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Frank Glencairn

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  1. ....and than have halve of the resolution thrown out of the window by a crappy deinterlacer cause our posh modern TVs can't deal with interlaced. It's a mess.
  2. DaVinci is pretty picky regarding the hardware - look at the specs on the Blackmagic site. The "static" may be caused by an old version of you OS - you need to update, if this is the case (both Resolve and OS) DNGs are greenish, because they consist from 50% green pixels but only 25% red and 25% blue. You need a LUT to get this to REC 709. Alternative workflow is CineformRaw. You get the speed and file size of ProRes, but better quality and you keep all the raw options. I wrote this article for BMC CinemaDNGs, but basically it covers all DNGs: http://frankglencairn.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/post-workflow-for-the-blackmagic-cinema-camera/
  3. Wait for the MFT version and you can adopt about any lens on the planet (unless it is covering the sensor of course). You can use 16mm glass, but have to crop out the vignetting from the 2.5k material, which leaves you with 1920x1080.
  4. Besides all technical stuff, I was also disappointed from it as a movie. Maybe because the Hobbit is a childrens book, but I found it too slapstickish (regarding directing and acting) to grab me. LOTR was deep, dark, mystic epic, but those 3 camping trolls where just like the Three Stooges and the dwarfs and goblins like from the Muppet show (I was just waiting for a tap dance number), let alone that guy with the bunny sled. Jackson lost me for the next two. And it's not because of 24/48 3D or not. So for the moment, my preferred Hobbit frame rate is zero fps.
  5. There are some Chinese companies making them. Like the C-stands of DigitalJuice. Just browse ebay and you gonna find of cheapish copies (still expensive for what they are though).
  6. Did a little lowlight comparison: And here are some original files to play with: http://www.filedropper.com/voodoo Frank
  7. I have the flag kit from DigitalJuice, which is identical - just an other label on them - and I really like them. I would prefer to have that stud that goes into the gobo head, in the middle of the flag instead on the side though, but no deal breaker. Frank
  8. He is always an inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing Stephen. frank
  9. Brazil of course - the mother of all steampunk films. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGRdTCO6VzQ&feature=related
  10. I own a mint set of Pentacon Six primes and I just love them. They are elegant, organic and buttersharp. Here is an article I wrote on them quite a while ago: http://frankglencairn.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/vintage-zeiss-glass-on-modern-cameras/ Frank
  11. Can't wait to give it a testride, great job Sebastian. Frank
  12. It was a baby bunny - the poor camera guy is now hated by the whole nation.
  13. LOL, I already did that without the need of a Kickstarter - just me and the FS100/700. Frank
  14. Just talked to Dedo Weigert from Dodolights - long conversation about LEDs and that most of them don´t play nice with skin tones, despite the CRI. Dodo makes some nice LED lights, but they still think LED can´t hold a candle (pun intended) to tungsten. Frank
  15. Nothing wrong, AE doesn´t play realtime, until you make a RAM preview. Frank
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