Is this a good hd quality video?

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  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    shot this with the canon hf100 but im really not happy with the Hd quality after imovie08.

    newer clip
    http://www.vimeo.com/2657180

    I would appreciate you comments on this guys. thanks!
     
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    I'm not sure if it's the original footage, the encoding, or the frame rate but it seems just a little stuttered.

    The clarity of the image is good, though.
     
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    Well, it didn't really stutter for me, but the clarity is great!
     
  5. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    it was a m2ts (or whatever) file and i encoded with imovie with to h.264 720p hd mp4 it was the best i can get out of it. still ive seen other test videos with the same camera and they look waaayyy better then mine.
     
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    This is OT but I haven't heard "Hey" for at least a decade and maybe I'm getting old and crusty but I still think that nobody has yet surpassed the Pixies.

    As for the video, it looks pretty good - I wonder whether the clarity issue is partly to do with the fact that the clips were shot around twilight: less available light = less sharpness. Perhaps you could reply with exactly what settings you used?

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  7. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    thanks, i think it was shot with the easy button that the canon hf has. so it gives you the best settings? anyway it looks better on the camera itself.
    I will upload a newer clip tomorrow in a rainy day with 60i (fps?) shooting mode. lets see if thats a change.
     
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    The other thing you have to consider is that you are in a moving vehicle. I don't know how fast you are going, but because the information is constantly changing, that has to be a pretty demanding test for the camera's processors.
     
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    Not knocking your shooting skills, but the camera's capabilities are just a part of what makes 'good quality.' Proper lighting and the skills of the camera operator also play heavily in making a capable camera produce good quality footage.

    -DH
     
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    SchneiderMan uploaded the video in 30fps. I believe Vimeo converts to 24fps and that is what is causing most of the stuttered effect. I downloaded the original QuickTime (members can do that if made available by the uploader) and converted it using QuickTime Pro to 24fps and got a similar effect.
     
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    Looks fine to me apart from the stuttering although it looks like thats been explained.
    I use a Canon HF10 and I presume you have everything set up to full?
    Mine is set to 50i with full 1080p recording at 17mbps.
    Even though I do have a fair amount of hard drive space on my mac I still chose to import HD footage at 960x540 as oppose to the full 1920x1080 as I find that i get great results for what I need it for.
    It is also easier/quicker to manipulate the footage with it been a smaller size.
     
  13. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    yes so now i used a 24 fps setting in imovie for this new clip and im uploading it now to vimeo. thanks

    weird i do not have the option for 50i shooting mode only 24-30 and 60i. for this new clip i uploaded, i shot it in 60i and with 15mbp on full 1080 on the hf100. and using i movie i converted to 720 using 24fps (key frame every 30 frames) h.254 mp4 file, its a rainy day but i think it looks a bit better. link in 5 minutes! thank you all :)

    here is the newer clip: http://www.vimeo.com/2657180
     
  14. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    You've got the 60i (US, Japan) model - Johny5's got the 50i (UK, Euro) model.

    Andrew.
     
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    ahhhh great thanks for explaining
     
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    I suspect for best Vimeo results, you want to record in 24fps, edit in 24fps, and output in 24fps.
     
  17. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    ok ill try that out, does youtube convert the fps also?
     
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    You can never go too far OT when you're talking the Pixies. I saw that Hey video today and now can't get it out of my head.
     
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    Here is YouTubes answer. They seem to say they do not resample to another frame rate.
     

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