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Robin R Probyn

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  1. Sony Fs7/f5.. have a locked 200ISO in Cine EI mode....AFAIK.. Sony engineers decided that ISO 2000 gave the best dynamic range as judged from a mid grey level.. ie over exposure and under exposure latitude from a mid grey point .. can't remember exactly .. how many stops either way .. its a bit different from the Arri method .. but sort of the same thing .. DR stays the same you just are cutting off from the high lights or the shadows .. by intentionally over or under exposing in the Sony EI mode.. by shifting that grey level up or down
  2. But isn't Stuart saying the FoV will change depending on the sensor size ..?.. the focal length, as a mathematical equation will not change of course..
  3. They dont care about digital or film . of course they dont..we dont care about the AC system we just want it to work.. but no doubt on the AC engineering forum debate is raging on wether the GE influx compared to the Hitachi follow through systems ..is rubbish or not The great un washed want decent content ,a good story .. thats 90%..then they want to hear and see it .. they know lighting that doesn't suit the mood.. they know dodgy sets/stunts and SFX..grab 100 coming out from a good film they have enjoyed .. not one will care if its film or video.. expect the ill fated 48fps hobit thing.. if ever there was a case of not wanting to tell the boss he was dead wrong with an idea 🙂
  4. Flooded between shoots I think sir ..
  5. Evan..I guess Bauer can do it in the US as its a big market and they have it pretty much sown up for many years .. but if you need to rent in any other country better check as most likely they won't have Gold mount..I guess Im programmed the other way.. anytime Ive used Gold mount they were was a lot of play.. but granted they would have been rentals..the whole mount was very big and clunky in design.. and the Bauer batts were were just ugly big square lumps of a battery.. Never had a V mount come off in ordinary use.. but you do have to check they have engaged .. in a really hurry they can seem to be on but not locked.. clever how AB have created this image of V mounts being lower quality .. ! I guess cheap dodgy knocks offs are all V mount as thats the world norm.. but manufactures like iDX / Sony / PAG are of the highest quality ..
  6. Outside the US.. V mount is pretty much 100% of owner/rental battery mounts .as are the camera,s of course ....Bauer was I guess forced into making their batteries Gold and V mount a few years back.. I presume to get any sales outside the US.. Im not saying the batteries are not of the highest standard, they are .. but V mount world wide is by far the most prevalent .. and so is 25/24p and 50hz . 🙂
  7. Not a hard and fast rule ,but generally for interviews ,its better to get your subject away from walls/ background.. as its a 2 dimensional medium.. to create some "depth" behind them.. and with a shallow DoF you concentrate ,literally, the viewers focus.. on your subject ..
  8. Dear Sir.. Thank you for your interest in your latest product .. unfortunately there have been some minor set backs.. please reference the picture above.. our engineers have been experiencing some slippage in the rest rubber band mechanism .. resulting in lost pixels in the mag..
  9. My next battery purchase will be these for sure.. even got a built in torch !.. can charge via USB direct to AC with tiny unit.. or stack on 2 ch charger ..
  10. Yes me too.. Ive only ever seen them in the US ..then I saw AB was making V mount batts too... presumably they were forced into doing so by flagging sales for their own mount..
  11. I bow to the Sony gods in their temple of pixel harmony ..
  12. Sony will unveil their new 8K camera tomorrow at NAB.. according my informants within the castle ..
  13. No Im very much an average freelancer .. a lot of the work is for TV broadcast .. it used to be the main stay.. but corporate video has become a much bigger market.. next 2 week shoot is broadcast TV... everyone has their own gear .. its really the only way to make a decent wage.. the enemy is production companies now buying their own camera,s or leasing from rental houses.. because they have realized that money could be theirs not the DP,s.!!. I think our differences on this come from you being in the art house.indie.. make your own films world... and Im a jobbing freelancer who only does camera work.. own gear its at least doubles your day rate..
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