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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Kisaha in Nice little light   
    Just picked up one of these - super cheap, gives you at least a couple of stops at 1-2 metres. I'll get my iPhone colour meter thingy on it during the week and report back, but through the camera set to a daylight WB I can't pick up any green issues visually: https://www.amazon.co.uk/VILTROX-L132T-Dimmable-Panasonic-Camcorders/dp/B01L8XQMVS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1489958988&sr=8-3&keywords=viltrox&th=1
    Also just ordered a couple of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andoer-SC-406-Temperature-Filters-Camcorder/dp/B01K9W9G94/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489957681&sr=8-1&keywords=sc-406&th=1 - after seeing this: 
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from mercer in First day out with C100 mkii   
    Without the handle it looks and handles like an extremely large SLR (an extremely large SLR on which all the video-centric controls are easily to hand with it up to your eye, and are nearly 100% assignable - for instance button 7 on the handgrip: when I'm using an AF lens I have it set to AF lock, when using a MF lens it's set to magnify/B/W and peaking). It is a joy to use.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from mercer in First day out with C100 mkii   
    Thanks guys. I have to say that even at this early stage (ie, before I've learnt to fully exploit it) the image out of this camera is more pleasing to me than anything else I've shot with so far - in fact it was the camera I really wanted right from the get-go (well the Mk i actually, as this wasn't out when I first got the bug). I honestly don't know what I'd do with 4K - for me the HD image from a good sensor has exactly the right resolution to give the opportunity to craft an organic end result.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to webrunner5 in First day out with C100 mkii   
    I like the flow of your edits, well done. Pretty hard to beat a C100 mkII.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to mercer in First day out with C100 mkii   
    Tim, it looks great! Some of my favorite C100 footage. It amazes me how great the footage looks out of that camera, even by today's 4K standards.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Juxx989 in First day out with C100 mkii   
    I think he must do it with green screen as, clearly, he should be obtaining my permission.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Juxx989 in First day out with C100 mkii   
    This was my first opportunity to get out of the house and play with my C100 mkii since I got it - over a month ago. Just my luck that if I emerge from my house bearing a camera the sun always makes a run for it and the clouds start to shed their loads - so not a lot of time, or inspiration went into this. That said, I couldn't be happier with the camera - it's so easy to use that it just gets right out of the way so shooting feels more fluid than I've experienced before.
    'Twas shot Canon log, with a tech LUT to Rec709 and an Eastman 100T emulation LUT, plus tweaks etc. Mainly the 55-250 STM lens.
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from webrunner5 in First day out with C100 mkii   
    This was my first opportunity to get out of the house and play with my C100 mkii since I got it - over a month ago. Just my luck that if I emerge from my house bearing a camera the sun always makes a run for it and the clouds start to shed their loads - so not a lot of time, or inspiration went into this. That said, I couldn't be happier with the camera - it's so easy to use that it just gets right out of the way so shooting feels more fluid than I've experienced before.
    'Twas shot Canon log, with a tech LUT to Rec709 and an Eastman 100T emulation LUT, plus tweaks etc. Mainly the 55-250 STM lens.
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Davey in Cheap 7 inch 1080p field monitors   
    Oh dear.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Grimor in Cheap 7 inch 1080p field monitors   
    Oh dear.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Gregormannschaft in Hard Lighting   
    THis thread has a wealth of information on hard lighting techniques: http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=67478&page=1
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    Tim Sewell reacted to andy lee in Hard Lighting   
    The cheap easy option is un diffused red heads lamps and put black bin liners on the windows to block out the sunlight
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    Tim Sewell reacted to kaylee in DIY silks   

    the first one i made flew away

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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from PannySVHS in DIY silks   
    The saga so far has seen me order 3 different fabrics. A white ripstop parachute nylon (suggested by the estimable Phil Rhodes), a classic sailcloth and some 'bridal' tulle. Picked up a length of muslin while I was there! Frame-wise I was pricing stuff up and it works out that just buying a couple of Manfrotto Lastolite 2mx2m frames will be cheaper than trying to build my own. I'll keep the board posted as to my progress.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to tupp in My thoughts on the Kipon Medium Format "Speedbooster"   
    The DP's response would most likely be:  "Perhaps it would be better if you shot this yourself..."
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Shield3 in Camera advice. Best image, ignore rest. $3000   
    Properly exposed C-log on the C100 II looked to me, with the right lens, every bit as good as the 5d3 in raw.  I shot the latter for 2+ years (started in about May of 2013).  At the end of the day there's just way too many compromises with the 5d3 raw - tedious workflow (comparatively speaking), camera lock ups, audio sync headaches *if* ML raw even decides to record audio (yes I've used modern nightly builds).  Reliability?  Don't even compare the two.  No instant backup, no ND filters, no XLR audio, no Autofocus, shorter record times, more expensive (1000x or faster) CF cards, super dodgy 3x zoom mode that locked me up often.
    If I'm shooting something I can do 10 takes on the 5d3 would be a good choice.  If it's a bride walking down the aisle, 100 out of 100 times I'd grab the c100.  If I need continuous AF, good audio, long battery life, long record times, quick turnaround, (you see where I'm going here) I'll grab the c100.  With the Sigma 18-35 1.8 it's like 27-54 2.8 of full frame, and you can still throw that 85 1.2 and blow the hell out of the background on both cameras.  Hell in the summer I had the 5d3 OVERHEAT shooting ML raw.  Never seen the c100 hiccup ever.   That image does have the magic sauce, but so does the c100 in C-Log.  I prefer it over the 1dc due to all the headaches.
    No reliable 1080p30 or 1080p60 raw on the 5d3; c100 II has this.  I hate looking at sports shot in 24p, don't you?
    I can go out with the 10-18 STM, 18-135 and 55-250 and shoot just about anything.  Dead silent AF with face tracking, great audio, great image and reliable.  No menu diving to toggle the WB, ISO, F/Stop, better focus peaking and punch in while recording.  An actual EVF instead of strapping on a damn loupe!    But hey...if you must have static shots with the FF DOF and raw, the 5d3 is the only thing in this price range.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Shield3 in Camera advice. Best image, ignore rest. $3000   
    I have to plus-1 for the C100 mkii. I recently sold my other cameras to buy a secondhand one (GBP3000) and although I've been pretty much confined to quarters due to a combination of work and bad weather since it arrived, what little I've been able to shoot has given me an experience I never had with any of the others. I loaded the log footage into FCPX, applied a technical LUT and felt my jaw hit the floor. Just an all-round gorgeous image. Experiments in the kitchen in low light were also mandible-lowering, it simply knocks the socks off anything I've ever used before in the way the IQ holds up at high ISOs. Add to that the ease-of-use, the astonishing battery life, the parsimonious-yet-gradeable codec, the NDs and you have a machine that you just want to pick up every time you have a moment spare.
    I have the 55-250 and 18-135 STMs arriving over the next few days and, weather permitting, an afternoon filming my son in a tennis tournament at the weekend and I just can't wait.
    I'll just also add that I've had an idea for a micro-documentary brewing in my mind for some time, but just couldn't figure out a way to do it single handed with my previous gear. Just my around-the-house experience so far with the C100 mkii has finally given me the confidence to set to work on it and I have a meeting soon with the subject to get it all in place - so thanks, Canon!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Flynn in The new Fujinon cinema lenses   
    I think his blog is something like the fifth most influential in this field.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Mattias Burling in 2nd of March: BlackmagicDesign Camera & DaVinci Resolve Press Conference   
    Apparently shipping now USD5995.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from mercer in Camera advice. Best image, ignore rest. $3000   
    I have to plus-1 for the C100 mkii. I recently sold my other cameras to buy a secondhand one (GBP3000) and although I've been pretty much confined to quarters due to a combination of work and bad weather since it arrived, what little I've been able to shoot has given me an experience I never had with any of the others. I loaded the log footage into FCPX, applied a technical LUT and felt my jaw hit the floor. Just an all-round gorgeous image. Experiments in the kitchen in low light were also mandible-lowering, it simply knocks the socks off anything I've ever used before in the way the IQ holds up at high ISOs. Add to that the ease-of-use, the astonishing battery life, the parsimonious-yet-gradeable codec, the NDs and you have a machine that you just want to pick up every time you have a moment spare.
    I have the 55-250 and 18-135 STMs arriving over the next few days and, weather permitting, an afternoon filming my son in a tennis tournament at the weekend and I just can't wait.
    I'll just also add that I've had an idea for a micro-documentary brewing in my mind for some time, but just couldn't figure out a way to do it single handed with my previous gear. Just my around-the-house experience so far with the C100 mkii has finally given me the confidence to set to work on it and I have a meeting soon with the subject to get it all in place - so thanks, Canon!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Shield3 in Camera advice. Best image, ignore rest. $3000   
    Based on very recent experience - Canon C100 mkii.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Zak Forsman in Valuable insight and interviews with working DPs   
    Here's an amazingly detailed and informative video of a presentation given by David Mullen ASC on (mainly) simulating daylight.
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Justin Bacle in The new Fujinon cinema lenses   
    I think his blog is something like the fifth most influential in this field.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from kaylee in Transferring large uncompressed video files via cloud   
    Well look at this - newsshooter to the rescue: http://www.newsshooter.com/2017/02/23/masv-rush-a-super-fast-pay-as-you-go-file-transfer-system-for-the-professional-video-production-industry/
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Jaime Valles in Transferring large uncompressed video files via cloud   
    Well look at this - newsshooter to the rescue: http://www.newsshooter.com/2017/02/23/masv-rush-a-super-fast-pay-as-you-go-file-transfer-system-for-the-professional-video-production-industry/
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