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  1. @Caleb Genheimer Great idea! I am going to try a Crane 3 Pro gimbal for tracking, but I still need to check the tracking accuracy and speed with a heavy lens to see if it can keep up with the subject. The other nice thing about using a gimbal is being able to do the tracking control by moving the phone to manually to move the gimbal and track the subject by hands and eyes. So instead of focus pulling, it is focus pointing.
  2. @BTM_Pix Thanks for making your system incredible flexible! This is fantastic news for people who own or plan to own more than one AFX and MMX. It reminds me of what Steve Jobs said when he first introduced the iphone... It's an auto focus distance sensor, it's lens motor driver, it's relational database, it's a Bluetooth Low Energy Multi Client/Server... It's all of these, but together it is a revolutionary autofocus tool kit where networked autofocus sensors can distribute autofocus distance information allowing you to co-locate two cameras, one as your autof
  3. @KnightsFan Great question! Honestly, I don’t, but I switched the color profiles back and forth and P3 looked the best to me. It looked very similar to the default iMac color profile. I think the key is to bake the color space and the gamma settings into the resultant QuickTime file and set Resolve to Use Mac Display Color Profiles for Viewers I assume if you had your own calibrated color profile it should work just as well.
  4. @kyeThanks for the information! I’m not applying and removing the LUT with the Display P3 work flow and the results match. For people on iMac with Resolve I would try the 3 steps listed above (without the LUT), as it is a no fuss workflow. That said, if you do try the 3 steps (to color consistency), please report back your experience to confirm or deny the validity of this workflow (for iMac users). Thanks!
  5. When you export to a Quicktime file from Resolve, if what you see in the viewer in Resolve does not match what you see when you playback the resulting Quicktime file - check out the following article: (It's a long article, so I summarized what worked for my scenario below.) https://www.thepostprocess.com/2020/03/16/color-shift-fixes-from-davinci-resolve-to-mac-displays/ Here's the steps I followed for my 2017 iMac running 10.13.6 and Resolve 16.2.8: 1. In System Preferences->Displays->Color (Display profile:)->Display P3 2. In Resolve Preferences->General.“Use M
  6. I received a New Campaign Update from Indiegogo regarding the The AFX - Autofocus Adapter: "Holiday Greetings We would like to send our warmest regards to all of our backers for this holiday season and thank you for your support of the AFX. In terms of the project itself, we are pleased to report that we are starting to receive the scheduled production samples of the main AFX and MMX boards and accessories. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging year and we wish you all a safer and more prosperous 2021." @BTM_Pix Happy Holidays! Great news that things
  7. I think YouTube also will be a player. YouTube offers movies which you can watch for free with ads, some you can only rent and buy and some you can only buy. It's kind of like watching YouTube with all of the ads, but the content is a step up from a lot of the YouTube content and as you get to pick, and it is better than the movie of the week on Television. Stuff like Robcop, Mr. Mom... etc. I'm not saying movies should be watched with ads in middle but giving the choice I would much rather watch a movie on YouTube that is not on Netflix than I would watch other YouTube content. So
  8. Black Friday audio purchases: 1. DDMF Metaplugin https://ddmf.eu/metaplugin-chainer-vst-au-rtas-aax-wrapper/ allows you to over sample your entire audio processing chain inside Metaplugin for better bass response on compressors, limiters, clippers, and dynamic eq 2. FLATLINE - Mastering Clipper https://www.submissionaudio.com/products/flatline I run this before Voxengo Elephant Limiter to excellent effect providing clean loudness without losing bass or distorting the mid range as many Clipper and Limiters do. I run both inside DDMF Metaplugin over sampled 8x for best bass response.
  9. Hi, There are a few Free Black Friday Audio Plugins - Waves and Slate Digital that are worth getting while they are still available. Waves - CLA EchoSphere - Take a Lexicon 480 Plate Reverb and a Tape delay. Great for music vocals or try in for post an use a small rooms with little or no tape delay for ambience. https://www.waves.com/lpn/black-friday-2020/free-plugin Slate Digital - Fresh Air - high frequency enhance that mimics the dobly A stretching audio trick - add to vocal or voice over to add clarity and intelligibility. https://slatedigital.com/fresh-air/ Both free
  10. At an NAB I was working at a union worker threatened to knock one of my co-workers off a ladder because they were attempting to change a light bulb. They were told it was “union work” - probably considered it “electrical”. My co-work let them change the light bulb. Otherwise, I really enjoyed going to NAB. Got to see the raw output of a Genesis camera and asked why is the output so green and was told that’s what the sensor sees. I thought that doesn’t look so great - who’s gonna buy that - even if they are shooting a model a motorcycle - probably before monitors had built-in outs. Go
  11. I love trade shows because it provides a timeline for companies to announce, ship, and demonstrate products. I love trade show because I can meet the engineers behind products and often the owners of small companies and start or reinforce business relationships. I love trade shows because it is a time to network and gather with industry friends old and new. I love trade shows because anyone can blog about a cool new product that I might not otherwise be aware of. Large companies hate trade shows because they are an expensive budget line items that do not provide as much of
  12. That's a nice combination. The 16gb 1TB is the sweet spot for me as well...
  13. I purchased both the AFX and MMX and cables. The idea of having auto focus on my manual lenses is irresistible. and it is more than that... BTM_Pix is making real products to meet film makers needs and that is worth supporting!
  14. Looks like I was wrong about using my iMac in target mode as a monitor. I just read "iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and later iMac models can’t be used as Target Display Mode displays." Bummer - looks like I need a new monitor for my new iMac when I purchase it.
  15. As long time Mac user, I always felt like I was paying more for less. I paid $2600 for my 2017 iMac used in 2019 and that seemed like a good deal at the time. Now I can pay less for more. I can just buy a new one rather than hustling to find a good deal on Craigs List on a used one. Now it seems that I should try my the 5K retina display on my iMac in target mode as the monitor for a Mac Mini. I haven't tried it as I don't have the mac mini yet, but it seems like the best use of the old iMac at this point, if performance as a monitor is reasonable.
  16. ASUS ProArt PA329C 32" 16:9 4K HDR IPS Display looks like it is a good monitor as well and it is 600 cd/m2 vs the ViewSonic VP3268-4K which is 350 cd/m². Not sure if the extra brightness make a big difference but wouldn't it help when displaying HDR content?
  17. Looks like Apple could make an M1 “iPad” that could edit video with a touch screen interface. That would cool...
  18. Great post - the more color control tools the better! I use Tint and Temp adjustments all the time. I have 3DLut creator but this seems like it will be better as it is Integrated. Also I would love to keyframe the mess if possible. Is that possible? Thanks!
  19. @BTM_PixThis is great news! I will definitely purchase the additional new interface when available! Thanks offering this option, I really appreciate it!
  20. First off, this is a great question, which I had not thought about from a cost benefit ratio. If the question was: would you purchase this camera to shoot a conference - I agree, it would not be my first choice. Regarding the technical benefits of using this camera for shooting a conference, The entire URSA mini pro line, due to b4 lens compatibility options, makes it a good choice for shooting a conference. If I were purchasing a Blackmagic camera on that basis alone, I would probably buy the URSA mini broadcast. if I owned a 12k and it was not being used on another higher
  21. Delivering 4K in camera maybe a delivery requirement for some productions, so getting it right in is essential. Plus, there may be times when shooting an interview or an all day conference etc where you would want the highest quality at the lowest bit rate.
  22. Closer than I expected... I like the Blackmagic colors better, the dynamic range on the canon seems to be slightly better than the URSA 12k... I would like the new sensor tech in a pocket body to make it affordable.
  23. Seems to me it’s the sensor and codec that is the issue. If this had a pocket 6k sensor (yes with the m4/3 mount) and BRAW it would be a best seller. People know what they want and will purchase without hesitation when the right product is available.
  24. I take pictures with my iPhone every day so better image quality is welcome. One thing this may excel at is shooting in public places without a permit or kit. A couple of self recording lavalier mic body packs and you could shoot a conversation at a table in a mall that would probably look pretty good. Also, car interiors could be a good application. The saying used to be “lights, camera, action” now it’s “no lights, no problem, I got the new iPhone“ Anyways, someday the photos I take of paperwork at work (instead of scanning them) will be ready for the big screen.
  25. This youtube video lists the camera as "Ursa Mini Pro 12k". Wow - impressive! The color rendition is special in the way that the different shades of a color appear distinct and unique even when they are very similar. I also like the motion cadence. The image is solid and without distraction. It's nice to not have any obvious flaws that steel my attention from the content.
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