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  1. I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro. I took out the stock HDD and replaced it with a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB (also took out the Superdrive and replaced it with a hard drive caddy + 1 TB HDD). Ever since I did this I've always run the Trim Enabler app to patch OSX to allow trim support for the SSD. I've also had the app notify me if trim becomes disabled due to a software update so I can re-enable it. I updated to Yosemite few weeks after it came out and I didn't have any problem upgrading from Mavericks. Unless I just completely forgot, I don't recall opening Trim Enabler up and reverting back to stock settings without support for trim before I updated to Yosemite. I didn't encounter any boot issues. Once Yosemite was installed, I opened Trim Enabler and read about the kext signing and decided I would disable kext signing to regain trim support. I do realize if I ever have to do a PRAM reset I will have totally screwed myself and will be met with a boot problem and grey screen. Although I have read how to fix your system from the cindori.org FAQ on the issue. I don't really find it to be a big issue. I have a 3rd party SSD with trim support and everything works. It is a bit annoying that I have to turn of kext signing, which is sorta a security issue. I do agree though that Apple should have trim support for all SSD without the need for an app like Trim Enabler.
  2. I was just editing in Premiere and found this quite annoying. Ever clip I imported into my timeline I had to go in and change each to 50%. In Premiere CC settings there's an option that says "Default scale to frame size" which I thought would auto adjust my clips to fill the sequence size, but it didn't. Is there anyway, by default to get Premiere to scale the clip size to the set sequence size?
  3. scottyd

    GH4 and Ninja Star

    This spreadsheet might be of some help: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=91425A9339352D11!4341&cid=91425a9339352d11&app=Excel
  4. I was just reading the manual for the GH4 and it says only SDHC 4 GB - 32 GB cards work and SDXC 48 GB, 64 GB cards work. So it definitely works ok?
  5. Yeah I really don't get the hate for FCPX. I was just watching videos of Film Convert in FCPX and it seems just as good, but I don't know much about grading.
  6. What software are you guys using for grading? Da Vinci Resolve Lite?
  7. Why do a lot of run and gun reality shows strongly prefer the 5D Mark III? I've never seen a job posting saying they are shooting on a GH3. If I can get work by purchasing and learning a 5D Mark III then it seems like this would be a good decision in the long run. If you go here and filter by Camera Operator it usually lists the cameras required for the gig. http://staffmeup.com/jobs
  8. Maybe it's good I didn't cancel my GH4 pre-order although I had someone say on dpreview say I'm biting off more than I can chew. He might be right for someone who has no experience with a DSLR/M :rolleyes: I'm pretty confident I can learn how to use it once it's in my hands though.
  9. That is quite a big jump. There's some packages on B&H that includes a lens. Body + 24-105mm $3,899 Body + 24-70mm $4,199
  10. I worked on a few reality shows as a lowly PA a while back and I know they were using DSLRs and it was definitely run n gun style.I didn't pay attention to the model at the time, but I know from job postings I see that many are shooting on the Mark III a well as the C100, C300 and FS700.
  11. After talking with a co-worker it seems like we might split the cost of a Canon 5D Mark III. Reason being the full frame sensor. The mini HDMI outputs a clean feed so I'm happy about that. Seems like whenever I see camera operator job postings a lot of the time they request the 5D Mark III, so I figure it would be good to learn for future gigs. There's some body + lens bundles on B&H we've been looking at it. Any thoughts on these?
  12. Thanks /p/ this helps a lot. dafreaking can you explain this crop mode?
  13. I think if I'm going to spend that much on a lens it's going to be 1 or the other for right now. Can't really afford to get both.
  14. I posted this over on Dpreview, but it was suggested I head over here to talk to the video gurus so here I am. I did get quite a bit of suggestions as far as lenses and it's a bit overwhelming. I'm interested to know what you guys think from a more video orientated aspect since that's mainly what I'll be using it for. The Panasonic 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 has been suggested a few times. Others...Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 PZ, Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8. While I would really like the YAGH attachment for SDI it's a bit too much. I might consider it at a later time or possibly rent it. --- I mainly shoot concerts and other live events for IMAG (image magnification) where it's displayed on video boards (usually 720p @ 60). I would also be using it to record various events in a "run n gun" atmosphere and occasional interviews and b-roll. Most of the gear I have experience shooting on is pro-sumer type video cameras such as Panasonic AG-HMC80 with fixed lenses. I want to learn about lenses and such so I thought getting a DSLR/M would help me do this and also give me a chance to produce better quality footage. I've been reading about the Panasonic GH4 and I'm really impressed with it. I went ahead and pre-ordered it, but now I need to decide on lenses. I'm guessing 2 lenses would be a good start. 1 being a close, mid range lens and another being a telephoto. Budget wise I don't want to spend more than a few hundred on each. I might consider investing in a nicer, more pricey lens to start as long as will be an all around lens I can learn on. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions? Thanks!
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