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A friend of a friend had a guy shoot their wedding. They asked for all the footage and no editing. Guy said fine.
What they got looks like crap and is only playable in quicktime. Even at the HD settings it looks bad. Video guy says its him and that the video quality is top notch pro stuff.
Here is a 24mb clip http://www.jamesguild.com/0013KC…
Would someone download it and tell me exactly what we have here? I now NOTHING about video. Do you need some special software to get the most out of it?
This is not HD - This is an NTSC clip [ 720x576 ] displaying 640x480 DVCPRO codec. It will always look like shit.
what camera did he shoot it on - if he did shoot HD he should be able to supply the raw footage in the cameras natural codec... h264 for Canon5D for example...
you can then do your own conversions to mp4 or the like to achieve an acceptable quality small file size movie...
Thanks _me_, much appreciated. He says he shot on a Panasonic HVX.
That cam is fully capable of 1080p / 24p footage - hopefully be was shooting it proper, you have to set the res manually...
did he shoot to tape or memory card?
If I remember right, the HVX only shoots HD to memory cards, not tape
It's poorly lit soft and in standard definition.
It is also 16:9 letter box so this is 4:3 due to the big ass black bars top and bottom of screen.
You will need to spend time in post to make this film better.
A VERY subtle use of unsharp mask will work change the white balance and tinker about with the colours and you will get it fixed up.
Also it is important to make a project which is 16:9 then scale up the picture to remove the black bars top and bottom. Then when you export it you will have a 16:9 picture. Hopefully you don;t need it full screen because it will look shite.
Alternatively you could make a project 16:9 FHA then 'Strech' the footage to remove the black top and bottom, then export at 16:9 wide screen this will have the same effect as the other method.
Either way, he has not filmed it well.
uggg, thanks everyone. I got some ammo now.
He just told me he filmed it in 480i. Why the hell would you do that?
have the wedding again, should solve the issues.
Was the decision to not have the dude edit last minute, or planned (and communicated) from Day1? If it's the former, i can see him being cheesed about being shorted on a potential job and giving crap format exports of the footage in retaliation. Not that he should have (as it's bad for his business) but i could understand the motivation
- have you done something like that before? you seem very familiar with his workfadein11
- Good point,
Locust sloth has dealt with shitty creatives before!Hombre_Lobo
- i'd never do something like this because it wastes time to convert that shit. time = moneylocustsloth
no, this was bare bones from the get go, booked the week of. Basically just a way for the video guy to make a few bucks on a day he had no work.
The videographer is a friend of a friend who I put in contact with a friend of a friend.
so now I look like an asshole
- Shooting only was the agreement from the start, then he probably just doesn't know what he's doinglocustsloth
- if you just gave someone a name and a number, you can hardly be held accountablelocustsloth
- yeah, letter of the law, you're right. I even told the groom I could not vouch for the video guy. He is my landlord's friend though and pissed.....epigraph
- and he is pissed. Not a good situation. I like everyone nicey nice.