Having tactile input while using a color correcting or editing tool can be much more productive than just using a mouse and keyboard. However, getting a tactile device can be expensive.
The Tangent Ripple is a cost effective tactile input device. Here’s a tutorial on using the Tangent Ripple… https://youtu.be/OakmJ09gzMw
Current price is $350.00 at B&H or at your favorite equipment supplier – https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=tangent+ripple&InitialSearch=yes&N=0&c3api=1641%2Cbing%2C2765166447%2C108032621914
Cinemartin Releases a 7” HD Monitor for 99$ Bucks! I’ve purchased cheap monitors before and to be honest I think I got out of them what I needed from them at the time I could afford them. With technology performance and functions increase and price usually decreases.
This might be a great option and for $99 bucks you just might get out of it more than it costs!
Cinemartin website: http://www.cinemartin.com/monitors/7inch/loyal/lt/
Every shooter needs some filtering. These three kits are a great start to test with and figure out what best works for you.
Rosco Diffusion Filter Kit (20×24”) – $ 84.22 at B&H
Rosco Color Correction Filter (20×24”) – $ 81.94 at B&H
Rosco Color Effects Filter Kit (20×24”) – $ 97.65 at B&H
And if you need a frame here is one from Matthews: $ 58.49 at B&H
People complained, a lot, when Adobe moved from a traditional “purchase” model to a “rent” slash “cloud” mode. People weren’t ready for the new mode of software ownership.
I didn’t like it either! However, I understood that software vendors needed to get to a more predictable financial model so I signed up for the unlimited Adobe Creative Cloud.
Fast forward two or so years and I can say I’m happy that Adobe moved to this software sales model. I feel that Adobe is actively adding great features to the product line-up and as a creative person I’m getting the value for my money.
For example, just the updates to Premiere Pro in the June release are pretty amazing. Yea, you might now use all the features, but the cool thing is that YOU CAN use them because they are there and you have access to the features.
Here’s a video on some of the new features:
And while we are on the subject of Premiere, here is an excellent in-depth look at the Premiere Pro editing tools: http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/an-in-depth-look-at-the-adobe-premiere-pro-editing-tools/
I’ve got an itch for a new camera. I don’t really need one, but I do – if that makes sense for you. I actually need a low light camera, 4K and I’m not really keen on getting a DSLR or Mirrorless like the A7S/A7SII. My options are below – yes, there are other options, but these hit the below $ 10,000 dollar price level I can afford. I think I’m leaning onto the C500 Mark I. Why? Price, performance, low light capability, proven track record, not as noisy as the other candidates.
Canon C500 Mark I
Price: $ 9,999
Price: $ 7,999
Price: $ 5,599
Blackmagic URSA Mini
Price: $ 2,999 – $ 5,495
Price: $ 5,950
I lost this in email for a while, but was lucky to find it again. I really need to update my foam for my big SKB 3i-2918-14 case. Although I love the case, to be honest I think as a Cinematographer who buys equipment having more smaller cases is a better option. There are times when I don’t need all the equipment in that case. So, I think I’m going to either use the TrekPack inserts or create a custom foam insert from MyCaseBuilder.Com
RedRock Micro Remote Focus
I need a wireless remote focus pulling device. I just haven’t gotten the money out of my pocket yet. Here’s one from RedRock. cost about $ 2,400.00 bucks.