Video originally made in 2008.. Now cleaned up, with the music remastered (August 2012).
Created using roughly 85% of footage I shot in Canberra on a short trip there for my wife Lydia's birthday on Saturday. We mostly just go for the food, as there's a few really nice restaurants there.
Anyway, I did the music for this today using Acid Pro again, and must say it's one of the better tracks I've done for one of these videos. When I get a chance I might see about extending it to a full song length.
The editing I did straight after in Vegas. It was rushed, as I wanted to get it done asap, because I'll be away from the computer for a week or two from Friday. But I'm happy with how it turned out.
An instrumental music video I shot, mostly to test out the Sony A6000 and SEL35F18 lens. The music is a track I recorded back in January.
Settings on the camera were portrait mode, -3, -3, -3, and all shot in 50P. Camera was set to manual focus for the first half, and continuous auto for the second. The water fountains for example were all shot in auto. The SEL35F35 focus ring requires more turning than my old Nikons, making it a bit trickier, but thankfully that continuous auto works really well.
For editing I used Sony Vegas. I used a levels plugin with (from memory) the RGB to Studio colors preset to bring back the lost highlights. And also adjusted the levels for each individual clip to crush the blacks etc. Then for the whole video track, I boosted the saturation slightly, used a Lab Color plugin to give the footage a bit more warmth, and finally Neat Video for noise reduction. There wasn't much noise, but I think it's worth using noise reduction for any 4:2:0 AVCHD footage. Neat Video also has really transparent sharpening which I set to 200%.
The music was recorded and mastered in Presonus Studio One.
Another day, another sunrise! This time a different location than yesterday. Shot at North Head, (entrance to Sydney Harbour) which is only 5 to 10 minutes drive from where I live. Nice spot there. As was the case with yesterday's video, all clips appear in the order they were shot. So you can see the progression from light to dark as the sun rose.
Once again shot using the SG Pro R3 with much less vignetting thanks to Wayne's suggestion of lengthening the tubes. A fraction too much it seems, as there's a slight notch in the top left corner. All clips shot using Cinemode on the HV20 with a slight levels adjustment in post.
The music I recorded, mixed and mastered today also using Nuendo 2. Very rough and cheesy sounding.. I need to work on that :|