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    The best Steadicam op I've ever seen for smooth...

    The best Steadicam op I've ever seen for smooth fluid movent was a guy I trained to use my Steadicam. He was an ex member of the Polish National Ballet and a representative ice skater. He used ballet...
  2. Thread: Sony PXW-FX6

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    FS5: But is it like the 18-110mm where the...

    But is it like the 18-110mm where the mechanical/servo action of the zoom can be physically reversed though a physical switch and rotation reset process? A feature that quite a few people are unaware...
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    FS5: Who knows when but Sony has definitely alluded to...

    Who knows when but Sony has definitely alluded to a range of lenses, quote "Sony also announced their intention to expand the FE C Cinema Lens line-up going forward." The lens on the left in this pic...
  4. Oooh! The memories. Mine were Bristol '65. But it...

    Oooh! The memories. Mine were Bristol '65. But it was a "Florin" for gas... two Bob in the meter in the hall back then. Thanks for the memory jolt. :)

    Chris Young
  5. FS7: That can happen if you have "Distortion...

    That can happen if you have "Distortion Compensation" turned on. If that is turned ON you cannot apply a LUT without it being burnt into the file. This applies to many Sony E-Mount lenses on the FS7....
  6. Thread: Battery issues

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    For some Lithium cells when the onboard analyzer...

    For some Lithium cells when the onboard analyzer triggers a blinking GREEN it means the charger is "balancing" the cells. If this cycle keeps repeating itself it is usually the case that one or more...
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    For what it's worth, more useless info! The...

    For what it's worth, more useless info!

    The one on the right is one of the original 'Sony/Taiyo Corp' 970 batteries. These date back many years and from memory were available up to 2008. I have a...
  8. Yes the 10-bit SDI was very popular and a lot of...

    Yes the 10-bit SDI was very popular and a lot of shooters with EX1/3s used to use the Convergent Design Nanoflash with them as the Nanoflash could record the XDCam 422 50-Mbps codec. 50Mbps was the...
  9. The timebase of the VHS is totally unreferenced...

    The timebase of the VHS is totally unreferenced and really needs to go through a TBC or in/out through a VTR that has an inbuilt TBC. All the H and V sync timing and the color burst information needs...
  10. Thread: The Crown BTS

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    Now would you match them? As you say it's all a...

    Now would you match them? As you say it's all a matter of aesthetics which is subjective. When matching cameras for a major baseball, football, or sporting event cameras have to look pretty close....
  11. Thread: The Crown BTS

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    To the best of my knowledge they are. I've just...

    To the best of my knowledge they are. I've just had a quick look and found the following. The first link is after Tiffen sold DFX to Digital Film Tools (DFT) and the last link is a Boris FX video...
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    That's why we had CCU's and CCU operators and...

    That's why we had CCU's and CCU operators and TD's to dial everything in. All broadcast cams had standard SMPTE matrix adjustment circuits so you could dial all the various brands, Sony, Panasonic,...
  13. Used three of them last night with ACM21's and 18...

    Used three of them last night with ACM21's and 18 x B4 2/3" lenses on a Christmas concert. With a finely tuned Chroma du Monde 709 preset and most importantly, very importantly decent knee / slope...
  14. Thread: Sony PXW-FX6

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    FS5: It's good to see a list of the finer detail...

    It's good to see a list of the finer detail differences between the FX9 and the FX6. Alister has posted a good breakdown chart of those differences here:

    Chris Young
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  15. Thread: The Crown BTS

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    When first tried DFX I didn't try glimmer Glass...

    When first tried DFX I didn't try glimmer Glass but I did with Promists, both black and white. The same shots with the glass and with its digital equivalent are virtually indistinguishable. You know...
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    Yes and that's why you cannot buy a Tascam...

    Yes and that's why you cannot buy a Tascam DR-10CS SD card recorder with its mic loop through to TX in the States but you can buy it in Europe or Aussie with no difficulties. I believe you can only...
  17. Thread: The Crown BTS

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    Agreed Doug. Anything you can do can in DFX be...

    Agreed Doug. Anything you can do can in DFX be achieved in many decent NLEs but it takes longer. I like it when I have a new dithering producer sitting next to me who's not at all sure of what he...
  18. Thread: The Crown BTS

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    LOL! I knew that would be one of the questions...

    LOL! I knew that would be one of the questions asked. Very good for the first question. I cheated :)

    I used Tiffen's DFX 4.0. This allows me to use almost any of Tiffen's optical filter looks in...
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    Thanks, great referral. I do like the look of the...

    Thanks, great referral. I do like the look of the Crown with the Tiffen Glimmer Glass. Glimmer Glass is one of my go-to filtrations.

    Chris Young

    From interlaced grabs (yes interlaced! Some...
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    Done it numerous times. Usually, refresh my...

    Done it numerous times. Usually, refresh my system SSD every six to eight months. It was a common practice in broadcast TV for years with Character Generators and Qantel Paint Boxes. The only problem...
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    Nice stuff RN. Looks good! Now I know who to...

    Nice stuff RN. Looks good! Now I know who to contact on the other side of the WA state hard Covid border if I need something shot over there. The isolationists Sand Gropers that you are :)

    Chris...
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    F5: Agreed. This is the way to go as you will need...

    Agreed. This is the way to go as you will need the SxS Pro+ to handle all speeds and bit rates on the F5/F55 as the earlier cards, the SxS-1 and SxS Pro only support 240 and 400Mbps respectively. The...
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    You can do XY in Vegas Pan and Crop plus you can...

    You can do XY in Vegas Pan and Crop plus you can type in start and finish size pixel withds, depths etc. Plus you have a host of ease In and out options on the zoom. The whole zoom, move can be key...
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    F5: Seeing that the F5 and FS7 run virtually...

    Seeing that the F5 and FS7 run virtually identical internal hardware at the front end, the same sensor and processing you'll find very little difference in the images from the two of them. I find if...
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    Might sound like a stupid question but you are...

    Might sound like a stupid question but you are loading the film correctly?

    Insert the roll into the empty film chamber. This chamber will have a silver piece of curved metal, referred to as the...
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