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  1. @elgabogomez It's easier to do it right in pre, and if you load the monitor up with LUTs you can make sure you get the same image in post. You could also hook it up to the PC as a reference monitor. The SmallHD702Bright is sometimes on 24hr-sale on B&H (i think its 700$ rebate when it is) - I'd recommend subscribing to the mailinglist, and wait for that day imo. They also just recently released the 502Bright 5" monitor - which is probably way more versatile.
  2. Wrote AC instead of ventilation, whoops. The room itself is treated for acoustics, it's just because of the mic selection... I'll see if I can modify the routing to see if its possible to have the mix coming from ProTools and not the mixer then, thanks
  3. Sorry to interrupt the thread - but I've never heard of this DNS2 before, do you happen to know if there are any cheaper alternatives to this for just stereo passthrough? (I read its around 3200$). I work in a multicamstudio for podcasting, and the goal is to not have to do any postprocessing (you'd leave with the finished product). I've got it so I do both a raw recording & send a separate stereo XLR to the videorecorder. As of now there's noticeable AC noise being picked up, so I've been looking for a solution that doesn't require a whole new set of mics - something like this might just be it. I assume it gives more clarity than software noise reduction?
  4. https://www.smallhd.com/community/502-bright-on-camera-monitor - Yes, but not very cheap. There's this that was just released a few days ago.
  5. You can save a some bucks on RAM and gpu, without any real loss in performance https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ghs8TW/crucial-ballistix-sport-lt-16gb-1-x-16gb-ddr4-2400-memory-bls16g4d240fse -25$ https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gL98TW/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-g1-gaming-video-card-gv-n1060g1-gaming-6gd -120$ I would drop the extra CPU cooling fan and opt for a Ryzen 7 1700 instead of the ryzen 5 (the included fan is great!) I haven't overclocked mine (even though I probably could, and should've done a long time ago) +30$ You'd save 155$ and have 8 cores instead of 6. Also make sure you have some redudancy in your power supply, + get one thats modular, think it'll only be like 10$ different. I'd recommend you'd invest in a good monitor, Dell Ultrasharps are relatively cheap for what they do. edit: removed something about the mobo, didnt notice the rebate https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vL3QCy
  6. I've used (borrowed) the FS5 for a couple of years, and must say I've never really liked it for the type of work I do. Yes, the image looks nice enough when you overexpose log, but in general I've never been too happy with the results I'm getting out of it in camera, atleast in 1080p. (using recorder to 4k prores however, is great, but more awkward.) I just find the image to not be as sharp as it should be. Eva1 was pretty much the only camera within my budget that ticked most of my boxes, and I've had no regrets since. eND & autofocus is nice, but I've never had a project that depended on it. I find it feels very similar to an fs5 on steroids (with better ergonomics imo). Footage looks close to that of the FS7 from my experience (though I haven't worked with a lot of fs7 footage) - but at a way smaller form factor.
  7. BHPhoto currently running a megadeal on some 7" monitors, including 700$ off the 702, I'm ready to hit order, but the weight and size scares me a little. I saw that both the Feelworld FW760 & iKan DH7 are both lighter https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186278-REG/smallhd_mon_702_702_bright_7_daylight.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1261736-REG/feelworld_fw760_7_ips_ultra_thin_full.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1197329-REG/ikan_dh7_7_4k_full.html
  8. Only 5 star reviews of that one on BHPhoto (with people using it with the 400mbps gh5 mode) - but no v90 rating so you won't be 100% "safe" that the speed will suffice
  9. Then you'd know the easiest (and the best) way to increase light is to stop shooting progressive and go interlaced /s I don't remember the reasoning for this, but the earliest videocameras had +1 stop of light in interlaced mode.
  10. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1345165-REG/angelbird_avp128sd_avpro_sd_128gb.html?sts=pi Came across these which say they are V90, a bit skeptical of ordering these myself as I've never heard of this brand before, but they're really cheap. Anyone have experience with these?
  11. Just like how the screen on your phone still looks great (depending on phone ofcourse) even when dimmed all the way down indoors. You don't need a lot of nits if the environment is dark.
  12. Brought home a 5" blackmagic video assist from the office over the weekend, pretty bulky of a monitor with clunky controls that I personally wouldn't get myself, but it convinced me that 5" is more than enough to judge focus. Still the questions stands, what justifies the 2x price of the 502? IMO the Focus looks better in every aspect except battery slots and SDI.
  13. Take contrast ratios in displays with a grain of salt. The thing that makes a difference are the amount of nits.
  14. @hmcindie looks like they graded it using only an S-Curve, V-log does some funky stuff to the color channels in this camera. ACES input transformation makes this real easy though. You can tell that the red in the panny still is more magenta, and the blue is more saturated compared to the c200.
  15. I too am looking for external monitors to replace the external LCD on my camera. I've tried a 7" before which looked great, but it's a bit too clunky. I suppose a 5" will be plenty to judge focus? Also I'm a bit confused about the price difference between the FOCUS and the SmallHD 502, could anyone clarify what the 502 offers, besides ports & battery slots, that the Focus doesn't?
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