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    Way to much free time for my own good
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  1. Dude you are way to hung up on small details. If you want an easy to use run and gun rig for video (with a lot of potential) I’d get this: Sony A6500 Sony 18-105 f/4 4x SanDisk Extreme Pro 64gb (or 128gb) 3x Extra batteries Syrp Variable ND filter 82mm with an 72mm step up ring (or any 72mm variable ND but I think this is a well priced kit) Rode VideoMic Pro If you got more money to spend later you can pair this with an Atomos Shogun to get better recording options.
  2. What's a good starting lens set

    Oh, sorry, I meant the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4. (Missspelled heh..). The reason why most people don’t like say a 3.5-6.3 lens is because they let in less light than a say 2.8 and also because they have a variable aparture. The sigma I reccomended has a variable aparture too, which is the main downside. But it is quite fast overall though so its better than a slower one. If I was to put everyrhign quite simply.
  3. Budget DSLR for Videos

    Yes, but he is likley a 15 year old and will probably not be able to expand it. So I recommended the best he would get in that budget imo
  4. What's a good starting lens set

    I’d look at the Sigma 17-50 f/2.8-4 I think that one would suit you pretty well. If you got more to spend there is a Canon 17-55 f/2.8 but I think the Sigma is a better value for most.
  5. Budget DSLR for Videos

    The issue is that this dude has stated a budget in the 500US range and for that you wont get much. Otherwise I would also have reccomended something like the GH5 or a Cinema camera of some sort
  6. What's a good starting lens set

    I’d save money. 150 for one lens, even used, is very hard to do. If you want a good lens, you will have to be willing to drop maybe 500-1000. Maybe a bit lower used but still, lenses are expensive. And what I find to be a good lens you might hate or it may not be useful for you beacuse of the focal range. Give some examples of what you want to shoot, or with what focal range and its easier to reccomend some good lenses. Personally I’d not buy a yognou lens, mainly because its so plasticy. If you buy a good lens at the start, or at least somewhat well made, it will last you very long as long as you stick to the same camera mount. But instead of buying say 3 ”bad” lenses, buy one good.
  7. Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6) Vs iPhone SE

    Videos that are not compressed. They contain a lot more information in them that makes it easier to color grade and such in post. However those formats are almost only to be found in expensive cinema cameras. And it isn’t enough with just a camera that shoots it. You need a strong editing rig and lots of storage as they eat up GB fast. 4k raw files are huge. But its no concern for you as you will not find any camera that shoots that for a reasonable price.
  8. Budget DSLR for Videos

    A used Panasonic G7 is the only mirrorless/dslr you will find that does anything higher than 1080p in that price range. And most cameras doesn’t shoot 1440p. Either you go for 1080p or 4k in most consumer dslr/mirroless.
  9. 80D camera rig

    Hmm, might be hard to balance those on a gimbal though. Or well the 10-20 would work but the others may be to heavy for a small gimbal. I think a monopod maybe could help you too. Shooting at the long end of those lenses handheld could become quite shaky. A monopod would be quicker to deploy and use compared to a tripod.
  10. Best cheap small lighting setup

    I’d suggest you watch those videos again and try to understand what he is saying because there is some great tips to create a low budget lightning setup.
  11. 80D camera rig

    What lenses do you have? And if you can afford it, a handheld gimbal will be amazing for a run and gun setup. (Of course depending on what you will shoot). A small LED light panel you can mount on the cage is probably nice too.
  12. Cinematic color grading

    Sure you can probably buy them but that won’t always give you the look you want. But if you have these expensive programs why don’t use them? If you are just going to use luts you won’t need davinci resolve at all really. And how hard is it to google ”cinematic luts for premiere”? Because that is all you need to do if you want a lut
  13. Cinematic color grading

    Watch this video. It’s long I know. But it takes up some great points for color grading.
  14. Cinematic color grading

    Its not easy. Color grading is an art. But some tips to get a ”cinematic” look is to usally shoot in 24 fps, 21:9 instead of the standard 16:9 but you could just add letterboxes in post. Try and shoot the footage in a log profile which will make it easier to grade. (Or at least give you ability to do so niceley) How you grade the footage is the hard part. Often these big series try and find a overall baseline look that can be seen in all shots. Let’s take House of Cards for example. (as I recently saw several seasons of it). They have gone for a very clean and ”clinical” look imo. Kinda cool white balance too in most of the shots. They have probably shot it with some very sharp lenses that doesn’t have much flaring or things that make them unique. Like think very sharp lenses without any ”defects” so everything looks perfect. The perfect symmitrical shots that come up all the time is also a kinda ”clean” thing I find they use to create a baseline ”look”. The movie Interstellar uses a very different approch. You can clearly see the use of old (or new speciality) lenses that create a ton of flares and imperfections that gives the movie a very different feel than if it was shot on perfectly sharp lenses. They also have a warm whitebalance while on earth but in space they resort to a cooler white balance to ”show” the coldness and emptiness of space. So really, think about what you want to show with your scene and then use colors that would tell or bescribe that feel. Also find a baseline color grade. For example do you want very deep blacks or do you want to go for a more faded look where you bring up the black point. Do you want it to be very contrasty or a more ”soft” edit. But all in all, the colors are extremely important. However it seems like most blockbuster movies go for a edit that is kinda faded, like no super deep blacks, often a quite blue white balance and a lot of flares and a not super sharp image all the times. You could analyze things like these for hours or even days. It’s very complicated.
  15. The a6300 or more expensive cameras like the GH5 are the ones doing 120fps. If you want more slow mo you have to buy one of those. However I don’t see why 120fps is that important. Yes it looks cool at times but if you really need it you will have to invest some money to get a good rig. As far as I know, the only dslr’s or mirrorless doing 120fps 1080p is these: Sony A6300 Sony A6500 Sony A9 Sony A7r iii Sony A7s ii Canon 1Dx ii Panasonic GH5 Panasoinc GH5s As you can see, they are all quite expensive and to use them properly you need some good gear to go along too. Just one 64gb SD card that is fast enough will run you around $50, and with one you wont get far. So it’s at least $100 in just SD cards. Then a decent lens will cost maybe $500 depending some. You can of course buy a very expensive one but I have a hard time seeing you finding much that would make the cameras justice for under $500. So what I’m trying to say, if you really need/want 1080p 120fps you have to be willing to invest around $1500-2000 at least.