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  1. Too many bloody acronyms. It's interesting what you said about the BMCC having more latitude in the grade than the 5D Mk3 raw. Did you ETTR with the 5D? I found the BMMCC to be a bit too noisy for my liking, and it didn't like tungstens: yellow turned to orange. I expect the Pocket 4k will be much improved in both areas.
  2. Nikon 16mm Ai-s fisheye lens in very good condition. No dust, haze, or fungus. No oil on the blades. No scratches on the glass. A few light cleaning marks front glass. Focus is smooth. Aperture ring has been de-clicked for cinematography use. Includes filters. 2x Anamorphic like distortion on APS-C cameras. Price negotiable. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153076010031?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  3. Lightly used Sound Devices Mixpre-D 2 channel field mixer/DSLR pre-amp in excellent condition. Legendary Sound Devices Mic pre-amps, A/D converters, and limiters. Price negotiable. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153076028855?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1554.l2649
  4. Juicedlink CX231 2 channel XLR Pre-amp for DSLR Cameras with 48V phantom power in excellent condition. Price negotiable. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153076040693?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  5. I don't. I look at real stuff like highlight roll-off and shadow noise. Which is exactly what I did/do. Not just the backyard: tungstens, low light, etc. Mos def. Exactly. And different cameras have different noise characteristics like fixed pattern, blotchy, chroma... some noise is better/more tolerable than the rest. Hence the need to do your own tests rather than just buying on spec. Pasty?
  6. I'm talking about the Micro Cinema Camera, not the BMCC. I graded both in Resolve.
  7. I'm curious about how those new limiters sound compared to Sound Devices limiters.
  8. Check out the size of that chip on his shoulder. What is that 88 megapixel?
  9. The backyard test (paling fence in full shade, blue sky, fluffy clouds) sorts the actual from the aspirational dynamic range. BM marketed the BMMCC as 13 stops. I tested the BMMCC raw against the 5D Mk3 raw (11.7 stops) and the 5D had more latitude in the grade. Good write up on dynamic range vs latitude: http://www.xdcam-user.com/2013/11/whats-the-difference-between-latitude-and-dynamic-range/
  10. I've been thinking it may be good for recording ambience for surround encoding. Pretty much Sound Devices probably wasn't expecting Zoom to catch up to them. The headphone control knob I can live with. The 3.5mm jack bothers me, they're not robust.
  11. Yeah. I'm shooting a short in August so I might go the Mixpre-6 with the NT-SF1 coming out soon. The F4 is cheaper but it's twice the weight and about 50% bigger. I tend to write scripts that call for a lot of remote filming so size matters. If I was going to get a Zoom it would definitely be the F8n. TBH I'm not really loving any of the current smallish options. The 1/8" headphone jack and side volume control on the Mixpre3/6 sux. A big step backwards from the MixPre-D. Does the F4 have a better headphone amp than the F8?
  12. I've been thinking about it and I've decided to go with a Mixpre-3 for my solo missions. Anytime I want to record more than 3 channels is when I'm going be paying a sound recordist to do it me thinks. Besides being the right tool for my narrative work, I may have a few overseas gigs on soon and I like to travel super light. Selling my Mixpre-D and Juicedlink will cover the cost of the Mixpre-3, always good when you're a starving artist. I'm keeping the PCM D50 for ambient recording. Eventually I'll get an NT-FS1 and a suitable recorder. I imagine Zoom have an F4n in the pipeline, but it's likely to be too big and heavy for my needs.
  13. @IronFilm Loose knobs are of an issue for me than girth. And I concur: don't grab your knobs during a take boys, it can be very embarrassing. I've been planning on upgrading to a Mixpre6, I've got a MixpreD/Sony PCM D50 combo ATM. 4 balanced inputs is OK, but 5 would be ideal for me. I'm gonna have a closer look at the F8n, look-ahead limiters sound cool.
  14. LOL. Well if it sux, just send $1200 to Western Union in Cairo.
  15. AKG C480 B ULS Microphone Pre-amp/power module in mint as new condition. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153068595879?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  16. Near mint as new condition Sony NEX-5N 16 megapixel Digital Camera (body only) + Kinotehnik LCDVF optical viewfinder, an essential accessory for shooting in daylight. US model, shoots 24p 1080p video. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153068371858?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  17. Leica Elmarit-R 16mm f/2.8 fisheye lens in very good condition. No dust, haze, or fungus. No oil on the blades. No scratches on the glass, just a hairline cleaning mark towards the edge of the front glass and a tiny cleaning mark on the rear glass. Focus is smooth. Minimal paint wear on the focus and filter rings. Comes with a solid (screwed on) Leitax Canon EOS mount. Aperture ring has been de-clicked for cinematography use. Screws and ball bearing included to convert lens back to Leica-R mount and clicked aperture ring. Designed for full frame cameras. 2x Anamorphic like distortion on APS-C cameras. Weight: 460gsm. 4 built-in filters: UVa, yellow, orange, and blue conversion filter 80 B. Front and rear caps included. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153068324434?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  18. smallHD Sidefinder viewfinder for 501 and 502 5-inch field monitors in mint as new condition. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153068596903?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  19. Excellent condition, only used for a few camera tests, no production use. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153068598030?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  20. I'm selling my barely used smallHD 501 if you're interested. My eyesight isn't what it used to be so I've gone back to using my AC7.
  21. squig

    festival Submissions

    Gareth Edwards http://filmlondon.org.uk/news/2011/april/gareth_edwards_on_sci-fi_london https://www.mangauk.com/gareth-edwards-from-factory-farm-to-godzilla/
  22. The D90 was my first V-DSLR. It has a very cool lo-fi look, the heavily compressed M-JPEG makes the colors bleed and creates an interesting look. The rolling shutter is hideous, but I soon discovered you can use a tripod with a center post to get a pseudo steadicam effect by opening the legs and holding it by the center post.
  23. D750, pfft. The D90 is the shizzit.
  24. @Andrew Reid I think you're missing the point. The key issue isn't whether or not your tools are any good, it's: "It is designed to fix common audio issues with internal stereo mics on DSLR and mirrorless cameras". Filmmakers and videographers should NEVER EVER record sound with internal mics. Decent external mics are very affordable these days. An easy hack (when you don't have the budget to boom) is to hang a mic off the end of your rig, I got a few lengths of aluminum underwater lighting arms for this. Alternatively solo operators can hire/buy radio mics.
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