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Evan Walsh

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    New York
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    Aaton, Arri, Canon, RED

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  1. 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 ne
  2. 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.
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    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. Cou
  4. What Satsuki said, 138 (or 4.5 round) are useful for effects filters like Star's allowing you to dial in an effect. Pola's, Diopters and Stars will be the most common round filters you'll find. You may occasionally see round ND or Diffusion filters but those were intended more for the threaded mounts you would find in the photo or ENG world where you may not be using a mattebox.
  5. Will it cause catastrophic damage to the camera? Highly unlikely. However you may find some registration issues or you may cone your feed or take up side depending which side is placed facing the ground. I think ultimately you would be fine but couldn't hurt to shoot a test before hand. It makes me think of when people "sloppy low mode" a film camera on steadicam and just flip the sled as they would on a digital shoot instead of properly mounting the camera for underslung operation. 98% of the time its totally fine, occasionally you will run into either scratching, registratio
  6. #3 looks like some sort of run/stop remote switch. It should have either a Lemo 1B 6pin or a Lemo 0S 2pin on the end unless someone cut it off. #7 is a bag of fuses. The cylindrical ones would go inside of the batteries they should be rated for 5A if you look as the inscriptions on them. The Shorter silver one would go into the body and should also be rated for 5A. The small oval shaped one with the long leads is the style you'd typically see with an SR but I have heard of people trimming them to fit into an Aaton fuse compartment when in a pinch.
  7. Sigma cine zoom's Why: Speed, size/weight, quality, brand recognition, people won't be suspicious if you show up with one as silly as it sounds. They have been available for while now and I have not heard any people have serious issues with them so they have been proven in that regard. They are also readily available from many rental houses now so if one of your lenses goes down you could easily rent a replacement in most markets. Why not: Breathing, the 50-100 especially. Mount is not user swappable.
  8. I know there are Nikon mount adaptors for the Aaton mount, one came with my XTR when I bought it. There may be others but the diameter of the Aaton mount may be the limiting factor in what kinds of lenses you can adapt to it. Try Serious gear and/or VP they may have some mount adaptors in stock.
  9. Does your setup use screw in rods as seen in some shape or zacuto baseplates? Screw in rods can be troublesome for lens motors, if that's not the case try calibrating on a lower torque setting. Do the lenses telescope as they move through the focus range? This can also cause motor issues if you're using a clip on matte box as the weight of the matte box will cause the focus mechanism to bind and the motors will kick off. If none of the above apply, try calibrating at a lower torque and as Kyryll said apply gentle force to the motor to keep it on the lens. Once it is calibrated you
  10. Check eBay, there's several nicely priced 435's as well as many 35-3's, Moviecams etc.
  11. No it worked pretty good. That gasket I speak of was just tape doubled over, you could comfortably smush your face into it as it would flex around you, the velcro on the other end help seal it to the monitor as well. I made it while on a feature a few years ago out of necessity, we were shooting in open fields with minimal shade and direct sunlight, did the job well enough.
  12. If there was a way to make it fold flat that sounds like a good idea. This was my rather gross looking coroplast and gaff tape solution, made the face "gasket" out of doubled up black gaff. Served me well enough for a while,
  13. Honestly you're on the right track with the goggles thing, Tvlogic even makes an extended hoodman with a curve on the end to comfortably stuff your face into it. That's about as good as it gets, I made an extended hoodman for mine out of black coroplast and gaff tape.
  14. I'm assuming you're asking about the aesthetics of the lenses but there are some big differences technically speaking between Arri and Panavision lenses. Flange depth and lens compatibility is going to be the biggest one. Panavision is 57.15mm and Arri is 52mm. This is why you can "Panavise" most film and digital cameras from other brands whereas you would not be able to use non Panavision lenses on a Panaflex body. There are exceptions to this with some lenses like the Angeniuex zooms which can be adapted to both. Panavision also used different gear pitches for iris and zoom up unti
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