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    Good news. Any idea when LTO-8 tapes will...

    Good news.

    Any idea when LTO-8 tapes will start being readily available? Still none available on Ebay.
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    [FS: GEAR] Photo of the Steadicam truck mount please.

    Photo of the Steadicam truck mount please.
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    I have come to appreciate set design, CGI,...

    I have come to appreciate set design, CGI, compositing, location, and lighting as far more important to the overall look of a film. As well as editing/coloring to tell the story. I think most decent...
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    For anyone that doesn't know, you slide the M-S...

    For anyone that doesn't know, you slide the M-S button on front top of the handle.
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    I would paint the shadow on the ground or wall as...

    I would paint the shadow on the ground or wall as desired, then light evenly. Put a strong unmodified light where you want it, trace the shadow and paint it in.
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    It looks like hot water wiping down the legs was...

    It looks like hot water wiping down the legs was good for carbon fiber and plastic. I put 10W40 on the metal against metal 100mm leveling ballhead and it worked beautifully.
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    Anyone clean or oil a tripod

    I have an O'Connor 1030D with 30L carbon fiber legs. I just finished shooting a feature and the legs seemed sticky sliding up and down the top support. Also, the 100mm ballhead became squeaky when...
  8. How to calculate wide end of zoom focus (Angenieux 16-42mm)

    It appears that on my Angenieux 16-42mm the focus at the 16mm end at about 6 feet and further is infinity. Anything from the mid 20's to 42mm focus is according to the focus scale. I assume this is a...
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    Are you shooting indoor narrative? If so, you...

    Are you shooting indoor narrative? If so, you might want to test the 40mm first. You might want something wider around 24mm.
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    I don't think you have the protections of Ebay or...

    I don't think you have the protections of Ebay or PayPal. Most people are pretty honest, but if you run into a bad one, you'll have problems. For that kind of money, why not make the transaction in...
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    Very nice.
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    Are you shooting only outside during daylight? ...

    Are you shooting only outside during daylight?

    If you can't control lighting like for film, music videos, or commercials, then you might not be happy with RED's low light performance....
  13. I have a little experience with solar. We used...

    I have a little experience with solar. We used them on battery banks on sailboats in the sunny Carribean. We put up many panels and had a huge, heavy and expensive battery bank, but still needed to...
  14. I use a Bowen's mount China ball on an Aputure...

    I use a Bowen's mount China ball on an Aputure 300D.
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    1st Guy: "They still produce high quality...

    1st Guy:
    "They still produce high quality cinematic images, so I must commend them for that."

    I can't take the other two seriously.
  16. [FS: OPTICS] I think this is a mockery of toilet paper...

    I think this is a mockery of toilet paper hoarding.
  17. [FS: OPTICS] Covid-19 Superspeeds for sale in PL - Great Set 18/25/32/50/75/100

    Super-absorbent Covid-19 Superspeeds for sale $460,000. #b-roll
    https://i.imgur.com/pjxQRuj.jpg
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    [FS: SUPPORT] Steadicam Socket Block

    Steadicam socket block $75.

    I do not know which arm this is for, but it does NOT work with a Steadicam Zephyr. Attached is a photo with a ruler.
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    [FS: OPTICS] Arkat 250mm PL Mount

    This lens says Ukraine on it. I believe Arkats are similar to the Russian Jupiters. This is a very clean 250mm PL mount f3.5 lens with protective case. $350 free shipping.
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    I found mine wore out over time. I bought a great...

    I found mine wore out over time. I bought a great condition side handle on Ebay for $300.
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    How to shoot dark scenes with a low ISO

    My Angenieux 16-42mm 2.8 is my main narrative lens. I sometimes find images a little muddy and noisy when shooting dark scenes wide open. I like the explanation that lowering the ISO adds more...
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    When RED went to its new website, it didn't list...

    When RED went to its new website, it didn't list a bunch of items. I called them directly and was able to buy something.
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    I did that once. ONCE! Don't underestimate how...

    I did that once. ONCE! Don't underestimate how scary it is being in a helicopter without a door next to you. We were hovering around skyscrapers in Chicago and it felt like it would drop 5-10 feet....
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    Here under the RED Stuff marketplace is good...

    Here under the RED Stuff marketplace is good because the you can avoid the Ebay fee of 10%. Also, for $100, you can send to RED and they will inspect the camera and only release when seller agrees;...
  25. I use PCAM Pro. The RED app which is free has a...

    I use PCAM Pro. The RED app which is free has a DOF calculator. Do not use Digital DoF (Indie Film Gear) - damn thing never worked for me. For me the list of cameras disappeared 80% of the time,...
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