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  1. Sad news to know you no longer can buy these, but also not a total surprise what with all the supply issues there have been in 2021/2020 across all industries. Makes sense they'd discontinue (for now) the 833 and MixPre3, as they are each the cheapest models in their respective product lines (8 Series & MixPre Series), thus probably have the smallest profit margins. Wasn't that long ago Sound Devices did a price hike of their products, but I guess that alone wasn't enough to dampen demand, and now they have to (short term) cancel a couple of products to help ration out their stoc
  2. Don't hold your breath, I don't think there is a solution, and neither do I feel one is ever coming in the future. Best solution is: buy a GH4, E1, or G85 secondhand
  3. Worth it to spend the extra money to get the red ring dial on the top. Bling!
  4. Yeah, like anything, you'll have to use a bit of common sense. No different to say using the cigarette plug on your normal ICE car, only to let your battery run flat then being unable to start your car to get back home.
  5. Glad people are putting so much thought into upgrading the stock fans to silent ones! Hopefully this kind of feedback filters back to the manufacturers.
  6. Once EV Vans become mainstream with their huge batteries, they'll be able to run the lights for small local shoots off their own batteries built into the van!
  7. I say NOOOOOOOOOOOOO to noisy generators!!!!
  8. Why not do a rec709 PP if you're going to shoot 8bit internal with the F3?
  9. oh, wow, that's a surprise! But they're out of stock.
  10. Sadly I haven't done any uploads this year, for two major reasons: I've been working on some BIG SHOWS thus I can't film behind the scenes with them like I normally do, and I'm also just too flat out busy working 100hrs weeks and lack the down time to think about much else.
  11. Am I trying the whole "YouTuber thing"?? Yes. But no. https://www.youtube.com/SoundSpeeding/ YUP! Gets a lot trickier once you point the camera at yourself and need to formulate words coherently, rather than staying preferably behind the camera.
  12. Damn, people are almost giving away the OG BMCC!
  13. It will be there under the submenu, you'd have the option to offload it if you wish.
  14. You'll get that in Antarctica! Go do a nature documentary.
  15. There isn't a HUGE difference between the F3 with the paid RGB update vs the F3 with the very s-log firmware. From my personal perspective, the biggest difference is having 10bit 60fps vs not. (and for me, even though my F3 is capable of it, I can't do it anyway because I'm using an Atomos Samurai Blade, as the BMD VA didn't exist cheaply secondhand back then)
  16. For some, that's cheaper than being in jail! haha
  17. Not too shockingly surprised, we hit "Peak (dedicated) Photography Hardware" (i.e. not counting mobile photography, which is as popular as ever) a number of years ago. We're not going to see every brand spamming out new products as fast as they did in the past, especially not when they hit a really tough year like right now. (what with COVID19 and chip shortages)
  18. You absolutely do need the paid RGB update. And yes I agree, it's unlikely you'll get an F3 with this if it wasn't already advertised with it.
  19. Because ARRI is a trusted known, vs an unknown. That alone makes an Alexa Classic still very valuable. Let alone all the technical reasons why it is worth buying.
  20. I'm on a prime time tv drama series currently (in their sound department though of course), and GoPros have been used for this. (mainly is 3x Panasonic Varicam LT though, plus a bit of Panasonic EVA1 for when a 4th camera is needed on big days, or for splinter unit. Also a few times ARRI AMIRA, I think simply because they can't source any more Varicams for when they need five cameras all at once) WHY is a GoPro still used on this type of show? Because it is "there", they've got it hand, and because it already by default waterproof and easy to use with zero hassle. Don't think using
  21. I'd lean to say it is overkill to use an external recorder with an XT3, you've already got yourself good 10bit from it internally, save yourself the money and get a lighter (both in terms of weight and in terms of power consumption!) monitor instead of a monitor/recorder combo. My perspective is about being practical, vs squeezing every last 1% out.
  22. Shogun is overkill, you don't need a 4K recorder. SxS cards are overpriced, use an SD adapter, although the internal codec is a fairly low bit rate.
  23. Only a hundred bucks for a Canon FD adapter to FZ from China. Get that! (don't bother getting a pricey electronic EF-FZ adapter)
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