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  1. 25 points

    My New Pocket4K Android App

    Pleased to announce that my Pocket4K app for Android is now complete and is with beta testers so barring any calamties will be available from the Play store on the 21st of December. Here is a screen shot with a quick run through of the features from top to bottom : Across the top we have the controls for Aperture, ISO and shutter angle. Next up we have the colour temperature and tint controls, the preset white balance selectors, the Auto White Balance button and, of course, the Record button. Beneath that we have the 8 snapshot memories which you can use to store and instantly recall 8 different custom settings of ISO, Aperture, Shutter Angle and White Balance. To store the preset you long press on the memory slot that you want to use and to recall it just short press. Haptic feedback is given to indicate that the preset has been written and the currently loaded preset is denoted in orange (M1 in the shot above). Presets are stored in non volatile memory so are always available in any session. Next is the focus controller, which is operated using the slider and/or the fine tune buttons. A long press of the button moves instantly to closest focus and infinity respectively. The AF button in ths row activates the single shot auto focus. To accompany the focus controls, you then have 6 memory slots (A to F) to store focus points and you can switch instantly between them by simply pressing the required one. In addition, next to these are the controls for A-B-A focus transition and the speed control. Again, all focus points are stored in non volatile memory for use in any session. Finally we have the controls for applicable MFT power zoom lenses with the same interface as the focus controls (including long press for instant minimum/maximum zoom) and 4 non volatile memory positions for later recall. There is another function that it can do that I'll let you know about closer to release date and I will put up a little demo video of it in action late next week.
  2. 22 points

    my first short

    ok so in the spirit of eoshd togetherness I have decided to share this video to see what u guys think. maybe it will inspire zach ☺️ let me explain: i made this short at the end of last year, but I never completed the edit/fx/etc 100%. Got busy with other stuff, and I was working up my gumption to come back to it with a fresh eye. then my iMac broke, and I have a new ‘puter on the way, but I’m anticipating the nightmare of opening resolve and Siri saying ERROR: NO MEDIA FOUND, because my files, ALTHOUGH BACKED UP, are super disorganized, there might be a few things missing, but at the very least it’ll be a big pain in the ass to relink everything to get going on this again aannnyyyway I always feel bad for posting literally zero videos but numerous dog pics and I was like Screw it, its not perfect, but here ya go. this is not the best file, its the one I had in icloud, there could be a better render, etc etc, and its getting murdered by youtube compression, but my first reaction watching it after not messing with it for a few months was…. …Hey~! Its not too bad! ☺️ not bad for a first film i made all by myself! imagine if I had a crew, a budget… 🙄 so, if youd like to see, pls check it out, and if you have any helpful feedback that involves changing/adding things, that’s great, but I do NOT have access to the actors/locations any more and there is almost no chance of me shooting additional footage, so as long as suggestions don’t involve me spending any more money on this project, I’m all in 😂 at best, I think this is a cool example of what one person can do with a 5d3 in 2019 with no budget, crew, or resources whatsoever... as indie as it gets lolol
  3. 20 points
    Well, here we are then. The 3C app is now officially available from the Play store for Android devices. 3C enables you to remotely control and monitor the primary functions of your Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K from an Android device using Bluetooth LE. Using 3C, you have access to the following camera functionality. Aperture ISO Shutter Angle White Balance Record Focus & Zoom (with compatible lenses) With 3C you can also store your own custom setting sets for exposure, focus and zoom parameters for later recall as well as automate transitions between stored focus points*. For ease of use, 3C uses a single screen touch interface to control all of this functionality and avoid the need for you to have to activate any sub-menus to change settings. 3C has a scalable user interface to enable you to remove focus and zoom controls from the screen should you not require them and wish to run the app on a small screen Android device. In addition, 3C can also be used as an interface hub to enable control of the camera from compatible Bluetooth gamepads. You can purchase 3C from the Play store here http://tinyurl.com/y5eyujeu You can read the PDF user guide here User Guide For 3C v1.1 by CDA-TEK Ltd .pdf You can use gamepads from iPega and 8Bitdo that support keyboard mode and examples of these are https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KA6OR7Q (iPega) and https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017PAX036 (8Bitdo). 3C will also support wireless live viewing from the camera in a future update with additional hardware.
  4. 17 points
    Nice piece. Oh and the cheque is in the post for this plug Mind you, I hope the notes he was taking were along the lines of "lets track this maverick down and license it" rather than "lets track this cheeky bastard down and sue him" !
  5. 14 points

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Sure; it depends on what you'd like. Fuji and BMD have very good, usable color. I personally will use P4K with GH5; I hope to have EC to do a production this summer. 8 bit is tricky; I'd prefer to only support 10 bit cameras, though I will try to find a way that will give viable production level results with 8-bit. I think Log is not really in the cards there. Bit of really cool news; last weekend, the director of a film starring Josh Hartnett wrote to me to say that they were using the GH5 with EC as a pick-up cam alongside Alexa Minis and XTs. He said that a senior Star Wars colorist was doing the grade, and said that 'everybody was very impressed' with it. I was pretty thrilled with that
  6. 14 points
    I'm going to be back up to full throttle on EOSHD starting today. For those of you who are wondering where I've been and what I've been doing, here's a glance at what I've been working on... Read the full article
  7. 13 points

    Meet the GimbalGun™

    penis camera look like a serious product now
  8. 12 points
    For long-time GH1 to GH5 shooters like myself, loyal from the beginning, at a time everyone else was shooting Canon, the S1 is a milestone. I have a bit of an emotional attachment to it already, being the first Panasonic full frame camera. It is not my first L-mount camera though. I’ve been shooting with the Leica SL for a few years now and it is still the most clean, ergonomic, minimalist full frame mirrorless body. It cannot, however, match the sheer size of the feature-set on the £2000 Panasonic S1. Read the full article
  9. 12 points

    cinematic color?

    Does anyone else seem to remember that this question has popped up on here previously at some point? As far as I recall, the general consensus was that you need to go into the Settings menu of the camera and make sure "Motion Cadence Colour Science Mojo" is set to ON. Have a go with the Search option just to make sure I've remembered correctly though.
  10. 11 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    If you want a bit of an insight into how relatively rare this camera still is in the wild, I doubled the amount of Pocket 4K cameras that were being used at the BVE Expo in London today when I got mine out of my bag. I plonked it down on a table that Zeiss had left brochures on but abandoned to setup my app and immediately drew a crowd who thought I was an exhibitor. Of course I did not disabuse any of them of this belief and promptly started demoing the living daylights out of my app.
  11. 11 points
    I think offering full frame (no crop) 12 bit raw video on a US$2000 hybrid body pretty much meets the definition of going into complete and total overdrive.
  12. 10 points
    I'm excited to share my new travel film I shot over 4 days in Yellowstone in August. This was my first video on GH5. I learned allot on this shoot. I hope you sit back and watch on a decent screen with some good sound and enjoy some CinemaScope nature bliss. Cheers. Filmed on the Panasonic GH5. Filmed in HLG and Cine D profiles. Colored with Film Convert. Anamorphic lens used were the Baby Hypergonar 1.75x, Bolex 8/19 1.5x and 16/32 1.5x Anamorphot. The Rectilux 3FF-s variable diopter and closeup lens. Taking lens used Pentax 300mm DA f4, MeVis 35mm f1.6, Carl Zeiss 100mm f2.8 and Pen F 38mm f1.8 with wide angle attachment in front.
  13. 10 points
    Davide Roveri

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Hello everybody! So, I've attended the Blackmagic Raw seminar held at CVP here in London yesterday and I thought I'd share some impressions: Let's start with the bad news first: unfortunately there is no official release date for BRAW on the PCC4K yet.. They confirmed it is coming to the camera 100% but they want to make absolutely sure that the update is safe and won't brick the camera (which sounds like a sensible plan indeed!) 🙂 That been said I can't wait to have the option to use BRAW, it's such a clever and well implemented solution and i reckon it will be the best choice on the PCC4K for 90% of the occasions. What really impressed me is how good the performance is in Resolve compared to CNDG, it is entirely possile to edit BRAW on a laptop without creating optimised media and/or dropping the resolution. To drive the point home even more they worked on a grading project that was hosted on a USB 3.0 spinning drive and it worked flawlessly, i was quite shocked when I saw a clip with a speed ramp set in optical flow playing at 24fps at full quality on an entry level MBP! Another super clever feature of BRAW is the ability to shoot with any dynamic range preset and being able to revert back to film mode afterwards, that is pretty awesome for dailies or things like that. I also very appreciated the fact that they were totally sincere in showing us the difference in visual quality between BRAW and CDNG and, although there is a slight difference in quality with CDNG being a bit sharper, said difference is only visible in extreme magnification (pixel peeping basically) so in real life BRAW is perfectly adequate especially considering the many advantages it offers in terms of workflow. The Blackmagic guys reckoned that CDNG would be the best choice only in very specific situations where having the best quality possible is paramount (like VFX for istance). Overall it's been a very interesting demonstration and i think BRAW will make the PCC4K even better value for money, exciting times ahead!
  14. 10 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Looks like Blackmagic Raw isn't to far away! Someone from the Blackmagic forum went to a Blackmagic camera masterclass and noticed the P4K was running firmware with Blackmagic Raw installed.
  15. 10 points
    Maybe they've deliberately chosen the 14th to announce it as its Valentines Day and they want to show some love to their customers. Or is it going to be a case of Roses are red, Violets are blue, Canon is Canon, No 4K for you.
  16. 10 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

  17. 10 points
    I put together a Interview Lighting kit that fits all into a backpack including 3 light stands, batteries, chargers and umbrellas. Got to test it out Saturday night and its perfect for interviews when traveling and I believe everything should be safe to carry on a plane. The new Aputure Amaran AL-F7 on camera LED light' have a very good energy efficiency when set at 55k color temperature and along with the GH5S and A7S Mk ii low light capabilities got me thinking about making a very useful scaled down lighting kit for travel. I am using 4x Aputure Amaran AL-F7 LEDs with batteries. Each NP970 battery is getting little over 2.5hrs on a full charge. I have 10 in the kit giving me at least 5hrs of battery life plus 2 extra when running all 4 lights at 100%. In the images below I have some screen grabs from the interview I did last Saturday. I got with my GH5S with the Metabones Speed Booster F2 at ISO 400 with V-Log. The close up shot was with the A7S MK II at ISO 2000 with F2.8 while being 1 stop over exposed for SLog. I did a lot of looking around and for diffusing the key and fill and the best thing for being fast and compact enough to fit with in the backpack were Westcott Collapsible umbrella. So even though I own a lot of lighting and grip gear I can find myself using this very often. Air Travel would be a big one. Cramped spaces like offices or small living rooms for interviews. But also when I do documentaries sometimes the subject being interviewed can be intimated by lots of lighting and grip gear. This would give me the freedom to make the subject feel comfortable. The kit with everything in the list below was $1050. Let me know what you think, if you have any questions or suggestions for improvements. Here is the list of everything in the kit: 4X Aputure Amaran AL-F7 On-Camera Variable Color LED Light (3200 to 9500K) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1400467-REG/aputure_amaran_al_f7_on_camera_led.html?sts=pi Lowepro S&F Transport Duffle Backpack (only backpack under 100 that fit the length of the light stands.) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/736044-REG/Lowepro_LP36261_PAM_S_F_Transport_Duffle_Backpack.html 3x Kupo Handy Stand (7.4') https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840712-REG/Kupo_KS041011_Steel_Baby_Boom.html?sts=pi 2x Westcott Optical White Satin Diffusion Umbrella collapsible (43") https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/63314-REG/Westcott_2001_Collapsible_Umbrella_Optical.html Westcott 43" White Umbrella, Collapsible https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/501164-REG/Westcott_2011_43_White_Umbrella_Collapsible.html BUBM Electronic Organizer Travel Gear Bag(3pcs/Set/L,M,S), Cord Organizer(Black) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075Q58KCT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 5x Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger NP-F970 (10 all together) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FPZY0BK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 3x NP-F970 USB Dual Digital Battery Charger https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GPEREXU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ChromLives Dual Flash Bracket Hot Shoe Speedlight Stand Umbrella Holder (Used this to double the LED panels as the key light) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FYF8GXV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ChromLives Flash Bracket Hot Shoe Speedlight Stand Umbrella Holder 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07317T52Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 3-Pack 3-Outlet Grounded Power Cube Wall Tap https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY5WZVT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TP1C51M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  18. 10 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I just wanted to share with you my latest music video shot on Ursa and Pocket 4k + Zeiss Cp3 + Black ProMist (how Can i embed a video here : ) ? ) https://vimeo.com/309293561
  19. 10 points
  20. 9 points
    There are awesome resources for colour grading and Resolve techniques out there, but they're scattered around the place, and are hard to find. Please post anything awesome you find. (Note: for those that are new to Resolve or colour grading, there are lots of YT "colourists" who have very little actual knowledge. These people provide a steady stream of bad habits, misleading and flat-out wrong information. There are exceptions, but on the whole you should be very suspicious of people selling LUTs and pumping out video after video - most of these people are professional LUT salespeople and/or YouTubers and not professional colourists!) Juan Melara is excellent. If you watch all the below you'll get a sense of how he uses Resolve, especially the Colour Space Transform plugin and which tools in Resolve are designed to work in which colour spaces.
  21. 9 points

    Race to the bottom

    It was only when it came to doing the formal portraits that the bride began to have her suspicions.
  22. 9 points
    Wild Ranger

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Hello! I have new stills from a recent shot I was DPing. It's another theme, Kinda of game of thrones thing 😉. I think this is a good point of reference to see how color look in this type of forest/swamp with those costumes and production design. Here i used some old vintage Takumar lenses because of the organic look they have, i think they help to sell the fantasy theme. I use the same procedure I always do, and my style of grade using GHa Daylight to LogC. And diffusion LOT of diffusion!
  23. 9 points
    FWIW, one of the favorite docs I shot was with a GM1 handheld. There's a lot of things to worry about with making movies. Sure, camera mass is one of them, but, to me, pretty inconsequential on the priority list.
  24. 9 points
    This film was posted on the P4k FB group earlier. WOW. By DAVE HILL https://vimeo.com/304999893?fbclid=IwAR2eii51lO2jPHV0mQj1JmhplQRhKhp0YYaO_FHc2jEpYXe8KicJKm53PYo
  25. 9 points

    EOSHD's best and worst cameras of 2018

    Canon continues to play the hot girl that won't give you any, unless you are loaded. Instead she gave you her less attractive, crippled sister (eos r), while she chases your rich cousin.
  26. 9 points

    EOSHD's best and worst cameras of 2018

    A few of my 2018 winners would be : "Signpost Award" : Insta 360 One X, not for its actual 360 necessarily but for pointing the way to how much that omni-capture can bring to the table in terms of stabilisation and re-framing for regular flat content. I picked one up just before Christmas and whilst its not my first rodeo when it comes to 360 cameras, its the first one that has really delivered on the shoot now frame later concept. Don't get me wrong, it is full of flaws but it is very close to being there for being the first choice leisure/travel/vlogging camera for a lot of people. It doesn't take much imagination to consider the possibilities for other type of film making as well if manufacturers like Pansonic, Fuji, Sony etc were so inclined. "Hannibal Lecter Award" : Fuji for cannibalising sales of its video centric X-H1 by having better video specs on the X-T3. "Bob Marley Award" : Jointly won by Sony for making everyone Wait In Vain for the A7Siii and Blackmagic for the Pocket 4K batteries Jamming. "Horticultural Award" : The Blackmagic Pocket 4K for sprouting more plants than the Chelsea Flower Show in this forum in September.
  27. 9 points
    Hi all, Very long time lurker, first time poster. I’ve got my z6 in hands since the beginning of the week, and thought I could share some first impressions. Bought it in kit with 24-70s + ftz + a free XQD card, and a 50 1.8G. There was a good sale in a big French store, and I managed to buy it with almost a 550€ saving (regular price was 3099€ ; xqd reg price = around 180€ ; sale was a lense + a mirrorless = non negligible discount % ; 50€ cashback for the 50 1.8G). Here are some first impressions, after a couple of short hands on tests: PROS: Handling is great, especially the grip. Its feels like a “mirrorless dslr”. It’s build like a tank, and I’ll certainly feel more confident with it in the field, compared to my former fujis Button layout is OK: I can operate with only the right hand (“i” button, menu, iso etc.) The viewfinder is gorgeous, big and bright. Same for the rear lcd screen Touchscreen function seems well implemented, but I need to use it more The AF seems OK for my use, which implies landscape/nature and documentary photography. Manual focusing is really great, both in photo and video Video AF is great with the native 24-70s, but I did not explore it much, so I can’t tell more. It seems less effective with the 50 1.8G adapted with FTZ The dedicated video and photo modes that keep the settings in memory is just perfect ! The 24-70s kit lens is really a bargain! Very sharp, small form factor, convenient etc. For longer lenses, I believe the 300PF, the new 500 and zooms like the sigma 100-400 will pair wonderfully with Z serie cameras. Image quality in video surprised me in a good way. I quickly tweaked the picture profiles, and it appeared to be wonderful, even at high iso. I’m used to fuji gorgeous output right out of the camera, in video mode, but I think this one will be a step above. Really. The IBIS is quite effective, in fact more than I hoped for. With the 50 1.8G adapted, which is supposed to lead to only 3 axis, I manage to obtain a really steady image. Impressive in fact. I watched videos on youtube, with awful funky stuffs, like wobbles, kind of warp effects etc. and people in the comments moaning about how bad the ibis is compared to the sony a7iii. I've tried to replicate this... with success : with the Electronic VR turned on ! With IBIS alone, it's perfect. And I don't know why, but in those videos I saw, they said the Electronic VR was turned off. I don't think so... CONS: The FTZ design is… questionable! The bottom with the tripod screw attachment is longer than the camera body. Thus, making the use of arca swiss plate on the camera with the FTZ attached complicated. A turn around seems to use a Peak Design “micro” plate, which appears to be just well sized. Anyway, I’ll attach my arca plate to the FTZ, and won’t bother much. In video mode, you can’t have both the histogram and the horizon level at the same time. I have to press the “disp” button to bring on the histogram, set my exposure, and press again until the level appears. I hope for a firmware update politic à la fuji ; a dpreview forum member explained that he talked with a Nikon Z development team member, during and event, and they are aware of the fuji successful firmware politic, and will try to offer the same. Fingers crossed! Another firmware-able fix problem (i hope): zebras only work in autofocus mode. If I switch the lens on manual focus, zebras disappear… I need to read the manual more, to check if it is setting relative or not. A lot of people are complaining about hot or white pixels on the sensor on brand new Z cameras. I got that too. An easy fix is to launch the sensor cleaning via the menu, two times in a row. It seems to trigger the pixels mapping stuff. Worked for me! Others are complaining (see the photographylife’s review of the Z7 and dpreview forum) about the coating of the grip peeling where the fingers are, close to the 2 function buttons. From what I understand, it affects people with large hands and long nails. Personally, my fingers don’t even reach this area… so, I hope it’ll be OK ! Video AF with the 50 1.8G attached, as I said before, is not really good. But, it’s a right out of the box test that I did, so maybe if I dive into the menu and the manual, I’ll find a way to make it better. Anyway, as a result, the 50 1.8G is always trying to focus, and seems to fail a lot, which leads to a lot of loud “buzzing” noises. That’s all! Before I choose the Z6, I was shooting with only a fuji X-T2. And, before that, with an X-T1 + a GH4 (and before that… only photography with a Nikon D610). I’ve been shooting with my backup LX100 since the beginning of 2018. Not enough time and a will to spend my energy to learn more about editing, grading etc. leads me to be cameraless for months. I ditched my X-T2 because I was unhappy with the photo output (as a landscape photographer), not very fond of fuji colors (except for video… don’t know why, but love the colours of the video output, but hate the photo files). More important, I ruined a lot of video shots, because of crappy bug at that time (wobbles and “warp” effects due to the image distortion correction etc.). So, as I started again to think of buying a camera, helped a lot with all of your great contributions here, my choices were: a7iii, gh5, bmpcc4k and Z6. Gh5 and bmpcc4k were ruled out as a first “hybrid” camera (maybe next year, as a second cam), as photo is equally important as video to me (for the moment!). Then I choose Z over a7, because I operate mostly in the mountains (I live in the French Alps and spend a lot of time in northern Scandinavia), with cold, snow, bad weather, and I knew, because of my previous Nikon cameras, that Nikon do not disappoints on the “toughness” side. I’ve read too much stories of dead Sony A7’s during trip with similar conditions as what I operate in (and, to be fair, I've read the same with big 5dmiii and Nikon d810). I know, weather sealing is not such a big deal, but, still… a wide bottom opens on the sony would really scare me! And I’m no Chris Burckard, I do not have 200 sony a7 waiting to replace the ones you ruin during an arctic trip! So, here I am with this little Z. Next step is to buy and Atomos ninka V, and some lenses. I’ll read posts from @Geoff CB and @IronFilm, I think I’ll find some great Nikkor lenses ideas Sorry for this long and first post. Hope it’ll help some of you. I’ll be happy to answer questions or try things on the camera if you want. I’ll also share footages. But, for now, I’m taking the camera outside, because it’s sunny and the snow has arrived.
  28. 8 points

    The 3-hour 1-minute Film Challenge

    This is the official start (and maybe quick death!) of the...... 3 Hour 1 Minute Film Challenge!!!1 The rules: You setup, shoot, edit, and upload a film in a single 3-hour period - no gaps, once you start the timer you can't stop it again The final film must be 1 minute or less If your finished film looks too good then others can challenge you about the 3-hour time limit and you must explain yourself to keep your reputation in tact There are no prizes, no timeframes, and no judging Everyone that makes a film and publishes it is a winner, people that don't try are losers, and people that try but fail should learn from their mistakes and just try again There are no more rules FAQ: Can I plan things in advance? Yes. What limits are there for budget, cast size, crew size, and number of otters making cameos? None. Why are you doing this? Why not? No, really.. why? We learn by trying new things, finishing and sharing them. Too many people obsess over tiny things and never get anything done. This challenge is designed to combat that. What advice do you have? You can be an extra special winner if you: Publish in 720p - equipment shouldn't matter and if your film looks dull in 720 then 4K will not save you Try new things and experiment - think of this as going to the gym for film-makers where you can push yourself to learn and if it fails then who cares (it was only 3 hours right?) Encourage others by being helpful and supportive Have cameos from otters Film a timelapse as a BTS so others can see how you did it - an action camera is a good choice for this* (* if you wear it on your person, please remember to turn it off when you visit the bathroom) Invite friends over to help Focus on having fun and enjoying the process (having so much fun you didn't finish the film in time is also a kind of winning) Call your mother (after you've hit upload) It sounds like fun but I don't know where to start? Set a timer for 1-hour, plan the video, when the timer runs out, reset it and shoot, when the timer runs out, reset it for 45 minutes and edit, when the timer runs out hit export, then upload. Then have lunch, put in a fresh battery and SD card, then start the timer again.... I look forward to seeing the first films posted below in about 3 hours time.
  29. 8 points

    Fuji X-T3 reborn with HLG

    Since posting this a while ago: ..I've been exploring the power of HLG picture profile introduced two months after X-T3's release. I'm pleasantly surprised by the refreshingly new colorimetry and better (not higher) dynamic range distribution. To me, X-T3 now feels like a completely new camera shooting with HLG. So long F-log! Here's a better comparison than the one from my previous post: F-log with Alexa LUT generated by LUTCalc, no grading, WB 5300K, Shift 0: HLG with Alexa LUT generated by LUTCalc, no grading, WB 5300K, Shift 0: It's clear that HLG completely removes the magenta hue in F-log and renders shades of blue in a way that's reminiscent of Alexa. Reds are deeper and richer with very little orange shift seen in F-log images. Also, HLG makes full use of 0-1024 10bit code value, while F-log throws away 0-95 which could contribute to banding. Here's a graded frame from a feature film I'm currently shooting, entirely using X-T3 outputting HLG to Ninja V. Raw HLG frame: HLG mapped to ARRI Log C Wide Gamut using LUTCalc: Observations for working with HLG on X-T3: 1. Respect the ISO1000 rating and be extra careful, do not over/under-expose more than 0.5 stop, ideally should be spot-on. HLG wasn't intended to be an acquisition format so there's very little room for error. 2. In low key scenes (like the one above), shadow area will have visible grain, with ProRes HQ 10bit 422 recording, the noise pattern is pleasing and monochromatic with a fine 35mm texture, turn in-camera noise reduction off (-4) and "interframe NR" off to preserve the texture, otherwise you get blotchy patterns. 3. An external monitor/recorder with custom 3D LUT feature is a must. X-T3's HLG implementation follows ARIB STD-B67 NHK spec which places middle grey much much lower than BBC spec. You need custom LUTs to help you preview final exposure, otherwise it's hard to see what's going on in the scene and may lead you to overexpose. 4. HLG has a slightly cooler white balance compared to F-log and film sim, so be careful setting the kelvin value. Factor this in when lighting and developing looks for your film. Another reason why a colour accurate external monitor/recorder would be extremely helpful when shooting HLG. 5. Ideally you should shoot HLG with external ProRes HQ 10bit 422 codec due to the aggressive tone curve manipulation in post. Minimum is 400Mbps in-camera HEVC. 6. In post, use a BT.2100 HLG to Alexa 709 3D LUT for grading, HLG uses BT.2020 gamut so you should map it to a BT.709 gamut first, do not grade directly and simply add saturation, the colours will be wrong. Alternatively map it to ARRI Log C gamut and use popular film print LUTs.
  30. 8 points


    I was messing with some old, test shots from my film. This one was shot with the older non-ai version of the Nikkor 28mm f/2. I’m still deciding on a monitor, so this was graded with my non-calibrated MacBook Air... I’m slowly narrowing down my lens sets... finally.
  31. 8 points
    Andrew Reid

    Canon M50 - Magic Lantern

    Magic Lantern have hacked the Canon M50 today, in a surprise move, since it was previously thought Canon had blocked the M50 from loading any scripts. Features of the first version of Magic Lantern for the M50 dubbed "Hello World" include 6K RAW video (using pixel binning) and animated wallpapers. Read the full article
  32. 8 points

    I voted for Raw recording on the R

    It's Canon, what you think will happen lol.
  33. 8 points
    I agree. Having the tech just work and get out of the way is the ultimate situation. We're making art after all, the last thing we need is to be trying to also deal with the technical stuff at the same time. I really think that BM are playing the long game and have set their vision to be really high and are making bold steps to get there. Some fun facts (via wikipedia😞 DaVinci had been making colour correction systems since 1985 Resolve was released in 2004 BM bought DaVinci in 2009, at which time Resolve was selling with dedicated hardware solutions for $200k-800k 2010 they released a software-only version for $995 and the hardware version dropped to $30k 2011 they introduced a free version 2013 version 10 introduced video editing 2014 version 11 introduced audio mixing to complete it as a stand-alone NLE 2016 BM buys Fairlight and version 14 includes an integrated version of it 2018 version 15 includes a version of Fusion That is a pretty spectacular timeline. In a decade it went from being $200-800K with hardware and colour only to having free, software-only versions available, and integrating world-leading colour with editing, audio, and VFX functionality. Hardware is obviously more difficult to make those kinds of advances on, but the original BMPCC and now P4K kind of fit that description. I remember Elon Musk talking about reducing the cost of things by 90% and that idea of radical change seems to also be occurring here. Other vendors don't seem to really be dancing to the same tune.
  34. 8 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    We write the file headers/close the file every 5 secs during record, our cameras since the BMCC have always periodically written the headers/closed the file so at most if you lose power you might lose the last 5 secs of the clip. If you lose power before 5 secs of recording, then it could be an issue.
  35. 8 points
    A. L.

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Shot this video using GHaV3 Lut on GH5s. Followed the guides in the documentations, just drop the LUT in the timeline and tweak the mid-tones, shadow and highlights as suggested. I'm loving the colors!
  36. 8 points
    I'm going to bang the Ninja Star drum again but I've got to say that if they were going to split the Ninja V into its two component parts then they've arguably decided to sell the wrong half ! Don't get me wrong, its a great monitor for that price but at £349 the extra £200 for the Ninja V having the recorder is almost a no brainer. Whereas if they reversed that equation and made a compact recorder only version for £200 then everyone who's cameras offer enhanced frame rates and bit rates over HDMI only would be all over it. And while we're at it, Atomos would also have a big hit by doing an affordable EVF.
  37. 8 points

    Panasonic GH6 rumours

    More DR, internal ProRes and external RAW would be preferably to more pixels.
  38. 8 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Pairing the Pocket 4K with some good vintage glass is pretty blissful. There's been a lot of talk about how it looks more digital and modern than the previous BMD cameras - and yeah sure, I guess it's not as organic and grainy as the 2,5K. But throw on some c-mount glass or a speedbooster and old Pentax stuff and the camera sings. Haven't used it with this kind of setup on a production yet, (it's playing second fiddle to the Ursa Mini and been on a gimbal on about half a dozen shoots now) but I'm just having a lot of fun taking it on a walk and just taking some throwaway nature shots. It's something I used to do back when I used the 5DMK2 regularly, and I'm happy it has revitalized that habit again. This was taken with the speedbooster and a Pentax 35/2.3 M42 lens on a cool winter afternoon. One of my favourites due to the very distinctive, oil painting-kinda way it renders out of focus areas and the transition between them and in-focus areas.
  39. 7 points

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    For anyone wonders, the underside of the grip has two mounting holes, so no more spinning on the tripod plate.
  40. 7 points
    Andrew Reid

    Davinci Resolve 16

    Let's hope they don't revolutionise editing too much. FCPX magnetic timeline anyone?
  41. 7 points


    The Canon 35mm f/2 was brought up in another thread, coincidentally I used that lens yesterday, so I figured I’d post a couple grabs...
  42. 7 points
    Mako Sports

    How Long Will I Be Waiting?

    IBIS ✔️ FF 4k ✔️ 10-bit internal ✔️ 120p 1080p ✔️ 4K 60p ✔️ In a mirrorless body under $4,000 ✔️ Well the Panasonic S1 has ALL of those requirements and ships in less than a week....
  43. 7 points
    We will introduce a 0.7” 1080p #oled EVF#, portkeys OEYE-3G in NAB, with 4KHDMI in and out, 3GSDi in and out, brightness waveform, 3DLUT..., all-aluminum body, diopter. NAB also publishes price . 😎
  44. 7 points
  45. 7 points

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    decide yourself ) (shot this handheld with xt2)
  46. 7 points

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Wanted to share more GX85 Cine-D samples. It's fun to carry around with the 14-42mm pancake for impromptu video when I'm not using it for photos. Additional coloring was done on top of GHa.
  47. 7 points
    New Pocket 4k Update https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/readme/878cd30c9aea48b1924f99c741e9af09 Added support for pixel remapping in camera. Added 2:1 monitoring frame guide. Improved media formatting user interface. Improved audio monitoring latency performance. Improved auto focus performance. Improved signal to noise ratio performance of camera internal microphone. Improved power efficiency for improved battery life. Improved 3.5mm audio input selection interface. Improved AV sync performance. Fixed an issue where time and date is not updated on camera when connected to the Blackmagic Camera Setup utility. Fixed an issue where the 3.5mm audio input level is 6dB lower than expected. Fixed an auto focusing issue with Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens. Fixed an issue where some USB-C external SSDs were not detected when connected before camera is powered up. Fixed an issue where some batteries might shut off earlier than expected. Fixed an issue where low battery indicator is not displayed appropriately. Fixed an issue with camera not being detected by host computer when connected to certain USB ports. Updated dynamic range and ISO chart in user manual.
  48. 7 points
    @Andrew Reid think i found it
  49. 7 points
    i did move! ive spent most of my life living in southern california, san diego and LA, surrounded by tons of people, traffic, all that. lived in NYC too. i moved to the mountains to a small town of less than 3000 people, and i LOVE it. so good for my mental health! ive done my time in the cities! so happy to be gone, the view out my window is WAY better
  50. 7 points
    Oliver Daniel

    My quick EVA1 mini review

    Recently got the EVA1 because it’s Christmas and cameras rule the world. Took it out for a spin first time on a major project in Amsterdam and Iceland. My entire kit was a right heavy bugger to carry around, silly me. GH5 came too. But will it service my creativity / ability or is this just a symptom of the camera “want, need” sickness? BRIEF GOOD THINGS - Body is nice overall. I’d look twice 😉 - 4k image is super lovely. I could marry it. - 2K 120fps better than competing cameras. Doesn’t look like an infected toe. - Codecs. Lots. Same as GH5. Woo. Party! BRIEF BAD THINGS - The LCD makes a good mirror. As a monitor? Get a hammer and smash it. - Switching sensor modes and HFR could make you feel unwell quickly. Slow. - The hand grip moves a bit when locked. Makes you sigh a lot and say “f*****g hell” under your breath. - More user error, but I had my IBIS hands on while shooting. Sort of forgot I’d be back to wobble club. Overall, it was robust and performed well. Images look lovely. Matches GH5 nicely. Looking forward to shooting more and not throwing it in the bin. Extra note - I used the new SWIT 55C as the Monitor which I also want to marry. Great deal! Here’s a photo from the shoot....
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