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  1. It is not a D850, but I found those videos comparing the Nikon D750 with the BMPCC to be enlightening: If you're new to videography, than any of these good modern-ish Nikon DSLRs definitely won't be holding you back! You've got twenty other things to worry about first before even beginning to think about upgrading your camera body.
  2. With almost any camera you have can benefit from an external monitor, even big cinema cameras have extra monitors being used for the operator / AC / director (or all of the above). Especially if you're just doing the bulk of your work as sit down interviews, I can't see why you wouldn't want to use an external monitor.
  3. I'd say on most of these points, the FX6 would win out over the C70
  4. Seems like they're working on it: https://www.newsshooter.com/2021/03/02/rode-wireless-go-ii-export-issue-new-firmware/
  5. You could just plug a Deity D3 Pro and plug it into a Rode Go? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1448999-REG/deity_microphones_vmicd3pro_v_mic_d3_pro_directional.html
  6. Perhaps I was making a stretch of a leap, but I think I can see it if you squint. (like adding 60fps to a GH2, is a refinement to the concept rather than a big bold leap forward. Likewise the GH4 going from external 10bit to internal can also be seen as a "refinement") Definitely the tick-tock approach is much more clearly seen with say Nikon's: D3 > D3s > D4 > D4s > D5
  7. At least here in New Zealand, they engaged in the sleight of hand of swapping "flatten the curve" for "elimination strategy".
  8. I've noticed with the GH series Panasonic has had a tick-tock approach. One cycle of the GH series release, is a big leap forward, then the next one after is a refinement. GH1 to GH2: GH2 is what put the GH series on the map. GH2 to GH3: essentially a refined and perfected GH2. GH3 to GH4: big leap! 4K got added. GH4 to GH5: essentially a refined and perfected GH4. Thus if the GH5 is the "refined GH4", does that mean the GH6 will deliver a big leap forward for us? Fingers crossed. (it does mean though if the GH6 is a big leap forward, I fully expect the GH7 to merely be
  9. Thank you, you made my earlier point that I've been repeatedly saying. Video professionals. Not audio professionals. Or in other words, you're taking your recommendations for audio from people who don't place a #1 priority on audio. This is very much like going onto graphic design forums and asking for advice on cameras, and being recommended a Canon 5Dmk3 or mk4 (or a T2i at the lower budget end). Are they still "capable cameras" which can get the job done? Yes, of course they are. Are they in most cases a good recommendation in 2021? Hell no!! They're an out
  10. There were definitely many serious mental issues that arose out of WW2, both from those who went to the front line, and those who stayed behind as well. That's not something we should want. (& yet, many desire lockdowns) We should universally recognize war as "a bad thing", any comparisons to the worst war in history is a horrifying thing to do and should be a wake up call that we're doing something wrong! (not that I believe a month of lockdowns for say Londoners is equivalent to a month of WW2 was for them, but still.... the fact that the effects of lockdowns are so severe that
  11. Hang on, how did we get to be talking about slavery in a general sense??? I was very specifically taking about timecode! As of course obviously we shouldn't in general ever have the camera be the master for timecode! Hell no. You want that to be your audio recorder (assuming it is of professional standard), or one of your timecode boxes to be picked as master. (then everything is slaved to that)
  12. Last time I checked, I'm subject to the orders of the government. (hence why I'm currently in living in lockdown, if this can be called "living") And yes, we do indeed work for long stretches of the year without remuneration, as what we produce gets stolen away by the government. Did you know Tax Freedom Day doesn't arrive until mid April in the USA? (and not until May/June for New Zealanders!! Yes, we spent nearly half the year working for the government!) That's longer than many past slaves of history spent working for their Masters!! We're living in the matrix, we're cows bei
  13. A way to stick with your current gear, while spending only a very small amount of additional cash would be to add a remote follow focus. As there have been some usable prosumer ones which have recently become very affordable: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1438685-REG/tilta_wlc_t04_nucleus_nano_wireless_lens_control.html This is assuming you are working with an AC, who could handle this. Or you can rig up a contraption to somehow juggle using it yourself while operating the gimbal at the same time. (not impossible, I've seen people with this configuration, but is tricky)
  14. Remember the lie of "flatten the curve" we were sold back in 2020?
  15. Sounds like you should do option #3 then, purely by a process of elimination as the only one remaining. Ask yourself this: Would you ever ever ever film anything without even once looking at your camera's monitor? So why would you do this to your audio?
  16. Good lord no!!! Make it be the slave, not the master. So true.
  17. By: 1) finding the budget for pro wireless Or: 2) finding the budget to hire a Sound Mixer Or: 3) using the lav with a bodypack recorder, along with a virgin sacrificed to the gods under a full moon while praying that this plan all works out without a hiccup
  18. That's true for non-professionals at sound, those who are not full time working in the sound department. They are the wireless of choice by those who are not specialists in this field. They're used by wedding videographers, camera ops, and shooting preditors, etc They get rented out by photography rental houses, or general videography rental houses, and such. They're not the primary rental of any specialist production sound rental houses. I thought it is important to make this distinction very clear, Sennheiser G3/G4 are chosen by people who are not knowledgeable about
  19. Nope! But it's just the facts: Better range with the Sony Better ergo design with the Sony More features with the Sony When you really compare them head to head, it isn't even close, Sony comes out on top. I am a pro. And I'm saying, don't buy a new 416. If you're choosing on the basis of reliability, then you sure as hell don't choose a Sennheiser EW100 G3/G4. And those "rental houses", they're not specialist audio houses (their normal rental stock would more likely be Lectros), they're general photography/videography rental houses. (thus yo
  20. Go for a cabled lav then, such as one of the cheap Deity ones. That's even cheaper! With waaaaay better reliability and quality.
  21. /Zaxcom Lawyers have entered the chat.... Perhaps Rode is willing to contest hard in court this bullsh*t patent? And Rode thinks Zaxcom is smart enough not to try and take on a much bigger company than themselves in court, as Rode could make this run on longer with legal fees than perhaps Zaxcom could cope with. Rode isn't the only one willing to fight it either, the case with Lectrosonics is still ongoing. In the end, I think the patent expires in 2024 anyway? Absolute MADNESS that this wasn't included! What was Rode thinking???
  22. Absolutely. The new Sony FX series is going to be bought by people, and will prove to be popular as there are people out there who want them. The tv series I was working on today had the vast majority of the cameras being FX9 or FX6! (with a few other Sonys thrown in there, like the Sony F5) How many FX cameras in total? I didn't even try to count. But just in the sound department (and we're way in the minority compared to the size of the camera crew! Of course, as is always normal) we have five of us. And that's just on this one shoot.
  23. But if the Panasonic S1H is so much better, why did you get the Sony a7Smk3 instead??
  24. NO TIMECODE!!! There is exactly ZERO chance that this will get Netflix Approval in the current form. Timecode & eND alone make the FX6 worthwhile instead for any professional, at a cost of "only 50% more". That won't cut it at all for Netflix commissioned projects.
  25. That's the same type of logic behind recommendations such as buying a new Sennheiser 416, or a Canon 5Dmk3. Both are a bad, or at least suboptimal, idea in 2021.
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