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Mark Romero 2

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  1. Well... there are some black friday sales going around for courses on things like Resolve and other NLE / Grading software. So yeah, skills kind of ARE on sale.
  2. A more realistic option might be a discount on their lenses, which it appears are not inexpensive... particularly stabilized, fast lenses.
  3. OK, I'll bite... What are the reasons people are dismissive of wolfcrow? He seems to me to know what he is talking about and has had (apparently) enough time with several different camera models to present opinions backed up by experience. Maybe I am missing something that is obvious to everyone else? (Wouldn't be the firs time...)
  4. Yeah, isn't there someone really famous from Slovenia who is living in the USA now??? Let me see... I think I remember who it might be... Oh yeah, I remember now: An┼że Kopitar
  5. I am the original poster of this thread and still using the same a6500, same Sony 10-18 lens, and same original Crane gimbal as when I started this thread. I haven't really compared turning IBIS off and leaving it on to see if it makes a difference. Maybe over the next few weeks as business slows down I will have more time to do so. I have found that panning a lot slower, and also shooting at 30fps but putting it on a 24fps timeline, helps out quite a bit with overall smoothness. Of course, I do videos of architecture, so it is not like I have to worry about audio problems or anything like that when conforming 30fps down to 24fps. There were suggestions to use a slightly slower shutter speed than half the FPS rate. So use 1/50th instead of 1/60th shooting at 30fps. I have done that - mostly to deal with low light scenarios - and it does seem to work a bit. But then, what's the point in shooting in 4K if everything is kind of blurry???
  6. The 24-70 f/4 also looks significantly warmer to me as well (unless there was a change to the lighting).
  7. Of course the GH5S has great colors... it uses a sensor made by Sony Seriously, though, did not know that the GH5S has even better colors.
  8. @austinchimp Thanks for sharing your experience and your impressions.
  9. I am wondering / hoping this might be a bit of hyperbole. Maybe you can elaborate on this a bit yes, I have been impressed with what I have seen of the colors coming from the X-T3 (in particular using the eterna profile). But it seems to me that the colors coming from the Panasonic are pretty good as well. Is it really that much of a time-saver to get pleasing results from the X-T3 compared to the GH5? For instance, in 4K 60p is the 10-bit 4:2:0 of the X-T3 better than the 8-bit 4:2:2 out of the GH5??? Thanks in advance for any elaboration you can provide.
  10. The mp4 codec of the c200 looks pretty darn good in this comparison video:
  11. Good on ya. Wish I had done that. If that were possible, I would have NO working cameras left (instead of the six I have lying around, if you include my drones and my Olympus 3030 zoom that I have been too lazy to take down to the electronics recycling center).
  12. Yeah, I had a photo shoot of a condo for sale in Tiburon, which overlooks the north part of the San Francisco Bay. It would normally be a two-million-dollar view (literally), but there was so much smoke in the air, the view of the Bay was ruined. Around here it literally looks like a scene from Blade Runner 2049. About three months back we had another large set of fires, and we just had the one-year anniversary of the Sonoma County fires that destroyed large parts of the city of Santa Rosa.
  13. Wow! I am surprised to hear that. I use my a6500 HARD and have never had a problem with it. On the other hand, I know Sony lenses have a bad reputation for quality control from batch to batch (or from lens to lens), so I guess I shouldn't be surprised about that.
  14. True! I would also suggest that shooting at 30fps and putting the footage on a 24fps timeline also helps with gimbal / fake slider / fake jib shots in general (my a6500 has pretty nasty 1080p so I am often reluctant to shoot it at 60fps).
  15. Well, I sincerely WISH that were true Although if you saw the results of me trying to mimic a slider using my a6500 on my Zhiyun crane gimbal, you might not think that they are "very decent results". I think that most of the people who get really good "slider" shots from their gimbals are mounting the slider on to a tripod and then panning the tripod Which is ok I guess but I would rather just put a slider on the tripod and a quick release plate on the camera, gimbal and slider and do it that way. Setting up a slider though is just SO MUCH MORE TIME CONSUMING that I often just do my slides with my gimbal. While I think I understand your point, in real estate, you are already giving the agent / client still photos 99% of the time. So you can either give them a "Ken Burns" style video, or a walkthrough style video, which is what they prefer. So it certainly may not be your cup of tea, but if the person who is paying the money wants it, then I say give it to them. Good job. I am going to have to try some of the jib / crane style shots in my videos too.
  16. I have the GVM 80 Motorized slider. It is pretty decent. I would use it more if I DIDN'T have a gimbal (which I use about 90% of the time for my video work, which is primarily real estate videos). I did use the GVM 80 slider extensively in the following video. All the interior shots were done on the GVM 80 slider. Note that the motor speed was set near or at full speed, so you can't really slide much faster than this when using the motor. I like the slider particularly for the ability to coordinated panning or uncoordinated panning (parallax effect, where camera moves right and pans left, or camera moves left but pans right). The main drawbacks for me is it is a bit slow to use. The remote control device isn't the most user friendly. It takes a few seconds longer to use it than it should. Also, you have to turn the remote off (it plugs directly into the motor and the battery is in the remote device) if you want to "free hand" the slider. Then if you want to use it motorized again, you have to turn on the remote and navigate through a couple of menus to start using it motorized again. The menus on this slider weren't designed by the guy who designed the menus on my Sony cameras, but I bet you that they are related to each other. It comes in a soft case with foam. It should last with normal use with light(ish) cameras. It did fine with my D750 and my 18-35 AF-S G, but that is not a really heavy combo. I don't know how well it would hold up to a cinema camera or a 1DX that is rigged out. For me, if I didn't want the panning / parralax effect, I would probably get a slider with a flywheel. But you can tell in my video posted above that it is pretty smooth. No way I could slide and pan manually anywhere near as smoothly as the GVM 80 does. The other cool thing about the slider is that it has shutter release cables for several camera types and you can use timelapse on the slider and trigger the shutter on your camera to take shots while the slider is at rest between movements. Hope this helps.
  17. Agree with @Shirozina Yes, go for the 1080 and 32GB over the 1070 and 64GB of RAM. You can always add more RAM later if you need to.
  18. Resolve has different needs than premiere, photoshop, and lightroom, so a computer that does well for those programs might not be optimized for tackling resolve. Likewise, a simple gaming computer might not be best for editing 4K. You are going to want SSDs as pointed out above. Resolve benefits well from good graphics cards. I might go on to the black magic resolve forum and find out what is recommended.
  19. Well, these seem like some better "real world" tests pitting the EOS R against the a7 III, and my opinion is that the EOS R comes out ahead in "picture quality" (of course, they weren't using EOSHD Pro Color on the a7 III, which probably would have helped the a7 III fair a bit better in terms of colors and rolloff, I am guessing). Sharpness Test (4K and 1080p) Digital Video Talk I don't know what happened but in the first video comparing sharpness, the EOS R seems significantly sharper than the a7 III. Maybe just contrast is by default higher on the EOR R??? Seemed to me the dynamic range of the EOS R wasn't as good as that of the a7 III, but then again, the rolloff on the a7 III is kind of hard to take. Hopefully we will get a DR / rolloff test with the EOS R and the a7 III with EOSHD procolor 4.
  20. I would ask this on the Zhiyun Crane facebook group. I am not aware of one myself though.
  21. I don't know... Even when NOT zoomed in - at 100% - on my low resolution monitor the EOS R looks pretty soft. On my slightly higher resolution monitor it looks decidedly softer than the others even before zooming in. Will wait and see what people who have access to the EOS R and the Z7 can do with in camera sharpening / sharpening in post to create some samples before making a final judgement. But for someone like me who often uses zoom in post on 4K clips and exports at 1080p, I think the X-T3, a7 III and BMPCC4K would be better for MY needs.
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