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    I wondered why companies don't recycle their...

    I wondered why companies don't recycle their batteries or have trade-in options when they go out. If it's just the cells getting worn out and the hardware is fine then why make extra waste? I don't...
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    I still have and use my Mac Pro 1.1! I kept it on...

    I still have and use my Mac Pro 1.1! I kept it on Snow Leopard and still have it for Final Cut Studio, Logic, and Pro Tools 9 use but I mostly stay on the Windows 7 bootcamp partition where it makes...
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    I've only fiddled with the Letus on the NAB show...

    I've only fiddled with the Letus on the NAB show floor but it seemed like a good solution, nice and sharp with good flares. The squeeze ratio of 1.8x was odd though, why not push it for 2x? But if...
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    If I were choosing a camera for my next feature,...

    If I were choosing a camera for my next feature, which I plan to film with anamorphics, and I only had the RED lineup to choose from, I would most certainly go with Monstro, then Helium, and then...
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    Speedbooster for RED One series?

    Hey, everybody, I know it would be a niche product but with certain custom speed boosters being made for other popular cameras, I was wondering if it would be possible for someone to develop a speed...
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    Canon EOS R5 with 8K video! No crop!

    Hey, everybody, so word is that the new Canon R5 mirrorless camera coming out soon will have full frame 8K video with no crop factor which, as we know, has been the sore point for Canons 4K cameras...
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    I liked that video because it does touch on some...

    I liked that video because it does touch on some pretty cool ideas and concepts that you do scratch your head about and wonder why more manufacturers haven't jumped on board some of these...
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    At this point, I’m not sure there would be too...

    At this point, I’m not sure there would be too much demand for a Raven at $9,500 when you could get an Epic Dragon or a lower DSMC2 around that price, let alone competing digital cinema cameras. If...
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    Until they started talking about using crypto...

    Until they started talking about using crypto coins for the system, I was quite intrigued! ^_^
  10. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - 108mp Stills and 8K 24p Video

    Hey, everybody, so the news is breaking out about the new Samsung Galaxy phones coming out soon. Coming from my experience with my Nokia Pureview 808 and Lumia 1020, I know that there's some great...
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    Poll: 1, 3, 5, and 7 in the first test look great! It’s...

    1, 3, 5, and 7 in the first test look great! It’s interesting to see how you can’t go too wrong on the higher end though. I saw a comparison Potato Jet did on YouTube between the C500 Mark II and the...
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    I wish that anamorphic lens manufacturers would...

    I wish that anamorphic lens manufacturers would stick with 1.33x or 2x to keep things simple but admittedly with digital these days it's just a touchscreen flick on the menu screen to crop, stretch,...
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    Speaking from experience on my feature film, we...

    Speaking from experience on my feature film, we used a bit of everything and several still lenses were used for various things. We primarily worked with our Rokinon Cine DS set and used a tiny Sigma...
  14. Just an update, I tried the 70mm E, unfortunately...

    Just an update, I tried the 70mm E, unfortunately it had fungus and was dirty, I could have cleaned it but the price I paid was too much for a fixer-upper. I did give it a go on my Sony A7S before...
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    If thats true then it makes me wonder about the Sony A7S III even more! If Fuji has something like that ready to go then either the A7S3 will have to match it or exceed it. Granted, RAW support...
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    I’m all for the FX9, the FS7 was always well...

    I’m all for the FX9, the FS7 was always well talked about and an FS700 and FS5 were in the running to film my first feature and we even considered the A7S too for the full frame low light factor....
  17. There is a tuneup you can do, look up Tito...

    There is a tuneup you can do, look up Tito Ferradans on YouTube for more videos but heres the direct link to his sharpness tuneup: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_MFJ7373ymA

    I have a video of my...
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    I think its great that were getting RAW video options but I wonder why they didnt go for full 6K? Still, its the workflow and handling that make this a great option. Im interested to see what 8K...
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    The Vintage Lens Market - 2020 and Beyond

    Hi, everybody, Ive been on the lookout for new and interesting lenses over the past year or two, checking out thrift stores, antique shops, garage sales, and the like and it got me thinking. When I...
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    Hi, everybody, I’ve been testing Mamiya 645 lenses for a project and I came across a Mamiya 645 70mm 2.8 Sekor C E lens that I’m not too sure about. I’m already familiar with the “C” vs. “N” vs. “S”...
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    Im going into the VFX stage of my first feature where my brother and I decided to go with a used RED One MX. I can say its been a great experience other than a hot pixel issue on a couple nights...
  22. I tried to fix a blurry out of focus shot with...

    I tried to fix a blurry out of focus shot with Topaz Sharpen AI, the result wasn't very good at all, it completely distorts eyes and didn't help skin so much, even uprezzing with a batched image...
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    I saw that video too and it's nice to see that...

    I saw that video too and it's nice to see that the HD Alexa still holds up. Remember, back when everything was HD, most indies could only afford the lower end stuff like HDV and the Panasonic HVX200,...
  24. I bought a Mamiya 645 80mm 2.8 N not that long...

    I bought a Mamiya 645 80mm 2.8 N not that long ago to test and the bokeh was so out of whack and soft that I sent it back. Then an auction came up for one that was supposedly never used so I thought,...
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