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  1. Please update your password and use the Two Factor Authentication option. This helps protect your account from being compromised and used to scam other members. I just received a report where a member had been recently scammed by a long time Sustaining Member forum account that had been compromised.
  2. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/release/20200424-01 Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of US$1,995. This is a reduction of $500 which will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers. With the current demand for multi camera live streaming from home broadcast studios, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K makes a perfect studio camera when combined with the recent studio camera software update! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$1,995. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now works as a studio camera for live production when used with ATEM Mini. Video and control is via the HDMI connection, which is available as soon as customers plug the cameras in. The record light becomes a tally light so customers can see which camera is on air. The ATEM Software Control camera page has a camera control unit (CCU) style interface for adjusting and matching their cameras. Move the CCU control vertically for iris and left to right to adjust black level. It's the same as a broadcast CCU. There are also controls for color tint to balance camera as well as focus, gain and shutter speed. Customers can even ISO record Blackmagic RAW in the camera for editing later. The elegant design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized, handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera features a multifunction handgrip with all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at their fingertips. Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K model lets customers use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocussed backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh effects. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras have an incredible 13 stops of dynamic range which means they preserve more detail in the lightest and darkest areas of an image than simple video cameras can. This allows customers to set exposure for an indoor scene and still retain the details of bright outdoor light coming through a window. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features built in CFast and SD UHS-II card recorders, and a USB-C expansion port for recording direct to an external media disk. Customers can use regular SD cards for HD or higher performance UHS-II and CFast cards for native 4K or 6K when using Blackmagic RAW. Imagine capturing over an hour of full resolution 6K images on a single 256GB SD UHS-II card. The ProRes and Blackmagic RAW files work with all video software. Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from their camera. Video formats such as H.264 are highly compressed, plus add noise and artifacts, causing original sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem and gives customers stunning images with incredible detail and color throughout the production pipeline from camera to edit, color and mastering. It also saves camera settings as metadata so customers can set ISO, white balance and exposure in camera or override them later while editing, all without any loss of quality. Blackmagic RAW files are also small and fast to use making them easy to work with. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a large, bright 5 inch touchscreen that makes it easy for customers to frame shots and accurately focus. The touchscreen displays critical information while users are shooting, menus for setting up the camera and intuitive touch to focus controls. On screen overlays show status, a histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels, frame guides, playback controls and more. With the advanced Blackmagic OS, customers get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. Customers also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more. Both Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera models feature a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. The four built in microphones have an extremely low noise floor and are shock and wind resistant, allowing customers to capture great sound in any location. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera style microphones, along with a built in speaker for playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack. "We have worked very hard to build this camera at lower cost, and we think even more people will be able to take advantage of this price reduction to move into a more advanced and much higher quality digital film workflow," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "This has become more important with COVID-19. Many broadcasters have been setting up home studios for presenters, which have used ATEM Mini switchers and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. We think with the recent software updates for switcher control of the Pocket Cinema Cameras from the ATEM Mini switchers, combined with this more affordable price it will greatly help this workflow."
  3. April 1, 2020; Secaucus, New Jersey – ARRI Rental, a leading provider of camera, lighting, and grip equipment, is pleased to announce that Andy Shipsides will assume the role of President of ARRI Rental North America Camera on May 1, 2020. Peter Crithary will transition from President of ARRI Rental, North America to lead the marketing function for ARRI Inc. in the newly created role of Vice President of Marketing and Market Development for the Americas. Shipsides will work alongside Carly Barber, the President of ARRI Rental US Lighting, and will be responsible for overseeing camera rental operations in North America. Based out of ARRI Rental's headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey, Shipsides will be responsible for developing new opportunities, fostering strong relationships within the creative community and expanding ARRI Rental’s line of exclusive technologies. Shipsides says, “The North American market offers a lot of opportunities, and we are well-positioned to grow our business with unique technology offerings and a people-driven service philosophy.” Shipsides brings to his new role over 13 years of production technology experience. Before joining ARRI Rental in September 2019 as Vice President of Technology, Shipsides served as the Chief Technology Officer at AbelCine, where he ran the company's Los Angeles operation for seven years. During his time at AbelCine, he developed their training and education program, built their technical outreach team, and substantially grew their Los Angeles rental andsales presence. "With a deep background in sales and rental Andy brings the right blend of field experience and new ideas to reinforce ARRI Rental’s position in North America," says ARRI Executive Board Member Markus Zeiler. "We look forward to his guidance as we further engage with our customers, work to transform our business, and strengthen our performance.” He adds: “I’d like to thank Peter Crithary for his leadership and tremendous effort over the last 16 months and welcome him in his new role. In his newly created role, Peter Crithary will lead the North and South American marketing teams as well as oversee key, global initiatives. Crithary joined ARRI Rental in December 2018, where he made immediate contributions to the successful restructuring of the North American business. Before joining ARRI Rental, Crithary gained extensive experience in the broadcast and film industry, including over ten years with RTL Television, one of Germany's leading media companies, where he was responsible for broadcast news, magazine, and event production. Additionally, Crithary has also held key roles with Sony Electronics, including broadcast solutions development, marketing and market development of several motion picture cameras, including the VENICE platform. He began his career as a cameraman in Australia and continued in the US, working in motion pictures, television, production, and postproduction. Crithary will assume his new role on May 1, 2020.
  4. https://www.iatse.net/news/iatse-union-launches-mutual-aid-effort-iatsecaresorg https://iatsecares.org/ Monday, March 30, 2020 New York, NY — IATSE launched its mutual aid program, dubbed Coronavirus Active Response and Engagement Service (C.A.R.E.S.) on Saturday. Through a new website, iatsecares.org the program facilitates volunteer deliveries for at-risk members, as well as a system for volunteers to intermittently check in with other members by phone. “We’ve had over 1,000 members already commit to volunteering just days after the launch of the website,” said IATSE Director of Communications Jonas Loeb. He added that C.A.R.E.S. is part of a larger campaign to organize mutual aid efforts both inside and outside of the union. For more information please contact Jonas Loeb IATSE, Director of Communications comms@iatse.net
  5. This seems like a good time to end this thread 🙂
  6. IATSE Responds to Passage of ‘CARES’ Act in Congress Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:59 pm IATSE released a statement regarding the passage of the “CARES” Act: CONGRESS PASSES “CARES” ACT PROVIDING IMMEDIATE ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS In its latest response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Congress has passed a third package of emergency relief legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act. This bill will provide tangible and immediate economic relief for entertainment workers across the United States, many of whom found themselves out of work overnight due to COVID-19 related cancellations across all sectors of the entertainment industry. Entertainment freelance, or gig, workers who expected to work for a day, week, month, or season on a production are now without planned wages and benefits indefinitely. Current state unemployment insurance benefits tend to be insufficient for entertainment workers, and many are not eligible for the paid leave expansion in the newly passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act because of the unique nature of freelance work. IATSE members and allies sent over 107,000 letters to Congress urging lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in the next legislative relief package, and our voices were heard. IATSE commends Congress for expanding access to economic support for loss of work related to COVID-19. The CARES Act contains the following key provisions: Creates a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program to provide payment to those not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. This includes entertainment workers with limited work history and scheduled, or offered, work that did not commence. Provides an additional $600 per week payment to each recipient of unemployment insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for up to four (4) months. Provides an additional thirteen (13) weeks of unemployment benefits to help those who remain unemployed after weeks of state unemployment are no longer available. Provides one-time direct payments of $1,200 for all individuals making up to $75,000; $112,500 for head of household. Married couples making up to $150,000 who file a joint return are eligible for $2,400. Those amounts increase by $500 for every child. The check amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 a taxpayer’s income exceeds the phase-out threshold. The amount is completely phased-out for single filers with incomes exceeding $99,000, $136,500 for head of household filers, and $198,000 for joint filers. Waives the 10-percent early withdrawal penalty for distributions up to $100,000 from qualified retirement accounts for coronavirus-related purposes. Entertainment workers will now receive economic support to help make up for the income lost due to cancelled or postponed work, and that money will soon be in the hands of working families. The bill also increases federal arts funding – $75 million each – for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting for grants to assist arts nonprofits and other employers in financing projects and performances. However, our work is not done – the crisis continues and so does the fight. The IATSE remains focused on ensuring that subsequent COVID-19 relief legislation includes pension relief, access to affordable healthcare, and economic support for the entertainment industry to put people back to work. We also stand in solidarity with our brothers, sisters, and kin on the front lines of this coronavirus pandemic and call for increased safety and protections as they seek to help others. We look forward to the day when entertainment workers can start helping the country heal, but we must first mitigate this public health crisis and ensure we sustain working people until they can safely return to work.
  7. IMO, the solution is to test all the people that interact in public, and those who are positive or not immune should self-quarantine, at least until the healthcare facilities are able to handle any influx of new cases.
  8. They've only tested 1600 WY residents, a state with 577,000 people. The positives are spread out all over the state. If WY self-quarantines longer they can slow the spread.
  9. If there is a plan to test everybody, we don't know about it yet. I agree with The Atlantic article though: "Projecting when each facet of daily life will be restored would be easier if public-health authorities had an omniscient view of who is infected, who has recovered and become immune, and who is still susceptible—this is the information that would emerge from widespread testing,"
  10. Getting back to the original question... This article from The Atlantic does a good job of predicting the future. The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-social-distancing-over-back-to-normal/608752/
  11. Hi, Gregg. When you paste a YouTube link there is an option to "Display as Link Instead". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HchILue86uE
  12. That's enough. If any women would like to add to this thread, let me know and I'll unlock it.
  13. David's right. Also, you can bypass this restriction by becoming a Sustaining Member.
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