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  1. 7 points
    I've just discovered the secret to success in this industry -- be very critical of the image made by any camera other than Alexa, and you are instantly a top notch dp in the class of Roger Deakins. Here is a list of terms to help your complaints sound more legit: Lacks DR (dynamic range) Poor highlight roll off Contrasty Not contrasty Bad motion cadence Too digital Too flat Plasticy Too noisy Too clean Poor focus roll off Macro blocking Micro jitters Sucky suck suck Now, if those alone aren't getting you the status you deserve, try these ones. They almost sound made up, but no one will ever question you and will repeat them until they become an actual thing. Sharpening halos Pixel fringing Quasar vignette Noise population ratio Telecentric converters And if you find you need to take it even further, take a screenshot of footage that you put zero production value in, like a chair in a poorly lit office, magnify 300 percent, and then... wait for it......... wait for it......... draw a friggin arrow to the pixel in question. I'll have plenty more suggestions in my upcoming mzed class... Seriously, there is a clear world of difference between being a negative Nelly and simply recognizing a camera's pros and cons. ALL CAMERAS have pros and cons. Looking at them in those terms is about making decisions and problem solving , not complaining.
  2. 3 points
  3. 3 points
    Zach Goodwin2

    How Can I Be A Young Director?

    Alright alright no more questions I'll get to it. I'll post the short doc in a month or so.
  4. 3 points
    wyrlyn

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    just WOW. 😱
  5. 3 points
    Zach, are we to assume you are referring to a film in the distant future? Didn’t you say you don’t have a car right now? I would argue that it may be smarter to get a car first and then a $33,000 cinema camera. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a FF camera, did you hear that The Possession of Hannah Grace was shot on an a7sii? If you don’t need 4K or IBIS, the original a7s can be had for about $700... so that’s an option as well.
  6. 3 points
    this is a killer feature and its only gonna get better, i was gonna start a thread. if you use it the right way in photoshop its unbelievebly effective and easy, so im really stoked to see where this goes i love the boom removal usage that @IronFilm mentioned; stuff like that can be HUGE for an indy shoot too...! the future of vfx is so bright its ridiculous lol. kids in the future will never kno the agony of the stuff we’ve had to learn 😂
  7. 2 points
    mercer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Definitely some of the best P4K footage I’ve seen. Really quite perfect. Good find.
  8. 2 points
    Pretty crazy you will soon be able to shoot full-frame 8K for $6-7k. Currently, the cheapest way to do that is the Monstro for $50k+. And the cheapest 8K is the Red Helium sensor at $25k (but actually closer to $35k to actually shoot something). Seems as though the E2 is getting lots of great reviews and I actually like the idea of a modular brain (like Red) if you can get accessories that aren't $2-5k a pop. Snag a Shinobi monitor ($400) or Swit ($200) and some Sony NPF batteries ($100 for all-day power), and you're good to go. The full-frame with EF Mount + something like the Sigma Art 24-70 or 24-105 would cover a ton of use cases. Definitely intrigued.
  9. 2 points
    BTM_Pix

    Rode Shrinks its Wireless Mic System

    I am single handedly claiming the credit for the announcement of this product today as it was clearly triggered by me buying the Sennheiser version less than 24 hours ago !
  10. 2 points
    Below are the leaks specs and along with the leaked side shot of the camera we can see that a headphone jack was added and the Mic moved out of the way of the screen. Along with the additional of V-log L it looks like Panasonic has focused more on video with this release. The only thing missing is 4k/60p. https://www.nokishita-camera.com/2019/04/dc-g99.html LUMIX DC-G90 / G95 / G99 Effective pixel count 20.3M pixel Live MOS sensor, low pass filterless 5-axis Dual IS 2, camera shake correction effect for 5 stages Unlimited 4K30p / Full HD Movies V-log L is pre-installed 2.36 million dots organic EL LVF, finder magnification 0.74 times 3.0 type vari-angle touch panel monitor Dust and drip proof Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Size: 130.4 x 93.5 x 77.4 mm Weight: about 536 g Domestic release date: May 23, 2019 Kit: Body, high magnification zoom lens kit (overseas standard zoom kit is also available)
  11. 2 points
    Its the way the complaints are communicated that is driving me nuts. And maybe not yours, honestly I have not been keeping track. But for camera that cost $1,300 that produces the images it does to be criticize with words like sharpening halos and mojo, well, I just can't abide that. My point is that, instead of pointing out flaws as though I'm going to receive an award for finding them, to bring them up in terms of how can we solve this or mitigated or, is there another tool I can use in situations where this particular drawback is not an issue. Negativity creates doubt and hold us back. Problem solving inspires us to move forward. This is a great forum when all our minds are solving these issues and creating workarounds for the ones we can't solve. Otherwise we end up pixel peeping and making no progress in the storytelling we all want to do.
  12. 2 points
    deezid

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    He was using ISO1250 plus Braw. So basically no highlight dr + plasticky skin. By this video it actually is. But seems like Matteo ignores any trick anyway: shooting cDNG instead of Braw avoid shooting at ISO1250 in contrasty situations grading in another colorspace like ARRI log C or IPP2 for way nicer roll-off (RCM)
  13. 2 points
    Wow, that pricing is aggressive! Would love to hear more about frame rates / codecs - expecting ProRes, H265, and RAW in some modes.
  14. 2 points
    Shirozina

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    As someone who owns the BMPCC and the P4k I can tell you the highlight roll-off is not terrible on the P4k nor is the DR worse than the BMPCC nor are skintones unnecessarily contrasty - but what do I know as I'm not looking at it via youtube on a cellphone😉 CFast is expensive for data so why not just get a 1TB T5 ? I've got a few external battery solutions but the best by far (and the cheapest)is a cheap NPF sled with a dummy battery from amazon/ebay. I shortened the power lead to tidy it up and mounted the sled to the top of a smallrig 1/2 cage. With a generic F970 battery I get 2.5 hours recording time when writing to the external T5.
  15. 2 points
    mojo43

    GO Taiwan

  16. 2 points
    While there seems to be quite a few complaints about BRAW from heavy forum users, I've now worked on two high profile Ad campaigns that have used BRAW and haven't heard a DP complain about it. At the same time, I've spoken first hand to VFX guys and girls that have said that they are really happy with the new codec. Here's a few pics of the P4K being used as a B Cam on a recent car ad for those interested.
  17. 2 points
    Towd

    GO Taiwan

    Another great film @mojo43! I always try to catch your work. I noticed a lot of complicated transitions in this one-- maybe more than most. Very effective at maintaining a fast and immersive pace. Anway, great work again.👍
  18. 2 points
  19. 1 point
    sanveer

    Rode Shrinks its Wireless Mic System

    Interesting size and the fact that they claim it has a built in broadcast quality mic built in (Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound) that can record in challenging and less than ideal conditions. Main features: • All-new Series III 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission with 128-bit encryption designed to deliver crystal clear audio under any conditions, even in locations with dense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth activity like shopping malls, conventions, hotels etc • Up to 70m range (line-of-sight), but optimised for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments • TX and RX have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C •"Up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery-saver mode • Super-lightweight and ultra-compact: TX is 31g and RX only 31g • The transmitter and receiver pair in just 3 seconds • 3-stage output pad: 0, -6dB and -12dB • RØDE’s market-leading smartLav+ (with an SC3 adaptor), Lavalier microphone and HS2 headset microphone are perfect companions for the Wireless GO when used as a beltpack (and sold separately) • Use up to 8 systems in one location. http://www.rode.com/wireless/wirelessgo
  20. 1 point
    mojo43

    GO Taiwan

    Really excited to see what everyone thinks of our new video! We shot this mainly with an A7iii an A7sii and a GH5. Mavic pro 2 of course. Let me know!
  21. 1 point
    Towd

    GO Taiwan

    Naw, I think it worked very well. I love seeing people push ideas and experimenting.
  22. 1 point
    That's the full post. I don't think they've said anything about frame rates on the F6 or F8 yet. The S6 does 6k60 at 2.4:1, and 6k30 at open gate 6244 x 4168. I find the F6 to look like the best value. It's not as big a jump in price over the S6 as the latter is over the normal E2. If you want a speed booster with a locking EF mount on the S6 (assuming they do actually make a M43 mount), then the price is pretty similar overall. Of course, if you have a lot of S35 or APS-C glass then the S6 looks like a killer option. $4k is a little steep compared to the XT3 to me.
  23. 1 point
    Biggest news of the day: they added a headphone jack AND it's in an even better spot than on the GH5. Lower down the body means more rotation for the screen when headphones are in.
  24. 1 point
    The markets and purposes are different. The E2 range are production cameras, whereas the Sony’s are hybrids that do a bit of everything. The A7 developers won’t care about the E2 at all. Any camera is a hard sell for me at the moment as I have Panasonic’s like the EVA1. But it’s exciting to see a full frame camera a quarter the size of the EVA1 coming with even higher end features. 😎
  25. 1 point
    Ivko Pivko

    Rode Shrinks its Wireless Mic System

    199$ It looks like a no brainer for youtubers and streamers or a good, quality alternative to anybody who was looking for -very- cheap wireless system in Amazon... (like me)
  26. 1 point
    Rinad Amir

    I voted for Raw recording on the R

    Holyshit u sound like my mate brah why buy gh5s when s9 does same! Did I will give u a comparison Gh5s = Bmw M5😁 S9 = Public bus that anyone can use Ok thank you
  27. 1 point
    You are forgetting 'not as good as the camera it replaced'
  28. 1 point
    Kisaha

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Add Tachyon polution and Spatial rendering to those!
  29. 1 point
    Cue more idiot directors saying - "we will fix it in post" Seriously it is pretty clever stuff. Not just items with a clear consistent outline on a plain background. In some ways this can be done more cleanly in video than stills, as there are more chances to find a clean backplate to clone from.
  30. 1 point
    Anaconda_

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    turns out you don't even need a menu, no matter how large it might be. Since you're going to an Atomos recorder, you don't need the camera's LCD on anyway, so the EVF Only option will save you some battery life Strange there's no option for both on though.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    It's been available in photoshop for ages so not really a surprise it's made it's way to motion images.
  33. 1 point
    IronFilm

    How Can I Be A Young Director?

    Just walk up and ASK people! Ask them what is their story
  34. 1 point
    kaylee

    How Can I Be A Young Director?

    this is where YOUR artistry and YOUR brain are supposed to come in to play Zach @Snowfun suggested “My Town” — super, thats a broad concept that you can clearly execute because..... you live somewhere, right?? so think about that phrase: “My Town”. ask yourself, how many different ways could you interpret that? What is your town? Is it small or large? Do you like it? How does it make you feel? Do you like the people? Do you think theyre cool? Do you wish they were different? Why? Would you rather live somewhere else? Why? What would you tell someone from Los Angeles who came to visit about your town, to describe it to them? In a word? What about an alien from outer space? Whats your town like to him? Maybe your town is internal, its a place inside you Maybe its your inner view of the outside world. or maybe its something you’re trapped in, and you dont like seeing out maybe you live in a ghost town where everyone is dead maybe your town is lost in time Maybe your town is a tree because youre a squirrel 🐿 just let your mind wander its art mannnn
  35. 1 point
    great, i shot my first short with natural light on my 5d3 with ml, there you go. costs 30x less than a c700 too
  36. 1 point
    Jonesy Jones

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Not sure what I'm missing but after the grade they're almost identical. Like sure, I can tell, but I'll take the $59,000 savings with the P4k any day.
  37. 1 point
    hijodeibn

    Canon M50 - Magic Lantern

    Any news about DPAF activation in 4k or 6k?, is it possible?
  38. 1 point
    kye

    GO Taiwan

    Nice work!!
  39. 1 point
    anonim

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Actually, and BTW regarding last question X vs Arri, why not to cheer here also remarkable achievement of our great com-eoshd member Sage
  40. 1 point
    They do differ in favour of the Arri for sure, but my thoughts in posting were that the differences are smaller than I imagined they would be, considering the saving.
  41. 1 point
    Braw 3:1 holds up well on this guy's comparison..
  42. 1 point
    mercer

    Where should I sell camera gear online?

    Gotcha! I had the 24-70mm f/4 and had the same experience with it... just too slow when you need a few more stops of light. But then when I go back and look at some of my footage, some of my favorite shots were with that lens... but I also suffer from sentimentality. I was mostly looking at the Sigma because it is crazy sharp and for image stabilization... but so is my Canon 35mm f/2 and my feet work pretty good in place of a zoom... so IDK... lol. Glad to hear it, there aren’t many of us left. Lol. I’ve owned about 3 4K cameras, all with IBIS, since I bought my 5D3 and the 5D3 is the only camera I still own... I just recently realized this myself... apparently there’s an option in the resolution center that you have to click. So if the buyer is a no pay, or a scam artist, then you have to open a case to get your fee returned. Good luck!
  43. 1 point
    Give them the benefit of the doubt. Most of us love the underdog - I hope they pull it off.
  44. 1 point
    Now the firmwares for their cameras will never come out of beta...
  45. 1 point
    +1 Most of the gear I've bought/sold through the years has been on FM. Its great for barely used stuff at bargain prices, lots of people take stuff for a test drive and then unload it cheap. If you're selling - post lots of detailed photos and be very honest about the condition. Chris
  46. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    Canon M50 - Magic Lantern

    Magic Lantern on the M50 is real by the way.
  47. 1 point
    Sage

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Sure; it depends on what you'd like. Fuji and BMD have very good, usable color. I personally will use P4K with GH5; I hope to have EC to do a production this summer. 8 bit is tricky; I'd prefer to only support 10 bit cameras, though I will try to find a way that will give viable production level results with 8-bit. I think Log is not really in the cards there. Bit of really cool news; last weekend, the director of a film starring Josh Hartnett wrote to me to say that they were using the GH5 with EC as a pick-up cam alongside Alexa Minis and XTs. He said that a senior Star Wars colorist was doing the grade, and said that 'everybody was very impressed' with it. I was pretty thrilled with that
  48. 1 point
    fuzzynormal

    Does this teaser tease?

  49. 1 point
  50. 0 points
    fuzzynormal

    How Can I Be A Young Director?

    ...for God's sake already...
EOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs
EOSHD Pro Color 3.0 for Sony cameras
EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony cameras
EOSHD 5D Mark III 3.5K RAW Shooter's Guide


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