Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-10-2010, 04:56 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Short film "Paddleboat Pirates" shot on Pentax K7s


This is a 2 minute short i wrote/directed recently for $0 which we shot on two Pentax K7s. We also shot footage on a Canon 500d. I've got to say though comparing them in post when i was trying to grade all the footage i found i couldn't do as much with the Pentax footage whereas i could really push the 500d footage.

I think this was due mainly to the differences in video compression. Has anyone else made direct comparisons?


03-10-2010, 05:10 AM   #2
Site Supporter
firefly's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Brunswick
Photos: Albums
Posts: 200
First of all, cute short.

Second, I don't quite know what you mean by video compression. I was under the belief that the Pentax videos were m-jpegs, a series of small jpegs played sequentially to create the movement we see in video. Other than converting the RAW data from sensor to jpeg, I don't know that there *is* any compression to the video. It may be that the contrast and/or saturation values are set too high, thus clipping some data. Maybe modify these values to get a 'flatter' video, then you may have more to play with in post.

Of course, I could be totally off base here. Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.

I'm also a big fan of mangos.


  • 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!
footage, hdslr, k7s, pentax, shot, shot on pentax, video
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestion "Post too short" Howdy Site Suggestions and Help 4 10-12-2010 02:17 PM
Which Zoom Lens? "Tamron AF 18-250mm", "Pentax-DA 18-250mm" or "Sigma 18-250mm" hoomanshb Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 07-30-2010 09:50 AM
Pentax K-7 "Image quality falls short" ?? BethC Pentax DSLR Discussion 28 07-17-2010 01:17 PM
"CHANGE" - a 48hr film challenge project, shot on K-X greenless Video and Pentax HDSLRs 6 02-16-2010 06:36 PM
Short Film shot on Pentax K-x tiny Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12 02-10-2010 03:19 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:54 PM. | See also:, 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?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]