Crank 2 trailer

Check the Crank 2 1080p trailer, from a major movie shot with an XH-A1 ($3500) and some HF10 cameras ($800). Discussion and more information on how the movie was shot exactly, here. No 35mm adapter crap were used, just the bare cameras with probably some ND filters and occasionally a wide-angle adapter.

Very exciting to see cheap cameras shooting big Hollywood movies. As I said in the past, digital 2k cinemas have a huge loss of quality when projected (my Kuro plasma TV has better quality than these new digital theaters, so we’ve stopped going to cinema and are using Netflix instead). Even an HV20 will be good enough in terms of pixel per pixel quality to shoot a full theatrical movie. Only things biting back are the lack of manual controls.

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Dominique wrote on April 7th, 2009 at 6:54 PM PST:

Looks kick-ass.
Now why don’t my property videos look like that?


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Eugenia wrote on April 7th, 2009 at 9:52 PM PST:

Because of the framing & lighting mostly. 🙂


Bob C wrote on April 8th, 2009 at 8:20 AM PST:

Wow! And the XH-A1 is only 1440×1080… unless they were capturing via hdmi.

And it’s 24f and not 24p!

Bob C


Steve wrote on April 11th, 2009 at 9:56 AM PST:

Had a chance to check out the trailer, in 720p. Hard to believe they shot the entire movie with an XHA1 and a HF10, the quality’s that good.

What I found surprising was that I didn’t notice the lack of depth of field in many of the shots. Just goes to show you what you can do with great composition and lighting and a tightly-paced script.


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