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  1. Well maybe not so awesome. The compression...

    Well maybe not so awesome. The compression scheme isn't nearly as efficient as h.264 so for the same bit rate, the quality won't be as high. You have to look at all the variables.
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    Any time you raise an instrument above your (or...

    Any time you raise an instrument above your (or more specifically the talent's) head, you had better be doing at least double safety wire on ALL instruments, and making damn sure your rigging is...
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    A great many people use external recording these...

    A great many people use external recording these days, but the Firestore hasn't really been relevant in a LOT of years. Much depends on what kind of camera you intend to hook this to, and what your...
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    Lightworks is not very processor intensive...

    Lightworks is not very processor intensive (likely less than Vegas) and can import and work with P2 files. Inexpensive too. Can't believe I'm recommending this software after literally throwing it...
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    GH4 A lot of this information is carried in RAW...

    A lot of this information is carried in RAW formats, but also in other camera formats. The Blackmagic cameras include it with the audio files so it can be extracted. My Sony camera (not DSLR)...
  6. Cooke Speed Panchro 35mm. Uncoated, vintage...

    Cooke Speed Panchro 35mm. Uncoated, vintage look, clean, famous Cooke look, just absolutely gorgeous glass. Some might wish for Master Primes, or other things. I'd take a set of Cookes above and...
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    #3 for me. Part of my day job is video work. ...

    #3 for me. Part of my day job is video work. Part of my second job/business is media (photo video).
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    Exactly David. And mini-DV cameras don't do...

    Exactly David. And mini-DV cameras don't do DVCam so that makes it even LESS appealing. I have a nice DVCam deck and short of pulling back OLD stuff, it's never used. I hadn't even hooked it up in...
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    Faith got a LOT of help. Far more than that $40k...

    Faith got a LOT of help. Far more than that $40k budget suggests.
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    I have the Countryman B3 and like it, though it...

    I have the Countryman B3 and like it, though it is rarely used. Other popular lavs are the Tram and the DPA (pricey). The Sanken COS-11 has been around a while and they make excellent producs, but...
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    Sticky: Me too! I just finished revamping my small...

    Me too! I just finished revamping my small posting/color studio and am getting geared up to get back into video heavily, so hopefully I'll have more time to work on this. But honestly, there is SO...
  12. I guess folks here are/were unaware of the...

    I guess folks here are/were unaware of the Blackmagic Hyperdeck, which shoots ProRes/DNxHD/Uncompressed, costs less, and uses cheaper and more widely available SSDs. And it has HDMI as well as SDI...
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    Take a look at Omnirax...

    Take a look at Omnirax (http://www.omnirax.com/index.php/DisplayCategory/0-91) and Wnstead (http://www.winsted.com/l2_mediaworkstations.htm)

    Probably find something you like. Anthrocart also make...
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    It's not logical, and that's not what is...

    It's not logical, and that's not what is happening. Again, this is not understanding how codecs work. Particularly intraframe vs interframe (Long-GOP) codecs.




    Quite true. But one might...
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    Yes, I understand. It's why I eventually settled...

    Yes, I understand. It's why I eventually settled on using Matrox's VfW codec when I used Vegas 8 years ago.




    Sure. This is when nesting is helpful, or working on the project in pieces. ...
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    I hope you'll take this information in the spirit...

    I hope you'll take this information in the spirit I offer it. But posts such as this are always worrisome because they highlight the fact that people don't have a good grasp of codecs and what is...
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    When I looked for a solution years ago, I went to...

    When I looked for a solution years ago, I went to my favorite source for all things bulletproof. Matthews. Ended up with a flyable 12x12. You might also care to look to look to the people who do...
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    I use a light meter. Hasn't let me down yet. If...

    I use a light meter. Hasn't let me down yet. If you choose to use uncalibrated viewers, well... you have no one to blame but yourself
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    Unless the copter is crabbing, you're going to...

    Unless the copter is crabbing, you're going to get a lot of footage and 50-90 degrees to the axis of travel. Not sure what you're looking to get landscape wise. I've never shot in a helicopter but...
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    Maybe something like this: ...

    Maybe something like this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/890797-REG/Sony_NEX_VG30_Camcorder_with_18_200mm.html

    Or
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    DSLRs generally end up costing as much or more...

    DSLRs generally end up costing as much or more than basic videocameras when you get all the stuff on them they actually need. This is not a cheap proposition. In fact, video in general is not an...
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    Why not buy a video camera instead of a Nikon?

    Why not buy a video camera instead of a Nikon?
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    Yes. I know. Which is why I stated the...

    Yes. I know. Which is why I stated the following: "None of these cameras autofocus well enough to use them on moving subjects." For the purposes of our discussion, these cameras don't autofocus...
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    I have been a Nikon shooter for 15 years, and a...

    I have been a Nikon shooter for 15 years, and a photographer for 30. I have 8 Nikon DSLR's most of which do video, and over a dozen Nikon lenses plus others. You are welcome to take my advice or...
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    Nikon DSLRs do not do autofocus and none of them...

    Nikon DSLRs do not do autofocus and none of them record more than 30 minutes at a time. This is not your solution.
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