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EphraimP

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    X-T3, X-T4, Ninja Vs, Mavic 2 Pro, waaay too much other stuff, and counting

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  1. I'm hoping someone with more in-depth knowledge of ProRes files can help me. I have an unexpected problem with some important interview files I shot a few weeks ago using a Ninja V monitor on my X-T3 and X-T4. During a car ride interview to our main location, one of my two Ninjas stopped working, the screen went totally black. After dealing with that, I used my other Ninja, which seemed to be working fine, on my X-T3 to record some walking interview footage and some locked off interview footage, as well as some b-roll. Everything seemed to be fine, and when I got home I backup up to several dr
  2. AngloSaxonic?! That's a new one. Actually, I'm Anglo Norman... A history joke for all you fans of William the Conqueror out there. I live in the Pacific Northwest of 'Merica, land of the (nothing is for) free, home of the brave (shopper who goes to the store on Black Friday). In America, anything you can think of is for sale on Black Friday. People have literally gotten killed in stampedes to get into stores the second they open. It's insanity. Of course, I wouldn't think of going into a store on that day. But everything is for sale online anyway. I think I found the tripod at B&
  3. I don't know. I did get some good film making deals year. Couple hundo off a Manfrotto Nitrotech fluidhead and sticks. Some other stuff too, probably. Maybe.
  4. Trigger finger is itching. I keep telling myself to wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness to see if a C70 deal materializes. Besides, the camera won't be shipping until then anyway. So, here's the big question... Will the pre-order list be so big that these are hard to get for a period of time after release, or will Canon release enough so that there will be availability in early Dec?
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    Fuji X-S10

    I am 100 percent with you here! It was a matter of miscommunication, because you mentioned a small video camera on this thread about a dinky hybrid. I so agree with what you're looking for, especially because Meike has just a great set of cheep cine lenses, both in X-mount and in EF for those like me who have the Metabones speedbooster and can get "that full frame look" on a crop sensor. The only problem, in my case at least, is that if they bring something like this to market in 6-8 months, it will be too late. The fires in the American Pacific Northwest have created a HUGE documentary o
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    Fuji X-S10

    That sounds like a great camera. I'd buy one. I've been wanting something like it for a while. HOWEVER... how is any of this going to make a camera SMALLER than the T3? Since this is a thread about the sure to be dinky X-S10, I naturally thought that's what you were talking about. A C70 equivalent X-series camera would surely be bigger than the X-T series. It'd have to be to get the feature you (and I) want. The C70 is a chunky monkey for hybrid style camera. Which is fine. I think some folks go waaaay overboard on camera size.
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    Fuji X-S10

    How much smaller than an X-T3 do you need?
  8. Yes please. I could give a rat's ass about weddings. I am, however, interested in the C70. I'll likely buy if I can't get the producer of a doc project I'm starting to fork over for one. I wish there were rumors of what the mythical XH-2 will be like. If it were as Fuji version of this one I'd be all over it.
  9. I'm no professional colorist. I do, however, shoot a lot of footage with my X-T3 and T4 using a Ninja V. I do feel that the ProRes 422 grades better than the internal backups. I hosed the white balance on an interior shot this weekend, but because I was shooting ProRes I was able to heavily push the temp and tint sliders in Lumetri to dial the color back without the image breaking apart. And here's another thing. To get 10-bit out of the Fujis, you've got to shoot HEVC. I would soooo much rather worry about storing chunky ProRes files than editing a mess of H.265 files. And my computer i
  10. Plus, the more filters you stack, the more you risk the possibility of miss-threading one while working fast and then having to spend half an hour trying to wrench them apart or damaging the outside of them with pliers. Don't ask me how I know.
  11. The value of internal ND for run and gun documentary film making cannot be overstated, imho. Just Monday I was shooting doc footage in communities ravaged wildfire. Having to constantly clean the VND, swap it between lenses, fight with its compatibility with different lens hoods, and realize I don't yet have a step up ring for a new lens I wanted to use. Talk about a PITA when I'm constantly moving and trying to get critical shots. I'd say internal ND is worth close to a grand, easy. A good VND is several hundred bucks; you probably need at least two to cover the range you want, and are you go
  12. This is an interesting unit, but after doing multiple streams as a solo operator with 3 cameras on the ATEM Pro, I've gotta say that little screen is window dressing, not something that is very useful. Even using a 5 inch monitor as my multiview monitor when I didn't have a large one along, I've found that I couldn't always tell if the cameras were tack sharp or the framing was perfect. If you had operators on all your cams who you could trust to nail focus/framing, then that little screen might help you decide what camera to select. A 15-inch monitor is about the smallest that I've found to b
  13. It is a bit of a head scratcher. They probably will, in time. And it will cost... Yeah, but if you don't like shooting on gimbals all the time and prefer the cine-handheld style then the C300 still wins. It's a horses for courses type situation. About RAW on the C70, Canon has signaled that if they get enough pressure from consumers they are open to putting it in. Maybe as an over HDMI function?
  14. How many people actually shoot video on hybrid cams using the EVF? I totally understand a side-mounted EVF for shoulder mount cams, but have never seen anyone shoot video from the traditional photographer's position.
  15. Gotcha. Critical reading skills and all that. I've seen a lot of marketing material positioning the C70 to be a b-cam/gimbal cam/drone cam to support c500/300 A cams. Though being able to sync two wedding would probably be great, how many wedding shooters can afford $11k+ for a two camera package? I think a C500/C70 package is the ultimate low(-ish) budget cinema/doc package. All the benefits of a FF cine camera for your A cam and a gimbal/high frame rate b-cam that cuts perfectly and has best-in-class autofocus capacity. Now, if I could find someone to give me about $25k to buy/
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