View Full Version : first tryout : kitten and daughter, soft diffusion
2007 May 25th, 08:38
This was shot without really taking care the day I had just received the HV20.
I had not taken time to read the manual and had just came accross the 25p setting when I shot this.
First part comes with soft diffusion (post), last minute or so without.
No color correction (cinemode-pal, sunny day obviously)
However keep in mind that :
It's been downsized to 720 X 405
it's been heavily compressed to mid-Q H264 using ffmpeg which darkens the video quite a bit.
Allmost all of the impressive details (texture of the bluejean, hairs, focus precision and so on) are gone after compression but it gives a good idea.
hope you like it !
2007 May 25th, 08:43
Nice footage. Even with the post production. The colours seem very good. What are your first impressions of the camera?
Very neat, and looking excellent.
Obviously this suffers from focus issues, but excellent job on making the footage POP with diffusion - certainly adds to the piece.
I find the details still amazing, considering this from a tiny camcorder, costing what it does, and having gone through web compression.
2007 May 25th, 14:45
since then I've had time to thouroughly experiment and merge the HV20 in our production setup.
We now use it a lot to shoot Wiiiide angles that allow zoom/pan on edit (we deliver SD, so having an HD playfield just remembers me of the early days working with still photos ala ken burns...only here the photos move !-)
I'm still very impressed by this little camera.
However I can't get used to not having total manual control... but that's the first time ever I use a consumer cam so I guess the frustration is logical.
The price tag really makes me smile !
People here and there complain about "color wash" in cine mode and I must say I do not agree : to me the cinemode, although clearly having a different gamma setting, simply doesn't add all the saturation tweakings that other modes do. And I mean that's GOOD : these are settings you can tweak in post easily when needed, but if they are recorded to tape in cam with other modes, you're out of luck if you want to control them nicely.
I really like the cinemode.
And i Love having true 25p wich keys out nicely for green screen. (quite a feat for MPEG footage when you think about it...)
This cam's really impressive, espescially compared to the bigger ones : think you can get three of these for the price of a single XHA1 (which price is ridiculously high if you think it is the HD version for the GL2).
...to me the cinemode, although clearly having a different gamma setting, simply doesn't add all the saturation tweakings that other modes do. And I mean that's GOOD
BINGO! Agree 100%. :hv20-smilie77:
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