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Eric Westpheling

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  1. The zoom speed can be set to variable, and the fast mode is quite fast.
  2. It was pretty good, I tried following my friend around the block with it. The autofocus was reliable for any sort of wide shot or once you were at f5.6. I needed to use focus peaking for the onboard screen to make it viable at f2.8. I would rather use the graticle or 502/sidefinder to actually see it at high-resolution with a nice contrasty LUT.
  3. Dying to try this out too. I will be able to test this around the middle of next month...it seems like it should, the zoom servo works much better now than the mk1.
  4. My friend took delivery of his RX10mk2 today. I played with it for about an hour. The image quality is superb. Sony has really fixed almost all my issues with the first version. Namely the zoom speed while recording is variable based on how much you toggle the switch- and it can be quite fast if needed. There is a full Picture Profile menu, but with only Cine1 and Cine2 from the cine-gammas. Not a big issue but I will miss Cine4. As for people saying you can't get bokeh with this camera- you can definitely get bokeh and good focus is actually quite critical even on wider shots. I kept the len
  5. ​Here are some graded versions of this footage. A compressed version is available to download from vimeo. Just playing around, but it looks very nice.
  6. The major issue with the RX10 Mk1 for me was the servo zoom speed while recording. It only had one speed- and that was SUPER SLOW. I think it took almost a minute to do the entire zoom range. I am hoping against hope that they have enabled another speed. I also really want to test it with the Movcam A7s LANC cable and the sony RM1BP LANC focus/zoom controller. If that pairing works well it would be a very nice camera to setup with some 15mm rods into a tiny shoulder rig with a Swit BPU battery, SmallHD 502, and XLR-K1M adapter.
  7. ​I've had my Rx100 mk1 from the first day it was available to consumers in 2012. Its been around the world in my pocket and thrown into my bag without a case. It has lost some paint on the edges but it is certainly not a fragile camera. My mother dropped hers straight onto the lens from 5' and yes that broke it, but barring that its as solid as you can get short of a gopro.
  8. This would be near useless for me and most folks I work with. Any modern production lens will resolve enough detail to keep you from getting a pink slip. I wouldn't project some lenses 40' tall but for youtube or even broadcast I would rank a lens' resolution numbers near the lowest of important characteristics for my uses as a cinematographer. The overall aesthetic performance of a lens is what matters, followed closely by ergonomics. The former is not something a lens review will tell you much about. You might be able to spot some bokeh and vignetting characteristics, but short of renting it
  9. I was lucky earlier this week to demo a pre-production PXW-X70 and my hopes are partially dashed- the software on the camera was not the professional style from the other XDCAMs i've used (namely the pmw-200, ex1, ex3, ex1r). I didn't get any information whether or not it was final software, but if its supposed to ship next month I'm not optimistic its going to be hugely changed. My main issue was in the picture profiles: the gamma options were limited to Standard, Cinematone1, Cinematone2, and itu709. I was shocked with such paltry options! Especially annoying was the lack of Slog
  10. I'm a longtime viewer of the forum but have finally needed to ask a few questions: When using the ML raw firmware are you looking at the same video image you would normally see out of the 5d3? Is the monitoring experience changed at all? Also, is 23.98p 1920x1080 recording possible while recording an audio track (for guide) on the Lexar 1000x or Sandisk 160MB/s cards? Anyone have experience with this? Is there any delay between stopping a take and being able to start a new one? Roughly how long does it take to process pro-res files from the DNGs in Resolve or After Effects? I'd lik
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