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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from billdoubleu in Z Cam E2 will have ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FPS in 4K??   
    A couple weeks ago I shot some test footage with my buddy, John. He's a great actor that has played lead roles in a few of my films. Anyway, to get the old creative juices going again, I invited him over so I could see how the E2 reacted under my Quasar Science RGBX LED lamps. I used a combination of daylight balanced and cyan. I intended to sell the E2 when my F6 arrives at the end of this month, but I think the E2 plus speedbooster will be an excellent b-cam to my F6 when I need high frame rates that the F6 can't reach.
    Z-Cam E2
    Metabones Speed Booster XL (.64x)
    Contax Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 (2x Oval Aperture Mod)
    Quasar Science RGBX 4ft LED Tubes
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from The ghost of squig in New Unreleased Joker Film Creates Havok Despite Being An Unreleased Comic Book Movie   
    yeah, here's some more liberal trash blaming videos games... AND THE INTERNET!!!
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from mercer in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    I believe it was the Panasonic 24-105mm f/4.
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    Zak Forsman reacted to Snowbro in New Unreleased Joker Film Creates Havok Despite Being An Unreleased Comic Book Movie   
    Hahaha I was just trying to create a little entertainment. I truly believe that all politicians on both sides are scumbags.  
    Who knows what trump is, he was a democrat forever. Now all of a sudden a republican? I just see more liberal ran media more than anything and I hate their spin on the news. You literally look at a police report/local newspaper, see the facts of what happens, then you see a big news article omitting major details of what actually happened, as to fit their agenda. That is what I don't like, on either side. The general public is so easily swayed, they don't think for themselves. I personally dislike being lied to. 
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from Snowbro in New Unreleased Joker Film Creates Havok Despite Being An Unreleased Comic Book Movie   
    yeah, here's some more liberal trash blaming videos games... AND THE INTERNET!!!
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from ntblowz in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    they're slooowly releasing footage. I graded this 6K clip in DaVinci. For fun. I have an F6 pre-ordered. Looking forward to getting my hands on it so i can start shooting --
     
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from KnightsFan in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    yep, I've seen the F6 rolling shutter and it is on par with other full frame sensors in this pricing bracket. Meaning, not great. But you'd really have to purposefully induce it for it to be a problem. That being said, if you need to do a whip-pan, the E2 with a .64x speedbooster will get you nearly to full frame (1.2x crop) and be a good back-up for this, HFRs, etc.
    Weight difference is only 100g. No idea about timecode.
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from thephoenix in Blackmagic IBC Announcement   
    16 is out of beta now. 16.1 is the version in beta currently.
    Another thing on everyone’s mind is if the discounted prices that B&H mistakenly published for the UMPG2, P4K, & P6K today, will be announced as a temporary sale or permanent price drop in anticipation of something new in the line-up.
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    Zak Forsman reacted to darklight00 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    How to add n Articulating Flip Monitor Screen to your blackmagic design pocket cinema camera 4k or camera 6k.
    BMPCC4K/6K Tilt screen+M.2 SSD _DIY
    https://youtu.be/CUyCyAmQilg
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from webrunner5 in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    Sorry for being a nerd: DCI 4K Scope (2.39:1) is 4096x1716. So there's actually a few more horizontal pixels here to play with. Their 4096x1728 and 6144x2592 work out to 2.37:1. So I think they're just listing 2.40:1 as a rough way of saying it's basically scope.
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    Zak Forsman reacted to kye in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    Never apologise for being a nerd.
    Never.
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from webrunner5 in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    This is the Full Frame 6K camera. here's the breakdown of their cameras.
    E2 - M43 4K
    S6 - Super 35 6K
    F6 - Full Frame 6K
    F8 - Full Frame 8K
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from DBounce in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    This is the Full Frame 6K camera. here's the breakdown of their cameras.
    E2 - M43 4K
    S6 - Super 35 6K
    F6 - Full Frame 6K
    F8 - Full Frame 8K
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    Zak Forsman reacted to androidlad in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    They are indeed using the same sensor IMX410.
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from webrunner5 in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Maybe look at the Z-Cam E2-S6. It's a 6K cinema camera with a Super35 sensor and a MFT/EF/or PL mount for $4,000. These follow the "sensor in a box" definition of a cinema camera. It's like the next evolution of the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. Due this October along with an F6 (Full Frame 6K) and F8 (Full Frame 8K), but those will be EF and PL only. I've got my eye on the F6. Sample clips look promising.
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from IronFilm in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Maybe look at the Z-Cam E2-S6. It's a 6K cinema camera with a Super35 sensor and a MFT/EF/or PL mount for $4,000. These follow the "sensor in a box" definition of a cinema camera. It's like the next evolution of the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. Due this October along with an F6 (Full Frame 6K) and F8 (Full Frame 8K), but those will be EF and PL only. I've got my eye on the F6. Sample clips look promising.
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    Zak Forsman reacted to A_Urquhart in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    While I hear what you're saying...what you are asking for is a MFT 'broadcast camera'. Cinema cameras have never really cared for internal ND's, 4 channels of audio or great quality audio for that matter. 
    I said it when the Pocket4k came out, but if Blackmagic released a Pocket4K Pro with internal ND's , a tilt-able screen, and a form factor more like a small FS5 or Or Canon XC line camera, they would see like hotcakes.......and maybe the should just call it the Blackmagic Pocket4k Pro. Don't use the words 'Cinema' or 'Broadcast' in the name at all. 
    I really don't agree with this. A Cinema Camera is made very differently to a camera you would use to shoot weddings. The Arri Alexa SXT for example, has most of the camera setting controls and LCD screen for checking settings, on the opposite side of the camera to where the DP or Operator is as the 1st AC generally changes these parameters.
    A cinema cameras main focus is image quality. For example, the reason they generally don't have built in ND's is because a good quality ND filter set used in cinema, costs more than the Pocket4k or any other VDSLR alone. 
    I see what you are saying, and while yes, you can use some cinema cameras like a Red (due to it's small form factor), to shoot weddings, I think people are really expecting one camera to do everything from shooting weddings to shooting feature films and to appeal to everybody which is just not going to happen any time soon, especially at the low end price point and with a form factor of a small VDSLR.
    While sure, you can shoot a feature film for cinema screening on pretty much any modern day video camera (the Ursa Mini Pro has internal ND's as does the FS5 and both of those cameras would look fine on the big screen), we should stop using the term 'cinema camera' when what we are looking for is a small camera that is suitable for self shooting and has all the bells and whistles of a modern DSLR. In the same way as many people who pick up a DSLR call themselves 'DP's' when really, they have never had to plan lighting set-up's, direct a team of gaffers etc. We use these terms because they sound cool but it just causes confusion. Sure, its might be cool to say to the client that the camera you are using to shoot their wedding is what they shot 'XYZ blockbuster feature film' on, but is it the right tool for the job?
     
     
     
    This!
    I have now told three friends with Pocket4K's to buy a monopod after they switched from VDSLR's with IBIS to the Pocket4K.
    These friends had never used monopods before and all three came back to me after a day of shooting saying how amazed they were with how easy it was to shoot with and that they far preferred the subtle look of motion when using the monopod compared to when they shot with VDSL's that had IBIS. Monopods are great for quick shots and super versatile.
    Get one with the three feet at the end like the Surui 204 series. 
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from ntblowz in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    I have my eye on their E2 F6 (the full frame 6K variant) so I've been following developments in their facebook group. Took some time to grade new footage from their original m43 E2 and I gotta say, it's pretty good. I had to denoise some shots and they didn't clean up as well as my EVA1 does -- probably because my EVA1's noise is finer and tight, not "clumpy". but still, based on one of their engineers saying that the F6 will be their best performing (in terms of noise) I've got my fingers firmly crossed that it will be the "vistavision" cinema camera I've been longing for... and only $5,000.
    Here's that E2 footage I took a stab at grading. The last shot of the girl with the camera is my fav. Skin tones and highlight roll-off work for me.
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from webrunner5 in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    First clip from the full frame 6k E2-F6 was released in their FB group. I guess they’re going out shooting with it this weekend and will release that footage soon. This one was just a tease. Grade is me.
     
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    Zak Forsman reacted to tweak in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    Nice job! Skin tones are easy to get right on the E2 and although there may be some noise due to M43 sensor size, I don't feel like it's an issue or limiting my work at all.
    I also consider getting one of the newer models when they come out, but I'm wondering how much that would really add to my production level. The low light is actually surprisingly good on E2, but I guess we always want better  .
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    Zak Forsman reacted to webrunner5 in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    Man that last shot of the girl is pretty jaw dropping good. That makes a Canon look bad. Super well done as usual. Made my day. That will be etched in my remaining 182 brain cells for awhile lol. 😬
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from webrunner5 in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    I have my eye on their E2 F6 (the full frame 6K variant) so I've been following developments in their facebook group. Took some time to grade new footage from their original m43 E2 and I gotta say, it's pretty good. I had to denoise some shots and they didn't clean up as well as my EVA1 does -- probably because my EVA1's noise is finer and tight, not "clumpy". but still, based on one of their engineers saying that the F6 will be their best performing (in terms of noise) I've got my fingers firmly crossed that it will be the "vistavision" cinema camera I've been longing for... and only $5,000.
    Here's that E2 footage I took a stab at grading. The last shot of the girl with the camera is my fav. Skin tones and highlight roll-off work for me.
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from tweak in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    I have my eye on their E2 F6 (the full frame 6K variant) so I've been following developments in their facebook group. Took some time to grade new footage from their original m43 E2 and I gotta say, it's pretty good. I had to denoise some shots and they didn't clean up as well as my EVA1 does -- probably because my EVA1's noise is finer and tight, not "clumpy". but still, based on one of their engineers saying that the F6 will be their best performing (in terms of noise) I've got my fingers firmly crossed that it will be the "vistavision" cinema camera I've been longing for... and only $5,000.
    Here's that E2 footage I took a stab at grading. The last shot of the girl with the camera is my fav. Skin tones and highlight roll-off work for me.
     
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    Zak Forsman got a reaction from mercer in Z-CAM quietly announce 8k and 6k FULL FRAME cameras - no joke!   
    I have my eye on their E2 F6 (the full frame 6K variant) so I've been following developments in their facebook group. Took some time to grade new footage from their original m43 E2 and I gotta say, it's pretty good. I had to denoise some shots and they didn't clean up as well as my EVA1 does -- probably because my EVA1's noise is finer and tight, not "clumpy". but still, based on one of their engineers saying that the F6 will be their best performing (in terms of noise) I've got my fingers firmly crossed that it will be the "vistavision" cinema camera I've been longing for... and only $5,000.
    Here's that E2 footage I took a stab at grading. The last shot of the girl with the camera is my fav. Skin tones and highlight roll-off work for me.
     
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