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    The other half of Rakesh's suggestion is a black...

    The other half of Rakesh's suggestion is a black net, hung behind the subject, and far enough back to be out of focus. This is where your ND filters get a work out. The black mesh reduces the sunlit...
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    Be careful with cheap LED lights, they flicker if...

    Be careful with cheap LED lights, they flicker if dimmed. The Ursa Mini Pro has shutter speeds that are tailored to eliminate the pulsing, but you need a good monitor to see it and experiment with...
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    Light colored walls create their own fill,...

    Light colored walls create their own fill, flattening out the contrast. Think about "negative fill". He's the depressing guy in the corner. Black poster board, black cloth, black foam core are always...
  4. Thread: No Audio

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    The amount of power used by the meters is not...

    The amount of power used by the meters is not worth the danger of not monitoring sound. Do you have any means to sync?
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    Did you have a mic turned on? The camera comes...

    Did you have a mic turned on? The camera comes set by default to the internal mics, but you can select the XLR inputs as well. If you selected XLR and didn't plug in a mic, or didn't turn on phantom...
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    It's a little hard to find, but in one of those...

    It's a little hard to find, but in one of those tiny panels in the corner of the panels in the media page you get a drop down menu where you can select the meta data fields to display. You can create...
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    Using Meta Data

    Has anyone come up with a workflow to use Scene/Shot/Take meta data from the slate in the Ursa Mini Pro in NLE's other than Resolve? I'll be shooting, then providing (probably) ProRes proxies to the...
  8. Fill light.

    Fill light.
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    That looks like it should do the trick. It's...

    That looks like it should do the trick. It's really just for scratch track sound when I don't have access to the snake. What matte box are you using there?
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    Next question, when off the snake and wanting to...

    Next question, when off the snake and wanting to stick a shotgun on top of the Ursa with handle, what do you use? I have a number of shock mounts, all with 3/8 or 5/8 female thread. The handle has 3...
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    Thanks for your input! I have been testing....

    Thanks for your input! I have been testing. preshoot, and it seems to work rather well in the theoretical. My goal here is not so much to establish absolute sound sync, more to organize the clips...
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    Dual System Sound/Time Code Sync

    I am shooting indie shorts, often with very small and green crews. On my next project I will be using my new BMUMP4.6, shooting DNG Raw 3:1. We would like to record dual system sound, probably with a...
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    The video shows the reviewer using the bare bulb,...

    The video shows the reviewer using the bare bulb, visually no one does that. These lights are meant to be fired into a soft box or some other light modifier that will soften those shadows and expand...
  14. Thread: GH5s

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    The thing to remember is we are all shooting RAW....

    The thing to remember is we are all shooting RAW. RAW comes out of every sensor, and if you are using a camera that records 10 or 8 bit codecs bad things may and usually do happen on the way to the...
  15. So, how'd it go? Last fall I shot my first full...

    So, how'd it go? Last fall I shot my first full length feature film. Why is that mean anything to you? Well although I have been producing training videos and commercials for years, I had never done...
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    Probably lit overall with existing sodium vapor...

    Probably lit overall with existing sodium vapor lights. Tungsten spot or par, camera right, raking wall behind them to bring lit section of wall up above ambient light. Tungsten soft box, camera...
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