I'm cross posting this from the JVC camcorder thread, since some people might not be following both. This is footage shot with my JVC TD1 at Shaw's Garden in St. Louis. The MVC files were converted with Peter Wimmer's MVCtoAVI utility, then edited and burned to a 3D Blu-ray iso in Sony Vegas. This post also refers to other matters being discussed in that JVC thread, so ignore them. Here are a couple of scenes from the Shaw's Garden video.
The iso is over 860 MB, so give it some time to upload to Dropbox. If you don't, it will error out.
I decided to show the Childrens Garden and The Center for Home Gardening, instead of the Japanese Garden. Remember, this is a rough first cut. There are shots that will go, others will be added and the order will be rearranged. I've cut some of my favorite shots because they just wouldn't flow, and there's more butchering to be done. There's blood everywhere.
At present the temp music for this project is a mixture of Mozart, Haydn and Mannheim Steamroller.
I'm thinking of asking the help of a friend who used to play violin for the St. Louis Symphony - if I ever decide what I want to do with this project. Right now, it lacks focus.
One thing that doesn't lack focus is the image. The depth of field is incredible. This camcorder is capable of resolving detail to such a degree that I'm discovering the limitations of my 3D shutter glasses. I've found that my JVC shutter glasses are softer than my Xpand 103s (although Xpand makes both). I have to turn my head just so with the JVCs, or things go soft. There's a bit of that with the Xpands, but not as much. My favorite glasses for detail are the Samsung glasses that came with my 3D plasma. If they didn't lose sync so darn often, they'd be great.
I left two shots in one of the segments that will never find their way into the finished video. One is a Blackbird stabilizer shot, there so I could see what kind of judder effect I get with it (not too bad, but still noticeable). This was a shot I took after about 30 minutes experience. I call it Drunken Master, which is appropriate, except for the "Master" part. It really is dreadful. The other shot is of a girl walking in front of the camera with a stroller. It shows the judder/strobing effect clearly. This is what I need to find a way around. Such shots are not usable. This is entirely a side effect of conversion from 60i to 24p. Straight from the camcorder, such shots are perfect. There's just no way to translate such motion smoothly when you throw away 6 of 30 frames and try to blend the other fields into 24 coherent frames. Frank's suggestion of a slower shutter speed may well work. 60i to 24p conversion has little visible effect on motion at a distance. I barely notice it. It's really only rapid lateral motion up close that suffers.
I'll get around to writing up the workflow for this in the next few days, and start a thread - so as not to bore the uninterested with editing minutiae.