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EarlC's picture
Last seen: 7 months 1 week ago
Joined: 10/15/2008 - 1:15am
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This could fall in any one of a number of other topic titles, and certainly might become more of a "Making Losses" instead of "Making Profit" but I'm gonna put my wish/shopping list for 2010 up here. Some, if not all of it will be purchased by Dec. 31, and hopefully the remainder in 1st quarter 2011. At the current level of production work I'm getting, and have booked over the next several months, it is not ALL wishful thinking.

Two JVC GY-HM100 HD camcorders

Two Litepanels MicroPro units

Two Sennheiser MKE 400 and/or MKH 416-Pr8U3

Two Sennheiser wireless units in the 3000/5000 model series

One Manfrotto 468MGRC3 Head w/ 190XPROB sticks

One Disc Makers 15-unit portable CD/DVD burning rack

One of the BRAVO disk printing systems ??? or suitable heavy duty alternative for in-house printing

Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it (or most of it, well some of it, then again...)

Anyone else care to share, or debate or willing to volunteer donations to help make my wishes come true ;-)

Sorry about the poll, wanted to have one for tripods/heads/support, one for "other" and one for none, but settled for NOPE.


grinner's picture
Last seen: 6 years 11 months ago
Joined: 12/29/2007 - 2:56am

I'm gonna try not to aquire more overhead this year. My camera can't last much longer, I'm sure so a RED Scarlet may be in my near future.Same with the Avid. I'll milk it till it croaks then move on to a nice FCP suite.

I do want a wide angle lans adapter for the FX1 soon. The one I want is just a few hundred bucks so I may do that. There are some plgins I'd love to have right now but I don't have immediate demand to warrent spending money on something I'm looking forward to bidding farewell. I'll beef up the FCP sute to the max when I make the change.


composite1's picture
Last seen: 8 months 4 days ago
Joined: 12/11/2008 - 7:54pm
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I've bought a number of support items including a new laptop, a new monitor for the NLE, lights, portable studio items and a Sony clamshell. The last items I've ordered for now are a long overdue Blackmagic capture card and some HDMI cables (definitely not Monster!)

On the 'pending list' are items to assist with adding full tapeless acquisition to my existing tape based cams and and upgrades for CS5 Master Collection, Vegas 9 and Sound Forge 10.

On the 'wish list' is a couple of Zoom H4n's and one or two DSLR's. Despite the impressive low light capability of the D3, overall I'm sold on the Canon line. Right now I'm torn on whether to get a 7D or a 5DmkII. I ruled out the 1Dmk IV after seeing it in 'The Great Shootout' and though it's very good, I wasn't impressed enough to want to pay $5k just for 1 body.

I'm seriously leaning towards the 7D as it can shoot in 720p which can work with my GY200UB. But I really like the overall imagery the 5D and firmware controls that come out regularly. Unfortunately, going to DSLR will mean a whole new set of support gear to make a usable kit which means more money!

H.Wolfgang Porter, Composite Media Producer Dreaded Enterprises Unlimited, Inc. www.dreadedenterprises.com


XTR-91's picture
Last seen: 1 year 4 months ago
Joined: 12/06/2008 - 8:57pm

A small camera light (or basic lighting kit) to start off. Time and again I've thought about building my own out of LEDs, but then realized the better option may just be to purchase a set of quartz lights or LED mountable camera light.



pseudosafari's picture
Last seen: 7 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 01/19/2009 - 2:09am

I'm looking to upgrade some lighting. At the time of my voting above, so were 60% of the respondents, so I feel pretty good about that. From what I can tell, better lighting makes my stuff look a lot better. Other than that, I'm gonna work on my skills before I buy more stuff!