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  2. Actually no contributor will get rewarded by this system, even the competitive ones. It is just a clever way for the company to rip off people who have focused their efforts on stock footage while giving them false perspective. All contributors reset to level 1 every January first, so even if your sales are over 25000 (this is impossible for a single individual and only companies are reaching numbers like this) your pay rate will get from 40% back to 15% when the next year begins. This means that you will need 25000 more sales to reach level 6 again from scratch. And these have to take place before June as you won’t see any real benefits if you reach those in December. The vast majority of SS contributors will never reach level 4 in order to see that 30% again on their consoles. This plan also encourages quantity over quality as you have to maintain a huge library to reach even level 4 before March. So their collection will get full of garbage sooner or later plus no one will decide to enter the market after this. These are not signs of a company that is trying to survive long term through a crisis. They just decided that this is the right time to redeem their success while ripping off the artists.
  3. Thanks! @FranciscoB how can I tell if the a7iii can create proxies? @tupp: -Keynote is a cute app and I find it helpful - not sure I can change video export settings but will check! -I probably will stick with Mac for ease of use etc. as my free time spent for work doesn't motivated me to learn/work with linux and creating my own machines. Granted this may be the most efficient i'm seeking most efficient with Apple's products available to me. -I appreciate your feedback but education has changed and my individual desire to provide more engaging content to my students doesn't represent anything other than attempting to be a part of a small group of teachers who use technology to reach our students. Chalkboards exist, I like them. Whiteboards exist, I like them better. Smartboards exist, I like them even better. -My 2015 macbook pro is not a T2 chip device
  4. There is a lot of unmotivated 'convinience' camera work out there today. I am making a 3 legged stand Tarkovsky would not use IBIS for a static shot Kubrick would not dump his Steadicam operator for a gimbal and drone. Some of the gimbal stuff is even worse than IBIS. Movement for the sake of it. No purpose. Tacky. Lazy.
  5. JurijTurnsek

    Sony ZV-1

    Ok, let me rephrase my statement: Is anyone expecting a cinematic image from a fixed zoom lens 1" camera combinatoin that has been around for ages and we all know exactly how it performs even before we see a sample video?
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  7. Elagabalus

    RED Komodo

    Komodo will only have REDCODE RAW HQ, MQ and LQ. See the link above.
  8. Remember it ? All the usual caveats of "absolutely not its final form" but thought I'd show a (very) rough glimpse of its (very) rough format. Things have been quiet on it publicly because as I said in the very original thread that what was first shown was merely a jumping off point and it pivoted into what is now a very different product. As you should now be able to guess from this image, it is doing something a little different and offers both AF-S and AF-C modes for, lets just say, more than one focus target The purpose of this thread, aside from the update to prove its not slid into Sony A7S-III territory, is to provide little updates on what is happening as we edge towards release of the actual product particularly as the previous thread is a bit defunct in terms of what its final form will now be. I'll put up some video samples soon, although @Andrew Reid has had some over the past month so should be able to vouch for it actually working I won't be getting too much into the detail about whats going on under the hood until later on and I will be doing a blog post with Andrew to provide more insight nearer the time of pre-orders which should be in August. FYI, the cables you can see are powering the PBC and not going to the camera so no camera mod is required ! So, for now, fire away if you have any questions if you have any interest in it but if you can please just keep it to general operational stuff.
  9. this is so true. I am avoiding using IBIS even on the GH5 jobs, BUT directors and producers look at me very weirdly when I ask a few seconds to open a tripod.. I know "big-ish" productions that do not include tripods anymore.. IBIS is a tool, and a cinematic "phrase", but it is not a panacea, it is not the "whole book".
  10. Cool article. One part that stood out to me was "During my initial tests I found that the Meike primes performed better optically in almost all areas." That's quite encouraging as the Veydras was optically excellent.
  11. rawshooter

    Sony ZV-1

    Of course you can get a cinematic image from a 1" sensor - just take the first-generation Blackmagic Pocket and the Digital Bolex. (Let alone analog Super 16mm cinematography which uses the same frame size as the sensor size of 1".)
  12. Elagabalus

    RED Komodo

    It will. http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?181847-The-First-Komodo-Out-in-the-Wild&p=1899979&viewfull=1#post1899979
  13. JurijTurnsek

    Sony ZV-1

    We are discussing a piece of camera gear and it was criticized for the "look" it produces. Is anyone expecting a cinematic image from a 1" sensor? There is a lot of content that does need anything more than this and you've probably watched without giving it a second thought. The tool should be evaluated in the context of its intended use.
  14. Log is a compressed representation of the sensor dynamic range. 14 EV with slog2/slog3 on paper. 8/10 bit image capture represents the resolution of this dynamic range. 4 times more gradiation with 10 bit recording. Log vs flat: if you under/overexpose your image without crushing/clipping, you can recover the image perfectly without any tonality or color issues with log recording (on paper...) but this is not possible with flat recording
  15. Yes I have, and thanks for the insight!
  16. Well, it's Leica. They probably won't feel like they need to answer anything. I've not had good experiences with Leica over the years nor have a number of photogs that I know. Quality control has been... lacking to say the least with many of their lenses I've gotten, to the point that I just don't bother with them anymore. Zeiss has some of the best lenses for less money and some of the best QC of anyone. They also aren't arrogant when you tell them there's a problem. Leica does make some of the finest lenses out there (if you get a good one) - like the Summicron 50/2 ASPH and their Leica S lenses are some of the finest lenses ever made, but boy... the QC issues and just overall flaws in some of their stuff are unacceptable at these price points. And it's been that way for a long time (Leica M8/M9 sensor corrosion, bottom plates cracking off on M9's, the list goes on). It's a shame because the SL2 is a DAMN nice looking camera and feels wonderful in the hand. Haven't used it more than an hour but it was a pleasure to use (didn't do any video).
  17. wobba

    Sony ZV-1

    You are aware that there's a considerable size difference between these cameras??
  18. It'll be good to know if the 1D X III stands up, because it'll inform the decision on the R5... So I have a 1D X Mark III on the way to test. Also having a big clear out. I think the SL2 may have to go if they can't fix it. £5300 is a lot for something that doesn't work properly. I have way too many cameras and time to get rid of the older ones that have fallen out of relevance and see what the Canon has to offer. My concern is that RAW file sizes in 8K are going to be a complete joke. I am concerned about rolling shutter. I am a bit hesitant over the low light performance too. The 4K/120p and IBIS are big attractions, but the 1D X III 4K/60p is a full pixel readout. The 120fps will be binned. And I have realised IBIS makes me a lazy shooter and I don't like the floaty look. I am going back to tripod work. The big dilemma is whether the GFX 100 justifies itself with the 1D X III around.
  19. If the files coming off of those devices are compressed, your machine (and NLE) has to continually uncompress those files on the fly, while applying effects and filters. It's a huge demand on the computer's resources. "Keynote?" That sounds like a cute Apple name for a presentation app. Make those clips uncompressed at a low bitrate. How long and how many are your video clips? Try creating proxies with a couple of files, and see how long it takes. If you have a lot of clips to convert to proxies, you could also build a cheap Linux box and batch render your proxies (with ffmpeg, handbrake, mencoder, etc.) to a fast SSD drive. Then, edit off of that SSD. That workflow might payoff if you are doing three videos a week. Evidently, teaching has changed dramatically since I attended school. You are making more videos per week than a lot of pros make in a month. If this is for teaching, why do you need 4K? Try reducing the resolution to HD and reduce the bitrate wherever possible. What happened to chalkboards? US $2100 for a small 2Ghz laptop with a 512 SSD?! Before dropping that kind of money for a laptop of questionable power/quality, I would look into streamlining your workflow, as suggested above. Again, with any MacBook (or any Mac) that has a T2 chip, make sure that secure boot is disabled.
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  21. Updating your computer will help. Transcoding files to prores will be beneficial, even if you maintain your current Mac. You could also buy a video recorder and get prores files externally. But the cost of the recorder and more ssds might not be worth it. The a7s II has proxy recording for 4k files. Maybe the a7iii has that function as well?
  22. Thanks @tupp I am using a combo of iPhone and Sona A7III video. Additionally, I am making videos from Keynote for animations etc and layering all of these clips sometimes picture in picture etc. I am just not sure if it will take a long time to create proxies if I am making anywhere from 1-3 videos a week, which is to support my job as a teacher. Apple has offered $480 for my 2015 MBP and I was looking at a 13" 2020 MBP 2 ghz, 32gb ram, 512 SSD for $2100 or $1600 after giftcard.
  23. Don't know much specifically about your gear, but merely using proxies should give a huge performance boost. Working with compressed camera files can slow things down to a crawl and cause discrepancies in effects and color grading. You shouldn't need high quality files until grading and rendering. Some graders transcode camera files to uncompressed and then work on them. Regardless, if you get a new MacBook, Louis Rossmann (who makes a living repairing MacBooks) warns folks to disable secure boot. If your current MacBook has a T2 chip, you should make sure that secure boot is disabled.
  24. Currently using a mid-2015 MBP 2.2 i7 w/ 16gb of ram. As soon as I add the videos to iMovie (moving to FCPX this week) and layer them with green screen or picture in picture/etc. the computer slows and sounds like a jet engine taking off. Not sure if creating proxies or upgrading new a 13" MBP 2020 model would be helpful. Also edit internally vs. external thoughts? I will be creating mostly 5-15m videos for educational purposes on a weekly basis. Thanks! 1. Stick w/ 2015 MBP 15" and use proxies with external HD or Internal? 2. Upgrade to 2020 MBP 13" and use regular files with external or internal?
  25. Mokara

    Sony ZV-1

    The counter argument to that is that cell phones use variable frame rates.
  26. Most cine camera are still EF or PL, beside there are no affordable and relatively compact cine primes made for super 35 on the market in those mounts. Yes there is Rokinon for EF but the built quality is terrible. ( the barrels get loose and you cant tighten them up because they are plastic.) Still lenses have terrible throw in the 24mm and wider focals, and are usually 2.8 I quite interested by a set that finally have a relatively fast and affordable 18mm .
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