Ninja Graffiti by Martin Beek / marvelsfilm.com

Recorded at the annual Graffiti event in downtown Eindhoven (The Netherlands) using the Panasonic GH2 and Atomos Ninja digital recorder. The Ninja is a GREAT sub-1000 euro ProRes422(HQ) HDMI recorder from atomos.com .

I've used the GH2's Smooth picture profile (all settings on -2 except for color saturation at -1) and Voigtlander Nokton 25mm/f0.95 lens with Fader ND filter. Aperture fixed at f2.8. Mixed 160 and 320 ISO.

Quality of the footage is stunning; it's a pity that i had to convert it to H.264 to upload to Vimeo and YouTube, plus the extra compression crap that is added during the conversion. You can download the H.264 input file (not the ProRes444, alas...).

Music: "Yeah Yeah" by "Bodyrox featuring Luciana". Buy the music here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/yeah-yeah/id211458233

HDMI Ninja-recorder footage was deinterlaced, decrippled and converted to uncompressed 4:2:2 "fcp-ready" footage by using the free AviSynth and FFMpeg tools as described here:
dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?237584-HDMI-Capture-Problem-SOLVED-A...
and here: marvelsfilm.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/gh2-hdmi-recording-avisynth-scrip...

Cheers!

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