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EdRicker
11-09-2016, 09:51 AM
Hi all,
I have another video to share with you all using the DVX200 in 4K DCI and UHD-60.
See it here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5bAYpaK5c)

Basically the video is incorporating a few different elements of experimentation. DVX200 + glidecam + built-in 2.39:1 safety guide lines. The video was edited on and exported from a 4096x1714 timeline.
I've used this combination a couple times, but this time I decided not to shoot in V-log. I've found that V-log creates a lot of banding problems with the gradients of a blue sky.

A little Lumetri work done, but for the most part it's just SCN3 straight out of the camera and a polarizer slapped on.

Anyway, thanks for watching!

slidemaster
11-09-2016, 09:59 AM
Glidecam footage looks really nice.

JRJphoto
11-09-2016, 11:59 AM
North Carolina beaches look remarkably similar to south Texas beaches. DVX200 could not be an easy thing to manage flying on a sled. That bob in the yaw is almost a thing, but you're running on sand, so...yeah, forgiven! lol Footage looks great overall.

EdRicker
11-09-2016, 12:19 PM
North Carolina beaches look remarkably similar to south Texas beaches. DVX200 could not be an easy thing to manage flying on a sled. That bob in the yaw is almost a thing, but you're running on sand, so...yeah, forgiven! lol Footage looks great overall.

Haha, thanks for the pass.
The wind was the bigger issue than the sand though. I have a really hard time operating a glidecam in the wind with the DVX200's flipout screen. I can reduce wind-catching angles by removing the lens hood, but the camera just doesn't have the symmetry of a DSLR.
Have any ideas for glidecams in wind?

JRJphoto
11-09-2016, 05:09 PM
Have any ideas for glidecams in wind?

Best thing is to have a grip/assistant Hollywood a 4x4' courtesy between you and the wind. Sunbounce even makes a thing called Wind-killer.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/f43ed331a89f0d0bb20e02fad143ffdb/tumblr_nbsq2qFWK81rx7w9ho1_500.gif

http://www.cinematography.com/cine-uploads/monthly_08_2010/post-38621-043012100%201283236597.jpg

https://samuelnaiman.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/9862071795_8be5c2ff03_o.jpg

EdRicker
11-09-2016, 05:22 PM
Best thing is to have a grip/assistant Hollywood a 4x4' courtesy between you and the wind. Sunbounce even makes a thing called Wind-killer.


Oooh haha, I was hoping for a skill/technique based solution. I guess it's just practice practice practice!

7DDude
11-09-2016, 10:32 PM
Nice footage. Is it me, I'm seeing two different colors in the sky. Looks like a turquoise at the horizon. I had this happen to me and Barry Green suggested a setting change that has fixed it, might try that and see if it works, if you see the same thing that I am seeing.
Search for it here.

JRJphoto
11-10-2016, 08:22 AM
Oooh haha, I was hoping for a skill/technique based solution. I guess it's just practice practice practice!

No sir. Obviously practice-makes-perfect and honing your skills and personal technique is going to be the best thing you can do....with anything in life, not just flying steadicams...but sometimes, you just need a guy to run with you and flag the wind lol

EdRicker
11-10-2016, 10:11 AM
Nice footage. Is it me, I'm seeing two different colors in the sky. Looks like a turquoise at the horizon. I had this happen to me and Barry Green suggested a setting change that has fixed it, might try that and see if it works, if you see the same thing that I am seeing.
Search for it here.

I see what you mean. I found your post...I'll experiment with the knee settings. Thanks!

Design Media Consultants
11-11-2016, 12:41 PM
Great job Ed

dtocco
11-11-2016, 04:58 PM
Stuff looks good! What variable frame rate settings are you using? I've had a lot of trouble getting usable 120fps stuff in certain situations, especially wide shots; the footage is just too soft. Just curious what you had going on there.

EdRicker
11-12-2016, 08:39 AM
Stuff looks good! What variable frame rate settings are you using? I've had a lot of trouble getting usable 120fps stuff in certain situations, especially wide shots; the footage is just too soft. Just curious what you had going on there.

Thanks! I actually didn't use the VFR function, only 60fps via UHD. The birds and the waves in slo-mo is just 60fps slowed down to 40%. I agree about the softness of 120fps...almost not worth using it.

Design Media Consultants
12-06-2016, 07:19 AM
Hi all,
I have another video to share with you all using the DVX200 in 4K DCI and UHD-60.
See it here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq5bAYpaK5c)

Basically the video is incorporating a few different elements of experimentation. DVX200 + glidecam + built-in 2.39:1 safety guide lines. The video was edited on and exported from a 4096x1714 timeline.
I've used this combination a couple times, but this time I decided not to shoot in V-log. I've found that V-log creates a lot of banding problems with the gradients of a blue sky.

A little Lumetri work done, but for the most part it's just SCN3 straight out of the camera and a polarizer slapped on.

Anyway, thanks for watching!

Great job with the glidecam - what beach is this? I live in S. Florida and have similar setting.

Larry Chapman
12-06-2016, 08:05 AM
I agree about 120fps being soft. That said, I've had good results sharpening in post.

EdRicker
12-06-2016, 10:39 AM
Great job with the glidecam - what beach is this? I live in S. Florida and have similar setting.

Thanks! It's Emerald Isle, NC

Design Media Consultants
12-07-2016, 04:59 PM
Thanks! It's Emerald Isle, NC

LOL it looks like Florida. I get to NC quite a bit but usually near Ashevillle and the Western mountain area.

firehawk
12-07-2016, 06:18 PM
Nice job!