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  1. I don't have experience w/ the Fx6, but the noise difference between log v. non-log (Cinetone) in low-light is a phenomenon clearly described by Sony Ambassador Alister Chapman: This isn't just a phenomenon with Sony log, this is across the board. Here are some tests that I did with the Canon 8K Raw, shot log v. non-log. These shots were pushed from 800 to 6400, as I was actually testing latitude, but you get the idea (click on the images to see it more clearly). When you have to shoot low light and don't need the dynamic range, shoot non-log for lower noise.
  2. Lectros and Zaxcom are industry standards for bigger productions. But the OP was asking about Sony UWP vs Sennheiser G3/G4. For that class of gear, the Sennheiser is much more" pro" than the Sonys in terms of adoption, availability, and actual use in the industry. Go call the rental houses in New York City. I guarantee you that all of them rent out the Sennheisers along with Lectros and Zaxcoms. Ask them whether the Sennheiser or Sony is more "pro," and most will tell you they don't carry the Sonys. That should tell you something. That's not to say the Sonys are bad! Just be c
  3. There's always that contrast between mainstream and niche. Boring is subjective and relative, across culture and throughout time. As a child, you found cartoons interesting and the news boring; the inverse is (generally) true as an adult. The difference is that the internet has just exponentially increased the amount of media to a wider audience. Of course, the resulting popular media that emerges is quite vanilla--but many people like vanilla. If you're looking for the meaning of life in TikTok videos—that's a you problem. You're looking in the wrong place. The number of innovative
  4. Yes these are just your opinions. The majority of which don’t jibe with the industry.
  5. No, it’s the type of logic that get the job done. Reliability, compatibility, availability, etc., all matter more, especially on larger sets with bigger casts and crew. All rental houses carry boatloads of Sennheiser G3s/G4s, for good reason. But if you’re by yourself, and you’re wiring up your mom and the mailman, then sure, you can choose whatever toy to tell your story. Except for the Sennheiser 416. That’s a tool. Leave that for the pros.
  6. independent

    R5 vs R6

    Huh, yeah interesting, I guess people have different tolerances. I often shoot in a sound-controlled environment so the AF noise is pretty important to me. Especially with smaller crews now, it's good to have another usable audio track from the camera. STMs aren't uniformly quiet. USMs are also not all the same. I have a 24 f2.8 IS USM that is much quieter than the 35 f2 IS USM or RF 50 1.2. The Nano USM models are all great, virtually undetectable. I just wish Canon would make fast primes w/ Nano USM. Anybody have experience with quiet, fast Sigmas?
  7. Check the site? https://en-us.sennheiser.com/sifa Anyways, get the Sennheiser. They're extremely common, everybody is familiar with them, and warranty/repair service is excellent.
  8. independent

    R5 vs R6

    How loud is the autofocus on that STM lens? Would an external mic pick that up? I use the EF 35 IS version to take advantage of the ND filter adapter, but the autofocus noise on that USM lens is definitely noticeable.
  9. I had a scarlet too when it came out- can't argue with the image when properly exposed. But I compared it with the original BM 2.5K, which completely crushed the scarlet in low light. At least a couple stops. I see the same trade off with the Komodo. But when properly exposed, Red is hard to beat. The c70 does seem to have an issue w/ AF on darker skin tones; Brandon Washington and Griffin Conway demonstrated this issue. Might be able to be fixed w/ a firmware update, but it's pretty disappointing regardless. That being said, the fx6 has its own autofocus issues w/ a lack of touch af trac
  10. What is it, laziness or incompetence? Watch the GU videos of the c70 and Fx6, which he compares with the a7s3. The cineD article can also be googled: "c300 iii dynamic range." Anything beyond that, you'll have to compensate me for my efforts. PM me, I'm affordable
  11. Autofocus is not necessary for many reasons. It's also necessary for many reasons.
  12. Well, you didn't click on the link that I posted, which would take you exactly to the iso tests. So that tells me you're lazy, and I did all that work for nothing. Pay me!
  13. As a former pocket 6k owner, I loved that camera. That image can go head-to-head with any camera today. All these upgrades are incredible for $500 more. Lack of autofocus does hurt it relative to the competition. But if you shoot anamorphic, this is the cheapest way to get the best image.
  14. God forbid unsubstantiated opinions! GU, CVP have done some rigorous testing—up to 12800 is clean and usable. Above that, the Fx6 is the way to go with the higher iso kicking in at 12800, with NR controls to avoid the heavy artifacts in the a7s3. As far as dynamic range, GU, deep in Sony's pocket at this point, nonetheless acknowledges that the c70 has better dynamic range than either a7s or fx6, which is quite remarkable because the c70 has a super35 sensor. CineD also corroborated this w/ the c300iii, using the same sensor and codec as the c70. That somewhat makes it even mor
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