Posts Tagged ‘1080p30

27
Jan
09

3 Dan Chung 5dmarkii videos

Just browsing through the videos the cinema5d.com community is posting and… wow!  Lots of good stuff, here’s a few by Dan Chung that caught my eye…

Dan Chung’s Forgotten Shanghai: The Longchang Apartments reminds me of Slumdog Millionaire.  Look at the access Dan gets to this apartment building.  And while I have no idea what is being said here, the 30 progressive frames per second articulate tomes.

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Good to see the how the 5dmarkii performs in over the shoulder, portrait, and panoramic situations.

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All natural light here and the imagery is so dusty you can taste the steaming noodles.  Read the cinema5d.com forum thread here.

Dan Chung’s Anne Enright in Uganda… From Chung’s Vimeo description, this video was …a run and gun video shot entirely on a Canon Eos5DmkII with a Nikon 17-35 f2.8, 80-200 f2.8 and Contax/Zeiss 85mm f1.4.

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Dan’s taking this camera off the shelf and out into the world where it can shine light on issues that need to be seen and heard.  The intrinsically high production quality imagery the 5dmarkii is producing can only further justify what an invaluable tool this camera is when placed in the right hands.  What’s most amazing to me is the intimacy Chung is capturing in his subjects whilst running and gunning.

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Cinema5d.com forum member FreakIndeed may say it best:

I think Dan Chung is creating the best work with this camera to date. Canon should be jumping on this guy and trying to get him to let them use his stuff for promotional purposes. Of course the only problem with that would be, Dan is using Nikon lenses!

And have I mentioned what a joy it is to pull screen grabs from a 30p source?  These are all shift-cmd-4 from the web compression folks!  Read the rest of the forum thread here.

Thirdly, I really like Dan’s …first attempt at a proper TV style news video shot entirely on an Eos5DmkII and Nikon lenses.

If all news only looked this good!  Something about the filmic black crush of the 5dmarkii that takes what typical ENG Digibeta would capture and turns it into docu-gold.

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And the prime lens fixed focal length just sucks me in to the walk and talk conversation with a man on the street.

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Old news conventions in new, fresh, filmic light indeed!

Thank you Dan Chung for putting this work out there for others to see and learn from.  It’s great to see a shooter take a cutting edge camera by the ears and steer it right out into the dirt and grime only to bring back some of the best internet documentary film making your humble narrator has seen in some time. 60 Minutes, eat your heart out.

proactively • seriously • peter

23
Dec
08

monitoring 1080p30 from the 5dmarkii

Received an inquiry from a reader and after writing up my response realized this might make good bloggery.  His question was essentially How do I look at the stuff I’m shooting on my shiny new Canon 5D Mark II? (my own editorial tone added for consistency’s sake).  Bonusly, I’ve stepped up my blog game and embedded url’s in the pics so click through to get more info.

Monitoring 1080p is a considerable undertaking, especially if you want to do it right.  First things first, you’ll need to start with a

Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro

or a

Apple 17" Macbook Pro

Apple 17" Macbook Pro

or both.

Burning a Blu-Ray disc requires software like

Apple Compressor 3

Apple Compressor 3

and an external BluRay disc burner

LG LightScribe

LG LightScribe

Bonus link here to build your own Compressor BluRay setting.

Monitoring native 1080p30 out of Final Cut Pro is can be a bit tricky, essentially you’ll need a capture card like the Matrox MXO for instance

Matrox MXO

Matrox MXO

and a monitor of some kind, preferably with native 1080p resolution like the

Dell 2407 WFP

Dell 2407 WFP

or the

Apple 23-inch Cinema Display

Apple 23-inch Cinema Display

I’m using a setup similar to this at home.  At work we use an AJA Kona 3

AJA KONA 3

AJA KONA 3

monitoring on an HD  broadcast monitor via HD-SDI

JVC DT-V24L3DU

JVC DT-V24L3DU

Otherwise, you can simply view the footage in FCP’s canvas as it plays back in your time line and not worry about the expense of a setup like this until the finishing stage.  Then you could happily walk your project over to a facility with the professional setup and order from their lunch menu while a Colorist cracks jokes and crushes your blacks.

It’s the dollars vs doable decisions that really make this craft an art form IMHO.  Cranking out broadcast quality 1080p material on a 10k FCP setup (and it really is 10k if you’re paying for all the software) is not something you can do overnight. But, it can be done.

proactively • man that’s a lot of alliteration • peter




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