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  1. The web promo went live so I'll post a link to it... Overall, I am proud of it, but I must say that everything that could go wrong... did. All in all, I am happy with it, but I wish I had more than an hour to shoot it and a day to edit it before I locked it and sent it to the sound editor.
    4 points
  2. Good thing we shoot 25p here so 1/50 is perfect lol
    3 points
  3. And hopefully, by the Grace of God, or whatever you believe in, your sister will pull through. As they say... stranger things... Again, good luck!
    3 points
  4. Yes @Andrew Reid don't take it as granted, never lose any remaining hope your sister can overcome it, we never know, probability is what it is, no more no less but also vice versa. May that happen, it wouldn't be the first time... who knows? Things are not linear at times, let's keep it positive at least while she is fighting for and we all here send all the best energy for her and you Reid family < 3 Let her know our wishes if you find it appropriate... There are many here with her in our souls and minds!
    3 points
  5. I love my Panasonics but I’m on a shoot now where Sony AF would really help. I hope this camera makes then release a S5h/mk2 with stellar AF and no crop in 4K 50p. As far as I’m concerned they have until spring to convince me to stick with them. Otherwise I’d probably sell the lot and get the FX30 x2 and a A7C for photos.
    2 points
  6. A7IV overheats in 4K60p though. Also has a whopping 26.8ms RS vs 15ms on FX30. FX3/FX30 are entry cine line cameras. Now with Cine EI & LUT import they do feel a little bit more worthy of FX range. As an FS7 user, this would be the perfect B-cam for me. That said, yeah strictly nothing exciting about it. Another utilitarian Sony camera.
    2 points
  7. IronFilm

    Fuji X-H2S

    Solution: move to New Zealand! (or anywhere really in the Southern Hemisphere) Great setup! If only the FX30 had eND, then I'd love that with a Tamron 17-70
    2 points
  8. Kisaha

    Fuji X-H2S

    @MrSMWall brands offer solutions these days. For the very first time I believe Fuji offers the complete package. Zoom lenses really help, my workhorse was the 16-50mm NX for many years. Stabilized and 2-2.8mm, and were using another body (or two) with primes for more "artistic" approach (so I was getting the expected and usual stuff with the zoom and at least a prime for more artistic portraits). I would give a look at that special 18-120mm video lens they did, and beware of the 17mm wide end that is 26+mm equiv. I found those couple mm at the low end of the zoom very important for all around lenses..I would take a 16mm from a 17mm, but the Tamron is a great performing test, as it seems. The 10-24mm and the 16-80mm are also interesting for me. 11 edtitings behind is not that bad! Congrats!
    2 points
  9. MrSMW

    Fuji X-H2S

    33 weddings/couples, spread over 70 days (as most of my events are multi-day coverage. In fact, only 4 single day out of those 33) and all except one single photo only coverage, full photo and video. Only 11 weddings behind on my editing 🤪 Thanks for the offer of help but I’m a one man band in house ‘everything’ kind of guy. One of the reasons I am moving away from L Mount. The quality is arguably marginally higher, but it’s the rest of the equation after 2 years and approx 40 jobs has confirmed I haven’t quite had the right tools for the job. Just had a long 4 hour drive over to this last 3 day event of the season and have pretty much decided to simplify things further by going all zoom despite being a prime guy at heart. There’s a fine line between the ‘artistry’ and the logistics of it and I think my tool plan is a good one for me: XH2 primary stills (but some limited video use) with Tamron 17-70. XH2S primary video with Fuji 16-55. XH2S secondary video + gimbal with Fuji 18-55. Had both of those Fuji lenses previously and they were great. Slightly less keen on the 18-55 being variable aperture but I think Sigma are going to be making their 18-50 f2.8 (currently Sony & E Mount) for Fuji so that may be an option… I am going to Winter with just the XH2 and Tamron and not fully commit until the Spring but right now this Fuji route us my best option. We’ll see but once I have committed, I’m aiming for 3 years unchanged after 3 highly disruptive and complicated years!
    2 points
  10. Kisaha

    Fuji X-H2S

    Having great SOOC results is the bomb! I remember when I did some weddings in the past I was shooting mostly RAW, which was a post production nightmare..I was planning to go SOOC just before I quit that business.. 33?!? Wow! If you need any help call me, 23 years of experience, lots of equipment and positive attitude, have lived in France before..ha!
    2 points
  11. MrSMW

    Fuji X-H2S

    It's all a matter of taste of course but I love Fuji colour. I moved from shooting Natural to Flat on my Panny's but was a big fan of Eterna on the XT3. Going back to that as my standard but this time around, with a very light Film Convert Nitrate grade. Also interested in going back to shooting Jpeg and one of the film sims. I used to to shoot mainly Classic Chrome, but am interested in Classic Neg and Nostalgic Neg, all with some personal in camera tweaks to see if I can achieve a SOOC near finished result. Along with drastically cutting back my number of jobs (33 this year) and capping at max 20 per annum, I'd like to get my workflow reduced so I can spend a little more time on marketing. No issues with bookings but I think you need to remain on top of these things regardless and even do a little more than is needed, simply to hold station. Also, I'd just like a little more life back May-Sep which is something I haven't had much of for the last 20 or so years...
    2 points
  12. It's not a revolutionary camera, but it's very competitively priced, which I think is the main goal. I think they understand that there's a segment of their customers that won't shoot on anything that isn't full frame so this probably isn't going to hurt those sales anyway, at least not to the extent that it'd hurt more than they gain from bringing more people into their ecosystem with a camera like this. I really don't want to go with Sony, but getting 2 or 3 of these might be the direction I end up going. Though I have a Lumix S5 and quite like it I've never been someone that particularly cares about full frame, so "downgrading" doesn't really matter to me. The lack of video features that even the entry level S5 has is frustrating, though and might be enough to make me wait to see what Panasonic does.
    2 points
  13. This is kinda ridiculous... But I kinda, really want one.
    2 points
  14. True, the FX3 has made significant inroads in the broadcast market. But still it's weird to call these "cinema" cameras. They are not. Maybe they're better described as broadcast cameras but that doesn't have the same cachet.
    2 points
  15. MrSMW

    Panasonic GH6

    Lucky the camera industry is not French… The cameras would have a styling circa 1950’s (not necessarily a bad thing) but would randomly go on strike, the manual could only be provided as a (thick) paper document (and you would have to apply in person 2 hours from your home and wait at least 6 weeks for it to arrive) plus would have a permanent whiff of garlic/gauloises in the hard bakerlite shell. And only shoot B&W. All models would be called ‘Le De Gaulle’ and we would currently be on the LDG7, the 7th model since the first as new models are released with marginal ‘upgrades’ every decade.
    2 points
  16. Davide Roveri

    What camera is this?

    The body layout is from the previous generation of cameras so it can either be an a7 III or a7r III (the only different thing would be the badge on the top left hand side of tha camera which is unfortunately covered in the shot). The lens is 100% a Sony G FE 90mm f2.8 Macro, you can tell by the big focus ring with clutch mechanism and the double distance scale in different colours (you can just about see the red marking is feet above the white one in meters) 😊
    2 points
  17. Thanks Ty, I appreciate that! So... basically we had an hour to set up and an hour to shoot, but when I got there I realized the only place that could work, where we shot, had a house just behind the trees. Even though I was shooting day for night... I wasn't sure I could darken it enough, so we hung a sheet in the gap... In post, I really had to crush the blacks to make the sheet disappear. I brought a couple lights, knowing that if I lit his face enough, then I would have some leeway, but to the left of frame, there's a ballpark, so a lot of light was bleeding into the frame and overexposing the shot. I tried a couple different lenses, but nothing looked right, so I bumped up my ISO a touch and stopped down the lens a bit to counteract the background light while still having enough light on his face. This probably wasn't a great idea either because it made my depth of field too wide... if I had opened up the lens, I probably could have had the background disappear more... I also constructed a poor man's chiller box to keep the fog low to the ground, but the wind was whipping across the ball field and pushed the fog quickly out of frame. So we spent some time waiting on the fog machine or repositioning it to counteract the wind. And then the airplanes and landscapers showed up... Haha... In post, I really had to pull up the midtones and it made his skin, in the wide shots, a little flatter than I'd like. Luckily, we had enough with the atmospheric fog and there were enough clear dialogue takes to get an edit... but I had to use two different wide angle shots... which I don't love. But all in all... for about an hour of shooting, I think it turned out pretty cool! Sorry for the long reply.
    2 points
  18. Interesting stuff. Pulling out a few select faces to look at detail and skintones etc.... bearing in mind these are all very small in the frame so these are blown up quite significantly. From 2:04 From 3:55 These are all excellent results! Considering that the Prores tests of the iPhone 14 show that their implementation allows the Prores codec to do the best job yet of preserving the complete desecration that the iPhone performs on its image!
    2 points
  19. Same, my friend, same thing, nice to hear from you. Coffee, cam, talk no do. Would be sweet. OG Bmpcc, was lusting over it too. But with the Bmmcc finally being equipped with the 3.5 inch Ikan plus Viewfinderloupe, I might get over it.:) Did some fun filming yesterday at Kanzleramt, filming my friends taking application picturs.:) Awesome blue and all of the sudden golden hour yesterday. Got it all in glorious Fairchild colours! So, let´s groove. Next week would be groovy f.i. 🙂
    2 points
  20. Hey, sounds great, but i am a troubled mind with a business to run, a house and a boat to keep up and a wife and little ones, Jesus. Hey, fuck it lets have a coffee then or go for a sail. I am still lusting over the bmpcc...
    2 points
  21. The only challenge I've found is finding new media that can support 60fps compressed CDNG. For everything else the Angelbird cards that were tested for original BMPCC work (although they are very pricey). The cheap Kingston cards seem to work for many people but mine only lasted about 6 months. I fortunately have a good stash of the original SanDisk 64 gig cards that met the spec back in the day and continue to use those along with the Angelbird 128gig cards.
    2 points
  22. MrSMW

    Panasonic GH6

    They only needed to do it 2 years ago with the S5…but even if possible, that would have severely compromised the S1 line for sure. S1 probably too big/heavy to be a YouTubers fave I suspect… It does keep coming back to the same old thing for me and that they are ALL good enough and ALL of them are compromised in one way or another be it price or size or weight or some ‘missing’ feature etc. For me, the new Hassleblad is the king for stills…but it lacks any video capability and for me, that’s a dealbreaker. The Z9 is the best hybrid (all of these my opinion for my needs BTW) but the size & weight… R5? Questionable potential overheating… A7iv? Cropped 4K 50p. Lumix S bodies? Cropped 4K 50p and a bit of a size & weight issue S1 line. Lumix GH6? M4/3 for my stills needs is an issue as is the AF. OM-1? Just the stills and flip out screen actually but for me, beats GH6. XH2/S? Closest to my needs…but as a pairing with my sole ‘issue’ being flip out side screen. Indeed. Preorder went in on the off-chance I could get an XH2 and lens prior to my final job until March next year as nothing beats a real wedding when it comes to…well wedding capture 😜 There are still 4 working days left but with zero notification, it’s looking unlikely but yes, that ball is in Panasonics hands entirely. Well Panny plus Sigma and Leica actually because it would only take one of them to produce a body that meets my minimum requirement. Panny is most likely, but I’d go and will go whatever direction, whatever brand, zero loyalty, who can produce the closest to my needs by the end of next Feb absolute latest.
    2 points
  23. newfoundmass

    Panasonic GH6

    I have no doubt that if they'd switched to PDAF 3 or 4 years ago they'd be neck and neck with Canon and Sony. Sony no doubt has their diehard fans, but a Lumix S1 or S5 with PDAF would've been THE YouTuber camera. Whether we like them or not, those are the users that will help ensure a company's longevity.
    2 points
  24. I had one shortly but I fried it using a bad dummy battery to D-tap cable. I wasn't going to buy one again but I recently had the need for a small gimbal camera so once again I purchased the FP. This one has the tilt screen mode as well as a custom made SSD module, which makes it a super compact setup. Using the FP one of my big complaints was the lack of a tilt screen, so this new setup will address that as well as managing the somewhat awkward T5 ssd setup I had before. Dual ISO is very helpful, the color from the FP looks really nice after running it through resolve. It would definitely be nice if there was a way to color manage the dng footage in premiere. But hey it's a really inexpensive camera so I can't complain too much.
    2 points
  25. I thought I'd resurrect this topic since I am still shooting on my trusty 5D3. Here's a frame from a web promo I shot last week...
    2 points
  26. That was a good thread! Hope we will see some action here again.
    1 point
  27. Thanks for your message mate. And your email @newfoundmass and @Snowfun - wonderful. If I don't get back or reply much in coming days, sorry in advance for that. To all those with families affected by cancer, we will one day avenge it and eradicate it. And if it helps play our part to do a sponsored camera challenge for a cancer charity, could be something to look into for EOSHD this winter, if I can pick myself up and get back to work.
    1 point
  28. No, just the 70d sadly. Well, M50 does it but that’s a very rough ML build with barely anything functional.
    1 point
  29. Like it or not auto focus is likely to beat out almost any other feature. Being able to easily match to Sony cine/pro cameras is a big plus though.
    1 point
  30. Django

    Fuji X-H2S

    The XH2/XH2S obliterate the FX30 when it comes to specs. Fuji don't have a cine line to protect and it shows. As a hybrid the FX30 plain sucks: no EVF, no mechanical shutter, no drive mode, no stills/video switch. The one aspect where FX30 out-beats Fuji will be AF. And custom LUT support. I guess the FX30 form factor with mount holes, active cooling and the included top handle with XLRs can't be neglected either. I'm really torn as the XH2S is so much more exciting to me but as an FS7 user already invested in Sony glass, the FX30 makes much more sense as a B-cam. But god is it boring, dare I say uninspiring.
    1 point
  31. Bumping this thread because this one got me too. Adorama back at it with some randomly cheap Nikon F glass. Sigma art 28mm 1.4 Nikon F mount for $399 https://www.adorama.com/sg2814nk.html
    1 point
  32. Yeah, I didn't realise that there was already a thread on it. Let's use the other one. Handy hint - if you use the + button to multi-quote and then browse to another thread you can quote posts from the original thread in the other one, should that make sense.
    1 point
  33. There are 2 threads for this camera. Can we decide which one to follow guys? I am going back and forth, and I do not remember where I read what and what I have replied when and where!
    1 point
  34. I've learned over the past 10 years that with every passing, I've lost a part of myself, never to be the same. Some pass through your life, but still walk the earth... others pass on. Both are difficult but you learn something from the loss. It doesn't fill the void. Or dry the tears. But it comforts you. So take something from this loss. Don't let death, especially from fucking cancer, steal something from you... You'll be honoring your sister's life and her impact on yours. Good luck.
    1 point
  35. MurtlandPhoto

    Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)

    I agree with most of your points, but this one right here is precisely why this camera is very exciting for many people. Pretty remarkable camera for the price—a worthy upgrade for many APS-C Sony shooters, a great B cam for FF Sony shooters, and most importantly a gateway camera to get people into the Sony product pipeline all the way up to Venice.
    1 point
  36. Canon has a rumoured R7C on the way: The Canon EOS R7 C will record 7K60P in Cinema RAW Light and will reportedly have the same codec options as other Cinema EOS cameras, including the Canon EOS R5 C. There was also talk of a C50 ages ago but that rumour didn't seem to pan out..yet.
    1 point
  37. MrSMW

    Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)

    That actually is one factor that suits me very well as I don’t need a viewfinder, stills or video, and have used nothing but the LCD for years now. It just made more sense for me constantly flipping all day long between stills and video to do so. Still prefer a tilt though… Still banging that gong 😬
    1 point
  38. MrSMW

    Fuji X-H2S

    Well my XH2 arrives tomorrow. Yay 😀 Between 11am and 2pm. I’m leaving 8.30am latest for my last job of the year. Boo 😒 I preordered with the hope of testing on at least this last real world job, but was resigned over the last few days to it not arriving in time. Hey ho, would have been good and I’ll just have to run some post-season tests against my S1R’s to see how it stacks up in non-wedding environments.
    1 point
  39. The fx3 lacks all those features too, and is Netflix approved. So, I guess the new version is not just meant for "Youtubers" either. Timecode synch!
    1 point
  40. We always underestimate our ability to handle pain of losing someone. Never say "I can't". Time will be your ally in this fight.
    1 point
  41. As if it weren't bad enough, when the world seems to be going mad each week with yet another WTF moment, at a personal level half the universe is suddenly in question and we wonder what's going on? In all inadequacy I know, but I send my healing thoughts to Zara and you Andrew at this difficult time. I've been very moved reading these posts, and hope they also help you to know something of the reality of the regard and honest feelings community people here have in support to you and the family. All the best.
    1 point
  42. Take care Andrew. Let the family’s love carry you all through this.
    1 point
  43. I like it, especially the form factor which reminds me of the Sigma FP, just with a grip, but do I like it more than the XH2-S? Not quite…
    1 point
  44. That's awful, sorry to hear, best wishes to you and your family during this time. 😞 Hope there is a miracle and she's successful in fighting off this cancer.
    1 point
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    1 point
  46. Looks like Sony footage. The lens kind of makes it look like an RX10, but I'm guessing it's an A7 III/A7R III with some native lens I don't recognize
    1 point
  47. I just got the Blackmagic video assist to test out on my Nikon Z6 that has been raw upgraded I've been using the Ninja v for a long time but so far I'm liking the video assist more I always transcoded the prores raw to prores 4444 XQ to keep the 12bit and to make it work in DaVinci (I've had some people tell me I'm cheating because I'm not working RAW but I love working with the footage and my clients have never complained) I'm really looking forward to working with b-raw and skipping Apple compressor app I'm still on the learning stage of it though I just got the recorder a day ago
    1 point
  48. I wonder if Z6ii new sensor will allow AF to work with external recording in BRAW. It was almost unusable in N-Log on older model (i sold it for that reason). I know manual focus is what pros do, but if I want manual focus and BRAW I would use rigged bmpcc. It would be very nice if is somewhat reliable...
    1 point
  49. I had a look. Our work differs. Weddings I don't have a discard bin, and I'd rather have all the clips to hand until the project finishes. Once the project is archived, I delete the project folder and all original files. I can't reuse Wedding material, aside from some shots of buildings and even that rarely works. A summer shot of a venue looks out of a place in an Autumn Wedding and I work a wide variety of venues anyway to make it practical. I colour tag each camera and each camera has its own layer. This way I can colour correct one cameras files by hiding the other layers. I use shared nodes for common corrections for a single camera, then tweak with new nodes if needed. With Resolve, I can make a change in the RAW settings and apply it to multiple clips. This saves me time, if I want to do a white balance correct to say the evening dance footage, of which there will be loads of clips. Typical Wedding, I have 400 to 500 clips to work on, so I don't waste too much time with metatags. I manage the clips in Resolve and assign to sub folders within the software as I go through them.
    1 point
  50. Sincerely, how can people complain that much I don't understand. I am hyper critical of not putting 10bit but for RAW update how can people complain. The original z6 came out 2 years ago for 2300 USD, the z7 for 3300. Now the new one is 2000 and the z7 2700 usd. It means that for example the z6ii is cheaper, while having 60p 4k and better AF, dual card slot etc than the original one including the firmware update. You are comparing it to the Panasonic S1H which is 4000 usd. That is twice the price and I don't even know if it has 60 fps RAW.
    1 point
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