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    rdouthit got a reaction from Adam Kuźniar in RX0II vs DJO Osmo X5 (m4/3) Rolling Sample   
    The Osmo X5 should since that setup cost me $3500. Lol. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from webrunner5 in RX0II vs DJO Osmo X5 (m4/3) Rolling Sample   
    I do a lot of automotive video. Recently I picked up an RX0II and tested to see if it would be a viable alternative to a three-point camera rig or an Osmo Pro when on the road. In case anyone else was curious I put the side-by-side sample on YouTube. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the result considering the size and the relative ease of setup for the RX0II. I also have a GoPro 7, but the field of view makes the GoPro less than-ideal for this type of shot, in spite of the awesome stabilization in the 7.
     
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    rdouthit got a reaction from webrunner5 in RX0II vs DJO Osmo X5 (m4/3) Rolling Sample   
    The Osmo X5 should since that setup cost me $3500. Lol. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from kye in RX0II vs DJO Osmo X5 (m4/3) Rolling Sample   
    I do a lot of automotive video. Recently I picked up an RX0II and tested to see if it would be a viable alternative to a three-point camera rig or an Osmo Pro when on the road. In case anyone else was curious I put the side-by-side sample on YouTube. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the result considering the size and the relative ease of setup for the RX0II. I also have a GoPro 7, but the field of view makes the GoPro less than-ideal for this type of shot, in spite of the awesome stabilization in the 7.
     
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    rdouthit got a reaction from webrunner5 in Colour Differences on Youtube across browsers   
    Brief aside, kind of related: Back when I was a magazine publisher I had an advertiser go ballistic (he took us to court over this, but we won.) His complaint was the the green background in his print ad wasn't the right shade of green and that made his ad less effective (also, his ad was terrible.)
    Turns out, beyond not asking/specifying a Pantone spot color (which we wouldn't have allowed anyhow) his output to file was RGB (not CMYK, which is how we printed so there was conversion on our side to make it printable), he worked on a non-color-calibrated system, proofed with a desktop, low-end consumer printer (which he expected to match the final magazine) and his whole layout was Microsoft Publisher which had no means of doing anything properly let alone color matching. 
    Browser to browser shifts in gamma or hue seem so small in comparison. 
     
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    rdouthit got a reaction from jonpais in If you could only use one lens for the rest of your life what would it be?   
    Sorry, meant to post it was the 50mm. Expensive lens, but amazing quality.  
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Nikkor in Sony a7SIII - Full Frame 4K 60fps 10bit with Flip Out Screen   
    I understand YMMV, but I shoot 4K video regularly with both the A7III and A7RIII trackside, where it is often 120° ambient and I have yet to even received a heat warning. I think most reports of overheating are from folks that don’t know to enable high heat operation. 
    I’ve had plenty overheating problems with previous models (NEX7, A7RII, A7SII, A99II all overheated horribly), but these current ones are so reliable I don’t even keep them out of the sun between shoots anymore. I let them bake and they don’t even flinch.
    The attached video is me shooting for Subaru with the A7III mounted to a Ronin shooting 4K internal after the camera sat in direct sun for an hour (I was shooting with the R3 on sticks leading up to this) in 100°+ weather.   
    In addition to shots like this, I also conducted several 20+ minute interviews in similar conditions without issue. 

    DD0F6B36-C445-4648-831E-3F8C84D0DFB8.mp4
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Snowbro in Sony a7SIII - Full Frame 4K 60fps 10bit with Flip Out Screen   
    I understand YMMV, but I shoot 4K video regularly with both the A7III and A7RIII trackside, where it is often 120° ambient and I have yet to even received a heat warning. I think most reports of overheating are from folks that don’t know to enable high heat operation. 
    I’ve had plenty overheating problems with previous models (NEX7, A7RII, A7SII, A99II all overheated horribly), but these current ones are so reliable I don’t even keep them out of the sun between shoots anymore. I let them bake and they don’t even flinch.
    The attached video is me shooting for Subaru with the A7III mounted to a Ronin shooting 4K internal after the camera sat in direct sun for an hour (I was shooting with the R3 on sticks leading up to this) in 100°+ weather.   
    In addition to shots like this, I also conducted several 20+ minute interviews in similar conditions without issue. 

    DD0F6B36-C445-4648-831E-3F8C84D0DFB8.mp4
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Orangenz in Time to dump Adobe. First impressions of Resolve 14 and EditReady 2.0   
    We moved the shop to Resolve 14 (with networked workstations) this year. Definitely looking forward to 15 exiting beta as there's some really exciting stuff in there (We're going to wait for at least one service release before moving up, though. It took at least 2 before 14 was solid.)
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    rdouthit got a reaction from kidzrevil in Is the era of Vimeo ending?   
    In the last year Vimeo has moved a lot of their focus to business use (white-label and Sony Ci-like video proofing) which will not be counted since they're on private pages. In addition, most video is viewed in Apps (mobile) and increasingly on TVs. As such, their public numbers will likely decline even if their viewership increases. Alexa is a poor measure in this area. I think Vimeo's move towards business is a good one. We dropped Ci and are now paying Vimeo more than $1000/year for proofing and video hosting for our TV apps (multiple accounts). There's a lot more money to be had for them here than in hosting personal passion projects. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Damphousse in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I've been a production partner on Youtube since 2006, back when they had human content curators and we had to sign paper docs to be part of the program. The problem is that an algorithm can't see "quality" it can only see data. Since Google is all about the algorithms they are unequipped to help viewers find the quality content that is/was being posted to their service. The human curators were great. I could tell them that we had an exclusive review of a new car (one that might not even have a lot of search requests yet) and they would put it front and center. Most of our videos trended on the platform as a result. Once they were replaced, that ended and I stopped seeing YouTube as a reliable platform for distribution. Ideally, YouTube would incorporate a mix of content; Some, algorithm based, with section editors that could curate key sections: automotive, film, drama, comedy, etc. However, that is directly against the Google-way, which is unfortunate. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from noplz in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I've been a production partner on Youtube since 2006, back when they had human content curators and we had to sign paper docs to be part of the program. The problem is that an algorithm can't see "quality" it can only see data. Since Google is all about the algorithms they are unequipped to help viewers find the quality content that is/was being posted to their service. The human curators were great. I could tell them that we had an exclusive review of a new car (one that might not even have a lot of search requests yet) and they would put it front and center. Most of our videos trended on the platform as a result. Once they were replaced, that ended and I stopped seeing YouTube as a reliable platform for distribution. Ideally, YouTube would incorporate a mix of content; Some, algorithm based, with section editors that could curate key sections: automotive, film, drama, comedy, etc. However, that is directly against the Google-way, which is unfortunate. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from maxotics in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I've been a production partner on Youtube since 2006, back when they had human content curators and we had to sign paper docs to be part of the program. The problem is that an algorithm can't see "quality" it can only see data. Since Google is all about the algorithms they are unequipped to help viewers find the quality content that is/was being posted to their service. The human curators were great. I could tell them that we had an exclusive review of a new car (one that might not even have a lot of search requests yet) and they would put it front and center. Most of our videos trended on the platform as a result. Once they were replaced, that ended and I stopped seeing YouTube as a reliable platform for distribution. Ideally, YouTube would incorporate a mix of content; Some, algorithm based, with section editors that could curate key sections: automotive, film, drama, comedy, etc. However, that is directly against the Google-way, which is unfortunate. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Aussie Ash in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I've been a production partner on Youtube since 2006, back when they had human content curators and we had to sign paper docs to be part of the program. The problem is that an algorithm can't see "quality" it can only see data. Since Google is all about the algorithms they are unequipped to help viewers find the quality content that is/was being posted to their service. The human curators were great. I could tell them that we had an exclusive review of a new car (one that might not even have a lot of search requests yet) and they would put it front and center. Most of our videos trended on the platform as a result. Once they were replaced, that ended and I stopped seeing YouTube as a reliable platform for distribution. Ideally, YouTube would incorporate a mix of content; Some, algorithm based, with section editors that could curate key sections: automotive, film, drama, comedy, etc. However, that is directly against the Google-way, which is unfortunate. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Chrad in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I've been a production partner on Youtube since 2006, back when they had human content curators and we had to sign paper docs to be part of the program. The problem is that an algorithm can't see "quality" it can only see data. Since Google is all about the algorithms they are unequipped to help viewers find the quality content that is/was being posted to their service. The human curators were great. I could tell them that we had an exclusive review of a new car (one that might not even have a lot of search requests yet) and they would put it front and center. Most of our videos trended on the platform as a result. Once they were replaced, that ended and I stopped seeing YouTube as a reliable platform for distribution. Ideally, YouTube would incorporate a mix of content; Some, algorithm based, with section editors that could curate key sections: automotive, film, drama, comedy, etc. However, that is directly against the Google-way, which is unfortunate. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from webrunner5 in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I've been a production partner on Youtube since 2006, back when they had human content curators and we had to sign paper docs to be part of the program. The problem is that an algorithm can't see "quality" it can only see data. Since Google is all about the algorithms they are unequipped to help viewers find the quality content that is/was being posted to their service. The human curators were great. I could tell them that we had an exclusive review of a new car (one that might not even have a lot of search requests yet) and they would put it front and center. Most of our videos trended on the platform as a result. Once they were replaced, that ended and I stopped seeing YouTube as a reliable platform for distribution. Ideally, YouTube would incorporate a mix of content; Some, algorithm based, with section editors that could curate key sections: automotive, film, drama, comedy, etc. However, that is directly against the Google-way, which is unfortunate. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from tomekk in How long should my episodic youtube series be?   
    Since the algorithm is secret, and it was updated recently, it's impossible to know exactly the answer to this. However, if I was personally launching a new channel I wouldn't even consider less than two new uploads a week, each with a runtime of no less than 3.5 minutes. 
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    rdouthit got a reaction from IronFilm in How long should my episodic youtube series be?   
    Frequency and viewer retention.
    Correct. To really "work" YouTube she should plan to do regular VLOG, BTS or some other relevant, regularly-scheduled uploads to the channel. Over time it will "raise all ships" in her channel. I gave the same advice to a producer a couple years ago. He stuck to it and now has more than a million subscribers on YouTube and a full time staff. I don't do this myself even though I have a channel, since I make the bulk of my money producing for other channels.
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    rdouthit got a reaction from kaylee in How long should my episodic youtube series be?   
    Frequency and viewer retention.
    Correct. To really "work" YouTube she should plan to do regular VLOG, BTS or some other relevant, regularly-scheduled uploads to the channel. Over time it will "raise all ships" in her channel. I gave the same advice to a producer a couple years ago. He stuck to it and now has more than a million subscribers on YouTube and a full time staff. I don't do this myself even though I have a channel, since I make the bulk of my money producing for other channels.
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Trek of Joy in Sony A99 II as Panasonic GH5 rival - thoughts and shooting experience   
    I shot two channels to the A7SII today. Worked great. The A7SII can optionally power the receiver as well. (Though you'll want to run a battery grip for that since it sucks more juice.)
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Chris Oh in How do you afford your gear?   
    I own a video production company that specializes in automotive. We have a string of long-term clients in retail as well as editorial.
    Here's one of the shows we shoot for Motor Trend:
    Our (my) gear purchases usually revolve around solving problems: better slow-motion, more mobile, faster lenses to address low-light, better mounts for a specific rig shot, drones because... well, drones are awesome (I went out and got my FAA part 107 certification). Though I like new tech, I don't buy something unless it addresses a specific need.
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    rdouthit got a reaction from ntblowz in How do you afford your gear?   
    I own a video production company that specializes in automotive. We have a string of long-term clients in retail as well as editorial.
    Here's one of the shows we shoot for Motor Trend:
    Our (my) gear purchases usually revolve around solving problems: better slow-motion, more mobile, faster lenses to address low-light, better mounts for a specific rig shot, drones because... well, drones are awesome (I went out and got my FAA part 107 certification). Though I like new tech, I don't buy something unless it addresses a specific need.
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Trek of Joy in Sony A99 II as Panasonic GH5 rival - thoughts and shooting experience   
    I haven't needed it on the A7SII yet, but I shot this a couple months ago with the A99II, the dual-channel receiver and two transmitters. (The interview portion, not the intro.)
     
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Juxx989 in How do you afford your gear?   
    I own a video production company that specializes in automotive. We have a string of long-term clients in retail as well as editorial.
    Here's one of the shows we shoot for Motor Trend:
    Our (my) gear purchases usually revolve around solving problems: better slow-motion, more mobile, faster lenses to address low-light, better mounts for a specific rig shot, drones because... well, drones are awesome (I went out and got my FAA part 107 certification). Though I like new tech, I don't buy something unless it addresses a specific need.
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    rdouthit got a reaction from Zak Forsman in How do you afford your gear?   
    I own a video production company that specializes in automotive. We have a string of long-term clients in retail as well as editorial.
    Here's one of the shows we shoot for Motor Trend:
    Our (my) gear purchases usually revolve around solving problems: better slow-motion, more mobile, faster lenses to address low-light, better mounts for a specific rig shot, drones because... well, drones are awesome (I went out and got my FAA part 107 certification). Though I like new tech, I don't buy something unless it addresses a specific need.
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