Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sublimely Ridiculous

Yes, that is an 8 year old PD100. And, yes, we had a blast. The camera was quite helpful in reviewing the moves we made with the camera head and dolly.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Extreme DVCPRO HD Color Correction

I recommend clicking on this link to view it at full size and in HD. It really looks much better. The linked page also describes in detail what I was trying to do with the test.

Extreme DVCPRO HD color correction test from Craig Mieritz on Vimeo.

Friday, October 17, 2008

$60 CF alternative to $850 SxS storage card for EX1/EX3

Wow. Check this out. Some Australians have figured out that you can use compact flash memory with the EX-1 or EX-3 in conjunction with a Kensington 7-in-one media reader (about $40). The transfer rates are slower and your overcranking is limited to 40 fps but, wow, the media cost is brought down from $850 to $60. Read the fine print about compatibility and test, test, test, it yourself.

The HVX-200/HPX-170 also records at about 35 Mbps in 720/24PN mode. Maybe someone will figure out a workaround for P2 cards??

Hopefully this will be, as far as the pricing on solid state memory, a game changer.

Thanks to Bruce Johnson, at ProVideoCoalition for digging this up.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Crazy times

Crazy times can foster amazing art. Not always, but just maybe your time is coming. It's up to you, not an international media conglomerate.