I shot a series of interviews on iPhone and DSLR, some handheld, for a corporate video to be shown to employees and clients in cinemas around the country. After stabilisation and modest grading, the short was exported in 2K DCP format and looked amazing on the big screen. There was no banding, although there were no skies to really test it.
I too am curious about this phenomenon, which I have experienced with other cameras. Why is the pan not consistently choppy, rather than mixing segments of smoothness with big jumps?
Thanks for sharing your experiences Matt.
I've just recently signed up for the Muse pilot for $400. I very nearly signed up for the $500 package a few months back but baulked at the price and then missed the deadline. I regretted my reticence and jumped at the opportunity to buy into the program for $400 - albeit without the box of goodies that came with the launch of the pilot. I always considered them unnecessary luxuries anyway. I would have been even happier if Muse were available as a book and priced accordingly.
Anyway, it's too soon for me to say if it is a worthwhile investment. Even after being seduced by the marketing and parting with my cash I am still being subjected to a lot of verbiage about how good Muse is. What I do like is that Patrick and team provide transcripts of the videos as this suits my style of learning. The team is also very active online - answering each and every query "pilots" have. This level of support doesn't come cheap.
They say the course will take 8 to 12 hours to complete. Only time will tell how much meat there is in the program.
I'd happily buy this if it were released as a book and priced accordingly. I would even pay a little more if the book included a DVD with the videos. The workbooks, poster and coaching are luxuries.
The photos show a Q4 and a Q8, both of which have lenses too wide for general purpose use.
Unfortunately, merging clips in Premiere Pro turns a stereo track into mono.