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    Turboguard got a reaction from andrgl in Sigma 8-16 - will it work on ursa mini 4.6k at 8mm?   
    Interested to see your results.
    How much wider can you really go? 8mm is insane, I use a 10mm on Bmpcc with speedbooster and I can basically see my own shoulders, lol
    Not exactly maybe, but if I stretch out my arm I can see half of my upper arm so maybe 6" from my shoulder. Here's an test video I did when I got the lens.
     
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    Turboguard reacted to fuzzynormal in First time dropped frames BMPCC, worried!   
    I'd say card, first guess. 
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    Turboguard got a reaction from jbCinC_12 in Davinci resolve 14   
    Bummed?! This is amazing news for us poor people. My adobe student version I got together with a friend who was in college a year ago ended and she does not want to continue sharing as she has gone into script supervising. So me saving 600 a year on a suite plan. Great time to head into a fully DaVinci workflow!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from leeys in Davinci resolve 14   
    Bummed?! This is amazing news for us poor people. My adobe student version I got together with a friend who was in college a year ago ended and she does not want to continue sharing as she has gone into script supervising. So me saving 600 a year on a suite plan. Great time to head into a fully DaVinci workflow!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from andrgl in PSA: Don't buy any gear! NAB 2017 is One Week Away   
    I'm still dreaming of a pocket 2 (pocket pro?)
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    Turboguard got a reaction from Cinegain in PSA: Don't buy any gear! NAB 2017 is One Week Away   
    I'm still dreaming of a pocket 2 (pocket pro?)
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    Turboguard got a reaction from dbp in PSA: Don't buy any gear! NAB 2017 is One Week Away   
    I'm still dreaming of a pocket 2 (pocket pro?)
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    Turboguard got a reaction from IronFilm in Help choosing best camera in budget for VFX work?   
    All these things you can get for free with your existing setup, just practice. I have zero problems with focus and I pull manually myself with rig on shoulder sometimes when doing "run and gun". Just close down your aperture if you have focus problems. Buying new gear is not always the answer. On every single point you ask for theirs a simple solution but it requires practice. Like with every skill in life.
     
    EDIT. Oh and I shoot mainly with Blackmagic cameras and own zero stabilized lenses. Hard work, but it pays off.
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    Turboguard reacted to Orangenz in GH5 4k Workflow & Slow Mo Question   
    1. Create a new sequence by dragging and dropping a file with the settings you want (4k 10 bit) into the empty timeline area. Or onto the "new item" icon at the bottom right corner of the project window. The sequence will match the footage settings of that file. 
    2. Just right click the clip in the timeline window, select "scale to frame size." This also works nicely if putting 4k footage onto a 1080 timeline. Another option if you wanted to get carried away is Red Giant's plugin called "Instant 4k". When you export one of the check boxes is "use maximum render quality" which improves the scaling.  
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    Turboguard got a reaction from Chrad in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Thanks for your input! Means a lot and will hopefully get around to get a tightened up version online in a few weeks. Regarding light, I shot the whole thing with one ikan led panel I picked up a few years ago for pretty cheap. It can be seen in the BTS footage I posted further up. Am excited to dive into this again! 
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    Turboguard got a reaction from mercer in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    I have it too, got it with a NTG2 a long time ago but I tried it twice and can't seem to understand how it works really. It's how it priorities clips and deletes others and both time's I did it it deleted 90% of the clips I wanted. So gave up on it. I have plural eyes 3 something.
    No but my partners mom lives there so we go for every holiday! I'm in NYC.
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    Turboguard reacted to redimp in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Your first post sounded so apologetic, that I was prepared to watch some real crap, and was absolutely surprised with what I actually saw. Yes, some stuff might be tightened, and yes, sound would add a ton to the viewing experience, and yes, you should keep working on it, as it can be a pretty solid short, if polished. 
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    Turboguard got a reaction from mercer in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Thank you, and yeah, maybe this forum is just more for the technology today than actually creating. We'll see! I think I'm going to sit down this week and review the raw footage and see that I can do... Maybe I'll have a new cut up in a few weeks! Again, both of you, thanks for the encouragement!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from redimp in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    So in 2014, me and two friends set out to shoot a short with my new BMPCC and for me to learn how to use it through practice. I ended up with 350GB footage, but then put the project on the shelf. I had a 4 page script dabbled down for the shoot and less than 24h to shoot. 
     
    Last year I finally decided to put together an assembly cut and wanted to share it here. I learned through the assembly cut that I clearly didn't get enough coverage and some of the scenes just look terrible in terms of my setup and (obviously) because of the time limit. 
     
    Okay to the point, I thought it might be fun to salvage what could be saved so have uploaded the assembly here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4RzH3eFvfE8c21WZEdjTWtTN0U/view?usp=sharing
     
    I was thinking, you who wants to, can download and look and maybe give me some pointers what work and what doesn't. You can def think out of the box and rechange the basic idea of the script and delete scenes you think could go etc. Even pull it into your NLE and move things around. 
     
    I did record audio separately that I haven't even touched yet cause I felt so let down with what I had gotten footage wise. But it's still on a drive in case this turns out to be a fun collab with y'all so yeah, audio in this cut is from the BMPCC.
     
    Hope you'll think this will be fun! Can't wait to hear what some of you think, even if it's only a short comment or what you feel you have the time to share.
     
    Thanks!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from webrunner5 in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Thank you both for such kind words. I still feel like this is still a little above my head at the moment, but you have def made me feel like I should take my time to sit down and really clean and tighten this up! Still, any collaboration is greatly welcomed here! (looking at that last scene where camera goes out of the screen haha).  And that it reminds you of House of the Devil really made my day, I LOVE that movie!
     
    Well, meta and meta, haha, in the script it sounded so easy, but it is part of the ending. Don't want to spoil it without one of those spoiler things but I don't know how to hide my text on this forum.
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    Turboguard got a reaction from mercer in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Thank you both for such kind words. I still feel like this is still a little above my head at the moment, but you have def made me feel like I should take my time to sit down and really clean and tighten this up! Still, any collaboration is greatly welcomed here! (looking at that last scene where camera goes out of the screen haha).  And that it reminds you of House of the Devil really made my day, I LOVE that movie!
     
    Well, meta and meta, haha, in the script it sounded so easy, but it is part of the ending. Don't want to spoil it without one of those spoiler things but I don't know how to hide my text on this forum.
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    Turboguard reacted to mercer in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Honestly, I have to agree with Webrunner... I wouldn't change much of this at all. I guess a better audio mix and a little tighter here or there, but all in all it's a very good short that should have been entered in horror festivals a couple years ago.
    The end twist is simple yet effective, but I am left wondering if there is any meta fiction in the short. Since you had Ida Stein as the director, is there any real life truth to that or is just part of the story? Or are you the female lead of The Lake House as well?
    There were also some nice simple choices that made the short feel more realistic. For instance, by having your female lead in her underwear was a nice touch. Horror is an experience that prays on the visceral side of the human condition. The audience needs to feel many emotions to truly feel the horror of the film and fear is not the only one.
    But anyway, really cool work and I really don't think you need anybody's help here, it just needs another pass on the cut and better sound... since you said you have those files, then you should be golden!
    Also, in the end as a filmmaker, this has inspired me to take a simple idea and make a film. And I thank you for that. Too often am I bogged down by production and gear that I forget a nice image from a simple camera is more than enough to tell a good story!!!
    Oh yeah... one more thing... one edit I would make is when Ida struggles to get away from her attacker and we see his mustached face, I instantly became less fearful of him than I did before I saw 70s porn killer. IMO.
    Sorry one more thing. I watched this on my phone, so I am basing any visual quality off of my iPhone screen... and I loved the look of it. It reminded me of Ty West's, "The House of the Devil."
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    Turboguard reacted to webrunner5 in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    Well I did watch the whole thing. Pressed for time right now, but I am impressed as heck. I don't see a lot I would change. Good twist on an old theme!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from Liam in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    So in 2014, me and two friends set out to shoot a short with my new BMPCC and for me to learn how to use it through practice. I ended up with 350GB footage, but then put the project on the shelf. I had a 4 page script dabbled down for the shoot and less than 24h to shoot. 
     
    Last year I finally decided to put together an assembly cut and wanted to share it here. I learned through the assembly cut that I clearly didn't get enough coverage and some of the scenes just look terrible in terms of my setup and (obviously) because of the time limit. 
     
    Okay to the point, I thought it might be fun to salvage what could be saved so have uploaded the assembly here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4RzH3eFvfE8c21WZEdjTWtTN0U/view?usp=sharing
     
    I was thinking, you who wants to, can download and look and maybe give me some pointers what work and what doesn't. You can def think out of the box and rechange the basic idea of the script and delete scenes you think could go etc. Even pull it into your NLE and move things around. 
     
    I did record audio separately that I haven't even touched yet cause I felt so let down with what I had gotten footage wise. But it's still on a drive in case this turns out to be a fun collab with y'all so yeah, audio in this cut is from the BMPCC.
     
    Hope you'll think this will be fun! Can't wait to hear what some of you think, even if it's only a short comment or what you feel you have the time to share.
     
    Thanks!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from mercer in Table read - Help salvage a short film.   
    So in 2014, me and two friends set out to shoot a short with my new BMPCC and for me to learn how to use it through practice. I ended up with 350GB footage, but then put the project on the shelf. I had a 4 page script dabbled down for the shoot and less than 24h to shoot. 
     
    Last year I finally decided to put together an assembly cut and wanted to share it here. I learned through the assembly cut that I clearly didn't get enough coverage and some of the scenes just look terrible in terms of my setup and (obviously) because of the time limit. 
     
    Okay to the point, I thought it might be fun to salvage what could be saved so have uploaded the assembly here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4RzH3eFvfE8c21WZEdjTWtTN0U/view?usp=sharing
     
    I was thinking, you who wants to, can download and look and maybe give me some pointers what work and what doesn't. You can def think out of the box and rechange the basic idea of the script and delete scenes you think could go etc. Even pull it into your NLE and move things around. 
     
    I did record audio separately that I haven't even touched yet cause I felt so let down with what I had gotten footage wise. But it's still on a drive in case this turns out to be a fun collab with y'all so yeah, audio in this cut is from the BMPCC.
     
    Hope you'll think this will be fun! Can't wait to hear what some of you think, even if it's only a short comment or what you feel you have the time to share.
     
    Thanks!
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    Turboguard got a reaction from Justin Bacle in 2nd of March: BlackmagicDesign Camera & DaVinci Resolve Press Conference   
    I'd pay $1500 for a 2+K pocket with better battery and 60+fps. Remember BMMCC + Monitor = at least 1500 for an okay set up.
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    Turboguard reacted to sina_html in What tools do you use for lower thirds, overlays and graphics?   
    Actually with the help of Photoshop, you can really cover all the basic stuff in premiere. you can animate position, scale, rotation, opacity etc... and can even add motion blur with the help of transform effect. 
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    Turboguard reacted to rndmtsk in Tons of problems with new Macbook Pro   
    Mine came in last night. 1tb HD, 2.9ghz CPU, 460 GPU
    Only bug I've encountered was an annoying thing with the touch bar where the volume slider wouldn't come up. That required a restart to fix. Pretty much confirms my concern about the potential for touch bar to wig out. What happens when escape won't work when you want to force quit? I've defaulted these keys to their standard control strip functions for now anyways, with fn key to pull up app specific commands. These app commands are cool but not exactly revolutionary.
    Keyboard takes getting used to but don't think it will bother me after long. Main annoyance is just that escape key. I wish it was a real key. I use it while editing and on top of not being able to feel it anymore, they've slid it inward a bit so it's not where your muscle memory would have you think. The larger trackpad is nice but can present a challenge while typing because my standard resting position for my hands puts my wrists squarely on the trackpad. Seems like they have the finger detection pretty well in tune because I'm not actually ever accidentally moving the cursor with my palms, but it still seems weird resting them on the trackpad while I type.
    Other than the one time the volume slider was weird I haven't encountered any big red flags. I was able to get Adobe Suite CS6 installed after jumping through some hoops and everything is running smooth. No problems cutting in Premiere or encoding with Media Encoder so far. None of the crazy haywire graphics thing. Will report back when I have my monitor in and test further with that, as I believe other graphics card issues popped up when driving a monitor. It also required jumping through some hoops in order to instal the ProRes codecs I walk around with because they've locked down changes in the System folder (I think this was true on OS 10.11 too).
    I've been hanging onto a 2012 MBP with DVD drive for a while and thin as this is it doesn't feel particularly lighter. This just reaffirms my wish that they'd made it a bit thicker to put beefier battery and graphics under the hood. Also. Like. Card reader. WTF.
    All of that said, it's fast, it's quiet (fans, not this effing keyboard), it looks great (space grey all the way), I can see where the universal plug thing will be great one day in like two years (plugging in power from either side is def nice but still maybe not worth the tradeoff of no MagSafe), and I've been able to work with 4K H264 footage natively without any problems.
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    Turboguard reacted to DBounce in Tons of problems with new Macbook Pro   
    Many here complain about lack of ports. While I do somewhat agree, there are workaround... For example, using usb-c cables to replace your existing cables does away with the need for dongles. Or simply use a dock. 
    Honestly, I don't miss the SD reader that much, as my serious camera uses CFast, not SD. So I was using an adapter anyway.
    So far, in my limited use with the new MBP, it's been great. One note... Do not waste money on the Apple USB-c to USB 3.0 adapter... It does not work correctly with devices that require fast data rates. I ordered a new one (different brand) on Amazon. 
    I did transfer some 4k files from my 1DXMkII. QuickTime playback was much better than on my PC workstation. I then imported them in FCPX. Playback was smooth as silk. And everything was really fast. I'm really liking the new MBP.
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    Turboguard got a reaction from Dustin in Tons of problems with new Macbook Pro   
    Again, here's my set up that I edit hour long 4K time lines with. Yes I do have my bus set to 1/4 and if working with lots of effects maybe even 1/8 resolution (e.g. not even proxy!). I have zero crashes or hick ups. Don't understand how the graphics cards 4 years later could be worse than the (perfectly fine) ones I'm working with at the moment...

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