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  2. N-log gives you way more dynamic range and color information. You can only go to 60p to external recorder though. RAW seems to be worth it if you have an NLE that supports it. Honestly I would recommend it, if not for this project for future ones.
  3. gethin

    Audio Recorders?

    Thanks man for the advice. I'll have to squirell it away though for when I have a couple of grand lying around. This process started with me wanting to replace a $70 recorder I get it though, its like when someone asks me what $200 camera to buy and I end up suggesting a s1h or a7r4
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  5. Its a Mondraker. The battery is indeed integrated into the frame. Here's the finished video that I was working on that shows it in a bit more detail: (PS, I'm one of those pesky youtubers that you might not like !!)
  6. A. Very good. I personally prefer it to anything native and am currently using Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 + Tamron 45mm f1.8. The Tamron is new and has only been used in testing so far and replaced the Canon ef 50mm f1.8 which was incredible considering the price (under £100 new) but the Tamron gives me OIS which the Canon didn't. Turns out I'm not going to use it going forward but hey ho, - the weight and balance of the Sigma and Tamron are quite similar so swapping them out feels about the same. B. Dunno and maybe a G9 or GX80/85 might be a better/alternative match to an S1? C. It's an utter pig on my machine running Premiere so I batch convert it to Pro Res overnight and problem solved. D. Depends... I use a dedicated 1" sensor Sony camcorder for longer stuff and never use my XT3 for more than a couple of minutes and usually, 10 second clips, plus I'm running it the whole time off a power bank welded on to my monopod where the camera lives. It basically trickle charges the battery all the time but the battery will still run down quicker than it can be charged but lasts me an entire day's shoot no problem with a single internal battery. I was going to 'upgrade' to an XT4 and whilst in some ways it would still be an upgrade, there isn't enough for me as my pure video/filming tool. As a hybrid, yes, more compelling, but I've made my bed and have 3x XT3's now, - 1 for video/filming and 2 for stills. For the money, around £900/euros, it's insane value and highly capable even at double the price. I could have gone S1/Z6, Canon or anything else, but for me there is nothing else comparable.
  7. Well I think you can expect it will be not as good as an fx9, and the fx9 doesnt seem to hold up to its competitors at this point.
  8. The actual resolution in pixels is 2048 x 1536, versus the current high-end EVF with 1600 x 1200.
  9. IronFilm

    Audio Recorders?

    Been a few years since I've used Tascam DR60D so I can't remember exactly how long the AA batteries lasted me then, but all you needed to do is slap a USB powerbank on it and your worries are over. Although, it took a firmware update first: http://ironfilm.co.nz/firmware-update-for-tascam-dr-60d-mk1-fixes-recording-interruptions-when-running-on-external-usb-power-packs/ However, you don't need to do even that for the newer DR60Dmk2, works out of the box. For an ultra low budget talking head IVs, get this basic sound package: Oktava MK012 HC Deity S Mic 2 kit (get the kit, so you get the shockmount and wind protection for cheap too) C Stand & sandbag Boom Buddy Boom Pole (even an Alu pole would be fine, as you're never holding it. Although I'd usually always recommend a carbonfibre pole) Secondhand UWP-D11 / G3 Tascam DR60Dmk2 (but absolutely do stretch to a F4/F6/MixPre3 if you can) For when you're shooting handheld, keep it basic and just have a V-Mic D3 Pro on the camera.
  10. Have you tried a camera with IBIS? You can get away with quite a awful lot!
  11. I've got an ad coming up. I've shot one local tv ad on the z6, delivered in 1080. This one will also probably be 1080, but I was wondering if the ninja is a worthwhile investment, or whether I should just put the money towards a bmpcc4k kit. (Or z-cam E2) The ad will have a bit of slowmo in it, the z6 slomo is barely up to it. Will I notice anything in z6 ProRes footage other than a little bit more highlight info?
  12. I've got one of these plus the sl150 The 150 is a crap ton brighter, and is almost a perfect colour match (but not totally identical) The word is to avoid the sl200, it's very green. I also bought a cheap fresnel https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Bowens_Fresnel/Ntt/Bowens+Fresnel/N/0 This coupled with silver boards gives a nice backlight keylight. I made my own silverboards from insulation foam. Personally I think these lights are way more versatile than led panels.
  13. It's not as heavy as it looks. Besides, between the top handle and the side grip it's infinitely more comfortable to handhold than a DSLR/mirrorless imo. I'm tied up this weekend, but Monday or Tuesday I'll try and get some Protest HQ test clips up for y'all to mess with.
  14. gethin

    Audio Recorders?

    Is the boot up time reasonable? I read that you get like 2 hours battery which might drive me a bit bonkers. I really like having the mics onboard too. So I hear what you're saying but I very rarely shoot people and never drama. For me it's the occasional talking head, so a "proper" recorder feels a bit like a sledgehammer to crack a nut. I used to be more than happy going straight into the gh5, but my z6 sounds like crap (even I can hear that lol). For running and gunning my kit that gets used most is the quickest and simplest to setup. One of the tascams (I forget which) can record from the onboard mics and external at the same time. That sounds like good feature for me.
  15. Taking lens was Navitron 25mm f0.95, mostly around f2-2.8. I’ll preach 1.75X on 16mm until the day I die. The camera-to-dollar ratio on regular-16 versus super-16 bodies is kinda ridiculous. I just bought the absolute top quality 1.75X adapter (Kowa Inflight), and I have a crystal sync sound camera with coaxial mags and a color video tap... still all for cheaper than a S16 SR-2. That’s the REAL beauty of film. There’s no sensor difference between bodies, it’s all in the film stock. Would I absolutely love a 416, an SR-3 Highspeed, or even an XTR Prod? Absolutely and maybe some day. But if I don’t tell you what camera I shot on, can you even tell? Not really. There’s a lot of great glass out there too for cheaper simply because it’s not a PL mount body. I can get some classic Cooke and Angenieux glass in Eclair’s CA-1 mount or even in Arri STD. And C-Mount? Perfect for 16mm and very adaptable.
  16. Maybe they're like me and only use gimbal or tripod, no handheld. My hands are too shaky!
  17. Hd600 is dope (I have a pair) but I use closed back for doing sound. I really like the Shure 1540 for closed back, sounds great. For comfort I like the hifiman stuff.
  18. MDR-V600 Not headphones but I just picked up a pair of pair Dahlquist DQM-9 speakers.
  19. I use the Senal SMH-1000 for monitoring and mixing. You can find them on sale for under $50 from time to time. I've been happy with them.
  20. It's not under $200 but I've been very happy with the Zoom H6 overall.
  21. If weight is important, make sure to factor in lenses. APS-C lenses weigh more than most M43 lenses, so even if the body weighs more, overall it may weigh less. I really like what Fuji is doing, but they don't tick enough boxes for most of my uses yet. If they can get their IBIS to Panasonic's level and eliminate recording limits, as well as some of the other video quirks, that could change!
  22. You're happy to give up the IBIS of the G9 for the X-T3 instead, but how about if you did it the other way round, and gave up 10bit but kept IBIS? The Panasonic G85 would save you over 150 grams, and saves you money too. Or like @ac6000cw said, the GX80? Even lighter, but you give up the mic input and flip out screen of the G85
  23. IronFilm

    Audio Recorders?

    From my personal perspective, no. Go for the MixPre / F Series, the leap up from everything underneath it is so huge! Imagine if we live in a world where you could buy a Canon C300mk3 for only a five hundred extra bucks more than what the latest 5D cost, would anybody recommend a 5D for specifically filmmaking any longer? Nope! (well, except for some niche exceptions) That's what it is like in the audio world for filmmaking once the Zoom F Series was released! (and is why Sound Devices had to respond with their MixPre range) In a way the Zoom F8 was the "HDSLR Revolution" for us aspiring PSMs, just like the D90/5Dmk2/T2i/GH1 was. No point fussing around compromising with a "cheap" EX1 and a Letus35 adapter when you can get a 5Dmk2/GH1/etc cheap instead! But if I was absolutely 110% restricted to a sub $200 budget, then I'd get a Tascam DR60Dmk2. No, video recorders are not made with audio recording in mind. (with the exception of the Video Devices range of video recorders, but that's because they're a brand created by Sound Devices!!)
  24. IronFilm

    Audio Recorders?

    I don't think so. And if it does work, then you'd definitely need first a firmware update for the F4/F8/F8n to get the maximum out of it. (as heck, even at the moment the Zoom EXH-6 is pointless on the F8n! As it doesn't add any extra tracks to it, just replaces others. I was quite disappointed by this, oh well)
  25. Yes most F3 specific accessories have ceased being made. And I wouldn't be surprised if back in the day the new price for the 3ality technica body armour was more than what a used F3 costs now! Yes, that's a common way to transport a cinema camera during a shoot, or on the AC's lap. Otherwise inside a really large camera bag. You might remove the monitor/EVF to make it easier to transport the camera, but otherwise leave it all rigged up as is.
  26. gethin

    Audio Recorders?

    I have a knackered old tascam that's about 10 years old. It's falling apart. I did a whole bunch of research yesterday. The dr40x looked like a good replacement until I saw a review that said the noise floor is awful. I don't really want to spend $600aud on this zoom it's total overkill for me, and the cheaper zooms seem to be a bit long in the tooth. (Lots of posts of people bitching about the bootup time). Is there anything under $200 that is ok? In fact on that note if I'm spending $600 wouldn't splurging on the ninja v (I have Nikon z6) be more sensible? I know it's only got 3.5mm in, but all my current sound kit is 3.5 anyway (lavs, rode video micro and their wireless doodad)
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