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  1. I see a tons people complaining about the marketing/hype machine that is the "filmmaking sector" of YouTube, and I hate a lot of those clichés too. That being said, it has been in the back of my mind to try out for a while, so yesterday I had some free time and I finally decided to give it a go! Turns out it's actually a lot harder to film yourself and talk right to camera than I anticipated (I very quickly abandoned my plans to shoot it anamorphic, focusing on my S1, all by myself, was just way too difficult) and the whole process took me far longer to shoot and edit than I expected.
    9 points
  2. Wanted: a partner that loves me as much as Panasonic loves DFD.
    7 points
  3. My first impressions on the blog: https://www.eoshd.com/news/panasonic-10-25mm-f1-7-first-impressions-sample-shots-from-gh5/ Any questions let me know!
    6 points
  4. Sage

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Emotive Color V5 'SPECTRUM' The V5 'Spectrum' update is ready. The V5 emails are going out now (let me know if you haven't received it). It is the culmination of four years of engine development, and I hope you enjoy! Emotive Color Component ('EC709') EC709 component (Full/Theatrical) rebuilt with new engine, allowing accurate, uniform far gamut projection of Arri display table Arri Rec.2020 now used as the color target (projected within EC709 envelope); results in deeper saturated red and blue that are otherwise clipped in Arri's Rec.709 High Scale is now Full Sc
    6 points
  5. Hello, This is the official topic for all Colorizer products. My main focus is bringing high-precision Fujifilm Film Simulation LUTs to multiple cameras. The following formats are supported at the moment, click the links for videos and details: Fujifilm X-T3/X-T4 F-Log Sony S-Log2/S-Gamut3.cine Panasonic V-Log L & HLG I also sell ACES IDTs for cameras that are not natively supported by Davinci Resolve: - Fujifilm F-Log/F-Gamut - Nikon N-Log/BT.2020 - Sony S-Log2/S-Gamut3.cine - Z Cam ZLog2 - GoPro Protune These packs include a lot of 3D LUTs simulating the A
    5 points
  6. This tread finally convinced me to buy a BMMCC . I couldn't be happer . My old S16 lenses are back . So cool to have a proper cine zoom in this tiny configuration . Might get another one for my super speeds.
    5 points
  7. Yesterday I unexpectedly shot quite a bit with my FP and 5inch Video Assist. Man, what a combo! It's so small, and lightweight. The person I was filming told me half the time, he didn't even notice I was rolling, and of course when I put it next to my Pocket4k footage, it grades exactly the same, or possibly better. Very easy to match. I was thinking of selling the FP, because for the types of things I shoot, cDNG is just not viable (longform interviews). But then a deal for the VA12g came up, and I thought it'd give it a try. Now I'm completely sold. With this setup, I've turned a great
    5 points
  8. A lot of this is due to 32bit float color space in NLEs. As long as the 8bit has enough to not have posterization the 32bit float will likely be able to fill in any gaps as the image is pushed hard. Grading is much easier for math to fill in gaps than say upscaling an image. In the case of upscaling new pixels can be averaged but averaging doesn't work for fine details like a hair. Grading however we are trying to prevent posterizing. That is done through smooth gradients. Sometimes averaging surrounding values does perfectly. For example if you have a color of value 200 and anothe
    5 points
  9. Sounds to me like a lot of us here aren't the target audience for Blackmagic. Not everyone wants to adapt lenses, look up compatibility charts, etc. Wanting MFT mount with S35 sensor or a mount specifically designed for adapting is a little bit like Gerald Undone saying the fp-L isn't worth its price because it has high rolling shutter and poor ergonomics. The truth is, EF is still the most common lens out there. BM isn't competing for the users that want to look for custom handles, screens, and lens mounts. Want choice? Go for Z Cam--or maybe some of the internet folks are actually more
    5 points
  10. Like the original Pocket6K, there is a far bigger argument for it having an MFT mount. You can still have electronic control of EF lenses with non-speedboosted adapters, you can have a windowed mode for the native MFT electronic lenses, the manual MFT lenses like Voigtlander and Meike etc all cover the s35 sensor and of course, with the shallower mount, you are able to put PL mount lenses on it. It makes it a lot more sense for P4K owners to upgrade to/replace/augment their setups as well. Like JVC found though, trying to undo the pre-conceived notion of the relationship between
    5 points
  11. @Sage I'm still absolutely loving this LUT, and it just keeps getting better and better! I use it for pretty much every single project I shoot, S1 for A-cam and GH5 for b-cam, but lately, combined with anamorphic and pro res raw, it has felt extra tasty. I just love what it does to greens, especially. These screenshots are some standouts from the past couple weeks. Thanks for all your hard work! I recommend your Alexa LUT to all my lumix-shooting friends
    4 points
  12. That’s very sad news. I’ve watched many of his YouTubes.
    4 points
  13. I've been on the good ship Panasonic for 11 years now, using the GH series for my video business. Last year I got an S1 to pair with my GH5. I love the combo as an A/B setup for interviews, and for location shooting having the GH5 with the stellar Leica 8-18mm on the gimbal ready to roll. It's a small and powerful system I can put in a single backpack and the Lumix cameras have never missed a beat for me, bullet-proof in professional environments. However... after a brief flirtation with a C200 I crave built-in NDs and more video-centric ergonomics. The C200 was too heavy and large f
    4 points
  14. Interest in vintage lenses is directly correlated to sensor resolution, so it's up up up up up....... I saw a post the other day from someone saying that the second-hand price of one particular vintage lens had gone up 4X in about the last year.
    4 points
  15. Often the digital look of video is because of clipped highlights and crushed shadows. A sudden step from detailed shadows to sudden black or missing details in highlights are often a sign that the full luminance range of your camera file is being clipped by the hardware you use to edit and playback footage. More info here: https://www.eoshd.com/dynamic-range-enhancer-H264-H265/
    3 points
  16. Andrew Reid

    Sony A7S III is noisy

    These YouTuber's switch cameras faster than I change my underpants. It took him 2 weeks to go C300 Mark III -> A7S III And now A1!
    3 points
  17. Anamorphic setup. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=296776&p=1875567#p1875567
    3 points
  18. I just updated to V3.0 and wow, what a great update. Every button on the camera is now customisable. With my setup above, changing any settings in the quick menu means moving the VA out the way. But now I can have ISO on the front dial, shutter on the left and right buttons, volume on up and down. Then all the buttons along the bottom can be a whole host of over functions. To top it off, it also gives real 24p UHD cDNG. Jeez. https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp/?tab=support&local=firmware
    3 points
  19. Sage

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Really nice Parker. What anamorphics do you use? I'm now working on a software that will integrate all steps (WB, Exp, ABL etc) to vastly simplify the workflow (and make other things possible)
    3 points
  20. Yes he will be missed! I liked his channel, very much no-nonsense and going about his business with the upmost care. We've lost an artist and a friend. Rest in peace David
    3 points
  21. Yes, it IS a great lens and a great system... Even Toneh had to admit this recently when he shot with this lens on the GH5-II... He now says it is the best vlogger combi on the market... According to him Panasonic finally fixed the CAF on that camera… It is clear that unsubstantiated one-liners do get him a lot of clicks! Furthermore he is firmly within the group that doesn't understand equivalence. Yes, it behaves like a 20-50 mm in FF terms, and yes it has the bokeh of a 3.4 FF lens, but as aperture is concerned, it DOES behave as a 1.7 as far as the exposure triangl
    3 points
  22. So sad. He was one of my favorite writers and video bloggers. With his unique and interesting insights, he could easily entertain even when discussing a mundane camera bag or consumer lens. He certainly contributed to my love for the m43 format. It's a sad irony that as we find new life being breathed into the these smaller cameras, we have lost one of their most talented advocates.
    3 points
  23. ZRaw is an example why not to make a new Raw format. No support in Resolve, requires a plugin to work in Premiere. Now if Panasonic added Braw that would be amazing!
    3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. MrSMW

    S1H ii

    The other thing about the S1H is it's overlooked by just about everybody as a photo camera. I'm not sure how it's marketed without checking, but my 99% of everything coming from everyone who is not Panasonic is that it's primarily a video tool. It's a bloody good photo camera I can tell you! I really liked the files coming out of my previous Fujis, but the raws from this are another level up. And the fact it has an optical low pass filter and therefore is supposedly less sharp, good, - results coming from most cameras and glass these days are far too sharp! I shoot min
    3 points
  26. I think the GH6 may not need an attention grabbing feature to stand out considering the price bump. People who were at the limits of the GH5 might find that the GH6 is worth the upgrade, considering how much money they might have in lenses and the total cost of changing systems. For example: 120p going from 1080p to 4K is a useful upgrade for those that use that mode, sports shooters for example 60p going from 4K 8-bit to 5.7K 10-bit is a meaningful change too, especially for those shooting log Even in an incremental upgrade there are likely to be other minor improvem
    3 points
  27. I still don’t understand RED’s stranglehold on the RAW patent bs. Like, it’s a painfully obvious method for compressing RAW, based on already-existing open tech (even when they originally “invented” it.) What, did the lawyers tasked with contesting it a while back just do a crap job? Or does RED just have a bunch of Big Dick Energy lawyers?? It’s absurd, and I’m still baffled that the big dogs haven’t banded together to take that patent out back and toss it in the dumpster where it belongs. Everyone wants internal RAW, and the codecs exist to do it easily. That’s what I want
    3 points
  28. 5720 x 4290 Completely revamped DFD AF that's on par with, and sometimes better than A7S III.
    3 points
  29. Chrad

    Out-of-focus zombies

    Something I find interesting is how many have commented on the distractingly shallow depth of field, but I haven't seen anyone comment on another characteristic of this F0.95 wide-open shooting...the softness, which was to me very noticeable in wide shots. Goes to show that we gear-nerds and pixel peepers get way too hung up on technical perfection. I suppose it's different if you're doing product shots or ads that are trying to project a clinically cutting-edge image, but the majority of the time, no one cares that much as long as the image registers. See also on Netflix the grain storm
    3 points
  30. I understand this thread as opportunity for (the most serious and well minded) message to Panasonic. Blog post summarized it all. What I can add as small holistic addition is suggestion that it is the last chance for Panasonic (or it will be done by somebody else) to collect all very important and still distinctive virtues of m43 system and finally offer them in one camera. I mean, don't behave as not too smart little calculating coward - because moment of camera evolution doesn't allow to be as such. Barrier of price has been already broke through - I think that even 3000e sta
    3 points
  31. Led by the newspaper columnist fired from the Times for making quotes up from his own godfather, who then went on to fabricate stories about the EU at the Telegraph that seeded Brexit and has somehow ended up being the actual Prime Minister. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/14/boris-johnson-brussels-bashing-stories-shaped-politics As for Kelvin Mackenzie, this clip where he gets a taste of his own medicine from another journalist after the real "truth" of his role in the despicable lies told about the Hillsborough disaster and stood behind for 20 years were fully exposed
    3 points
  32. Am I trying the whole "YouTuber thing"?? Yes. But no. https://www.youtube.com/SoundSpeeding/ YUP! Gets a lot trickier once you point the camera at yourself and need to formulate words coherently, rather than staying preferably behind the camera.
    3 points
  33. The body shape is just... disgusting (and that’s coming from someone who owns and uses a P4K). They should just make the screen AND EVF each a $500 extra, and reshape the body into something more like RED/Kinefinity/ZCam/BGH1.
    3 points
  34. It's still available. Look at Shooter's Guide menu on front page. https://www.eoshd.com/eoshd-shooters-guide-sony-a7-a7r-lenses/ Have you seen the prices of Canon FD 24mm f1.4L lately?
    3 points
  35. Thank you. I will look into it. The voice activated ones are great... when they work. I remember that in some scripts I would write in the word [PAUSE] to get the talent to pause for effect. So... sometimes the app wouldn't scroll anymore unless the talent actually said the word "pause."
    3 points
  36. 12,800 is too high for a native ISO. You will be shooting at base 640 boosted to 3200 or 6400 most of the time in dim light or indoors. Therefore the A7S III has a problem especially in S-LOG 3. The files look a bit shit. They are noisier than the EOS R6 and Panasonic S5!
    2 points
  37. "We don't need no thought control" -Facebook, unironically Lol, I saw this story earlier. Roger Waters may be a prick himself, but he's our prick and we love him for it. I really want to see this proposed instagram ad now. Do you think they'd have a little choir of wannabe Instagram models singing "We don't need no education" or would they go with the bigger picture album theme of how (Instagram) fame drives people crazy/turns them into fascists? Actually I hope they were going to use the verses. Whichever marketing genius was going to make an ad out of "certain teachers who would hu
    2 points
  38. Being principled is a thankless job and Roger is in a very privileged position so he is able to do what the fuck he likes. For normal people principals have a huge cost. Yet it is always much healthier to act on principal, and let true feelings come out. Principled people are actually quite rare and as soon as money or business is on the line, principals go out of the window. It is why the world is in such a mess and why horrible people like Philip Bloom have Sony sponsorship even after all we know. I think back to the Canon shenanigans of last summer and the lies which were told abo
    2 points
  39. Attila's work is fantastic. Please do check it out!
    2 points
  40. Omg, this must be the best article online regarding cameras and gear. The sigma FP & FP L are fantanstic, revolutionaty cameras AHEAD of their time. Unfortunetly, Gerald and people like him arent real artists or filmmakers; they will never know the worth of these innovations from companies like Sigma. What is really sad is that they come out and ruin the image of these fantastic brands/cameras just because they dont know sh** about filmmaking, just tech nerds. thank you so much for this article, im enjoying my Sigma FP everyday, I have no regrets selling my A7III for that littl
    2 points
  41. They are both extremely good in low light, S5 perhaps even more so to my eye. Haven't done anything scientific in terms of testing the dual gain yet. Good idea for a blog post though.
    2 points
  42. Hi everyone, Hope you don't mind that I share with you this new documentary about Blade Runner ("Blade Runner, beyond the fiction). It's available until June 26 and broadcasted on the French/German channel "Arte". You can watch it in French or German, subtitled, or in English (there are also subtitled in Spanish and Italian). I believe you can't watch it outside of Europe, but with a good vpn... It was pleasant to watch, and I know many here especially @Andrew Reid could also be interested. Scott, actors and people who worked on the film are interviewed and share their views, their opin
    2 points
  43. Theoretically, if anyone does 12-bit RAW, with a colour correction, or something else baked into the codec, it should not quality as RAW, when compression ratios are con concerned. Even if most manufacturers have their own version of RAW, with varying colours. Or If, there is an element of partial de-bayering within the camera itself, no matter how minor. I feel Panasonic can CIRCUMVENT this shady Red Patent (reminds me of the stories regarding how how hundreds of Tesla's patents were stolen and registered as someone else's, back in the day), by having uncompressed RAW ou
    2 points
  44. Fan came today. Non scientific testing since I can't get access to the temperature sensor (without more tools). Fan replaced with Noctua NF-P12 Redux 1300 Temperature delta: apprx +2 degrees C, fan noise comparable to Aputure C300D II, different characteristic. May be slightly louder, but much quieter than stock, negligible temperature increase. Lowering fan speed to around 1000rpm (guessing, using no name fan reducer) temperature delta up to 9C, a little bit less noise, not really worth it. Lowering fan speed to around 750rpm, temperature delta up to 19C, runs almost sile
    2 points
  45. Thats why I got a Pocket 4k. I got tired of the farting around with compressed formats. External recorders are the way to get around that nut thats also a hassle. Now I can shoot 3:1 Braw on a cheap SSD directly on the camera or at least 5:1 on an internal SD card. Now that some DSLRS are getting external raw support I still don't really care. Its an added cost to get an external recorder and its a lot more hassle than what I have now. I'm also kind of a freak for 4:4:4. I know visually it actually doesn't make a huge difference. I studied VFX in college and can pull damn good keys
    2 points
  46. super moon / blood moon tonight. Busted out the canon 500mm mirror lens. clouds were all over the place and blocked my view of totality, still did get one nice image that i liked. Conditions permitting next time i plan on filming with the p4k as opposed to taking some stills. May even have a new / second mount which will open thing up. The peaking on the om-d mark two is really quite helpful. Quite happy with the way its working out.
    2 points
  47. To see if there is a cheaper solution than the CFexpress card type B for the Canon EOS R5, I bought the CFexpress To SSD Converter from Zitay. And a separate 2TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD drive. In total, it is still much cheaper then, for example, a Sony Tough 512 GB CFexpress card (For me 6.2 times in terms of storage capacity). Now I can shoot 8K RAW footage up to the time limit of 29:59 minutes without getting an overheating warning!
    2 points
  48. This light looks like an absolute beast, I'm glad I haven't picked up an Aputure 600D yet! 1.2kW LED, this sucker is BRIGHT. More info here: http://www.nanlux.com/en/h-col-175.html
    2 points
  49. Why not a changeable mount so one could choose.
    2 points
  50. What the specs never say is the bit depth used to scan the sensor. When stills are taken one might expect the full bit-depth is used (14-bit?). But in video mode, to reduce rolling shutter, a read-out mode with reduced bit-depth may be used. For 8-bit log or gamma-corrected recordings a 10 bit (lineair) read mode might be used. If that same 10-bit linear mode is used to create a 10-bit log, the quality wouldn't be much better than with an 8-bit log except for reduction of round-off errors.
    2 points
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