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  1. Does the g80 ibis work with the metabones speed boosters?
  2. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the ibis works with lenses like sigma 18-35. The shakey nature of gh4 always put me off it for handheld work, but if something like the sigma can be used handheld with the g80 for the cost it would be a great option.
  3. Agreed. Shooting raw gives a bit more latitude i've found but it is still a very light hungry camera no matter what. It's even more difficult to manage when the sensor is windowed.
  4. I still haven't seen any mention of 4k 120p on the inferno.
  5. I think whats frustrating for a lot of people is that its purely camera dependent. My UM4.6k is perfect, no magneta casts, very little FNP, no issues with cross-hatching etc. Where as some users have all of that in their cameras.
  6. Thanks, I'll try the fs5 again, perhaps shooting in 10 bit hd will help. I would like like another ursa but the low light performance isn't good enough I think and I'd be worried if some clients prefer natural ambient light (aka fuck all light). If the fs5 doesn't match I'll try another ursa.
  7. I recently picked up the ursa mini 4.6k and have been blown away by it over the last few weeks. The image is gorgeous and I haven't had any of the problems that have plagued the launch of this camera so far (touch wood ..). The only downside is that it is really showing up my fs5. 8 bit 4K is so bland to grade compared to raw 4:1 or pro res 4444 files and with cheap ssds I've found the ursa workflow pretty good even for our first wedding with it. So I have a few options if you wouldn't mind hearing me about . 1) Do I keep the fs5 and keep practicing my colour grading to try and match the two up? Sony skin tones aside the images from it can look good but always feel stretched? Noise is reasonable compared to the UM 4.6k with 3200 being useable, 6400 at a push, NDs are amazing obviously. 2) Sell the fs5 for another b cam, another UM 4.6k? Feels a bit overkill but colour matching would be easier and high quality images. My concern with this is having both cameras locked at 1600 iso (which is relatively noisey as well) would mean using more lights etc which isn't always practical . Is there anything that can match in the UM 4.6k or come close in the £3-5k price range? Maybe sell the fs5 and see what else comes along in the next few months? With the price increase the fs5 still has some good resale value. Thanks
  8. After trying both, went with the ursa. Amazing files. The fs700 is good no doubt but we already have an o7q+ for the fs5 and I really don't like how it feels in the hands. One day I might get it.
  9. The odyssey can definitely do the 4k 120p, I have the fs5 with raw and a 7q+ here and we use it a fair bit. It does 3.8ish seconds before stopping and buffers the files (it takes about 4-5 seconds to get them to the odyssey). I don't know if the Atomos will be able to do it, or the CDNG raw highspeed just because I know the Odyssey uses 2 ssds to get the raw highspeed written...not sure on the 4k burst (I don't think the odyssey is limiting factor here but the camera...it can't output the 4k 120p signal for very long).
  10. Yeah the UM4.6k dngs are fantastic to mess about with. I may just need to stump up and rent it to try it for myself.
  11. That would be great Ben, if you had some s log prores stuff that would be great too. Aaron thanks, It doesn't look too big or heavy especially stripped down. I guess it comes down to price. 3.5k for fs700/o7q+ with all the trimmings, vs 4.3k for Ursa 4.6k, + batteries + cards + top rail and other bits needed (already own a viewfinder I could use on it) is 5k easily.
  12. I do love the 4.6k files, not sure how well it would mix with the fs5 even with the pro res/raw and a recorder. With variable NDs is it something you would bring to events ? Or is it a strictly studio camera?
  13. Hi I've been really enjoying using my fs5 and c100 for weddings/events/documentaries and some corporate stuff. What I have struggled with though is matching slog2 on the fs5 to the c100. Even using more neutral profiles like cine4 can be very tricky. The c100 has great ergonomics and colour but the lack of HFR is a bit of a downer. I'd like to keep the c100 just for run and gun but for more high budget affairs then two cameras with HFR and colour matching is appealing. The option of a metabones XL ultra, FS700 with 4k upgrade and a odyssey 7q+ with ssds/batteries came available to us for £3500 which seems too good to pass up? It would match quite nicely with the fs5 as they should be able to be in the same slog2/colour space and with the o7q+. The ergonomics of the fs700 put me off slightly, but they dont seem insurmountable. I'm just wondering if people had experiences still using the fs700 and what they thought of the quality in todays market? TLDR: Is £3500 for a used fs700 + o7q+ a good deal and worth it in todays market? Thanks.
  14. FS5 is a great camera out the box, has everything that you want on that list and more - also has the option to be a raw shooting monster (the raw quality out the fs5 is fantastic - fs700 quality at least and slog3 support coming in August which will be a massive boost) with upgrade + O7q+/inferno. Its small enough and light enough that handholding is fine, not so much with a big recorder on the top but you probably won't need the raw recording unless you are on sticks/shoulder mount anyway. It is possible to handhold but you are looking at about 5kg with lens/battery/o7q+drives etc.
  15. This is from another forum: Hey Folks, A lot of people were wondering about the quality of CDNG files from the FS5. I wanted to share an single frame test image I took with the FS5. You can open it in Photoshop or Resolve. I suggest playing with the RAW controls just to see how incredible the quality is. Take the exposure slider and pull it way up to around +1.5. Yes there's a bit of noise, but I think I could have overexposed by a couple of stops and not lost much in the highlights. The Odyssey 7Q+ ships with LUT's that help you overexpose. Notice that Photoshop opens the image at 16 bit. The lens is the Sony FE 4/16-35. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jhu8ngin9i...00368.dng?dl=0 Enjoy!
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