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    IronFilm got a reaction from Geoff CB in All Samsung Lenses are discontinued   
    This. x100 x1000 x10000
     
    However it is easy to see that NOW with hindsight. But when the first NX camera  came out the MFT system was still very young, & it probably seemed easy to catch up with at the time.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Cinegain in Xiaomi Yi with FW hacks   
    I had a tough day out filming with it today ;-)


    (totally stock camera however)
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    IronFilm got a reaction from HelsinkiZim in How is video business in your area/country?   
    Depends a lot on your location and what you want to do.

    But I'd suggest buy two cameras: 
    A bigger one for those benefits such as XLR inputs and ND filters, and just looking bad ass to the client. Sony PMW-F3 gives maximum bang for your buck here! (US$1.5K ish secondhand, plus US$495 BMD Video Assist gives you 10bit 422 1080 60fps). A Sony FS700 is also reaching very low prices these days, so maybe consider that. Or a JVC LS300.

    Plus a smaller camera for when that is more appropriate (such as on a gimbal, or when you simply need to go multi cam), for this I recommend a Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera. But a Sony A6300 / A7s mk1 or Samsung NX1 would also all be solid choices. 

    Then get a set of lenses, either Sigma ART (Nikon F mount), or Nikon AF-D, or Rokinon Cine DS. 
    http://ironfilm.co.nz/rokinon-cine-lenses/
    Buy a Tascam DR-70D + MKE600 + RodeLink + Zoom H1 + Aspen Lav + Boom + Rode Blimp v2 + Senal SMH-1000 headphones + Samson C02 mic + Rode WS6 windshield.
    For lights get a basic kit of:
    http://www.came-tv.com/3-x-800w-pro-red-head-redhead-continuous-light-lighting-stands-p-158.html
    http://www.came-tv.com/1%C3%83%C2%97650w2%C3%83%C2%97300w1%C3%83%C2%97150w-fresnel-tungsten-light-video-spotlight-p-318.html (plus dimmers)
    http://www.came-tv.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_23&products_id=503
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Zach Goodwin in Xiaomi Yi with FW hacks   
    I had a tough day out filming with it today ;-)


    (totally stock camera however)
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    IronFilm got a reaction from mercer in Xiaomi Yi with FW hacks   
    I had a tough day out filming with it today ;-)


    (totally stock camera however)
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    I feel you're brave to order that before we've even seen any footage from it!

    After all they're attempting what nobody has done before (global/rolling sensor), BMD tried and failed at it. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Liam in All Samsung Lenses are discontinued   
    Well, if this means the true *END* of the NX1 then I look forward to later on this year buying a secondhand Samsung NX1 for US$500? ;-) Hope so. As I'll use my Nikons on it, so I don't care what happens with the lenses. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Geoff CB in Canon have "surprise" at NAB 2016   
    Even the greatly lauded 1D C used a crop mode as well for its 4K
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Haven't there been 2 or 3 people in this exact topic who've shared their overwhelmingly positive experiences with Kinefinity's cameras? Hasn't a Chinese resident explained that they have huge street cred and market share over there, in the second largest filmmaking industry in Earth? Haven't we seen some very impressive work shot with their last few cameras? 
    To me, that speaks volumes. 'Nuff said.
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    IronFilm reacted to DayRaven in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    I think people are being tongue in cheek about the map thing - I certainly am, and it was only one guy who seems to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder taking the prores thing seriously!
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    IronFilm reacted to Oliver Daniel in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Maps are the fundamental part to a working camera. I hope RED got their map right or we're all doomed!
    Not sure why there is a lot of animosity against Kinefinity. They are offering excellent cameras to the market and people are in a huff puff about it. 
     
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    IronFilm reacted to jax_rox in Carmeras and Gear for Independent Narrative Work only!   
    This. Best bang-for-buck on the market right now. 
    Alternately, spend a bit more and get a used RED One, but it will be much more frustrating than an F3.
    Plenty of movies and television have been shot on F3. Plenty more feature films and television have used the F3 as an A-cam versus the BMCC. 
    Unless you desperately want 4k or something..
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    IronFilm reacted to richg101 in Carmeras and Gear for Independent Narrative Work only!   
    Single best 1080p image? Easy to edit? Small file sizes? Cheap?   
    Sony PMW-F3 (unlocked for RGB and S-Log) shooting internal.   under $1300
    Slightly more grading resilient footage? - as above plus a bm video assist. Under $1800
    Greenscreen work? - as above but with the Pix-E5 recorder. Under $2200 
     
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    IronFilm reacted to sanveer in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    I saw this a few hours ago and I dismissed it as part of the 1st April charade. 
    But, Wow. This looks Damn promising. If this is as effective as advertised, then small budget indie filmmakers can throw away their stabilizers, and go even more compact for guerilla shooting.
    I wish Panny would have a Paid VLog for All Interchangeable Cameras. Also, they should Atleast try and fit a ProRes flavor into it, somehow. The lowest 2 ProRes flavors aren't really that large in terms of file sizes. Maybe users can pay something similar to the VLog to get ProRes. Panny should atleast offer that option, like $99 each Extra. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Cinegain in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Yes and most of all I like it to happen to Panasonic! And I do have a lot of all manual glass, so it would be nice you didn't have to resort to other cameras or gizmos to get stable handheld shooting (mostly on static shots, but if it works nicely on dynamic shots, that's a huge bonus).
    -- btw, found something interesting when I was looking for the press release on their official site earlier... the DVX200 getting a firmware upgrade that 'changes the default color palette of the camera to a look designed to be more natural without the need for an adjustment'. If that finds its way in the Lumix line-up it might mean better colors right off the bat!
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    IronFilm reacted to Nikkor in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Make Germany Great AGAIN!!!!
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    IronFilm reacted to richg101 in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Moot.  Kinefinity wouldn't be broadcasting about prores support if they didn't have the licence in the bag in some way or another.  The person who responded to your email probably just went on their own website, saw the brand isn't listed and responded accordingly.  I seriously doubt the person handling random unsolicited emails is taking the time, let alone even able to access the list of pending licencing deals going on in one of the biggest technology companies in the world!

     
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    IronFilm reacted to Fredrik Lyhne in 1000€ to spend. G7 + SB vs NX1   
    If you cant get decent skintones out of G7 or GH4 with Neutral or Cine D + Leeming Lut its not the cameras fault. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from iamoui in All Samsung Lenses are discontinued   
    Well, if this means the true *END* of the NX1 then I look forward to later on this year buying a secondhand Samsung NX1 for US$500? ;-) Hope so. As I'll use my Nikons on it, so I don't care what happens with the lenses. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Cinegain in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Wow wow, that is an amazing deal on the battle test KineMINI 4K!!! 
     
    Seriously considering that now...  
    But no David, must resist the temptation to spend money! & be content with what you have now :-)
    Wonder how long until they'll have Battle Tested Terra bodies for sale? Probably not after a year, maybe two years from now? As I really like that ultra small form factor. I think I can squeeze out that much more lifespan from my Sony PMW-F3 / BMPCC until Terras show up as a Battle Tested deal.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Geoff CB in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Wow wow, that is an amazing deal on the battle test KineMINI 4K!!! 
     
    Seriously considering that now...  
    But no David, must resist the temptation to spend money! & be content with what you have now :-)
    Wonder how long until they'll have Battle Tested Terra bodies for sale? Probably not after a year, maybe two years from now? As I really like that ultra small form factor. I think I can squeeze out that much more lifespan from my Sony PMW-F3 / BMPCC until Terras show up as a Battle Tested deal.
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    IronFilm reacted to Geoff CB in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    The KineMAX 6K does not have ProRes. Only the JUST ANNOUNCED 6K camera does. I doubt that Kinefinity would switch from Cineform to ProRes without getting proper licensing. Considering that everything Kinefinity has ever promised they have apparently delivered on time and time again. Just because it is a Chinese company doesn't mean they indulge in seedy business practices.
    Personally I'm looking forward to picking up the 4K after this lowers the price of that camera. 2K cineform is plenty for me   Especially with that locking Nikon mount speedbooster.
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    IronFilm reacted to Oliver Daniel in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Wow, a conversation about a new camera release has turned into arguments over ProRes licensing? 
    Kinefinity are actually a small unit in a huge Chinese astronomy imagery company, I'm sure they have all this stuff sorted. 
    Aside the negativity... this camera is a very compelling option which needs better worldwide support. I'm excited to see more of this camera soon. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Phil A in 5D Mark 3 Raw in 2016?   
    That's kinda surprising because if it's at least a stop better, that would mean the BMMCC would have only like 10 stops of DR while they claim 13 (5D III is measured at 11.7 EV DR in stills Raw). Samuel hurtdao measured the usable DR (which everyone defines somewhat different) as 12 EV for BMPCC Raw and 10.3 - 11.3 for the 5DIII Raw (with banding in the last stop of - desaturated - highlights).
    I'm still impressed with a lot of the videos shot with 5Diii ML Raw but for photography it's really fallen behind, especially for landscape stuff. The current sensors in the Sony, Nikon, etc. lineup made by Sony and Toshiba have just so much more DR that you need graduated ND filters for the 5D to get the same results in landscape photography, for some other stuff (e.g. backlit portrait with strong selective pushing) you're just out of luck due to the strong banding in pushed shadows with Canon. Despite that I think the usability of that camera is best in class, I got super happy when I saw Fuji put the little joystick into the X-Pro2. Makes me curious for what the 5D IV will bring.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Mr.Floppy in Predictions for NAB 2016???   
    My prediction is Canon will carry on being predictably boring. 

    And BMD has never made a "mk2", why start now?

    No, instead it will be something new, or a twist on an existing product (like the BMCC => BMPCC => BMMCC progression was, each one a little twist and improvement on the way before. But not a "mk2"! Ditto the progression of: BMCC => BMPC4K => URSA 4K => URSA Mini 4K
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