My very first humble and very amateur video try on vimeo. Nothing artistic, just random shots by -13 the first night and -23 the second one in Calgary downtown neighborhood within 5ish mn walk from my place in Nov 20th & 21st 2010 from 9 pm to midnight. Last shot was from my balcony at 2:20 am lol. Testing out and getting the feel in low light of my new GH1 20mm pancake lens hacked "C settings" (Thanks tester13-ptool's genius:). No tripod used, hence the shakiness/out of focus. Sorry, but it was too bad out there to keep the camera still I was freezing:S. Indeed, the result is not there yet, still a lot to learn playing with the settings/workflow to get the best out of this little tiny body yet with a great potential. Feel free mindful eyes to grab my attention to any aliasing, artifacts, moire, mud, milky lights, detail loss, dropped frames, ghosting, banding, exposure, framing, focusing issues...or any other problems. Any fix with be more than appreciated.
Panasonic Lumix Gh1 hacked(Gh13) "C settings"
Panasonic pancake 20mm 1.7 lens
shot all manual (saturation at 0, everything else at -2), ISO 100~400. Custom WB.
AVCHD, Nostalgic film mode, Shots at 1080p 24 fps and some at 720p 60 fps
Sandisk 8gb class 10 SDHC card
Converted to .avi using Cineform neo scene HD + removed 2-3, 3-2 pulldown (not sure if it's needed lol)
Imported & Edited in a 1920x1080 24 fps time line template using Sony Vegas pro with a hint of contrast & saturation enhancement in couple shots. Disabled Resample on all shots. Deinterlace method "Interpolate fields". Tried to edit the AVCHD files directly in CS4, didn't work well. My slow dual core 2GHz 4gb Ram laptop couldn't handle it. Looking forward for an i7, 12 gb Ram, 2gb crossfire graphic card along with a 27" full HD high contrast LCD monitor :D along with a faster lens 1.4, 1.2 or even 0.95 X_X ($000)
Exported as sony avc, .mp4 file. Audio: 192 Kbps, 48,000 Hz, 32 Bit, Stereo, AAC
Video: profile (High, 24 fps, 1920x1080 Progressive, YUV, 768 Kbps.
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.000
Part 1 GH13 hack
Gh1 basic settings part1
Panasonic G1/GH1 Getting Started: Part 1 - Setup
How to set your GH1 up for video
Exporting with Vegas for Vimeo HD
Being Cinematic by PerroneFord
All kind of goodies/adapters for micro 4/3.
Until our dream ( indie film enthusiasts to put a hold on a Red camera if any soon lol with a 7k cinema-scope high end beautiful glass (Zeiss-Voigtlander) let's hope for the best and take the red pill and break the matrix/Hollywood haha.
Special thanks for the whole DVXuser.com community ( Tester13,lpowell, Mattin, eyepatchentertainmen..etc), the vimeo hd (Gh1) community for their inspiration, sharing & support just to name a few (Phillips Bloom, Gunther Machu, TheFilmArtist, Mateo Perez, Julian Davies, Bob Lorrimer, James T. Kirk, Wanderer 63, TheMuc, Roland Cadieux, emeric, Andrew Reid, Renaud Duval, Sammy Sam, Jan Mocnak, Jerry Wickham...)
Music ("Baby It's Cold Outside" Composed by Frank Loesser in 1944.Recored By Dean Martin in 1959)and shots inspired by James T. Kirk. "DreamLight Film" is my humble imaginary production company xD.