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Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-23-2008, 4:15 PM Reply   
watch this first




watch this next
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-23-2008, 4:41 PM Reply   
yeah.. I saw that like ages ago. ;-)

The BTS stuff was cool. I wish I had a helicopter.

I think we even get a glimpse of our fellow wakeworlder Mike Isler @ 1:00...?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-23-2008, 5:01 PM Reply   
I don't understand. Are they using a still camera with video capabilities?
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-23-2008, 5:04 PM Reply   
yes... The new Nikon and Canon both provide video recording capabilities.

The video you see in the first link was shot entirely on the *new* Canon 5d "still camera" with this functionality. Pretty cool!

Of course... talent, vision, and budget not included. ;-)
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-23-2008, 5:44 PM Reply   
the quality is great.... i need some $
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-23-2008, 5:52 PM Reply   
How much does it cost?
Old    Mike Isler (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-23-2008, 5:54 PM Reply   
$2,700 when it launches.

And you might have caught a glimpse of me =)
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-23-2008, 6:22 PM Reply   
Almost looks like you got a real job!
Old    Mike Isler (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-23-2008, 6:27 PM Reply   
Don't be fooled!
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-23-2008, 7:09 PM Reply   
Sipping Louis XIII congac on his terrace overlooking Manhattan, flying with acrobatic stunt planes, spending countless hours shooting from a heli, hanging with ridiculously good looking models, getting to play with pre-production releases of siCk gear, and the list just keeps going on...

Where do I apply?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-23-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
You're not kidding Dave, that guy was really good looking!!!
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-23-2008, 7:27 PM Reply   
yeah.. he must work out!
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-23-2008, 8:48 PM Reply   
So it looks like Canon >> Nikon when it comes to video?

http://s477.photobucket.com/albums/rr134/jamesmel9/?action=view&current=DSC_0012.flv
Old    Ryan Taylor (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-23-2008, 9:18 PM Reply   
Everything is so new and fresh that things will change. This is only the beginning. Sucks though cuz I am thinking about buying a d700. No video for me. dang!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-23-2008, 9:27 PM Reply   
what? you're not a canon guy????
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-23-2008, 9:46 PM Reply   
Joe, Ryan has a big bag on Nikon glass, don't see him switching to the dark side anytime soon.
Old    Ryan Taylor (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-24-2008, 6:28 AM Reply   
Haha! Yup! Born and raised nikon! Just kinda been the way I have rolled for the past few years.
Old    Kyle P (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-24-2008, 8:48 AM Reply   
I want this...

Upload
Old    Kyle P (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-24-2008, 8:57 AM Reply   
Mike, what is an Aerial Technician? Sounds like a real job to me...

Upload
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-24-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
http://www.microdolly.com/micro_6.html $$$$$
http://www.filmtools.com/carmounts.html $$$
http://www.stickypod.com/car_camera_mount.html $$


aer·i·al tech·ni·cian
–noun
1. Flys with acrobatic stunt planes
2. Spends countless hours shooting from a heli
3. Hangs with ridiculously good looking models
4. Plays with pre-production releases of siCk gear
5. Sips Louis XIII congac on his terrace overlooking Manhattan

[also see Mike Isler]
Old    Mike Isler (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-24-2008, 9:35 AM Reply   
Hahah, yes, that definition is almost spot-on, except lately my preference has been leaning toward single malt Scotch.. Balvenie being the current favorite. And I'm about to move to a place without a terrace with a view! Such a shame.

Kyle- a lot of what I do is working with a commercial photographer whose specialty is aerials. So, I do in fact spend a bit of time in helicopters. It's like normal photo assisting, except I also do pre-production, safety rigging for harnesses and gear, coordination, etc. I was involved with every shot in that movie, but aerial tech sounded better than "assistant" =).

Also, that camera mount is just a hodgepodge of parts I have in a milk crate. It's 3 different (random) Avenger suction cups, a ballhead, 2 magic arms, and a few knuckles to connect things. The cups are about $60 each or so, and the rest just random Bogen/Manfrotto parts.

DPC- when you rolling through NYC next? I've had my few random visits with you in SoCal.. your turn..
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-24-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
Not soon enough... :-( I'm going to be overseas twice in the next few months, so hopefully once the dust settles I can make it out your way (after the new year)! It's on my very long TO DO list...
Old    Kyle P (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-24-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
Mike, do you mind me asking where you got the suction cups.

Also, how do you like living in New York? I am currently applying to two grad schools there. (sorry for the hijack)
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-24-2008, 12:11 PM Reply   
A few options here:

http://www.filmtools.com/succupmoun.html
Old    Kyle P (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-24-2008, 1:07 PM Reply   
Thanks
Old    Mike Isler (isler)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-24-2008, 1:16 PM Reply   
Here are the three that I used:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/206012-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto_241FB_3500_Pump_Cup_with.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/3604-REG/Avenger_F1100_Pump_Cup_with_Baby.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/67896-REG/Avenger_F1000_Pump_Cup_with_Baby.html

B&H's page on Suction Cups has several options...
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/shop/8110/Suction_Cups_Accessories.html

Including some nice 10" cups.
Old    Waylon (wayz)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-24-2008, 3:10 PM Reply   
Joe, what video format does that capture in? AVCHD? That's a nice camera.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-24-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
Waylon, I believe it's in h264 .mov files. Drag and drop into FCP...
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-24-2008, 3:48 PM Reply   
From the press release that scott posted:

"Video clips are recorded in .MOV format using an MPEG-4 video compression and sound is recorded using linear PCMii without compression."
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-24-2008, 7:08 PM Reply   
Interesting, h264 takes a lot of processor to compress while it's relatively easy to decompress.

Is this using a separate chip or the digic4 I wonder.

AVCHD is an mpeg4 family based codec if I'm not mistaken but it's not drag and drop into FCP at this point unless they're ignoring the conversion to the AIC or Prores codecs that AVCHD currently requires.

Anyone practiced rack focusing their DSLR lately?

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