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"Winter" Sunset in LA

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by ianwood, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. ianwood

    ianwood Taco Wrangler
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    Jan 7, 2014
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    Lost Angeles
    Getting the swing of this Phantom thing. Though I am still experimenting heavily with settings and workflow. Here's the best of two batteries worth of filming at sunset in Beachwood Canyon in the Hollywood Hills:


    What I like:
    - In mild wind, the P2 with Zenmuse produces some amazing results.
    - The GoPro has really grown into a amazing little camera.
    - Protune!
    - That I was able to rebalance the ZenMuse with an ND filter on the GoPro.

    What I am still not happy with (tips welcome!):
    - Inconsistent grading: Between Cineform, FCPX, Crumplepop HDR, etc. I am struggling to find the best way to grade Protune.
    - White balancing: FCPX! Why, oh why do you not have a color picker??? I have to buy yet another plugin???
    - Motion blur: Delivering in 24p limits panning options without tracking a subject.
    - Lens flare: ND filter adds a lot of it.
    - Horizon drift: Zenmuse off by a few degrees in a few shots.
    - Disk space: Who knew you'd need 100Gb to edit 2 minutes of video!
    - Gain noise: Take the ND off after dusk. Where's the noise filter in FCPX? What, another plug-in to buy? Uggh!

    I should caveat all this by saying I have zero ambition to do anything other than use this to have some fun and learn a few things. That said, I do want to challenge my friend, the DP with the octo rig that he currently uses to shoot videos for a major automotive magazine. I am clearly very jealous!
  2. C-Mac13

    Feb 6, 2014
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    Orange County
    Nice video. I agree with this. Driving me nuts.

    Horizon drift: Zenmuse off by a few degrees in a few shots.
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