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Member Since 31 Oct 2012
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In Topic: Sony Alpha 7S for video - ???

30 August 2014 - 01:58 AM

I too am into deep wrecks. In my case in the Med and I am interested in both stills and video and I like ambient light whenever possible so the A7s looks very interesting. But I think 2k RAW video would be a lot more interesting than the 4k and I am wondering if the compressed Sony RAW stills would be a problem underwater. Apparently it's no problem on land but shooting underwater might reach its limits. Has anyone tried?

In Topic: Are we ready for 4k?

30 January 2014 - 05:22 AM

In the days of film there was 35mm for features and 16mm for docs and low budget stuff. The advantages of 16mm were not only stock and processing costs but also the size of the gear, and its interesting to see Alex Mustard writing elsewhere on this site that he probably won't upgrade his EM5 to an EM1 because he expects a housed EM1 to be bigger. So I was wondering if anyone can see any advantages to NOT using 4k?

In Topic: Computer/Edit suite for BMPCC

02 January 2014 - 06:12 AM

I really appreciate your replies, Drew. I don't think Lightworks does support CDNG yet but for me personally I don't think having to transcode will be a deal breaker and hopefully it will be supported before long.

In Topic: Computer/Edit suite for BMPCC

01 January 2014 - 02:57 AM

Thanks Drew. I want a wide gamut monitor for stills because I've tried printing stuff done on both standard and wide gamut monitors and the ones which I did from wide gamut monitors look a bit nicer to me. There isn't a lot of difference but enough to make me think its worth doing. For the video because of the way I am planning to shoot I will be trying to match shots at the same location on different days so think it would be sensible to shoot in RAW. My reasons for looking for an alternative to a MacPro with FCPX are purely financial because this is all out of my own pocket. I think Lightworks looks pretty good and that with perhaps an HP Z420 would be nice and cheaper - well until I buy their really cool consol so I can pretend I'm cutting film again.