View Full Version : Did a lot of crazy stuff with the FS100

08-19-2011, 08:48 PM
Hi guys,

Just finished a video for our youtube channel that was shot on our new FS100. We did a lot of slow motion, time ramping work, as well as a lot of post-stabilization on handheld shots.


There's also an abundance of VFX, as you can see. The footage is surprisingly flexible for grading. Also, we got to have our first experience with keying fs100 footage, and that was a breeze. The camera handled the low light environment fantastically, and I was able to color correct some heavily under-exposed shots.

I'm still working on figuring out a gamma curve that gives me good highlight protection and maximum dynamic range without necessitating a lot of tweaks in post to get the image looking good.

Regardless, 1080p60 plus the light sensitivity makes this an amazing camera, in my opinion.

08-19-2011, 08:52 PM
haha... that was entertaining. Lovely to see how far the footage can be taken.

08-19-2011, 08:55 PM
Dude that was killer. Great job on the moves, ramping, and vfx. Would love to see some bts of how you pulled off some of those shots!

Also: did you shoot 60p the entire time so you could slow down any shot at will? Or did you have all of those ramps planned ahead of time?

08-19-2011, 08:58 PM
That was great! I really enjoyed it. What lenses did you use? And please keep us updated on the gamma curve for maximum dynamic range and highlight protection. Have you tried the abel cine range PP?

08-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Well done!

08-19-2011, 10:23 PM
very very good

can you tell about the timeramp software?


08-20-2011, 12:07 AM
Loved it! Very creative.

08-20-2011, 01:49 AM
Really amazing you guys! It just blows me away to see what these tools can do in the hands of talented people like yourselves.

Mark Crabtree
08-20-2011, 06:59 AM
Stop screwing around and make us a feature already.You guys have enough practice. Go for it!

08-20-2011, 07:01 AM
Very nice, I like the nods to Scott Pilgrim. Did you use Trapcode Particular and 3D Stroke for some of the effects?

08-20-2011, 07:24 AM
wow, that's great

08-20-2011, 11:58 AM
We used Trapcode Form for most of the laser fx.

In regards to the ramping and smoothing, we shot a lot of stuff in 60p, and then stabilized it in AE CS5.5's Warp Stabilizer. After that, we used the timewarp filter, as it let us add motion blur to the parts where things needed to move really fast.

Not every ramped shot needed to be shot 60p, however. Since 60p makes the bumps become smooth swaying, warp stabilizer wouldn't always smooth out that motion, and we'd see it when things were sped up.

Also, we shot everything handheld using a fig rig!

Rick Burnett
08-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Awesome! I happened to catch your Team Fortress video a week ago and really liked it (as I have spent a LOT of time playing that game all the way back to Quakeworld days).

We did the Modern War Gear Solid series, and we've just moved to the FS100 as well. We are REALLY liking it. One of the big things we notice is it has great red separation whereas on the 7D, our reds were getting lost with respect to detail.

I will definitely be sharing this with the rest of the guys I work with. Good job!

PS Do you guys attend DragonCon? We'll be there this year with our whole cast and crew.

08-20-2011, 12:16 PM
Awesome! That shot of him raising the AK's at 0:54 was great. Reminded me of that shot in Being John Malkovich where they go through the portal and the new dimension is at a 90˚ angle from the previous.

08-20-2011, 01:27 PM
awesome video! i love it

08-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Damn, I didn't know you guys were here too! Been watching your channel for awhile, great stuff!

08-21-2011, 07:34 PM

J Michael
08-22-2011, 05:48 AM
Great job on the audio, that lit up all the speakers.