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Nezih

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  1. ...then there is an absolutely enormous wealth of stuff archived here. Some might be dates, but some fascinating articles and insights nonetheless! https://issuu.com/sonyprofessional https://issuu.com/varicam https://issuu.com/icgmagazine https://issuu.com/mewshop
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    Sony PMW-F3

    Lovely camera still! I remember fondly the days when I had an EX1R but really desired to have an F3! I'd take an F3 now myself as a B-cam... but the main thing that puts me off is the menus don't match the F5/55 system, and they don't have slog2/3 so a bit harder to match up.
  3. Yeah - all pretty much entirely compromised of stock footage too. Shows the haste they were thrown together.
  4. Absolutely not one to be missed if you're interested in wildlife/natural history video production. Every day this YouTube channel hosts a 20 minute livestream seminar with an expert professional from the wildlife/natural history production sector (though sometimes they're scientists/biologists/zoologists). Guest speakers typically have worked on some of the biggest projects in the sector: the big BBC docs, National Geographic, and Disney projects, etc. Their insights and stories are invaluable. I've watched a few so far, and they've all been great. Subscribe to the channel to be notified when livestreams start, or check out the full archive here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC20DGpTHgqDlgctp6jDkmZg/videos
  5. Absolutely not one to be missed if you're interested in wildlife/natural history video production. Every day this YouTube channel hosts a 20 minute livestream seminar with an expert professional from the wildlife/natural history production sector (though sometimes they're scientists/biologists/zoologists). Guest speakers typically have worked on some of the biggest projects in the sector: the big BBC docs, National Geographic, and Disney projects, etc. Their insights and stories are invaluable. I've watched a few so far, and they've all been great. Subscribe to the channel to be notified when livestreams start, or check out the full archive here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC20DGpTHgqDlgctp6jDkmZg/videos
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    CVP Common Room

    CVP (one of the UK's biggest retailers for professional camera/broadcast kit) have a really excellent seminar series on-going with more lined up. I haven't watched any myself yet, but I'm familiar with some of the speakers, and so know the quality of their talks will be top notch. The Discord usually sells out quickly, but they still stream them for free on their YouTube channel too: https://www.youtube.com/cvptv Check the programme out here: https://cvp.com/events
  7. I was just about ask - is it actually rather distasteful that they're jumping on a crisis as an advertising opportunity, and worse, being so generic about it?
  8. Only 3 days?! Can't you just return it? Particularly under warranty.
  9. Quite a nice film, but the gimbal work at start was shockingly bad. So wobbly. I can't believe that was allowed to make the edit. Also, it's all very well saying "oh look at this dynamic range" (for example in the cockpit shot), but when your extremities just looked washed out and desaturated it's not really so impressive, compare to the mids which where high contrast and saturated. Having said that, that may just be either the grade, or my display. It'd be interesting to see it on a top quality HDR compliant display.
  10. Yes, I wonder too! A firmware update came out today though, and it's not part of that. Surely requires hardware?
  11. Check out this awesome behind-the-scenes video of a BBC television studio gallery and VT operation from the 80s. So cool! I bet plenty of visitors to this site may actually remember when things were like this. Got anything else to share link this?
  12. Question: do you think it's cheeky of Canon to leave this 7 month gap between announcing the C500mkII and the C300mkIII? Not even a whole year! Quite possible lots of people bought the C500mkII but would have much rather saved the difference and got the C300mkIII instead as that may be plenty sufficient for their needs. Maybe it would have been better in terms of keeping customers happy to at least announce them at the same time (like Sony did with the F5/55). Obviously they wanted to get something out at the same time as the FX9... but even if the C300mkIII wasn't quite ready then, surely they must have known it was coming / were in the process of developing it and could have at leased announced it? I'm not for a second going to pretend to understand the business economics of this sort of decision making.
  13. Interesting camera! Looks good. Makes sense to have a s35 specific version. That's very interesting indeed! Is that totally unique? Somewhat, mildly surprised they didn't go for RF mount. I wonder if they ever will on their pro-video cameras? Shame it's not a super-sampled 4K image. I like how the body is identical to the C500mkII - makes it great for accessorising or using both side-by-side. 5-axis sensor stabilisation is great. Honestly I'd prefer that to the FX9's metadata version. My biggest remaining gripe with their design is the location of the eye-piece EVF. For my personal style of working, it's essentially pointless. The EU-V2 expansion back is SO much nicer than the FX9's XDCA-FX9. I guess the main difference is the compactness, due to the omission of a wireless audio receiver slot-in bay.
  14. Hey Michael! I can confirm this is a great podcast so far. I've listened to all the episodes so far, and they've been very insightful. Also, fairly short and manageable lengths, which is good I think. Though I'm not averse to getting stuck into a 1 hour episode about something so interesting! Happy to recommend it to anyone in the "camera world".
  15. Haha, I've noticed this too! But this edit is amazing. Hahaha. Actually quite ridiculous. I bet 95% of that content is stock footage too.
  16. Hello everyone, I'm Nez. I'm a London based Lighting Cameraman / Camera Operator (and historically occasional director/editor), and am also currently one of the moderators on these forums. Looking forward to seeing how this grows and develops. Hoping it'll become a thriving community like some other existing forums (or even, better than them!), and follow the trend of the excellent quality of writing that can be found in Newsshooter articles! I'm also on Twitter, possibly more than is healthy, here: https://twitter.com/watchvideosoul
  17. Directly under your post is there not an "Edit" button? If you aren't seeing that, I'll try to speak to one of the admins about this, if they don't reply to you first!
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    Blackbox

    Any Blackbox users here? - https://www.blackbox.global Blackbox is a clever platform that allows creators to submit stock to it, and they then automatically on the creators' behalf submit the clips to Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Pond5, and VimeoStock all in one go. Obviously they take a cut of any sales revenue for doing this, but it means one is hitting four stock platforms in one go! One can also request/assign another member of the community to do your curation/tagging/metadata on your behalf (and in return they get a little percentage too) making the process potentially even easier. It's pretty clever really. Since launching they have, on behalf of their users, submitted tonnes of pieces of content to the various platforms: nearly 1.5 million clips to Pond5 alone! The only downside for me is that everything that eventually ends up on the various platforms is then under the name of "BlackBoxGuild" which means the individual creators miss out on the marketing opportunity to advertise ownership, or the fact that they created the work. A bit of a shame. I guess it's a trade off for speed and efficiency!
  19. Here is another one I saw on a Facebook group: remote pan/tilt/zoom/focus (and I imagine racks/shading) for Golf taking place 1000 miles away from the studio! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvfreelancers/permalink/4190368794307418/
  20. Get chatting if you have interesting experiences / examples to share regarding live production of any sort continuing during the Covif-19 pandemic, and techniques for dealing with it! Check this out, for example... this is BT Sport in the UK (facilities by Timeline TV, I believe): https://www.svgeurope.org/blog/headlines/behind-the-scenes-on-bt-sports-dencentralised-remote-production-channel-operations-video/ This discusses how "BT Sport moved quickly to be able to run the entirety of its channel output with just five people on location at its studios in Stratford, while every other member of staff works from their respective homes" including "seven topical programmes produced live or nearly live with all on-screen participants working alone, based out of their own homes, connected to the production teams by broadband or over EE’s 4G mobile network". Pretty remarkable really! Video here:
  21. Yeah, it's a bummer man. I had 5 projects that were in the diary cancelled – then of course nothing new came in. TBH, I think I was relatively lucky though. Not as bad as TV/sports/drama people who've had an entire spring/summer of full time work cancelled. In terms of work starting again, I'm curious too! I've seen conversations elsewhere discussing things such as the backlog of TV dramas and soap operas etc that will suddenly spring to life... plus in the commercial and corporate world, loads of organisations will be keen to "remind the world" they exist and push new marketing drives. On another note, I'm aware of some types of work taking place right now... including remote productions utilising NDI and remote camera control, etc.
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