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    HelsinkiZim reacted to rdouthit in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    It's just another genre. Neistat and Fine Brothers are the role models to this group. Note that The Fine Brothers managed to shoot a show for SHO a few years ago using consumer Canon pocket cameras. These guys are content machines. If they stop producing at ridiculous rates, their revenue and social stock can crash. That's fine, but it leaves little time to improve the art. It's what they want to do and more power to them. I have friends that are into this, and the have a love/hate relationship with it. Personally, have no interest in that mill. 
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Davey in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from webrunner5 in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Bioskop.Inc in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Alt Shoo in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    Agree. 
    But I did shoot around 3 paid gigs with the GH4 - nothing special at all. I concluded that need a I better image in this price range. A6500, original A7S, NX1, Nikon D750, EM ii, Canon Mark iii... these images impress the people you are filming. It usually looks better than what they are used to seeing (if you choose the right environment, style and grade for each). You have to battle with the GH4 footage to get the same results in post under most circumstances, except sit down, well lit interviews. But the others can impress with native profiles and native lenses.
    The GH5 image looks great, compared to the GH4 - but in my view its not demolishing the others regarding breathtaking shots I consistently see with a camera search on vimeo narrowed to the last 30 days. NOTE - some shots are stunning, especially portrait/close ups w. bokeh
    However, they have nailed the camcorder/dslr hybrid of 2017.
    I would love to see an image comparison test with the DVX200 4K (similar price considering add-ons, lenses) to see if we are finally ready to admit we want camcorders back.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Thpriest in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from iamoui in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Cinegain in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Phil A in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Snowfun in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Inazuma in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
  12. Like
    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from IronFilm in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
  13. Like
    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Jimmy in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    On my walk to drop off some gear at the rental house, I ran into 5 teenagers filming.
    I of course wanted to ask what they were up to, camera, lens etc, and it ended up being a very enlightening experience (15mins of).
    They are vloggers and instagramers here in Finland with over 100 000 followers/ subscribers in each medium. 
    I, indeed, was the old fart (all 37 of my years on earth) they were humouring but they were super pleasant and made my day.
    But to the point, all they had as 'gear' was an olympus, native pancake lens, and a tiny plastic tripod. Their main goal was to walk around the city and produce content.
    I metioned I had some stuff like the Zhiyun Crane, like it was impressive... but it turns out that kind of stuff was arbitrary to their interests.
    These guys were content machines.
    It made me think. Have I been getting it all wrong?
    Yes, I script, I storyboard, I know my way around a manual cinema camera and traditional lighting techniques...
    But who cares anymore?
    These kids are the future and they did not care a toss about dynamic range or bitrates. They wanted everything auto so they could focus on actually enjoying a shoot.
    Something to think about...
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Davey in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    And in the meantime, not producing anything of note. This can go on for years as people await the next great instalment until one day they die with a showreel containing one cat from 1972.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Zak Forsman in My Review of the Zhiyun Crane 3-Axis Gimbal   
    two scenarios. with freshly charged batteries, it can hold this front heavy setup for about an hour. then it starts to fail. but i've since added weight to the back to balance it for real so that it will last for the hours.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to lmackreath in Panasonic GH5 day zero   
    here we go, no real editing, just playing with vlog and filmconvert 
     
     
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to pablogrollan in Flyby quickie question: is the title-safe zone dead?   
    In my experience -for  broadcast- the 80% safe zone is used less and less... instead the 90% frame is now considered both action safe and title safe. Most TV station bugs are now placed in the 90% safe zone, but as Hans Punk pointed in those cases you just adhere to whatever rules and guidelines each broadcaster has. As for "social media" or any direct to web content, I believe it's better to follow the same rules (including loudness normalization, not just safe colours and titles) to keep a standard, and even just because it is aesthetically more pleasing.
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Hans Punk in Flyby quickie question: is the title-safe zone dead?   
    As a general rule - title safe zone for digital distribution is not a law that if broken, will result in death.
    In the digital distribution realm there are few hard restrictions regarding titles or text on screen (but there perhaps should be!) Newer considerations are things like placement for banner or click button overlays on YouTube videos - or keeping an area clear for a watermark that will be overlaid during streaming etc. For movies or TV-style content it is recommended to adhere to the traditional broadcast standards because more 'online' or 'digital distribution' long-form content is now being streamed to consumer TV displays. If submitting to Netflix or other streaming service - they will have their own standards and guidelines to follow...most probably along the same lines as terrestrial TV broadcast, but with 4k resolution as the delivery standard (to ensure longevity for archive and for 4k streaming services).
    For terrestrial TV broadcast there are still plenty of standards and rules about text size and placement, onscreen duration for legibility etc (often referencing title-safe for legal placement). A few years back when both 16x9 and 4:3 broadcasts were switching aspects on an almost programme by programme basis...having a 4:3 title safe area ensured that 16x9 text content could seen within the 4:3 frame of older 4:3 TV's. But now that 4:3 TV's are virtually extinct, the most restrictive title safe area to keep safe for has pretty much been killed. Now that 99% of viewers are watching wafer-thin bezel framed OLED or LCD screens (with standardised 16x9 digital broadcast signal) - the importance of action safe is also less of a consideration.
    However, it is still important to maintain the 16x9 title-safe zone whenever possible for digital distribution, as it does give a recognised standard to reference too and also helps ensure legibility and unified placement for titles/subtitles and descriptive text. Following the guides for lower third graphics and text will always be best to have within title-safe, as it's not only a broadcast requirement...it aesthetically works better for legibility and recognition.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from a_reynolds in Lumix GH5 Downloadable Footage   
    So this is our version of 'screener season'
    Man, are we nerds :/
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Mat Mayer in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Rather, the GH5 is...
     
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Cassius McGowan in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Funny how some of you guys have something to cry about when they're giving you a camera that's doing everything other video cameras are doing at thousands of dollars less. 
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    HelsinkiZim reacted to Neumann Films in Lumix GH5 Downloadable Footage   
    Hahahah.  Truth.
    Yeah, I was talking to Adobe for a loooooong time about this.  Eventually had to grade elsewhere and for Premiere.  It will be ironed out before release though, I'm sure.
    The Lumix 12-35mm and 35-100mm 2.8's with IS were used on probably about 90% of it.  I have never used them before and fell in love over the course of the shoot.  The dual IS is pretty awesome. 
    We also have a set of SLR Magic 2x Anamorphics for a 6K video (assuming Panasonic wants us to go forward with it).
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Neumann Films in Lumix GH5 Downloadable Footage   
    So this is our version of 'screener season'
    Man, are we nerds :/
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from imagiNet in EOSHD Pro Color for Panasonic (GH4, GX85, G85 + more)   
    I have done more tests and I found that bringing it down to between 10 - 30% works best depending on profile/ situation for my tests.
    But it is still an easier step for fast turnaround projects than trying to add some 'blush' with color correction. I also film with daylight balanced lights, so this could be fantastic when I want to add a more tungsten feel.
    Its a nice tool (for me), but I wouldn't call it a fix. Not that the GH4 needs fixing with regards to its color in lit environments. Just an option.
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    HelsinkiZim got a reaction from Orangenz in EOSHD Pro Color for Panasonic (GH4, GX85, G85 + more)   
    I have done more tests and I found that bringing it down to between 10 - 30% works best depending on profile/ situation for my tests.
    But it is still an easier step for fast turnaround projects than trying to add some 'blush' with color correction. I also film with daylight balanced lights, so this could be fantastic when I want to add a more tungsten feel.
    Its a nice tool (for me), but I wouldn't call it a fix. Not that the GH4 needs fixing with regards to its color in lit environments. Just an option.
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