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Video & Movie / Re: My first 5D Mark lll Raw video
« on: April 18, 2014, 02:36:55 PM »
Love the look of this. Nice color grading. Goof Job!

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Video & Movie / Yosemite - 5D mkIII w/ Magic Lanter Raw
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:57:31 AM »
I haven't posted any videos here for a while so I thought I'd share my latest.

https://vimeo.com/78719456

I shot the entire video in ML Raw except for the areal footage which was shot on a GoPro 3 Black. I made the music as well. Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think! (I know there is some jiggle in parts of the areal footage, my props were not balanced at the time of shooting)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Del Mar, California, Sunset
« on: June 17, 2013, 01:58:30 PM »
Like the last one. Even can read canon on the body

Thank you!

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also, I dump the footage after the video is complete and the client is happy, so if i keep one 2TB hard drive on Thunderbolt or Esata then I should do pretty well with storage space shooting one house at a time.

Hey, just wondering, if since the BM 4K camera was announced, and also the BM Pocket Cinema camera.....have you reconsidered going BM and getting one of these cameras?

Just curious,

C

Yessir. I pre-ordered the pocket camera and will be using it with a Metabones Speed Booster and my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. I am also on the look out for a decent 1" c-mount super wide angle lens 5-7mm range.

Too Cool!!

PLEASE, do a post, maybe this thread, to give a report on how it all works,and of course, some footage.
:)

I'm looking to go this route too.
I didn't think the Speed Booster was out yet, or was that just for Canon lenses it isn't out for?
I'm trying to learn the differences and what I would need for the BMPC....I am a bit of a noob, and only know what EF focal lengths are like..not sure how to relate them to the lenses for MFT lenses...etc.

Thanks!!

c

The speed booster was announced, but is not available yet for MFT and Canon combo. Basically, if you have a FF canon camera and you adapt your lenses to the BMPCC, just multiply your lens "mm" by three. That how tight the lens will be. so a 100mm lens on a FF Canon camera is 100mm but on the pocket camera it would look like a 300mm. and with the speed booster is would look like a 200mm.

Now due to some very unexpected news, releases, and possibilities from magic lantern in the last week, my BMPCC is in danger of being cancelled. Magic Lantern has announced their ability of recording 24p continuos RAW video to CF cards on the 5D mkIII with likely no heat issues. If they get this stabilized, then I may be sticking to my 5D mkIII for my RE video work and canceling my black magic pre-order. We shall see what ML brings us. The way I see it, Magic Lantern has 2 months or so to polish up the raw video from 5d mkIII and win me back from Black Magic. I doubt there are any decent lenses sub $1K that would give me the quality I have with my 5d3 and bower 14mm. So to not have to invest further and just upgrade to better CF cards would be great!

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also, I dump the footage after the video is complete and the client is happy, so if i keep one 2TB hard drive on Thunderbolt or Esata then I should do pretty well with storage space shooting one house at a time.

Hey, just wondering, if since the BM 4K camera was announced, and also the BM Pocket Cinema camera.....have you reconsidered going BM and getting one of these cameras?

Just curious,

C

Yessir. I pre-ordered the pocket camera and will be using it with a Metabones Speed Booster and my Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. I am also on the look out for a decent 1" c-mount super wide angle lens 5-7mm range.

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You should take a look at HDR Efex 2.  I have not used Enfuse, but I did use Photomatix for awhile and I like the job HDR Efex does much better.

I actually tried it for a while and was happy enough with it to switch from LR/Enfuse. LR/Enfuse is perfect for large batch processing which is exactly what I do. I don't charge enough to be able to not to batch fusion and have it be worth my time. I do appreciate the recommendation though! Thank you.

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something looks off with the greens
what camera profile are you using in LR
adobe standard or camera faithfull?
it looks like adobe standard which makes the greens too saturated imo
if you switch it to camera faithfull (before you process them obviously) the greens will be a bit more natural
sometimes i'll even specifically desaturate the green in the HSL tab a bit to take the edge off as they can dominate a shot to the point of distraction.
try also to use the vibrance slider instead of the saturation slider

I actually do usually desaturate  the green and even bring their luminance down. But I could do it further. The greens have been an issue for me. I didn't know anything about camera profiles at all I will look that up right away. I also do use vibrance rather than saturation unless i specifically need to bring everything up.

cool definately try it bottom tab configuration it will say adobe standard in the check box and select camera faithful instead

Thank you I will!

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something looks off with the greens
what camera profile are you using in LR
adobe standard or camera faithfull?
it looks like adobe standard which makes the greens too saturated imo
if you switch it to camera faithfull (before you process them obviously) the greens will be a bit more natural
sometimes i'll even specifically desaturate the green in the HSL tab a bit to take the edge off as they can dominate a shot to the point of distraction.
try also to use the vibrance slider instead of the saturation slider

I actually do usually desaturate  the green and even bring their luminance down. But I could do it further. The greens have been an issue for me. I didn't know anything about camera profiles at all I will look that up right away. I also do use vibrance rather than saturation unless i specifically need to bring everything up.

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My $0.02:

(1) horizon line is right in the middle of the picture. I'd like it with more sky.
(2) my favourite of the bunch. You see more of the house, the composition works (for me)
(3) I find this composition a bit awkward. Swimming pool is clipped on the right, and the house is right in the middle of the frame and the sloping horizontals make it look like the image is about to slide out of the left side of the frame. I'd like this more if the picture had been framed with the house on the left hand side (more of the pool, house to the left of the frame). Since that's not possible now, I'd like it cropped closer to the left of the house.
(4) I'd like this more if the staircase were to the right (the staircase directs the "flow" of the picture)

Composition is definitely something I need to work on. I have been finding myself taking photos from every possible angle and spending too much time taking too many shots. With your $0.02 as well as others, these things are coming to my attention. Thank you for your input.

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Honestly I loved your shots, they're truly amazing and nice angles  ;D .. by my humble expertise in HDR, I'm assuming that you've used HDR photomatix, using photomatix could be a lot of fun but it bothers me the most with the glowing edges on the blending points, after all .. that's how it works .. try lowering " Strength "  so they gradually fade away.

Thank you! I actually used LR/Enfuse... I used to use photomatix and the haloing was far too strong for my taste and the resolution was compromised along with a bad noise that showed up all over the image. Since switching to LR/Enfuse I have noticed much cleaner images and far less haloing. Sometimes you just can't get away from a small bit of halo when it comes to fusing bracketed exposures together.

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Not much to comment on- I generally like them, especially keeping in mind who these pictures are really intended for (buyers looking for a house.)

For me, the outdoor colors are too vivid and saturated. I like the indoor ones- but the exterior shots I just find a little overwhelming. Particularly the blues, but they don't feel "cool", like the white balance is off. I think there's just a lot of blue, and the overall saturation makes it feel overwhelming. I'd dial that back a bit. Otherwise, the composition looks interesting, helps to visualize the house, etc.

Aha I totally see what you mean... Thank you for the input.

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Here are a few photos from house I just shot. I'm still learning and respect your opinions if you have constructive criticism to share. Here is the full post on my RE blog: http://www.smrealestatephotography.com/2403-calle-san-miguel-encinitas/










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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Feedback for first real estate video
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:01:18 PM »
I would definitely practice your glidecam work. It's very wobbly back and forth. Maybe try to balance the glidecam more precisely and it will become easier to work with. Also you might want to consider a pan or slide on the static shots to keep it more interesting rather than halting the movement. Your exposure is nice and the colors look good. I like the sound track.

How to balance glide cam
How to PROPERLY balance Wieldy, Glidecam, Flycam, Laing, Wondlan, etc Small | Large

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon release a Pocket BMCC competitor?
« on: April 11, 2013, 04:14:44 PM »
Great little camera, but S16mm just isn't for me.

This camera coupled with a Speed Booster would be awesome I think

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon release a Pocket BMCC competitor?
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:11:20 AM »
Hahaha Canon releasing something other than 8-bit H.264 for less than $20,000 – not a chance.
Think about it – the EOS M is almost $1,000 – A small RAW camera with the Canon label on it would cost at least $3000, and it would still have line-skipping moire.

Haha. That's what I thought... Lol Well said.

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