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Offline Scott Burt

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So, you pay alot for tools...
« on: January 15, 2014, 07:18 PM »
Ever see a camera that costs over $35k?

I hadn't either.

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 07:23 PM »
It shoots RED; immediately expensive :)
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 07:24 PM »
It shoots RED; immediately expensive :)

You should have seen the rail system they can run this sucker on to create high speed high res zooms. Yikers.

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 07:35 PM »
I see them daily. A good steady cam rig, not including camera, can cost over $80 grand. Wood working tools are NOT the most expensive professional equipment out there.

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 07:36 PM »
I see them daily. A good steady cam rig, not including camera, can cost over $80 grand. Wood working tools are NOT the most expensive professional equipment out there.

Definitely helped put that all in perspective for me. I can't imagine buying a lens that cost $8k!

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 07:42 PM »
 umm……that kind of videos are you shooting when everyone clocks out for the day?    [tongue]   [tongue]

Or are you renting your shop out by the hour for the "special" production?   [big grin]   [tongue]

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 07:46 PM »
umm……that kind of videos are you shooting when everyone clocks out for the day?    [tongue]   [tongue]

Or are you renting your shop out by the hour for the "special" production?   [big grin]   [tongue]

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We never really clock out around here, and we rarely sleep.  [big grin]

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 07:54 PM »
Check out some of the rigs we used in total recall (2012) in this video.

Offline Jaybolishes

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 07:55 PM »
I studied video production at Norwich and the avid editing computer set ups were hundreds of thousands.  The beta cams were more than the digital ones I believe and without HD.  It's crazy how much these things cost, but you can shoot a heck of a good shot with only a $4000 camera.  That $35,000 jobber must have a few bells and whistles I bet.

Very cool ghost fist, that's amazing the tech in filming these days. Makes what learned in college look like preschool haha.
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 10:55 PM »
I see them daily. A good steady cam rig, not including camera, can cost over $80 grand. Wood working tools are NOT the most expensive professional equipment out there.

Definitely helped put that all in perspective for me. I can't imagine buying a lens that cost $8k!

In sports and action photography an $8k lens can be a deal. I'm Jonesing this one, justifying a Carvex with the Mrs was easy by comparison  [big grin] http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B7O31B8
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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 11:44 PM »
Just finished building a tall stand, soundproof enclosure, and exhaust system for a DLP video projector that cost in the neighborhood of 100k. 4k, 3D, 60fps.

Offline Paul G

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 12:13 AM »
In my other life I work in wine label printing, our prepress equipment and software set us back over 300k, and the pressroom is approaching 8 figures with presses, rewind and packaging equipment, etc. and we're a relatively small plant. The capital outlay to make quality labels is surprising to the uninitiated.
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 12:24 AM »
And a m8 of mine works in VLSI chip design and their simulation CAD licenses top 1M€/year per developer and still require a 500-core cluster to do the number crunching in the nights.

Not to mention manufacturing the prototype samples of high-speed ASIC chips. The prototypes cost on average 1M€/run and you get like 10-20 chips in a package for that.

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Offline Jalvis

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 11:02 AM »
Nice!  That reminds me of my Old Medium Format film camera.

Carpentry and Woodworking in the USA has very few barriers to entry.  If a guy spends $5k on tools he is more equipped for onsite work then almost anyone in my area.

The real investment is when you get into stationary shop equipment and dust collection.  Then $35k is a drop in the bucket.

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 11:08 AM »
I'm Jonesing this one, justifying a Carvex with the Mrs was easy by comparison  [big grin] http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B7O31B8

I really like the way it tells you you're 'saving' $3.00 off the price! What a bargain!!!  [eek] [blink]
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2014, 01:12 PM »
I see them daily. A good steady cam rig, not including camera, can cost over $80 grand. Wood working tools are NOT the most expensive professional equipment out there.


Still cameras can easily get up there too:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/893195-REG/Hasselblad_H5D_60_DSLR_Camera_With.html

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 06:47 PM »
You don't even have to go the Hasseblad route. 

Take a look at the offerings from Nikon & Canon.  Buy one of there good bodies or even entry level and some Lenses and  the $ add up very quickly.
Then you add bags, filters, tripods.... etc.



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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 10:04 PM »
Ever see a camera that costs over $35k?

I've got 11 on my broadcast truck, not counting special cameras, each 100k.  [big grin] Without glass [big grin]
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2014, 11:10 AM »
Hope you guys didn't get overspray on it.  [cool]
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2014, 05:00 AM »
I studied video production at Norwich

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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2014, 08:10 AM »
My brother is metal fabricator for hospital equipment all stainless steel. He would go and install his products in hospital testing labs sometimes where they do all their research with all the animals. They would have a lot of mice rats and rabbits. He would have get special clearance and key cards and go through sterilization rooms to get to the rooms where his work was He was told they would have years of research and a million dollars in a pair of mice. That is some expensive rodents.
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014, 02:51 PM »
my kid goes to school with the son of Don Henley of the Eagles.  I ran into him at a school function a few years ago and he told me they take over 20 Semi-s full of equipment for their tours.  That's a lot of equipment!  I asked how they get their stuff overseas for tours and he said they use a freighter.  Air Freight would cost $750,000!  It's all about the money... 
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Re: So, you pay alot for tools...
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2015, 08:41 PM »
Lenses alone for cameras used for Hollywood quality movies cost around $60k.

But if you want to talk about real big money... My uncle designed and built a plant to process titanium scrap. The project cost $125m. The company that hired him bought 80% of the free worlds scrap titanium at a time where literally it sat in piles the size of football fields, where no one knew  to do with it. The company made a profit of $3-4b after the titanium had been separated out from the scrap.

Oh ya the company had to pay a lot more than $125m though because they tried to use water from a river for cooling the electrical system, instead of the distilled water he told them to use. Basically they had to replace the whole electrical system, with lines running that were 4' diameter.