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Peter J. DeCrescenzo
02-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Here's my first BMCC video:
https://vimeo.com/59554240


https://vimeo.com/59554240

Frame grabs below.

I shot this video yesterday using a loaner BMCC from DVeStore.com.

These frames are "straight" from the camera. No color correction or sharpening applied to these JPEGS. The real car color & his jacket are actually more red than orange.

Recorded using BMCC ProRes 422 HQ in "video" (Rec.709) mode.

Key light is a 2K tungsten fresnel bashing through a white cotton bed sheet, and the hair light is a 250-w. fresnel thru diffusion. There's a 48" white bounce reflector located just off-screen on the talent's left (camera right).

Lenses: Wide shot: Nikkor 35/2, CU: Nikkor 85/1.8, both @ f4, ISO 800, WB preset = 3200K.

I recorded sound using my Sennheiser ME64 on an overhead boom, and SoundDevices MixPre mixer (line-level out). The BMCC audio settings were "line level", input level @ 85%, internal mic OFF. The result is super clean & full-sounding; close to noise free. Using these settings, when I record the MixPre's test tone, it plays at -18db in FCP7.

More to follow ...

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Andrew
02-09-2013, 11:22 PM
Sweet car! Looking forward to the video. Let me know what you think of the ProRes.

Macielle
02-10-2013, 07:22 AM
Looks nice Peter!

Hearnia
02-10-2013, 08:35 AM
What's the different between switching from line level to mic level exactly? I read the BMCC manual but I don't quite get what that means.

Captain Crunch
02-10-2013, 12:30 PM
What's the different between switching from line level to mic level exactly? I read the BMCC manual but I don't quite get what that means.

The simple answer is it is the difference in input voltage levels. Line level whether consumer or instrument is a higher input voltage level. An example would be the RCA audio inputs on a typical DVD palyer or stereo. Mic level inputs are for a much smaller voltage level that would come from a microphone. There are impedence and voltage specs for both line and mic levels.

Hearnia
02-11-2013, 03:23 PM
The simple answer is it is the difference in input voltage levels. Line level whether consumer or instrument is a higher input voltage level. An example would be the RCA audio inputs on a typical DVD palyer or stereo. Mic level inputs are for a much smaller voltage level that would come from a microphone. There are impedence and voltage specs for both line and mic levels.
Ah thanks. So when conceivably would we be recording in line level then?

randyman
02-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Ah thanks. So when conceivably would we be recording in line level then?

If you had an external mixer/preamp/limiter, you could connect its line level outs to the BMCC.

I'm a musician; when I record myself playing in the studio, I'll take the line outs from the board and go directly into the camera.

Peter J. DeCrescenzo
02-13-2013, 03:54 AM
Here's the edited video:

https://vimeo.com/59554240


https://vimeo.com/59554240

rick.lang
02-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Here's the edited video:

https://vimeo.com/59554240


https://vimeo.com/59554240

Great results, Peter!

mhood
02-13-2013, 06:34 PM
Very nice Peter and gotta love a MOPAR.

Peter J. DeCrescenzo
02-13-2013, 07:51 PM
Thanks, Rick & Marc!

BMCC ProRes HQ "Video" mode is a joy, and I'm glad the camera's built-in audio capability appears to be quite useful.

I haven't had time to play much with BMCC RAW mode yet, but maybe tonight. Unfortunately tomorrow I have to return this loaner camera to DVeStore.com. It was awfully nice of them to allow me to use it for a few days!