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More C100 Slomo shooting

One of my favourite pastimes is Downhill Mountain biking. When I’m not actually riding my bike I love to film it. I packed my C100 instead of my Scott Voltage a few weeks ago and headed out to the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Centre to film my nephew Jonny ripping up The Pulse downhill trail.

My pride and joy!
Scott Voltage FR custom build


Overall I’m happy with the results as the C100 gives a very nice cinematic looking image. Setting the camera to record 50i with a shutter speed of 1/100 and then reducing to 50% and a couple of times up to 25% on an FCPx timeline worked quite well. I added frame blending to reduce the stuttering effect evident in some places. The lenses used were a Zeiss 25/2 and a 50/1.4 as well as the Canon 70-200 F4 L.

All editing and grading was performed in FCPx with the slowest footage retimed in After Effects as I think it does a better job than FCPx with footage slowed below 50%. Titles were also created in After Effects.

I now own a Panasonic GH4 that shoots true 1080 50p as well as variable frame rates up to 96fps at 1080 – the reason I bought this little camera. It also makes a great b-cam for the C100. I might organise a day out with this little camera to compare the results.
Rostrevor 1
Rostrevor 2

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Drew Curran

Director at Pixol
Drew is a filmmaker and designer and the founder of Pixol. Pixol produces corporate and commercial promotional films as well as graphic design and print for clients across the UK and Ireland. Drew is also a freelance cameraman and video editor for other production companies as well as a self-confessed camera nerd.

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3 Comments
  • Shane Nagle

    August 5, 2015 at 11:29 pm Reply

    Lovely work!
    I have a C100 too, but understood slo-mo was not possible.
    Did you use fcpx to halve the frame rate?
    S

    • Drew

      August 6, 2015 at 10:53 pm Reply

      It’s not “officially” possible to shoot 1080 50/60p. I shot using 1080 50/60i which has half the vertical resolution. I then slowed this to 50% on my timeline to obtain slomo. Not perfect but it works.

      • shane

        August 7, 2015 at 1:45 am Reply

        Thanks Drew.

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