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Stuart Brereton

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In Topic: financing an expensive camera package; risky?

13 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

Assuming that they are a reputable company, and obeying the lending laws of whatever country you are in, I'd say it's no more risky than getting a bank loan and buying a camera. Being able to afford the payments each month is obviously an issue, but that has nothing to do with who lent you the money.

 

If you're intending to rent the camera to others, then you should thoroughly research your market to make sure there is enough demand for you to be able to recoup your investment in 18 months or so. Any longer than that, and your camera will likely be obsolete and be harder to rent out. If you're purchasing just for personal use, then only you can know if you can afford the repayments.


In Topic: Most Popular Digital Cameras circa 2007-2008

12 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

So it's happened. Peak Pixel.

I think the movie world has arrived at the same place that the stills world did a few years back. 4k seems to be the sweet spot. You can increase resolution, but people can't see the difference, and you can make screens larger, but then people just sit further away.


In Topic: ALEXA MINI: with chinese menus

12 January 2019 - 12:27 AM

Maybe you should contact Arri, who are also in Burbank, and ask them?


In Topic: Operating

11 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

The 2017 BECTU recommended rate for a camera operator for a 55 hour week is £3300 on a £30m+ feature, The DP rate is individually negotiated, it depends who you are..

I remember there being a substantial difference between BECTU rates and what the BBC (or anyone else) actually paid. Has that changed?


In Topic: Most Popular Digital Cameras circa 2007-2008

11 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

The company I work for used a Panasonic Varicam in 2007/2008. I saw a film they made projected in a cinema and it looked pretty good to me. 1080p I believe.

In 2007/8 the Varicam was 720p. Not sure if they ever made a 1080p version


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