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  1. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nice-Zeiss-Vario-Sonnar-f-2-8-10-100mm-PL-Mount-16mm-Lens-Arriflex-Bayo-/140907163094?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item20ceb8add6&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1166   Could be handy
  2. Test footage: https://vimeo.com/56587196
  3. Knowing nothing about camera engineering, I ask: would it be IMpossible to put this sensor into a current BMC?
  4. [quote name='jgharding' timestamp='1349961663' post='19611'] I used 600LED lights on this zero budget piece: [url="https://vimeo.com/48174944"]https://vimeo.com/48174944[/url] Plus some workman's LED lights in order to get the flicker in the performance room. In most situations such a flicker would be annoying, but promos tend to be about aesthetic, so it's a fun trick to desync the lights and shutter spped. The 600LED lights don't flicker though, they're great. I have a couple more vids in post. One of those has only 600 LED panel and reflectors. It was four-figure budget, we just spent it all on more important stuff ;) [/quote] Those lights seem great for the price, do they have a greenish tint that some chinese LED lights have?
  5. Which is better: a ground spreader or mid level spreader?
  6. Was this designed by Inspector Gadget? But seriously an ingenious idea to build around the mount.
  7. You could buy just the slider support mount from Lock Circle for $160. [url="http://www.lockcircle.com/matbox/buy/"]http://www.lockcircle.com/matbox/buy/[/url] Might save yourself some hassle trying to do it yourself (I couldn't think of a good way to make one work).
  8. Do you have to use and SSD or could you use a 2.5inch HDD, with much larger capacities. Even use a hybrid drive to get the speeds up if it needed it?
  9. [url="http://mosaicengineering.com/products/vaf/d800.html"]http://mosaicengineering.com/products/vaf/d800.html[/url] Mosaic Engineering have their AA Filter for the D800 is now available. $385, same price as the 5D2. Hopefully there will be some tests posted on vimeo soon. GREAT NEWS!
  10. My issue wan't that I can't shoot well, it was that the BMC will allow you to correct your image IF you stuff up. I'm not a flawless cinematographer (maybe you are, I'd love to see some work), so that 'safety net' is great. Have you tried to change the white balance in Prores? It looks fake, but in RAW it looks fine. And before you propose that stuffing up the white balance makes you less of a cinematographer, what about when you shoot underwater and then rise up above the surface, where it's a different colour temperature? Shane Hurlbut discussed this issue on his website. RAW would be able to fix that problem. Also, I wasn't discrediting the D800 - it produces great images. I was however, commenting on the price. The D800 + Ninja 2 = $4000. Whereas the BMC is $3000. I felt 'silly' for paying $4000 for a camera which I've only been using for video, when I could pay $1000 less for a camera with more features, and as Andrew argues, a more professional camera too.
  11. I had never really thought about this issue until you posted it. Now I feel quite silly for buying a D800 (I haven't used it for as much stills as I thought I would). It'll be a while before I'll have the cash for a BMC.
  12. I was interested when I saw it was under 100Euro. For that I was willing to risk it.
  13. [url="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OBJECTIF-ISCO-GOTTINGEN-ISCORAMA-ANAMORPHOT-1-5-X-36-/140823787305?pt=FR_IQ_PhotoVideo_Photo_Objectifs_Zooms&hash=item20c9c07729#ht_500wt_1169"]http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OBJECTIF-ISCO-GOTTINGEN-ISCORAMA-ANAMORPHOT-1-5-X-36-/140823787305?pt=FR_IQ_PhotoVideo_Photo_Objectifs_Zooms&hash=item20c9c07729#ht_500wt_1169[/url]
  14. I looked at Edelkrone rigs but I thought they were too expensive for my budget, so I went the cheaper route. [img]http://www.eoshd.com/comments/uploads/inline/14211/502e209c8660e_394551_10151336869088135_219875232_n.jpg[/img] This is my frankenrig which I've bought from ebay: [url="http://stores.ebay.com/photoworldshop/Video-Photography-/_i.html?_fsub=157015319&_sid=190725419&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322"]http://stores.ebay.com/photoworldshop/Video-Photography-/_i.html?_fsub=157015319&_sid=190725419&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322[/url] Andrew's article about the follow focus ([url="http://www.eoshd.com/content/3291/reviews-of-jins-affordable-dslr-video-rig-rails-and-follow-focus"]http://www.eoshd.com/content/3291/reviews-of-jins-affordable-dslr-video-rig-rails-and-follow-focus[/url]) is what led me to the seller's items. I got the setup for a few hundred dollars and I've been very pleased with it so far. However, you do get what you pay for. When it arrived the thread on the rails wasn't machined properly so I had to file it down until it fit. So if you're comfortable with possibly having to do that then I say why not?
  15. I think it's actually 1267x1000. That black bar at the bottom is what was recorded on the Ninja, nothing to do with post process And you can't get 25p which is a shame.
  16. Sort of. http://vimeo.com/47453708 Read the description for explanation.
  17. Great timing for this post. I've got a D800 that I've been using for video for a couple months now, only recording to SD cards, but this week my Ninja 2 and 2x Anamorphic lens arrived. I do need to get a clamp still, but I will post some footage ASAP so you can see what it's like. :D
  18. G'Day fellow Victorian, I'd suggest Lemac in Richmond. http://www.lemac.com.au/Products/SonyNEX-FS700.aspx They do rentals to the Australian film industry and are professional. You might be able to find a cheaper price online, but at Lemac you know they're gonna look after you. Cheers
  19. I've got my D800 pre-ordered so this is great news about the Atomos update. But which should one get? The Atomos Ninja or Samurai? Any thoughts?
  20. Does this do 3D? I think that's something that should be considered before saying it's an 'EPIC killer'. Although if Peter Jackson and James Cameron buy up 50 of these things like they did the EPIC, then I'd agree it's an EPIC killer. :D
  21. Are the fuzz in the shadows under the bridge shots from the internal codec or from the Vimeo compression?
  22. [quote author=Andrew Reid - EOSHD link=topic=463.msg2936#msg2936 date=1332634658] Don't think any D800E video footage is out there yet. But it would almost certainly exaggerate the mild aliasing and moire issue of the D800 not having an anti-aliasing filter over the sensor. [/quote] It will be interesting to see how Nikon's post processing solution does. I don't recall seeing any info whether Capture NX2's moire correction will work on video. Does anyone know? Cheers
  23. Andrew, you say: [quote][i]On actual 1080p resolution however they[/i] [Canon and Nikon] [i]are unfortunately as bad as each other.[/i][/quote] Are you just comparing the internal codec of both cameras or are you also including & comparing the D800's uncompressed HDMI out? Cheers
  24. If the uncompressed video from the D800 isn't good I'll be going with a GH2 and D700
  25. Tim

    Nikon D800

    Specs have been released along with a short film shot with the camera. Thoughts? I've been researching for a video camera for a while now and this may be the one. [url=http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/06/nikon-d800-press-release.aspx/]http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/06/nikon-d800-press-release.aspx/[/url] [url=http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/07/joy-ride-the-nikon-d800-promo-video-is-out.aspx/]http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/07/joy-ride-the-nikon-d800-promo-video-is-out.aspx/[/url] Cheers
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