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About webrunner5

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    Panasonic AG-AF100AP , Panny G7, iPhone 6s Plus, Olympus EPL1

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  1. webrunner5

    Sony a7 III discussion

    We do have different ideas. I like Arri output. And there Has Never been a Star Wars movie that looked for a shit when it comes to a Cine look to it, from the Original Sony ENG cameras till now with the Reds. And a Arri Panavision was used on the http://www.arri.com/news/news/the-last-jedi-steve-yedlin-asc-on-skypanels/ "Production shot for several months at Pinewood Studios in London, with additional locations in Ireland, Croatia and Bolivia. Compared to THE FORCE AWAKENS, the number of sets and lighting schemes were far greater on THE LAST JEDI. Yedlin shot the movie in a combination of four formats: primarily anamorphic 35mm but also spherical 35mm, spherical and anamorphic ARRI ALEXA cameras from Panavision, IMAX 15-perf 65mm film, as well as the ALEXA 65 from ARRI Rental. His first ARRI ALEXA feature was the 2012 GIRL MOST LIKELY." Oh no doubt some films, very few now, are shot using all kinds of different cameras, from Go Pros to BMPCC. They use what works and what is more economical. All these new movies use tons of VFX stuff, Surely you can't do that with a Film camera? And geez half of a Mission Impossible has to be VFX stuff?
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    Sony a7 III discussion

    And the takeaway IS that he doesn't know how to grade Sony SLog files. Eh, not much of a video to be honest. Next. Is it going to hold up to 14bit Raw Red files, probably not, but I really have never thought Red footage was very Cinematic to start with. I am not a big fan of Red output. If I won the Lotto they are probably the last camera in hell I would buy. And like i said above, they are not the best camera to buy if you are looking for a FIlmic look. The Original A7s had a better output for that than the newer ones do now. And I would argue that the Filmic, Cinematic look is dead, dying anyways. Most people that even look at movies, go to them are all younger, and they probably haven't even seen 10 movies shot on Real Film. They are Used to the Digital look, and think that it is the cats ass. 4K, 6K, 8K stuff is Not going to look like B&W film from the 30's, ain't happening. And I think with HDR video getting a Film Look will be even More difficult. It is way past film DR wise if done and viewed right. Digital is here to stay, no surprise there. Damn good article on HDR, by a person that knows a thing or two about video.. https://vmi.tv/training/useful-stuff/HDR_reality_and_monitoring-a_DOP's_Perspective
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    Sony a7 III discussion

    I can tell you that Canon and Nikon sure as hell have their work cut out to begin to match a Sony A7 mk III, and I think impossible at that price point for either of them. They are not going to do it at 3500 dollars!
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    Sound recorder audio quality

    uh, you are allowed to buy the other half! I don't like Zoom stuff, so we are even.
  5. webrunner5

    Behind the Scenes footage

    Pretty good page here for some cart ideas to copy off of. https://www.pinterest.com/andyparnell1/sound-carts/?lp=true
  6. webrunner5

    The Canon C200 is here and its a bomb!

    So what ISO is that shot at? That sounds like a heck of a big limitation if 1600 is max on a Canon Cine camera!
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    Elon Musk

    Interview like 2 days ago with Elon Musk.
  8. webrunner5

    Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

    I really am not the one to ask about this LoL. All I know is that the Olympus cameras are a hell of a lot better than Panny on Photo AF. I hardly Ever used video Focus on my Oly cameras so I don't know how well that works. But I can't say my G7 was terrible in Video AF, or the GH3, but in this day and age they are way behind DPAF and even Sony now. I know the Panasonic cameras do not have Phase detect Sensors on the sensor for AF. They Only use Contrast ones. 225 on the GH5. I Think Olympus is comparing both types of sensors at the same time to get the better focus they have over Panasonic. But the old Olympus 4/3 lenses Only work with Phase detect sensors. Now there is not as many Phase Detect sensors on the sensor. Focus points on the Original EM1. 81 in contrast detection autofocus mode 37 in phase detection autofocus mode 121-point All-cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF points on the EM1 mk II. A big difference! And ALL cross point to boot! Per Olympus "it is equipped with DUAL FAST AF which allows the camera to set optimal contrast AF and On-chip Phase Detection AF, along with the high-performance TruePic VII image processor, making it a Compact System Camera with pro-level performance. " Almost sounds like the MK II doesn't even Have Contrast Detection AF points anymore??? But, and maybe a big but, it is not as good at Video AF as the De Focus stuff on the Panasonic cameras. I really don't know? https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52042656
  9. webrunner5

    Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

    They are Really going to have to do something about AF or they are going to be out of business. AF is hot now even for Video. Having Crappy Photo and Video AF. Why even buy one?
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    Pretty decent phone App. Free also! https://www.provideocoalition.com/magic-viewfinder-a-free-directors-viewfinder-app-for-android-and-ios/
  11. webrunner5

    Sony Dominates FF Sales in USA

    Sony on a roll. https://www.dpreview.com/news/0238379267/sony-takes-five-at-the-2018-19-eisa-awards
  12. webrunner5

    Sound recorder audio quality

    Pretty damn good price on this Rode Transmitter. https://www.ebay.com/itm/253816749257
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    The Oly EM1 is really a heck of a good camera in all respects. It is one of the few cameras that I regret ever selling. It just seems to fit well in your hand and it is responsive as all get out. The colors OOC are punchy, and the IBIS in it for the time is amazing. Yeah it could be better for video but for most stuff it gets the job done. I had the battery grip on mine. Little small for big hands without it. Two weak areas though. The strap lugs can break and the control wheel the back can go dead. Although some people just twist the wheel like heck and it comes back to life. But it is rare so don't Not buy one because of that. Might have been replaced under warranty years ago.
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    Metabones speedbooster and minimum focus distance