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  1. @And1 Make sure you can return the camera if not satisfied or do some extensive tests; some Blackmagic sensors exhibit excessive FPN or have other issues (crosshatching, color clipping, etc.) The UM4.6k is a great but I personally would not buy a used Blackmagic camera (unless it’s from a chain.)
  2. I'm glad you shared this with us @Andrew Reid. eBay is seriously fucked. Some of its employees just got jail time for: "sending threatening messages and deliveries of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath, and a bloody pig mask" to a couple running a website that wrote critical articles about eBay. On orders from executives no less. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/ebay-manager-imprisoned-for-harassment-of-journalists-the-ceo-wanted-to-take-down/
  3. @Django FS7 def has the advantage if you want to shoot almost full frame for cheap. Basically the only reason I'm still shooting on FS5s... S35 out of the box, or pop on a metabones for 1.07x crop. There's (2?) FS7M2 on ebay for 4k. Nothing included but the locking e-mount is awesome. Such a pain in the ass to rig a lens to not move when using a focus motor or follow focus. eND is nice to have too. FS5/FS7 is still the only goldilocks body available IMHO: FF/S35, SDI, RAW, 4K120.
  4. Are there any overheating tests yet with the new Atomos Ninja V+? Also curious if the R5 and V+ will get 120FPS 4K ProRes RAW at some point. Would make this camera a very compelling purchase if it extends the record time and provides another codec for high speed.
  5. I probably could’ve bought a C200(B) due to how many times I rented them in 2019. Awesome, awesome camera slapped with typical Canon bullshit, such as: 10-bit ONLY for 60fps, 12-bit ONLY for 24-30fps. Why??? Let me fucking choose 10-bit RAW for lower framerates if I want. I instead own a FS5 and two FS5MKIIs; worse autofocus, worse colour... but I get my choice of codec and bitrate. 120fps 4K is nice to have too. tl;dr not holding my breath for a great improvement, but I’ll probably use one, especially if they go RF mount as a focal reducer would become viable
  6. I’m glad at least sigma is pushing the envelope. Wasn’t the whole point of short flange distances to make lenses like this? Maybe this will put pressure on Sony to reduce the weight and size of their zooms. They still seem to be about identical to the a-mount stuff.
  7. andrgl

    R5 vs R6

    @gt3rs it’s a ridiculous lens. I did manage to play with one at a launch event. That lens is enough to make me want to switch at least partially back to Canon.
  8. @Anaconda_ dude, what if they made a module like this sans-evf, with like an m.2 ssd slot...... you got my hopes up for something that they’ll never make! lol Sigma, if you make that with an xlr in, I’d seriously buy 5 FPs.
  9. andrgl

    R5 vs R6

    I’m seriously considering getting an R5 with an RF 28-70mm f/2 to shoot raw. Still can’t walk into a retailer to shoot some tests and I don’t feel like renting one. I almost bought a C200 until I actually tested it and found some FPN when shooting underexposed in clothing which made me reconsider. I hope someone rehouses that lens for proper manual focus one day.
  10. Can’t wait for their next gen camera. Literally only need to sort out 2 issues: - External monitoring: lag, soft image, SDI-out in body. - E-Mount that doesn’t suck. Viltrox nerfed the first iteration.
  11. andrgl

    BMPCC 6k PRO!?

    There’s a thread for this camera already, albeit titled obscurely:
  12. @TomTheDP Yes. I remember the OG Fairchild sensor being fairly bad. I believe I shot RAW at all times with my ISO set to 200. 800 or 1600? Fugget About It!! Unless you shot to ProRes, you'd get FPN in a black t-shirt, even with middle gray @ 40 IRE or whatever the fuck it was. I can personally attest to the following Blackmagic cameras having FPN, amongst a range of other issues: Cinema Camera Production Camera 4K (oh my god, what a steaming pile of ****) Pocket Cinema Camera Pocket Cinema 4K Micro Cinema Camera URSA Mini 4.6K URSA Mini Pro 4.6K But then so does the Canon C200, Sony FS700, FS5 and FS7, when shooting RAW. The closer your get to the sensor, the uglier it gets. Not a big deal usually, just need to test the fuck out of your camera before shooting anything serious. Find out the sensor flaws, find a work around or just avoid that scenario.
  13. lol @ the "pro" moniker, BMD slipping, they're letting their media people name shit: No SDI, only unreliable HMDI No wifi video, no 3rd party/1st party module for wireless video No locking lens mount No interchangeable lens mounts No recorder slot for SSD/nvme media, only unreliable USB-C Very cool. Photo body (fuck ergonomic ENG/camcorder designs) with a tilt screen and shitty NDs. I'm glad we're getting these iterative changes, moar products pls! I love when BMD stretches their staff thin, so we get less firmware fixes and improvements. And more products means more parts to house. So when your camera dies like a year after warranty, Blackmagic will tell you SOoL, we no repair.
  14. If size and cost aren't limiting factors, I'd go steadicam vest+arm & gimbal. Balancing a gimbal is easier than a steadicam. Steadicam arm+vest eliminate some of the fatigue and helps smooth out z-axis bounce. you could even be as cool as this guy ... slapping on a monitor, with no wires or batteries... hauling 15lbs of gear to stabilize a heavy ass sony A6XXX. lmfao wtf is even going on in this pic?!
  15. Believe it or not, I don't have any 1/4-20 sized gear on hand. This demos the versatility of a gobo head really well actually. Here's a Sony a6500 with a just a hardware store 1/4-20 machine bolt screw: There are baby pins with your selection of thread, male of female. Mine is all 3/8 unfortunately, but should give you an idea of what you can do:
  16. @kye so in your case, for weight and size, you're after: Matthews Mini Matthellini Clamp (B&H) Matthews MiniGrip Head (B&H) Total weight is around 210 g. If you're in Europe, not sure what the Matthews equivalent is. You'll still need to mount your camera to a 3/8" pin, or even just a threaded rod cut to size.
  17. @kye I'd suggest investing in some industry standard grip equipment. As an example I put an overload loaded FS5MII (~10 lb) on single cardellini clamp. Wood adds rigidity and makes surface even, improving the clamping force. Note: this is a totally unsafe rig, if it pivots kiss your camera goodbye, but if all you had was just a cardellini and gobo head...
  18. I'm considering picking up an ARM Mac and Atomos Shogun 7 for what I assume is currently the best exprience for ProRes RAW. Currently shooting CDNG with a FS5II to an Odyssey 7Q and editing on PC with DaVinci Resolve. It's... OK. Please chime in if you're editing ProRes RAW on the new ARM Macs! I would love to hear your thoughts, good and bad. @Oliver Daniel any updates on switching to the ARM mac?
  19. @KnightsFan it's only being manufactured by them. Z-Cam did the reverse engineering, design and coding to have the lenses communicate with their camera bodies.
  20. @Andrew Reid If they're willing to reverse engineer the Sony protocol, Z-CAM might crack RF next. I know you aren't too keen on the 28–70mm F2, but that's a monster lens for the cine look. (The fly-by-wire focus and aperature are a bumber, but still, it's an incredible lens.)
  21. Not a trade show fan. That said, in my neck of the woods, it comes down to having reps that know ZERO about the product. On the rare occassion the booth is manned by a product manager or engineer... yeah, trade shows are totally worth it. You get real answers and your feedback is often used in firmware updates and possibly future products.
  22. @Oliver Daniel Please let us know how it goes. I'm going to assume the limited amount of RAM in these first, entry level units, is going to suck for 4K/8K editing. But who knows, for basic edits, FCPX may be able to hold enough footage in RAM to make previewing/scrubbing doable.
  23. Is giving stupid people the crap content they want such a bad thing? Which came first, the idiot or the content algorithm? Happy as a pig in shit. Ignorance is bliss.
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