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    "You can drive a Lamborghini to your favourite...

    "You can drive a Lamborghini to your favourite burger joint in record time but it can't go over a speed bump and is a pain to park. When I finally order the burger, I'd rather have the choice to pay...
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    C300: Maybe they just reassigned the buttons for the...

    Maybe they just reassigned the buttons for the shoot and labelled accordingly, though maybe they weren't there at all being a pre-production cam.

    Back when redrock micro was actually a...
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    What about just using the apple watch as my next...

    What about just using the apple watch as my next editing machine?
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    Sorry, I was unclear. I meant if a budget is...

    Sorry, I was unclear. I meant if a budget is $20k-$50k, saving $2.5k by not going with a full lens set would actually be a significant amount vs. the $500k budget, which may be the types of...
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    I guess once you enter the commercial realm...

    I guess once you enter the commercial realm you're also up against the most talented DPs working for rates lower than yours. If you got in with an agency and became their go-to commercial DP then a...
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    2-3 years!? My next upgrades, most likely a MBP...

    2-3 years!? My next upgrades, most likely a MBP and PC desktop - I hope to have for 5-7 years.
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    If I'm the producer and would also be the one...

    If I'm the producer and would also be the one picking up equipment, an owner op appeal increases like in your examples. But the alternate scenario, which happens if the shoot is large enough, is a...
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    Thanks, great things to think about. I'm not a...

    Thanks, great things to think about. I'm not a huge plugin guy but would like to get into fusion in resolve 16/am happy to work with proxies.

    Otherwise if I commit early to some PC monstrosity for...
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    In my experience any DP adding on any specialty...

    In my experience any DP adding on any specialty lighting equipment is to either make their life easier or contribute to a signature style etc. rather than as a pure money maker. I'm sure you could...
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    What would that look like if you're working on a...

    What would that look like if you're working on a commercial/feature that requires a ___ton lighting package? At that level it seems like an all or nothing situation, rather than you owning lighting...
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    Will you have to join a union at some point if...

    Will you have to join a union at some point if working on larger sets? I’d look into official and unofficial policies to make sure it won’t affect your plan.

    If you move full time into...
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    C200: Why should anyone concentrate on story or...

    Why should anyone concentrate on story or production design if they’re getting paid more money to use a more expensive camera? I don’t think many people are considering a c500 ii as a way to make...
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    Thanks Thomas, this is really helpful...

    Thanks Thomas, this is really helpful information. I'm in the market for a desktop upgrade and laptop purchase (never owned one) and was wondering if it was realistic to use a MBP for both...
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    What about a 5 lens prime kit of Sigma/Tokina as...

    What about a 5 lens prime kit of Sigma/Tokina as a stopgap until you know exactly what you want?

    You can see if you like working with primes in that environment (with crew and a specific camera)...
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    C200: Thanks! Thanks for the details. I'm...

    Thanks!



    Thanks for the details. I'm surprised to hear about such a large gap in performance between two premium heads. Why do you think OConnor is more popular in the cinema world? Is it just...
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    Is anyone here planning on using one of these 16"...

    Is anyone here planning on using one of these 16" MBPs in place of a desktop workstation? Or are we not there yet?
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    C200: Why would you go for the O’Connor 1040 over a...

    Why would you go for the O’Connor 1040 over a Vinten then?
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    C200: Why is the OConnor 1040...

    Why is the OConnor 1040 cheaper than the OConnor 1030Ds?

    This might've been mentioned in the 1040 thread but does this concern anyone?

    I'd love to add an Oconnor/flowtech set up sometime next...
  19. When you share the footage don't give us details...

    When you share the footage don't give us details and we'll see if we can pick the difference.
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    SHORT: Thanks again. The TIWYAS wipe completely works. ...

    Thanks again. The TIWYAS wipe completely works.

    I'm trying to put together a oner for my own reel using our inspire2/x7. I think it'll probably only be 20 seconds but still lots to think about....
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    SHORT: Thanks for the info Charles. Telescoping the...

    Thanks for the info Charles.

    Telescoping the boom pole mid shot - wow, I'm impressed!

    Regarding safety positions, can you share any loose rules that would make a safety appropriate? Do you walk...
  22. jcs, you mean tiny companies by comparison, not...

    jcs, you mean tiny companies by comparison, not outright tiny companies?

    I don't know much about company sizes but it seems like Leica and Arri are a similar sized company in revenue and number of...
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    SHORT: Great short. Amazing work by Neal and the whole...

    Great short. Amazing work by Neal and the whole team! I loved the sound design, nice balance of conversations bleeding in and out, sometimes just being able to hear parts of sentences etc.

    With...
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    C200: But if I used the pocket 6k everyone would get...

    But if I used the pocket 6k everyone would get sick of waiting for me to upload photos of the "new pocket rig" set up to instagram..
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    C200: But if I use the Pocket 6k I won't be using the...

    But if I use the Pocket 6k I won't be using the c200 anymore. Do you want us all to sell our cameras and buy a completely new system? If I wanted, I could describe many inverse situations where the...
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