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  1. salim

    Perfect lighting kit in a backpack. Aputure Amaran AL-F7.

    I have also traveled with this. It's a great light. In addition I also traveled with the LS -mini. The tight spotting works really well to give you more light for size than anything else. I also take the Luxlis as well.
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    Nikon Z6 with Edelkrone Motion Kit and HeadPlus

    ever since the Godfather starting shot every filmmaker wants to have this subtle zoom movement. But I've been wondering if you're shooting 4k (possibly with Atomos RAW they're talking about maybe higher than 4k) wouldn't make the production work easier if you just have a fixed tripod shot and then do this movement it in software? Maybe you go from 4K resolution to 3.8 or 3.5K and upscale to 4k. Would many people notice the change in image resolution? The tradeoff is maybe quicker and simpler setup and much cheaper production.
  3. So is it going to be 12 bit RGB?
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    Quality backpack suggestions?

    I own the LowPro 450. But only used it on one trip and have not used it again. Pros: it's well built. It has everything you require I like how you can detach the shoulder harness and make it take smaller footprint for international travel (that's the reason I got it). Cons: It opens from outside not inside. When you hang it from center column of your tripod (which is what I often do). It's off balance and tills in the angle that makes everything inside of the bag easily fall out. It's bulky (but for your needs bulky might be the only option) It has not internal framing to help support the weight for long treks. Otherwise it's a great setup and lowepro sticks with their product. One of my lens bags the zipper broke and they just replaced it. Other options: https://fstopgear.com/products/packs/ajna https://www.shimodadesigns.com/en/explore-40/ https://atlaspacks.com/collections/atlas-packs/products/atlas-athlete-camera-pack If you're in the Bay Area you're welcome to play around with my 450 or buy mine used, if you like.
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    Nikon Z6 Low Light

    We don't know if Nikon is applying any vignette correction which might be adding more gain to the image in the internal pipeline.
  6. I've seen many good comments about the LS3000 in the past. With built-in ND, etc. At $2K it doesn't seem that bad, but in the world of Fuji XT-3 and surely soon XH-2 I wonder if it makes sense anymore. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1096581-REG/jvc_gy_ls300_4kcam_handheld_s35mm.html
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    DJI Phantom 5

    Yep, it's sure looking like that.
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    DJI Phantom 5

    There are some rumors of the Osmo being released. The camera of the Inspire is rather nice, and it's possible that DJI is thinking about diversifying their business a bit more and ensure they have a market outside of the drone business should regulations destroy their business future.
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    DJI Phantom 5

    Looks like DJI has a Nov 28 media event with all signs pointing to a Phantom 5, https://dronedj.com/2018/11/12/dji-event-because-life-is-big-phantom-5/ I wonder if ProRes RAW will be included or not.
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    Who wants to have a go at grading EOSHD Z-LOG?

    Andrew. How are you white balancing your shot, btw?
  11. For me the Z7 seems to have the best auto WB. I wish Max would use some gray cards set the the best custom WB for these cameras. As is, I think Z7 has the best color.
  12. @Andrew Reid A few things to read between the lines. "and of course more battery power" I'm betting Sony needs a new body design to deal with internal heat. They will throw in a new battery possibly to justify a larger a body and make it look like it was all to appease the customers. The new body is there to provide a much longer batter life or something like that. Seeing how Sony was able to create model after model, I'm guessing they're not that far behind as you suggest and they already have something they're testing and by NAB they will have a camera to show. The only unresolved issue might be if Sony decides to go for a new mount. I'm guessing there are probably internal discussion to jump to a new mount that is compatible with E using adapters but enables them to provide a class leading IBIS. If I was to speculate, I would guess there are engineers and marketing/business people sitting around and debating this topic. Maybe they would call it E+ mount.
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    Legal side of making a movie

    still cost money to buy food for the crew, rent a bigger place to house them during the shoot and there is additional location cost, etc. So it's not zero budget. But yes, I'm not paying money to anyone and they understand.
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    Legal side of making a movie

    it's a work of passion, just something I wanted to do. but if some one likes the short and they want to invest money to turn the short in to a 90 min project, then I'm fine with that. I just wanted to create something that I had in my mind and turn it to reality and not look back one day and tell myself I wish I had done that. So this is mostly something to do, so I can avoid having regrets in the future. I got lucky and met a talented actress who brought another actress that they worked together. So the cast is going to be solid. So far, they like the script I wrote. So as long as I don't mess it up, it might be half decent or sow mething that I wont be embarrassed to show to friends. Of course, I would love to enter a few festivals just to show what I've done and if it goes anywhere form there, the more the better. BTW, @Andrew Reid - I'm planning to shoot the entire thing with your profile (Sony A7Riii). So if you have any advice for color balancing, etc. would appreciate it outside of your PDF.
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    Legal side of making a movie

    Thanks! Is it like a model release or is there something more robust? If you have any links or template to something you've used it would be highly appreciated. Cheers!
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