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MrSmith

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Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:44:29 AM »

plenty of chatter on the web but is anyone using a 5DIII for real jobs?
thinking tabletop shorts and maybe a bit of talking head 1-3min max not epic features.
i dont want to buy super fast cards and spend time learning how to process the footage if it's not reliable in a work environment with dropped frames or other issues.

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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 01:03:38 PM »

i guess you are all using alexas then?   ???
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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 03:29:13 PM »

Best place to get info is probably http://blog.planet5d.com or head on down to your local FCPUG (or APUG) and talk directly with the users.

Another good source, especially for comparisons and shoot-outs is http://www.zacuto.com.

Always too much info and too little room in the brain to digest this all!
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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 05:01:20 PM »

Thanks very much for the links/info google hadn't produced the goods.
Lost of reading to do.
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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 06:05:22 PM »

Best place to get info is probably http://blog.planet5d.com or head on down to your local FCPUG (or APUG) and talk directly with the users.

Another good source, especially for comparisons and shoot-outs is http://www.zacuto.com.

Always too much info and too little room in the brain to digest this all!

Im not sure planet5d or zacuto are places to learn about real world use?
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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 12:37:08 AM »

Film production requires resources of mainly budget, time, and available talent.  The production technologies a good producer selects will strike a balance that does not strain any of those resources.  So if there is a technology that offers some clear benefit to the production, and it will not drain resources to the extent of compromising other parts of the production, go for it.  Otherwise, don't.  I sense Black Magic could strain the resources of a real production, in that it is a very new technology that at some levels looks like it's built on a house of card.  At the very least complicates post production, and on the set there is a higher than normal risk that some hitch might appear that could cost production hours or days.  Job #1 is to deliver the production.  Job #2 is don't look like a bunch of clowns on the set.  But if you're just screwin' around, WTF!  Sure looks good, doesn't it?
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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 06:24:15 AM »

If there's the budget then Alexa/DOP/focus puller/camera operator but this is more low budget with a crew of 1 (2 if sound) for online not broadcast but without the horrible blown highlights and the ability to apply a look without the file falling apart.
Ideally something a c300/BMCC would do but funds are going elsewhere at the moment.
I guess for the cost of a fast card and some time I have nothing to lose.
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Re: Magic lantern 5dIII a viable proposition for jobs?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 07:30:38 AM »

If you have said camera I think it is most certainly worth buying a card and testing and geeking up on the settings

Eoshd.com has an e-book that might speed the process, he is not quite as dumb as some reckon - puts a lot of effort into his E-books

Certainly the image is a great price/quality ratio

Hardy for paid gigs?- well sort of depends on the gig I guess..
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