I'm a DP and Producer in Minneapolis Minnesota.
I love that he is furious about the industry - about jobs.
Regardless of your political views or your beliefs in science... we can ALL agree that 9 months (or more) into this pandemic that this industry is essential.
It's essential to people with dependents, people with family that rely on them, people that have worked for years and are now being told they can't work... for 9 months... for a year... for how long now?
That's what Tom's concerned about when people don't observe their Covid rules on set. If you are the sole breadwinner for a family, kids, and stay at home spouse... then "just don't work until covid is over" is not an option.
Tom mentioned friends losing their homes because the industry is shut down.
Regardless of your views on the virus, he's concerned about the people supporting their families and their ability to buy food, pay a mortgage, and send their kids to college (or pay for their own loans). That's awesome.
How he did it... well... I'd hope he apologizes but MOST people reading this won't feel the situation like those in the room. Often things listened to out of context seem worse than they were at the moment. That said - he probably apologized. Hopefully.
I'm curious the best way to use it to record a podcast via Zoom.
Obviously you can just record the calls in zoom - but using all the audio processing at recording clearly has advantages.
Or maybe there's a better way to use the BlackMagic Atem Mini Pro (since it has recording internally) - something to really up the quality for online interviews.
That would be a sweet upgrade. Next gen though :)
It's just adding a fancy hinge - so it shouldn't impact firmware
I'm excited to finally see this hit stores. But I'm really wondering why it's been over a year since IBC conference - and still not shipped. Sorry - but camera mods aren't relevant on old models - and we're close to a new BMPCC 6k pro - I can just feel it.
Talking about mods - would you think these design changes on the upcoming BMPCC 6k or 4k pro would be popular?
1) Tilta Modification for Flip up (selfie) screen like the Sony a6400 (or software support) (so you don't need the Tilta mod? so you don't void your warranty?)
2) Sony NP batteries (small ones would get an hour of filming which is really the sweet spot) ($0)
3) Canon RF mount (so we can use the Canon Drop-In Filter Mount atapter - variable ND filter adapter to EF mount) or offer a built-in ND (basically doing what the nd filter adapter does from RF to EF mount)... Or just have a drop in filter so we can buy a VND or polarizer etc... (399)
Bonus (less expected features)
4) Wireless video feed (like the Panasonic GH5 has via the app store and a phone / ipad for directors monitor - this would replace the Accsoon Cineeye $189) but offer full control of camera settings rather than just wireless HDMI. It's not expected to replace a teradek for follow focus users... It's to help monitor / change livestream cameras on a tripod across the room..
They have the Ursa and Ursa Mini Pro. Atem and Atem Pro...
Why not have a BMPCC $2500 and BMPCC Pro ($3500)?
And no - I'm not a Youtuber - I'm a video producer in Minneapolis Minnesota making mostly promotional and corporate projects. If you want to see samples: www.providfilms.com
Whatever method gets you there fastest is great!
Lots of people struggle with this.
In tricky situations I also boost colors to 200+% saturation, since it really exagerates the balance. Dial it in and then back off saturation for good skin tones.
Also helps to film with a good monitor (I have used my SmallHD 7") with a LUT on it to preview your footage. I have considered using my Atomos but its heavier.