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Messages - Axilrod

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Premiere has the keyboard shortcuts for FCP7, I've never used FCPX (I think for the reasons you are confirming) but they may be in there to assist the transition.

Good work on the video front.

CT and eradicating mixed lighting is often the bane of my life, and the curse is that when you spend HOURS doing it properly nobody even notices.

I found FCPX to be a great tool so far, but likely this was easy for me to pick up, since it was my first NLE I'd ever tried to work with and learn.

I can see with Premier, the older multiple tracks system is a bit different. I've been studying and watching some creativelive classes on Premier and After Effects, and I'm very impressed.

I think I'll pick Premier and AE up a bit quicker since I know FCPX and cut my teeth there on the concepts first...than I would have just trying to learn editing techniques and concepts starting off in Premier.

I'm gonna do my next episode as something simple and short shooting...so that most of my efforts are channeled not into heavy editing, but into learning to use the tool.

I hope that Magic Lantern can get the RAW video working and ready for prime time (not alpha) for the 5D3..I'm dying to try my hand shooting and color grading true RAW so as to have tots of leeway for color grading....

cayenne

Nice job Cayenne, it's always fun to see people's videos improve over time.  But I have to ask, why are you switching from FCPX?  Especially if that's what you're used to.  I can't think of much that Premiere can do that FCPX can't, I mean I edit some pretty damn complicated stuff in FCPX with no issues whatsoever.  I mean Premiere is great, and I always said that if I had something super complex that I'd use it over FCPX, but that has yet to happen. 

Also, After Effects is an amazing program and the sky is the limit with what you can do with it, but it has a hell of a learning curve. Don't feel bad if you can't figure it out, it took me a long time and a lot of tinkering to figure that one out.  But if you're set on learning it, I'd suggest Lynda.com, there are loads of great tutorials on there! Good luck with everything!

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Very nice job!  But I think it's a bit long to be called a "trailer."  I mean if the trailer is 7:00 how long is the actual video going to be? 

What was your workflow with the RAW stuff?  Raw2DNG to Camera RAW to TIFF to QT7 to Prores?  That's usually what I do but I wasn't sure if there had been anymore advances in terms of workflow, haven't heard much about it recently.

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You did a very nice job with the shots, but 720p does it no justice, you should reupload it in 1080p.  You're obviously thrilled with the footage, and that's great but the general consensus was that the 6D was kind of a step back for DSLR video.  Moire and artifacts became an issue again and the overall image quality isn't much better than a 5D2, T2i, or 7D.  One area the 6D shines in however is low light performance, it does extremely well at high ISO's. 

Don't get me wrong, you did a great job with the vid but I don't think the 6D is a good recommendation for video at all.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Magic Lantern insecurities...
« on: August 31, 2013, 01:04:10 PM »
No, it's easily reversible so I doubt it could do permanent damage.  The difference in IQ is pretty massive, really it's the level of editing you can do to the image, its' the difference between RAW and jpeg pretty much.  If the shot is really underexposed you can pull it back up with virtually no loss in image quality.

The only thing is, the workflow is extremely cumbersome and I would definitely not use it for a professional gig until you have a lot of experience with it.  I have a buddy that shot a whole music video using it and had no idea what he was in for in terms of post and it ended up being a nightmare.

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I don't find it impressive at all. :-(

Perhaps if we can observer a RAW video from that camera it can be better. But with that compression - not a chance. :-(

The model is cute though ;-)

+1, the 6D was a terrible disappointment in terms of video, pretty much exact same as the 5D2.  But I am thoroughly impressed with the stills they churn out, especially at very high ISOs.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D Mark iii Clean HDMI Output Problem
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:45:32 PM »
Did you try hitting "INFO" to scroll through the different overlays?  One of them should be empty.

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Lenses / Re: Best setup for falling stars
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:38:57 PM »
Dude you need to crank up the ISO on the 5D3, I shoot stars between 1600-6400, 400 is waaaayyy too low.  And 51 seconds is too long of an exposure for 24mm.  To find out the maximum exposure time you can use divide 600 by the focal length, so 600/24 = 25, so you can go 25 seconds at 24mm before the stars start to turn into pill shapes.  Use the 14mm on the 5D3, you can go for like 43 seconds with that.

Also do the following:
•Turn off all forms of noise reduction, do that in post
•Turn on mirror lockup and shoot in single silent mode
•Remove the strap, wind can blow on it and cause vibrations
•Cover the viewfinder with tape so no light leaks in
•Use a remote to trigger the camera, if you don't have one use the 2 second delay.

And the most important thing:
I'm guessing you took those pics not long before the night of the 25th, which was pretty close to a full moon.  Those same shots on the night of a new moon would look completely different.  ALWAYS try and shoot close to a new moon if possible, it makes absolutely all the difference in the world. 

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Lenses / Re: Re-arranging L lens gear, need some suggestions
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
Not much room to play in the 800$ range though.

I've seen a few 5D2's for $1000 used, I know it's a bit more than $800 but I think it would be worth it to have a solid backup body.  But if $800 is your absolute limit you could most likely find an original 5D for less than that.

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Lenses / Re: Which L Lens to start with?
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:31:09 PM »
What focal length do you shoot at most often?  I'd seriously consider the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8, I was absolutely floored when I used in on an FS700 and I've owned pretty much every L lens under 200mm.  It's the fastest zoom you can buy, reasonably priced, well-built, and sharp as a tack, plus it's made to be used with APS-C sensors.  If you want something with a bit more range I'd go with the 17-55 f/2.8 IS. 

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The F-stop is 1.8, the T-stop will probably be in the 2-2.1 neighborhood, possibly 2.2 with that many elements.

DXOMark said it's 1.8, although that is pretty unusual

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Wow are there really people complaining about the 135L and linking comparisons with the 200 f/2!?!?!?  $6k vs $900, I'd hope to god the 200 f/2 was better for costing 5x more. 

I thought the fact that the 135L is one of Canon's sharpest lenses and best values was just common knowledge, never ever seen anyone complain about it.  And test charts can only tell you so much, try real world use and then come back and complain.  I mean for you to say that I can only believe you've never actually used one, or if you did it was a bad copy.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: BMD 4K, EOS C100 or 5D3
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:40:12 AM »
Paulie that's a tough choice, but I'd go with the BMD Production cam.  It's the newest one, has the best specs, and it's the most future proof of the bunch. It has compressed RAW (which some consider a disadvantage, but I welcome it) and global shutter (which is a big advantage).  They haven't released any footage of course, but I think it's worth

If you're doing more run and gun shooting the C100 may be a good option, but it's way more expensive than the others and the image quality is somewhat underwhelming.

The 5D3 is a great camera of course, and if you get one refurb for $2300 it's not a bad deal. It's nice to have the RAW capability, but after playing with that for a few weeks the workflow is just a bit too cumbersome.  I'm sure that will change over time, but as of right now I don't know how useful it is in terms of efficiency.

I have the BMPC preordered and I'm looking forward to playing with it.  I'd go with that one for sure, it's specs are comparable to the $17k Sony F5 (minus the high FPS).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:43:34 PM »
1080p at 60fps would have likely made me an instant buyer.  Even 1080p at 48fps would have been a major step towards instant buyer.  Not sure what the hold up to offering these features really is - I don't believe it's only technical...  I do appreciate the ALL-I recording format, like the 5DMk3 offers. That alone is a significant step of an upgrade compared to the Rebel line.

ALL-I is worthless and offers no improvement in image quality whatsoever, what do you like about it so much?  And do you shoot that much slow motion that lack of 60P is enough to keep you from buying an otherwise much-improved camera?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:41:50 PM »
The camera has improved all around, Canon seems to be trying to satisfy both types of users and I think they've done a good job.  Faster burst rate, better high ISO performance, 19pt AF, and then the AF on the video side of things. 

That being said, I don't see many video professionals taking any interest in this camera.  I have never once wished to have AF while shooting video, the motion picture industry has been using MF since it's inception, people are used to it.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Follow focus advices
« on: June 30, 2013, 12:44:22 PM »
Yes the Edelkrone looks pretty sweet.  Follow focus isn't very complicated, I would think that anything that isn't dirt cheap should be sufficient.

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