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  1. 28, 35, 50 for me. I never seem to need / like...

    28, 35, 50 for me. I never seem to need / like the look of anything past 50 for my work
  2. Are you taking about the shot where the entire...

    Are you taking about the shot where the entire car is in view, or the slightly canted shot that appears to be coming from the back left bumper? That would help.

    I'd highly imagine, given its a...
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    It will be sufficient for the HVX w/ monitor and...

    It will be sufficient for the HVX w/ monitor and mic. It was for me (and yes, hand holding it is terrible. Its doable, but only for short bursts, and your arm will feel like crap)
  4. All my replies are in red

    All my replies are in red
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    oh...and the haha is for the beer part, not your...

    oh...and the haha is for the beer part, not your dvcam comment haha
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    Haha. I don't know that I'd call dvcam a dying...

    Haha.

    I don't know that I'd call dvcam a dying format quite yet. Yes its not the most popular format, but there are still ton's of decks for sale supporting dvcam, and every lab I use offers dvcam...
  7. Oh and yes...we are running tests on the look and...

    Oh and yes...we are running tests on the look and concept of how these interviews go, in the city of Chicago. We are planning our style and approach to the subject. So when I have something edited in...
  8. Keylight. I do appreciate the feedback. I'll...

    Keylight.

    I do appreciate the feedback. I'll give you my thoughts on each topic

    1) Yes, the electronic medium in which most people would view this piece is "part of the problem" in so far as...
  9. I must have just ridden in some real beater golf...

    I must have just ridden in some real beater golf carts then. I always remember them as spine jarring good fun
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    Then yes...if your just trying to archive the...

    Then yes...if your just trying to archive the final project, and not the raw footage, just export in FCP, then store on something like a RAID drive, so you have redundancy in your storage
  11. bump...anyone?

    bump...anyone?
  12. I dunno about a golf cart. I think it would cause...

    I dunno about a golf cart. I think it would cause more issues since the suspension on them is pretty crappy.

    Here is a fun tip...if you ever need to use a vehicle as a tracking shot, let air out...
  13. The drive is perfectly fine My guess...and its...

    The drive is perfectly fine

    My guess...and its just a guess...is the project file from an older version of Final Cut? Since it's a new computer for you, perhaps your working off a different...
  14. FW 800 7200 external will be sufficient for...

    FW 800 7200 external will be sufficient for editing pretty much anything in my experience. I generally work off my Macbook Pro, but I did put a 7200 speed boot drive in there as well. But all my...
  15. I am more than happy to transcode my Nikon...

    I am more than happy to transcode my Nikon footage to ProRes HQ. Yes it may give a larger file size / data that is unnecessary, but I have found it holds up well to multiple filters, and I never see...
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    I'm not 100% sure what your really asking? Could...

    I'm not 100% sure what your really asking? Could you clarify a bit better, and I am sure someone here (me included) can help point you in the right direction
  17. defocus the light (if thats available on your...

    defocus the light (if thats available on your hear) and silk it via c-stands..my perferred method
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    projected images always appear darker than on...

    projected images always appear darker than on your editing monitor. Rule of thumb is to ALWAYS check your colors and darkness on a projector (if you can) before you show any piece. Especially audio...
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    5:1 to 6:1 contrast ratio for nice low key, and...

    5:1 to 6:1 contrast ratio for nice low key, and 8:1 for the noir style of low key...that's how I perfer to have my lighting setup at

    Not as important to meter your ratios if you are on digital, as...
  20. Oh...and if anyone views the project and likes...

    Oh...and if anyone views the project and likes the concept, I'd love it if you "liked" the project on the facebook button under the video. Helps get higher placement on kickstarter
  21. the DVX is also built like a tank. I took mine...

    the DVX is also built like a tank. I took mine across the world, from deserts to -30 degree peaks over 13,000 foot elevations. Most reliable cam I ever owned
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    Id guess its the loose cable too. 9 outta 10...

    Id guess its the loose cable too. 9 outta 10 times with issues like this, thats the culprit
  23. For me, SmoothCam is only useful for tiny jitters...

    For me, SmoothCam is only useful for tiny jitters in handheld / tripod shots. There are plenty of times when SmoothCam cannot solve the problems. When SmoothCam is failing, you will start to see...
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    Agreed. There are some real cheap and flimsy...

    Agreed. There are some real cheap and flimsy stands out there. It's not worth the savings if you end up with an expensive light taking a digger due to the fact your stand couldn't support the weight....
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    I am always a bit leery of putting silks / nets...

    I am always a bit leery of putting silks / nets on barn doors. I know each light has a bit different spec on the safe distance from the lamp to the nearest combustible material, but as a rule of...
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