Well, I finally won’t have to put my diabolical plan in action. I made a movie for the Nikon Festival, which was only opened to US residents, and had it uploaded by a friend from New Jersey. Unfortunately, my submission didn’t make the top 50, so now that I don’t have anything to hide anymore, I can show the video !
It was all shot with the Panasonic HMC150 in 1080p24 with a Letus35 adapter, with Canon FD lenses (28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4 and 100mm 2.8). Heavy color correction in After Effects afterward, and I will unfortunately say that this is the first time I’ve been dissapointed by the HMC150. The low bit-rate of the original footage just didn’t hold up under the multi-layer color correction. It looks fine down-scaled to 720p on Vimeo, but the original 1080p version doesn’t look too good, especially on a LCD television.
I’ll take the occasion to say to those who think HDSLRs are the way to go for video right now, hold your horses a bit. Footage from most (I say “most” just to back myself, cause I would say ALL) HDSLRs right now have a much lower bitrate than AVCHD footage, so color grading this footage heavily must destroy it way beyond anyone can imagine (I have not tested it yet but…). That’s another debate I won’t get into in this post though.
Anyway, here’s the movie, feel free to give me some feedback.