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An ancient land, M2P over Central Australia in HLG
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christangey
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Shot with Mavic 2 Pro, in HLG format using ND filters throughout.


4-11 17:49
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jacksonnai
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Wonderful place, nicely done! Very nice footage
4-11 18:54
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christangey1 Posted at 4-11 19:01
Thanks, I think I’ve found a way post the thumbnail, so will delete my other comments later! https://vimeo.com/329931872

You're welcome buddy!
4-11 19:03
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DJI Mindy
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Great place to fly the drone, nice footage, thanks for sharing.
4-11 19:52
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Woe
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Nice footage
4-11 19:56
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Montfrooij
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Very nice video!
4-12 02:15
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DJI Gamora
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Hi, Good day christangey. Thanks for sharing this wonderful footage us using your very own Mavic 2 Pro. Have a safe and happy flight always!
4-12 07:45
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A J
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Very nicely done
4-12 11:40
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christangey1
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A J Posted at 4-12 11:40
Very nicely done

Thanks AJ, there's a lot of competition on here!
4-12 16:38
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christangey1 Posted at 4-12 16:38
Thanks AJ, there's a lot of competition on here!

Just others sharing what they do mate
4-12 22:33
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FLYINHASS
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Nice footage! It made me thirsty watching it - Cheers ^^
4-12 22:51
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Celsus
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Excellent footage, - Thanks for sharing.
4-13 02:04
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christangey1
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FLYINHASS Posted at 4-12 22:51
Nice footage! It made me thirsty watching it - Cheers ^^

Thanks , yes I honestly can't remember the last time we had rain, but it was certainly months ago, not good for the cattle ranchers but great for taking video!
4-13 16:38
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DJI Panda
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It is very impressive, especial the part when the two ladies dancing on the desert.
4-18 00:16
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christangey1
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DJI Panda Posted at 4-18 00:16
It is very impressive, especial the part when the two ladies dancing on the desert.

thankyou Panda, it was for a shampoo TV commercial. The tall lady is a model from China
4-18 01:45
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christangey1
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I'm impressed with anyone who can get past the first shot, it is very long!
4-18 02:07
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christangey1 Posted at 4-18 02:07
I'm impressed with anyone who can get past the first shot, it is very long!

Thanks for sharing. Very nice demo of the dynamic range afforded by HLG. Care to share your workflow?
4-19 02:59
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djl61
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Wow very nice!!!
4-19 05:23
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djl61
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Wow very nice!!!
4-19 05:23
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christangey1
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Mike-the-cat Posted at 4-19 02:59
Thanks for sharing. Very nice demo of the dynamic range afforded by HLG. Care to share your workflow?

No problems Mike. Not sure if my workflow is of much help as I'm still learning this HLG and the first thing I've learned is forget about Rec2020 until I need it one day! Also If you are not a Mac person the below will all seem like gobbledegook anyway.

Basically, as I also store 4K stock footage to license, my first thing is to eliminate footage I don't need, I am getting very disciplined at storing only what I need to. For this I transfer over all HLG files to a drive then open each one up in Mac Preview, using the "trim" feature I cut them down then save again. Of course some clips may have more than one usable move or shot you want to extract, and trim can only be done from either end of the clip. In that case I just make duplicates, trim and save those.

As I say I have given up trying to edit in FCPX projects set as Rec2020  in both library and project as I can get them looking reasonably good on the timeline but then when I export a clip they look nothing like what you've worked on with huge blowouts in chroma and luma. Life's too short to worry about that and in the end I don't need to work in that color space for now. The main thing is that I still have the master files in HLG so if BBC or somebody wants to license a shot I just handball it to them and their specialists know exactly what to do. In the meantime I'm happy grading in REC709 as in the above video, as HLG is a bit of a hybrid format that works in both. Also if I ever need to truly edit for HDR I still have the masters anyway.

When shooting always use NDs and zebra (pity the M2P doesn't have adjustable settings for zebra) If you get stripes, it's gone, bye bye, no detail, unrecoverable. That can be a little annoying when you are flying into a sunset and want to bring back the ball-shape of the sun or something, not going to happen. While it's important not to overexpose it is also important not to shoot too dark either as it drags the blacks up and you can get both a mauve/purple thing going on in shadows and/or noise, the latter is usually cleaned up really well in plugins like neat video.

I can only talk with my experience in FCPX in terms of grading. When you first place it on the Rec 709 timeline your heart will skip a beat as chances are the shot will look really overexposed. Don't panic, it's just some weird Final Cut thing. First thing you do is pull down highlights to make it look normal, I have found a really good guide for those of us who have blue skies every day (!)  is that if it is overexposed there will be a cyan-colored banding in the sky, pull highlights down until it looks normal blue. then I would try tweaking your blacks down, and only then play with mid-tones. As you can see from my video you shouldn't have to do a lot with saturation. Then to keep it in a 10 bit space export it as Prores 422 or 422 HQ. I hope that helps a bit.
4-19 16:45
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Malibu Aerial
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This is awesome!
4-19 21:07
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christangey
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Thanks Malibu!
4-19 21:17
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Keego63
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Nice work, thanks for sharing, Australia is drone flyers paradise, we have such varied scenery and wildlife. Loved the camel and shadow.
4-19 21:18
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christangey
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I think one of the keys to getting it right in the M2 Pro is to tweak it was well as you can "in-camera" instead of relying on doing too much in post.  I've done a lot of testing since I shot most of what is in the above video and now think I'm going to stick with this set-up. This shot is a still frame from last evening that has NO correction at all, for color, exposure, horizon ...nothing. This is literally 5 minutes from sunset so there is a lot going on, but I am really happy the way it handles shadows and the nuances of color. The blue at the top of the sky and the various violets and mauves on the horizon are exactly as we see it here in Central Australia at this time of day. Getting there I hope!
4-19 21:26
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TBoyAZ
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Very Nice indeed, Great footage
4-20 00:17
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Hartyaj
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Great work in harsh countryside, loved the outfits.
4-20 01:28
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Boffin
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Your footage reminded me of this great song and why I am fortunate to live in Australia
4-20 03:25
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christangey1
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Ha, maybe I should call "snap"! I shot a music video of the same song nearly 10 years back
4-20 04:26
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Unusually! Fantastic work!
4-20 08:29
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christangey1 Posted at 4-18 01:45
thankyou Panda, it was for a shampoo TV commercial. The tall lady is a model from China

Wow, that's really cool!
4-21 19:41
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christangey1 Posted at 4-20 04:26
Ha, maybe I should call "snap"! I shot a music video of the same song nearly 10 years back Warren H Williams

This video song is awesome! Can't believe it was from ten years ago.
4-21 19:45
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christangey1 Posted at 4-20 04:26
Ha, maybe I should call "snap"! I shot a music video of the same song nearly 10 years back Warren H Williams

Awesome - I like it better than the Icehouse version
4-21 21:21
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Boffin Posted at 4-21 21:21
Awesome - I like it better than the Icehouse version

So do I Boffin, I think it takes on whole new meanings when sung by an Aboriginal person
4-21 21:31
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maddox
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Stunning video, nice work
4-22 18:42
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Wow, Very nice video. Awesome video i like it. Great that you shared it.
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4-22 21:40
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christangey1
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maddox Posted at 4-22 18:42
Stunning video, nice work

Thanks Maddox
4-24 23:34
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djiuser_h4CvdwM7w5UP Posted at 4-22 21:40
Wow, Very nice video. Awesome video i like it. Great that you shared it.
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4-25 14:43
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You're welcome
4-27 04:25
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no worries, by the way how DO you get "Captain" status?
4-28 06:57
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Fred F
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Great video, mate!
4-28 20:20
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