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vickersdc

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[600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« on: December 13, 2013, 12:14:31 AM »
So, there I was sitting waiting for the fog to clear on a cold, damp December day; it never did clear, so I figured I go out shooting the following morning. When the morning came, it was foggy again. In the end, I went out anyway to grab some shots around Farnham, in Surrey.

'Farnham 360' is a personal project to try and capture the essence of my home town; it's a place that sits on the Surrey / Hampshire border and from the centre of the town you can be in wide open spaces within minutes, or sitting next to the river, or walking around an 11th century church.

There's so much to see, little details that people just don't notice as they go about their daily tasks. 'Farnham 360' will be providing some insight into these things.

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Camera: Canon 600D / T3i.
Lenses: Prakticar 35mm & Kaligar 135mm (both vintage M42 mount lenses).
Magic Lantern 2.3 + Tragic Lantern [NewMem] giving continuous raw recording at 1088x448. {Canon settings at 640x480}.
Davinci Resolve 10 Lite (DNG files loaded as "BMD") & FCP X.


Farnham360: my personal video project for 2014... http://www.farnham360.co.uk
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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 12:24:49 AM »
Next video should be a how to on grading.
This footage looks exceptional! I'd like to see every step in your post process

What were your camera settings?
24p 1/48sec shutter?

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 01:23:00 AM »
Is dual ISO available on the 60D? Mine was stolen I now have a 70D love to be able to have dual ISO

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 05:32:03 AM »
Nice work, I need to do some more shoots with 600D raw but the dead pixel spots always annoy me. Son of Batch does a good job of taking them out but I like the RawMagic workflow better. Blah...
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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 07:56:13 AM »
I've just moved into Farnham, and this series is really interesting - it's nice to see the non student side of the town :)

Great shots as well, Really nicely done.

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 08:59:03 AM »
Thank you for your comments everyone, its much appreciated.

SamW4tson: maybe we should meet up - fancy shooting a video for the Farnham360 project?

aaphotog: its a slightly convoluted workflow, but then raw workflow often is, as I'm sure you know already.

The. RAW files were renamed using Automator (Mac), converted by RAWMagic, then imported to Davinci Resolve 10 Lite with a BMD profile. I then put all the clips I want to use on the timeline and export proxy files to import into Final Cut Pro X.

All editing is done in FCPX, and then an XML file is created, and imported back into Resolve.

Colour correction / grading is then done, before creating higher quality ProRes(422) HQ files and an XML file.

Back to FCPX to add titles, sound and any audio, transitions, etc. I then create a master file and use QuickTime Pro 7 to get the correct aspect ratio - if you watch it on Vimeo there are no black bars top and bottom (or on the http://farnham360.blogspot.com site).

Writing all this out makes it sound a horrendous workflow, but its actually fairly quick and simple.

One more thing, in well over 20GB of RAW recording I had 3 corrupted magenta frames, and they were at the very start of the clips. I'm loving RAW!

Camera set to 25p / 1/50th.

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aaphotog

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 09:34:44 AM »
When I stated I wanted to see a video of post process, I strictly meant the grading. I love the way this video looks!

Thank you for the very detailed response though. Anyway you'd be willing to upload one of the ungraded clips purely for me to play around with?

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 10:38:27 AM »
aaphotog: let me see how I get on with various jobs today, and I'll try to load something up for you later on.

All the best,
David.
Farnham360: my personal video project for 2014... http://www.farnham360.co.uk
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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 05:35:39 PM »
aaphotog: let me see how I get on with various jobs today, and I'll try to load something up for you later on.

All the best,
David.
Oh wow! That would be amazing if you could. Thank you

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 10:34:02 PM »
aaphotog: it won't be today.. sorry - but I will try tomorrow. Will a 300MB .RAW file be OK? I'll load it up to Dropbox and put the link on here for you if that's alright. The clip is likely to be one of the ones looking down Castle Street (that is in my video).
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Today, I popped down the town again to visit the Town Council and start arranging interviews, but whilst down there I popped into the Victoria Garden as it's so close to the Town Council offices to get some shots as a sort of visual notebook for a later video. Here's what I shot (all handheld).


This time shot at 1152x464 (RAW) and upres'ed to 1280x500 in the final using QuickTime 7 Pro.

Cheers,
David.
Farnham360: my personal video project for 2014... http://www.farnham360.co.uk
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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 07:50:39 AM »
That's perfect, thanks!

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Re: [600D RAW] Farnham on a cold, damp, foggy December day...
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2013, 12:33:01 PM »
@aaphotog (and anyone else really): you can download a clip of a shot down Castle Street at http://www.dropbox.com/s/6o1ktjrng22en06/01-F360_022.RAW - hope we get to see what you do to it, as that's the great thing about grading: there's no right answer and I love seeing how others grade their footage. The file is 289MB or so.

All the best,
David.
Farnham360: my personal video project for 2014... http://www.farnham360.co.uk
Learn the basics of Davinci Resolve 10 Lite by following the tutorials at http://www.davidvickers.co.uk
Twitter: @DVMediaPro