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  1. And external mics are apparently mandatory...   http://cheesycam.com/internal-noise-from-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera/
  2.   I think you'll find this backwards. Your render format should be at least as good and ideally identical to your export format. Because FCPX will use your rendered frames in export if the formats are equal. That's why "Export Master File" works quickly if the project is fully rendered. If you are going to only export once, you don't need to bother with rendering, but I like to render and then export master file because changes are inevitably requested and that makes things a lot faster avoiding re-rendering. The rendering done for export sadly does not get cached for future exports othe
  3. I'm here Andrew because I think someone needs to put forward this point of view. Not because it's correct in all cases. But the opposite of isn't correct in all cases either. And I believe most cases.   I want to see something substantial from you Andrew. At least a 30 minute short or something, where you have primary responsibility as both director and DP. I haven't reviewed your history at all but I've read this site for over a year and I imagine you'd refer to something if you had done it. With that hindsight I do think you'd amplify rather than be allergic to my comments. I thi
  4. The very best thing a beginning filmmaker needs to learn is to be independent in their resourcefulness, problem-solving, and opinion. They won't have a team of experts to help them until well after they demonstrate they don't need them.
  5.   In the case of the 5D3 yes they cheaped out on the downsampling. But not as severely as the other DSLRs that still use line-skipping. Pixel-binning uses all the light falling on the sensor and avoids introducing worse moire than the bayer sensor does already. And that's not only a lot better than line-skipping it's a lot better than a small native res sensor like the current BMD attempts.   The Cx00 line has proper downsampling and the 1DC is a prototype example of a full-featured full-frame DSLR. I hope for a full-frame Cinema EOS camera line and I think we'll get one as it mak
  6. Here's one:   http://bit.ly/1bBM58e
  7. I find all of them I've read to be 90% good or vaguely useful and 10% mediocre or plain bad advice. Wolfcrow for instance...worth a bit more than you pay for it (zilch) but not much more. Most of these sites have guides of some kind for sale or free. Just keep in mind the limitations of the authors and square their advice with those of others and most importantly your own experimentation.
  8. Emm runs into snags already, ends up recommending the Ninja 2 for Pocket shooters anyway:   http://cheesycam.com/blackmagic-design-pocket-cinema-camera-a-few-tips/
  9.   And being able to work with the information of nine times as many of them will lead to...?
  10. Then there's always the Samyang 35/1.4, full manual, long throw, hard stops. A bit big but fine enough quality and I enjoy mine... I'm surprised this crowd values sharpness, I would figure vintage blur would be your thing.   http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=771&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=1&LensComp=829&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2
  11. Bigger is better when everything else is equal. Super 35 is a decent compromise but if we had a full-frame of the same sensor quality and downsampler yes it would be better. The 5D3 RAW has a poor downsampler but a great sensor yet it's hobbled by its lack of a worthy codec and there's no way to pipe the signal out other than CF cards. But that's a better idea than the small-sensor BMD cinderblocks and that's why BMD had to slash their prices by a third.   As for the sample above, I think it shows how misleading subjective samples are. What people are responding to in samples isn't the
  12.   No but it makes it lower quality, because there are fewer photons countable per shutter cycle. Not to mention losing the DR and anti-aliasing benefits of downsampling if you have a native res sensor or crop. And again it makes the DoF deeper.   The whole "sex appeal" of the wide aperture lens is that it will make image quality better (vs. cranking ISO) and DoF shallower. This is brought most to fruition on larger sensors. The inherent tradeoffs on smaller sensors mean that while you can have cheap and light lenses with huge apertures like 0.95 the image quality you can get out o
  13. Why the hell are they wasting time re-silvering mirrors or whatever this woman is doing and not finishing the g.d. cameras?  :P
  14. The story I heard on Panasonic is that they were working on some revolutionary new codec and the whole effort fell to pieces moments before announcement. That was NAB2012 IIRC. I would figure they are betting everything on 4K right now and will probably have something by NAB2014.   I tried all the Crumplepop plugins btw and found no use for any of them. Better things readily available in every category. The free film noir thing may be their hit. I think they are a really cool company with mediocre products, the opposite of say, Coremelt who are a really crummily run company with useful
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