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Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-20-2015, 09:27 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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Agree Steve.

I mentioned sound amongst other items on page 4.

game over in this thread for me. Good luck to the op.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-20-2015, 07:29 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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Fully agree.


A DSLR is a camera, with a sensor, and a mirror in front of it to bounce light up into the optical viewfinder.
Flip that mirror up and you have live view, a sensor with no obstruction in front of it.


This, and the way a DSLR undertakes phase detection auto focus, is the only difference between a DSLR and a mirrorless camera.


DSLR's ARE used in all sorts of event videography. Why an FS7 reference should enter a discussion about a K-500 I just don't know.
If someone was asking about upgrading from a K-500 to something better for stills, would we suggesting a 645Z?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-20-2015, 05:02 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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These arguments always come down to comparing cameras from different use points (pro vs consumer) and very price points.


It's like saying don't buy a Toyota corolla as Mercedes do a far better AMG flagship model.





We're comparing options at the same price point. Real world budgets, and what can deliver the look the OP is after in that range.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-13-2015, 06:59 AM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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Hi,

Congrats on the continued work. Its 2am in the morning here in New Zealand, so I won't write much. Can't sleep tonight.

Reading your post I felt there is some good enthusiasm there. I liked that. Wanted to add though that Videography is quite a vast subject. I'd pay a lot of attention to what makes a good product and what aspects detract from it, in your line of work.

Sound is a surprisingly important factor. Do not overlook it as a contributor to producing a top class output.

That narrow depth of field look is cool, no doubt, but it can be incredibly difficult to work with. If you go down that route, make sure you have something that can assist you to control the focus point. Either focus peaking that you can tune the sensitivity of, or a larger monitor to help visualise it better etc. Often it's safer to mix a wider shot with a lot of the image in focus, with overlays of narrow depth of field shots for interest etc.

Always be thinking of the money shot. That's the one that whilst not necessarily artistically perfect, you've at least got it to fall back on, even if it's not exciting. Audio backing tracks are useful too, for ambient sounds etc. You're going to need to get your head around a video editing software package also. Apologies if you've got this covered, but honing your skills in this area once again will assist significantly in how professional your videos feel.

Plenty of event video work is done on DSLR type bodies. Plenty. Production values is what will set you apart. How you use your tools is more important that than the tools you have, up until a certain point. All the best.

Food for thought also:















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Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-10-2015, 04:32 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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lol, glad someone noticed. I expect technically to early, but frankly I'd be keen if someone else was today.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-10-2015, 03:26 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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Fully agree. I'd shoot at 24 or 30fps progressive and feel the Pentax 60i is a lame attempt to try and compete with the other brands in this arena.


Just pointing out 24fps is going to cause issues for fast pans, so if you beer this in mind then you can work with that issue.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-10-2015, 01:38 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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This.


24p is actually too slow to smoothly pan quickly over a background. It threw a lot of people when they saw this judder in their new expensive Bluray setups, which also run at 24p.
Shooting on any camera at that shutter speed and frame rate will create the same issue.
The Big Judder Problem and the Overhyping of 24p


That said, if the codec is poor / bitrate too limited then this will exacerbate the situation, with fast pans being a real workout for any codec. In which case a more capable camera will help. The disappointing thing though is that the K-3 is not dramatically more capable than the K-500 in this regard.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-03-2015, 04:42 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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That looks great and based on your comments you'll be fine.


Turn that Movie SR off.
If you leave it on you will not be able to remove it's warping jello effect in post, it gets burned in.
Seriously, no joking here, it is a stupid stupid system and will make or break a professional project.


Beering that in mind, you won't have any stabilisaiton, so you'll need to think smart about this.


Agree that if your brief requires walk about / non tripod shots then you'll need to consider how to provide that stabilisation.
Shoulder rigs could be an option, but I'd be looking at Olympus or Sony for sensor stabilisation, or an optically stabilised lens.
That's where Pentax really lucks out as no one is making stabilised lenses for them these days, as it's assumed they'll provide the stabilisation in body.


Settings.
Others will provide more info on this. Pretty much all modern Pentaxs (anything with Movie SR in it) have the same video capabilities.
Flat profiles may help, others can comment on that.


Personally I'd go full HD, 1080P, 24fps, maximum stars quality.
I have had good results from using the AV mode in video, but would look at 1/50s as the shutter speed if going to manual.
Keep the ISO down where possible. Video on a Pentax is essentially baked in JPG files conceptually, so anything that ups the ISO really degrades the image quality.


Just read the K-S2 review section on video and it gives an interesting slide over image comparing stills with video.
It makes for interesting but disappointing reading...
Pentax K-S2 Review - Movie Mode | PentaxForums.com Reviews
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 08-03-2015, 02:22 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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That was my thought also. You'd need a reason to move to anything, as just changing cameras (even to a more capable device) isn't going to instantly make your video more successful on it's own.


If you have a stabilised mount, (tripod, some form of steady cam), then the pentax will do about as good as the other base models. You do get moire and aliasing on a lot of cameras, but if the 'story' is good then most people don't notice. People will notice shaky video must more easily and that all comes down to production values rather than the device. That's why I personally go on about the lack of stabilisation now in Pentax cameras.


Not saying Pentax is great in the video field, but how you use the tools is probably more important. Changing to a 4k capable device won't change the rest of the aspects involved in producing a 'professional' level product.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 07-29-2015, 03:35 PM  
What to do ( video)
Posted By richandfleur
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My 2c...


Get a GoPro, sit it on an egg timer and you'll get one revolution in an hour. Take a 12MP photo every 5 seconds or so. Later in post, remove the fish eye, correct levels/chromatic aberration etc, resize to 2.5MP and then pan across the timelapse, so it's moving even if the camera was still etc. Heck resize to 8MP for a 4k timelapse...

















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The brief of a timelapse to summarise the whole day sounds doable with not much gear. I'd suggest even the K-500 could work. Get a nice lens, turn off the movie sr stabilisation, pick an aperture where the depth of field is workable, as you won't get any aids to assist, such as focus peaking, continuous tracking autofocus, digital zoom etc.
I personally don't use a DSLR for timelapse anymore as I don't like the extra shutter actuations, but would need to if the scene had complex lighting aspects.


Not to knock the other great posts, but I think you'd need to work out what you want the finished product to look like, and then work back from there to select the gear required to achieve that, - filling any obvious holes with new gear only if required.




I think if you
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