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    Simulating a Tiffen Black Pro Mist filter in post

    Another thing to consider is that filters apply the effect to the actual light entering the lens. Post effects are added to the heavily compressed data you end up with in your edit codec. Even the most efficient codecs are massively compressed when you also consider chroma subsampling, debayer, etc. The physical filters have a considerably greater amount of 'data' to manipulate.
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    The business side of being a full-time film-maker

    Quick snippet from Griffin Hammond:
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    The business side of being a full-time film-maker

    This episode of Go Creative Show (which I love) is pretty relevant. I wouldn't pay the several thousand dollars the guest charges for his courses personally, but he does seem to know marketing in this sector very well. https://gocreativeshow.com/mastering-the-production-and-filmmaking-business-with-paul-xavier/
  4. What date is the presser, out of interest?
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    Best overall 5-6" on-camera monitor (no recording)

    SmallHD Focus, which is a very good monitor, I would recommend replacing the mount, which is very well designed apart from the cold shoe connector which has come loose on me a few times (and I'm reading, others as well).
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    My quick EVA1 mini review

    Most likely I think is an L-mount mini-cinema camera, priced just below the EVA1 (as per a rumour). Too soon for EVA2 I feel. ETA: Might be a bit of wishful thinking on my part, though 😉.
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    My quick EVA1 mini review

    EVA1 price dropped today - now $6495 US list price.
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    Premiere Pro - The Shittiest Software Going

    I prefer intermediate codec to proxy workflow myself. Never had any problems using CineForm. Of course transcode is the pain in that workflow, but done and dusted at the start of the process, and surely less extra procedures than proxy anyway? Of course proxy has its advantages, I just prefer inters.
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    Premiere Pro - The Shittiest Software Going

    I edit in Cineform rather than h.264, which I think really helps performance. Media Encoder is also very good, I find. Some other notes: Dynamic link (Premiere <--> After Effects) is quite a system resource hog. I tend to only use it if it's going to really benefit the project workflow. For quick stuff I just use the old-fashioned render-out method, which is rock solid. In addition to the above, I have had some render issues with complex projects. I have had to mitigate this on occasion by rendering out in high-quality chunks (or layers), recombining on a timeline and then re-rendering. So that's another big minus point - but that's only been occasional, when working with massive files on particularly complex timelines.
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    Premiere Pro - The Shittiest Software Going

    I have had a pretty crash-free and bug-free experience with creative cloud personally. After Effects is completely stable as far as I'm concerned. I've had some minor niggles with premiere, and one serious problem - occasional hangs on using 'save as', which is annoying but can be mitigated with a workaround. Audition roundtrip works a treat. Photoshop and illustrator integration and stability are great. All in all is a fantastic suite, though whether the pricing is fair, I'm not sure. Certainly as a professional the price is easily worth paying.
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    ProRes on Windows

    Ah, interesting. I remember ProRes fondly from back in the day, but maybe I'll do a comparison with CineForm before making a decision. Thanks for the heads-up.
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    Which all in one mic/recorder?

    I highly doubt that any professional shooters simultaneously operate a monopod and a shotgun mic on a boom. If they do, and do it well, I hope they get paid a grand an hour.
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    ProRes on Windows

    I imagine that will depend on whether you are shooting all-I or not.
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    ProRes on Windows

    Great stuff. I will likely switch over from CineForm for my intermediate workflow. Just upgraded to GH5 so will have to figure a good 10-bit workflow also. BTW - how's stability these days? I'm still on a ver 9.2 build!!! 😁
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