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Jeremy A.

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Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« on: March 21, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
Hi everyone,
I've been browsing this forum for many months, in silence. Today I come out of the shadows to show you a small film shot in Costa-Rica in RAW with a 5D III (and Magic Lantern of course).

I'm still a beginner, be indulgent =P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJvMjtaYPK0

A big thank you to all the people who work closely or by far on this magnificent tool.

Blaurung

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 10:10:04 PM »
Nice :)

nikki

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 11:26:57 PM »
what was your post workflow?

Jeremy A.

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 04:09:35 PM »
Sorry for the late answer!

My workflow is as follows:
- Transformation of MLV into DNG.
- Color calibration of clips in Davinci Resolve (curve, exposure, contrast, white balance, etc..).
- Export clips in 10 bits.
- Video editing in Adobe Premiere.
- Color grading in Adobe Premiere.
- Export.

I'm still a bit novice, I know that pros go through proxies and do their final calibration using the original rushs (switching back in Davinci Resolve), but I still don't know how to do all this (without breaking all the effects applied in Adobe Premiere).

50mm1200s

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 11:35:14 PM »
Cool. The transitions are neat, although a bit overused. Some scenes have too much sharpening and there's this yellow cast on the highlights, but overhaull, it's nice. The monkey scene at 1:43 is the best (should make a wallpaper of it).

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I know that pros go through...

Don't bother too much going to what "pros" say. You're doing nothing too wrong ;)

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- Transformation of MLV into DNG.

You could use CinemaDNG instead. It's faster and better to organize.

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- Color calibration of clips in Davinci Resolve (curve, exposure, contrast, white balance, etc..).

Why not do the color grading inside Resolve? I don't work too much with Resolve yet, but the less you transcode your footage, the better. See this.

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- Export clips in 10 bits.

Is it in ProRes 422? Don't export it on H.264, or you'll loose more information. Also, see if you can work on Rec.2020 and 10-bit, this is the new upcomming standard (as I said in other posts, youtube is accepting this format now, as Vimeo Pro is too).

Jeremy A.

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 11:05:26 AM »
Cool. The transitions are neat, although a bit overused.
Oh yes... with hindsight, I realize that I have used too many effects (and that they are badly synchronized with the sounds). I'll be wiser next time.

You could use CinemaDNG instead. It's faster and better to organize.
I use mlv_dump to extract images from mlv files. Isn't that CinemaDNG already? (As I said, I am still a bit noob).

the less you transcode your footage, the better.
I only transcode my footages once (to be able to edit them in Adobe Premiere, since it has trouble with raw files). Once in Adobe Premiere, I don't need to transcode my sequence to do my color grading, I stay in Adobe Premiere.

My next step will be to use proxies to be able to do color grading in Resolve and export my movie from RAW files (no more transcoding).

Is it in ProRes 422? Don't export it on H.264, or you'll loose more information. Also, see if you can work on Rec.2020 and 10-bit, this is the new upcomming standard (as I said in other posts, youtube is accepting this format now, as Vimeo Pro is too).
It's not ProRes, but it's like. I use DNxHR HQX 10bits to export my clips (in terms of rendering, file size, and fluidity in Premiere, it looks like ProRes). The final export is done in H264 (for Youtube).
I will investigate this Rec.2020 story.

Thanks for your feedback ^^

50mm1200s

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 03:31:35 PM »
I use mlv_dump to extract images from mlv files. Isn't that CinemaDNG already?

Not really. mlv_dump just 'extracts' individual dng's. The CinemaDNG format has multiple dng's, already in a sequence, with correct FPS and metadata. You can use MLVFS or MLVApp.

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I use DNxHR HQX 10bits...

DNxHR is good. Keep it. Here's the guideline from youtube, for the new accepted format.

kevin_beckman

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 11:48:51 PM »
Really cool transitions between shots, good looking colors also.

Adsixnine

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Re: Costa Rica (a road trip movie shot with 5D III)
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 01:58:58 PM »
Really Nice  :)