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    IronFilm reacted to OliKMIA in Canon 1D X Mark II high ISO and colour performance worse than predecessor   
    At least the dynamic range of the newest Canon flagship Camera is now up to the standard of the last year medium level competitor bodies. Ok great... Took 4 years for Canon to get there without anything else on the IQ side ? And we are talking about a $6k camera. In 1 or 2 years the Sony or Nikon entry level FF or even Crop will blow the 1DX that supposed to last until 2020.
    Of course I know that IQ is one of the features, along with AF, FPS, etc. but it's too little, to late and too expensive for me. I can't justify the spend $6k for a marginal improvement over a 4 years period. With that money I could:
    1. buy the new A7R3 with the 24-70 2.8 G-Master.
    2. buy the previous Canon generation camera, save a lot of money, loose a few feartures but have the same IQ
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    IronFilm reacted to wolf33d in Canon 1D X Mark II high ISO and colour performance worse than predecessor   
    This sounds very bad for 5DIV
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    IronFilm got a reaction from jgharding in What is the truth about RED's and BLACK's cameras ?   
    ***WAS***

    Now it is more like US$1.5K secondhand. 

    Still an absolute fantastic camera, and the best value one in its class today even in 2016. 
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    IronFilm reacted to gsenroc in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Wonderful! I just ordered my Micro yesterday. Now I'm so excited.
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    That camera basically exists. It's called the Kinemini 4K.
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Sony FS5 firmware update version 2.0 - FS RAW costs $600 / 500 euros   
    12-bit linear RAW is exactly the problem. That's why Blackmagic encodes in 12-bit logarithmic RAW, which unpacks to 16-bit linear in Resolve. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Mattias Burling in My review of the JVC LS300   
    120fps firmware is out. Will hopefully have a chance later this weekend to test it out.
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    IronFilm reacted to Ded in Compensation for Actors/Actresses   
    They're asking for money now? And food?!? Who do they think they are?!?
    In Portugal there's no union, so no union rate, but for TV it's 200/250€ a day.
    For a film you're payed by the project, if it's a short and it didn't get public funding, you're most likely doing it for free - with some exceptions.
     
     
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Which fieldmonitor/recorder, - advice wanted   
    You're not paying for the accessories. You're paying for the added monitoring features, like false color.
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    IronFilm reacted to DPStewart in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    I am currently using 2 Aputure 672s lights on lightweight 10' stands with 43" shoot-through umbrellas mounted for SERIOUS run-and-gun stuff... I mean like we have from 10-minutes to maybe 30-minutes to get the shots before we get either nailed by security or flat out arrested.
    The guy carrying BOTH light fixtures may even have to climb over fences, etc.,

    Using these Aputures was the only way this was going to work. And it surely does work. Killer. 
     
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    IronFilm reacted to Ted from Aputure in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    Actually, I just thought of a great idea! Since you're based in Los Angeles as well, how about I swing by one of your shoots with a light? Coincidentally, the Aputure product manager and I are already doing a tour of film sets in Los Angeles anyways. Seems like you've done your homework on lights so you could give us your input and feedback, which would be invaluable. Likewise, regarding your questions, the product manager is better suited to have this kind of a discussion with you anyways. You can post your findings back here afterwards.
    Send me an email at ted.sim@aputure.com. Let's do this! 
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    IronFilm reacted to Ted from Aputure in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    Hi Tupp,
    The light isn't out yet or released yet. These shows are just to show what we've been working on and what is still coming out. We'll have full photometric charts once the light is released at the end of May. Not really here to argue with you. We hold to what we say about our lights and I can assure you that the 120T will be no different. 
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    IronFilm reacted to independent in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Shots fired! But I would say in the independent filmmaking scene, a Director or DP should know his gear or equipment, both for aesthetics as well as technical reasons. Not unusual to see a Director op, let alone a DP. What you lack in funds, you make up in knowledge.
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    IronFilm reacted to Darren Shroeger in Osmo or LX100+Beholder MS1?   
    It would be the standard Osmo X3. I've decided to go with the Beholder MS1 v2 to use with my LX100
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Kurtisso in Opinions on an upgrade   
    Personally I think the A7s mk2 is in a tough price spot, as that is such a large chunk of change to buy an A7s mk2 when an FS5 would be so much much much better! Yes the FS5 is even more expensive, but by the point you're at this level, the extra overall cost vs the revenue you'd earn from it in the next couple of years, I don't think it is such a big difference (of course the FS5 is itself in a tough spot...  when the FS7 is only a little more than the FS5! And so the slippery slope continues.... I've seen F5 go for amazingly good prices secondhand? Or how about that F65....).

    However.... A7s mk1 are now going secondhand for heaps cheaper than A7s mk2 would cost. And as you just want good quality HD, and don't care about 4K. Then it seems A7s mk1 is the obvious choice over the A7s mk2. 
     
    The BMMCC is the most interesting of them all. It is very new so not that much info out there, but already a few interesting ways to rig it up:
    http://cheesycam.com/custom-mods-for-blackmagic-design-micro-cinema-camera-w-diy-remote-handle/
    And with time even more and more will be made, by third parties such as Zacuto or Wooden Camera (and then knock offs from China after that, at a fraction of their price). 
    Am especially looking forward to rigs with handles that communicate with the BMMCC!
    Plus the BMPCC has already been favorably compared with and shot with RED cameras, the BMMCC is following in the BMPCC's heritage, I'm sure you'd like the BMMCC in some role or another. It would make for a great B cam on RED shoots as well! (such as an action camera, or drone camera)
    Final thought for high quality 1080 footage:
    Sony PMW-F3 with BMD Video Assist (or Samurai Blade). 

    Don't think there is a better bang for buck 1080 camera than that! (can go for as little as US$1500 or less secondhand)

    Is the one I own and frequently shoot on myself. Together with a BMPCC (and have a Panasonic G6 for the ultra low budget shoots :-P ). 
     
    EDIT: Final final thoughts:
    How about a Kinefinity KineMINI 4K? A battle tested one loaded with all the options is available now for a mere US$3.5K!! :-o 

    That is a downright insane deal for so much camera! It has the option of interchangeable mounts, raw 4K, slow motion, uses cheap standard off the shelf SSDs, can use focal reducers to get that VistaVision / Full Frame look. 
    Could be perfect for a RED shop where the productions doesn't have the budget to use their RED.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Ted from Aputure in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    Having a link there would've been handy ;-) So here we go:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AputureUsers/
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    IronFilm got a reaction from j_one in Opinions on an upgrade   
    Personally I think the A7s mk2 is in a tough price spot, as that is such a large chunk of change to buy an A7s mk2 when an FS5 would be so much much much better! Yes the FS5 is even more expensive, but by the point you're at this level, the extra overall cost vs the revenue you'd earn from it in the next couple of years, I don't think it is such a big difference (of course the FS5 is itself in a tough spot...  when the FS7 is only a little more than the FS5! And so the slippery slope continues.... I've seen F5 go for amazingly good prices secondhand? Or how about that F65....).

    However.... A7s mk1 are now going secondhand for heaps cheaper than A7s mk2 would cost. And as you just want good quality HD, and don't care about 4K. Then it seems A7s mk1 is the obvious choice over the A7s mk2. 
     
    The BMMCC is the most interesting of them all. It is very new so not that much info out there, but already a few interesting ways to rig it up:
    http://cheesycam.com/custom-mods-for-blackmagic-design-micro-cinema-camera-w-diy-remote-handle/
    And with time even more and more will be made, by third parties such as Zacuto or Wooden Camera (and then knock offs from China after that, at a fraction of their price). 
    Am especially looking forward to rigs with handles that communicate with the BMMCC!
    Plus the BMPCC has already been favorably compared with and shot with RED cameras, the BMMCC is following in the BMPCC's heritage, I'm sure you'd like the BMMCC in some role or another. It would make for a great B cam on RED shoots as well! (such as an action camera, or drone camera)
    Final thought for high quality 1080 footage:
    Sony PMW-F3 with BMD Video Assist (or Samurai Blade). 

    Don't think there is a better bang for buck 1080 camera than that! (can go for as little as US$1500 or less secondhand)

    Is the one I own and frequently shoot on myself. Together with a BMPCC (and have a Panasonic G6 for the ultra low budget shoots :-P ). 
     
    EDIT: Final final thoughts:
    How about a Kinefinity KineMINI 4K? A battle tested one loaded with all the options is available now for a mere US$3.5K!! :-o 

    That is a downright insane deal for so much camera! It has the option of interchangeable mounts, raw 4K, slow motion, uses cheap standard off the shelf SSDs, can use focal reducers to get that VistaVision / Full Frame look. 
    Could be perfect for a RED shop where the productions doesn't have the budget to use their RED.
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Kinefinity hands on at NAB 2016   
    Why EF mount? Just get the Kinemount with an EF adapter. Then you have the option of a speed booster (KineEnhancer) or another mount down the line.

    If they can price a Terra 4K between $2000 and $2500 and get better U.S. distribution/support, I think they could dominate the low end market. It even provides a great upgrade path, since Kinefinity takes trade-ins and all the same accessories work on the 5K/6K. 
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    IronFilm reacted to The Chris in Kinefinity hands on at NAB 2016   
    I'd be all over a Terra 4k at $2500 with the EF mount. Pair that with the two Sigma f/1.8 zooms and a small lens for gimbal work, damn...
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    IronFilm reacted to Nikkor in Opinions on an upgrade   
    With a BMPCC speedbooster you get a virtual almost APS-C sized sensor 1.7x crop. So no gopro look.
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    IronFilm reacted to richg101 in Is a Sony F3 worthwhile buying in 2015??   
    The 1080p from the f3 is better than the 4k from any camera system within the same budget (sub $3-4k).
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Ed_David in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    I think by far and by far the best ultra affordable option is the Aputure FineHD VS-2 monitor, however it is a little big... wish they had it available in a 5 inch option!
     
    http://www.newsshooter.com/2015/12/21/a-7-full-hd-hdmi-field-monitor-for-less-than-200-aputure-launch-vs-1-finehd-monitor/
    Keep an eye out for the Nikon DL18-50
    Has a fast f1.8 lens, large 1" sensor, shoots 4K, and has a *MASSIVELY WIDE* 18mm FF FoV!! :-o Much much wider than the 24mm on the RX100 IV, and better if you want to use it as a PoV camera with a very wide FoV.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1234156-REG/nikon_26512_dl18_50_f_1_8_2_8_digital_camera.html
    Ohhhh..... that is one cool benefit of the BMD Micro over the Pocket!
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Jaime Valles in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    Strongly doubt Panasonic will go S35 for the GH5 and make obsolete overnight their entire lens collection!! That is just business madness.
    You could say "oh but it will still work with all the m4/3 glass in cropped mode". No, just no. This could spin into a marketing disaster for Panasonic, as it would be a very bad look for them and would send out a terrible signal about the m4/3 system and its future.
    MAAAAAYBE they might do S35 with an "AF200" (kinda like an ultra low end Vaircam S35), but absolutely not with a stills camera.
    All Panasonic needs to do is DCI 4K 60fps with 10bit internal and people will go absolute nuts over it buying the camera, and then Panasonic will easily maintain their lead over Sony for another year or more.
    But I won't deny, also getting as a bonus a multi aspect ratio sensor like in the GH2 would be nice. This would give it a "larger" sensor kinda, but still would work 100% with all their existing lenses. Plus of course I want full sensor read out for 4K with no additional crop.  VLOOK or raw to an external recorder would also be nice too. When it comes to ergonomics, if they took a leaf out of Sony's book and had a detachable handle on the GH5 like on the FS7 so you could rig up a GH5 into a mini FS7 style camera that would be aaaamazing (however photographers would hate this! So don't see this happening). But the first two of 60fps 4K and 10bit internal are all a GH5 really needs to make a hit on their hands!
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    IronFilm reacted to Don Kotlos in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Had they managed to get the global shutter to work and also offer a compact EVF, sales would be much much stronger.
    Just my guess
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    IronFilm reacted to richg101 in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    I haven't even acknowledged those comments because he's deluded.  There's nothing wrong with his camera.  My pocket reacts exactly how his does - as does every other bmpcc.  All his actions do is increase the price of future products from BM because they have to add costs for the idiot factor.  
     
    BM's customer service personel:-
    "We got another email from a customer expecting his camera to perform with a iphone torch as lighting.  What should I do boss?"
    BM's customer service manager:-
    "just send him another one.  Don't bother wasting Mr Petty's time.   The sooner we get his unit back, the less time he can spend shooting crap 'low light tests' and uploading them to youtube"

     
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