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  1. smallempireguy22

    what's up with your website?

    Here's mine, also from squarespace. Would love some feedback! www.christiandipillo.com
  2. smallempireguy22

    D-slr Buyers Advice Thread

    For me it would depend on what you plan on using the each for. Are you only going to be shooting skating or do you know you'll be getting your moneys worth. I agree with Tin Man, you'll definitely use the 6D more, but if you can justify spending the money, the gimble is a nice tool to add to your kit.
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    Cinema / Filmmaking Netjiot

    Kids at my school are spending $5k on cameras. I go to a private school on Long Island so theres a lot of money going around. I've never been a fan of black magic cameras, but like I said, I'm going strictly off of selects I've seen from my classes.
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    Beginner Questions

    Been on SP for a while but am new to the photography threads. I've been getting really into shooting photos with my t2i and an L series 50mm. I'm looking into getting a flash but I'm not sure which one. Is the canon flash worth the money? Or is there a cheaper alternative that is just as good. Thanks guys! Edit: I will NOT be shooting pictures with just a 50mm, I have a variety of other lenses. The 50mm has been go-to lens lately.
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    Cinema / Filmmaking Netjiot

    What are your thoughts on it? A bunch of film kids from my school have been buying them and using them for projects. I have been against BM because the footage they put out has been shit, but it also could have been because these rich kids don't know how to properly use a camera. What are your thoughts and concerns/would you rent it again?
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    The D-slr Netjiot.

    I think I found my next camera
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    The D-slr Netjiot.

    You really didn't like it? I'm with you, I love the stuff Brain Farm has been putting out and the trailer for We Are Blood looked so sick. I haven't bought it yet but I'm guessing you wouldn't recommend it?
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    The Filming Netjiot

    I know I'm late to the game on this one, but did you end up shooting your feature? If so, what did you choose to shoot in?
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    The Post Production Netjiot

    Not sure if anyone still uses this thread but here goes: Just curious as to what you guys do when working with GoPro files. I edit in premiere and I usually just bring the clips in but I've been seeing some discussions going around on other websites saying that some people bring them into GoPro's software to enhance the quality of the files. Is this a normal thing that I've completely overlooked?
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    The Film Thread

    It depends what the school is looking for. Is it an actual university or is it an art school? In my experience universities don't really care what you have as long as you can pay tuition. With that said, I'm a junior at a liberal arts school studying TV & Film and I'm so glad I didn't go to an art school. But back to your question, it really depends on what they're looking for. Did they ask you to send in anything specific? If not just them 1 or 2 of the best videos you have.
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    I say go for it. It's not really practical but if you can make it work, do it. Edit: I've actually been contemplating the same thing.
  12. smallempireguy22

    Gh2 Files In Premiere Pro

    I have Final Cut I would just prefer to use Premiere. Would you recommend using Final Cut over Adobe for this particular project?
  13. *I know this has probably been said multiple times before in another thread but I honestly am so busy right now I don't have the time to properly search. I appreciate the help, even though I'm sure it's already been said* I have a week to edit about 100 GH2 clips into two separate videos and I can't seem to figure out how to import them into PP. The files themselves are copies of what was on the original card. The producer who copied them onto my hard-drive copied the whole file so I have literally every aspect of the files from the card, just not the card itself. I tried straight importing them but there was no sound. I then tried to import them using adobe's media browser. file > window > media browser > etc., still no sound. AVCHD files for some reason work weird with PP as I'm sure many of you know. I've given thought to try compressing them through MPEG Streamclip, but I don't think that will work. Will it? Am I so blind that the solution is right in front of me? I sincerely appreciate any help I can get, I'm so used to working with Canon files, or having an AE import all of the files. Thanks guys.
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    Best Way To Shoot Slow-mo On A T2i

    I've been shooting with my T2i for almost 4 years now and I just recently realized I wasn't I shooting my slo-mo shots properly. The way I have been currently shooting is in 60 fps and then just slowing it down in Premiere. I don't know how I haven't noticed that yet, but it I took me a while. My question is what would be the proper way to shoot slo-mo with a T2i? Also, how would I then properly import the footage? Should I transcode each clip through mpeg streamclip before importing them into premiere? Then should I slow them down in premiere by adjusting the speed, or should I do it through AE? I've been reading a bunch of different articles and a few of them mentioned twixtor as well, but I'm not really familiar with that. I appreciate any help anyone can give me.
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    The D-slr Netjiot.

    Personally, I love my z-finder and it's one of the best investments I've made but only because most of the shooting I do is outside in the sun. But I do agree with Shayne, it is expensive, and having a quick release would make it so much easier to use. If you have the money I would say go for it, but you'd be fine with a cheaper alternative.