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  1. 8 points
    Chris Oh

    Living frugally...

    Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/videography/comments/6j535x/i_made_a_dank_meme original source: https://tapas.io/episode/277406
  2. 2 points
    Custom single focus test 35NAP 2-2
  3. 2 points
    BTM_Pix

    Any feedback from Fuji X-T2 users?

    No, it exists mainly in the dry box now Ties in with the other thread on a different level really about there no point something having 20% better image quality if its 100% more difficult to shoot with. I think thats why the X-T20 might be the decent compromise for people after the image quality of the X-T2 with more of the form factor of the G7/G80 sort of camera.
  4. 2 points
    jonpais

    Any feedback from Fuji X-T2 users?

    I would pick the X-T2 hands down, however?image quality doesn't exist in a vacuum.
  5. 2 points
    mercer

    No Joke - RAW 4K on the 5D Mark III

    Looks great. That little extra resolution is nice. Somebody wrote a while back that 5D3 ML Raw just makes them smile... and it's so true.
  6. 2 points
    SigurdW

    No Joke - RAW 4K on the 5D Mark III

    Finally managed to get my head around processing crop_rec material, so did a small test at around 2.7K mastered in 3.4K Anamorphic Setup: 5D3 Helios 44M Bolex-Anamorphot 32/16/1.5x Graded using @hyalinejim Kodak Ektar 100D TWISTED lut (Thanks!!).
  7. 2 points
    Yes, there's much more of it in the shadows I'm awaiting the session capture from an old firmware GH4 to finally extinguish everyone's hopes of it being doable.
  8. 2 points
    I am not impressed at all from such videos. Most of us we would be able to do something similar if we had the time and money to be in the right spots in Patagonia for a couple of weeks. The epic music, without anything happen at all is lame too. Planet Earth I in blue ray is a great achievement in my opinion with the story being King (as it should) and sight and sound follow (as it must) - Planet Earth number II, not so great, even better technically, newer cameras and the such, not that great story wise.
  9. 2 points
    Size and less interference with cables, cage, etc. And for street shooting a flip screen is awesome. People think you are fiddling with a menu while taking their picture. A fully articulated is more "Hey look at me, I have a camera!"
  10. 2 points
    enny

    Is 8K too much?

    I don't think we will ever watch films in VR well i don't i will just not the same experience human are social animals we like to watch film together be together and in my experience with VR is solitary experience and lets not forget that 20% of population cant handle VR motion sickness if VR ever takes off it will be in Games, architectural design and real estate. And watching thing in 8k that is few cm from your eyes i see lots of problems mentally and physically. PS turning your head around in 360 watching Jurassic park looking for dinosaurs looking up and down and shit i just don't see it. Unless you like to see Jeff in 8k 360 up close and personal
  11. 2 points
    The 4k image is god damn superb. Some people love the retro controls, others think its a bit too fiddly.
  12. 2 points
    How do you define creativity though? Yes, if you film street photography style footage, a GH5 will offer more creative freedom than a fully rigged Arri. If you are filming from a camera mount on a snowboard, then the GoPro will offer more creative freedom than a GH5 If you are filming fast moving skaters, then a DJI Osmo will offer more creative freedom than a GoPro If you are filming the aurora, then a Sony a7s ii will offer more creative freedom than an DJI Osmo If you are filming music video, a C200 will offer more creative freedom than an A7s ii and on and on..... There is no one camera that offers more creativity for every type of filming.
  13. 1 point
    I'd rather watch a David Lynch film shot on DV over anything made by anyone on this board. But that's just my opinion.
  14. 1 point
    I was filming with a 5D mkII, 7D and a t2i at that time. Because I needed to do double focusing, and since t2i is lighter, thats why I use it with the anamorphic lens.
  15. 1 point
    HockeyFan12

    DIY Film Look

    The last feature I was on that shot 35mm had a very low shooting ratio, got a killer deal from Kodak, and used horrible low quality scans. I think the added cost of shooting film (despite a virtually free camera) was nearly $200k. This was the ABSOLUTE cheapest deal around at the time, and prices have gone up. I just can't figure out how you're shooting that cheaply. They also shot with a digital b cam for a pretty substantial part of the shoot. I find lab fees and scans significantly more expensive than film stock if you want high quality 2k scans. What labs are you using that will develop and 2k scan 400 feet of 16mm for $200? I've yet to find any but every time I budgeted it out shooting on 16mm adds at least a few thousand dollars to the budget for a 10-minute short, and maybe much more. I agree having a digital b cam is smart. That said, for a short film, a few thousand dollars is not much, but difficult to stomach when it's all out of pocket and with no hope of a financial return.
  16. 1 point
    Hans Punk

    Is 8K too much?

    ...saying that, the example video does look a bit distracting, mainly because the detail is being combined with very deep depth of field, causing a bit of 'sensory overload' - especially when subjects have vivid colour. I'm also not sure how many actors and actresses will appreciate every pour of their skin being revealed in a closeup at 8k, they complain enough as it is at 4K which is why digital makeup has become a very common thing these days. My guess is that by the time affordable 8k consumer cameras become common place, I suspect the actual resolving resolution will be closer to 4K after broadcast/streaming compression takes its toll, not to mention whatever tricks the camera is doing at source to quickly write to compact media. For now, Red seem to be getting it working pretty well. Mark Toia seems to describe the advantages of 8k as a capture format quite nicely (even though it's a bit of a sales pitch)..
  17. 1 point
    @Kisaha The main attraction in this video is the beautiful girl singing...Not gardens and flowers... What i mean with my post above, is that real content ( and not test footage ) will ALWAYS get more audience than "made for pixel criticism" videos. And that's the main point: whereever you are an artist without any financial interest, or an pro who makes a living out of his video work, nowadays you need an interested audience. And as already said, there will always be a vast audience for beautiful and informative landscape and travel videos ("Patagonia 4k"). Same for music videos with such a beautiful singer as in your video... Try to get 0,5 Million views for a video containing test footage from a XYZ camera - full of flowers, leafs, tree trunk, etc..No go...
  18. 1 point
    Hans Punk

    Is 8K too much?

    Shooting 8k is not too much. 8k and beyond has/will become more and more necessary for movies that involve heavy visual effects. Being able to work with high resolution plates that have the headroom to allow re-positions and the overall detail boost for blue/green screen work is a huge advantage. When 8k live action is inter-cut with CG characters, the 8k footage (often down-scaled considerably) now matches the resolved detail that CG characters and environments can have (because they do not have to be 'captured' photographically). Traditional techniques of lightly degrading/softening the CG image to match the live action plates is becoming less of a thing when shooting higher resolution 'cleaner' live action elements. 8k is also a no-brainier when it comes to being an attractive acquisition format for archive purposes, it will have a longer shelf life in regards to being compatible with ever-evolving displays and projection systems whenever the 'negative' needs to be revisited. All of the above has a recent real-world example....Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Back in the day, Vista Vision format was often employed for effects shots that required optical compositing and many passes through the printer would cause generation loss. Once the larger format of Vista Vision optical composite was down-scaled and printed to 35mm, the grain was effectively reduced to a regular size (or smaller) and the generation loss of detail was no longer apparent since the reduction to 35mm was effectively returning full resolution to that smaller format. ILM were the most famous users of this technique and that is why they became the best in the business...providing the best quality optical composites for effects shots in films. Although we no longer have optical compositing generation loss to deal with, shooting larger format at 8k+ still has many of the advantages that these old optical tricks gave. The effect of reduction/downscale alone to a lower resolution gives a massive improvement to perceived sharpness, as well as huge reduction in noise - since any noise artifacts are literally shrunk. I remember when people were asking if upgrading to HD cameras was overkill...how quickly we forget. 4K down-scaled for HD/2K delivery works great, since compression and noise artifacts from footage is visually reduced, So 8k down-scaled to 4/2k projection makes particular sense in this regard. Consumer 4k cameras often have so much in-camera compression applied to get to that resolution, that the image suffers until down-scaled to HD anyway, which is why a solid HD camera with good picture and colour, often trumps a 4k camera, in terms of delivering a pleasing image. So, shooting cat videos in 8k at home might be too much (unless it is really cute) , but there is an increasing need out there for 8 -16k cameras out there for film production that require visual effect integration...last time I checked, that accounts for most Hollywood releases for the past 25-30 years.
  19. 1 point
    odie

    Living frugally...

    i have holes in my sneakers but bought a super 16mm camera and 5 rolls of kodak..(cheap but not that cheap)
  20. 1 point
    @Arikhan I don't disagree, I just said something else. Anyways, click farms are still going large. this is made by one of the production companies I work most, half a day shooting, couldn't even afford me for the day, a lot of gardens and flowers almost 27.000.000 views (which is amazing for Greece), so what?
  21. 1 point
    Inazuma

    Any feedback from Fuji X-T2 users?

    You mean lock settings?? That is assignable
  22. 1 point
    enny

    Living frugally...

    Yeah my wife is like you are the only member of the family that looks like a homeless man you spend money on gear BUY SOME DECENT PANTS. I am like WOMEN WHO NEEDS PANTS?
  23. 1 point
    Recommended wide glass
  24. 1 point
    no_connection

    Audio Software

    Reaper http://www.reaper.fm/ best one hands down, or up, your choice
  25. 1 point
    man im a hot mess tonight i meant red helium. you KNOW!! these names are amazing whats next anyway, i challenge you to watch the video below on a 1080p screen in 4k or above res on youtube and tell me that youre used to seeing 1080 video with such clarity sorry about multiple ZG like posts
  26. 1 point
    100% true ? with my rx10ii, i was actually doing both ???
  27. 1 point
    Mattias Burling

    The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here

    No kidding, happy day for me. Will update. Then I can start hoping for the ability to customize more buttons. Im a bit disappointed in that so far.
  28. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here

    They do quote 40 mins of record time per battery though so I suppose Fuji would argue that that exceeds the maximum single take time and that the grip allows you to use continuous power blah blah hence why they'd see it as normal. But that completely disregards the fact that the battery drain rate on the X-T2 is completely erratic in my experience, especially in the boost mode that the grip brings. My bugbear with it is what it does when you take a memory card out and put one in again (which I have to do a lot when working) as its seems to just panic a bit and I have to power cycle it as being the only reliable way to get it to be ready to shoot again in short order. Its not that it locks up or crashes its just that you never know what its doing (presumably file reading) or how long its going to take to do it and whether it is actually going to do something if you press the shutter.
  29. 1 point
    Luke Mason

    The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here

    They should address it in the next firmware updates.
  30. 1 point
    I want to share a short script I wrote in python that does focus ramping time lapses for Panasonic cameras. I believe this is doable in magic lantern for Canon users but I've yet to see an implementation for Panasonic. Here is a short technical preview: Here is the python script I used to make this focus rack timelapse: https://github.com/lippyt/lumixlib/blob/master/focuslapse.py I'm sure that there are much more creative uses especially for shots with the majority of objects in the near-medium range.
  31. 1 point
    It does not. The contacts do seem to pass data.
  32. 1 point
    But your average set day costs in excess of six figures. That's nice when someone else is paying for it (in that case, bring the Alexa). When you don't have those luxuries, it's better to work around them than to buy them out of pocket. I wouldn't have that much fun or feel that much freedom if I knew my shoot were costing me a year's pay. And without those luxuries (which are far more expensive to hire than the cost difference between an Alexa and a t2i), a smaller camera ends up delivering a better result 9/10 times. But you're right, there are incredible advantages to being a pro DP and it's a great job and something to be very proud to be. I was kidding about the "being a pro sucks" rant. Of course it's great! It's just that it has its trade offs, and for us amateurs, we'd do better using amateur gear. 1) because it's cheaper to buy 2) because it's much cheaper to use. And the image quality is, as you say, only about 10% better. Most pro DPs aren't lugging an Alexa around to shoot pick ups, either. Most aspiring pros would do better to follow their example. I say this as someone who's tried running around with an Alexa a few times before lol. It's no fun!
  33. 1 point
    SSM ones aren't focus by wire, they have mechanical coupling for manual focus. Not many with hard stops though. Full frame 1080p and APS-C very close in quality, full frame is slightly better. This was just an experiment. Just can't recommend it, if you de-couple the lever you have no aperture control at all in any way. When disconnected the lever goes loose so won't stay wide open when you handle the lens.
  34. 1 point
    On the other hand, films like Kendy's get made and have the style they do and the energy they do in part because of the flexibility a small camera/minimal crew. IQ isn't a big deal to most lay viewers. As long as the sound is decent, the image doesn't have to be pristine. Anyway, it's all just tools. Pick the ones that gets you where you want to go. Some people WANT to move to "Video Village" and build a career there, others would rather run free with a GH1 and a single prime lens. There's no right or wrong answer.
  35. 1 point
    Yes, I did ;-)
  36. 1 point
    Juxx989

    Is 8K too much?

    Geez they must have Broken the saturation slider for green in grade.... its glowing like my green highlighter pen....
  37. 1 point
    Last I checked, the website still has the details of that codec listed as TBA, so hopefully Canon will get feedback requesting that it be 10bit and they will fold. Probably not though. I can't afford to buy the camera, but I am very interested in renting one next summer for a short film. I would shoot it entirely in Raw so that mid grade codec really means nothing to me. But for others, I hope it's available!!!
  38. 1 point
    I say they aren't mutually exclusive. After years of using mutliple camera setups which were an A+ in certain area, and a D in others, I finally found one that is an A all around (for me). Of course it depends on what you're creating, but I think the UM46K is the most complete creative tool that "gets outta the way" and let's me focus on what I'm shooting. It's not tiny like a mirrorless camera or DSLR but it's still small enough to hold in one hand. No need for external recorders or monitors. Quick touch screen controls that are a breeze. I can go from 24p to 60p with a single press of a button on the monitor. Same with RAW. If I need to shoot RAW on a single shot...press a single button.
  39. 1 point
    And how about ursa mini 4.6k as a POV camera? I tried it with sigma 8-16 and made this short test
  40. 1 point
    180fps is 180fps. To title it 360fps is nonsense
  41. 1 point
    C200 can't do XAVCS, as it is a Canon camera! C200 is a very weird beast at the moment, that can do raw *or* a very low end codec. With absolutely no middle ground in between!
  42. 1 point
    You've done it now mentioning the B word haven't you? I've only just finished reading that C200 thread
  43. 1 point
    Dear folks, I have been stealthily snooping around and making grateful use of your experiments and knowledge exchange. Thought I'd pay it back with a little test: Cinelike D. Settings: 0, -5, -5, -3. GX80 had a Olympus 12mm, and the G80 a 17mm, for the rest settings are all the same. Hope it's worth your while. Jpg 1 is G80, 2 is GX80.
  44. 1 point
    For anyone looking for a cheap 4K travel camera with a 30x zoom (!) that can have cinelike d then I can confirm that it can indeed be done for the Panasonic TZ80 And if you are travelling through Stansted airport then if you go to the Dixons tax free shop then ask to buy the demo one as I've just been there and left it already enabled on C3 for you
  45. 1 point
    I think you should make a donation page, I want to give you my money is this works out) You are a savior!
  46. 1 point
    Different modifications of old soviet anamorphic projector lenses: Belarusian Optical and Mechanical Association (BelOMA) (former - Minsk Mechanical Works named after S.I. Vavilov (MMW) 35-NAP-2-3, 35-NAP-2-3M Rogachev plant "Diaprojector"… 35-NAP-2-3M Leningrad Optical and Mechanical Association named after V. I. Lenin (JSC LOMO) 35NAP2-2, 35NAP2-4 Novosibirsk Instrument-Making Plant, Lenkinap 35-NAP-1-1
  47. 1 point
    More correct test single focus for 35NAP family
  48. 1 point
    Early test single focus for 35NAP family. (35NAP 2-2 | Helios 44-2 F:2 | Sony A6300) At the moment, there was a test of possibility of a single focus on these large lenses. The test is done on small lenses, large diameter lenses will be manufactured. Sorry for jitter, pic of DIY body for single below And question, my friends - how do you think, you need a single focus for 35NAP family, these large lenses?
  49. 1 point
    Many asked about how I focus. You are welcome! In this way I get maximum possible focus
  50. 1 point
    2M - this is not in real life. 35NAP family - 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-3M. 2-3, 2-3M bigger and heavier than 2-2, 2-4. Optic scheme the same, image look similar. 2-2, 2-4 looks a little sharper, but if good aligned lenses, all will be good. minimum focus distance, if not modded - 8-10 m. If modded, starts from 35-40 cm, but I recommend to shoot from 1m. to close focus - little squeeze. Also present 35NAP 1-1, but I didn't come across.
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