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    Reminds me of the time a rabbit swallowed the...

    Reminds me of the time a rabbit swallowed the engagement ring I had for the woman of my dreams. I always wore pants with deep pockets and regularly made references to having deep pockets, but one of...
  2. Laptop 5/8" mount to put on light stand

    I'm looking for a portable 5/8" mount so I can mount a laptop to an ordinary light stand without the need to bring a dedicated laptop stand. Any suggestions?

    Everyone and their brother these days...
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    Superman proved that all you need for a disguise...

    Superman proved that all you need for a disguise is a pair of ordinary glasses.
  4. C500: I once read a thorough study (that was conducted...

    I once read a thorough study (that was conducted by my imagination) about how the financial losses of cameraman caused by the time wasted turning cameras on and off to change lenses (e.g., client...
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    I often say, "You can always put more on but you...

    I often say, "You can always put more on but you can only take so much off."

    Sleeping in a car in the summer without the engine on idle running air-conditioning for eight hours can get quite...
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    Cars have that button to choose between...

    Cars have that button to choose between recirculating the air or having the air come from outside. We just need to install that button on all buildings.
  7. One of these days I'll make a bogus account and...

    One of these days I'll make a bogus account and troll the members of DVXuser into a 10 page topic. That is, if that's not what I already just did.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfh4Mhp-a6U
  8. Some states require permits, maybe others don't,...

    Some states require permits, maybe others don't, or they just don't care. I've never been stopped for not having a permit and I've filmed in public areas on many occasions. I've probably been...
  9. Public outdoor places to film interviews

    Where are some public outdoor places you can film interviews without a permit? Some parks are closed with COVID-19. I'm talking a basic ENG style interview, not a big setup.
  10. I've been wondering what the weight of the head...

    I've been wondering what the weight of the head and the ballast of the Aputure 600D is so I just looked it up on B&H and it specifically says, "Fixture Weight 0 lb / 0.00 kg," which to me is an...
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    C300: Many on DVXuser say things like, "Invest in...

    Many on DVXuser say things like, "Invest in yourself and not in equipment." These are stressful times we're living in and sometimes a well deserved break is best for company moral. Consider writing...
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    C100: I was praising Wide DR and knocking log. Never...

    I was praising Wide DR and knocking log.

    Never have I ever heard a client say on set, "I'm glad we're shooting in black and white because I hate color," especially in these times when expressing...
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    C300: Another case would be when your wife wants so...

    Another case would be when your wife wants so much for you to be happy that she absolutely insists that you spend $15k on video equipment instead of buying her a new car.
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    C100: My older interview demo reel was mostly with the...

    My older interview demo reel was mostly with the Canon C100 Mark I and Mark II (and a few interviews with the GH2 as a tight shot). Internal recording, wide DR; log and external recording with that...
  15. C300: Why do you need a baseplate? For using a...

    Why do you need a baseplate? For using a wireless follow focus I often top mount the rods so I can forgo having a baseplate.

    With the 18-80 and my Zacuto VCT Pro, I have a Kessler Kwik Release on...
  16. ADs need $10,000 watches. DPs need $10,000...

    ADs need $10,000 watches. DPs need $10,000 cameras. A DP with a $10,000 watch and a $1,000 camera should become an AD.
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    I also found these lights available on discount...

    I also found these lights available on discount on GoKnight.com, a theatrical lighting distribution retailer, for the following prices.

    Large: $7,840.00

    Medium: $5,480.00

    Small: $3,760.00...
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    Pretty sure Barbie cam was dual gain as well. ...

    Pretty sure Barbie cam was dual gain as well.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrOwLLAp6Wk
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    ETC fos/4 Panels

    These lights look interesting. From ETC, the company that makes the long time popular Source 4 lights. They come in three sizes.

    Large: 1600w, 25.4" x 25.4", 78.92 lb, $9800
    Medium: 1000w,...
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    Perhaps their in-house editor was annoyed that...

    Perhaps their in-house editor was annoyed that they did not have him shoot it. Not so dumb afterall.
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    I recently watched a video I shot around a year...

    I recently watched a video I shot around a year ago to find that of the two interviews, for one of them the editor properly muted the on-camera mic on track 3 & 4 so it was just the proper overhead...
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    I feel like my eye sight's dynamic range is still...

    I feel like my eye sight's dynamic range is still way better than cameras. And even with Arri, I still often run into situations where the dynamic range of a scene cannot fit into the dynamic range...
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    Not exactly joking. But yeah, if a DP has a good...

    Not exactly joking. But yeah, if a DP has a good line of communication and control of post and working with a good colorist, then SOOC is less important. Otherwise, SOOC or die, even on a big...
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    On an unrelated note, one of the most confusing...

    On an unrelated note, one of the most confusing and mysterious aspects of DVXuser for me has been which person is James in his avatar photo.
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    Yeah, SOOC is where it's at, though. It's not...

    Yeah, SOOC is where it's at, though. It's not like I want to give some random colorist creative choices for what I am DPing.

    And if I am the random colorist, it's not like I want to be spending...
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