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Extreme Slow Motion Possible with G5?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by snegron, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. snegron

    snegron Mu-43 Regular

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    May 9, 2013
    SW Florida
    I would like to experiment with extreme slow motion. Would this be possible with the G5?
     
  2. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    What is "extreme" and what is your target frame rate? You can record 60 fps and target a 24 fps output (no pulldown, just slow the footage) to get to 40% of full motion -- but I don't think you can do anything much more than that. The G5 isn't hacked, and lacks the GH2's "Variable Movie Mode".
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Your best bet would be a Nikon V1. 400fps at VGA resolutions. $275 at DR right now with the 10mm lens.
     
  4. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    It's a steal at that price.
     
  5. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 15, 2013
    Sweden
    If the g5 can record 60fps you can use Twixtor to slow it down to lets say 1000 fps with different results, like I have done here, with my 600d in the first two and at the very end of the third one using my GH3, in full HD.
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfKaLUdN-Yk&sns=em]Time Warp Balloon x 3 (600d twixtor test) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFUQfiIyy6k&sns=em]Can you watch this without yawning? (600d, twixtor) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfAaIP0ncl4&sns=em]Top 5 favorite things about m4/3 and the GH3 (making the switch from DSLR) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  6. snegron

    snegron Mu-43 Regular

    166
    May 9, 2013
    SW Florida
    My experiments would be filming a water balloon bursting, dropping objects, etc. I would like to get the clearest images possible.
     
  7. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Cool stuff! However, keep in mind twixtor is doing "tweening" to create imaginary frames between the real frames and in your case MANY frames, lol -- so it's not necessarily an accurate representation of reality -- though it's amazing what it does.
     
  8. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 15, 2012
    Norway
    Patrick Kristiansen
    Those shots did look pretty awesome:)
     
  9. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 15, 2013
    Sweden
    Of Course, I just wanted to give a cheaper option to lets say a phantom flex and a imo better looking option then the nikon or a Exilim :)
     
  10. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Wasn't trying to detract -- it's an amazing bit of image processing. I just wanted to make sure the OP understood exactly what he was getting. Some folks don't have a full grasp of frame rates and what it all means when they first get involved in this -- I know I didn't, lol.
     
  11. snegron

    snegron Mu-43 Regular

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    May 9, 2013
    SW Florida
    I did some searching and I found the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 quite interesting! I'm not thinking about shooting professionally in any way, only for fun, so the price for that little Casio doesn't seem too bad.
     
  12. Lobbamobba

    Lobbamobba Mu-43 Veteran

    388
    May 15, 2013
    Sweden
    Its just a shame about the framerate. The most popular Casio for slowmo is the F1, its only sold used these days but I think its worth looking into.
    Another option for you is the GoPro Hero 3 Black, it has super slowmo and can do a lot of other cool stuff as well.