January 22, 2015 at 8:40PM

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Thinking about using Panasonic GH4, DJI Ronin and DFocus Matte Box for a Film. Any thoughts?

I am trying to keep my budget on the cheap but still have good quality stuff. I am a student in high school and looking to fund any way possible. Would love all the help I can get!

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I own the GH4. I feel like it is a good enough camera for student work. Rented a Ronin before but personally I don't really like the Movi/Stedicam look. I prefer on sticks or just shoulder mounted. Well, the only thing that really matters the most is the script. You could shoot something on a Alexa with Zeiss glass and it could be complete crap if the script is bad. Or you could shoot something on a GH4 with a good idea and make a good film. Good luck!

January 23, 2015 at 4:42AM

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George Du
Student, Filmmaker
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I would also take a close look at the $700 Nebula 4000 pistol-grip gimbal, it's a pretty impressive piece of gear for the price...

Nebula 4000 - A7s - 10-18mm f4 = 3 Axis Pistol Grip Stabilizer of Death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzMyL3Z8amU

Nebula 4000 Lite Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3dCXDrxeWc

Nebula 4000 – The Gimbal for the Run-And-Gun Shooter
http://www.newsshooter.com/2014/12/30/nebula-4000-lite-the-gimbal-for-th...

January 23, 2015 at 9:41AM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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In addition to our very popular D|Matte take a look at our D|Cage: GH4. It fits your GH4 like a glove! You can get a 10% discount on your order at www.dfocussystem.com by using coupon code CEM10 at checkout!

January 23, 2015 at 1:14PM

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Robert Aldrich
Sales Director, D|Focus Sysytems, Inc.
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Why buy the DJI Ronin? Ever since you are a student, I recommend you to buy a Glidecam instead. If you practice enough you will get smooth shots as well. You can always rent a Ronin or buy it later if you have more work. You can spend the money that you save on the Ronin, on other parts. (f.e Metabones, microphone, lenses, etc.)

January 27, 2015 at 11:56AM

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producer, director & cinematographer
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Have you already made your decision?

I would like to recommend a 3-axis gimbal for you ; it’s called MOZA from Gudsen. Maybe you didn't hear it before, but some of its features sound great and interesting. It has built-in wireless video transmitter, wireless remote controller which can not only control camera movements but also camera record and focus. Its wireless and tool-less design makes the overlook very clean.
If you're willing to spend and learn, the MOZA is the way to go without a doubt, it requires no tools to balance and little practice to use. The ability to have a thumb controller for the pan and tilt while operating is also a great benefit.

March 17, 2015 at 11:27PM

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Queena Wong
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An introduction link for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFEDBmDEwk

For more : www.gudsen.com

March 17, 2015 at 11:33PM

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Queena Wong
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