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Mike Krumlauf

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About Mike Krumlauf

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  • Birthday 12/14/1990

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    OG from Chicago, Currently In Denver
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    Sony F23 with SRW1/SRPC1 Recorder
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    Got my first camera in 1999. Started freelancing in 2003. Made my first award winning film in 2017. I've owned and operated over 50 cameras ranging in size, format, etc. I tend to be old school, swearing behind the tried and true original HDCAM format from Sony. After 20 years of following trends, working with resolutions from 480i to 6K, my personal investments have been on the very first digital cinematic format co developed by sony/panavision/lucasfilm. Im an artist, but im also a gear nerd. Some men have their cars.. I have my cameras :b

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  1. All I needed to hear. Excited to see the F23's world through one soon :)
  2. So how do you personally like the digis? How do they stack up to other HD 2/3" lenses in terms of overall picture quality? Some of my friends say they are the best, nothing beats them... what are your thoughts?
  3. Lol I dont blame you. Dont buy the 7mm or 14mm.. those are the two im set on friday lol 😄
  4. If you can throw me out some numbers that are lower than what ebay is listing them for i'd be interested lol. I'm still figuring out what focal length I want to start with first as I only have the money to buy one.... email me digitaltproductions@gmail.com
  5. I picked up a Sony F23 & SRW1/SRPC1 a few months back and am in love. Looking at getting my first DigiPrime this weekend once I get paid. Really is an amazing camera...
  6. The SRW came in two flavors.. the 2/3" model and the PL version which was the 35mm sensor. To my understanding, unlike the F23 and F35.. the SRW had SLog but not S-Gamut. I frankly like the build of the F23/35 better.. the SRW9000 is just too beefy and to my understanding really went nowhere... havent seen much done with one..
  7. I figured it out and its a stupid reason. I unziped the panasonic file from a windows folder and prepared the cards that way and the varicam let me update.
  8. I've followed the directions to a tee.. tried multiple SDHC cards to load the firmware and no matter what i do the "update" option is not showing up in the P2 Menu. I've tried a 69mb, 32gb, and 16gb SDHC card. Ive called Panasonic tech support and even they are baffled.. what could I be doing wrong? Is there a specific model of SD card I need for the camera to recognize the firmware?
  9. Yup, def see all of that bruce. :) Happy to be back with the varicam line. really well built machines!
  10. Hey im not saying that these cameras are "better", im just saying they are still an option and i happen to like them better then whats out there now at their used price point. Give this PDF a look over. really dives into Film Rec. http://www.motionfx.gr/files/HD%20Varicam%20Film%20Rec.pdf
  11. I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on this statement. While I will agree that there are def more modern cameras working with CMOS imagers that give a fairly wide DR, shutting down CCD tech saying its not "filmic" or sensitive in its own right for film type work is absurd. The tape and P2 varicam are capable of much higher DR to it's recorded image than you are proposing and if anyone really wants to nit pick CCD cameras for cinema you should look at the Sony F23/35 series. the 35 has a 35mm CCD that has close to 14 stops and you CAN obtain this information in your image. its 4:4:4 RGB. Lets not forget the viper cam as well. The HPX3700 Varicam is a 2/3" CCD like my 2700 only it sports 4:4:4 LOG out duel link HDSDI. There are plenty of CCD cameras able to produce beautiful filmlike results in the right hands and IMHO I find CCD images far more film like than CMOS hence why I left them for personal ownership in 2015 and began investing in cameras like the F900 and Varicam. I've done enough work with all these cameras and I should direct your attention to the quite large userbase of F35 owners over at DVXuser.com to attest that im not the only one still on the CCD bandwagon. I've been at this 20 years this december and after working with well over 60+ cameras, i finally got to a point where i stopped following marketing trends and began looking at what i wanted out of a camera. Its common place that REC709 does not have nearly as much information in it as a LOG curve, thats obvious. The problem is Film-Rec is in this grey area. its really not REC709 and like David mentioned and I can confirm, when you turn the color matrix menus off in the camera, its not really working in rec709 anymore. To really get the full value of what film-rec can do is converting its color space in davinci. I've found lifting the black stretch to 30%max in the gamma menu helps preserve the shadow detail more so you can expose for highlights. Given the 10bit 4:2:2 I can get away with pushing the camera like this and not having the image fall apart at all (i found my problem lied in my editor not the camera) We need to remember that film rec was designed by panasonic to give you as much DR as possible so you could print to film with little to no DR loss. Given we are past that time and have many advancements in post and color software, you can give film rec new life by working with it this way. I've gotten very very film like results from this and through hooking the varicam into scopes can attest that you GET all the dynamic range which film rec can allot which is between 12 and 13 stops. I know bruce has his own findings in this as well im sure he'd be happy to share.. he was the one that really opened my eyes to the power of the varicam years ago when i got my H model.
  12. I can attest to getting this much information in my recorded images with film rec Bruce. I know you and I have been over the DR of film rec many times. And to your suggestion I did some tests with p3 color and it did exactly what you thought it would. The varicam is really surprising me. Wish I knew all this when working with my H model years ago. i have to agree that now returning to the varicam line, it def has the edge over the f900.
  13. I wouldn't say 12 or 13 stops is limited in anyway. The 2700 is an amazing camera, and to my excitement there is a color workflow that can allow proper use of LOG luts with Film_Rec. I've been doing my experimenting inside resolve lite and i found that converting film rec from rec709 to linear and then to cineon log, the possibility of grading become that much bigger. I'm getting some really beautiful stuff!
  14. its imager is native 720p yes, it can do internal 1080p as well but i haven't really used it yet.
  15. Apple Color is amazing, always loved it. I've found importing the AVC Intra into final cut 7 as "native" improves the quality of the images as well. Bruce, have you used the HPX2700 Varicam? I tend to like it compared to the H model. Its like that kipro is built right into the body :)
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