Originally Posted by Outfoxed Ya
Hey Joe, I just watched your youtube offering on my passive LED TV and thats a very impressive video
Sure knocks the socks off the other ones on there. Great music too!
I'll leave the technical critic to the more technically advanced on here such as Don who is probably the most technically advanced of all of us judging by his work and was no doubt born with a silver 3D camera in his hand? lol
I love this camera don't you? Considering it's size and cost it gives great results and I'm sooooo glad I chose this over the W3.
The colours and low light capabilities as well as the 1080p HD video quality for such a small unit are astounding and your video proves this specially the footage of the penguins and cuttle fish.
I have a few questions though...
Were you hand holding the camera as the panning is very smooth, much smoother than I seem to be able to achieve?
What EV setting did you use in the aquarium as the exposure was spot on also what did you have the 3D set to as your focus seemed a lot more stable than on my camera and was wondering if it's cause generally I have mine set to -2?
All in all though Joe, in my humble opinion, thats a great video and can't wait to see your next one.
Hey Outfoxed Ya,
Thanks for the kind words mate I appreciate it. Yeah I'm loving this camera, you're spot on about its features and portability they really do hit a sweet spot. With regards to your questions:
- All the shots were taken handheld. After owning the Fuji W3 I'm well practiced keeping the camera moves smooth as you basically had to pretend you were an archer/sniper with that thing to avoid the jitters & blurs, lol. Personally I think the optical stabilizer is pretty good in the 3D1, but yeah you do have to be careful still.
- In the Aquarium I think most of the shots were taken with -2/3 EV, but I adjusted a couple where this was too dark. I did also spend a bit of time in Vegas with the "levels" filter boosting some of the darker shots, as well as the "color corrector" filter boosting the overall saturation about 10%. This combined with a little careful sharpening seemed to help the vision overall.
- The convergence controls I actually completely forgot about at the time (still learning) but I did have to adjust a few shots in Vegas with the "Stereoscopic 3D" filter as there were a few eyeball busters. Next time around I'm going to experiment a bit here to see if I can improve some of the zoom closeups.
- Focus related, I did notice at the start of of just about every clip the camera "pumps" the focus until it finds the right spot. With this in mind I always let the camera run a second or two before I do any pans or moves, then just trim the pump off in Vegas. Oh also I found the clips actually cut off a second earlier than when I press stop record, so I try and let the shot run a bit longer when I'm recording too... that's a tricky one to remember.
Lots to learn with Stereo movie making, but its so so rewarding. Working on a new clip now and will happily share it as well as any other tips I discover as I come by them! Again thanks for the feedback and look forward to seeing some more vision you're shot!