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  2. @heart0less Interesting. I've heard good things about the X-T3 and X-T4. I love the Sony A7III but notice when I push the colors in post the 8-bit image breaks apart. I enjoy color grading. Also, I would like the 60+ fps to be at a higher resolution I enjoy speed-ramping footage - Sample What I like about the Sony A7III is that I can take some really great photos with it. I mostly edit for work, but do video projects on the side (paid and unpaid) I shoot about 70 videography / 30 photography. Why the ZCAM? - Other than the colorful specs and resolutions, I really like the form factor. Yes, Cons are - No IBIS, AF isn't the best ; and those are things that I use on the Sony sometimes. Lately, I've been shooting anamorphic with vintage manual lenses so the AF doesn't bother me as much. Here is a sample of the Sensor Resolution Ratios
  3. noone

    Low light

    Tricky! Below 12800/25600 probably better going with a more recent FF camera like the A7iii or Nikon Z6 now. Above 25600 the A7s cameras MIGHT still be better than others but the difference is still not going to be huge I think now and only at 80,000 and up would there still be bigger difference (and mainly in dynamic range more than anything). The thing wth the A7s cameras is they ramp down in DR is a lot more gentle than just about all other cameras and many just seem to drop of a cliff though at different points (more so with older cameras). The many issues of the A7s cameras probably mean time for something else now for the vast majority of people.. If your shooting involves stars, run (do not walk) away from Sony and stareater. Now, having said that, my A7s first version second copy will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands unless it dies first and i get a third A7s.
  4. Before we conclude how bad the 1DX III is, at the moment no other FF camera offers 5.5k 60p to start with. None. And the R5 will not sample 5.5k at 60p, so AF will be enabled in all 8K or 4K recording modes as stated. It is likely to be more like a Panasonic S1R or Leica SL2, e.g. not the most detailed, but very good rolling shutter in 60p (30p is still in question). There will be a mountain of recording options to reduce the file sizes, and external 4K Prores recording will be supported as well.
  5. It has arrived. Found another quirk. Max 1/4000 shutter in video mode. No shooting wide open outdoors without NDs. It is rare for an electronic shutter to have such a low maximum speed. Usually it is 1/8000 or even 1/16000. Ideally I don't want to use NDs for the 180 degree look and prefer to add that in post with the Resolve motion blur tools. Oh well can't have everything I suppose. So far the gut feeling is the GFX 100 and X-T4 are better for video, but I've yet to see the images from the 1DX3. The CFexpress card is coming tomorrow.
  6. The digital IS and careful camera work helps. Otherwise there is nothing you can do but lose AF and shoot 60p, or lose full frame and shoot 60p with AF. It is a clear indication of what the EOS R5 8K will be like. Massive RS. AF quirks. Huge file sizes.
  7. In the future digital will be so far gone... so far manipulated with computational photography... that documentary filmmakers will use film, to prove what they shot was real. Digital cameras are going to be reality distortion fields. The archival of so much digital data is still an ever present challenge for such large file sizes. If you shot everything at 2400Mbit/s you should add a zero to the cost of your camera.
  8. Waveform is expensive in cpu cycles zebra is fairly easy so yes it could be added the problem is that canon rarely add features in future firmware updates although lately they are getting a bit better... see 24p even on entry level like m6 II etc..
  9. The R5 will have zebra included, it was shown in a product video (probably not the other two) so in theory they could add that to the 1DX III with a firmware update as well.
  10. I even tried to put in MF to see if the RS improves.... that would have been possible imo........ I tend to guess that both image and dpaf pixels are read at the same time.... so if you skip the dpaf is faster.
  11. bjohn

    Low light

    See this piece on the Z6 (for astrophotography, not video, but it'll give you an idea): https://amazingsky.net/2019/04/30/testing-the-nikon-z6-for-astrophotography/ There are lots of examples online and reviews of the Z6 low-light video performance as well.
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  13. Only thing that comes to mind is you might not have the latest version of XtoCC (formerly Xto7). I don't use it often, but there are improvements/bug fixes on a monthly basis. Other than that, I'm not aware of any conversion tools that take FCPXMLs and create "regular" XMLs.... On the other hand Resolve can take FCPXMLs directly, no conversion needed. So you might have better luck going that route...
  14. Snowfun

    Low light

    https://www.mzed.com/courses/canon-c200 (it’s a paid piece although some of it might also be available elsewhere). Bloom’s piece is on Vimeo (C200 low light test or similar) Thanks for the steer.
  15. I'm assuming you've already tried to export his timeline as an final cut XML?
  16. Haven't they made that lazer/ crystal cube tech now? Don't remember what it's called, but it's far less volatile than film, pretty sure that's what's next.
  17. Michi

    Low light

    I wonder what footage you refer to. Can you share a link? In my experience, the C200 is not really a lowlight camera. I fairly often shoot Concerts with a rather slow 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 lens and ISO6400 is the absolute maximum I'd go with the C200 in XF-AFC or mp4, and you can already see quite a bit noise at ISO6400. Also since it's only 8bit you risk having banding in underexposed regions of your shot. RAW solves the banding problems but is a lot noisier than the compressed formats and requires noise reduction very fast (especially if you want to lift the shadows just a little bit). For capturing aurora borealis I'd say there are probably better cameras as the C200...
  18. Snowfun

    Low light

    I film the aurora borealis so everything else is secondary to low light performance. I have used a P4k at iso 25k and 6fps 360 degrees and the images are good but they are timelapse and in that sense inferior to those from my A7S (which I stupidly sold anticipating the A7S3 last year). (P4K) (A7S) Yes, I’d like to improve 101 things about the Sony but if it still has the best low light performance then those things can be overlooked.
  19. bjohn

    Low light

    The Sigma fp and Nikon Z6 also have decent low-light performance. I would think most of the so-called "full frame" 4K cameras will be good in that department; if it were me I wouldn't only be looking at low light but also the color science, ergonomics, stabilization, and other features...it's the whole package that matters, as Mr. Freeze points out above.
  20. It may be DPAF related yes. But seems odd that DPAF works fine in crop mode at 4K/60. Why not in full frame? Even if they have to disabled it so that it only covers the centre 80% of the chip, so less DPAF data to process, it would have been better than disabling it outright or forcing us into the slow lane.
  21. sh1 6k is around 28ms or so? Nothing too shocking for 5.5k FF..... it seems that DPAF slows down the scanning of the sensor. C500 II FF is really good at 16ms even with DPAF
  22. Mr. Freeze

    Low light

    Depends, I guess. Do you want to film in the dark, or simply have scenes with less bright lights? As long as you can control the lightsources the way you want, you don´t necessarily need a A7Sii. I myself use Blackmagic-Cameras ever since the first pocket camera was released. The Pocket 4k/6k for examp offer great lowlight capabilities. But Panasonic, Fuji and Canon offer great ISO-performance too. Maybe take a look at some out-of-camera-Samples and see, whether the codec, format and colorscience is what you´re looking for.
  23. After firmware 2.0 I see less reasons to do so. Would love some more less cropped high frame rate options. Overall 2.0 is quite impressive for V-Log. Magenta tint seems gone Orange/yellow lights won't burst into noise anymore Sharpening seems to be turned off Noise reduction -1 fixes the motion related issues, also much nicer grain pattern which matches the framerate (temporal NR seems to be gone entirely) Here's a small test I did for an upcoming music video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pUW5itKQn2Jjz1pqkqh4sPxB-IgnOWgE/view?usp=sharing
  24. I am pretty shocked by the rolling shutter behaviour reported by Slashcam. 16ms in 4K/60p 32ms in 4K/24p What a mess Canon! 32ms is completely unacceptable. It's worse than an A6500.
  25. On crop the RS is very good <16 even at 24,25,30 and the video quality is still very good much much better than M6II (I have this one too)
  26. I'll do a proper post but for now here it is (obviously in a "project" housing) surrounded by clues. There is a bluetooth element to it. There is a single presenter/operator element to it. There is a control per feature element to it. There is certainly a customisable element to it. There is a no need to bring a computer element to it. There is also an optional expansion element to it. The main clue of its purpose is actually the Araldite ....
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