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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Holland View Post
    *snicker* Don't ask me about what I"m using in the photos below. Yet.

    I've been tested lots of gear now for about the last 90 days, gah I can't believe that, but as is the way of the pandemic. Some stuff I can show, some I cannot. This week a few more announcements will allow for breaking of the embargo. Next week too!




    As of this second I haven't noticed a truly discernible power draw difference between rolling and not. If it is there, it's slight. A 98Wh batter gets you about 4 hours of runtime. Bare in mind this is before Stormtroopers and Vaders enter the fray.


    Two quickies tonight.

    I am indeed testing and essentially announcing the SmallHD Focus SDI Pro. Was allowed to finally chat about it publicly. It is similar to the current Focus lineup, but has a couple MAJOR differences that will be relevant to those who ride on the backs of Komodos:




    I've been also further exploring getting sound into this little bad boy. Today's exercise in creative rigging was the Sonosax M2D2, which is a tidy and powerful pream/mixer. No recording features, so similar in some ways to the Beachtek stuff, but a significantly upgrade in quality and features. The audio in my first sample clip was fed through the line out of a Sound Devices Mix-Pre 10 II. I've tested the Internal Mic as well as general on board microphones. Some of those could use a decent clean boost in gain, Komodo does that, but a dedicated one allows for far more freedom.




    Outside of that, I hope to show the breakout I/O box shortly. It allows for jamming and sending of Timecode and other good things.

    Oh, and in the above two workflows I'm exploring off the beaten path anamorphic setups. Using the SmallHD to Desqueeze to monitor as well as a frame guide as I'm using the full 6K 17:9 image from Komodo. Useful to roll this way for reframing.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, enough about the Komodo. Now what about this new smallHD monitor that you speak of...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher A. Bell View Post
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, enough about the Komodo. Now what about this new smallHD monitor that you speak of...?
    You won't have any news as he has a NDA I think... But while waiting I can share the M2D2 fonctionnality for DSLR use ;-)

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    Surely Wooden Camera will release one of their audio boxes for Komodo?
    Otherwise that Sonosax looks pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Moreton View Post
    Surely Wooden Camera will release one of their audio boxes for Komodo?
    Otherwise that Sonosax looks pretty good.
    Dsmc2 A-box should work fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    Dsmc2 A-box should work fine
    Different tools for different jobs ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    Dsmc2 A-box should work fine
    I'm certainly curious what WC will come up with for Komodo actually. But as Patrick said, it's a pretty different tool. The M2D2 has a whole bunch of features like compression, limiting, etc. Also boosts to +75dB, perhaps more if I explore something else today. That's a bit crazy, but I do crazy things.

    Speaking of which.

    Here's Komodo with a Speedbooster and that fancy new Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95. With the focal reducer that nets a wider FOV at about f/0.7.




    Interestingly, this less has a fairly weird design and though we don't talk about reducers much in depth, this isn't an scientific or astrology site :), the projected image circle is actually larger than I expected. For instance, this lens covers Monstro 8K no problem, but the focus reduced image is actually producing an image circle that's a bit larger. Which causes issues at 6K 17:9 when stopping down beyond f/2.8 as well as an entirely different vignette performance.

    This for me was mainly an experiment in hyper-fast optics. I need to measure the actual T-Stop here, but I suspect it's at T1 or a hair faster center frame.
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