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    TwoScoops reacted to Andrew Reid in First test of Magic Lantern on the Canon EOS R by EOSHD and A1ex   
    Can you please try installing Magic Lantern on that plane?
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    TwoScoops reacted to IronFilm in Articles without summarizing video's are annoying!   
    When I first started out then NoFilmSchool seemed to be so awesome! I read it every week. 
    But it has been sh*t for years and years now. 
    I'm not sure what happened? Did it become total crap? Or maybe I became better? ha!
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    TwoScoops reacted to mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    As awesome as BM is as a company, there is no reason to speak badly of tone1k for asking an honest and reasonable question. It also doesn’t serve any new customers that are elated by the announcement of the P4K.
    I believe every single BM cinema camera has had an issue or two when first released. Most people understand that a small company does not have the resources that the major players have but to ignore that the issues existed makes you sound like a shill.
    Sure previous cameras were made from off the shelf parts and everybody understands that it takes some trial and error through design and manufacturing to get everything right but moire was a problem because the camera lacks an OLPF and had nothing to do with the sensor specifically.
    Hell even the Micro had some issues with FPN and BM was using that sensor for years before the Micro was released. And I don’t know what you read but I followed the Ursa 4.6k magenta issue and there is no reason to say that it was user error.
    So yes, sometimes products do get released with issues that require a repair or a new unit but this is a regular thing with BM.
    Personally, I believe there will be some issues with the P4K as well, but at that price point, who cares? BM does have a track record of releasing cameras late and with issues, but they also have a track record of making the customer happy.
    But due to the price point, there is going to be a lot of new adopters to the BM ecosystem and hopefully BM either gets it right or these new customers understand what they’re getting for the money and show some patience. Or maybe since they’re using that sensor, this will be a more generic release from BM but God I hope that sensor isn’t a signal that it’s a generic camera.
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    TwoScoops reacted to Tone1k in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    "Lucky to not understand"... Patronising much? I'm in Melbourne, a friend of mine is a product manager at BMD though not the camera department and I've had conversations about this with him, though not directly relating to BMD. I understand perfectly.
    This is all beside the point though. The issues that plagued 1st gen cameras were given as an example and way to ask a question: with the P4K, is product testing more stringent now or should we expect to see issues like those found in the BMD first gen cameras or even the Ursa Mini 4k considering the sensor is new to BMD. 
    That's it. 
    Yes, first gen TV's. That's why I'm asking the question. BMDs cameras are not first gen now but this sensor is a first gen sensor for them hence the question..... Is it really that unreasonable a question? 
    Having a hot light source in the frame is completely normal. As is shooting any indoor scene without the FPN and flicker that plagued Ursa Mini 4k. I used three copies and they were all un usable with the same issues unless shooting in bright sunlight. 
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from jonpais in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    A lot of it was shot on Alexa:
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    TwoScoops reacted to DBounce in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    If the C500 is not enough camera for you, it’s worth considering that perhaps the camera is not actually the issue. After all, if it’s good enough for a major motion picture... and with that said I as high a hopes as I have for the P4k, I’m not expecting it to live up to a C500. Just keeping it real.
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from kaylee in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    No footage, only autism. 
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    TwoScoops reacted to webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I don't blame you at all!!  We are not sick of hearing from you. Me, and I bet a lot of people are sick of hearing from 2 people that we all know have shitted up this thread! All these Kinefinity fanatic's on here must have a case of the dumb shits. I am sick and tired of hearing it also. It Holds a F ing Sony E Mount lens, can you use the god damn thing, F No.
    It is just like the useless BMCC with the E mount. What they hell you do with a lens you can't control shit with it. You sell it on ebay that is what you do. Fly by wire lenses are as useless as Tits on a Boar Hog on a dumb adapter. Get over it. Now if you own a E mount Cine set of 50 grand lenses well hell you are set.
    Unless you live in China the Kinefinity is also as useless as those Tits on that Boar Hog. If you can't buy one or get it repaired close to where you live you are as crazy as your posts have been on here. And you are not even going to buy one anyhow. There are 12 dealers, other than in China, in the whole F ing world. Yeah I want one of those.
    I am sure with a few bugs worked out of it it will be a damn good contender. But it is not the second coming of Christ, and it can have 70 mounts, but if you can only pretty much hang a Native lens on it, and look at it, well so what.
    Take your Kinefinity bullshit on a Kinefinity thread. That way I don't have to read a God Damn thing about it as I will never open that thread! Quit doing it in a 4K BMPCC thread! Go the F away! Your just running off one of the smartest people on here that actually does this stuff for a living, You are just like Jon was doing.
    You cheap ass bastards are never going to buy one anyways. What makes a shit what it does.
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    TwoScoops reacted to Anaconda_ in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I'm 100% certain it'll be within the next couple of months.
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    TwoScoops reacted to Bkn Soc of Cinematography in Mini Doc shot in Mauritius - GH5s   
    Shot this mini doc while on vacation in Mauritius. It's about those who work behind the scenes to uphold the illusion of paradise.
    Shot on GH5s, it was intended as a camera test as I wanted to see how 60p and V log play. So it's shot on either 4k 8bit or FHD 10bi at 60pt. In both cases, V log bands quite horribly even in 10 bit FHD. Unfortunately, being on vacation I didn't use an external monitor so I couldn't see the banding until I got it on my computer. I hope this is something Panasonic can fix, at least in 10bit (no excuse). I love Vlog in 10bit 4k non 60p. But I'll probably have to experiment with HGL settings which is a drag because I prefer Vlog overall and I'd hate to have to mix the two settings for a sequence. 

    Also, I shot it with Olympus 12-40 2.8 and 40-150 2.8. Love both of these lenses as the manual focus is excellent. I used a monopod for the 40-150 and handheld for the 12-40. Coming from a film background, I don't miss the IS. A little camera shake doesn't kill me, especially for a doc. It was my first time using the 40-150. This lens is superb and worth every penny. But it's not a handheld lens. It has the reach of a 70-200 in FF and that extra 40 over the Panasonic 35-100 makes a huge difference. Also being able to switch to true manual (no fly by wire) is worth it. 
    Here's the link. Enjoy.

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    TwoScoops reacted to Tone1k in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Hi JB, 
    Thanks for your input here on this forum. 
    While you say that BM have asked most of the questions asked here already in the devolopment stages, I'm a little more interested in the product testing stages pre release.
    While the Ursa Mini line have had a lot less image quality issues than 1st Gen BMD cameras like the Production and Production 4k, image quality issues like sunspots in highlights, high levels of flicker and FPN (in the UrsaMini 4k) seem like obvious  issues that should be picked up on pre release of the camera. Why do issues like this get through if product testing occurs prior to release? Surely a test of the original Production camera would have included shooting a frame with a light source on it and the sun spot show up? 
    While I trust that BM have learned from their past mistakes, and I know that a working version of the Pocket 4K has been doing the rounds with viewings in retailers here in Australia to hopefully get feedback pre release, do cameras go through more thorough testing now compared to a few years ago or can we expect the Pocket 4K, with a new sensor (to BMD) to have image quality issues on release and then BMD address them afterwards? 
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    TwoScoops reacted to Tone1k in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I don't see a problem with the way this discussion has evolved. It has naturally evolved to what it is based on the lack of new info on the Pocket. Let's not be so militant that natural conversation be stifled for needing to start new threads for each and every little tangent that a conversation might go on. I see JB as a BMD ambassador so his input is highly valued here. 
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    TwoScoops reacted to IronFilm in Nikon full frame mirrorless camera specs   
    Purely by accident too!
    Canon could have put video in the 50D. 
    But only finally did this in the 5Dmk2 because Nikon forced their hand with the Nikon D90
    Sooooo... do you know yet now the impacts of The Great Fire of London?
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from Thpriest in Best native bokeh lens for GH5?   
    It's not as technically precise as the others but I really loved the Voigt 42.5. Nice Leica-like bokeh and really flattering to faces.
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from Damphousse in ASMR   
    Escorts have been paid to have dinner with old, rich creeps for decades if not centuries. It's nothing new. 
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from kaylee in ASMR   
    Does nothing for me either. A cynic might say it's just another way for cute but not quite model worthy girls to get attention online from nerds. ? Some of the videos are interesting from the perspective that society is at such a low now that they're basically packaging and 'selling' regular human interactions. (Too lazy to find the link but an example of one I saw was a suit fitter.)
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from webrunner5 in ASMR   
    Escorts have been paid to have dinner with old, rich creeps for decades if not centuries. It's nothing new. 
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    TwoScoops reacted to John Brawley in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Thanks for the notes.
    A great deal of The Resident is shot handheld with an Ursa Mini Pro and APO Hyperprimes from SLR Magic. We rig it in what I call “football” mode.  Body, wooden camera cheese plates, Dbox, MDR, battery, lens and side handle.  
    I try to keep it as small as possible. Attcahed are a couple of shots I was operating on a pilot in Chicago a few months ago.
    A lot is also shot with a minimally rigged micro camera, WC cage, self pulling with a 10mm SLR Magic lens and a 5” VA for monitoriing on an arm.  Idea being to keep it all very small.  There’s a picture here showing the way I work that rig here mid-take.  It allows me to get the camera inside the surgical feild and very intimate.
    We work really hard on making the medical stuff as real as possible. It’s a real prop in that case.  Most of the extras in surgery scenes are realy life OR nurses and surgeons.  We have surgeons as consultants and we make a lot of prosthetics to be story specific.  
    We have to take some liberties though, usually for time.  I mean it’s a 47 min TV show
    I recall with the scene you’re talking about that graft would normally take about an hour to install and sew.  Mina gets it done in a few seocnds ?. The whole procedure would take a few hours.  
    So we try to get the spirit right and we try to be very explicit and accurate with the medical depictions. We still get. alot of medical people flaming the show for not being “right” but usually they’re more upset with the way we depict the shortcomings and failings of the US medical system ?
    We shoot, edit and master in 1920.  Fox does the downconvert.  You can get 1920 versions from other stremaing services though.

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    TwoScoops got a reaction from Grimor in ASMR   
    Escorts have been paid to have dinner with old, rich creeps for decades if not centuries. It's nothing new. 
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from arson519 in Best native bokeh lens for GH5?   
    It's not as technically precise as the others but I really loved the Voigt 42.5. Nice Leica-like bokeh and really flattering to faces.
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    TwoScoops reacted to Anaconda_ in ASMR   
    I've seen videos of someone eating their dinner. The idea is if I you're home alone, you can eat with them... 
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    TwoScoops got a reaction from mercer in Sony a7 III discussion   
    Interesting you word it like this. I've often thought it's almost like they don't really care about the viewpoint as much as... just having a viewpoint to espouse. ? 
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    TwoScoops reacted to IronFilm in Behind the Scenes footage   
    Generators, our mortal enemies! 
    Today was a battle I lost. They wouldn't shut them up.  
    Oh well, a problem for them now in post!
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    TwoScoops reacted to mercer in Sony a7 III discussion   
    I try not to subscribe to political movements or social media prescribed causes created by political operatives to use the masses’ need to be heard on their 15 minute soapbox.
    It’s amazing how alone we are when we have the world at our fingertips. And these people of power exploit that loneliness and that need to be heard. So, for me, if a cause begins with a hashtag or ends with a gate... I shrug my shoulders and root for the pawns...
    But I digress...
    You’re right, this site is about tech and craft. For me it’s about learning from more talented people than myself on how to get a modicum of beauty in my images... but I’m just a hobbyist with narrative dreams.
    But like you once wrote, “art is politics” so in a community where relationships are forged by artists and craftsman, it is only natural for conversations to evolve from the passion of creation.
    So what is Jon Pais’ story? What is mine? Or yours?
    We all hide behind a moniker and an avatar as we anonymously hang our creative laundry for professionals and amateurs to critique. With every screengrab or video we share, we also share a vulnerability and unfortunately some people piss all over that. There are some nasty fuckers on this site.
    So I guess the question is... is Jon one of them...
    In the end, I don’t really care what some older American living abroad thinks. As I’m sure others don’t care what a 43 year old guy from South Jersey thinks but I must admit, as a storyteller, I do enjoy the drama.
    So carry on.
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    TwoScoops reacted to mercer in Sony a7 III discussion   
    And so it begins...
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