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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Snowfun in 3C Cinema Camera Controller App for Pocket 4K - OFFICIAL LAUNCH   
    Excommunication will follow shortly.

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from IronFilm in Atomos Shinobi (monitor only version of the Ninja V)   
    Well I think this new portkeys monitor is what many people (including me) have been asking for. Nice price for all the features. 
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to kye in Moving from Premiere Pro to Resolve 15   
    Welcome to the Resolve users club!  Damn, maybe that should be a real club, that's a t-shirt I might actually wear.
    I've been piling all the Resolve info I could find into this thread here so have a read at your leisure..
    Changing colour space in Resolve is a bit confusing - not because it's difficult to do but more because there are lots of different ways to do it.
    The workflow I'd recommend for you is very similar to your existing one:
    Node 1: Adjustment layer (if you want to change WB or whatever) Node 2: Colour Space Transform OFX plugin to change from V-log to rec.709 colour and gamma Node 3 onwards: grading as you normally would The Colour Space Transform (CST) plugin isn't a LUT, it's better than that because it preserves any clipped highlights/shadows, and has some nice options for handling extremes.  More info here:
    Be aware that you can change colour space in many different places, but that using the CST plugin is the most flexible and AFAIK has all the benefits of the other methods as well as the extra flexibility.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Django in Canon EOS R first impressions - INSANE split personality camera   
    shout out to @Mattias Burling for covering the new Kipon Elegant prime lens series for RF & Z mounts:
    How does the lens perform for video? is the aperture ring smooth? is there any contact info recognized by EOS R (F-stop, focal range, metering etc)?
    Also is that an RF to Minolta speedbooster at 00:30 ?! How close do you get to FF in 4K when using it? What's the optical quality like?
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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from IronFilm in please delete   
    I think this lens was made for you @kaylee😉

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from kaylee in please delete   
    I think this lens was made for you @kaylee😉

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to BTM_Pix in My New Pocket4K Android App   
    Here is the completed User Guide.
    So you know its very, very imminent now
    User Guide For 3C v1.1 by CDA-TEK Ltd .pdf
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to kye in Best way to shoot a lens comparison?   
    My last lenses are due to arrive, and before I shoot 10 million test images I want to make sure the test is good.
    I will be shooting lenses with a wide range of different focal lengths, maximum apertures, and minimum focal distances.  I've done a test mini-shootout that looked like this:
    ~50mm on SB F2.8:

    ~40mm no SB F2.8:

    ~20mm no SB F2.8:

    I tried to keep the same framing so had to move the camera back with the longer focal-lengths.  Unfortunately, because of this the DOF is different on all lenses even though those test shots are all F2.8.
    Do I make a test scene where the framing is similar in each lens so that you can compare resolution (ie, the texture or reference charts) and accept that the DOF will be different, or do I keep the DOF the same but vary the framing, meaning that you can't compare resolution etc.  
    I'll be testing lenses that range from 8mm F4 to 200mm F4 and with apertures as much as 0.95.
    In terms of what I want to shoot in the test scene, here are my notes:
    Shooting stills as they're higher resolution than video and are RAW so it eliminates most of the colour science and processing from the camera Controlled lighting for consistency throughout test Different colour temperature lights for a bit of colour (probably tungsten key with daylight WB and other lights for colour) Things in focus in the middle and at the edges of the frame (to test sharpness) Focus target in the centre Measuring tape running front-to-back to look at focus transitions Colour checker of some kind (I'll use my DIY one, not calibrated but good for comparisons) Fully manual settings and identical WB between shots to show colour differences Some bokeh with things out of focus and probably also an LED light in the background for bokeh ball Test every lens at every f-stop (it will be a huge number of images, but good for comparison and in my mini-test I didn't do that and I wished I had) I'll also shoot every lens at an identical set of settings to determine relative brightness Thoughts?
    How should I frame and is there anything missing?  (No, I don't have easy access to a model, plus I find their non-identical facial expressions taint the interpretation of images )
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to heart0less in Best way to shoot a lens comparison?   
    I don't want to soft-soap by any means, but it's been mostly you that have (/has?) been pointing out many useful tweaks / tricks lately, hahaha. 
    I am most inspired by what you offer and from time to time try my best to help other people any way I can, too. 
    It's a great thing to have you here, really. 
    I'm not a long time member of this community, though I hope most people could agree with me. 
    Can't really suggest any particular way to run these tests, but I'm sure the findings will prove to be a great, horizon-broadening read. 
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to BTM_Pix in My New Pocket4K Android App   
    Just finishing up writing the user guide and then we are ready to go.
    Control layout explanation here

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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from IronFilm in Cinemartin Fran 8K Global Shutter Camera   
    This will be interesting lol

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to tomsemiterrific in Clearing up the utter bull**** in this Tony Northup Panasonic S1 video   
    I agree with one caveat: Northrup does influence a LOT of people. I really think his errors, misconceptions, and  and omissions ought to be pointed out and explained. But attacking him personally, justified or not, can easily look like sour grapes and pettiness.
    Stick with the objective content of his commentary and you'll be fine and end up looking good. Will you look as good as Chelsea? Probably not---but still... 
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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from IronFilm in Atomos Shinobi (monitor only version of the Ninja V)   
    I wouldn't recommend using a monitor to power your p4k, it  could potentially burn out your monitor and camera. 
    Tom Antos killed two monitors trying to power the pocket 4k via dummy battery from dc out...
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to buggz in The Resolve / Colour Grading resource thread   
    As well as Resolve training videos, they are now making available commercial training books in pdf format for FREE download.
    Training Videos Introduction to Editing
    Perfect for both new editors and anyone switching to DaVinci Resolve, this video teaches you how to import and organize media, edit andtrim video, addtransitions, effects, titles and more.

    The Art of Color Grading
    Learn how and why you should usethe primary and secondary grading features, along with how to read scopes. This will teach you how to make informed decisions so you can accurately balance shots.

    DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
    Learn how to adjust multiple parameters simultaneously and grade without using a mouse. Thisvideo teaches you how using a panel allows you to work faster and gives you more creative options.

    Fusion VFX and Graphics
    This video will teach you the fundamental concepts of the Fusion page in DaVinci Resolve 15 and its node based interface for compositing, tracking, keying, animating text, paint and more.

    Fusion VFX in 3D
    This video will show you how to work in 3D, extrude and customize text, animate, particles, glows and more. By the end, you’ll create your own animated 3D text with glowing, swirling particles.

    Fairlight Audio Production Part 1
    Learn how to create a professional soundtrack using the Fairlight page. This video covers dialog editing, balancing, voiceover, track layers, dialogue splits using words from other takes, and more!

    Fairlight Audio Production Part 2
    This video expands on audio production and teaches you about normalization, compression, equalization and sound design, aswell as bouncing, mixing andpanning finished tracks for delivery.

    Managing Media
    This video teaches you how to use the Media page to import and organize footage, work with metadata, batch process clips, andperfectly synchronize audio and video by timecode or waveform analysis.

    Delivering Content
    Learn how to prepare your content for delivery! This video teaches you how to use the Deliver page presets, how to create custom encoding settings from scratch, set up a render queue, and more.
    Training Books The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 15
    The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 15 is a hands on training guide with step by step lessons that will teach you how to edit video, create visual effects and motion graphics, color correct images and mix audio with DaVinci Resolve 15.

    Advanced Editing with DaVinci Resolve 15
    These hands-on lessons will teach you the art and craft of editing using DaVinci Resolve’s advanced editing features. You’ll learn how to cut dramatic, documentary, music videos and action scenes, and how to build eye-catching effects on both the Edit and Fusion pages. Then you’ll learn how to mix audio and deliver your final film for digital cinema, broadcast TV or streaming services.

    Introduction to Fairlight Audio Post with DaVinci Resolve 15
    This hands-on training guide will teach you the art of sound editing, sweetening, recording, mixing and mastering. Beginning audio editors and assistants will find clear workflow driven lessons, while seasoned audio professionals will quickly learn Fairlight’s user-friendly tools to create incredible soundtracks.

    Color Correction with DaVinci Resolve 15
    This hand-on training guide takes you through a series of practical exercises that teach you how to use DaVinci Resolve’s color correction tools. The workflow based lessons begin with primary tools and scopes for balancing images. Next, you’ll learn how to use secondary tools for more targeted and creative corrections so you can make your own Hollywood caliber grades!
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    AlexTrinder96 got a reaction from wyrlyn in Atomos Shinobi (monitor only version of the Ninja V)   
    I wouldn't recommend using a monitor to power your p4k, it  could potentially burn out your monitor and camera. 
    Tom Antos killed two monitors trying to power the pocket 4k via dummy battery from dc out...
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Andrew Reid in Panasonic S1 4K 10bit video mode to be present at launch with Hybrid LOG Gamma   
    Overlooked in the first articles about this camera is the 4K H.265 mode of the Panasonic S1. Similar to the Fuji X-T3, this will allow 10bit internal recording in HEVC with launch firmware version 1.0 - no need to wait for the paid 10bit update.
    3840 x 2160 is available in 10bit at 24p, 25p and 30p with no crop - it is full frame.
    The later paid update is for a higher bitrate 10bit 4:2:2 mode and V-LOG, but in the meantime 10bit H.265 provides the silky smooth colour of 10bit with HDR and much smaller file sizes.
    Read the full article
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to Anaconda_ in Atomos Shinobi (monitor only version of the Ninja V)   
    I don't think it is aimed at Pocket owners. At this price, if you have the P4K it'd be better to get the 5inch Blackmagic Video Assist that records 1080p as well. The UI between camera and VA is the same, the batteries are the same and you can record 1080 and 4K at the same time. - the Ninja V is overkill since the P4K doesn't output 4k, and the Shinobi is just a monitor (with great features).
    You don't need a 4K Ninja Star for that, in fact, being 4K would make it overkill for the Pocket. The OG Star - which I use a lot with the pocket - is perfect. Output the LUT and record a 1080 file and a LOG/RAW 4K file at the same time. 
    In my line of work, we use 4K for backups/future proof and 1080 for actual broadcast, so a majority of shoots we're just downscaling the footage. The BMD VA or Ninja Star skips that step, and we have both resolutions in real time, automatically. The only real difference is if you'd like a monitor or not.
    Interesting side-note for those who do have the P4K and the Ninja Star - the Rec trigger on the camera sets the Star to record too. Most recent cameras don't do that since Atomos changed their trigger protocol, meaning you have to press Rec on the camera and the Star.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to BTM_Pix in Atomos Shinobi (monitor only version of the Ninja V)   
    I know.
    That's why I said they could/should also re-relase the Ninja Star.
    The argument for Pocket 4K owners having a 4K version is that they may have more than one camera that can benefit in a different way (opening up 4K60p for the LS300 etc). 
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to BTM_Pix in Atomos Shinobi (monitor only version of the Ninja V)   
    I'm going to bang the Ninja Star drum again but I've got to say that if they were going to split the Ninja V into its two component parts then they've arguably decided to sell the wrong half !
    Don't get me wrong, its a great monitor for that price but at £349 the extra £200 for the Ninja V having the recorder is almost a no brainer.
    Whereas if they reversed that equation and made a compact recorder only version for £200 then everyone who's cameras offer enhanced frame rates and bit rates over HDMI only would be all over it.
    And while we're at it, Atomos would also have a big hit by doing an affordable EVF.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to ntblowz in Shooting with the Panasonic S1 in Barcelona   
    C5D test the DR on S1
    with HLG it got 12.2 stops, Cine-D got 10.8 stops, so hopefully with full vlog it get 14dr

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to wolf33d in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    You are such a poor human being. I commented on a Canon camera, not even mentioning you or answering your post, and you come out of nowhere to insult me. Of course I respond. 
    Now you come and screenshot my 2 worst Instagram shot and try to compare it with your best pics.... Ok. Be careful though with posting pictures of people that are not yours without permission, which I am not giving you by the way.
    I am happy about my work especially when I see what you do with a $6000 camera, when I do this with a $500 one:

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to fuzzynormal in Back from the dead? 8 reasons why I am warming to the tiny Canon EOS RP   
    FWIW, one of the favorite docs I shot was with a GM1 handheld.  There's a lot of things to worry about with making movies.  Sure, camera mass is one of them, but, to me, pretty inconsequential on the priority list.
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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to JordanWright in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Looks like Blackmagic Raw isn't to far away! Someone from the Blackmagic forum went to a Blackmagic camera masterclass and noticed the P4K was running firmware with Blackmagic Raw installed. 

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    AlexTrinder96 reacted to graphicnatured in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    My cage arrived today!

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