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    ntblowz got a reaction from EphraimP in Which grade do you prefer   
    I prefer A, skintone look more better?
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    ntblowz reacted to scotchtape in Nanlite FS300 watt LED (bowens mount) 349$   
    Just did a quick recording test. 
    At 6ft away using C300D II as baseline, hyper cardiod mic pointed directly at front of fan. Gain to my voice set at -12dB (standing next to light). In post raised levels by 30dB and used Audition's average RMS reading for the scanned selections and noted the difference. Also tested at 1ft. Of course the closer in you are, the larger the difference will be.
    6ft /1ft FS300 Stock ~ +12dB/13.6dB
    6ft/1ft FS300 Noctua 1300rpm ~ + 1.2dB/3.6dB
    So in real life, with your light anywhere from 3-9ft away, with the mic pointed away from it and much closer to subject, you probably won't add too much noise using the Noctua 1300 rpm fan (guessing less than 1dB). If you put the mic right next to the lights and closeup, then the F300 with the noctua is like 4dB louder.
    Gotta love the marketing for the FS300 "A real asset in sound-sensitive environments, the FS-300 employs fan cooling for quiet performance." ... 12dB louder than C300D II...
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    ntblowz got a reaction from majoraxis in Android phone as 1080 HDMI monitor.   
    I just use the Cineeye with my iPad for client monitor or Raveneye on RS2, they work really good, iPad screen is big and light vs monitor with battery, but i also have Mars 300 pro connect to Ninja V if needed.
    My phone if used as the monitor the battery drain will be too much and if you charge often your phone's battery life gonna go down really quick, so I prefer to have dedicated tool for those.
    Though I do have a dedicated iPhone just as monitor for my drone or dedicated line as livestream but I havent tried field monitor on it. The screen on it is not as good as my Samsung or IPad. 
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    ntblowz reacted to scotchtape in Nanlite FS300 watt LED (bowens mount) 349$   
    Fan came today. Non scientific testing since I can't get access to the temperature sensor (without more tools).
    Fan replaced with Noctua NF-P12 Redux 1300
    Temperature delta: apprx +2 degrees C, fan noise comparable to Aputure C300D II, different characteristic.  May be slightly louder, but much quieter than stock, negligible temperature increase.
    Lowering fan speed to around 1000rpm (guessing, using no name fan reducer) temperature delta up to 9C, a little bit less noise, not really worth it.
    Lowering fan speed to around 750rpm, temperature delta up to 19C, runs almost silent.
    I'm guessing if you ran it around 900rpm it could be very quiet and get you +12C
    I'm leaving it at 1300 for now.
    Might make a video later, planning on using 4x for 1200W!
     
     
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    ntblowz got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in S1H ii   
    To have build in ND it will probably look like C70, those ND filter need space to put in and out.
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    ntblowz got a reaction from Chrad in Out-of-focus zombies   
    Isn't that what the camera geek want? the FF look with everything on F0.95! Its pure orgy for them haha
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    ntblowz reacted to Tim Sewell in Out-of-focus zombies   
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    ntblowz reacted to Chrad in Out-of-focus zombies   
    Something I find interesting is how many have commented on the distractingly shallow depth of field, but I haven't seen anyone comment on another characteristic of this F0.95 wide-open shooting...the softness, which was to me very noticeable in wide shots. 
    Goes to show that we gear-nerds and pixel peepers get way too hung up on technical perfection. I suppose it's different if you're doing product shots or ads that are trying to project a clinically cutting-edge image, but the majority of the time, no one cares that much as long as the image registers. See also on Netflix the grain storm of the 4K scanned 16mm for the new Master of None show. It blows my mind when people call images with some small, gently buzzing noise in the shadows 'unusable'.
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    ntblowz reacted to scotchtape in Nanlite FS300 watt LED (bowens mount) 349$   
    Just got mine in the mail. Ran it for an hour and have already disassembled it 😄
    Fan swap is relatively easy, I might make a video on it when more parts come in, I tried a Noctua 120mm 7 or 900 rpm and it doesn't push enough air.
    EZ to damage the male JST connector on the board though - more cosmetic than anything else.
    It's louder than my computer!
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    ntblowz got a reaction from BenEricson in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Managed to fly this C70 + Sigma 18-35 + RS2 combo all day today, not as heavy as I thought it will.  Ronin was chewing lots of battery vs when I fly my R5, down to like 25% at end of the day vs ~50% when i fly R5 + 24-70 2.8.

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    ntblowz reacted to Parker in Any other EOSHD'ers trying the whole YouTube thing?   
    I see a tons people complaining about the marketing/hype machine that is the "filmmaking sector" of YouTube, and I hate a lot of those clichés too. That being said, it has been in the back of my mind to try out for a while, so yesterday I had some free time and I finally decided to give it a go!
    Turns out it's actually a lot harder to film yourself and talk right to camera than I anticipated (I very quickly abandoned my plans to shoot it anamorphic, focusing on my S1, all by myself, was just way too difficult) and the whole process took me far longer to shoot and edit than I expected. 
    Anyway, here's my (first ever) attempt at this kind of video:
    I'm assuming a good number of users on here consume as much YouTube as I (sometimes regretfully) do? 
    I've always considered Eoshd as a cut above the rest of the internet filmmaking-afficcionado crowd. I'd love to see anything anyone else on here is making in this space too, and/or see if we can start a discussion about good, lesser-known channels to follow that aren't specifically about shoving gear/affiliate links and clickbait sensation down our throats. 
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    ntblowz reacted to Parker in The Forza 500 just got a very big, very powerful 1200-watt big brother 👀   
    This light looks like an absolute beast, I'm glad I haven't picked up an Aputure 600D yet! 1.2kW LED, this sucker is BRIGHT.



    More info here: http://www.nanlux.com/en/h-col-175.html

     
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    ntblowz reacted to EphraimP in What teleprompter to buy?   
    Whether or not the glass is the same IS a question. I also think the build quality of the whole unit is part of it. Beyond the glass and shroud, there the mount for the tablet/screen, rod system and mounting system for the camera. The Ali one looks less flexible/adjustable than say the unit I bought, which uses a more convention 15mm rods like any other camera rig.
    Actually, I was thinking about buying longer rails for a rig, so it's nice that I can just use the ones from my prompter if necessary. Not that the rods alone justify the cost difference. 
    I can see glass and build quality, plus the addition of a remote, differentiating a ~$300 and a ~$700 system. What's the selling point/justification for a ~$2,000 teleprompter rig? I have no idea.
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    ntblowz reacted to EphraimP in What teleprompter to buy?   
    I was just about to chime in with another ikan teleprompter recommendation. I recently picked up the Elite V2 Universal, which you can get with a remote that works with both iPad and Android-based teleprompters and probably some other tablet operating system. It is about $700, so way les than the $2K version but still out of your price range. If you could squeeze some more cash out of the budget, the Elite V2 does seem to be a nicely built unit.
    You do have to pay a couple bucks more for an prompter app for your tablet of choice that is compatible with remote. I think it's worth it. I used this on a shoot recently with talent that had never presented to camera before. Once she got the hang of using the remote, it was super helpful for her to control the speed of the prompter and rewind the script to the proper mark when redoing a take. I could stay behind the camera, so the shoot went pretty smooth.
    I like the image quality I got from the ikan. It matched up very well with my b-cam that wasn't using a prompter, so I don't think the glass degrades the image quality in any appreciable way. I only wish I'd gotten this thing sooner. I don't do a lot of stuff with direct-to-camera shots, but I can think of some I've recently done what would have turned out miles better with this thing. 
    Whichever way you go with your prompter decision, good luck. 

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    ntblowz got a reaction from Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Managed to fly this C70 + Sigma 18-35 + RS2 combo all day today, not as heavy as I thought it will.  Ronin was chewing lots of battery vs when I fly my R5, down to like 25% at end of the day vs ~50% when i fly R5 + 24-70 2.8.

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    ntblowz reacted to BenEricson in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    I agree that weight is nice, but this camera does not have enough. I added a cage and monitor with a battery and it feels a bit better. I still think IS lenses are clutch. 
    My C70 with the cage (no monitor) is only 10 ounces less than a stripped down C300 Mkii. Kind of interesting. The C70 is still a better gimbal camera and easier to pack around, but it's not exactly a light weight DSLR.
    The big bummer is the lack of EVF. You lose that point of contact. It was on purpose so people would be forced to buy a C300iii for a true documentary camera.

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    ntblowz reacted to Andrew Reid in Sony A7S III – 10bit vs 8bit 4K/60p   
    In 99% of cases there seems to be little benefit to using 10bit other than more difficult to edit, larger file sizes.
    10bit is one of those easy to get excited about specs on paper. It’s a bit like the amount of memory in your PC or the speed of the CPU.
    The higher number, the better!
    What actually makes the difference when it comes to image quality? Well it’s a bit complicated. RAW is the ultimate codec, and the ultimate pain in the ass. LOG is great, no question. Lots of dynamic range, small file sizes, easy to edit and to apply a LUT. And for great LOG you need 10bit, right?
    Well it seems that on the A7S III the difference is much of the time impossible to even see.
    Not that this was not already proven by the Canon 1D C and that infamous MJPEG codec. The 8bit Canon LOG mode on that was incredibly nice. Fast forward nearly 10 years and there’s far less difference between 10bit 4:2:2 and 8bit 4:2:0 on the Sony A7S III than you might expect.
    New blog post:
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/sony-a7s-iii-10bit-image-quality-vs-same-camera-in-8bit-with-surprising-results/

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    ntblowz reacted to KnightsFan in Sony A7S III – 10bit vs 8bit 4K/60p   
    I'm always glad to see people doing actual tests on these things! Thanks Andrew. I don't really see any difference in the pictures you posted.
    I did quickly grab some images with my Z Cam. I can't do the same format in 8 and 10 bit, so I compared 8 bit H.264 at 120 mbps vs. 10 bit H.265 at 60 mpbs. Big difference there... here's a 1:1 crop of the sky dropped 4 stops in post and no other color adjustment. 4 stops is a lot, but not unreasonable for exposing a Zlog2 image particularly with high dynamic range. Lots of very ugly colored bands on the H.264 and actually it looks worse with the full image. It might be worth comparing your highlights as well as shadows, especially in log footage. I don't see any banding in the shadows in my image when pushed, just in the highlights.

     
    So I will agree with @jghardingthat it will vary camera to camera, and encoder to encoder.
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    ntblowz reacted to Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    The weight is a good thing in my view.  I had to do some off-the-cuff hand-held shots with no rig.  No micro-judder!  None!  I decided to build some more handheld into my project.  Built like a mirrorless, but really handles like a camcorder.
     
    eta: I was using the A60 (or whatever the larger battery is called) though.
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    ntblowz got a reaction from Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    you probably need 3/8" to 1/4" adapter for the center hole for default plate.
     
     
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    ntblowz reacted to Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Shadow integrity is phenomenal on the camera.  Would make using the (otherwise excellent) previous gen cameras like the C300 mkii, and the C200, a bit of a pain now.

    Agree about the official Canon LUTs - they are a disaster.  Not quite sure how they've allowed that to happen.  I actually genuinely believe some of my early concerns, re: highlight rendition, etc. may have been down to how people have been applying the official LUT! 😲  

    Would recommend trying out CLOG2 over CLOG3, as the latter is really designed to protect shadow in a way that isn't really necessary with DGO.
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    ntblowz got a reaction from IronFilm in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    C70 and sigma 18-35 fit to my messenger bag easily.


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    ntblowz got a reaction from EphraimP in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Editing in Premiere.
    We dont have speedbooster atm, thought might get one in the future but not at this stage.  Atm i m just using clog3, havent tried clog2 yet.
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    ntblowz got a reaction from EphraimP in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    I m really impressed with C70 so far on this one limited shoot, the black is soo bloody clean! And the Stalman lut is really nice, more pop and nicer uniform skintone unlike Canon lut which can go over the place.
     
    Next few weeks will have some big project, so eager to shoot with it!  My R5's only grace is IBIS and FF look..
     
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    ntblowz reacted to Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Used the C70 for a shoot for the first time recently.  Very impressed.  I honestly think that Clog3 is pretty much redundant in this generation because the shadow detail is rendered so clean in Clog2.
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