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  2. Schoeps MiniCMIT Thoughts

    So as part of my plan to build a new indy filmmaking kit I recently picked up the Schoeps MiniCMIT. There are really not many review of this model. I thought it my pull dual duty use for both on camera and boom work. Are any of you using this mic? If so what are your thoughts? Also thinking about adding the Sound Devices 633 to round things out, but first I wanted to hear what the DMW-XLR1 pres sound like with this mic.
  3. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    Point granted to team Canon on that one. I like playing with our X-Pro2 we have in house, (takes lovely stills) but it can't really do the heavy lifting of a demanding video gig. I'd actually rather shoot video for a job with a 5DII than the X-Pro2. It's not the the Xpro2 wouldn't make a better image, because it does, but getting there is not reassuring. In my experience, Olympus (only recently) and Panasonic are also solid video shooter hybrids too. It's not really about squeaking out a little bit of extra IQ on many jobs/tasks I have, so I tend to fret about other stuff.
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  5. Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?

    Huh? I think I know what you are alluding to.... Art over tech? The constant evolution of technology, and this incessant need to attain the best that is offered in terms of technology meanwhile sacrificing art in the process. I guess so... I also think that you can't wait for that "unicorn" of a camera... Just use what you have to capture that idea in your head.
  6. Magic Lantern Raw Video

    @kidzrevil you better!
  7. GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    The "Blue" Update is out: Deeper, Richer Blues Smooth, Foregrounded Skintone Brighter, Richer Greens Adjusted Shadow Gamma Placement Core LogC: Tweaked Clipping Rolloff
  8. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    HDR is for raw HDMI out. Don't think we are getting that for video lol. The 4k timelapse mode is another indication that this is targeted firmly at the vloggers and is a nice feature. What I like about canon is how easy there cameras are to use - they may be late to the party but when their products arrive you know they will work properly and do the job.
  9. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    That I think too. Also wouldn't know who'd pick up a Canon G1X Mark III with something like that around... guess someone who really wants something with a big sensor and small footprint. Personally, I find there are better options out there though. Atleast with the M50 they're getting some things absolutely right for video/vlogger peepz: 4K, frontfacing vari-angle touchscreen (that's not blocked by an external microphone or tripod when mounted to one), dualpixel AF & microphone input. Still lacks sensor stabilization and probably some exposure/focus aids/overlays and more elaborate video specs. But atleast they're starting to get the basics right. Wonder about the price and what that 4K would actually look like... and/or how Canon decided to cripple it, I mean, it's Canon after all, they're the OG players in the segmentation game. Does say something about HDR output over HDMI... so... are they giving it an honest effort to close the gap with what the competition can do? Hum. We'll see. With any new camera release though... better not get your hopes up.
  10. Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?

  11. Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?

    @mkabi Am I wrong if it seems as recognition of convergencе? With fast tempo all of them are closer and closer in the field that we are interested, so... [...out of theme... I'm little bit worried what will be next to fuel selling-show that must go on? I'm afraid - further changing men's mind and taste to а plasticity of easy modeling consument state... further brainwashing of senses, thoughts and perception, aimed to further decline art as experience of initiation.]
  12. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    It looks to be everything a YouTuber could want/need. I think this thing will be tremendous on a light gimbal. I wonder how good the new autofocus is. It is an intriguing prospect. I wouldn't say it is just for begginers if they get the codec right.
  13. Introducing the Canon 400000000D

    I just want to know when Canon will release a camera that I can also toast food products with? And will it have a headphone jack so I can listen to how the toasting process sounds? Come on Canon, stop holding back on us.
  14. Favorite focal for Gimbal use

    @jonpais I'm glad if it so... 1000$ less temptation Personally and strangely - regarding curiosity - I yet had no chance to try 10.5.
  15. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    The bad thing with Canon M line, except the silly small native lens line up, is that no one expects much from firmware updates. I frequent Eos M forums, and that is a constant disappointment among users. They expect this camera to be the most advanced M camera ever (and probably is) and will be an instant hit with Youtubers.
  16. Favorite focal for Gimbal use

    Thanks for proving my point, @anonim.
  17. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    I believe the original eos-m was at a higher bitrate but I’m pretty sure the t2i was still at that 24mbps. Either way, the specs match other cameras in that price bracket... the GX80 1080p is pretty low and the 4K bitrate is the same. I don’t think this camera will be industry leading or anything but at least it should be in the same ballpark as the competitors... with a bigger sensor and DPAF. We’ll see. I had my hopes up for the M5 and was let down, so I don’t expect anything at this point.
  18. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    I figured that less information is being compressed. But then I started thinking about the DJI PP4 vs Mavic Pro - same compression but the bigger sensor was still better. Yeah, lets see.... I read somewhere it was 45mbps....
  19. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    Canon consumer/prosumer HD was 24 mbps (which was determined by the AVCHD spec), then it upped to 35 mbps around 2012 IIRC. It seems like they are using 35 mbps in most consumer products still (so far anyway), so it is probable that the M50 will use the same. It is not necessarily bad if the sensor is being oversampled though, for consumer type use it is sufficient for most purposes if you are shooting FHD. 35 mpbs is enough to eliminate most of the more obvious macroblocking in FHD output. The problem with Canon in the past mostly is that they did not oversample, so the FHD looked like 720p footage.
  20. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    C100mkII is 35Mbps also, and it is a S35 sensor. Bitrates don't mean much. The proof of the pudding is in the eating!
  21. Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?

    Good question, and I don't have the correct answer to it. Here is my half-assed answer, if you'd like to hear it. I feel that in the name of good video vs. cinematic video, that they are 2 different things.... and if you can manipulate the image enough, then you can manipulate the video to either side. The real question is... how much time do you want to spend and which side is good enough for you? Now, I also feel that all of them (Canon, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji, although Fuji just started) are trying to get the whole range: consumer, prosumer, hobbyist, enthusiast, independent filmaker, low-to-high end professionals. Cost and image is also a factor in this, but going back to "how much time do you want to spend and which side is good enough for you?" Do you really think a consumer, prosumer and may be even hobbyists, even care to spend time that much time? Then again, Canon has the best images straight out of camera (auto-everything right?). Now, the real questions - enthusiasts, filmmakers and the peeps above should be asking is whats good enough for the majority so that when they look at it, they will say "wow" now thats a good movie. Did anyone see 15:17 to Paris??? Its a Clint Eastwood movie... The contest/story was there, but he had to use the real peeps (bad actors) and who the hell was the DP? Who greenlighted it to be in theatres? This is one of those cases... Now back to your specific questions, I don't know who Fuji's target audience is with this camera... nor do I know Panasonic's or Sony's... But, ask yourself this... what spurred Canon's cinema line in the first place? It all started with the 5D mark 2 - instead of fueling that fire.... they threw water on it and said lookey over here... cinema line! XLR, built-in ND and everything video! Meanwhile.... Panasonic saw that and said.... holy shit!!! build that GH1 quick and push those video features.
  22. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    It is but I don't see how that would affect how efficient the codec compression is though?
  23. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    Not in North America. If you go to Best Buy, most TVs on display are 4K and at least 55". There are usually some smaller ones off in a corner that have lower resolution, but there are not many 1080p sets available in the sizes most popular with buyers. Maybe things are different in Europe. Not really. It is just a frame grab from 4K footage, at whatever sensor coverage that is.
  24. Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video

    The t2i’s 1080p is 24mbps.
  25. Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?

    @mkabi Aren’t Canon’s cinema cameras targeted at an entirely different filmmaker? Fuji aren’t going up against Canon, but against Sony and Panasonic, aren’t they?
  26. GH5s good enough for photos?

    Well... it is 10MP, so that CAN BE pretty skimpy for photos. One reason I have a hard time parting with my a6500 is because I shoot more stills than video and the ability to exploit all of those 24MP for cropping in is really nice. I can bring a couple of lightweight prime lenses on a hike and know that I can zoom in by cropping in. I have a phantom 3 advanced that shoots 12MP stills and I do feel very restricted when it comes to cropping those shots. My clients generally demand at least 3,000px across. The 12mp sensor of the Phantom 3 Advanced only gives me 4MP across. I am really tempted to get the GH5s, but I guess I would want to get the G9 for stills as well. And then I have to start buying lenses...
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