Goodness, no, if you mean what I think you do. With still footage you get what is called, for obvious reasons, the "Ken Burns effect." But there is much you can do with video.Jack Douglas said:Another dumb question I guess - do edit panning and zooming movements apply only to still footage?
Thanks ... so much to keep track of.ethanz said:I think I understand what you are asking now. In Premiere I can pan and zoom video clips by adjusting the video size/position properties along the time line. With proxies you should be able to edit anything on that computer. A 4K, 23p video file from the 1dx that is 33 seconds long is 2GB. It's proxy is a 1/4 the resolution, so 1024x540 and is only 43MB.
People used to do a whole lot with much less computing power. You just have to be more patient. Also, newer versions of software will require more resources. I've used Macs since 1987, and while I've had occasion to use PCs, I've never done any graphics or video work on one. I gather that there is feature parity between platforms on the Adobe stuff. But for cheaper alternatives, I am not in position to suggest anything. iMovie comes on Macs, and FCP X costs just $200. I was used to paying $600 every year or two to update my Adobe suite, so paying $50 a month to get the whole shebang wasn't a stretch, even though I resented and resisted the subscription model.Jack Douglas said:Steve, BTW any extra comments and samples such as you just did are really appreciated, especially by someone so clueless as I am at the moment!
I'd prefer to make the correct choice of editing software once and for all especially after wasting money on Corel. I'm guessing 10 yr. old 64 bit quad core Pentium with 6GB Ram is not really adequate??
Thanks guys, again my head is beginning to spin. I've been watching too many gimbal videos too.ethanz said:I think I understand what you are asking now. In Premiere I can pan and zoom video clips by adjusting the video size/position properties along the time line. With proxies you should be able to edit anything on that computer. A 4K, 23p video file from the 1dx that is 33 seconds long is 2GB. It's proxy is a 1/4 the resolution, so 1024x540 and is only 43MB.
In the manual I did read there is a way to slow the motors down or the sensitivity. Also I think there is a smartphone app (I know you don't have a smartphone) but I have not tried it out yet. Been very busy!Jack Douglas said:Just thought I'd update a bit on the Crane 2. I'd say there is no problem with the 11-24 and the 24-70 F4 of course and only a bit of a problem with the 70-200 2.8 II. If memory serves me correctly, it may not balance at 70 but I only used it at 200 and yes, it was really close by the eye cup; I even removed the slip on rubber. However, one doesn't really need much tilt and panning is no problem.
Now, trying to monitor the LCD is another story and unless I can modify the settings to slow the motors down it's very challenging to drive to a position and stop on target. Unless I can become much more skilled I can't imagine walking around with 200.
Scott, or anyone else - I'm wondering if there is any way to use the gimbal and remote control via CamRanger for greater range?
3dit0r said:I agree with this. Just shoot in 4K and then either proxy edit or transcode for best results.swithdrawn said:I haven't done scientific tests but owning both the 1DX II and 5D3 (and having used both as my primary cameras at different points) I would say the 1080 quality is the same for both. 1080@60p on the 1DX II is noticeably softer, however. I believe the best 1080 on a Canon DSLR is the Super35 1080 mode on the 1DC.
I shoot 4k on the 1DX II and 5D IV and, in most cases, downsample to 2k/1080p in Davinci. The result is orders of magnitude sharper than the 1080p modes on both cameras and definitely worth the extra step of transcoding.