Start the Montage

As promised here are some shots from my trip to NYC. The weather was great all day on Saturday and so was dinner. I shot everything with the Sony EX-1 on a tripod as well as some hand-held stuff. I used Premiere CS4, even though it would hang during editing and crash occasionally. I’m sure they will work it out. Please?

Back on subject, the clip contains a variety of shots, as well as some tracking shots taken from the back of a bycylce carriage. Now I just need to intercut some cops and a district attorney then add some 80’s music and I could have a hit TV show. Then I could stop all of the crime.

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284 Comments

4 years ago
What camera did you use in this?
ML44
5 years ago
hello,
what is the song called?
thanks
prakash
5 years ago
Thank you Andrew Kramer
5 years ago
amazing work, as always, andrew. btw, it's illegal to use a tripod in nyc without a permit. lol
Syed Zeshan
5 years ago
Hello,
i saw your test looks great, i just shot a short film on hvx200 with 35mm redrock adaptor, i edited my work on cs4, now i wanted to render out hd format, dont know what combinations to choose, quicktime from cs4 doesnt look like the hd quality that i see in you test! now i have converted back to orignal source file that is MXF and now rendering out mov from FCP 6, is there any other way to see high quality on windows?
you help would be highly appreciated!
thanks
Luis
5 years ago
is a sony EX-1 better than a panasonic hvx200 ?
Alienator
5 years ago
Wow, am I the only one that is unable to see this movie? Why am I getting this error? Andrew please?

This is what I get in Safari (4.0.2):

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9633/picture1uzm.jpg

And same situation with Firefox (all updates installed):

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9633/picture1uzm.jpg

I would really, really love to see this movie :(
5 years ago
I recently discovered the NewBlue Colour fixer plus and did my colour correction in Premiere CS4 for clear quality pictures close to HD. When I rendered in AME using PAL widescreen preset the colour correction was lost. I tried several times but no such luck.

Footage was captured by Canon XHA1 and downcoveted to SD.
My system is HP XW6600 Quad Xeon 5420, vista Buz 32bit. FX 1700 GPU. Two internal HDD 250 GB nad 750GB.

Is it I am lacking some hardware somewhere. Please help I do not understand this.
jaykay72
5 years ago
Amazing, just... perfect. I've looked at it with opened mouth. Such a brilliant picture. :)
Roberto
5 years ago
"awesome! AK, really you are pro.
question: what is your method of compression? can you give us some tips about it? i mean how the hell do you get that quality for the streaming? i know you have a killer cam, but i also know that it must be a compression trick here… please share you wisdom!!

and again forgive mi poor english."

Posted by Magicmaker

Hey AK!
I have this same question!
Please, help us!
:)
00bb00
5 years ago
Wonderful work!!and I really liked the music..someone can say me what is?

thx ;)
iacere
5 years ago
I wish I had the money for this, I am too young I think^^
5 years ago
please please please please please!!!!

tell me you will make a really cool tutorial on this
Ram
5 years ago
Hi, Nice video , Video quality is superb. Andrew please come to India... i am waiting for u......
Ryan
5 years ago
Wow, that was some beautiful shooting there! AE and film master
KC
5 years ago
Nice shots andrew.. i was convinced i was watching **film** in some moments...

Also Andrew & co-pilot team - I have now made 3 tv commercials in Australia thanks to your tut's... prior to that i could have only dreamed of competing with major advertising companies and winning campaigns.. and I merely sit a studio room from my house.

Hast off and thank you!

KC
Iman
5 years ago
hey you guys. i had the same crashes. many of these crashes happens because of new GPU features of CS4 Package. I'm not sure if it helps you removing all bugs but just make sure you have the latest GPU drivers installed. go to your graphic card website (NVIDIA for me) and get the latest Driver updates. here is a cool way to automatically find the right driver for you(only NVIDIA).
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
just click on the "option 2" and every thing will be done. you won't even need to find your graphic card in the list.

i know this is not something advanced but i just said that so if anybody doesn't know can find the solution faster.
it just worked for me and i never get crashes anymore.hop it works for you guys too.
5 years ago
This is wicked awesome! Was just there last week as well!! Good times.
5 years ago
That was awesome! I have a question though.

How do you get videos to play online like that? The only way I know how to get videos online is through hosting sites like youtube. I want to know how to get a direct link to the original file like you did. That way I could play a .mov file online.
Matthew Sabia
5 years ago
WOW! The quality is just amazing!
Dave B
5 years ago
Random question... planning on going to AENY Mr. Kramer?
Scott
5 years ago
Looks great! I have not edited XDCAM footage in Premiere CS4, but do so on an eveyday basis with R3D 4K, MXF...etc, and love the workflow on the Mac. I certainly would not be able to turn around the Red and MXF content in the amount of time I need in Final Cut. Hoepfully Adobe can fix that issue with XDCAM. I can only speak for the data files we use, and it's solid and quick. Great job!
camilo
5 years ago
you are good! and camera is damn nice and crispy. Thank you for sharing!
James
5 years ago
Are you using the ex-1 stock lens? thanks
5 years ago
Damn! I was in New York at that very same day!!:P i didnt saw you Andrew!! i saw a lot of those bikes though....

Cheers,
Maarten
Ben
5 years ago
realy cool but your sound does not run right with the movie, it is slow a couple frames.
Andrew
5 years ago
Any update on the video blog that you would like to share with us?
Farhad
5 years ago
Andrew i visit your site more than 30 times day wating for some good turotials for AE2 but nothing cumes up :(
Pixelito
5 years ago
I still hope we getting a tutorial soon which contains the AE2 Intro Oo
5 years ago
Rad. Where'd you get the music?
Kyle
5 years ago
Yeah why is it that Premiere has always been such a heavy crasher? I've lost so many hours of work because of this. I've used it all the way up to CS4, with a very nice Mac Pro, as well as Windows. I usually have no problem with 720x480, but Premiere needs to at least be able to handle 720p.
5 years ago
come on guys?:-(
when do you give us sth new?:-)
David
5 years ago
haha I'm in New York right now! I'm gonna go to Manhattan tomorrow so this was like a little preview of what I get to see! I was half expecting to see like a reality show or something with the video quality and the music! Is the music from Pro Scores by any chance?
mike
5 years ago
does someone know the name of this song?
or knows some good cds with songs like this?
Justin Hall
5 years ago
We've been working on a feature film using the EX3 and editing with Prem CS4. No end of problems with timecodes, crashes, sub-clipping and more.

We shot at full 1080 24p.

Nothing but trouble.
Jason
5 years ago
hey this is awsome!
5 years ago
hey andrew, thanks for giving away some basic tutorials. I learned a lot from it! Now I know how each tools work and where to put them in! you explained every detail that I need! Thanks a lot A.K.(VCP)!
ramesh
5 years ago
hi ak !! u r d only magician who reveals his magic tricks to help others .. nobody is like u ...hats off
ag
5 years ago
hey !
Great , I want more pls.
Prolific Nnamdee
5 years ago
Very few peps dish it like Andrew. Andrew, where do u work? Industrial light and magic or PIXAR?
Michael Andrew
5 years ago
Hey, whats the music title?
DAVID CORKAR
5 years ago
can u send me the cam picture
Paco
5 years ago
Wooow!

I’t was extremaly definition. I like it.

Adrew or Anybody can explain How i can get a velocity effect like the 00:00:35 to 00:00:52


Please can't anybody explain how to?

Thanks in advance!
5 years ago
i think you have to change the last tittle to Video Copilot in NY
MYU
5 years ago
i'm visiting ur site about 26 tyms per day. its on my count still
MYU
5 years ago
Montage, i luv to do those i lost my sleep coz of this come on andrew as quick as possible. 8|
Eric
5 years ago
Nice looking footage. I've been debating between buying the new Panasonic HPX-300 or the EX-3...after seeing that footage I'm going EX-3. That looked really, really good!

As for PPro CS4, add me to the list of people who haven't had any trouble with XDCAM EX footage. PPro CS4 is very stable for me. I do have a pretty beefy system, but even on my laptop I can get good performance.
Chad ONeal
5 years ago
these trips to NY always set the tutorials back about 6 months
Matt
5 years ago
I think the street that you took the photo on was used in Handcock
Mix999
5 years ago
Really great! I loved the music and would really like to know where you got it.
Sunny L
5 years ago
Robert Niessner you are awesome
thankyou :D
RuuuJ
5 years ago
Amazing Editing!! The Time Lapse Worked Wonderfully!!
Kris
5 years ago
I wish I could afford a Sony EX-1. Hopefully great things to come in near future.
hidden
5 years ago
n1!
DarkEntity
5 years ago
Woooooow...really cool.must be hard to edit that vid.nways,i always wonder how they do or edit co.logos or title whatever they call it,like Darkcastles or DreamWorks,some come with the lightning or strobe like effect?hope you can come up with such tutorials Sir,Andrew.thanks so much for sharing your knowledge to us.thanks to your team as well..more power!
Filip
5 years ago
Very nice job AK, this website becomes a favorite of a lot of guys around the world who love this stuff.
Keep up the good work.

And please (if it's not too much to ask) try adding tutorials to anything you upload, so people can try and emulate and learn from your experiences.

Greetings from sunny Macedonia,

Filip
5 years ago
Is the ex-1 good? I currently own an XL2, but am looking into the EX-1 or JVC HD200 (or another HD, hard drive alternative)??

Nic
5 years ago
For some reason I find even just the stillframe on the post to be interesting and extremely good quality. Good stuff!

Aleksi
Fred
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, "Bon plan" great shoot & site very very very appropriate and of public utility!I have Sony EX3 (see a poor example on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx1AQ0LWRSY) and I shall like to change lenses on my camera (fixe lense with low depht of field), that would you recommend me? Thank You, and bravo !
syaf
5 years ago
hey andrew..

how long does this take to render?do you shoot on HD and resize to 960x540 on the template(you set early) or you just adjust size and everything on when exporting??
5 years ago
Andrew Thanks for that... you are so Kind

I don´t have a camera, and I can´t go to NY, so you help me a lot!!!

Don´t change your way dude!!!!


Friendly, Oscar
5 years ago
why can't good camera be cheap! :(
Ali
5 years ago
Hi Andrew

It would be nice if you created a small tutorial on how to edit in premiere. How you for example slowmo/fast motion etc.

Right now, when I finish my project i AE, I always have to use Windows movie maker to finish the film, since I don't understand that much of Premiere. (even if it is supposed to be easier than After effects.)

So please, if you get time, create a tutorial on how to edit your films in a better way, how to sort the clips, timing the music and using effects on premiere.

There are probobaly tons and tons of tutorials out there. But your tutorials are special - I understand everything. Once again, if you get time, please create a tutorial for Premiere. :}

Thanks,
Ali
NORWAY
5 years ago
when do you post something new?:D
i can't wait!:D
Cory
5 years ago
this is like koyaanisqatsi for the twitter generation
Elmar
5 years ago
I hope you dont dislike that I'm using "Pro Scores" to make videos for the icelandic sports television trailers on the most watched sports channel in iceland http://www.stod2sport.is/?pageid=124&item=2677 ?

also i have an idea for a product...parody title maker like the Fringe title but you can change it to say anything you like with also other cool titles ?
Chris
5 years ago
Regarding my last post. I meant to say its a 2/3" lens connection/ thus no 35mm lenses are used but the quality is still top notch, and this little camera is able to get the same quality as some of the top of the range 2/3" cameras such as the ancient F900.

I made a typo and was not talking about the EX1's actual 1/2" sensor chip. Although a comparison in quality would be interesting regarding the F900's use of CCD chips.

Hope this makes sense. lol
Chris
5 years ago
Really amazes me every time I see footage from either the EX1 or the EX 3... sure its s 2/3" chip but man... it really is amazing quality for under $10 000. Don't forget that the Panavision F900 was a 2/3" chip and costs over $100 000. I've personally worked with Both and can easily say the EX1 / EX 3 are just as good. True 1920X1080 rez is amazing with such a small camera. You don't even notice the small differences between the F900/950 series cameras with which they used to shoot Star Wars Episode 1 / 2 / 3 with as well as other big hollywood films. It really makes one wonder why it costs so much for the F900 series when you can get similar if not the same quality from a newer smaller camera.
Jon
5 years ago
Just curious, what quicktime settings did you use to convert your video to stream so well in HD?

thanks
5 years ago
Great video, really nice footage and of course very film like. Seeing how the EX-1 has a 1/2 inch sensor I wish you included a few shots with very low depth of field so we can see that bokeh.
davetrader
5 years ago
He Andrew great work, it looks like the footage has been de-grained. If so, what software or technique did you use?

Thanks,
Dave
5 years ago
Great camera, great perspective! Brilliant job Andrew. I liked the camera you have. It's in my shopping list now. And I have to tell you how wonderful is Action Essentials II. I got the DVDs just 3-4 days after I ordered. Great works great business.. Keep it going man. I'll be around ;)

Cheers,
Baha
5 years ago
Great footage. Great website, and I'm extremely grateful for all the knowledge you give away for free! (I'm an amateur with video and fx, but being an amatuer with people like you around is very good fun :))

I have to admit, the only thing about this footage, I'm really sorry, but the music just seems..not to quite live up to the images.

All the same, yours is my favorite website, wish I could give something back sometime.
Sincerely

Chris van Dam
Timinator
5 years ago
I'm starting to see why Ford showed a profit in the 2nd quarter. They have the taxi market cornered in NYC. lol

Looks like an amazing camera. Thanks for the info.
Bespi
5 years ago
american cities are so ugly. come to europe !
Fred
5 years ago
Great vid I love all your work... I am going to look up that cam because the quality is outstanding..
Anthony
5 years ago
Great camera quality.

Wish I could afford it ha

Thanks loads guys.!!
jamal
5 years ago
which programme did you use for the color correction. PLZ let us know.can u suggest any special color correction programme- Thanks
mohamed
5 years ago
hey andrew,a liked ur shot and i loved nyc more than befor ,but the most atractive thing in the video (for me) is the music ,could u tell me where did you get this music ,u made it or what?

thanks
5 years ago
Andrew how speed of shutter and how long you recording this momment in 38s
astalavista
5 years ago
I love it !!!!!
Andrew please SONG NAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, nice shots!!

I have a Sony EX1 too. Great camera!!

I'm editing the footage with Sony Vegas Pro 9, without crashes or any problems. It's a very useful software, with native support for the XDCAM EX footage.

Cheers from Brazil.
Ray
5 years ago
Andrew,
totally love Action Essentials 2! Thought I might post my quick test and see what the masses have to say about it. Just me goin nuts with some firepower! I send a million camels in honor of you yes? May take a while, desert storm season may slow them down!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjfZZ3gbRU
Paco
5 years ago
Wooow!

I’t was extremaly definition. I like it.

Adrew or Anybody can explain How i can get a velocity effect like the 00:00:35 to 00:00:52

Thanks
veer
5 years ago
by the way u must consider making ur own full length action movie i m sure it will be a blockbuster. u always do award winning job and ohhhh !!! this all is free. man i love you..!!!
veer
5 years ago
great dude you have always shown that adobe products are best but then why big houses rely on apple and autodesk systems like shake, flint, toxik etc.
sunil thapa (nepal)
5 years ago
awesome andrew i love this muzik and video...........
sunil thapa (nepal)
5 years ago
i don't have cam to shoot these kind of footage :( but even i don't mind as usual i always view videocopilot.net daily............. thnx andrew....... from nepal
macnimation
5 years ago
Phew, I thought it was just me.

I updated to the Adobe CS4 Video suite, and luckily I tend to keep the previous version installed until I'm happy with the latest one.

Premiere Pro CS4 crashes a lot, so I am saving constantly not knowing when it will crash.

For fast projects I use CS3 still. It's a nuisance.
5 years ago
@ Sunny L
You've got a Canon XH-A1 and are not able to produce similar quality to the EX-1? Are you kidding me?
I am working with 2 EX-3 and 2 XH-A1 and the Canons deliver almost the same quality as the Sonys (except the Canons have no true progressive mode and are 1440x1080 compared to the Sony's 1920x1080).

Try a better custom preset on the XH-A1:
This one has been setup with a calibration target to yield the most natural colors and greatest latitude possible with the XH-A1
Setting for Daylight (-3dB):
Gam = 2
KNE = A
BLK = S
PED = 2
SET = 2
SHP = -2
HDF = L
DHV = 4
COR = 1
NR1 = 0
NR2 = 0
CMX = 2
CGN = 10
CPH = 0
RGN = -1
CGN = 0
BGN = 2
RGM = 50
RBM = 4
GRM = 5
GBM = 23
BRM = 10
BGM = 5

Setting for Night (+6dB) is the same except:
GAM = N
BLK = P
PED = -3
SET = 1
SHP = 1
COR = -2
NR2 = L

Have few with you XH-A1 on steroids...
Dex
5 years ago
Nice video, Andrew, can't wait new tutorials.. :)
Daniel Ademinokan
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,
You are the World's Greatest!!! I love your works and this representation of NYC deserves word from the mayor of NY (only that i doubt if you had a permit. LOL)

Anyway bro, what would it take to bring you down to Nigeria to hold a seminar and teach you thousands of fans down here who are dying to see the great Andrew Kramer?
Tom S
5 years ago
Andrew, next time you're in town let the AENY people know so we can have an impromptu meeting! We would love to have you again! Glad the weather cooperated for you.
jerome
5 years ago
Totally amazing, I am so far with my shitty Sony DVcam no-HD lol. I struggle also with encoding, even with quicktime pro, it's a hell, quicktime changes my colors ! (more lights). Which software do you use for encoding ? I think adobe media encoder CS4 is not bad... But in mov, it is no good....

My Premiere CS4 works well but crashs sometimes, it's the same thing with After Fx CS4, and problem with digifx plugins... hope they fix that.... (Photoshop and other softwares CS4 work very well... excepted sometimes when in Premiere CS4, we call the Media Encoder, the AdobeConnectionServer crashs also lol)
Chad ONeal
5 years ago
yeah battle of the fx army. We all meet in NY, and the company that brings the most fans, Adobe gives free stuff to!
Sunny L
5 years ago
Andrew! This looks SICK! Sony EX-1? Damn thats nice
I have a canon XHA1 but cant get results like that! Did you colour correct? i KNOW you have probably already said you have, But there are ALOT of comments
You ever thought about starting your own VCP Army?
nyhm
5 years ago
I dont understand how you have such great quality in your video.

Im using a Panasonic AG-DVX100B, and everything i film looks like i used a camcorder :/
5 years ago
I haven't had any problems with the XDCAM footage in Premiere CS4...could be from Vista (I'm running XP 32 Pro).
isi123
5 years ago
Wow! Pure Awesomeness. Looks soo clear and 'filmy'. Man, i'm jelous :-P
Sina
5 years ago
I loved this!
Very classy! :D
5 years ago
OHHHHH Andrew,

please stay at building amazing animations and compositings. An old truth comes true, a man how can create animations and vfx is not the right man to edit whole films. Hope this work is only for showing us, how you camera is working.
Don`t understand me wrong. I think your are a great artist in animation - no discussion. And I am a real friend of your community work here. So let me tell this little critique as a friend.
By the way, if you decide to learn editing on Avid in the right manner, you can always ask me.

Greats from Germany

Robert
Chad ONeal
5 years ago
My videos are always alright when done with VCP...man that sounds corny!
5 years ago
Very nice, :D loved it
amiGo
5 years ago
at second 1 ther's a Michael Jackson poster on that cart:D
5 years ago
Great looking footage and I love the edit job with the whip pans! Cool camera. Oh maybe one day...

Phil
Joao
5 years ago
Song name Andrew !!

WE WANT IT.

WES WE CAN ! :P
David Shough
5 years ago
Andrew, I understand you didn't change any video profile settings.

But, for the benefit of us with cameras that have an "interval" mode, can you share how you set up your camera (frame rate, interval setting, shutter speed) to get those great night shots where the cabs and the people are smeared (unless they stood still for a bit), but the buildings are solid? Pleeeeeeeeease? I've been wanting to do this forever on an HVX200, but can't figure it out.
Ken
5 years ago
I too use the EX1 but with Premiere CS3. I am using a quad with a raid array. I had many crashes especially when shooting with 1080 30p. I found if I convert the files from .mxf to no compression .avi files, I had eliminated my crashes.
5 years ago
I didn't change any video profile settings. Just manual focus and the stock settings. Also, no DOF adapter either.
RTB
5 years ago
Very filmic.
Picture profile settings on the EX1 please?
5 years ago
If you are having problems with XDCAM EX files, maybe this GPU decoder might work. It claims to fix any problems with XDCAM EX files not working in premiere. ALthough I have not tested it since I do not own an EX1.

http://www.divideframe.com/?p=home&PHPSESSID=75bbfc0d3e95e13ee1fafbc880736c9e
Dave
5 years ago
wow that looks very professional i loved it great great video man
Great job. We have an EX1 and RED. Using the EX1 is a dream for run-and-gun shooting. Perhaps one day you could share your 'picture profile' settings for the EX1?

Thank you for all you're doing.
Tim Callahan
5 years ago
I was there the same day you where! Sad, it would have been wicked if i got to shake you hand. Here's a montage of my stay at NYC. Same place, same day. :D

http://vimeo.com/5705225
Sandy
5 years ago
awesome footage thnx Andrew! even this tells everyone that VCP always have some new stuffs to show!

gr8 going as usual!!!!!

Regards
Sandy
MR.Storm
5 years ago
oh, I were there at the same time :D
PK
5 years ago
Nice! Whered the tunes come from?
Craig
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, care to share your profile settings?
pev
5 years ago
Hey Andrew IS SO COOL!
I LOVE NY TOO!

I have HD camera TOO!
LOOK!
http://www.cksinfo.com/clipart/electronics/cameras/old-camera-1.png
Maertsch
5 years ago
Sometimes a bit shaky but the night part is cool :)

the Text at the end is something like: "one world... and thats the way"
Zura
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, can you send me photo of your Sony EX-1, I like it very much
please send me on my e-mail: zzz.easyjob@gmail.com

Best regards, Zura
Muhammad Waseem Ata Attari Qadri
5 years ago
Hi,
Very Nice and i think that was very awsome Footage.Nice Shoots.
Pixelito
5 years ago
Need New Tuts ^^
Andy
5 years ago
nice shots man !!!!
5 years ago
is this a subliminal message that you put in the video ? http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9981/videosubliminal.png

WHAT is written ?
Shavkat
5 years ago
Very awsome footage. Quality is perfect, I like it
5 years ago
STUNNING!
Im in love with NYC as it is, however this video is so nicely shot, beautifully put together and the music backs the visuals up superbly. LOVE IT!
AK whats the name of the song on this video? It sounds really nice.
Im going to NYC this Christmas and CANT WAIT!!
andi
5 years ago
wow that footage was insane, both the quality and the cool camera work, even the timelapse stuff looked better than usual
C.S.McNabb Productions
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Are you using a stock EX1?

What picture profile settings were you using to shoot the NYC footage?

Thanks :)
andi
5 years ago
CS3 ftw
Brett Perry
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,
I've been using the Adobe CS4 Production Premium Collection for about four months now and haven't had any problems with Premiere Pro "crashing." It's the best software out there in my opinion. Let me know if you continue to have problems and matbe I can offer some constructive advice. Keep up the good work and I hope to add action essentials two to my kit soon.
Brett
5 years ago
Did use particular & light streaks on the timelapse it does look familar the effects .. I would to get more details what effects was used on this vidoe
jim hines
5 years ago
Wow! And I'm not just talking about the camera. Great work.
Ampix0
5 years ago
Sorry scratch that last comment. the quality is just about the greatest i ever saw. seems better than real Movies
Ampix0
5 years ago
could i use some of this amazing footage? lol
5 years ago
good stuff... great quality image
Joey
5 years ago
Damn Andrew! You really know what your doing with that camera. That clip was gorgeous! So gorgeous I downloaded it and watched it in fullscreen!
edd
5 years ago
coooooooooooooool!! about that track whats the name or where is from??
Russ
5 years ago
I really need a nice camera. My consumer grade digital video camera bites.
Diego
5 years ago
Really nice shots,i love that cam, i hope i get one of those soon for my visit in south america.
Greetings from Spain!
The Real Smithy
5 years ago
Nice footage, im currently using cs4 prem also, and Damn they took off the short cuts like ctrl + K.
5 years ago
i have an ex-1 as well and cs4 with just not handle the xdcam footage :( its just a shame!!!! please fix it!!!!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, amazing, incredible, all time creating material, for us, tank you, forever tank you, one friend more ... And follow here always, learning of you much more…ever

Camilo Saavedra
Bogota - Colombia
Proudly Colombian.
Joao
5 years ago
I just would like to know, what's the name of the song :f

Amazing video btw.
5 years ago
I got question andrew did you use any of the essential 2 PRODUCT FEATURES on this video..
The shot is great and timelapse
Akhil Tanwar….
5 years ago
Pretty much looks like an IMAX Movie...man i can't wait for this...
But great great quality i must say...i can only dream to have such an amazing camera....
well...i am keeping my fingers crossed......
Brain Blast
5 years ago
Andrew Kramer...That was great..you really rock..by the way you really are an advertiser...haHaHa..you love e-commerce huh...
AB
5 years ago
Great Shots. Thank you for sharing.


Thank you also for the heads-up regarding CS4 crashing on your machines. I know you mentioned you are on PC, so I can't see it being anymore stable on Intel Mac, especially in light of experiences I have had. I think I'll wait a while before upgrading from CS3 to CS4.
5 years ago
I tried playing the video, only to find that it started fine but started repeating two frames and flashed green about every 2 seconds. At first I thought it was some clever effect, but I soon realized that it was, unfortunately, not. Wish I could see it.

P.S. I don't think it's a problem with an old version of Quicktime since I've got v. 7 Pro...
Viktor
5 years ago
Really great footage.

But unfortunately this cam costs 7000 €. :(
5 years ago
CSI producers should take care of you Andrew...
5 years ago
wow. great video !!! the camera is awesome and i like the way you edit.
Vizion
5 years ago
Camera quality is amazing. I wish i could do something like that :)! unfortunately my town doesn't have pretty lights like that >.<!
5 years ago
I never wanted to post this cause I think it's lame... but i'm gonna do it anyway...

Mr. Kramer if you ever retire, is there any chance that you want to be my teacher?

Your on my Idol list,
Greetings from Holland!
5 years ago
Andy,

this video is pretty good, because it goes well with song Anybody Seen My Baby (The Rolling Stones)... :-)
I´d like your video, as well as The Rolling Stones.

R. Wynaki
Lyndon
5 years ago
I understand the frustration w/ premiere. Maybe after 6 more releases of premiere pro they'll have one thats actually worth purchasing as a stand alone program :)
Anthony Villanueva
5 years ago
Great videoand music i would like to know where did you get the music from?
Dan
5 years ago
I'm always alright when I'm with you Dundee.
John Dangerous
5 years ago
Wow, that video looks crisp!
5 years ago
Really, really cool! How is the EX-1? I'm considering buying the EX-3 myself - any thoughs?
5 years ago
GREAT FOOTAGE
5 years ago
:(

i am getting this camera

http://www.fotoriesel.com.au/shop/images/sony_hdr_xr_200_v.jpg

and looking at yours.
:(
makes me think that the camera i am getting it going to suck

:(
Dusty Deen
5 years ago
Nice. Are you using a 35MM adapter or just shooting with the lens as is?
Braden
5 years ago
Footage looks awesome! I'm a teacher and my school just got 4 of those cams. Can't wait to play around with them!
Jonas Schneider
5 years ago
Stupid question: is there any specific name for the technique at 0:11, the fast zoom and the little backswing?
Brian
5 years ago
Very nice. Was this shot with any prime lenses or was it with the lens on the camera?
Love your work!
Otto
5 years ago
Wow what is that sound track? made by you andrew? amazing, great video.
5 years ago
Looks great Andrew! I'm at work now so i can't watch it but i cant wait to see it when i get home
Josh Scott
5 years ago
That camera is awesome. What Lux does it have? Very crisp, and probably very expensive.
Great Video Andrew.
Dominik K.
5 years ago
Wow, really nice shots. Andrew you're really good in cutting. I think this one is much better than the NYPD Blue intro ;)
PMV
5 years ago
Sweet!
Diego G.
5 years ago
Whoaaaww, this city is beatiful, excellent video AK, I hope someday I'll be there...
Martin
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,

just found your site and this video. It looks awesome! I'd love to have your tutorials also in a quicktime format if possible :)

Regards
Martin
blake
5 years ago
wow that was awesome! great cam
Brooks
5 years ago
My wife and I just got back from a four day trip to NYC about a month ago. You captured some of the sites we saw and walked by! Great footage!
Stefan Myskow
5 years ago
I agree with Seth Johnson too!
You should definately make a tutorial on maintaining video quality.
What is your secret Andrew?

Amazing footage there. Stunning. :)
Rob
5 years ago
That looks amazing. You should upload some footage so we could play with some effects
Prashanth
5 years ago
Hi Andrew I'm really impressed.
There is only one Question I have. How have you made, that the footage looks so original, is that because you got a HD camera ? Or have you color corrected it ?

Thanks

Prashanth
5 years ago
man...wow...holy fork.
first guy that I know that travels to NY just to shoot footage for a site. Cool...cool...
Popov
5 years ago
This site always inspires me! Actually ill buy miself a camera, yeeah. This is so good.
Kai
5 years ago
Looks great!
I agree with Seth, you should make a tutorial on maintaining video quality, I have a ton of problems converting my vids into stuff compatable with AE.
Cristian B.
5 years ago
Hi, nice shoots, I love XDCAM EX. I have several problems with CS4, one of the problems was that I didnt unistall CS3, so Media Encoders hangs all the time, the other was I wasnt using VISTA x64. On a Quad Core with 8 Gigs of RAM and VISTA x64 it runs smoothly, even if CS4 isnt x64 (well, just Photoshop). Sorry for my bad english, greetings...
tony maserati
5 years ago
the problem concerning nyc is that.. is so nyc

everything you shoot in the big apple will look like a tv movie, is nearly impossible to put in the shoot something personal

thats so frustrating
5 years ago
just wondering, could I use some of those shots for stock footage?
Felipe Moreira
5 years ago
Really nice!

And that's the world.

Thanks!
Wcl Nc
5 years ago
dang you are soooooo good
Drew
5 years ago
That's pretty sweet Andrew - love the cuts and music. Kudos!
yosif_400
5 years ago
U R very imbortant
Seth Johnson
5 years ago
Nice man,
You should do a tutorial on maintaining video quality, cause I've learned a lot of tricks here, but I feel like I must be doing something wrong if I'm using the same equipment and getting fuzzy shots.
5 years ago
Wow that camera shoot's some nice footage (and so do you Andrew)!

Good stuff. Looking forward to a possible tutorial on how to shoot / composite shots like these...
E
5 years ago
Hey, Andrew.

I'm confused as to how you get that real film look going on here.

I know it's 24p, but what I don't know is if the camera can only shoot in 24p.

I use a really good digital camera for the time being. It shoots at 29.97 fps and I find myself having to either set the AE comp to 24p if I want that 24p look which comes out choppy and crappy, and sometimes I use your Frame Rate Converter, but even then it doesn't bring that true feeling of authentic real shot 24p footage.

I love the converter, though, don't get me wrong.

Is it a setting on the camera that you're using that can allow it to shoot in all sorts of fps or is that what that camera is made to shoot in?
5 years ago
Great Looking stuff. I know it might be a bit outside of the scope of this, but I own an EX1 too, and like to compare picture profiles recipes and other settings. Could you drop a quick note about what gamma, and type of saturation you used, as well as any other fiddly menu things?
Ron
5 years ago
I use this camera very often to shoot concerts and footage for television. I also use CS4 for all of my editing and compositing and I have not had any problems in working with any aspect of this camera. I am also running on a mac if it makes any difference for Adobe users. My footage to the web maintains a good amount of its original quality and normally comes out looking very similar to AK in terms of resolution on the web.

Also the use of Dynamic Link in CS4 has really come in handy. I rarely need to render before project completion, but when I do I export pieces and parts between other editors also on Apple using AIC for codec and just the same settings the footage was shot in (1920x1080 60i HQ square pixel, etc). We have never had any real issues with quality loss except in a rare case where we had to go to AVID from FCP.

Either way, this camera is a beauty. I have no bad claims about it - year and a half later of concert use all three I work with still amaze me with the quality. If I wanted to be picky I would say the light response under low lighting may be a little lacking, but I am talking pitch black stage.
Yianni
5 years ago
Dont go to Greece GoTo Greece, Crete... I want an autograph!!! lol
James D
5 years ago
Great stuff i hopeing to get a new camcorder (If i win some money) well done

James
Zizo
5 years ago
Andrew!!! come to greeece!!! :P and let me meet you!
i want an autograph!!!
Gunnahan
5 years ago
really nice material there.. always surprising what difference a little sound can make :-)

i was just wondering about the "message" at the end ^^

"one/the World... and That's the Way"

what are you trying to tell us, andrew? ;-)
patricia
5 years ago
Premiere in general is not the most stable editing software,I had tons of problems with it, so I moved to Final Cut and my problems were solve. Remember that Premiere is a copy of Final Cut.
Eric
5 years ago
Premiere CS4 & EX1 (I have a PMW-EX1)

I got pretty frustrated with Adobe support. The problems with Premiere and EX1 footage are pretty common, but you call/email support and they don't know what you're talking about. Here's my list (none of these problems happen in CS3):

1. When previewing, the video stops, the mouse freezes, and the sound continues until it feels like stopping, even if I pre-render (I never had to pre-render in CS3)

2. When exporting to a movie, ALL raw EX1 footage is garbled. To fix this, I have to put a blank title above my entire work area to force CS4 to render the video.

3. When using Time Remapping to do a stop frame, any effect keyframes after the video resumes are ignored.

Premiere CS4 is just unusable. I love all of the other CS4 apps in Master Collection, but Premiere is just shameful
Martin
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I wound be so grateful if You would present the Premiere CS4 workflow in one little tutorial. Please? :)))
ash
5 years ago
shot with RED ONE OR EX1 ?
5 years ago
awesome! AK, really you are pro.
question: what is your method of compression? can you give us some tips about it? i mean how the hell do you get that quality for the streaming? i know you have a killer cam, but i also know that it must be a compression trick here... please share you wisdom!!

and again forgive mi poor english.
5 years ago
The EX1 is Fantastic! i bought it like a year ago and its one of the best digital cinema cameras around for a good price!

Showreel: http://www.vimeo.com/4634821


Nice footage! NY looks good! i wanna go there just by watching this video.

Cheers Andrew!
Stinkinmushroom
5 years ago
how can ou get those lightstreaks when you speed up the cars? It doesn't do that with me :(

Looks awesome by the way
Dan
5 years ago
Surprisingly I think some of those shots my HV30 could do just as well on.
5 years ago
Andrew,
the H.264 file is quite small. What parameters have you set while the compression? What kind of codec converting software do you use?
Rolf
5 years ago
I live in texas... if i shot a video like that it would be cows and grass.

lolz
5 years ago
Andrew,
You cut everything on the downbeat. That makes piece feel very predictable to the viewer. Try cutting on the upbeat.

1-and 2-and 3-and 4-and.

The "and" is your friend. Don't be scared to switch between the 2.
The NYPD Blue intro is a perfect example. They even lead the titles by a half a beat before you see the actor.
I've been editing for 15 years. I've picked up a few things here and there.

Lou ...
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, i just saw something like a subliminar message on the end of the video.
When something like red lines come, i stopped the video and i can barely read "The world, and that`s the way" can you explain that???

sorry! english its not my main language =D
5 years ago
Andrew, That's Amazing!
Wich Cinema styles you used?
Greetings from Holland
Mark
5 years ago
Great Quality!
5 years ago
Hey really nice!!

Can we use this footage for our Movies?
What´s about the terms of use?


greetings from the shiny Germany
5 years ago
AWESOME! You should have come over to the west side and taken in some of that clean country air. ;)
Eugene Opperman
5 years ago
PS, beautiful stuff on the vid...
From music to visuals.. true Video Copilot Style!
Eugene Opperman
5 years ago
Hi Andrew
Hope this is the correct forum to ask this, the timelapse portion of the video, is that a setting on the cam? i.e. do you reduce the number of frames per second?

Thanks in advance!
Kramer show, you could also post a tutorial at the end of the video .... still have a camera these ... hehehehe
Paco
5 years ago
Wooow!

I't was extremaly definition. I like it.

Adrew or Anybody can explain How i can get a velocity effect like the 00:00:35 to 00:00:52

Thanks!
James Reid
5 years ago
that was really good, i am hopefully gonna purchase the camera come september, i take it you didnt see spidey again then? i think cause you are a nice guy you should let us have some of the footage that you took, you know to see the difference between our own cameras, and i also think sony should send you some free stuff for doing such a good plug!
keep up the good work man, u rock :)
5 years ago
awsome stuff AK
5 years ago
Hey Andrew;
Which compression did you use in this footage?
Thanks..
Repheon
5 years ago
hey, Andrew, very nice work. Very inspirational :) if I had a camera, I would go to the streets and try to shoot some footage right now. Lol

Thanks again for the inspiration,
Cheers,
Repheon
dorin
5 years ago
Andrew, try the latest updates for Premiere, this will solve the problems with the XDCAM suport.
Clayton Light
5 years ago
XDCAM has been reliable for me (Mac, AE, FCP).
Nice exposure and framing AK. Very cool camera work.
Did anyone try to bust you?
I'm guessing you didn't have a permit.
c
acap
5 years ago
nice video....
so cool!!
btw, what song did u use in this video...
can u give me the title or maybe the link to download the song...
please...
thank u
Jeremy
5 years ago
cool
5 years ago
Géniale !!!
COOOLL =D

" sa serais cool que vous faite un film ! =) "
Aleksander
5 years ago
Hello AK

I am doing a project in Pr CS4 too, but my media encoder tell me that the project/files is moved og deleted, but they have been same place all the time!!

What can i do?? Do you know?
Maybe export to AE project, og Pr CS3 project (Haven't used any effects, just putted together.)

The forum didn't help me out of this...

Please!!

Aleksander
Dany
5 years ago
Which codec did you use? The quality is impressive for 17mo...
Kai
5 years ago
I AM SO ENVIOUS OF YOUR CAM :-( :-(
Bahaa
5 years ago
sorry for doubling the post, it was a mistake
Bahaa
5 years ago
Hi
How did you do that on 0:00:53:04 ?? and whats that ?
really nice stuff man ..
Bahaa
5 years ago
Hi
How did you do that on 0:00:53:04 ?? and whats that ?
reall
Ross Charnock
5 years ago
Awesome footage Andrew!
Was that all shot with the stock EX1 lens?
Adam
5 years ago
awesome i think you should become a proffesional director lolz
5 years ago
The editing alone is very well done, the music is nice too, but what really blew me away was the quality of the footage. Now even if color-correction was done, the actual sharpness and crisp image is amazing. Plus with this kind of resolution it made the video that much better.

Hats off Andrew!
Peter Holmes
5 years ago
Great footage ... and just like a true videographer - you finished up at McDonalds
studionightbird
5 years ago
wow great quality I've gotta get my hands on a Sony EX-1 as well xD
Damabiah
5 years ago
Wow, want to try this camera (if I knew how it's working ^^)
Doug
5 years ago
wow amazing shots and that camera is pretty amazing as well. love the video
Ben
5 years ago
Ooooh, I realize how much I miss NY
MYU
5 years ago
whooooooooaaa lets !! i'm sure all the artists will luv it !! hey artists don't u ?? lol lets rock again ardrew..
5 years ago
As Justin said, great quality!
A little better than my hv30 :P

Will,
Justin
5 years ago
Man those images are incredible! That camera is amazing, but 7.8 thousand! Wow, amazing images though, definetly worth the cash if you've got it :) Congrats Andrew
greg
5 years ago
CMOS sensor... There is rolling shutter distortion in your shots visible. Tracking that will be a pain.
5 years ago
Nice footage Andrew
So will u be shooting some naked ladies for us or teach us how to make 3d one in 3ds max...Kididng:)
BigApple
5 years ago
nyc baby!
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,


I know u said u color corrected the shots... is it possible to post a couple of before and after stills???

no worries if its too much trouble


Thanx
5 years ago
Looks good nice shots.
5 years ago
I too own an EX1, but I haven't had any major problems with Premiere CS4. At least, not any more than usual. But I agree with people that it isn't the most stable piece of software.
5 years ago
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
Pavan
5 years ago
Dude Nice Video Man Even I Have Done One Like That And it Did Come Like This One So You Use Premiere But I Use Final Cut Pro I Mean Final Cut Studio Whatz The Differece Between Premiere N FCP?
Soul
5 years ago
MEAN!!! AWESOME AK.
LMC
5 years ago
Great picture quality, I wish I could afford that cam:(
However
5 years ago
Oh, man than its probably my problem. Everytime i load a 2k file to AE cs4 it crashes. I have 8 gigs of ram!!
5 years ago
My PS and AE are fine... Premiere CS4 works well too, just not with XDCAM stuff.
However
5 years ago
LOL andrew you link to the most random stuff :D and dude i have the same problem with not just Premiere CS4 but After Effects CS4 AND Photoshop CS4..

Hope adobe can fix this stuff...thanks
5 years ago
wouldnt be nice if andrew made a section on the website for downloadble footage ,like free stock footage for those who cant fly and own nice cameras ,to be able to use the magic of the videocopilot products . loved the buildings.
Matt
5 years ago
Wow, that's some decent quality! Nice one.
David
5 years ago
Excelente trabajo, really good, that means its a good camera!!! thanks for sharing...
Peter
5 years ago
No Way, if you slow the footage down you see a guy snatching some lady's purse... i kid i kid.

Good work on those shots, very artistic. Now to add some action essentials to it :)
5 years ago
Just color corrected it, no star filters. Maybe a touch of Twitch. There isn't a difference in video quality from premiere vs final cut.
perry blunt
5 years ago
Andrew your photographic skill are nice did you a a special effect lens filter on the camera for the star light effect and did u color corrected the footage?.looks awesome.
Alby Smith
5 years ago
cool stuff AK...
really inspiring, I wish to go there sometime.

Thanks AK, you're the best!
perry blunt
5 years ago
DO you see any difference with the look of your footage when edited in final cut pro vs Adobe premier? cause I do, I don't know if its the pull down thing with the Panasonic p2.It looks better in Final cut than premiere.help please
Mike D
5 years ago
I find just about all my Adobe CS4 apps crash at some point. I find Premiere rather unstable.

As for the footage, I'm in australia so I'm still waiting for it to download on my dodgy 500kb conection.
:( The still frame looks nice... I'll just keep staring at that till the download completes later tonight..
LSL
5 years ago
shots looks clean!!! I gotta save my money to purchase that camera.
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Looks haw-some!
5 years ago
Andrew,

Ugh, that sucks. Guess I'll count myself one of the lucky ones then. Hope you get it figured out. I love the color range the EX1 offers. One of my favorite sub-$10,000 cameras I've ever worked with.

Cheers,
Ralph
Ajax
5 years ago
Wow, nice footage and was amazed with the clarity and as always nice work.
flo
5 years ago
Kooooool :)
5 years ago
very beautiful. do you always edit with Premiere?
noddy
5 years ago
puuuurrrdddyyy...
5 years ago
Yo Ralph, It seems to be pretty common problem. Some people don't see it but many more are just stuck.
Ryan
5 years ago
Hell yea I cant wait to see some visual effects Micheal Bay style with some awesome Action Essentials 2 tutorials.
JT
5 years ago
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! That camera films SO clearly. Awesome shots! oh, did I mention awesome?? :o)
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I've never had any issues with CS4 crashing with XDCAM EX footage on my Mac or PC. I've always found it to be extremely stable. Might be something else interfering. Send me a shout if you need any help.

Cheers,
Ralph
tankman37
5 years ago
New York ,New York....so good they put it in a Videocopilot video (oh ,and named it twice )
5 years ago
Wow! The shots you took are really amazing, and the camera quality is gorgeous. I wish i had a camera like yours
3DPRAY
5 years ago
AWESOME MAN! KEEP GOING!
no1uno5
5 years ago
Wow, you really captured NY. Nice job =)
Anton
5 years ago
Looks great!
HughJass
5 years ago
Hey im here right when you posted it!
^DURLI^
5 years ago
COOOL !
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