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  1. Why would you use an expensive 12K camera to shoot a conference?
  2. It's unclear if the FS7 sensor is a stripped down version of the F5 sensor or an updated version of the FS700's, but either way it doesn't offer any unique look or capabilities.
  3. No, it's the same sensor as the F55 with a lower end CFA array, slightly different color science, and no global shutter. A really nice image and good workhorse, but the price puts it out of casual purchase territory. As a business investment, it's a little long in the tooth to make your ROI back in a timely manner. Personally, I would reach for other Sony bodies.
  4. How does a $1900 camera cannibalize sales of a ~$600 camera?
  5. I would love to do an F3 challenge. No idea what the challenge would BE, but having an excuse to shoot something sounds great.
  6. AF performance differs radically based on lighting. A flatly lit face will track much better than a moodily lit one. Contrasty lighting bit me hard on a C700 shoot, and wasted 5 minutes of valuable setup time wrestling with AF settings. I'm sure it works well for many people and many projects; personally, I'm not ready to give up the level of control I have with a wireless puller.
  7. The professional production world never stopped using MF. They just transitioned to wireless transmitters/follow focuses.
  8. Fabulous shots, Geoff! Those colors are TASTY. What was your lighting and grading process for these?
  9. Canon and Nikon were long seen as the only reliable options for professional photojournalism. This may not make a difference to you, but it is a HUGE shift in the market.
  10. I wasn't saying you should fix IR in post as a rule--just that this specific instance didn't seem to lose much. My experience with Canon has been mostly good, especially in regards to pleasing color. However, the extended ND settings on the C200 invariably needed an IR cut to decontaminate the shadows. On the 2 commercial projects I've shot with newer Canons, I've run into issues with cycs lit by blue LEDs turning purple. Turns out I'm not the only one--there's a whole topic about it on DVX User (the answer from Canon: "the camera is operating within spec" lmao). And while rather pleasi
  11. Fair enough! Glad they came through for you. Hopefully, that bodes well for owner-ops/rental houses who embrace this new camera.
  12. It's RAW. You don't lose any information pulling color casts out of shadows. That's the entire point of the format. Alexa skews green out of the box. Canon has issues with blue-ish grass, inaccurate reds, and blue fringing around bright highlights (depending which matrix you use). RED has had heavily documented color issues since they've been around, including massive IR problems with all their pre-Dragon sensors. "Perfect color out of the box" is a myth perpetuated by pretentious gearheads; every camera (and many a lens) has quirks that must be managed. Try using the heaviest intern
  13. Repair/replacement is very different for a $500 camera versus a $10K camera
  14. Thanks Penny. Looks like I'm in the clear for now. This footage is all ProRes 422 recorded through the BMVA 5". Mostly short clips, 30 seconds on average.
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