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#1 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:53 PM

Hi, my name is Saba Mazloum, and i just got hired as a camera assitant in Taipei Taiwan.
Most of the camera we are using are F900s, so i was wondering if any 1 out there could give me some tips on how to work on these cameras. Thhanks..
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:57 PM

Hi, my name is Saba Mazloum, and i just got hired as a camera assitant in Taipei Taiwan.
Most of the camera we are using are F900s, so i was wondering if any 1 out there could give me some tips on how to work on these cameras. Thhanks..



Will there be an HD engineer on set?
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#3 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:13 AM

Will there be an HD engineer on set?

i massivly dout it, cuz their asking me to help with the english menu..
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 11:01 PM

i massivly dout it, cuz their asking me to help with the english menu..



Then the first thing you need to do is find out exactly how much you're expected to know about working with this camera. Doing the lens changes, et cetera is easy enough. If you're expected to come up with custom matrices and elaborate color schemes in-camera like an engineer could, you need to tell someone you don't know how...unless you know how. There is soooooooo much variable stuff in those menus that there really should be an HD engineer on set.

You should at least read the manual a bit and know how to default everything on the camera so do display things, that kind of stuff.
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#5 Jon Kukla

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:07 AM

Then the first thing you need to do is find out exactly how much you're expected to know about working with this camera. Doing the lens changes, et cetera is easy enough. If you're expected to come up with custom matrices and elaborate color schemes in-camera like an engineer could, you need to tell someone you don't know how...unless you know how. There is soooooooo much variable stuff in those menus that there really should be an HD engineer on set.

You should at least read the manual a bit and know how to default everything on the camera so do display things, that kind of stuff.


Paul Wheeler has also written some good books specifically going over a lot of this in detail. For the F900, I'd particularly recommend (if there's still time) getting a hold of High Definition and 24p Cinematography. Good luck!
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#6 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:44 PM

There are plenty of manuals for the f900 online. Check out panavision Austrialia.
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