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    ntblowz reacted to Kino in RED KOMODO 6K | First Footage - WOW   
    I think the Mavo LF image quality also owes something to the robust ProRes 4444 XQ codec that is available internally. It is better than many of the proprietary RAW formats that are partially debayered (e.g., ZRAW, BRAW). The Mavo Edge 8K should be an excellent choice based on what we have seen with the Mavo LF 6K. However, it is about to get very competitive in that price range. Lower down, even ZCAM is doing some impressive things with color and internal ProRes:
     
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    ntblowz reacted to noone in EISA Award 2020: The Winners are...   
    Those awards seem a bit like every player wins a prize to me!
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    ntblowz reacted to BTM_Pix in Canon's internal data leaked   
    I tried to download it.
    It lets you download 8K of it but then you have to wait an hour.
    Or you can continue to download 4K at a time every 10 minutes for two hours.
    If you are downloading to an external drive though you can carry on downloading as much of it as you want.
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    ntblowz reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS R5 / R6 overheating discussion all in one place   
    R6 is only 20 megapixel, no excuses really.
    What is it doing differently to a 20 megapixel GH5 in 10bit 4K? to create so much extra "heat"? And that camera is 3 years older. Full frame sensor doesn't create a lot of extra heat.
    What's it doing differently to an S1?!
    Another example of the new-for-2020 style cripple hammer.
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    ntblowz reacted to newfoundmass in Fotodiox Canon to L-mount adapter with vari ND   
    This looks pretty promising. It'll be interesting to see some independent reviews to see how good it is. Has anyone used their non-dummy adapters? How good are they? 
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    ntblowz reacted to Geoff CB in Your Favourite Lighting Gear   
    1) A reflector kit with diffuser/bounce.

    2) Aperture 300D to simulate the sun.  
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    ntblowz reacted to aaa123jc in Your Favourite Lighting Gear   
    My favourite is the Aputure 120D II and a few modifiers.
    Although I mainly do event works so don’t always have the luxury of setting up lights, I use this light whenever I can. It is light and portable, but gives more than enough light unless you need to film in a very big room or have to simulate or fight against the sun.
    But nowadays there are many competitively priced lights as well. So my favourite may change. 
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    ntblowz reacted to Oliver Daniel in Your Favourite Lighting Gear   
    Lighting is pretty much the most important thing for what we do. It’s what makes your images sing. 
    Here’s a bunch of lights I highly recommend:
    1. Falcon Eyes F7
    Ridiculously awesome light for the price. Everyone should have at least one.  Super bright for a small light. Very useful. Essential. Possibly my favourite right now. 
     
    2. Falcon Eyes 24TDX II 
    Flex lights are expensive. Not this. Build quality is great. Super useful. Waterproof.  Put anywhere! 
     
    3. Luxli Taiko 
    In my opinion, better than the Arri Skypanel which is 3-4 times the price. Best colour accuracy I’ve ever seen and very easy to use. Only downside is the power unit. Feels a bit cheap and not long enough. 

    4. Godox S30
    I think this makes the $3k Dedolight equivalent almost obsolete. For 10% of the price? Super optics for the projection attachment. Downsides are the power goes down to 10w from 30w when using batteries.

    5. Colorspike
    The light pattern customisation is immense and looks way more organic than preset effects from other lights. An incredible tool. Only downsides is the carry case is a bit “meh” and diffuser is fiddly. 
     
    6. Astera Titan Tubes 
    These are way more expensive than other mentioned lights. They share some ideas with the Colorspike’s but on a much higher level. These things are insane and worth every penny. I don’t own them but what they can do.... wow!! Downsides... 8 tube case is very very heavy. They are expensive. 
     
    What are your current favourite lights? 
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    ntblowz reacted to mechanicalEYE in I bought a Canon EOS R5 - potential overheating solutions   
    Todays test:
    Recorded 4K HQ externally with Ninja V - Canon LP Battery in camera for 1 hour continuous with no card in camera.  ( at 1 hr the cameras very HOT to the touch ) all this in direct sun light, and very hot.  No overheat warning.
    At the hour mark, I take the camera indoors but continue the recording externally. I immediately insert the CFexpress card while still externally recording. The camera temporarily shuts down but immediately comes back on when the card door is shut, it continues to record externally.  still no overheat warning.
    I shut down the external recording, camera reads 25 minutes available in 4k HQ internally... as well as full times available in all other modes.
    Switch modes then take two photos back to back.
    The first photo shows 65C in the exif data for camera temp
    The second photo shows 64C in the exif data for camera temp... these photos were a second apart.
     
     



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    ntblowz got a reaction from zerocool22 in RED KOMODO 6K | First Footage - WOW   
    Even Vincent Laforet got Komodo himself.. the guy who started this whole dslr craze! But in the comment ppl say wtf is this guy how dare him tag jarred in it.  Red Fanboy is just embarrassing themselves.🤣
     

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    ntblowz reacted to mat33 in Creativity   
    Just saw this, thought I would share as awesome example of creativity during this crazy isolation the world is in and a nice change of pace from camera tech
     
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    ntblowz got a reaction from tyger11 in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    It can do internal 4K60P in 10bit 420 HEVC, which S1 is only 420 8bit internal in 4K60p.
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    ntblowz got a reaction from andrgl in RED KOMODO 6K | First Footage - WOW   
    Even Vincent Laforet got Komodo himself.. the guy who started this whole dslr craze! But in the comment ppl say wtf is this guy how dare him tag jarred in it.  Red Fanboy is just embarrassing themselves.🤣
     

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    ntblowz got a reaction from Ed David in RED KOMODO 6K | First Footage - WOW   
    Even Vincent Laforet got Komodo himself.. the guy who started this whole dslr craze! But in the comment ppl say wtf is this guy how dare him tag jarred in it.  Red Fanboy is just embarrassing themselves.🤣
     

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    ntblowz reacted to jgharding in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    If this model retains at least a decent 10-bit 4K mode of some description, and vlog, well Canon could be a little sore after the R5 debacle 😅
    https://www.l-rumors.com/confirmed-panasonic-will-soon-announce-the-new-s5-entry-level-full-frame-l-mount-camera
    I do wonder what this means for a GH6, if there is still one in the works or if full-frame is pretty much the Pana roadmap now...
    All the S5 needs really is to be a lighter, stabilised run and gun with their solid 150mbps 4k 10-bit and it'll sell a bunch.
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    ntblowz reacted to BTM_Pix in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    No it doesn't.
    It reads the temperature status from the API.
    This is an entirely different thing to the temperature as a value, which is being read from the EXIF in the exposed image.
    The temperature status is the camera's own interpretation of its internal temperature with relation to what restrictions it will apply to camera operations. 
    When this is "normal" everything is, well, "normal" and the camera is reporting that there is no cause for alarm or any restrictions.
    It then goes through an escalation process of different inhibitors including, amongst other things, restricting fps, reducing image quality and prohibiting recording.
    There is no interpretation other than by Canon of that status as it is being reported through the API.
    The temperature in the exif is being used as a comparative indicator of what the actual internal temperature (or one of them) is and provides a visual reference (as it is pointed at the screen of the app) to cross reference which inhibitors are activated and deactivated as time progresses.
    The rate at which the camera is commanded to take an image is variable so I'd probably stay tuned for a few more tests at different rates.
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    ntblowz reacted to mechanicalEYE in I bought a Canon EOS R5 - potential overheating solutions   
    I'm not the guy to take on opening up a camera but today I'm outside in 102 degrees recording 4K HQ externally for 45 minutes straight with no overheat warning. ( Camera screen off ) and the camera was very HOT to the touch, much hotter than I've experienced at any point during my test and I have shot in 97 degrees where the camera shut down at 42 minutes. Only difference was that the screen was on before, and here it was off. The camera felt much hotter today though. It was hot enough that I was concerned.
    I was pretty shocked that it didn't overheat, and even more shocked it didn't show the warning. I brought the camera indoors while it was still recording, grabbed my CFexpress card and inserted while camera was still recording. When you open the card door, the camera temporarily shuts down.
    When I closed the door the camera went right back to recording through the Ninja V. I shut the Ninja V down, and my 4K HQ time allowance was 20 minutes.
    I shut the camera down again, and back on it, it still read 20 minutes. About 5 minutes later the camera was showing 25 minutes, this is while the camera still felt very warm to the touch. 
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    ntblowz reacted to kye in Prores vs h264 vs h265 and IPB vs ALL-I... How good are they actually?   
    Some cameras shoot RAW and Prores, and some shoot h264 and a few shoot h265.  There's lots of bitrates on offer too, 50Mbps, 100Mbps, etc.  Some are ALL-I and some are IPB.
    But how good are they?
    I couldn't find any comparisons, so I did some myself.
    What I did was take a few shots from the BM Micro Cinema Camera shot in uncompressed RAW of a tree moving in the wind, and made a single UHD frame by putting them in each corner, like this:

    Also, they were of different lengths, so I just repeated each one, like this:

    So we have a test clip that was shot RAW (maybe compressing already compressed footage is easier?  I don't know, anyway..), that includes decent movement but isn't some stupid test case that means nothing in real life, that doesn't repeat (because the clips are different lengths), and has some deliberately almost crushed blacks to test the pixelation that h264 and h265 sometimes get in the shadows.
    Then I exported an uncompressed 10-bit 422 YUV file to use as a reference.  After some tests and seeing the file sizes and processing times, I decided to only use the first 12s of the timeline.
    Then I rendered a bunch of clips, either h264 from Resolve, or h264 and h265 from ffmpeg.  I tried rendering h265 from Resolve but had issues, and in this test all the maximum bitrates I tried all created the same size file, so I abandoned that.  Common wisdom online is that Resolves h265 export mechanism isn't the best and you should use ffmpeg anyway.
    Then I compared the compressed clips with the uncompressed reference file, which gives a score called SSIM, which goes from 1 (a perfect match) downwards.
    Here's the results so far:

    Here are some observations / thoughts, and some answers to some questions I'd had:
    In Resolve, H264 seems to top out, as I couldn't get it to export at more than about 400Mbps IPB, but ffmpeg went higher than that quite happily ALL-I h264 doesn't seem to be that different than IPB, at higher bitrates anyway - slightly lower quality and slightly higher file size, but not the 3x I've read around the place Prores isn't that much worse in terms of quality vs compression than h264 or h265, despite being an older codec (although maybe there are versions?  I have no idea how prores works.. maybe that's important for this topic?) Different encoders have different levels of quality, so what's in a given camera is likely to differ from these results I guess the real question is, how much h264 do you have to have to equate to Prores?  The answer seems to be "about the same bitrate, but probably a little less for an ALL-I codec, and a little less bitrate again if it's an IPB".
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    ntblowz got a reaction from foliovision in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    The recovery time is totally bogus on Canon camera, that one should be totally removed!
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    ntblowz reacted to Andrew Reid in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    A good reaction on Twitter:

    I agree with Quinn about it being a bad look.
    They need to at the very least come clean, answer, own up and apologise.
    Then fix it.
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    ntblowz reacted to Andrew Reid in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    Absolutely.
    Sigma and Panasonic are my top picks
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    ntblowz reacted to Andrew Reid in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake, with artificial timers deployed to lock out video mode. In this test, we will probe my Canon EOS R5’s actual internal temperature in Celsius, as reported by the firmware.
    This week CDA-TEK and I are developing an Android app for the Canon EOS R5, which connects to the camera via the Canon API...
    Please read the rest of the article on the blog carefully before commenting below
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    ntblowz reacted to Lux Shots in Buyers WATCH OUT, Used S1H / S1 Cameras Are Great Bait!   
    I sold my GH5S on eBay with the PanaLeica 12-60, a battery grip and 5 OEM batteries for $1800. I had a dozen picks of the camera, the sensor, the lens from and rear elements and the camera LCD. I was running an auction with the Or Best Offer option, and someone reached out to me with a buy it now for $1800, so I took it, as I was trying to fund an S1H purchase. After a week of receiving my camera, he complained that the unit was not as described, and wanted to send it back even though I said there were no returns! I said what was wrong with the camera, and he said there was a scratch on the bottom of the camera near the tripod mount! 

    Ebay forced me to accept the return, and this fuck effectively got a free two week rental out of my camera!
    Ebay can eat ass juice for all I care.
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    ntblowz reacted to newfoundmass in I bought a Canon EOS R5 - potential overheating solutions   
    Camera Conspiracies loves EOSHD
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    ntblowz reacted to mechanicalEYE in Canon EOS R5 / R6 overheating discussion all in one place   
    Yesterday Amazon dropped off the last piece I needed for my Ninja V to try my own R5 / Ninja V test today.
    Yesterday - First attempt: Camera setup with the overheat control setting on, screen on, 4K HQ 30.
    No card in camera. Canon LP-E6NH battery in camera
    Camera was sitting in direct sun light at 97°F
    Continuous recording started and camera overheat warning came on at around 37 minutes or so, it shutdown at around 42 minutes, which aligns exactly with what John Gress stated in his video that Trek of Joy posted here earlier.
    When camera shut off, I immediately turned it back on and the camera still showed the 8K, 4K 120, and HQ options available. Makes me think it’s more of the firmware parameters set by Canon here. Camera was hot to the touch.
    time between test: 45 minutes to an hour
    Yesterday - Second attempt: Kept the settings at 4K HQ 30, screen on, but turned off the overheat control setting.
    No card in camera. Canon LP-E6NH battery in camera.
    Camera was sitting in shaded garage at 97°F
    Camera overheat warning appeared at 37 minutes, shutdown at 42 minutes. Camera was warm to the touch.
    Today - Third attempt: No prior operation before test... Camera setup 4K HQ 24p, overheat control setting off, screen on.
    Camera indoors in my office, with A/C on set at 72°F
    No card in camera. Canon LP-E6NH battery in camera.
    Camera overheat warning came on same time at and lasted to about 42 minutes. Camera was warm to the touch.
    The times I am seeing align with Geralds test, except the overheat control setting didn't seem to change much on or off, and I had no cards in camera for all recordings. 
    Haven't tried with camera screen off, but I don't believe the Cfexpress cards are a notable factor in overheating, as believed by the ( nolifedigital ) guy.
     
     
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