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  1. thoughts on fs100

    Right now on BH the fs100 with a free metabones EF adapter (after rebate) is only 2500. I've been using a 5d mark ii for the past 4 years as my main camera and although I still love it, it is a pain to use sometimes in a corporate video/documentary environment.    I figure the fs100 at this price with an adapter that will work with all my current glass seems like a great deal for the type of work I've been doing lately.    anyone own one and have some thoughts?
  2. Up for sale like new Sony NEX-FS100 camera body. Very little usage - only 200 hours. No marks of any kind or visible scuffs. No problems, no dead pixels, it has never been dropped. All original accesories are included as well as genuine box.   Price: 3399 USD + shipping cost (app. 80-100 USD depending on location). Payment via Paypal.   I can send the real pictures via e-mail.   Contact e-mail: k967@tlen.pl
  3. 5D Mark III Raw VS FS100 AVCHD

    I have not seen this comparison yet so I decided to test it out.   I tried to match the shots and then colors as closely as possible, setting the look with the raw footage (starting from BMD Color Space) and then trying to conform the AVCHD to it. The severity of the grade was moderate:   5D Mark III (Raw DNG)     FS100 (w/ Frank Glencairn's G-Log Ultimate)     And here is where the codecs really show their differences:   5D Mark III     Sony FS100    
  4. BMCC, C100, or FS100 - Camera Advice

    I've had the Black Magic Cinema Camera (EF version) since April, coming from a hacked GH2. I kind of jumped on the BMCC fanboy bandwagon and jumped into the camera without really studying other options at the time. It's capable of some pretty great images, but overall, I just don't like the camera. It stinks for any type of handheld shooting, the crop factor is a pain to deal with, pretty much every hard drive I own is full of RAW footage even though I try to delete what I'm not using, and it takes a ton of time just to grade a shot to get it to look "normal" and sync audio from my external recorder. No built in ND's (coupled with a native ISO of 800), lack of changeable battery, and poor audio with no audio meters is annoying as well. Like I said, the image quality can be great, but it is just no fun to shoot with and there is so much not to like about the camera. Sometimes I like to just pick up my camera and shoot something, but with the BMCC, this is really impractical. I'm not a professional, just an amateur/enthusiast obsessed with great video quality. I'm primarily looking for something that has a large sensor and can produce sharp, detailed images with minimal noise. I'd like something good for narrative with the bonus of having something I can run and gun with if I want to. I can hold my own with basic color grading, but I'm by no means highly skilled at it, so I feel I wouldn't lose too much if I no longer had RAW. I've narrowed my options to either selling the BMCC and buying a C100 or FS100, or sucking it up and keeping the BMCC. As for price I feel they are all somewhat similar. If I keep the BMCC I need to still buy ND's, a battery solution, a better rig for handheld, a wider lens, and probably some type of storage array for all this footage I'm amassing. For the FS100 I'd need to add the Speed Booster and ND's to get it up to the C100 configuration. For the C100, I'd probably pick up an Atomos recorder at some point in the future. For the FS100 I'd be shooting only with the Speed Booster as I have only EF glass. From what I've read it seems like the C100 should be an easy choice over the FS100, but I feel like the FS100 looks much more cinematic (maybe it's just that I've stumbled upon videos made by FS100 users with better skills than the C100 users? Or maybe it's just because the FS100 has been out longer?). Honestly all of these very cinematic pieces shot with the FS100 are pretty much the only reason it's on my radar as otherwise I believe the C100 to be superior. Any advice from people who have shot with either camera would be much appreciated. Is the C100 just as good or better than the FS100 when it comes to image quality? C100 Concerns: -Possibly not as cinematic as the FS100 FS100 Concerns: -Would only be shooting with the Speed Booster (bugs/issues/etc. with this?) -It's a couple year old camera, so I'd probably be disappointed if Sony released a replacement shortly after I bought one -No ND's -Form factor not as much to my liking as the C100
  5. Music Video (FS100, After Effects)

    Hey all,   We recently finished this music video and wanted to share with you.  Shot mostly on the FS100 with a few pickup shots on the NEX-5n.  One of the biggest challenges and disappointments was how the camera performed in the club scene.  The internal codec falls apart whenever there is a flash of bright color (or rapidly changing color) as there is likely not enough bandwidth to represent the varying information using the inter-frame compression.  Surprisingly, there is very little info on this (we've researched before shooting).  An outboard recorder would have been really beneficial in this case.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video:   http://vimeo.com/66481687   Cheers!   Alex  
  6. I finally found the short film that I worked on all semester in LA a year ago, albeit sans color correction. We shot a special flat profile on the FS-100 with Zeiss Super Speeds (per my suggestion). My friend and I were co-soundmen, all the way through from pre-post production.    They've disabled embedding. It is on this page, and is called "The Star". http://www.bestsemester.com/lafsc/
  7. Hi, I have to decide which camera is better for an indie feature.
 I need mainly two things: "cinematographic look" (and narrow DOF) and low-light ability. Filming will be make of long still "pictorial" takes based on indoor natural low-light only (even in evening). My first choice was 5D3 for it's low-light performance, but many guys say that it isn't a good choice for video, and that GH2 is a better choice because it's more detailed and without moire. I like the detailed GH2, but it's a bit noisy in low-light, and mainly I'm asking if GH2 detailed image has that cinematographic look I'm searching for, if it is a better "cine" choice than 5D3 or 5D2+MosaicFilter. 
So, what is your advice for "cine" look (and narrow DOF) + low-light performance?
 1. 5D2+VAF(MosaicFilter)+MagicLantern?
 2. 5D3? 
3. D800+VAF(MosaicFilter)+Shuttle2? 
4. GH2+hackedFirmware? 
5. FS100+Shuttle2? 6. Waiting for new GH3?
 Thx
  8. My question is about mixing footage specifically from Sony to Panasonic (or secondly Canon) cameras. In my experience each company has a color profile, and within a brand cameras tend to match decently out of the box.   I am a Sony owner of an NX5U video camera and have had experience mixing footage with Canon videocameras and DSLRs.  The colors do not match perfectly,  but for my wedding clients it is passable.    Does anyone have knowledge of how well pana + sony might mix? I'm wondering specifically how well the Sony NX5U might match with a panasoinc GH2/3 (used as a b-cam)?   I'm considering purchasing either a Sony NEX series (NEX 6) or a GH2/3.  But I don't want to have to color correct all my footage to match with my workhorse NX5U.   Thanks, .David
  9. Hello all! I've been interested in buying an FS100 and one of the things that I'd like to do the most with it is shooting anamorphic. However it feels like there's a void there in the internet, for there are just a few videos online of proper FS100 Anamorphic footage. https://vimeo.com/28203770 and https://vimeo.com/33889188 The latter looks pretty nice, as you will understand, I'd like to see more. Andrew, you promised some FS100 Anamorphic footage with your ISCOs! Whatever happened to that? If anyone else has some footage or framegrabs to share, please feel free to post them. Thanks in advance.