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    IronFilm reacted to silvertonesx24 in KineMini 4k raw, first impressions and graded test footage   
    Being that there is such a lack of info online about this camera, I figured that I would see what I could do to provide info for those interested. I have no problem trying out Chinese manufacturing in general and have had good results overall.
    The video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxebYAeneaA
    First impressions with the Kinefinity KineMini after using DSLRs for professional work for ~6 years:
    Bought this for shooting anamorphic, which it is brilliant at, but I'm really liking what this might offer for commercial projects. The color latitude on this feels incredible. Dynamic range seems good, I don't really care to scientifically test it, but being able to control the highlights in camera is a nice professional feature. 4k is remarkably clear. 1080p slow motion, not so much. Not sure why, but I get a lot of RGB mud in the shadows if you want to be picky on the image. It may be Cineform, I will have to test a few options. I really enjoy the development-type workflow with raw. File sizes are large, but really not that much worse than uncompressed 5D raw. Although it is much heavier (considering all accessories) than a DSLR setup, it's completely possible to run and gun and not that hard to get used to. I often cheated with exposure on a DSLR- using shutter angle instead of using a Vari-ND filter like you're supposed to. That doesn't seem to work with this camera, as a low shutter angle feels extremely video-ish for whatever reason. People think you're filming a movie, not taking pictures (this can be a good or bad thing) Can't wait to get the new speed booster for this thing. Super 35mm is OK, but I am used to depending upon my 35mm Zeiss (no longer a wide on s35) and 100mm Zeiss (far too telephoto for most of my shooting)
     
     
     
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    IronFilm reacted to Oliver Daniel in KineMini 4k raw, first impressions and graded test footage   
    Thanks for sharing - cool! 
    I've always thought these cameras produce one of the most unique and pleasing images on the market. 
    It's going to be difficult for them now the URSA Mini has been announced. On paper the URSA seems the better option, not to mention the solid distribution Blackmagic have worldwide. 
    I want these guys to do well, they've done a great job. They need help though - let's hope they can get this image into the hands of more filmmakers. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from andrgl in Best Recording Monitor under $1000: Atomos reacts to the BM Video Assist?   
    Doubt SSD would happen in a future 4K recorder, but instead CFast. However having CFast *and* SD would be nice. Recording the main 4K ProRes HQ to the CFast card, with the SD for a backup ProRes 422 1080p.
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    IronFilm reacted to Xavier Plagaro Mussard in Blackmagic Micro Cinema vs Studio Camera - What are the differences?   
    When I saw the Pocket in person I felt the LCD was shit. So it's better to make smaller cameras and you choose your LCD! Black Magic is really proving to be a forward-looking company! Five years ago they weren't a camera company at all and now they are!
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    IronFilm reacted to Raafi Rivero in URSA Mini "on the cheap"?   
    ​I own a small set of lights, but I'm speaking more from the perspective of an indie filmmaker than as someone doing gigs for clients. With most jobs, you budget to rent or use lights (and depending on the budget, a nicer camera, lenses, etc.). Pass it on to the client. Your task is to create a buttery-smooth corporate image, and that often requires a higher level of ordnance than most of us have in our kits.  But with an indie film you're up to your own devices and there's more incentive to bring the total cost of production down because there's even less of a backstop financially. Doing a 300 ft. cable run to light up the facade of some building in the deep background of your shot vs being able to crank the ISO and only light your foreground subjects is a huge financial (gear + time + manpower!) advantage. I never suggested that we would work completely without lights, but the promise of low-light capability is that you can do less lighting, and less of the most costly type of lighting.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Paul Cryer in Blackmagic URSA Mini - $2995 - official thread   
    Am in perverted in hoping the URSA Mini 4.6K will *not* blow our minds away with image quality and performance? As then it will make it easier for me to resist spending a huge sum of money! lol
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Raafi Rivero in Blackmagic URSA Mini - $2995 - official thread   
    Am in perverted in hoping the URSA Mini 4.6K will *not* blow our minds away with image quality and performance? As then it will make it easier for me to resist spending a huge sum of money! lol
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    IronFilm reacted to Marco Tecno in Samsung nx1 Price Drop   
    After the review on dpr, I guess the nx1 is gaining momentum again.
     
    But they need a fw update now. Too many things to be improved/fixed, to really turn heads.
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    IronFilm reacted to mtheory in My open letter to Panasonic. DVX200 will be lonely, needs a brother called AF200!   
    I can't wait for the day when these dinosaur corporations get outcompeted by smart hardware startups and we can just design and 3D print our own custom cameras online and get them shipped...you know...choose a sensor, mount, battery, design...click*click*...ship...SHOOT! 
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    IronFilm reacted to Fatalfury in New Blackmagic Cinema Camera and URSA Mini 4.6K, 15-stops   
    How exciting! Im crossing my fingers for a BMPCC update with the same form factor with a 2x mft sensor with the ability to select lossless 16mm crop, so that the 16mm lenses would be still usable. I also wish that Ursa mini had a possibilty to for a micro four thirds mount version, like the JVC s35 mft camera.
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    IronFilm reacted to Daven in Panasonic GH4 firmware update brings 24p Anamorphic, V-LOG coming in later update / watch footage   
    ​There are plenty of skin tones in the second video I posted (which I tried my best to keep natural after grading; professional colorist I am not). But yes, it's certainly an improvement over CineD. I think the best praise I can give is that it looks exactly like you'd expect a log profile to look.
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    IronFilm reacted to Daven in Panasonic GH4 firmware update brings 24p Anamorphic, V-LOG coming in later update / watch footage   
    I would bet this is true. Panasonic has been great to work with, and if I had to guess, part of the reason for the delay may be to ensure that LOG is a valuable addition to the camera, not just something that feels tacked on (as it did in the firmware I tested). From a technical standpoint, I think everything is probably pretty locked in at this point.
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    IronFilm reacted to Cinegain in Panasonic GH4 firmware update brings 24p Anamorphic, V-LOG coming in later update / watch footage   
    Yay! Great news. So much awesomeness is happening! First Blackmagic, now Panasonic comes through! I'd almost say 'EPIC!', but it seems it doesn't quite cover that.
    Just the thing I was looking for to come to the GH4. Atleast V-LOG is more than a little bit of rumours now... the waiting begins!
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    IronFilm reacted to Escapist in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: does it make sense to buy it now?   
    ​I just picked up this deal. It's actually $995 but still not bad. Although I rather they have a prime bundled, this lens should be interesting especially with OIS. I feel like everyone on EOSHD has a pocket camera except me or something.
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    IronFilm reacted to j.f.r. in Canon C300 Mark II - $15,999 4K camera   
    ​You charge $1k weddings , other charge $5k and up. It's all about the market and what you can sell. If you are underpricing your work then of course it's hard to understand, but semi pros to professionals work/earn much more and this is where this camera is geared too. No different than people shooting free Music Videos or working with labels getting minimum 10k budgets, it's all about where/how you place yourself in the working industry. Personally there's NO way in the world I would shoot/edit a Wedding for 1k , when I can make that just editing a simple project.......
     
    Done with the off topic, problem is most people simply just don't understand....... 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from andrgl in Best Recording Monitor under $1000: Atomos reacts to the BM Video Assist?   
    The Ninja 2 however has waveforms and vectorscopes, which some could argue are much more important. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Andrew Reid in Why we care about the latest gear and how this all started with a post about Top Gear - for historical purposes   
    "EOSHD posts about it and suddenly everyone knows"
    Not true! Was never on the blog.
    A forum user started a thread. I kept it open and replied. Didn't want to censor it.
    I am sick of it now and so is nearly everyone else. Thanks for locking the thread Rich.
    You're a talented guy Ed... but please for the love of god... can we have the old Ed back shooting those amazing NY videos.
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    IronFilm reacted to andrgl in What about this new JVC GY-LS300 camera   
    It's a very competitive price point for:
    Internal 8-bit 422 1080p60 2160p30 Built in ND XLR in SDI out MFT mount All in an shoulder/ENG friendly package.
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    IronFilm reacted to bluefonia in What about this new JVC GY-LS300 camera   
    There seem to be no interest here on EOSHD in the new JVC GY-LS300. Just wonder why as it seems to have most - if not more - features than most here on this forum have been hoping for in new Canon/Sony/Panasonic cameras. This camera seems to be quite innovative in several areas. 
    Here is a link : https://vimeo.com/121192570
    Is the lack of interest because JVC is not having a good reputation? Well, Samsung had a so-so reputation before the NX1, right? I¨m by no means a camera tech expert, but this JVC looks pretty interesting. Maybe this camera turns out to be the big surprise of the year
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    IronFilm reacted to nazdar in Kickstarter fps1000 high speed camera update – options include 4K / Sony A7S-like sensitivity / 4000fps HD!   
    There is way less guinea pigs than used to be couple years back, even with big manufacturers like Red, BM, etc. Lots of ppl is rather waiting for 2nd generation products. Kickstarter is special teritory itself.
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    IronFilm reacted to Kristoferman in Blackmagic URSA Mini - $2995 - official thread   
    Really wish it was a s35 sensor with a m43 mount. Choosing between EF and PL is a concern. I have Nikon lenses at the moment but would like to pick up some EF glass at some point but also want PL glass in the future. A more adaptable mount would have been nice.
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    IronFilm reacted to Bkn Soc of Cinematography in My open letter to Panasonic. DVX200 will be lonely, needs a brother called AF200!   
    Unfortunately, this will be big in the ENG world. I say unfortunately, because I'll have to shoot with it one day. I'm fine with the all in one design, built in ND's, etc. all the the things that make run / gun, doc, ENG style work easier. But I have one major beef  with this design - the EVF should be where the monitor is and side mounted. What Panasonic, Canon and Sony forget with their EX3's, C100/300 and HVX's is that in ENG, Reality, Event and doc world you're often doing takes up to half an hour or more. Holding the camera with two hands out front and your eye on a rear mounted EVF is OK for five minutes or so, but once it goes longer you'll be begging for a 20b proper news camera balanced on your shoulder. I'm sure every ENG cameraman will agree, it's better to be heavy and balanced then light and all on your arms. 

    If they'd just put the EVF where it should be, then it wouldn't take much to rest it on my shoulder with nothing more than minimal rigging (shoulder pad and handles). As it is, to get it on my shoulder will now require mounting a 3rd party EVF or monitor out front on some frankenrigging or slinging it on an easy rig. This obsession Sony, Canon and Panasonic have with the rear mounted EVF is beyond comprehension and shows they beta test with soccer moms and tourists.
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    IronFilm reacted to Jimmy in Canon 5D Mark IV "will be 1080p" with Canon LOG   
    ​hahaha, I opted for the A7s as I was filming Auroras.... Someone bought the 1DC
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?332554-Canon-1D-C-for-sale
    At the time I was looking, the exchange rate pushed it under £2600.... Was SOOO tempted, but A7s ticks more of my boxes... No regrets.
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    IronFilm reacted to Cinegain in Blackmagic URSA Mini - $2995 - official thread   
    Surely great initial pricing. But it's just the modular base core. Don't fool yourself that's it then, you're going to want the modules like the viewfinder and the shoulder/tripod kit that they show it with and so on. So you're not quite there for that one price yet.
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    IronFilm reacted to DBounce in Blackmagic URSA Mini - $2995 - official thread   
    You're basically looking at Sony FS7 money for this camera. Granted it's a bit higher resolution, but I'm very much leaning towards the Sony.
    I'm guessing the BM will be more difficult to work with. I love the global shutter, but I personally value a higher ISO and built in ND filters more.
    And while the BM camera is very cinematic, I feel that it seems all the images are just a bit darker. I think this camera requires well lite subjects
    to give its best. 
    As for cinematic, the FS7 seems to do a pretty good job at the cinematic look, provided you grade for that look.
     
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