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Tyler Purcell

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In Topic: SR3 vs. XTR vs. 416

Today, 07:49 PM

The SR3 is heavy and not great for hand held

The 416 is expensive to rent because rental houses get a premium

The XTR is the lightest of the bunch, works fantastic hand held and usually just as inexpensive as the SR3 to rent

 

The XTR doesn't have a pin registered movement. This is because it holds the film in the gate with a spring loaded side plate keeping it from moving horizontally. The result is a very stable camera, some consider it MORE stable then the Arri's with registration pins. Having owned and shot with both systems, I don't see any difference between the SR3 and XTR in terms of registration. A well serviced camera will be perfect on the registration. 

 

Since you're on a budget, just get the XTR you'd be fine with it. 

 

Not to promote myself, but I rent a complete XTR package with glass here in Los Angeles for pretty cheap! 


In Topic: Black Magic scanner

23 April 2018 - 01:08 PM

I've never really been a fan of this scanner, mainly because the imager isn't very good. I feel BMD need to use their 4.6k imager from the UMP which is far superior. I'm shocked the released a new version of the scanner without an imager update. Outside of the imager, the scanner does function very well. I've used it quite a bit and with a fast enough computer, you can scan 4k in real time no problem. 

 

If it were $9,999 with the current imager, I'd be ok with it. But for $29,999 no way.... it needs to have a better imager. 


In Topic: Imac Prooooooooo......

22 April 2018 - 11:02 PM

Ya can't run updates... ya basically gotta run that system and when the next system comes out, ya gotta then upgrade on another drive. It's a bit of trouble, but again if you use intel components, it's not AS bad. There is a list on the hackintosh website on what built-in drivers work with what hardware. 


In Topic: Sony FS5 II is Garbage

22 April 2018 - 10:59 PM

If the FS5 is garbage (and it very well might be) then post from experience, not hearsay.


Why do you care tho? Like, how does it hurt you or the forum.

The title may seem to be clickbait, but honestly I'd be pretty pissed if I was in his shoes too. There just doesn't seem to be a decent camera in the $5k - $8k range without dealing with lots of limitations... including having to spend thousands more to make a workable image.

So I do get his frustration and this camera doesn't solve any of Sony's issues, it's just the same thing over and over and over again. Same limitations, same color science, it's like they refuse to take what makes their F65 and Venice look good and push it down to their lower-end cameras in an attempt to hinder their performance so what... someone will rent a F65 instead? All of the Japanese brands do this... and it's pathetic. As much as I dislike the proprietary and accessory driven Red's, they aren't ever trying to push you to a higher end camera. All of their cameras function the same way from the Raven through the Weapon. 

This is why I like BMD... they aren't trying to hinder their lower-end cameras so you have to buy a higher end one to make a decent image.


In Topic: Imac Prooooooooo......

22 April 2018 - 09:22 PM

Yea anything with the Xeon processors is expensive. 

 

Honestly they aren't the best for media anyway...  i7 and i9 are the only proc's with built-in engines for decoding and encoding MPEG files, they are WAY faster at dealing with web-based media. Xeon's struggle with it sadly. 

 

A 18 core i9 will work better with media then a 14 core Xeon. 


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