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  1. 4 points
    MrSMW

    Rode Wireless Go - A Warning

    2 sets, 4 jobs, 4 failures, so I have returned for a refund via Amazon. I don't want to diss Rode as I use other audio equipment from them and had really high hopes for this system, but it's let me down several times now over the last few weddings. Whether connected to camcorder, or Fuji XT3 or Sony recorders, I haven't had a single seamless ceremony or set of speeches. The final straw was this weekend, direct line of sight, indoors, under 20 metres/60 feet and the end result was again incomplete. Even at 10 metres/30 feet with the transmitter in grooms pocket and lav mic on lapel, - intermittent result. I have 2 sets marked up A and B and it's happened with both so either I have been incredibly unlucky, or the system is not flawless. Whatever the case may be...and as above, no intent to slag Rode, but I can't rely on this system so next weekend going back to Sony recorders, lav mics + shotgun mics and Pluralize. Just a heads up and for anyone using the system, make sure you have a back up audio system running...
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
  4. 2 points
    webrunner5

    G7 in 2019

    Hell 1080p isn't Necessary. Most people only own a 720p TV. Why bother with HD. Your argument is silly. I am old. It takes me time to find the ignore thingy lol.
  5. 2 points
    Not only that; population and life expectancy will sky rocketed in the next 50 years. Nigeria will be nearing a billion people and Africa in total will be second continent in population! So, they won't be any jobs anyway! I trust good ol'capitalism. They need customers for products and services. 4 hours! https://theweek.com/articles/696644/why-should-work-4-hours-day-according-science 3 hours! https://bigthink.com/big-think-books/vicki-robin-joe-dominguez-your-money-or-your-life
  6. 2 points
    Bring it on! 15 hours work per week is my dream! Humans are not supposed to work 10-12 hours per day (+ an hour or two go and come back). Here, all the TV jobs are 10-12 hours, and in some productions it is even more. Most (almost all) of them do not even pay overtime. Everyone points out the negatives, but constructing machines to do the repetitive shitty jobs is a huge opportunity for the networked humanity to achieve great things (like explore other systems and colonize space e.t.c). Do we really need people working at McDonalds and Walmart? Is this what Aristotle, DaVinci, Nietzsche, Sagan dreamed of humanity? I say, bring in the robots, until they revolt, and kill all of us, of course...
  7. 2 points
    Mattias Burling

    BMMCC - Huge kit

    Cleaning out some excess gear. This is a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera with pretty much everything you need. PM if interested. We can start at €950 and see if we have any takers. I can ship with ease within the EU but also Canada/USA even though that might be expensive. The kit contains: BMMCC body Metabones BMPCC-EF Speedbooster iKan VL35 Monitor URSA-mini handle One Little Remote v4 Sandisk Extreme 512GB Smallrig Cage Rosette mount URSA-mini handle Radioproektor Breakout Box HDMI-clamp HDMI-kabel LANC-kabel As well as some extra bits and pieces like a speed booster support mount etc. The only issue with any of it is the middle out of the three mounting points at the bottom of the camera. The other two works. And if you keep it in the cage you will never even see it let alone have any issues with not using it (the cage has more mounting holes than you can ever need). The URSA-handle with the breakout box or through the Little remote v4 lets you start/stop, auto iris and AF. The One Little Remote lets you: * IRIS * Focus * White balance * ISO * Zoom (with supported lens), * Shutter angle, * Audio levels. * Codec selection (Micro Cinema only) * Frame rate selection * Auto focus * Auto exposure * focus stops * remote control up to 80m
  8. 2 points
    Avenger 2.0

    Rode Wireless Go - A Warning

    You should steer away from those 2.4GHz solutions. The band is just too crowded and range too limited. Thanks for the warning, would have expected better from Rode.
  9. 2 points
    The reality is, good hybrid cameras is what consumers are looking for now and for the foreseeable future. Although everyone doesn’t need proper 4K, that plus video autofocus are features that sells cameras and Canon does not have a DSLR(besides 1Dx II), EOS-M, EOS-R or P&S with proper 4K and DPAF. If Canon would’ve ridden the wave from the market that they accidentally created with the 5DII, they probably would’ve monopolized the prosumer and consumer camera market. Just image a competitively spec’d C100, 5DIII, 7DII and/or EOS-M with DPAF and 4K. The A7 series, Fuji X series and the GH series would’ve had a very hard time poaching Canon users and new to market customers. Although Nikon was late to the game, at least they’re making a valiant effort. My 1DX II has been sitting on the sidelines ever since I got the X-T3 and now I have my eye on the GFX series.
  10. 2 points
    https://alikgriffin.com/nikon-50mm-f1-8-s-lens-review-sample-photos/ Finally a review which mirrors my own experience with the Z system so far and especially the 50/1.8S.
  11. 2 points
    Wow! I missed that completely back then, but I shot quite a lot of projects with the VG series of cameras. I hated them, they were ergonomical nightmares, but very interesting concepts at the time. Still believe that the best ergonomics for a small but capable video camera would be based on a Canon XC10/15. You can add a shoulder pad on almost anything these days.
  12. 2 points
    I think that smartphones are a huge part of the changing market. People are certainly switching to smartphones from other types of cameras. The question is from what?? So, I had an idea to investigate further. Keep in mind that this is *purely* anecdotal and may not apply to the overall market. I pulled this list of most commonly used cameras from flickr.com and sorted them by the average number of daily users. NINE of the top ten cameras were Apple iPhones. The Canon 5D MIII comes in at #7, with the Nikon D750 close behind at #11. Eleven of the top 20 were smartphones. The first point/shoot camera is #68. So, the P&S cams have been completely killed by phones. The DSLRs? Not so much. But, mirrorless is a blip on the radar so far. Here are the top 15. I attached the entire list as a PDF. What do you guys think? Camera usage on Flickr - 2019-07.pdf
  13. 1 point
    There have been some strange spammers and I’m surprised some aren’t banned. Tompeter for example is still posting for sale ads, and has hundreds of posts for only that. Gujarish is also bad and copied and pasted reddit posts. I don’t think he posts anymore. This is is the wackiest spammer I’ve ever seen:https://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/27358-necklace-good-sized-quantities-34-a-brokerage-a-warrior-intricate-mastery/?tab=comments#comment-239500
  14. 1 point
    Video Hummus

    Sony - the new Canon!

    All the modern Sony models have a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 plus custom Sony ISP inside of them. They farm their printing to Global Foundry (among others) which are leading the pack with 7nm node production. It's not like they are doubling the resolution of cameras every year. I am sure they can design custom ISPs that are over built and can process 8K+ video streams with low latency and low TDP thermals. Phones can manage to do it, plus a lot more. Why not the camera manufacturers?
  15. 1 point
    Shell64

    G7 in 2019

    Exactly. And their isn’t really much competition from other companies that deliver what the g7 does. Sony a6000 is overheating 1080p. Canon m50 is more expensive with nice 1080 but useless 4K and bad assist features. Em10iii maybye?? But no flat profile on it. The g7 IS still a good value, even if the g85 is technically better.
  16. 1 point
    Mokara

    Sony - the new Canon!

    Sony have a lot of processors like that as well, the only difference is that they keep the same name for them while Canon and Nikon add numbers for each new variant. The Digic 7 and 8 are not all that different, the main difference between them and earlier Digic processors was the inclusion of 4K capability in the ISP (which would have required a redesign, likely by whoever their vendor is). 4K was not included in the cameras with Digic 7 because the ISP ran too hot without active cooling, so 4K was limited the Digic DV5 (the video camera version of Digic 7). Digic 8 had a restricted version of the ISP to manage the heat output, that allowed it to be used in stills cameras. Btw, this is why the C200 has RAW and a consumer codec (it uses the Digic DV6 processor, which is the video analog of Digic 8 , rather the pro codec used in the earlier DV5 cameras. All of these processors are systems on a chip. Usually they have one or more ARM cores as the actual processor, with one or more image signal processors to handle what is coming off the sensor. Sony have a lot of variants of Bionz X, all with a quad core ARM Cortex A5 together with one or more CXD4236-1GG image signal processors, together with some other logic. They don't give the variants different names like Canon does, but Canon does the same thing. So you will see most Sony cameras since about 2014 using Bionz X processors, but these processors are not all the same. The CXD4236-1GG is Sony's third ISP, and they are due for another one since it is old and showing that age. My guess is that this will happen with the a9II and/or a7SIII. Delays in getting the new ISP ready have likely led to delays in these cameras as well, since Sony wants their flagships to have competitive video included, especially the a7SIII. Body size and shape has nothing to do with it. Nor does "deliberate crippling" and "holding back". The tech they have available at the moment simply can't do what you want. Developing an ISP from scratch takes a lot of time and resources, which is why most camera companies license the designs from third parties and include them in their processor. For a limited product market like the one Sony has for cameras, this can't be done all that often, not without drastically increasing the price of their cameras. Canon don't do it, Nikon don't do and Sony does not do it. The only companies that have the resources and manpower to do this on routine basis are the ones that produce cell phone processors, such as Qualcomm and Samsung (which is why it really sucked for us when Samsung left the camera business). That is where you will see the cutting edge video performance, but those processors are designed to support cell phones, not conventional cameras. That is because modern cameras and cellphones are computers. Cellphones can get technology updates rapidly because they have the volume to fund that development. Cameras on the other hand do not. So you will always see cameras lagging behind cellphones when it comes to computational capability. But eventually it trickles down, and then the inherent superiority of proper cameras means that they produce better images. This is not likely to change. It is just that electronic cutting edge in cameras will be one step behind cellphones.
  17. 1 point
    homestar_kevin

    G7 in 2019

    I'm not saying the g85 isn't the better camera g85 being a better value ≠ g7 being a bad value. They can BOTH be good values no?
  18. 1 point
    homestar_kevin

    G7 in 2019

    I've typically always shot mine in flattened natural and then adjusted levels in post if needed/desired.
  19. 1 point
    Here ya go! This software is Mac only, just FYI! http://www.mediafire.com/file/9ajz8en7ozagwr8/Andromeda.zip/file I highly, highly doubt it. The hardware sends down a binary blob in a proprietary format that you have to transcode into your desired format after capture. This isn't just a simple video stream.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks for watching and your kind review. I just do what I love. I love the travel and filming nature and then coming back and doing editing, sound design and music. Norway next year.
  21. 1 point
    I wanted to share a run and gun vacation travel film in Costa Rica. I took a Baby Hypergonar 1.75x with Voigtländer 40mm f2 and Bolex 8/19/1.5x with Jupiter 11a f4 135mm. I had a ProtoDNA variable diopter in front of both combos. GH5 scenery setting. Finished in 5k.
  22. 1 point
    Shell64

    G7 in 2019

    The g7 can be bought used for $300-350. That is a steal for what it is. Gh3 1080p plus gh4 4K for 300 bucks! New though I would recommend a used g85. The g95 is crap with 8 bit vlog.
  23. 1 point
    Elias

    Sony - the new Canon!

    Here's one more thing that's needed: Depth Information. It amazes me that I get depth information from an iPhone but can't get it from my $3,000-dollar DSLR or Mirrorless cameras. Camera manufacturers in general should get on the depth-information bandwagon because it simply is *very* useful and something that cellphones are getting very good at. From a photographer's perspective it allows us to re-light a photo *after* it has been captured, which I use creatively to great effect on my iPhone. And from a cinematographer's perspective it can aid on doing green-screen effects *without* a green screen. Computational photography can be very useful in the DSLR/Mirrorless market, but it seems that camera manufacturers are lacking people with vision on where to drive the industry forward. And btw, I actually have done a couple of jobs using my iPhone which I'd rather have done otherwise on my large camera bodies with larger sensors, which is a great example of why cellphones are eating away slowly on camera sales. The camera manufacturer dinosaurs have to wake up or die.
  24. 1 point
    Same here, I want a future where everyone works a tiny bit, and spends the rest of their time of stuff they love. Problem is, a company would rather hide 1 person working 60 hrs/wk than 4 people working 15 hrs/wk. If you're that 1 person, great, you'll get a raise. But the other 3 are out of luck. On our current path in the US, automation and efficiency will hurt a lot of people while driving up GDP and corporate profits. The irony is that in the long run, this will be bad for those same companies, because people won't have money to pay for their products. The economy requires that money circulate. If it collects in one place, everything collapses, even the person holding all the money.
  25. 1 point
    Ah, Ok then I have already responded. Yup.
  26. 1 point
    I agree that there is an opportunity for an improved quality of life if most of the repetitive jobs were handled by automation. It is the change over period that concerns me. That glimmer of hope is what prevents me from moving to a cabin in the Montana wilderness. Fortunately, most of these things are very slow, so you can prepare. The moral of the story for me is don't plan a career in an field where automation is coming, unless you plan on creating or repairing the automation
  27. 1 point
    Cinegain

    G7 in 2019

    Old EOSHD-frequenter Andy Lee (not sure what's up with him these days) had decided to use G7 bodies on a project over the GH4 back when. Its colors and noise performance was actually better. Look at this: Though, the G85 is a significant upgrade I would say because you get even better color/noise performance. It's also great for handheld due to the all-important in-body image stabilization and Dual I.S. The kit lens Lumix 12-60mm has optical stabilization that works in conjunction with that and is weathersealed (as is the G85 body itself). Plus, I found it really helpful that the G85 moved the SD card slot away from being co-located at the battery compartment to its own door on the side. The GX85 lacks the mic-input and the Cinelike profiles have to be added by hack (that I believe is inhibited by later firmware)... Not sure about the E-M10 Mark III but Mathieu/Mirrorlessons did fair videos on that:
  28. 1 point
    Shell64

    Best 1080p 60fps camera?

    A7iii is a decent option. Z6 also. Eos r has fantastic 1080p (c100 like oversampling in crop mode) plus best in class af. It doesn’t have IBIS, but eis is good. Fuji xt3 however probably has the best 1080p quality to price ratio that meets your requirements (other than ibis.). I think it oversamples. Ibis isn’t he be all and end all. With practice I get stable handheld shots with my g7, and it has no ibis and my meike 25mm 1.8 has no stabilization. Just use a camera strap.
  29. 1 point
    webrunner5

    G7 in 2019

    The G85 is the one to get.
  30. 1 point
    Kisaha

    Rode Wireless Go - A Warning

    A usual professional system (Rx/Tx and a pro lav) costs 1500€ on average and can go significantly higher (e.g I am ordering a couple DPA 6060 lavalier mics that will reach 800€ each without the accessories). What did you expect for 200€? At the moment, the best/cheap solution is the Sony UWP series, and that has a lot of limitations also (especially with range).
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    ALL dedicated camera companies are in trouble. Canon just show it more because of their aging sensor tech. Each month, the reason for dedicated cameras gets less and less. I still want proper cameras because I am anti social and hardly need a mobile phone but I can see the pace of phone camera progress Is light years faster than "normal" camera progress. Things like low light ability and specialty lenses (EG tilt shift, macro, long lenses and ultra wides) still have an advantage for cameras over phones but even some of those advantages are being overcome for phones. Give it a few years and it will be more than Canon in trouble as the market will simply not be big enough other than some very good (and very expensive) gear sold in small numbers. When a phone CAN do what my 17mm tilt shift or 150 2.8 macro or 300 2.8 or even my superzoom P&S can do (and they will at some point), the gfame will be over.
  33. 1 point
    Samsung is looking prescient, they recognized that the camera sector was facing massive change, making it a bad place to launch a 'me too' product. Canon lags in the sensor space and in the software arena., which are the technologies driving the changes in the relatively stagnant imaging market. Canon is pursuing a rational corporate strategy in response, to maximize the returns from this fading sector to invest in more promising industrial markets. So it is unreasonable to expect massive new product investments here, rather a continuation of the existing policy of low cost, cautious and incremental development. The new mount exemplifies this tack, zero new technology, just a repackaging of the existing capabilities, hyped as a 'mirrorless breakthrough'.
  34. 1 point
    THE LAKES (AIVASCOPE 1.5x anamorphic lens with Canon FD 35mm f2 paired with Speedbooster) this is my fourth film test with the new Aivascope 1.5x anamorphic lens on my Panasonic GH4, paired with Canon FD 35mm f2 and Metabones Speedbooster. The Aivascope anamorphic 1.5x lens is a very sharp lens working great with some of my primes. It’s a single focus lens (you do the focus on it and let the prime on infinity). The speed booster gave sharper, faster and wider shots paired with the prime Canon FD 35mm f2. If my calculation is good it gives a (35mm X 2,34) : (1,5x) X 0,71x) = 38mm (in the width) « 35mm equivalent » with 1.8 aperture In this 4th movie you will see different shots done with (Canon aperture from wide open f2 to f4) : GH4 4K uhd (no CC) 24p + Aivascope 1.5x anamorphic lens with Canon FD 35mm f2 on Metabones Speedbooster I’ve used a Starblitz variable ND lens, on the GH4 the picture mode is on « portrait » with slight ajustments. I did no color corrections at all. Thanks for watching. Heres is the characteristics of the Aivascope 1.5x lens : Designed for Full Frame systems. Recommended taking lenses for full frame (16:9 aspect ratio) from 50mm to 90mm Single focus From 80cm to infinity. Non rotating front element. Focus ring rotate 190 degrees. Lens mounting clamp 52mm Filter size 82mm Weight 700 gr. Integrated focus gear. Price : 2 250,00 € Aivascope facebook page : facebook.com/aivascope/ thanks to Aivascope, Hayley and her daughter, Nina, Allan and Mika. a Seb Farges Movie music : ”Ag Anda” from Sigur Ros 24th july, 2019
  35. 1 point
    Quick n dirty... filmed on a borrowed Samsung S9 ... not my phone and probably a little above usd $200 - but I was amazed at how great it was to film with
  36. 1 point
    Your crazy as hell. Sony OWNS the Broadcast industry. This A7 stuff is just peanuts to them. Bragging rights. And guess what, they have damn near buried Canon and Nikon. They probably make more money off of just the Sensor business than Canon makes on everything as of late.
  37. 1 point
    Just because you don't understand my point doesn't mean that others live in a dream world. Sony has lost so much money on their camera business over the last year's that it's gonna take a long time to recover. You are talking about Sony as a whole and yes they make a lot of money. So do Panasonic. But it's not from cameras. Same with Fuji whos reports show its basically Instax film making the money in the photo segment, not the XT3. But we have been down this boring road before where we argue about the same thing. A few talk about camera sales and others about cameras + water heaters. The numbers don't add up and instead of communication it's attacks and baiting. Then someone calls me an idiot and you explain that you are old and therefore right by default So I will end it there. All I say is read the financial reports and be critical. They to are written for marketing reasons. Don't just eat the propaganda. Ask why cameras are lumped with TVs in one company but separated at others? Ask why Sony lumps it with video cameras etc? Ask why some put them under "other"? And ask if you think they would show huge profits from a segment if they could, would share holders care?
  38. 1 point
    If Canon would Just have FF 4K in the EOS-R, and DPAF in the M50 in 4K they would take back tons of shooters. Heck I would buy a M50 tomorrow if they did. I am in the market sad to say. It isn't rocket science. Well maybe to Canon it is. ☹️
  39. 1 point
    Speaking of sound, check out the new Zoom F6. The new wide dynamic range they have introduced will shake up the market. It, of course, won't be built as well as Sound Devices or Zaxcom, but Zoom are certainly innovating. Curtis Judd has a review on YouTube about it.
  40. 1 point
    This happens to many big market leaders when the market changes. They try to protect their old business, rather than jumping in on the new opportunity. The list of times where this has happened is truly massive: IBM - PCs, Microsoft - anyone remember Windows Mobile????, the list goes on and on. Canon's imaging business (and everyone else's) is being eaten by cell phone cameras. Cell phone imaging systems are rapidly improving and are even doing things that the legacy cameras can't do, like allowing people to produce live video & computational imaging. The cell phone cameras are going to continue to improve over time. SLR type cameras will hang around because there are people who care about image quality, but the camera market will be a tiny fraction of its former size. All but the most dedicated will just use their mobile device. I would hate to have my bonus tied to the point and shoot camera market in the future...
  41. 1 point
    Get real, Canon Doomed themselves. You can't be 4 years behind in Tech or more and survive in this balls to the wall market. Who gives a damn about loyalty for a brand. People want up to date freaking results from Anyone that will give it for less money than the next guy. This is 2019, not 10 years ago.
  42. 1 point
    I find the best results when I expose correctly with the Pocket 4k. I also almost always stay at 400.
  43. 1 point
    Esguelha

    Best 1080p 60fps camera?

    Going by DPReview's video still comparison, the GH5 still has the best 1080p out of everything they tested, by a considerable margin. The Sony's don't have great 1080p, i'd say second place in 1080p goes to Fujifilm. The X-H1 does have IBIS, and it's pretty good now from what i've seen, probably better than any FF camera excluding the Panasonic S1. The AF isn't bad either, surely better than the GH5. The X-H1 is quite reasonably priced now, so it could be an option.
  44. 1 point
    Inazuma

    Best 1080p 60fps camera?

    The Nikon Z6 has all those things
  45. 1 point
    billdoubleu

    Best 1080p 60fps camera?

    Panny S1, I'd wager.
  46. 1 point
    You'll be stepping down video quality too much on original A7. It barely looks like 720p and has moire. The A7S is much better in 1080p internally. No 4K. What are you recording externally to? It does 4K via HDMI. The A7S is very old, but still not *that* cheap used. There are cheaper nice 1080p full frame cameras around these days.
  47. 1 point
    Most people don't want 4K60 to output to 4K60, they want it for slow motion.
  48. 1 point
    thephoenix

    Music videos...

    my favorite. the idea is brillant and the making of and my fav
  49. 1 point
    Ingerson

    Music videos...

    I've really enjoyed Paul Thomas Anderson's recent jump into music videos, discovered HAIM thanks to him (easily among my top 10 bands/artists now), but also check out "Anima" if you have Netflix!
  50. 0 points
    webrunner5

    G7 in 2019

    You people are crazy for recommending a G7 over a G85. Hell they are only like 50 dollars more than a G7 at times. One right here for 450 bucks, if you need a PaL one there is one on eBay for 415.00 Dollars. Crazy to buy a G7 for that much less money now. I had a G7 myself, great camera, but if was buying again I sure as hell wouldn't buy one again with the G85 out there to be had. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G85-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-New/132894837276?hash=item1ef1264a1c%3Ag%3A9hQAAOSwIddcHBFg%3Asc%3AUSPSPriority!45056!US!-1&LH_BIN=1
EOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs
EOSHD Pro Color 3.0 for Sony cameras
EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony cameras
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