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Chrigu

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Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:44:08 AM »
Thanks a lot Magic Lantern Team, with your work you made my process a lot easier. An important part of any Day-Night-Day (Holy Grail) recordings was the Auto ETTR function and I used it a lot! as well the Intervalometer and the Post-Deflicker.


Through fog, rain, snow and even wind gusts of up to 120 km/h I am happy to have completed this project. Mountain of Valais is by far my most time consuming venture, which at points pushed me to my utter most limits. With 40kg of kit on my back it was not always easy to arrive to my chosen locations. After 15 days of filming in between August and November this year, and as a further four weeks of postproduction the project is finally finished.

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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 02:07:39 PM »
Wow...fantastisch....simply amazing Christian!

Imagining the strains you have gone through (i guess it was way harder than i could ever imagine) makes this project even more amazing.
Let alone the endurance needed to finish the postproduction.

i have 2 questions regarding your post-workflow with LRTimelpase:
- how did you combine ML-deflicker with LRTimelpase?
- why did you use AutoETTR rather than the EV-step method G.Wegener of LRT is proposing for the Holy Grails?

many thanks!
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Chrigu

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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 02:30:14 PM »
Thanks Glubber

- how did you combine ML-deflicker with LRTimelpase?
Most of the time I just set the Keyframes for the changing WB Situation and with the tool option I made individual transitions. 2 times I overwritten by error the xmp files created by the ML Deflicker. In this case I complete recreated the deflicker in LRTimelapse. One with the Holy Grail workflow and one with the deflicker workflow.  I had to test which one worked better.

- why did you use AutoETTR rather than the EV-step method G.Wegener of LRT is proposing for the Holy Grails?
I tested AutoETTR and I worked perfectly for me so I never tryed the EV-Step method. So I can't say which one is better


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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 01:27:33 AM »
Congratulations!  Stunning place and stunning work!
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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 01:59:11 AM »


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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 12:57:10 AM »
F,n superb... :D

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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 03:38:36 PM »
Excellent work. You should be proud!
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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 06:36:43 AM »
Simply awesome!
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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 07:41:22 AM »
wow
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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 08:01:20 AM »
Simply superb!

Did you use LiveView or MLU?
What are your AETTR-Settings?
Did you use LRTimelapse for all the movement?

I still can't get flicker-free AETTR-Timelapses with ML. I don't get it but it always flickers, whatever i do. Also using Gwegner deflicker in LRTimelapse doesn't help.

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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 09:10:22 AM »
@pholler

Did you use LiveView or MLU?
No there is no need for LiveView. Just activate the image review (I use 4s) on the canon menu and activate global draw.

What are your AETTR-Settings?
Most of the time default settings. I can't remember which scene but on one or two scenes I used Midtone SNR limit 7 and Shadow SNR limit 3EV. I had the feeling that they were too much underexposed.

My personal Checklist before I shoot a AETTR Scene

  • Shoot only in RAW (not Raw and JPEG)
  • Global Draw Activated with ETTR Hint
  • Activate Post Deflicker (I use Adobe XMP)
  • Interval not shorter then 5s
  • Image Review 4s
  • Set the correct max Exposer in the AETTR Menu
  • Set AETTR Always ON
  • Set Max ISO you want to use in the Canon Menu


Hope it helps you to get flicker free scenes

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Re: Mountains of Valais - Auto ETTR
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 02:57:08 PM »
absolutely amazing work  :P