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    I have a shoot coming up in which I will be required to shoot molten gold. I will be shooting on the Red with the original M sensor. Anybody done this who has any any tips or suggestions?
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    Yea-- Block the IR or your Molten Gold will look like Molten Amethyst. LOL
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    Great tip Jason.

    Be sure and have plenty of light, but be open to the likelihood that some of it is going to blow out. Have you spot metered a pouring yet? How many stops difference between the spot and the incident?
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    Thanks for the tips already - we are going to have a look this friday and will take some readings. Yes, I guess I just need to accept that some of it will blow out. I would not have thought of the IR issue.
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    Should I use any filters?
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    What about shooting welding? Anything I should be aware of?
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    On the original M sensor, you may get the "black dot" effect on the welding hotspot. Pretty easily fixed in post though...
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    I had a problem a long time ago with the magnets from the kiln causing issues with the image... after packing in the shot and going how, we later discovered it was just the EVF that was affected and not the tape or image. Rather embaressed we had to rebook the shot. Not sure how it would affect an epic.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7tEUfMgA4I

    This was shot an a Red with M sensor 2 years ago, although i had IR filters with us, there was no need to use it.
    Shooting time in the facility was very restricted so we just had one handheld 250W Tungsten lamp with a chimera to give some fill or sometimes backlight when needed.

    hope that helps
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