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Douglas Villalba
HDV Wedding Demo To Show HDTV quality
on Jan 2, 2006 at 4:18:30 am

I shot this wedding Dec 3 with a Z1 and FX1 in HDV. I cut it in HDV then tranfered it to DVCPRO HD 720 and added the titles. Then I exported it as a Sorenson 3 for the web.


BEFORE YOU DOWNLOADED TO SEE IT FIRST BALANCE YOUR MONITOR WITH COLOR BARS AND IF YOU HAVE A PC OPEN QuickTime Playe>File>Open URL http://www.dvtvproductions.com/MOVIE..._Sorenson3.mov (about 15 mins. 150 MBs)

Douglas Villalba
http://www.dvtvproductions.com
dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com


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Douglas Villalba
Re: HDV Wedding Demo To Show HDTV quality
on Jan 2, 2006 at 4:22:02 am

http://www.dvtvproductions.com/MOVIES/Weddings/M&E_Sorenson3.mov

Douglas Villalba
http://www.dvtvproductions.com
dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com


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Peter Ralph
Re: HDV Wedding Demo To Show HDTV quality
on Jan 2, 2006 at 2:37:40 pm

some very pretty shots Douglas. Did you tweak the aspect ratio for the web version? Stage performances are going to be outsatnding with that setup.

How will you deliver to the client?


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Douglas Villalba
Re: HDV Wedding Demo To Show HDTV quality
on Jan 2, 2006 at 4:50:54 pm

Thanks Peter,

"Did you tweak the aspect ratio for the web version?"

Yes, I first converted to DVCPRO HD square pixels at 1280X720 to show right out of my PowerBook to an HD 720 monitor to show it at Bridal Shows. It looks even better than the 1080i HDV right out of FCP5. I guess that the computer can keep up with it better in the DVCPRO HD format. I use a 1 Ghrz DP G4 with 1 GB RAM to edit and 1.33 Ghz with 512 RAM laptop to demo it.
I took the DVCPRO HD file and converted it with Sorenson 3 preset but I think that I half the size.


"Stage performances are going to be outsatnding with that setup."

I have used it, but sometimes you can see compression blocks on dark flat areas.


"How will you deliver to the client?"

That is why I started testing ways to deliver it since their is not an HD DVD still. I think that if someone contracts me to do an HD wedding the won't mind using their computers to connect to an HD TV untill there is a delivery system.




Douglas Villalba
http://www.dvtvproductions.com
dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com


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Peter Ralph
compression blocks?
on Jan 2, 2006 at 6:39:54 pm

compression blocks in the dark flat areas? You mean compression blocks on tape? can you just lower the pedestal in the camera and crush the blacks a little? or fix it in your NLE?


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Douglas Villalba
Re: compression blocks?
on Jan 3, 2006 at 1:41:39 pm

Yes it is mpg2 and just like on a DVD you get them sometimes. It has been reported on other cameras too. I can't remember if I read it on the DV net JVC or Canon. It is not only on the dark, I had artifact on a reflective silver curtain background.

Douglas Villalba
http://www.dvtvproductions.com
dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com


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Perry Cheng
Re: compression blocks?
on Jan 3, 2006 at 11:58:02 pm

I think your works are great, just a little point, 150+ MB for web download is a little too much for average users.

Perry


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Douglas Villalba
Re: compression blocks?
on Jan 4, 2006 at 11:51:46 am

You must be on a PC.

Open QuickTime then File>Open URL .....> type the page or copy paste http://www.dvtvproductions.com/MOVIES/Weddings/M&E_Sorenson3.mov

it should play in a few seconds

Douglas Villalba
http://www.dvtvproductions.com
dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com


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Peter Ralph
is this feasible?
on Jan 4, 2006 at 3:12:21 pm

Douglas - is it feasible to import your HD footage onto an SD timeline and just crop to SD res? So that an HD clip of a couple facing one another could appear on an SD timeline as two separate full SD res clips each containing just one person? That's where I see an immediate place for HD in my work. To be able to leave an HD camera unattended on wide and then just choose the shot in post.


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Douglas Villalba
Re: is this feasible?
on Jan 5, 2006 at 12:47:18 am

The image of 1080i is about 2X the 480i DV so yes you can zoom in.
What is important to note is that you can shoot HDV transfer to a format that would be easy to edit and make an SD DVD and get a much better image than with DV to DVD.

Douglas Villalba
http://www.dvtvproductions.com
dvillalba@dvtvproductions.com


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