View Full Version : Best HV20 Setup for "film" like results.
2007 November 12th, 13:12
I just got the camera and intend on filming in 24p indoors. What are the best settings for the camera to get the most "film" like results? Should I get the 35mm lens?
I've read some threads on having to convert the data to get actual 24p frames (i.e. HV20Pulldown.exe) but to be honest I need some basic instructions on the do's and don'ts of shooting, transfering and editing (I'm using After Effects 7.0).
2007 November 16th, 12:22
1. Shoot 24P
2. Use the cinemode progam, or Tv at 1/48th shutter.
3. Set all image controls at 0 tops, more likely -1
4. Get a 35mm adapter and 35mm lenses. I use the Brevis, which I think is a perfect match for the HV20. The quality is topnotch and their customer service is incredible. (I've also heard that Letus' new offerings are good stuff.)
5. If you can record straight to computer via the HDMI port (and the Intensity capture board) thus bypassing nasty HDV compression, do so.
6. Shoot "flat." Get as much image information (low contrast) as possible from the camera. Do your CC grading in post.
7. There are a bazillion ways to extract the 24P frames from the 60i stream. Just read the appropriate sticky on this forum.
8. And most importantly ... if you want your shots to look like film, which is to say, look like "money" ... then you need to LIGHT like a movie. No matter what else you do, if your lighting doesn't look pro, nothing else will.
2007 November 16th, 13:48
awesome joe. quick and easy. i agree with you 100%. it's all about lighting!
2007 November 16th, 13:53
I'd suggest a correction to item #2: I believe you meant to type 1/48th, not 1/8th. :hv20-smilie77:
2007 November 16th, 14:02
I have corrected it, Erik!
2007 November 16th, 17:41
Thanks, Worley. That's what I get for posting from an iPhone!
2007 November 16th, 18:51
I like succinct. That is succinct !
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