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  1. I hate to overpromise and underdeliver. Often,...

    I hate to overpromise and underdeliver.

    Often, when confronted with something this bad from a paying client, all we can do is wince and say, "well, I can make it different." But unsalvageable is...
  2. Deakins did a terrific interview a few weeks...

    Deakins did a terrific interview a few weeks before this talking about how much he liked the Arri Alexa LF Mini, and also his specific reasons for choosing Arri Signature Primes. He has an...
  3. Nope.

    Nope.
  4. This company MyCaseBuilder can do custom foam...

    This company MyCaseBuilder can do custom foam inserts for Pelican, SKB, and similar cases:

    https://mycasebuilder.com/
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    And Bobby for the win! Glad that Mr. Deakins took...

    And Bobby for the win! Glad that Mr. Deakins took home another statue.
  6. I don't think that's exactly true. If you watch...

    I don't think that's exactly true. If you watch the June 3 video presentation on the Mac Pro, Blackmagic is very much a participant in the demo and Apple specifically sites Resolve and the actually...
  7. Actually, if you watch last year's NAB speech by...

    Actually, if you watch last year's NAB speech by Grant Petty, he says they felt it was "more efficient" (which I think means "more cost-effective") just to develop their own codec instead of paying...
  8. I think the wrinkle from Blackmagic is that their...

    I think the wrinkle from Blackmagic is that their BM Raw codec is partially debayered, so that was one way they were able to avoid infringing the Red patents. I think if they had violated them, there...
  9. Another thing that helps is to use really...

    Another thing that helps is to use really powerful hardware. BMD has their Recommended Configuration guide on their support site, and if you follow those rules, you can put together a system that...
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    Tiffen Glimmer Glass can create some really...

    Tiffen Glimmer Glass can create some really amazing looks. I've often told clients, "this is a look that would be hard to do in post." You basically have to shoot it that way.

    Promist we can do to...
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    And for Best Pictures: "Ford v. Ferrari" "The...

    And for Best Pictures:

    "Ford v. Ferrari"
    "The Irishman"
    "Jojo Rabbit"
    "Joker"
    "Little Women"
    "Marriage Story"
    "1917"
    "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
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    No, there are reasons for using NR on occasion. I...

    No, there are reasons for using NR on occasion. I don't generally do it, but I'll apply it on occasion if there was an issue on set. Sometimes I'll use NR on Blue-channel only, which tends to get...
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    I dunno. There's "a unique look," and then...

    I dunno. There's "a unique look," and then there's skug-ugly. I can turn three knobs in Resolve and get an equally-ugly look. I just don't think "creative LUTs" are useful used this way.
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    Here's a link to the LiftGammaGain XDR thread,...

    Here's a link to the LiftGammaGain XDR thread, which has more than 320 comments so far:

    https://liftgammagain.com/forum/index.php?threads/apple-pro-display-xdr-for-color-grading.12846/

    The...
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    Am I crazy, or do these pictures look ugly?...

    Am I crazy, or do these pictures look ugly? (Asking for a friend.)

    You can do all this stuff in a color-correction program, you know. No need to use a LUT at all -- but I have no issue with a...
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    I think this is extremely good advice. Look at it...

    I think this is extremely good advice. Look at it this way: on a highly-mobile documentary, you need somebody to carry spare batteries, help wrap up lighting cables, swap out used camera SSDs, and...
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    We did a ballpark comparison between a $15,000...

    We did a ballpark comparison between a $15,000 2019 Mac Pro workstation and a comparable HP z8 Windows workstation last week, and the Mac was about $3000 more expensive (even more for the rackmount)....
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    I demand the Airing of Grievances!

    I demand the Airing of Grievances!
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    Naw, the Alexas will do 2K (and quite a few of...

    Naw, the Alexas will do 2K (and quite a few of them would do 2.8K). If the end result is HD for TV or commercials or a 2K theatrical release, it's fine, particularly at this price range. The images...
  20. I thinking attaching a cable to a camera and...

    I thinking attaching a cable to a camera and recorder like this is not a good idea.
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    It is interesting as to how much the 2K-3K Alexa...

    It is interesting as to how much the 2K-3K Alexa prices have dropped since the release of the LF and Mini LF. The daily rental prices have never been lower on KitSplit, ShareGrid, and the various...
  22. It depends on scene content. I've seen it in all...

    It depends on scene content. I've seen it in all kinds of situations, certainly even with film going back years. We get it today with 4K restorations if the film is sharp enough and they happened to...
  23. Crop or scale? If you scale it (using zoom), you...

    Crop or scale? If you scale it (using zoom), you will inevitably have aliasing and other artifacts... they're not gigantic, but they are noticeable if you know what to look for.

    If you crop, there...
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    We're big fans of the Dell UltraSharp displays,...

    We're big fans of the Dell UltraSharp displays, and have used them for about 15 years with all our Macs. (And Windows and Linux machines.) I actually think they're better than the comparable stock...
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    You mean from R3D's? RedLogFilm is part of the...

    You mean from R3D's? RedLogFilm is part of the Raw playback menu in the Config settings. You can also override the project settings and do it from the Raw panel on the Color page. It's not a LUT per...
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