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  2. I've done some HLG tests with the caveat that I seem to be seeing this "video levels" interpretation issue with full range h.265s now in Resolve 16 (see my post above). So right now, my test is inconclusive even after rolling back to Resolve 15 to do a sanity check. However as a workaround I'm using the "full to legal" lut for now. What I did notice is that the metadata tags for the internally recorded HLG are: Color primaries : BT.2020 Transfer characteristics : HLG Matrix coefficients : BT.2020 non-constant For the externally recorded ProRes it's all BT.709 for those tags which is clearly incorrect. We weren't paying much attention to the Atomos setup so maybe there was a "HLG" switch on it that tells it to embed the correct metadata. I had also used Editready to convert F-log clips, and it fixed the problem I'm reporting about the incorrect video levels interpretation of h.265. Something interesting though is that if I convert the HLG h.265 to ProRes using EditReady, it preserves the metadata tags. It means the converted HLG doesn't match the Atomos recorded HLG. However I feel the recorded HLG is interpreted incorrectly by Resolve because of its incorrect metadata. So the EditReady converted HLG is probably correct, and it matches the h.265 once I add the "full to legal" lut to the h.265.
  3. Hey forumers! I posted a thread some time ago about the signal delay between my GH5 and Ninja V is too pronounced to be usable. Atomos have yet to recognize the fault is theirs and accept a return, so I'm looking at investing in an S1 or S1R to supplement my GH5. The interest was sparked the other day when I was shooting a food event and another videographer turned up with a Nikon Z6 with Ninja V attached which had a much lower delay and it just looked so lovely with the FF and low delay monitoring with the Ninja V. Now, those of you that own an S1/S1R and Ninja V, how are you experiencing the delay? If it's at GH5 levels it's a no-go for me, if it's as fast as the Z6 I saw the other day I will order an S1/S1R today. Thanks in advance!
  4. On YT since just three days ago... Quite sincerely, don't expect for NAB '20! LOL ; -)
  5. Keep an eye on your local listings! As a lot of people are getting rid of their old tungstens as they move over to LEDs. And they're too bulky/heavy to easily/effectively sell overseas so it is just going to get sold to locals who can pick it up
  6. Setting aside the 709 vs 601 issue, I've loaded the same Lazy Video Guy internal and external clips initially in Resolve 15 and I was able to get matching data levels when setting to full range. I then upgraded to Resolve 16 and now the h.265 clip comes in as video range when set to full. To get it to match the ProRes full range, I need to apply your "full to legal resolve" lut. I then downgraded to Resolve 15 to double check that it matches. Now I have the same issue as in the 16 beta, which makes me think there's an underlying library the got updated by the beta and did not get rolled back when I reinstalled 15. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had this issue.
  7. This is 8 bit or 10 bit from Atomos? I really like natural skin tones look.
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  9. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 16.1MP Digital On Ebay Camera Price: $339.99 Product Identifiers Brand Canon Model SX60 HS Product Key Features Optical Zoom 65x Battery Type Lithium-Ion Color Black Series Canon PowerShot Type Point & Shoot Connectivity HDMI Megapixels 16.1MP Dimensions Weight 22.9 Oz. Width 5in. Height 4.5in. Depth 3.6in. Additional Product Features Viewfinder Type Electronic Exterior Color Black Digital Zoom 65x MAX Video Resolution 1920x1080 Still Image Format Raw + JPEG Sensor Resolution 16.1MP Features Mini-Hdmi, HS System, Image Stabilization Camera Type Point & Shoot Display Type LCD Sensor Type Cmos Screen Size 3in. Light Sensitivity 100-3200 Viewfinder-Field Coverage 100% Additional Features Mini-Hdmi, HS System, Image Stabilization Display Size 3in. Supported Flash Memory SDXC Uhs-I Memory Card, microSD Card, SDHC Uhs-I Memory Card
  10. I would be too if I was security at a place that dead. I'm going to look into golden west hotel now. Thanks for the tip. .... just looked into it. That place is awful! Yikes. An asylum or jail cell. It definitely fits the role of either.
  11. Very very much sounds like they're using a Z Cam E2 inside it! 😉 https://www.nzcine.com/event-3365729
  12. This. I got my E2 earlier this week and it's fantastic. Still working out the rig and monitor situation though and haven't tried the audio yet but it has XLR in. No internal NDs or IBIS, but then as others have said, these aren't common on 'cinema cameras'
  13. Cool, I think I will upgrade to one of those @androidlad as it's a more elegant solution. The Swit, that's powered directly from the camera then? That would also cut down on a bit of weight (if the Swit with I presume internal battery is lighter than the Feelworld with external) and make for zero battery swaps on a full day shoot. Which would be great as one less thing to consider etc. OK, external battery or direct charge from external battery pack. Research + coffee 😀 Not sure it's worth a +200 upgrade at this time but a potential option there. Just bought a pair of Rode Wireless GO's and another OSMO Pocket so funds tight right now...
  14. People have discussions in these forums that's what they are for. I could care less if you think the S1 and Z6 are junk. But when people are looking for advice about investing in gear then the EOSHD should be great place to get information. I happen to like the S1 and Z6 based on research I've done and by owning the Z6. Both these cameras have the best video from a mirrorless camera to date outside of the BMP4K. Both the S1 and Z6 will be able to shoot 12 bit Raw and everyone knows or should know the advantage of 12 bit Raw. No one is forcing anyone to shoot Raw but it's there if you need it. If 12 bit Raw is not what you want both cameras can do 10 bit 4K 30fps with no crop. Both have great color science. Wha's not to like? Except the price. You should know you need a camera that can capture good color and you have to have a good quality base to start with. Do you think the Matrix was shot the way we see it? You argument destroys the concept that Arri color is preferred over the RED or that Canon has great color or that good color matters at all. Since when did good or great color become something to disagree with? Good color is the goal of every camera maker and cinematographer. The last video I posted was straight out of the Z6 and as flat as I wanted to shot. My "best representation of reality" argument" is based on any footage out of the BMP4K, C200, RED, Arri, etc - if you want to bake in a look then go ahead and go for it. No one on professional gigs work that way and all the examples are color graded choice anyone can chose to apply. I have said very little about my views on film making and actually I have said nothing about my views. I posted samples to show that the Z6 does not crush black levels like one guy claimed they did or that the Z6 gave everything a dark look. And this guy is very quite about crushed black levels and the Z6 isn't he? I don't need to shed any assumption on how any camera should perform for professional work. Cameras should have good color and dynamic range to start with. That's the best way to capture reality. Capturing reality is what film, photography, videos have done since they were invented. I also never said I have issue with graded looks or when they should be applied or used. Let everyone create the vision they want. And you make it sound like color balance is not that critical or needed. The very point of EOSHD pro color for Sony that he created was to improve color performance on those cameras. Your argument goes against the very foundation of EOSHD.
  15. I think I understand now. You think that everyone sees film-making like you do. This is a false assumption that you will hopefully shed over time. Here's a question for you - what's the point of colour grading? If the point of any cinema camera is to get the best representation of reality we can then why not just colour balance and then be done with it? Why is the teal/orange look popular? Why was The Matrix all green? Why do they still make B&W films. These are all exceptions to your "best representation of reality" argument. I couldn't care less about what camera is better than a GH5. I have said so many times - feel free to review my past posts. It sounds like there's a lot of emotion for you in the people who are saying things about the S1 or the Z6. Even if I called them both potatoes - why would you care?
  16. I thought this was a nice breakdown of the S1 with some comparisons against the GH5 and a7 iii. It looks like it would pair up well with a GH5 in a multi camera shoot.
  17. The Nikon doesn't shoot 10 bit internally or have even half of the video features of the GH5, and it currently doesn't have raw shooting and if and when it comes, you'll need an external recorder. The S1 also doesn't offer half of the shooting modes of the GH5 and I believe only offers one 10 bit internal record mode right now. It'll be more interesting to people when the V-log update becomes available. But that'll be then. The GH5 has been a workhorse for over two years with a proven set of features that are available right now. People shoot professional work with it now and have established workflows with it. They know what to expect from it and how to get their best work from it. In addition it still has almost no competition in the unique video features it packs into the body.. and yeah, it's over two years old. At its current price, it is still a great buy if you want to record 10 bit internal video with a built in stabilizer. Personally, I'm playing "wait and see" to observe what happens after the raw and v-log updates show up, but personally I'm more interested in seeing what the GH6 may offer. Not everyone needs or cares about shooting video in Vista Vision / full frame. And just because it's a flavor of the moment, doesn't mean it's actually necessary or better than micro four thirds. And the general observation by the community is that the smaller sensors like APSC and m43 get the cooler video features earlier than full frame competitors due to heat and sensor read times. Also, some of us REALLY hate rolling shutter and it's a more pronounced issue on full frame bodies. I could see possibly picking up a full frame and using it mostly in crop mode, but then I end up asking myself why bother when the camera I've owned for two years has more video modes and features. And in another year or so, there will be some new camera like the GH6 to grab our interest. I see you bought a Nikon Z6. It's a great camera-- go enjoy it. Pretty much every camera out there can deliver excellent results. But different people have different needs. I don't know why you are on this crusade to troll the GH5 thread and convince us that we need to sell our cameras. I'll end by just saying, if I was in the market for a new camera and buying into a new system, the Z6 and S1 would be very tempting and both look to be really exciting systems for someone new to the market. You really can't make a bad choice. For me, I have years of prior work experience going back to 10 bit Cineon files from the scanned film days. It's something I'm used to and really appreciate.... so I'd probably be much more drawn to a camera that recorded 10 bit internally. When I saw the GH5 was going to offer 10 bit log, Panasonic won me over, and I took a chance and bought it on day one. I've now come to love all the cool features it offers that I didn't even know I was missing, but now wouldn't want to do without them. Yeah, the color doesn't perfectly match an Alexa, and an Alexa doesn't perfectly match scanned film. But there are so many great choices out there we're spoiled with great options. 😎
  18. Anyone else shooting with the Z6? Since at least one guy said my video still was a photo, here's the video footage.
  19. The whole point of shooting with a RED or C200 or any cine camera is the best representation of reality as we can. Doesn't matter if you're shooting Log or not. The idea is for the important stuff you need good cine gear. Lots of misinformation being spread around about the new S1 and Z6 that were rumors started before the cameras were released that they would be better still cameras but not so good for video. Since we are in the "video forum" you see post daily were someone is asking how good this camera is vs another. For some reason telling someone that the GH5 is great for the money and the newer full frame cameras aren't any better is flat out not true. And that kind of comment will lead to someone buying the Gh5 in 2019, investing in m4/3 glass and making a mistake in the process. The BMP4K is better then the GH5 but that's not discussed either. Be a GH5 fan boy but don't point people in the wrong direction.
  20. interesting info all i know is this looks pretty darn good
  21. The Nikon Z6 is scheduled to get 12 bit Raw ProRes output to Atomos Ninja recorder. Where did you get your information? You have Nikon with this info and Atomos saying the same-thing. Where do you get that the Z6 might never get Raw? Here's the video that you claim is a photo. You must have more to say then that since you thought a video still was actually a photo. I will check out the 3 hour 1 minute Film Challenge - I didn't know it existed.
  22. kye

    what about s1?

    Absolutely. Remember that when you see footage from two different cameras you're also comparing the grading done on that footage, and unless they were both graded by the same world-class colourist then the grade of one is going to be better than the other one. People talk about the magic of colour science, but @Sage has proven that with enough dedication and skill the footage from the Alexa can be very effectively emulated with a much 'lesser' camera - the GH5.
  23. One thing I have learned from this forum and others, both across film-maker as well as professional colourist discussions, is that different people have different taste and associations. There is evidence to suggest that we heavily identify with the aesthetic that was to our taste during our teenage years according to a range of biological factors, including things like the levels of hormones burn in the neural pathways more strongly, etc. In this sense, many prefer film, which is medium/high resolution but low sharpness, high DR but variable in tint and saturation, etc. Getting an 8K camera will not be a step forwards for these folks, despite the fact it is objectively 'better'. The other thing to remember is that we are creating art, not doing scientific record-keeping, so the aesthetic lining up with the artists vision is the fidelity that is required, not fidelity to reality (unless reality is the artists vision..). I'm not particularly interested in shooting RAW but here's my counter-offer - why don't you come along and hang out in the 3 Hour 1 Minute Film Challenge thread where we try and look at all the aspects of film-making instead of SNR and bitrate. To paraphrase one of the guidelines of the challenge.... Publish in 720p - equipment shouldn't matter and if your film looks dull in 720 then 4K RAW will not save you
  24. The Z6 as of now Does NOT shoot Raw. It might Never shoot Raw. And and how many people even want to shit with Raw if it does. I really don't. Probably 3 people on here even use Raw. Even Mercer, if he shot ProRes LT, would be on his 5th episode of his movie by now. And the picture above is a Photo, not a frame grab. Last I knew this is a video site pretty much. Not hard in this day to figure out how to make a camera shoot Photos. Nikon sort of has been doing that for a few years. I could give a rats ass about photos. My phone can do that,and probably just about as good in decent to good light..
  25. You need to get up to date brother or your eyes checked. I said the S1 has a better image, color and quality then the GH5. Every GH5 owner that's tested the S1 has said this and videos online prove it. You say the same thing about every camera except eh GH5 and that is "that cameras not better then the GH5, hell I can get a used.........." - who cares what used piece of crap camera you can pick up. You haven't tested the S1 or the Z6 and both cameras will have 12 bit raw and both have better color and low light then the GH5. You can keep the scopes and meter and other feature because image quality wins at the end of the day. And here's SOC video still from 4K 30fps that has perfect color from the Z6. And it's clear you based your opinion pre-release rumor from haters. Why? I have no idea since it seem like you have tons of knowledge. I'm going to go post in the Raw Shooting Cameras section about the Z6. Do you wanna come along with your GH5? On man the GH5 doesn't shoot Raw. Never mind!
  26. Ok, I should clarify, I was taking past tense as my comment would suggest. Yes, while the cinema cameras (not all the cameras you mention would be classed as 'Cinema Cameras' but anyway.....) you mention do have internal ND's or the option to add single ND filters behind the lens, this is only starting to happen now so not sure you can expect all new cameras at the price points we are discussing here to have the same tech. Just to specify some of the cameras you mention: Alexa Mini, OK has internal Nd's but do you think the OP want's to use a 5 pin lemo breakout cable for audio. Sure buy a Wooden camera XLR module but the Alexa doesn't come with good audio in mind out of the box to suit the self shooter. Even with the Wooden Camera XLR module, I wouldn't want to be a solo shooter using an Alexa Mini and expecting to plug mic's straight into the camera and get great, usable audio other than for a scratch track. Alexa LF: You can place a single ND filter behind the lens but it is not as quick and easy to change like the filter wheel on a more broadcast oriented camera. Arri Amira: Arri designed this for a single operator. Not sure Arri market it as a Cinema camera but.... Sony F5, more aimed at the Broadcast market. It's a broadcast workhorse. Either way, I agree that it would be nice, but don't get angry when a company releases a 'Cinema Camera' and it doesn't have some of these features.
  27. What are your primary uses going to be? The size of the S1 is huge compared to the XT3 and the GH5. My preference is to have a small set up. The GH5 nails that for me. I just can't justify carrying it around. With that said, obviously you can get incredible images from the S1. That full frame really does deliver superior image quality. I do mostly handheld work, and the S1 just isn't ideal for that. Ultimately you just need to compare the benefits and negatives and choose which one best works for you.
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