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    IronFilm reacted to ntblowz in A6700 - FX30 sensor 👀   
    Well there is always 3rd party fan to help extend the time a bit. But definitely won't be as good as proper body build with heat dissipation in mind.
    Or add umbrella on top 😆

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    IronFilm reacted to kye in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    Here's an overview of the FX3 version 3.0 firmware and the "gotchas" that lurk behind the new features Sony claim..
    Incidentally, this guys YT channel is very high quality, in terms of production design as well as quality of information.  He's a DP-first and tech second kind of guy, so things are all practical and level-headed.  My only criticism is that his uploads are few and sometimes far between, but maybe that's a fundamental problem of expertise - those that have it are elsewhere doing things in the real world instead of just being on YT.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from kye in Please recomend me a câmera for cinema verite easyness   
    Let yourself settle for 1080, and you can get OM cameras for mere pennies these days:
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    IronFilm got a reaction from kye in Artificial voices generated from text. The future of video narration?   
    Saw that this morning, shared it with a mate. 
    Certainly is an interesting development/approach when you think about. 
    How many adverts out there only a few seconds long per scene? (or even shorter!) 
    If the talent are not doing massive movements, you immediately make location scouting & art department waaaaay easier! And you can do far more epic videos. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from SRV1981 in A6700 - FX30 sensor 👀   
    But without the FX30 body... how long until the a6700 would overheat?? 
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    IronFilm reacted to fuzzynormal in Please recomend me a câmera for cinema verite easyness   
    I've chosen to believe that it's Olympus' attempt to outflank the Japanese regulations.  --And that the off-spun OM business will eventually end up back under the "Olympus" umbrella one day when the political opportunity is viable.  (They've been known to pull corporate shenanigans)
    Meanwhile OM are positioning themselves into a more niche market of outdoor photography enthusiasts, so maybe they'll be able to make a go of it there?  Hard to say with consumer imaging technology.  But, man, if they can make in-roads against Canon with all the 'birders' out there in the world, perhaps!  
    I also like to think OM is a more nimble company that has a better chance of surviving because of this.  Wishful thinking?
    Regardless, it's cool that their cameras are getting recognition from the folks here on this forum.
    Same.  I hate large field packages.  Done enough of that in my life and whenever the gear bag gets too big I start to get frustrated.  There's a reason a GM1 with an Pentax Auto110 prime lens is my avatar!
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    IronFilm reacted to ac6000cw in Please recomend me a câmera for cinema verite easyness   
    I'd agree with all of that, having gone from being a decade-long Panasonic user to now most often picking up an E-M1 iii when I take a camera out 🙂.
    The video quality on the E-M1 iii isn't top-notch (although the 24p DCI 4k at nominally 237Mbs is pretty good), but as an all-round rugged 'outdoors' package it's great (as is the battery life). I normally use the 'Natural' profile with the sharpness set to minimum, contrast reduced and the shadows lifted/highlights reduced a little using the 'shadows & highlights' adjustment curves. The problem with the Flat and OM-Log400 profiles is that you lose the sharpness adjustment and I find the default sharpening too high for my taste.
    (There seems to be plenty of used E-M1 iii and lenses like the 12-40 F2.8 around at good prices, if the budget is tight)
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    IronFilm reacted to MrSMW in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    Unless there is something specific that you actually need, familiarity with the kit you have is under-considered by so many as are actual shooting skills.
    I get it though, most of us are not immune to shiny new things, myself included…
    My own focus for the rest of this year and probably all of next, (now that my kit conundrum has finally been solved, is extending that familiarity even further so the tools get even further out of the way), is capture skills and editing/production skills.
    Still interested in ‘stuff’ but none of it is a need anymore.
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    IronFilm reacted to D Verco in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    Nikon should've offered it to BM from the start. Even paid BM to use it. The amount they'd make in lens sales would be so worth it. And like you said: no one buying a BM would be considering a Nikon instead. Zero loss in potential sales. But Nikon's management aren't exactly creative thinkers. 
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    IronFilm reacted to kye in Sony New Camera Launch - 29th March 2023   
    Ideas for your new channel:
    "Ask the beard" a channel with you reacting to videos and viewer questions from a NZ perspective "Hold my beard" a channel where you do challenges and review the many extreme sports in NZ "For the beard" a channel focusing on progressive fashion culminating in launching beard-care products for both men and women The possibilities are endless, just like the talent available!
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Kisaha in Sony New Camera Launch - 29th March 2023   
    Time for us to ditch Sound Mixing etc and become "social media influencers"??? 
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    IronFilm reacted to seanzzxx in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    For the record, I know Panasonic makes great cinema cameras. None of them except one box camera are within the L mount ecosystem. The lens ecosystem is in my opinion way more important to a buying decision than the the type of log it shoots, especially when Blackmagic and current Panasonic color science are super similar, especially if you use Resolve CSTs.
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    IronFilm reacted to Django in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    Just saying there exists proper Panasonic cine cameras with V-Log etc.
    An L-mount BMD cam would have different log and color science so not really an upgrade path to Panny users imo.
    I do wish/hope Panny comes out with an (L-mount) EVA-2 or something..
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    IronFilm reacted to seanzzxx in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    Yeah which one of those has an L mount?
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    IronFilm reacted to MrSMW in Please recomend me a câmera for cinema verite easyness   
    S1H’s are becoming ever more affordable.
    I just checked the current trade in on mine vs a new S5iix and it’s dropped about 600 euros in the last 3 months!
    Very robust and capable though.
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    IronFilm reacted to JurijTurnsek in Sony New Camera Launch - 29th March 2023   
    Sony missed a huge opportunity here - could've added some front facing cooling fans for that sexy "hair in the wind" look for vloggers and solved the overheating issue.
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    IronFilm reacted to seanzzxx in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    I think one very important bonus of this alliance would be the fact that it gives Panasonic a very important missing piece in their ecosystem: a truly professional cinema/ENG camera with 12-bit, XLRs, docu-style body etc. If you're buying into an ecosystem for the first time Sony offers such a great upgrade path for starting one-man bands with the A7-IV, FX3, 6, 9, Venice. No matter what level you start at you can always upgrade while keeping your lenses. Same goes for Canon. Panasonic really misses that at the moment.
    Panasonic currently offers some of the best hybrid camera's on the market and then after that there's nothing.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from kye in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    PL is of course. But their EF is not sadly. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from kye in Sony PMW-F3 with 2500 hours on it. Should I buy it?   
    Even very pricy cameras, such as the Sony VENICE I've seen coming down by thousands and thousands of dollars vs what they were just a few months ago. 
    This young guy just got a VENICE, upgrade from an URSA Mini Pro G2:
    How long until a VENICE is as affordable as an F3?? hahaha
    A hype video about the old F55:
    One day soon they'll be talking about the Sony VENICE like that!
    Here is a youtuber who is not using the Sony F3 any longer, got a different older Sony camera (the FS7! Like me):
    However he quite quickly got himself a Sony FX9 shortly afterwards (and announced the F3 is sold, to a lovely lady in the UK, hello there! If you're reading this thread): 
    (he is still keeping the FS7 for B / C Cam duties) 
    Here is another youtuber who is still making F3 videos, has quite a few recent uploads:
    Another video about the F3, which I think has not been shared here yet:
    Maybe we should make a thread dedicated to old forgotten cameras which were for their time amazing. 
    Such as the Sony PMW-EX3? Philip Bloom's video on it, back when he was almost totally unknown, one of the early videos that helped make him well known (there were so few other people back then doing this!!):
    More EX3 videos: 
    Of course if you're shooting a cinematic short film in 2023, don't even choose a Sony EX3! But I reckon if you want a simple, compact, all in one camcorder with massive zoom range & reach, then the EX3 holds up well as a low budget choice in 2023? Or is there anything better I should look at?? 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from kye in Sony PMW-F3 with 2500 hours on it. Should I buy it?   
    Was browsing eBay, seems like F3 prices are finally becoming sane again! After they were for ages completely out of whack, had no sense whatsoever, due to the hype generated about it due to a few youtubers. 
    Hopefully this new video doesn't make them spike up again! But Nostalgia Nexus only has 29 subs, so I reckon we're safe. 😅 (great video though, he deserves many many more subs!)
    I wonder if the writer strike is also causing a decline in camera prices. I've noticed Sony FS7 / Sony PMW-F5 / F55 / Sony PMW-EX3 / Panasonic Varicam / Panasonic EVA1 / RED Dragon / Canon C200 / etc are all becoming a lot more affordable than they used to be. (I don't pay so much attention to DSLRs, but it feels like the Nikon DSLRs which I kinda follow have begun to drop more too?)
    Partially due to yet more depreciation I reckon, but also now that the easy credit is turned off, and people are feeling a financial crunch, they're selling more gear eBay. 
    If you're in a good financial situation, now is the perfect time to grab bargains! 
    I'm juggling studies now with work, so trying to watch my cashflow more, but if I wasn't then I'd definitely be grabbing myself a Sony PMW-F5 (or heck, maybe F55!) and a Nikon D500. (maybe I'll get a Nikon D7100 as a treat for myself this Christmas)
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    IronFilm got a reaction from MurtlandPhoto in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    Also from that thread, a nice mod of the Blackmagic Pocket:
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    IronFilm reacted to BTM_Pix in Budget Timecode Sync Solutions   
    Yeah, adding an UltraSync Blue will resolve my woes if Zoom don't update their firmware but I wouldn't rule out Atomos breaking compatibility with that either.
    Curious how it works with the Tascam X6/X8 though as I'd put good money on their overpriced BT adapter being one and the same product as Zoom's overpriced BT adapter.
    Anyhow, I'm off to test what else doesn't work on the Connect now 🙂 
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    IronFilm reacted to BTM_Pix in New Nikon Camera coming…Z8?   
    One thing that might tip me into buying a used Z9 (aside from Z8 possibly not being available from stock when I go on my trip) is whether they have cut BLE timecode from the Z8 as I have a bit of commitment to that through Zoom audio recorders and now the Atomos Connect add on for the Ninja V.
    Hopefully it will also support the remote grip as well

    Fuck it, I’m getting a used Z9 aren’t I?
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    IronFilm reacted to Django in Blackmagic to join L Mount alliance ?   
    This makes total sense.. L-mount is an alliance so adding a new partner only makes them stronger. 
    BMD make cine cams with no AF, IBIS, h26x or photo specs. They are not a competitor to Leica, Panny or Sigma.
    BMD finally goes FF which will open up their market. L-mount finally gives them a large sensor mount with adaptability.
    EF lenses are easily adapted and well supported by L-mount so the transition would be easy for existing EF BMD users.
    This seems like a win-win for everyone. I do hope they manage to keep the built-in ND system. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from PannySVHS in Sony PMW-F3 with 2500 hours on it. Should I buy it?   
    Back when the F3 first came out then it would have had lots and lots of Hollywood stars in front of it. 
    A sad day, but fair enough, my F3&FS7 doesn't get enough work either. I'm too busy working heaps in the Sound Dept instead (and even worse, I'm back studying full time too! I really don't have any spare time to play around with cinematography now) 
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