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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from John_Harrison in Final Cut pro X vs adobe premiere pro CC   
    If your already decided, certainly act on it, but I actually migrated the other way. I started in FCP5 and loved it through 7. A fanboy for sure. When FCPX dropped, I was really excited. It looked slick and I was excited to try something different, but in end it didn't seem to work for me (granted, it has gotten better since). Since I already used and owned Adobe software (AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator), I figured I'd give it a go and I haven't looked back.
    I ended up really liking the way all the different programs effortlessly synced together, which made a profoundly positive difference in the speed and efficiency of my workflow. Additionally, Motion doesn't even hold a candle to AfterEffects. Even when I used FCP, I used AfterEffects, awful round-tripping and all.
    All that said, they both are great tools and there's nothing that says you have to stick to just one. Aside from having a favorite, and we all do, any editor worth his salt should be able to work in the big three: AVID, FCP/X, Premiere Pro. (With a +1 for Davinci, who's really had some growth in the editor features department.) Good news is, they all have free versions/trials, so go play, my friend!
    I'd be interested to see which you one/ones you end with, so keep us posted.  =]
     
    *Oh, and welcome to the community!
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    Endfallow Media reacted to AaronChicago in Premiere CC 2015 does not support files Samsung NX1.   
    I'm so happy with this update. Everything runs so much smoother with Mercury Playback. After Effects now has real time playback with sound. I've been pushing for that since the beginning.
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Inazuma in Premiere CC 2015 does not support files Samsung NX1.   
    Well the good news is that finally CC 2015 is out Been waiting for that colour panel in Premiere since they announced it.
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Geoff CB in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    I find those setting the best balance between good skin tones right out of the camera and edit-ability. If you want a flatter image put the contrast at -5 and black level at +15. Don't drop the contrast any further though because the color banding and weird color gradients start appearing if you push it.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    Def more along the lines of what I was thinking. 
    The cam and lenses should be in this week, and we'll prob do a quick shoot with the NX1 as a b-cam this weekend. I'll try and get something up shortly after.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from Liam in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    The title is sounds a little more provocative that it should.  What it boils down to is that I decided to pick up an NX1 and couple Rokinon DS lenses, and we're curious how usable the NX1 is as a 4k B cam for the Dragon.  Now I'm not one for test videos, never made one and would rather not, but I am willing to post my experiences and a little footage if they community would be interested in the results.  I looked around a bit and didn't see anyone else who'd posted the same info, so if you're interested, go ahead and chime in, and I'll be sure and update the thread. If it only ends up only being a person or two interested, I'm happy to keep it off of the forum and just email individual parties.  Lemme know.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from Cinegain in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    The title is sounds a little more provocative that it should.  What it boils down to is that I decided to pick up an NX1 and couple Rokinon DS lenses, and we're curious how usable the NX1 is as a 4k B cam for the Dragon.  Now I'm not one for test videos, never made one and would rather not, but I am willing to post my experiences and a little footage if they community would be interested in the results.  I looked around a bit and didn't see anyone else who'd posted the same info, so if you're interested, go ahead and chime in, and I'll be sure and update the thread. If it only ends up only being a person or two interested, I'm happy to keep it off of the forum and just email individual parties.  Lemme know.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from Hans Punk in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    Def more along the lines of what I was thinking. 
    The cam and lenses should be in this week, and we'll prob do a quick shoot with the NX1 as a b-cam this weekend. I'll try and get something up shortly after.
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Hans Punk in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    I've personally found the best way to test a cameras ability to cut with other model types is as follows:
    Human subject, well lit, talking or turning towards/away from key light shot simultaneously on A and B camera. Place B camera where it would be placed for coverage - i.e not right next to A camera.
    conform images to match as much in the grade as possible.
    cut simultaneously shot footage into a sequence that approximates what an editing pace would be for a dialogue scene.
    switch lighting conditions to test image latitude and repeat process. Ideally switching cameras to alternating angles.
     
    This is always what it boils down to IMHO, not comparing apples to oranges with chart test or ISO noise stress tests.
    The human face is the best camera test chart known to man, especially when lit in dynamic ways.
    its about how feasible it is to get a matched pair (or close enough) out of A&B cameras in the grade.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from Emanuel in Matching NX1 with Red Dragon - Anyone interested in the results?   
    The title is sounds a little more provocative that it should.  What it boils down to is that I decided to pick up an NX1 and couple Rokinon DS lenses, and we're curious how usable the NX1 is as a 4k B cam for the Dragon.  Now I'm not one for test videos, never made one and would rather not, but I am willing to post my experiences and a little footage if they community would be interested in the results.  I looked around a bit and didn't see anyone else who'd posted the same info, so if you're interested, go ahead and chime in, and I'll be sure and update the thread. If it only ends up only being a person or two interested, I'm happy to keep it off of the forum and just email individual parties.  Lemme know.
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Oliver Daniel in On Being A Filmmaker   
    Someone crashed the DJI Inspire 1 on yesterdays shoot. My response wasn't "Is it broken?", it was "Did you get the shot?" 
    Honestly, my gear gets bashed to bits, literally. My gear is secondary to my vision, and I'll brutalise the gear to accomplish the best vision possible. 
     
     
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    Endfallow Media reacted to richg101 in Sony has gone internal-4K crazy: A7RII, RX1004, RX10II   
    Annoyingly despite being 100% happy with the a7r and a7s combo, This is very exciting.  I'm going to avoid any more sony marketing otherwise this might replace both cameras.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from BrorSvensson in Freestyle Scootering   
    I absolutely feel you on this one. I grew up as a fruit-booter, and that is (and has always been) a bastard sport in the US. Still love it though.  =]
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Mattias Burling in Quick but Long Samsung NX1 Review   
    The only native glass I used was the 30/2.0. Most of the footage is vintage. 
    I recommend looking for m42 and C/Y mounted lenses. They are future proof since they even work on Canon full frame. 
    You can see the 35mm, 24mm and two 50mm that all works great on the NX1 in this.
     
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Mattias Burling in Quick but Long Samsung NX1 Review   
    Didn't have much to say about it. Its a good camera with great bang for the buck so I just peppered it with footage instead.
     
    Didn't have much to say about it, its a good camera with lots of bang for the buck.
    So I mostly peppered it with footage.
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    Endfallow Media reacted to BrorSvensson in Freestyle Scootering   
    I don't think you guys have heard of this sport named "Freestyle Scootering" which i participate in. I make alot of videos of myself including editing, filming and of course riding. Here are  my top videos.
     
     
    This video is my most recent which i did for my sponsor to promote a new board
     
     
     
    If you are interested in the gear i use, its a NEX 7 with a Lens turbo II, Nikkor 85 f1.8 ai, 50 f1.4 ai and 35 f2 ai.
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    Endfallow Media reacted to BrooklynDan in The Horrible Life of Production Assistants and How to Fix It   
    I started out as an unpaid intern. I would have killed for $100 a day. If you ask me, that's the real problem. Exploitation of unpaid labor.
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from IronFilm in The Horrible Life of Production Assistants and How to Fix It   
    I'm not sure I can reciprocate this sentiment, but I'm guessing my experience, or perhaps just my perspective, is different. Here in Denver, I pay my PA's $100-300 a day, depending on the shoot. My business is modest, but that's right on spec with most any production in town, and I firmly believe in paying my crew appropriately. I also occasionally act as a PA for friends shoots for the same rate, sometimes for no fee at all. Personally, I know I expect focus and hustle when I'm paying, and exude these same qualities when I'm the low man on the totem pole, but I've never mistreated a PA, and never really been terribly mistreated when I've played that role. It's certainly an unsung position, but I dunno, my friend. I'm actually rather fond of the moments I've had in the past playing the part of a PA, and all that it entails. In a business that is so savagely saturated in over-inflated egos, sometimes our own, it's a very straightforward and humbling role. Pay attention, anticipate, move fast, and be thorough. I dare say it's downright good for you. Heck, I tended bar through film school, and though I made more money, I'd have jumped at the chance for regular PA work. I think it's pretty awesome you had that chance, and looking though your work, I'd say it benefited you greatly. You've some fine work there, my friend. Consequently, if you're ever in a pinch, I'd PA for you in a heartbeat. Sans union and all. =]
    As for the Fury Road PA's, perhaps I missed it, but I didn't see anything in the article you listed that mentioned the wage of the film's PA's. I did see mention of the wages for the extras (locals), which was $12-59, a day, which looked low, until I looked up some info on Namibia's economy. Namibia's per capita wage is only $8,200 a year, which already sounds low. But then I read on and find out  that roughly 90% of it's population live on $2 a day, which is crazy low. Now factor in that these extras are not even wage earning adults, but school-age boys, and I gotta say this kids made some pretty good money (in practical reference) being part of a movie that many would have paid to be part of. Not a bad deal at all.
     
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    Endfallow Media reacted to lafilm in The Horrible Life of Production Assistants and How to Fix It   
    ​$100-$300 a day for a PA ?!
    Lucky you.
    In Hollywood (unless its a big studio film) PA's make between $25-$50 buck a day. 
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    Endfallow Media reacted to mercer in Too Many Lenses?   
    I rarely use anything longer than a 50mm with a prime, sometimes I'll throw a 105mm or a 135mm on if I need it, but I find I can get most of my long shots with just the 50mm and the crop factor. Recently I read another member, I think it was Andy Lee discuss how he will swap out adapters, dumb and speedbooster, to change his focal lengths. I don't have a speedbooster, but that seems like a great idea... You really can get by with 2 lenses in most scenarios. Otherwise my choice FLs are a 24mm, a 35mm and a 50. And I'll usually throw one zoom in my kit, just in case. 
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    Endfallow Media reacted to Xavier Plagaro Mussard in Dedicated GPU back on Macbook Pro's   
    ​Unless they messed up something, the iMac should be faster!
    I must say I edit LX100 4K files on my Macbook Pro without any problem! The other day I handed a GoPro 2 file, 1080p25 MP4 to a guy with an i7, 16Gb RAM pc notebook and it played stuttering....... 
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from O photo in Final Cut pro X vs adobe premiere pro CC   
    ​Geoff hits on another good point.  He uses the Adobe suite in a PC environment, I use it on a mac.  (This is actually a really huge benefit in contrast to FCPX.)  I could send Geoff my assets and project files from a project we're working on together, and though we work on different systems - Mac/Windows, he can access everything and immediately start working in a Windows environment, without missing beat.  I've had to do this several times, and though I now it for granted, it's a wonderful "feature".
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from O photo in Final Cut pro X vs adobe premiere pro CC   
    If your already decided, certainly act on it, but I actually migrated the other way. I started in FCP5 and loved it through 7. A fanboy for sure. When FCPX dropped, I was really excited. It looked slick and I was excited to try something different, but in end it didn't seem to work for me (granted, it has gotten better since). Since I already used and owned Adobe software (AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator), I figured I'd give it a go and I haven't looked back.
    I ended up really liking the way all the different programs effortlessly synced together, which made a profoundly positive difference in the speed and efficiency of my workflow. Additionally, Motion doesn't even hold a candle to AfterEffects. Even when I used FCP, I used AfterEffects, awful round-tripping and all.
    All that said, they both are great tools and there's nothing that says you have to stick to just one. Aside from having a favorite, and we all do, any editor worth his salt should be able to work in the big three: AVID, FCP/X, Premiere Pro. (With a +1 for Davinci, who's really had some growth in the editor features department.) Good news is, they all have free versions/trials, so go play, my friend!
    I'd be interested to see which you one/ones you end with, so keep us posted.  =]
     
    *Oh, and welcome to the community!
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    Endfallow Media got a reaction from IronFilm in Samsung nx1 new firmware 1.31   
    YIKES!!!
    Just got back from reading the comments on DPReview, regarding the 1.30 update. Jeez, it's already eroded into a flame war with members fighting over everything from VHS vs. Beta, to Sony/Samsung washing machines. Basically anything but the new firmware.
    In contrast, EOSHD community members are actually testing and discussing the firmware in a civil manner.
    Gotta say, we've a good thing going on here, fellas/ladies. I'm pleased to be a part of this community.

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