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  1. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Bit of an update, the glue i used on my modified letus has let go. next thing to do will be clean it up and i'm thinking of throwing it under the mill again shave a bit more depth of the back of it as there's quite a vignette with the anamorphic attached to the gopro 9. Its not so bad if i use linear or narrow field of view however its cuts into the photo quite severely on wide or superwide I think i'll take a few photos, now and after for posterity. I do have a canadian maple which has coloured up nicely this autumn. Camera of choice was the iphone 13 pro. Jpg straight from camera with a tiny amount of tweaking. Not bad for a phone.
  2. are these the isco's that need an allen key on the front of the lens for adjustment ? because thats a total pita. i vaguely remember looking at one, years ago and thinking as desperate as i was for an anamorphic, i could wait for something better to come along.
  3. Buy a smartphone and be amazed then... the days of tech only doing one thing even if it does that one thing well, are going the way of the dinosaur. Sad that most camera manufactures are still stuck with such a narrow mindset. When i throw my money around it has to on something that is able to do more than one trick. Been a lot of talk on this forum weighing up the pros and cons of various cameras. Consensus seems to be buy one with the most features you can use. Should be no different for hardware. A $495 media player isnt that practical for me. If it had a usb interface and could of worked with resolve, it would of been more useful. Maybe a bunch of vloggers will buy this to have as a showpony on their desk, who knows ? I'm slightly interested to see if anyone on the forum buys one of these and how they use it, however for me its a bit off a miss, i'll be saving my money for something else.
  4. Seems like a lost opportunity then. If it cant double up and tie into resolve its about as useful as tits on a bull. Expensive media player even if it does have the option to record. But thats just my 2 cents worth. πŸ™„
  5. hey @kye how do you reckon this new video player compares to your bm control panel you already have ?
  6. oh by the way iphone 13 fanboy here πŸ˜‰ not too fussed on extra lenses, i would like to add the moment anamorphic that adds the golden flares and a case. I think you need the case anyway for the moment anamorphic. Other than that a case does add extra protection and its alot of money tied up in that little box. I'm already on my second set of gorilla glass protectors or whatever their called.πŸ™„
  7. their up to 13 although i have seen some talk / pr stuff about the 14. Not that it really interests me. being a pc windows fellow, apple seems to make you jump through a few more steps or its damn near impossible to get at those raw photos or videos on the iphone. Its pretty annoying however it doesn't frustrate me enough to get a apple laptop. There is software that will connect the pc an iphone and lets you see those files. i downloaded the free 30 day version but have yet to pony up for the paid version.
  8. Ok since i joined the 4k fan club with a 4k tv and associated 4k dvd player not to mention the 4k cinema camera i have, ( that doesn't get as much use i as i thought, well not so far anyway ) and the shift in forum focus. I was wondering if its worthwhile having a thread cataloging the better "cinematic" movies out there. That would be worth having in a collection. Where i live its pointless trying to watch a full length mover over the internet. Some of you may get excellent connection speeds where you live and thats great, but for me its easier to wait for it to come on dvd and then purchase it. Which brings us to another issue the price, a new release 4k or uhd is $ 40 australian where i am, bluray is $29 and plain old dvd is $20 usually. I could add, we probably get gouged here but there's not alot of options. Ideally i'd like to filter out the dross and save a few dollars which is where you fine people come in. Feel Free to add to the list and advance any movie that you feel adds a worthwhile cinematic contribution. Lets keep the spoilers to a minimum, However a paragraph explaining your thoughts would be beneficial First off i'd like to start of with Dune or the 2022 take on it anyway. I'd describe it as "epic", worthy of that description in every sense of the word. Next i feel the need to add would be blade runner and blade runner 2049 both visually extraordinary and worthy of addition. The last i'll add is a bit of an oddity as its a collection of timelapses. Tom lowe was the 2010 astronomy photographer of the year. His timescapes dvd is visually extraordinary and worthy of addition.
  9. my mate did something very similar except of the gold coast seaway. He's braver than me. We both had our drones out getting some footage of the sun setting one afternoon. He sent it a long way out in a tailwind to catch some surfers, then realized coming back in was a lot slower and we were watching the battery level dropping and then the beeping started, was a close thing soon as he had it over the beach he dropped it onto the sand. Never seen him sweat before. lol
  10. they are a great bit of kit. I'd be very surprised if your air 2 couldn't handle a bit of wind. Although you'll probably hear the motors working to compensate, they are surprisingly good. The trick is not to send them too far down wind otherwise you might have a bit of an unplanned walk in front of you.
  11. i think the best drone is the one i already have... i cant really justify the expense of new equipment every year.
  12. laowa are making their own anamorphic lens. it will be dropping soon on kickstarter. Apparently may as well get the money up front like everyone else does these days. interestingly (well for me anyway ) is an orange flare. its a pl mount at the moment but should be available in other mounts soonish from the website 1.33x Rear Anamorphic Adapter $999.00 – $1,800.00 When pairing with the OOOM, Laowa 1.33X Rear Anamorphic Adapter allows expanding your filming canvas to a 2.35:1 cinematic widescreen ratio in a 16:9 sensor while retaining its image resolution. It adds special characters in bokeh and flares on ordinary spherical lenses to become more cinematic. * A half stop light impact on the lens after the anamorphic adapter is applied. * This anamorphic rear adapter doesn’t feature any oval bokeh or expanded horizontal field of view like front anamorphic lenses does. no expanded fov seems like bit of a problem. Half of the appeal of an anamorphic is the expanded view you get, right ?
  13. vintage lens, vintage codec ? is that your thinking ? By the way i have a suitable gritty shed, i could find some overalls and an axe to grind, shot in glorious 4k if that helps. @Andrew Reid there's also potential for another level of drama with the obsessive /compulsive camera fondler meets single white female. and this
  14. I have to wonder if he's made a cameo in the latest ghostbusters maybe ?
  15. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    hmm, got cut off not sure what happened there. Anyway it may not be immediately obvious, however i have chosen to go with an orange, teal look. I know its a bold look. Not sure its something everyone will be rushing out to try. However i'm liking it so far. i'm using a 50 / 50 mix of linseed oil and turps with a bit of orange oil paint mixed in for a bit of colour. Its had two coats now. its a flat look there's not much sheen or gloss to it. I would have liked a bit of a shine. No idea if theres any options to get a shine on it, maybe bees wax perhaps, i'll have to google it. if i cant get a shine i'll just live with how it is. Have to clamp it down after it dries a bit as theres a lot of rain about and the top is warping. Hopefully i can keep it flat enough till the table base is welded up. I have plans of adding a 3/4 frame to the back and sides. That will be stage two, that's where the teal colour should make an appearance. There's some slots and usb flush mount bits to be added and i have seen some other utubes with some desireable features i'd like to copy / incorporate.
  16. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Ok picked up the steel for a table base. Been painting the underside off the table. Like a gigantic test piece
  17. mr reid just make an app that takes a photo of the stars, do some fancy connect the dots stuff, add some ai texting and bobs your uncle or maybe you aunt these days. btm_pix could probably whip something up in an hour. although if it takes off i'll want a percentage of the profits.
  18. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    er... disregard the above post. it seems the power goes through the middle two slots. changing the power polarity and making sure the battery door is closed solved it. It helps if your wind the power cable round the lugs on the battery which allows the battery door to close.
  19. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Have hit a hurdle with the canon 60d power adapter the dummy battery fits inside the camera ok, except the power contacts are to far apart to match up with the interior of the canon i have a photo to illustrate it. I presume i may have got the wrong dummy battery connector, perhaps it can fit another canon ? any know if any other canon battery have their contacts so far apart ?
  20. As yt bloggers and the scene matures, i think they will gradually transition to control surfaces and it will become more mainstream. Depends a lot or whether its tax deductible or not. If you go the resolve route, it gets expensive pretty quick, hard to justify for mums and dads i think. While its more plug and play than it used to be, if you go down the middle road and use other surfaces like arturia or midi then thats cheaper but adds another learning curve as well. If your inside and have a studio setup then i would presume you wouldn't need to tweak too many knobs for a consistent look and maybe you could persevere just with a keyboard. If your outside, well life would be much easier with a control surface. It also depends on just how much time people are willing to invest into their vlogs. An enthusiasts gear will be different from a more mundane approach like mums and dads. Again i presume a lot and i don't wish to put mums ands down. however we all have different priorities and expectations.
  21. was it purchased new or secondhand ? unusual for a thread to be cross threaded or rolled over from the factory, but not impossible. There should also be about 5mm of thread protruding . Still the problem is probably out of warranty by now. Like mkabi has said the easiest option is a new threaded screw if its removeable or baseplate and screw
  22. home and away might have been a poor choice, as you say. I would expect a level of difference between youtube and produced stuff. However if youtube stuff was up there with the travel guides then they'd probably get snapped up for a job pretty quickly i'd imagine. I might be showing my age abit here, but not sure everything that has a beat can be qualified as music. although i do think yt offers people more options off getting noticed, rather going begging at the doors of record companies.
  23. Happy pre birthday wishes then... Even in 9 to 5 jobs there are those that are married to it. Whether your a boss, employee or self employed i think contentment or a balance is the key. I liked my last job, then covid hit and i probably did two weeks work in two years. In that time my dad got ill, became pretty frail has alzeimhers. So now the government pays me a pension to take care of my father which includes showering and wiping his ass once a day. Let me just say any job where you dont have to wipe someone's ass is a good job lol. I only do it as he's looked after me his whole life, now its time i repaid the favour. Still i feel blessed, fortunate, lucky, i own my property, i live in a country with a pretty good health care system and there are no doubt people much worse off than me.
  24. first thought, you should do a comparison, like cutting up home and away and get back to us with the results. 2nd thought, how are you getting your footage? using a capture card to import it or from online ? kinda curious
  25. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    I suspect each of us are set in our ways and i think most of the issue, is what we are used too. I think your coming from a television background ? I don't think either of us is wrong just different aspects of usage i guess. My first digital camera was the nikon 950. Which was one of those cameras that could almost have the lens side of things twist 300 degrees of so. Maybe i exaggerate but only a little. It was great for holding above the crowd to get a picture. Then came the canon 60d which had a screen that flips out to the side and rotates. Even my newish Olympus em-10 has a tilting screen but thats all it does. Since i have hernia and a back thats easy to irritate, tilting or flippy screens are the best inventions, since sliced bread came along. Its a lot easier to take a photo of a flower down low with a flippy screen than it is to get down on my hands and knees, but maybe thats just me. Could be i'm just lazy as well πŸ™„ Still i think manufactures could sit down and take a good hard look at how their cameras are used and maybe, just maybe consider who is using them and how they could make that usage easier for everyone.
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