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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Video Hummus in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    All this resolution talk....you simply film in the highest resolution you can (time and budget allows) without it effecting greatly your editing workflow for the platform you are delivering for.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    A moderator should really sweep by this thread and remove all of the off-topic politics shit. I'm here to escape from the bullshit and talk cameras.

     
    Downloading it now, I'm eager to check these files!
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Kisaha in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    I didn't blame anyone. Just stated the facts. European Union has very expensive taxes but they are the only ones left in the world to try to regulate Google and Facebook, and I rather live here than having to deal with a mass shooting every week.
    This is a very nice corner of the world here. Beginning of the western civilization with Acropolis at the city center matched with unlimited islands with no sharks and great mountains!
    The sea or a mountain is no more than 20-30minutes wherever you are in the country.
    You are overreacting big time and people are "affraid" to state their opinion because they want to avoid the conflict. You are not the only one alive in this world and we have seen things and done things in our lives too, and still do by the way.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Geoff CB in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    The MFT mount with a speedbooster seems like a far more cost effective option given the large price difference.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    New picture taken on Canon T2i with OM 28-70 F/2.8

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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to webrunner5 in Lenses   
    Yeah but like it has been said, it is not desirable to add sharpening in Post. So I want the sharpest camera output and the sharpest lens hanging off the thing. If I Need soft that day put a filter on it, rub your greasy fingers all over it, or correct it in Post. But you can't get back what you never had. And then there is no consistency to using all these odd ball lenses if you need to change focal length.
    True Cine lens sets have the same T stop and the same look through the whole lens line other than extremes at each end. Some sets are all exactly the same diameter for ease of focus pulling rigs. There is good, valid reasons Pros use them. Rental Houses don't have a bunch of odd ball lenses in their inventory.
    Sure for Photo you can use nearly anything. You can spend 4 days in Photoshop fiddling with that one shot if you desire to. Video is a different beast. What good is having 50 odd ball lenses when you really only need 3 or 4 damn good Cine lenses. The total cost in this day and age is probably about the same.
    Even for Anamorphic I think the  Leica Summicron R 50mm f2 is a Way better lens to use than the Helios 44M 58mm f2. The Leica is in a whole different league.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    @mercer I really loved my SLR Magic 12mm. Much nicer render than the Olympus or Rokinon, and truly lovely bokeh. Awesome close focus, too.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from Mako Sports in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Mattias Burling in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    Many of us never use AF in video. So it's not "excuses". More like "not caring".
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    @mercer very, very nice work. Your compositions and awareness of natural light are really improving!
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to mercer in Lenses   
    Some more test shots with the 35mm 1.4. This time in B&W...


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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from Geoff CB in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Geoff_L in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    One here, near the end of the video with the music player scene :
     
    I think Richard Wong posted one too
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from IronFilm in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from nathlas in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from thephoenix in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from webrunner5 in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    Who puts test charts in their movie?
    It's designed to show the malleability of information at low IRE values, which is useful data.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Grug in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    What about them? If you reduce or remove a lens coating, you decrease the light transmission that the lens is capable of. How much by, will be determined by the specifics of the glass and coatings in question.
    Uncoated Superspeeds will have less transmission than the original coated versions. That’s just physics  
    Are rental houses documenting the transmission loss and adding additional markings to the few lenses they’ve had de-coated? Probably not in most cases. 
    But that doesn’t change the fact that those lenses are losing some degree of transmissiveness.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from pryde in How to get Canon-like skin tones?   
    According to Art Adams (and confirmed by my own observations), the secret to Canon's skintones is that they push red slightly toward orange. Since most blemishes are redder than the surrounding skin, it makes them blend in and provides an overall creaminess that's not color accurate but is aesthetically pleasing. They also push green tones slightly toward blue to compensate for and contrast with the abundance of orange.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from Geoff CB in How to get Canon-like skin tones?   
    According to Art Adams (and confirmed by my own observations), the secret to Canon's skintones is that they push red slightly toward orange. Since most blemishes are redder than the surrounding skin, it makes them blend in and provides an overall creaminess that's not color accurate but is aesthetically pleasing. They also push green tones slightly toward blue to compensate for and contrast with the abundance of orange.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to kye in The 3-hour 1-minute Film Challenge   
    This is the official start (and maybe quick death!) of the......
    3 Hour 1 Minute Film Challenge!!!1
    The rules:
    You setup, shoot, edit, and upload a film in a single 3-hour period - no gaps, once you start the timer you can't stop it again The final film must be 1 minute or less If your finished film looks too good then others can challenge you about the 3-hour time limit and you must explain yourself to keep your reputation in tact There are no prizes, no timeframes, and no judging Everyone that makes a film and publishes it is a winner, people that don't try are losers, and people that try but fail should learn from their mistakes and just try again There are no more rules FAQ:
    Can I plan things in advance?
    Yes.
    What limits are there for budget, cast size, crew size, and number of otters making cameos?
    None.
    Why are you doing this?
    Why not?
    No, really..  why?
    We learn by trying new things, finishing and sharing them.  Too many people obsess over tiny things and never get anything done.  This challenge is designed to combat that.
    What advice do you have?
    You can be an extra special winner if you: 
    Publish in 720p - equipment shouldn't matter and if your film looks dull in 720 then 4K will not save you Try new things and experiment - think of this as going to the gym for film-makers where you can push yourself to learn and if it fails then who cares (it was only 3 hours right?) Encourage others by being helpful and supportive Have cameos from otters Film a timelapse as a BTS so others can see how you did it - an action camera is a good choice for this*
    (* if you wear it on your person, please remember to turn it off when you visit the bathroom) Invite friends over to help Focus on having fun and enjoying the process (having so much fun you didn't finish the film in time is also a kind of winning) Call your mother (after you've hit upload) It sounds like fun but I don't know where to start?
    Set a timer for 1-hour, plan the video, when the timer runs out, reset it and shoot, when the timer runs out, reset it for 45 minutes and edit, when the timer runs out hit export, then upload.
    Then have lunch, put in a fresh battery and SD card, then start the timer again....
    I look forward to seeing the first films posted below in about 3 hours time.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to BTM_Pix in cinematic color?   
    Does anyone else seem to remember that this question has popped up on here previously at some point?
    As far as I recall, the general consensus was that you need to go into the Settings menu of the camera and make sure "Motion Cadence Colour Science Mojo" is set to ON.
    Have a go with the Search option just to make sure I've remembered correctly though.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Lenses   
    Just got a Nikon 85mm 1.8 pre ai I am really impressed. This may be my favorite lens I've ever used next to the Minolta 35mm 1.8. Contrast and sharpness wide open is remarkable. I think it also just renders images nicely, can't put my finger on it. 

    from the XT3 eterna jpegs, also used a lens turbo focal reducer 





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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to heart0less in Film Halation - Resolve How-To   
    Stumbled upon this reddit post today.
    Love the results - definitely worth looking at if you crave for an analogue feel.
     
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    They were rentals, and very reasonable ones considering our producer worked at the rental house. Besides, the Canons are actually very affordable in comparison to other cinema glass.
    Also, it was anything but a big shoot. 2 days in a friend's cabin with 9 crew and 4 actors. $2500 budget that largely paid for food, actors, and rentals. Our goal on the technical side was to get maximum production value for minimum money and give ourselves as much post-production flexibility as possible, because at the end of the day, no one watching the film cares what the gear costs; they just want to like what they see.
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