Cinematographer: Scott Welsch
HD Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fDxnTwfSOY
Download link at bottom.
Just install as usual, make your own folder and name it whatever, I named mine HDR. Place your random video and just rename it as "raw" so now your .mov will be processed automatically, you can use the .avi save option or just edit the jpegs.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is performed in camera by capturing two different ISO values. Most of these shots were at ISO 100-800 or 200-1600. Those two streams are then split and re-fused back together in post production to produce the HDR video.
Magic Lantern is free for download and everything you need to produce HDR video is included and also free. Alex is truly a pioneer and he is offering the 5D Mark II build to those who donate. It will eventually be released (as this one is BETA) but you can get it early by donating.
As soon as I heard about the qscale availability I loaded on my camera a tested every setting, +16 through -16. Here is a video showing them in ascending order according to bitrate. It seems like it records in VBR because -16 only produced around 40 mbit/sec, except for the shot of the carpet where it hit 82mbit/sec! What do you make of the lower than expected bitrates?
Link to firmware:
Main 550d branch:
Note: The video was compressed at 10mbit/sec for web, I will upload a less compressed version later. At q-15 the banding was gone from the wall.
ISO 200 f/3.5 1/50th
It seems that the higher the ISO, the higher the bitrate becomes, which means you must lower the qscale to compensate.
With 5 little one's, I'm always on a budget, here is my follow-up to my previous blog post, "Review: Cowboy Studio Shoulder Rig" foursandyfeet.com/reviews/cowboystudiorig/. This time showing a new piece to the $30.00 Cowboy Studio shoulder rig, the Express.35.com Rig X, which includes a rail system, offset adapter and handle.
Cowboy Studio Shoulder Support
Express35.com Rig-X (includes rail system, offset adapter, and (1) HD Handle)
Check out my new video where I use this rig almost the entire time!! Hello, Future