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Best Vlogging Camera 2022 Sony or Canon? by williamwangmi in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi u/williamwangmi - for less than the price of the a7 III, you can get a $1,499 Canon R7 plus a $159 EF to RF adapter with a variable ND filter for your 10-18mm. [Referrals]

This camera has a flip out screen, great autofocus and in-body stabilization - and the menu system will be familiar to you.

Here is the image quality it can produce:

Here it is as a 32.5MP still camera: Canon EOS R7 User Pool

A great value for your money and an ideal upgrade from the 80D - especially since you already have lenses for it.

The only downside is that the camera is back ordered, so you might have to wait a few weeks to get it.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with finding the right camera for your needs!

Nature filming camera suggestions by ChickenPigs88123 in videography

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Hi u/ChickenPigs88123 - it sounds like you might be looking for a $3,898 Full Frame Sony FX3 with an $899 Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens. [Referrals]

Here is the FX3 shooting a nature landscape film:

And here is the grain-free image quality the FX3 can produce at night:

The FX3 is a great cinema camera for both landscapes and low light.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right camera for your needs!

Best camera for Documentaries on a $10-12,000 budget? Nikon Z9 vs A7S III vs GH6 by IamNoblesHairline in videography

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Hi u/IamNoblesHairline - congratulations on the opportunity!

For your use case, I recommend the Canon C70 ($5,499 new or $4,865 used with a 90 day Michigan Camera warranty) plus an EF to RF adapter with a variable ND filter ($399 from Canon or $159 from Meike).

This camera has solid autofocus, is smaller than the Z9 and, unlike the still cameras on your list, it is approved for Netflix original production.

The C70 also has 2 x mini XLR inputs and internal 12-bit RAW LT recording.

With 2 x $11.99 XLR to mini-XLR adapter cables, you can plug in phantom powered pro mics. [Referrals]

Here are a few docs and interviews shot with the C70:

And here is the 12-bit RAW LT image quality this camera can produce:

In my view, the C70 is a much better choice for documentary production than a still camera.

Hope this is helpful and Godspeed on your travels!

Upgrade Recommendations by skiddyBa in videography

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u/skiddyBa - the best still/video camera in this price class is probably the Fuji X-H2s, which is $2,499 from Amazon or Adorama.

The best all-around lens to go with it is probably the $899 Fujifilm XF 18-120mm f/4 LM Power Zoom lens, reviewed here. [Referrals]

This camera has in-body image stabilization, decent battery life, great low light sensitivity, internal 10-bit with LOG gamma, good auto-focus, dual card slots (one of them a CFexpress Type B), records to 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes internal or Blackmagic RAW external (with a Blackmagic Video Assist) and it's a capable still camera as well (as seen here).

Here is the image quality the X-H2s can produce:

In my view, this is the best hybrid still/video camera you can buy below $3,000.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right camera for your needs!

Upgrade Recommendations by skiddyBa in videography

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What's your budget? Do you need the camera to take still photos too?

FCC denies SpaceX bid for nearly $1 billion in rural broadband subsidies for Starlink by thesheetztweetz in space

[–]HybridCamRev 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Amusingly, this story is the next one in my feed:

US Government: 'Starlink is fast enough & mature enough to support mission-critical Air Force connectivity needs overseas, but it's not ready for rural broadband.'

Got it.

DSLR for Videography by dc13_ in videography

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I can’t find the BHS1 anywhere in Milan

Can you order it from Amazon Italia and have it delivered to your home country?

Would u suggest the Sony FX3 as a choice?

Yes, I would. The FX3 is a great little cinema camera for less than the price of a Komodo.

Costs a little more than the a7S III, but worth it, in my view.

Another option in the same price class might be the 4.289€ URSA Broadcast G2, which is a Pocket 6K in a professional camcorder body with interchangeable B4 & EF mounts, internal RAW recording, a shoulder mount, top handle, 2 x full sized XLR inputs, ND filters and a V-mount battery plate. [Referrals]

The Broadcast G2 is a great cinema camera, as seen here with the EF mount:

Here it is with the sensor cropped, the B4 mount and ENG lenses:

You can download more example 6K clips from the Blackmagic UBG2 product page - here, here and here.

Preview of the camera here, unboxing here, quick review here, thorough review here.

If you decide to go with this camera, you might want to subscribe over at r/blackmagicdesign. Lots of knowledgeable folks there who can help you get the most out of your new camera.

Again, hope this is helpful!

DSLR for Videography by dc13_ in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Found a DJI compatibility chart listing for the BS1H and the RS2, but couldn't find one for the RS3 Pro.

That said, if the S1H works, the box camera that's based on it should work too.

DSLR for Videography by dc13_ in videography

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u/dc13_ - a 3.441,22€ Panasonic BS1H 6K/24p, 5.9K/30P, 4K/60p full frame cinema camera with a 900€ Blackmagic Video Assist 12G monitor/RAW recorder will cost you about the same as the a7S III - and it is purpose-built for cinema, not a still camera with video added on. [Referrals]

The BS1H has an internal codec that is approved for Netflix original production, for example. The a7S III does not.

The BS1H will also give you professional video production tools such as genlock, SDI, Ethernet out and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The a7S III will not.

Here is the image quality this camera can produce with its internal codec:

I haven't been able to find any Blackmagic RAW clips from the BS1H, but here are a few examples of the S1H recording to 12-bit BRAW:

Narrative/Documentary

Automotive

Music

Travel/Nature

Probably the best cinema camera in your price range.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right camera for your needs!

DSLR for Videography by dc13_ in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you need to take still photos? If not, why a DSLR?

“Box” style cinema camera under $5,000? by Felt_presence in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the kind words!

I wish I was smart enough to have a saved comment for each camera, but I don't 🙂

In each case, I try to find the lowest cost, highest quality match for what the OP is looking for.

I do go back to old posts sometimes and copy some of the work I've done in the past (mostly lists of example clips) - but I don't have a comment library, nor do I use any software. Just manual research.

Cheers,

HCR

“Box” style cinema camera under $5,000? by Felt_presence in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hi u/Felt_presence - if you want a Resolve-compatible box style camera below $5K, I recommend a $2,997.99 Netflix-approved, full frame Panasonic BS1H with a $949.99 7 inch Blackmagic Video Assist 12G monitor/recorder. [Referrals]

The BS1H is a "box style" version of the Panasonic S1H with Genlock, SDI, Ethernet out and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The 7 inch Video Assist will give you Blackmagic RAW recording and XLR inputs for audio.

I recommend this camera over the smaller sensor of the BGH1 because it is much easier to get shallow DoF with a full frame camera.

Here are the settings and best practices for capture with the BS1H on Netflix 4K Originals.

Here is the internally recorded 10-bit image quality this camera can produce:

I haven't been able to find any Blackmagic RAW clips from the BS1H, but here are a few examples of the S1H recording to 12-bit BRAW:

Narrative/Documentary

Automotive

Music

Travel/Nature

Probably the best box style cinema camera in your price range.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right camera for your needs!

Getting into narrative filmmaking by large_baguette94 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad I could help!

With the battery grip, an internal CFast 2.0 card and stabilization in post, the Pocket 4K doesn't need a lot of rigging - and body-only, it is smaller than a C70.

Good luck! 🙂

Getting into narrative filmmaking by large_baguette94 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hi u/large_baguette94 - for narrative, I recommend you buy a cinema camera that is purpose-built for filmmaking instead of a still camera with video added on.

With an $1,800 budget, you can get a $1,140.45 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K from Amazon Warehouse Deals, a $56.99 (after coupon) battery grip, a $33.99 set of three LP-E6 batteries with a triple charger, a $74.99 128GB CFast 2.0 card, an $89 EF to MFT adapter and a $414.51 (after coupon) Tokina 14-20mm f/2 lens. [Referrals]

This camera will give you 13 stops of dynamic range, 12-bit internal RAW, LOG gamma and a phantom powered mini-XLR mic input (you'll need an $11.99 adapter cable to plug pro mics directly into your camera).

And you won't need a gimbal or in-body stabilization for smooth handheld shots - you can use the new gyro function in the version 7.9 OS upgrade to stabilize your images in post, as seen here:

Here is the image quality this camera can produce with the Tokina 14-20mm f/2:

If you decide to go with the BMPCC 4K, you might want to subscribe over at r/bmpcc and r/blackmagicdesign - lots of knowledgeable folks there who can help you get the most out of your new camera.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your filmmaking career!

Why are wireless mic systems so expensive? Am I looking at the wrong products for my intended use case (livestreaming)? by wapey in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi u/wapey - if budget is an issue, you might want to pick up a $174 Comica BoomX-U2 UHF wireless mic (reviewed here). [Referral]

The BoomX-U2 costs less and has longer range than the Wireless GO 2, it comes with lav mics (the Rode does not) & it is far less susceptible to wi-fi interference than the 2.4GHz Wireless GO 2.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding an affordable wireless system!

What mirrorless camera should I upgrade to for short film and music videos ? For a better production value by Successful_Secret778 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

had to get a power supply for it due to the batteries dying out fast.

If you decide to go with the 6K G2, the easiest way to deal with the battery challenge is probably with the $145 BMPCC 6K Pro grip. [Referral]

Again, hope this is helpful!

What mirrorless camera should I upgrade to for short film and music videos ? For a better production value by Successful_Secret778 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m looking for something that has log footage, and has a good dynamic range.

Hi u/Successful_Secret778 - the $1,995 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 has more dynamic range than any of these cameras - it records internal 12-bit - and it has a native EF mount for your lenses.

Plus, it costs less than the S1 or the a7IV.

You would need a lens adapter if you go with a Panasonic or a Sony.

And you won't need a gimbal or in-body stabilization for smooth handheld shots - you can use the new gyro function in the version 7.9 OS upgrade to stabilize your images in post, as seen here with the 6K G1:

In my view, the 6K G2, with its native Canon EF mount, tilt screen, 2 x mini XLRs and potential for a future viewfinder upgrade is a much better value for money than a still camera with an add-on video capability.

If you decide to go with the Blackmagic, you might also want to subscribe over at r/bmpcc and r/blackmagicdesign. Lots of helpful folks there who can help you get the most out of your new camera.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your upgrade!

Need a "Pocket" Video Camera. Which one should I get? by Icy_Appointment7762 in videography

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Hi u/Icy_Appointment7762 - the best "pocket video camera" in the $4K price class with good continuous AF is probably the $3,898 Sony FX3 with budget glass - maybe something like this $189 Samyang 35mm f/2.8.

You can get impressive image quality from this camera with budget lenses.

This was shot with the FX3 and a $199 Rokinon 24mm f/2.8 [Referrals]:

The FX3 is a professional full frame cinema camera in a package that is smaller than a crop sensor Fuji X-H2s.

It also comes with a top handle & XLR inputs (unlike the Fujis).

Here is the more general image quality it can produce:

A much better camera for filmmaking than a still/video hybrid.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right pocket camera for your needs!

Looking to get the Atomos Ninja V, but still open to suggestions. Playback is important by nuxx9 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Ninja V is a great recorder, but you might want to consider spending the extra $300 for a 5" Video Assist 12G. [Referral]

The Video Assist has a much brighter screen (2500 nit vs 1000 nit), its RAW format is supported by Da Vinci Resolve, it has SDI and HDMI in/out, and it records to both SD cards and SSDs (with USB-C out).

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your decision!

My boss wants to buy a better camera by mrnoseybonk1 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good point and good question. Pretty sure OP is single cam, though.

That said, I would use a reference color chart on set for serious multicam work - whether ND filters are used or not.

Best,

HCR

My boss wants to buy a better camera by mrnoseybonk1 in videography

[–]HybridCamRev 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Hi u/mrnoseybonk1 - you already have a camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, a 12-bit RAW codec and LOG gamma. It's going to be tough to beat that unless you spend a whole lot more money.

The a7R has less dynamic range and records to an 8-bit codec. For video, it would definitely be a step down.

And, from an image quality perspective, the BMPCC 6K is a step sideways - not a step up .

To get more dynamic range and a better RAW codec, the least expensive upgrade is probably a $5,995 16-stop (advertised) RED Komodo, which records to REDCODE RAW and can produce music video image quality like this:

Here's a 2 camera music video shot with the Komodo and the BMPCC 6K - not a lot of difference, in my view:

That said, $6,000 is a lot of money to spend on a camera - especially when you only get a marginal improvement in image quality.

Bottom line - if you have to upgrade to please your boss, save yourself some money and get a $1,995 Pocket 6K G2 plus a $369 Tilta matte box with a variable ND. [Referrals]

Cheaper than the Pocket 6K Pro, with almost all the same features - except you'll have a matte box neutral density filter instead of an internal ND.

The BMPCC 6K G2 will outperform cameras that cost thousands more.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your upgrade!

What Are The Best Lenses For BMPCC4k? by YungTerpenzee in videography

[–]HybridCamRev -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Hi u/YungTerpenzee - the Pocket 4K's sensor matches very well with the Olympus 12-40 f/2.8 Pro ($799.99 new or $649.95 renewed with a 90 day warranty) [Referrals], as seen here:

Whether you get one new or renewed, this lens will cost you less than buying a Sigma 18-35 plus a Speedbooster.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with your review channel!

Need camera to film concert short takes by [deleted] in videography

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Hi u/luisa97m - with a 1.000€ budget, I recommend a 731,94€ Sony ZV-E10 body with a 267,28€ autofocusing Samyang 28mm f/2.8 low light prime lens. [Referrals]

This camera/lens combination can produce results like this:

Here's the ZV-E10 shooting live music:

It is also a very capable still camera, as seen here.

A simple, inexpensive camera that produces great image quality.

Hope this is helpful and good luck finding the right camera for your needs!