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GH2 Wedding with 12mm, 25mm, Hack, Glidecam

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Psynema, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

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    May 14, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Gary Hanna
    Just wanted to share a recent GH2 wedding I did

    [ame=http://www.vimeo.com/29769149]Hagan West on Vimeo[/ame]

    Ok title may be misleading - lensrentals obviously didn't have the new 25mm, but the old four thirds one was f'n awesome and am really curious to see how the new one holds up - it's got big shoes to fill and I miss that 25mm.

    12mm - AWESOME FOR GLIDECAM...The autofocus was TELEPATHIC almost. I had trouble with AF using the 20mm on a glidecam and am never going back. I was really impressed how well it controlled flare - it actually looks pleasing and want to seek out flare - the subject still retains color detail / saturation it seems and almost has a painterly/water color like effect - not to sound pretentious...AF only had minor issues with backlit subjects. Yes it is worth $800 IMO...the 20mm 1.7 is dead to me LOL.

    OK, enough lens ranting - thoughts on the vid? Still have to fix a few things but presentable enough.
     
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  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Won't play on my iPad unfortunately. Will have a look later.

    Gordon
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Fantastic video. I wish we had a video like this from our wedding!
     
  4. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    James
    I like it, very nice!
     
  5. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Wow. Great sound too. How did you stabilize the camera?
     
  6. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

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    May 14, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Gary Hanna
    Glidecam hd1000.
     
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    +1 Just what I was thinking - excellent wedding video.
     
  8. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Impressive!
     
  9. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Incredibly well done! I need to get one of those Glidecams for sure.
     
  10. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Excellent work. Well done.
     
  11. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010
    some of the footage looks like its shot with longer then 25mm lens
     
  12. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

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    May 14, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Gary Hanna
    Yes, 57mm Hexanon and 85mm Rokinon as well.
     
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  13. maxboni

    maxboni Mu-43 Regular

    :2thumbs:
     
  14. Wow! Fantastic work! I've never much paid attention to the video side as I shot stills at weddings for the past 25 years. With work like this, I'm sure your calendar is full.
     
  15. kahren

    kahren Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 21, 2010

    ah ok, makes sense now
    :)
     
  16. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    I was thinking about renting the Glidecam 1000 for a video project I have coming up in November. Was it hard to get the correct balance? I read that it takes time and practice to find the correct balance. I worry if I rent it for a week....I won't be able to do that properly.
     
  17. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Wonderful video! Nicely presented, be prepared to answer lots of questions..
     
  18. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

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    May 14, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Gary Hanna
    It's not hard to balance once you learn how :wink: Though screws tend to get loose/stripped on glidecams, but it's the best steadicam BANG FOR THE BUCK out there.

    How much is it to rent for a week? $350 for the HD1000 isn't much money considering what it does. I'd honestly consider buying one with the intent on ebaying it if cash it tight or if it's just one gig you need it for. That way you'd have time. Took me a few weeks to get confident on it and I'd probably practice 30mins to an hr a day with a few hours thrown in here and there. You really have to pay close attention to the directions. Drop time should be 2.5 to 3 seconds - NOT NEGOTIABLE. Do not get lazy with the drop time that is key.
     
  19. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    It costs $37.00 to rent for one week...plus the shipping costs....so around $50.00 total. I don't know...I may just try to find another way to lend support for my GH2. I am just worried I would not get comfortable and confident with it in such a short time, and this project is important to me! Thanks for answering my question!!
     
  20. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    Do you have any experience with the Steadicam Merlin ?.....from what I am reading it is much easier to set-up, but it is slightly more expensive to rent.