2007 December 28th, 05:30
My first shot with the HV20
This is my first shot with the Hv20. I went to Portugal to visit my parents and I found my old guitar and decided to have some fun. I simply placed the HV20 on different locations and "shot my self". It took like 10 or 15 minutes. It actually came up pretty nice, with the exception of the sound (recorded directly with the HV20's mic). I have to say that even though I miss having the manual control my Xh-A1 has, this small little camera is pretty cool to take anywhere you want.
Last edited by Rawfa; 2007 December 28th at 09:28.
2007 December 28th, 09:04
it's marked as private, so we can't view it
2007 December 28th, 09:11
I'm sorry about that. I'm new to vimeo. I have just fixed it.
2007 December 28th, 09:25
Now that is nice footage...
I can't believe it's your virgin HV20 footage. Well Done!
2007 December 28th, 09:39
Awesome look, great editing!
(Oh, and some nice playing too! )
2007 December 28th, 09:40
Thanks, guys. It was a bit of a shock for me the lack of control on the Hv20 after always having worked with bigger cameras with full manual control over everything, but after a while you get the hang of it. Also the fact that you can have this level of quality with such a tiny camera just blows me away. When I started studying cinema like 8 years ago I would have dreamed about a camera like this. I shot A LOT of my projects back then with a stinking 1 ccd sony minidv that cost more than the HV20. I'm looking forward to pushing the HV20's baundaries.
2007 December 28th, 09:42
2007 December 28th, 10:25
So what are the camera settings for this shoot? I was going to ask over on vimeo, but you have it set to only allow your contacts, of which I am not one.
2007 December 28th, 10:28
24p, shutter at 1/48, auto wb...I cannot recall what was the exposure value.
2007 December 28th, 21:49
It looked pretty good, only complaint is the audio jumping around. You should just use the audio from one take and play it continuously through the whole video.
2007 December 29th, 01:04
Yes, you're right. The only problem is that I was just fooling around, so I played different versions of the same song. I never intended this to "air", so the audio ended up kind of choppy.
2007 December 29th, 02:03
Very cool man! Looks great!
2007 December 29th, 02:04
Good job! wonderful editing and the style is just awesome. very pro looking too
2007 December 29th, 03:13
Thanks again, fellas. You sure know how to make one feel warm and fuzzy inside
Taky, it's funny you should say it's pro looking, because I was thinking that if this can be achieved with no production at all...what can be done with a real production behind it. This little babe of a camera is pretty rocking.
2007 December 29th, 03:16
I know it sounds a bit weird you hear this from a guy.. but the video kinda make you look HOT. I mean, like talented or artistic kind of hot... heheh
2007 December 29th, 04:57
Ok, so what do I do to delete my account from this forum?
Hahaha...just kidding...although I better don't open this thread while my girlfriend is around or she'll think it's a whole different type of forum hahaha
2007 December 31st, 22:44
That's really beautiful footage Rawfa. Simple and beautiful. Makes me drool since I've not yet shot in (PAL) 25p.
Did you go through the "Lock exposure" process with your HV20 that is described elsewhere on this forum, or did you just shoot 24p straight with no exposure fiddling?
Last edited by nzo; 2007 December 31st at 22:48.
2008 January 1st, 04:13
Thanks for the kind words, Nzo.
Though I'm afraid what you've seen is actually NTSC. Even though I live in Barcelona (Pal) I've bought a NTSC HV20 from Bhphotovideo on a super rebate.
Indeed I did the whole lock exposure process. There's actually a video tutorial on how to do it somewhere here in the forum...
2008 January 2nd, 14:15
how much color grading did y ou do?
2008 January 2nd, 15:46
Not much. I just messed a little bit with the levels, saturation, color with "fast color correction" on premiere pro.