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#21 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:08 PM

Mark,
I for one look forward to hearing what you have to say on the camera. Especially the post workflow.
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#22 Gus Sacks

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:59 PM

I'm getting one. Seems like the perfect design for a personal/director camera, and I'm delighted to move away from the clinical look of the EX1 for low/no-budget projects. With the dII, I can use my s16 optics, and I like the RAW workflow. The company definitely has a low-key approach to marketing, which I also appreciate, but it may contribute to the (lack of) online discussion.

I'm not sure when mine is going to show up, but when it does I'm sure I'll have more to contribute.


I've seen your posts on the forum over there. Do you think their waiting list extends to mid-February yet?

I have a few questions that have yet to be answered by them.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

Mark,
I for one look forward to hearing what you have to say on the camera. Especially the post workflow.


Me too ;-)

Right now I'm imagining something like this for workflow (until better DNG tools arrive):

Option 1:

-) Shoot RAW
-) Transfer DNG sequences and audio files to Macbook Pro.
-) Load DNG sequences and audio into After Effects, doing an introductory grade in Camera Raw plugin+ Color Finesse if necessary
-) Render out ProRes(HQ) QuickTime files with synced audio if there is any
-) Edit in Final Cut Pro
-) If necessary, go back to the raw DNGs to regrade, then go to finish.

If I needed the help of a real colorist, I suppose I would render a DPX sequence to give them.

Option 2 would involve getting Cineform, and transcoding the DNG sequences to CineForm either during or after the process of transferring them to my mac.

All of this is conjecture at this point--I'm looking forward to getting my camera so I can start testing this. Or, hopefully the Swedes will post a few DNG sequences on their site so we can get it figured out. But I get the sense they're pretty busy at this point.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 03:22 PM

I've seen your posts on the forum over there. Do you think their waiting list extends to mid-February yet?

I have a few questions that have yet to be answered by them.


Great question! I really have no idea about how long the list is, or where my camera is in it. I honestly wish for a bit better transparency on that issue.

It would be great if they can get production underway in time to deliver cameras before the end of the year, but I think it's even more important for them to get the kinks worked out before they ship cameras. My experience with the Red One made me realize the critical importance of a solid, reliable camera system.
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#25 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 10:45 PM

I'd say that sounds a solid workflow.
Who knows maybe well get lucky with a codec pack to import directly into an NLE (could see Premier Pro integrating that without much problem) Or perhaps it'll be proxy files for an offline and the quick turn 'round work. Who knows. Good luck! Any help I can be, don't hesitate to ask. I've got FCP 6.0.4 and AVID on my macbook if you ever come cross some footage to play 'round with.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:37 AM

Great question! I really have no idea about how long the list is, or where my camera is in it. I honestly wish for a bit better transparency on that issue.

It would be great if they can get production underway in time to deliver cameras before the end of the year, but I think it's even more important for them to get the kinks worked out before they ship cameras. My experience with the Red One made me realize the critical importance of a solid, reliable camera system.


The answer would be early-May if ordered today. That totally messes up some of my potential plans. Oh well. We will see.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:30 AM

I'd say that sounds a solid workflow.
Who knows maybe well get lucky with a codec pack to import directly into an NLE (could see Premier Pro integrating that without much problem) Or perhaps it'll be proxy files for an offline and the quick turn 'round work. Who knows. Good luck! Any help I can be, don't hesitate to ask. I've got FCP 6.0.4 and AVID on my macbook if you ever come cross some footage to play 'round with.


Yeah, solid, but also slow and manual. It'll be interesting if Premier supports DNG directly. Thank you for the offer of help too. Hopefully we'll get some DNG footage to work with soon, and we can evaluate different workflow strategies.
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#28 Nigel Smith

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:54 AM

Really, no one?

Haha, I know a lot of you are very interested in resolution (echem RED) that no one can actually utilize at this point, and in throwing together your own gigantic, expensive package.

But no one's really interested in this camera? A 9,000$ uncompressed possible replacement for the EX and the P2 series that's the size of my forearm and doesn't need lens adapter systems to get a cinematic depth of field using cinema lenses, and no one's discussing it?

Weird. Maybe I'm just overly excited about the thing, but it seems like people would be able to distribute their excitement for different HD systems if they were in fact interested.

I want one to use with all our ARRI S16mm accessories, Canon zoom lens and Super Speed Primes. I've been following it on their website since last October, but haven't been here in a while.
The only problem is it's looking like a wait until the summer at least to get hold of one, and the possibility of it being in beta when it's released [like RED].
This could cause me problems, and I might end up having to go with RED ONE just because it's available.
Of course I would much rather work with the SI-2K and optical viewfinder, but my budget won't reach that far :(
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:03 AM

I'm getting one. Seems like the perfect design for a personal/director camera, and I'm delighted to move away from the clinical look of the EX1 for low/no-budget projects. With the dII, I can use my s16 optics, and I like the RAW workflow. The company definitely has a low-key approach to marketing, which I also appreciate, but it may contribute to the (lack of) online discussion.

I'm not sure when mine is going to show up, but when it does I'm sure I'll have more to contribute.



I really like to see something shoot with this. For me it's a camera more for documentary or indi filmmaker. I like the idea of Raw no compression recording is dessing and the possibility to uned 16mm c mount.
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