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    • GX80/GX85 settings
      @mercer - Yes, I mean that at least for what I do where an edit can be made up of lots of shots made in very different (usually available) lights, having to regrade everything can be a chore that isn't always justified by the end result. I've got years of experience grading raw photos so I'm quite good at it, but still... @Fredrik - I had seen that before and it looks very nice indeed to me. My only concern, as you mention yourself, is that your starting point is very flat lighting so I'm not sure it would always be a good strategy in documentary shooting conditions where you will probably encounter greater contrast.
    • EVF for Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
      Why would one search?  How is one supposed to know that you might have made some earlier comment?     You can directly link your posts: Not much additional helpful info in these posts to add to the vague negative comment already in this thread.   Can you be a little more specific?  ... Was the loupe off focus?  ... Was the color and resolution so far off that it couldn't be used for framing and focusing?  ... the viewing angle didn't work with the loupe?  ... was something defective?  ... etc.   Also, where is your Feelworld EVF now?
    • GX80/GX85 settings
      I agree with what's already being said here, @DPC and @mercer, about not setting this camera up for heavy grading and that's why I use Standard 0, -5, -5, 0. I also underexpose a little as it seems to yield nicer skin tones in my tests.  I know it's flat lighting and maybe not the best example, but what do you think of those skin tones @DPC? Too contrasty or saturated? Would appreciate any feedback! It's the best I have achieved so far.  Isn't the lack of a log profile is the main reason why Luis du Mont's skin tones look that way?  Original: Corrected WB, lowered mids and raised the highlights: @Raafi Rivero don't know if this is any useful for you but here's a video which could have an interview situation. Standard 0, -5, -5, 0.  
    • EVF for Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
      That's like asking, "do you eat salad."     I use a monitor (and eat salad) on occasion, and frequently.  When one is shooting with a client or with a director, a monitor is usually necessary (at least with the main camera).  A client/director monitor is usually 7" or bigger, and it sometimes gets some sort of video village, anti-glare set-up or a hood, especially if it is at a daytime exterior.  When possible, it is nice to have a huge monitor next to the camera for the focus puller.     If I am shooting solo, I prefer to travel extremely light, so I generally use the camera LCD and a viewfinder (loupe) and jettison the monitor.  I use the weight savings to carry extra lighting gear.  Also, with no monitor (nor EVF) mounted to a cage, I can use smaller, lighter tripod/head.  I recently shot pick-ups with a director who was cool with such a minimal set-up.
    • GX80/GX85 settings
      Sorry, do you mean, heavy grading can be a bore and ruin your film? Because if so, I agree... I tend to value Noam's opinions on these matters... He's a great colorist... Better than I'll ever be... Not that it's too difficult, I suck. I think the biggest issue is with saturation with these cams. The difference in taking away too much or too little can have major effect. Of course, I believe I read somewhere that if you drop contrast a lot, then you shouldn't drop saturation as much... Or vice versa? I often wonder if it would just be smarter to make black & white films with these consumer cams... There would be no need to worry about 4:22 or 4:44 or color bit... Just a simple 8 bit 4:20 image would suffice. With the Panasonic you could shoot in color to have more tonal control over your B&W in post but still monitor it with the B&W monitoring function. I did this shot with the 50D ML Raw, so we're talking about a different animal, but I can guarantee the color version sucks... Trust me I saw it... Lol.  Who am I kidding that kinda sucks too.