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  1. Thanks, Greytail. There are a number of things...

    Thanks, Greytail. There are a number of things that are great about them, but there are real limitations.

    Surely a functional limit of 5 min and some seconds is not one of the benefits. I still...
  2. GH4 One Frame Audio Dropout @ End of Spanned Clips

    I'm using FCP X 10.2.2, and when I import a set of spanned clips to put together a long take in a timeline (interviews, mostly) I get one silent frame at the end of each of the spanned clips. If I go...
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    GH4 Properly white balancing the shot, then using the...

    Properly white balancing the shot, then using the histogram is about the best you would be able to do with the built-in EVF or OLED. Decent on-camera monitors that can be properly calibrated are out...
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    GH4 Some great suggestions above. A decent little...

    Some great suggestions above.

    A decent little zoom will make you very happy. I picked up the 12-35 2.8 which is terrific and compact. Shooting UHD and going to 1080p in the edit will also make...
  5. GH2 I got a B+W variable ND. Nice to just dial in and...

    I got a B+W variable ND. Nice to just dial in and watch the histogram to be sure I'm not crushing blacks or clipping. I use it with the 12-35 f/2.8 nearly all the time. It was a little expensive, but...
  6. GH4 I like what I am getting for skin tones from a...

    I like what I am getting for skin tones from a CineD variant (-5 sharpness and -3 saturation, highlights/shadows 0/0). I use White Balance Plugin 2 from FCPeffects, along with a little help from the...
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    For on-board run-and-gun needs, you simply *must*...

    For on-board run-and-gun needs, you simply *must* use a shockmount, and the best setup is to get one that locks into the cold shoe. Even so, you will still pick up servo noise if you use the top zoom...
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    HPX250: Barry's books are invaluable. If you don't have...

    Barry's books are invaluable. If you don't have one for your camera, you should get it. I have the HPX170, and his book changed the way I shoot and the way I approach camera setup for each specific...
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    I have ye olde anamorphic adapter for the OG...

    I have ye olde anamorphic adapter for the OG DVX100. I have liked the results sometimes –- very much -- though other times, I have found it very finicky and it has a very narrow aperture range and...
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    Nice for vehicle mounting. 24pA will upres pretty...

    Nice for vehicle mounting. 24pA will upres pretty nicely for this kind of work. And as was mentioned above, two more pristine channels of XLR audio. I rig mine with a stereo mic from time to time and...
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    Is it possible you inadvertently created "proxy"...

    Is it possible you inadvertently created "proxy" files on import? You can do this in FCP X easily, and this would explain both the stairstepping and the poor DVD. The fact the Quicktime looks good...
  12. Have you tested the 0.3 ND for color shift? Tried...

    Have you tested the 0.3 ND for color shift? Tried it on another camera? Just to be sure.
  13. Try hitting the Record Check button before each...

    Try hitting the Record Check button before each shot. This rewinds the tape and helps prevent breaks in cadence. Do it for every shot. Also, I'm sure you don't, but even if tempted, don't reuse...
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    Eric: What is your DVXuser rate for the 36"?...

    Eric:

    What is your DVXuser rate for the 36"? And what additional cost should I anticipate for the stealth/silent mode bearing kit? (I can record sound separately, but I don't prefer to with the...
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    Beautiful moves, and since I posted the comment...

    Beautiful moves, and since I posted the comment on Vimeo, I just noticed the link with the detailed photos of construction. I may attempt this!
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    And for spanned clips, just make sure you have...

    And for spanned clips, just make sure you have the two cards mounted at the same time in Log & Transfer... Then they come into FCP 7 as one.
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    You can name the files in numerical order and...

    You can name the files in numerical order and specific to the project in FCP 7 Log & Transfer, but I just do the timecode sort, as mentioned above. Works great.
  18. HPX250: I have been using an ME66 (Sennheiser) on camera...

    I have been using an ME66 (Sennheiser) on camera for years. Buy a shock mount that slides into the accessory shoe or otherwise separate the mic from the camera to provide some reduction in system...
  19. You could also shoot through a lighting kit grade...

    You could also shoot through a lighting kit grade gel of known color temp to warm or cool your white balance by a set amount. (Just for the white balance. Remove the gel for the shoot once you have...
  20. I have seen kits of tinted "white" balance cards...

    I have seen kits of tinted "white" balance cards or filter sets for use during white balance to manually adjust to an effective warmer or cooler temp.
  21. On the audio, you can record it with something...

    On the audio, you can record it with something else, even an iPhone if it's just for ambient, then adjust the speed and pitch correct for the VFR clip in the edit.
  22. You can't use VFR in that format, so you would be...

    You can't use VFR in that format, so you would be mixing formats in your edit timeline. Try even shooting some 720p 24n of yourself, just to see what it looks like. Talk to the camera and move around...
  23. I was just playing around with this on the...

    I was just playing around with this on the HPX170. You are best shooting everything in 720p 24n, since that's where all the VFR fun is to be had. Remember, you won't get audio with the clip you're...
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    Thanks, Mark. It sure seems noisier than the DVX...

    Thanks, Mark. It sure seems noisier than the DVX and the HVX I've been using, but I don't want to be overreacting. It is a great camera, and I'll be using it for years, if my trusty DVX100 is any...
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    Thanks, Ed: I may just do the return, though I...

    Thanks, Ed: I may just do the return, though I hate to. Beautiful camera in every way. But I'm going to run some tests on the audio, import some clips, compare to my DVX100. I'll try the manual/servo...
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