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Jan Tore Soerensen

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  1. You're kind of talking against yourself from the first post though. If cameras are data collectors, when just go with whatever. But I do understand and agree that it's not that simple. If you don't wanna be a young guy with a Blackmagic, you certainly don't wanna be a young guy with a Komodo. I would love to try out the Komodo myself, but for the most, it's lacking a couple of features that I hold dear on my Canon. And while we're on the C200, have you spent some time with the footage? I find it can take a good beating before breaking down. No matter where you end up, it's a great time to be a filmmaker. It sounds like you are leaning towards the Komodo. Go for it. From what I've seen, it's basically the same image as the Gemini. And I assume an Amira is out of the budget? If I could go Amira, I certainly would.
  2. As previously stated, it doesnt really matter as long as the camera doesn't get in your way. You should probably add FX6 to your list. It might not be as sexy as a Komodo, but it sure seems to be a real shooters camera. Also, there are great deals on Ursa Mini G2 and C200s. Both have incredible images when shooting raw.
  3. I highly doubt it as they never intended to operate in the lower price tier.
  4. I don't know what kind of content you shoot, but everyone and their mother are combining upper end cameras with all types of glass, including Canon L-series, Sigma 18-35 and primes, Xeen, Sigma Cine, Canon CN-E etc.. Don't worry about appearance as long as you like the image from the glass.
  5. Seriously? 4x5ks and 2x10ks to light up that little patch of grass? 😅
  6. Super weird if a rental house wont rent unless a huge studio is behind it. I mean, there can't be that many rental options left for them then on those specific cameras.
  7. Larger sensor and the ability to swap lenses. Also better dynamic range. Footage from the C100 looks a lot more cinematic than the XF300. I had the C100mk2, but have since upgraded to C200. Both are lovely cameras. The c100 codec is a joy because of the small files, while the C200 files are freaking huge.
  8. C100mk2 sounds like a better fit tbh.
  9. You don't want stabilization for handheld work, you want to make the camera as heavy as possible to get the shot naturally stable. Digital stabilization looks artificial.
  10. I'm gonna say natural light at the end of the tunnel, and just the handheld lamps for the warm light.
  11. Also, there is no ad revenue from a channel with less than 4000 subs.
  12. Get yourself a C200. Its pretty close to the Alexa in terms of color, and I honestly cant see what project you couldnt shoot with it. And the price is perfect for an owner operator. I just picked one up. 12 bit raw is lovely, and you can also convert directly to ProRes444 from the card to harddrive to save some space.
  13. Get some filters so you can daylight balance the Arris when needed. Just keep in mind you lose half the output when doing so. Also check out the Came-TV Boltzen LEDs. They seem to be a very good and cheaper alternative to Aputure, and they have a 150w LED. I really like to shoot with tungsten, but daylight is often needed.
  14. For a small and versatile kit, you would be smart to look at some LED fresnels for daylight options. There are also many affordable ARRI fresnels on ebay for tungsten units. Find lights you like to shoot with. I have a kit of 2x Arri 650 and 1x350, and a 400W HMI. The only thing I really need now is a 1500-2k HMI par for bouncing, book lights and windows. A couple of small LED fresnels to light up backgrounds and such would also be nice, but since I often shoot alone, and maybe with just one extra person, too much gear is just hassle.
  15. Me alone with gear is ballpark 700-800/day. For smaller corporate work Ill usually give a fixed price for the whole project. I own a C100ii, some fresnels and audio.
  16. First of all, you need a speedbooster for that camera. Its not very good without one. As for lenses, youll be good with any fast Sigma or Rokinon glass.
  17. Obviously also depends on the size of the room. There is a difference of subtle moonlight and flooding the room with blueish light.
  18. I have to concider budget as well. I cant spend in the $1000s on light right now. Thats why some used tungsten seems to be the best compromise.
  19. Thanks for the input! I need versatile lights for all types of shooting. Simulating sun- and moonlight, creating soft keylight on talent and for interviews, filling up scenes in day and overcast situations etc. In addition to a 2K some 600-800w will be purchased. Probably some sort of LED panel just for convenience aswell.
  20. I`m actually referring to used vs. new. You wont get a 300d used, but there are plenty of tungsten units for sale online. As to the LEDs pros, I totally agree. Thats great advice! Maybe an open face light is what I`m looking for. Sadly I cant rent and test here. No rental options.
  21. Good evening. I am looking to buy a bigger light to my kit, and concidering options, I think a 2K tungsten fresnel will be best for my use and budget atm. I have looked at some Aputure lights for their portability, but I dont think the higher cost can be justified, since we are talking $400 vs $1400. Looking at options on ebay now, which brands should I be looking for? Arri is definitely an option, but there are some Altmans and other less known brands as well. Any inputs here? How do we feel about these LED fresnels in here?
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