Here's a video by Vallette Thierry showing how to map a photograph to a 3D object and then simulating a camera move. This is a really cool technique if you're pulling your hair out trying to build virtual sets for greenscreen. Now I've seen a similar technique built in After Effects, but this one is pretty direct. Now I'm not sure what 3D program was used, but the technique should be fairly simple to duplicate in other programs. If you're too broke to shell out for a 3D program, you can get BLENDER for free.
Would you know of any company or person that may be interested in comping a couple of compact HD video cameras for my Malaria expeditions?
In return I will advertise and promote them through the book/documentary/lecture series and website. Panasonic has already given us a Toughbook laptop for field editing.
I am married to an native Amazonian, have a private preserve there. In March I will be starting my expeditions to remote villages in the Peruvian Amazon to deliver Malaria nets to jungle children. 3,000 children die every day from Malaria.
CanonThe excitement of Super Bowl XLIV was viewed by millions, making it the most watched program in American television history[i]. Several professional photographers captured every moment of the action using Canons latest professional digital SLR camera, the EOS-1D Mark IV.
Hi. I wonder if anyone is excited about the Red Scarlet camera which is supposed to come out sometime this summer. It's supposed to have a 2/3" sensor, and shoots video in RAW format (all this for around $5k). Do you think it's going to transform the low budget/indie video industry?
Panasonic Introduces the LUMIX DMC-ZR3 Featuring AVCHD Lite HD Video Recording Capability. Panasonic LUMIX ZR3 includes 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens and powerful 8x optical zoom in a slim and portable body.
A few weeks ago I posted Phillip Bloom's wonderful video of a winter night in Prague shot on the Canon 1DmkIV. The images in b&w were stunning and just to be fair, here's a video by Michael Fletcher showing what the MkIV can do in color. Enjoy!
Not long ago I posted a video with really cool tricks to make advanced camera moves with just a tripod or monopod by Jan Van Dermeer. Jan's back at it again and takes the camera crane movement to a whole other level with a small HD camera and a monopod. Unfortunately if you don't speak Dutch you're not going to understand a word he says. However, the use of the 'poorman's' camera crane are vividly illustrated as well as the parts needed to pull it off. Whether old pro or noob, I'm sure you'll be able to put this info to good use. Enjoy!
Before you ask the Which is better? or What do you recommend? type questions, please consider a few things first.
What is your application? What are you going to be doing with your item? Is it just for family type events? Are you just getting started and want something to try out? What is your current skill level? What is your budget?
There are constant cries on the forum from new and intermediate videographers for info on whether they need expensive upgrades of equipment to get 'high quality video'. The answers from the advanced members and moderators always stress, 'master the tools you have first then move up'. Many times that answer meets the satisfaction of the member asking the question but sometimes I can tell it's not 100%.