2007 October 31st, 03:45
I recently bought the Hv20,
and was trying out some color tests and such for a short indie film.
Any advice to retrieve a clean color graded indie look?
Well tell me how it looks. First fooage by the way.
I love this machine already.
Last edited by Ryanmv11; 2007 November 1st at 01:45.
2007 October 31st, 04:02
can't watch it, it's set on private.
2007 October 31st, 12:52
Oh, i'm sorry.
Just fixed it.
Try again. It should work.
2007 October 31st, 13:40
Your are a nutter!
I liked it a lot. What was the music?
Bits I liked: the phone, the blood, you. Don't take this the wrong way (it's a compliment) but you have a fabulous comic countenance, and I think you perform very well in front of the camera.
Once thing. Did you have the HV20 on auto-exposure? Learn how to lock the exposure as it makes a great difference in ensuring the correct balance as people in a scene move around, or as the camera moves around a scene.
2007 October 31st, 14:31
That was fun. I love Beirut.
Was that 24p? Cinemode?
2007 October 31st, 15:07
Thank you!! most enlightened comment i've had on my projects.
Originally Posted by Worley
I restrain from saying films just yet, for this is merely a test.
And yeah i did have it on auto-exposure. I just discovered last night the tricks to adjusting the exposure. But thank you all in all.I will be playing around with more settings.
2007 October 31st, 15:11
Yeah I love Beirut too much.
Originally Posted by tehellet
Yup, 24p and Cinemode.
I'm a little drawn to start filming in 1080i instead. Any recommendations?
Also for the other post that was asking,
the artist is
2007 October 31st, 15:41
I shall search for Beirut on iTunes later.
Regarding auto exposure, I hate the way it makes the video levels 'pump'; it's the visual equivalent of audio noise reduction (especially dbx). It's very off putting when someone walks across the scene and the video level suddenly shoots up or down.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing more of your tests. By viewing others' work I learn how better to improve mine.
2007 October 31st, 16:41
That was kind of fun actually. The music really set the emotion. I like the simple white walls in the background and the close up of the phone. That looked kind of professional.
2007 October 31st, 17:42
I have to ask... is it meant to be cropped to 2.35:1 scope (as opposed to the HV20's regular 1.77 widescreen or 1.33 standard "square" television)? I don't know... but I got the feeling that it's somewhat stretched horizontally for some reason. Yeah... even the eyes is horizontally stretched ovals... Is it meant to be that way?
Quite nice images anyway... although I do have some trouble taking things seriously when people on screen just laughs uncontrollably... It takes away from the humor in my opinion... but when it comes to humor, it's individual...
2007 October 31st, 19:02
2007 November 1st, 02:16
I just realized that i only posted one video up.
No wonder replies were for one.
I re-edited and put the other up.
2007 November 1st, 04:07
I watched the other clip.
At 1:50 you're driving - how was the HV20 mounted, and do you recall the camera settings?
There as no hint of the rolling shutter's typical wobble in that scene, so your answer may be of interest to those who do have rolling shutter issues.
2007 November 1st, 05:05
like the footage alot. man, nice music to. Like the color correcting when it's was quite more white, and it was like cold but not that cold. anyway, liked the last clip when you sat in you car. nice lighting.
2007 November 2nd, 17:20
The camera was just resting on top of my dash,
Originally Posted by Worley
and the rest was factory settings.
I notice a rolling shutter very rarely but maybe it's cause i don't do moving shots to often but oddly that shot i guess came out clean.
2007 November 2nd, 18:30
I like the indie look and the music you chose. The montage you put together is very very nice and love the color correction you did.
2007 November 5th, 18:21
Thank you. Exactly the response i was looking for.
Originally Posted by metaphors
Beautiful footage by the way. Do you use any adapters?
2007 November 6th, 19:41
Man, every bit of footage I see from this camera makes me love it more and more. What sort of color correction did you do?
2007 November 7th, 00:03
Originally Posted by Michael Davis
Vegas Pro 8
and Color Correction
I just played with most of the blue tints
and curves are darker in the contrast.
I don't know precisely what i had set on the correction
all the footage had separate correction individually.
I love this little machine. I chose this over the dvx100b
saved alot of money and had enough left over to buy software and
This camera does it's job, and well.