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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    So I read back in October that the BMPCC 4k added at 2.6k crop mode that "suitable for Super 16mm lenses" according to cinema5D. Has anyone used this? Is it a proper s16 crop or something fairly close? With a tax return coming, I'm thinking of upgrading from the BMMCC, which I'm using with my beloved vintage c-mount lenses, and I don't want to buy more lenses to cover the full sensor). I'm curious to hear from anyone who has had both the Micro and P4K. I'm thinking of going for the P4K for the low light and higher res (2.6K also seems optimal for going higher res but not as high as 4K, to save card/drive space and possibly use the same cards from the Micro. I've seen people online able to get 12:1 raw on the 95mbps Extreme Pros). The Micro has a wonderful image most of the time, but some things that bother me about it.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from Zach Goodwin2 in How to Mathematically Figure out how to take a good image without looking at the display or into the camera on manual settings   
    Film cameras at least have viewfinders. You still have to check your framing and composition.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from Zach Goodwin2 in Stuff Made Before 1920 Is Now Royalty Free   
    This is an interesting interview about fair use with the creators of Nirvanna the Band the Show (which is hilarious and everyone should watch it).
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from kye in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    So a couple years ago I posted a couple of videos I shot with the Canon TV-16 25mm 1.4 c-mount lens and the BMPCC. I loved the lens, but had to sell it (and some other gear) for financial reasons. I didn't want to sell it, but since I had a full set of Fujinon-TV lenses and only one Canon, and there seemed to be few Canon TV-16 lenses on ebay, I ended up selling it. I'm working full time again and more financially stable so I decided to try and track down the Canon TV-16 lenses. I set up an alert with eBay, not expecting anything, but just hoping. As luck would have it, some lenses popped up. The 25mm 1.4, like the one I had before. I looked at the listing and thought "wait a minute, this one has a follow focus gear attached to it like what I had done to mine. Wait, the seller's username is familiar. Holy shit, this IS my old lens." So I made an offer and won He was also selling the 13mm 1.5 for a fair price. And there were a couple 50mm 1.8 lenses available from other sellers. So, I not only put together a set very quickly, I got my old lens back. I shot some BTS (with the BMMCC) for a friend's short film recently, using the lenses. The first two shots are the 50mm, last two are 25mm, everything in between is the 13mm. Mostly shot at f/2.8-4. The 13mm and 50mm flare like crazy, but I like it. These definitely have a ton of character and are probably my favorite vintage c-mount primes now.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    So a couple years ago I posted a couple of videos I shot with the Canon TV-16 25mm 1.4 c-mount lens and the BMPCC. I loved the lens, but had to sell it (and some other gear) for financial reasons. I didn't want to sell it, but since I had a full set of Fujinon-TV lenses and only one Canon, and there seemed to be few Canon TV-16 lenses on ebay, I ended up selling it. I'm working full time again and more financially stable so I decided to try and track down the Canon TV-16 lenses. I set up an alert with eBay, not expecting anything, but just hoping. As luck would have it, some lenses popped up. The 25mm 1.4, like the one I had before. I looked at the listing and thought "wait a minute, this one has a follow focus gear attached to it like what I had done to mine. Wait, the seller's username is familiar. Holy shit, this IS my old lens." So I made an offer and won He was also selling the 13mm 1.5 for a fair price. And there were a couple 50mm 1.8 lenses available from other sellers. So, I not only put together a set very quickly, I got my old lens back. I shot some BTS (with the BMMCC) for a friend's short film recently, using the lenses. The first two shots are the 50mm, last two are 25mm, everything in between is the 13mm. Mostly shot at f/2.8-4. The 13mm and 50mm flare like crazy, but I like it. These definitely have a ton of character and are probably my favorite vintage c-mount primes now.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from heart0less in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    So a couple years ago I posted a couple of videos I shot with the Canon TV-16 25mm 1.4 c-mount lens and the BMPCC. I loved the lens, but had to sell it (and some other gear) for financial reasons. I didn't want to sell it, but since I had a full set of Fujinon-TV lenses and only one Canon, and there seemed to be few Canon TV-16 lenses on ebay, I ended up selling it. I'm working full time again and more financially stable so I decided to try and track down the Canon TV-16 lenses. I set up an alert with eBay, not expecting anything, but just hoping. As luck would have it, some lenses popped up. The 25mm 1.4, like the one I had before. I looked at the listing and thought "wait a minute, this one has a follow focus gear attached to it like what I had done to mine. Wait, the seller's username is familiar. Holy shit, this IS my old lens." So I made an offer and won He was also selling the 13mm 1.5 for a fair price. And there were a couple 50mm 1.8 lenses available from other sellers. So, I not only put together a set very quickly, I got my old lens back. I shot some BTS (with the BMMCC) for a friend's short film recently, using the lenses. The first two shots are the 50mm, last two are 25mm, everything in between is the 13mm. Mostly shot at f/2.8-4. The 13mm and 50mm flare like crazy, but I like it. These definitely have a ton of character and are probably my favorite vintage c-mount primes now.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from webrunner5 in Nerf (old bmpcc Raw test video)   
    Thanks. I had to open up the project file because it's been so long I forgot what I did. Looks like all it was was the free Ground Control BMDFilm-709 lut in the Basic tab of Lumetri, plus the Fuji Reala 500D/Kodak 2393 in the Creative tab...and that was it. Plus Gorilla Grain 35mm Medium Grain overlay. I can't find the Super 8 project file, but I think it was the same grading but with a little blue added to the shadows and highlights, plus I believe Gaussian Blur to soften, and the "Hand Processed Super 8" grain overlay by Dissolve (free). And there are also Super 8 film burns by Austin Newman (also free).
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from webrunner5 in Nerf (old bmpcc Raw test video)   
    I shot and edited this back in November 2018, but didn't feel like sharing it. Looking back months later, I actually like the grade I did, so here you go:
    And here's some of this footage with a Super 8 look:
     
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from meudig in Nerf (old bmpcc Raw test video)   
    I shot and edited this back in November 2018, but didn't feel like sharing it. Looking back months later, I actually like the grade I did, so here you go:
    And here's some of this footage with a Super 8 look:
     
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from tonysss in The digital film look on a budget - 10 years after the Arri Alexa, what gets closest for cheapest?   
    You might be able to get a good deal on the 'bay if you're a little patient. I just won an auction on the Micro WITH an Olympus 17mm 1.8 bundled for $555, and I immediately resold the lens for $250 and used that to put together a solid rig (Smallrig cage/monitor mount, wooden rosette handle, NP-F bridge with NP-F batteries) that makes it very functional and usable. It's like a little baby Red camera now.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from j_one in The digital film look on a budget - 10 years after the Arri Alexa, what gets closest for cheapest?   
    You might be able to get a good deal on the 'bay if you're a little patient. I just won an auction on the Micro WITH an Olympus 17mm 1.8 bundled for $555, and I immediately resold the lens for $250 and used that to put together a solid rig (Smallrig cage/monitor mount, wooden rosette handle, NP-F bridge with NP-F batteries) that makes it very functional and usable. It's like a little baby Red camera now.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from mercer in The digital film look on a budget - 10 years after the Arri Alexa, what gets closest for cheapest?   
    You might be able to get a good deal on the 'bay if you're a little patient. I just won an auction on the Micro WITH an Olympus 17mm 1.8 bundled for $555, and I immediately resold the lens for $250 and used that to put together a solid rig (Smallrig cage/monitor mount, wooden rosette handle, NP-F bridge with NP-F batteries) that makes it very functional and usable. It's like a little baby Red camera now.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from kaylee in Dolly Shot Without the Dolly   
    I guess a slider for short moves, for longer tracking, maybe a gimbal + someone pulling the camera operator in a wheel chair? A wheel chair was my poor man's dolly back in the day.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from PannySVHS in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Speaking of Fuji C-Mount lenses, here's some footage of the 25mm and 50mm (and Cosmicar 12.5mm/Canon V10X15) I shot on the GH4:
    All lenses are shot wide open in this video:
     
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from PannySVHS in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Thanks! I like not having bad aliasing in people's hair/eyebrows when shooting close-ups on the GH4, and I like the creative options like VFR mode (I really love that I can set it to custom frame rates instead of just having set frame rates to choose from). I like the slight extra bit of width I get out of my c-mount lenses. I also love being able to tweak the image in camera and not needing much grading (all I did was adjust contrast and added a Fuji film look in Lumetri). I love the bmpcc until the aliasing/moire starts to get to me. I also kinda hate grading log footage. After doing both for some time, I prefer getting the desired look as close as possible in-camera.
    I shot in CineV with the contrast/sharpness/NR at -5, Saturation at -1, Hue and Master Ped at 0, iDynamic and iResolution off. I did a controlled lighting test of all the different profiles and that is what I preferred most. Adding a Polarizer makes it look especially nice.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from thebrothersthre3 in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Speaking of Fuji C-Mount lenses, here's some footage of the 25mm and 50mm (and Cosmicar 12.5mm/Canon V10X15) I shot on the GH4:
    All lenses are shot wide open in this video:
     
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from webrunner5 in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Speaking of Fuji C-Mount lenses, here's some footage of the 25mm and 50mm (and Cosmicar 12.5mm/Canon V10X15) I shot on the GH4:
    All lenses are shot wide open in this video:
     
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Speaking of Fuji C-Mount lenses, here's some footage of the 25mm and 50mm (and Cosmicar 12.5mm/Canon V10X15) I shot on the GH4:
    All lenses are shot wide open in this video:
     
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from PannySVHS in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Just got a Pentax Auto 110 18mm f/2.8. This is one of the smallest lenses I've ever used, and incredibly sharp and pretty, especially considering it's stuck at f/2.8. I wish it had an aperture for more control over the depth of field, but it's still good. I might have to get the 24mm and 50mm 110 lenses.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Just got a Pentax Auto 110 18mm f/2.8. This is one of the smallest lenses I've ever used, and incredibly sharp and pretty, especially considering it's stuck at f/2.8. I wish it had an aperture for more control over the depth of field, but it's still good. I might have to get the 24mm and 50mm 110 lenses.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from Emanuel in Panasonic G7 Picture Profile Comparison   
    I wanted to see which Picture Profile on my G7 give the best skin tones, as well as the general differences of each one. All profiles are set to -5 Contrast, -5 Sharpness, -5 NR, -1 Saturation (except Vivid which is -2). The only grading is a contrast curve (I also added grain). Lens: Canon FD 28mm 2.8 w/ Focal Reducer (shot wide open). Shot in 4K, 500iso, 3200k color temp.
    CinelikeD seems to yield the flattest image and maybe the most dynamic range, and it's the profile I've used the most for that reason, until now. I kinda think CinelikeV might have better skin tones. Aside from Vivid and Monochrome, most of the others barely look any different from each other. All of this is subjective of course, but I thought other G7 uses might be interested.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from Emanuel in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    I've been away for a while, just working on scripts and trying not to wast too much time on the internet. I just came back to share my newest lens find. I wanted an 8(ish)mm lens (24mm equivalent) for the bmpcc, to split the difference between my Fuji 12.5mm and Computar 6.5mm. I'd been thinking of the SLR Magic 8mm, but even though it's super cheap for what it is, I couldn't really afford it at the moment, plus reviews I'd read here noted the difficulty of the focus ring and set screw. Then I remembered a video on youtube showing off different lenses, including the Cosmicar 8.5mm f/1.5. I had bought what turned out to be the 2/3 format version a couple years ago when I first saw the video, which doesn't cover the sensor. The version that covers a 1" sensor has a larger front, like the Cosmicar 6.5mm lens I used to own, and it never shows up on ebay, and others had previously gone for $500 a couple years ago. But I managed to find one bundled with an "As-Is" CCTV camera.

    I was aware that this lens would need some modification, and luckily it took a very small amount of hand-filing the edges, as I've done with Cosmicar lenses in the past. This one only took about 30 minutes to complete, unlike other lenses. My copy also needs a little cleaning. I love this lens. It's pretty sharp from edge to edge, even wide open. It's distorted, but it's acceptable to me (I like a bit of distortion). Some grabs from the video:

    f/11.

    f/1.5

    F/2
    Since my Fuji 12.5mm is only good from edge to edge at around f/4 or lower, and my Computar 6.5mm is garbage above f/8, this may become by go-to wide angle lens. It should work well for glidecam shots too.
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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from meudig in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Finally got my hands on a Canon V10X15 15-150 c-mount zoom lens for just $20. I shot this very quick test on the bmpcc (shot wide open) and I love it so far. The lens is pretty big so I'm using rails and the SmallRig lens support. I like the zoom range--10x is the same range as my beloved DVX100 (though the FOV is different). It has nice round bokeh at 2.8 that doesn't have those odd "dips" as the smaller range c-mount zooms I've had (V6X17 and similar Fuji lenses I've had).


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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from heart0less in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Finally got my hands on a Canon V10X15 15-150 c-mount zoom lens for just $20. I shot this very quick test on the bmpcc (shot wide open) and I love it so far. The lens is pretty big so I'm using rails and the SmallRig lens support. I like the zoom range--10x is the same range as my beloved DVX100 (though the FOV is different). It has nice round bokeh at 2.8 that doesn't have those odd "dips" as the smaller range c-mount zooms I've had (V6X17 and similar Fuji lenses I've had).


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    Matt Kieley got a reaction from webrunner5 in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Finally got my hands on a Canon V10X15 15-150 c-mount zoom lens for just $20. I shot this very quick test on the bmpcc (shot wide open) and I love it so far. The lens is pretty big so I'm using rails and the SmallRig lens support. I like the zoom range--10x is the same range as my beloved DVX100 (though the FOV is different). It has nice round bokeh at 2.8 that doesn't have those odd "dips" as the smaller range c-mount zooms I've had (V6X17 and similar Fuji lenses I've had).


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