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by daveswan
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Digital Vs Film.
Replies: 16
Views: 11359

Re: Digital Vs Film.

The last time I used film it was 10x8 black and white. That does concentrate the mind on whether the photo is worth it or not!

Sadly I've never shot a film on film, as it were, and probably never will now.
by daveswan
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: What software do you use in your movie making?
Replies: 14
Views: 9481

Re: What software do you use in your movie making?

Avid MC6.0
Avid FX (Occasionaly)
Avid DVD By Sonic
Audacity
Smartsound Sonicfire Pro 5.5
Sorrensen Squeeze 6 (At work, SS 8)

Resolve 9 lite, soon Resolve 9 (Or 10) when my BMCC comes.
by daveswan
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: a quick question...
Replies: 8
Views: 6455

Re: a quick question...

I usually burn DVDs and the occasional Blu-Ray, though our BD player will also eccept USB sticks.

I have done the occasional HD file for upload though.
by daveswan
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What do you do in your filming world
Replies: 14
Views: 10716

Re: What do you do in your filming world

Script writing (And re-writing, and re-re-writing, you get the idea!) Directing Cameraman Lighting, though this tends to be collaborative Editing I have a colleague who does the sound, in fact he's just worked up the sound-track to my first short. Unless I'm just doing a "Wish you were here" sort of...
by daveswan
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sound recorders
Replies: 14
Views: 9442

Re: Sound recorders

I use a little Marrantz pro recorder set to 24/48 for filming in dual mono mode, so one channel is about 12dB lower than the other. That way, if one channel overloads, the other is still usable. The clapper board is still the best way to go, as you can keep an easy log of shot and take. I *think* th...
by daveswan
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Can you recommend a DVD authoring program?
Replies: 12
Views: 8116

Re: Can you recommend a DVD authoring program?

Not sure if it's still around, but my favorite has been DVDLab Pro. Not cheepo but not horrendous either and gives you full control over what goes where and does what. Faor a few dollers more you get Copy To DVD which is a very good burner. My only reason for moving away (To AvidDVD by Sonic) was to...
by daveswan
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Blackmagic Camera
Replies: 26
Views: 15622

Re: Blackmagic Camera

:groan:

Not another one :mrgreen:
by daveswan
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IMAX: too big for its boots
Replies: 20
Views: 12805

Re: IMAX: too big for its boots

If you think that was bad, check out BTS 4 from The Hobbit. Camera Lust! there's also an important desicion to be made when framing 3D, where in the "space" is the screen. ie how much of the action takes place beind the screen and how much in front? Too often 3D has been an excuse to have the action...
by daveswan
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Blackmagic Camera
Replies: 26
Views: 15622

Re: Blackmagic Camera

In case I have to repeat it again. the BMC is NOT a 4K camera, it's 2.4K so that down-converting to 1080p (Just under 2K) will give a clean image. From the footage I've seen it outclasses anything below Epic levels, even Scarlet might feel some heat. The next step beyond is realisticly ALexa territo...
by daveswan
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IMAX: too big for its boots
Replies: 20
Views: 12805

Re: IMAX: too big for its boots

I think a lot of the hammering "The Hobbit" got was because people didn't fully take on board the the footage shown was unfinished.
by daveswan
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IMAX: too big for its boots
Replies: 20
Views: 12805

Re: IMAX: too big for its boots

Given that "The Hobbit" is also being shown in 24fps 2D it would seem to offer a good chance for comparison, but not is only 3 cinemas will show the full monty.

Pity, as 48fps and 3D might paradoxicaly be "right"
by daveswan
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IMAX: too big for its boots
Replies: 20
Views: 12805

Re: IMAX: too big for its boots

3D's been resurected more times than Count Dracula.

Can someone please put a stake though it quicky.
by daveswan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IMAX: too big for its boots
Replies: 20
Views: 12805

Re: IMAX: too big for its boots

Reminds me of my late father's comment on getting a pint that was below par.

"I'll be glad when I've had enough of this" :)
by daveswan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Blackmagic Camera
Replies: 26
Views: 15622

Re: Blackmagic Camera

Well to expand. For the price of a BMC there's not much else even near it's quality. There are a few 1/3" or even smaller camcorders recording to various long-GOP codecs or DLSRs with even poorer codecs. Granted the Panny GH3 looks very good, but we're being ripped off over the price here and it's s...
by daveswan
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Blackmagic Camera
Replies: 26
Views: 15622

Re: Blackmagic Camera

Hopefully the latitude will help avoid burned out skies, while 12 bit raw with DaVinci will give me the scope for creative grading.

Also I think I'll get better keys than with a lousy DSLR, though not as good as a true 4:4:4 cam like an Alexa or Epic, neither of which I can afford.