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    Jonesy Jones reacted to kye in Race to the bottom   
    And then it wouldn't be so bad when you accidentally put your foot in your mouth!
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to BTM_Pix in Race to the bottom   
    Of course if you are an enterprising baker and want to stretch their "Need a license to sell food but not to sell shoes" rules then you could always make these.

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    Jonesy Jones reacted to IronFilm in New low budget "pro" wireless: Deity Connect   
    https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/nab-2019-deity-2-4ghz-wireless-system/
     
     

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    Jonesy Jones reacted to Anaconda_ in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    This seems cheaper, smaller and more powerful tha the grip and with and you can use a normal V-mount mount on the bottom of a cage to act as a grip.
    https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/04/09/fxlion-nano-one-v-mount-battery/
    Looks like you can power a umber of different things all at the same time.
    Well yeah - same with LPE6 batteries though. It's just another thing that can go wrong, and is easily avoided once you stick a grip under your camera. Aren't there issues with using dummy batteries though, and much better to go straight tot eh 12v input on the side?
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to zerocool22 in Chronos 2.1 low cost high speed camera   
    https://nofilmschool.com/2019/04/meet-chronos-21-hd-low-cost-high-speed-1000fps-camera?fbclid=IwAR2YHcAulfocv086ia2YYGcNn68ZmypxgbMbvnPPjxpnsP0i9OyGe-X-f7g
     
    Interesting, not yet close to phantom flex. But the gap is somewhat closing. 
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from Geoff CB in Davinci Resolve 16   
    For me the absolute biggest problem with resolve hits me right at startup, it's their database method of file organization. This absolutely kills me. My mind just does not think in those terms and I like to create folders that contain my project files and assets and organize them in such a way and so on.
    Is there anyone else like me who is used to the premiere or old school Final Cut Pro way of project file organization who has found a workaround for this with resolve? In other words I like to have a hard drive for every project. On that hard drive I have a folder for project files, one for assets, one for exports, and so on. I love the system because I can take that hard drive from one computer to the next and open the project like I never left it. Resolve puts me in a box to have all my project files on one hard drive and I really just don't think that way. I know you can export a database or something when you're all done with the project but again that's not how I work. I take the project from machine to machine that are not all connected to some big server or whatever.
    Again, is there anyone who does organizes their projects like I do that has found a workaround?
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    Those are really impressive. The last time I looked into the idea of an interim solution for the P4K was for Eugenia Loli (she is the one who got me into cameras in 2008, on HV20.com; EC probably wouldn't exist without her). From what I saw, there was only a transform for the original Pocket; the P4K (cs4) wasn't yet supported. Though - you won't have to wait long for P4K support methinks.
    That's the exact same artifact as on the GH5. Low saturation and contrast gradient macroblocks that don't know whether they want to be more red or more green. It seems to arise from codec compression + log especially - is it mp4?
    Yes, no later than the summer
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I would just like to wish this thread a very happy 1st birthday.
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to Anaconda_ in The Resolve / Colour Grading resource thread   
    What's the best way to sync audio to multiple clips in Resolve?
    I've been manually matching sounds and waveforms clapperboard style, but wonder if there's a Premiere/Pluraleyes type 'Sync' button? I can't seem to find it anywhere and wonder if I'm missing something.
     
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from Kieran in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!   
    I think many will relate to this, as they probably had to do the same. But I made an entire feature film with the 7D. In the desert. We did not have monitors in those days. No zebras. No focus peaking. No IBIS. No autofocus. The worlds worst codec. I knew the shortcomings. Accepted them. And just did it. I honestly didn't even know better. Many times my head would be down in the hot sand trying to frame a shot looking through the little screen. You know what? I was thrilled. Before that the biggest sensor I had was 1/3". We are spoiled.
    Clearly the P4K has shortcomings, but it is pretty awesome. You can focus on what it doesn't have, or you can accept the shortcomings and go create content. Or you can choose a different camera altogether.
    For me it's either the P4K or the GH5. I'm loving what I see from the S1. But it will be quite a while before/if I go to that system. For now my camera is the P4K. I look at it as an amazing camera with false color and focus peaking and an amazing codec that has horrible battery life and that also happens to have a screen that I can choose to utilize, or not. I'll probably work on a power solution at some point and get one of these upcoming evf's. 
    It's good to point out shortcomings because it helps us make decisions. But there isn't that one camera. Never will be. You pick your horse. Accept the shortcomings. And go create content. 
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from leslie in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!   
    I think many will relate to this, as they probably had to do the same. But I made an entire feature film with the 7D. In the desert. We did not have monitors in those days. No zebras. No focus peaking. No IBIS. No autofocus. The worlds worst codec. I knew the shortcomings. Accepted them. And just did it. I honestly didn't even know better. Many times my head would be down in the hot sand trying to frame a shot looking through the little screen. You know what? I was thrilled. Before that the biggest sensor I had was 1/3". We are spoiled.
    Clearly the P4K has shortcomings, but it is pretty awesome. You can focus on what it doesn't have, or you can accept the shortcomings and go create content. Or you can choose a different camera altogether.
    For me it's either the P4K or the GH5. I'm loving what I see from the S1. But it will be quite a while before/if I go to that system. For now my camera is the P4K. I look at it as an amazing camera with false color and focus peaking and an amazing codec that has horrible battery life and that also happens to have a screen that I can choose to utilize, or not. I'll probably work on a power solution at some point and get one of these upcoming evf's. 
    It's good to point out shortcomings because it helps us make decisions. But there isn't that one camera. Never will be. You pick your horse. Accept the shortcomings. And go create content. 
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from webrunner5 in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!   
    I think many will relate to this, as they probably had to do the same. But I made an entire feature film with the 7D. In the desert. We did not have monitors in those days. No zebras. No focus peaking. No IBIS. No autofocus. The worlds worst codec. I knew the shortcomings. Accepted them. And just did it. I honestly didn't even know better. Many times my head would be down in the hot sand trying to frame a shot looking through the little screen. You know what? I was thrilled. Before that the biggest sensor I had was 1/3". We are spoiled.
    Clearly the P4K has shortcomings, but it is pretty awesome. You can focus on what it doesn't have, or you can accept the shortcomings and go create content. Or you can choose a different camera altogether.
    For me it's either the P4K or the GH5. I'm loving what I see from the S1. But it will be quite a while before/if I go to that system. For now my camera is the P4K. I look at it as an amazing camera with false color and focus peaking and an amazing codec that has horrible battery life and that also happens to have a screen that I can choose to utilize, or not. I'll probably work on a power solution at some point and get one of these upcoming evf's. 
    It's good to point out shortcomings because it helps us make decisions. But there isn't that one camera. Never will be. You pick your horse. Accept the shortcomings. And go create content. 
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to mercer in Lenses   
    I was messing with some old, test shots from my film. This one was shot with the older non-ai version of the Nikkor 28mm f/2. I’m still deciding on a monitor, so this was graded with my non-calibrated MacBook Air...
    I’m slowly narrowing down my lens sets... finally.
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to BTM_Pix in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!   
    Quite a nice Freudian slip as I think this show is probably going to be a bit more of a quiet one than some editions !
     
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to Geoff CB in Race to the bottom   
    While I occasionally do some video and photo work, I've given up on it as a profession. 

    I do drywall work for a living, it pays extremely well, is always in demand, and is a skill that changes very little over time. My stress and happiness is better for it. You don't have to constantly keep up with the latest and greatest tech.

    Though I will say a big factor for me is that I realized I don't enjoy editing video, I'm such a perfectionist that I would have constant stress during the edit. Pretty much killed film projects for me unless I'm working as part of a team.
     
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from kaylee in Davinci Resolve 16   
    For me the absolute biggest problem with resolve hits me right at startup, it's their database method of file organization. This absolutely kills me. My mind just does not think in those terms and I like to create folders that contain my project files and assets and organize them in such a way and so on.
    Is there anyone else like me who is used to the premiere or old school Final Cut Pro way of project file organization who has found a workaround for this with resolve? In other words I like to have a hard drive for every project. On that hard drive I have a folder for project files, one for assets, one for exports, and so on. I love the system because I can take that hard drive from one computer to the next and open the project like I never left it. Resolve puts me in a box to have all my project files on one hard drive and I really just don't think that way. I know you can export a database or something when you're all done with the project but again that's not how I work. I take the project from machine to machine that are not all connected to some big server or whatever.
    Again, is there anyone who does organizes their projects like I do that has found a workaround?
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to kye in Davinci Resolve 16   
    Apart from the update @BrunoCH mentioned, I recommend you overcome your lack of calibration by keeping the demo videos of the ARRI and Canon cinema cameras handy and comparing your grade to clips in those videos.  I specifically mention these two brands because both are known for their excellent colour science, but have very different approaches to skin tones and other aspects so it kind of gives you a couple of data points that you can place your grade anywhere between and it'll be fine.  Also, demo videos are their finest example of footage and will have been graded to perfection from a high-end colourist so you can be sure that the quality is there and you're safe using them as a reference.
    One could theoretically download them, pull them into Resolve, find great frames and capture stills so that there is a range of reference images right inside Resolve only a few clicks away at any point, but copyright issues obviously prevent anyone from doing that
    Nodes is definitely a different way of thinking and takes some work to understand, but the advantage is that nodes can do things you cannot do with layers, or cannot do easily (depending on the software) so it's worth the effort to work through it to get familiar with them.
    I agree that the database method only suits a particular way of working, and I haven't found a way around it.  I don't know how they would change this but I can see how it would be useful - once again I think this is a hang-over from Resolve being an industry-leading tool scaled down to software-only rather than a PC tool scaled up to have industry-leading functionality.
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to BTM_Pix in Race to the bottom   
    It was only when it came to doing the formal portraits that the bride began to have her suspicions.

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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from Kisaha in Davinci Resolve 16   
    For me the absolute biggest problem with resolve hits me right at startup, it's their database method of file organization. This absolutely kills me. My mind just does not think in those terms and I like to create folders that contain my project files and assets and organize them in such a way and so on.
    Is there anyone else like me who is used to the premiere or old school Final Cut Pro way of project file organization who has found a workaround for this with resolve? In other words I like to have a hard drive for every project. On that hard drive I have a folder for project files, one for assets, one for exports, and so on. I love the system because I can take that hard drive from one computer to the next and open the project like I never left it. Resolve puts me in a box to have all my project files on one hard drive and I really just don't think that way. I know you can export a database or something when you're all done with the project but again that's not how I work. I take the project from machine to machine that are not all connected to some big server or whatever.
    Again, is there anyone who does organizes their projects like I do that has found a workaround?
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from Nikkor in Lenses   
    Does that tell you anything?
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from jbCinC_12 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from matthere in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Its the way the complaints are communicated that is driving me nuts. And maybe not yours, honestly I have not been keeping track. But for camera that cost $1,300 that produces the images it does to be criticize with words like sharpening halos and mojo, well, I just can't abide that. 
    My point is that, instead of pointing out flaws as though I'm going to receive an award for finding them, to bring them up in terms of how can we solve this or mitigated or, is there another tool I can use in situations where this particular drawback is not an issue. Negativity creates doubt and hold us back. Problem solving inspires us to move forward. This is a great forum when all our minds are solving these issues and creating workarounds for the ones we can't solve. Otherwise we end up pixel peeping and making no progress in the storytelling we all want to do.
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    Jonesy Jones reacted to mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Definitely some of the best P4K footage I’ve seen. Really quite perfect. Good find. 
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    Jonesy Jones got a reaction from tonysss in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
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