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    independent got a reaction from Trankilstef in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    I don't get the complaints about dynamic range. All recent cameras (non-Arri, non-Red) get around 12 stops—including the R5 in raw. 
    Raw is noisy, including Redcode, and NR is a necessary tool in post. If you don't want to shoot in Raw, there are other options out there that will give you a cleaner image with higher dynamic range. 
    The tradeoff of course will be more artifacts, limited latitude, or worse color. It's your choice. 
    Even the Komodo has tradeoffs. On image quality alone, it has relatively awful low-light and limited latitude with dramatic color shifts. 
    If you just can't live without 13 stops of dynamic range or the world will be bereft of your creative potential and professional skills, you have a simple answer: C70. 
     
     
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    independent got a reaction from Video Hummus in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    I don't get the complaints about dynamic range. All recent cameras (non-Arri, non-Red) get around 12 stops—including the R5 in raw. 
    Raw is noisy, including Redcode, and NR is a necessary tool in post. If you don't want to shoot in Raw, there are other options out there that will give you a cleaner image with higher dynamic range. 
    The tradeoff of course will be more artifacts, limited latitude, or worse color. It's your choice. 
    Even the Komodo has tradeoffs. On image quality alone, it has relatively awful low-light and limited latitude with dramatic color shifts. 
    If you just can't live without 13 stops of dynamic range or the world will be bereft of your creative potential and professional skills, you have a simple answer: C70. 
     
     
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    independent got a reaction from gt3rs in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    I don't get the complaints about dynamic range. All recent cameras (non-Arri, non-Red) get around 12 stops—including the R5 in raw. 
    Raw is noisy, including Redcode, and NR is a necessary tool in post. If you don't want to shoot in Raw, there are other options out there that will give you a cleaner image with higher dynamic range. 
    The tradeoff of course will be more artifacts, limited latitude, or worse color. It's your choice. 
    Even the Komodo has tradeoffs. On image quality alone, it has relatively awful low-light and limited latitude with dramatic color shifts. 
    If you just can't live without 13 stops of dynamic range or the world will be bereft of your creative potential and professional skills, you have a simple answer: C70. 
     
     
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    independent got a reaction from Tim Sewell in Rode Wireless Go II - 2 channel receiver with inbuilt recorder   
    Why, how much do they pay at a Wendy's these days?
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    independent reacted to ntblowz in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    only work for 4 lens atm (70-200 2.8 RF, 100-500, 600, 800), other lens will need to be updated to support it.
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    independent got a reaction from Emanuel in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    Try Resolve. No issues w/ the Raw light files on Mac mini M1. 
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    independent got a reaction from gt3rs in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    Just updated. Wow, game changer.
    Must test recording time. Overheating a thing of the past? If the only recording limitation is the 30-min recording time, practically speaking, then overheating might be a concern only in hot environments. 
    The RAW LIGHT (a bit awkward to navigate so many options in the menu now) - I'm genuinely surprised. The regular raw bitrate is proportional to cinema raw light, so I doubted Canon could somehow decrease the bitrate-but they did! A new format that is nearly 40% reduced, even below the C500ii's 6k raw. This has a major impact on storage costs in the post-production chain.
     
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    independent got a reaction from UncleBobsPhotography in Boring content – is the film industry TOO sane?   
    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 or experimental movies has increased as well. It just takes work to discover them. As it should. As it always has.
    Some remember what it was like reach into the unexplored shelves of independent video stores. 
    That was sometimes the best part.
     
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    independent got a reaction from EphraimP in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    In comparing the two, I think the Canon focal reducer/ speed booster needs to be added to the equation. Not only would that make it more equal in price, but it makes the c70 essentially full frame. 
    There is a technical difference of course; while the focal reducer increases field of view and brightness, it doesn't change the DOF. Personally, I think that's a plus. I'd prefer the unique flexibility in gaining a stop in light without the accompanying razor-thin plane of focus. Just more practical. 
     
     
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    independent got a reaction from Tim Sewell in Boring content – is the film industry TOO sane?   
    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 or experimental movies has increased as well. It just takes work to discover them. As it should. As it always has.
    Some remember what it was like reach into the unexplored shelves of independent video stores. 
    That was sometimes the best part.
     
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    independent got a reaction from Aquilasfx in Wireless mic Sennheiser G4 - Sony UWP   
    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 careful listening to some poster on the internet who culls info from jwsoundgroup.net and goes around on other forums as some self-styled expert. 
     
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    independent got a reaction from newfoundmass in Wireless mic Sennheiser G4 - Sony UWP   
    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 careful listening to some poster on the internet who culls info from jwsoundgroup.net and goes around on other forums as some self-styled expert. 
     
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    independent reacted to newfoundmass in Wireless mic Sennheiser G4 - Sony UWP   
    It's fine to have a preference but Sennheiser G3/G4s are the most popular wireless systems I've seen here in the US and it's not even close.The only thing rental houses care about is having what people want, and what most people want are Sennheiser kits. I don't think they particularly care about the brand, their only concern is meeting the demand of their customers. 
    @AquilasfxI don't think you'll have any problems going the Sennheiser route if that's what you choose. They're popular for a reason. They're extremely common in the industry, last for a long, long time (I know people who've had their G3s for 10 years) and are easy to get serviced. Once you're in a position to do so I recommend upgrading the mic to a Sanken or Countryman, which I'd also recommend you do with the Sony. The mics they come with, while decent, are kinda big and could be better. 
    I'd steer clear of the Deity Wireless Connect as I've heard a lot of people who've had problems with them, particularly when it comes to drop outs. I'm not sure why they were suggested, given that's a pretty well known and widely reported issue.
     
     
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    independent got a reaction from newfoundmass in Wireless mic Sennheiser G4 - Sony UWP   
    Yes these are just your opinions. The majority of which don’t jibe with the industry. 
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    independent got a reaction from UncleBobsPhotography in 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?
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    independent reacted to Aquilasfx in Wireless mic Sennheiser G4 - Sony UWP   
    For what I have read from many comments all around the forums and video tests is the opposite...
     
    I have read many comments all around and you are always commenting about Sony/sennheiser wireless lav  pushing strong all the time for Sony.. it seems that you are ambassador for Sony ;D
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    independent reacted to omega1978 in R5 vs R6   
    On C70 surprisengly tamron 24-70 g2 was more quite then rf 28-70 or adapted ef usm lenses
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    independent got a reaction from Andrew Reid in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    Gray lipstick on a pig
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    independent got a reaction from IronFilm in Blackmagic Camera Update Feb 17   
    Autofocus is not necessary for many reasons. It's also necessary for many reasons.
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    independent got a reaction from tupp in Blackmagic Camera Update Feb 17   
    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
     
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    independent got a reaction from tupp in Blackmagic Camera Update Feb 17   
    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!
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    independent got a reaction from Paul Jonathan in Blackmagic Camera Update Feb 17   
    Autofocus is not necessary for many reasons. It's also necessary for many reasons.
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    independent got a reaction from tupp in Blackmagic Camera Update Feb 17   
    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 more exciting, because the focal reducer transforms the c70 into another camera really.
     
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    independent got a reaction from tupp in Blackmagic Camera Update Feb 17   
    The a7s3 gets its dynamic range number w/ noise reduction - artificially boosting the S/R of 2, which CineD (and Gerald later adopted). The c70 is 13+ stops at that S/R if I recall correctly, better than the a7s3--or the fx6 (below 13), which makes sense because of the c70's dual gain sensor. Only the Alexa is better.
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    independent got a reaction from deezid in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    The Sony fx3 will definitely justify its existence if it offers:
    noise reduction control  Pro monitoring tools including false color, which would help avoid needing an external monitor. That would save you the money, preserve the small form factor, and of course, audio on the top handle leaves no room for external monitor. eNDs v. IBIS...I'm guessing IBIS would be more important to counter the jitters on a small body If it has better AF features like touchscreen tracking and an audio input, that would certainly be an advantage over the fx6  
     
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