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    GH4 4K for Talking Heads, etc

    Hey folks, So I shoot a lot of video every week that is generally done in a studio environment with talent presenting towards the camera. For the past couple years, we've standardized around GH2s shooting various hacks (ultimately I settled on Sanity, for reliability, small file sizes, and the...
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    Event Library disappears after restarting

    Has anyone else had this problem? I created several events in FCPX, and edited those into a few different projects, then closed FCPX. The next time I start, I still have my projects, but the events they are taken from are nowhere to be found. Specifically, I can see everything while FCPX is...
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    MTS Workaround

    If anyone else has folders upon folders of old GH1/GH2 MTS files that lack the rest of the directory structure needed for FCPX to import them, I'm pleased to report there is a workaround: multiAVCHD. Unfortunately, it's a Windows-based app so you will need either a spare PC or one of the...
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    Is FCPX automatically applying a LUT to my CineStyle 5D footage?

    I imported some 5D clips shot with the Technicolor profile and they are super contrasty/crushed when I look at them in FCPX. They look like an exaggerated version of what the S-curve LUT from Technicolor does. I've poked around in the Inspector and even if I disable all the effects, I can't...
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    PTool 3.37D - Where???

    Apologize in advance for this dumb thread, but uh... where do I actually go about downloading the latest PTool? The link in Tester's main development thread still points to 3.36. I see numerous references to 3.37D but no links other than the 'Wine' version in the PTool Manual thread. I'm sure...
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    More GH13 AVCHD & Anamorphic Footage

    12706805 Additional backyard test footage I shot today. Really starting to love this 'new' camera! Original file is up for download on Vimeo if you really want a good look at all the detail AVCHD is capturing now.
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    Well, that was stupid. (5D on eBay)

    Okay, well as the thread title states, I've done something that's proven foolish: I bought a 5D Mark II from one of the shady Brooklyn camera places on eBay. In my case, it's IBuyPlasma.com, but it seems they're all pretty interchangeable. Why did I do it? Pretty simple, I wanted to use Bing's...
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    "Reported attack site"

    Is anyone else now seeing this warning for DVXuser in Firefox 3.5.1? It's incredibly annoying - pops up everytime I load a new page and if I try to make a post, it eats it and goes to the warning page instead. I've switched over to Chrome instead for the time being. Just a heads up though if you...
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    Maintaining color fidelity throughout FCS

    I routinely will pass a shot through Final Cut, Shake, Motion and Color. Every app seems to do something different to the brightness/saturation/hue/color of a file when it exports. I'm not talking about gamma differences in terms of how apps display video - I mean if I just took a shot into...
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    D90 to Apple Color Workflow

    I've seen several references to people having CC'ed their D90 footage in Color, but it's a no-go for me. Can anyone post their process for making it work? All I get are red X's in Color once I send my sequence to Color (I've tried manually exporting an XML file as well, same result). My guess...
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    Effects shot question

    Hey guys. I'm a bit stumped by a shot I'm trying to get for a product promo. Basically, the product is sitting in a bedroom with blowing curtains, and it is behind said curtains which are semi-transparent and white. The client wants to add a green glow around the outline of the object which...
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    ProRes vs. Photo-JPEG vs. AIC

    I'm shooting on an HV20 some lately, always in the 24p mode. For a while I was doing the Apple-recommended workflow of capturing in FCP, then removing pulldown and transcoding to ProRes in Compressor. This seemed to work well enough, except I started to notice interlace artifacts remaining in my...
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    Flashing Green Pixel on Footage

    Has anyone else encountered this? I did some shooting today on a bright white backdrop and when you see it in the footage, up in the top left corner of the screen, there's a green pixel flickering on and off. Weirdly, it goes away when I pan down to something a bit darker, although sometimes it...
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    Is this a good tripod?

    I'm trying to figure out a good tripod & sticks combo to use with my SGpro and DVX (I also recently got an HV20 but I know if a tripod can handle the DVX, the tiny HV20 won't be an issue). So far I'm looking at the Bogen 503 HDV and 745XB legs. I don't know much about tripods though and really...
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    Color Correction - Sample RGB Values?

    Okay, so I'm grading a couple shots against a plain white background (it's a studio shoot). I want to get the background as pure white as possible, and match this white across multiple shots. I know the scopes are my friend here, and I've done a pretty good job so far balancing the shots using...
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    Reviewing unflipped 35mm adapter footage

    Okay, so I've started shooting with a local creative agency doing fashion stuff, product shots, and the like. They're keen on my using the SGPro and DVX, as well as editing the video afterwards. However, their process is to first view the raw footage shot on the day, giving me notes in the form...
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    SGpro rev. 3 lake test footage

    I grabbed these shots about an hour before sundown a couple days ago. A few more bumps than I would like, but it was run-and-gun with the Spiderbrace and not a lot of time before the light was gone. I do yearn for a tripod that will securely hold my DVX and SGpro - if anyone has suggestions...
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    SGpro grabs

    These are taken from the footage I've shot with the SGpro so far. Nothing crazy, just making lots of test shots around the house and figuring out what works best. A few of the shots have a little fall-off around the edges, it's the result of shooting f/1.4 on my 50mm Nikon. I've tweaked it a...
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    SGPro setup - help!

    Okay, got my SGPro in the mail today. At the risk of making myself look like a noob, I've spent about 90 minutes on this so far and I'm still having some problems getting it all set up. I know that once I figure out the way it all fits together, I won't have problems assembling it in the future...
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    Is 60i really one stop faster than 24p?

    I feel a bit strange making this thread since I had always assumed this was the case, according to Barry's book. However, what I'm seeing in my own tests is different, and 24p seems slightly faster (brighter) than 60i given the same scene file settings and equivalent shutter speeds. Using more...
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