Sam after Shaving

We finally made it out to film some great new footage. Unfortunately Sam had some trouble with his Razor earlier in the day. I told him nobody would notice. If only he had regenerative abilities…

February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:31 pm
Ouch looks painfull
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:31 pm
nice andrew nice
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:31 pm
That looks so awsome......Cant wait to see it!!!!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:31 pm
This looks like a good one! Can't wait.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:33 pm
No words!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:33 pm
Andrew i gotta ask, did your wife know about the whole videocopilot thing before you married her? or are you amazing, and knew her since you were 8 ?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:34 pm
is this going to be a tutorial?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
DÃ¥ Spence
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:38 pm
Had the same problem here. Sam's My Hero!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:38 pm
Sam , we love you man
Dont stop keep going
But please have that sorted, you know , before any infections kick in
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:39 pm
Soon Sam will be the most popular face on the web. :-)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:40 pm
Little off-topic but, I knew my wife before before Video Copilot, when I was sad and pathetic, lucky for her several years later, nothing has changed.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:43 pm
the tutorial is about the regeneration ability?

like wollverine had in x-men?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:43 pm
It's actually a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's going to be a good one. Bring some bread.
RA Elliott
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
Nice one... bread... jelly... heh...
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:46 pm
sorry but this looks too fake. Just a blended layer on top of another without any distortions.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:46 pm
very funny. veryyyyyyyyyyyy funny ;)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:46 pm
Haha, nice one Andrew.

Anyway, looking forward to your new tutorial, still need to learn loads of techniques and got at least 40 more tutorials to watch, before i'll be ready for some quality editing.

But I love what you're doing and you should continue doing this as long as you can, dunno if your wife will ever beat you down and forbid you from making videos, but let's hope that´s not gonna happen. Hehe.

Keep it Up!

February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
I don't get it. Sam looks the same to me... :)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
Yes! Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich! I can't wait!

My mother never taught me how to put the peanut butter on the bread.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
If only, Andrew, if only...

You need to get him in a sexy cheerleader outfit.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
amazing real looking i love your tuts watch them everyday!
Alex Blanchette
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:50 pm
Yeah... a delicious sandwich... :P

Greating from Quebec !!!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:56 pm
February 22nd, 2008 @ 2:57 pm
ok andrew we bring bread ... and a new razor for sam ? :)
Yousef M
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:00 pm
Hey Andrew hows it going, first I would like to say great website you have really gotten others interested with After Effects. I have one question, where did you learn this type of work, in college? If so what college did you go to? If not, how did you get into the graphical field and learn of this?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:09 pm
when will the promo be released and when is the dvd coming? cant wait Andrew :D

btw: What kinda education do you have? you know to mutch about these stuff :P
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:10 pm
In fact, it looks pretty good, but I'm not sure if it's supposed to be blood on skin or a hole in the skin... not perfect yet but looks cool. Anyway, if it's gonna be a tut, we're gonna learn something cool. VP Rules.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:13 pm
great if you notice on my web site i do alot of things to my face ,this one will add another one and i think it will be a good one.
S. Gilbert
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
Sounds cool... can't wait...
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:14 pm
a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Hmmm that
sounds delicious

BTW it's it's kind of hard to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, i have try it before and it was embarrassing :P :) ;)

hopefully you're tutorial will help me :D
Tom Daigon
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:21 pm
You just tell Sam theres going to be alot more blood shed if we dont see the
Twitch and Tutorial disk....real soon ;-)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:22 pm
Once again, you have stolen my idea! Haha. Now people will automatically think I just used your tutorial :P

Great minds think alike huh?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:25 pm
Sam can grow hair on his forehead????
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:26 pm
it looks like a tracked photoshop brush :P its cool
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:39 pm
If you're goin to make a VCP "Movie" I would surely watch it! but please don't make a tutorial after the film. :)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:40 pm
check this one out.its close to sames face.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:40 pm
haha! just kidding. :)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:43 pm
Scarry.. Can't wait for a clip! :)
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
I think that looks familiar.. I guess that's the texture10 in the evolution collection.? isn't it?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:53 pm
Looks fake...
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
Yawn...Boring...Ho Hum...Sigh....
Jim Andrews
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:02 pm
I don't what ratm is talking about I opened the image in Photoshop lightened it a little zoomed in real close and it is AMAZINGLY REALISTIC!

Can't wait Andrew finish it and post this baby soon.
morten enoksen
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:10 pm
Please show this to Sam Loya!
Sam, this is for you! The "blooper" vid of you inspired me!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:11 pm
thats AMAZING!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:17 pm
apparently Sam has some facial hair in weird places
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:30 pm
looks amazingly good, can't wait!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:31 pm
Awesome stuff Andrew. Looks a tiny bit fake under single-frame scrutiny, but as an in-motion effect it will look brilliant, i'm sure!

Your continued support of the AE community is nothing short of astounding.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:37 pm
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:39 pm
finaly got the red name andrew good job . sifting threw tons of circle jerks to see your replys was a hassle ..
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:44 pm
O! Can't wait! It looks like something I could use for my zombie movie I plan to make!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:54 pm
what kind of bread do you prefer andrew?
Alex Lopez
February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
I am ready to buy that DVD now!

Any chance for an eta?...say April/May?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:16 pm
It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!! Heyyo Heyyo.... Peanut butter Jelly, Peanut butter Jelly, Peanut butter Jelly and a baseball bat!!!
Juan Francisco
February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:37 pm
Sam after shaving...hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! that's so funny! you know Andrew, we have the same sense of humor
:D :D :D
February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:52 pm
Peanut Butter Jelleh!!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 6:27 pm
I don't get it... i dont see anything... :|
February 22nd, 2008 @ 6:56 pm
Has sam ever considered the gillette range?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:04 pm
What Andrew forgot to mention is that Sam used an electric shaver to do this to himself. That is the amazing part.

And the constructive criticism like "yawn, boring" and "looks fake..." really are great. Incredible they were alive enough to type that much. lol
February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:44 pm
I think he went to sweeny todd for a shave:)
Some Guy
February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:46 pm
Now, when I'm looking at Sam, I think he should play the Terminator in the next movie.

PS: Nice DOF.

PPS: Sam is awesome!
i light studios
February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:57 pm
cant wait till the tutorial! it looks like an awsome one, and worthy to be number 60! keep up the good work Andrew!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 8:36 pm
Lucky for her?
Looking forward to having regenerative powers!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 8:36 pm
February 22nd, 2008 @ 9:00 pm
Dear Andrew

I just want to say Thank you , to you and your entire crew
You dont know how much you are doing for us, God bless you and your family, your friends and company who all contribute to the work, all the guys that star in the tut's and stuff

Andrew you should see what some kids are doing with the stuff you teach and sell
I know , you yourself is also learning and you are getting better because you teach. I started out computer programming in Basic,Pascal etc in Dos all the while trying to become a programmer during that time I realise my GUI's were very good , but it wasnt' until recently that i realise that it's motion graphics and design that i should be doing

And now because of you I'm getting somewhere and I'm getting there fast , I'm working on website and I will post you the url for you to see some of the work with your help and other people esp videocopilot I've been able to do. Ok now it's just getting long so I'll end here. it's almost 5 in the morning here in London and I'm still glued to VCP
February 22nd, 2008 @ 9:45 pm
This looks awesome, you're so good with this program, i cant wait for this tutorial.

Do you happen to make movies? Just something I've been wondering and i would love to see what you come up with when you have a bunch of film.
February 22nd, 2008 @ 10:34 pm
Whats good sir? Loved the video of the youngun and the balloon. You must be proud. Ohh BTW just made up a video cover letter to send off to in hopes to get a job using some of your creative tips/tutorials and presets.

You rock man!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 10:58 pm
regenerate my friend... regenerate... cant wait!
February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:45 pm
WOW !!

One problem....i'm not a big fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches....maybe this isnt the tutorial for me :(


Good job....i did try a regeneration but mine was rubbish :

Dustin James
February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:46 pm
Good old Sam Loya and Claire Benet. Sam looking for a spot on Heroes?
February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:51 pm
Oh my god
Hamid From IRAN
February 23rd, 2008 @ 12:04 am
WOW !!!!!!!!
Another nice tutorial.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 12:52 am
cool! i'm rally looking forward to this one :D
Faisal Amin
February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:31 am
Hey Andrew, This Is Awesome!!!!!! When We Will Get The Tutorial?????Hope You Are Well......Stay fine.......
February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:46 am
You find peace Andrew Kramer injected new that we always in the process of completion of the film contains almost every visual tricks chan will be able to reach your level of ^^ @+
Hampus Lager
February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:47 am
I'm speachless...
February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:56 am
so cute... :)
February 23rd, 2008 @ 2:03 am
when is the next tutorial ready? im waiting. looks like was bleeding :D
February 23rd, 2008 @ 2:44 am
Great! A digital wound that looks real! So many times we see this effect on TV or in the Movies and they look crap! The blood looks like real blood and even down to the deep scaring. Will that work in 3D or was it 2D tracked? Or will we have to wait and see lol.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 2:48 am
Uhm... this will be a grat tutorial, we will can do the regeneration power from Heroes :)

Regards and good luck!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 2:55 am
Hey looks cool so far! But i hope this will be a regeneration tutorial and not just another tracking tutorial yet!
Well keep up the good work!!
Freundliche Grüße from Austria
February 23rd, 2008 @ 3:38 am
This one looks fantastic!!!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 3:46 am
I hear a lot of people wondering if it is a regeneration tutorial... I indeed ponder that very thing... if only he had given us a clue... or hint of some sort...
February 23rd, 2008 @ 3:48 am
Once again sam didnt understand the concept of cut and paste......
fx monde
February 23rd, 2008 @ 3:56 am
is very nice
February 23rd, 2008 @ 4:22 am
I'm not shaving today.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:40 am
duuuuude!that hurts!!!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:40 am
What! did Sam ask for more pay?
February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:14 am
i dont think it will be simple tracking. this is number 60.
this will be something groundbreaking.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:20 am
Hey Andrew - just wondering if the number of views for tutorials reflects the number of times the actual number of times it has been viewed (as in how many times people have clicked "Watch") or the number of times the page has been visited. Fro instance, I may go to that page 3 or 4 times (for whatever reason) but only actually watch it once. Hope that makes sense. Thanks.

Oh yeah, have you checked out FXhome Visionlab? It's really cheap and not the greatest to work with, but it has some pre-made particles and effects that are actually pretty cool. For instance, I noticed the gun trail for the DVD your working on. They have pre-made trails that actually look pretty good. Check it out. I pretty much export out the effect as a file and then use it in AE CS3 because it is a crappy program to work in.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:32 am
Where on earth did you get your electric brain from. You're just too good. I really cant wait for the time when the content of the brain can be transmitted electronically.
Just Amit
February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:54 am
poor sam, can't even shave with out making his life worse....
Alex T
February 23rd, 2008 @ 8:38 am
Sam! Why did you shave your forehead? Did you have a unibrow and just wanted to get rid of it or did you have some other reason? :O
February 23rd, 2008 @ 8:38 am
@DDD: maybe it is not 60 ;-) Andrew is working on some other great things too ;) just think about the 3d reactor tutorial =)=)
Andrew Butler
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:31 am
i mean...i don't know about you...but my razor doesn't do that...might want to change brands...
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:39 am
Nice one,andrew.
i think that you need to make a tutorial that teach how to make a shockwave,i'll give you example,in Transformers on the begining there is a robot that explodes the army base,and there is a nice shockwave.
It's will be awesome if someday you will make a shockwave tutroial
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:42 am
haaaaa!!!!! waiting but really can't wait to see it.

thnx - Sandy
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:53 am
please tell us when or any will be up .
this is suffering.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 10:07 am
Ha, It looks great, can wait to see it.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 10:25 am
I'm still waiting for andrew to come out with a tutorial on how to make it look as if you're missing your eyes/hole in your gut/zombie type things like that. :P
February 23rd, 2008 @ 10:46 am
OMG, I've always wanted to do this regenerative effect since I saw Interview With the Vampire and such, also on X-men, is this going to be tutorial number 60?

Can you please also teach us the part where Sam gets hurt/cut in the face? (not that I want him hurt). And maybe you can add a little blood coming out of his skin and the blood stayed after he's healed (now I sounded too obsessed), just a suggestion.....

thanks man really..
February 23rd, 2008 @ 10:52 am
Sam looks thinner btw ;) , or is it because some part of his cheek is missing?

No seriously, he reminds me of Schwarzenegger on T2...
February 23rd, 2008 @ 10:56 am
OMG i'm checking back to the blog every 10 minutes to see if there is enything new :D
Keep it up guys!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:11 am
# Andrew Kramer Says:
February 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

It’s actually a tutorial on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s going to be a good one. Bring some bread.

WOWWW it's like the best food ever, can't eat anything now until that tutorial is coming...
February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Andrew, you're a Video FX Pimp (period).
February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:54 am
I dont know what people are complaining about...

if you open the images and zoom in - you can pretty much see meat below the skin level on the main parts...

its as if someone splashed acid in his face and just pissed him off...
February 23rd, 2008 @ 12:19 pm
There you go again!!! i can't recall thinking about this...but this is it ...the word "WAIT" has been erased from my dictionary...i can't ______.
Fill it in Andrew, cos u the man.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 12:24 pm
Sam Terminator!? :) hahaha ... waiting!!!

February 23rd, 2008 @ 4:56 pm
Let me guess - Sam tried to use Final Cut?
February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
February 23rd, 2008 @ 5:21 pm
stop abusing Sam ! digitally :(
Flim by Tim Productions.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 6:42 pm
Thanks andrew couldnt of made this video without your great FREE video tutorials
CraZy DonKey
February 23rd, 2008 @ 8:43 pm
OK...... I cant wait any longer..........Give me the DVD's NOW!!
Guru Prasad
February 23rd, 2008 @ 8:56 pm
Andrew please dont make us to wait !........comon man upload!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:01 pm
Upload? FYI, I don't have a stockpile of tutorials waiting to be uploaded. Once I finish my research on the subject I will record the tutorial and then upload it.

When I post screen shots etc, it is the idea that I'm working on, not necessarily the tutorial. I hope this clears up any confusion.
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:55 pm
Andrew please take all the time you need; it's definitely worth the wait. In the meantime I think I'll re-watch one of the 59 amazing tutorials you've already given us. I'm really looking forward to #60. Thanks a lot!
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:58 pm
Blur and grain....then that effect would look better
February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:47 pm
The tutorial should be on how to get such a badass expression on your face like Sam.
Josh J. Johnson
February 24th, 2008 @ 1:11 am
Guru Prasad Andrew doesn't have a digital closet full of tutorials he actually takes time out of his busy life to record these things often once a week. You can't rush art :) also these are the free tutorials! thanks Andrew!
February 24th, 2008 @ 1:30 am
andrew we didnt know that this is just an example how it might look. i was also thinkging that this is from the final footage.
February 24th, 2008 @ 1:34 am
Josh J. Johnson:
what do you mean he doesnt have a digital closet? he has lots of dvd's. we are buying them. he can realese a new dvd every 2 month and i and everyone here will buy it.

there is no problem. so stop sucking up.
February 24th, 2008 @ 5:02 am
Don't rush it Andrew, Better 1 good tutorial than 10 crappy tutorials..
February 24th, 2008 @ 5:38 am
hey everybody ,
i was wondering .. how can u work between finalcut and after effects ? say i have a film that's being edited on finalcut .. but i want to add some effects n stuff ..

so should i export the part i want to work on in AFX then imported it back in FC ? and how can u do that without losing Quality ?
dan allen
February 24th, 2008 @ 6:01 am
SANDRA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i hope i can help you.

your best bet is to use the footage that you are going to import into FC. then in AE use the sequence length marker things to only work with the shot you want. then add all the effects you want.
then use the render queue to export the video as quicktime. if you watch the AE basic training located under tutorials for this website, there is a whole tutorial on how to use the render queue and not loose any quality.

i hope this helped

February 24th, 2008 @ 6:10 am
Hi Andrew, I normally use proshow gold to show of photographs to clients, i saw the slideshow tut that you created very good. Is there a possibility if you could a tut for fly out slides using 3d space in the near future. The reason why, I need to show prospective clients something unique and different, and edgy.

Cheers rich,
February 24th, 2008 @ 7:02 am
Looks like a cool little effect. I like the way the damage seems to have some depth, it doesn't look as though it is just an image composited on top. Is it an image? Or is it something more compelx with bevelling or similar? Clearly its a good sign that I can't tell how it was done!
February 24th, 2008 @ 8:49 am
Ah, that's just a flesh wound !! :)
February 24th, 2008 @ 9:04 am
Looks good, but it does not look real.
February 24th, 2008 @ 9:59 am
Can't wait for another great tutorial! Can't wait to use it in one of my skits!!
February 24th, 2008 @ 11:12 am

thats a very nice question, I too, had same prob be4 with premiere.
after experiment many methods, I came up with 2 solutions:

1. After editing ur clips, export the whole sequence out in lossless format, for example, QuickTime "Animation". And then import it into AE to effects, then render it out again with "Animation" Compressor. With this method, you will need to render ur movie twice. But Quality of ur video still remains decent.

2. After i done editing my footage in premiere, I can simply copy all the clips and position data in the timeline and then paste into After Effects (only use this method if you didnt use any "premiere only" features to edit ur clips, or else, some of the effects you applied early in premiere may NOT be able to transfered to AE ). And then you can apply ur effects in AE. With this method, you will only need to render ur footage out in once. Not too sure if this will work with Final Cut too, but you can give it try.

The Last method i would use is, like many ppl will do----edit the part that you want to apply effects in AE, output it with QuickTime "Animation" compressor and then import it back to Final Cut.

so there, hope its helpful
if anyone has better suggestions, please shoot it
February 24th, 2008 @ 11:22 am
it reminds me sweeney todd
February 24th, 2008 @ 1:26 pm
York ..

thank you so much for ur replay .. :)

i dunno about the copy/paste from finalcut to after effects .. i don't think it'll work but i'll try it anyways :)

but i have to ask .. the film is in HD format now if i rendered it with the "Animation" compressor won't it affect the quality ..?! or put it this way how bad it will be ? :)

since i mainly work between 3Ds Max and AE .. i alwyes either export in TGA sequance or in Quicktime MPEG-4 (for demos) ... this is my first time to work in live action movie ..

so i ask .. since TGA is probably the best image format for preserving Quality .. do u think it's a good idea to export a live action film into TGA sequence and then import in into AE ??!!

and about work between AE and premiere they solved this problem in the new CS3 .. i havn't tried it yet but from the reviews i read they are supposed to work together very smoothly now .. :)
February 24th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm
jajaja very realistic :D
February 24th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

seems like someone had give Sam an iron punch
February 24th, 2008 @ 4:09 pm
maybe regenerative abilities like wolverine in x-men ... why not
February 24th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

If you think Andrew has a closet full of tutorials that he can just upload anytime you are misinformed.

February 24th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
i dare u too shave with acne......hurts worst then video editing on a windows me.......
February 24th, 2008 @ 4:53 pm
i dare u too shave with acne......hurts worst then video editing on a windows me/2000.......
February 24th, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
Andrew, is the other idea that you post FUN WITH 3D CAMERA (Death Man) going to be included on the new training DVD?

thank you for your time,
February 24th, 2008 @ 5:22 pm
heres to another 60
February 24th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm
Sam's such a good sport with all the damage you've done to him! You just gotta like the guy! Keep up the great work Andrew, Sam, and the whole team! I'm pretty new here, but lovin every minute of it! Great stuff!
February 24th, 2008 @ 6:27 pm
oh yah Sandra,

With premiere CS2/CS3, they do have solved the problem with their
program called "adobe dynamic link"
You can directly import AE Composition file into premiere, which helps
ppl making their lives alot easier. I tested it, its working pretty good
but then it only works smooth if you have a nice computer. I dont prefer
using that method cuz my computer is around average kind. It takes a lonnng time for me to import large composition into premiere, plus when you view the AE comp video in the premiere timeline, its very laggy, which creates more difficulties for editting.

As for output compression...I think Andrew has a very good tutorial that explains all the core issues in it, you can browse thru the site. I forgot which one it is.
Basically, when you outputing ur film, 1st thing you may want to consider is how large is ur hard drive is? and what it is ur film for? If you dont mind having a very large file size in ur hard drive, I'd say output ur film into image sequence. TGA is definitly a nice choice. But if you dont have that much space in ur hard drive, I'd suggest you go with Quicktime "Animation". It turns out pretty much the same as it will with TGA. At least with human eyes, you cant really tell the differentce.
just my opinion ;)
February 24th, 2008 @ 8:39 pm
I just used some knowledge and tricks from VideoCopilot to create a regeneration effect, I found myself to be so original "Yeah! i didnt just copy Kramer effect like all the others, i did something new and nobody will accuse me of ripping of VideoCopilot"

Damn, and it look better than what i've come up with.
February 25th, 2008 @ 1:43 am
Hey Andrew,

Can't wait ! but I must say, Plz take ur time to show us the BIG BOOM again in ur 60th tut :D

U always Rock. - Thnx for Everything

Best Regards
February 29th, 2008 @ 2:56 pm
Looks Amazing!
March 2nd, 2008 @ 2:54 am
Hi Andrew one question im using a panasonic mini dv camcorder for my shots but im not happy with the quality somtimes. So im thinking of upgrading to somthing better. What do u think about the cannon x1 i think thats the model would there be a big improvement or im wasting my time and go for a HD camera im limited for money.
Thanks...By theway your tuts are great
March 11th, 2008 @ 7:38 am
bloody hell ^^
March 11th, 2008 @ 9:37 am

Don't know how far you intend to upgrade, but there are older, much cheaper but still very good Canon XL1s' out there.
I found one on craigslist last night that was $1,200 and it had a bunch of goodies with it to boot.

If by "somthing better" you mean BETTER-better, then look at the Canon XHA1.
It's as good as the XLH1 but just doesn't have a bayonet mount lens.

Whatever you look at it should at least:
Be a 3 chip camera.
Have an audio IN jack.
Allow you manual control.
Be MiniDV.
And stay away from the ones that record directly do a little DVD.
March 11th, 2008 @ 10:01 am
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
Looking good, Sam!
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