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Robin Phillips

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    Los Angeles / San Francisco
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    Arri SR3 Advanced, Aaton Xtera, Sony F35, BMPCC
  1. sent you a pm, but ya the lentiquip cables work with the 304 so should work just fine with the 301
  2. I use a PAG AR304 charger for my SR3 batteries. They work fine with both the normal batteries and Lentequips larger ones (but not the super duper high density ones). You can find these chargers for about 50 to 200 on ebay right now it looks like. now for the XLR to SR3 battery charge cables, you'll probably need to order those from Emery at Lentequip
  3. tad late to the party but I've found what vimeo does to 422LT to be effectively indistinguishable to what it does to 4444
  4. correct, my mental math there defaulted to 1920x1080 vs 2048x1152.
  5. no affiliation https://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Arri-Ultra-16-T-XP-T1-3-Lens-Set/163518458527
  6. if you dont need their HDR scan, a 1080 scan needs like a 6% upscale to be 2k. that upscale is unnoticeable to most, plus you'll still have your original negative if you do need a higher res scan later on
  7. I think you've under estimated the cost of HDDs. IIRC insurance to cover re-shoots in event of catastrophic loss for digital requires 3 backups, and as someone who has lost hard drives before its basically cinematic suicide to not use at least x3 raid5 disc arrays all running WD Black or NAS drives. Anything less is begging for something weird to go wrong and data to go poof. On an ArriRaw feature (probably the most appropriate digital comparison to shooting on film), its entirely possible to blow $20k on hard drives, raid enclosures, and the data management/LTO backup that comes at the end. Aaaand if you're being responsible you kinda need to buy a personal LTO drive on an indie flick, or risk not being able to recover the data 10 years from now. So the costs are actually higher than you estimated if you're doing everything by the book, though I'd imagine a lot of smaller shows use the DIT and film loader interchangeably so as a line item that might not be a major cost difference. Though I will say for really low budget stuff on film Im the sort who just has a stupid number of mags for my cameras so if I have to download at the end of the day I can (yeah I know, not best practice).
  8. I had about 300' of 16mm 7203 I'd shot mostly as a lens test and left in the fridge for nearly 10 months (oops). Finally sent it to get processed over at kodak along with some push process tests I'd done. I was shocked that the 10 month old stuff turned out just fine, such that I doubt I'd be able to tell the difference if I'd set it in right after shooting. So its definitely feasible to shoot, chill, and send a batch in to whatever lab.
  9. I know this doesnt help now but in the future definitely consider shipping your film to the lab instead. My only real experience similar to this is having film shipped from frame24 in the UK to the USA, and from what I can tell the few thousand feet I've done that way have never been x ray damaged. It seems you are far less likely to get the war on terror level xray blast if your package is among 1000 others that all need to get to their destination within 48 hours.
  10. The Amira shoots the same resolution as the XT. its not a full 4k camera, it upscales to UHD. What is your goal with the camera? Personal? Jobs? Docu work? Do you need to one man band it alot? Figuring out what you're going to do with the camera is the best way to dictate what to buy (if buy at all)
  11. you can not use 100' rolls, as the a minima requires film with the emulsion spooled out. Since kodak doesnt make these from the factory anymore, you need to have your lab re-spool the film onto the special 200' daylight spools (which you will need to acquire and re-use). Fotokem will re-spool for you at a pretty reasonable rate, but it does work out to making film more expensive.
  12. I ca't quite tell from the photo, are the focus scales ft or m?
  13. I've been trying to set up my gmt-s to drive a smart slate. the Origin C+ is definitely feeding data to it (show ID, start TC etc), however I've noticed that the FPS is definitely controlled by the tiny dial inside the GMT-S (see attached photo). Does anyone have a diagram or know what dial settings = what base timecode FPS?
  14. Paul at Shruco Tool is who Andree at AM uses IIRC, I think hes the last guy around that resurfaces them (at least Arri ground glasses). I know hes about to do a batch of them this month, might want to email him this week at shurcotool@aol.com. Hes a bit old school, so email turnaround tends to be a few days to a week
  15. Anyone have an Aaton XTR Prod era 1.85 or 1.78 ground glass they'd be willing to sell? Would also be interested in a 2.35 one if someone happens to have one
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