April 9, 2016 at 5:28AM

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Travel video filmed w/ BMPCC

Hello, I've made another travel video with my bmpcc in central Europe. Feel free to check it out! Also would love some tips and comments to improve my next project. https://youtu.be/DLeIsM28gPg

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Very nice video, it gives a feeling of a travel impression.

The dynamic range is well under control but I found the video just a tad muddy at places and it lacked some bright punch at places. That is likely due to a bit of over processing or trying to stretch your color grading beyond the capabilities of the camera.

Resolution looks on the low end, more like 720p.
What lens(es) did you use?

April 9, 2016 at 12:09PM, Edited April 9, 12:14PM

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Cary Knoop
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Thank you for the point out, I've some footages too underexposed and overexposed so I did over stretching on the color grading.
I used Tamron 10-24mm and nikon 50mm 1.8 for the whole video.

April 10, 2016 at 11:37AM, Edited April 10, 11:37AM

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Zheng Hao
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I like the mood you've captured in your video, it's very nice.

From a technical stand-point...

- I am not crazy about the amount of "jitter" in the handheld shots. I used to get the same thing with my GH2 camera when I shot without stabilization, so adding any kind of stabilizer ( even a pistol-grip ) helped me to produce better shots.

- I am also not crazy about the extremely low color saturation in your shots, it almost looks monochromatic, like I'm looking at ungraded LOG footage. If someone was trying to produce a 1950's monochromatic look then you are almost there, but I suspect you weren't trying to produce a retro film.

April 9, 2016 at 2:27PM, Edited April 9, 2:28PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks for the comment. I handheld most of it with just bare bmpcc without any cage or support, yeah i guess it's time to get a stabilizer. I'm afraid of adding too much contrast/saturation and destroy the video, will look carefully with a histrogram next time. Thanks :)

April 10, 2016 at 11:42AM

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Zheng Hao
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Zheng, traveling is incredible and you got many of the iconic "money" shots in this video. Good work. My main thought would also be the lack of color saturation in the video. In my opinion, the emotion gets lost because of the lack of color. I'd bump those up, and really bring out the beauty in these places. I think the lack of saturation plays a lot better in the iceland video (also many well framed shots).

April 11, 2016 at 12:28PM

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Jonathan Goossen
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