How to look like a geek while shooting

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rich, Jan 14, 2011.

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    Rich Guest

    Rich, Jan 14, 2011
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Makes it _much_ easier to use a Steadicam, especially the homebrew
    clones that don't come with a monitor.
     
    J. Clarke, Jan 14, 2011
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    Add on of these on bottom:

    http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/support/stabilizers/kenyon-ks-6

    and you've reclaimed uber-geek status. :)

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    otter Guest

    Oh great, I need both of those now!

    And a good follow-focus.

    And a good sound system.

    And...
     
    otter, Jan 14, 2011
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    C J Campbell Guest

    I have never worried much about looking like a geek. After all, I am a geek.

    If you need it to get the shot, then use it and stop worrying about
    what the amateurs think.
     
    C J Campbell, Jan 14, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    I did some experiments on that. Up to a point, weight added does
    damp-out higher-frequency vibrations, but after adding too much, it
    will induce vibrations in your arms. There's a fine line and it's
    different for everyone.
     
    Rich, Jan 14, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2011
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Still only 800 x 480. Isn't that about the same as the rear LCD on most
    cameras? I don't think any DSLR can actually output 1920 x 1080 while
    you shoot, even if you had it tethered to a laptop, though I'm not certain.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 15, 2011
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    Joe Kotroczo Guest

    Joe Kotroczo, Jan 15, 2011
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    Joe Kotroczo Guest

    Everybody seriously into filming is using Transvideo monitors anyway...
    Range from 6" to 15", SD and HD, even wireless versions.

    There's an other manufacturer as well, name escapes me at the moment. They
    have been around for years.
     
    Joe Kotroczo, Jan 15, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I was at a party in December to celebrate a friend's birthday. Her
    daughter's husband is a film director. Another of the guests was a
    lighting and colour director with intimate knowledge of cine cameras and
    film.

    I chatted with both of them (the first also had a wide variety of photos
    he had taken around the house). Their favourite film and digital
    cameras are Arriflex. They both laughed out loud when I asked them
    about Red. They wouldn't work with a Red camera if you paid them. All
    sorts of issues that made using it more of a pain than a benefit. (All
    that said, they work mainly film). The only positive one of them said
    was that the rolling shutter issue seems to be solved on the Red.

    I think Red has a ways to go to make more headway in the film community.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 15, 2011
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    Joe Kotroczo Guest

    They do it on the 7D too. And it's a bit more than just remove the mirror,
    they also remove the prism, and the autofocus unit, but then put the sensor
    onto a solid block of metal which integrates the lens mount.

    And yes, it's cheaper than the £28.000 for a RED body.
     
    Joe Kotroczo, Jan 15, 2011
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    Joe Kotroczo Guest

    Red is the Windows of the camera world, nobody likes it but some still have
    to work with it because it's cheap. You get all sorts of things that annoy
    the hell out of everybody, such as overheating cameras or waiting after each
    battery change for it to "initialize".

    It's got a bit of competition now with the Arri Alexa, which has reached the
    same sort of price point but with nearly 100 years of camera design
    experience behind it. From what I hear it's much better in terms of
    "usability".
     
    Joe Kotroczo, Jan 15, 2011
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    otter Guest

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    UglyEcho Guest

    The 7D's HDMI port drives 1920x1080p while shooting. I'm pretty sure high
    speed USB 2.0, probably what you meant by tethered, won't support full 1080p
    video even with nothing else on the bus competing for bandwidth.
     
    UglyEcho, Jan 17, 2011
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    gamer_reg, Jan 17, 2011
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