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  1. A few years ago I produced and co-directed a documentary about a Chernobyl Liquidator and a mystical community he created on a remote Greek island. It touches upon his experience in Chernobyl as one of the events that led him to see life from a different perspective. The film was self funded and produced with great difficulty. It is not lush with fictionalised imagery and story, but very true and unique. If you are interested in the subject and find the trailer interesting, please consider renting it to watch it and support its creators. Cheers! https://vimeo.com/ondemand/immortalsdocumentary
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    Looking at the moondog labs one and was trying to decide about the case. I finally got the RhinoShield one with the 12.5mm. It should work better on a gimbal and easier to use. Other options are either unavailable or too expensive in Europe. That’s great insight. Thanks. I d love a case that would hold both the moment and moondog lenses, but not possible. From what I ve seen I like the moondog labs better for anamorphic. Indeed going the 37mm route is too much, I might as well grab my mirror less. Then again I don’t have an anamorphic lens for it... i think the RhinoShield case will do for now and if I need to use a moment lens I guess will have to get a moment case. But the beast grip looks very rigid. So does Helium Core that is not available in Europe.
  3. Any suggestions between the 12.5mm thread and the 36mm thread? Is one of those going to be more stable or better aligning etc?
  4. Is there a website that people prefer for sourcing free music for using with their video content?
  5. Didn't have the time to read the thread, but was wondering how mark 3 colours compare to "normal colour rendition" cameras (as in canon/ nikon). I am still using my A7s mark 1 with its horrible AF and colours (no, eoshd profiles did not cut it), a purchase that was heavily influenced by this blog, and which I deeply regretted soon after. Lately, I have been considering the possibility of upgrading at a similarly priced system. So, does it come even close to Nikon d850 in terms of colour?
  6. @Mattias Burling Looking at the d500 and must say it is very tempting. It is essentialy an APSC d850 ! How do you compare the d500 you have with the d750 you were using? Also, I presume you only have it mainly for stills, but how do you compare the video between the two?
  7. horrible colors, horrible ergonomics, horrible AF, inability to properly AF with my canon lenses (need to go native, and I am not convinced to invest in Sony system - I am almost sure that when nikon or canon go mirrorless the result will be much better) 12mp barely OK (but around 20+ would be better for minor cropping), poor construction - feels like it is going to break during an accidental fall or some water spilling on it. even the most budget friendly AF lenses are TOO expensive compared to canon or nikon. I need AF for photography ridiculous battery whatever sony mark x I will get, I will always feel cheated after several months, because that's what sony does. peaking works so and so for me. It has created a barrier for me in regards to taking photos, because of the above. I am currently in the production of a doc and although the IQ of the A7s is much better than my 5dmark ii with which i filmed my previous doc, I feel that I had a more "run and gun" filming with the canon and much better colors for sure. The A7s needs too much attention. Lately, I am back to shooting stills and I believe the technology is already mature for a real hybrid. Although I miss a lot canon ergonomics, it seems that quality wise I should choose between an upgraded sony (a7r2, a7r3) or Nikon (d750, d850). But I do miss the sturdiness of canon, its grip, the peace of mind, ergonomics etc. Have even considered repurchasing the 5d mark , but couldn't go back to that video IQ. I think Nikon d850 would be my ideal camera but cannot afford it. Although I have few canon lenses it seems that canon is nowhere near the d850. A used a7rii could be an answer to most of the issues I am experiencing, but I am sure it will still not feel like a "glove" as a canon body would. I got the A7s for video and personal photography. Recently I used it professionally for stills and more than half the time I had problems with the AF in a dim lit theatre. It is what it is for video but personally I don't feel comfortable using it with paying clients. I want my full size sensor for stills. D500 is very promising with all its new technology, but I think I'd regret it. A used d750 could be an option as it would intercut with my A7s if needed. What made you stop using the d750? raw would be tempting, but not for run and gun (i guess) and not for interviews and longer takes. also ML is a hack and I am somehow hesitant relying on it. so do canon lenses autofocus well with the a7r mark 2?? I believe they do, just double checking. Thank you all. The general consensus is that the d750 would suit me fine and I agree, but alas I am drooling over the d850.. A used a7r2 is still quite expensive, so I'd rather sell my A7s and wait to get the a7r3 / d850 or perhaps the a7s3. Perhaps keeping the A7s and getting a used 5d2/5d3/d750 is the wiser choice for now.
  8. Since 3-4 years ago when I sold my canon 5d mark ii (which I now regret) to buy an A7s my photography has been more like a burden. In terms of video it was several steps up, but in terms of photography it was several steps down. Recently in photographing for clients, I realised the limitations of the A7s and the need to upgrade. The whole hybrid solution has been very problematic these years and I feel I'd rather have a great stills camera, regardless if it can shoot video. I cannot afford to purchase the nikon d850 which I would love to and sounds like what would be great for me, or the a7r2 or 3. So, most likely looking for a second hand one. It seems to me for stills DSL is still king (not taking into consideration the newest super expensive sony models) So, the question is to go for 5d mark 3 or d750? In the plus for canon I have 24-104, 80-200, 50. What would you recommend?
  9. Thank you all ! I am going to delete the ProRes converted files that have filled my HD, will create Proxies to work with while editing, and do the grading from the original files. I have one last question. What is the difference of generating optimised media vs transcoding to Prores Proxy?
  10. From both of your replies I take it that it is better to color grade the original files, in this case of A7s xavc-s and Gopro h264, than covert them to Prores and do the grading there? What about the "built-in proxies: Generate optimized media." Does this exist in Resolve 14 too? I have found this link but did't have time to watch it yet.
  11. In an other forum recently, I asked about some syncing problems I had from a Pluraleyes export to Resolve. It was solved after converting my footage from A7s and Gopro to Prores422. I searched about the whole transcoding approach and it seems that in many forums people are divided whether it is worth it or not. My macbook pro mid 2015 seems to be working fine with editing hd footage from the original files of the above mentioned cameras. So to transcode or not is quite debatable it seems. And then there is the big question: what should I transcode, every single clip or just the ones that I am interested in using. And would that mean I would have to go through every single clip and mark it? What if i leave something out that could still be used?.. Furthermore, I haven't transcoded all the footage and I have already maxed out my HD and would need to make a purchase. So, all the above made me thinking and I came up with a workflow about which I would be very interested to hear your views. It would be like this: Original --> Prores Proxy for the editing --> edit --> after locking the edit convert to Prores422 (LT or standard or HQ) for color grade and distribution. This way I would save money because Proxy needs less HD space and I would also delete it afterwords. In this way I would only have the Prores422 as the finished work and not several terabytes of useless footage. Do you think it is an overkill? It is definitely easier to convert EVERYTHING in Prores but I wonder why would I want to keep full HD drives lying around filled with useless footage. I would still have the original 1st gen camera files..
  12. Thanks Davey, I plan on getting the fotodiox alternative which is aluminium but it won't arrive on time for this specific shoot. To be honest I already put the combo on a small magnesit copter tripod and is relatively steady. Nevertheless, in the back of my mind I can hear the thread of the A7 slowly cracking the plastic..
  13. Thanks Eric, I am afraid that holding the lens could cause vibrations for video and also I will be handling a two camera setup which makes it quite difficult.
  14. In a few days I am going to do some filming (the first shoot of a year long documentary) with my A7s and I just got my hands on a Canon 70-200 F/4 IS lens that came without a collar. I am tempted to use it without a collar on a tripod because I think spending 150 euro for a collar is ridiculous and because there is not enough time to purchase the fotodiox (or other) alternative from amazon. Has anyone tried this? As I am looking at the bottom of the A7s which feels like plastic, at least half of it, I once more curse myself for having fallen for the hype and having purchased such a camera with horrible built quality (I doubt that the great image quality balances that for me). For now the question is, will it hold the lens or will it break the camera's mount? Any ideas much appreciated.
  15. Indeed, but in the case of A7r ii everyone complains how hot it gets in 4k and how unusable it is after a couple of minutes. The problem with these trend setting cameras are that they are very badly conceived, not so reliable, and not as sturdy as dslrs.. Sad but true. CaNikon products might be behind in all this but they can be depended on. I could compromise i n sturdiness and horrible ergonomics but this whole thing with this "heatgate" is ridiculous at least. It's not my opinion but one that I read on many reviews. I am saying this because all this latest technology gadgets are full of compromises. To me 1080p is perfectly acceptable to be used for cinema screenings and whatnot. Since it has been around for quite sometime, I was wondering what a good alternative for A7s(that offers a great 1080p) is. I am hoping that this alternative could give me great stills as well. From what I understand Nikon D810, D750 do that with good 1080p and A7rii does it too, but wasn't sure about the quality. It is a shame that no one really talks about more complete 1080p capable cameras now, like it is something prehistoric. Personally, I would rather purchase a Canon or Nikon with "just" 1080p but great ergonomics, sturdiness, reliability than the new 4k,6k, 8k trend from Sony (or other) that has severe limitations. If I sound a bit frustrated is because, although A7s gives me great 1080p, it doesn't do much more. Sometimes I almost regret selling my 5d, because in terms of construction the Sony A7 series is a joke, relatively speaking. Thanks for the reply though. I will have to choose at some point between the a7rii or a 1080p camera like the ones from Nikon. Cheers
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