Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-21-2014, 02:53 PM - 3 Likes   #1
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Liverpool, New York
Posts: 14
K01 Video Capabilities in Action for PBS

Forgive the You Tube compression, but here are a couple of samples of Pentax K01 footage used in a PBS program.







02-21-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Far North Qld
Posts: 3,250
Wow, excellent editing and proof that it's the story that matters.
Well done..!
02-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
Site Supporter
geomez's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Preskit Arizona
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,561
Great stuff!
What lenses did you use?
02-21-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Liverpool, New York
Posts: 14
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by geomez Quote
Great stuff!
What lenses did you use?
Thanks. We used 2 K01 (one yellow, one black.......I prefer the yellow) with 85mm Rokinon, 40mm ltd, FA50 1.4, FA35 2.0, and Sigma 10-20mm.

02-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #5
Site Supporter
vagrant10's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: portland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,327
very cool - wonder if you would be willing to share some of the things you learned about the k01 - settings, difficulties and work arounds. Regardless, the video looks great!
02-21-2014, 07:14 PM - 1 Like   #6
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Liverpool, New York
Posts: 14
Original Poster
We have been very pleased with the results we get from our K01s.......a very capable video tool.

I don't think I have any new tips or tricks ....

We turn off SR, shoot in manual unless there may be a lighting change then I'll switch to aperture, use fast lenses whenever we can, use tripods or monopods, we don't use a camera stabilizer, but we can get away with handheld using a wide angle lens.

Audio is problematic on the K01. We use a boom mic connected to a Zoom recorder and sync in post. Nat sound is useable straight from the camera as long as wind doesn't cause a problem.

I've also gotten usable audio on the camera by using an attenuator cable from the output of the Zoom to the input of the K01.....but nothing great.
02-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #7
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 22
Loved it! I like how nice and sharp the renditions you got from the line of affordable lenses! Gives me a bit of hope.
02-24-2014, 06:47 AM   #8
Pentaxian
PiDicus Rex's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,014
Nice work Ike. Did you use 'Natural' profile and Daylight white balance?

In the first video, I think on the woman's speech behind the podium, you used camera audio instead of the Zooms?
Only thing I'd do different is adjust the height of the tripod during the interview, so the subject doesn't seem to be looking down past the camera - but that can be difficult to do without the subject appearing to talk down to the audience, or if the interviewer is a significantly different height to the subject.
That said, I like every shot in there, and I like the mix of transitions and cuts, and the use of the drum audio before the marchers appear, and held on to for a few beats after they are off screen.

Are you using the 1.03 version of the firmware? In the shot of the kettle boiling on the open fire, I thought I spotted some macro-blocking in the heat haze to the left of the frame. Could be just Youtube, but I'd noticed similar blocking in frames with a high percentage of changes between the preceding and next frames on some of my footage when using v1.03. It disappeared with v1.04.

I like the pacing of the second video, the shots are all well composed, and it's easy to follow the subject matter and story.
That person about a third of the way in really needs to stop chewing their fingernails,....




Last edited by PiDicus Rex; 02-24-2014 at 08:26 AM.
02-24-2014, 05:23 PM   #9
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Liverpool, New York
Posts: 14
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by PiDicus Rex Quote
Nice work Ike. Did you use 'Natural' profile and Daylight white balance?

In the first video, I think on the woman's speech behind the podium, you used camera audio instead of the Zooms?
Only thing I'd do different is adjust the height of the tripod during the interview, so the subject doesn't seem to be looking down past the camera - but that can be difficult to do without the subject appearing to talk down to the audience, or if the interviewer is a significantly different height to the subject.
That said, I like every shot in there, and I like the mix of transitions and cuts, and the use of the drum audio before the marchers appear, and held on to for a few beats after they are off screen.

Are you using the 1.03 version of the firmware? In the shot of the kettle boiling on the open fire, I thought I spotted some macro-blocking in the heat haze to the left of the frame. Could be just Youtube, but I'd noticed similar blocking in frames with a high percentage of changes between the preceding and next frames on some of my footage when using v1.03. It disappeared with v1.04.

I like the pacing of the second video, the shots are all well composed, and it's easy to follow the subject matter and story.
That person about a third of the way in really needs to stop chewing their fingernails,....

We used Natural and Bright..........and yes, Daylight Sun white balance for the sunny shots. The audio for the woman at the podium was indeed captured with the on camera audio. In a live and organic shooting situation, it can be difficult to prepare for every audio and or video need, so luckily the audio was good and helped with the overall flavor of the live presentation event. The gentleman's interview was a "spur of the moment" opportunity and unfortunately he was quite tall. I'm pretty sure the tripod was extended all the way, but obviously not quite high enough.
Any odd video artifacts or anomalies you may see are most likely from the You Tube compressor, as the actual clips are "fabulous"!........... (well, there were a few "clunkers")
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
capabilities in action, documentary, k-01, k01, k01 video capabilities, mirrorless, pbs, pentax, pentax k-01, video, youtube
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference in video capabilities between the K-30 and K-50? torontoem4o Pentax K-30 & K-50 7 12-04-2013 07:50 AM
Nice video of the K-3 in action hangman43 Pentax K-3 17 10-22-2013 10:49 PM
Pentax k01 blocky video artifacts mbp Pentax K-01 24 10-16-2013 10:24 PM
A translucent mirror for AF in K01 grahame Pentax K-01 19 07-01-2012 01:39 PM
New Pentax firmware in action - Video JohnBee Pentax DSLR Discussion 33 11-01-2010 09:46 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:28 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top