Wild Open Eye's filming team, Andy Luck and Jerry Short testing settings on the Panasonic AF 101

Wild Open Eye’s filming team, Andy Luck and Jerry Short testing settings on the Panasonic AF 101

Wildopeneye found a nice challenging high contrast view to conduct their camera settings tests. The aim, to get the legendary filmic look from their Panasonic AF 101 professional video camera.

En route to do some more filming in Scotland as part of The Visit Scotland information films for Visit Britain in connection with The 2012 Olympics, Wildopeneye’s Andy Luck and Jerry Short found a beautiful viewpoint in the Cumbrian landscape for their camera settings tests on Sunday.

It was chilly, but the visibility was great. They set up on Orton Scar overlooking Orton Valley and the Lunesdale Gorge.

With their tripod set beside one of the area’s characteristic limestone dry stone walls, they mounted the formidable Panasonic AF 101 in a position where it could capture the complex foreground detail of the wall’s structure leading the eye down to a copse of Scots Pine and they could gauge the effects of different settings on the visual quality. They ran a wide range of settings combinations for detailed analysis. This camera is renowned for its fine depth of field control and the team shot in interlaced and progressive modes to compare the performance, both still and panned. We’ll post the settings at the end of the shoot, as they may be of interest to other AF 101 users. Watch this space!

Wildopeneye getting the filmic look

Wildopeneye getting the filmic look with their Panasonic AF 101 video camera

Wildopeneye film team methodically testing settings

Wildopeneye film team methodically testing settings