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Share E-M1 Video Clips & Settings

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by deang001, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    I have absolutely NO IDEA what I am doing as far as video goes, but am trying to get into it :)

    Teaching myself FCP X and trying to understand more about video in general.

    I know people don't think much of the E-M1 for video, but I absolutely love using it for video. The IBIS is incredible !!!

    I had a GH3 and did some video with it while we were on vacation in Italy a few months ago, but sold it because I just hate tripods. They are such a pain. You just don't need one with this camera :smile: It really is amazing.

    Settings wise, I'm still experimenting. I normally had it on "Natural" with everything set to "0" but today tried "Muted" with everything on -2 and it was very flat but seemed easy to bring to life in FCP X.

    I just do not understand why Olympus do not give this camera 24p and 25p and a higher bit rate? They are crazy. They would sell so many.

    Anyway, would be great to see people's videos from the E-M1 and any settings or tips & tricks they may have.

    I'm usually into street photography, so I've tried to adapt this to video and want to make some "street clips"

    This is from an area in Hong Kong called Mong Kok ... a very busy place !!

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/84357685" width="800" height="450" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Some random footage walking home from work last night.

    Handheld / E-M1/ Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4. Colour Graded with an Osiris Fuji3513 LUT on Apple Final Cut Pro FCP X.

    Vivid picture profile with contrast set to -2. All other picture settings on 0.

    Most of it was shot at f/2. Much of it at around ISO 1600 where I see no noise at all. Even ISO 3200 is perfectly fine.

    I'm in a PAL country here in Hong Kong and was shooting mostly at 1/60 which causes the lights to flicker like crazy as you can see. Changing the shutter speed to 1/50 seems to fix it.

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/84872723" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/84872723">Walking Home 01 - Sheung Wan, Hong Kong</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4391835">Dean</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
  3. ApGfoo

    ApGfoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 10, 2012
    Bay Area
    I don't have the camera but I'd like to say awesome video. It has a cinematic feel to it. Amazing what it can do hand held.

    I'd do away with most of the cross dissolve transitions, straight cuts would work just fine but still crossfade the audio. Although I did like it in the 35s mark, it worked really well there. I also liked the dutch angle you did around the 5s mark. Thank you for the upload.
     
  4. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Thanks !!

    Regarding the straight cuts ... yes, I'm learning that they are the way to go. I'm still not very good with FCP X ... or with video for that matter :) Bough the Larry Jordan training series but am too lazy to sit down and actually do the lessons so far !!

    Had to google Dutch angle LOL ... I use this angle a lot in street photography so tried it on video.

    The freedom the IBIS gives this cam gives is incredible. I'm just loving it.

    I shot this last night and put together this little vignette. All with the 25/1.4. Graded with the "Groovy" preset in Luster Grade Presets.Vivid picture mode at defaults with contrast set to -2 as I read Andrew from EOSHD has been using.

    Usually I shoot in "M" in Movie mode and use manual focus but last night I tried "S" in Movie mode, kept the shutter locked at 1/50 (because of the lights) and used S-AF as an experiment ... things move fast on the street !!

    Even used the "tele" mode a few times which I usually use as an MF assist, but actually shot in that mode. The resolution take a big hit but it's nice to know it's there.


    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/84965305" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/84965305">"Chicken Choppers" - Sheung wan, Hong Kong</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4391835">Dean</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
  5. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    I hope some others will post some video with this cam. If you own an E-M1 ... try doing some video !!
     
  6. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Another one from the weekend ...

    Wong Tai Sin Temple - Hong Kong

    Handheld on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and a Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4.

    Vivid picture mode at defaults with contrast set to -2. Didn't try any crazy colour grading with this one ... just straight out of camera. No effects.

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/85108134" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/85108134">Wong Tai Sin Temple - Hong Kong</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4391835">Dean</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
  7. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Live crop mode is pretty cool !!

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/85321836" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/85321836">Live Crop Mode - Olympus E-M1</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4391835">Dean</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
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  8. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    Tested out the live crop mode on the way home from work. It's a nice feature of the camera however there is a distinct drop in resolution when using it and the image looks pretty noisy for some reason. The effect is at times seamless, but sometimes not.

    I find the best use of it is framing your shot in the crop mode first and then going back to normal view to record. You can place the green square anywhere in the frame that's going to become the 2X crop after pressing the f2 button ... it doesn't have to be dead on in the centre which is great.

    As an aside, I'm also impressed with the camera's higher ISO abilities with video. at ISO 1600 everything looks excellent. Even at ISO 3200 there's very little noise (I have all noise reduction turned off as well). This coupled with the Pana/Leica 25/1.4's ability to shoot wide open relatively sharply, makes it easy to get video at night.

    Handheld on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with an Olympus 12-40/2.8
    Colour Graded with the cineLook plugin for Apple Final Cut Pro X.
    Vivid picture mode at defaults with contrast set to -2.

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/85356026" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/85356026">Walking Home 02 - Sheung Wan / Hong Kong</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4391835">Dean</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
  9. RKTodd

    RKTodd Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2012
    Indiana
    I would like to learn more about color grading. Where are you getting your presets? Are they in Final Cut ProX or did you have to find them elsewhere?
     
  10. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 16, 2013
    Hong Kong
    Dean
    They are FCPX plug ins. The video you quoted has no colour grading.

    Here's a good place to start ... http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/final-cut-pro-x-color-grading-table-of-contents

    I've been using these two plug ins

    http://vashivisuals.com/making-video-look-like-film-luts/

    http://www.filmconvert.com

    Cheers.
     
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  11. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Been looking for information on video for the OMD cameras without a lot of success.

    Looks like this thread will be you and me for a bit but I'm sure others will come on board.
    Have been to EOSHD.com but not a lot about the OMD on any site that is of much help.

    One of the main things I want to know is what is the best recording mode. Available setting are

    MOV FULL HD Fine
    MOV FULL HD Normal
    MOV HD Fine
    MOV HD Normal

    I have read on one article that the MOV HD fine (which apparently is 720p) is a better setting for quick movement.
    What setting are you using for video or what information have been able to find out.
    I will start to post any discussions from other sites to this thread for future readers.

    I want to get into short films (4-10 minutes) of weddings etc with EM1 and EM5. IBIS is amazing on these cameras.
    I am going to build myself a 'fig rig' but i'm going for a square design. Have already purchased the items needed to create it and I will post the completed rig pics here at a later date.
    I think the fig rig will allow a more fluid movement and I'm hoping I can work smoothly enough with it so that I don't need to get a camera glide but will have to see how good it works first.
    Really want to keep equipment to a minimum.

    Here is a link to a guy who is shooting weddings with OMD. I have noticed that most all of his new clips are being shot with the EM5. I'm guessing he has moved in this direction due to the IBIS that the camera offers even though he has GH3's and GH2's and other cameras. With talk of an update in video for the OMD cameras I am really excited and just hope they bring new codecs real soon (pleeeeeeease Olympus)
    https://vimeo.com/vadimaction

    Lots to learn but exciting as well. I don't really want to get caught up in the codec stuff. Just want to know which setting is best to use and best then for editing and I'd be happy. Codec stuff and containers and wrappers etc is just too mind-blowing at the moment, I'm sure they will make more sense if I take them on slowly.