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Grégory LEROY

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  1. How are you operating? Are you shooting monochrome / acros simulations straight into the camera, or do you prefer to shoot F-log for the extra dynamic and then editing it B&W ?

    I like the monochrome look, but I thinks there's not enough dynamic (yes I shoot tone -2).

    Are you obtaining a good result using F-log and a B&W Lut ?

    Do not hesitate to post your personal videos in the comment.

    Thank you

  2. On 3/14/2019 at 8:42 AM, thephoenix said:

    i had this with a mic and it was a low battery signal

    are you in france greg ?

    Sorry for answering late. Batery was full (both camera and preamp). I live in Warsaw, Poland.

  3. 16 minutes ago, BrunoCH said:

    Then the input in XT3 works fine. It"s an input mic. There is a mic preamp in the XT3 (not good preamp but it's a DSLR). If you plug a preamp in the XT3, you get a chain of 2 preamp. The problem is probably there. 

    Can you try this with your saramonic plug in your XT3

    In movie setting/audio setting/external mic level adjustment/Manual / -30dB . The pulse is still here ?

    And try same thing but adjustment OFF. 

    Yes I did it, I spent a lot of time on this issue,  I've experimented all kind of config, I'm visiting fujifilm next week. 

  4. 18 hours ago, IronFilm said:

    Saramonic is known for making low quality junk, have you tried the XT3 with anything which is not Saramonic? 

    Oh you have. 
    Maybe try any more thing other than a Rode Micro? (as they're rather low quality too....)

    And perhaps if you upload a few clips so we can see what you mean by a "pulse"?


    Fujifilm has proposed me to visit them next week, I will let you know. Unfortunately in Poland, I don't see other afordable option than saramonics.

    Here is a capture of the weird pulse : 



    9 hours ago, BrunoCH said:

    You're right. Rode video micro  works fine on my XT3.

    It works fine directly in XT3 but not with a preamp. I don't like that much the sound of this shotgun mic but I have no other option unfortunately.

  5. 9 hours ago, Grégory LEROY said:

    I'm going to do the test, I have this mic, I just need to buy a second battery, and I'll come back to you.

    Ok it doesn't work, I'm still hearing this pulse, I'm going to send back the camera to Fuji. Fuji is not serious when it comes to video recording, I should have invested in a pana

  6. 56 minutes ago, BrunoCH said:

    Can you try the Xt3 input mic with a micro something like a videomicro rode?
    Did you try the headphone jack on your XT3 with internal mic?

    I'm going to do the test, I have this mic, I just need to buy a second battery, and I'll come back to you.

  7. 4 hours ago, Mark Romero 2 said:

    You need to tell me what your address is so that I may catch the camera when you throw it out the window.

    But as BrunoCH said, check whether your Saramonic has Mic Level Output or just Line Level Output.

    Can you plug headphones in to the Saramonic output and hear the sound clearly? Then that would be line level (I think).

    "check whether your Saramonic has Mic Level Output or just Line Level Output" I really don't know, what I know is the smartrig+ work  fine with my Nikon d5500, and none of the preamp I've tried work with the XT-3. I'm just receiving a pulse signal.

    When I plug headphones in the saramonics smartrig+, I constantly heard this pulse, like the microphone is on and off at a regular rythme, so it's not contact failure.

    I'm quite sure the issue come from the camera, I've heard other people experiencing this issue with the X-T3.

  8. 7 hours ago, BrunoCH said:

    What type of cable do you use between your Saromonics and your XT3?

    There is a difference between line level and microphone level. Micro level is from 1 / 1000V to 1 / 100V against line level about 1V.

    Some micro input supports line level input but not always. I don’t know for XT3. In this case you must use an attenuator cable of this type:


    For the Saromonics smartrig+ I own, the line out cable is integrated, unfortunately can't use this microphone atenuator you sent.

    I did a test yesterday with the SR-PAX2 using the cable provided in the box.


  9. That's been two months I'm trying to use an external preamp with the Fuji X T-3.

    Both Saramonics SmartRig+ and SR-PAX2 don't work. Instead, I receive some audio pulse, the sound is like hatched. I don't have this issue with my Nikon, I don't know what to do, I have the last 2.1 firmware update and I set the audio correctly (I've tried many configs).

    Pleas tell me what should I do before I throw this camera out of the window.

    Thank you.

  10. On 6/6/2018 at 9:46 PM, hijodeibn said:

    Yes Gregory, absolutely worth it the extra bulk, but later in post, use the recorded sound from the H1, since you are also recording in parallel the sound to the camera, it is very easy to replace it with the H1.....

    ahhhh, I didn't know I could record both in the same time ! thanks for the tips !

    On 6/6/2018 at 6:46 PM, cantsin said:

    Definitely a good low-cost solution for improving in-camera recorded sound, if your camera has a line-in port. Used the same setup for my Blackmagic Pocket.

    Thanks for your feed back

    On 6/7/2018 at 12:02 AM, IronFilm said:

    If the D5500 is so very bad then turn up the RX output and turn down the D5500

    Yes I did it, thanks

  11. On 07/02/2018 at 3:19 AM, Asmundma said:

    In 2018, with a New Sony or Canon camera, who is shooting manual most of the time?

    Rai TV (italia) came to me to cover an event I've organized in Poland. The cam operator had a Canon C100 mkII but he has never used autofocus at all during the whole duration of the event, it is not reliable enough according to him.

    It seems that pros don't use autofocus at all, neither on Sony or Canon cameras or whatever.

    Questioning the pro might be more reliable than forum.

  12. 16 hours ago, Asmundma said:

    In 2018, with a New Sony or Canon camera, who is shooting manual most of the time?

    Ok interesting, I never had any Sanon or Sony camera. So Canon and Sony shooters never manually focus. I remember this cam operator from Vice uk covering my training, he seemed to manually focus a 35mm canon L on a C300mkI, but I'm not sure.

  13. 22 hours ago, teddoman said:

    Interesting that the lens manufacturers don't have a specific designation for FBW lenses. You have to know that Canon STM lenses are all FBW, for example, but there isn't a separate designation for FBW vs non-FBW lenses.

    Apparently the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is not a FBW lens, so perhaps it's not totally true that all Sigma lenses are FBW. It shows up on the list of MC-11 compatible lenses (Canon mount)




    Can you show me the list of MC-11 compatible lens pleas?

  14. 1 hour ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Of the Sony lenses I own, I have the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 FE, Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZE, Batis 25mm F2 and Batis 85mm F1.8. Can highly recommend them all, but the Sigma ART lenses are WAAAAY better value for money.

    The advantage of the Sony ones is generally.... smaller, lighter, quieter, no adapter needed (obviously) but the optical performance is similar to Sigma and no giant step up even on the best lenses. In fact the Sigma 85mm F1.4 ART is better than the G-Master from Sony!

    Thank you for answering. So manual focusing doesn't come into the equation for shooting with Sigma.

    Focus by wire is not a real issue. Native Sony lenses are as easy as Sigma Art to manually focus with.

  15. 14 hours ago, Robert Collins said:

    I think you are taking the original post rather out of context (it doesnt say throw away your Sony glass.) A lot of video shooters using Sony are coming from Canon and have a lot of Canon glass including Sigma EF which they are adapting to Sony. The point of the post is that the Sigma adapts better. Others use multiple cameras and like Canon glass because it can be adapted to M43, Sony or used with Canon - Sony lenses cannot be adapted to other formats.

    Sony lenses are pretty much certain to work better for af than adapted glass because they are designed for both cdaf and pdaf and for Sony. Sigma lenses are considerably cheaper but if I was looking to buy Sigma lenses new for Sony FE, I would certainly wait until they make their announcement of Sigma Sony native art lenses later this month. Sony lenses work great and can be smaller but they are all fbw. On the A7riii image stabilization works better in video if the lens also has OSS (which Sony then uses for 2 out of 5 axis). 

    I was answering Jonpais  stating "Sigma lenses are fbw"   (I was surprised)

    My question was about focus by wire. Andrew doesn't seem to posses any Sony lens (at least expensive ones). So I was wondering if for video grapher possessing an A7RIII, sigma art lenses were providing the best of both world: video autofocus and physical manual focus. Nobody talk about manual focus, but it seems to be a big advantage over sony native lenses (or not if nobody talk about it, i don't have your experience with mirrorless)

    There's no lens, even sony native with such characteristics: video autofocus + classic manual focus (not by wire). I don't like sigma lenses. the only lens I've broken is a sigma but in that (video) scenario it's seems wiser to invest in sigma art lens, canon or sigma mount instead of Sony ( I only have a nikon camera, so no adapting for me)

  16. I I understand the topic, the biggest advantage of using Sigma glass with Sigma MC-11 adapter is to have video focus while having the possibility to manual focus physically (I mean no focus by wire)

    it's also cheaper than Sony native.

    Sony glass in the other hand tend to be smaller (like the 28mm f2, 85 f1.8, I don't need f1.4 shallow depth of field) and you can autofocus effectively both in video and photo but focus by wire.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Ideally for my need, Sony would produce small primes, not as fast and over corrected like the big sigma, with a manual focus clutch like in some Olympus lenses.

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