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  2. The timing of this change is pretty weird as well - you'd think that stock footage/images use would rise during the lock-down.
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  4. Ironfilm you are a wealth of expertise mingled in with good humour. Thanks for taking the time to chime in to my question. I do get the poor technique syndrome, I am a culprit in my early days 😃. I mostly do external locations and as luck has it , there is always wind (too much of it) to take to battle. Despite all necessary precautions I reach the limit of my mic and recorder combo without really meaning to... This is just a hobby for me but from the precious free time you put into it, you would like some return. I will keep my eyes open for a mix pre first gen and a used zoom f4. PS. Do you think a zoom h5 would be an improvement over the tascam?
  5. I imagine 1/16th not being visible a lot. Even 1/8 isnt that noticeble and subtle (could be what you are after though)
  6. User

    Anonymous?

    Hilarious. It's actually staggering how little I live on to do the work I love... with food being my main luxury these last years. If I can just keep it together enough to cover my living expenses over the next 6-8 months and I'll be able to bring forward this decade-long deep dive double phd on one of the most fascinating cities in the planet! Let's see what comes.
  7. I refuse to acknowledge that the so called Zoom "F1" is part of the excellently awesome Zoom F Series. Doesn't. Exist. To. Me. Perhaps the Shure VP83F LensHopper fits your purpose better for a "camera mounted recorder/mic combo"? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/966010-REG/shure_vp83f_condenser_shotgun_mic.html The main "big" changes with Gen1 vs Gen2 of the MixPre recorders are: 1) internal timecode 2) Gen2 got a price drop 3) backs up to a USB thumbdrive (but this isn't true redundancy) 4) 32bit recording (which is overhyped in my opinion) The Fostex FR2LE falls into the same category as for instance the Roland R44 I mentioned earlier. In that, for its time (which was well over a decade ago!!) the Fostex FR2LE was an attractive kit for someone on a tight budget, because it could hold up to prosumer standards and thus for the low price of roughly around about £400inc it proved good value for money. But today in 2020, I don't think you can make a solid argument it is worthwhile swapping a DR60Dmk2 for a Fostex FR2LE instead, even though they sell for similar prices eBay.
  8. It is the weakest strength of the circular BPMs. You can get a 1/16 Black Pro Mist in a 4 x 5.65" format.
  9. i'm curious is the bpm 1/8 the weakest filter strength ?
  10. kye

    Anonymous?

    Yes, how to remain unscathed after it is released is the challenge, and Banksy did come to mind when I was reading your post. I guess there's a few options: Use your real name, go under the radar while filming then risk the fallout after it is released Use a production company / name and don't put your real name in the credits - they might still find out who you are but you can always deny it while people you know and film circles can "all know it's you" Use a production company / name and take measures to ensure that no-one can trace it to you, knowing that ultimately the fame and glory associated with that name will not get added to your own Obviously I don't know Banksy, but my completely uneducated guess would be that he/she/they would suggest that you create the alter-ego with as close to zero links to yourself as possible, and use that anonymity to pursue as honest and uninhibited an agenda as you can, and take payment from the work in terms of reward for authenticity and contribution to humanity. Of course, Banksy is also very likely a hugely successful individual independently of their Banksy persona, so they don't need the money or fame, whereas I'm sure you probably could do with a bit more of that (unless you're secretly a famous rich person hanging out here talking about consumer cameras for some reason!). Of course, there's always bitcoin....
  11. The RED helium does seem to be on par with the Alexa from tests I've seen. Like it has been said more in the shadows less in the highlights. I've been unclear on this. The RED raw is 16 bit linear. While the Alexa is taking the 16 bit color information and mapping it into 12 bit 444 log or Arri Raw Log. When you open it up in resolve it maps it as 16 bit linear. From what I understand 12 bit log is equal to 16 bit linear. The Blackmagic URSA or actually all of the BM cameras with a Fairchild sensor do the same thing(other than the Pocket 4k/6k which have a sony sensor).
  12. Yes, unless you can get lucky and score a MixPre3 for cheap. (and don't mind dropping down your number of max channels from four with the DR60D to three with the MixPre3)
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  14. i have been watching the neewer 1 meter slider with 6 bearings. It should be quite smooth i would imagine. my only concerns are by the time i add a taking lens anamorphic lens and its 15mm rail support weight might be getting up there, however with the carbon fiber tubes i could at least fill them up with two part epoxy should they start to flex which should help counteract any flex. The other issue is its jumped from $105 since i started watching it to $138. Not alot of money i know but then theres not a lot of it to throw around either at the moment.
  15. Thanks all! I am going to be doing more HW. For audio I think that a Shure sm7b mic, cloudlifter being fed into an Audient ID14 may be the best for audio in the apartment/studio for video narrations in addition to playing/recording music (vocals/acoustic). Thoughts on this for audio? I am not going to get an on camera mic yet as I am not doing much videography outside of the apartment for these productions yet. For lighting I am trying to find an inexpensive 1-2 light easy setup. I like the RGB features of the cello 10" shown by Manny Ortiz but not sure if I know enough about lighting to know if that is the type of light to use.
  16. So... in the range of 350€ you guys recommend the zoom f4? There's a few on my local market. Not going to buy anything now but if I need a recorder in the future.
  17. Katrikura

    Anonymous?

    Perhaps it may sound like a distant reality to some, here in Chile (South America) a documentary filmmaker who made a documentary film about the Mapuche people (indigenous people), was sent to jail for 100 days, for doing that work. The state staged an imprisonment assembly, which was fortunately underrated, but the objective was to intimidate journalists to report on the problems of indigenous peoples. After these events, the people who audiovisual recorded these events, think about the possibility of using other names, to publish these events. For more information on the case, you can consult: http://www.icei.uchile.cl/noticias/elena-varela-documentalista-y-presa-politica.html
  18. Thank you for bring this to our attention Dimitris.
  19. User

    Anonymous?

    I agree... and it's also resistance against a culture of apathy, indifference and ignorance that helps bring perspectives that can offset the singular voice of corporate media empires and unethical self-serving governments. Carry on amigo, we need you, let us know how you proceed and... vive la revolucion! I didn't inform that nation's government of what I was doing, otherwise they would have simply refused and I would be forever marked as a journalist (which has consequences). So shooting the doc wasn't really the problem - despite continually being taken off the street for police questioning (where I would feign ignorance, silly tourist etc). The trick is going to be releasing it and somehow remain 'anonymous enough' so that I can continue to travel there after release. How that will be done, I've haven't quite worked out yet. The easiest path is to just use another name, but the weird part is that part of me wants my work to be correctly associated with my name and perspective... because like you've mentioned, this has a certain 'brand appeal'. However, one thing for sure is that I ain't no big brand... so what to do? I wonder what Banksy or Josh Oppenheimer would say?
  20. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    That article I linked seems to bear that out as well as the Red Monstro did look cleaner in the shadows despite having less highlight range. Seems like the new C300 mark iii is the same way with its DGO. That’s very interesting.. I always wondered how they’d rate using that same test spec. Surprised to see it rate higher than the Alexa! I guess in my mind I’ve felt like Alexa is a world apart from most cameras, but I suppose that isn’t really the case any more as the gap has narrowed considerably with the latest generation of cameras. Another thing with Red is their Redcode raw is always 16-bit I believe (as opposed to most camera’s 12-bit raw), so I wonder if that allows you to dig a little deeper into the shadows. In the audio world there is enough of a difference in the noise floor between 16-bit and 24-bit that it helps me to get cleaner recordings when I have a very quiet source. I guess that same principle must carry over in the digital video to some degree: very quiet source = very low exposure.
  21. Your NTG2 isn't exactly a quiet microphone. Plus usually it is a person's technique more than their gear which makes the result unbearably noisy. For an example of awful technique, I experienced that first hand yesterday! Was cycling around town, and got interviewed by an agency crew out doing voxpops for their client's campaign. Was a very small "crew" of 3: The person doing the interviewing A person handholding a Sony a7 series camera (with a rodelink on it, I assume the interviewer was wearing the transmitter) A 3rd person, who was holding a Zoom H6 *(and NOTHING ELSE! Yes, just the H6 by itself! wtf) So was interviewed by them, and I couldn't but help ask him "would you like me to hold that for you?" Because he was holding it soooooo faaaaaaaar AWAY If you're not going to swing a boom, or use a stick mic, at least hold the H6 in closer! I really had to restrain myself yesterday Like when he was saying "it's very directional, works great!" BUT IT IS A HANDHELD ZOOM!! With an XY capsule on it!!!! arrrggghhh Not to mention, HOW. FAR. AWAY. he was standing from me It wasn't even like he was trying to reach out with his arm to get closer or anything, he was just holding the Zoom H6 by his side For half a second I was tempted to take pity on them, go back home to grab a length of XLR cable and a shotgun or a reporter's mic so they could use that today instead. But meh, I was running behind on some deliveries yesterday so had to go do those asap It wasn't like we were standing next to a water fountain while interviewing me or anything like that Oh hang on THAT WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE DOING (next to the waterfountain/waterfall in the park behind the Cathedral downtown)
  22. I would not say that, it's not super clear it's a cs mount that comes with a cs to c adapter. And adding to that most ppl say it's c-mount.
  23. Yep, I've misread the product page like a dickhead ! Apologies. https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-high-quality-camera/
  24. Ok so I just came accross a very good deal on the Samyang (Rokinon) 50mm t1.5 cine DS (or Mark II) on Amazon. Got it for only 320 euro's incl VAT (280 without VAT). It was the last one in stock. After I ordered the price went up again to € 550,- So, after the good reviews I want to give it a try. The specs are good, the weight and size are good for me as well. And the lastest versions of their 'cine' line all have new coatings for better performance and makes colors more even accross the various lenses. The other lenses that I would be interested in are also affordable. The 24mm f1.4 is apparently the 'worst' one, especially at wide apertures but they recently released a 20mm f1.8 which is supposedly very good. So I might go for that one in stead of the 24. Anyway, I think I will first wait for the 50mm to arrive to see if I like it. The only thing I'm thinking about now, is if I should have gone for the 'non cine' version. I am often shooting without a follow focus, especially on weddings, and I'm wondering if the focus gears would be harder to focus than a regular rubber focus ring when one is not using a follow focus. Also, probably more uncomfortable? You can always add focus gears to a photo lens but not the other way arround Anyone has any experience with those or other lenses without using a follow focus?
  25. Try a fostex fr2le. Very low noise and dirt cheap secondhand. Built like a consumer radio from the 80s, but still kicking.
  26. It doesn't down scale to ProRes, it's that the HDMI output is down scaled to 4K so it will be able to be displayed on the Ninja V, and then it can be recorded to ProRes or DNxHR.
  27. It's impossible to use CS lenses on C-mount, so it kinda have to be the other way around.
  28. independent

    RED Komodo

    Really, at this point they're all fairly similar and pretty good.
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