IronFilm reacted to PannySVHS in If I could only have ONE CAMERA
F3 would be my second choice. I have only used it for one test and internal Slog 420 look pretty awesome. Best internal 8bit 420 colors I have ever seen. But thing is cumbersome and heavy enough to not to get picked for a walk.
I would take all three of my cameras I mentioned above. After all entry cinematography tools are my passion.
I could widen the question, what would be your theoretical dream camera. That does not necessarily mean it has to be maxed out in all specs.
IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in 24p is outdated
Why do we almost never film only with a normal field of view?
Why do we purposefully distort reality by choosing these range of other focal lengths to film with?
Why do we light scenes in a manner that you're highly unlikely to come across randomly in real life in a natural manner?
Why is 180VR massively unpopular vs conventional films when 180VR is so much "closer to realism"?
IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in new cam
Agreed on going the used route with MPB or one of the companies that sell used gear. Most of them will include a warranty, and some even offer extended warranties. MPB I believe includes a 6 month warranty, for example.
The FX30 is about $1600 in like new condition here in the US on MPB.
I would save up and just go the FX30 route.
IronFilm reacted to KnightsFan in 24p is outdated
Every movie that I really enjoy and watch over and over has elements that are purposely unrealistic, whether in the image, the staging, or characterization. I'm not talking about technical story unrealism, like elves or warp speeds.
^ Here, it's not the image quality, considering the time it was shot. However, the staging of the actors is unrealistic. The way they pose, the dialog--no one actually does that or speaks that way. One of my top 5 films, and perhaps my favorite opening scene ever.
^ Have you ever seen a toy shop organized like that, with those colors and lights? I picked Hugo because, seeing it in 3D, I was blown away by how they changed the interpupillary distance for different scenes to get different moods, using unrealism as part of the craft. And it's an easy segue into the highly creative movie it revolves around. Even in 1902, they could have made the moon more realistic!
Specifically on the topic of framerate, Spiderverse did a fantastic job using different frame rates to convey different moods. Some of it is explained here:
^ This is another favorite movie (and it's recent--they could have shot digital or HFR if they'd wanted). Everything works because of unrealism, from the costumes, to the sets, to dialog, sound, delivery.
I would argue that purposely making films look or act realistic results in boring content.
I don't necessarily disagree. Good movies transport me to that world with perfect clarity, but the world may not be realistic. When I watch the Third Man, I'm there, in black and white, with the grain, and the film noir corny dialog, and Orson Welles' overacting. That's the world I'm in.
IronFilm reacted to JulioD in 24p is outdated
Nah it looks like crap.
What’s dated is that this keeps coming up as being an issue that needs to change, that only dinosaurs shoot 24 and we’re all out of touch blah blah.
This argument is decades old now and guess what?
The audience knows.
So far it hasn’t worked in a cinema. Many have tried. Many have spent a lot of money.
AUDIENCES don’t want it for DRAMA.
You may delude yourself that your YouTube channel is empirical evidence of HFR take up but let me know when I can go watch a MOVIE of your YouTube channel in a CINEMA and I’ll let you know if it’s filmic.
If HFR really really truely was better the audience would know. We have had HFR for DECADES with gaming, a whole generation that SHOULD prefer it but they freakin don’t.
Theres nothing at all stopping you making a killing with your HFR on YouTube right now. Make a movie for YouTube and let us know how it goes.
IronFilm reacted to Benjamin Hilton in 24p is outdated
I really do think there is something non-subjective to our current state of frame rates. This is coming from someone who likes to push the norms and who would have no problem filming in higher frame rates if I thought they looked good. As someone said earlier, I really think the motion blur of 24p emulates the dream state, it puts us into a state of believing the world we are immersed in as fake as it actually is. 30p is smoother and more realistic, but realistic has its downsides. If I wanted my films to look realistic there are a heck of a lot of things I would do differently other than frame rate.
To me, content shot in 60-120p look nauseating and fake, I can't stand the look personally. I know this is somewhat subjective, but there are quite a few film goers that experience this.
30p looks realistic, but watchable. I run a fairly successful YouTube channel with news commentary studio style and we opt to shoot 30p for most of that content.
24p just looks magical, dream like, immersive. I shoot all of my cinematic documentaries and more dramatized emotional content this way.
At the end of the day this isn't about conserving or progressing. The looks are different, they do different things to the viewers. People keep saying that we need to leave the old ways behind and "progress" to higher frame rates. Progression is fine, but when you want to change something that has been working for generations, the burden of proof falls on you to prove the progression is actually better. Many successful directors have tried this with the examples others have mentioned, and overall it seems like people have not appreciated the experiment.
IronFilm got a reaction from PannySVHS in cinepi 2 super 8 4k raw is disrupting
I can't seem to see any news about a new camera module?? Not sure what OP is referring to.
There is no CinePi 3.
Even if a 1" CinePi 3 comes out, I reckon a person would be still better of with a secondhand P4K if they value their own time at anything above minimum wage.
As the out of pocket differences between a possible future CinePi 3 and a secondhand P4K (the fact it is "secondhand" is irrelevant, it would still be more reliable than a brand new "CinePi 3"!) would only be a few hundred dollars, which would be completely swallowed up when you consider the many hours you'd have to put into getting the CinePi3 up and running from scratch
IronFilm got a reaction from newfoundmass in 24p is outdated
Yes, "The Hobbit" was more than just "a few years ago", and it has decisively proved the case against higher frame rates than 24fps.
You'll be shooting yourself in the foot if you film and release a film in 60fps. It's not what people want.
You might believe millions/billions of people "are wrong", but this is what reality it, and you're not going to change this by yourself.
IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in 24p is outdated
Filming for social media has been also one of the biggest factors in making 4:3 popular.
Exactly, most of us are not filming nature documentaries where we want a 100% accurate reflection of the real world. (heck, not even nature documentaries want that!)
IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in 24p is outdated
And after a century plus of films being in 24p, then all of us have had our brains trained to think 24p = voila, cinema!
You'd not going to undo a lifetime of conditioning of the brain for everyone in the world.
I'd say just move on, and fight a different battle that's more winnable.
IronFilm reacted to A_Urquhart in Help me decide: Canon C300 Mark III or Sony FX9
To the OP, I’d seriously consider the FX6. Having used both the FX6 and FX9 i find the FX6 slightly more versatile.
The FX6 is a great camera that will handle any level of work you need it to. You will not get any complaints from professionals in regards to the footage it produces despite what you may read here.
IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in 24p is outdated
What a weird thread, honestly. There's no real argument being given for why things will go to HFR, @zlfan just keeps repeating the same thing over and over.
What paradigm has shifted? There is no movement towards HFR filmmaking and previous attempts were unsuccessful. There's no demand for it, from Hollywood or viewers. You can't even really use YouTube as a reason, as most narrative (and even a lot of non-narrative work) videos on there are 24 fps. I only really see 60 fps on gaming and sports channels. Even so, history has shown that will have virtually no impact on how films are shot.
I mean, you're talking about the paradigm shifting while we've got an endless number of YouTubers filming themselves in their guest bedroom "studios" in 24 fps because they think it's cinematic! It's silly!
I think it's cool if your preference is HFR video, and I encourage people to create whatever they want if that's their vision, it just never will become more than a personal preference.
IronFilm reacted to zlfan in 24p is outdated
it is interesting to see how people are locked in the stereotypic ideas.
24p for cinema, 30p for tv broadcast, 60p for sports.
right now, holly wood block busters are typically action packed, green screen vfx focused. so high res high fr are actually very suitable for hollywood features, these are more sports like than classic drama dialogue center like.
the classic drama which emphasizes on dialogue is moving into the broadcast or streaming service. so if 24p is critical for this kind of drama, actually 24p should be used for soap opera on tv or netflix.
in summary, the paradigm has shifted.
60p should be for hollywood feature cinema
24p should be for tv soap opera, netfix
30p is still for news.
IronFilm reacted to hojomo in 24p is outdated
The futurists are certainly free to have their preferences & do whatever they want in this age - but this properly matches the aesthetics to the general subjects. In this case -- the traditional approach is the superior one 😞 .
HFR Lotr was dreadful and a total disaster. Most viewers (in US at least) only saw it projected at 24P.
The reality that these days a bunch of people can't tell the difference between any of this is meaningless to me when it comes to what I choose to make. How many people are falling off heights to their deaths taking selfies every year?
All of the disposable content, trends and mindless bs that western social media encourages & runs on doesn't automatically fall under the category of 'progress' -- sorry.
IronFilm reacted to BabsDoProd in 24p is outdated
With "Avatar 2" I made a post on REDUser about it complaining about the unique aspect of the film jumping back and forth between 24fps and 48fps when action scenes came up and declaring that it was jarring. There was a bit of discussion about it but based on other reviews and articles it was clear that it was a widespread problem. Had the whole film been HFR then that would be one thing but not switching back and forth.
You also have to remember that with HFR, just as people can have when looking at old school video camera stuff in 60i, there are people that are so sensitive to the video motion that they get motion sickness. Those complaints have happened every time they've tried to do a HFR project. 24P has also been chosen as our main cinematic frame rate because most people can tolerate it for long periods of time unless someone goes back to doing wild shaky cam like in they did in the early 2000s. There is also a bit of a sensory overload the higher in frame rates we go and, in my opinion, many times the footage loses sharpness and that "magical" cinematic feel just goes away as motion blur gets compromised and the smoothness of the HFR takes over everything and becomes too apparent. I admit, it does look cool to crank things up and film in 120p, even on my RED One MX in 2K mode, but I can't see a reason to film that way for every project or to turn on the TV and see mostly 120p content, it's just not right for everything.