Friday, June 26, 2009

Camera Test

The Zombie quiz lost its graphics suddenly so I removed it. Too bad I was amused by it.

I bought a new camera last week. it is a Panasonic AG HVX205a Hig def camera that can record to either DV tape or P2 type solid state hard disk. A couple of years ago when we were preparing for Fearless I did some testing with the camera we used a Cannon XL2 which did not have Hi Def and only recorded to DV tape.
Look here for the original tests
With that in mind Mark and I wanted to do an inital test of the new camera. The difference was amazing. Look at how much detail comes out in the background and how it is much less mushy. Also there is none of that bloom nonsense we had with the cannon. I set it at F 8 it stays at F 8

HVX 200 Camera test from Eric Thomas on Vimeo.

So the basic lighting setup was a 1 K Baby as a key with 1/4 CTO on it which reads F8
i mounted a 650 Tweenie on the wall behind her for a back light which reads at F11 and then we filled to the right of the frame with the Kino Flo using daylight bulbs and this read at about an F4. the lampbehind her we replace the bulb with a 75 watt photo flood



At 8:32 AM, Blogger jp said...

I don't know anything about cameras, but always nice to see little Miss Thing.

Also, are you going to drink that wine?

At 12:36 PM, Blogger rosemary said...

Ummm mush, F8's or 11's maybe 37's...and let's not take the daughters nose off with that snap thingy. She looks thrilled by the way......and adorable with the fish lips thing.

At 7:12 AM, Blogger Anne said...

hey! the fish face thing was great, why did you make her quit!

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Armil @ Long Beach Electrical Work said...

Who's that woman? She looks bored. And I think she's camera shy.


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