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Driftwood Settings: Series 6 - COMP Apocalypse Now, Cluster v6, GalaXian GX1, Sedna, Canis, etc...
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  • Shot an all-day Blues Festival using Cluster v6 Nebular. Worked without a hitch, even shot a full Transcend 32GB Class 10 card with not a single write error. Didn't realize Nebular would work with the lowly Transcened card... Cool!

  • This is my initial entry into the Driftwood sunrise competition...

    Used Cluster V6 "Drewnet" at 1080/24p. The file is over two hours long spanning (I think) nine files reaching a total of something like 39 gigabytes. Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-S with a Tiffen graduated neutral density filter. Vibrant at -2, -2, 0, -2. The only things done in post were an increase in saturation and a very mild increase in contrast with a levels adjustment.

    As usual -- the original files from camera look astounding -- and encoding down to Vimeo's 6 Mbps is heartbreaking.

    This exceeds the 1 minute time limit thing -- so if that's a deal breaker it can be re-cut.

  • @onionbrain very nice Andrew. I feel like strapping on the 6 shooter, grab the cowboy hat, chewing tobacco and riding into the sunset :)

  • Ah, yes . . . the heartbreak of Vimeo compression.

  • Our movie, Poison, just won Best Cinematography and Best Drama at this year's Detroit 48hr Film Project competition. It was shot with @Driftwood's Crossfire Night version. Thanks, @Driftwood for all these great hacks.

  • Panasonic GH2 - VY Canis Majoris 'Green Screen matrix setting' + Cluster 135mm Nikon Nikkor Non-Ai at F 20 & F 32 with Tiffen .6 Gradient ND Standard Picture Profile (-2,0,2,-2) - 24 FPS - ISO 320 & 160 - Shutter Speed of 50 - Manual White Balance at 10,000) Video Copilot (Free Stock Pack (airfield explosion)) Sunrise shots taken on July 23, 2012 from 5:30 AM till 6:00 AM Helicopter shot taken on July 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM

  • @strancali Thanks. I guess if it evokes a feeling, it's a success on some level. Now, excuse me while I go shoot stuff while chewing tobacco.

    @iFilmFlops Congratulations!

    @levisdavis Great job on that!

  • @onionbrain Amazing Andrew. Love it :-) Very imaginative combination of the elements @levisdavis, Well done.

    Some great submissions coming in. Keep 'em coming, the competition is on page one for those who have missed it - and there's still time to enter :-)

    @iFilmFlops Great award-winning film. Well done mate. :-)

  • I don't think i will enter mine after seeing @onionbrain 's entry. Where is that place? Is it heaven?

    Or will my entry still be useful to you even if it's not the very best of sunsets entered @driftwood ?

  • All entries will be judged accordingly by all visitors here. So please, please upload. There is no foregone conclusion until its over.

  • yoo... whats cookin ya'll?

    when's the new patches being released?

  • Hi @flaschus, still fine tuning inbetween a very busy editing week finishing off a live Turin Brakes concert of 1 hour 30 minutes long with seven camera angles. :-)

  • This is my experience with Sedna A patch last month. If somebody works like me on Avid Mediacomposer 5.5, there is absolutly no problem for import MTS files in Avid ( by DNxHD or AVC INTRA option codec ...)

  • Sedna B Aq1. Voigtlander 25mm, Tokina 28-70 2.6-2.8, Olympus 9-18mm, Olympus 45mm

  • @MattRobertson7 Bro i love this Guy work, Great Job friend Bless.

  • Did a test with Cluster v6 Nebular in 24P mode with a 32GB SanDisk 35MB/s card. Failed to span with a fairly static outdoor scene. The image looked beautiful, but back to Cake I suppose.

  • A sunrise from yesterday morning

    The sun was late popping up, due to some low cloud out to sea, but some nice golden reflections on the water.

    25th July 2012, GH2 with Driftwood VY Canis Majoris 'Night' patch

  • First-time comparing Sedna AQ1 and unhacked.

    Download or go here for best viewing

    http://photos.jamesthorpe.com/Other/GH2-Hack-Tests/24254013_2v4HGJ#!i=1988022359&k=bS5MRhK

  • @wigginsjs i've been having problems with nebula as well. In-camera playback was glitchy. Sometimes files would play and sometimes it would say "this option image cannot be played." i'm using Sandisk Extreme 16gb 95mb/s

  • @gib beautiful! best sunrise I've seen posted in this thread so far.

    @pvjames thanks for sharing that. The big benefit that's obvious here is macroblocking, especially in the first ocean shots. Sedna has some macroblocking, but nothing like the muddy mess that is stock!

  • @Sangy It's really not easy to see the difference since you're looking at vimeo compression.

    A real comparison would be comparing the original mts files.

  • @proaudio4 Yes Vimeo compression makes comparisons silly, but see the link he included below the embed. Not original .mts, but appears to have substantially less compression.