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Everything posted by Steveo715

  1. How To 4:3 Hd?

    theres no way they used that lens, the nikon 8mm has nowhere near the same vig as the suspiciously mk1 like vig in vx400 its most likely that they used an 8-15 and did some creative masking and layers so that when the area under the vig overlay increased in luminance, the vig did too.
  2. BMPCC?

    on apsc, yeah its pretty bad, but the stuff i've seen with it cropped to 4/3 on a m4/3 camera looks close to mk1 distortion imo. with the 2.78 crop of the bmpcc, you'll avoid the edges where the distortion gets really high and it should look better this is the lensbaby on a 2.3 crop, if you hold your fingers up and crop it it looks pretty nice
  3. BMPCC?

    Obviously a lensbaby 5.8mm wont be as sharp as a canon 8-15, but it'll be a hell of a lot wider than a bmmcc/speedbooster/manybrand, which would be a 1.75 crop and less wide when compared to a canon apsc with manybrand, something thats not very wide to begin with. thats honestly something that would probably be difficult to deal with for most.
  4. BMPCC?

    I remember seeing a few coalatree videos on vimeo with a bmpcc and speedbooster/manybrand combo, and it looked pretty incredible. I did some crop calculations a while ago and a lensbaby 5.8mm without a booster on the bmpcc should have good distortion too. Downsides are many with the bmpcc though, but I did consider it for a while -terrible screen, no evf -terrible battery life, dead pixel issues -super high crop so you need a speed booster -no 60fps mode But the image quality is absolutely incredible so if you can deal with the issues, you can make some great stuff.
  5. i did this with an opteka .3 on an hmc150 mk2 bayo fisheyes have threads underneath the bayonet if you remove it, 72mm or 82mm iirc
  6. dont have any on this computer, sorry and with spacers, lol
  7. space out your mk2 on your hpx/hvx and crop to 4:3 ive done it, its easy as hell and looks pretty great
  8. Filmer Backpacks

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BURTON-ZOOM-CAMERA-BACKPACK-lightly-used-RETAIL-250-SNOWBOARD-BAG/332528217204?hash=item4d6c39ec74:g:3fkAAOSwdjdaNt~b This is the same model I've used for a while, It'll fit two vx's with no problem
  9. Filmer Backpacks

    I highly recommend buying a used burton camera backpack off ebay. Super cheap, super roomy, durable, and most have board straps. I think i spent 30$ on mine and it was miles better than my 200eg canon
  10. DSLR Long Lens

    a few options -make sure you have a constant aperture zoom lens -get a focus stick off ebay and put that on the zoom ring -don't zoom and just live with it -give up and buy an hmc/hvx/hpx whatever -shoot in 4k and you can zoom in editing without losing much resolution
  11. wtb: fuji x100s

    I've got an x100t with thumb grip, filter, hood, and charger if you're interested in the upgrade
  12. Which Handle?

    The first lens hit you get will tear your hotshoe right off so I'd avoid it
  13. Cinema / Filmmaking Netjiot

    Basically magic lantern lets you take a super quick sequence of 2 or so megapixel raw 14bit pictures that have no compression. It takes up a giant amount of file space but gives you a cleaner image with more dynamic range and flexibility in post for color grading
  14. Lens Hits Volume 2

    And try to either be next to or in front of the skater so you can avoid getting a kick to the lens when the skater goes to push
  15. Vx2000 Will Not Focus

    Doubt this is fixable without sending to Kerry or cannibalizing another vx
  16. Boardslide (testing Colors)

    Yeah the colors look oddly muted and desaturated which to me just looks boring.
  17. Vx2000 Weird Colours

    Might be a bad connection between the sensor and the lcd which would cause messed up image but leave the on screen functions. Or it got hit hard in transit and the CCDs got knocked out of alignment
  18. Vx2000 Weird Colours

    Ribbon cables are loose I would imagine. Maybe get a nice set of screwdrivers and perform some exploratory surgery to see if you can figure it out. I would contact the seller though unless he mentioned this in the description
  19. Which Handle?

    The go doesn't have power so you'll get significantly more noise depending on your preamps. F you can afford it get the pro
  20. Which Camera Should I Go For?

    Neither. The 5dmk2 can't do 60p, and the 6d has only 720 at 60p with a subpar image. An a7s will give a sharper image with 1080/60p and a much higher dynamic range. It's also got a viewfinder that works in video mode and both full frame and crop modes. Low light is much much cleaner and you can still use canon glass with adapters.
  21. If it looks like chunks raised from the surface you can just use a shovel to pry it off. The city poured a bunch of chunks into a local ditch to stop people skating it but it took like 30min to get it shareable again Otherwise i don't know
  22. Shooting In Sd 640x424

    If you're shooting on a full frame Nikon drop 150 on an opteka manybrand and crop to 4:3 when shooting in 1080 or 720
  23. I'm no expert but it sounds like either the wheel is broken or the contacts need to be cleaned. Probably a job for Kerry unless you fancy pulling your VX apart
  24. Downsides To Vx's?

    Yeah but the hard drive in your computer doesOr a 5 dollar flash drive I've lost more tapes after transferring than hard drives that I've lost broken or crashed
  25. Another Vx2 Or Step Up To Vx1

    I'm a definite vx1 fan, but at this point in time I'm starting to question if they're worth the trouble. Don't get me wrong, I love the look but for a lot of people it's just not feasible to have such an unpredictable and expensive to repair camera. if I were you I'd probably get a vx2100 and a mk1 if what you have right now isn't wide enough. Or go HD, it's really what YOU want. If you want to shoot with a vx1 mk1, save up the money and go for it