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  1. Looks like you can go with a Bright Tangerine Viv...

    Looks like you can go with a Bright Tangerine Viv or Viv 5" that's 150mm and get a 142mm step-down ring. The Misfit Pola+ is 143mm (and a lot less expensive and lighter), but they don't make a...
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    Well, the Fibertec legs have been out of...

    Well, the Fibertec legs have been out of production for a long time and are no longer supported (repaired) by Vinten. They were way ahead of their time and are the forerunner of the current...
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    Lee and I believe Rosco used to make LED specific...

    Lee and I believe Rosco used to make LED specific gels that were supposed to help mitigate with the spikes/missing parts of the spectrum, but I don’t know if they still do. This was years ago when...
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    Another old guy saying the EasyRig sucks. We all...

    Another old guy saying the EasyRig sucks. We all used to make fun of the handful of guys that used them back one the late 90ís/early 00ís. I swore Iíd never use one, because you look like such a...
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    Depends a lot on the environment you're in. For...

    Depends a lot on the environment you're in. For sit-downs, we're usually booming the subject, but sometimes it is just a lav, and a lot of times we double mic them(lav & boom). Our go-to lav's are...
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    That's always a possibility with used gear, but...

    That's always a possibility with used gear, but with something like a head/tripod, if there's a problem with it, it's going to probably be immediately apparent and you'd discover it when you gave it...
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    Sticky: You didn't say which camera you'll be shooting...

    You didn't say which camera you'll be shooting with, but two ideas:
    1) Fake it with the "flash" coming from off-camera with something you can control the flash duration with(like a Gemini) to make...
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    Actually, depends on what Panasonic’s you’re...

    Actually, depends on what Panasonic’s you’re talking about. VariCam’s(V35/Pure & LT) are Panasonic sensors.
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    All of my Speedlocks are 100mm(2x 100mm normal...

    All of my Speedlocks are 100mm(2x 100mm normal sets and 1x 100mm Heavy Duty set), but you could get twisting even with the heavy duty version.

    Have you considered going the used route for a head? ...
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    I was on Speedlocks for probably 12-13 years,...

    I was on Speedlocks for probably 12-13 years, until the Flowtech 100 dropped, then switched for my go-to set(still have several other Speedlocks set-ups). Now my ‘A’ set is the Flowtech 100’s and...
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    Which brings up something interesting: Why do...

    Which brings up something interesting: Why do some people then prefer skeuomorphic designs and find it much easier to read/see(of course comes down to the exact individual design)? Strictly using...
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    I agree. When Apple went to the super flat and...

    I agree. When Apple went to the super flat and square graphics/UI of iOS 7, I hated it. Absolutely hated it. It wasn't "clean and modern", it just looked and felt so cheap. Like Windows. Like...
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    You pretty much read my damn mind. "Buttons" for...

    You pretty much read my damn mind. "Buttons" for what you can push/adjust and "flat" for just info you're reading.
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    I’m with you on the cell phone as a display. I...

    I’m with you on the cell phone as a display. I use mine for too many other things. For example in a sit-down interview situation: I may have control over certain lights to make adjustments, I may...
  15. My reply to your same post in another thread: ...

    My reply to your same post in another thread:



    And unfortunately, I don't see this as a 'once in a lifetime' event. I think we will experience more of these types of widespread, global events...
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    I don't think life and work is going to spring...

    I don't think life and work is going to spring back to normal as quickly as some do. And honestly, for everyones sake, it probably needs to come back slowly, because I just envision the scenario...
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    Depreciation is for tax purposes, not figuring...

    Depreciation is for tax purposes, not figuring out how soon the gear will “pay for itself” and/or turn a profit. Your accountant should be handling your depreciation schedule. Most large purchases...
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    C'mon, now. It was Brad Pitt. Did it sound...

    C'mon, now. It was Brad Pitt. Did it sound great? No. But I would be more surprised if they said "Yes, it was just the internal mic", than if the roof on my house collapsed on my head right now. ...
  19. Pretty good find. That ambulance must have lived...

    Pretty good find. That ambulance must have lived a pampered life or been from a department with very low call volume. My GF is a paramedic and their ambulances are almost at deaths door themselves...
  20. Are they going to be recorded and available to...

    Are they going to be recorded and available to watch/stream afterwards, like Astera is doing?
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    I guess this kinda parallels what I've seen most...

    I guess this kinda parallels what I've seen most of my career with owner/operators vs. others. Guys that do not own the gear, generally*, will treat it much differently than if it was theirs.


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    Iíve seen people grab the matte box and do it and Iíve seen expensive, well made matte boxes get broken because of people putting too much stress on them. Most arenít designed to work like that. I...
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    Thanks for the heads up. I don't have any of...

    Thanks for the heads up. I don't have any of their tubes, but I have eight of the their AX3's and four AX5's. Their system is amazing. Best wireless lights/controls I've ever used.
  24. Honestly, it's probably quicker, easier and...

    Honestly, it's probably quicker, easier and you'll get better results just trying to match them by eye on a good monitor. Do your LED's have +/- green adjustability, too?

    Something I did when I...
  25. Poll: One of my motivating factors was because of one...

    One of my motivating factors was because of one of the crews that I work with regularly bought a Gemini a few months ago, in part because NBC was asking them for RED for Olympic feature pieces. Also...
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