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  1. Thread: HD vs 16mm

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    Mostly your problem isn't an asthetic one, it is...

    Mostly your problem isn't an asthetic one, it is a finiancial one.

    Just based on image alone, I would suggest that you go with 16mm, because compared to low end HD cameras you get a more organic...
  2. Thread: 30P over 24P

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    You get filcker in 30. You get a slow dimming...

    You get filcker in 30. You get a slow dimming and brightening in 24.

    Adam
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    Soderbergh did shoot the Ocean's series (and...

    Soderbergh did shoot the Ocean's series (and other things), however.

    As for being a DP and Director, it can be done. I've done it myself on 4 shorts. However, it is not easy, and there are very...
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    For portability and usefullness Mathews...

    For portability and usefullness Mathews RoadFlags, and RoadRags are great http://www.msegrip.com/mse.php?show=products&cat=439

    Adam
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    So what did you actually buy? Adam

    So what did you actually buy?

    Adam
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    PD-150's even with everything set to manual will...

    PD-150's even with everything set to manual will still dim if there is a very bright light source (going past a window, practical light). Not a darn thing you can do about it.

    Adam
  7. Thread: what to do?

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    Since, no one else has said it, I will. Don't...

    Since, no one else has said it, I will. Don't buy a camera, any camera. That's what rental houses are for. Unless you are shooting a feature that will pay for the cost (meaning the production...
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    You can buy a small fogger for $20 at most good...

    You can buy a small fogger for $20 at most good party supply stores and a bottle of juice is another $20. That's pretty cheap, and you won't kill anyone. Smoke in a can (about $18) is also good in...
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    If it is cut in FCP, you may want to check the...

    If it is cut in FCP, you may want to check the timeline settings. You may have captured in 1080, and then cut in 720 and are trying to go back to 1080 which would require a render (we tried to lay a...
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but what is taking...

    Maybe I'm missing something, but what is taking 14 hours. I just shot a short in 1080i (Z1U), digitized straight into FCP, edited and played tack the edit, over firewire at 1080 in real time.

    I...
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    Ok, ths is going to sound a little weird, but...

    Ok, ths is going to sound a little weird, but based on what you seem to need to do, and the fact that you have nothing to start out with here goes (note I do not work for any company listed):
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    What you have to do is figure out what ASA the...

    What you have to do is figure out what ASA the camera is with your settings. Get a 50% gray card, set it under a light, fill the frame with the card and auto expose. Next set your light meter in the...
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    Re: Magentic vs electric

    Ok I have been explained what balasts do off list (it doesn't convert to DC just provides a major boost to ignite) but my first question (how does a mag balast look on film) is still out there. Any...
  14. Thread: 30P over 24P

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    Re: 30P over 24P

    The only case would be in lighting. If you are shooting with an HMI without a filcker free balast, or in areas that have alot of fluorescent (not Kino) lighting (i.e. a store) then shooting 24p will...
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    Re: Need Help with Lighting

    Actually the fluorescent lights used in businesses and houses is about 4300K and are extremely green. You can either use a minus green (magenta) gel on the flos, or use a plus green on the stage...
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    Re: Monitor Calibration on set

    http://www.seanet.com/~bradford/ntscvideo.html

    Adam
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    Re: SDX and Green Screen

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    Thanks guys! With the lighting, is there any relation between the amount of light used on the background in relation to the amount of light your exposing on your subject? Also, on a side...
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    Re: Eclair NPR w/ video tap and more

    Still have it, make offer
  19. Thread: SDX and primes

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    Re: SDX and primes

    Mostly it depends of the look you're going for. Digital primes give a great sharp look to the video, but you are still hampered by the huge depth of field of video. On the other hand using an...
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    Re: What to charge for a commercial?

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    This is a really slippery slope. You also don't want to train clients that they can drag out a project because they can't make a decision, or change their minds at the last minute and...
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    Magentic vs electric

    I understand that electric balasts are "flicker free" with HMIs, but I have two questions.

    First, how noticeable is the flicker shooting with a magnetic balast on film (I've never used a mag...
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    Re: Eclair NPR w/ video tap and more

    Just bumping this back up
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    Re: color temperatures?

    Here are some more approximate temps for you.


    Daylight Sources Color Temperature(K)

    Skylight 12000 to 18000
    Overcast Sky 7000
    Noon Sun/Clear...
  24. Thread: Helocopter shots

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    Re: Helocopter shots

    I have found that it works best with the door off, securely belted (run a line to the camera too, don't want to drop it). Your shots will be better when the helicopter is moving rather than when it...
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    Eclair NPR w/ video tap and more

    Eclair NPR comes with two 400' mags, 12-120 Zoom (eclair mount), two battery belts (both work), sync motor, Arri to Eclair adapter (use Arri lenses), and a video tap so you can see what you're doing....
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