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  1. Well I was hoping someone knew around here
  2. I saw this awhile back that they may be able to get MJEP at 422 on fast CF Cards. Is there an update on this and when It might come, will it help at all or just the 422 color space. My thoughts are it might be like the Canon 1DC and its MJEP which seems to have more detail, at least to me and the frames that I have seen. 
  3. Wait till NAB though if you can the RED ONE is a great deal, that is as long as you plan to stay in the RED Pipeline of production. 
  4. Ive now had my 5D3 for about 2 weeks, I finally bought it and I love it amazing to have it as a tool in my bag, but thats all it is a tool. I beats in my mind every dslr out there well except the 1DC but thats on a new level. 
  5. Yes they are but they are no better then 5d2. 
  6. Right people tend to forget that this camera is made mainly for stills. And what a stills monster it is. Its the main reason for me like I said but if you know what you are doing and have good glass, It makes for a great little cinema camera. I know its not a gh2 or gh3 or blackmagic...but if you want that, then go buy one. Simple. 
  7. Like others said if you can Ive heard the 1DX is the way to go from many but myself has had no real hands on when filming just photos. The 5D3 can do amazing things also
  8. Ya I saw and still see a ton of bashing from people, and yes its sorta soft but not as bad as people make it. I have a buddy who owns a RED Epic and uses the 5D3 also on every production. His clients want 1080p most of the time and in his footage you cant tell it apart most of the time. 
  9. Well after working with the new Canon 5D Mark iii a few times this weekend I have to say for me, its a hell of a lot better hands down then any other Canon DSLR, except for the 1DX because I have not had the time with that camera to really tell. I have to wonder though about the HDMI out update that is coming. I'm now looking at buying a 5D3 soon but would like to know what you guys think this upgrade will bring. One other thing is why is in April, could we see maybe the new 7D with the same function at the same time. Will we see 60p added? Will the HDMI add more detail, I know most of you will say no but maybe Canon will add some code that will allow more detail in clean recording off the HDMI.  So if any of you care to read this is what I think of the 5D Mark 3. Im an action sports photographer and also now starting digital cinema work. I own just Canon DSLR and GoPros but I have buddy's who own other cameras and I have used them. They include the RED Scarlet and Epic, Sony FS700, Nikion D800, Canon C300, and Canon 1DX. Let me state this also off the bat, I don't believe we need 4K right now but it is coming and will be the main thing in 5 years time. Canon is going to have to step it up if they want to fight with other cameras. So first is the big fact that I was worried about, Detail. Well we all know it lacks in detail but can be sharpened up in Post to look cleaner, the clips I shot I did this on and it works great. Also I shot 1080 30p and 720 60p both in ALL-I Codec. On my 17 inch laptop the clips look fine and most people loved em. When then sharpened and put on a 65 inch LCD. I thought wow. That looks clean when sitting about 7 feet away. So really this isnt a problem to me. The RED and Sony FS700 are better no doubt but really not huge to me ( of course 4K is nuts on the RED) Also for the people out there that are comparing this to a T2i and saying its the same in good light, well kinda but once you go into post and sharpen it and color and finish. The 5D for me kills the 7D and t2i. Next would be the Camera it self, Its built like a tank in my mind. I have no problem putting it in the dirt and shooting motocross or Off Road Racing. Its feels great in the hand when shooting photos which I wont go into detail but the photos are amazing and has huge upgrades, this is the main reason for me to buy it. The focus and ISO is just wow. When shooting this weekend we had an LCD viewfinder and a 5 inch HD Screen on a DSLR Cage. Both are good but depends on you and what you are doing. The HDMI out at the current stage helps alot with focusing. For me I loved the Camera in a Cage with Screen on top that you can move around. We even said if the HDMI out is great we can get a Black Magic Shuttle and just mount it on the Cage in this set-up and then run the HDMI out to the screen and still have a small set-up for moving around.  So one other thing I want to say is that everyone is saying why get a 5D when you can get a Black Magic Cinema Camera. I'm not saying anything bad but for me the 5D is better, also I see alot of people saying its great for 3 grand, too bad its just like a RED at 3 grand. In order to get one really going it will take 6 to 8 grand in my mind to make one work. I've also seen the footage and yes while its RAW and amazing to some. I dont have time to edit RAW for every project we do and I don't have the storage for the Uncompressed. Now if Black Magic can buy Cineform or make a compressed RAW , add 60p , and fix the firmware with what much of Philip Bloom said, then I can see my self getting one.  So all in all, I love the new 5D. Its light powerful and a great film making tool when you need to run around and carry all your stuff in a back pack or travel light. The images after grading are great. Here are the full settings we used most of the time so you can get a idea. 1080 or 720 ALL-I, all 720 was upscaled to 1080p CineStyle Pic Style Our shutter was faster then most at about 1/200 or around there.  Iso was about 100 160 most of the time for film.  If you have any questions just let me know. If you disagree I would love to hear why just to get a different view on a subject.
  10. I believe a RED Epic is the camera that shoots it... but could be a RED One. Says it here http://www.red.com/shot-on-red/television
  11. I was wondering in the Untied States when a company gives you money to help make your film, like a sponsorship is that a service that is taxed or a a donation or how does that work?
  12. Well its not that nobody cares, I was one of the ones ready to sell all our Canon Gear, but Sony didn't really make that amazing of a product. Its a good camera from what I have seen but since I have yet yo have any real hands on time with them I cant say for sure.
  13. I have to say I had really really high hopes for this camera, but so far its really not that good. The Black Magic is looking great to me and sorry to say but even the 5D is looking kinda better since all 63 points work on whatever canon glass you want not just certain ones. I make money doing photos and now a little doing film. My dream of course is the RED but right now I will have to settle on either the 5D or the BlackMagic or mabye the A99 if it starts to show better IQ in Movie Mode.
  14. The GH2 no doubt does better video but is to small and no weather proofing means its a no go for me.
  15. Hello new here on the site, but been following it for a long time. Frist let me say this...I know cameras arent everything but in my line of work I need a better camera that shoots faster and is tougher then my current 550D. [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Im a action sports photographer and filmer that is getting into more and more jobs with bigger names so I want to upgrade. But dont know what way to go at this moment. Some of the camera that I have been looking at and the reasons why are[/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Canon 5D Mark 3- Love the build of it and that it can shoot 6 photos a sec for action. The video mode though isnt what I really thought. No 1080 60p is a real killer for me. If you think Canon will add this then this camera is great[/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Canon 7D Mark 2 - Not much know besides rumors at this point but if it can do what some of the rumors say like 12fps and mabye 1080 60p that would be great.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Sony A99- This camera really looks good. It will have 60p at 1080 and Ive heard great 12fps at full frame 24mp. This would be great as long as Sony doesnt kill by a small buffer or bad video mode.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Sony FS700- This is a bit out of my price range but seems to be great for what I do. I know most people say that 4K isnt needed right now but for me its great with the action sports film and I also have full access to a 2k Projector on I belive a 30 foot screen?? I dont know but its big and really cool to see my footage on it.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]JVC 4K - Ive heard some bad things about this camera but is it really that bad? The small sensor I can work around since most things I do are in Sun Light. And the 60P at Full 4K is great. [/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]These are the Main Cameras. Please help and tell me what you think will be best for what I do.[/size][/font][/color] [color=#444444][font=Tahoma, 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Here is one of my quick short films that I did, feel free to tell me what you think. [/size][/font][/color] [url="http://vimeo.com/45861781"]http://vimeo.com/45861781[/url]
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