Author Topic: 48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified  (Read 4302 times)

JBeau

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48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified
« on: June 24, 2012, 06:54:23 PM »
I shot this using ML Unified on the 5D2.  I used the Focus Peaking feature as well as the cinemascope cropmarks.  Other than a couple user errors, ML worked really well and was pretty stable.  Though, one of my CF cards(sandisk extreme 60MB/s UDMA 16GB) wouldn't load ML.  I put the firmware on there like the other cards, which all worked fine. 


Canon eos m

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Re: 48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 02:52:29 PM »
Really nice stuff! Just the right pace, great story and and relaxed grading.
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Re: 48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 07:37:12 PM »
what was your workflow?

how fast was the turnaround?

JBeau

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Re: 48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 07:07:49 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments Canon Eos M!

Nikki, the workflow was pretty simple.  It's been a few years since I've used a 5d with ML, so pardon me if these features have changed.  I used the crop feature in ML, which is nice because it blacks out the rest of the image.  I like that better than actually seeing a grayed out area below and above the crop marks.  What you see is what you get.  That is, until you go to edit it.  ML isn't actually cropping the image, so you get the full 16:9 in your editor.  And that's nice, because occasionally you need to slide the image up or down a bit in post and you have the freedom to do that.  But, depending on what NLE you use, there's a cropping function that allows you to get the same crop you had in camera.  And that's all we did differently for this project.

Lasting Image

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Re: 48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 11:29:01 PM »
Nice work.
My wife (a former lifeguard none the less) gets creeped out in deep water.  My daughter is afraid of sharks. I'm a diver. I didn't need to see this video.  ???

My question:

When watching this and other video's that have been uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube I've been noticing a stuttering, like frames are missing. Does this happen because of frame rate differences; platform inconsistencies of some sort, too fast a shutter speed... ?

I ask because I don't understand the reasons for having frame rates to choose from that seem so close to one another. 24, 25 or 30fps seem so similar yet non-universal that I don't know which to use. I've read a few things regarding this but nothing has really helped. Any advice is appreciated!

JBeau

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Re: 48 Hour Film shot on 5D2 using ML Unified
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 01:11:49 AM »
Hi Lasting Image,

Thanks for the comments!  I think the stuttering you speak of can happen in a lot of different places in the equation.  I was having the same problem watching videos, even mine, through Vimeo and Youtube even though they were fine when watching them in the NLE or in Quicktime.  It turned out the browser I was using, Firefox, was causing the problem.  I've switched to Chrome and sometimes use Safari and they work fine.  As far as framerates go, I don't think it should matter on playback on a computer.  I'm not expert in this, but unless you specify a different framerate in your timeline from what you shot with, there shouldn't be the stuttering.  Again, you're probably asking the wrong person for troubleshooting.  From my experience, though, try using a different browser and see if that makes a difference.  Cheers!