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  • ahalpert
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    Originally posted by Peter C. View Post
    . I mainly do theater and legal work with some interviews and other random stuff thrown in. So dropping 5-7k on mirrorless setup for 5% random jobs doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
    I operated on a 4-camera theater shoot last week for the first time in a while. The producer had 2 FX9's, an FX6 and an FX3. (He owns them all except one of the FX9's, which he rented.) I almost got my FX3 in as a rental, but he veered towards another FX9.

    Not a type of shooting I have a lot of recent experience with, but it seemed like the eND and AF were very useful. As was the servo zooms on our PZ 28-135's and the IS. All those aspects helped me concentrate on getting smooth shots and pointing the camera in the right place (which ultimately seems like the most important thing).

    I think the guy recently started up and invested in gear. To be sure, it's a lot of camera gear to buy at once... but if that shoot was any indication,, I feel like mirrorless cameras lose out for lack of ND

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  • morgan_moore
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    Originally posted by Peter C. View Post

    Thx but I already own 4 camcorders (a pair of Panasonic UX90s and JVC HM600). Camcorders ironically haven't change much over the past 5 years.
    I think the xf605 is a pretty changed camcorder I cant remember why!
    decent af
    24equiv fov
    log file



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  • ahalpert
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    Originally posted by filmguy123 View Post

    I’ve always shot on the included EVF/LCD while traveling and focus peaking highlights has never let me down. I turn it to be least sensitive and practice… but never had a problem. And yes the work is shown projected on very large screens in that size range.

    maybe im crazy but I just trust the highlights and look for the bright green lines in the eyes / nose area, or right at a central part of an object. A couple rolls back and forth on the focus to confirm.
    I often feel like Peaking indicates more in focus than I consider to be in focus. I mean; only one plane is truly in focus. Also, ideally we wouldn't have to pulse focus to confirm (as I also do when focusing manually). But to be sure, as long as you get the results you need who cares how others do it

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  • ahalpert
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    Originally posted by Thomas Smet View Post

    The P4k is used on gimbals all the time. Are not gimbals typically used with very wide lenses that have a very short infinity focus? .
    I use gimbals with normals and telephotos. I probably didn't use telephotos on them before I had AF... but normals for sure I did. I mean, ideally you could do any dolly-type shot on a gimbal. And yes, you can pull it manually; it's just hard to achieve perfection, especially as a solo operator

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  • Peter C.
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    Originally posted by filmguy123 View Post
    Peter, I have an HVX200 for sale
    Thx but I already own 4 camcorders (a pair of Panasonic UX90s and JVC HM600). Camcorders ironically haven't change much over the past 5 years and it doesn't look like there is anything in the near future that will be released. When tech stagnates it can be boring but it also means my old tech cameras retains their value and use because there's nothing better to replace it. Most of the jobs I do center around me doing all the boring stuff right that they don't talk about on Youtube. Filming, editing and producing in a timely fashion is far more important than whether I own the latest mirrorless camera.

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