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    Dermot beat me to it! :smiley:

    Dermot beat me to it! :smiley:
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    The top of the line 12-core Trashcan Mac (which I...

    The top of the line 12-core Trashcan Mac (which I still use every day) was $12K 6 years ago; I'm thinking a reasonable power/cost balance for the 2019 Mac Pro could be had for somewhere around $15K....
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    In post-production, generally spending more money...

    In post-production, generally spending more money is better.
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    They are being evasive about the specifics of all...

    They are being evasive about the specifics of all the options and costs involved.

    This website is predicting that a fully-equipped 2019 Mac Pro could go north of $35,000...

    Apple’s top spec...
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    So pleased that it doesn't suck. ...

    So pleased that it doesn't suck.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl4Hg23RQHQ

    It's gonna cost an arm and a leg, but by god, 8 PCI slots and some super-fast GPUs, and an optional accelerator...
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    I was pretty surprised to find out this week that...

    I was pretty surprised to find out this week that Panasonic has dropped the price of the Varicam LT from $19,000 down to $9,995...

    Panasonic drops the price of the Varicam LT to $9,995
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    Gee, I think the 3 most important rules are: ...

    Gee, I think the 3 most important rules are:

    1) is the client happy (particularly the DP)?

    2) will the final render pass QC in order to air/get delivered?

    3) did the check clear?

    Those...
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    Read this story on the massive restoration...

    Read this story on the massive restoration process at Park Road Post & Weta Digital in New Zealand:

    Real War: How Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old Breathed Life into 100-Year-Old Archival...
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    I think the reality is that most pro shoots...

    I think the reality is that most pro shoots (scripted TV series and features) are using wireless mics on the actors, wireless booms, and wireless links to camera (in cases where they're recording...
  10. Doh, $10,000. That gives one pause.

    Doh, $10,000. That gives one pause.
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    If you're doing 2 cameras, I would recommend you...

    If you're doing 2 cameras, I would recommend you jam both timecode and genlock (sync), so that the cameras are in sync for timecode and actual timecode phase (relationship to frame pulldown). Either...
  12. MixingLight.com has also done some very good...

    MixingLight.com has also done some very good Insights on HDR grading, and there's a lot of good basic information and cautions in their explanations. (Note this is a pay site, but I think the expense...
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    I would also say you'd be better off actually...

    I would also say you'd be better off actually shooting at 5K and then making proxies for the edit. When you get to post for the finish, then let the post house decide if they need to transcode the 5K...
  14. To me, sound mixing & editing is a completely...

    To me, sound mixing & editing is a completely different function from picture editing, and you'd be better off doing this in a room with a system designed expressly for sound. The noise and chaos in...
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    We usually suggest to non-theatrical clients that...

    We usually suggest to non-theatrical clients that they go with 2.40, because then it's an even-number of masking lines top and bottom and there's no danger of screwing it up. There is no visible...
  16. Dolby has a (free) 2-hour series of Dolby Vision...

    Dolby has a (free) 2-hour series of Dolby Vision training videos available on their website, and they deal specifically with the setup of how this can be done in Resolve and in ACES. The link is...
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    And featuring color by the great Stefan...

    And featuring color by the great Stefan Sonnenfeld and his crew at CO3/Santa Monica.
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    You can also file the copyright forms for the...

    You can also file the copyright forms for the film and assign the ownership of the copyright to the LLC (which is not that unusual). I would very definitely suggest that you get an entertainment...
  19. Hrvoe's "Primers" LUTs are pretty good and quite...

    Hrvoe's "Primers" LUTs are pretty good and quite affordable:

    http://omeneo.com/primers/

    Phil Holland's PHFX PhilmColor LUTs have a lot of good thought behind them:
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  20. I think this is still true. It's very telling...

    I think this is still true. It's very telling that neither Blackmagic nor Red have opted to jump into the grading monitor or projection business. Red did (famously) demonstrate a laser projector...
  21. I have to say, there was a time not long ago when...

    I have to say, there was a time not long ago when even color-correcting Rec709 cost you $25,000-$30,000 for a display as a minimum. It's a miracle that today, you can get a reasonably-decent OLED...
  22. Note that one of the first thing the Dolby Vision...

    Note that one of the first thing the Dolby Vision course says is:

    first... get a real HDR grading display.


    It's a shame that HBO currently does not have a way to provide first-run programming...
  23. No, you can't do it with an LG C8 because it's...

    No, you can't do it with an LG C8 because it's not good enough. Nor are the other displays you mention. I believe @Steve Shaw from LightIllusion.com has written about this several times. HDR is a lot...
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    That is a very handy tip. I used Carbon Copy...

    That is a very handy tip. I used Carbon Copy Cloner for years in the 1990s, then bailed on them and went with SuperDuper when they were slow to update to OSX. I've been thinking of going back to CCC,...
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    That's fine, but I've been on at least 5 or 6...

    That's fine, but I've been on at least 5 or 6 projects (particualrly documentaries) where these were the only files the DP and camera operator shot.
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