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  1. 2 points
    No it makes perfect sense. Going backwards (getting a great cam and sucking with everything else) is something that doesn't make sense.
  2. 2 points
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    I think that's just heat haze coming off the roads that's distorting the background. Mixed with YouTube compression it looks a bit mushy. The RX10 and D5300 are really very different cameras - almost complimentary. The RX10 is an always-with-you, ready to go, tiny ENG video camera with a nice image that with judicious editing can be cut with more filmic DSLR stuff. The D5300, like all DSLR's, is closer to the film aesthetic. Even if the RX10 has decent low light performance, with a fixed f2.8 lens and smaller sensor there is no way it is going to match the 5300 in that area. I agree that Andrew may have dismissed the D5300 a little early. If it really does improve on the low-light ability of the D5200 AND has 60p, well that is something unique in the (rather wide) price bracket. The closest I can think of off-hand is the C300 (though I'm not very up on my Sony ILC's)! I understand his frustration with the Nikon mount but all my glass, bar a 14mm Panny, is Nikon AIS so it's not an issue for me. I've made a personal decision not to get into the raw/prores race yet (at least until the cameras are a bit more user friendly and storage drops in price) but yes I understand why Andrew isn't so exited about the D5300 right now. Things move fast in this world. 11 months ago I was ready to drop £3000 on a 5D3, then the D5200 came out and for what is now around 1/6th the price of the 5D you get a comparable h264 image. Then ML RAW came along and the 5D3 is back on the table, fighting it out with the Pocket for the "best camera to waste your precious creative time getting frustrated with technology and obsessing over image quality with" award. I'm sure you know this, but the 5300 is very small (smallest Nikon DSLR) so that is a plus for your needs I think? It sounds to me like you're favouring the 5300 and that makes sense if you have some decent Nikon glass already. Bear in mind though that Panasonic cams can take nikon lenses with an adapter, and are small and definitively the best all-rounders (which also seems to be what you are after). The convenience of an EVF is a huge thing as well, particularly if you're concerned about size and don't want to use a loupe. If you really need 60p, I would look at the G6 - it's superb and perfectly good in low light (even better with a speed booster). If you need superb low-light, the 5200 is still amazing even with the FPN. If you NEED both 60p and low light then the 5300 is your only camera I think. Personally I would never buy the RX10 as my only/main camera - I'd feel very restricted for the kind of work I do (more arty than pure run&gun). If the banding on the D5300 really is improved, and it's not a completely new sensor with some other weird quirks, I'll buy it. With 60p also, it will hopefully keep me happy me until high-bitrate cameras are a bit more evolved and 1TB SSD's don't require a second mortgage. :)
  3. 1 point
    I guys i been going through my huge collection of videos that i keep for inspiration came across this video shoot on 60d and 35mm and 100mm lens that always inspire me to be better. I know raw is cool right now but i believe no about of raw and cc can replace bad story line or video that was shoot bad you know cam movement and framing. I have my black magic 2.5k still in he box not open, wont open it until i do few more project with 60d,
  4. 1 point
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    Andrew I'm surprised you're suggesting the RX10 as a D5300 alternative. I refute it thus: The D5300 is not simply a D5200 with 60p. It looks like it has improved on the low-light performance of the 5200, which makes it a beast in this price bracket. Plus without the banding and with a higher bit rate, the footage looks quite gradeable (certainly lending itself to a flat picture style more than the D5200). I am not going to buy the D5300 because it shoots 60p - I don't need slow-mo that badly. If I do buy it, it will be because it is a genuine improvement on the D5200. Remember the dismissive reception the 5D3 got when it first came out? The D5200 is a great camera, but it has some issues. The 5300 looks like it has ironed out those issues. I understand that talking about the gradeability of H264 has been eclipsed into near darkness by much more exciting codecs, and that the Nikon mount is restrictive. But combined with the wide availability of cheap, fast second-hand AIS glass, this camera could be a very solid budget option - particularly for people wanting a low light camera. 60p is just a bonus. :)
  5. 1 point
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    Not enough D5300 sample videos to decide!
  6. 1 point
    liork

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    Not enough RX10 sample videos to decide.
  7. 1 point
    At least it squeezes the image and flares nicely :) Oval bokeh might be there, if you shoot close enough. I recall there is a kickstarter on anamorphic adapter before...
  8. 1 point
    It is, yes... but i'd hate to think there are people sat here thinking they need 4K, 14 stops DR, raw etc before they can actually go out and do something cool. I'm still making money off stuff I shot on HVX200..... there will always be something better, a new spec to drool over... But don't waste your life waiting. Go Do
  9. 1 point
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    So I've lifted the shadows of Cameralabs' ISO-1600 video test of the D5300. I'm no expert at this sort of thing and the video is not perfect subject matter (a higher ISO shot with more extensive and evenly spread shadow/dark ares would be best), but I'm not seeing any banding at all. My first reaction after lifting the shadows, which hadn't even occurred to me before, was that for H264 the footage looks very gradeable (unlike the 5200 which had to be shot with a standard picture style to avoid banding). This may also be helped by the new higher bit-rate. If I'm right, for me this definitively makes the D5300 worth the premium on the D5200. I hope I am right! Before I lifted the shadows: After I lifted the shadows: Cameralabs' D5300 review: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D5300/
  10. 1 point
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    I haven't looked into the pcm-m10 that closely, but the SX1000 is considerably smaller (my main criteria) and I read on at least one forum that audio quality is near-identical. As I have the R26 for critical stuff, I just wanted something small for a wired lav and to always have in my bag - it seemed good enough. ​Will let you know how I get on with it ...
  11. 1 point
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    The preamps are probably so rubbish they didn't think it was worth it! Though the G6 hasn't got a headphone jack and its audio is quite useable. I use a Roland R26 for clean audio, but it's huge so for everyday use I've ordered a Sony ICDSX1000 which is tiny (smaller than Zoom H1). It's an update of the recorder Brandon Li uses for his wired lav setup. No XLR but supposedly decent preamps and onboard mics. Hopefully it'll complement the 5300 ok ... The funny thing about this thread is it's making me feel like you, me and possibly 1-2 others are the only people in the whole world interested in the D5300 for video :lol:
  12. 1 point
    Guest

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    Cameralabs have posted their review, including decent video section (most informative I've seen so far): http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D5300/ I just chatted to Gordon Laing on Vimeo and he says he's going to add some high-ISO (above 1600) video tests to the review soon.
  13. 1 point
    Looks to me like the anamorphic is rotating for some reason.
  14. 1 point
    Check out this guys stuff: It's quite beautiful. vimeo.com/kendyty Almost all of it done with the Canon 550D. Clearly he knows the real secret: good looking girls and moody lighting. :P
  15. 1 point
    Axel

    Its not always about latest and greatest

    I didn't get this the last time. You didn't set 'crap-o-vision' between quotation marks. Tell me you meant it at least ironic. Or is this indeed the 'latest&greatest'-forum, hyping only today's 'nerd-o-vision', which trivially becomes tomorrow's 'crap-o-vision'? I am the last person here who is against quality, and I always said that resolution was about quantity (size, actually) and that we needed to pay attention to colors and tones. But a better technical quality means nothing if there never is a creative use of it other than posting more landscapes and flowers. You will know them by their fruits. By their cats, dogs and front gardens. Basic instinct. Simple, primitive. Reminds me of a girl we met when shooting a music video. She was strikingly beautiful. I made the remark. My friend said, but she is thick as a brick. I said, remember, she's only seventeen. He asked, do you mean she will ripen? Another truism: You can't f*ck inner values. We all judge a book by it's cover. But we judge differently. If the title font is veeery big, embossed and gold and if there is a sticker beneath it shouting best novel of the year, I know it's a barbecue igniter.
  16. 1 point
    The video in the OP is lovely looking. But they went to a lot of effort with the locations, crew, rigging, camera movement, light, makeup, costumes, props, organisation, logistics, ideas, direction, cinematography, distribution...   Yet shot it in crap-o-vision with a 60D. It doesn't make any sense.   I must say they played to the strengths of the camera very well and avoided any nastiness and the low-fi grade does help but imagine the extra impact those frankly amazing visuals would have had with a better camera.
  17. 1 point
    Julian

    New Nikon D5300 with Expeed 4

    Max recording time could be related to the sensor heating up.
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