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  1. My Gemini 444 recorder is hooked up to my Sony F3. A few days ago, all of a sudden when I wanted to shoot something, I turn it on and it immediately started to record. I couldn't it to stop by any other method other than unplugging the power. No choice. When I go to restart it, on all of my SSDs, it does the same thing, starts to record and can not be stopped. I updated the firmware and then the SSD firmware, but each time I finish the update, it want to do it over and over and over again, until I decided to cancel. That is with one SSD, the other two since updating firmware of the recorder itself, keep recording automatically without being able to stop it other than unplugging power. It doesn't even ask to update SSD firmware. This is all of a sudden.It was working fine a few days ago, the only change is that I reversed the direction of the HD-SDI cable.(does that matter?) Then the trouble started. So I swapped out cables and I still have the problems. I hooked the cables up to a different kind of recorder, Samurai Blade and they work fine. I am not sure what to do. Should I get brand new cables or is there something I can do to the SSDs?..........
  2. Cool Super 8!! I am looking forward to seeing the final edit with sound.
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    They should do a 70mm drive-in screenings. If there is such a thing
  4. Why do you want to underexpose? I am assuming that you are shooting color negative?? Correct? It can handle lots of overexposure, which is what you will get if you meter for the shade, the highlights will be overexposed. But there are many variables that you should consider. How do you want the scene to look is one of the biggest things to think about. Do you want nothing too bright in the scene? You can go a few stops under to protect highlights, but that isn't needed that much compared to digital or reversal. I find that film often clips in a very pleasing way. Not always and not for everyone, but it looks quite good overexposed. Vision 3 film stock can handle many stops over, someone else will have to chime in as to how many.
  5. So what if it is 8 bit out if HDMI, they said that they were having trouble getting an image with Ninja Assasin. That combo should work, despite bit depth. 10 bit is great, I shoot it almost exclusively, but it is not necessary all the time. Sometimes you can't tell the difference. What gotchas? You have to record 10 bit over HD-SDI, so what? Other than that non issue, what are some of the many hidden costs you mention? What cost are present here that are not inherent in any camera ownership? Never heard of a Panasonic G85 so I can not comment, but first gen or 0G blackmagic pocket camera??? In terms of image quality, F3 hands down. No FPN, better low light images, S35 sensor, more lens choices. Reliability? F3 again by a long shot. Firs gen Blackmagic are notoriously unreliable. Known to fail in the field when you need them most. If you buy one, buy three, you'll need them. Where as with most any Sony camera, they are tanks, will work all day long without fail. Battery life? Again the Sony F3. There are several battery choices, but the native batteries work great and last a long time. Not so with Blackmagic. AVOID first generation Blackmagic Cameras, especially the pocket camera.
  6. Any HD video recorder or deck with HD-SDI input or HDMI input will do. Not sure what trouble you are having with the ninja assasin. I have used a NInja Star and Samurai Blade on the F3 with great results. I now have a Gemini 444 recorder and couldn't be happier. I rate the F3 quite high. Now quite cheap. It can be a bit noisy in low light at 6400iso, but the noise is random not fixed pattern like you will get with early Blackmagic models. I would steer clear of first generation blackmagic models on the whole.
  7. that is most likely because that age group is the most social and are not heeding the warnings they are given. Look at New Orleans now since Mardi Gras. As soon as last week, several bars in Boston were jammed packed, according to the news. Lots of ignorant/selfish people out there.
  8. What is it considered? I was shooting under tungsten light and of course when I white balance to a white card, the overall balance is neutral, white is white. However the color in camera and on screen is not how I perceive it. I see a warm cast under tungsten light. So it got me wondering, what is accurate? How is color perceived by us humans, all things being equal. I realize that "look" varies from project to project, but what is considered true? I would think what we see and how we see it is normal, not what a sensor says it is. I shoot mostly on film and Kodak or Fuji when I shot it, rendered color much closer to how I see it.
  9. upon looking at the site I gave you, it seems to be old and perhaps not active any more. Not sure. Try calling or emailing them. Sorry
  10. Try contacting these people. They seem to have a good deal of knowledge about the K3 http://www.k3camera.com/index.php
  11. Have you tried to contact British authorities? Your "outing" them here is great. Perhaps they think that due to geographical distance or that they are one of very few who can or will do this sort of work, that they have the upper hand. I have a former employer who decided not to pay his employees anymore. After many emails and texts back and forth, he has disappeared. Also perhaps thinking that I would give up or that he could hide. Now the attorney general's office is going after him and there is a good chance he will have to pay triple. Keep up the pressure, talk to the cops, hear what they have to say. I will think twice about Van Diemens.
  12. Very lovely. Looking forward to seeing the final cut. I have shot S16 7222 on Nikon AI-S lenses and the contrast and sharpness were gorgeous.
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