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What do you film in? 1080p vs 2.7k ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FRS, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. FRS

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    I am filming a property tomorrow and keep debating on 1080p or 2.7k. What do you guys normally film in?
     
  2. Buckaye

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    1080p if you're using it for straight video it's probably the highest resolution you need.. If you want to pull stills from it than a higher resolution might be better
     
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    I'm at 1080 also and Medium. No props or anything in my video's.

    Something I decided to do before I read it here was Do Not Select the FPV mode in the Phantom SW. The camera will move more with the FPV mode selected.
     
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    2.7k - especially useful if you plan on doing any lens distortion correction.
     
  5. FRS

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    Hmm.. tough choices here. The property sits on 20 acres so I wanted to get a good height shot so distortion is definitely in my mind. I also want to get stills so 2.7k might be my best bet. I've always shot in 1080 medium and have never had a problem.
     
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    You can get stills from the video (any) if using the GoPro software. I posted a Link last week.
     
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    To get the best results from my GoPro H3 Black, I shoot in 2.7 cine RAW RAW white balance, Then I color correct do a 2.35 crop and export in pro res 422 and down convert to 1080 or leave it 2K depends on where it's going. Here are a few shots I did in that mode, these were low light as well..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuGjIM3 ... EoRtFbIo3Q
     
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    220, 221, whatever it takes!

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3kxAA2L4Q[/youtube]
     
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    Haha classic
     
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    It really does depend on what kind of results you want. 2.7k with Protune offers the highest quality and flexibility tho.
    ..but I often shoot Video+Stills so I shoot 1080/30, or even 1440/24+stills
     
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    Aerial do you use gopro studio at all?
     
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    ******* that is beautiful. can you teach me to make videos like this? mine do not come out nearly as cool as yours

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qnbY7CROTg
     
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    Does 2.7K increase the jello risk?

    For me switching from H3 2D to H3 3D meant changing fishtail effect for jello

    Alberto
     
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    What software do you use that you are able to transcode to prores?


     
  16. AerialCinemaGuy

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    Ok here is my exact settings and work flow. Hero 3 black. 2.7 k cine raw white balance protune on of course.
    I also use a custom made acrylic ND8 filter I basically found a 77mm plastic (but nice) nd, I then trimmed it down and fit it into the outer rim of a knock off GoPro lens cap.
    This was not an easy task to hand trim this thing, at first I thought I would be able to make 3 from one 77mm filter however it would crack and chip so I ended up with only one
    It weighs nothing, and zero balance issues on the gimbal.
    Once I shoot, I take the card right into GoPro Studio, I remove fisheye and render in the highest quality setting. I then export the rendered file as 2.7k Archive (its pretty large)
    then run that through Apple Compressor and put a 2.35 (Panavision) crop on it. Regardless I never see props even before the crop. You can fix that by adjusting the vertical tilt max on the gimbal advanced settings to a less number, and always try to fly backwards to get those sweeping shots. I then output in ProRes 422HQ, and up load to YouTube. thats pretty much it. I do a bit a Color Correction in GoPro Studio, and then check the levels in FCP. I hope that answers some of your questions