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  1. I like that quote. I remember in 2007 when...

    I like that quote.

    I remember in 2007 when digital was taking off we weren't sure where it would land. With the Alexa, we ended up with a very good imitation of film. And that look sort of took...
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    I don't think that's exactly historically...

    I don't think that's exactly historically accurate–24fps I believe was chosen because 18fps (the silent standard) was too slow to work with sync sound (don't know the technical details). Film was...
  3. Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll reach out. ...

    Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll reach out.

    Would be cool for someone to set up a corner of this forum for business-related stuff, but I guess that's a bag of worms.
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    DPs I work with prefer the Litemat. I own the...

    DPs I work with prefer the Litemat.

    I own the Westcott 1x1.

    It's not bad.

    Talked with some people who owned the 2x1 Westcott. They liked it. The 1x1 is not super bright, but it's no slouch...
  5. Hey Dan, any recommendations for insurance? I'm...

    Hey Dan, any recommendations for insurance? I'm in a somewhat similar situation to Takor. Only taking a bit of a different direction. Probably going to start a business on the side of a day job, but...
  6. I never liked the Black Magic cameras much, but I...

    I never liked the Black Magic cameras much, but I do think the 4.6k and onward are pretty impressive and even considered buying the 4k pocket (which looks pretty darned cool).

    But I have literally...
  7. Imo by far the best thing to learn on. And a good...

    Imo by far the best thing to learn on. And a good way to differentiate yourself from other DPs.

    I hear they're a popular rental item, too, but wouldn't know.

    Of course if you don't like the...
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    Agreed! I love the look from the C300 Mark I. And...

    Agreed! I love the look from the C300 Mark I. And the workflow is nice and easy.
  9. But not by much. There are nice Alexa XTs from...

    But not by much.

    There are nice Alexa XTs from a major rental house for $13.5k currently for sale. Or it might even be $12k. Over $10k, but imo a pretty good deal. The older Alexas are 8k, but I...
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    If you switch from trilinear (or whatever the...

    If you switch from trilinear (or whatever the default is) interpolation in Resolve to tetrahedral, you'll get a lot less banding. I like the C series but don't like working with Canon Log 2, either.
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    I never found the C300 Mk 1 murky... if anything...

    I never found the C300 Mk 1 murky... if anything the original C100/C300/C500 line (not the Mk 2 of any of them) had a crazy vibrant color palette that I loved. Same palette as the XC15 I think, come...
  12. The MX and Varicam have rolling shutter, too,...

    The MX and Varicam have rolling shutter, too, though, and no less than the F5. And the F5 is 2/3 stop slower than the F55 and in my experience has murky shadows and the raw format is kind of weird to...
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    Seems like it would work fine. Shoot in the...

    Seems like it would work fine.

    Shoot in the summer if you can, of course.
  14. Unless your primary goal is to rent. I've...

    Unless your primary goal is to rent.

    I've stopped buying stuff with the hope of renting it out. Turns out what I want isn't necessarily what others do.
  15. Short answer: Alexa or FS7, but it depends. ...

    Short answer: Alexa or FS7, but it depends.

    95%+ of the work I do is Alexa, but I mostly work in post. Increasingly I'm seeing 3.2k footage more often than 2k or 1080p, which might be a sign that...
  16. I'd strongly recommend renting and seeing what...

    I'd strongly recommend renting and seeing what works for you.

    Also see if your clients want 4k delivery or not and how your computer/NLE handles playback of various formats.

    I've worked pretty...
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    The first season had heavy distortion and fake...

    The first season had heavy distortion and fake anamorphic flares, too, and heavy chromatic aberration added in post. I thought the pilot was beautifully lit and composed, and of course the direction...
  18. https://www.amazon.com/Bare-Bones-Camera-Course-Vi...

    https://www.amazon.com/Bare-Bones-Camera-Course-Video/dp/1621535266/ref=asc_df_1621535266/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312057344057&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10942199415816900961&hvpone=&hvptwo=...
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    Yikes did they black balance the C700, that is...

    Yikes did they black balance the C700, that is very bad. Or perhaps this explains why, as a Canon shooter, I don't ETTR. Venice holds color great as CML notes. Most results seem consistent with CML,...
  20. [FS: SUPPORT] Is this still available?

    Is this still available?
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    Yeah, that's more than I spent on the Dana Dolly....

    Yeah, that's more than I spent on the Dana Dolly. I guess eventually speed rail adds up, but I can't justify that rn.

    On the other hand, does anyone have any tricks for doing push ins with this...
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    Thanks, I appreciate all the advice. The Home...

    Thanks, I appreciate all the advice. The Home Depot option (1 1/4 galvanized pipe), while cheap, seems to be schedule 40, so maybe not ideal. But I'm only planning to run 5 feet with a very...
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    I'll take that as a no then..... I'm kind of an...

    I'll take that as a no then..... I'm kind of an idiot when it comes to this stuff, I work in post so I don't know the first thing about G&E.

    But that's the reason I'm asking: I genuinely don't...
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    Where to buy Speedrail locally?

    I own and plan to travel with a Dana Dolly but...

    Speed rail is too big to bring with me.

    Where do you buy it locally when in a new city? Does Home Depot carry something close enough?
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    Thanks, that makes perfect sense and is clearly...

    Thanks, that makes perfect sense and is clearly articulated. How important is this? My camera feels a little floaty like the end of this sequence:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozhOo0Dt4o
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