Luminous Landscape Forum

Equipment & Techniques => Motion & Video => Topic started by: tjbates on August 07, 2013, 05:15:54 PM

Title: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: tjbates on August 07, 2013, 05:15:54 PM
Hello Michael and Chris,
Thanks for showing this clip. I'm interested to know a few details of your setup.
Looks like you're running the 2 new GH3's locked off on one tripod and a trusty AF100.
What's the other camera? Which camera did you use to shoot the time lapse? How are you recording audio and sync in post etc.
I imagine you're both very busy but if you have a minute or two - would love to know. Thanks! Tim.
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: Chris Sanderson on August 07, 2013, 05:26:40 PM
2 x GH3s + 2 x Panny AF100s w/ Leica, Olympus & Panasonic fast prime lenses. Also a Canon HFG10 for over shoulder screen shot. Plus native res screen capture sftw: IShowU HD Pro.

Reference sound recorded onto all machines + scr grab and Master sound recorded to separate tracks on new Zoom H6 audio recorder - synch in post w/ Plural Eyes
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: tjbates on August 07, 2013, 06:08:03 PM
Very interesting. I guess the GH3's would match the AF100's pretty well.
Many thanks!
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: John.Murray on August 08, 2013, 12:23:12 AM
Chris: What are you currently using for lighting? 
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: Sareesh Sudhakaran on August 08, 2013, 04:16:45 AM
...Master sound recorded to separate tracks on new Zoom H6 audio recorder...

How's it doing? I'm thinking of getting one myself.
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: Chris Sanderson on August 10, 2013, 11:05:34 AM
Chris: What are you currently using for lighting? 

A couple of now-rather-ancient Ianiro Redheads. Maybe flat panel lighting one day - it's on my wish list ))
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: Chris Sanderson on August 10, 2013, 11:11:26 AM
How's it doing? I'm thinking of getting one myself.

I like it very much. Very well designed and thought out. Good control panel/VUs at 45˚ angle on top, making camera-mounted control very easy. The WAV multiple track file structure when multiple channel recording is simple and intuitive. Power management is massively improved over the H4n. I haven't used the 2channel out recording yet but it's there if needed. The only thing missing is Solo channel monitoring when recording - but maybe that's there too if I dig deep enough )) the High Pass and compression settings are adequate to good.
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: Chris Sanderson on August 10, 2013, 11:17:31 AM
BTW I had a duh moment that lead to some out-of-focus shots with the Panasonic 20 mm pancake.

Even when everything is set to manual, if the power is cut to the lens (battery changes), the lens resets focus when the power is re-connected.

I notice that Panny is bringing out a newer model of this lens - not sure if this 'feature' is retained in the new model or not. I note that the newer lens' specifications no longer refer to a 'unique manual focus system'  ???
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 10, 2013, 02:32:12 PM
A couple of now-rather-ancient Ianiro Redheads...

Which I was delighted to see. :) Always good to see old friends again.
Title: Re: "The Setup" 4hrs in 45secs
Post by: tjbates on August 10, 2013, 03:37:58 PM
I was fairly convinced that David Grover had flown the Phantom past one of the Redheads and between a GH3 and an AF100 until I saw the making-of section of your video. Very funny!