[ame="http://www.vimeo.com/8448153"]Berkeley Kite Festival 09 HV30 Film Test on Vimeo[/ame]
This is one of the first tests with my new Canon HV30 Camera. During the test I used my Twoneil 35mm adapter with Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens. I also used a Raynox HD-6600 Wide Angle lens on some of the footage at the end. All of the footage was recorded using Cinemode HDV24 with pulldown removed. The footage you see is raw with no color correction or any other alterations.
I was just having fun with the camera and experimenting with DOF using my girlfriend and the big Octopi kites. I also filmed everything handheld with the camera upside down, which explains why the footage is really shaky. So I understand that the footage may not look very "professional".
I do have some questions. I have Final Cut Studio 3 and was wondering:
- Is there a way to stablize the footage so it's not as shaky? I tried messing around in both Final Cut and Motion, but the end results were completely odd and puzzling so I don't think I did it right. Or maybe the footage is just too shaky to correct?
- I would like to color correct the footage as it seems a little washed out. Is it better to use Final Cut or Color? I have no experience with Color yet, but was wondering what makes it so much better than adjusting color right in Final Cut itself.
In any case, I hope you enjoy the footage! I've had my camera for almost 8 months now, and it's finally the first time I posted footage on the board.