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    Focus-where-you-look would be a neat kind of...

    Focus-where-you-look would be a neat kind of auto-focus, ie. Track the 'focus-pullers' eyes as they look at the scene on a screen, and translate what they look at into what the camera/lens focuses...
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    The more I find out about the Komodo the better...

    The more I find out about the Komodo the better it gets. The global shutter (high-speed readout) feature is a big deal for me personally.
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    When you employ as many people as RED does, it's...

    When you employ as many people as RED does, it's hard to keep them all on the same page at the same time all the time?

    When you experience that as a customer, making a melodramatic, accusatory,...
  4. Thread: KOMODO....

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    So, while not actually disagreeing with how you...

    So, while not actually disagreeing with how you see it or looking for an argument, here's a different interpretation/opinion -

    The RED sensor and colour-science development is actually more in...
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    I'm not an expert on such things, but the UI...

    I'm not an expert on such things, but the UI looks alright as it is to me. With tools and devices I generally do prefer a very basic and utilitarian design though. I also like the idea of having...
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    Received some upgraded power-supplies and...

    Received some upgraded power-supplies and extension cables yesterday, they're a little bit more well-built and durable than I was expecting actually.

    And with that, my original group-buy order...
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    The higher heat output and power draw of the...

    The higher heat output and power draw of the 600D's might make the 300DII's a better choice in some situations.

    Still cooler and more power efficient than Tungsten, but I get the impression the...
  8. Thread: JIM

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    Good luck with the health issues Jim, and...

    Good luck with the health issues Jim, and congratulations on making it to a well-earned retirement.

    :cheers2: Here's to many more years yet of still having your input and influence around the...
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    Got an e-mail asking to confirm my shipping...

    Got an e-mail asking to confirm my shipping details a couple of days ago, so they can ship the upgraded 12v power supplies I ordered from the original group buy. So things are happening.

    Also...
  10. Thanks for the detailed info Phil, good to have...

    Thanks for the detailed info Phil, good to have the hands-on confirmation that the timecode and 32-bit recording implementation are up to the usual SoundDevices standards. Good to have those...
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    Not against it, but it does seem like a...

    Not against it, but it does seem like a 'Preservation Mode' to me.

    Go to an art gallery.
    Go to the theatre.
    Read a book.
    Listen to a radio play.
    Watch a movie.
    Watch commercial TV.

    All...
  12. Wasn't expecting SoundDevices to update their...

    Wasn't expecting SoundDevices to update their products so soon, their previous models seemed to hang around for decades, thanks for the heads-up.
  13. For more sturdy and protective footwear, I've...

    For more sturdy and protective footwear, I've found there are modern work-boots that are comfortable enough to wear all day, not being too heavy and having soft runner-like insoles.

    These are the...
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    Imo those two underexposed shots are unuseable...

    Imo those two underexposed shots are unuseable because they don't intercut with the rest of the scene/footage, but you could still shoot that dark (like in Hrvoje's grades) if the surrounding shots...
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    Looks good Jason (even if Low-Light mode would...

    Looks good Jason (even if Low-Light mode would have been better for that shot), glad it worked out.
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    Thanks for the quick look at the lenses Tim, I...

    Thanks for the quick look at the lenses Tim, I like the way they look.

    Some frames (just messing around, not so much to show the lenses characteristics) -
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    Starlight, moonlight, streetlight, lamplight, ...

    Starlight, moonlight, streetlight, lamplight, light shining out from inside a window, car headlight, torchlight, candlelight, cigarette-lighter light, phone-light, television light, regular...
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    Looking at the Metadata - Shot #...

    Looking at the Metadata -

    Shot # A001_C001_07128C.0000704F

    Resolution 5120x2170
    Record Frame Rate 23.976
    Shutter (ms) 10
    Shutter (1/sec) 96
    Shutter (deg) 90
    ISO 800
  19. Watched the video. Sounds like you're...

    Watched the video.

    Sounds like you're dealing with the same issues as a lot of other current and former Adobe customers are, in terms of the business model and the software itself.

    The...
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    Don't know if it's this or something else, but...

    Don't know if it's this or something else, but the focus sharpening tool can give that effect (the one that gives you the 'F' with a tick next to it on the default monitor overlay).

    Found here if...
  21. Just to be clear, the Alexa LF is clipping...

    Just to be clear, the Alexa LF is clipping highlights at +6 (including the ones in her left eye), right?

    Alexa LF - https://vimeo.com/331086248

    While the Monstro does it at +5 (or something...
  22. They also say, "The brightest exposure in which...

    They also say, "The brightest exposure in which the top lights in her face have not yet clipped, we call the ETTR exposure (see explanation in Review 2016)."

    So, they're exposing for the highlight...
  23. The Alexa LF does hold skin-tones well, but in...

    The Alexa LF does hold skin-tones well, but in terms of actually clipping highlights, there's a one stop difference between the Alexa LF clipping at +6 and the Monstro clipping at +5 stops. You can...
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    Still waiting on some upgraded power-supplies...

    Still waiting on some upgraded power-supplies myself (more for the sense of completion than anything), which will start shipping again in a few weeks apparently.

    Some updates are being posted here...
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    A pair of these will sync the timecode from your...

    A pair of these will sync the timecode from your Zoom F8 to your cameras -

    https://shop.tentaclesync.com/product/tentacle-sync-e-standard-set/

    A pair of these will synch the timecode from your...
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