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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from heart0less in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    Not sure if this has been shared yet?
    Awesome BTS of A Different Beyond!
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Turboguard in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Added link in original post!
    Here's a quick grade of the ProRes. Grades super smooth, as expected. Love how it handles details and highlights. This footage is like kindergarten level compared to grading the OG BMPCC's prores (meaning this is so smooth and easy). And I don't like adding sharpness (midtone details) or the like. All luma curve, some temp and tint change, and hue.

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Oh for Hobby. I am 71 years old. I retired a long time ago. I want nothing to do that involves work anymore LoL. Did that stuff for over 50 years. Thank god for legal drugs, ehh prescriptions.
    I had a Panasonic AF100A and really sort of regretted selling it. Hard to not have a Cine camera for the convenience.they offer. I have worked with, and owned a lot of ENG cameras years ago. My A7s is really nice, but not great for my big hands. I am more of a tripod guy anyhow.  Running n Gunning Ain't in my vocabulary anymore! If i tried flying with a Gimbal I would fly alright, right off some cliff probably.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to jonpais in ID Theft - A Reminder   
    A couple weeks ago I was preparing to make an estimated tax payment to the IRS when to my horror I discovered a ton of money had been withdrawn from my bank account over a period of weeks through what is known as ACH (clearing house) fraud.
    They’d been transferring huge amounts of cash on a daily basis. Fortunately for me, in the USA, provided you notify the bank within 60 days of the statement in which the disputed amounts appear, you’re entitled to a reimbursement within ten days of up to $250,000 per account. In Vietnam, it’s capped at $2,500. And in other countries, you must give notice much sooner than 60 days - or consumer protection is all but non-existant!
    Facebook, Yahoo, Google and probably just about everyone else on the planet has had security breaches. Equifax, the largest credit reporting agency in the States, was hacked last year, leading to the personal information of 150 million Americans being leaked. This, in spite of the fact that they’d been warned repeatedly by the government that there were holes in their security.
    The thing is, Equifax, Experian and Transunion all stand to profit hundreds of millions of dollars selling extra services each time there is a breach. So they have little incentive to patch them up. They even had the audacity to charge $10.00 to put a freeze on credit reports until the government stepped in. What a cash grab - just imagine: 150,000,000 citizens paying ten dollars each to safeguard their credit!
    So remember to use strong passwords and make sure they’re different on every account. Change them regularly. Use a good anti-virus app like bitdefender and install a VPN on all your devices. If your bank offers text notifications for transactions, sign up for them. Check your credit report annually. And if you notice a few pennies deposited in your bank account for no reason, notify your bank immediately. 
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to jonpais in Sony a7SIII - Full Frame 4K 60fps 10bit with Flip Out Screen   
    What the heck?
    Titanium cage ($10,000)
    Gold plated HDMI clamp ($750)
    Brazilian leather EVF cup ($5,000)
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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from A_Urquhart in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Looks awesome
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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from tekeela in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Looks awesome
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to majoraxis in Netflix Post Technology Alliance   
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Talk about becoming the dominate player in the market.  Great job Blackmagic on democratizing video production.
    I've often though that Blackmagic wanted to be like Apple, but it now occurs to me that Blackmagic did what Apple could never do: win on price as well as functionality.
    Seems to me that Grant Petty is a Steve Jobs in a market where there is no Bill Gates.
    Keep it coming Mr. Petty!  Your vision is now being adopted by other market dominators.  You deserve to be called a genius.  If you are anything like your public persona, you are down to earth and the right leader for this revolution.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to A_Urquhart in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    So, worst case scenario is that the Pocket 4K is a 'GH5s Cinema Series' camera? Like the GH5s but better colour science, better codecs, internal RAW, Phantom powered XLR, Timecode capability,  and includes a full version of Resolve for $1000USD cheaper than Panasonics Vlogger/ stills focussed GH5s that has a flappy screen, Autofocus and takes stills which the latter two functions are features I never use on my video cameras anyway............I'm cool with that! The GH5S is a great little camera.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to JordanWright in Lenses   
    It does wonders for faces, makes them much more flattering
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Geoff CB in Lenses   
    Formatt Hitech Black Supermist 1/2 filter. Standard profile with no adjustments.

    Love the look and what it does to highlights, but 1/2 is to strong for my taste.  Deciding on the 1/8 or 1/4th to get for my Nikon set.
    Much prefer it to the Promist, which raises the blacks up to much for my taste.

    Voigtlander 40mm f2

    Voigtlander 90mm 3.5

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from kye in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Philip Bloom has received the pocket cam from PROAV TV 
    Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the cam

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from Kubrickian in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Was Bloom ever found guilty of domestic violence? 
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to DBounce in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Aware of what? Was he convicted of a crime? We are getting into very dangerous territory when all that need happen is a woman claims abuse and everyone is expected to believe each  and every word she says whilst totally ignoring comments from the opposing party. From what I can see, if something happened she should have filed charges and they both would have their day in court. Until then it is nothing more than a case of "he said, she said". I'm not defending PB... I don't have any unique information regarding this alleged incident. I'm just sick of this pitch fork mentality.
    I'm sure some will take exception to what I have written. To them... you can take a long walk off a short pier. I have personally known someone that was falsely accused. Thankfully, there was an investigation and exculpatory evidence proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the supposed victim was full of $h!t. 
    Really? Didn't someone once suggest something unsavory about you? Should we take their comment as fact without proof also? Glass houses my friend.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to DBounce in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Does anyone shoot anything but slow-mo?
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Snowfun in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Perhaps. But that doesn’t give anyone on here the right to condemn him.
    Especially based on rumours less well  evidenced than the specs of the A7S3.
    Focus on his abilities as a film maker and life will be happier for all.
    (superb review of Mavic 2 Pro on Bloom’s site)
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to mercer in Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless talk hots up   
    Seriously?! I’m not being a smart ass here... but what does he say? I heard about 3 minutes of nothing with Caleb Pike and eoshd thrown in there. His set looks like a stripper’s champagne lounge. Honestly, I don’t mean to be hard on him. I don’t know his name and I hate all of those videos. I can’t watch most of Caleb Pike videos either before I X out of them. The whole medium bores me.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Lifting blacks in filmconvert?
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to spinkscapes in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Just received my Pocket 4K, incidentally the day following receiving my XT-3.
    Got a wedding to shoot on Saturday so good timing.

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from Kieran in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Philip Bloom has received the pocket cam from PROAV TV 
    Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the cam

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Philip Bloom has received the pocket cam from PROAV TV 
    Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the cam

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from wyrlyn in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Philip Bloom has received the pocket cam from PROAV TV 
    Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the cam

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Snuff in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Watch this video and stop saying that Pocket4K is not сinematic. In the hands of the master with taste and good lenses, even the GH5 is beautiful. Otherwise, it is too early for you to have such a camera, learn to shoot first
    Shot on GH5 using Lomo anamorphic and spherical lenses (50mm roundfront and +1 +2 diopters in a few shots). Graded with FilmConvert using KD 5207 Vis3.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to A_Urquhart in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Ive never heard a good DP complain that the Red Epic, Red Helium, Arri Alexa, Sony F55 are not full frame. I've put the Metabones XL speedbooster on my pocket4K  and super happy with the look.
    Andrew, it seems that the whole BMD Manchester incident still has a bitter taste in your mouth. You are looking for any excuse to hate this camera in the same way that most heavy forum users look for excuses to hate on any camera and use a cameras lack of features as excuses as to why they are on forums rather than out shooting nice images. Sorry, I know that view is going to make me unpopular on a forum but I think it's kinda on the mark. 
    Is the Pocket4K for everyone? No. The camera isn't a white unicorn....it isn't the perfect camera for everyone. No camera is.
    If you just want to shoot bare bones, in the hand video with no light, get an A7III. If you want to VLOG, get a camera with a flippy screen (although interestingly, I know a few vloggers that use Red Helium as a vlogging camera!). It really depends on what your priorities are. 
    The Pocket4k is a solid little camera. Sure I wish the battery lasted longer than an hour and I wish the screen was easier to see in bright sun but having used Sony A7 series, Panasonic GH series and the Fuji X-T2 all as B cams, would I chose to shoot with one of those over the Pocket4K? No chance! I still need to add external monitors to those small hybrid cameras anyway and their battery life is barely any better ( apart from GH series) ........but the Pocket4k image creams them! 
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Mark Romero 2 in Which Will Be Adopted Sooner: 4K or Rec. 2020 / HDR Broadcasting???   
    Alistair Chapman made a comment in an interview that broadcasters will more likely be using Rec 2020 sooner than they would be broadcasting in 4K since Rec 2020 doesn't require more bandwidth than Rec 709, while 4K requires a lot more bandwidth that HD. (By broadcasting I mean ALL forms of broadcasting whether over the air, internet, 5G... whatever)
    I know they aren't mutually exclusive or anything like that; Many 4K TVs sold today are already HDR capable.
    But does that make sense to you guys? Do you think we will see a wider adoption of HDR over SD sooner than we will see an adoption of 4K over 1080p???
    I know Tony Northrop said something like they only shoot their videos in 4K now because they wanted to make them "future proof." My understanding is they still shoot in SD gamma and gamuts though...
    Then again, maybe I am misunderstanding the science behind all this...
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