joema1

joema1

Lives in United States Nashville, United States
Works as a Computer Consultant
Joined on Nov 14, 2004
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Documentary film, Sony A7RIII

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  • Doni's advice is some of the best I've ever seen. The OP was asking about embarking on a *career* in video production, not learning how to shoot video -- those are two different things. Doni ...
  • Be very careful about using utilities which claim to trim without re-encoding. There are many subtle variants of H264, and such utilities may mangle the trim points. This may not be obvious unless ...
  • You likely don't need PluralEyes for this, FCPX will sync it if done properly. PluralEyes can handle some more difficult cases such as extreme echo, very high ambient noise, or syncing hundreds of ...
  • My documentary group uses the GH4, GH5, DVX200 and several Sony A7R3 and A7R2s. On the Panasonics we use a mix of Lumix, Olympus and adapted Canon lenses. On the Sonys we use mostly Sony E-mount ...
  • The OP was using both 5D Mark II and Mark III cameras. For the Mk II, the limits are closely related. The Mk II has a 4 GB file size limit and will stop recording when it hits that limit, which is ...
  • These are excellent points, and are why I switched from RAID 5 to RAID 0 for my large-scale documentary work. RAID 5 is not a backup -- you must have that anyway. An often overlooked aspect is ...
  • I used a 5D3 for years on some large documentaries. It never shut down before 30 min, and I was running stock firmware. It's possible your CF cards are not formatted exFAT and it's stopping at a ...
  • My documentary team has two SmallHD Focus monitors plus the Ninja Inferno, Black Magic Video Assist, and several others. The SmallHD Focus is 800 nits vs the Ninja V 1,000 nits. Due to the human ...
  • All Macs can read NTFS, they just can't write NTFS without a 3rd-party driver. So for archival use NTFS would support both Macs and PCs. Macs can read/write exFAT but it's not a transactional file ...
  • https://filmmakermagazine.com/96184-how-to-deliver-your-film-to-a-festival/#.W6odMi-ZO50 "For proper projection, the most widely used and accessible is the Apple ProRes 422 family of codecs." Mater ...
  • XAVC-S is just Sony's in-camera acquisition format for 8-bit 4:2:0 4k H264, usually at 100 megabit/sec and 29.97 fps. It works well and is handled by most NLE software. It produces a folder tree ...
  • That is pretty fast. Using FCPX 10.4.3 on my 2017 iMac (which has a 4Gh i7-7700K and an 8GB Radeon Pro 580), it takes 38 sec to export 60 sec of color-graded 4k Sony XAVC-S. However that is ...
  • I no longer use RAID 5 myself - for other reasons - but I think some of the "failure during rebuild" talk is invalid. ZDNet columnist Robin Harris wrote of this alleged risk multiple times: "Why ...
  • Much of the 2012 feature film Act of Valor was shot on the 5D Mark II. Today there are obviously better options. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoLC91RDcHM
  • If at all possible I'd recommend the Zoom F4 at a minimum. It has iXML, decent preamps, and records to a polyphonic .wav file, which makes managing the files in post easier. If you can afford it ...
  • I suggest you put Magic Lantern on the 5D3 and learn how to use it: https://magiclantern.fm Those are 1080p cameras which by current standards seem old, but they bypass the post-production ...
  • He never said he's making a "major film". He said Indy feature film. By definition a feature film is simply 40 min or longer -- no specific budget is involved. The Indy feature film Blair Witch ...
  • Despite the statement that there is "little...validity to anything here", eFilm gave a lot of useful very valid advice. Re sound, that is even more important than image. Most upper-echelon ...
  • If you'll be working in "The Industry", ie Hollywood or the upper echelon of independent film, over 90% of their products are edited in Avid. If you'll be working in TV news, corporate video, ...
  • You are obviously talking about video, not stills. Using a color checker card is easy -- (1) If used correctly. E.g, you can't just throw it in front of the camera, there must be no glare on the ...
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