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Are we getting lazy with our production methods?

The fact that Plural Eyes has become an accepted form of production methodology makes me scratch my head. Singular Software makes a great product that does what it's advertised to do but the point is, why are we going in this direction? Professional cameras with professional audio features have been around for a long time. Timecode has been around for a long time. These work really well, and create less work in post. When I hear people say "don't worry about sync we'll fix it all in post with Plural Eyes" it makes me wonder if this race to the bottom is truly here. And this type of thing is not just happening on ultra low budget corporate shoots, this is happening on major commercials. So, I'm just not sure what we're doing. Yes, a Canon 5D is a small camera with a large chip and gets some nice looking footage. I get that part. But everything else about it screams workaround. That's what I'm struggling with. To me, the better approach is to continue to get the cameras smaller but only to the point where they can still have professional interfaces. The C300, Scarlet, and Epic are all examples of this, although I need to continue to test the C300's timecode functionality because it seems to have some issues.

Anyway, hopefully we'll all demand more from our tools and make sure to adhere to standards that help take the work out of workflow.

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