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  1. Give them the edited version, in a format that will let them add the captions - ProRes instead of h264 for example. Let them work out the captions. I wouldn't make a project file for them.
  2. Is it just a straight up interview with not cuts or anything? If you have edited the file with b-roll and music etc. I wouldn't give them the raw footage without negotiating a fee. If it's just a single interview clip, then why not just give it to them? Unless otherwise specified I always give my clients a ProRes file of the final edit and a web friendly MP4. If they want to put captions on the Prores and then send it to their granny, I don't mind. They've paid for a product, the video, so give that to them.
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    Are you shooting real games or staged? Can you wear high vis so at least nobody purposefully shoots at you? You could try one of those bags for snorkeling. Then you don't have to worry about paint getting in the camera. If you're worried about impact damage, you could put some socks or something inside the bag.
  4. To add to this - The cable that comes with the T5 works flawless for me. I've tried other USBc cables, and they gave me issues. So it's not only the media you should look at, but what you're using to connect it to the camera.
  5. I can't speak for the 6k, but I've never had a problem witb the 4k. Blackmagic have a list of recommended media to record to. My first question would be, are the people experiencing issues using the recommended media, or cheaper alternatives?
  6. The quality difference between 4kUHD and 4kDCI will be exactly 0, and performance difference will be close to the same. The only difference is DCI has extra pixels on the side. Sharpness, DR, rolloff, aliasing, moire etc. is all the same. Downscaling 4k DCI (17:9) to 1920x1080 (16:9) will either add black bars at the top and bottom to preserve your aspect ratio, or crop off the sides to force 16:9. The question is, do you need to deliver in 16:9? If not, you could export at 2kDCI (2048x1080) which will preserve your 17:9 aspect ratio, without cropping anything or adding black bars to the file. If you need to deliver in 16:9, I'd suggest also editing in 16:9, so you can keep an eye on what's being cropped. You could still shoot DCI, which would allow you to reframe slightly if you want more or less space on the left or right side of your frame. But if you edit in 17:9 and let your NLE crop the sides during the export, you'll have estimate what's going to be cropped for the 16:9 ratio.
  7. But does the EVF get it's display (OSD and image) from the HDMI port? If it does, then there's no clean HDMI out. If that all comes through USBc, then there's no SSD recording. The image and OSD shown on the EVF has to go from the camera to the EVF display through one of the ports, and I can't imagine it's coming through the two pins... those are for power right?
  8. So either this does pass through USBc, or the FP-L has a better way of recording internal raw, so you don't even need the SSD. (Please Braw internal!) If it's not any of those options, you'd to have to choose between and EVF and 12bit raw. I wonder if you can have all your info on the EVF display, but still get a clean feed through the HDMI to a monitor... How would that work? The only was I see it working is if that information is sent through USB, but then can you still record 12bit raw to SSD?
  9. Just imagine if Atomos release a new Ninja Star for ProRes Raw - or BMD do something similar for Braw. I'd buy one, or both in an instant.
  10. What about the Z-cam E2c. It's the cheapest 4k raw option around, also internal ProRes, and about the size of the Blackmagic Micro. I think All setting and monitoring can be done with a phone with no added hardware. It'd be the closest thing to low cost, high quality crashcam... But is it low cost enough to purposefully smash it?
  11. Can you find a Z-Cam E1 anywhere - I bet that'd be close.
  12. Because file sizes are ridiculous. Sigma FP does this, and a 64gb SD card gets you 5 minutes at 4k24p... Imagine trying to shoot 4k120p. Really, they should get internal ProRes raw, or Braw. That'd put an end to it.
  13. That's going to drive up the prices of the EOSm.
  14. I'm under the impression that there's a phone app coming that could start/stop recording over bluetooth. Of course, that's only good if it does actually start/stop in the first place.
  15. I've done exactly that with the VideoMic NTG, and NTG4+ with XLR-3.5mm cable. It works very well for a wireless boom setup. I also regularly use my Wireless Go with a Zoom recorder. Have the mics going into the recorder, then plug the Wireless Go into the output and send the audio to the camera. Perfect for monitoring from the camera, and syncing the HQ audio later, but also gives the option for super mega fast turn around where necessary. Providing you get the levels in the zoom correct before sending the signal to the camera, of course.
  16. It will probably be in the same update that brings gen5 colour to the other pockets.
  17. I use this, you can order which ever direction you want the 90degree end to be. I'm happy with it. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B076YB79DL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_WwFqPMlmPMo1W
  18. Doesn't the Tentacle Sync Track E already do that? The only difference is there's no receiver (while recording). In fact, it's on SD cards, has a locking connector and timecode for syncing later. Regarding this Rode though, I read the internal recording is 24bit, with a -20db pad, then converted to 32bit float in post (still not clear on the benefit). I think you'd only really clip that if you're shooting a Michael Bay movie.
  19. I think they're also working on a Android/iOS app, which might help with the recording part. Start/Stop would be fantastic. If you're leaving it running all day, maybe use the compressed version for 24 hours of recorded audio? Or if you only need one of the mics, switch them after 6ish hours? But records uncompressed. Honestly, I don't even know what that means, but I imagine there's enough headroom. Will have to wait for real world tests.
  20. That's basically the only thing missing now. Although, I've been looping the lav cable under the clip and also using some tape to keep it in place. It's not exactly pretty, but gets the job done. The thing isn't in the shot anyway, so it's fine. Of course, it depends on your use though.
  21. It seems very snazzy to be honest. All these points are in the video below, but here's what I like and don't like: It records on a loop, so if you don't backup the recordings, they get written over once you run out of internal memory. If you record uncompressed internal, you can then get a 32-bit float file off the transmitter. No need for -20db safety track If you record in Sum to Mono mode, the internal recording has a -20db safety track If you experience any audio dropouts to the receiver, the internal recordings will have a marker at those points. You can add markers manually with a single tap on the receivers power button Update in the works for gen1 transmitter to work with gen2 reciever
  22. Surprised there's not chatter about this here. Anyone know how it gets around those transmission and recording patents? https://www.rode.com/microphones/wireless/wirelessgoii I also can't find exact details on recorded audio formats etc.
  23. How would you ever stabilise in post without crop? This basically has the SteadXP built in. Something all camera's could do with, and Blackmagic previously suggested would come for their cameras, but so far never has. Maybe now it'll start to become a standard.
  24. Isn't anyone interested in the gyro Metadata to help stabilize in post with Catalyst? That's an amazing feature.
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