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  1. 18 points
    Time of Flight / LiDAR continuous autofocus is really quite remarkable technology. There are rumours Panasonic will implement it on future cameras like the GH6. Don’t you wish the current autofocus-challenged cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or GH5 could have amazingly smooth Dual Pixel AF-like performance? Well, you could soon be in luck. Time of Flight Autofocus is a reality and I’ve seen it working. With this prototype add-on, a Time of Flight sensor sits in the hotshoe and talks wirelessly to the Pocket 4K. The autofocus motors in the Micro Four Thirds lens are commandeered based on real-time depth sensing information from the LiDAR beam. I met up with CDA-TEK’s Ian (BTM_Pix on the forum) this week in Manchester to take a look at what he’s been working on. Read the full article
  2. 9 points
    Thanks for the positive feedback. Much appreciated. Please buy it I've run out of gaffer tape making this one so that integration will have to wait for a while.
  3. 5 points
    OK, sorry, I couldn't resist anymore ... 300€ immediately off, 1 free battery (90€ worth), and the 200€ worth offered VLOG upgrade finished my efforts to resist... OK, now I have to sell a lot of stuff ahah !
  4. 5 points
    Anaconda_

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    While this is of course true, speaking in terms of relativity; I could either buy this EVF, or another P4K for the same(ish) price. And I know which route I'd go. I personally don't even feel and EVF is strictly necessary. I've shot with the P4K in very bright sunlight, and while it was a little challenging, it was far from impossible and I got great results. Here's a couple examples, both shot with no external batteries, monitors, hoods etc. Just the camera and 14-140mm Pana lens. Here you can see by the shadows that I'm on the sunny side of the street. And here, there are no shadows, which shows the screen would have been hit by direct sunlight. (Grabs are off YoutTube, so anyone looking for blue sky funniness, it's on compression not the camera)
  5. 4 points
    I'm pretty convinced its doable for them.
  6. 3 points
    Thats very kind of you to say. I tell you what, considering that rumour of them doing a ToF AF system came out the very day after I teased the first video of mine, I unplugged my Amazon Alexa pretty sharpish! What you are seeing now (and I stress now) is single point, nearest object you point it at and continuous. I keep droning on about it being part of a more comprehensive focus system but the rest of it does provide more context in terms of an overall solution and how the operational modes dovetail. Again, this is the jumping off point and what it does NOW isn't the end of what it will do when its production ready. When I'm back from this trip, I will do something about the overall controller (the wheeled thing with the wires hanging out of it) that will flesh this out a bit more. With regard to the emitter, it won't cause any issue to anyone's sensor. It will blind a human of course but your camera will be fine
  7. 3 points
    Truly outstanding! Well done @BTM_Pix !!!
  8. 3 points
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    The true context of that clip can now be revealed
  9. 3 points
    Very keen to try the 4K 160fps internal recording and upcoming RAW codec. https://www.eoshd.com/2019/07/the-2000-z-cam-e2-gets-upgraded-to-4k-160fps-with-firmware-update-raw-coming-later/ S35 version should definitely take a leaf out of JVC's book and be Micro Four Thirds!!
  10. 3 points
    Ah, just in time, a French shop just posted a video about MC-21 + S1 + 18-35 !! All shots are handheld and in lowlight. At 34s (guys in red) they use face detection (focus change from one face to another at around 39/40s). They say they are really impressed with this combo.
  11. 2 points
    Even without VLOG, I'm loving this camera and floored by the colors and dynamic range. Here are a couple screengrabs from a shoot I was on yesterday, using the HLG profile. I'm very, very excited to get my hands on the log upgrade. I think this is the first time I've ever had a video camera where I'm actually choosing the DR I want scene-to-scene at my discretion, rather than being forced to deal with limitations of the camera. There's plenty of room in the shadows and highlight roll-off is silky smooth. Color me impressed.
  12. 2 points
    They should consider hiring you tbh
  13. 2 points
    I don't own a bmpcc 4k, but I would definitely contribute to this Kickstarter (1) in hopes that the tech eventually makes it's way over to Panasonic cameras and (2) even if it doesn't, I'd love to just say thanks for the gx85 cinelikeD hack.
  14. 2 points
    Funnily enough this is a reasonably easy port to the Micro. Which, as I have one, might well happen! It calibrates the lens to distance so works with all of them in terms of that level of accuracy. There are variances in lenses depending on how much "dead space" there (a lens we were using yesterday had about 40% of the possible positions unused before and after its minimum/maximum focus positions). That doesn't mean it doesn't focus accurately it just means the range of steps between focus points isn't as granular as other lenses. Basically if the camera can focus it so can the adapter. I'll give some more info regarding point selection at a later time. Take this as a first step for now Thanks. No additional motors, it talks directly to the camera's focus control via BLE. Yes, it does indeed do it continuously.
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Well done @BTM_Pix !!! As you know, I recently bought a Micro on the cheap. It was a no brainer decision considering I am going to use my existing c-mount lenses with it, but after seeing this... I think I may invest in a couple native lenses for an eventual P4K purchase. I assume it works better with certain lenses? Also, does the camera have to move to obtain focus, or can you select your focus point on the screen?
  17. 2 points
    Wow. My wife has been working with LiDAR for an autonomous military vehicle and one of the first questions I asked was "how does it communicate with the cameras?". That was Wednesday. Not only is @BTM_Pix a skilled technician, he's also a mind reader. Well done!
  18. 2 points
    drm

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    The 1920x1080 viewfinders are pricey. The Blackmagic is $1500 and the Zacutos are about $2000. If this one was a little less expensive, they would probably sell very well. If you want to give yourself a heart attack (or a good laugh) go to B&H. Search for "electronic viewfinder", then sort by price from High to Low. There are some *crazy* expensive ones out there.
  19. 2 points
    If the A7S3 has 4K 60p and A6400 auto focus I think it will sell well. If they give it a Venice color option and do away with overheating that's even better. 10 bit is great but I am not sure its a deal breaker for hybrids yet. It is for me but I am not everyone.
  20. 2 points
    I dont see how Sony could make another A7S 8bit camera. Sony is pushing HLG as the future but BBC and NHK specifically call for all HLG to be 10bit in their spec. Sony is the only HLG out there still stuck in 8bit. Panny actually FORCES you to shoot HLG in 10bit. If Sony stays stubburn on 8bit only, Panasonic will throw a company wide celebration in all Panny offices! Sony Alpha "might" make XDCAM managers happy and only allow 10bit over HDMI and not internal. (This could also help Sony fight A7S-III heat too if they insist again on using the A7 small body design.)
  21. 2 points
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I've probably said it before but whoever makes an HDMI input version of this tiltable EVF will make a fortune.
  22. 1 point
    Mr. Pix ; ) don't you have yet any estimated input on these both availability date and price ones? BTW, do you know what LiDAR means in my native Portuguese? "To handle" is not literal but stands as closer meaning. Funny and proper denomination to say little about the choice : ) I am thinking to buy a 2nd 2018 Pocket unit ; ) only 'cause this your product now. You can ask your commission from Grant Petty! ; -) You've always been one of my favs over here and you well know it : ) I deserve my discounted price LOL You and good oldie Odin are my daily entertainers to say the least, so that one comes from my own pocket : D
  23. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    It is continuous but we were just moving between two targets. If the man had come over to steal the plant it would have tracked him and ditto if the plant had come to eat us. It tracks nearest point but is driveable. Take what it is that you see it doing now as a jumping off point for what is possible as more info and nuance will be released over the coming months. I'll keep it out of this thread now and in the main one so normal Pocket4K discussions can be resumed.
  24. 1 point
    The beauty of it for me is the modular main Pocket Controller... I really liked how BTM_Pix just plugs his different tools into that and it acts as a clever wireless bridge to the camera. The manual follow focus dial, shirt pocket size, was lovely to use as well. It's also amazing that LiDAR, once reserved for the military and sciences, can now be so widely applied and affordably! Just don't mention the price of Arri's system!! Pocket 4K users will love it.
  25. 1 point
    Anaconda_

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    This is truly amazing work. You should also share the article on the BMD forums.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    I just posted a link on the MC-21 topic, showing S1 + sigma 18-35. Short clip, but maybe useful for some :
  28. 1 point
    Sony’s market share in FF cameras is growing, until that slows what’s the incentive to push specs too far? Zero. I mean the R4 is essentially the R3 with a new sensor, better EVF and some small control refinements that allow them to milk customers for yet another grip. Panasonic is trying to launch a new system with AF that’s not particularly competitive compared to the market leaders - Canon and Sony. So they have to stuff the spec sheet elsewhere. I’m just not going to get psyched for S1 specs in an E-mount body. I’ll believe it when I see it. chris
  29. 1 point
    DanielVranic

    Compact Tripod?

    I use this and love it. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1087198-REG/manfrotto_3_section_tripod_with.html
  30. 1 point
    kye

    Compact Tripod?

    Gorillapods get a lot of press from vloggers, but keep in mind that they are basically a consumable item because the friction on the joints wears out and there's no way to re-tension them. If you're interested in a tripod then get a tripod, but if you're frequently mounting your camera in a tree, on slippery rocks, on handrails, straddling fences, and other places that a traditional tripod won't cut it then by all means go for it. I have a love/hate relationship with the 5K gorillapod I own because it's pretty bad at most things, it's just that for mounting a camera on top of a fence everything else is literally useless. If you're concerned about sand then you could always take a few cheap plastic cups and put the legs in them when on the sand? I guess it depends on wet vs dry vs if it's windy, etc..
  31. 1 point
    Not really. The changes to your regular workflow would be consistent, meaning that it would be automated, just as it would be done with sets shot by any other camera. If someone normally shot on a Sony, and then had to adjust a raw image from Canon, it would entail the same amount of work. It would add "almost a week of extra work" by your logic, meaning that no one should be buying Canon cameras.
  32. 1 point
    Emanuel

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Buddy, in a couple of decades, I see you posting your rants here against the youngsters who don't understand how Osmo X or iPhone XXX can shine in and to their pockets... ; -)
  33. 1 point
    One here, near the end of the video with the music player scene : I think Richard Wong posted one too
  34. 1 point
    webrunner5

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    WTF you talking about lol?? What does Trump have to do with being left handed? 😵
  35. 1 point
    Apparently not. I read in one of the comments at Newsshooter.com (?) how the unusually broad shape may be an issue.
  36. 1 point
    The A7S-III is already here. It has; Sony BSI Exmor full frame sensor (highly likely) 10bit color sampling, internal and HDMI. 4:2:2 150mbp/s 4k internal. 6k full pixel readout (6k to 4k oversampling) 4k 60p in "Hollywood cine" super35 sensor size. Full size HDMI port. No recording limit in 4k 30p No overheating whatsoever. 14+ stops of VLog Wave form scopes. LUT support Fantastic color science. 4k raw over HDMI is on the way. See?...the A7S-III is here today! But its Panasonic that made it, not Sony. Its called S1.
  37. 1 point
    I never realized how much @Andrew Reid hates Sony Cameras 😯
  38. 1 point
    I miss him, though : ) I sincerely think he should apologize with Andrew and some of people here and return back. You're fully on the spot no matter what. This 'my dick' is better than yours is pure nonsense and childish to say the least : ) A family is a family. Andrew has given us this community so everyone should respect this : ) Let's discuss and make points on cameras not taking the brands as our own when they actually don't pay anyone here for that, we can only praise our luck : -)
  39. 1 point
    Are you kidding me? The Canon image has her face in shadow and uses one source of indirect lighting from the left, sun seems to be on the right illuminating her hair. It's also at an angle that is flattering to her face. The Sony image has sun sources directly in front of her face, with a green bounce coming off the grass from in front of her. It's shot straight on. If anyone on this site besides you put up that original post they would have gotten raked over hot coals for it. Probably by you.
  40. 1 point
    The lamas in your profile pic would make a good gimbal.
  41. 1 point
    3) Good lighting. The second example here clearly being garbage.
  42. 1 point
    Why do I need to? IT'S ON SHELVES NOW! BUY BUY BUY!
  43. 1 point
    Mattias Burling

    Sigma FP

    This is not true any more. The Sigma DP1, DP2 DP3, SD and SD H Qattro all shoot native DNGs which of course is editable in any raw editor you can think of. The original DP1 and DP2 is also Lightroom compatible without shooting DNGs. Another myth is that one must use a tripod. Obviously you don't need a tripod anymore than you do on a film camera. I've never used one, not once, with a Foveon. Personally I have loved all my Sigma Foveon cameras and I'm in the process of buying the SD Quattro H to see how I like it compared to the regular Quattro.
  44. 1 point
    You can easily buy an original Atomos Shogun for sub $1K! Heck, you could buy a new Atomos Shogun Flame for sub $1K brand new. Secondhand OG Shogun could be as little as $500, and it will record from the FS700! You combine this with a Sony FS700 for sub $1K as well, then good grief, that is hell of a combo for a very very temptingly low price! Sub $1K? How low? Did you get it for Andrew's sub $200 competition? 😉 An "FS3" doesn't exist, I wish it did! I think the only active FS700 community at the moment is the FS700 specific subforum on dvxuser, but even that is pretty empty.
  45. 1 point
    According to the manual that was linked above you need the HXR-IFR5 linked via SDI ... at which point the menu should change in camera to reflect Raw recording. I assume the the HXR converts the signal so that the recorder can read it ... same as F5, F55 and FS7. So I assume that a compatible recorder when connected to the camera and enabled would bring up the menu settings: Here is a video describing how to do this ..... https://nofilmschool.com/2014/04/sony-fs700-4k-raw-prores-convergent-odyssey-7q Setup for Shogun: http://107.182.239.236/media/Shogun_record_raw_Sony_FS700.pdf AtomOS Raw:\\ Hope this helps.
  46. 1 point
    BrunoCH

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Here is a music video shot for the musicbed challenge. On this project my assistant is the director and I help her. Shot on my XT3; F-log, 4K DCI, 24fps, 400 Mbps, All-I. https://challenge.musicbed.com/submissions/the-rise/rHvFZz
  47. 1 point
    First in, last out? ( : My entry:
  48. 1 point
    Follow this advice first @kaylee! It is spot on. The initial aim isn't money, and I would argue the aim is never ever about just money. The aim is good content. Money just "happens" if you get that bit right. I think Dave's advice about the affiliates is good as well, but none of that will apply initially as you build your audience and following. My advice is this: Sheer passion. You have to create the videos based on your passion, your enthusiasm and interest and sheer enjoying in making them. Once it becomes a chore or like work, the content gets lifeless and repetitive. This goes for everything. It goes for filmmakers, as much as it does for dog videos and cute stuff, everything has to have some inspiration or passion behind it to succeed, and you need to be almost obsessive about the subject over long periods of time. You have to love it. If you love dogs, like I do, go for it. You don't even need to think about it initially, just have fun and do what you do. If it's fun for you it's fun for me to watch and I will subscribe and join in the fun. My girlfriend watches guinea pig videos on YouTube, and has a riot. When she's stressed or upset she watches rabbit being washed in bubble bath There is massive demand for this sort of content on YouTube but quite a lot of it about. If you are unique, and I think you are, you'll succeed if you stick with it and build that following. Don't even look at the balance sheet though, for at least 2 months, and obviously don't spend more than you have to creating the videos at first, until you have a following and merchandise (or affiliate income) that can support it. Build a niche and a brand and they will come! Sell t-shirts, sell merchandise to your fans. It sounds like you have an absolute gem of a setting, the forest, the awesome dogs... So go for it and don't look back. When I started EOSHD I was just a forum poster at DVXUser giving out all this info for free on someone else's site and the site admins were horrible to me one day, so I thought - right - enough of this, I'm going to set up my own camera blog, my own forum, and that was EOSHD. I hope my passion showed through! GOOD LUCK!
  49. 1 point
    I'm gutted it is going to be EF mount and they're not even trying to explore other mount options. Had a long discussion with Jason in that thread.
  50. 1 point
    Pretty amazing how small the E2 is.
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