately and synced in post? i know Zak is probably dealing with this challenge for LOSSFEST, but i'm looking for some examples that are available to watch.

thanks guys...

Park Edwards
01-05-2009, 05:09 PM
why?

Zak Forsman
01-05-2009, 05:19 PM
sorry if this is off-topic, but i'm gonna ask anyway... :)

has anyone seen D90 vids where dialog was recorded separately and synced in post? i know Zak is probably dealing with this challenge for LOSSFEST, but i'm looking for some examples that are available to watch.

thanks guys...

this is a test for that purpose... testing the sync of a Zoom H2 to the D90. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O1-PbsxRwI&fmt=22

NJ3118
01-05-2009, 07:17 PM
this is a test for that purpose... testing the sync of a Zoom H2 to the D90. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O1-PbsxRwI&fmt=22

which lens was used?

Zak Forsman
01-05-2009, 07:25 PM
pretty sure that is my 28mm f/2.0

preston
01-05-2009, 07:56 PM
this is a test for that purpose... testing the sync of a Zoom H2 to the D90. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O1-PbsxRwI&fmt=22

that was synced audio?

Zak Forsman
01-05-2009, 08:19 PM
that was synced audio?

yeah. recorded 48khz, 24bit stereo. compressed to AAC stereo 192khz. mic was mounted to the hotshoe on the Nikon.

preston
01-05-2009, 08:25 PM
oh ok, gotcha. what will you be recording audio with/to when you shoot 'for real'?

(sorry again for being off topic)

Zak Forsman
01-05-2009, 08:30 PM
oh ok, gotcha. what will you be recording audio with/to when you shoot 'for real'?

(sorry again for being off topic)

by nature of the project, we'll be using rented lectrosonic wireless lavs to attract as little attention as possible, going to a sound devices 702 cf field recorder. in situations where we can boom, a sennheiser 416.

preston
01-05-2009, 08:59 PM
cool, thanks. can't wait to hear it.

Andy Olson
01-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Hey Zak,

The Zoom H2 doesn't have XLR's right? What mic were you using and did you have a mixer?

Any post processing?

Thanks,
Andy

Zak Forsman
01-05-2009, 09:30 PM
the mic you hear is the on-board stereo mics. no post processing.

z


Hey Zak,

The Zoom H2 doesn't have XLR's right? What mic were you using and did you have a mixer?

Any post processing?

Thanks,
Andy

Andy Olson
01-05-2009, 09:34 PM
Cool. Was that the longest sync test you did?

I was thinking about getting the Zoom H4 to go with my D90, but all the sync issues I've heard about make me hesitate.

I guess I don't really do takes over 2 minutes usually anyways.

Love you work by the way. Really good stuff.

Zak Forsman
01-05-2009, 09:39 PM
i don't know enough about the math behind it, but after i retime all my footage to 23.98 in Compressor, sync holds for a 5 minute take. whereas it drifts if i try to sync it up to the original 24fps file.

Park Edwards
01-05-2009, 11:35 PM
i've never heard of the h4 having any sync problems??...this is a first for me

Andrew Brinkhaus
01-05-2009, 11:37 PM
Is it? :)

Park Edwards
01-05-2009, 11:46 PM
twis.

preston
01-06-2009, 07:02 AM
any other examples of D90 footage with synced audio?

mattsand
01-06-2009, 10:38 AM
i have a 10 minute pilot for my feature, shot on the d90 with h2 + wireless lav sync sound. email me if you want to see it and tell me who you are and why you want to see it and i'll see if i can arrange something. it won't be posted online, at least not yet.

/matt

preston
01-06-2009, 03:09 PM
hey, that's ok matt. i'm just anxious to see/hear people getting good audio synced with D90 footage.

if/when i do another short, i wanna shoot it on a D90-type camera, as long as it (audio) won't kill me in post.

good luck on your project! :)

mattsand
01-06-2009, 03:21 PM
the d90 records great scratch audio so i didn't even use a clapper, just lined up the waveforms, sometimes visually sometimes by ear. worked fine and held sync for entire 5 minute shots. we shot 2.5 hours of footage and it took me maybe half an hour to sync up (i used to do that for a living though, before i realized that editing wasn't my thing).

/matt

stoiqa
02-07-2009, 08:34 AM
birds with d90 and 75-300mm nikkor

http://vimeo.com/3114692

shiny4
02-08-2009, 03:31 PM
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9226/bambuleap5.jpg

not my best result with d90 but first test with d90+lensbaby for a SHORT film "bambule", ispired by a screenplay of the german's "terrorist" ULRIKE MEINHOF.

Rubbersquare
02-08-2009, 04:40 PM
i love the lensbaby look. can you share any footage?

Starscream
02-09-2009, 01:22 AM
hey dudes,

first post, first video.

i came from filming Skatevideos and working hard to get a grip in professional filming.

i bought the D90 to have it as a small 2nd unit cam, but it's also a nice thing for film skating.
right now i work on the designs for a cheap Rig. I'll post picts as soon i have a usable Prototype..

here's the first vid i did with the D90.

Lenses:

- 50mm prime
- Peleng Fisheye

editing in FCP

http://vimeo.com/2799880

oh, and a picture of the rig i made from a old DVrig
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6725/rodentprototypell0.jpg

greetings

rallymatt
02-09-2009, 09:46 AM
hey dudes,

first post, first video.


greetings

Lots of fast movement, and I didn't detect any rolling shutter. Nice.

Starscream
02-09-2009, 12:16 PM
Lots of fast movement, and I didn't detect any rolling shutter. Nice.


with enough light, the rolling movement is more or less under control

Pirata
02-09-2009, 04:41 PM
http://vimeo.com/3149239

So far the best I've gotten out of D90. Of course I cheated and shot with the motor drive @ 2k ;)

Makes me want to shoot with Red all the more right now.

Starscream
02-12-2009, 11:35 AM
i did another one...

all handheld and in a very dark skatepark (who just burnt down some hors after the filming)

http://www.vimeo.com/3186315

Vinyl Stax
02-13-2009, 01:35 PM
http://vimeo.com/3025714
all shot on D90.
sneakers n' heels :)