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  1. Its the corner of the camera with the shutter button. Well that'd be a strange place for a shutter button. Probably I'm wrong.
  2. @mercer, Fuji would be at the top of my list if stills were going to be close to half of why I owned it. Fuji has top class colors. Fuji also has great lenses and I want to get a Fuji so bad. The caveat though is of course worlds worst RS. Autofocus and and IBIS seemed iffy last I looked, but those could have improved. I haven't been paying close attention. If you go with the GH5 you'll absolutely love IBIS. I never would have guessed how awesome it could be. The files feel as good as prores to me. With Sage's LUT colors are great (I actually don't have it yet though but from what I've seen it looks great). I've used the GH5 for stills and they look great. First is before CC. Again, if stills is close to half of your intended use, go with APSC or greater, therefore Fuji. If stills are an 'also ran', go with the GH5.
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    This is basically the focal length I’m going for. I’ve decided just to sit tight with my 18-35 for now and pick up the bm4kpcc when it ships. I wish there were more/faster lenses out there in the +-20mm range. The 18-35 is actually ideal except that it doesn’t have hard stops and is a bit long.
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    Can Minolta be adapted to EF? I don't have plans to use an EF camera, but I'm just wondering. Man plan is to make several shorts. Been working on an idea for several months. Hopefully I get a chance to produce them in the near future.
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    Hey guys, looking for your input. Im looking to put together a small set of lenses, probably either Nikkor or Canon fd to pair with my GH5. I already have a couple Nikkors and the speedbooster, but I’ve heard great things about the fd’s, but I have no experience with them. I’d love to hear from folks with experience with fd’s, especially who’ve also used Nikkors. EDIT: add Minolta Rokkors to the possible list. @mercer
  6. The Canon logo, and less features. Next to film, Sony Venice is my favorite image. Then UMP. It’s really a special image. I really hope it’s upcoming little brother rocks. Not that the UMP is huge, but I’m trying balance image with size.
  7. Kaylee. I’ve not done Resolve to AE. But I’ve often done Premiere to AE. Of course those two were made for each other, but the basic principle I believe is the same. In my experience and opinion, I’d save cc for last. Meaning, end in Resolve. If Resolve is your editor, begin there. Or Premiere, doesn’t matter. Any clips that are going to need fx work just keep in timeline as temporary placeholder. Once your timeline is edited, bring the clips that need fx work into AE and do your thing. Export those and then drop them back into your editor to replace their unfinished originals. Then color correct. Thats how I’ve done it. If an entire sequence needs fx you may consider exporting the whole thing and bringing into AE. But you’d probably still want to end with cc. To me the reason for ending with cc is that’s often where you push or pull the footage the most. Doing fx work after that could put too much strain on the footage.
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    Until 28:10 on a video 26 minutes long?
  9. I just noticed that Affinity has a vector app called Designer. This is great. They seem like an experienced company (not likely to vanish in a year) with a cohesive suite of apps. I think this rounds out my alternative solutions to Adobe. I'll probably (finally) be switching soon. Btw, I love the way you write. Doesn't surprise me that you get so many likes.
  10. Thank you for sharing that about Affinity Photo. The combination of After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator are why it has been impossible to leave Adobe for Resolve. But I’ve been watching some videos on the Resolve/Fusion combo and it looks promising. Affinity Photo looks like it could easily replace Photoshop. Would that be the front runner Photoshop replacement? Any other strong candidates? Also, how about a vector app? Are the vector tools in Affinity fairly robust? Or is there another better app for this? Pixelmator seemed promising at one point, but I’m also trying to stay away from OS specific apps. Come September/October, I may be interested in paying “Full” price for Resolve, and getting a great 4K camera with it for free.
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    The look of those images is stunning. Do we know what camera he shot that with?
  12. Sage I love those images. I will most likely be buying this coming week. Will probably have some questions but from what I can tell your PDFs will probably explain everything for me.
  13. Very well done Oliver and congratulations. Looks big time. No one would watch that and guess GH5. Nice.
  14. And we thought Apple was abandoning pro users.
  15. Yah web runner just lost all credibility with me with that statement.
  16. The good news is that the cream always rises to the top. Like you I am surprised by the lack of fanfare for this camera. When I look up GH5s on Vimeo there are hardly any videos. I don't think they did a good job with the release and I don't think it should have been related to the GH5. They should have given it it's own name. People were bummed by the lack of IBIS and same AF performance. Maybe calling it an EVA mini would have been better. The image from this camera is gorgeous. Give it some time. Someone important will realize its value and the minions will follow. I hope.
  17. I have been thinking for a while that the GH5S is the Ursa micro everyone has been waiting for.
  18. Home Depot and Lowes sell a TON of led lights that are affordable and many or most claim CRI's of 90+. I just bought a flat panel from Lowes that outputs a pretty decent amount of really nice soft light and could easily be fitted with a pin to mount on a c-stand or whatever. The biggest issue is finding true daylight temp, which there is nearly none of. I also just found a fixture at Costco that can adjust from 2700 to 5000 with a remote. Just keep your eyes open at Walmart, Costco, Lowes and Home Depot.
  19. I've shot a ton of vertical video for green screen, but that was not for social media reasons. You just end up with more usable resolution shooting green screen vertical. I did produce a square video for a client for social media. In the end no on really liked it. The second video of that series we ended up going with a 4:3 ratio which was so much nicer.
  20. Personally I love buttons. The lack of them makes me tense. I love tactile response.
  21. Can anyone think of a phone solution for me? I hate touchscreen. I'm 6'6" with pretty large hands and all these phones are designed for high school girls. I can't hit the buttons with my fingers. I've tried going to a flip phone, which I love, but in the end the camera, maps, and dictate to text are invaluable commodities of the smart phone. I always end up back at the smartphone even though I hate the touchscreen. Is there a flip phone + smartphone tethering combo where I could have the best of both worlds? I wish Apple had an 8 bit mode for their iOS where all the buttons were 5 times larger. I could care less how pretty the OS looks. I just want to be able to hit the intended button 100% of time. Is that too much to ask? Way off topic. Waaaaaay off topic. Probably wrong forum altogether. It's just that all the talk of phones and new phones constantly reminds me that NO ONE has delivered a usable phone since 2007.
  22. I've tried this and Jon moved it to a sub forum even though I wrote extensively on why it was a test, what I was testing, and what I discovered through the process. I then asked the moderators in a thread to clarify what I needed to do to not be moved to irrelevance but that was quickly deleted.
  23. I realize this is a gear head forum. Actual filmmaking threads are not popular. They should be. This is what it's all about. But alas. There is so much interesting to me about the film. Ima total sucker for treasure movies. Docs or narrative, doesn't matter. Most people hate the fact that the film turns out to be completely fake. I'm not sure why. Were they not entertained for the 82 minutes they knew the film would be? I loved it. It totally got me. The whole time I kept thinking... "Oh man, this is unbelievable." lol... And it just got more unbelievable as the film went on. And then the Mickey Mouse at the end. What a gag. Awesome! What's interesting to me is that here we have an artist who made a film to generate interest in his art. Could the opposite work for a filmmaker? I guess it could be argued that Lucas already did this. He made a movie, and then sold figurines of the characters. The bottomline for me is that, as filmmakers, making a movie is not enough. There must be something else. A gag. A movement. Rally. Cause. Message. Trick. By all means, focus on making movies. But if you really want to be successful and sustainable, there has to be something else, and it's gotta be out of the box.
  24. ALERT: If you have not seen this film, GO TO NETFLIX AND WATCH IT NOW! Not only will the following contain spoilers, but it will COMPLETELY ruin the viewing experience. COMPLETELY. You may hate the movie, or love it, but if you do not watch it now blindly, you will not be able to do it later. DO NOT search for the movie on Google. I repeat. Do not look it up at all. Just go to Netflix at watch. Do NOT read the comments, or you will not have the proper viewing experience. I can't express it enough. ************************************ I'd like to start a discussion on this, but don't have time to add my thoughts at the moment. Will do so later.
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