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Shoot preparation / MOVED: Pls. help me
« on: October 29, 2013, 02:34:09 PM »

General Chat / Re: Pls. help me
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:46:17 PM »
In what way isn't it working? Most cameras have the set button do nothing by default, so if this is the case you'll need to go through your menu and assign a specific function to the set button.

PS: Try including a more descriptive title next time round ;)

Share Your Photos / Re: Some thangs I do with ML
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:42:05 PM »
Great work! The portraits are spot on.

Raw Video / Re: 550D- need a lens for panaromatic Videos (RAW)
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:58:28 PM »
Both the Canon 10-22 and the Tokina 11-16 should be fine for your needs, and both are excellent lenses

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: How are you processing your Raw footage?
« on: October 21, 2013, 01:55:28 PM »
i actually prefer this workflow too, but when i import footage into resolve, i get hot/dead pixels.
but when i import that same footage into After effects/ACR. those hot/dead pixels are gone.
how are you handling dead pixels in that workflow?

Never encountered any hot/dead pixels so far. I guess that's one benefit of using ACR since it automatically removes them for photos (so that would also apply for image sequences).

Regarding noise reduction, I use Neat Video in Premiere (before exporting the master), and then add a bit of grain through FilmConvert to add some texture.

Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: How are you processing your Raw footage?
« on: October 20, 2013, 11:36:23 PM »
I'm round-tripping between Resolve and Premiere (create proxies through Resolve, create rough cut in Premiere, re-link and colour in Resolve, do final corrections, sound mixing etc. in Premiere) as in the following tutorial:

Raw Video / Re: 5dmk3 suddenly stopped writing raw video
« on: October 19, 2013, 02:35:31 PM »
Did you try recording on another card? Could help determine whether problem is coming from camera or not

Share Your Videos / Re: Short clip of footage for a short film
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:47:03 AM »
Colours look lovely, especially skin tones! Are you colouring in Resolve with any particular LUTs?

General Chat / Re: Music
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:17:22 PM »
Youtube have recently released a free music library containing around 150 tracks:

I'm seriously considering getting the body and EF to M adapter. One seller on ebay is selling body only for around 240eur inc. shipping within Europe, so you can get both for around 330eur. Makes for a good backup camera considering you can mount all EF / EF-S lenses, and might even be great for timelapses.

Share Your Videos / Re: Fashion type film with 5D3 (RAW)
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:03:45 AM »
Great work! Image looks lovely and really flowing shots.

Actually I really like the feel of the handheld shots as I think it really fits the style you're portraying. Doing it totally by steadicam would change the style I guess.

What Francis said.

Get a stabilized lens and/or a monopod (especially if working with prime lenses). Also, watch out for exposure - some shots are a little blown out. Remember that DSLR footage is heavily compressed so you won't be able to make exposure changes in post. Always meter for your subject. ML has plenty of features to help you out with these  ;)

Great work!

So it will only be aviable to the cloud members??
How can i get it if i am not in the cloud? thought like a normal update... Looks like it would only be aviable for cc, i am using cs6, any ideas?

It's a (major) upgrade to Premiere CC, so you need to be subscribed to get the update. It's not compatible with CS6.

This topic has been moved to General Chat since it's not directly related to ML and doesn't fall under any of the other subforums.

Share Your Videos / Re: Test Raw @ 5d mark II
« on: October 09, 2013, 11:51:09 PM »
Cool shots! Bit overprocessed for my liking but it's nice knowing how much details can be retained in highlights & shadows.

As beauchampy said, the 5D2 does indeed suffer from nasty aliasing (which seems worse than in h264). Looking forward to trying it out more in the coming weeks in preparation for a project I'm working on.

Hardware and Accessories / Re: backup offsite CF card
« on: October 08, 2013, 12:56:17 PM »
Have heard of the brand Nexto Di quite a number of times, and they have just the device you're after, although it's quite expensive.

General Chat / Re: Canon 6D wireless remote
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:22:44 AM »
Really cool feature to have for those one-off shots, and surprisingly it works very well (live view is quite responsive)!

I wonder what else can be done through the 6D's WIFI. Would be cool for example if there could be a way to upload directly to different image services (flickr, facebook, etc.).

General Development Discussion / Re: Movie recording time indicator
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:41:52 PM »

Just converted your link into an embed (done by highlighting the vimeo link and clicking on the vimeo button in the editor (first button from 2nd row). Make sure to remove the 's' from 'https' so that it becomes 'http' only.

Videos in the ML Cinema are hand picked and added by admins, which explains why you couldn't do it :)

General Development Discussion / Movie recording time indicator
« on: June 22, 2013, 05:43:41 PM »
I'm in the process of building my own minimal build for the 6D, however I noticed that the movie recording time (usually shown in the top right corner) is not visible. What function should I look for, and where is the function related to the debugging info found in the same area (there are some other numbers which I think are related to buffer in the top right corner)?

Just voicing my own opinion on this matter:

After reading the guide myself, I can say that a huge portion of it is unrelated to ML such as raw shooting in general, the post-production workflow as well as cinematography in general. This means that the guide isn't about ML per se, but rather features it. So in all fairness, I don't see why many see an issue with this yet no one bothered to mention the number of filmmaking books & magazines that also mention ML.

I for one haven't been following raw development closely as I had my finals during the last month. For someone with plenty of time on his/her hands, he/she can just browse around the forum as well as several other blogs and collect the scattered info. However, not everyone has that much time, and this is exactly the target audience of this guide.

This may seem 'unfair' on those who contribute and expect nothing in return, however the dude has got to make a living somehow and he's posted several useful articles on his blog (for free).

As everything else in life, you can buy it or you can find the info yourself (which after all is accessible). Same goes for picture styles (some are free, some aren't) and everything else.

Raw Video / Re: Best setting for formatting a CF for RAW rec.
« on: June 21, 2013, 10:18:28 AM »
Formatting the card in-camera before starting shooting usually does the trick

Hardware and Accessories / Re: Microphones for RAW video recording?
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:43:57 PM »
With microphones such as these we don't take any performance hit with our write speeds...

Don't forget that you still need to record reference audio in-camera (if you want to be able to sync audio to your external recorder..)

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