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  1. I've been on the good ship Panasonic for 11 years now, using the GH series for my video business. Last year I got an S1 to pair with my GH5. I love the combo as an A/B setup for interviews, and for location shooting having the GH5 with the stellar Leica 8-18mm on the gimbal ready to roll. It's a small and powerful system I can put in a single backpack and the Lumix cameras have never missed a beat for me, bullet-proof in professional environments. However... after a brief flirtation with a C200 I crave built-in NDs and more video-centric ergonomics. The C200 was too heavy and large f
  2. Our live broadcast company has just received a brand new Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro HD unit from ProAV as replacement for faulty unit UK stock, boxed and unused and with warranty. We have decided to close down the live broadcast element of our production company hence the sale. Please get in touch with any sensible offers. Thanks, James
  3. Hi Jeremy, I love the image and OIS on the 17-55mm f2.8, but do be aware that it suffers from zoom creep! Great run and gun lens when you can hold the zoom ring, but if you are on a tripod or forget to hold the zoom ring and point up or down then expect your lens to retract/slide out. Apparently some people do own copies that don't creep, and other's hack it with an elastic band, but it wasn't acceptable for me for professional uses so sent it back. Such a shame. I am saving up for the Canon 18-80mm T4.4. For low light I will my Sigma 18-35mm and accept a bit of shake when handh
  4. Hello, At the end of last year we started a live video company and bought the following equipment. Then Covid landed and even though live is booming in some quarters we've decided to return focus to our commercial filming. We are therefore selling the following Blackmagic Design live broadcast equipment, all boxed and immaculate and used on a single interview. Asking prices: ATEM HD Pro – £1850 (£2046 new) Studio Mini - £625 (£726 new) Web Presenter – £400 (£475 new) We will include power cables, SDI cable and HDMI cables for anyone buying the whole combo (Bl
  5. Hi all, It's taken me a little while to build up to this decision, but unfortunately Covid has flatlined my video business so have decided to sell my very new and beloved Canon C200 and fall back on my B and C cams for now. It's boxed with all original equipment (including Sandisk 128gb CFAST card and reader – un-open and unused!) and absolutely immaculate with only 69 hours on the clock. I bought end of October last year from ProAV in the UK so still 16 months on the European warranty. Asking price: £4,300 I will also include an E-image Harmony C20 padded shoulder bag whic
  6. @kye great feedback, thanks man! Yes, the time limit hampered every element so was very interesting way of working. I think it was a case of wanting to limit the time so I finally (finally!) completed something from end to end and published it without getting overly precious. I overthink everything so it was a great way for me to "break my duck" so to speak. Great feedback on the acting. I think my bro did a phenomenal job given the time constraints, but sure he would also agree that we could have delivered so much more with better writing, more rehearsal, more prep time for me to fu
  7. Hey Kyle, I have a C200 and attached is the option in the menu that allows me to turn it on/off through HDMI for livestreaming... Hope that helps! James
  8. Guys, thanks so much for taking the time to watch the film and post your thoughts! Awesome. I posted this over a year ago so it's a nice surprise to see these today. @Displayhd - great feedback on audio! I have very little experience with sound design but since releasing it it was the thing that struck me most when watching other people's more accomplished shorts. I barely used any location or foley sound and relied heavily on the music and the character's audio. Big learning point there! Yes, my bro was actor. He definitely has some natural talent and we're hoping to get together an
  9. Wow, yeah, this looks great man! Heavy grade required for that look? What light/lens did you have on her for the close ups?
  10. Happy new year all! I’ve finally (finally!) made my first short narrative film. I’ve been a full time videographer for 8 years now, writing on and off in my spare time, but never actually got out and turned my writing into a film. So I decided enough was enough and asked my brother if he was up for the challenge of making something in our home village over Christmas. 8 hours writing and pre-production, a single 8 hour day of filming, and 8 hours of editing. Loved the process. Lots of lessons learned. Here’s the result, and would love your feedback. Cheers, Ja
  11. Jimbo

    New Mac Minis

    I was thinking Mac Mini and Blackmagic eGPU might be awesome combo? I'm using FCP X so think it leverages the eGPU power but hard finding good info online.
  12. Ha! I’m British so my finger swearing approach is slightly different. However... I think 2 x American middles would work nicely here ?
  13. I have to disagree! Panasonic have had an absolute hit with the GH line, culminating in the GH5. If they can bring their incredible video prowess to a full frame body where we get Panasonic video AND 42mp stills with 13+ stops of dynamic range, Varicam-esque colour science, and two card slots for the pros, then they will strike gold. It's basically two fingers up to Canon and Nikon, hence the countdown and 6 month early announcement. Damage them pre-orders... I just hope they excite with the lens lineup.
  14. If I were in the market for an all-in-one video camera, then this looks excellent. I do sometimes get to a point of complete saturation in the pursuit of the perfect camera setup for all my work and think about throwing the towel in and buying something like this!!! I was seriously considering the Panasonic AG-DVX200 at one point. But there was something weird about the image... Image looks great here.
  15. An exciting move from Panasonic. A full frame sensor with GH5 features and I'm sold. It won't replace my trusty GH5, I'll just add it to the stable when it makes financial sense for my work (or when I can't wait a second longer for full frame v-log!) I'm most fascinated by what lens mount they go for, and what inherent advantages it will offer. I think this new and exciting full frame mirrorless war will be won and lost on the mount design and lens options. The Nikon Zed (=P) launch lenses are underwhelming and seem larger than their predecessors, with them citing a new level in optical p
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