View Full Version : HD camera with 35mm adapter footage downloads

12-30-2005, 12:12 AM
Here is some footage using the JVC HD10U camera and a Letus35 adapter. I used a nikon 100mm 2.8 lens for all shots. There are about 6 movie downloads on the link.. 6 in WMV format and 6 in Divx... All shots shot in 720p 30p and color corected in vegas.....

I just shot these for tests. I really did not prep for anything. I just truned the camera n and shot to test color rendition and depth of field...

let me know what you think of the clips....

san francisco Walk 720P divx

letus35a test divx

trees 720p HD Divx

Paul drumming HD 720P Divx

sfwalk wmv9 file

park720p WMV

no color correction birds 720p wmv

no color correction paul 720p wmv

no bandwidth limitations with these links........ The have ads but it is better then nothing.....

Here are some more clips.. Finally solved the vignetting here are examples.. They look pretty good.. I only used two lights and three lenses.. 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4 and a 135 2.0 all are Nikons....

900 miles Divx File I think about 10 megs... In 720P


12-30-2005, 12:18 AM
:welcome: to the site.

12-30-2005, 01:18 AM
Welcome :hi:

It looks like you got some massive vinetting there. You can fix a certain amount of that but that vinetting is really bad, I assume this is due to the 2.8 fstop and not the Letus35 components. Otherwise, Id say the HDV+35 looks about as good as the other stuff Ive seen on the net :)

12-30-2005, 02:16 AM
The vignetting was caused when I color corected it.. It is not in the origanal clips... I don't know why the edges kept getting dark on some of the shots once I cahnged the color channels..... But it was only for testing purposes..

12-30-2005, 03:28 AM
I must have been wrong, it was just the first one I looked at that had it. The drummer didn't although it looked like a small hotspot there, and for some reason I think the 3rd file is messed up. Audio but no video.
The 4th is great.. curious how it blows out the highlights so much though. As you said, though, you didnt tweak the camera. Overall very nice though.. Thanks for posting, please give us more when you shoot another :)

12-30-2005, 11:20 AM
aparently, we blasted your bandwidth, can't get them at all. :(

12-30-2005, 02:46 PM
Erick, thank you for uploading new copies.

12-30-2005, 05:22 PM
That looks pretty good, the blown out whites are nothing that a polarizer won't fix. I'm currently making a budget 35mm adapter (documenting this build better than the others too). I notice that there is a grain to all of the footage I've seen with 35mm adapters, I'm pretty sure that it is caused by the frosted glass and am concerned that pictures will seem to lack critical focus at contrast edges. I'm going to try to get (yeah right) the money to pick up a canon xl-hd1 soon and am very excited about the prospects from the HD footage I've seen from all these newer HDV cams. Thanks for posting.

12-30-2005, 06:33 PM
I had started a thread on 35mm adapters somewhere here at IT awhile back. I'm getting to borrow an HC1 for a month or so soon so I will be able to try my current setup with it and see what I get.

12-31-2005, 01:38 AM
is that camera running with auto exposure in those clips? that could account for the hotspots in the center. Could have been subtle until coloring the clips.

12-31-2005, 02:50 AM
Yes. I think auto exposure was on.. I tried to do everything manual.. But I did not bring the book with me.... My next tests will be properly lit with proper exposure.. So check back next month.. I am trying to think of a cool short to shoot...

12-31-2005, 11:25 AM
I wait with baited breath! Right now, I'd even take more test footage ;)...I'm just curious to see how HD will react with the grain of the ground glass under controlled conditions. My main concern (for my self as I intend to buy a canon XL-H1 at some point) is that the grain in the 35mm adapter I'm currently making will come across too heavily, where it's covered up a bit by the lack of resolution in the miniDV cams.

Much of the test footage I've seen so far of the new lines of prosumer HD cams have me very excited as they look much closer to the resolution of film than SD (obviously). Not just that but they seem to deal with wide contrast ranges much better, not just diving up to white right away. Much wider mids.