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Posted: Fri, 28th Jul 2006, 11:30pm

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I was thinking of purchasing a canon gl2, but I need to know what the video looks like, can someone screen cap a video that they made with a gl2 and post it?
Posted: Fri, 28th Jul 2006, 11:45pm

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Wait for it....
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 12:09am

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GOT IT AND ITS F**CKIN SWEET!!!!!!!
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 12:59am

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Bryce007 wrote:

Wait for it....
Waiting....
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 1:07am

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I'll wait also!
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 1:46am

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Waitin' for Ben to answer, I presume?

AHA!



And video, too!

If you don't have the cash for the DVX-100a, or would rather spend the savings on something else, go GL2, most certainly. I'd say it's the best of the best, but of course many would disagree.

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Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 1:47am

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ben3308 wrote:

You all knew I was coming, didn't you?
YESSSS!!!!! Thank you ben!
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 1:48am

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Seriously, though, he should check out the stills and the video. They *almost* sell it.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 1:49am

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God, I was on the edge of my SEAT. Ben's a real american Hero...











(Or sexually obsessed with the Gl2...Either way..)
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 2:01am

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No, no. He's sexually obsessed. We both share the GL2 50/50, and.......well.........how many things have you seen me shoot on it? wink
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 2:03am

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Atom wrote:

We both share the GL2 50/50, and.......well.........how many things have you seen me shoot on it? wink
Perhaps the was the dirtiest thing Atoms ever said if you think about it one way. on the other hand, perhaps not.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 2:08am

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*Spits up his drink*
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 3:09am

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thanks for the stills ben, it looks pro, I'll definatly purchase it
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 3:17am

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xperiment, check out the video, too. I can link you some more videos if you're interested.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 3:35am

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ben3308 wrote:

\If you don't have the cash for the DVX-100a, or would rather spend the savings on something else, go GL2, most certainly. I'd say it's the best of the best, but of course many would disagree.
You are lying to yourself. Best of the best? No. Best bang for that buck? Hell yes.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 3:43am

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ben3308 wrote:

xperiment, check out the video, too. I can link you some more videos if you're interested.
its loading, half way there, its fantastic, good job on the camera work, and whoever acted was very good!!!! yes, please link me to some more if possible
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 3:43am

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Lying, band for buck is one thing, but definitely not the only thing. It's the best of the best in many regards. You give up somethings (real 24p) in exchange for others. (a more versatile, portable, and comfortable cam). That is, of course, if you are referring to in-contrast to the XL2. If you're left-handed, like both myself and Ben, the architecture is ideal, and far better for holding than that of the DVX100a or the XL line.

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xperiment, check out the video, too. I can link you some more videos if you're interested.
its loading, half way there, its fantastic, good job on the camera work, and whoever acted was very good!!!! yes, please link me to some more if possible
If I had edited it, it would've been even better. rolleyes
And without those stupid flickers in the shots.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 3:49am

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I am actually referring to any camera man can buy. In which case top of the line thousands of dollar HD, film, or I Max cameras blow the GL2 out of the water. It's certainly not the best, even when you compare it to prosumer top of the line models. Also, the XL2 is much better when dealing with lenses (removable lens system) and works with most. You can't just say it's the best comparing to two other cameras. It's a false claim. Your camera isn't the best, deal with it. It's still awesome.

And also, I'm a Canon fan boy to the max. I own an old Canon SLR camera, a Rebel XT, my TS GL1, a Canon lens, and my family owns 3 point and shoot Canons. So don't think I'm a Canon basher or had a bad experience.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 4:30am

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Serpent wrote:

I own an old Canon SLR camera, a Rebel XT, my TS GL1, a Canon lens,
Yup, own one of those too. Never let me down, and have owned a Rebel for 5 years.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 5:19am

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my TS GL1
You just love to throw down that "TS", don't ya Serpent? wink Good 'ol days. Just think, you're using what was on the huge green set of DXM.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 7:08am

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xperiment wrote:

ben3308 wrote:

xperiment, check out the video, too. I can link you some more videos if you're interested.
its loading, half way there, its fantastic, good job on the camera work, and whoever acted was very good!!!! yes, please link me to some more if possible
That's the official, for real, VERY first scene in SC in its preliminary grading/editing. I know, you're excited.

I will warn you, the GL2 CAN suffer from tape head problems (see below video) but they can be easily remedied by routine maintanence of the tape head with a tape head cleaner.

Link!
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 7:53pm

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After having looked at that link...I'm wondering a few things...

1. Who pissed on the actors shirt?

2. why does sam fisher have a jewfro?

3. Why a low profile killing machine like sam fisher have a polar bear poster on his wall?

4. They're also appears to be a guitar playing terrorist. This seems like an unexpected plot twist because he can't play very well. It's well known that terrorists are usually tremendously talented at musical instruments..



But yeah, the Vx2100 is a better deal for the price...
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 10:05pm

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It's sweat.

Our guy's hair grew back, and curly. He's devoutly Christian, actually.

Mistake. Not final footage by any means. Not even graded.

BTS stuff to show the friends, tape head problems to show the camera whizzes. Not an actual scene from SC. Look at the first link instead, maybe that'll sit better with you.

BTW, I've yet to be pleased by images form a VX2100. Except for the Hit, but that's like a miracle movie. I may give you a hard time about camera choices, but I still think you're one of the best filmmakers on the site.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 10:38pm

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yeah the footage from the first one is fantastic!!! ben........what lights did you use?
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 10:54pm

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A professional softbox covered a worklight to the left of the frame, and acted as our key light. Our backlight was the sun. To the right of the frame we had my bro squeeze to the side of the door and hold a big white posterboard, which acted as the fill.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jul 2006, 11:00pm

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ok, thanks, it looks very cool