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  1. I love the UI and how smooth and quickly it is to browse everything. Siri will automatically search all of your steaming services when searching for content. I also enjoy the Vimeo app. 

  2. 6 hours ago, Josue Nunez said:

    I did it guys. I went back to the Sony F3! Finally found a descent deal on it. 2.1k for all this. Since I don't need the 4k I was between this, a canon c300, c100, Sony fs5 and fs700. 

    The F3 with 444 has 850hrs and the pix e5 came with 960gbs of storage. 


    Awesome. That’s a great deal. You made the best choice. This looks a lot like my old setup, same batteries powering the recorder and everything. 

  3. Black Magic Micro Cinema package. I'm looking for 1500 shipped OBO.

    I know these setups are getting hard to find. Throw a lens on this camera and you're ready to go! Beautiful setup made simple with the SWIT battery powering both the monitor and the camera body. This is like a mini RED setup. Really fun to operate and produces beautiful unique looking images.

    The monitor and batteries are basically brand new. (only used twice. One of the batteries wasn't even opened.)

    Black Magic Micro, Cage, Ursa Handle, Atomos Shinobi, SmallRig Mount, Breakout Box, 2x Swit Battery, LP-6 dummy battery to power BMMCC, and a 512gb Sandisk Extreme, (plenty of room for the beautiful RAW files.)







  4. 3 hours ago, TheRenaissanceMan said:

    No, it's the same sensor as the F55 with a lower end CFA array, slightly different color science, and no global shutter. A really nice image and good workhorse, but the price puts it out of casual purchase territory. As a business investment, it's a little long in the tooth to make your ROI back in a timely manner. Personally, I would reach for other Sony bodies.

    I was told it was the same sensor as the FS7? I guess they were misinformed. 

    I kinda think something like a C300 Mk2 Or C200 might make sense at that price point. (Unless you want all the high speed stuff.) 

    I haven’t seen another model of Sony camera that has the magical quality of the F3, besides the F35. 

  5. 13 hours ago, tupp said:

    Certainly, there are other digital cameras with 16 and S16 crops, and most of them have been mentioned in this thread.  The Digital Bolex and the Ikonoskop A-cam dII are probably the closest digital camera to a 16mm film camera, because not only do they shoot s16, raw/uncompressed with a higher bit depth, but they both utilize a CCD sensor.

    Yeah, the OG pocket cam is S16 and also has a similarity in the highlight sensitivity. Ergonomically though, beyond terrible, any of those cameras mentioned are like Fisher Price toys compared to the Eclair. Nobody ever even bothered to create a modern zoom lens that could compete with the old S16 ones. Maybe the Canon 18 - 80 on a C300?

  6. 7 hours ago, kye said:

    However, if you're talking about mimicking film then it was a very short period in history where you might shoot on film but process digitally, so you should also take into account the print film positive that would have been used to turn the negative into something you could actually watch.

    Fair enough. I didn't realize you were talking about reversal film or film prints. Reversal was extremely popular at that time. The Dark Knight was shot negative but done with a traditional film print work flow and saying it has poor dynamic range and is comparable to ML is a tough sell. The roll off on highlights is just so damn pretty!

    From my experience with color negative film, the amount of range and especially highlight detail far exceeds what you would ever need to pull out in post. An exposure needs to be set in the grade, but like you said, you have a ton of leeway. It is quite remarkable what you can pull from even a 16mm negative film.

    I am definitely interested in that book. It was written in 2006 and the scanning technology we have now didn't even exist back then, but I am interested in that more classical style of shooting and finishing contrast than the DI style grading. Thanks for the recommendation. 

  7. On 4/18/2020 at 5:36 PM, BenEricson said:

    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. 


    Just going to bump this and mention you can watch this for free if you happen to be subscribed to HBO max. The bmpcc still delivering. Looked great streaming on my TV.

  8. 5 hours ago, HockeyFan12 said:

    I keep going back to the $30 cowboy studio stabilizer, which somehow distributes weight evenly even with a front-heavy camera by clamping around your back. For 2-4 pound prosumer cameras and cameras without IBIS, I've found it preferable to a shoulder rig.

    That rig works way better than it should. I haven’t used it in years but had great results with the OG black magic packet.

  9. On 10/8/2020 at 4:02 PM, kye said:

    Canon / ML setups are similar to film in that they both likely have:

    • poor DR

    Not sure where you read this, but you're misinformed.

    I would echo what others say and mention the C300 or FS7 as their modern say replacement. The NPR is very much a single operator camera, just like the C300 or FS7.

    The comparison in image quality is probably not worth mentioning... It was the film stock flying through the gate that and the glass that determined the look, not the mechanics of the camera. It didn't matter if you had a Bolex or a SR3, both can look great with the right glass. 

    I'm still curious how someone could think a EOSM is comparable in any way...Have you guys actually watched something shot on 16mm? Bizarre comparison.

  10. 2 hours ago, ghostwind said:

    Agreed. This thread is mostly about codecs, but to me the ergonomics are just as important. Having named it the C70, that leaves some hope that perhaps they will have a C100MKIII at some point, full XLR, BNC?, larger/modular form factor/ etc. for $2K more. Dunno. Many are saying this IS the C100MKIII, but then they would have called it that no?

    Yeah but that is literally the C300 Mk3 and the price is 6k more. 

  11. 1 minute ago, IronFilm said:

    I bet the C70 is going to be Canon's best selling C Series camera since the C100 itself!

    I think just the fact that the baked in profiles on the Canon looks so damn good, is a huge selling point. No fuss image.  You're getting the image from the 11 thousand dollar C300 Mk3 sensor for around half the price in a small form factor.

    I do wish it had an EVF and full sized XLR. There are way to work around those, but you gotta wonder if the C100 or C300 would sell as well as it did with no EVF. The answer is most likely no. 

  12. On 9/14/2020 at 3:11 PM, TennisGuy said:

    I'm obviously late seeing this thread (only about 3 years:)), but thanks for your post @HockeyFan12- very helpful info. I have a Canon C100 mark i and have to shoot some handheld tennis footage and looking for a lens that's relatively light with fairly quiet and fast AF & IS. Are you still a fan of the STMs? Good to hear you especially like the IS on the 55-250 STM since I'm looking at that one, though I'll be shooting some stuff behind players on the court so may need something wider. I'm also looking at the EF 24-105 f/4 L IS II though I'm not sure if the IS & AF are as good/quiet as on the STMs or whether the image is significantly better to justify the higher price. If there's a lens suggestion that springs to mind for what I'm doing, I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

    These are my favorites. 35mm F2 IS, 24-105 4 IS, 70-200 F2.8 or F4 IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro IS.

  13. On 9/10/2020 at 7:47 AM, PannySVHS said:

    Sizewise I think Ben Ericsons setup with the 5inch  BM video assist had the perfect size. He powered it through a SWIFT battery via DTap from the F3. Your recorder provides beautiful 444 but looks to be a bit on the bulky side.:) Is it your recommended PiX E5? @Geoff CB Anyway, we need to see some footage from you and your thoughts on F3 vs S1! Your beautiful screenshots are too beautiful to not to want some moving images!

    Just to be clear, the Video Assist only does ProRes HQ 422. The benefit of the 444 model when using the video assist is to get 60p through one single SDI cable. 

    If I still owned it, I would get one of these low profile mounts to make it even cleaner. 


  14. That droning background music is a bit much! I kind of assumed everybody shoots iPhone video or photos pretty frequently? The phone is the modern day handy cam. By his definition, that certainly qualifies as "c-roll." There is no requirement for what type of camera is used... 

    About 6 years ago, I started to bring a compact 35mm film camera everywhere I go. Film looks the best, only wish I started shooting photos earlier. I think between my phone and a small stills camera, that fuels my urge to "create" something every time I go out.

  15. On 9/7/2020 at 10:33 AM, Amazeballs said:

    Any tips on how to make a relatively compact diffusor for them? 

    I think you'll likely kill nearly all of the output with the diffusers people have been suggesting... 

    The "shower cap" options are pretty nice and nearly indestructible. I used larger ones on the OG Light Panels for years. It is hard to find small versions, most come in larger sizes. I think this might be too small...


    If you can't find what you want online, I would make a trip to your fabric store. You could likely get the exact density you want for under 5 dollars. A yard of diffusion and some Velcro would probably be exactly what you need.

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