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  1. JVC's excellent but expensive offering is the JVC GY-HC550. 1" CMOS Sensor 20X Optical Zoom ProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit: 3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps
  2. Vision Research's latest is the Phantom T1340 Camera. At a max resolution of 2k 2048X1952 it canshoot 3270fps at 12 bit. At HD 1920X1080 it can shoot 6,160 fps. This brings a whole new dimension to the TV Commercials Table Top Shoots
  3. If you are looking at something from Roland with XLR inputs then try the Roland R-26 Sampling Rate: 96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz, Bit Depth: 24/16 bits
  4. doing to the list is the Roland R-07 Sampling Rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz Bit Depth: 16/24 bits Input is Mic/Aux in. It's very affordable at close to US 200/-
  5. The Sony PCM D100 is another good option. DSD 2.8MHz; LPCM 192kHz/176.4kHz/96kHz/88.2kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16 or 24 bits
  6. At the high end is the Tascam DR-100 MkIII. Records 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz, at 16/24 bit 2 Channel Stereo USB
  7. The Zoom H6 is here now. Interchangeable input capsules Six-track simultaneous recording Four mic/line inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack Phantom power for all main inputs: +12/+24/+48V Large full-color, angled LCD display Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128GB Up to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad Accepts standard AA alkaline or NiMH rechargeable batteries Over 20 hours of operation with 4 AA alkaline batteries
  8. With all the new MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs and iMacs coming with the USB-C compatible Thunderbolt 3 Port, considering which hard disk to buy has become a cause for concern. USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 port look the same and have many compatibilities but Thunderbolt 3 is better for video. (See Thunderbolt 3 vs USB-C difference here and why Thunderbolt 3 is so much better) Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Hard drives are more expensive to buy. Even now, if you were to buy a Firewire 800 external La Cie or Western Digital or Seagate hard disk it will be far cheaper than a USB-C 4TB Drive. And with camera sensors touching 12k now, huge data requirements have become a norm. So which hard disk to buy? I would suggest go for an external 7200RPM or faster (very essential for video) hard disk with a FireWire 800 Port (only because it is so much cheaper). You can buy any hard disk with those specs and format it for Mac using Apple's Disk Utility Tool. Unfortunately Apple doesn't seem to have a Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire 800 Adaptor. SO the only option for me was to buy the expensive OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. It has many ports which kind of makes ups for the lack of ports on a Mac. I couldn't find another device which reliably supported the older Firewire 800 Port. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, though expensive has many ports. On its front side are an SD Card Slot, a Head Phone Slot and a USB 3 slot. On the other side of the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Adaptor are 4 X USB3 Ports, SPDF for Digital Audio port, an Ethernet Port, 2 X Thunderbolt 3 Ports, an Apple Mini Display Port (this was also welcome since I have an Apple Cinema Display) and the power port. It must be noted that the Mini Display Port, though it looks like a Thunderbolt 2 Port, unfortunately does not support Thunderbolt 2 hard disks. So if you have to buy hard disks for your Mac, I would recommend Firewire 800 based 7200 RPM drives, and connect via OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. It is a pity that it seems OWC has stopped adding the Firewire 800 Port in the newer versions of the Thunderbolt 3 Dock. So the other option is to buy : 1) Apple Thunderbolt 2 To Firewire 800 Adaptor 2) Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adaptor. If you happen to buy a Thunderbolt 2 Based hard drive the best option is to buy Apple's USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) to Thunderbolt 2 Adaptor.
  9. If film production requires plenty of skill dedication, so does Post Production. Technology, science, art, skill, so much is required of the Post Producer and Arvind Boodi is at the forefront of this space. Having recently completed Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy, Arvind is busy once again and is also working on his own personal film projects.
  10. This is a hospital set for shoots in Mumbai. Hospital Set Mumbai by DesiCreative on Scribd
  11. Watch this wonderful film festival online here. The Opening film is 'Eeb Allay Hoo' by Prateek Vats. There is a lot of interesting Q/As, Capsules from Stuttgart and Mumbai. Do catch its. 17 Indian Film Festival Stuttgart (IFFS) from July 15 – 19 2020 ONLINE A Five--Day Trip to India for 4.99 EUR The online edition of the 17th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart dares to take an in--‐depth look into the psyche of a divided society. From July 15th to 19th, Europe’s largest festival of Indian film invites audiences to visit new Indian cinema online. With a Festival Pass for 4.99 EUR, recent feature, short, and documentary films can be viewed at home for five days. Advance sale of the well-priced Festival Pass starts at the beginning of July on the Festival homepage. Due to the corona pandemic, in early March Festival organiser Filmbüro Baden-Wuerttemberg made the decision to take this cultural event online this year. The Race for the Coveted Film Award 'German Star of India' The Online Festival starts with an Opening film, too: On Wednesday, July 15th from 03:00 to 11:59 pm, the entertaining feature film' Eeb Allay Ooo!' by Prateek Vats will be made available to Festival Pass holders for streaming. From Thursday, July 16th at 00:01 am until Sunday, July 19th at 11:59 pm, the full Festival Programme will be available for online viewing. The winning films are scheduled to be announced on Sunday, July 18th at 08:00 pm. This year, the visually stunning and multi--‐award--‐winning drama 'Jallikatu' by Lijo Jose Pellissery about mankind’s beastly greed for pleasure will enter the race for the coveted 'German Star of India' film award along with the delightful satire 'Eeb Allay Ooo!' by Prateek Vats, where a professional monkey defence service imitates the sounds of langur-monkeys so as to scare off the cheeky rhesus monkeys. Many Indians worship monkeys as a reincarnation of the monkey god Hanuman. They reverentially feed them, which makes the monkeys more and more cocky. Further contestants are the award--‐winning feature film 'Kumbalangi Nights' by Madhu C. Narayanan, a representative of the new, progressive and realistic Malayalam cinema, as well as the powerful and highly emotional feature film 'Uyare' by Manu Ashokan about a young woman who became the victim of an acid attack; traumatised, she still fulfils her dream of becoming a pilot. In 'A Holy Conspiracy' by Saibal Mitra, a dispute of faith is raging in a courtroom, having flared up at a Christian missionary school in the small town of Hillolgunj. It is about the biblical story of creation, Darwin's theory of evolution, and an ancient Vedic text that the Hindi government wants to anchor in the curriculum of the Christian mission school. The feature film jury includes German director and producer Frieder Schlaich, Indian filmmaker and LGBTQI+ activist Onir, and Céline Loop, producer of last year’s winning film 'Chippa'. Is electrity a social right or a commodity? The online edition of the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart also presents Anandana Kapur’s documentary about people in India stealing electricity by illegally acquiring connections or just not paying their bills. The film explores whether electricity is a social right or a commodity. Quite different is the documentary 'Patrick Goes to Bollywood', where filmmaker Patrick Ranz from Munich is trying to find a job in the Indian film business in front of the camera. Audience Favourite Geetanjali Thapa Returns to the Festival Screen In the short film category, audiences have a clever mix of highly topical issues to look forward to. One of them is the controversial citizenship law passed by the Modi government, defining the criteria for immigration to India and accused of discriminating against Muslims. 'Frayed Lines' by Priya Belliappa with actress Geetanjali Thapa, an IFFS 2018 audience favourite, is set on a coffee plantation in Kodagu where migrant worker Tabu finds a job after a 2000-mile odyssey. Like many people in India, Tabu has no birth certificate. According to the new law, there is no more space for her among the 1.4 billion people of India. The film by director Priya Belliappa wonders what is going on in the land of thousand languages and cultures. The short film programme also includes the 26-minute film 'Wig' by Atanu Mukherjee which takes audiences to the world of the Hijras, India’s third gender. In Mumbai, the paths of a single working woman and a transsexual sex worker cross. The film deals with prejudices against unmarried women who focus on their careers as well as a minority in the shadow of Indian mainstream. Pooja Gupte, a lecturer of the 'Making of Indian Cinema' master class at the16th IFFS in 2019, is the cinematographer of this short film which is directed by her husband Atanu Mukherjee. The film is presented in cooperation with Christopher Street Day Stuttgart. A Cinematic Tribute to Boxer Tom Molineaux Short film 'The Bare Knuckle Gentlemen' by Nishad Chaughule is about racism in boxing. It is a cinematic homage to the freed African American slave Tom Molineaux who became a celebrated professional boxer. Molineaux lived in London in the first half of the 19th century but was not inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame until 1997. Tarun Wadhwa’s '3rd Stanza' observes the dynamics of modern relationships. 'Apna Apna Andaz' by Avishkar Bhardwaj describes the exciting hunt for the thieves of a cinema ticket stolen from a young film fan. 'Don Jagatala Kavi' by Swapnil Vasant presents a poet living in two worlds. A classic father--‐son conflict: Rapa wants to write poetry but must work on his father’s farm. Anui Rawra’s 'Doorbeen Binocular' accompanies two street children in their struggle for happiness. 'Gulabi Lens - La Vie En Rose' by Saurabh Wakankar shows how a newly married couple discovers true love in their one‐room house in Mumbai. Star producer Shaan Vyas has directed the short film 'Natkhat' with Vidya P. Balan in the lead role, one of the Top Ten most popular Bollywood actresses in 2006. She plays a mother who teaches her son a valuable lesson against misogyny and patriarchy. Tenth Anniversary of the 'Short Takes' Film Competition The Festival programme also presents the three winning films of the 10th Short Takes competition in cooperation with pocket films. This year, winners cannot fly to Germany due to the pandemics. The three winning films are: 'Noor' by Kiran Nagdev (first prize), 'Nazariya' by Rishil (second prize), and 'Saturday Nights' by Shivadarshan Sable (third prize). In addition, Saameer Modi of pocket films has curated a section of five films for the Stuttgart short film programme, true to the motto ‘a glimmer of hope’. 'Good Morning Mumbai' and 'Tea Talks' The supporting programme also breaks new ground in the Festival’s online edition: 'Fridays for Future' activists from Mumbai, Delhi, and Stuttgart have their say in a ‘Tea Talk’. Popular Indian cinematographer Paramvir Singh, a lecturer of our new 'Making of Indian Cinema' series last year, will regularly report from our Festival Studio in Mumbai. In further 'Tea Talks', Indians document how they experience the corona pandemics at home, using the cameras of their mobile phones. They all praise the initiative of Filmbüro Baden--‐Württemberg, because an online edition of the Festival offers a way out of the cultural sector’s worldwide frozen state. Thanks to the Film Festival in Stuttgart, Indian films can be seen by audiences around the world. An Virtual Cinema with Box Office, Shop, and Screen For the first time, the website www.indian-filmfestival.com will turn into a cinema for audiences worldwide, with a foyer where a well‐priced Festival Pass can be bought for 4.99 EUR (all inclusive) and a shop selling products such as Indian puppets or Festival bags. Here, visitors to the site can also view free clips of the supporting programme. The centre of the Online Festival is the website’s digital cinema screen, where Festival Pass holders, using codes, can watch any of the available films anywhere, and whenever they like. “The Online Festival was created with a lot of passion. Audiences have a special, virtual cinema experience to look forward to, at an extremely favourable price and with an informative and entertaining supporting programme”, promises Festival Director Oliver Mahn. To visit the Festival and for programme information please go to: www.indian-filmfestival.com
  12. The Audiographer, or the Sound 'Head Of Department' is the guy many of us don't make an attempt to get to know better. Featuring Vinit D'Souza, Audiographer, Sound Recordist, Sound Designer par excellence. Amongst his scores of credits include the recent Pataal Lok, where he has also played a cameo, and movies like Drishyam, Umrika etc. #HumansOfDesiShoots
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