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  1. Exactly. The exposure needs to be motivated. It is difficult to force shots that don't exist, especially if you're trying to match contrast through out an entire piece. This is why shooting log footage without a LUT gets confusing. Different colors will appear differently depending on how they are exposed, obviously. The Canon, Red, and Arri all make sure green hold saturation even at the top of the image. All the LUTS you will use are probably balanced for a more standard exposure. If you're doing things like pushing highlights and extreme ETTR, you'll run into problems with saturation on certain colors. Looking at your frames makes me want one of these cameras again. I really love how the footage looks. I owned one 3 years ago. I remember I messed with some of the baked in profiles, those looked really nice as well. Maybe Production Standard? I can't remember. I use the C300 Mk2 now so I get them mixed up. The color seemed a bit thicker than if I shot C-LOG and tried to match what a baked in profile was giving me. You can do a lot in post with those files but you need to know what you want to do when you get into the edit. With the violinist, I would assume you'd want to compensate for the under exposure and then maybe throw some sort of "power windows" or gradient exposure on the clouds to keep some of that beautiful blue sky and green trees. With the portrait test shot / you're essentially exposing for the shadows because of how the light is hitting you. If you opened up to your left slightly and had a bit of diffusion, you could drop the whole image down by a few stops and get a more rich / darker background. As is, the light is kind of a back light / side light. Here is what I came up with on the two frames. I don't have resolve, this is just Magic Bullet Looks in Premiere Pro. I don't have a color checker, but your WB is great so it's not that difficult to just level it out and tweak a few color with the HSL sliders. I did my best to try to match the two frame just for fun.
  2. Found this thread while researching the M50. This camera seems to be the cheapest canon mirrorless that will work as a webcam through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Have anyone used this as a webcam? Does anyone know if you stream and record locally at the same time? The price has dropped below 500 with with the kit lens. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1411820-REG/canon_eos_m50_with_15_45mm.html/?ap=y&ap=y&smp=y&smp=y&lsft=BI%3A514&gclid=CjwKCAjwxLH3BRApEiwAqX9arQUF3obxxJnzi650rTWzQWR-uuEl2dwKuJ4Jxb05jv_Gelv39ep5_xoCjAMQAvD_BwE
  3. Yeah, I mean a camera is a camera. The F3 is a lot easier to get to a nice point color wise though. A bmpcc 4k or something can look good in the right hands as well, it just takes a lot more post work / experience in my opinion. Flat film scans are probably the easiest format to grade.
  4. Thank you! That's actually all real 16mm film shot on Bolex! I suppose this just shows how much of a film look the F3 has. I had to tone the 16mm down a bit to match. I've done a bunch of projects on 16mm but a traditional skate project like this is not feasible to do all on film. If you're curious, you can poke around my Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/benericson
  5. Amazon. They pay well. Bezos wants to sell more shoes.
  6. I really enjoyed using this setup. I work for a studio that has a pair of the C300 Mk2s and I really got used to having something that was really compact and easy to use. I should have shot more projects with this camera. I could run the camera and monitor for around 2 hours from one Swit battery. I would love to see this camera with some Leica Rs or high quality PL glass.
  7. Yep. Exactly. The cop is being charged with 2nd degree murder because he killed a man and you’re still trying to defend him, solely for the reason that he’s a white cop! Get the hell out of here with that. He had 18 prior complaints filed against him.
  8. I'm looking for get 1350.00 for the kit if payment sent through payday directly. SONY F3 with 444 Upgrade and Black Magic Video Assist. Hoping to sell this as a complete kit. You could pick up a couple vintage primes and shoot some really nice looking images. This is the easiest and cleanest setup possible with the Sony F3. You get absolutely beautiful S-LOG1 ProRes files directly to an SD card, via SDI, powered from the internal batteries. (Via SWIT D-Tap.) 24 - 60FPS. Hoping to sell as a package. I loved using this setup for various projects, hoping to pass it along to someone else who will get some great use out of it. Sony F3 (1017 Hours.) Includes 2 SWIT D Tap / USB Power Batteries BM Video Assist Original Sony Dual Battery Charger Canon Batteries and Charger for BM Video Assist. (Can also run via d-tap.) Olympus OM to Sony Adapter (Lens not Included.) Nikon to Sony Adapter SDI to Mini SDI D tap to Video Assist Power (These batteries were 250 a piece.) Includes top mounting plate and shoulder rig with 15mm rail support. (needs new screws for rails.) The camera operates perfectly, this the exception of the view finder which is unfortunately starting to go out. It works in the down position but will need to be fixed eventually. I personally alway use the LCD for menu and the monitor with LUT for monitoring. The viewfinder is only really useful for handheld monitor in bright sunlight. Here is the eBay listing just in case. https://www.ebay.com/itm/392809317799 Here is a project I just shot with this setup.
  9. BenEricson

    RED Komodo

    Not very self aware. Sounds like the verbiage kids were using back in early March.
  10. It depends. The Vimeo network is really good. I’ve connected with a lot of really interesting and talented people through Vimeo. I’m sure people could say the same about YouTube. The player / embed also looks way more professional on a website. I’ve always had really nice luck with the quality of their player. ProRes LT uploaded to their site handles film grain wonderfully. I never see macro blocking like I do on YouTube.
  11. I mostly shoot with the C300 Mk2 right now. (Or when we were shooting more.) I actually probably like the F3 image about the same, maybe better. The C300 Mk2 is just so easy to use and does really good in mixed light. Great baked in options and 4k without a recorder. I never had good experience with the FS700. I could never get the color to look right. I suppose it looks really nice with a speed booster at f2 on a 50mm, but you can't shoot everything like that. My F3 is sitting on the shelf. Let me know if you need a back up. Anyway. Your footage looks awesome. Keep it up. If you think the black magic pocket is bad, try looking for a used digital bolex. Those are like 5-7K.
  12. Looks so good. I love the images from this camera.
  13. There's a few on eBay right now. This one just dropped in price today... Beautiful. 12mm. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carl-Zeiss-12mm-f1-2-T1-3-Distagon-T-Arriflex-Bayonet-mount-RARE/143546070794
  14. You can also get a C300 MK2 for around 4-5 grand at this point. I personally love the C series cameras. Incredibly easy to use, no fuss, really nice color, small files.
  15. Yes. I would never stretch anything.
  16. Yeah, you get 1.5 out of each output and it merges them. This only works with the 7Q.
  17. I feel like a lot of those people haven't used the 1DX2. That camera is amazing and is over 4 years old. There's no reason why they can't do clean 8K.
  18. Shoot outside in natural light / low contrast. Crush the black level a little. Canon would probably do a much better job.
  19. It does 60p, you just need the 7Q recorder. The 444 model does 60p to the black magic video assist tho.
  20. Yep. I use this for sharing projects with mixed versions on Premiere Pro.
  21. This dude shot a feature length doc with the bmpcc and the bmmcc. I think it had a festival release in 2018, but now available online. The colors out of the original bmpcc and micro have a point like quality and texture. Really beautiful.
  22. So true. The higher end web cams have also gone way up in price. Everywhere is sold out and eBay is marked way up. New York Times worked with the webcam footage in a cool way. https://www.nytimes.com/video/health/100000007056651/covid-ards-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome.html?smid=pl-share
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