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  1. I have no problem with Cinema5d posting a 40k cage. Many of us were creating video content professionally far before the "dslr revolution", and we continue to do so. Back in the day we could get a 5d mk2 and create images that were arguably better than the $30k video cameras of the day. But, since then the industry has moved on... and many of us have moved with it. We still like the smaller mirorless and dslr cams that produce great results, but as our careers have grown, so have our camera options. We have easy access to Alexa's, Reds, Varicams, Fs7's on down... Most pro jobs cover the cost o
  2. Bought this a while ago and just finally got around to using it. I'm happy with the results. However, I shoot 16-235 instead of 16-255. I believe you're seeing highlight "recovery" because you're simply bringing the levels down to a 235 spec with the lut. I noticed it darkened my footage too much with the 235 setting. There is not additional highlight information captured in the 16-255 setting, but in post you must bring down the highlights to be view-able. (Maybe this has been said - i haven't read through the forum on this.)
  3. I just like a camera to get out of the way. For me, the best one so far has been the C100 (Mark 1 or 2) - Doesn't need a cage. You can hand hold it easily without micro jitters. Great image. Super useful built in ND filters. (I really dislike external ones, I do find them too time consuming for my liking, and it's an extra thing you need to deal with. Heck, I don't even like changing lenses that much.) A 17-55 with a 70 - 200 is a great combo. I can handle run and gun and interviews without issue. Only drawback for me was the codec. It's fine for Web, but not for TV. I shot 13 epis
  4. Yes... B&H is stating they should be in stock around March 9... plot twist indeed.
  5. This is really disappointing. I'm in the market for 3 new cameras for a broadcast program shot in different locations each week. I have been excited by so much of this camera's form factor, ND etc. - but a crippled image / codec really takes this out of the running for me. This camera could have been a huge hit. Now I'm left thinking: FS7 - bigger than I want, color takes more tweaking than canon and we've got a lot of show to edit...Ursa Mini 4.6 - No ND's, not out yet, who knows the bugs we'll haveC300 Mk1 - No slow mo, but good broadcast image & form factorC300 Mk2 - Expensive, g
  6. Andrew - which Herdwhite track is in the Nx1 vs 1DC video? I combed their soundcloud and cannot find it. Phenomenal track.
  7. Anyone with any information on this topic, please alert the internet as to his whereabouts. Thank you.
  8. I own a BMPCC and a GH2. I rent other cameras for gigs... C100, C100 mk2 and most recently GH4. All of the work I rent those for is corporate style paid gigs. I have some strong opinions on the BMPCC. It really is a love/dislike sort of relationship. When I began freelancing (after 12 years of being a media producer for corporations) I needed a camera. I bought a Sony Nex5n. Soon after, I replaced it with a GH2. (The overheating drove me mad on corporate gigs). My next camera purchase was the BMPCC. For months, it sat on the shelf - only getting used in one project. That project was
  9. Lovely! Nice grade on this. Admittedly, I was a little freaked out when she tried to eat the tree.
  10. That's crazy! It's the same issue I found in the Sony Nex5n. When that camera came out I shot a short film that had a police car scene in it. In the edit I noticed the clipping with the blue flashes. Granted, those lights were quite bright, but after seeing your video, it's the same look totally. I had to bring down the blue levels to compensate on those shots. I wonder what this similarities are between how the A7s and the Nex lineup in video capture. We know it's not the codec... Makes me wonder if other cameras (like the fs7) will have the same issue. Anyone know if this is present
  11. Anytime you make something outside of "safe" and "norm" you'll get critics. People tend to respond adversely to that which they're not familiar. Why does Nog say he's not a fan of this look? No freaking clue. What's not to like? ... or really, what's to like? I mean, the piece is 100% experimental with not plot, or story or point really. How can you have such a strong opinion about it unless you want to cause trouble? I don't mind it at all. Why would I? Is it great? Will I share it with friends?... nope. Do I hate it... no way! Actually, I kind of dig the music. If I was into che
  12. Great test. Thanks. One note... in the dynamic range test I believe the Blackmagic pocket would have done better if you had used the native iso of 800 instead of 400. Obviously doesn't change the results overall... but, you know.
  13. The dynamic range just gets me on the GH4. I preferred the 5d in every shot. It jumps out at me in highlights mostly.
  14. Yep. Totally see this as good advice. I don't know TAPTAP, but in reading his post - I get this point. I read the blog here all the time and have no issue with your opinions Andrew. I appreciate them. I can also differentiate opinion from fact within your posts without issue. My brain works without fanboy blindness. It's great really. But, others may not be so fortunate. I'm sure you'll take it or leave it - whatever, but I like TAPTAP's post. I didn't think he was saying "don't have an opinion" - just, make it a little clear where the facts end and the opinion begins. Either way -
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