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  2. Oliver Daniel

    Z Cam E2 Cinematic Camera is US$33,880!

    This camera is not getting any flavour of RAW - I spoke to Jason Zhang at Z Cam about it. It is getting ProRes though, but not in 4k 120fps (H265 only).
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  4. zerocool22

    DJI Ronin S

    I read that you could also focus manual lenses with a add-on? But I dont seem to find this addon anywhere or the cost of it? Or did I read it wrong? As I dont use AF lenses.
  5. deezid

    Z Cam E2 Cinematic Camera is US$33,880!

    They could just implement CDNG with a higher compression ratio. That would bypass their internal processing, which is utter garbage according to the clips which have been released so far (and there's no setting to dial sharpening and nr down) and it works in Davinci Resolve or even others after conversion with tools like slimraw.
  6. Robert Collins

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    ....Or you could at least look it up....
  7. John Brawley

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    It costs millions. From what I've seen (first hand experience that is) at several companies it's a two year development cycle at minimum to make a camera. That's dozens of engineers. Many iterations of sensor fab customising alone. Not to mention the in-house development costs. And there's no such thing as off the shelf sensors. Just ask Apertus. They still haven't made a feasible camera after how many years ? JB
  8. I believe this will be good eventually, but I guess there need to be some software updates before this gets stable and shows the benefits. I see a lot of people buying RAW cameras, but fail to see that you need a iMac Pro (or high end PC) to run these things smoothly. If using FCPX, the cheapest thing is just to create proxies. The problem is that if you even are able to run the timeline with 4k, as soon as you start colour you footage you need more power. So even if people invest in the latest MacBook Pro model, one can easily get issues. You may need to create proxies anyway. That way I am happy with my iMac Pro. On the laptop I create proxies.
  9. Asmundma

    NAB 2018 sneak peak: Zoom F8n

    Hi, I have extensive experience with RME and had the rme 400 , now UFX II. The drivers in RME is rock solid and you can record with low latencey (the is now way the Zoom will be that stable). If you record music, the RME is the way to go as it much better for that purpose (DsP with EQ, compressor, auto level of recording, high impedance input for guitar, etc.) , recording video sound the F8n will do well. Sound Devices will benefit from analog limiter, slightly less noise.
  10. Attila Bakos

    Sony a7III Rumored to be Announced on February 26th

    Is it true that you can't use face detection when an external monitor is plugged in? Can anyone confirm?
  11. Axel

    DJI Ronin S

    You are right. A gimbal is just one tool among others to make shots stable. Particularly if the operator tries to show off, it gets boring.
  12. cantsin

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    ...and that makes the numbers worthless (sorry). Olympus is primarily a medical imaging company (holding, among others, 70% of the world's endoscope market), and these products have a high margin. For sure, their consumer products don't make these profits.
  13. IronFilm

    Z Cam E2 Cinematic Camera is US$33,880!

    The whispers I've heard is yes they will get it. And lots of newbie companies have got ProRes: AJA, BMD, etc
  14. IronFilm

    Sony FS700... worthwhile investment in 2016?

    Is funny looking back at this thread, as only two years later it dropped even further! To half or even a third of the price!
  15. Richard Remmerswaal

    EOSHD PROLOG ProColor -1 andEOSHD PROLOG ProColor +1

    Hello, I have a question about the EOSHD PROLOG ProColor -1 and EOSHD PROLOG ProColor +1 luts from my EOSHD-Pro-Color 3 Premium-Bundle. I use the Pro Log cinema for my Sony A6300. Just because I have more flexibility after. Now I want to reach the same color as the EOSHD Pro Color 3.0. Now in the Lut Pack I find EOSHD PROLOG ProColor -1 and EOSHD PROLOG ProColor +1. But not for a proper exposed footage. What I did in color finale is using both luts the -1 and the +1 lut together and both 50% than I created a new lut with color finale. Did I do the right thing or is there a better way to get the lut with a proper exposed footage. Last question why is there not a proper Pro Color 3 lut already in the library. Thank's in advance and greatings Richard
  16. Savannah Miller

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Rx100 doesn't have more tech, but it has a lot packed into a tiny body. Look at the zoom range of that lens. The internal ND filters, that pop up viewfinder. Crazy stuff for a tiny camera. There's a few things Blackmagic does not have that the Panny cameras do have, but largely I feel if Blackmagic had more experience building a smaller dslr/mirrorless form factor camera, then the Pocket would cost exactly the same AND have more features. Blackmagic didn't add a waveform monitor because they said it's very computationally expensive, and probably not worth the tradeoff when they can add other features. They probably also felt that anamorphic is seems pretty niche and if you really need it, they have other cams that can do it. Rotating screen they do not have, but not sure how easy it is to build a 5" rotating screen. They did take the easy route and use a display they know that people are happy with. Autofocus is the main thing that Blackmagic doesn't have. If they were able to add phase detect autofocus and used some of the newer Sony sensors, allowing higher ISO performance, they would steal more business from other manufacturers. In many ways this cam at least fixes some of the gripes that people have about blackmagic's being either too big and heavy or poor ISO range. The aggressive pricing of this camera and better ISO performance is a huge step in converting a lot of new people to Blackmagic.
  17. jonpais

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    right, they're a charity!
  18. zerocool22

    Wide angle protection

    Hello, I just bought a laowa 12mm lens. but it has no filter thread like most of the wide angle lenses. But I would really like to place an UV filter on it. (gonna shoot some action shots where some stuff could hit the lens, and want to avoid damage to he lens itself). I see that there exist some expensive big filter holders to place on the lens. But I am looking for something cheap if possible? Not sure if that exists honestly. Any idea's? Thanks!
  19. zerocool22

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Im guessing Blackmagic is not making a lot of profit on the pocket 4K cameras. I think they just want to take over the market and build their name up to the masses and in the meantime also converting users from Adobe to Resolve.
  20. Robert Collins

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Well here are a few numbers..... What does it cost to manufacture a camera? So here are Olympus's financials (admittedly for the whole company) Note that their gross margin is 'massively' high at 65%. Historically they used to breakout the gross margin for their cameras which was around 50%. To put that in perspective Apple's (a company that gets away with charging a lot for stuff) chugs along at around 38%. So manufacturing cameras - especially mirrorless which is just a bunch of chips on a motherboard - doesnt cost a lot (Nikon and Canon's gross margins are lower.) However, SG&A expenses are also incredibly high - these are largely fixed costs and so if you dont sell much they end up as high (Nikon and Canon's are a lot lower as a percentage.) When it comes to R&D, Olympus reports for 'imaging'.... 4bn yen (US$40m) which is around 6% of revenues (and Japanese Cos overstate R&D for taxation purposes.) And even US$40m isnt a lot... So if you take the Panasonic GH5s, I dont think there is a whole lot of cost or R&D. The sensor is made by Sony (and by most accounts) is an off the shelf security camera (Starvis) sensor. The shutter will be made by Nidec Copal, the EVF most probably by Epson etc... etc...
  21. Luke Mason

    Z Cam E2 Cinematic Camera is US$33,880!

    Not happening anytime soon, ProRes licensing from Apple could take years and they might be likely to reject Z Cam as it's not a well established brand.
  22. IronFilm

    Z Cam E2 Cinematic Camera is US$33,880!

    Yup, ProRes RAW is meant to be coming in the future for the Z Cam E2.
  23. IronFilm

    Is a Sony FS700 still worth buying in late 2018??

    Shogun original on eBay for US$700 ish maybe Yup!! No other reason why I'd be interested in the FS700 I don't do paid camera work often enough to justify more expensive cameras anyway. I eat ONLY meat. (sometimes, once did a meat only diet for a month straight)
  24. jonpais

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    are you saying the RX100 has more tech than the GH5? Does it have anamorphic mode, 10-bit internal, full HDMI out, the ability to save all settings to an SD card, waveform monitor, truly usable touch screen, fully articulating LCD, 4K 60p unlimited recording, and on and on? If the batcam had all the features of Sony, Panasonic or Fuji, it would cost in the same ballpark.
  25. Savannah Miller

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Does panasonic sell higher volumes than Blackmagic? The Rx100 series of cameras has tons of features packed into it, so I can see how development costs are high, but I do feel that the Panasonic cameras are just priced like everyone else, with higher pricing given to their better models. Blackmagic just prices things however they want, so you really see how cheap it is to build cameras. They priced this one at $1295, but if they could get it down to $1000, I'm almost certain they would. It does sort of put into perspective what stuff really costs, because this camera is basically an entirely new body design with a new type of sensor as well, with tons of PRO features as well. Blackmagic is the only company building cameras less than $2000 that license Prores inside of them.
  26. Hmm that is really interesting info. From Red's website. "REDCODE RAW (.R3D) is a proprietary file format that efficiently encodes measurements from a camera’s digital sensor in a way that maximizes post-production capabilities. It achieves this in part by storing each of the sensor’s color channels separately, prior to conversion into a full color image. Similar to the advantages that RAW files brought to stills photography, this improves control over white balance, exposure and grading in post-production. Furthermore, since such settings are appended to the file as metadata only, grading is completely non-destructive." And this Red Calculator. http://www.theblackandblue.com/2011/03/12/how-to-calculate-red-camera-data-rates/
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