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  1. 38 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

    A GX85 or the G85? I have the 16-35 f4.0. Hmm interesting that it is that much different. Have to look on the web for comparisons. The copy I have is damn good but not great. My 28-70mm, now that one is a great copy.

    GX. If I like the IQ, I'll have it as b-cam and get a G to go with it. 

    I rented the 16-35/2.8 for the 9 day shoot then got the 24-70/2.8 for a couple reshoots and i could tell a difference. Maybe I got a "bad" copy from lensrentals.com or I need to find out what kind of uv filter they put on the 16-35.

  2. 39 minutes ago, mercer said:

    Yeah, I’m starting to get antsy. I doubt I’ll ever sell that thing. But there are just so many cameras around that I want to try. Oh well.

    Same here. If i could afford to own instead of rent that Sony 16-35/2.8 I used on the feature, the A7iii would probably be my 5D3. I swear that one has a more filmic, less digital rendering than any other digital lens I've used.

    And just so i could stay on topic, a gx85 is on its way. Decisions will be made next week (because the cc payment is due soon).

  3. So I'm almost finished with post on a horror feature that i shot with the A7iii and couldn't resist  checking out the X-T3. So I've  been  trying to decide whether to sell the Sony or send back the Fuji. Both are great. But I also realized that a couple gx85s or one gx85 and one g85 would be about right for my next project. So while contemplating these options today, I find this resuscitated thread. Maybe it's a sign...

  4. 10 hours ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

    That looks really good. I am trying to decide whether to get the 18-55 or save up for an 18-135. I liked the short too, colors look really nice.

    Thanks, the main thing i did in post was degrade those lovely Fuji colors to make it look more like a 1970's horror flick.

    I've been debating that same choice. 18-135 is a much more useful range to me but that 2.8 on the wide end is very nice to have as well.


  5. 3 hours ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

    Can you post an example of video with the 18-55. Curious to see the stabilization. I will definitely buy one if its decent. IBIS is nice, but honestly I was happy with the OIS on my Sony A6300, if it can match that I'd be really happy. 

    I'll definitely be converting the H265 to prores. 

    This was shot on the X-T2 with the 18-55mm, entirely handheld except for the wide shot that shows the full house. It was also before the AF updates.


  6. Have y'all seen this?

    "As you know, Fujifilm has announced that by then end of 2018, there will be a firmware update for Fujifilm X-T3, that will add support for video recording in the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and also give the X-T3 the ability to simultaneously output Film Simulation video and F-log footage."


    I knew about there being an upcoming update for exFAT but the simultaneous recording is news to me.

  7. Thought I'd share this...Abe's of Maine has the 18-55/2.8-4 for $345, new. It's now on its way to join up with my 35/1.4. I haven't ordered from them before but they are listed as an authorized dealer and I couldn't find any mention of grey market. Most of their prices are in line with everyone else but they have a few good deals.


  8. 41 minutes ago, Anaconda_ said:

    Speaking of time... Is IBC the generally accepted release expectation. BMD have said they have an announcement about this cam at IBC, and they've also said in the last week that they're still aiming for a Sept release.

    so I think they'll either release it at IBC, or reveal the final, fixed date.


    B&H has the expected availability date listed as 10/5.

  9. 2 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    Excellent meaning smooth transitions? 

    Yep, all around AF excellence. Another feature it has that i really like is the button thingy to scroll through the drive settings instead of the dial under a dial brilliance. Push the button, get a list, single shot on top and movie on the bottom, one click up gets you from single to movie and one click down gets you from movie mode back to single.

    But it's really not a camera for a serious video shooter...no mic jack, etc.

  10. I've used the DR10L a bit and, like @IronFilm says, it is not interchangeable with a field recorder. But it is great for when you need a tiny mic that you can hide virtually anywhere. We had it inside cages with the talent (horror movie) and just let it run then used Pluraleyes to synch it with the other audio. It's also decent as a traditional on-talent lav but you can't monitor it so be sure to run some tests and get the level set for each actor and location.

  11. 10 hours ago, Dustin said:

    Would transcoding my A6500 footage to prores make it easier on “ancient” 2012 i7 with a crappy 650 graphics card?

    I can't remember whether it's an a6300 or a6500 thread, but somewhere on here, @kidzrevil talks about his transcoding workflow. And he had great results.

  12. On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 1:46 AM, Shirozina said:

    Cache, proxies etc  -anything that needs fast read and write but isn't too big. Still no idea what res and codec you are going to be working on so any advice here on what hardware you need is pretty useless without that info.....

    Thanks, and it's A7iii 4K XAVC-S.

  13. On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 8:53 AM, interceptor121 said:

    Make sure you GPU has at least 4GB RAM as resolve requires it in the new version. Also an SSD Drive makes they difference when the memory pages to the drive 

    I haven't edited anything of this size before. Which files or tasks should the SSD get?

  14. 41 minutes ago, kye said:

    It might be a good idea to pull in a few hundred random clips from your back catalog and then copy/paste your way to a huge timeline and see if it bogs down or does anything else strangely.  It would suck if you got half-way through a project and discovered something at that point! 

    Good idea! I will definitely do that as a test. I just downloaded the free version and a single clip plays back more smoothly than in Vegas. Now to see how I like editing with it.

  15. Thanks for the info @kye I'll definitely explore the free version first. I found one article that compared render speeds between several NLEs and Vegas won. I do like using Vegas, just a couple annoyances that have me thinking about trying something new. And from what I've read on here and other places, they all have their annoyances. 

  16. Yeah, I've been pretty tempted to check out Resolve.

    The one short that I edited with 15 was shot with an A6300. And I mistyped, it was an hour 50 not 15. I edited two shorts of similar lengths on Vegas 14 that were shot with an X-T2 and I don't recall thinking that the render times were excessive.

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