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    IronFilm got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Behind the Scenes footage   
    I'm a madman. Do as I say, not as I do.
     
     
     
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    IronFilm reacted to Otago in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    I think that lens is designed for a very particular type of Japanese camera collector / user. The same ones who buy those mint cameras on eBay and the Leica collectors editions, and that I follow on Instagram. If you don't have much space, but a high disposable income and the urge to collect then £8k camera lenses might be just the thing for you! 
    I wouldn't be surprised to see a beautiful leather bag for that lens and the Z7 that comes with its own cover bag to stop the bag getting damaged, they're not expecting professional users to buy it 😁
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    IronFilm reacted to tweak in GoPro Hero 8 worth buying?   
    Hero 7 is the glitchiest piece of electronic equipment I've ever purchased, not fit for pro work (all my friends who have it also have the same software issues, some even have other hardware related issues, I hope they have solved these issues for the 8).

    Hero 8 has no ability to replace the glass in front of the lens... I dunno what you do with your cams, but I use mine for, well... action! So if I scratch that thing I want to replace it! I replaced my Hero7 front 3 times already! This makes the Hero 8 a non-starter in my opinion.

    @hk908 Yes the stabilisation is rubbish in low light, don't even try it (actually turn it off, or your images will be toast)... it works pretty well in mid day light though.

    That all said and done, if anyone is listening... DJI cough cough... can you please make a 1inch sensor camera with better IQ and codecs!!! An action cam with the same sensor as the Mavic 2 with a fisheye lens for action sports (prores if possible!) would be incredible!!! I don't even care if it's twice the size. DO IT!!!

    p.s. Forgot to mention, if I could go back in time I would have bought the DJI action cam. Only thing I wish is that they wouldn't glue the lens in... DJI please let us swap that out if we want!
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    IronFilm reacted to Danyyyel in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Having used the z6, I personally don't know the criticism some have. I cannot say how much I like the quality I get out of it. This is an absolute beauty of a video shot entirely on the z6.
     
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    IronFilm reacted to sanveer in University education - is it worth it?   
    IMHO, a University degree is ONLY sensible for certain kinds of jobs, like a lawyer (Solicitor or Barrister), investment banker, engineer etc. And TBO, the degree does nothing even in those jobs, but employers are as stupid as employees and judge you solely on your university degree and your internship jobs (neither of which are truly proof of anything). 
     
    For filmmakers, while the information and hands on is decent in university education, the price of the education could help you produce a few low budget Indies of your own. And you could learn almost every from YouTube and online resources (many of them free or at very low costs). Plus, it always helps to meet and collaborate with filmmakers on free gigs like short films, and gradually start moving up the ladder to larger ones and paid gigs. Also, since filmmaking is a group effort it is super important to have the right team. 
    Most filmmaking education is way too expensive (as is every college education, to be fair). 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Danielius in University education - is it worth it?   
    Short answer:
    No. 

    Longer answer.
    Probably not. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Cinegain in University education - is it worth it?   
    Short answer:
    No. 

    Longer answer.
    Probably not. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from barefoot_dp in University education - is it worth it?   
    Short answer:
    No. 

    Longer answer.
    Probably not. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from TurboRat in University education - is it worth it?   
    Short answer:
    No. 

    Longer answer.
    Probably not. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from EthanAlexander in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - GH5S killer?!?!?   
    Do they throw in overheating for free?
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    IronFilm reacted to KC Kelly in University education - is it worth it?   
    Get a Masters in business.  It's applicable to all fields.  It also shows that you're serious about the bottom line, and will help you running your own business.
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    IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    The GH5 is not able to compete with Sony and Canon, especially when it comes to adapted lenses. But the narrative that it's awful or unusable just isn't true. Most of the tests you'll see are static shots on a tripod and don't play to the GH5's auto focus strengths.
    For instance, the GH5's strongest auto focus setting for handheld video is single area. As you see in the beginning of the video, when I move to get the shot of the wrestlers on the outside, it focuses pretty quickly and nails focus. That's the result you can expect going with single area. 
    For the G85, when on a tripod for non static shots, the ideal setting for wrestling is 49 area. Single area doesn't work as well because there is much more going on in the frame, so you don't want just that single area to be in focus. 
    It's all about learning how the AF works and working with it's strong points. Unfortunately it's strong points isn't when it's on a tripod with people popping up in and out of frame.
    I will look for footage I shot on the 14-140mm zoomed in and see if it's something I can share. I do know though that the results are comparable. 
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    IronFilm reacted to fuzzynormal in How Does This Production Company Name Sound?   
    I suggest Cart-Horse-Films
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    IronFilm got a reaction from newfoundmass in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    I agree. The AF is very underrated
    Probably because AF is the only minor area left to criticize about the GH5/GH5S! There is nothing else left?

     
    Love the realism of the acting!
     

    I agree, people go hard in acting Panasonic's AF but gives all the other brands a free pass it seems on the many features they miss out on vs GH5
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    IronFilm reacted to barefoot_dp in How Does This Production Company Name Sound?   
    I've come up with a name generator formula for everyone here's benefit, depending on the type of work they're doing. I've also included a few examples I've come up with using this (patent pending) algorithm.

    DP/Cinematographer/Cam-op/freelancer: Surname + films/productions/media/visuals. Bonus points for alliteration or puns. Double points for including both. Eg: Short Films (bonus points for pun, & yep, I know someone called this), Steel Productions (pun), Mass Media (double bonus points).
    Niche videographer/small production company: Puns or cultural references relevant to your niche. Eg: Wet Lens Films (surfing, or porn), Pumped Productions (fitness, or porn) Dirt Road Films (travel, or porn), Headbanger Productions (live music, or porn), Pole Position (motorsports, or porn), etc.
    Youtuber: Either REAL NAME, OR a word to do with filmmaking but change or leave out half the vowels for no reason, eg Filmr Lyf.

    Large Commercial Production Company/Agency: Close your eyes. Spin around 6 times. Point your hand anywhere. Open your eyes and see what you pointed at. That is what your company is called (optional: add films/productions/creative/collective to the end). Eg Teapot Creative, Stapler, Dirty Sock Productions. Screwdriver Collective. Paperclip. Box Films.

    Indie Film Production Company: After you've crawled through more shit than Andy Dufresne to raise enough funds for your first actual film (and then realised you need to see an accountant and lawyer and sort out all your tax/finance/liabilities bullshit, who've told you that you actually need to start a legit incorporated company just for this one film to avoid all sorts of bullshit further down the track,  which has now sucked up 40% of the already fucking measly budget you'd raised, so OH SHIT NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK TO MY BACKERS AND ASK THEM TO DOUBLE DOWN), sit down with your co-producers/directors over a beer and talk about the most depressing aspects of your journey so far. A name is bound to come out of this. Eg: Soup Kitchen Films, Overdue Bill Films, Shady Behaviour Films, Downward Spiral Films, Third Divorce Films, etc.
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    IronFilm reacted to User in Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound - Official Trailer   
    An insightful and fascinating examination of sound design in film, featuring legendary sound.

    Website: https://www.makingwavesmovie.com
    Good for sound?
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    IronFilm reacted to Otago in Wikileaks has an old Sony Cinealta internal presentation   
    I thought this might interest a few people, I find these things really interesting because it shows thinking and not just the final output. 
    I think it's probably from the Sony Pictures hack a few years ago.
    EDIT; This was actually the link I meant to post but the other one is interesting too 
    https://wikileaks.org/sony/docs/05/docs/Camera/FeedbackV1 1_Next Generation Camera v6.pdf
    https://wikileaks.org/sony/docs/05/docs/Atsugi/To_Nakayama_san.pdf
    Apologies if this has been posted before, I couldn't find anything. 
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    IronFilm reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    If you use older Nikon glass its much less expensive tho
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    IronFilm reacted to Otago in Making Money on YouTube for Idiots (Me) 2019   
    It may also be to appease the algorithm in another way; if they have different types of content then they can be penalised if everyone isn't interested in everything. If you never watch a channels vlogging content but always watch their proper content then the algorithm just sees that as you not being as interested as you were before, and in a puppy like attempt to please you it shows you content that you always watch all the way through, and may not show you their content again for a while ( or ever again ). How it is working is conjecture on my part, based on reports from a few people who have talked about it - Linus Sebastian is pretty open about how it all works on the WAN show, but also knowing how "algorithm" and "machine learning"  is used as pixie dust in the tech world to make pretty old concepts seem magical and worthy of investment. 
    It could be solved if there weren't so many people trying to game the system, it's probably hardest to game a system based on your watch metrics rather than what the content is purporting to be. Until an AI is smart enough to understand and categorise the content itself then it'll just continue to be a cat and mouse game. 
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    IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Wide or not, I zoomed in multiple times, focused on six different individuals at different points in the clip, in poor lighting and it handled it perfectly.
    I've gotten virtually the same performance when using the 25mm f1.7 and the 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6.
     
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Vision in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    I agree. The AF is very underrated
    Probably because AF is the only minor area left to criticize about the GH5/GH5S! There is nothing else left?

     
    Love the realism of the acting!
     

    I agree, people go hard in acting Panasonic's AF but gives all the other brands a free pass it seems on the many features they miss out on vs GH5
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    IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Hear me out:
    It's not GREAT. But I'm tired of hearing the same claims that Panasonic's auto focus (specifically the GH5) is "awful." Here is a two minute clip from a pro wrestling event I shot last night. I used the Panasonic 12-35mm with one area auto focus. Lighting is terrible in that venue, so please forgive that. I chose this to share because there's a lot of movement and action going on, and as you can see the auto focus does a pretty good job.
    I just figured I would share this to show what the GH5 is capable of in a real world, practical situation.
     
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    IronFilm got a reaction from shooter in Music videos...   
    Yes, because successful music videos are sooooo original....    on which point, this would be my favorite music video of the month:
     
     
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    IronFilm reacted to tweak in What is your lens kit strategy?   
    Yes, otherwise known as the empty bank account strategy, AKA: homeless man strategy.
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