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  1. hdx

    new Opteka deathlens lookalike brand

    There are many Opteka lookalike fisheyes on alibaba. I suppose Opteka was just rebranding their glass. At least it was the case with their 6.5mm f/3.5 DSLR lens. I suppose their lenses were coming from a random Chinese factory: https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=0.3x+fisheye+72mm&viewtype=
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    DSLR Long Lens

    @Launchpad Can you share some footy?
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    VX audio on hd cams

    Test footy?
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    JVC GY-LS300

    There is only one person who uses LS300 for skateboarding I know of: He used a manybrand 8mm.
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    JVC GY-LS300

    Has anyone used JVC LS300? By specs it looks like a perfect camera for skateboarding: Newly developed 4K Super 35 CMOS image sensor 120fps HD recording for smooth slow motion** Micro Four Thirds System Lens Mount Variable Scan Mapping (VSM) maintains native angle of view for a variety of lenses including Super 35, MFT and Super 16. Adapters available for PL and EF mount lenses. Prime Zoom feature links VSM to zoom rocker enabling lossless zoom with prime lens Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) 24p recording at 150 Mbps Cinema 2K (2048 x 1080) 24p recording at 50 Mbps 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24p/25p/30p) to SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card 4K Ultra HD recording (70 Mbps, 24/25p/30p) to SDXC/SDHC(Class 10) card 4:2:2 Full HD recording at 50Mbps (24p-60p) 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16 and 1/64) Shotgun microphone included Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable Dual, Backup and Continuous recording (source: http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/features.jsp?model_id=MDL102318) For me the biggest advantage is the sensor (S35 - similar to APS-C from Canon cameras) but with MFT mount which allows to use pretty much any lens on the market. It also gives you ability to use focal reducers to get full frame like FOV. It's crucial for wide fisheye setups. It also has great 120fps slow motion. What do you guys think? I'm looking for some skate footage to convince myself.
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    HD setups with footages

    You can get a Panasonic GH5 for great HD quality. It has a killer feature - 4:3 anamorphic mode. This allows you to go crazy wide in 4:3 when needed:
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    Which DSLR fisheye setup?

    Any M4/3 camera with a 0.71x speedbooster (you can get a chinese one for cheap) + manybrand 8mm. Gets you wider than Canon APS-C, almost to the point where you can see the vig. If you like vignette you can also find 0.64x Speedbooster but it comes at a high price. I used Panasonic G7 + Mitakon Lens Turbo II + Samyang 8mm in below video. Right now I upgraded my focal reducer to Viltrox EF-M2 which is slightly wider (0.71x vs 0.72x). Another cool setup might be M4/3 + focal reducer + Peleng 8mm - it isn't the best quality glass due to flaring but it's so damn wide. I think with DSLR/mirrorless cameras you can get good quality and wideness with a lot of different setups. A few years back it was pretty much only HVX/HPC/HMC+Xtreme.
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    P2HD vs AVCHD

    The AVCHD codec on HMC150 isn't giving you too much headroom to play with it in post. The key for the quality is to nail the exposure and white balance on set. I personally owned a HMC151 and I wouldn't go with HPX since P2 are outdated and overpriced even today. The potential quality improvement is not worth the hassle. Keep in mind that HPX and HMC are both really old cameras and they are nowhere near today's mirrorless or DSLRs image quality. Regarding the workflow - to me it was a thing back then when older computers struggled with AVCHD and P2 was way smoother to edit. Right now, pretty standard computer will handle AVCHD without any problems. BTW. I'd rather see people jumping on some new interesting cameras like JVC LS300 which has Super35 sensor and MFT mount giving you the ability to use virtually any lens with it. You can get crazy fisheye setup with it since manybrand + speedbooster is wider or really close to the Xtreme.
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    Smartphone filming

    I love this piece by Brad Cromer. It has everything I'd expect from the iPhone video - captures great memories and random stuff.
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    I'm pretty sure Ben Ericson was using one back in a day: Is he still here on SP?
  11. hdx

    DSLR Long Lens

    Yeah I think so.
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    DSLR Long Lens

    There is a catch - these lenses are usually hard to find and you have to find a lens with 2x extender, designed for 1/2" sensor, using B4 mount system. They usually work with smaller sensor size cameras like M4/3. Good luck if you decide to pull a trigger on one. I'd love to see the footage.
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    DSLR Long Lens

    Sure, a big overstatement from my side but I had in mind that those lenses are too expensive for most skate filmers. Old ENG lenses are cheaper if you really need servo zoom:
  14. I'm surprised that there are still SD people in 2018. Logging tapes, servicing VX, overpriced fisheye options is not for me anymore. I believe there are many good HD options on the market today. I'm a mirrorless/DSLR camera guy myself and over the years I've found a good setup for me. Regarding good camcorder options I'd still go with interchangeable lens camera. JVC LS-300 seems to be a hidden gem, especially for skateboarding. It has great slow motion capabilities, 4K, zoom via sensor crop, accepts focal reducers which means you can get verrry wide with fisheye lenses etc.
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    Post Your Drone Shit

    This is great @dvxgary! I was wondering if how can you enhance skate video with a drone but I don't think filming actual tricks would be a good idea. Maybe with some big gaps or sth. Drones are great for establishing shots though and I'm really looking into getting one this year.