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  1. 6 points
    So I can update EOSHD Pro Color for Sony's latest colour science tweaks yours truly bought the new A7R III from Berlin's one and only Sony Store this week. Yes, 3500 euros seems to be Sony's new standard price and yes I am finally broke... but the improvements over the old model turn out to be quite special - especially the new Hybrid LOG Gamma picture profiles. Read the full article
  2. 4 points
    Like this one ?
  3. 3 points
    You as filmmakers are referring to my honest and very positive feedback in a way that does not do anything to give me a smile as well. Did you get me argumentation? You both know the power and craft of silent film. To judge the visual interest of a very short clip is to concentrate on the visuality of a film, espcially when it´s only 1min long. To do a 480p test on Jons video was a compliment and trust towards the very high resolving lens. It´s the only time I have seen such good 480p on youtube. Hey Mattias, great find! It would be awesome, to get this pony running with a Bmpcc speed booster: 0.58x1.796= 1.04, plus 1.7 stops increase in light gathering!
  4. 2 points

    Panasonic GH5S Memes

    I've collected a few gems from Facebook:
  5. 2 points
    You won't see many GH5s in productions like this. This is a showcase, made specifically to promote GH5s. Of course you don't need IBIS if you are using a gimbal and a dolly, but why would you use a GH5 on a shoot like this, where only the daily cost of renting the rig is much more expensive that the camera's price? Why on earth would anyone make a custom set with expensive lighting setups, cranes & remote controlled gimbals to shoot with an MFT camera which hardly delivers 12 stops of DR in a compressed format?
  6. 2 points
    Next step is to watch videos without sound, in B&W, and at 320P
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    [PS] Well, I see such low light technology brings a new aesthetics approach... The question is if that's good or not under this particular perspective. Night life all shot in the same way is... boring to say the least.
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    Muaha, muaha, lol! That mimicry of a term is a nonsensical nonterm.There is no such thing as cultural marxism. What this right wing term is describing is in need of a better name. It´s neither cultural forofilmsism nor cultural pannysvhsism, muahaha! To connect Arnold Toynbee to this term is very misleading.
  9. 1 point
    Raafi Rivero

    Kinefinity Terra 4k has landed

    Pretty sure I'm the first person outside of China who has the new Kinefinity TERRA 4k. I've been a bit of a ghost on this forum since going all-in on the Kine pre-order, but here's an unboxing video by way of saying hello again:
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    So the Viltrox EF-M2 is getting al the positive reviews from GH5 users as a metabones speedbooster alternative with autofocus and auto Iris controls! http://www.viltrox.com/en/index.php?m=index&a=show&cid=145&id=181 Now I am curious: has somebody tested this adapter with the bmpcc / bmmcc?
  11. 1 point

    EVA1 Firmware

    This ought to make Zak and others a bit happier. http://www.4kshooters.net/2018/01/12/panasonic-au-eva1-new-firmware-update-ver-1-10-released/
  12. 1 point
    I’ve got a feeling that comment’s gonna get a lot of responses. 🧐
  13. 1 point

    Best cinema camera for me?

    Sure, as much as a billionaire will miss anything if only millionaire... : D I recall when people were used to shoot on film, besides the fact I concur noise can look very filmic too, Blackmagic noise @ low light included.
  14. 1 point
    I don't think Jon is buying a GH5s! But he was not buying a GH5 either.
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    I see how they are using these ISO's to prove that the GH5s is great in low light. But I hope this does not start a trend. I agree with Jon, how light do you go at night? I always loved it more toward the darker side because of the suspense, scary side of it, making you look harder at it to spot things, on and on. But admit this camera is going to make it tempting to go higher. But I won't like it unless it is more for Documentary stuff, etc., seeing things we have never been able to see before.
  16. 1 point

    Best cinema camera for me?

    Home Depot has Everything you need for lighting! Cheap also. https://digital-photography-school.com/shooting-products-and-video-using-home-depot-lighting/
  17. 1 point

    waiting for the one - thinking aloud

    I think maybe the second half of this year through to the first half of next are going to be spectacular for "waiters". That rumoured Nikon mount if it is a 16mm flange might allow someone like Kipon or Metabones to even make a Sony E to Nikon Z adapter. That would mean my 55 1.8 and 85 1.8 Sony lenses would not be orphaned if I ever left FF E mount. Might be a very different mirrorless world pretty soon. You know it is coming, question is how soon?
  18. 1 point

    Best cinema camera for me?

    Yep, LEDs get hotter and hotter and they still have color spikes, etc. I have Fiilex lights and I notice in some clips that the color temperature shifts here and there. That never happens with Tungsten. And of course, again, tungsten, though reddish, delivers a nice smooth color spectrum. Of course you know all that. But for any newbie reading, if you see some cheap tungstens jump on them! I see some lowell kits going for near nothing. Except for the heat and their hunger for watts, the quality of the light cannot be beat! Young filmmakers have no idea how lucky they are to have all these quality lights available for pennies on the dollar.
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    If this has a 1" sensor and h.265 I'll buy it in a heartbeat, even considering my bad experience with Autel's X-Star premium. A folding P4 Pro? Yes please! Otherwise it's not worth the risk. Had the XStar and it lost contact constantly with the remote and initiated "return home" all the time. Ended up returning it after 3 weeks. The yaw was a big problem, too: impossible to make smooth panning motions.
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    Even Luke Neumann, in an interview one year ago with no film school, said about the GH5: Stabilization on the sensor is one of those features that, once you use it, you won't want to go back. And when asked what aspect of the GH5 low-budget filmmakers would love most, he said: IBIS. I honestly wasn't that excited about it because I had never used it before. Now? I don't want to go back to a camera that doesn't have it. Sometimes we just left our tripod in the car and that is a decision I would love to make more often. Source
  21. 1 point
    Well since the GH5 is discontinued I guess you will have to hang up your camera bag Oh wait, its not discontinued... All is good in the world again... just keep the GH5 and add the lowlight camera of your choice. Why is everyone hating on the GH5S? Would you be happier if all we had was the GH5? Do you have a GH5? Honestly, while 3200 can be used if you have no choice, it really is not a great option in my experience. I have my GH5 locked to max 1600 ISO.
  22. 1 point

    Best cinema camera for me?

    Is tricky to give advice without knowing your budget range, but here are some suggestions I'd give: Varicam LT: arguably "the best" camera right now (short of an Arri 65 or Sony F65 etc... those truly ridiculous priced ones!). Yes, even better than say the usual Arri Alexa. Plus, you can pick up an EVA1 or GH5S as a great B cam for the Varicam! Sony F5 / F55: the F5 is going very cheap these days secondhand, is packed with more features perhaps than any other camera at this price point. (and you're F3 could stick around as a lovely B cam for its "free" price! ha) Sony FS7: basically is a "baby F5", very similar in picture quality, & capable of 4K 60fps 10bit as well. But lacking many of the extra bonuses you might see on the F5, such as TC or genlock, but you said you don't care about those anyway. URSA Mini Pro: best bang for buck of all of these that I'm mentioning! (unless you get an absolute bargain for an F5, which I've seen occasionally them go for FS7 secondhand prices) The URSA Mini Pro is a lovely evolution forward from the URSA Mini 4.6K (which is itself a *lot* better than its brother the URSA Mini 4K, so don't get those two mixed up when reading reviews!) Kinefinity Terra 4K: gives the URSA Mini Pro a hard run for "value for money", coming close behind. Has an eND option with the Kinemount with EF lenses. (also can do PL lenses, but I don't know of an eND for PL, however I imagine with PL lenses you'd be more ok with using a mattebox as well) EVA1: the most compact 4K 10bit on the market! Super lightweight for a camera with those specs plus S35 + NDs + TC + SDI + etc... and you've got the option between EF or PL with a third party accessories. Ones I would *NOT* consider (but you might, but probably won't... as you're stuck with EF *or* PL, not both! But all the cameras I mentioned above, at a minimum, can switch between EF and PL): Canon C200: lacks a middle codec, you only have the extremes of 8bit or raw!! C300 mk2: overpriced (although, its price has massively come down since launch. So not so crazy to pick it now)
  23. 1 point

    Best cinema camera for me?

    You are not trolling, I hope! http://www.newsshooter.com/2017/11/16/wooden-camera-creates-pl-mount-panasonic-eva1/ Bye:)
  24. 1 point
    @Zak Forsman I count myself among those who'd like to see the ability to turn off electronic sharpening, but noise reduction? I know this is sacrilege, and shows what a hobbyist I am, but I'd rather not deal with Neat Video ever again!
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    Ha! Limitations? Looks more like strengths looking at the video above. 👍 The diffused lighting is really helping to tone down the aggressive detail of the NX1 sensor and help rolloff gradients a bit smoother. It's a good look in my opinion, 8bit or otherwise. This could definitely hit a distribution channel like Netflix. You've definitely earned a new fan. 😎 It also looks like there's some attention given to wardrobe/set color coordination? I've always had a propensity towards pulling the most out of less and challenging conventional wisdom where I feel it's misplaced or dogmatic. Not to dismiss the obvious lush and creamy images of say a RED EPIC or Arri Alexa. But as much as they are awesome, they're equally uninteresting, if that makes sense? There's a certain, "Go big or go home mentality" I'd like to see get challenged because I personally feel filmmaking should be accessible to anyone who has a passion for it but may not neccsarily have the funds to match. I really get annoyed at those filmmakers who use top gear as a barrier to entry and job security. Even if they're very skilled, I feel they have lost their way. I remember starting my interest in filmmaking as a young kid shooting with VHS camcorders. I didn't think at that time that my little films didn't look like what I saw in the movie theater (not even close) but I do remember learning about other things like creative lighting, and fun and interesting ways to frame the world I see. And having fun with friends creating scenes. I was focused on improving my craft with each time I picked up my camera. I actually took my camcorder to bed with me. I was totally hooked. I'm sure I wasn't alone. (Before the interwebs) Maybe it's me but I don't see a lot of articles talking about those magical formative years. I do see tons of articles professing over this camera, or that camera and their respective specs. There is a forum for that, don't get me wrong. But it's a bit less magical and relies heavily on convention, which sometimes comes off as arrogant and a bit jaded. I can't imagine a young child just getting into this field and reading, "No kid, you're nothing without an Arri Alexa". That's a horrible message. There's a handful of children's filmmaking workshops that teach aspiring young minds the art of filmmaking using smartphones and simple household tools I couldn't be supportive enough of this movement. Sorry guys, I know I ramble a bit. Hey, I'm a 44 year old single father of adult children and get a bit lonely at times, especially during time off from work. I'm surrounded by professionals who work with million dollar budgets and get whatever equipment they request. It gets boring always talking about how this gear allowed this or that. I'm done now.
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