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Canon XF-705 Test

alfonso parra
 

Dear colleagues, in this IMAGO link you can see the article of Canon XF705 camera that I used for the filming of the documentary La memoria del Cacao
https://www.imago.org/index.php/news/item/1052-the-canon-xf705-camcorder-in-la-musica-del-cacao.html
I hope it's of your interest.
Best Regards

Alfonso Parra ADFC
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Tel Colombia 57 311 5798776
Tel Spain 34 639109309
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Re: Easy Rig Standard or 5" Arm? Was "Easy Rig Alternatives"

Daniel Colmenares
 

I'd go with the 5" version. Even when handheld without a gimbal I find I often use the easyrig to place the camera at hip level (or just above it) and having the extra room helps with positioning the camera where I want it. 

Daniel Colmenares
Cinematographer - Los Angeles


Easy Rig Standard or 5" Arm? Was "Easy Rig Alternatives"

esl34@...
 

Hey all,

Following up on this thread-- I've determined I'll be buying a new EasyRig and not a knockoff (self-fulfilled prophecy).  But now I'm faced with the decision of purchasing the standard or 5" arm.  This is primarily for handheld camera operation, but I suppose I don't want to rule out the ability to support a gimbal when or if called for.  Any camera ops out there handholding with the 5" arm?  Happy with that extra 5" out there above and in front of you?  Knocked anyone out yet?  I'm pretty sure the cable stop can be moved back to make it comfortable for handholding, right?

Many thanks,
Eric
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C500-2 and FX9 exposure range tests

Geoff Boyle
 

I’ve just uploaded a page that shows the dynamic range of the C500-2 and the FX9

 

https://cinematography.net/LED-Camera/C500-2-and-FX9-exposure-range.html

 

The exposure range they can handle is pretty much identical from +3.5 to -2

 

They were shot on preset so that will affect the response.

 

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 


Re: BRAW and Resolve

Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...>
 

I saw that, just a wee bit late. 8)

Glenn Lee Dicus
LA based Gaffer


On Mar 3, 2020, at 6:18 PM, Geoff Boyle <geoff@...> wrote:

Thanks to Hook at BMD we narrowed it down to a clash with an Nvidia driver. 

Once that was changed everything was fine.

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Cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
www.gboyle.nl


Re: BRAW and Resolve

Geoff Boyle
 

Thanks to Hook at BMD we narrowed it down to a clash with an Nvidia driver. 

Once that was changed everything was fine.

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Cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
www.gboyle.nl


Re: BRAW and Resolve

Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...>
 

This is a total shot in the dark, but have you tried loading the files onto the OS’s hard drive? Remove as many hardware drivers from the equation as possible.

Also, which OS are you using?



Glenn Lee Dicus
IATSE (ICG Local 600)
310.903.7069
glenndicus@...




On Mar 1, 2020, at 10:37 PM, Mark Kenfield <mark@...> wrote:

If Resolve is having trouble processing/displaying the raw files, I'd look into your Preferences for GPU acceleration. Try flipping between CUDA/OpenCL/Metal (whatever options you have) and see if that makes a difference.

Cheers,

Mark Kenfield
Cinematographer

0400 044 500


On Mon, 2 Mar 2020 at 17:33, Geoff Boyle <geoff@...> wrote:

It’s not the files, it’s my setup…

 

cheers 
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-raw-log-hdr@... <cml-raw-log-hdr@...> On Behalf Of Robert A. Ober
Sent: 01 March 2020 17:47
To: cml-raw-log-hdr@...
Subject: Re: [cml-raw-log-hdr] BRAW and Resolve

 

On 3/1/20 9:54 AM, Geoff Boyle wrote:

The files are on a 1tb SSD and play without problem in the brawl player.

 

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Ok,  I might still try copying them to another drive and see if it helps.  Also check the settings in Resolve for the cache, etc.  Make sure the first Media Storage location is on a fast drive with plenty of space.  And it should be different than the drive your BRAW files are on.

Robert

Robert A. Ober 
IT Consultant, Vidcaster, & Freelance Preditor(Producer/Editor)
www.infohou.com 
Houston, TX





Re: BRAW and Resolve

Mark Kenfield
 

If Resolve is having trouble processing/displaying the raw files, I'd look into your Preferences for GPU acceleration. Try flipping between CUDA/OpenCL/Metal (whatever options you have) and see if that makes a difference.

Cheers,

Mark Kenfield
Cinematographer

0400 044 500


On Mon, 2 Mar 2020 at 17:33, Geoff Boyle <geoff@...> wrote:

It’s not the files, it’s my setup…

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-raw-log-hdr@... <cml-raw-log-hdr@...> On Behalf Of Robert A. Ober
Sent: 01 March 2020 17:47
To: cml-raw-log-hdr@...
Subject: Re: [cml-raw-log-hdr] BRAW and Resolve

 

On 3/1/20 9:54 AM, Geoff Boyle wrote:

The files are on a 1tb SSD and play without problem in the brawl player.

 

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Ok,  I might still try copying them to another drive and see if it helps.  Also check the settings in Resolve for the cache, etc.  Make sure the first Media Storage location is on a fast drive with plenty of space.  And it should be different than the drive your BRAW files are on.

Robert

Robert A. Ober
IT Consultant, Vidcaster, & Freelance Preditor(Producer/Editor)
www.infohou.com
Houston, TX


Re: BRAW and Resolve

Geoff Boyle
 

It’s not the files, it’s my setup…

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-raw-log-hdr@... <cml-raw-log-hdr@...> On Behalf Of Robert A. Ober
Sent: 01 March 2020 17:47
To: cml-raw-log-hdr@...
Subject: Re: [cml-raw-log-hdr] BRAW and Resolve

 

On 3/1/20 9:54 AM, Geoff Boyle wrote:

The files are on a 1tb SSD and play without problem in the brawl player.

 

–––––––––––––––––––––––––

Ok,  I might still try copying them to another drive and see if it helps.  Also check the settings in Resolve for the cache, etc.  Make sure the first Media Storage location is on a fast drive with plenty of space.  And it should be different than the drive your BRAW files are on.

Robert

Robert A. Ober
IT Consultant, Vidcaster, & Freelance Preditor(Producer/Editor)
www.infohou.com
Houston, TX


Re: BRAW and Resolve

Robert A. Ober
 

On 3/1/20 9:54 AM, Geoff Boyle wrote:
The files are on a 1tb SSD and play without problem in the brawl player.


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Ok,  I might still try copying them to another drive and see if it helps.  Also check the settings in Resolve for the cache, etc.  Make sure the first Media Storage location is on a fast drive with plenty of space.  And it should be different than the drive your BRAW files are on.

Robert

Robert A. Ober
IT Consultant, Vidcaster, & Freelance Preditor(Producer/Editor)
www.infohou.com
Houston, TX



Re: BRAW and Resolve

Geoff Boyle
 

The files are on a 1tb SSD and play without problem in the brawl player.

Geoff Boyle NSC
Cinematographer
Netherlands




On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 4:03 PM +0100, "Robert A. Ober" <robob@...> wrote:



On 3/1/20 5:45 AM, Geoff Boyle wrote:

I have a weird one that I need help with.

 

I’ve used BRAW in Resolve with ACES in the past with no problems.

 

I’m now trying to load BRAW from the lighting tests into Resolve and it crashes every time, one of the crashes trashed data and my Decklink card stopped working afterwards.

 


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Were do the files reside?  Are you loading them directly from a memory card?

If so, have you tried copying them to a hard drive and loading them from there?

Glad you are OK,
Robert

Robert A. Ober
IT Consultant, Vidcaster, & Freelance Preditor(Producer/Editor)
www.infohou.com
Houston, TX


Re: BRAW and Resolve

Robert A. Ober
 



On 3/1/20 5:45 AM, Geoff Boyle wrote:

I have a weird one that I need help with.

 

I’ve used BRAW in Resolve with ACES in the past with no problems.

 

I’m now trying to load BRAW from the lighting tests into Resolve and it crashes every time, one of the crashes trashed data and my Decklink card stopped working afterwards.

 


––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––--

Were do the files reside?  Are you loading them directly from a memory card?

If so, have you tried copying them to a hard drive and loading them from there?

Glad you are OK,
Robert

Robert A. Ober
IT Consultant, Vidcaster, & Freelance Preditor(Producer/Editor)
www.infohou.com
Houston, TX


BRAW and Resolve

Geoff Boyle
 

I have a weird one that I need help with.

 

I’ve used BRAW in Resolve with ACES in the past with no problems.

 

I’m now trying to load BRAW from the lighting tests into Resolve and it crashes every time, one of the crashes trashed data and my Decklink card stopped working afterwards.

 

If I try YRGB colour managed instead of ACES it allows me to load the files into the media section but doesn’t show any images, if I try to change to any other mode it crashes.

 

The files I’m trying to load play quite happily in the BRAW player.

 

I’ve removed and reinstalled everything, going back a version also to see if that helps.

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC FBKS
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 


Re: Easy Rig Alternatives

Mark Kenfield
 

Ergorig have an "Underslung" attachment, to suspend the camera down low. And it looks decent, however it's pretty pricey for what it does (more than I could justify when I put in my order for one) I think it's worth investigating DIY options before plonking down the cash.

My plan is to see how a simple Cinesaddle works slung over the Ergorig's brace (which is how I'd do underslung normally if I'm not using an Easyrig), I suspect it'll be fine (and much easier on the body with the weight taken off the back by slinging it over the Ergorig instead of my shoulder).

Adding a bracket/eyelet to the Ergorig, and running some standard climbing rope/clamps through it, might also make for a good option.

Cheers,

Mark Kenfield
Cinematographer

0400 044 500


On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 at 18:40, Fran Tormo <francisco.tormo@...> wrote:
I see the Ergorig super useful for doc style, but what about those shots at chest level or under? How can I manage to get this flow feeling that gives you essyrig?

Fran Tormo
Dop 
Killthetv.com

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Re: Easy Rig Alternatives

Fran Tormo
 

I see the Ergorig super useful for doc style, but what about those shots at chest level or under? How can I manage to get this flow feeling that gives you essyrig?

Fran Tormo
Dop 
Killthetv.com

Enviado desde mi iPhone

El 14 feb 2020, a las 4:10, Pedro Feria Pino <vefilm@...> escribió:


I have been using an Ergorig for 6 months and it is an amazing tool. Not as bulky and cumbersome as an Ezrig. I absolutely love mine. 

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 2:16 PM Graham Futerfas <gfuterfas.cml@...> wrote:
You might also want to check out the ErgoRig for handheld work. It relieves the spinal compression, and a lot of operators have loved it. See if you can find a demo or a place to try it on.

https://www.ergorig.com/

Best,
-Graham



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Graham Futerfas
Director of Photography
Los Angeles, CA
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Re: Easy Rig Alternatives

Pedro Feria Pino
 

I have been using an Ergorig for 6 months and it is an amazing tool. Not as bulky and cumbersome as an Ezrig. I absolutely love mine. 


On Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 2:16 PM Graham Futerfas <gfuterfas.cml@...> wrote:
You might also want to check out the ErgoRig for handheld work. It relieves the spinal compression, and a lot of operators have loved it. See if you can find a demo or a place to try it on.

https://www.ergorig.com/

Best,
-Graham



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Graham Futerfas
Director of Photography
Los Angeles, CA
www.GFuterfas.com
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Re: Easy Rig Alternatives

Graham Futerfas
 

You might also want to check out the ErgoRig for handheld work. It relieves the spinal compression, and a lot of operators have loved it. See if you can find a demo or a place to try it on.

https://www.ergorig.com/

Best,
-Graham



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Graham Futerfas
Director of Photography
Los Angeles, CA
www.GFuterfas.com
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Easy Rig Alternatives

esl34@...
 

Hey All,

I've been happily using Easyrigs since about 2013 (300N, 400N, Vario), but always renting them against production budgets.  I currently have an opportunity to make a purchase and am faced with the question of pulling the trigger on an actual Easyrig or one of the far less expensive alternatives like the FLYCAM Flowline.  Does anyone have experience with the FLYCAM or other  Easyrig-style supports and would you mind sharing your thoughts? Are there compromises?  Is the build of the vest and the arm/spring support comparable?

Thanks in advance,
Eric
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Producer, Cinematographer
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607.227.0350 (cell)
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Re: shooting LED wall - banding and sawtooth artefact

 

One thing about LED Walls to watch is morie.

I was filming at an event a few weeks back and the person was standing about 6 foot away and the wall was dancing away. 

FWIW I was on an F55 shooting HD on the long end of a 70 - 200. 

Michael

Michael J Sanders

London based Cinematographer/DP 
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On 13 Feb 2020, at 17:51, Andy Jarosz <andy@...> wrote:

This effect is not necessarily a factor for in person viewing, so the vast majority of LED panels don’t optimize it, and many


Re: shooting LED wall - banding and sawtooth artefact

Andy Jarosz
 

Just stumbled across this thread, but may have some input. Refresh rate is not actually as important in LED walls as the scan rate is.

LED panels are capable of a much faster refresh than camera shutter speeds, so as long as you’re genlocked, that will be no problem. However, the scan rate of the panel, expressed as a fraction such as 1/12, 1/16, 1/32 etc. shows what percentage of the screen is lit up at any given time. If this number is too low, the shutter of the camera will catch the screen mid-refresh, and you’ll see artifacts. In general, you want a scan rate of 1/12 or better (1/8 is the best I’ve seen, from Silicon-Core.)

This effect is not necessarily a factor for in person viewing, so the vast majority of LED panels don’t optimize it, and many manufacturers don’t even list it in the specs. It’s also a fundamental relationship between the panel, shutter speed, and camera sensor read speed, which means if you’re stuck with that display, you may be out of luck unfortunately.

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MadlyFX Special Effects & Props
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