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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #540 on: May 10, 2023, 01:50:01 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get a decent working HPX170 besides eBay. Iím a little sketched out to buy one off there especially because Iíll be shipping it quite far. Any leads would be appreciated!
https://www.adorama.com/us1663505.html adorama usually has some stuff kicking around. they have this hmc150 (hpx but films in a different codec to sd card). the only hpx they have rn is the PAL hpx171E (50fps). https://www.adorama.com/us1505647.html
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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #541 on: May 11, 2023, 03:44:03 PM »
New edit ip put together 4:3 HD, actually all shot in 4k, and a bunch of VHS with a MK1 death lens, put a ton of slow mo just to bum everyone out

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RcfJ8bA3rqY" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>
The fisheye looks very wide. Sadly you can see the camera grip on the edge of the frame.
I suppose you are either using the laowa 4mm, the meike 3.5mm or the 7artisans 4mm. Apparently the laowa shows more of the camera grip even though it is the less wide of the three, just because it is so small. I also depends on how big the camera grip is.
What camera are you using? GH5?

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #542 on: May 14, 2023, 11:46:48 PM »
My contribution to this thread.

http://youtu.be/bVDZ6V69MxU

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #543 on: May 17, 2023, 07:55:41 PM »
Just recently upgraded from VX/MK1 to HMC/MK1. Curious to see what you guys think https://youtu.be/zflxY7yPTDY

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #544 on: May 17, 2023, 08:01:35 PM »
Just recently upgraded from VX/MK1 to HMC/MK1. Curious to see what you guys think
the stretch u did is quite obvious. its easy to tell when you know the vig is supposed to be circular and not oval. if you need to do it for whatever reason just ease off a bit to where its not noticeable.
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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #545 on: May 17, 2023, 08:20:11 PM »
Just recently upgraded from VX/MK1 to HMC/MK1. Curious to see what you guys think

The mk1 footy reminds me of DVX footage from back in the day and I've always loved that camera. Can you post a pic of your setup? I'd be interested to see it.

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #546 on: May 17, 2023, 09:52:45 PM »
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Just recently upgraded from VX/MK1 to HMC/MK1. Curious to see what you guys think
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the stretch u did is quite obvious. its easy to tell when you know the vig is supposed to be circular and not oval. if you need to do it for whatever reason just ease off a bit to where its not noticeable.
Yeah I found out I fucked up and forgot to set the pixel aspect ratio on my render settings the same as my project settings. Came out in square not true 4:3 but I have that and better crop settings figured out for the future

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Just recently upgraded from VX/MK1 to HMC/MK1. Curious to see what you guys think
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The mk1 footy reminds me of DVX footage from back in the day and I've always loved that camera. Can you post a pic of your setup? I'd be interested to see it.


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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #547 on: May 23, 2023, 09:53:48 PM »
http://vimeo.com/829677759




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CAMVATE Adjustable Camera Cage (1722 model)
Atomos Ninja 2 / Atomos Ninja Star (to bypass MiniDV tapes as well as apply 2:2 pulldown to record 1080p29.97 instead of 1080i60)
Recorded in ProRes 422 LT ~102mbps (compared to 25mbps for MiniDV tapes)

Nikon FC-E9 0.2x Fisheye
43mm to 46mm step-up ring

on-board microphone for now (camcorder doesn't provide power via the 3.5mm jack)

Stabilizer on for long lens shots
Stabilizer off for fisheye shots

1440x1080 timeline
fisheye shots zoomed in 10% and roughly centered
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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #548 on: May 27, 2023, 01:56:22 AM »
^Reading that was a trip. At first I was like: who still uses an HV30? (worst of both worlds, 16:9 into tapes). Then I continued reading and the whole tapeless setup description surprised me. Love reading the technical nerdery.

On another note, I was checking this clip filmed by Kevin Perez and realized the vignetting on the fisheye isn't a circle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu5JVJr11yM

This is a superimposed circle over a screencapture. As you can see the vignetting of the fisheye is more of a ellipsis.



So I assume that the footage is filmed on a more square-ish aspect ratio and stretched to fit a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Apparently it is a 3:2 crop stretched to 16:9.



There is a gain in vertical width without looking to stretched. I think a 4:3 crop to 16:9 would definitely be to noticeable.

I have mixed feelings about it though. Things get distorted horizontally and it reminds me of the era when people filmed VX and stretched it to 16:9 ie Solo Jazz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5WiJVz7pFY



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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #549 on: May 28, 2023, 06:22:17 PM »
http://vimeo.com/829677759




Canon Vixia HV30
CAMVATE Adjustable Camera Cage (1722 model)
Atomos Ninja 2 / Atomos Ninja Star (to bypass MiniDV tapes as well as apply 2:2 pulldown to record 1080p29.97 instead of 1080i60)
Recorded in ProRes 422 LT ~102mbps (compared to 25mbps for MiniDV tapes)

Nikon FC-E9 0.2x Fisheye
43mm to 46mm step-up ring

on-board microphone for now (camcorder doesn't provide power via the 3.5mm jack)

Stabilizer on for long lens shots
Stabilizer off for fisheye shots

1440x1080 timeline
fisheye shots zoomed in 10% and roughly centered

that's insane, props to you for putting together such a strange setup. in my ebay browsings i've always seen those "HDV" cameras that use tapes and film 1080i and I thought they were irredeemable but you made something out of it. never would have thought to go tapeless with those tape HD cameras

also putting the cage to the left of the camera to surround the flip out LCD is a stroke of cage design genius

i think I really want an FC-E9

dope post @35mm , seems like people are cropping and stretching all crazy lately, love to see some experimentation

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #550 on: May 30, 2023, 03:10:49 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSRnzdkrWAg

My latest 4:3 project filmed with GoPro MAX (fisheye) & Sony FDR-AX33 (long lens). GoPro records 1920x1440 4:3 60 fps and Sony 4K 16:9. Timeline is 1920x1440 and long lens clips are cropped to fit that. I'm used to VX era filming but i like how lightweight and easy this setup is.

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #551 on: May 31, 2023, 06:01:11 AM »
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http://vimeo.com/829677759




Canon Vixia HV30
CAMVATE Adjustable Camera Cage (1722 model)
Atomos Ninja 2 / Atomos Ninja Star (to bypass MiniDV tapes as well as apply 2:2 pulldown to record 1080p29.97 instead of 1080i60)
Recorded in ProRes 422 LT ~102mbps (compared to 25mbps for MiniDV tapes)

Nikon FC-E9 0.2x Fisheye
43mm to 46mm step-up ring

on-board microphone for now (camcorder doesn't provide power via the 3.5mm jack)

Stabilizer on for long lens shots
Stabilizer off for fisheye shots

1440x1080 timeline
fisheye shots zoomed in 10% and roughly centered
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that's insane, props to you for putting together such a strange setup. in my ebay browsings i've always seen those "HDV" cameras that use tapes and film 1080i and I thought they were irredeemable but you made something out of it. never would have thought to go tapeless with those tape HD cameras

also putting the cage to the left of the camera to surround the flip out LCD is a stroke of cage design genius

i think I really want an FC-E9

dope post @35mm , seems like people are cropping and stretching all crazy lately, love to see some experimentation

I recently bought the FC-E9 and regardless of camera
Itís used on thereís a noticeable vignette shale that drives me wild 😤

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #552 on: June 20, 2023, 05:31:34 PM »
i just dropped a new video filmed in the pacific northwest with the meike fisheye/AF100 combo with the HVX for long lens. lemme know what yíall think!

i have another project that iím filming in HD 4:3 that iím working on in nyc right now and iím geeked up to share it with yíall when itís finished. 


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c8iskx8WUgQ


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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #553 on: June 21, 2023, 11:26:09 PM »
Has anybody tried any of the power zoom lenses on the GH4/5? Worth a shot to avoid getting a camcorder for long lens or still has the exact same problems?

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #554 on: June 22, 2023, 01:01:05 AM »
Which lenses do you mean? The ones with Power O.I.S? They are not parfocal.

tl;dr:
I sunk ~300 Eur on a b4 lens setup, which I rarely use because it is annoying to setup/transport and not very ergonomical to use.

Imo the "best" "cheap" option if you want to shoot long lens is to get an old b4 lens + adapters.
I have something similar to this:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ggbr004NU

But that setup "sucks" as well. Setting it up is a pain. I need to detach the eazyhandle clone because otherwise it is too much stress on the bayonet. Then mount the adapter + lens and get out the powerbank for the lens for being able to use the zoom rocker.
Mine is as heavy as another camcorder + it is incredibly hard to keep stable on the gh4 because you don't have any stabilization and I don't have any additional fixed contact points for keeping it stable. I am trying to find an G-Cup EVF Eyecup for the GH4 for an eternity now, to have a more camcorder-like way of shooting. At some point I might try something like this Walimex Pro viewfinder, but that would be another thing to carry around and setup. Keeping it stable might be easier on a gh5 though with its IBS. I think a good tripod/shoulder rig would help a lot, but than it would be even more annoying to set up every time + even more stuff to transport. It is definitely not a "get it out quick and shoot" type of setup.
If you spend some time on ebay, then it is still a kinda "cheap" option to try. I paid 100 Eur for the lens + ~60 for the lens adapter + ~50 for 5.5 x  2.5 to 12pin hirose adapter cable + ~90 for the power bank. So in sum ~300 Eur.


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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #555 on: June 22, 2023, 04:59:22 AM »
Which lenses do you mean? The ones with Power O.I.S? They are not parfocal.

tl;dr:
I sunk ~300 Eur on a b4 lens setup, which I rarely use because it is annoying to setup/transport and not very ergonomical to use.

Imo the "best" "cheap" option if you want to shoot long lens is to get an old b4 lens + adapters.
I have something similar to this:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ggbr004NU

But that setup "sucks" as well. Setting it up is a pain. I need to detach the eazyhandle clone because otherwise it is too much stress on the bayonet. Then mount the adapter + lens and get out the powerbank for the lens for being able to use the zoom rocker.
Mine is as heavy as another camcorder + it is incredibly hard to keep stable on the gh4 because you don't have any stabilization and I don't have any additional fixed contact points for keeping it stable. I am trying to find an G-Cup EVF Eyecup for the GH4 for an eternity now, to have a more camcorder-like way of shooting. At some point I might try something like this Walimex Pro viewfinder, but that would be another thing to carry around and setup. Keeping it stable might be easier on a gh5 though with its IBS. I think a good tripod/shoulder rig would help a lot, but than it would be even more annoying to set up every time + even more stuff to transport. It is definitely not a "get it out quick and shoot" type of setup.
If you spend some time on ebay, then it is still a kinda "cheap" option to try. I paid 100 Eur for the lens + ~60 for the lens adapter + ~50 for 5.5 x  2.5 to 12pin hirose adapter cable + ~90 for the power bank. So in sum ~300 Eur.

Not the Power OIS but there was a 45-175 Power Zoom lens that has a zoom on the lens itself supposedly imitating parfocal lenses (of course to a much lesser degree) - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/818956-REG/Panasonic_H_PS45175K_Lumix_G_X_Vario.html

That setup you have there is sick thanks for sharing, definitely feel the pain on trying to figure out something that's cheap, looks decent and doesn't take ten years and a 5 man crew to setup whenever you want to film lol

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #556 on: June 23, 2023, 06:05:36 PM »
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Which lenses do you mean? The ones with Power O.I.S? They are not parfocal.

tl;dr:
I sunk ~300 Eur on a b4 lens setup, which I rarely use because it is annoying to setup/transport and not very ergonomical to use.

Imo the "best" "cheap" option if you want to shoot long lens is to get an old b4 lens + adapters.
I have something similar to this:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ggbr004NU

But that setup "sucks" as well. Setting it up is a pain. I need to detach the eazyhandle clone because otherwise it is too much stress on the bayonet. Then mount the adapter + lens and get out the powerbank for the lens for being able to use the zoom rocker.
Mine is as heavy as another camcorder + it is incredibly hard to keep stable on the gh4 because you don't have any stabilization and I don't have any additional fixed contact points for keeping it stable. I am trying to find an G-Cup EVF Eyecup for the GH4 for an eternity now, to have a more camcorder-like way of shooting. At some point I might try something like this Walimex Pro viewfinder, but that would be another thing to carry around and setup. Keeping it stable might be easier on a gh5 though with its IBS. I think a good tripod/shoulder rig would help a lot, but than it would be even more annoying to set up every time + even more stuff to transport. It is definitely not a "get it out quick and shoot" type of setup.
If you spend some time on ebay, then it is still a kinda "cheap" option to try. I paid 100 Eur for the lens + ~60 for the lens adapter + ~50 for 5.5 x  2.5 to 12pin hirose adapter cable + ~90 for the power bank. So in sum ~300 Eur.
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Not the Power OIS but there was a 45-175 Power Zoom lens that has a zoom on the lens itself supposedly imitating parfocal lenses (of course to a much lesser degree) - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/818956-REG/Panasonic_H_PS45175K_Lumix_G_X_Vario.html

That setup you have there is sick thanks for sharing, definitely feel the pain on trying to figure out something that's cheap, looks decent and doesn't take ten years and a 5 man crew to setup whenever you want to film lol

Close to parfocal lenses on MFT would be:
Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 (close to parfocal when combined with a speedbooster that has been adjusted, zoom is not consistent, really heavy lens)
Olympus 12-40 2.8 (best bang for buck, best zoom consistency, solid focal length especially when combined with GH5 Extra Tele Conversion setting)
Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f1.7 (very spendy, short focal length, solid zoom consistency)

Have had the Panasonic PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6, it was a huge disappointment.

Maybe get a follow focus and attach it to the zoom ring if you go the route of any of the lenses I mentioned.

Here's a zoom out example with the Olympus 12-40mm:
https://imgur.com/a/KhcsJga


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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #557 on: June 25, 2023, 08:30:46 AM »
just take the L, sell the panasonic and get a sony fx30 with the pz 18-105. micro 4/3rds and zooms are not worth. or get a panasonic camcorder as long lens cam
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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #558 on: June 29, 2023, 11:17:34 AM »
lately I'm making videos with this setup:

https://youtu.be/qWj1LMtfrgQ

it's a lumix g7 with a 7artisan 4mm

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #559 on: July 09, 2023, 08:54:56 AM »
quick lil nyc edit i made the other day

http://youtu.be/7GvgpWrw-dI

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #560 on: July 10, 2023, 11:29:44 AM »
Hi Slap, I've just released my new HD 4:3 video project with my friends, it's filmed with a GH5/meike 3,5 fisheye and a HC-X1500 for long lens clips ! Hope you'll enjoy it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQzwsGVSFE

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #561 on: July 12, 2023, 03:58:53 AM »
Hi Slap, I've just released my new HD 4:3 video project with my friends, it's filmed with a GH5/meike 3,5 fisheye and a HC-X1500 for long lens clips ! Hope you'll enjoy it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQzwsGVSFE

Rad video! Nice work

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #562 on: July 12, 2023, 05:45:11 AM »
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Hi Slap, I've just released my new HD 4:3 video project with my friends, it's filmed with a GH5/meike 3,5 fisheye and a HC-X1500 for long lens clips ! Hope you'll enjoy it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQzwsGVSFE
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Rad video! Nice work

Thanks man !!! I appreciate it

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #563 on: July 19, 2023, 09:40:01 AM »
https://youtu.be/1McfoXtVxHU

Jo this is my first HD project and iam using the ax700 wit the babydeath and a cheap microphone
I also have an mk1 but I think it's better to film with the baby death, just because it's so cheap and for me the difference is not that big
What do you think ?

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #564 on: July 28, 2023, 06:42:07 AM »
Been working on a proper project where it's a mix of VX and HPX and 16mm so that'll be predominately 4x3 HD but I still dabble with mixing 16x9 and 4x3 on smaller projects. Here is a little park edit shot on my HPX171 and a Kapkur fisheye where I mixed the 2 aspect ratios.

https://youtu.be/oXZSqub_vSI

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #565 on: July 28, 2023, 09:09:58 AM »
not feeling the aspect ratio combo. id say just crop the 16:9, or do that after effects lens correction tech to stretch the 4:3 fish out to 16:9
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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #566 on: July 29, 2023, 04:25:05 PM »
quick lil nyc edit i made the other day

http://youtu.be/7GvgpWrw-dI

nice work!

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #567 on: July 31, 2023, 04:16:25 PM »
quick lil nyc edit i made the other day

http://youtu.be/7GvgpWrw-dI

yo this is crazy! I was at the monument the day with the sax player, i remember seeing that AF100+fish combo and being like "damn i'm interested in how that looks".

sick clip, that's gotta be one of the better HD4:3 fisheye setups. Relatively cheap too

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #568 on: August 02, 2023, 01:19:12 PM »
https://youtu.be/WM_Opn7aB0U

HPX170 w/ Opteka 58mm (58mm - 72mm step down ring & 1 72mm spacer)
Fotodiox Radius Mini Light

1440x1080 timeline, clips scaled to 150%.

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Re: The HD 4:3 thread
« Reply #569 on: August 02, 2023, 05:49:24 PM »
https://youtu.be/WM_Opn7aB0U

HPX170 w/ Opteka 58mm (58mm - 72mm step down ring & 1 72mm spacer)
Fotodiox Radius Mini Light

1440x1080 timeline, clips scaled to 150%.

man, I'm such a fan of HD 4:3. if I were to invest in a setup I'd def be shooting in 4:3. footage looks killer, and what a backyard to have! my only gripe is that the day/ evening clips seemed a little dark. the night clips looked on point! what was the approx total cost of your set up?