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  1. Curious if anyone has experience with the new rMBP and 4k. Both in editing and display. As far as editing, this video seems to show multiple ProRes 4k streams being handled with aplomb: Display wise, there is some debate online whether the machine can actually display 4k 60p footage as per the DisplayPort 1.2 spec included in the Thunderbolt 2 ports on the laptop. (hdmi 1.4 is verified @ 24p 4k in specs and use cases) I'm interested because I need a laptop for use in the field now (mostly 1080 60p), but these new MacBooks are so expensive that buying one will mean postponing a dedicated 4k PC build for a while. I'm also itching to buy a 4k TV, but will need something to drive it... Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Has anyone been able to find video samples from the A7r yet?
  3. It is a camera, but its not from Canon.
  4. I like these lights quite a bit. Have been using them for maybe 8 months now. I know Switronix sells them with an f970 battery and charger in some countries - it's worth noting that with the supplied charger, it can take AN ENTIRE DAY to charge up a battery from 0%. Well over 8 hours. So, if you need these for a fairly fast paced environment, you may want to give some thought to power solutions.   Also, they occasionally go on sale, and the price does seem to be dropping. Last year B&H had a black friday sale on them. At the time, they were at their full msrp ($379) and discounted to $259.
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    Bags?

    I'm curious what you guys use to bag up all your gear. I'm doing an out of town project soon, and am thinking about buying a new bag/case. I have a Crumpler Karachi large currently, and have always found it to be cumbersome and low-capacity. Minimally I'd like room for 2 bodies, 5 lenses, an audio recorder, a video mic, a rocket air, a laptop, and a way of carrying a tripod. It also needs to be fully stowable on a plane. Currently, I'm leaning towards a Think Tank Airport Commuter, maaaaybe a Pelican 15xx. What do you like? What do you hate?
  6. miranda interviewed on the ASC Podcast: http://podbay.fm/show/259748235/e/1354772437
  7. This is not a project to compete with ANYTHING currently on the market. At the moment there is no full frame sensor head that could actually compete with a 5dmkii or even a 1dc, and there never will be until the demand is there. But you know damn well that camera users from web producers to Hollywood DP's would most certainly throw down for something like that if it were available. What jarrett is working on today is just an early early stepping stone towards a vastly different future later on.
  8. dudes, this is not a project designed to produce a product. jarrett is not going to form a company or even really a capitalistic endeavor here.   there is absolutely no reason capture needs to be built into cameras these days. nor monitoring. its an added cost that we all have to absorb every single time we upgrade or use a different camera. capture technology does not change, and when it does its is in the form of a software update. imagine a world where "getting that full frame look" doesn't mean paying for a 5dmkii with its screen, viewfinder, AF, light meeter, card readers, battery, psu... just that sensor and an image processor...   this is just an experiment to find a methodology for taking existing products and making them work in a way that we desire. It may not be something that competes with the BMC - but its not supposed to be! this is simply about showing people that there is an immensely powerful toolset available that can be made to work to our exact specifications, and its available NOW. and to use it you dont have to pay for years of development on something like a live AF system or an auto-lighting-optimizer or scene modes... JESUS!   it may not yield a true alternative to a camera like the BMC or even the gh2 right NOW, but for me, this is just about getting the ball rolling.
  9. I think the problem with apertus is that they are running on an outdated business model. they want a structured hierarchical relationship with the world and a revenue stream that flows through that hierarchy. and that is something we've already got plenty of. i really doubt the world can sustain "just another camera manufacturer".
  10. Garrett, What are your thoughts on the apertus project?
  11. I think this is a massively powerful idea. as radical as the 5dmkii was if not more so.   this is not about providing a "product". jarrett is not trying to capitalize - he is trying to democratize. this project is not capable of producing vapor - it is about paving the way and laying down the initial groundwork for a whole new way of thinking about image-capture.    i dont care if the money i put in is scooped up and taken on vacation to disneyland; im in. and not because i want to recieve ownership of something in return, but because i believe in Jarretts ideology. my desire is for this mindset to proliferate, and for that reason alone i support the project.   good luck jarrett.
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    Which LED lights ?

    just found a great shootout on frank glencairns blog   http://frankglencairn.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/the-cheap-video-led-light-shootout/
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    Nikon D5200 review

    i just bought the gh3 and think the 5200 is dope. its a super cheap second body with different capabilities. it will expand my range. i had been planning to get a second gh3 for 2 camera interviews, but this new piece seems like the perfect fit - at least for now. meanwhile, the gh3 will make for a great run and gun camera with weather sealing and the 12-35 ois.
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    Which LED lights ?

    personally i went with the TorchLED because 1, it outputs a lot of light for one small slot in my bag, and 2, as far as i had heard it is more reliable than the F&V's. I also liked the ability to blend the color temp of the light - a feature i have ended up using the hell out of.
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    Which LED lights ?

    The torchLED works great on stands. It comes with a ball head with hotshoe and 1/4 20. B&h sells one that also comes with a high capacity battery and charger for free. From what you said earlier, I gathered this would be a good tool for you - just a little something extra to add some fill, a background light, or hair light... It is also very small and can fit in your bag with little fuss. You should be thinking of this light as something to either augment existing light, or be aided by it.
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