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  1. For some reason it won't let me upload other files giving me a 200 error?
  2. Yes you are right, I think I changed the matrix filter (tint) on it in camera to get rid of some yellow (which would explain the blue spike)
  3. No, its not a cine profile or log profile. So are you saying I should use the judgement of my eyes and the histogram to set exposure? Shirozina said he couldnt see the noise, can you see it? Cause I can see it. Yeah I set a custom white balance for perfect wb, so that shouldn't be the issue.
  4. Thats the strange part, it shows on my camera that I'm over exposing if I go higher, I'm not sure why. Unless 0.3+ or 0.7+ doesnt mean clipping? I thought it did though. Even when I expose more, it still has the same amount of noise, but I'll do another test again when I get back home. Also, make sure you're looking for the noise in a dark room so you can see the shadows better. I notice it a lot on the corner wall and the desk.
  5. So I have been using my sony a7sii for a good few months, but always wasn't sure what the noise was suppose to look like for a regular functioning factory sony a7sii. It looked fine to me and never bothered me till now. I'm lately seeing a wall of thin noise in my shots. I don't know if this is how its suppose to look or if this grain is not normal. Please tell me. This was either shot at 1000 or 1250 iso, and this is set to exposure at 0 by what the camera is telling me to expose at. (no auto at all). Here is one with my picture profile with all color depth set at 0 and its not cine 4, or the slogs C0089.MP4
  6. Your using two different color temperatures in the scene. One is the room light which is just flooding the whole scene in what I assume 4800k or 3900k, the other is the monitor which is suppose to be set around 5600-6500k. All the sources have to be the same color temperature for best results. It's the same reason why if you are lighting a subject in a incandescent/tungsten room, and you set your kelvin to match the tungsten at around 3200k, why sunlight coming in from windows looks very blue. You have to set a custom white balance with both sources hitting the 18% grey card in order to get good mixed lighting results (or as someone said above me ^, dial it in manually till it looks correct to you).
  7. My question is, does stretching a normal non-anamorphic video in post cause banding, pixel problems, compression, or any sort of negative effects? If I just did a minimal 1% stretch, would that ruin the footage?
  8. Ben J.

    DIY softening filter?

    Cool, thanks for the suggestion. I forgot about stockings. Not sure how I feel about the light loss, but oh well, can't have everything I guess
  9. I have a sony camera which has more than enough sharpness. For 50mm for closeups, I want a softer look without lowering contrast or affecting bokeh (as most softening filters do with making the bokeh look like you have dust particles on your lens). I know this is unorthodox, but if I touched the lens with my finger and put a bunch or finger prints on the lens, wouldn't that do a better job of softening the lens without lowering the contrast that much? I'd use my hbm 1/2 softening filter, but the bokeh gets affected. I know people recommend rubbing petroleum jelly and stuff like that, but I don't like the uneven look/over the top look.
  10. Try changing phase to +1 instead
  11. Did you adjust the white balance matrix? And as for someone who just bought the camera and has had it for a month now, I can tell you not to treat this camera like a canon camera in terms of WB. Try the standard values of 3200k,5600k, etc... While the eoshd pro color wb values are pretty close to standard, other profiles like autumn leaves or custom ones I made use 2600k instead of 3200k for tungsten. I just bought a 18% grey foldable card/fabric by impact, and I have to say that using a custom white balance would have saved me a headache. I usually do manual white balance and dial it in manually for each scene, but if your not in a hurry and have time, I suggest using a custom white balance. If not, there's no reason why you can't or shouldn't try saving presets; as it can't hurt. I personally just haven't found use for using presets yet.
  12. Well it was too good to be true. Unfortunately despite advertising it, they discontinued it a while ago. Kind of pissed at the lack of updates to their site and material at schneider optics. So after a week of talking to people from B&H and schneider, I'm back at square one. Looks like I'll either be cutting the glass, or just sticking to one filter....which I'm not happy about, but we'll see. These filter companies need to get their head out of their asses and wake up to 2017. Update your dam sites schneider and tiffen!
  13. SO GENTLEMEN. Despite having some good feedback, I think I have even better news! Check this new item out (never even knew about it). https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/856343-REG/B_W_66_1071048_82mm_Kaesemann_Circular_Polarizer.html And after talking to schnieder optics, the HBM filter has been updated with front threads!!
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