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David Daniel Doherty

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David Daniel Doherty last won the day on February 22 2017

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  1. Hi all, I’ve started a new job where I will be filming products via a very cool motorized slider, with object tracking. While I’ve been using sliders for many years, I always defaulted to wide angles to get the most from the small length move. Obviously with a wide angle, the foreground object will appear to be moving past faster and the move more obvious. Which is great. My question though is which lens, which focal length actually, would be suitable for filming products - shoes etc. I want the movement to be obvious without the product looking distorted by a wide angle lens. I feel 24mm might be too wide and introduce distortion but kind of feel 35mm might be too long for a small slider? I am baring in mind that product photographers often prefer 85! Any thoughts? Positive, helpful replies only please Dave
  2. Thanks for the reply, yeah you're probably right. Always balanced correctly, that's definitely not the issue. I'll post a few samples. I think maybe turning my full body with the gimbal, with straight wrist which doesn't bend / pan, might be the ticket.
  3. Hey all, perhaps I need to refine my technique, the way I step and hold the gimbal, but I'm having difficulty shooting arc style shots / moving around the subject. I'm experiencing wobble. This is a problem at focal lengths which are not wide - longer than 24mm for example. I understand the longer the focal length, the higher the chance of wobble. I have no problem shooting these with wider angles. I want arc shots with 35mm focal length. I guess I want to know if this is a common problem at such focal lengths? Are people commonly shooting such movements at 35 plus? I also tried with an 85mm and it was hopeless. Note, with long lenses I shoot straight movements with gimbal, it's only when turning I experience problems. Any thoughts appreciated.
  4. Eq'd some harsher frequencies out and sounding a bit more pleasant. Attached is a screen grab of my latest colour and link to the raw file (non processed audio). Feel free to experiment, looking forward to seeing what you come up with In reflection, regarding lighting, I may have used too much fill resulting in the flat look face https://wetransfer.com/downloads/c3389376e106a846bb4037abce21ec6420180629075002/c9c85e
  5. Yeah, I'll post a Slog file later, cheers. The most unfortunate thing for me regarding the skin tone is that it's exactly the same colour as the background, I can not really isolate or mask it to further adjust. I'm pretty sure those cupboards in the background weren't much more vibrant than this. Anyway, thanks. This is a video for Insta - a half decent mic was used, mono, in a poop sounding kitchen, obviously. It has a reasonable audio level (around -3), with no clipping or distortion, and has been normalised. I will apply some equalisation before it goes to client and that's that.
  6. Hi, is this skin tone ''normal''? I use a vectorscope but often don't find it completely useful. Even when I make clearly incorrect hue adjustments, the vector still shows I'm pretty much on the line. Anyway, probably a thousand year old question at this point. Any pointers on your skin tone processes would be greatly appreciated. FS7 Slog3 original http://iplayerhd.com/player/video/759af92c-c0cd-484c-ab5d-127998dc9353/share Dave
  7. Thanks. The shoot went well, lovely image from the FS7 and lights. My setup may be overkill though. I use a slider on top of two big beast tripods, with the big FS7 on the slider. Substantial bit of work moving everything from one shot to the next. And a lot of equipment to achieve some simple moves. This video is to promote a product on Instagram. Set up wise, I really need to consider a more efficient way of achieving camera movement - smaller camera (maybe A7S2) and gimbal. I could have captured 5 times the content with more freedom to move around the room How're you finding those zooms? I have the Sigma Art 24mm, but will definitely consider zooms for future work. The may well suit my web video needs more than a few primes. (Very low res screen grab attached)
  8. Thanks for the contributions, chaps. Camera opinions and gimbal opinions. In conclusion the FS5 is very nice on a gimbal, in the same way a 5D3 with Magic Lantern is. I am pretty much over debating cameras now, specifications, will the camera fit on this, yes it will fit on this but you need this, it will shoot 10bit if. Unavoidable I guess, but it’s endless. I’ll lock down a solid set up and let my work speak. I’m about to shoot a nice project on an Fs7 though, without gimbal obviously. A little slider. Thanks again
  9. I could nearly push my budget to a C200B. Maybe. I keep hearing its “designed as a gimbal camera” although haven’t seen it in action around the internet yet
  10. Shooting some freelance stuff as a slide line earner to my full time job, which will be event coverage for mainstream news / media. 4K, 10bit, best poss Bel dynamic range. Yeah a backward approach, I got a good price on the Ronin M a while back, so here I am I hear your logic. And I’ve considered upgrading or switching gimbals. The Ronin 2 costs around 6000$£Eu I believe? Well out of my range at the minute. And the original big Ronin is too heavy. If I can find a lightweight gimbal, which was FS7 friendly, I would certainly consider doing a switcheroo. Thanks
  11. Thanks, Atomos looks good. I ideally don’t want to further complicate my set up, but it’s an option nonetheless.
  12. Thanks. Yeah, the specs are little disappointing, when at first FS5 appears as a lighter weight FS7. A friend uses an A7S2 exclusively on Gimbal and a bigger camera for the rest. Ultimately I’d like best possible quality for gimbal shots though.
  13. Hi all, I hope I'm posting in the correct form. I own a DJI Ronin M and I am now about to purchase a camera, which I would like to use with it. My heart was set on the FS7 but there seems to be an awkward work-around to operate the FS7 on the Ronin M? Another option is the URSA Mini Pro. An option is to change my Ronin M for a big Ronin, but it's too heavy bla bla. Anyone have any thoughts on a good camera option for a man who owns a Ronin M. Budget $/EU6000 (not intersted in A7S) Thanks. Positive, helpful replies please.
  14. Oops wrong forum. I read it ‘Cameras, accessories and tools”
  15. Hi all, I hope I'm posting in the correct form. I own a DJI Ronin M and I am now about to purchase a camera, which I would like to use with it. My heart was set on the FS7 but there seems to be an awkward work-around to operate the FS7 on the Ronin M? Another option is the URSA Mini Pro. An option is to change my Ronin M for a big Ronin, but it's too heavy bla bla. Anyone have any thoughts on a good camera option for a man who owns a Ronin M. Budget $/EU6000 (not intersted in A7S) Thanks. Positive, helpful replies please.
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