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First Merlin 2 Test - Critique please


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#1 Scott Donnelly

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:17 AM

Dear All,

 

Today I have used the Merlin 2 for the first time after reaching a balance which I am happy with. Using a Canon 5DMkII + 14mm 2.8 L lens.

 

Would appreciate any comments/feedback on the video below.

 

I think my technique (light touch on the gimbal) needs practice.

 

https://vimeo.com/80659592

 

Many Thanks

 

Scott


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#2 Dustin Heindl

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:14 AM

not bad considering it's with a 5dm2, because I assume you don't have a virtual horizon while flying it?


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#3 Scott Donnelly

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:18 AM

not bad considering it's with a 5dm2, because I assume you don't have a virtual horizon while flying it?

No virtual horizon. To be honest I couldnt even see the LCD due to the brightness of the mid-day sun.


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#4 Chris Poynton

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:45 AM

Run a test with a real object of focus, preferably an actor. You will then be able to critique your own accuracy of framing. I sensed with the car shot you were more thinking about your feet rather than feeling through the lens as to what geometric shapes were moving through your frame. You need to get to a point where you can rotate around an actor and gently push the audience's attention around inside the "rule of thirds", on a slight telephoto.


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