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    • Your ideal NX1 Settings
      Uprez it to 120 mbps in CBR (constant bitrate) 1440p then upload it. This will give you better results.
    • A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)
      Price is just enormous for a Sigma. I don't think this is what people are talking about at all when they request cine ART line, 

      I believe (just my assumption) people want just a modified version for friendly operation with the same superb optics, not custom-made super heavy-duty total cine rehouses that drive the price to multiple lens-costs. More like 50% increase in cost with corresponding mods.
    • Inogeni 4K HDMI to USB 3.0
      I work in all production scales and the best monitor I've ever laid an eye on is a 7" SmallHD model called Bright I believe. Just, perfect. Perfectly calibrated colours and luma all the panel is visible 100% clearly under harsh daylight, super large to nail focus and perfectly small lined peaking. Next in quality is the SmallHD 501 it's name I think, the little very-chunky -Iphone-like one. Perfect colour 5" display to put on any camera size and has the best user interface ever with that extremely neat swiping between luts with your finger. It solves the monitoring issue of all cameras if budget allows, ou can think of it as an integrated articulated LCD on top of the camera. Next is the Q7+ display, a beaut. Really accurate. Waay ahead of the Shogun screen even though it's 720p vs 1080p, even in pulling focus sharply and seeing detail. Odd. The shogun screen is extremely nice too if you're in a black room. Then I used the very low-end of the monitor world which is the VS-1/2, I have one somewhere and it really is a massively useful piece of gear to shoot video with. Not colour calibrated or best in wow-factor, has a sluggish old UI, but on my 60D/T2i/5D/7D/D5300 it was a major help to frame and focus and expose vs the internal micro-monitors fixed to the camera. Not pretty to look at but performs the monitoring job for low-end line uses. Then I got an Atomos Ninja Blade, which has an ever better and smaller form factor with a better display & UI so that Apurture one got left somewhere since then. I was going to buy a Ninja 2 but looking at the blade panel next to the ninja 2 and shogun sold me on the blade. Even better in feel than the shogun to my eyes and the ninja 2 is significantly inferior, yet also fine for framing/exposing/focusing cheap shoots vs the 3" fixed LCDs. Some of us do not need to see a colour accurate image when monitoring or a very high resolution display like the final output and just know how the camera's colours look and want to focus and expose (zebras/wf/falsec) and frame with a bigger display. It's not a grading monitor, some don't need to see a 100% accurate colour/res. representation of the final image. Just a monitor to see. The higher-end monitors are SUPER helpful and really make you immerse into the real final output but the very low-end are capable of ''monitoring'' on small productions. Very capable.

      My point is there's no need for Samsung/Apple/Microsoft to make their devices significantly bigger to implement an HDMI IN on their phones/tablets with the cooling system and dedicated encoding processors to make them usable for this use (tethered/plugged as none of these batteries would work) with scopes and all that complicated work, simply because there are good cheap monitors made with hardware and powering system (LP-E6 is very cool for ex) just for that purpose at a low cost that work. 

      Would I want my note 5 LCD to have a Micro-HDMI in that can be used perfectly for an hour+ with a charge and a scopes app? yes. Problem is the technology did not yet reach that ability to make field monitors that are usable with the size/thickness/power of my tiny note/iphone. It NEEDS bigger hardware components, 5x bigger at least vs a Note (in thickness) I want an SL1 sized 1DC too. The smallest current technology can go is the SmallHD 500 5" monitors, that's a sad hard fact for those got excited by this. 

      I tried getting the tablet to be streamed via otg cable from a Canon with an app, but even that overheated the Ipad and caused a ridiculous battery drain, and it's just the 720p low quality choppy signal Canons sends via USB to Canon Utility, runs max at 14-15fps. Not usable. I can't imagine what it will do if the signal is 1080p/4K 25/30p coming in the USB port, definitely over its power so will overheat and drain a full battery in minutes, dropping frames. hardware that it needs isn't there. Even the apurture VS-2 lowest-end monitor will be a MUCH better and cheaper device to perform this task vs this 400$ converter to an incapable small phone. It takes LP-E6s, runs long, has the focus aids/ histogram/punch-in/full fps display, just made for it. 
    • a7r II or a7s II? Question for the owners...
      Just about to get the a7s2 with metabones smart adapter and a set of Sigma ART primes. Anyone know how the auto focus performance will be? Quite fast auto focus for photos is essential. 
    • The Revenant - a documentary
      Paraphrase: Capitalism; we dig, dig, dig and kill every last resource... when will we realize that, in the end, we cannot eat money. That is going in the journal.