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Forum: Equipment 06-14-2017, 09:50 PM
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Views: 1,178
Posted By IronFilm
Have you checked out how it sounds if you send ut...

Have you checked out how it sounds if you send ut straight into a recorder?
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By IronFilm
There are tonnes and tonnes of camera choices out...

There are tonnes and tonnes of camera choices out there, all depends on your budget and needs. But all these are good "low budget" indie cameras:

BMPCC (or the Micro Cinema Camera, which has some...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By IronFilm
The default choice for sound blankets is to use...

The default choice for sound blankets is to use the same blankets as the moving blankets used by moving companies.

You can get fancier ones, such as with one side white the other black (helpful so...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By IronFilm
I used a monopod too as a boom pole a billion...

I used a monopod too as a boom pole a billion years ago when I started out filmmaking. But I wouldn't recommend it when a cheapie carbon fibre boom pole from China is so dirt cheap. Then get at least...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By IronFilm
I strongly dislike the bulkiness of the...

I strongly dislike the bulkiness of the RodeLink's TX pack.

I bought a RodeLink Filmmakers Kit due to kta very cheap price as my first ever wireless. Well.... never again!!
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,212
Posted By IronFilm
With the benefit of hindsight, if I was to start...

With the benefit of hindsight, if I was to start from scratch with $7K then I would put the bulk of that money into lighting and audio gear, with only a minimal amount into camera equipment.

Why?...
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,212
Posted By IronFilm
Your microphones and boom pole are total utter...

Your microphones and boom pole are total utter sh*t. Don't bother throwing your money down the drain.

At least get an Oktava + Aputure Deity.

Don't forget wind protection as well (blimp + Rode...
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By IronFilm
Short answer: yes!! Longer answer: I'd...

Short answer: yes!!

Longer answer:
I'd rather use a BMD Micro Cinema Camera than a BMCC
I'd rather use a Panasonic G80 than a GH4.
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By IronFilm
The D3200 is an ok ish camera, are you getting...

The D3200 is an ok ish camera, are you getting the most out of it though? With a decent little starter set of lenses and lights? Audio gear is more important too than getting another new camera body.
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,151
Posted By IronFilm
Get yourself a Sony RX100. Nice big juicy sensor...

Get yourself a Sony RX100. Nice big juicy sensor (for a compact 1" is massive!). And its compact size means you'll vblog more often with it.

Get it cheap secondhand, but the model with the flip up...
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By IronFilm
I'd probably have gone for Micro Cinema Camera...

I'd probably have gone for Micro Cinema Camera instead of Pocket, because:

1080 60fps slow motion, genlock, full size HDMI, bigger default battery
Forum: Cameras 06-12-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By IronFilm
Not even a close contest. The Nikon is better. ...

Not even a close contest. The Nikon is better.

The D3300 shares the same chip and processing as the Nikon D5200.

And the D5200 can perform at pretty close to the Canon 5D mk3 level, while the...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,125
Posted By IronFilm
Roland R-88 got a *massive* price drop! (fierce F8 competition?)

For those looking at an alternative to the Zoom F8, I noticed that B&H has a "New Arrival", refurbished Rolland R-88 units selling at nearly half their launch price (I guess Zoom is providing some...
Forum: Welcome! 09-14-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By IronFilm
Have you checked out "Save the Cat"? ...

Have you checked out "Save the Cat"?

https://www.amazon.com/Save-Last-Book-Screenwriting-Youll/dp/1932907009/
Forum: Newbies 09-14-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,135
Posted By IronFilm
No "one lens" will come close to doing everything...

No "one lens" will come close to doing everything you might ever need. This is why we have so many lenses! I've got dozens and dozens of lenses myself.

But if a person was to only get one lens,...
Forum: Promotion 09-14-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By IronFilm
I think you missed my key point that Zoom...

I think you missed my key point that Zoom themselves have stated it will be selling for $650
Forum: Promotion 09-14-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By IronFilm
IPS IBC 2016 Episode 20 Zoom: ...

IPS IBC 2016 Episode 20 Zoom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv4r4MMF0EE
Forum: Promotion 09-07-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By IronFilm
Little known fun fact: the Zoom F4 can also...

Little known fun fact: the Zoom F4 can also record to Blu-ray disks as well as SD cards! ;-)

As the new Zoom F4 is "#1 New Release in Blu-ray Recorders" on Amazon, that is a new feature we didn't...
Forum: Promotion 09-06-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By IronFilm
Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!)

My blog post on this news: http://ironfilm.co.nz/news-leak-zoom-f4-with-six-inputs-and-eight-tracks-is-like-a-new-low-priced-zoom-f8/ (some of it repeated below)

I thought the Zoom F8 when it was...
Forum: Cameras 08-08-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By IronFilm
Thumbs Up Rokinon Cine DS 20mm T1.9 is coming at last!

Yessssssssss! Been eagerly waiting for them to fill in the gap between 16mm and 24mm, as that gap was just too darn big and was rather annoying (even worse if you needed full frame, was a leap from...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By IronFilm
Another thought is the Lilliput Q5 which has an...

Another thought is the Lilliput Q5 which has an estimated rough street price of US$475 which might make it an even more attractive option!
...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By IronFilm
Feelworld G55 (like a half priced SmallHD 502) 1920*1080 5.5" FHD monitor with Wavefo

http://feelworld.cn/ShowInfo.aspx?id=377&py=5-5-Aluminum-Design-IPS-1920x1080-Full-HD-HDMI-3G-SDI-On-camera-Monitor-with-Waveform-VectorScope-Histogram-G55
...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By IronFilm
Heck no to a Canon 70D, that would be an awful...

Heck no to a Canon 70D, that would be an awful choice, especially when you're on a tight budget.

Any of Panasonic GH4 / G7 or Samsung NX1 or Sony A6300 would be a better choice instead.

My...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By IronFilm
Haha, you probably do not want to ask! ;-)...

Haha, you probably do not want to ask! ;-) They're in a gradual process of being upgraded too :)

I got the 552 secondhand at a very good price. I never would have otherwise purchased one this...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By IronFilm
Hmmmm.... a Zoom F8 would however seriously...

Hmmmm.... a Zoom F8 would however seriously stretch the budget, and I would need to push out buying it until the end of the year.
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