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General Help Q&A / Time Limitations Removed 5Dm3?
« on: June 15, 2015, 08:59:26 PM »
I heard from someone that the 30 minute record limitation was removed from the 5D Mark 3 through ML? I'm having a hard time finding the info - is this true?

Thanks!

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General Chat / Need help - If you had the money, would you...
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:05:12 AM »
Ok everyone... I'm coming into a good chunk of cash in the next few months. So I'm faced with a dilemma... by next summer I'll be sitting on roughly 20k. I currently own a 5DM3 which I use ML on for that uber sexy RAW footage. Here's the dilemma.
If you had this money would you:
A) Invest in a RED Scarlet-X setup with Canon adapter and have extra cash for hard drives, batteries, etc.
B) Invest in a RED Scarlet Dragon with Canon adapter and have no cash for spare hard drives, batteries, etc. You'd pick these up as you can or rent them if needed.
C) Stay away from RED, Buy Canon Lenses and the Atomos Shogun (I get .edu discount so it's only $1,400).

I could rent the RED out and recover most if not all of my cost. I would insure it and accompany it to every set that it goes to. I'm not in LA so the market isn't flooded with REDs. With the Canon - not much way to make money back from it.

Thoughts?

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General Chat / How to get this shot?
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:44:24 AM »
For my next short - I'm needing something like this..

Static shot of a skyline - maybe out of a window. Everything is normal... then a bright flash in the sky - maybe a hue change temporarily during the flash (think LOST when the swan station implodes) - then back to normal..  a second later a Jet goes by the window obviously crashing or maybe crashes into the window...

This is probably way over my head but would really add a punch if I could throw it in during the opening sequence.

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Hardware and Accessories / Atomos Ninja 2 to SmallHD
« on: June 11, 2014, 05:06:33 AM »
Anyone try this? Thinking of picking up an Atomos Ninja 2 for playback purposes and running to a SmallHD AC7 for larger viewing while filming. Anyone try this? Thoughts?

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Raw Video / Slow-motion on 5DM3
« on: June 10, 2014, 12:38:29 PM »
I'll begin filming my next short in the Spring (2015). There's one shot that I really want at the end where one of the characters dies... I want this to be slo-mo. Not drastic just maybe 75% speed - the cinematic slightly slowed vibe. I know that's not a great description, but I don't know how else to describe what I'm envisioning lol.

Is this doable in RAW on my 5Dm3? I've never tried a slo-mo shot before so this will be a first. I'm wanting to work out all logistics way before I get to the shoot. Will I need to upscale the shot? I've never done this before so when I frame the shot while filming - will I need to allow more headroom to factor in the upscale later?

Thanks!

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General Help Q&A / Formatting in ExFAT with Canon 5DM3
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:25:22 AM »
Question - trying to figure this out. I have a few 64Gb CF cards - is it possible to format them into ExFAT in camera so that I get one file - or should I just stick with regular formatting and have the files split at 4Gb? I read somewhere that you can't format to ExFat unless its a 128Gb card or higher?

Sorry if it's a dumb question - it's been a long night and I was confused about it. Thanks!

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Raw Video Postprocessing / MLV -> DAVINCI -> AVID help!
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:06:12 AM »
Hi Everyone...
I'm pretty much a newb to the RAW format. I've been working with the 5DM2 and 3's H.264 files for a few years, but wanted to make the jump to RAW.

Mainly this is a settings question...

I shot a few test files in MLV with audio for reference.

I used MLV Mystic to break it into CineDNG and the WAV file.

I tried brought it into DaVinci Lite 10.1.5 - did grading there, exported the clip to Avid and that's where I ran into issues... it didn't find the file...

My friend said that it's very picky with the settings to be able to go from Davinci to Avid via a DNxHD file then back to DaVinci for final grading and keeping everything on the RAW file.

I've always used Premiere and Speedgrade in the past so Avid and Davinci are fairly overwhelming. Does anyone have a good article that gives  a detailed step-by-step for this workflow or could someone mind breaking it down for me? My main thing is making sure my settings are right and going from there. Any help is greatly appreciated. I plan on shooting my next short in the spring totally through MLV Raw files so need to get all of these bugs knocked out in the meantime.

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