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Mark Kenfield

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Mark Kenfield last won the day on December 15 2018

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    I'm makin' movies, singin' songs and light'n round the world.

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  1. Fiddle with your shutter angle, and if there's anyway to force the LED curtain to stay at maximum brightness, do that (it's often any kind of dimming that causes flicker issues with consumer LEDs, but at full output, it sometimes goes away).
  2. Your follow focus is 15mm LWS or 15mm studio?
  3. Proaim is awful. The quality of their machining is terrible. Avoid anything they make at all costs.
  4. Looks really interesting. I'm sick to death of all these bloody comic book movies, but this one looks like it could be an interesting take.
  5. Yep, has the 30 minute limit (though I gather they're planning to remove that via firmware once some new tax classification laws get adjusted in the near future). If I had to record a single take for that long (for a sitdown interview etc.), I'd be recording externally though. I wouldn't trust the heat-dissipating capabilities of any of these small mirrorless cameras to handle such long continuous runtimes. Their video capabilities are really getting up there. But they're still stills cameras at heart, and they're not designed to handle heat like a video camera can.
  6. I've just moved my stills cameras over to a pair a Fuji X-T3s (from APS-C and Full-frame Nikons + APS-C Sony), and my main reason for ending up with the Fuji's was their motion picture capabilities (which are basically the best out there at the moment) I figured the vast bulk of my work is motion stuff, so if I'm going to spend the money, it might as well be in something that can cross over and act as a usable b-cam when needed. The X-T3 fits that bill nicely. I've used it on several video shoots so far, and I like what it produces. Rolling shutter is actually acceptable (are rare thing with mirrorless cameras), and having 10-bit internal and external, and 4k up to 60p basically matches most options out there (in the entry level arena). The biggest point it has going for it, is ergonomics. The manual dials, and quick-menu layout mean you can adjust settings very quickly and easily, and it isn't much worse than using something like the FS7 out in the field. Obviously you still have all the compromises of a mirrorless camera over a dedicated video camera. But (in my opinion at least) with it's 10-bit recording, it's the first truly viable large-sensor 'hybrid' camera that's been made. Definitely worth a looksee. I also really like that when I plug it (and all my other crap) into a v-mount battery, I get 8hrs of continuous runtime! 🙂
  7. I absolutely agree that Gold Mount is superior. And it absolutely doesn't matter much because V-mount has so dominantly become the standard. It irks me, but that just seems to be the way of things.
  8. Its 10-bit max. You need the F35 on the latest firmware to get 12-bit output.
  9. Yep, F35 sensor in a single-piece body with the SR tape deck built-in. To use it in 2019 youd want to make sure it has the 3G-SDI and 4:4:4 upgrade boards. Theyll allow you to get all of the goodness out of the sensor and on to an external recorder.
  10. The perils of beauty being decided by each beholders' eye I suppose!
  11. I find it interesting that you list those particular movies Richard, because Lawrence and Ghandi are precisely the kind of sweeping epics that I thought Roma wonderfully evoked. I'd put it up there in that same pantheon. It felt to me like it had been years since I'd seen the sort of scope that Roma laid out so beautifully. It was easily my top film of the year (that said, the competition was notably weak this year).
  12. Great, thanks for sharing it Martin. I'll take a look later.
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