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    Quote Originally Posted by Grug View Post
    Looks good. The PL-mount solution is definitely what I need.

    Just something to be aware of though, Wooden Camera are using their pre-existing Venice/Ursa Mini baseplate for the FX6, but when I asked the guys at Bright Tangerine about this (as they have separate adapter plates for the FX6 and the Venice/Ursa Mini) they said the FX6 is 1.3mm higher than the Venice/Ursa Mini (which is why they've made a separate plate for it).

    Now 1.3mm might be within the tolerance of your Matte Box's rod clamps, so that you can adjust for it without hassle. But it also might not be. So definitely something to be aware of.

    If you're using a clamp-on matte box though, it shouldn't be any trouble. 1.3mm is no issue whatsoever for follow focuses or FIZ motors.
    Thanks for the links, I guess I'm not waiting for Vocas than... it's exactly the same setup I was looking for. On the WC baseplate, that's the reason I'm sticking with Bright Tangerine, they are cheaper and better thought out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan_moore View Post
    And you wont be able to nick thier Vlock to power your camera!

    Personally I use BPU batts which are native in in Sony cams but I also have plates to run follow focus, small monitors whatever. I also have vlock which might run many items or larger ones.
    Haha good point.


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    Anyone in the US by chance have an update on their shipment? Heard rumors of delays but just that, internet rumors with no solid source. Would be nice to get my FX6 soon since I just sold my FS5 that its going to replace and will either be shooting on an A7R II or renting till then.
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    According to the FX6 manual, you can output 1080i through HDMI. Will any Atomos record this? What's the smallest and lightest recorder I could use? I'm not bothered about a monitor as I'll probably be using a loupe on the LCD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy9 View Post
    According to the FX6 manual, you can output 1080i through HDMI. Will any Atomos record this? What's the smallest and lightest recorder I could use? I'm not bothered about a monitor as I'll probably be using a loupe on the LCD.
    I'm curious to know what possible reason you would have for recording 1080i.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
    I'm curious to know what possible reason you would have for recording 1080i.
    Shooting news. It's less than 10% of my work so I can put up with some inconvenience and the FX6 is perfect for me in every other way. Thinking about it though, an Atomos will be recording ProRes or DnxHD so not ideal for fast turnaround, which is sometimes but not always a requirement.

    I've thought about shooting 50p and converting. I'm a bit nervous to go down this route though - the spec sheet from the station says basically "INTERLACED - you must shoot interlaced. Did we mention interlaced and how much we want interlaced? Cos it's a lot". It even says "Conversion from 50p does not work!" The thing is though, this document is ancient and is talking mostly about FCP7 and Sorenson. Was there a problem with converting 50p to interlaced that has now been resolved? Thanks in advance, Doug!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelFilmGeek View Post
    Anyone in the US by chance have an update on their shipment? Heard rumors of delays but just that, internet rumors with no solid source. Would be nice to get my FX6 soon since I just sold my FS5 that its going to replace and will either be shooting on an A7R II or renting till then.
    I’ve read some of the same rumors....one of
    which says the FX6 won’t really arrive in the
    US until June 2021! What I know for sure. I
    called Omega Broadcast the day the FX6 was
    announced to preorder. I was told they didn’t
    even know about the camera yet and were not
    accepting preorders. I asked them to let me
    know ASAP when they were as I wanted to
    preorder. A day or so later I for an email
    from my sales rep giving me instructions
    on how to preorder (it wasn’t on their
    website yet.) I preordered a ‘body only’
    version and was told that my name was
    on one of the first units that they would
    receive (I paid full price up front.) The
    posted arrival date was Dec.15 in the US.
    On Dec 13, I saw a couple people posting
    on Facebook that they had received theirs
    from Omega that day. So I emailed my
    sales rep on Dec. 14th. I was told that
    the people in the US receiving them from
    Omega had bought ‘kits’ and that Sony
    wasn’t telling them when the ‘body
    only’ version would be shipped. My
    sales rep estimated I might get
    mine in late January, but emphasized
    that was just an estimate. I have seen
    Facebook posts of others claiming they
    called B&H or Adorama and were told
    January or February depending on where
    ‘In the que’ they are. So really it sounds
    like no one knows but it doesn’t sound
    like Dec. 15 is the delivery day in the US
    any longer except for a very small number
    of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskacameradude View Post
    I’ve read some of the same rumors....one of
    which says the FX6 won’t really arrive in the
    US until June 2021! What I know for sure. I
    called Omega Broadcast the day the FX6 was
    announced to preorder. I was told they didn’t
    even know about the camera yet and were not
    accepting preorders. I asked them to let me
    know ASAP when they were as I wanted to
    preorder. A day or so later I for an email
    from my sales rep giving me instructions
    on how to preorder (it wasn’t on their
    website yet.) I preordered a ‘body only’
    version and was told that my name was
    on one of the first units that they would
    receive (I paid full price up front.) The
    posted arrival date was Dec.15 in the US.
    On Dec 13, I saw a couple people posting
    on Facebook that they had received theirs
    from Omega that day. So I emailed my
    sales rep on Dec. 14th. I was told that
    the people in the US receiving them from
    Omega had bought ‘kits’ and that Sony
    wasn’t telling them when the ‘body
    only’ version would be shipped. My
    sales rep estimated I might get
    mine in late January, but emphasized
    that was just an estimate. I have seen
    Facebook posts of others claiming they
    called B&H or Adorama and were told
    January or February depending on where
    ‘In the que’ they are. So really it sounds
    like no one knows but it doesn’t sound
    like Dec. 15 is the delivery day in the US
    any longer except for a very small number
    of people.
    I've heard from my EU Sony guy, that there are more than 2000 units back-ordered and the queue is getting bigger every day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy9 View Post
    Shooting news. It's less than 10% of my work so I can put up with some inconvenience and the FX6 is perfect for me in every other way. Thinking about it though, an Atomos will be recording ProRes or DnxHD so not ideal for fast turnaround, which is sometimes but not always a requirement.

    I've thought about shooting 50p and converting. I'm a bit nervous to go down this route though - the spec sheet from the station says basically "INTERLACED - you must shoot interlaced. Did we mention interlaced and how much we want interlaced? Cos it's a lot". It even says "Conversion from 50p does not work!" The thing is though, this document is ancient and is talking mostly about FCP7 and Sorenson. Was there a problem with converting 50p to interlaced that has now been resolved? Thanks in advance, Doug!
    It sounds like those specifications are pretty old and outdated. If I was you, I'd go back and check with the client before I wasted any time or money thinking about interlaced. I really cannot fathom why anyone would be requesting interlaced footage in 2021. I honestly have not shot interlaced in 13 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
    It sounds like those specifications are pretty old and outdated. If I was you, I'd go back and check with the client before I wasted any time or money thinking about interlaced. I really cannot fathom why anyone would be requesting interlaced footage in 2021. I honestly have not shot interlaced in 13 years.
    Me neither. Every time I work for them I bring up this issue and ask for the ok to shoot progressive and deliver interlaced. They either won't commit to a meaningful answer or they just say 'Shoot interlaced'. I get the impression that the technical people don't have any power to make decisions and the managers don't know what I'm talking about.


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