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  1. I think you're doing an excellent job nailing your coloring down.  I do agree, trying to work on skin tones can be a challenge all in itself.  Also in agreement with RenaissanceMan and the LeemingLUT, if you're ever with reddit, there's a Panasonic G7 group, and I'm trying out a LUT that can mimic BMCC flat color profile.  Lemme know if you're interested.  I'm learning too as well, so learning from here at eoshd and similar sites are great.

  2. 8 hours ago, Richie Recoil said:

    Spgreen65 thank you!

    I've been using my Bell & Howell 2x in 4:3 4k photo mode and slowing the footage down to 80% to match 23.976 fps.  I wish Panasonic would just update the firmware and allow us all to shoot in 4:3 mode @ 23.976. Maybe when the GH5 comes out and the price/feature gap between the G7 and GH4 becomes less relevant... wishful thinking.

    @ Richie Recoil, you can say that again.  I been lurking back and forth about any updates w/ Panasonic, all about HDMI and focus points and such, so...

    By the way, as promised... here's a little bit of what I did.  It's quite short as it's a test.

    NB: I had to crop at 4:3 at Resolve 12 and had to do trial and error at Virtualdub to remove the black front and back bars, and "resize" 3 times to get to 2.35:1.  Not for the faint at heart lemme tell you.


    P.S.: Richie, great shots you did on your G7 anamorphic.  ;-)

  3. On 1/25/2016 at 3:13 PM, Spgreen65 said:

    jbCinC_12 , will you go with the 2x SLR Magic or the 1.3?

    Sorry for the lateness of the response.

    I probably go with the 1.3 for the 2.35:1 look for the 16:9 frame set, the 2X for the 4:3 set.  I tried my Sankor 16C on one of my Lumix G7 test shots in 4K Photo mode 4:3, and the colors would change on me; maybe it was the fact that I used Auto WB instead of manual.  

    Footnote, I been getting some interesting shots again on my Sankor 16C/G7 on my Minolta MD 50 lens.  I hope to check it out and do a comparison here.

  4. I'm learning as I go along, I have known (now) that I can get good shooting results with my Sankor 16C with my Minolta 50mm on my Panny G7 -- without having to use diopters, I hope.  Since it's 2x, I'll have to stick with the 16:9/3.0:1 AR - may looking into the 4:3 photo mode sometime.  I hope to snag either the SLR Magic's Anamorphot or the Rangefinder

  5. I was wondering if anyone elects to shoot in 4K DCI over UHD. I know there has been some pretty conclusive stuff for UHD actually having more resolution than the DC1 4K mode of the camera. Also, UHD has 23.976 fps which for things not to be later transferred to film is the desired shooting method as opposed to DCI's 24p only option. My question is... does anyone actually shoot in DCI or is everyone shooting UHD and cropping to the desired ratio after the fact?



    I'm interested to know about that too.  It's my first time with doing 4K, which mine's is only UHD and I downscale it for 1080p for processing.

  6. For the test shots I did are untouched CineD - meaning all contrast, sharpness, nr, saturation are at 0.  I may try out a bit of a -2 or -5 for constrast, and maybe a -2 for saturation in regards to post/color correcting.  I try to go a little bit by bit as I don't want anything happening to the shoots I made (and been reading up the possibilities via indep. filmmaking sites); so I may dab at said settings if I can learn to do custom settings.  I been using a luminance level at 0-255, I think my levels are only at 0-255 and 16-235 (I don't know, I'll check again), but without a doubt, I love it.

    Here are some shots after correcting them via Resolve 12.  I managed to get some corrections made, and sometimes it gets pooped out which means I have to re-boot my system, so... :)

    Corrected and applied Oleg's Kodak Kodachrome 200 lut.





  7. These turned out nice. Very clean. What lens did you use here? Is that Union Station in DC? Btw, please hijack, I am interested in hearing what people are using with their G7. My last 3 sets were done with a plug in similar to Magic Bullet Mojo, so there really isn't all that much skill there... Of course I gotten pretty good at moving the slider in the program back and forth... Does that count?

    Thanks for the response.  It does look clean, even on the 1080p DNxHD untouched clips.  It's the Union Terminal in Cincinnati - shot in a late midday.  I used both the Panny kit lens and the Canon EF portrait lens.  The kit lens I shot the facade, and the Canon some in the interior.  I felt what I did was shot too dark with the ND filter I used.  I may try other things via Resolve to get my image to pop, I'm just not confident in my overall clips I did - who knows I might change my mind.  I hope to replace my old tripod for an AmazonBasics 67" with double handles.  I would love to make a rig, and of course a slider.  I too like to learn things in the independent film/video set, so I'm all in.

  8. Wow, I'm jealous... just kidding.   ;)

    Really, these look really good.  I wish I can master something like that, as I am getting used to mine.  My settings were said profile untouched, while trying to set the right white balance.

    I don't mean to hijack, but I did some shots on CineD as well, tweeked with the color of Davnici Resolve and the end results.   Two sets (before and after)





  9. I say give it a try since you have the option of shooting in 4K and shooting 4K photo mode be it 4:3 (for anamorphic).  I snag one which was on sale in the US, I wind up getting the German version (dmc-g70), and I like it so far.  It was well worth the money.

  10. As a monitor, either.

    As a recorder you need clean HDMI otherwise camera icons will be dotted along the side of your images.

    Thanks for the clarification.  If I want to record on my EOS-M, I would have to otherwise go on Magic Lantern, which I may, or get a Sony a6000.

  11. My view is the 50D is better than the 7D where Magic Lantern is concerned because the 7D uses dual DIGIC processors which seems to cause some complications for ML devs.  My reading on the ML forum is the 50D may even be better in some respects for ML RAW.  The drawback of the 50D is that it doesn't have native H.264 WITH audio which you can get with the 7D.  Of course, you can get H.264 with the 50D using ML, just no audio.  Amazingly you can get HDMI out on the 50D too.  

    You can now get a 64GB Lexar 1066x CF card for $90 which will store 64/4 = 16 minutes of RAW footage.  ML Raw Viewer will then do a quick grade and write out ProRes, or DNGs, etc.  I'm now seeing 50Ds for $300.  So for $300 + 50mm "nifty-fifty" and a fast CF card for $500 you have a RAW camera package that will blow you away (blows me away).

    The 50D can only do 1568×882 resolution in non-crop mode.   No PINK DOTS!  And again, anyone thinking H.264 1080p (even 4K) can hold a candle to 1568x882 RAW in color depth/dynamic range has not seen for themselves ;) Some moire in certain situations, but if not, BEAUTIFUL! You can get near 1080 in crop mode, so you'd want the 10-20mm lens.

    Here's some footage from 2 years ago when there was no ML Raw Viewer and computers still too slow.  If I shot H.264 the skies would be blown out and the skin tones would have been over-saturated, a bit blotchy.  This look isn't for everyone.  Not saying H.264 is bad.  Just a matter of taste.

    Nice shots you did there.  I too have a Canon EOS-M, and had tried the ML 2 years ago, and I couldn't for the life of me wrap my head around the process of doing the raw.  I still like the camera though, despite it's cumbersome (IMO) correcting on h.264

  12. Don't know if this is relevant to you, but Resolve 12 is now running without special 3D graphics cards as stated above. 11 didn't work at all on my Lenovo with HD Graphics 4400, but it now does.

    I felt the same way too, even on my Dell Inspiron 660s -- now that they support OpenCL 1.2

  13. So far, with the Beta 2, it seems to run smoothly (fingers crossed) on my end, it was slow in some parts, but I did played with editing (not fully) and grading, and a chance to render - even on Intel HD Graphics, 1GB physical memory with OpenCL 1.2, so who knows...

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