This impromptu interview happened by chance.

I had just made some test shots of my friend Geoff at his violin shop when we ran into a gentleman who is in pre-production of his own film project at the coffee shop next door. As he described what camera he wanted to use, I realized it was the type I had (HDSLR). So, I proped my T2i up on a GorillaPod, set exposure and focus, and hit the record button.

E voila... my first interview.

It was shot on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i using a user defined picture style (0,-4,-2,0) that I probably got from Stu Maschwitz Prolost blog.

camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D, Kiss 4)
lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (effective 80mm on full frame)
recording format: 1080p, 24 fps,
audio: the dreded autogain straight from the camera

(from iMovie '09 project) "Export using QuickTime"

Video:
H.264
Data Rate: 7000 kbits/sec Optimized for "Streaming"
Image size 1920 x 1080 HD
Frame Rate: 30
Key Frame "every" "24" frames

(options)
H.264 video options:
Restrict profile to: check "MAIN"
Encoding mode: "Best quality" (multi-pass)

Audio:
Format: AAC-LC (Music)
Data Rate: 320 kbps
Channels: Stereo
Output Sample Rate: 44.1 khz
Encoding Quality: Best

Streaming:
Enable streaming (check)
Maximum packet size: 1450 bytes
Maximum packet duration: 100 ms
Optimize for server (not checked)

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