Videos are made to be watched.
Before reading and writing in this topic, just think about this.
If you know a lot about hardware and post, please share your knowledge without creating unnecessary fights.
First of all, Im a medic. Im dont do videos for a living. Everything I know about hardware, shooting videos and editing I learned by myself, so dont judge me. If you are a speciallist, teach the others, dont insult them, because I dont insult a pacient that can not operate himself!
Ok. People complain a lot about how camcorder videos look. They say they look dull and dead.
They say that because they compare camcorder videos with the ones made with compacts and DSLR`s. I was one of them.
Reading some topics here and there I learned the correct parameters to analyze if a video is good or not. I learned that there is a BIG difference between a good video
and a video that looks good
I learned that some camcorders produce VERY good videos, much better than the ones made with DSLR's and compacts, but they dont look as good. So I decided to play a little with some SIMPLE editing tools. Recently (because of mark) I bought a Sony GW77. I learned that its a very nice camera that produce extremely nice videos. It has that "dullness" though.
So I downloaded a few videos from Mark (made with a GW77) and played with them a little, to see how good they can look with some editing. I learned that the "dullness" i probably because of the lack of black and colors, and the excess of grey in the videos. The point is, that dull look gives you a lot of space to work. Sure its not a 12-bit RAW, but its something!
And I know you lose some of the original quality. I always keep the originals with me. But you dont make videos to keep them in a hard drive. You make videos to show your trips to your friends and family. And for that I think that post is essential. The originals are just boring and flat.
Do an exercise. Sit you daughter, your wife and your granddaughter in your living room. Play the original video and the processed one. I bet they'll sleep or get out before the end of the first one.
The originals, although they preserve the most of the camera capabilities, they lack the WOW effect. Will you make it look artificial? Will you lose something? YES! WHO CARES?! The important is to get the attention of the ones you love.
My objective in this thread is to learn how to take the most of my videos. I want to learn how to make them look WOW!
Thanks in advance for the advices
ps: sorry for the english. English is just my fourth language.SAMPLE
This video sample was made with some of Mark`s videos. All credits go to him.
The editing process was really simple and took me like 15-20 minutes. Remember that it was rendered and compressed 3 times. The originals look waaaay better.
In a big screen, the full edited video LOOKS GOOD. It was rendered in very high quality. Of course you lose something, but for normal people, the quality is there!
Please, share your thoughts.