I’ve been toying with this camera all weekend trying to get prepped for the shoot next weekend – what do I think? I think that in comparison to many camera’s I’ve tried this is an amazing piece of kit. The first thing that hit me was the weight balance, heavier than a PD150 or PDX, but balanced in such a way that it feels comfortable to shoot both high and low level. Shooting in 1080i the quality is eyepoppingly good, and with the ability to down convert to SD on the fly (via iLink), shoot in 50i / 60i, we finally have no need for separate cameras on our edits abroad. Of course I wanted to try out the ‘filmesque’ picture effect – CineFrame and Cinematone are the two options. Cineframe can drop the frame rate to 24 / 25 to simulate that filmic speed, couple this with Cinematone which is two distinct Gamma curves, on playback you get a piece of footage which is remarkably like film!
I know this is a bit of a ‘geeky’ post, but I love technology, especially technology that looks great and does the most fantastic job. My new toy a Sony HVR-Z1E. I will be playing with this at Glastonbury on the Shoot. It’s Black, Expensive + advanced – what more could you want in a HiDef Camera?
Well news just in, I’m off to the festival as a Hi-Def Cameraman, my second outing on HiDef for quite a while. Julien Temple is directing the ‘epic’ Glastonbury Feature Film and this is the forth year I’ve been down there. Roll on next weekend!
Well, thought it was about time I started using my F505V (Cybershot), I’ve recently brought a DCR Macro lens, and this is the result – one of my first attempts at ‘real’ close up work.
Thought I’d post my Top 10 Favorite / indespensible mac apps that I currently have running on my powerbook, posted in no particular order, just apps that I couldn’t live without!
- Photoshop CS
- Dreamweaver MX
- CSS Edit
- YouControl iTunes
- DVD Studio Pro
- Final Cut Pro HD
Maybe I’ll do a top ten WebSites sometime?
My most recent piece of DigiArt, I just really love to whole ‘negative’ feel this piece has. I know scanlines are getting old hat, but this matches the forum sig quite well. The old mixed with…. well, nothing!