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  2. Canon 5D Mark III - 3.5K and 4K raw video with Magic Lantern

    I did the test with 4 different ML version, the last test was with the latest one I think is from Octobet 10th, same results. I sent my cards to Lexar for further test, It might be not the cards the problem as you said Stephen, but just in case I sent them to be checked or replaced, I will do more test when I get them back, almost ready to give up on this 60p continuos recording, it is what it is....at least I was able to get 21 sec with the latest ML version.
  3. Ursa vs. C500 vs. C300 for best cinematic image?

    I think that people rag on these cameras because they'd never be comfortable not seeing every detail in the shadows. "Crushed blacks. I see CRUSHED BLACKS" is all they'd say. Noam Kroll has an interesting article "How dynamic range is killing your images" or something like that. People get obsessed with preserving highlights and shadows at the expense of a creative image.

    Yes https://www.facebook.com/groups/poolitm/
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  6. Gig Inquiry

    Well put! #1 is a gamble of a big return over the long term, while #2 is reaping very significant returns right now in the short term
  7. Help me choose a 12 bit 444 2K cam

    If you have a decent grip plus lighting crew, then it hardly is any worse than shooting with an original RED One! :-P
  8. FZ2500 has a mic jack and headphone jack too!
  9. Blade Runner 2049 review (2D and 3D versions)

    A lot of current screenwriting suffers from too much exposition and not enough spectacle. It was exactly the case again here. Which is perhaps why I feel so cold emotionally to it. SPOILER ALERT... - When your replicant lover is recreated, it's never going to be the same as the original. - Yes, they did try a different look and cinematic language this time out, but like in Arrival which has a very similar tone, I'm sorry but it leaves me cold. - Tarkovsky did a similar slowly paced style far better with more spectacle and less talky talky - It's not a bad film, it's a very good one but it's highly hyped and overrated by the critics and not a patch on the original in any area apart from Roger Deakins
  10. Help me choose a 12 bit 444 2K cam

    On the topic of F3 love, I just wandered across this: http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=75101
  11. Blade Runner 2049 review (2D and 3D versions)

    "Shown vs Told" They SHOWED us a lot of graphics. Ok. But plot wise, we were TOLD more than SHOWN. SPOILERS!!!!!!!!! "This breaks the world" they TOLD us. No it doesn't. Didn't really SHOW anything close to that. "You bought a war" thanks for TELLING us. Where? Didn't SHOW us. "You've never seen a miracle" thanks for TELLING us. We didn't SEE it either, but HEARD about it. "You do not know pain", they TELL us, then SHOW us a scene with almost no connection. So? "I'm the bad guy, but my story falls away completely, and nothing will happen to me until the sequel's sequel" Ok, I adlibbed here, but why even watch this??? I enjoyed the 3D too. But it is not for everyone. Just disappointed they kept TELLING us how "important" everything was, but not SHOWING us. I felt nothing for most of it.
  12. Gig Inquiry

    It's like playing the lottery. Number 1 has a very small chance of bringing you a huge return. It also has the chance to bring nothing. Number 2 has less of a ceiling. It's the "safe" pick. So it should depend on how much you need the money and whether you're in a position to be risky (if that's even part of your personality). Generally, I am a risk taker so I would go with the first choice, but only if I had the financial security (within reason) to do so.
  13. Monitor For My Canon 1DC

    @Ollywood88 yes. I use edit ready 2.0 to transcode everything to ProRes LT. For fancy projects I do just standard 422. I edit on a base model MacBook Pro 13” so I usually start the transcode at night and wake up with it finished. @Ty Harper I used to shoot 5d3 raw but it’s been several years so I don’t think I can speak to it. You’d want to I guess go from BMD film to Canon Log LUT or something in resolve. That’s what I would try. Or just use film convert. I’ll make some extensive 1DC reviews for you guys. It’ll be fun.
  14. Magic Lantern Raw Video

    @Kelly thanks for the update and the research and tests. We’re actually using similar lenses. I also have the Canon 35mm f2 (beast of a lens... so sharp) but I have the 24-70mm f4 instead of the 105 (The IS is rock steady on that lens) with the neck strap method I can get pretty steady footage. I’m thinking of getting the 100mm f/2.8 IS L lens next and maybe the 70-300mm, if I ever need some reach, to complete the set. I have a few Takumars, both 35s, and I even have one of the old Auto-Takumar 35mm F3.5. I love the vintage look of Takumars, even though I haven’t had the chance to test them on the 5D3 yet. Instead of Zeiss, I have half a set of Nikkors, I’ve been building for a while. The 35mm 1.4 is a dream lens... great for well lit night exteriors with practical lights in frame... the blooming haze is gorgeous. But I have been toying with the idea of trying those Zeiss ZF/ZE lenses. A brand new 85mm 1.4 was on eBay last night for $500... I almost hit buy it now a half a dozen times before someone else took the decision away from me. I just bought my 5D3 six months ago after testing just about every brand of camera for a year. I don’t think I had any of them for more than a month. I still get urges to shoot in 4K, but then I get those Raw MLV files into the computer and think... what more do I need than this.
  15. Gig Inquiry

    What is a "great story" and why can't it happen some other day, or next week? I have rejected jobs between 500-800€ (which are huge numbers for me) but for various reasons (bad directors, I knew that we had to work unlimited hours for a stupid project, or I had something important planned with family etc), but 2000€ is easily a couple of months salary for me, or the new Sound Devices Mixpre10 I am eyeing! Unless, I was earning more than 30.000€ per year, 2000€ for a day is too much money to say no.
  16. Blade Runner 2049 review (2D and 3D versions)

    I actually appreciated that they didn't slavishly recreate the original film's style. It would have been the lesser film no matter what, but making it look exactly like the original would have robbed it of its own merit. I actually loved the story, and Gosling IMO completely sold it. It's very subtle at times, but he is learning what real love is. You're shown rather than told, which I very much approve of. The majority of the exposition has to do with the plot. To get the emotional arc, you have to dig in a bit and experience the film from the perspective of K as a replicant. I still prefer the original, but 2049 managed to be its own thing, while simultaneously fitting with the original and (most critically) not ruining the original.
  17. Meeting Tomorrow - First Client - Advice Please!!!!

    @IronFilm wish I was 19, best age ever!! unfortunately in a small country with huge financial difficulties there aren't so many well paid jobs. e.g I see a lot of people working in modeling videos and real estate, which do not exist all in my country, no one is doing this professionally in the sense that happens in other countries. So 2 sources of income less! Reality is different between most of us, this is one world, but is based in un-equality!
  18. Blade Runner 2049 review (2D and 3D versions)

    I think its because we are at a time when we have this huge repository of movies at our disposal that movies like the original seem less inspired in terms of story.... If we go back in time to the 80s and look back, sure you can't pit the story against the likes of the God Father movies, nor Citizen Kane, but the visuals took precedence. I don't know.... you can argue that Star Wars had the visuals and the storyline. I grew up in an era where Commando was a staple - I vividly remember where everyone would say that that was a badass movie, now go back and look at it - its laughable. With that said, 2049 had to pay homage to the original but also have a decent storyline - which I think it had. I liked it a lot and I think that what Harrison Ford said in an interview came true - "you don't have to watch the original to understand this movie, its like a standalone" or something along those lines.
  19. When you look at the prices of a FS100/EX1/AF100/etc it just doesn't seem worth it when you could pick up instead a F3 body for US$1.2K if you wait. That gap in price between them is too small to put up with the lesser camera instead of an F3. (yes, the price of a recorder then pushes it up a few hundred more up, but I'd rather use the F3 internal than one of those other cameras)
  20. Gig Inquiry

    It really depends on financial health...
  21. DIY anamorphic lens housing jacket?

    Thanks but that's the Rapido I remember seen a cheaper DIY list of material somewhere else.
  22. Help me choose a 12 bit 444 2K cam

    Definitely not going to get the big ursa, that sensor is pretty bad afaik.
  23. Sony A7S Mark 3 - What to expect

    Yes they can. You may think it's the wrong approach but if you were a Sony shareholder and the board proposed a move that would reduce profits you may think differently....
  24. Sony A7S Mark 3 - What to expect

    this topic was already covered many times on this forum. I have to agree to the fact that the professionals who are shooting on fs7 are choosing it for the right reasons. Like build in ND, body type and ergonomy, and so on. And vice versa, who's choosing to shoot on a7s will do it especially for "the right tool for the right job" reason. It's not like sony can hold back the features forever just not to cut into fs7 sales. I think that would be the wrong approach. Just saying.
  25. Blade Runner 2049 review (2D and 3D versions)

    I saw it again at a Dolby Cinema theater and it was straight insanity. The score rattled my core. I have to agree party with your review. The original was legendary and had a completely original look and feel. Much darker and noir inspired. That being said, the story of the original isn't great if you think about it. Deckard is a detective but doesn't do much detecting. The story of 2049 was much better in my opinion. Goslings character actually did some detective work and had an emotional character arc.
  26. Blade Runner 2049 review (2D and 3D versions)

    Well, I'm straight up ignorant then. Didn't even realize it was a 3D movie! And a standard screen for me. Old school.
  27. DIY anamorphic lens housing jacket?

    Perhaps this:
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