Hi, a bit off topic, but I am looking to recreate the look and feel of this video. My Sony HDV cameras (Z1P, FX1) cannot reproduce this look no matter how hard I try :-). As they are getting a bit long in the tooth, I am thinking about replacing them with something that enables me to reproduce this cinematic look and feel.
To me the image quality appears to be mainly down to the choice of camera, possibly an SLR or video camera using prime lenses to create the shallow depth of field. I am also starting to see more and more of this type of imagery and wonderful skin tones, and am wondering if anyone knows what gear and video editing plugins could be used to recreate this.
I live in Australia and have to deliver in PAL.
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Was one of the things you tried a macro mode or adapter? I was curious if I could do something like this with the Panasonic TM900, so I tried and got the shallow depth of field if I set it to the macro mode. I’m going to give it a try this weekend.
I have gotten this type of shallow depth of field and extremely sharp focus from a Canon 5D II using a 70-200 IS with a 2.8 aperture. The Canon 5D III should be even better since it has more capabilities. I think the wise choice these days for a video camera is an SLR, but be prepared for sticker shock. The cameras, lenses, and supporting equipment are not for the budget minded.