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    jpleong reacted to IronFilm in Directional lavs?   
    Doesn't sound as good.
    I started with a NTG2, then I "upgraded" (it wasn't!) to a ME66, then I got a Sanken CS3e / CS1e (and many others since!). Should've just skipped those first two and gone to something decent.
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    jpleong got a reaction from IronFilm in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Can you help me understand your experience a bit when you say "awkward focal lengths on Super35"? Like, under what conditions are you shooting?
    The filmmakers I studied under using Super 35, its equivalent sensor size, or a 4/3rds sensor always used focal lengths that were readily compatible with common "full frame" lenses. For doc interviews, I was taught 50mm/35mm (Super 35 and 4/3rds, respectively) for A Cam, 35mm/24mm for B Cam with wider-than ~50º field of view kind-of a niche thing because of perspective distortion. Because of that experience, I've always been happy shooting APS-C with 16-35mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200/300mm L zooms in my bag (I also have a 10-18mm STM but I never use it for doc work).
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    jpleong got a reaction from iamoui in MacBook Pro 16 speakers   
    I'm not saying that I... ugh. What I mean is... hmm... lol.
    @kye knows what I mean.
    I'm an audio-engineer, first, by training. I have multiple DACs, interfaces, passive and active monitor switchers, three sets of mixing monitors, etc.... I used to use my old HP workstation laptop for referencing, then my 17" MBP, but don't on my 15" MBP. When I see Apple and Microsoft ads showcasing their hardware with someone doing critical recording or mixing work without all the accoutrements, I cry a little.
    Still like what I hear coming out of those MBP speakers -I just don't trust what's coming out of them.
    That's all.
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    jpleong reacted to Simon Young in How to receive a BAFTA as ungraciously as possible   
    That statement is not only ahistorical and incorrect, it’s downright disgusting.
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    jpleong reacted to keessie65 in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I have the Voigtlander 40mm f1.2 LM as taking lens mounted with dumb LM-FX adapter on the X-T3. After that the Anamorphot Bolex 16/32/1.5x and Rectilux HCDNA for focussing. I filmed this during a photoshoot, not really intend to make a short commercial like film. The Voigtlander 40mm/f1.2 works pretty well. All shots filmed wide open, mixed light and with variable ND filter.
     
     
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    jpleong got a reaction from Attila Bakos in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Check out Attila's work: http://colorizer.net/
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    jpleong reacted to EphraimP in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    After using the Ninja V on a concert shoot this weekend, I'm feeling the pain of the micro HDMI connection. I had used the monitor a day or two before for a corporate shoot at an acupuncturist's office, and didn't have any problems with it locked down on sticks or with a bit of handheld to get b-roll. 
    The first evening of a two-day concert event I got booked for, the mini HDMI end of the cable came out multiple times and the metal male insert ended up bending. I think a big part of the problem the 90 degree bend in the Atomos cable. It bends in such a way that it exerts pressure on the connection and basically "wants" to break it. And is so thick that the recommended SmallRig cable clamp for my cage doesn't fit it. I can't find a clamp that will work. 
    Luckily, I didn't pay for the damn cable, I found a package deal from Adorama on Amazon that bundled the cable with the monitor for the normal price. I'm definitely going to ask Adorama to warranty the cable. Can anyone recommend a legit to mini HDMI cable with a straight emd that will record 4k 60 and isn't 10 feet long?
     
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    jpleong reacted to Geoff CB in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Wait for the blackmagic if you value audio. Preamps in the Ninja V are reportedly terrible.
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    jpleong reacted to MrSMW in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I couldn't get mine to work in 4k so sent it back.
    Tried 3 of the highest quality cables I could find.
    Software may have been updated since however as it was 6+ months ago?
     
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    jpleong reacted to EphraimP in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I haven't used the Ninja enough to get any connections problems yet. I got a package deal from Adorama that included the Atomos cable with the 90 degree micro HDMI cable end and I do worry that the bend is in the wrong direction and may cause problems with a connection down the line. I picked up the HDMI cable clamp that SmallRig recommends for their X-T3 cage, but it doesn't work with the Atomos cable because of the bend. I definitely want to find one that works.
     
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    jpleong reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Both are reliable systems. The Blackmagic's are brighter, Ninja V is more affordable though and seems plenty bright. 
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    jpleong reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Haven't had any issues on my Ninja 2, the thing I am more worried about is the micro HDMI connection on my fuji. But yeah its pretty solid. 
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    jpleong reacted to EphraimP in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I just received the Ninja this weekend and started playing with it. Used it on a commercial gig tonight. It's pretty user friendly and easy to set up. The touch screen can be a tiny bit wonky at times and there are no physical buttons. It's nice to have 4K files that my computer doesn't hack up like hairballs.
    The biggest surprise for me is how noisy the fan can be. Even recording audio off camera with a hypercardioid mic I'm having to get room tone and scrub the noise in Audition.
    A lot of people think the new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR  will be better, buI got the Ninja instead of waiting for because I might have a job this weekend that calls for unlimited recording and because it can do DCI 4k 60. For some reason, the 12G HDR won't do more than 4k 30p in DCI. The Ninja and a 1T WD Blue SSD is still less than the Blackmagic 5 inch with no storage
    The 12G HDR does take both UHS-II cards and USB-C flash disks like the Samsung T-5 though, both of which almost everyone has in their kit already. Honestly, if the BM comes into stock in the next few weeks and people can confirm it's not as noisy as the Ninja, I might return the Atomos and try out the Blackmagic. 
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    jpleong reacted to heart0less in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    You've already seen some stills; here is the video.
    Constructive criticism welcome!
     
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    jpleong got a reaction from TheRealOG in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    No. The SL2 can shoot 1080/24p. ?
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    jpleong reacted to BrunoCH in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I continue to explore F-Log grading with RCM without LUT. I think I'm getting better results (colors, highlights roll off). F-log is very good; Fuji LUTs are not so good.
    I'm more excited about the definitive release of Resolve 16.1 than the XT3 firmware update.








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    jpleong got a reaction from noone in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    No. The SL2 can shoot 1080/24p. ?
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    jpleong got a reaction from Mako Sports in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    No. The SL2 can shoot 1080/24p. ?
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    jpleong got a reaction from proteanstar in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    50mm f/2 and 56mm f/1.2 when I have a plan.
    18-55mm f2.8-4 when I don't have one.
    Honestly, the other two I have (35mm f/2 and 23mm f/2) are great, too. It's all a matter of choosing the right focal length for the subject. I don't feel any are optically superior to the others.
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    jpleong got a reaction from heart0less in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    50mm f/2 and 56mm f/1.2 when I have a plan.
    18-55mm f2.8-4 when I don't have one.
    Honestly, the other two I have (35mm f/2 and 23mm f/2) are great, too. It's all a matter of choosing the right focal length for the subject. I don't feel any are optically superior to the others.
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    jpleong got a reaction from webrunner5 in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    50mm f/2 and 56mm f/1.2 when I have a plan.
    18-55mm f2.8-4 when I don't have one.
    Honestly, the other two I have (35mm f/2 and 23mm f/2) are great, too. It's all a matter of choosing the right focal length for the subject. I don't feel any are optically superior to the others.
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    jpleong reacted to BrunoCH in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Here is a music video shot for the musicbed challenge. On this project my assistant is the director and I help her. Shot on my XT3; F-log, 4K DCI, 24fps, 400 Mbps, All-I.
    https://challenge.musicbed.com/submissions/the-rise/rHvFZz
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    jpleong got a reaction from mercer in EOSHD C-LOG   
    I've been using the EOSHD C-LOG for the past month, now, shooting for a hybrid web-series and cooking class called "STIR!".
    For the most part, I've really been pleased with the results. Not having much experience color grading, it's been pretty easy to achieve a look I like using either the Technical or Creative LUT presets in Adobe Premiere's Lumetri as a base.
    Here's the commercial for the next event, shot entirely with C-LOG on my 5d4 at 1080/60p and using the (legacy) Cinespace2383 creative LUT as the base.
    and here's the episode we just released:
    I switched to EOSHD C-LOG in the middle of taping the segments. Can you tell which is which?  (probably, since I'm a newb ;-)
    I did have a rather "serious" issue between cameras, which I simply wasn't expecting. The last segment, about Moriah Pie beginning at 23:26, the interviews, gardening footage, and home kitchen cooking were shot with the first of my two 80Ds with C-LOG at 1080/60p. Any shots involving pizza service/actual restaurant operation were shot by my 2nd Unit with my second 80D with C-LOG at 1080/24p. The footage was not easily interchangeable between the two. The 2nd Unit's footage looked entirely different when I'd apply the same LUT (and ended up only needing a contrast push to get it to where I wanted it to be). The weirder part was that I shot some footage in the same commercial kitchen with my 5D4 at CLOG/1080/60p and it matched my own 80D footage easily.
    I haven't had the opportunity to really use the scientific method to figure out why things turned out the way they did, but I need to.
    For the record, on the Moriah Pie segment:
    Interviews: 80D-A -> 24-70/f4L IS at CLOG/1080/24p IPB
    Gardening/Home Cooking: 80D-A ->  16-35/f4L IS at CLOG/1080/60p IPB
    Commercial Cooking/morning meal (lens flares): 5D4 -> 35mm/f2 IS at CLOG/1080/60p IPB
    Commercial Cooking/evening food service: 80D-B -> 40mm/f2.8 STM at CLOG/1080/24p IPB
    So, I'm thus far enjoying EOSHD C-LOG and just need to figure out what I'm doing wrong on one of these cameras. I will be using EOSHD C-LOG on a fleet of rented 1DX2s in the very near future!
    Cheers,
    JP
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    jpleong got a reaction from Dave Maze in EOSHD C-LOG   
    @DaveAltizer Thanks for shooting and compiling that. It would have saved me a lot of trial-and-error picking the EOS HD profiles weeks ago...!
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    jpleong reacted to Dave Maze in EOSHD C-LOG   
    Just did a non scientific test with all of the picture profiles included in the pack from Andrew. This test was done from a "vloggers" perspective using the 80D. I came away really liking the Cine 4 profile. 
     
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