Sunday, March 25, 2012

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$3000 Nikon D800 thrashes flagship $6000 Nikon D4 for video | Andrew Reid
Another comparison of D800 and D4 video:
The resolution is not compromised although there is some aliasing on horizontal lines and false colour moire on very fine fabrics. The issue doesn’t seem as bad as on the Canon 5D Mark II or 7D from what I’ve seen but it is there if you look closely. To be fair though it does not flare up as easily as some cameras do.

Nikon D4, D800 Compared with Canon 5D Mark II and Sony FS100 | Den Lennie
| Blog
Den and Guy Thatcher spend some time playing with different cameras, including the D4 and D800:
Here is a very short low light comparison with the cameras set roughly around 2000 ISO (although we set the D4 to 4000 ISO because it looked dark in the LCD)

Scene is only illuminated by the screen of my 27" iMac. Lenses used were Zeiss 35mm f1.4 on Nikon's and on FS100 and Canons a 24mm f1.4 L series.

Geotagging location surveys | Jeff Heusser | fxhd
Location, location, location; a tip for those doing location scouting:
Jeff Heusser shows us a great workflow for geotagging in Lightroom 4. This is a perfect approach for your next location survey. Jeff recently flew up to Adobe and did both a geotagged photowalk and sat down with the great team there. As a bonus, Jeff shows how this can then integrate with sun position apps like LightTrac and other apps on the iPad or iPhone.

Jordan’s Furniture Warwick Sony F3 | Barry Clegg | Blog
Barry talks about figuring out how to work with PMW-F3 footage:
All I had to do was create a 1080i/59.94fps project, AMA the footage into a bin and edit in that format. Avid automatically does a pulldown motion effect on any mixed frame rates on the timeline. I will say though that in my opinion the pulldown that was done with the JH-3 HDCAM deck is more “solid” then the software based motion effects you get in Avid.

"Sprung Spring" - shot on the iPad3 (new iPad) with the Padcaster
| Manhattan Edit Workshop | Vimeo
Shot on the iPad; pity it wasn't entirely edited on the iPad!:
Video test shot with an iPad3/new iPad and "The Padcaster", a prototype video rig built for iPads, tablets and phones.

Shot and Cut on the iPad3 (with some help from FCP7 & X)

Edit sound from Adobe Premiere in Audition | Hollin Jones | MacProVideo
Brief tutorial on editing audio in Audition:
Imagine that you have some rumble or hiss in a section of audio, but no other sound. Then there is dialogue, but the rumble or hiss is still there. By capturing the noise print from the section with only rumble or hiss and then applying noise reduction based on that print to the other areas of the audio clip, you could do a pretty good job of removing it from the clip without risking affecting the other sounds, as might happen if you used filters or EQ.

12 Tips for Better Film Editing | Oliver Peter | digitalfilms
A post from a few years back that gives some good advice on editing:
1. Cut tight – The best editing approach is to cut tight scenes without becoming too “cutty”. This means taking out unnecessary pauses between actors’ delivery of dialogue lines. Sometimes it mean tightening the gaps within dialogue sentences through the use of carefully placed cutaways. It may also mean losing redundant lines of dialogue, after the director has reviewed your cut.

Theaters will charge premium on 2D movies in order to lower the cost of 3D movie tickets | Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing
I wasn't a fan of 3D before; and now even less so:
As Roger Ebert put it, "Oh, no! In a move to recoup their unwise investment in 3D, theaters discuss, and I quote, 'patrons will have a single price for both 2D and 3D films. 2D prices will increase and 3D prices will decrease.' In other words, punishing those who dislike 3D."

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