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  • in reply to: Inexpensive, fast glass for Epic/Scarlet #219786
    Shervin Shoghian
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    Hey Tyler, sounds pretty interesting. Why Scarlets may i ask?

    Also do you need manual aperture control or just electronic control of iris is ok? well you cant go wrong with Canon glass tho I’m also a fan of the Zeiss ZE’s, more metal construction and hard stops on the manual only focus. they can be cheaper than the canon L glass and in my opinion are probably closest to the old Zeiss super speeds

    in reply to: State of the Union / Camera Reality Check #219548
    Shervin Shoghian
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    Master camera summary is a good idea. Dealing only with cameras that actually exist 🙂

    in reply to: grading chat #219444
    Shervin Shoghian
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    Thanks, Jamie
    good point yes.. stay tuned
    thanks
    jas

    in reply to: Canon 5D Mark 2 lens ? #218477
    Shervin Shoghian
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    hey alfalfa
    just one lens eh? .. hmmm well i think you could walk around all day and get great stuff with just a 50mm 1.4..

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=152&modelid=7307

    but its not that practical as an all rounder. however ive shot whole commercials on just the 24 -70mm 2.8?

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=149&modelid=8503

    of course theres other lens manufacturers too so id be looking for around a 28 – 75 or so (obviously wider & longer than that is great too) but above all you want a fast lens. 2.8 / 2 / 2/8 etc is all better than the typical kit lens speeds of 3.5 -56 etc
    hope this helps

    cheers
    jason

    in reply to: interesting IBC 2009 stuff #218270
    Shervin Shoghian
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    Hey Vincent, thanks for that I had not seen the Arri in the flesh, looks a vast improvement in size over the D21.

    John Montgomery from FX guide grabbed some audio on precisely marvintech AND keyframe and we will have those both on ep 46 as the next ep #45 out very soon was pretty big show as it was so there simply wasnt room
    thanks for listening
    jason

    in reply to: Round Table discussion #217219
    Shervin Shoghian
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    ill try to add some show notes but in the meantime heres the link to the Red Facts blog

    http://www.rcjohnso.com/REDFACTS.html

    in reply to: Welcome to the redcentre forums…. #216826
    Shervin Shoghian
    Participant

    Yay our own forum, we’ve hit the big time 🙂

    Jas

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    in reply to: XP on Intel Mac. #211892
    Shervin Shoghian
    Participant

    Here ya go Mac / Xp users.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

    enjoy !!!

    swerve.

    in reply to: Color Management for Production #211658
    Shervin Shoghian
    Participant

    here ya go buddy

    http://www.fxguide.com/postt1677.html

    already covered.

    Swerve.

    in reply to: Shake vs AE #210489
    Shervin Shoghian
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    Hate the gui in After Effects 6.5 wait for a big improvement in version 7.0 as well as a curve editor finally and a few other key improvements.

    I worked in the Motion Graphics industry and After Effects was the way to go, in terms of working with fonts, and the overall connection of other adobe products, photoshop and illustrator.

    Now working in the Film visual effects world, Shake is the way to go.

    but not to say that each product isn’t interchangable. The Orphanage uses AFX and their work looks great and some design shops use Shake to do their motion graphics work. It’s just a tool, just depends which one you feel more comfortable with.

    swerve

    in reply to: Using 10bits cineon in after effect #211456
    Shervin Shoghian
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    Well After Effects nativily works in 2 bit depths 16-bits and 8-bit.
    Cineon files although encoded in 10-bits get pushed up to 16-bits and work just great. Any other video footage being 8-bits can also be pushed up to 16-bits in after effects with no problems.
    The problem then lies with applying proper Luts or creating a linear type image to work with so that you can comp already linear 8-bit video footage.

    more of that kinda nerdy goodness is explained here

    http://prolost.blogspot.com/2005_05_01_prolost_archive.html

    lastly you can grab this handy peice of software which also address your cineon and video lookup table problem and also solves another problem about floating-point in After Effects, which as you know at the moment doesn’t support float natively at this moment.

    http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/elin1.html#free

    cheers

    Swerve

    in reply to: Combustion4 Ram #209773
    Shervin Shoghian
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    patdawg wrote:
    32-bit apps can only access 2GB of RAM. combustion therefor cannot see the extra 2GB you put in, but I wouldn’t stress too much. The extra RAM will help if you have other apps running at the same time as combustion.

    Using Windows? here is a swtich to get windows to squeeze out an extra GB of Ram for those previews. This switched worked well with AFX and Combustion 3.0 haven’t tested it on 4.0.

    add the /3gb into your boot.ini file.

    read this. http://www.ensight.com/FAQ/faq.0061.html

    in reply to: Help with transparency using 3d scene #209715
    Shervin Shoghian
    Participant
    Andrex wrote:
    Anyone?

    PreMultiply the image dude.

    Swerve.

    in reply to: flame vs shake #207204
    Shervin Shoghian
    Participant

    Yea Flame is good, not to hip to the 12-bits thing though, Its warper is awesome best i’ve used and it colour correction tools are very nice. Tracking a breeze. and 3D

    Complex comping i always moved over to Shake. Its tools are quite refined for more n-depth comping, its nice to work in 8,16, and float modes. Also its a heck lot cheaper then a FFI systems.

    But truly i’d have to say my favorite app right now has to be NUKE from Digital Domain. Although still fairly new, its very fast, It only works in float, so your getting the best possible image out. Its damn fast, eats 2K frames. And its 3D module is the best i’ve used.

    Really end of the day all these apps are just tools, with different named buttons in different named menus. They all do the same thing.

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