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  2. Yeah but had a crew of thousands, not really, but you get the point, to help him out. Hell All he did was direct, maybe stick his face in the viewfinder every once in awhile. He didn't do Everything like the average person has to do, they do all of it, or maybe have your crazy uncle hold a boom mike, the easy part. 😜
  3. Yes, well, me personally more and more did this (but with luxury to choose) stuff for money But it doesn't matter... Recently I watched again some De Sica's movies - what a richness and uncanny taste in framing with his than-a-days modest BW cameras! What perfection in evolving scripts through language of visual evocation of emotions! What a usage of perspective plans with totally absence of shallow DOF! Whole give-me-just-Alexa-color-science-and-nothing-else and flying crans mumbo-jumbo are smashed to trash in front of mind that experienced, suffered and searched enough and have something to convey about it... Excuse me for digression, back to the topic: De Sica, or even Dziga Vertov, had not any gimbal, but shoulders are always with us
  4. There excuse was that its a stills camera, even though that doesn't even completely convince me. They should have no excuse with the GH line. I think the GH6 will have to be something really incredible. (6k 24 fps and 4k up to 120fps) with IBIS, and hopefully a new auto focus system, though I somehow doubt it. Maybe they'll put in a non handicapped Vlog as well.
  5. I can tell you from experience when you start doing this stuff for money you spend one hell of a lot of nights awake. You are into a business that mostly on paper you have ONE shot at doing it. And if Anything is off by a good bit your goose is cooked no matter what you do to try and repair it, either in Post or with the Client. And there is always some talented as hell 16 year old kid down the street that is nipping at your heals. Because now they can get in pretty cheap at the start and look like a shooting star to you and your clients lol. Then it pretty much boils down to who screws up less, and has the better ideas. That is what keeps you up at night, because that is an unsustainable career path to always be better and perfect. Because now a hell of a lot more people can get into doing this stuff, and all of them can't all be stupid lol.. Just do this as a hobby, a cheap hobby and be happy, or work for someone else lol. YOU might live longer if you do.
  6. Yes, but, from the other side, as pretty serious intruder from plethora of creative realms, I'm so often shocked how "shallow", one-dimensional and lacking of (time and knowledge and inner peace for) truly original perception/ideas are people strictly learned for film making... And how restricted are with their instruments, as fundamentally deprived in capability for play, for empathy, for seeing different angles and perspectives... What I deeply regret is that I saw such enormously talented men and women at vimeo, with some so deeply original ideas and concepts that are high above of resulting artistic level (or lack of it) of regular movie productions... but those talented people, being poor and outside of mainstream connection, will stay forever anonymous
  7. This camera ticks almost every box for me, great ergos, IBIS, 4k60p, 10-bit, weather sealing, etc. except possibly the most crucial one - AF - but it does give me hope the a7s3 or the next Nikon will get it all right. While its a step up from the a73/a7r3 in some respects, its not enough to push me out of Sony-land. Nikon came close with the Zed 6/7, but that single card thing and its battery life are not something I'm going back to, plus the Zed's AF is still way behind Sony's. The a73/a7r3 has served me well since I shoot tons of stills for paid work and I've moved from a mostly handheld video shooter to an everyday gimbal user. I don't think I'll ever own a Panasonic until they admit DFD-defeat and add PDAF, its just so much more efficient for run-and-gun shooters. The next gen Sony sensors Andriodlad keep posting spec sheets show the new Sony sensors will leapfrog everything currently available in a big way, combine that with a new processor and an updated version of the a9/a6400 AF and you'll have the ultimate hybrid. But I'm happy to see this and the S1r - and the Nikons for that matter doing raw externally - this should push Sony to finally go 10-bit internal and up the bitrate. Chris
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  9. Yeah I would spend my money on a Zacuto Gratical HD LCD with a shoulder rig over a 7" monitor and the MX. Now if you have a crew looking over your shoulder, or you are looking over their shoulder lol, than I can see the 7" monitor. But man looking though a high end eyepiece is pure joy over an external monitor, especially outside. The big trouble is you probably need to have both, and that is why doing video is so damn God Damn expensive if you want to get serious about it. That is why I got out of it years ago, there is no end to the money you really Need to spend to stay competitive. And now with new stuff coming out every week that is actually better than what you got, it is a Death Sentence now to do it. You are Always going to feel behind. Because lets be honest, this newer stuff is just flat easier to use. Manual everything is a pain in the ass when you are rushed, or tired, or frustrated, or worse, unsure of yourself in the job you are undertaking. Man now that is when it is some scary shit.. And that will, and does happen when big money is on the line from a client.
  10. I'd friendly second that regarding your demands - type of shooting with focus pull system and 7inch monitor doesn't call for relative advantages that might afford gimbal (more appropriate for lighter camera-lens combination). It could be too clumsy to move and operate, paying equal attention to focusing, proper gymbal operation, hands movements, you will easily loose spontaneity and concentration on shot. If a gimbal is the must - than better search for such that could be somehow fix to the body, as some sort of added extremity Once again, I think that goal shouldn't be deadly non-shaking slide, but how to achieve natural movements - and get corresponding natural looking footage - without too distraction.
  11. I don't want to sound silly but how strong are you? If you are on the bigger side go Ronin S. It is sort of the best there is for the money. I don't see how going with the lightest one is going to work with all the stuff you are adding. The Dji Ronin mx with thumb control is some pretty big boy money, not counting heavy as heck. It weighs 6.11 lbs without the thumb. None of them you will Need to buy with all that weight you are adding are going to be light. Running around holding 10 lbs out straight half the day doesn't sound like my cup of tea. Maybe you need to think about a vest. Depends on what your shooting situation is, maybe it is 30 seconds at a time? Maybe you just need to add More weight and come up with a good shoulder Rig and be done with it. Heck of a lot cheaper, and a lot easier to operate unless you are going for total perfection and a lot of low angle stuff, even then you can use a handle to get that kind of angle. You can hold a 20 lbs or more rig on your shoulder for an amazing amount of time. Been there done that. Either way, the bigger you go the bigger your Wallet better be, and your body. At least with the MX you Could add that Monitor you have, but 7" sounds a bit big, and a extra battery, Mike, LCD on and on. The Gimbal alone can handle 10 lbs, not counting what you can add to the cage. It is the most veritable. But also the most money by far. Decisions, decisions.
  12. BTM_Pix

    Lenses

    No, I have what their APS-C standard zoom, the 17-50mm f2.8, and it is a bit flimsy in terms of build and noisy for AF but optically it is really very good. The used price of their lenses versus the performance of them makes them a real bargain.
  13. Letus Helix - SOLD Lenzhound Wireless Follow Focus w/CineGears, PhotoLensRubberBands, Thumbwheel, etc. - EBAY- 3 DAY AUCTION STARTS NOW https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/323784817730?
  14. JordanWright

    Lenses

    Thanks! Yeah both from BRAW. to be honest I never shoot ProRes anymore unless I'm shooting an interview or something like that. Here are both without the grade... there not exactly the same frame but it should give an idea about the contrast!
  15. mercer

    Lenses

    That first one could be a movie poster. Really good! Is that a frame from 4K BRAW? Which flavor? Do you notice a big difference in IQ with BRAW over ProRes? Any chance you have an ungraded frame from that shot? I’d be interested to see how much you pulled down the blacks.
  16. JordanWright

    Lenses

    Stills taken from video on the P4K... Loving Braw. The first is the Tok 28-70mm 2nd is the Helios 58mm.
  17. NPF L batteries are from 200-400gr (usually around 300) and V mount a kilo or more. Better have 2 NPF than 1 vmount for such a small camera.
  18. Haha, she was 10 years younger than me, let's say it was a life changing experience. Love the accent, the ability to mouth off anyone to bits and pieces is mind blowing....
  19. No. Only the Bell & Howell 2x has this glass.
  20. this looks interresting too. bit more expensive but more versatile https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1007351-REG/ikan_bt_003_a_power_supply_system_for.html/pageID/accessory
  21. Hello Andrew, It seems that from some of your other posts you are sometimes criticized. I read many of your articles and I don't post very often. I am just writing that I, from one of the many, support your independent work, your independent views (unlike those that get buttered up by canikon). I greatly appreciate your work over the years. I am very positive that I speak for many silent readers. Cheers!
  22. Again, there is some Orange in skin tone.
  23. Hey Guys, sorry just a newbie here After reading this forum and doing some thorough research I still can’t decide which gimbal to buy. i have 3 options. 1. Zhiyun crane 3 lab 2. Dji ronin mx with thumb control 3. Moza lite2 with thumb control I am using heavy lenses, focus pull system and a 7” focus monitor. I am always renting out different gimbals but still have no clue which one to purchase. Any recommendations?
  24. You don't have to understand it really, just obey it.
  25. A zeppelin would be the best solution. After this comes the dead cat. I also use a Rycote softie (just check the mic's diameter and lenght since they make different models with different diameters but with the same name). The foam screen is almost useless outdoor. I will also consider the old and now discontinued Rycote S serie, basically a cheap and detachable zeppelin. They are quite cheap on ebay but are hard to find. I am still looking for mine. You remove the foam windscreen and put the dead cat on.
  26. Well, it depends : ) All batteries will prone to die without regular suitable use and charge. As well, everyone are subject to further complaints, OEM's included. The price varies according to the capacity. For example, in this case, Patona doubles the VHBW price for identical power capacity. Perhaps because of their tiptop marketing, I guess. RAVPower has the best quality/price ratio out there going along their pack of two + USB dual charger. Even more affordable than the VHBW offer where only from three units on takes any advantage for bulk purchase. Without mention they can't be compared at all to the cheap white label product. I mean all of them above-mentioned. : -)
  27. I only use third party batteries from Patona, never had a problem and they have a general good reputation on the internet. They cost about a little more than the cheapest brands, but we are talking about a 4 euro difference, not so important after all.
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