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Old 09-20-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Not so camera-shy Boxster...

Again, my Box-mobil ended up having a small part in this silly video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGsHsonCsHM

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Old 09-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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Nice camera rig Peer!

I really dig that music (Caravan)! Whose rendition? If you haven't heard it check out the up tempo rendition from Cuban piano player Chucho Valdes.

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Nice camera rig Peer! I really dig that music (Caravan)! Whose rendition? If you haven't heard it check out the up tempo rendition from Cuban piano player Chucho Valdes.
Yep, this version is a little nugget -- Duke Ellington with Max Roach and Charles Mingus. The Duke was more versatile than many think, not the least comparing this loose & punky version of Caravan to the more famous one he did. I have four versions of Caravan; two by the Duke, a fast live one by Dave Brubeck, and then the Maynard Ferguson (w/ Buddy Rich). So now I've to check out the Valdes' one -- thanks for the recommendation.

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:57 AM   #4
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Cool, except, geez, I guess yours is bigger than mine....

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Very nice indeed - looks like a 5D mkII maybe? You have a very nice collection of lenses etc. to go with it!

I have a more modest setup with a Canon T1i and a couple of L series lenses too. Where did you get the rig with the rails, follow focus and all? I have been looking at the Red Rock stuff but it seems a little pricey.... http://www.redrockmicro.com/

Looks like you are also using an external audio recorder with a mic and windscreen. Which recorder are you using?

You should be able to take some very nice cinematic looking footage with that rig - cheers!
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Very nice indeed - looks like a 5D mkII maybe? You have a very nice collection of lenses etc. to go with it! I have a more modest setup with a Canon T1i and a couple of L series lenses too. Where did you get the rig with the rails, follow focus and all? I have been looking at the Red Rock stuff but it seems a little pricey.... http://www.redrockmicro.com/ Looks like you are also using an external audio recorder with a mic and windscreen. Which recorder are you using? You should be able to take some very nice cinematic looking footage with that rig - cheers!

Yes to most all of the above -- I even use some RedRock parts.

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Old 09-27-2009, 11:41 AM   #7
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Peer, what do you use all that camera equipment for?

I can't tell from the video as I am not an expert. Is that video or still photography? I saw a flash on the top but also what looks like a furry boom mic.

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Old 09-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #8
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That red rock stuff is a super ******************** to set up. You lose a lot of light in the micro flip X and the ground glass mech.

Don't you guys get horizontal scanning problems when shooting with an SLR and moving quickly? Or is there a fix for that problem?

Oh and Randall this is a video set up. The follow focus whips and mic are the give aways.
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either you are a professional photographer, or you should be.

I have a Panasonic point and shoot 6MP digital I got at Costco.... I'll pass on any "duels" with you!!!
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RandallNeighbour wrote:
> Peer, what do you use all that camera equipment for?
> I can't tell from the video as I am not an expert.
> Is that video or still photography? I saw a flash
> on the top but also what looks like a furry boom mic.
> Edumacate me!


A giveaway that this is a video camera is the shotgun microphone and the follow focus. The "flash on the top" is actually a 600 lumens running light (that I built myself). Although this camera can also shoot 21Mp stills, I use it only for video. What's so unique is that it shoots full frame, creating that shallow depth of field (DOF) that previously could only be achieved by >$50k film/video cameras used for movies. Here's an example of what this camera can do, shot by a fellow 5d2 forum member:

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By the way, here's me and my focus-puller shooting a commercial for a motorcycle manufacturer last month:

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That's really amazing. Excellent DOF for digital imaging.

(I was a professional still photographer for a number of years)

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