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April 4, 2008 at 12:59 PM in reply to: Truely Free Stock Video? – Getting a feel for the waters. #172131
I was planning to record some stock myself.April 4, 2008 at 3:06 AM in reply to: Truely Free Stock Video? – Getting a feel for the waters. #172129
Cool thx.April 4, 2008 at 2:26 AM in reply to: Truely Free Stock Video? – Getting a feel for the waters. #172127
Okay guys well, the good news is that I have posted at many different forums etc, and interest seems to be high. The bad news is, currently there is only 1 video, so there is not a lot to share. So lets see if we can get some stock posted!
Here is the website: http://www.opendv.com
Also please let me know what you think about usability and everything. I want to make sure that it is easy to use. I am still working on it. But sometimes progress is slow. I really appreciate comments suggestions etc. I am maintaining the site by myself so I can miss things sometimes.
Thanks again I hope we see a huge community involvement. There are some tutorial for the not so tech savvy, I don’t think that includes anyone here. And there is also a faq. And lets try to spread the word.February 13, 2007 at 6:21 PM in reply to: Is 1080p possible with camcorders shooting at 24F/30F? #182452
I think I can answer for Vegas it does in fact allow for 1080p editing. It does not have a default 1080p project setting, but you can make the field order "none" and it will make it progressive. So yes Vegas does edit in progressive, still my question is more about how the 24F as opposed to 24P is viewed from a NLE standpoint. I cannot find any documentation, probably because such cameras are so new, as to exactly how the 24F uses the 60i and the 2:3:3:2 pull down etc to achieve the format of 1080p/24fps. All I really want to know is if I buy an HD camr4a that uses 1080/24F as opposed to the much more expensive 1080/24p cameras will I still gain full progressive scan resolution?February 13, 2007 at 11:26 AM in reply to: Is 1080p possible with camcorders shooting at 24F/30F? #182449
Perhaps I should clarify, obviously you can make 1080p video out fo anything, but I meant at true resolution. In otherword, pixel for pixel, that there is no scaling involved.
What I mean is does the 24F/30F LOOK good when it is rendered out at 1080p after whetever the deinterlacing it does happens.?
Thread hijack alert!!! Just kidding 😀
It is possible to do one, but not proffessionally. You need around 3 to my understanding. But I don;t do weddings.
The only problem is once the video was on the site, and since it would be royalty free, someone else out there would probably download all of the videos and start their own site.
There’d have to be some sort of "trade" system involved, say you could download one video for every two you uploaded or something. Or perhaps a credit system where you would get "credits" for every video you uploaded and in turn would use those credits to download videos.
It would have a ranking system, I want free to mean free, but it is also legally bound. Someone cannot downlaod and start their own site, they can however download make a movie and put the movie on their own site, but honestly I don;t care I want the to be freeely available video for people. So I would probably add a ranking system and some other things. But as I said I am still intersted in getrting some numers on the interest level.
I would like to think of this as being a public service. But I only have legal things implemented to protect myself.
Yeah let me reference another topic similar to this one:
I posted a vidoe on that thread, just a demo, I used an airsoft gun, and adobe photoshop to make the muzzle flash.
Just a simple demo. I made the muzzle flash by hand, and I used no other video FX tools, but once again the stuff at http://www.videocopilot.net/action.html does look pretty good.
Vegas Movie studio or the full package?
The Sony forums are good to learn things.
Other than that just google "Sony Vegas tutorial"
Airsoft, let me reiterate this again: AIRSOFT Looks real, kicksback real. And an electric airsoft gun only costs around $20. AND it si completely safe (as long as you do not load it) You can also make muzzle flashes by hand in photoshop, but the stuff at http://www.videocopilot.net/action.html looks pretty good.
Just remember to let law enforcment know wheen you are doing something with prop firearms.
I thought everybody already HAD real guns! 🙂
Only in the deep south X-D
So I assuming that you are looking at $1,800 – $3,200 per camera then, and overall camera budget of around $9,000?
Okay so you got a local access channel. I would suggest the following. 2 DVX-100Bs for the in studio work. They are great cameras and I feel they are very well suited for studio work. Now if you are also shooting football and autdoor sports I would reccoment that you also get a Canon XL2 it is much better suited for outdoor action sequences and it is heavier and larger than the DVX and as a shoulder mounted camera Offers sooo much better stability that anything else. With XL2 you have 3 layers of stability protection. The weight alone stops most hand jitter, especially important when zoomed in, and you would be for sports shots. It also has an optical stabilizer, and on top of that it has digital stabilization. Really quite amazing.
I believe the DVX has XLR inputs, and I know the XL2 has XLR inputs perfect for mics. Both have 60i recording modes, which is TV standard. Perfect for you. I think that would eb your best bet.
If it were me I’d buy all XL2s (I am a Canon fanboy), but the price of the DVX is a little lower, and as long as you don;t plan on actually moving them during a shot they will work wonders.
Anyone Agree/Disagreee with me?
Some useful links also:
This is a good comparison of the DVX and XL2 (ignore the FX1 it apparently sucks) It is however extremely biased, and not exactly imparital. I mean come on you know DVX users aren’t going to properly use an XL2 and they will know the DVX backwards and forwards. But it is still a thunmping good read. And a great source of info.
XL2 is such a good camera an unbiased source did a feature tour of it. and it is neat to see some of the things it can do It is about a 30 minutes long video:
To sum up, B&H is your friend 😀
Good suggestions, I would still like to know what Heavy Production work means.
I can personally vouch for Optura Xis there are very nice, but hard t find and they also do not give you all the manual control a professional would want. Then again no camera for under $2000 does.
I have always been bias towards Canon but Panasonic and Sony also ake good cameras. I just think Canon optics are better, so GL2s would be nice. On thing to think about is trying to match the camera brands and types. each brand and each model under each brand will have distinct traits to their video and having well matched video is important if you do not have the time in post production to clean it up and do color correction etc.
How flexable do you need your shooting options to be? and is this price range for camera only. Also do you need to shoot live events?
I feel it is important to know what a person plans on shooting and how they plan on shooting it. I would reccomend different camera (or cameras) depending on what you are going to shoot, what your skill level is etc. Live events like concerts or Weddings, or planned events like filmmaking, or somewhere in between like documentaries. All important.
eBay there are plenty of places on ebay that sell stuff, I don;t think I’ve ever been ripped off there. And you get security and money back for unfulfilled transactions.