Amazing videos shot with consumer grade HD video cameras


28 Responses to “Amazing videos shot with consumer grade HD video cameras”

  1. keithk says:

    The kid with the AR is one poor marksman.

  2. gwizah says:

    He was trained by the Empire. Leave him alone!

  3. anechoic says:

    I recently bought a Canon HF-10 which does 24 and 1080i HD. The camera is flash based so there is no tape and while the video is AVCHD you can edit it on the latest iMovie and FCP if you happen to be on the Mac side of things.

  4. VideoCity says:

    It’s nice to know that he used all that technical knowledge and ambition to produce absolute crap.

  5. atomx says:

    Wow. They learned how to use Riot Gear (google it). Congrats.

  6. Antinous says:

    @ Haters,

    If you thought that it was crap, why did you watch it? I thought that the kids with guns one was amazing. I’m pretty sure that they were battling over the ethics of having a lawn.

  7. kirakira says:

    Man. Clipping coupons while your man tests out his pricy new toy… I detect a joke here.

  8. Joel Johnson says:

    I have the HV20. I need to learn how to get better results!

  9. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Videocity, was that all you could think of to say?

  10. cherry shiva says:

    i don’t care how good it looks. another frakkin’ teenage gunfight. click.

  11. Chris L says:

    I don’t own ANY cameras, Joel, but from what I can tell, the neatest results are coming from setting the camera to 24p or some kind of cinema mode and then doing color correction with Magic Bullet Looks from Red Giant Software.

  12. steauengeglase says:

    A friend and I had talked about making a little short with airsoft guns and adding muzzle flashes with photoshop a few years ago. We have been beaten by suburban 13 year olds. Sad day. :(

  13. Brian Boyko says:

    I have two HV20s.

    Don’t get me wrong – it’s an amazing camera. But by no means should you expect this kind of quality video from it, out of the box, with the $800 price tag.

    The HV20 footage above was shot with a 35mm adapter – basically, a way to mount a pro movie camera lens onto the consumer camera. These adapters – with lens – usually cost about, oh, anywhere from $1000-2000 dollars, and they require additional light (which is not always an option for filmmakers shooting cinema verite footage.)

    While the HV20/30 is a great camera, you just can’t get results like this out-of-the-box.

  14. Guthrie Thomas says:

    ok hi im guthrie from the video and no we are not (13) lol im 19 and so is he so… ya .. any way ty all for your comments on the video and i any of you have any ideas you would like to share feel free.. my e-mail .. … please if you do please add a sub. or ill just mark as spam . once again ty all this realy made are day!! P.S. I realy can shoot iv been shooting for about 16 years going on 17 year… i love guns and im sorry if you thing thats bad …. ty

  15. ameliamade says:

    Great- now we can all make plot-less violence driven movies.

  16. Jeff says:

    @ Haters,

    If you thought that it was crap, why did you watch it?

    Antinous, calling something “crap” may not be the most profound of reviews, but it expresses his feelings, his own simple opinion. His crap is no more profound a statement than “haters” is. I love BoingBoing. I love Glass Houses.

  17. Nores says:

    Middle class parental hysteria in 3… 2…

  18. anthropomorphictoast says:

    Amen, commenter #11.

    Still, with the potential of that camera setup and a fertile imagination, I think those guys could pull some pretty damn awesome Evil Dead type stuff.
    Heck, even that coupon-clipping one had me riveted to see what would happen next.

  19. Bledsoefilms says:

    For what it’s worth, picture quality can’t make a movie good. Think more about whats going on in front of the camera then whats going on inside it….


    Segment Producer, BBtv

  20. Evil Jim says:

    I dunno. I wouldn’t quite call Inland Empire amazing.

  21. youdiejoe says:

    Vimeo has a TREASURY of HD video, much of it that you can download and watch on your home theater PC, or AppleTV, TiVo S3. Check out:

    And while you are there you can check out my HD Macro Vids:

  22. Thiago says:

    Amazing video, but very crappy shooting.

  23. Thebes says:

    I have an HV20 and a cheap (static, NEEDS to be dustfree) adapter which uses old Nikon lenses. The adapter and a lens cost only about 200 bucks and does a decent job if you only use fast lenses and use them fast.

    You definitely want at least 4 times as much light while using a fast lens and a DOF adapter though.

  24. redbull_uk says:

    Excellent channel on Vimeo. Bizarrely, I hadn’t come across it before. Definitely going to add a link from my site http://www.hv30.c.k
    I’m keeping an eye on the best prices for the HV30 in the UK

  25. Editz says:

    The cheesy moving titles kind of ruin it.

  26. minamisan says:

    i’m more interested to know how they made that without attracting a SWAT team.

  27. snackcake says:

    those kids are spoiled…

    I am SO jealous right now.

  28. phillamb168 says:

    So, in all seriousness, would anyone recommend getting this, or an HV100? I had no idea they had become so cheap.

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