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  1. Somehow it was discouraged to further add to the thread. Anyway, I had to shoot a very short clip over the weekend. It is so easy. I dropped it into Davinci Resolve - engaged the Blackmagic Film setting in the camera drop down (as some have advised not to), didn't use ACES, adjusted a bit of exposure, contrast and saturation and it looked great. Job done.
  2. I don't know. A few EOSHD members have had issues with their FP that I have not had. So it is random and variable. It's a very new camera with not many users globally. So if you are worried about hardware issues I would buy from a recognised dealer. Some official Sigma dealers my have an ex-demo body, or customer return. I regularly buy nearly new gear from main dealers.
  3. I bought my FP used, albeit from someone in my country. I have already updated it once. The update is a free download from Sigma's site. Same with older Sigma cameras, I used to own second hand purchased DP Merrill. I guess my major worry would be support if something went wrong with the camera. Grey imports don't come with local tech h support (generally). I have found in the past, if you buy second hand, at least the local distributor will give you some help, or offer a repair at a cost. But they really don't want to support people who grey import.
  4. Very happy with Resolve so far. Final results are good and it really is no hassle to import, edit and grade the CDNG. I'm always looking for more advice, better ideas etc...
  5. I'm interested in learning how to best use Resolve with my FP footage. Not the uber deep technical stuff, just practical real world advice. So far I've been getting nice results using default DNG, also BMD Film settings in a rec709 (non ACES) workflow. People on Youtube like 'Crimson Engine' are helpful because they are testing all kinds of different combinations and discussing the results. If there is anyone else doing that I'd be happy to know. This thread has been very helpful too.
  6. Phase One has also never supported a Sigma camera in Capture One. They are niche products unfortunately.
  7. For the record, I have been very happy using the FP in Resolve, either using the Cinema DNG default or BMD Film setting in the camera drop down on the colour page. I actually haven't encountered anything jarring or defective. It's been super easy to drop the footage in, grade it and export. If you are going to stress test Resolve with your FP footage, then yes, I'm sure you can find fault. But just as an editor and colour grader for normally balanced footage out of the FP, using 12bit or 10bit 4K I think it's absolutely fine. In order to get the nasty blotchy colour shift we were discussing earlier I had to take perfectly well balanced footage and increase the gamma and gain way beyond anything I would need.
  8. Just one with detail in the corners would do. My pre-asph looks swirly in the far corners even at F8. I wonder if adapter has an impact. I'm using a Novoflex, not the most expensive, but not cheap either.
  9. You start on the import page. Browse your hard drive for the camera footage folder. Open it, then drag all the individual sequence folders on to the Resolve media window. Resolve automatically creates single continuous clips for you, not hundreds of DNGs. There are great free tutorials on Youtube - Ripple Training, Avery Peck, Casey Farris, Color Grading Central, The Modern Filmmaker and BMD themselves. Lot's of get going in Resolve fast type content. It's actually pretty easy to create a graded image without using a LUT.
  10. FWIW, three M lens shots (DNG) at f4. 28mm, 35mm and 50mm. There are older 1987-92 era lenses, pre-asph. Focus is at infinity. Both the 28 and 35 show smear in the corners at f4. Even trying to expose correctly using the FP light meter and histogram, I can comfortably drop my shots 1 stop in Capture One. Without any FP profile in CO, and no colour correction myself, the default is a bit bluish/purple in the shadows imo.
  11. Here's two DNG (not FP jpegs), Elmarit 28mm f2.8 lens. First image shot at f8 ISO100, no processing or lens correction, no colour correction in Capture One except tiny exposure balancing. Second is f4 at ISO100, again no correction or processing. Both times focussing at infinity. The f4 looks soft in the corners. I think my 35mm f2 Summicron is a better lens, and smaller.
  12. All the test clips I recently uploaded used the Leica M 50mm f1.4 (1980's version). I can take a shot using my Elmarit 28mm f2.8 (pre-asph). I think it was vignetting wide open. I also have a Colour Checker chart I can shoot if need be.
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