April 1, 2015 at 8:19AM

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Clients and Workflow?

Hello fellow No-Schoolers!

I have a little question regarding workflow with clients...

The thing is that I am looking into buying a new camera and my first thought was to buy a Sony FS7 (like everyone else at the moment) but now I have been researching the Kinefinity cameras for a while and I am really interested. But the question of course arises when it comes to a camera not many have heard of... The workflow.

As I mainly have been directing, shooting and editing all the stuff I have made the workflow up until this point haven't really been a problem since it is MY PROBLEM to deliver.

As I probably will be shooting some commercial work for other agencies and so forth this summer I would like to know how much clients, editors and the other people you might have to work with care about this stuff... Do they care what camera I own?

I know some people are very skeptical about the RED-workflow so having the Kinefinity-workflow makes for the possiblity if people being even more skeptical, or maybe it just the same kind of skepticism?

Have RED-users had a hard timing pitching there cameras for work?

I really want a cinematic look to my footage... That's why, in my price range, the coming KineMax seems really exciting.

Sincerely, Viktor.

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A lot of clients don't care about the full quality only the time. You must have it the video for yesterday... Sounds familiar, right??? :S :S

April 1, 2015 at 8:33AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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This is of course my problem here...

In the end it feels much safer to go with the FS7. I demands some more grading and such but maybe it will be worth it... So very very hard to decide since it's so much money.

April 1, 2015 at 10:01AM

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Viktor Ragnemar
Director/Cinematographer
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At our production company we shoot with a C300. We've thought about hiring in a RED for special jobs, but in the end never have.

C300 (or similar cameras like the FS7) allow you to do quick turnaround with great results. The format is easy to work with in post and you won't burden yourself with shooting RAW - in storage, post time, machine's to properly handle the footage etc.

It does depend heavily on what type of clients you work with as well.

David Luderer

April 2, 2015 at 9:40AM

Exactly the same dilemma...
Except; I cant find a second of FS7 footage I like and when I tried to grade some footage myself it looked so 'video-y'
But the KineMini I can theoretically grade in Capture One which I've been doing for 10 years even though Raw sounds like a pain in the lower back.
Also Sony vs Chineese wizardry is a question I can't help asking...

April 27, 2015 at 6:05PM

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James Coote
Director of Photography
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Bro The KineMAX6K is Promising HMU if u want info i am a owner

October 19, 2015 at 3:22PM, Edited October 19, 3:22PM

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