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  1. Is greater ability to crop in post good for...

    Is greater ability to crop in post good for cinematographers when the cropping is being done by someone other than the cinematographer?

    Doesn’t it undermine the cinematographer’s vision? The frame...
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    Sticky: Nationally, about 40 percent of lenses sold in...

    Nationally, about 40 percent of lenses sold in the U.S. are anti-reflective, according to American Optometric Association (AOA) data. Aug 29, 2019
  3. Something wrong other than being surprised that a...

    Something wrong other than being surprised that a $1500 camera does not have the dynamic range of a $28,000 camera, you mean?
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    Love it, Phil!

    You mentioned “clean everything” and it reminded me of something valuable I learned from Doug Hart: Don’t over-clean lenses.

    Another lesson I learned from Operator Ian Lynch was:...
  5. [FS: GEAR] Terry- Are your C500Mkii sales still outpacing...

    Terry- Are your C500Mkii sales still outpacing your Sony FX9 sales?
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    Poll: Looks most amazing to you and to a plurality of...

    Looks most amazing to you and to a plurality of video professionals participating in this exercise. But does that necessarily mean the ARRI will most look amazing to the general public and will...
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    Poll: So a horrible film shot on #1 would do better in...

    So a horrible film shot on #1 would do better in theaters than an excellent film shot on #5, right?
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    You’ve mistaken my post for being directed at...

    You’ve mistaken my post for being directed at yourself. I only quoted you.




    But you entered into that discussion, now didn’t you? If it is of no interest to you, why comment on it?


    ...
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    Keep in mind that it is only one vendor. Could be...

    Keep in mind that it is only one vendor. Could be that Texas Media pushes the Canon more than the Sony. Or it could be that the shop has built a customer base of Canon fans over the years. Their...
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    I knew you'd come through! btw, your avatar...

    I knew you'd come through!

    btw, your avatar makes me think of that album cover for the band Missing Persons
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    Samples? I have a specialist in exactly this sort...

    Samples? I have a specialist in exactly this sort of thing. Let me call him up.

    Rand? :smiley:
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    Nothing else outside of 90% of the work that...

    Nothing else outside of 90% of the work that takes place. :001_smile:
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    This may be obvious, but the set doesn't have to...

    This may be obvious, but the set doesn't have to be stored all in one case. Most times I see prime sets on a feature film sets the prime set is stored in more than one case.
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    Sticky: I am curious as to why you want the AE over the...

    I am curious as to why you want the AE over the MM. For the "ninja-star"?
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    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/6...

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/654/097/bd3.jpg
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    Sticky: A handy tip: The way I remember that "MM" are...

    A handy tip: The way I remember that "MM" are the later out of AE and MM is to think of "MM" as standing for "more modern".
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    "Evolution is not a process with constant growth,...

    "Evolution is not a process with constant growth, if left to inertia it consists of deterioration too and things may go down as well. "

    I think I got that in a fortune cookie once.
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    Actually, you said "Useless for scripted work. "....

    Actually, you said "Useless for scripted work. ". There was no "mostly". We dragged you kicking and screaming to mostly. But at least you are not immovable. :smile5:
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    What percentage of RED owners shoot material for...

    What percentage of RED owners shoot material for Netflix? I'm interested in your estimate, but I estimate less than 1%.







    Only in"The RED Bubble" do doc shooters have a camera assistant...
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    A question for you, Hrvoje- Have you any...

    A question for you, Hrvoje- Have you any personal experience with the Sony Fx9 AF upon which you are passing judgment?

    Let's agree that AF, even "Fast Hybrid AF", cannot replace a human in...
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    Keep in mind that only a very small percentage of...

    Keep in mind that only a very small percentage of video productions use a focus pulling crew member. In most video shooting the cam op is performing the focusing.

    What percentage of video...
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    But it doesn't have to be all AF or all manual. ...

    But it doesn't have to be all AF or all manual. If the focus needs to be predictive, the focus operator takes over and makes that happen. But in the meantime, for "just" holding focus on a subject,...
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    Zeiss could just slap the optics of the 21mm...

    Zeiss could just slap the optics of the 21mm Supreme into an Otus housing, price it at Otus pricing, and none of us would be any the wiser. I'd be happy to be duped in that way. :thumbsup:
  24. Now that it has been resolved, I can say this- ...

    Now that it has been resolved, I can say this- The image of a complete stranger soldering on your RED in a Starbucks in Cairo is awesome.
  25. https://av-cables.net/sdi-cables/

    https://av-cables.net/sdi-cables/
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