Some weeks ago I was at a local bar to see Trapped in Freedom. This band is composed of friends, and is also a side project involving Jimy Wong from Cool Cavemen, again as a drummer. This was a perfect excuse to test my brand new Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD IF lens.

Some days after shooting I sent my raw footages to the band, which decided to publish a preview of their song “Chicken Fighter” on YouTube. Here is the video:

They also released “Incoming” some days ago:

All of these were shots in 1080p at 23.976 fps with a shutter speed of 1/50. Lens was set to manual focus as usual, and stayed wide open at f/2.8, with optical stabilization (“VC” in Tamron’s jargon) on.

I think the white balance was set to tungsten. I don’t remember what was the ISO setting. Maybe set to automatic. I really don’t remember. Should have drink less. Either that or changing my video workflow. After all, keeping these .THM files is a good idea, as these contain the video metadatas that can’t be put in the .MOV files produced by Canon.

Finally, if the music is good, the sound is awful as it was captured without any special care, with the embedded camera microphone. Now I really have to invest money and time to upgrade my sound recording gear and skills. Canon EOS 7D‘s Automatic Gain Control (AGC) really starts to be limiting (pun intended)…

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