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bmirman
2007 November 19th, 12:47
I've seen a lot of questions about DOF on the HV20. This is a quick test I did in my drive way. I am about 20 feet from the car side mirror. The background is about 30 feet behind that.

Manual focus. Zoomed in full on optical. AV Mode F 2.8. Quick grade with Magic Bullet Colorista.

http://www.vimeo.com/393169

Make sure to select FULL in menu to see detail.

Hope this helps.

Rollinhand
2007 November 19th, 14:55
Looks very nice, it's too bad you can't get footage like that without zooming in like that. =(

bmirman
2007 November 19th, 18:53
You can if you are willing to spend $1,000 or more on a 35mm adaptor. http://www.cinevate.com/website/index.php/products/

Without that there is really no other way except to keep your distance from the subject and have the subject a good distance away from the background.

Brad

Rickster
2007 November 19th, 21:14
That came out GREAT thanks for sharing.... !

What did you use to import and color correct the video?

Goes to show why you can't just listen to what ever one says and just do it yourself!!! GREAT JOB!

Fletch78
2007 November 19th, 21:18
You can if you are willing to spend $1,000 or more on a 35mm adaptor.

$1,000$? Not necessarily...

http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=489

It may be a "DIY" adapter, but that absolutely doesn't do justice to the quality you can get from it.

bmirman
2007 November 19th, 21:57
Of course you are right. You can make your own and quite possibly find 35mm adaptors for less. I was just making a general statement that any quality adaptor plus rails is going to run around the $1,000 plus mark

David Zeno
2007 November 19th, 22:00
Great footage, I almost thought it was one still image, turned into a movie. Beautiful. I still am blown away by the quality this camcorder can do.

Can't wait to get mine.

It's too bad we won't get that effect in real life shooting, but that's life.



I've seen a lot of questions about DOF on the HV20. This is a quick test I did in my drive way. I am about 20 feet from the car side mirror. The background is about 30 feet behind that.

Manual focus. Zoomed in full on optical. AV Mode F 2.8. Quick grade with Magic Bullet Colorista.

http://www.vimeo.com/393169

Make sure to select FULL in menu to see detail.

Hope this helps.

bmirman
2007 November 19th, 22:01
I captured into Premiere CS3 (HDV 1440x1080i). The footage was shot in 60i AV mode and I used Magic Bullet Colorista.

nzo
2007 November 20th, 00:25
Gee, that's nice Brad. Thanks for sharing that clip.

John

digvid
2007 November 20th, 10:08
I thought I got pretty good DOF on this lens test - http://www.vimeo.com/377612 . I'm not sure it the lens helps.

David Zeno
2007 November 20th, 12:53
Is this using any adapter ? or is this the lens that comes with the HV20 ?

thanks :hv20-smilie03:


I thought I got pretty good DOF on this lens test - http://www.vimeo.com/377612 . I'm not sure it the lens helps.

digvid
2007 November 20th, 13:26
Is this using any adapter ? or is this the lens that comes with the HV20 ?

thanks :hv20-smilie03:

Raynox HD-7000 Pro

bmirman
2007 November 20th, 14:14
Were you asking me or digvid? If me, WD-H43 Wide angle lens is the only addition thing. No adaptor, just zoomed in tight.