There’s not much to say about this one really, it wasn’t planned it just seemed to happen by itself.
One of the great things about the DSLR is it’s small size allows you to place the camera for shots that would never have been possible with a 35mm adapter. For the shots where the camera is under the swing I just used the glidetrack shooter as a base and pointed the camera up at the swing.
It’s obviously very difficult to set focus and exposure with the camera on the ground pointing up, I tend to use a quick auto focus and set the exposure using the meter on the top of the camera, I can generally get close to what I need that way and then if the shot doesn’t work out I adjust accordingly and have another go.
Workflow wise this is what I’m currently doing with DSLR footage.
1. Offload footage as Movs.
2. Conform the 128 x 720/50 7D clips to 25fps in cinema tools
3. Conform 1920/1080/30 5D clips to 25 fps in cinema tools
4. Transcode everything to ProRes (LT) in compressor
5. Edit in a ProRes 1920 x 1080 timeline and enlarge the 1280 clips to fit
6. Export a 1280 x 720 h.264 for vimeo upload
I’m not sure if this is common knowledge or not but one tip when transcoding to ProRes in compressor is to make sure you disable the ‘auto gamma adjustment’ in the video settings of the transcode. With it enabled the footage would do a sudden colour change every minute or so.