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Steve Kownacki
shooting from a coaster/rider POV
on May 23, 2007 at 5:44:27 pm

Hi all,
a few things I'd like some responses on. If this pulls together, I will be shooting end of next week in Jackson, NJ.

Want to shoot POV from a steel coaster a few different angles and focal lengths on about 10-15 runs. If using HDV of some flavor, will the built in stabilizer be satisfactory or will it require additional work? I read the prior post and will definitely keep part of a car in the shot for this purpose. We'll be rotoscoping in 3D elements connected to the track so stabilization is very important - for at least 2 seconds anyway. Preference on P2 vs a Sony/JVC-type HDV? Less issues with card memory vs. a tape transport?

Client is handling logistix of releases, insurance, etc.

I'm also in need of the camera, operator, rigger and possibly a soundman in that general area for the day- this is posted in the help wanted forum.

Thanks for your wisdom.
Steve



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Frank Nolan
Re: shooting from a coaster/rider POV
on May 23, 2007 at 5:59:03 pm

HDV is notorious for not handling motion very well so I would avoid the sony, jvc and canon hdv cameras. I would go with the Panasonic HVX200 if you're looking for a compact HD camera.


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Rick Amundson
Re: shooting from a coaster/rider POV
on May 24, 2007 at 5:36:57 pm

I agree that you want to stay away from the HDV for this kind of aquisition. The motion artifacts will be too much to deal with for compositing. I also think you will want to look into using an image stabilizing platform. The OIS on the camera will only do so much at that speed. Call your local rental house to see what they recommend or call Dean Schneider at Film/Video in Denver 800-776-8616. Lastly, don't be afraid of the P2, just remeber to back up and verify.

Rick Amundson
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