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    Tim Sewell reacted to Chrad in Apple is Coming For Y'all: Disruptive Video Production Technologies   
    ...to make TikTok videos. 
    This is still going to be true when everyone has an iPhone with fake rack focusing on it. You'll still need to spend time and money to stand out. You're still going to need a crew if you want a certain standard of lighting and sound, especially one worthy of Apple TV. The competitive advantage of having a budget is arguably going to be even more important for traditional filmmaking if smart phone camera advancements lead to a flood of people producing content with a higher apparent baseline of quality.
    At the end of the day I don't see this technological shift as being so seismic as to so dramatically alter the course of society as you envision. In general, but especially among the younger generations, people are consuming less film content. They watch more TikTok, short clips, Twitch streams. Video is everywhere but 'fIlm' in the traditional sense is becoming less central to the culture. If the incredible advancements in affordable video technology we've already seen have lead us to the centrality of TikTok, then to me that's a sign that people just aren't itching to make 'films'. 
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    Tim Sewell reacted to fuzzynormal in The C100/C300/C500 do not shoot true 24p!   
    2014, eh?  So what's happening with Bill Cosby?  We ever find that Malaysian airliner?
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Video Hummus in Shoot Film Stills?   
    I think film is a great exercise from digital photography and I enjoy the slower process and the space between time photo was taken to development and viewing.
    I own three film cameras. For 135 film I use the Nikon FM2 with 50mm f1.4 lens. I vastly prefer the FM3a metering system but the prices are insane for a 35mm camera so I settled for the FM2.

    My second two cameras are for 120 film. I have the 6x6 Yashica-Mat 124G TLR camera. Small and light as far as medium format cameras go and a unique square format and a solid, built-in Yashinon f3.5 lens.

    Third, and my favorite medium format camera currently, is my Mamiya 645 Pro TL. Excellent meter, packed with features, 90s nostalgia design. For me, the perfect balance between size, weight, interchangeability and negative size for landscape photography. Love the 645 format: 2.5x larger than 35mm film, 4:3 aspect ratio, with a few more extra shots per roll (15 shots) for bracketing compared to 6x6 (12 shots) or 6x7 (10 shots).
    Sekor C 45 & 80mm f/2.8. There is also a 80mm f/1.9 available which I hope to snag. I believe it is one of the fastest medium format lenses made.

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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from mercer in Shoot Film Stills?   
    Thanks - I especially appreciate your words as I really like the stuff of yours that I've seen over the years. 
    I have posted some film shots on Flickr, but my Canonet is the 19 (the cheap one!). 
    I haven't tried Cafenol. It's somewhere on my list. But you mustn't feel you need loads of space to process. Even when I was doing colour as well I could pretty much fit the whole kit into the small plastic storage box I used as a tempering bath! 
    Took up about 1/20 of the space my video kit occupies (much to my wife's chagrin). 
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from mercer in Shoot Film Stills?   
    I got quite deep into film stills a couple of years ago and have continued, albeit at a slower rate, since then. Of course, when I started photography, film was all there was! I cut my teeth working a darkroom and assisting/being second shooter for a freelance press/social/commercial photographer in the late 80s - best fun job I've ever had, TBH.
    In my more recent forays I've mainly used an Olympus OM-1 (once my dream camera) a Canon V, an Electro 35 and various other rangefinders. Favourite films would be Portra 160, Fuji Acros and Fujifilm Industrial 200. At one point I was processing both colour and B&W, using a polythene packing case with a sous-vide wand as a tempering tank. Nowadays I get the colour processed, but I'm rather fond of stand-processing my B&W, which is a much more relaxing method of film development than the rather demanding process of home C41 processing. I use a Nikon 35mm film scanner that was the most expensive item out of all the stuff I acquired for the 'project'.
    There's a selection of shots (some good, some bad, some just family snaps) on my photo website https://www.vrimage.co.uk/IShootFilm
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Emanuel in Sirui anamorphic   
    Fair enough - I'm no expert. He framed it as a defect and that's what I was reporting back to the board.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from barefoot_dp in Is now a BAD TIME to upgrade my workstation?   
    Two things may well improve supply in the near future. First is the Chinese government's recent policy changes regarding cryptocurrencies, which have apparently already caused large numbers of used cards to hit secondhand markets in locations near to crypto data centres; second is that nVidia are supposedly releasing cards that can't be used for mining. So hang tight.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in BMPCC6K Pro or FS7?   
    I'd add nothing except to say that I'm not certain the extra cost of an FSii, over the mark i, is worth it. You get an extra PP, RAW out and FHD120 continuous, if memory serves.
    Unfortunately the extra PP probably isn't one that you'd use unless you need a really quick turnaround, the RAW from this particular cam isn't all that great and the FHD120 is kinda soft too.
    Same as @kye I'm mainly a hobbyist (although watch this space!) but if I was earning my living shooting video I would go FS7 without a second thought, given the kind of budget you're looking to put in. I think it will be a long while before that camera isn't a money-earner - and if a client wants something that it can't provide there's always rental.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Ty Harper in Selling my 1DC for a 5D MKIII and an XT3/4?   
    Thanks for this, had never heard of cinematch, seems like a gamechanger if they keep updating it...
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from kye in Selling my 1DC for a 5D MKIII and an XT3/4?   
    The only EOS-M with fully working ML is the original one. It's a nice image, to be sure, but an absolutely awful camera to work with.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Ty Harper in Selling my 1DC for a 5D MKIII and an XT3/4?   
    Before spending the money, maybe download some sample files and see how you get on with matching them. I've heard good things about https://www.cinematch.com/.
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Katrikura in Selling my 1DC for a 5D MKIII and an XT3/4?   
    The only EOS-M with fully working ML is the original one. It's a nice image, to be sure, but an absolutely awful camera to work with.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Juank in FX3 Mini Review - almost a little marvel   
    R5?
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    Tim Sewell reacted to TomTheDP in Most underrated cameras?   
    Maybe not most underrated but the Panasonic S1 is definately underrated outside of this forum. It's giving an FX9 quality image for peanuts. I would say it could compete with the C500 MK2 and C300 MK3 as well. The C500 can see into the shadows better by 2 stops or so, but it doesn't have dual native ISO. The Panasonic S1 can do 4000 iso with 4 stops of headroom in the highlights and a couple in the shadows. That punches the C500 dynamic range in the gut at the same ISO. 
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from tupp in Firmware update turns Panasonic S1 into an S1H (albeit with record-time limit in demanding modes like 6K)   
    The colourist in question was probably referring more to chroma noise, which I think we can all agree is pretty ugly and 'video' looking. I've seen a couple of videos showing how drastically improved even quite clean-looking clips can be once it's removed.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from ntblowz in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Time to give up and go home, anyway


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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from PannySVHS in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Cinema camera's what? Jeez. Guy can't even write English.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Time to give up and go home, anyway


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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Come on. Rolex ad above the header'd look luvverly!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from IronFilm in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Have you ever considered pro-actively going after non-industry advertisers to pull in some relatively easy cash? You have high page impressions, a large number of regular registered users and an audience mainly composed of solvent men with relatively high disposable incomes - there are a lot of companies who would definitely like to get in front of such a bunch.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from markr041 in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Cinema camera's what? Jeez. Guy can't even write English.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to MrSMW in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
    Dammit.
    I was just heading down the bookies to put a quick tenner on this and...too late, the results have already been announced 🤑
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Andrew Reid in A Brave New Chris and Jordan   
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