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  1. Neumann Films

    CaMeRa ShOoToUt

    I feel like there is a crowd for these videos here. Apologies for the shameless self promotion though.
    23 points
  2. I'm here if you need to talk.
    22 points
  3. Here are some frame grabs from my first feature length film Bad Decisions. I started on the GH4, then shot some scenes on the GH5. I will finish this next year with the S5 and S1H if COVID-19 doesn't turn into COVID-20. I'm probably going to go straight to Amazon Prime. My budget thus far has been $10K and I have another $3K or so for the last two scenes. As so many of you know, no ifs, ands or buts about it; filmmaking is fucking hard! This is probably why this is my last one. I've been discouraged so many times that I had pretty much decided to delete the whole film and just quit al
    14 points
  4. I got the C70 last week as part of CVP’s first batch. Even though I have the A7SIII, I bought it because Canon obviously read a post on this forum about what my “perfect camera” looks like. So I just had to. I sold my EVA1. I put it in the deep end straight away on 2 professional shoots for fitness brands. The videos aren’t finished so can’t share any footage yet! My impressions: 1. Body design is fantastic. Lovely in the hand and a joy to operate. Feels cheaper than other C-series for sure but still premium. Well built and easy to use. Very light too! 2. The scre
    10 points
  5. I think the final sentence is the best piece of advice you can give. Seriously, at this point is there a worse investment than a new camera if you don't have a job that specifically requires it? YouTube channels or blogs promoting new gear and tech during this pandemic is not just irresponsible it's almost a little sinister.
    10 points
  6. It's out there! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/afx-autofocus-adapter#/ https://www.eoshd.com/news/exclusive-cda-tek-announces-afx-module-for-lidar-autofocus-featuring-tilta-nucleus-motor-drive-and-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera-compatibility/ Congratulations to @BTM_Pix It looks superb and the example shot is silky smooth and natural looking.
    8 points
  7. It’s arrived. Just charging batteries but first impressions of the body... - Great form factor, makes total sense although could be nice to have a compact EVF somewhere. - It’s much more lightweight than I thought. Doesn’t feel that much heavier than the A7SIII. - Body is solid, but the material is definitely a bit more budget than other C-series. - LCD is larger than I thought, although it’s on the flimsy side. - Button layout is great. Everything is there although the “media” button is almost impossible to press with your right hand on the grip. - The top h
    7 points
  8. Here is a new series on EOSHD... It's a podcast. The aim is to put out long 1-2 hour conversations, in the style of Joe Rogen - touching on subjects others dare not, sort of. Oh and some camera nerd talk as well... https://www.eoshd.com/news/the-eoshd-podcast-episode-1-british-filmmaker-jg-harding/ Hope you enjoy it, and thanks to JG for taking part in this episode.
    6 points
  9. Have smartphones overtaken the best medium format cameras for dynamic range? This is a comparison that should worry everybody in the camera industry. Full blog post: https://www.eoshd.com/news/fuji-gfx-100-loses-to-huawei-p40-pro-plus-smartphone-for-dynamic-range/
    6 points
  10. I thought @Andrew Reid’s piece was excellent. Useful insights. The rest of the thread proves one thing - we are all looking for different things from our cameras/tools. “Brilliant” that we have so many to choose from. I’m enjoying my Siii.
    6 points
  11. I did it guys. I went back to the Sony F3! Finally found a descent deal on it. 2.1k for all this. Since I don't need the 4k I was between this, a canon c300, c100, Sony fs5 and fs700. The F3 with 444 has 850hrs and the pix e5 came with 960gbs of storage.
    6 points
  12. Oliver Daniel

    Sony FX6 is here

    I’m not so sure of this “disappointing” talk. The A7SIII got the same slack by many and that’s turned out to be an absolute marvel of a camera. The FX6 is what people asked for... an A7SIII with E-ND, XLR’s, SDI, S-cinetone and video ergonomics. Both cameras are unique in the market for what they offer. The handle thing is annoying and lack of LongGOP - yep I agree. It’s not perfect. I’m just wondering what people expect these days? A full frame compact video camera with 4k120 in 10bit is no longer good enough? All the manufacturers are smashing it and every camera rele
    5 points
  13. Yeah and losses to 1400€ ryzen laptop. By a lot. Loses even for the cheap ryzen 4600U.
    5 points
  14. Read my take on it here... https://www.eoshd.com/news/down-the-rabbit-hole-view-the-youtube-front-page-as-others-do/ View the YouTube front page as others do: https://www.their.tube
    5 points
  15. Or don't buy. Just rent. Get a cheap, used M43 camera with a zoom for scouting shots if needed. Charge everything else to your customer. Keep your money and buy me a beer.
    5 points
  16. Almost forgot, if you press the bottom trigger, while holding the stick to the right and double tap the C button you get a power up combo
    5 points
  17. New blog post https://www.eoshd.com/news/pro-camcorder-ergonomics-are-overdue-a-big-change/
    4 points
  18. While shooting an semi long feature film latest days of this summer, I took a breath and one day climbed around and casually recorded some used locations with lovely Pocket 4k. Maybe it would not be too boring, so just little bit оf reminding of of the beauty of not so distant nature, so happy living out of our - so often desperately and absurdly busy - human world...
    4 points
  19. barefoot_dp

    Sony FX6 is here

    Everyone: Please Sony, give us an A7sIII with professional video features! If you do I will buy at least seven of them. Sony: Ok, here it is! Everyone: Meh it's just a rehashed A7sIII. This is lame and I'm not buying it.
    4 points
  20. Seems like lots of new affordable modular cinema cameras have come out, with some cool specs like 4K120 or 4K60 10-bit, etc.... or even just getting FF video without a crop, overheating, or crippled codecs. So, who is going modular? How are you finding the transition? My most recent acquisition was a BMMCC and my first modular setup, and I found that getting used to having a separate monitor, needing multiple batteries, cables and cable management, as well as having to rely on a rig just for ergonomics were all a bit of a PITA actually. Plus, despite the BMMCC being really sma
    4 points
  21. Just had an email to say my C70 will be delivered by tomorrow!
    4 points
  22. I'm still thinking about maybe switching to Sony or Canon for better AF in video cause I am often shooting as a one man band, and AF would be very appreciated. But I can't help thinking that my Panasonic S1H and even my newest S5 after the future firmware has still the edge in video besides AF and slow motion: - much better color science - much better IBIS - better video tools (waveform, vectorscope, shutter angle, etc) - a unique LCD implementation (tilt and swivel) - 6K (though I don't really use it that much but still) - very useful S35 crop mode in 4k and even pixel pixel in 1
    4 points
  23. Respectfully, it’s not. The lens is just one part of the equation. You can put great glass on a shit camera and it’s still a shit camera just as a shit lens on a great camera is still a shit lens. A great photographer with an average camera will always out-shoot a complete muppet with uber-expensive kit. I will put skills before kit every time. But phones, some of them are looking a bit good and I’m one of those people that went to just using my phone over a camera...but gone back to camera despite the ‘inconvenience’. Can’t deny the capability of some phones thes
    4 points
  24. Lenses can be matched in post if you're willing to put in a bit of effort. Here's an example where I match a Samyang to a Lomo... unedited: and matched: If you put a look over the whole film you'll also help to even things out too.
    4 points
  25. At this current pandemic it's kinda dumb to invest huge money for wedding business
    4 points
  26. I've been working with the GH5 for the past few years and the fastest lenses I could get were F0.95 MFT which translates into F2.8, so these lenses look great to me. I do wish they had a 14mm or 16mm prime on the way for real estate work, but other than that, the 24mm for video and the 50mm for portraits might pull me further into the "alliance". If the 24mm outperforms my current Canon EF 24mm for sharpness and usability then I may go for it. I tested the Canon EF-S 10-22mm; and holy sh*t I stand corrected @Lux Shots, the Sigma 18-35mm EF-S lens does work on the S5, but not t
    4 points
  27. Id rent first before splashing 10k on equipment! Try both systems out for week or two and then make move!
    4 points
  28. This is one of my biggest mistakes of the production to be completely honest. I shot most of the scenes with Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 35-105 f/3.5. Beautiful glass, but you need to stop down a stop or two to get it really sharp. I lit all the scenes with LED Fresnel lights and panel lights, but sometimes that wasn't enough unless the lenses were wide open, so some shots are way too soft for my liking, like the black guy with the white guy in the car scene. I was away from power, so couldn't use my A.C. powered lights. When I rented the GH5 for some scenes, I also rented
    4 points
  29. I use the entire Flashpoint system, and they really do work great! I use the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and the Zoom LiOn.
    4 points
  30. Nikon have lost the plot. Raw options appeal to about 7 people on planet Earth whereas internal 10 bit options to around 7 billion. Great that they wish to offer these things but they need to be competitive in the wider market to survive.
    4 points
  31. In terms of visual post effects that can effect the image. "Sharpen & Soften" effect in Resolve and a slight drop in exposure.
    4 points
  32. Three days to go. The RAW shooting Sigma fp with the Baveyes 645 medium format speed booster is a little powerhouse. Particularly when you can now add ToF autofocus to that manual Mamiya 35mm lens.
    4 points
  33. Andrew Reid

    Sony FX6 is here

    Meh https://www.eoshd.com/news/sony-fx6-is-here-but-will-you-still-have-a-job-to-go-with-it/
    3 points
  34. In terms of combining the bits together, you would only add the bit depths if they didn't overlap in DR. For example, if I took two 14-bit readouts, one a stop below the other, then 13 of the 14 bits from each read-out would be duplicate data, and my effective bit-depth is really only 15-bits. So in order to understand the total bit-depth you'll need to know the overlap range in the sensor. That would also be further complicated if they weren't offset by a whole number of stops, which would place the values of one readout between the values of the other, providing more bit-depth but les
    3 points
  35. It's been a long wait for the Sony A7S III. Maturity takes time. 5 years for Sonys cameras to develop into tools that feel like cameras. I never had the inspired feeling picking up a clinical Sony before. However the A7S III is a huge improvement... at a price. New blog post: https://www.eoshd.com/news/sony-a7s-iii-first-impressions/
    3 points
  36. Some idiots came first. Many idiots came after the algorithm. The reasons are many. The dissemination and profiteering (by the social tech companies) is just part of the problem. The profits first approach is the cause of much destruction in the world from ecological to societal to our own mental health. I’m not a doom-and-gloomer but there are seriously dark times ahead. We are seeing even the craziest bat shit fringe bumbling up to the highest levels of society. We are seeing massive inequality in wealth breeding a tinder box of dysfunction and disillusion in everything.
    3 points
  37. MrSMW

    CaMeRa ShOoToUt

    I think the lack of sponsorship by Storyblocks or at least Squarespace reveals so much. As a result, I have liked and subscribed twice.
    3 points
  38. Video Hummus

    CaMeRa ShOoToUt

    You forgot to tell me to smash the subscribe button like a psychopath. I gotta say, I’m a bit let down and will not be buying the Ursa 12K.
    3 points
  39. tweak

    The Dark Side of B-Roll

    *in life.
    3 points
  40. Here is the way I see it: All DSLR mounts: headed the way of the dodo. Buy this if you see some amazing secondhand bargains, but be very careful not to do anything that leaves you "locked into" the mount. (such as buying electronic EF mount lenses! No, no, no) MFT Mount: the widest range of options, with the widest range of brand/manufacturer support. Some people look down at 4/3" sensors as being "too small", when in reality they're only marginally smaller than the classic standard of Super 35mm that has ruled Oscars / Golden Globe / Emmy Awards etc for many years. Sony E Moun
    3 points
  41. I stopped using any IS for my real estate GH5 gimbal work. I just turn it all off, I shoot 60FPS and stabilize in post if needed. At least for the MFT sensor size I found I could get much better results this way. I also spent many hours tweaking my Ronin S settings and perfecting my ninja walk. What I have learned after many years of shooting real estate videos is that you literally should slow every movement to nearly a crawl, especially pans and walks. If you don't start out super slow with every movement you will regret something about the footage later. By moving super slow you wi
    3 points
  42. Thanks Seb, I always used a FF sensor also on baby hypergonar and agfa moller 19/1.5X , the stills attached are from the baby hypergonar with helios on 5D3. it's an internal clamp system made for me by a smart french guy Guillaume!
    3 points
  43. Yes of course it's multiple frames at different exposes fused together. Tap the shutter button and it's done for you, by a neural network no-less, with AI. And certainly more than just 3 frames fused together, due to the speed of the sensor. The GFX 100 burst isn't fast enough for this to work. It does show that small, fast smartphone sensors can overcome shortcomings like dynamic range, with computational photography. They have never been able to beat a medium format camera, massive 44x33mm sensor with 100 megapixel before. The Huawei is the first to do this.
    3 points
  44. And, from what I understand is that this guy wants to start in Wedding videos and move to doc and commercial work. Blowing it all on just a body.... doesn’t make sense. Equipment cost < Business Profit Look at high end equipment later. Start getting customers first... start charging a rate that covers your hours put into it + equipment rental rate (estimate). If you get enough customers then invest in equipment.
    3 points
  45. I would go with Canon's RF system strictly for the C70 and the awesome RF lenses dropping. That will be an amazing camera for everything you can do for the next 3-years. Also, I don't like Sony's image out of camera and it takes a lot of work to make it look as good as Canon's right out of the gate color and IQ - the FX9 image looks better, but everything else has an image that isn't nearly as good as Canon or Panasonic. The Panasonic S5 and a couple of their f1.8 lenses coming out would also be a great, more affordable option.
    3 points
  46. At 3k, I think you are going to struggle to get 2 cameras such as an A7iii and a Black Magic and lenses etc, so why not just consider one single hybrid and one decent zoom? At 3k, my pick right now would be Fuji XT4 with battery grip + 16-55mm f2.8 and you'd have some change left over. Right there you have got shoot all day capability due to the already good in body battery and with added grip power...which nicely balance out the 16-55mm f2.8...which has a FF focal range of 24-83mm...produces excellent stills and exceedingly high video quality straight out of the box. I honestly
    3 points
  47. I'm an owner of an EM10III and 3 lenses, but typically only use one (manual prime) ...and I make films all the time, so my perspective is that almost all this gear on the market pretty much works great if you know what you want and how to get it.
    3 points
  48. thinking way... outside the box but can you control two motors ? Like if i had a taking lens and anamorphic lens would it be possible to calibrate both lenses then not have to worry about a single focus solution ?
    3 points
  49. Just be prepared for a demo of AF on 16mm film, because that’s definitely gonna happen
    3 points
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