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Old January 28th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #316
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my favourite is Dungeness but I am certain Sony will like me to show a bit of colour!
by the way site is back up with re design. A little less messy and all the letus stuff is organised
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:26 PM   #317
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Good to meet all the guys from the forum today and yesterday.

Been hard work standing up all day talking to everyone about the ex1, also because I am wearing a Sony exhibitors badge I had to explain to everyone that I don't actually work for Sony, just been hired by them for these three days as a broadcast EX1 cameraman. Been enjoyable, i think most people have been impressed by what they saw with it. They have a circle of about 12 cameras pointing at a bloke doing wood sculpting (!) all the way from the a1 to the f23 and the ex1 really shines!

Yesterday a guy from a big FX house in Soho was looking at the cameras, mainly at the pricier ones, then someone mentioned the ex1 to him so he was sent to me. He looked at it, saw the specs. Said thats pretty impressive. looked at the picture and said nice but as usual you can see noise in the dark parts of the image. I said really? I then looked closely and yes it was noisy as hell, so I looked on the camera and someone had stuck on full auto so it had AGC on. I turned it off and he was blown away by the clean image. When I told him it was 4:2:2 out of the HDSDI i think he was sold!

by the way, just booked my flight and hotel for NAB in April in Vegas. Was tempted by the Hooters hotel but though the taxman wouldn't be impressed!
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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:32 PM   #318
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Good to met you too Phil. I really enjoyed the show today, it's great to get to play with some of the top end gear. After a 17hr day though I'm glad to be home, it's surprisingly tiring taking in all that hardware goodness!

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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:13 PM   #319
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Nab

Phillip,

What days will you be at NAB, full week? My associate and I will be there and would love to chat with you if you have a moment.

Peace and Blessings
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Old February 1st, 2008, 02:21 AM   #320
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yep. the whole week!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 02:45 AM   #321
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About half way through this thread Phil mentioned he would make a list of some of the "neutral" Picture Profiles he uses. Has that materialized or did I miss it?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 03:01 AM   #322
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I actually shoot pretty much at neutral. I think for the letus on i shoot at sharpness 0, cinegamma 2 and saturation up 1 notch. This is something I need to fiddle with.

I think someone somewhere has posted some very nice recipes. Anyone know where they are?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 04:18 AM   #323
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I think someone somewhere has posted some very nice recipes. Anyone know where they are?
http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=110902

Bill Ravens TC2 on p7 seems to work really well.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:34 AM   #324
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Phil, Hi:
I know you have said you shoot neutral and color in post and I'm wondering if you color correct and or use Magic Bullet on EVERY take.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:37 AM   #325
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on everything. i am going to start using Bill Ravens picture profile settings from now on , but I will always grade.
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Glad you like the PP settings. I set these up for inherent grading in post, maximizing the dynamic range during capture but, I'm thinking I was too aggressive on the gamma level settings.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:09 AM   #327
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really good work Bill. You make things easier for us all!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #328
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new entry on my blog that shows ex1 rolling shutter skew, but also how nice the footage can look handheld running around a lot!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #329
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As ever, inspiring work, very filmic. I enjoyed something more dynamic for a change.

Presumably the vignetting was added in post.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #330
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yep! graded with magic bullet looks
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