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    anax276 got a reaction from newfoundmass in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 got a reaction from mrjim in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 got a reaction from kye in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 reacted to aaa123jc in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    WOW! I never thought it would be a Lumix G6. The color is really amazing. And of course the cinematography is really on point. Your video is one of my favorite! 
    I actually thought your camera is a GH2. But now I see even the GH1 and a kit lens can produce very good image. I think I even voted your video as the best image quality 😄.
    And congrats to everyone else. I was having tons of fun reading the reveals. 
    @leslie Who would've have thought of using a webcam? Let alone with an anamorphic adapter 😄? Maybe I should use my girlfriend's 4K webcam next time.
    @kyeThe before and after is simply amazing. Your videos really show the importance of editing. Basically turn a AU $17 action camera footage into something very stylish. 
    @anax276Your work makes me want to get an Olympus E-M5 just to test it out. Great image quality. The color is very good. I thought you must have done some grading. 
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from heart0less in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 got a reaction from aaa123jc in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 got a reaction from PannySVHS in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 got a reaction from BTM_Pix in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Hi!
    My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter.
    With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). 
    No other equipment or colour grading was used.
     
     

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    anax276 reacted to Andrew Reid in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    *** THE RESULTS ARE IN! ***

    Congratulations to @PannySVHS for winning the Best Cinematography EOSHD Forum Oscar
    Congratulations to @Framed_By_Dan for winning the Best Image Quality category!
    Now comes the sticky bit...
    I see that @Nordee and @leslie came joint last with no votes in either category. Very unfair!!
    Therefore dear Nordee has an opportunity to mail off their camera to @PannySVHS and then Panny send it back with some tips and post what he shot on it
    Sir Leslie can give his camera to @Framed_By_Dan if he wants - none of this is obligatory, and Framed By Dan will give it back after - right?
    I'll announce my EOSHD Judge's prize later in the week when my entry is posted on the front blog.
    Feel free to now REVEAL what you bought for under $200 and shot the entires with. I for one am looking forward to finding out...
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    anax276 reacted to kye in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Congrats to the winners - well deserved!
    I figured I would lose the competition so would have some fun with it, so went very very budget.  I also wanted to see how far I could 'improve' the footage in Resolve.
    Camera #1:

    Fujifilm J20
    Point and shoot - 2009 - 640x480 30p (final video was cropped to 16:9)
    Price is about $15-30 on ebay (mine was purchased by my wife when new, so has been sitting in a drawer for about a decade)
    Final video:
    Unprocessed footage:
     
    Camera #2: 


    Fake action camera
    It claims 1080p, but is FAKE and shoots the worst 640x480 30p I have ever seen (final video was cropped to 16:9)
    Price was AU$17 brand new on ebay (which included free shipping across Australia - about 5000kms)
    Final video:
    Unprocessed footage:
     
    Camera #3 was going to be a D-Mount lens on my old GoPro, but sadly didn't survive the modifications..

     
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    anax276 reacted to leslie in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    i got a bit fixated on the losing camera bit, completely missed the fine print about entering just for the judges category. But thats life.
    I'm a bit surprised with the amount of entries or lack thereof, as i bid on 3 or 4 cameras but was out bid on everything. I was sure you guys must have been buying everything up  for the competition. The old video camera segment  of ebay must be quite abit more active than one would have thought. Too cut a long story short i ended up using a logitech c920 webcam with a letus anamorphic adapter taped to the front. My reasoning for using the letus was to help differentiate my entry from the others. i figure if speedboosters were allowed if you already had them an anamorphic should be ok as well. Not sure if anyone else shot anamorphicaly. Considering i went to the trouble of using the letus i did forget to get any footage of the lens flaring which was kinda dumb. Since my entry has proved surprisingly unlikely to win the point is moot i guess.
    I'm glad i entered i learned a whole bunch of things that i can apply to the next challenge. i am fairly confident i can increase my vote rate by at least a 100% next time round 😎
    So dan the man pm me your address if you need a webcam for  the odd late night online dalliance. Mind you, you can keep those tips,tricks and footage for your own personal gratuitousness ok 😉
     


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    anax276 reacted to leslie in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    ok, so bmd has had its moment out in the sun again and a couple of more threads have been started, you'll either buy one or you wont  . Now cam we get back to the important business at hand ? like creating content and judging said content 😉
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    anax276 reacted to PannySVHS in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    Hallo friends,
    here is my contribution. I hope you like my final film. Looking forward to the great pleasure of exchanging experiences and technical odditities and tricks once Andrew gives the signal for releasing info next week. Thank you for your beautiful films, discussion and the awesome spirit. Thanks Andrew and everyone for inspiring us to film something personal. Here is my labour of love, shot last week and edited over night until just now cheers!
     
    Thank you very much!
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    anax276 got a reaction from PannySVHS in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from Cinegain in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from kye in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from leslie in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from heart0less in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from webrunner5 in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 got a reaction from mrjim in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    OK, I‘ll do it.
    But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... 🤷‍♂️
    Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading.
    Here it is:
     
     
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    anax276 reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Shoot in the dark or fake it?   
    I very much subscribe to the Ridley Scott school of night scenes: light the hell out of it, then print down in post.
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    anax276 reacted to jhnkng in Shoot in the dark or fake it?   
    I guess it depends where you are, but very few places are completely dark, even at night. Street lights, other house lights, passing cars... even in rural areas moonlight can light a room. I would seriously consider punching a hard light with a CTB gel through a window (as far back from the window as is practical) to mimic that light, exposed at one stop under, and expose for your flashlights maybe a half or a full stop over. 
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    anax276 reacted to zerocool22 in Shoot in the dark or fake it?   
    I would expose to the flashlight(I rather shoot at iso 400 then iso1600). Then light the room to fill darkness. Crush the blacks on post. Use haze instead of smoke. 
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    anax276 reacted to webrunner5 in Shoot in the dark or fake it?   
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    anax276 reacted to sanveer in Shoot in the dark or fake it?   
    Do this:
    1. Light the room enough with soft lighting to maintain exposure at ISO1600 at most with reasonable contrast between areas. Don't go higher than that, because you may need to bring down exposure to ISO800 later, if need to, to ensure there is no noise in shadows. Also ensure none of the lights are anywhere near the frame and are super soft. 
    2. Fill the room with smoke (the fastest and easiest way is to use a Vape/ eCigarette) and spread the smoke around to make a Very even but thin layer. Ensure that there isn't any moving air once you fix the smoke in the room.
    3. Use a strong torchlight and see how glary or contrast the light it. Adjust the smoke and light intensity accordingly.
    4. Maintain a cool colour temperature in post, to give it the correct night look. It's shouldn't look warm. Also try and set the lighting similar to the torchlight so that the colours don't dance around.
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