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    wondo got a reaction from Jerome Chiu in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    andrew,
    forget about that paycheck argument, and any "proof" about being a pro cinematographer or not. you can not measure this way.
    i always worshipped your honest opinion, and an emotional outburst just proofs that there`s a human being behind all of this, that does not write reviews on his pocket calculator. admitting that you went a little over the top just underlines that.
    another big plus for you.
    the PR machinery has chewed up a lot of unbiased coverage these days and i never know wether all the praise was bought or is true. except on eoshd!
    for me the latest canon coverage was the final nail in that coffin, how can anyone with a sound mind write something positive about this thing? well, you probably can if you`ve been to hawaii...
    and what`s the use of that BM event (for us readers) without any attendee being allowed to shoot a single frame himself? what we as readers end up with is just a bunch of blog posts that basically read like the tec specs list of the camera, i could have gotten that info from BM`s website a lot easier... 
    best,
     
    wondo
     
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    andrew,
    forget about that paycheck argument, and any "proof" about being a pro cinematographer or not. you can not measure this way.
    i always worshipped your honest opinion, and an emotional outburst just proofs that there`s a human being behind all of this, that does not write reviews on his pocket calculator. admitting that you went a little over the top just underlines that.
    another big plus for you.
    the PR machinery has chewed up a lot of unbiased coverage these days and i never know wether all the praise was bought or is true. except on eoshd!
    for me the latest canon coverage was the final nail in that coffin, how can anyone with a sound mind write something positive about this thing? well, you probably can if you`ve been to hawaii...
    and what`s the use of that BM event (for us readers) without any attendee being allowed to shoot a single frame himself? what we as readers end up with is just a bunch of blog posts that basically read like the tec specs list of the camera, i could have gotten that info from BM`s website a lot easier... 
    best,
     
    wondo
     
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    wondo got a reaction from Katrikura in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    andrew,
    forget about that paycheck argument, and any "proof" about being a pro cinematographer or not. you can not measure this way.
    i always worshipped your honest opinion, and an emotional outburst just proofs that there`s a human being behind all of this, that does not write reviews on his pocket calculator. admitting that you went a little over the top just underlines that.
    another big plus for you.
    the PR machinery has chewed up a lot of unbiased coverage these days and i never know wether all the praise was bought or is true. except on eoshd!
    for me the latest canon coverage was the final nail in that coffin, how can anyone with a sound mind write something positive about this thing? well, you probably can if you`ve been to hawaii...
    and what`s the use of that BM event (for us readers) without any attendee being allowed to shoot a single frame himself? what we as readers end up with is just a bunch of blog posts that basically read like the tec specs list of the camera, i could have gotten that info from BM`s website a lot easier... 
    best,
     
    wondo
     
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in The new Canon 5Ds 50MP full frame DSLR and video (rolling coverage)   
    ​+1
    you will need new lenses for 50mp.
    even medium format is on the edge at 50 mp... and this is a dslr.
    so there`s a high chance that buyers will fill up their hard drives in a breeze just to have higher resolving details in chromatic aberration and soft images, where`s the point in that?
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Winter’s Mirror – Sony A7S and Atomos Shogun   
    hdmi now also goes out to the back...
    carbon fiber would be nice but i`m lacking the know how for that. 

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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Canon 1D C used price slips under £5000 - and why I decided to take the gamble and get one   
    ​just cleaned the screen and the bloody logos came off! :-)
    well... makes it easier to apply a screen protector.
    shogun cage almost ready, just need to reduce the weight... a bit like an iphone, first thing you have to do is buy a protective case...
    the brittle hdmi connection bothers me most... need to find better cables with better angles and flexibility.
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    wondo got a reaction from jcs in Canon 1D C used price slips under £5000 - and why I decided to take the gamble and get one   
    ​well... you know my problem...
    always looking for that little b-cam that can go seamlessly with an alexa, epic or f65...
    just a couple of frames here, a second there, uncomplicated and reasonably small, one step below an extra epic body from the rental house.
    by uncomplicated i mean that it should not be a nightmare to expose, with 500 different approaches for every setup, millions of menus to go through, and always haunted by that erie feeling that you forgot to set something way down in the menu jungle.
    i don`t want to spend every lunch break with the dit :-)
    shoots are stress and i have a million other things to care about, besides camera set ups, codecs, etc.
    on the last shoots the a7s worked quite well on car interiors etc.
    but looking at the setup now with the shogun attached this thing became quite a beast. and the hdmi cable that sticks out 10cm is an accident waiting to happen, especially when you`re not sitting under a tree doing a time lapse of a mushroom.
    as you can imagine, my cnc is already spinning up for the shogun cage/armour, it needs a proper hdmi safety and is much too weak for a tough shoot. will email you pictures...
    so for me a used 1dc is quite an attractive option, could use my 058w as a finder, not to mention the tons of L glass that sit on my shelf.
    but before i make that decision it would be good to know if it is only marginally better or a real advantage over the a7s.
    and andrew, one more thing, can`t you do a post about hdmi cables? i`ve been searching my ass off for decent ones, even bought the atomos cables (that don`t fit into the a7s cable safety, nor the movcam cage!) plus i never seem to find cables that have the right angle etc.. for the shogun for example the best cable for me would come with a 90 degree angle to the right and then go down directly to the camera.
     
    best,
     
    wondo
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Canon 1D C used price slips under £5000 - and why I decided to take the gamble and get one   
    so doug`s comments made you tick? :-)
    very eager to read about your findings...
    but please don`t make the same mistake and write everything in the 1dc`s favor just because it was so expensive! :-)
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Meet the Forbes 70 - an IMAX 70mm motion picture camera prototype   
    great job rich!
    been thinking about this since the first dof adaptors came out...
     
    next stop is 4X5" !! :-)
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in More details on global shutter and possible Blackmagic sensor supplier CMOSIS   
    andrew!
     
    you can`t put "mass production" and "leica m" in the same line!!
    that`s a bit like "chuck norris" and "nobel prize" in one sentence.... :-)
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    wondo got a reaction from Julian in More details on global shutter and possible Blackmagic sensor supplier CMOSIS   
    andrew!
     
    you can`t put "mass production" and "leica m" in the same line!!
    that`s a bit like "chuck norris" and "nobel prize" in one sentence.... :-)
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    wondo got a reaction from nahua in MÅ�VI set to revolutionise filmmaking - Vincent LaForet shows gyro stabiliser by Freefly Systems (with footage from GH3 and 1D C)   
    nice toy... but not really new...
     
    gamechanger? 
    for 15000$ + remote focus / iris / zoom system $$ + wireless video $$ + remote operator + focus puller + arnold schwarzenegger to carry this around.... well...
     
    all quadcopter gimbals are "inspired" by the flight head.
    and their own small version is available for some years now.
     
    http://www.portocam.com
     
    it`s just not small enough to carry it around by hand, but it takes on decent cameras.. and comes at a price...
     
    BUT, quadcopter gimbals are available from dozens of sources, the electronics became smaller etc..
    i think this is a good "inspiration" for something you can build on your own for a fraction of the price!
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    wondo got a reaction from JHines in MÅ�VI set to revolutionise filmmaking - Vincent LaForet shows gyro stabiliser by Freefly Systems (with footage from GH3 and 1D C)   
    nice toy... but not really new...
     
    gamechanger? 
    for 15000$ + remote focus / iris / zoom system $$ + wireless video $$ + remote operator + focus puller + arnold schwarzenegger to carry this around.... well...
     
    all quadcopter gimbals are "inspired" by the flight head.
    and their own small version is available for some years now.
     
    http://www.portocam.com
     
    it`s just not small enough to carry it around by hand, but it takes on decent cameras.. and comes at a price...
     
    BUT, quadcopter gimbals are available from dozens of sources, the electronics became smaller etc..
    i think this is a good "inspiration" for something you can build on your own for a fraction of the price!
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    wondo got a reaction from Axel in MÅ�VI set to revolutionise filmmaking - Vincent LaForet shows gyro stabiliser by Freefly Systems (with footage from GH3 and 1D C)   
    nice toy... but not really new...
     
    gamechanger? 
    for 15000$ + remote focus / iris / zoom system $$ + wireless video $$ + remote operator + focus puller + arnold schwarzenegger to carry this around.... well...
     
    all quadcopter gimbals are "inspired" by the flight head.
    and their own small version is available for some years now.
     
    http://www.portocam.com
     
    it`s just not small enough to carry it around by hand, but it takes on decent cameras.. and comes at a price...
     
    BUT, quadcopter gimbals are available from dozens of sources, the electronics became smaller etc..
    i think this is a good "inspiration" for something you can build on your own for a fraction of the price!
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    wondo got a reaction from andy lee in Blackmagic Cinema Camera gets a rival - Dan Chung shows us the KINERAW MINI   
    well i don`t think industrial designers are involved in any "cinema grade" camera development on the market.
    jim jannard`s intention on the epic was to make it look cool, but that guy never spend a day on set shooting.... and you see and feel that if you have to use his cameras..
    alexa is a heavy shoebox with the display on the wrong side etc..
    and sony just copied that design for the f5 + f55... but with the display on the right side this time!... the rest.. BOX
    do you really sit straight behind the camera on lens hight? then the bmcc monitor is placed there especially for you...
     
    you can clearly see that mainboards are square on all these camera "designs" :-)
    so i don`t think that design plays a major role on the price.
     
    11.5 stops bother me, the design flaws will be something you just have to live with..... as always....
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    wondo got a reaction from Andrew Reid in First look at the new ReWo Blackmagic Cinema Camera Cage   
    calm down guys... :-)

    we OFFER this cage, nobody is forced to buy it...

    if you like to rip out the threads directly from your precious camera body.... go ahead.

    but honestly, we knew that this would only appeal to certain people..
    first of all we build stuff that WE want to shoot with and this is the design both of us liked the most.
    and yes, i like my alpa a lot :-)

    this rig is 100% made in germany, the handles involve a big amount of hand finishing and, trust me, we don`t have chinese slaves doing that..

    there`s always a cheaper solution, product, one for every given budget, so please go ahead, i totally understand that at this price point not everybody can afford this.

    top gear can, just sold the last two remaining gh2 cages to them :-)

    about the MFT mount version.
    this cage will be a pain in the ass if you want to shoot directly with MFT lenses! that`s for sure.
    but since the camera does not support iris or powered focus on these lenses, anything but your voightländer won`t work either..
    we`re aiming here at people who use lens adapters.
    unlike the pl adapter that you stick directly onto your MFT camera, and that then shakes in the mount, ours will be rock steady and support even the heaviest lenses like angenieux optimos etc.. with now force pulling on the camera mount.

    as always, all hints, criticism, suggestions etc.. are welcome, we`re not red and we`re pretty proud of that :-)

    best,

    bernd wondollek
    ReWo
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