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Zach Ashcraft

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  1. Thanks all. I've got access to a C100 MK II and I own a 5D mark III. I love the look for both of these cameras, just was trying to make my life easier by filming with one. 

    I'd love some sample shots if anyone can provide them! Any 4K talking head stuff (or anything really) would be greatly appreciated! 

  2. Hey Everyone, could use some advice. I'm thinking of purchasing an XC10 or XC15. 

    I'm currently shooting a documentary, and for the interviews I was considering shooting in 4K with the XC15 to simulate a multi-camera setup with cropping for 1080p delivery. Would the lower bitrate 4K provide good results in a controlled, well lit scenario? Just seems easier than dealing with two cameras shooting 1080 and having to sync audio. 

    Thoughts? Anyone else done something like this with good results? 

  3. Honestly for product photos, lighting is everything. Lens choice is a close second. If I were in your shoes I'd probably lean towards Nikon - something like the D3300 is more than sufficient even as basic as it is. Combined with that Sigma glass and you should get great results. 

    that being said - GX85 will more than get the job done as well, especially with that 12-35 you have. You might get more use out of this with video work too as stated by Mercer 

  4. I truly don't understand why everyone is so adamant about having C-Log on the 5D4. I've got it on the C100 mk 2 and rarely if ever use it. Its just a massive pain in the but when shooting and grading. Images are just great using Wide DR, or even some of the more basic profiles. 


  5. 5 hours ago, karoliina said:

    Easy choice. I did it already and bought 1DX mark II. 

    I use Technicolor Cinestyle profile in the 1DX2 and it works just fine. Check my other post about those.

    Cinestyle flat cat frame is attached.



    Some Cinestyle testing: 


    Looks good to me. I hated using Cinestyle on the 5d mark III but it seems to play much nicer with the 1DXII's codec.


  6. Seems a bit unfair to completely leave the Dynamic Range information they presented out of the equation. Looks like the 1dX mark II performs markedly better  than the D5 in regards to post processing files and dynamic range, particularly at lowers ISOs. 

    Given that most have complained about Canons lack of dynamic range in comparison to their competitors and not color performance or low light, I think their claims are at the very least reasonable. 

  7. 15 hours ago, DBounce said:

    Don't know, but apparently the 1DC did not sell as much as Canon had hoped... Maybe because it was basically the same camera as the 1DX MkI but with a few more video features and a few less still camera feature and a huge price markup? In any case, the 1DX Mkii is the best of both worlds. And I for one do like both still and video features in my cameras, and the 1DX Mkii, while not perfect, does seem to check quite a few important boxes.

    Agreed. I'm primarily a photographer (80% of my business) and for my video work I'm looking for a camera that makes my life as easy as possible while still delivering a quality image. This camera seems to be just that. 

  8. 41 minutes ago, DBounce said:

    I can't see why it would be, Canon already stated that the 1DX MkII is a replacement for the 1DC. So there will be no 1DC MkII.

    What I don't understand is why the 1DC is still more expensive 

  9. I have the rare fortune among the filmmakers I know to have a music performance degree, so I typically write tracks myself. But when time doesn't allow, I usually search The Music Bed or Premium Beat for more budget conscious projects. 

    "Cinematic" is likely the genre you'll want to be searching for 

  10. 30 minutes ago, eleison said:


    Sooooo.. Lets say my salary is $85,000 a year.  That's my salary working for ABC corporation.  However, this year I make only $52,000...  Yes, I still "made an income"... but that's 39% decrease in income.  If someone took away 39% of your income, would you worry about your job??  Would you worry about the state of the business you are in????


    Or lets say you make 85K last year. This year you make 85K but spend 39% of that on things that ensure the future success of your business and position. Paints a different picture doesn't it? 


  11. 28 minutes ago, Germy1979 said:

    You guys see this one?

    I'm stoked about this camera too.  

    Thats more like it! 

    Lots of deep depth of field, plenty of detail, great color. I'll take it. 

    From the video description:

    "This video was shot entirely on the Canon 1DX Mark II in less than 12 hours and edited in 3. I have to tell you this camera is everything that we have been waiting for and so is this clothing line." 

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