Author Topic: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)  (Read 5882 times)

blackcannonfilms

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Hey guys,

I spent part of the summer playing around with the slowmo raw at 48fps on the 5Dmkiii, here's are the results if anyone wanted to see how it cuts with the Red One (spoiler, the 5Dmkiii raw shots are noticeably cleaner and sharper!). There's only a couple shots that are 24fps.


Tech specs: Shot at 2:35 aspect ratio, so the footage needed to be stretched in post, despite which, they're still incredibly sharper and more usable than the native 720 60p. In many shots the bottom row or two of pixels would do weird things (like not line up properly with the row of pixels above it or compress poorly, so some shots are also zoomed in 1.010x to crop that garbage out.

Workflow was Raw files to DNG with RawMagicLite, imported directly to Resolve 11, where it was cut, color graded and exported direct to H.264 for upload to Vimeo.

SLDuncanBooks

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Re: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 04:05:36 AM »
Loved that. Well done.

blackcannonfilms

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Re: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 04:34:58 PM »
Thanks!

andresharambour

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Re: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 09:04:01 PM »
Great video!! Awesome 48p shots!

jakebrusha

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Re: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 08:23:26 PM »
I love this, man! Great work  :)

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Re: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 12:13:30 AM »
Skate videos aren't really my thing but the slow mo and the eye for a good frame really made this great. Awesome job.

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Re: Short skate video shot on 5Dmkiii at 48fps raw (some Red 120fps mixed in)
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 12:34:59 PM »
How did you set resolution in mlv_rec properties ? It was 1920x ??

blackcannonfilms

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How did you set resolution in mlv_rec properties ? It was 1920x ??

I didn't use mlv, I used the regular ML raw. You can set aspect ratio and sizes in the raw settings tab.

Skate videos aren't really my thing but the slow mo and the eye for a good frame really made this great. Awesome job.
I love this, man! Great work  :)
Thanks for the kind words, guys! It's funny because I've had some mixed reactions from some people who critiqued it as a "skateboard video" and that's okay because what started out as another ML raw test video, turned into an exercise in filming and ultimately a summer long personal project. I was merely fortunate enough to have a couple friends who could land some decent tricks and through them I was able to cut together a bit of a story. For future and fellow ML users, I hope people consider this video to be another example of what can be done with ML, despite how finicky the workflow can be, it certainly renders some beautiful results. After having worked with it for so long now, I'm finally at the point where I would put my full faith in it as a stable medium for day-to-day professional use.

One of my favourite shots and examples of how awesome ML is, is the shot at 1:43, it's a fisheye shot where to properly expose for Baylan I had to blow out the sky but in Resolve I was able to save the highlights bringing back the blue sky and clouds. I remember, it was at that moment that I said to myself "whoa, this is as good as a .CR2!" and fully appreciated the dynamic range of the 5D's raw video (thank you A1ex & company!!!! Keep up the great work!!!).