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  1. This is a well written post with a lot of truth in it... The corona crisis revealed what was always there, above all the incredible amount of stupidity in the world. BUT: Remember, this isn’t something new. It has always been this way in the course of human history. The difference now is maybe that we have a better overview, because we’re more „connected“ with every part of the world. We get a lot of information that we cannot handle... However, humanity has continuously improved through the ages. There always are ups and downs (such as wars), of course, but in general, I think the world is a better place. It is (in general) healthier, fairer and more educated, to name some examples. So, don’t lose your courage and faith, we need every responsible and reasonable person to engage in improving the world.
  2. There are a lot of inexpensive green screen setups (including lights) on Amazon. I had one of these but the problem was that the cloth was very large and it had a lot of wrinkles after removing and setting it up again a few times. If you have the place to set it up and leave it there, there shouldn‘t be a problem. For me a setup like this was much more flexible and avoided wrinkles on the cloth (which can be very limiting in the keying process): Elgato Green Screen Chroma-Key-Panel https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0743Z892W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_TpIZEbNWVGBFC or even simpler: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00E89Q5OY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_WqIZEbPZR7XDV These are of course only examples. Lighting is essentiell for a good keying and a single light most probably won‘t work well. I could get quite decent results with 2 lights, but 3 lights are best (1 for each side to light the green screen and 1 to light you). As for the mic... I have the Rode VideoMic Go and it‘s OK if you‘re not very far from the camera and there isn‘t much noise in the room.
  3. Hi! My camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (2012) with an old Canon FD 50/1.4 lens, used with a basic, cheap adapter. With a bit of luck and searching you can find an E-M5 for €200 (or a bit less) on eBay. I bought the lens also on eBay for a low price (I don’t remember exactly how much). No other equipment or colour grading was used.
  4. OK, I‘ll do it. But: Seeing the masterpieces you guys submitted I’m seriously afraid to lose my camera (it’s old and cheap and partly broken but I’m somehow fond of it), so I’m entering only for the jury prize... ?‍♂️ Shot only with a camera and a rather old lens. No grading. Here it is:
  5. Wow! Thank you guys for the tips! I’ll try and see what works best!
  6. Dear forum, I would like to shoot a scene set in a dark room (only lit by a torch/flashlight). (It’s supposed to be a burglary scene.) The problem is: If I shoot in the dark, I will have quality problems, since I’ll have to use high ISO on a Panasonic GH5. What would you do? Shoot in the dark with high ISO and try to fix it with a denoiser or shoot with more light and fake the darkness in post? And no, I’m not going to buy a GH5S or a Sony for this! ? Thanks for any tips!
  7. Very interesting, thank you for this test. Modern Panasonic lenses should (hopefully!) perform better for AF on the GH5(s). Furthermore, there are many different settings for continuous AF in video on the GH5. Which one did you use? I still haven’t figured out which setting works best...
  8. For me as a hobby filmmaker this could be very helpful, because I often find audio more difficult to manage than image. Many hobby filmmakers have the same problem. I also think that a good description of when to use which preset would be very helpful and save time.
  9. Well, yes, and I am neither a lawyer nor living in the US, but as far as I know, they weren't trying to repair it, they just opened it for a video. And they did not just open it, the completely disassembled just for fun. And they damaged it by doing so. If so, this is a different story than trying to repair something that is broken yourself and it is a violation of the terms of service. I read the article cited by Trek of Joy and as I understand it, the law is not a "get out of jail card" in any case, there are restriction. And, according to this article, there ARE spare parts etc available for this iMac: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/04/18/linus-tech-tips-imac-pro-repair-video/ To imply that the iMac Pro is not professional, as the YouTubers did, is at least exaggerated.
  10. This is just another case, in which one should check the facts before reaching a conclusion and believe something someone on a YouTube Channel says... Obviously, Apple declined to repair the iMac because "Linus Tech" took the iMac apart, damaging it in the process and "typically if a Mac is taken apart by someone other than an authorized technician, we can typically no longer service the Mac." In these cases, Apple understandably cannot take the responsibility that the iMac will work again faultlessly. Read the whole story here: http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/04/18/apple-refusing-to-fix-youtubers-imac-pro-claims-low-on-facts-light-on-details Another case of a YouTuber wanting attention, I would say.
  11. Thank for the suggestions, I will try grading after adding VFX and see how it goes...
  12. Hi, I don‘t know if this is the correct forum to ask this, as it is not really camera-related, but: How do you grade footage with VFX in it? Is it best to grade the video part first and the add the VFX later (which can be cumbersome if you then realise that there are editing changes needed) or is it best to complete the scene with VFX and grade it then? The problem with grading after adding the VFX is that the look of VFX (e.g. explosions, virtual interfaces, 3D models) may alter significantly after grading, especially if the video was shot in log or a flat profile. What do you do it? Thanks for any tips!
  13. The biggest argument (apart from some specialised video features of the GH5) for me in favour of M4/3 versus FF is the size of the lenses. I don‘t like carrying around heavy stuff und found M4/3 to be a good compromise... But maybe the times have changed? Are Sony lenses comparable in size and weight with the equivalent m4/3 lenses?
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