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    In the spirit of this board, think we have to...

    In the spirit of this board, think we have to include:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dOx510kyOs

    The video was groundbreaking in many respects. It's probably hard for those who came along...
  2. I've had to spec a bunch of converters this year...

    I've had to spec a bunch of converters this year so the numbers are close at hand! The street price on the BMD micro converters are $45 without power supply and $59 with, for the SDI to HDMI version,...
  3. I've been using the ATEM switchers with the...

    I've been using the ATEM switchers with the software interface for years (I have an X-keys USB keypad programmed to perform switcher and other functions). Great and versatile tool. I thought the new...
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    I haven't used the very newest versions of the...

    I haven't used the very newest versions of the O'Connor heads (I have a 2575C and 1030B) and have heard anecdotally that QC isn't as good as it used to be, since manufacturing went overseas. Still,...
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    This reminds me of a period when I was consulting...

    This reminds me of a period when I was consulting with the O'Connor folks 12 or so years ago (I might have been in one of their ads, I actually can't remember at this point). They were working on a...
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    I can't speak for the individuals behind this...

    I can't speak for the individuals behind this product but I know somewhat is involved in bring a product to market (I am in the process of doing so). It is frustrating to see it broken down into "how...
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    I haven't wrapped my head around the...

    I haven't wrapped my head around the multi-function utility of the unit yet, although in theory having a small army of them with a cart of accessories does mean you are covered for a number of...
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    That is my life right now, as I am shooting a...

    That is my life right now, as I am shooting a series that is entirely puppets (although traditional hand-operated vs marionettes a la Thunderbirds) and all on stage. I find that on the exterior...
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    I have seen the same in workshops so there may...

    I have seen the same in workshops so there may indeed be something to the idea that the female form was designed to bear weight on the hips. And indeed, I have often seen big buff dudes puffing and...
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    Hi Eric, very good question. I do believe that...

    Hi Eric, very good question.

    I do believe that the body distribution for Steadicam is an improvement over classic handheld, even though the payload is at least twice as much. Steadicam related...
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    C300: Fun stuff. And about the only time I've seen that...

    Fun stuff. And about the only time I've seen that brutal street facade at Avenue Six studios actually fit the material!
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    I'm on my fourth series with the Varicam, plus...

    I'm on my fourth series with the Varicam, plus two pilots. I prefer it to the F55 but have shot a fair amount with that also. I shoot plenty with Alexas, but very often I'm in a position where I can...
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    The major factors that would make the Venice...

    The major factors that would make the Venice desirable for series shooting in my mind are the dual ISO feature (less robust than the Varicam, but still more than the Alexa), the 8 stop internal ND,...
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    RED joined a field that already had several...

    RED joined a field that already had several working large chip cameras in the Panavision Genesis and Arri D20, and joined shortly by the Sony F35. RED was significantly more affordable so the dent it...
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    Office Space has been on my mind of late! The...

    Office Space has been on my mind of late! The production designer on my current series built one of our sets as an homage to the movie, you'll recognize the style of banner even if the quote is a...
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    I've posted a number of notes here on various TV...

    I've posted a number of notes here on various TV series I've shot, most extensively "Key & Peele". See sticky threads on the Cinematography forum.
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    I produced a promo video for JVC for that...

    I produced a promo video for JVC for that camera...I would be very surprised if it is viewable online anywhere at this point.
  18. VaricamLT: Agreed...I regularly intake 23.98 (viewfinder...

    Agreed...I regularly intake 23.98 (viewfinder output) for external monitoring and have to convert the 23.98psf to 23.98p externally to make it compatible with the rest of my workflow. On my current...
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    Mate, I read complaints about DSLR rigs being...

    Mate, I read complaints about DSLR rigs being heavy!

    I don't have to carry cameras any more and honestly I don't miss it, but I am always amazed at how many hours some operators are required to...
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    Ha, well, I think my friends Kat, Timber and Lisa...

    Ha, well, I think my friends Kat, Timber and Lisa would have something to say about that...!

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    That was the last iteration of my personal rig...

    That was the last iteration of my personal rig before I sold it in 2011, it had evolved over the years with parts from several manufacturers. About half and half PRO and XCS parts, with a customized...
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    Can't resist this one...here's the F35 on my old...

    Can't resist this one...here's the F35 on my old Steadicam, back in 2008 when the camera had just been introduced. Having flown the Genesis since 2006, I had my methodology down of keeping the...
  23. I would have to agree, sounds like a projection...

    I would have to agree, sounds like a projection issue. I saw it in 70mm and again in digital projection and can't say that I thought any of it was notably dark, especially in the "trendy" way you...
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    Doesn't really surprise me that there is little...

    Doesn't really surprise me that there is little discussion of television comedy in general here, because that look is rarely the moody/atmospheric vibe that seems to be the most popular to discuss...
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    Interesting to hear about people moving back to...

    Interesting to hear about people moving back to the tried and true stabilizers.

    Steadicam remains alive and well in the higher-end production arena even as gimbals and their support systems have...
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