Information on the production of Symphony of Vienna
Symphony of Vienna
In May we had the chance to test the GH2 with an intervalometer and a motor slider. We have been filming for several short films in Vienna, but in the afternoon we had some free time. So we were able to test the new GH2 camera, the brand new motor dolly (slider) and the intervalometer. In postproduction we decided also to experiment with HDR in a video sequence.
Here are some information about our production workflow:
- The intervalometer was set to 4 sec.
- The motor slider was set to the slowest speed. It takes about 25 minutes for one meter
- The GH2 is set to manual. All pictures have been taken in raw-format. For each timelapse video sequence we have taken 300 - 500 frames.
- It takes very long to produce timelapse videos with HDR. Actually the workflow with the raw-format is a kind of pseudo HDR.
- The pictures were converted into the dng-format and then in photomatix the HDR pictures were created.
- The HDR pictures were opened in After Effects as a sequence, then graded and finally they have been rendered for Premiere.
- The final edit with the music was done in Premiere CS5.
My impression: you get stunning results with this workflow, but it takes time. Shooting timelapse naturally takes a lot of time, but the HDR needs even more time. The rendering of 500 HDR pictures takes several hours on a quadcore machine.
Anyway, I hope the information is useful!Cheers,Erik