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    Definitely wouldn't be the first time Apple makes...

    Definitely wouldn't be the first time Apple makes a monumentally stupid strategic move. Part of being a long time Apple user is looking back on all of the times
    the mothership made huge decisions...
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    That's what I'll miss the most, just cruising the...

    That's what I'll miss the most, just cruising the aisles there and coming across some weird, random thing. The first consumer drone I ever saw was for sale at Frys quite a few years ago.
    First LED...
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    Hopefully their management structure and business...

    Hopefully their management structure and business finances are good. Selling a lot of merchandise (I used to manage Circuit City stores in thge 80s) is meaningless if your margins suck and the...
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    Fully agree I hate Windoze and Microsoft, but my...

    Fully agree I hate Windoze and Microsoft, but my business partner is a Windows certified engineer and a Ph.D. who knows the finer points pretty well. If my PCs do dumb PC things, which I know they...
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    Not me. Majority of my editing is basic multicam,...

    Not me. Majority of my editing is basic multicam, which my present hardware and FCP X versions handle just fine. I don't do much compositing or tons of layers, graphics in FCP X so all of the hot rod...
  6. It's a SOOC gamma so the same exposure parameters...

    It's a SOOC gamma so the same exposure parameters as REC709, protect your highlights. If you want to push and get creative with grades, don't use S-Cinetone. It's designed
    for handing off footage...
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    Doug: How do you charge the client for the...

    Doug:

    How do you charge the client for the prompter when they have refused to pay for a prompter and you bring it out to save the day?
    Do you tell the client, "I am now going to charge you XX...
  8. I've shot several dance films for various...

    I've shot several dance films for various directors. Just a caution, "Low Key" doesn't mean underexposed.
    I shot a film quite a few years ago for a known director with an amazing dancer who flew in...
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    C500: Just curious, what do you actually shoot with the...

    Just curious, what do you actually shoot with the 1 fps and how do you use that feature?
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    For the time being...how much longer?

    For the time being...how much longer?
  11. S-Cinetone on the FX9 looked wonderful when I...

    S-Cinetone on the FX9 looked wonderful when I shot some projects with it last year.
    First time I could shoot people and not gag on the Sony colors,
    no Cyan/Magenta cadaver looks! This is a big...
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    I do know from conversations I have had with...

    I do know from conversations I have had with various Apple team members over the years that FCP X is a microscopic contributor to Apple revenues, it really is a speck of dust on the Apple machine. If...
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    Yes, the lamps give off a little heat, agreed. I...

    Yes, the lamps give off a little heat, agreed. I though he meant the fixtures as I try to avoid touching lamps of
    any kind because of the fingerprint oil factor and what that does to HMI and...
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    C300: Chris, applying logic and practicality to what...

    Chris, applying logic and practicality to what Canon does?
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    I spent so much time at Frys, especially the...

    I spent so much time at Frys, especially the Alien Crash land Burbank store. Even our local up here in Oxnard was a cool store although
    it was missing a good theme. I have bought hundreds of...
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    I've been on FCP since it was beta in 1999. I...

    I've been on FCP since it was beta in 1999. I co-founded the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group with Michael Horton. I can unequivocally say that if Apple does
    something this stupid, I will...
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    They don't get very hot, they're fluorescents,...

    They don't get very hot, they're fluorescents, maybe warm? You can use non-Kino tubes, but trust me, just buy the Kino tubes. None Kino tubes will have questionable quality and color accuracy,...
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    To extrapolate this. I think there is a sliding...

    To extrapolate this. I think there is a sliding scale of image recognition. At the bottom is the average consumer. At the top are Roger Deakins, top directors like Scorsese, you know, people who eat,...
  19. It can be a shorthand for those who have shot...

    It can be a shorthand for those who have shot both style cameras and understand what that means away from marketing hype and on set. I agree, the lines have blurred and not saying that
    you can't...
  20. Yeah, but that's written by marketing people. I'm...

    Yeah, but that's written by marketing people. I'm looking at what experience tells me. Trying to manually focus 6K with
    what is likely a focus by wire still lens when tracking moving subjects with...
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    We bought two of these last year, got the 19"...

    We bought two of these last year, got the 19" with the 24" talent monitors, both are the high bright. They've been great, other than one of the camera mount brackets was machined out of spec
    but...
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    I built out one of my XT-3s with the whole...

    I built out one of my XT-3s with the whole shebang, cage, rods, FF, external battery, monitor. It's still a pretty terrible camera for handheld. Mirrorless and DSLR style cameras have gotten so good...
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    I've been hiring shooters in other states quite a...

    I've been hiring shooters in other states quite a bit lately. I always tell them or the booker, "No mirrorless, DSLRs, I expect an FS7, C300 MKII or better camera..." period. It's not even always the...
  24. A lot of the potential buyers complaining that...

    A lot of the potential buyers complaining that the BMD PCC 6K Pro lacks usable AF don't get it, it is a mini cinema camera. Not really the right tool for events, weddings and documentary UNLESS you...
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    For almost twice the money, it had better have...

    For almost twice the money, it had better have something over the FX-6 ;-) I shot a few projects with the FX9 and it was the best Sony camera I have shot with in years. Really made the FS7 look not...
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