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Tim Tyler

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  1. It looks to me like every shot in this trailer might have been captured with the same focal length lens. From IMDB: Red Epic Dragon, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses /Red Epic-W Helium 8K S35, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
  2. General formula for bi-aspheric singlet lens design free of spherical aberration RAFAEL G. GONZÁLEZ-ACUÑA & HÉCTOR A. CHAPARRO-ROMO In layman's terms: https://gizmodo.com/a-mexican-physicist-solved-a-2-000-year-old-problem-tha-1837031984 The Optical Society - https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-57-31-9341 In this paper, we present a rigorous analytical solution for the bi-aspheric singlet lens design problem. The input of the general formula presented here is the first surface of the singlet lens; this surface must be continuous and such that the rays inside the lens do not cross each other. The output is the correcting second surface of the singlet; the second surface is such that the singlet is free of spherical aberration. ao-57-31-9341.pdf
  3. 12x12 in a room only 9 feet high.
  4. Yep, sorry. Looks like that's a admin-only option. I just added a "Remove Format" button. Hope that helps. It's the Tx to the right of the S button.
  5. Click the "Source" button in the Reply form. It's on the left edge of the Formatting Bar (Bold, Italics, etc.)
  6. The Sustaining Membership upgrade option is back! https://cinematography.com/index.php?/topic/61341-sustaining-membership-upgrade/
  7. Once you're logged in on your phone, click the three horizontal bars to the right above the Cinematography.com logo. Then click Activity / Unread Content. (Save that as home-screen shortcut on your phone?) Or have you tried that, Phil?
  8. Auto-double-spacing seems to be common practice in text editors these days like WordPress. I don't mind it. If you use Shift-Return at the end of a line you can bypass it.
  9. Hi, Adam, Sustaining members have 24 hours to go back and edit a post. Basic members have a few minutes. If you need to make a correction, best practice is to add a reply to your post with the updated information.
  10. "New Topics" list is back on the home page, Macks. Speaking of "Filmvorführerforum", Simon, the old forum database could not deal with foreign character encoding. Any attempt at using an umlaut, accent, Latin letters, etc wouldn't work. The new software is UTF-8 and can deal with that stuff. It is a fair amount of work keeping the forums running, but it's not too bad. It's the stress of making sure it's always available that has given me gray hairs. To me those are two different things. Fortunately the more mature the software gets, the easier it is to maintain once the kinks are worked out. Rarely do I get the opportunity to go off-grid for more than a day or two though. I'll see what I can do about the layout, Tyler and Phil. I'll be making adjustments this week to try different things.
  11. Ha! You'll get used to it. I agree this default layout is a bit, err, different. I liked the old design too, which is why I waited three years to finally update the software to the new version. On the upside... It's way more secure and a lot faster. It works better on mobile devices, and has many new features that make it easier to use after a little practice.
  12. I'm pretty sure the now-suspended user is a troll. His signature claims "NYC AC" but his IP resolves to Bogota, Columbia. Post have been removed. Carry on.
  13. Meet the Gaffer is a worthy YouTube series produced by veteran Los Angeles gaffer Luke Seerveld. Lots of helpful content.
  14. Jeff, The Cinematography.com Marketplace is free for private sellers. Brokers and retailers must be supporting advertisers to post here. http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=2693 Tim
  15. Please use screenshots if you want to demonstrate image quality.
  16. Four available. These all work like new. Diva and Parabeam compatible. $35 each dimmer+cord plus shipping via PayPal. Free US shipping plus free forum Sustaining Membership upgrade if you buy all four. The schmutz on the back is residual epoxy as I had them attached to a clipboard on a shoot. http://www.kinoflo.com/Top%20Buttons/Support/Dimmers/DIM-5/DIM-5.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/352176-REG/
  17. The Project Vermont Team set out to solve one of the most well-known optical issues in conventional photography: field curvature. Field curvature exists because lenses don’t want to focus on a plane. A lens delivers sharpest focus along a curved path, rather than on a flat sensor. The result: objects appear out of focus across the image. By curving the focal surface, we eliminate the need for the lens to address field curvature and can use the resulting optical design freedom to improve other aspects of the system. Specifically, we can improve resolution, light-gathering capability, lateral chromatic aberration, distortion and illumination uniformity while also reducing system size, complexity and cost. Project Vermont https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/project-vermont/ Highly curved image sensors: a practical approach for improved optical performance https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-25-12-13010
  18. Hillbilly Grip Truck reviews the compact Manfrotto 12' QSS Light Stand.
  19. Zylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced its Winter White Sale, which offers reduced prices on versions of its F8-100 LED Fresnel and IS3c large panel light in white finishes through Feb. 28, 2017. Designed for special architectural and staging applications, the lights blend into light ceilings better than black fixtures, or can be used to stand out from dark surroundings. “For a lot of churches and conference rooms, white lighting fixtures are more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional professional black fixtures,” said Charlie Collias, Zylight senior vice president of worldwide sales. “Our Winter White Sale is a great opportunity for these facilities to invest in reliable, energy saving LED technology with fixtures that are as beautiful as their light output.” Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K), the F8-100 maintains traditional single shadow Fresnel beam shaping with an eight-inch glass lens, and offers an adjustable beam spread (16-70 degrees) and variable spot/flood operations. For easy transport and storage, the “Flat Fresnel” collapses to less than four inches thick, and is finished in white and brushed aluminum. The fully dimmable IS3c is a wide, high-output soft light with built-in controls for adjusting color temperature and color correction. It also features Zylight’s Color Mode, which produces millions of colors without gels or filters, and can ship with an optional Chimera or DOP Choice soft box. Both the F8-100 and IS3 feature DMX control and ZyLink™ wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control. During the sale, the white versions of the F8-100 are priced at $1,999, while the IS3 with white finish is priced at $2,099 (with soft box for an additional $249). Lights can be purchased through any of Zylight’s authorized dealers worldwide. Details on the Winter White Sale are available here. http://www.zylight.com
  20. Good news, but remember, it's only got 7 stops of exposure latitude. Time to dust off the light meters! http://motion.kodak.com/KodakGCG/uploadedfiles/motion/TI2496.pdf
  21. Pelican cases about half off at Amazon today. http://amzn.to/2iBCuXH
  22. Sennheiser MKH-416 @ B&H - $600 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/79502-REG/Sennheiser_MKH416_P48U3_MKH_416_Short_Shotgun.html/BI/1221/KBID/1557/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x28228 (expires in 8 hours)
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