I like to make a few little pull tabs by ripping off a small piece of tape and folding over part of it onto itself. Then use them to cover up some of the text at the bottom. Like if it’s an INT MOS NIGHT shot, I’ll cover EXT, SYNC, and DAY with white tape tabs. Keeps the clutter down and you don’t have to worry about the marker smearing when you hold it. Since they are tabs, you can re-use them through the day. If the next shot is EXT, just pull the tab off and cover up INT.
What’s the benefit of doing it this way vs motion tracking and assigning the tracking points to a null object and then just making that null node a parent to the elements you want to compose?
Yeah, and the article makes it sound like the Como is the only “affordable” option out there with HDMI and SDI, which is strange since the Ghost Eye range has been around for a while.
Cosmo gets points for being sexier, though, lol.
I have the CineGears Ghost Eye 600MP kit, which is about $1500, and rated for about 2000’ (600 meters). It comes with SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs as well. Plus a hard case, magic arm, short SDI cables, and an extra antenna.
It has worked well for the most part, though it hasn’t been completely free of hiccups. I haven’t used other wireless video systems enough to know if it is any more or less reliable. Most interference I encountered was once when shooting behind a bar amidst a bunch of coolers/refrigerators, and then again at a Jet manufacturer, essentially out on the tarmac, at an airport.
This story is very misleading. Everyone understands buying parts, and assembling them into a unique product and charging more for the R&D and added value of the newly created product. But RED is just re-housing someone else’s product and have been lying and saying the developed it and put a in a lot of research and created something better than everything else. When really they are just changing the connector so that people can’t use generic media. Then they are calling the product “made in the USA” when it doesn’t even qualify for the “assembled in the USA” moniker. There is no special technology or R&D that goes into the RED mag. It is just $20 of adapters, and a generic drive (not even the industrial grade versions of the drives) in a fancy shell.
I agree CDNG is old and clunky and most SD cards won’t be able to record it. But I wanted to add two notes.
1) I don’t think Adobe charges anything to license CDNG, they released DNG to public domain years ago and essentially stopped supporting it.
And 2) part of the reason Blackmagic developed Braw is because of Red suing everyone that tries to record compressed raw video. Braw gets around this by partially debayering in camera, so it’s only quasi-raw.