1. DEMO--Canon 5d Mark II on a Glidecam 2000 Pro


    from Idaho Falls Magazine Added 11.4K 41 13

    This footage (around the house and around downtown I.F.) is the result of our first efforts with a new and interesting recipe--a digital SLR video camera mounted on a handheld stabilizer rig, specifically the GlideCam 2000 Pro. It takes a bit more work to balance than a traditional video rig, just because the camera itself is wider and shorter from front to back. In our case the assemblage is also taller due to the camera's vertical battery grip. We found that the best way to mount it is with less counterweight but a longer extension. Again, it takes work to balance, but there are different ways to fine-tune (like shifting the weights on the base from side to side or front to back, as well as sliding the camera plate). Once we nailed down the balance, it worked VERY well. Just a hair off balance, it worked OK at best. It's very sensitive so even setting down and picking it back up can have an effect. But in our opinion the results will be well worth the hassle. One note about optics. Several wide angle lenses were tried, but we always went back to one in particular: the Canon 24mm 3.5L TS-E. It's a manual focus lens, which in this case is a non-issue. Optically it's just a brilliant tool, but what sets it apart is that it's wide AND adjustable. Shifting it up or down lets you frame the shot vertically just the way you want, and you can do it without having to manipulate the assembly in any way. Creatively, we are still tinkering with the tilt function, but there are some interesting possibilities. For example, you could tilt it off axis but keep your moving subject right in the focus plane while letting everything to the left and right fade into a beautiful blur. You can also rotate it so the tilt function is vertical, producing a surreal effect that makes expansive scenes look almost "miniature." Thanks for looking!

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    • Idaho Falls with the Cinestar 6 and GH2


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      Spent an evening in Idaho Falls and flew a quick flight over the falls the next morning. More Info: http://www.facebook.com/quadrocopter Kopter Info: http://www.quadrocopter.com

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      • Winter Flow


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        This is my first full-fledged test piece of the 720/60p mode on my new GoPro Hero 2. For 300 bones it's totally worth the expense of having it (or maybe a few of them) in the bag alongside a camcorder. The GoPro's combination of hd modes, fisheye fov, underwater housing and tiny size will make it a useful tool on just about any field project I can think of. These little cams are geared hard toward action sports, which makes total sense, but I think a lot of videographers may be overlooking their usefulness for all kinds of event, construction and industrial shoots. And as I tried to show here at the opening sequence, it can provide an extremely quick and easy route to capturing a compilation of very short pov cutaway shots. That is actually the primary reason for which I bought it. IQ seems better than the results I've seen of the Mark I version. I just wish it had some manual exposure controls. Edited in FCP & Motion, 720/60p conformed to 24p thru Cinema Tools. Smoothcam employed at :42-47 but nowhere else. All "glide" shots were done with an old (and now very wet) Bogen monopod and 3/8" GoPro tripod adapter. Music: Josh Woodward, "House in My Head" on Here Today, powered by Jamendo.com. http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/32625 Voiceover recorded to my Sony EX1r (onboard mic + a Countryman EMW lav.) p.s.--I was skeptical about the suction mount, but it actually sucks quite nicely.

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        • H20+SLOG2


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          This is an early effort with the slog2 upgrade to the Sony fs700. I usually do minimal grading in most of my work but I can say with some certainty that the latitude is amazing. Not really a good profile for punchy colorful stuff, but if muted organic-looking footage is what you're after, I don't think this PP would disappoint. These clips were shot with the super slomo (240fps) using the PZ18-200 lens as well as a few clips with the Canon 135 f/2L and a speedbooster. I exposed for the middle ground, sometimes toward the shadows. I've always struggled with the highlight roll-off (meaning a lack thereof) with the EX1r and FS100. Same with the FS700 except in SLOG2. As long as you tame the highlights in camera, there seems to be a lot of room to push and pull in post.

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          • Ali & Sam's Wedding Story


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            A little documentary style wedding video for my niece. I had the luxury of filming this over two days which helped to get the back story for the narrative. Filmed with the Panasonic GH3 Lumix 12-35 lens Leica 25mm for interviews glide cam hd-2000 and monopod for most of the shots Music licensed through www.themusicbed.com "Breakthrough" : Tony Anderson "I Found You" : Aaron and Andrew

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            • Happy New Year from Idaho Falls Magazine


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              This is a demo video for our community magazine's website in eastern Idaho. It was shot in late December, 2008, on the new 5d Mark II DSLR camera from Canon. Stay tuned for more HD presentations in the weeks, months and seasons to come. Also be sure to come visit us at www.idahofallsmagazine.com!

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              • Southern Idaho SkateTour


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                A quick edit from a 3 day skate tour thru Idaho Falls, Hailey, and Ketchum. Good times & good people.

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                • Glidecam Test + Smoothcam 5D Mark II 24p


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                  Just a quick test here to gauge the effect. It seems to work without too much artifacting or what-not, and of course it does crop in on the image. Shot this with my 5D Mark II and a 24mm 3.5L TS-E lens. 24p 1/50 @ f11 Glidecam 2000 Pro SmoothCam filter in Final Cut Pro Music shamelessly pirated from The Who, "Baba O'Reilly"

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                  • Jenna & Mason


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                    • East Idaho Impressions: Craters of the Moon


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                      Shoot for the Moon Mix up your travels with a jaunt to Craters By Steve Smede, Editor Idaho Falls Magazine Sometimes a natural feature can be so unique and fascinating that it is downright creepy. If early visitors had their reservations about the curious nature of Yellowstone (and by some accounts, they certainly did), imagine what they must have thought of the alien landscape now known as Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. A surprising fact to many of us I.F. townies is that Craters and Yellowstone are almost sixes in terms of travel distance and time. But for whatever reason (fame, marketing, the constant allure of volcanism, those funny-looking cows—who knows), the big Y gets the lion’s share of attention. That’s just one more reason to opt for Craters and its sprawling vistas of lava, sage and cinder—you can have it without fighting the crowds. You won’t find any geysers in this neck of the woods. But then again, you also won’t experience any outrageous daily fees, either. According to the National Parks Service, the Craters area began oozing, flowing and erupting about 15,000 years ago and cooled its jets only 2,000 years ago. As a result, there is a whole suite of volcanic features to study here, but for most day-trippers, it’s all about the caves. More accurately, these features are lava “tubes.” NPS literature notes that “when fluid, molten lava flowed out of the ground, it behaved like a stream of water working its way downhill. But soon the ‘stream’ surface cooled and hardened. This crust then insulated the molten lava inside, enabling it to keep flowing. The molten lava inside the crust eventually flowed out, leaving the crust as the walls of a lava tube or cave.” Many of these caves are open to exploration. Some contain stalactites formed by molten lava as it dripped down before cooling. (Just think of hell’s equivalent to an icicle.) Before you get too carried away, take a little time at the preserve’s visitor’s center. There you’ll find displays and a short video that explains the park's lava phenomena, biology, history, and the geologic processes that brought it all together. Conducted walks and evening programs are available on a set schedule. One of the more amazing sights here is a formation called the Devils Orchard. It’s a conglomeration of lava fragments that stand like “islands in a sea of cinders,” as the NPS website puts it. There is a half-mile hiking trail, which is barrier-free to provide universal access. As for the aforementioned caves/tubes, some key names to remember are Dewdrop, Boy Scout, Beauty, and Surprise. Don’t forget to bring a heavyduty flashlight or lantern. For more information, the best online resource for this area seems to be nps.gov/crmo. Fees run $8 per vehicle, or $4 per person if you’re biking or hoofing it. For more information, contact the park at 208-527-3257.

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