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    austinchimp reacted to TomTheDP in Panasonic S5 User Experience   
    I highly recommend the GHAlex LUT. Its a bit pricey but it feels like a different camera after using that LUT. Panasonic color is a bit trash but so is pretty much every other company besides Arri and maybe Canon lol. 

    The Panasonic S1 is hard to beat for the price especially a used one. 
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    austinchimp reacted to Lux Shots in Frame grabs from my first (and maybe last) feature GH4/GH5   
    This is one of my biggest mistakes of the production to be completely honest.
    I shot most of the scenes with Canon FD 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 35-105 f/3.5. Beautiful glass, but you need to stop down a stop or two to get it really sharp. I lit all the scenes with LED Fresnel lights and panel lights, but sometimes that wasn't enough unless the lenses were wide open, so some shots are way too soft for my liking, like the black guy with the white guy in the car scene. I was away from power, so couldn't use my A.C. powered lights. 😥
    When I rented the GH5 for some scenes, I also rented the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 and Speedbooster. This is the lens that is shooting the scene with the guy and girl in the bar (shout out to my fine ass wife 💞).
    In other scenes, I even used the Panasonic 42.5mm, 25mm and 20mm f/1.7 primes. That was just stupid of me. I even used the 14-45mm 3.5-5.6 in a scene because I needed a much wider shot indoors. The guy looking out the window at night was shot with this.
    The one other thing I wish I had was an electronic gimbal. I had a vest with spring arm and mechanical stabilizer, but I really wasn't good at it at all. It would have been better for me to go into more debt to add better motion shots, as many were killed and just shot on sticks.
    I went with the GH4 and GH5 because it was the camera I had. I made certain to always shoot out to a Ninja 2 and at the time I was using DNxHD as a codec. All in all, I'm very pleased with the quality.
    You may be surprised, but low light shooting wasn't really an issue! Every single scene was lit, so I didn't go over ISO-1600 for any shot. This is why I really can't understand cameras like the A7S line (even though I eventually bought the GH5S myself) when it comes to filmmaking. For docu work, yeah, that's a perfect camera, for weddings it makes life super easy. But when you are trying to sculpt a look with light placement, when shooting a film in available light, you relinquish all control of the visual medium. Now you could use negative fills to great effect (never seen it done once on an indie set) or fly large diffusion panels and scrims, but what indie production can afford to do that?
    The biggest  problem for this project is, well,  life.
    Everyone in the film has jobs, businesses and careers. Getting the moons to align was quite the difficult task. Many a time it was a shoot day, and someone had to be at work early the next morning and couldn't make it. At that point, I just needed bodies for grip just to not loose another day. I even hired my handyman that does home repairs for me to do grip work!
    Almost all shooting was done exclusively at night by design, but that worked out in my favor.
    The budget went to craft services, location rentals and gear. I also paid a talent agency to wrangle extras for me for two scenes. At least these people had an interest in the business, as you really can't have just any Joe or Jane do this because more often than not, they will fuck up your shot by looking into your camera or talking when they aren't supposed to, etc.
    I hope this helps!
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    Yeah I think the skintone is much better with the S1a lut. It's from a hike near Benidorm in Spain.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I purchased the S1 set, and I see what you mean about the colour deviation between the GHa and S1a Luts. I was quite happy with GHa on my S1 footage, but the S1 High Scale Lut looks more vibrant and cleaner to me compared to the GHa Linear conversion. Better colour separation and fidelity. 
    Thanks for your hard work, this is a really valuable tool and a pleasure to use!
    Footage is 1080p 10 bit from the S1, basic corrections with the luts applied on top, ungraded. Top is S1a, bottom is GHa.


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    austinchimp got a reaction from Parker in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    I purchased the S1 set, and I see what you mean about the colour deviation between the GHa and S1a Luts. I was quite happy with GHa on my S1 footage, but the S1 High Scale Lut looks more vibrant and cleaner to me compared to the GHa Linear conversion. Better colour separation and fidelity. 
    Thanks for your hard work, this is a really valuable tool and a pleasure to use!
    Footage is 1080p 10 bit from the S1, basic corrections with the luts applied on top, ungraded. Top is S1a, bottom is GHa.


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    austinchimp reacted to Geoff CB in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    From a music video shoot today. 

    Voigtlander 21mm 1.4


    Panasonic 24-105 F4

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    austinchimp got a reaction from mirekti in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    @Sage Is there a discount for Emotive Color packages if you've previously bought the LUTs for another camera? I got the GH5 set and am considering the S1 set.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Emanuel in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    @Sage Is there a discount for Emotive Color packages if you've previously bought the LUTs for another camera? I got the GH5 set and am considering the S1 set.
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    austinchimp reacted to Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    @Emanuel I had heard that it was to use the GH5S sensor. If so, there is a reasonable chance that the color will be the same. If not, then it could be measured. I didn't know about the Osmo, but it is something that could be explored. There were some cool experiments I wanted to mess around with, so a deep dive may be warranted there next.
    @HockeyFan12 Very cool, I haven't read that one yet. I did notice S1 moire on saturated fabrics, and in that moment felt the value of the S1H. Here are the S1 fabrics compared to the Alexa:
    S1

    Alexa

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    austinchimp got a reaction from Emanuel in Best aerial footage   
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Pam Silverberg in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    Beautiful work. Can I also ask what sharpening you did and how you exported it? Some of the shots are so sharp and crisp, particularly of the woman near the fire at the end. Looks fantastic.
    I always struggle to get crisp exports, even when the original footage has very high fidelity. I feel like h264 footage comes out much worse on Vimeo/YT compared to footage recorded in raw or prores for some reason.
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    austinchimp reacted to Neumann Films in Shooting "C-Roll" and mental health   
    I love getting out and doing this. I have so many bits and pieces from over the years that don’t have a rhyme or reason. I think it’s super important to the creative part of your mind, to keep up on the craft for the love of the crafts sake. Otherwise it gets stale really fast. People do this with music all of the time, pick up your instrument and just play. We need to remember to do it with video too.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Trankilstef in RED KOMODO 6K | First Footage - WOW   
    You'd be better off buying that lens, which is 90% of the look of that video. Global shutter probably helps too, but I bet you could get a similar look from the Zcam E2, A7SIII, S1H etc if you had the same glass.
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    austinchimp reacted to kye in Editing   
    Just watched this and thought it was really interesting - I haven't seen this mentioned before anywhere.
    I've played with editing to music and was never sure if I should put an edit on the nearest frame before or after the beat, but never thought about moving the edit point deliberately away from the audio queue.
    It was an interesting aesthetic, even through YT compression.
    What did you see?
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    austinchimp reacted to Trankilstef in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    According to L-mount rumors ther will be some  new affordable lenses as well in the next weeks. It's the biggest problem of this L mount alliance. Affordable lenses. Let's hope they'll come asap, i'm really ready for those 24, 50 and 85 primes 🙏🏽
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    austinchimp reacted to MicahMahaffey in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    If this is cheaper than the s1 then they really should add a firmware upgrade to the s1 to give it all the recording options like 4k animorphic 24p. 
    4k 60fps 10bit 420. 
    And have VLOG be free.
     
    The Panasonic s1 isnt that old and as someone who literally went all in on an s1 last week specifically for video this announcement is kinda worrying me.. will the s1 suffer a price drop? Did I just get ripped off? Or depending on the new cameras price, will the s1 get an update to match specs? 
     
    This is my first time using panasonic as I've switched over from sony so I'm not too sure how they handle these things as a company. 
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    austinchimp reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS R5 so-called overheat timer defeated by a single screw in battery door   
    On Friday, I received a message from the lead developer at Magic Lantern. An interesting theory was being put forward by one of their open source contributors, which he believed could defeat the so-called overheat timer on the Canon EOS R5.
    Initially I was skeptical as to whether it would work! Mainly because the initial real-world tests on my own EOS R5 did not reset the timer.
    But then, a break-through.
    Magic Lantern just became Magic Screw!
    Read the full blog post here:
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/canon-eos-r5-so-called-overheat-timer-defeated-by-a-single-screw-in-battery-door/
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    austinchimp reacted to mojo43 in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    I can't remember if I already posted this, but we shot this with mostly S1. Couldn't believe the quality of the image. Truly amazing.
     
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    austinchimp reacted to Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    MFT is a great format indeed. When I mean dismiss any of them, I meant to ignore either of both actually. You can surely skip one of those if you have the other one, of course : ) But this camera series is a dream come true, my fav acquisition system ever designed, produced and delivered to my book : -)
    Mainly shot on P6K, here's a trailer of a feature film co-produced by me currently @ post production:
     
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    austinchimp reacted to herein2020 in How much resolution for YT? Contemplating going back to 1080p   
    That's a lot of testing but do you want to know what I do? I have a GH5 also, I shoot nearly everything in 8bit 4:2:0 LongGOP 4K 60FPS and deliver every project in 1080P with a 16MB/s or 8MB/s bitrate and not one paying customer has complained about the video quality. I used to go through the same hand wringing over quality until I realized I'm not creating Hollywood blockbusters, my footage is going to be totally trashed by YT compression, and my clients will never notice the difference; they care about the content and have no idea where the quality could have been better.
    I also have a C200 and have never shot a single project in RAW...everything is 4:2:0 LongGOP and my clients love it. For both cameras I avoid WDR scenarios whenever possible, I perfectly white balance the scene, and I shoot CLOG3 with the C200 and CinelikeD with the GH5.  Sure 10bit and RAW give you more latitude in post....but in most situations I have found that highlight rolloff and white balance are the two things that will make your footage fall apart in post if you are shooting 8bit. If you can get those right in camera you won't have any problems in post.
     
    If I ever get a big time paying commercial gig in the 5 figure+ range then sure, I'll switch the C200 over to RAW and happily invoice the client for the extra storage and post processing time required or I might even go and rent something even fancier, but until then there is no way I am wasting my storage space, time, or equipment to improve quality that is impossible for the average viewer to see especially when 90% of them will view the footage on a tiny cell phone screen.
     
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    austinchimp reacted to BTM_Pix in Did Canon market the EOS R5 at video pros? Yes.   
    Many years ago, when footballers were still earning only a bit more than the average working man, they used to have their wages further reduced in the summer period when no games were played.
    One of the finest players of that era, Tom Finney, told a great story about his colleague Tommy Docherty trying to get a better pay deal for himself.
    "Tommy came down from Celtic, and had a fairly good season with us. In those days we used to line up in the corridor before going in to the manager to find out our terms for the following year. I went in to see Bill Scott, the manager, and he said I'd be on the same terms as the year before, £12 a week during the season, and £10 a week in the summer, which was known as 12-and-10. Tommy went in after me, and was told he'd be on 12-and-eight. `I'm not signing,' he said. `I've just found out that Finney's on 12-and-10.' The manager couldn't believe it. `But Finney's a far better player than you,' he said. `Not in the bloody summer he's not,' Tommy said."
    I've been reminded of that story again by numerous comments I've been reading about the S1-H and its AF system.
    Yes, the R5 and A7Siii might have much better AF systems than the S1-H but not when the camera has overheated they haven't.
     
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    austinchimp reacted to Brett Munoz in Did Canon market the EOS R5 at video pros? Yes.   
    Use case for Alexa = on set with a crew,  use case for an SLR = 1 person, running and gunning. 
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    austinchimp reacted to Andrew Reid in Did Canon market the EOS R5 at video pros? Yes.   
    Lame AF is showstopper for Alexa then too.
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    austinchimp reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Panasonic S1H ProRes RAW 6K 12bit - download firmware   
    I wish they'd allow the S1 to do Prores RAW.
    On another note @Andrew Reid
    A while back you suggested I buy a Lumix S1 over the URSA 4.6k, turns out you were right. Just got the S1 in the mail today and the image is absolutely incredible. 
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    austinchimp reacted to Simon Young in Sony A7S III   
    I wonder if Sony will put S-Cinetone in the A7sIII/H or if they’ll just release a new version of the already weird colors, keeping the tradition of non consistency alive. This matters much more than 8K raw imho.
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