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Richard Herd
HD classic soft
on Sep 2, 2008 at 7:24:34 pm

http://www.schneideroptics.com/ecommerce/CatalogSubCategoryDisplay.aspx?CID...

This is an exciting new product (reported in the American Cinematographer, so don't know how long it's really been available).

It apparently will solve the problem that's been killing me for the last couple of years. Sharp focus on a human face in HD, to me, looks pretty bad. I've employed a dozen tricks in post to fix the overly sharp image (usually adding some blur). And in-camera, at times, I let the image go soft.


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Rick Wise
Re: HD classic soft
on Sep 2, 2008 at 7:35:27 pm

Schneider's Classic Soft seems to be the only good filter for HDV and HD. The black pro mists degrade the image too much, even though they work great in SD. No idea why. I'd tread very, very softly here, like with 1/8 strength, at least for starters.

This also happens to be my favorite filter (when I use one at all) for film, when the actors need a little skin help.

Note that Tiffen now sells a filter software program to use in post, but they do not (yet?) have a version for Vegas. It had a pretty good review somewhere recently (DV.com, I think).

The problem with using any filter in the field is that unless you have a really good field monitor, you cannot accurately judge the effect.

Rick Wise
director of photography
Oakland, CA
http://www.RickWiseDP.com
email: Rick@RickWiseDP.com


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john sharaf
Re: HD classic soft
on Sep 2, 2008 at 9:18:08 pm

Also remember that many cameras, especially Varicam and Cine Alta apply horizontal downrez to the recording to tape, so the resulting picture is softer than what you're looking at on you monitor.



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Todd Terry
Re: HD classic soft
on Sep 2, 2008 at 7:36:15 pm

Sounds good in theory, but grrrrrr.... I wish they would show some samples.

Without seeing it, it's kinda like trying to sell an oil painting on the radio.

This guy has a couple of samples, but nothing exhaustive...

http://pinelakefilms.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html



T2

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Richard Herd
Re: HD classic soft
on Sep 3, 2008 at 5:12:50 pm

LOL! You can't use a cute kid to test skin. I need the results for a hung over actor who smokes too much!



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