1. Our time is brief


    from Ian Berenger Added 106K 2,162 228

    I sometimes get so caught up in the drama of everyday life that I forget to sit back and enjoy the simple things. Losing a dear friend this year really taught me how precious our time on this earth really is. You're here one second and gone the next, so if you have something to say to someone don't hesitate to do it before its too late. Music: Max Alper-couldhavekilledbees If anyone is interested in licensing any of the footage in this video or any other clips from that night you can email me at... xianberengerx@gmail.com

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    • The Fourth


      from Michael Brodner Added 84.2K 839 201

      Sit back for a moment, relax, and enjoy the spectacle of lights... Music by: Sigur Ros

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      • Memory Bank 120397a


        from Karen Abad Added

        Cameron visited me from Ohio during the July 4th weekend. This is footage from my first week with my new D90. I love it. Music: The Lively Arts

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        • Light and Fire


          from Michelle Edmonds Added 16.3K 224 71

          Music by MGMT- Love Always Remains (I do not own the rights). Happy Fourth of July! Taken with a Nikon D90 + 50mm lens, edited in iMovie.

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          • Crossette


            from Greg Vaughan Added

            Hmm, boy, fireworks. Pretty much a slam dunk for a summer video. Shot at Phoenix Country Club, July 4, 2013. For full effect, special glasses recommended. Camera: Panasonic GH3 Music: My own composition, called Suspended (https://soundcloud.com/gregoryvaughan)

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            • 4th Of July in S-Log2 w/ Sony a7s


              from Whitespace Films, LLC Added 5,710 51 41

              ***Download the original ProRes LT file to see higher quality*** ***Update*** Secondaries color grading sucks when using s-log2 with an 8-bit camera. I didn't really do any of it in this project, but in a recent one for work, I shot in s-log because we were moving quickly and I wanted as many options in post as possible. That was mostly a mistake. It did give me more dynamic range, but when I tried to pull out specific parts of the image to adjust them, it was very difficult to impossible. I've been using Davinci Resolve 11 Lite, and those shots that were out in bright sunlight seemed to be fine, as well as those which I was able to light with a good amount of contrast. But there are a few shots that were run-and-gun style in hallways, and they just look muddy. I can't seem to get them to a good spot, and those specific parts I wanted to highlight (clothing, mostly. The talent had a blue shirt on that I wanted to bring out) were simply the same shade and color as the background, and since 8-bit video only has 256 color values per pixel, I can't get specific enough to key in on just the one in the blue shirt. Very frustrating! So, if you are planning on doing more than applying an overall grade to the image, make sure you either use something with more contrast and saturation than s-log2, or light your scene with good contrast and have those items already "pop-y" in camera. I know there will be loads of people who will test the low light ability of this camera, and that's all great; that knowledge will come in very handy when I film people in a dark stairwell after a tornado knocks out the power. For the rest of the time, though, the kinds of things I typically film are out in either sunlight or somewhat dim light. This past 4th of July I was blessed to get together with a bunch of my extended family at our cabin in Wisconsin and just hang out. I shot this video the same way I would have shot it with a 5DMIII, or any other camera, really. The only real difference was that, because I was using S-Log2 for all of the footage, I had to use ND filters most of the time, and even then the shutter speed was cranked up to compensate for the 3200 ISO rating. I would like to point out that I was utilizing the Zebras function while shooting, so in nearly all of the shots, nothing was clipped on the high end. If some shots appear to be blown out, I can assure you, based on how I shot as well as a waveform scope, that all the detail is still there. I have to say, I prefer the out of camera look of the PP5 setting, and since it allows me to go down to much lower ISOs, it makes shooting a bit more manageable. However, the S-Log2 can really be brought back nicely, and I would even say that, once it's graded, it does look better than the other picture profiles. Not by much, though. I can say that the detail I saw in the footage was very very good, probably on par with downsampled footage I've seen from the GH4, though I haven't looked at any raw files from that camera. None of the footage in this video has been sharpened, so I wonder what that might do to it... Hmmmm.... I have worked a good deal with the Magic Lantern RAW video on the 5DMIII, and I think that the a7s has only slightly less (maybe) dynamic range than the RAW capture on the 5DMIII, but it performs SIGNIFICANTLY better in low light situations. When I would shoot at anything above about ISO 800 with ML RAW, I got nasty vertical banding that looked very electronic. Of course, the a7s does splendidly at ISOs up to 20,000, and is still usable up to 51,200, IMO. I found that, although the rolling shutter in 24p mode is pretty bad when panning, even gently, in front of a pole or similar object, it doesn't necessarily feel bad when panning between people, or when there is only one main movement. If you go back and forth, it becomes more noticeable. Also, the rolling shutter seemed to be almost gone when shooting in a higher frame rate, such as 60p or 120p, as well as when shooting in the cropped APS-C mode. I don't know why this lack of rolling shutter isn't happening in 24p mode; maybe a future firmware update will help it? Battery life was between 60 and 80 minutes of use, and it seemed to drain just as fast whether I was just going through the menus or actively shooting. I have since gotten an external battery made by Anker, along with an AC adapter, and having used it today on a shoot for work, I feel confident that I can use it all day on shoots that require lots of shooting, such as weddings. Stuff I used: Sony a7s Metabones EF to E mount adapter MKIII Tokina 11-16 2.8 Rokinon 35mm 1.4 Sigma 50mm 1.4 (non Art) Canon 85mm 1.8 Tiffen Water White ND filters 1.2, .9, and .6 Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 monopod Edited in Premiere Pro CC 2014 Graded in Speedgrade CC 2014 (I think the grade may look a bit off, but I'm going to go ahead and attribute that to me still learning the program. Haha.) Exported as Apple ProRes LT from Premiere.

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              • Happy 4th Of July!


                from Jimmy Simpson Added 6,436 487 32

                Design & Animation : James Simpson Design & Typography: John Provencher Check out some of John's work http://dribbble.com/Johnp5210 John and I wanted to wish everyone on vimeo a Happy 4th Of July!

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                • Spirit


                  from Bracken James Batson Added 21.5K 57 25

                  July 4th, my family celebrated our freedom and independence - our American dream - with a bike ride. "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

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                  • When We Explode


                    from Gregory Bayne Added 1,402 66 24

                    Suburban fireworks. Idaho, USA. Canon C100 (C-Log) Rokinon 85mm & 35mm ISO range from 800 - 2500 FilmConvert Music by Patrick Benolkin - http://www.patrickbenolkin.com/

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                    • [Anthem]- Fireworks time-lapse


                      from Jon DeBoer Added 24.5K 144 23

                      Happy 4th of July! A special time-lapse compilation for the 4th of July. These were shot at 3 different locations over the past week in Port Huron, MI and Lexington, MI. I used my Nikon d80 with an external intervalometer.

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