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    NAB 2017: Vitec owns all the other companies....

    NAB 2017: Vitec owns all the other companies. All.
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    Yes, be gentle with heads, and you can move them...

    Yes, be gentle with heads, and you can move them hot. Be extra careful with bulbs with long floppy filaments. In particular, the HPL bulbs in source fours/lekos are long and fragile while hot. ...
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    I would vouch for the lm400. Quite expensive, but...

    I would vouch for the lm400. Quite expensive, but so bright for the size, and such good color! Very solid build, pro quality. All metal. I use a lot of LED lights and these are very good. . Of...
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    What about using both (to camera and off-camera)...

    What about using both (to camera and off-camera) in the same interview? How weird/distracting would that be? I've got something (corporate branding piece) coming up where I feel like direct address...
  5. Interview: intercutting direct-to-camera and off camera eyelines?

    Hi. I',m considering something for an upcoming project. This is for acorporate video, not really doc, but there's no corporate video subsection. The main interview subject has excellent presence and...
  6. Hi. I shot in a cleanroom not long ago, and I've...

    Hi. I shot in a cleanroom not long ago, and I've got another shoot coming up soon.

    It's mostly going to be up to the people who run the clean room, obviously, and up to the budget.

    The first...
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    A good alternate to cello screen is black tar...

    A good alternate to cello screen is black tar paper. Doesnt melt through quickly on large heads, less expensive. As seen on union jobs in nyc.
    Cello is kind of pricey and you leave it on for a while...
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    Wow- Makrolon Lumen XT? That sounds so high tech....

    Wow- Makrolon Lumen XT? That sounds so high tech. Never heard of it! Excited to hear of it. What is it and what applications have you used it in? Is it like halfway between a film and a hard gel?...
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    Tom of Airbox replying here: the front face of...

    Tom of Airbox replying here: the front face of the Airbox Macro is Soft Frost, which doesn't have a marked color shift. The reason the front of the Macro looks yellow in those shots is because the...
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    diffusion / softboxes for other sizes of LED Panel

    Yes!! We finally do. Tom here of Airboxlights.com, We've just brought out the Model 126 inflatable softbox for 500-ish LED panels measuring roughly 6"x12", and in a few weeks we'll have our 1x1s...
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    GH2 Noticing it kind of badly today on a shoot-...

    Noticing it kind of badly today on a shoot- corporate heads, white seamless. Noticing it in the smooth curves of the guy's ears against the white cyc. Wonder wht I could do differently. Flow motion 2...
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    @Lenilenapi Can you clarify your issue with the...

    @Lenilenapi
    Can you clarify your issue with the Macro diffusion setup a little more? What would be ideal from your point of view? Both front and back clear with user-definable diff/gel?


    But...
  13. I'll be there the whole time. Booth c9049 -...

    I'll be there the whole time. Booth c9049 - international supplies. They're the distributor for my inflatable softboxes for LEDs. Stop by and tell me what's cool for when I can sneak out!
  14. GH2 I think something might be screwed up with your...

    I think something might be screwed up with your lens. I own that lens and it's my number one go-to lens, shoot with it all the time, and I've never seen that effect. Call them Panasonic boys I'm...
  15. Abel Cinetech makes a (expensive) gizmo that...

    Abel Cinetech makes a (expensive) gizmo that allows you to use older broadcast lenses that don't cover the full 4/3 sensor on your micro 4/3 camera. IT has optics that stretch the image out. It's...
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    GH2 Oh and one more post: I spent some time with teh...

    Oh and one more post: I spent some time with teh GH3 at WPPI and I was really impressed. It IS better, significantly, than my beloved gh2. #1 It can lay down timecode! Can't sync it with external...
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    GH2 true true: I do some work for a production...

    true true: I do some work for a production company in SF that still uses their HVX200s a LOT! For a lot of jobs, a video camera that was designed to be be a video camera is really the right tool. ...
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    That is insanely cheap for a good quality 1x1. ...

    That is insanely cheap for a good quality 1x1. god, I think I paid about 2000$ each for my litepanels 1x1s when I bought them back in whenever that was. I'd be curious to see some more tests, or...
  19. Seriously, what's the basis for this decision? ...

    Seriously, what's the basis for this decision? Not that you shouldn't do it, but why? IT'll be annoying/distracting when you do something that's decidely not trying to get attention, like just...
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    GH2 FWIW- the lumix g x zooms apply sharpening...

    FWIW- the lumix g x zooms apply sharpening internally. They moire more than some simpler less sophisticated lenses. I discovered this a few weeks ago shooting in a lab where there were computer...
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    Lighting cars (or other curved reflective...

    Lighting cars (or other curved reflective objects) is all about black and white objects. The curved mirror you're shooting is going to show you everything, so make everything either a white luminous...
  22. 14-50 owners: so you use it without a...

    14-50 owners: so you use it without a followfocus then, since its a servo focus lens. That works out pretty well then?
    and @dr.dave- sometimes that bag o legacy glass can be awful small if the...
  23. For what it's worth, since I'm trying to answer...

    For what it's worth, since I'm trying to answer this question for myself as well.:
    From the tech at Lensrental.com:

    I asked why they dont recommend the olympus 12-60 or 14-35 for shooting video....
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    Also cheapy cheapy cheap way is to just burn a...

    Also cheapy cheapy cheap way is to just burn a bunch of incense. That gives a light amount of atmosphere, indoors only.
    -Tom Guiney
    Gaffer DP NYC
    Airboxlights.com inflatable softboxes for...
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    You could make an oil cracker. They can be great....

    You could make an oil cracker. They can be great. Used one once on a Lenny kravitz video. Basically blasting compressed air through vegetable oil in a container. Ours was a 4' tall 6" PVC pipe sealed...
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