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Micah Mahaffey

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    Bend, Oregon, USA
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    Film Making, Directing, Writing, Editing.
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    Canon T3i, Samsung Nx1

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  1. Definitely a possibility too! There is a lot of random luck involved.
  2. They're my first stop for camera gear! Lots of the time they just don't know the true value of the items they have, or are trying to clear out due too overstocking (Sometimes there's junk but hey, a $10 lens could still be fun) I'm still holding onto hope that one here in town accidentally sells an animorphic adapter for cheap
  3. Thanks everyone!! We ended up picking up a Sony A3000 for $149 USD at a pawn shop, it came with a 18 - 55mm kit lens, two batteries and a bag. (New Condition) Shes new too photography/Video and so I thought this was perfect! Tested it out earlier and am actually quite surprised by this camera! Probably the best $149 we have spent on an entire shoot ready camera! 20 Megapixels, decent low light! 1080p video that's basically on par with Canon rebel cameras (Different color but gradable) and with decent auto focus, even during video! Thanks again everyone
  4. Trying to find a camera for my friend, I have some ideas, but I thought I should see what the EOSHD community thinks! So here's my question... What's the best all purpose camera for under $300? Something that shoots at least 1080p video, and takes decent pictures! Thank you!!
  5. Thank you guys for the help! I just figured it out! I used card recovery to get my videos, my SD card is just poop I guess ? I appreciate the responses!
  6. I insert my sd card directly into the computer, Removable disk, PRIVATE, M4ROOT, CLIP Been using this for months, every other clip ive shot is there. I even filmed something new and its on there
  7. A6300 clips not showing up on Computer but are watchable on the camera. SD card: SanDisk extreme pro 90/mb's Anyone ever experience this issue?
  8. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076J11VJY If you could check out a short film of mine I just got onto amazon (its free with or without prime to watch) and possibly leave a review on there I'd love to see what you guys think Whenever I make a new project my first thought is "how is the EOSHD Community going to take this" haha THANK YOU! :D Shot with the BMPCC on the camper scene, and Rich kid scenes Opening scenes with the girl and the final beach scene is the T3i!
  9. ok, so I perchased Pro color a while back, but i am now wondering what the S-log 2 settings are? Also.. Why were they taken away from the updated version??
  10. The Rolling shutter is near identical from what I can see with the naked eye. But there is a 2x crop mode on the a6300 in 4k that cuts its rolling shutter in half and that's amazing! But honestly rolling shutter is irrelevant once loaded with ProDad Mercalli 4 -CMOS Fixr. Its essentially like having a global shutter in most cases. Also I tested iso 8000 just to see how it'd look and handle. I actually darkened the footage quite a bit in post! The room looked nicely lit and bright before I darkened it all about 3 times of the original in post. On the NX1 you'd be looking at messy footage at anything above 1600 iso and even then it wasn't ideal. I couldn't have used just a phone light as a rim with an NX1. Also the NX1 i did love to shoot with! I just for whatever reasons feel that the Sony works better for me. Maybe its the way how on the Nx1 you had to get into the video mode or something but basically i feel more comfortable holding an a6300 and just shooting, Except for the record button lol, being a t3i user has got me used to some things. I will be releasing a test here soon showing how easy it is to remove the effects of rolling shutter. Which can be done with several programs and plug ins. That'd be great to see! You should try it out! I don't currently own a speed booster but am looking at getting a lens turbo here soon to achieve that full frame look. Just to clarify though, I did stop my lenses down because it was actually blowing out in some shots at iso 8000 (Darkened about 60% in post) and I was using a cell phone light and some very very very dim Christmas lights outside, and obviously my monitor. On my T3i using 1.4 lenses i could achieve the same look if I was using actual lights. The footage here was twice as bright as my eye saw it. I think its possible to achieve the same look, but I can easily make this footage 3 times brighter without introducing any noise right in post because that's how bright the original footage actually is!
  11. It was actually a buddy of mines, we invested in different things together at the time and he ended up moving away so I went back to my t3i for a little while. I no longer have the Nx1 because of the answer above, buuut In my opnion after using the A6300 for the past 2 weeks I can already say in my opinion that its a superior camera and produces a much more cinematic image once loaded with Pro Color and S-log 2 and 3. Its motion, its non over sharpened look, low light capability (HUGE IMPROVEMENT that I didn't think id love so much) the increase in dynamic range with I did know id love! I also feel like it can be pushed a lot more with grading and not having to transcode footage is a dream and works a lot better with my workflow. But I mean, I do miss the longer battery life and longer record times/smaller file sizes. The Nx1 screen was easier to focus with as well if I was just eye balling it. The rolling shutter is about the same, but on the a6300 it has a 2x crop mode that basically gets rid of the rolling shutter in 4k, Ultimately operating the a300 reminds me a lot of how it felt to operate my t3i without the awesome swivel screen while i do feel the nx1 had some minor bugs and operating it just wasn't as enjoyable to me. Although I still love that camera and would totally shoot on it again!! I do think the A6300 is ultimately better. Also on a side note, the NX1 has a default noise reduction and I believe it causes lots of banding on footage and it gives the nx1 this sort of post processed look, while the a6300 has fine grain that separates the 8 bit compression really nicely. Hope that answered your question. Now here's my first test on the a6300 shot at iso 8000 (Which couldn't be done on the NX1)
  12. So I recently purchased the Sony a6300 to shoot a feature film on so I thought I'd test it out once loaded with the EOS HD Pro Color color fix (Found here: http://www.eoshd.com/2016/11/now-available-eoshd-pro-color-for-sony-cameras-including-a7s-ii-a7r-ii-and-a6300/) which gives the Sony much more of a Canon type color profile. (Review coming soon) I also wanted to see how using such color settings would look and grade once modified with S-log 2 and S-log 3. Which once the pro color settings are input into an S-log profile, its essentially like shooting in C-log. So in order for this test to work I really wanted to try and push a grading scenario and at the same time see how the A6300 handles in low light . So here's what I did. 1. Set the Camera to XAVCHD 4k 100 mbps 2. Loaded my custom picture profile with a modified Pro Color with S-log 3 3. Turned off all lights in the room and used the flashlight app on my phone as the only additional non practical light (Other lights include just my computers monitor and some Christmas lights that were already on outside) 4. Set my Rokinon 24mm f1.4 to 2 and left my canon 50mm f.14 wide open 5. turned the cameras ISO to 8000 6. Called my brother Matthew in to act with no more than a seconds notice. and began to shoot.. We shot the test in about 5 minutes and then with about 10 more minutes of editing and some brightness and contrast adjustment (No other grading was done, just added contrast) I was done! Here's my results
  13. I ended up buying a used a6300 for $670 as it was such a great price. The extra dynamic range, larger sensor and low light is what made the difference worth it. I'm not worried about skin tone's as I plan on using Eos HD Pro Color with the Sony and that should solve that issue. Just wanted to say thank you everyone for your input!!! I seriously appreciate it! I was about to get a G7 but just needed that little extra that the Sony was offering.
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