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Evan Walsh

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  1. If you happen to have a full aperture scan of your most recent footage, take a look at the relationship of the perfs to the frame and or the frames to each other. If it looks like the space in between frames is varying or if the relationship between the location of the perf and the frame is varying then the registration is off. If the perfs and frames are both moving but their relationship is constant, it's the scanner. If time and money allow shoot a proper double exposed reg test.
  2. Something to consider, the Abakus (1.32x) and HDx1.4 (1.4x) adaptors would make the 3.9mm effectively a 5-5.5mm T2.8-ish + any softness or CA an optical adaptor may introduce. If you're only after an ultra wide lens for s16 you may have an easier time hunting down the Optex 4mm T1.8, Optex 5.5 T1.8 or Century 6mm T1.9 w/ the front 4.5mm adaptor.
  3. It does, a few were just auctioned off a few weeks ago from VER/PRG https://www.soldtiger.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/430/lot/59467/Zeiss DigiPrime 3.9mm T1.9 Cine Lens?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F430%3Fpage%3D8
  4. Have you tried paging through the mode while it is connected? There should be a display for SU which is for when the external speed control is connected. If you hit the phase or run button on the RCU does the camera respond? When set to CAM mode the RCU should just act as a normal external display. In RCU mode it will override any changes made on the body itself.
  5. The camera needs to be set to the PS/CCU mode, the small switch under the display.
  6. I've never seen them for sale before but I have come across them in a few differently styles before, I'm assuming these were custom deals from the rental house. Double stick / snot tape it around the edges of a normal filter tray if you cant find a net frame and want to be able to on / off it. Depending on your focal length you're still going to have to stretch it over the rear if you're going wide, front netting will be visible on the wide end.
  7. When you say mag port cover, do you mean the magnetic gate cover or the rubber magazine loop protector / throat cap?
  8. Depending on the length of the rental its probably cheaper to pick one up off eBay/craigslist rather than renting but Du-All camera in NJ rents MiniDV, VHS and Hi-8 cameras. http://www.duallcamera.com/catalog/index.shtml
  9. Ah that's over my head but this sounds like something you might be able to create in an excel or google sheet through the math functions. You might need a spreadsheet pro to cook that up for you but I have seen some pretty comprehensive spreadsheets that help automate things like timecards/billing and data collection.
  10. I don't know any apps that do the adding/subtracting bit but if you just need to figure out run times and lengths check out the free Kodak Cinema Tools app. pCam Pro (IOS only I believe) also has this function in addition to dozens of other useful tools, I believe its $30.00
  11. I saw Heden has released an updated version of the M26VE Motor which claims a higher speed. Has anyone used one of these with a Preston system yet? Trying to gauge its speed/torque in comparison to a DM1x but I haven't seen this new motor in the wild yet.
  12. Evan Walsh


    You're right the Pocket 6k is cheaper and no one is forcing you to like the Komodo, if you like the pocket 6k that's great. You can run the Komodo right out of the box with just a battery and lens similar to the Pocket 6k if that is all you need it for,and yes it can record for more than hour without overheating but I'm not here to sell you one. All in a Komodo with Wooden Camera cage, B-box, A-box, PL mount and some media will run you around 11k +/-. Once you're there you can now use it with all the commonly found AKS and make use of industry standard I/O. No HDMI-SDI conversion needed, No mini to full size XLR cables needed, no audio track timecode work around, no LANC cable for run/stop and if you're in the situation that calls for it you can genlock the camera. The cost increase is from the professional options it gives you, if you don't need those options then you don't need those accessories. I've never been a great fan of the Red ecosystem or look for that matter and I agree that the "Arri Look" is something most people strive for. However, the utility of this camera is pretty undeniable. Much like the Alexa Mini, this was not meant as a replacement for the A camera and requires work arounds and concessions to make it one but it definitely has the ability to fill that roll most of the time. Silly as it sounds, if you're the shooter/editor one man band type who might need to sell the client on the gear that they have, saying "I have a Red" may save you the effort of trying to convince them something else is good enough because it lacks the brand recognition.
  13. Evan Walsh


    At face value it may seem like typical Red price inflation but I do think the cost is justified having used both. Global shutter, ease of changing mounts, aftermarket options for internal ND's, wireless control and monitoring, metal construction, better power options, mounting points on the camera, timecode, arri style R/S and genlock via adaptors. Those features / options put it in a different class from the pocket 6k which I think justifies the price tag.
  14. Evan Walsh


    Jarred from Red had mentioned a big reason for its creation was the demand for a truly compact and cinema grade camera that could offer greater versatility than what is available today. A specific scenario he cited was something that could replace GoPro type cameras for action cam/crash cam applications while being able to shoot an established codec and match the primary cameras of a project. How many times have you seen a film or TV show where they cut in some drone or crash cam footage and it sticks out like a sore thumb. The catch is that this isn't meant to replace your A camera. Could this camera replace your A camera? If you're mostly shooting 24fps and don't require all the I/O the larger cameras provide then yes it can do the whole job. However, if you need lens metadata, in camera proxies, isolated SDI outputs, speeds above 40fps in the full resolution etc. then this is not your primary camera. At the end of the day it's just another tool for people to use.
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