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Old November 2nd, 2012, 02:37 AM   #16
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Re: Should I charge?

There has been quite some discussions here about adding lights on a stand or on camera in such extremely dark situations but the darker it gets the more you will ruin the mood with any extra light used.

I think we can't invoice the client extra because our equipment is not up to the task, 10 years ago, before the large sensor revolution you only had one choice, add light or have a unusable image, if the client did not want to have lights it was their responsibility if you couldn't see anything on the image. But today you could easily film a tea light event with a 5DIII or a Sony fs100 so now it's just about using the right equipment. If you don't have that, then there is always software solutions to solve that for a part. But again here as well, a dual 6 core pc will get the job done much quicker then a first gen quad core but this is not something the client has to pay for.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 06:00 AM   #17
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Hi Noa - I am looking at the fs100 to replace my ageing Z1 cameras - I'm hoping to have a demo of one next week.

The 30 minute (thanks to EU Tax Law I believe!) limitation of video on the 5D would def prove a hassle for me with church ceremonies (especially catholic) and speeches going way beyond that (the speeches in question were nearly an hour long) - I always have 2 or 3 cameras on the go so having to run around and change CF cards during would be a royal pain.

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Old November 2nd, 2012, 08:17 AM   #18
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You don't need to change CF cards when 30 minutes is up just press the record button again. The 5D3 records at about 3 minutes per GB so a 32GB card is good for over 90 minutes.
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