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  1. Looks cool, but I'm holding out for a Mavic Pro 3. I find FPV footage a little nauseating to watch, but they look like fun LOL! Chris
  2. Awesome, thanks for the tips. Another thing I've been debating is replacing my beachtek with a zoom to use as an audio interface. Just trying to streamline things a bit. I shoot Sony, but just can't quite convince myself to go with a proprietary piece like their XLR modules since a zoom can be used to live stream with phones and such. Chris
  3. Good to know! You always have the solution LOL! How would you compare the Deity to something like the Video Mic Pro+? Thanks mate. Chris
  4. Hmmm... B&H shows them in stock. Might take the plunge since my G3 is only one lav and the stick mic. They need a wireless go shotgun that we can put on a boom or just to get better nat sound. I feel like I own too many mics LOL, and I'm not even an audio guy. Chris
  5. I use the Zilr cable and another one off Amazon. Both are very flexible and do raw into the Ninja, so you should be good. The Zilr is the most bendy. Though the ribbon cables BTM Pix posted look more flexible LOL! https://www.amazon.com/ZILR-Ultra-Ethernet-HDCP2-2-Camera/dp/B07SFK3FVZ https://www.amazon.com/Poyiccot-Degree-Cable-Plated-Left-Right/dp/B07332ZBXV/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=poyiccot+HDMI+90+degree&qid=1614693702&s=electronics&sr=1-4 Chris
  6. Has anyone used these and found them to be reliable signal wise and quiet? I have a Sennheiser G3 that I'd like to shrink, but the 2.4ghz thing makes me nervous. Some call them the bees-knees and some call them noisy. A backup recording sounds handy too. Chris
  7. I work in tourism marketing in Florida, its been a rough year, lots of layoffs and visitation numbers collapsing for a good chunk of 2020. Lots of colleagues lots jobs as layoffs cut deep industry-wide. I've been fortunate to be at 2019 levels of income as there were needs for pandemic messaging and now slowly starting to welcome back visitors. Plus everyone is doubling down on local experiences, outdoor adventures and other social distance activities that can be safely done - so there's lots of content buckets to fill. Things are rebounding. I feel blessed to still be busy, but its been tough
  8. v2.0 FW is out. Cinetone is the headline, but there are always under the hood fixes filed under "improves overall stability of the camera" https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7sm3/downloads This is the worst part of owning a Sony, not being able to simply copy to a card and update, have to plug in the camera and hope for the best. Chris
  9. Because if it were called the a7sIIIc, it wouldn't sell at $3800 There's an interview on Dpreview, its their drone cam among other uses. Sony is building out an ecosystem which is good since DJI seems to have forgotten about their entire line above the Mini/Air's. I think people are getting too hung up on the word cinema. Bloom makes fun of that in his FX3 video. IMO, rather than create a new line they dropped it below the FX6. Cheers Chris
  10. Well that's the FX6, I don't think anyone expects a shrunken FX6 that undercuts its price by that much. Though I think they could have pushed the price point a higher and included all that. IMO that's the problem with the rumor mill, it creates crazy expectations with all the bullshit, and then things come crashing down with actual specs or prices. Cheers Chris
  11. More choices are better. Kinda makes the C70 look a little overpriced. Man how quickly everyone throws shade. If this was released before the a7s3 it would be hailed as the greatest thing ever. Personally I like it, even though I love the EVF on the a7s3. The only thing I don't like is the lack of a convenient way to mount a monitor to the handle. If you're going that route, the a7s3 and a cage makes more sense. If you're all internal recording without a monitor, I'd probably go this route for something smaller. I do wish it had the internal ND's. If I get another video-centric Sony
  12. Makes sense, I try not to speak in absolutes because everyone has such different shooting scenarios where issues may arise that I'll never see. I guess the best solution is one of the standard single handle gimbals instead of the Weebill's design, time for a RS2 LOL! Chris
  13. I've had them micro HDMI fail on a camera and the one on my Mavic Pro 2 controller just broke. Fortunately Its a relatively inexpensive board swap. I love having the full size HDMI on the a7s3, such an underrated feature. I was so paranoid plugging my Ninja into the a73 because that one is so fragile. I'd like to see USB-c replace the smaller HDMI variants, seems more robust. Chris
  14. Same as others, I use the flip out screen on the Weebill S all the time. Its tougher to see against the back of the camera IMO. I find shooting with the tilt LCD on the a73 more of a pain and with larger lenses like a 24-70 its really tight against the rear motor since you have to slide the camera back a bit. I don't have any counterweights to help in that regard. I shoot a lot of underslung and waist height stuff too, got a cheap/light CF handle from B&H that lives on the upper mount so I can leave the tripod handle on the bottom. Between the EOS R and now the a7s3, can't say I remember t
  15. LOL! ISO 1.6 million and 9-stop IBIS, and Global shutter and so on. Plus a 1280 nit rear screen, that would need its own Sony NPF battery for power. Fake news. Chris
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