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  1. Here is a good thread with some discussion that...

    Here is a good thread with some discussion that might be helpful for you to read through: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?333004-Clean-Blacks&highlight=clean+blacks
  2. Thread: Clean Blacks

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    My friends Randolph Sellars and Michael Parisien...

    My friends Randolph Sellars and Michael Parisien spent some time with me at the studio last week continuing to poke around on this issue. We set up a human model in a few different situations to...
  3. Thread: Clean Blacks

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    If you Google Neat Video and "calibration chart"...

    If you Google Neat Video and "calibration chart" there is a link to Neat Video's website with links to different resolution versions of the calibration chart. Neat Video's instructions say to shoot...
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    Looks like my buddy (Kenny Allen) will bring his...

    Looks like my buddy (Kenny Allen) will bring his FS7 over to the studio today so we will shoot a few low light tests at both PP7 (Slog2 +Sgamut) as well as PP4. Again, I've used the camera a fair...
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    I agree that the A7s is one of the cleanest...

    I agree that the A7s is one of the cleanest images I've shot as well - at least as it pertains to DSLR video. The frame grab you included earlier is beautiful and a great example of that. However,...
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    The discussion and links has been very...

    The discussion and links has been very instructive. I should have time on Monday to set up my scenario (from the opening question on page one of the thread) with the man and the lamp in a dark room....
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    I appreciate the response. I agree, and all you...

    I appreciate the response. I agree, and all you said makes perfect sense and that starving the sensor of light - even if partially - will create the "self noise".

    The main issue with lighting a...
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    Clean Blacks

    I'm hoping someone is willing to school me a little as to why DSLR-level digital video cameras have trouble shooting what I think of as "inky" blacks or "clean" blacks. I've been a professional...
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    Thank you for the reply and the link. I will...

    Thank you for the reply and the link. I will test those settings. I think originally I had avoided coupling SLog2 with any color profile other than Sgamut because I thought I read somewhere that to...
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    When you say "avoid sgamut" when using SLOG2 -...

    When you say "avoid sgamut" when using SLOG2 - what color profile did you settle on?
  11. [FS: Optics] The body is metal construction - very robust.

    The body is metal construction - very robust.
  12. [FS: Optics] Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens - GREAT for GH4

    I used this lens half a dozen times for video on the Panasonic GH4.

    Len is in perfect/excellent condition.

    I am selling for $850.00 or best offer (B&H sells the lens new for $999.99). Email me...
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    Question for you guys - what is the process...

    Question for you guys - what is the process within Premiere to apply the "16-235 output levels" that has been mentioned - obviously we want to make sure we are getting the best image out of the...
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    Sorry, just getting back in pocket and am able to...

    Sorry, just getting back in pocket and am able to answer a few questions. We did shoot in ProRes. I will have to check with the DP as to the other setting in the Pix240.
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    Hi Adam - is this what you need? ...

    Hi Adam - is this what you need? https://vimeo.com/102400098
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    A7s Test with Light Meter Readings

    The test information posted in the Vimeo page is directly below:


    https://vimeo.com/102400098


    I (Randolph Sellars) shot this test with Lyon Films (see credits) to evaluate their new Sony A7s...
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    [FS: General] Double checked, we have only used the converter...

    Double checked, we have only used the converter twice.
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    [FS: General] Canon Wide-Converter WD-H72 0.8x

    Canon Wide-Converter WD-H72 0.8x

    B&H Photo lists new for $450.

    I believe we used this converter once or twice a few years ago. Selling for $200. In great condition.
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    Sticky: Barry - how did I not use that? I'm slipping.

    Barry - how did I not use that? I'm slipping.
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    Sticky: Congratulations man - great short and well...

    Congratulations man - great short and well deserved! Now, looks like I owe you lunch and a beer :)
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    Thanks guys! Great group of finalists.

    Thanks guys! Great group of finalists.
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    Sticky: Thanks! Congrats to the other finalists - I like...

    Thanks! Congrats to the other finalists - I like to see that three Portland, Oregon filmmakers are in the top 6. Portland...or Portlandia as some of you know us. Woot!
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    Thanks! It is always going to be hard for us to...

    Thanks! It is always going to be hard for us to top singing demons :) Good old tell has gone on to have a great run in some festivals. Will is much more low key, subtle and simple. We like its...
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    Sounds like you learned a lot from the process -...

    Sounds like you learned a lot from the process - which is sort of the point of short films. We all want to tell a good story, but every time you shoot a short film you learn something and grow as a...
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    Good stuff. Loved the guys characters and...

    Good stuff. Loved the guys characters and interactions. The different setups outside the bathroom were a great addition. I want to learn to "wall sit" like that - cool.
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