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  2. I've used Teradek Live:Air to do multi-camera live broadcasts of press conferences, Lumafusion for really fast turnaround edit and upload of pre-game build up pieces and PicturePro for in game photo editing and transmission. Live:Air is feature rich but relies on IP based encoding to get the video signals in so can end up being expensive and complicated for more than a couple of cameras. Another bonus to the LS300 is it has the encoder built in but for everything else you need separate ones although you can use the iPad's own internal one too. Lumafusion isn't just the best editing app on the iPad (even Apple are using it in their promos now!) but its actually my favourite editing app full stop because of how fast and intuitive it is to use. The new update gives you XML export so you can move the project and finesse it on FCPX etc if you want but it is still missing ProRes which is going to be a limiting factor for me sooner rather than later. PicturePro is basically a complete end to end photo journalism app for live editorial that you can ingest, caption and transmit from and was actually responsible for the fastest shutter press to newspaper website publication time that I have ever had. There was a bit of an incident outside of a stadium and because I had my iPad in my bag I was able to get the pictures away and published before everyone else had had a chance to get back to their laptops in the press room Unfortunately, it seriously blotted its copybook one day when it filed an entire batch of blank images ( which is a complete no no for live editorial work) so I couldn't risk using it after that.
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  4. Ronin S: heavy (1.8 Kg); Moza Air 2: heavy (1.6 Kg); Moza AirCross: light (0.9 Kg); Moza AirCross 2: light (0.95 Kg). All work or could work with the P4K. - And my own disclamer: I rarely use gimbals, only when absolutely necessary; they are generally PITA and waste of time; I always prefer some shoulder rig, ENG style, when weight is expected and even welcome (gives more stability).
  5. thephoenix

    Davinci Resolve 16

    i hope a final version will come out soon
  6. I purchased an iPad Mini and an iPod Touch (cheap as chips!) because my Zoom F8n's app is *ONLY* for iOS Also use it for a bit of light browsing / youtube, that is all.
  7. Sony Alpha A7 24.3MP Digital Camera - On Ebay Black Price: $535.00 Product Identifiers Brand Sony Model Sony A7 Product Key Features Digital Zoom 8x Battery Type Lithium-Ion Color Black Features Built-in Flash, Auto Focus, Body only, Interchangeable Lenses, Wi-Fi Ready, Viewfinder, Noise Reduction, CMOS Sensor Dimensions 5x3 3/4x2 1/4 in Screen Size 3.0" Series Sony Alpha Type Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Connectivity Micro USB Megapixels 24.3MP Manufacturer Color Black Dimensions Weight 14.67 Oz Additional Product Features Lens System Body only
  8. Sounds unnecessarily complicated. Just custom WB before each shot at your shooting exposure using a grey card or expo disk. ND, vario nd and lenses all can have different colour casts so this will level the playing field but Vario ND filters because they are polarising will have a much greater influence on the look of the image esp skin texture than any colour cast.
  9. I have some friends doing some art work with various devices+pen but not much. For our work (video editing) do not see it as being really convinient. I am having the usual setup of big heavy and expensive desktop ---> gaming laptop for editing on the go ---> I am waiting my Surface Go to arrive for viewing and data management when on the field. I truly explored all the options before I order the Surface Go (it is not particularly cheap with all the necessary accessories) but the cost to size and performance ratio was a bit too much for an ultra portable machine that could do "real" editing on the fly. So I went for 10" to 15.6" and to my main monitors. USB C connectivity was/is a certainty for me. Maybe in 5 years a Surface Pro will be sufficient for everything, but not right now. You are sacrificing too much efficience and convinience. It took me 5 minuteds for each purchase to realize that Apple was too esoteric for me.
  10. I guess the important part is how easy it is to match the clips afterwards and not necessarily how much of a colour cast each filter has (even though the two obviously correlates). Lack of sharpness, contrast and uneven exposure (X-pattern) would be harder to fix than a -200 magenta adjustment. Assuming those factors are taken care of, does anybody have any tips on how to match clips with different filters?
  11. I don't, but IIRC my sister was using it when she was a Script Supervisor for all her notes and photos for each location/setup/shot/take. I don't know if there was a particular app she was using or if it was just notes and the camera or mixed with paper notes too, but it worked for that really well. I worked out early on that tablets are for consuming content and laptops / computers were for creating content. The fact that the iPad doesn't actually multi-task is a complete deal-breaker for me. On a computer if you have a few applications running then they're all running and if you change away from one and then back again you'd expect it to be the same as when you left, but they actually just make a note of where they were, then when you go back to them they then re-create where they think you were, but mostly get it wrong. If you have bad internet you'll realise that the web browser actually has to re-load the page when you go back to it, too bad for you if the internet is now gone... or they forget where you were through a video or page or whatever, and you have to navigate back to where you were....
  12. Wait, you know you're not going to get the full dynamic range on rec.709 recordings, right?
  13. kye

    Davinci Resolve 16

    Yeah. Plus that insert edit which doesn't need the play head to be frame perfect. I suspect there's dozens of little tweaks in here that will all save a lot of time (and probably frustration too!) I have done a bunch of efficiency / process improvement projects in my day job and I suspect that they might have video'd a bunch of professional editors doing this and then analysed every keystroke and mouse movement to classify what they're doing and how long that particular thing adds up to be over an entire editing session. Then you can see that they spend X% of the time zooming, Y% of the time doing whatever else, etc and then just work out how to reduce or eliminate those things completely. If they have taken that approach (which seems logical) then the zooming and the insert edit will be in a long list of many many small improvements they could have made. People that design user interfaces sometimes look at how far away the buttons are from each other (for example if you're moving the mouse from one side of the screen to the other and back a lot) and will rearrange the buttons so there's less mouse movement etc. When Toyota starts with a car assembly plant the assembly line moves slowly at first, and they work out which steps are taking the longest, then they improve them until they've got a bit of spare time, then when every step has a bit of spare time they speed it up a little, then do it all again. Just making these little changes you can make an assembly line go twice or three times as fast as it was originally because all these little changes really add up. Which is absolutely great stuff for us, because we're the ones who benefit
  14. You can easily add a protective anti glare cover to the screen. The DR specs for the pocket and Ursa are not a secret so why is this a surprise and also the sensor size is not a mystery so again why is this an unexpected problem? If you are experiencing a noisy image it would suggest your exposure is not optimal - how are you exposing the P4k?
  15. Yeah it's the European moniker for the 2-liter, not-quite-GT4 model up until 1998. At least that's the title of the 5th and 6th gens that had the naturally aspirated 3S-GE, I'm not sure what's the reasoning behind the "i". The final 7th gen model however was sold as the GTS, so go figure.
  16. kaylee

    Davinci Resolve 16

    ive been scared to even watch a "NEW CUT PAGE" video cuz im dumb about technical stuff, but THIS is AWESOME, nice and simple, first one i clicked on, thanks @kye 😂 dude. its dope. makes total sense. the multiple zoom levels that you see at once is smart af
  17. well guys its 2019, so according to tim cook you shouldve all abandoned your useless desktops by now amazingly, i am using my first gen ipad pro for actual work for the first time ever – meaning, in my mind, that im spending TONS of time on it. 8hrs a day, which God knows ive never done before im using Procreate, an AWESOME app for drawing and art stuff with Apple Pencil™©® the adobe cc apps continue to absolutely suck. the long promised ipad photoshop is coming "soon"... well my book will be done by then. so. what i wanna know is, WHO here is using an ipad or other mobile device/tablet for actual WORK of any kind? video, photo, design/etc...? anybody? and if so recommend me some apps 😎
  18. No idea why this is so ignored: https://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/28146-blackmagic-pocket-4k-media-power-thread-the-best-alternatives/?do=findComment&comment=264463
  19. kye

    Davinci Resolve 16

    Great overview video about why the Cut page is so much faster than the Edit page: I haven't downloaded v16 yet (I don't do beta versions) but this makes me really excited about cutting together an initial assembly. An interesting point from the video is that he mentions you might be cutting together 1000 clips in a day (1000 clips at 2s each is 33 minutes of video so that seems reasonable). I did some maths on this and it works out that if you spend 5 seconds zooming in and out to make and fine-tune the beginning and end clips, which seems about right from my editing experience in Resolve, then that's 83 minutes of zooming! The Cut page shows three different zoom levels simultaneously and you don't need to zoom at all, so that's a huge time-saver just in zooming. There are a bunch of other things that they've fixed too that I noticed are a bit of a PITA when doing this in the Edit page, so it looks like it will be so much easier. I am really excited about this!
  20. Because the entire Digital Bolex market is a drop in the ocean to the Canon behemoth
  21. I have a feeling Sony is going to come out, like someone on here said, with some groundbreaking stuff on the a7s mk III that is going to knock everyone else on their Butt. They have not dragged this out this long for no reason. They are not just going to add 10 bit, 4k 60 and be done. They would Just be even at best doing that. I really doubt Sony is just going to pull a Samsung and get out of the camera business.
  22. Well there is nothing wrong with making a buck. Glad it is working out for you. I did weddings for years back in the film Hasselblad days. But taking up a lot of weekends got pretty boring after years of it. What I really liked was doing Model Portfolios lol. I wonder why? I met some girls, women that I knew for years through it. It was gratifying in more ways than one. They are in reality pretty challenging not to make it look like a Porn shoot to be honest. I used to practice on my wife in the beginning. It is not as easy as it looks to do well. Some of them went on to make a buck or two at it modeling, etc. Nice to know I helped. And it helped my skills also. Most Modeling agencies back then Only wanted B&W shots for some reason. That stuff is challenging both shooting and developing it. I thought it was harder than doing Slides, and they were hard. Print film was Really hard to screw up, it had a Ton of Latitude. When I first started out in Photography, back in the time of Jesus lol, I Only used print film and I thought hell, what is the big deal? I am either a natural Wiz at this, or it is over rated as hell. Boy was I wrong! 😬
  23. Yea I think that's the ticket. The GH6 really does need to come out strong to have any hope in the new full-frame world: - 120-150fps in 10-bit 4K. - Internal NDs (electronic or on-sensor ND). - V-log (13-stops instead of 11.5 or whatever GH5s ended up being). - Low light of GH5s with IBIS of GH5 And with the 10-25mm f1.7 - honestly, that could keep me happy for a long time. A 25-75mm f1.7 or 35-100 f2 would also be great. The GH5 was 2 years ahead of all other hybrid cameras and has only recently been matched by Pocket 4K (and to some degree the X-T3 and Panasonic's own S1) in codecs, specs - but still has upper hand in some regards with IBIS, photo capabilities, XLR adapter. So, for MFT to stay strong, they need to continue to be 2-3 years ahead with video capabilities on the GH-line.
  24. Aram K commenting on whether there is a big difference between having an external reference display with BM hardware vs the GUI display. (TLDR - not really, as long as you have a good quality monitor and calibrate it). I'm not a huge fan of Aram as his level of technical knowledge isn't the best, but in terms of being able to see colour and comment in it, I think his impressions are probably useful, and considering I've never compared the two it's a useful opinion.
  25. I'm no expert, but assuming that you custom-WB and set exposure every time you change anything then that should be a good approach. Changing the aperture is more likely to only test the lens and not the ND I would have thought? Still, it's useful for testing before using that lens for your film. I know lenses that change colour at different apertures, so this is a thing. If you're going to go to the trouble of testing one lens then test each of your lenses, preferably at wide open and at something neutral like 5.6 of 8.0. Considering this is a test you should also ensure you've gotten a steady and high CRI light source, even if you use natural light it can be subject to subtle variation between shots, or even between doing the WB and hitting record. I think if you go back and forward between non-ND and ND and look at Vectroscope and Waveforms then that should tell you everything you need to know. In a sense, as long as the ND isn't too far off neutral then having colour accuracy kind of doesn't matter as long as you're consistent throughout the film (by using the same ND). Colour grading often skews colours, for example cooling the shadows and warming the highlights, and it's more about how the final look matches the emotional tone of your film. You can go pretty far from neutral and still be fine, think about The Matrix or any Soderbergh film, or music videos where coloured lights heavily skew skin tones. Good luck!
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