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  1. Walter's master class was epic ! Knew that it is a rare opportunity to get knowledge from a Company3 senior colorist for an incredible price ! But he went far beyond my expectations. 4.5 hours that changed my video editing and color grading world for ever
  2. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicraw Blackmagic BRAW Open Standard and Free to Download Cross platform and license free! For Panasonic and others Blackmagic is a competitor in camera business, so they prefer to use their own codecs internally. I doubt any Japanese camera brand will ever put BRAW inside their cameras. They didn't put ProRes codec too. Which is a pity because BRAW is very good codec and integrate so well with Resolve. And only Nikon and Sigma allow use of Blackmagic external recorders. Panasonic and Sony don't. Again for business reasons.
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    Noise reduction

    Interview with a professional colorist at Dolby. Lots of tips and great info. At 24:40 about noise reduction. Also remember another interview with professional colorist, will try to find it where he said: "We apply NR to all material / video from digital cameras" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9oe7aEpdg
  4. Tried 10bit HDR Log V3 with my Samsung Galaxy 10+. Not impressed. Maybe it's better on IPhone 12. Keeping my EOS M for a cheap small and light camera with impressive image quality. Gorgeous colors, great resolution at 2.8K crop mode. Especially after 4K up scaling. Endless fun ML Raw at 2.8K crop mode from Zeek:
  5. Nikon Firmware 3.2 for Nikon Z6 and Z7. Adds ISO and Color Temperature control for ProRes RAW in Final Cut + BRaw support. https://www.nikon.co.in/en_IN/about/product_news?ID=templatedata/en_IN/taggable_content/data/news/products/Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 firmware Version 3.2&Category=product_news&Section= Nikon closes in Japan Factory https://fstoppers.com/business/nikon-reported-have-closed-its-japan-factory-ending-70-years-domestic-camera-539119 But says things are getting better now for the company https://fstoppers.com/news/nikon-says-things-are-getting-better-com
  6. Initially also used BMPCC 4K back LCD screen. But it is very uncomfortable to shoot with extended hands with and combo that weights 1.7Kg (BMPCC 4K + Speedbooster + Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 + ND filter). Also as you said, almost impossible to see in a sunny day. Tried viewfinder as well. Much better but still not optimal. And ended with external monitor. For run and gun it is the best option by far. Can hold the camera at waist level close to the body, no strain on hands muscles, monitor is quite bright (1700Nits) and viewable in bright day light. Monitor is permanently attached to the camera and it
  7. You can find S1 second hand with some warranty left for 1500 E/$. So even you have to pay for the V-Log upgrade it is still a very good deal. Panasonic S5 vs S1. In my opinion it boils down to one or two major differences. 1. Do you want a smaller lighter camera or not. How important this is to you. How often you will use it on a gimbal ? 2. Are you planning to record most of the time internally 10bit 4:2:2 or externally to ProRes RAW. If it is externally then S1 is the better option. It has Full Size HDMI. For S5 you'll have to add a bracket and a clamp for the micro HDMI
  8. Every camera has pros and cons. BRaw external for Nikon Z6, Z6 II is great. Problem for me is not the external recorder. BMPCC 4K, 6K have BRaw internal but can you use them without external monitor ? Not really. Nikon Z6, Z6 II with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G 5'' will be a smaller and lighter setup, not to mention that you get also a great photo camera, Full Frame out of the box, in body image stabilization, very good and compact EVF and much better auto focus in video. Can put the recorder in a bag on my side and have a HDMI cable hanging from the camera. No such big deal if want to
  9. For EOS M RAW video tutorials - visit Zeek's channel on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZeekEOSZ/videos It has piratically everything including how to set latest versions, etc.
  10. Yes did tested it, works great on Canon 5D Mark III. Really happy as 2:1 is my favorite aspect ratio. If one day real time live view in crop mode is fixed it would be truly a great Super35 RAW camera. Was thinking of selling my Canon 5D Mark III but now with latest development, no way it will stays with me. As one of the greatest DSLRs and great Super35 RAW camera too. Same for EOS M -2.5K 2:1 and 2.8K at 2.35:1 ratios are now possible. Again if real time live view in crop mode is fixed it will be a great Super16 RAW camera. Much better resolution than first BMPCC at Super16. And EOS M i
  11. Don't think that latest development from Bilal is part of this release. At least don't see it when testing this release from Danne. Preview was not working before in 3.5K crop and higher crop modes. There was a mess on the screen. In my understanding they fixed this. So now we have life view with correct framing but preview is still not real time and it is even worst when recording. Or when it is real time framing is not correct. Indeed Bilal made a huge break trough with real-time live view in crop mode with correct framing but it is working so far only on EOS M and not 100% ready yet.
  12. Thank you sam rides a mtb for sharing this information ! This HDMI capture card works very well with BMPCC 4K. Much simpler and smaller than my previous solution - Zhiyun Image Transmitter. With the transmitter can also control the camera but when monitor is on the top of the camera, can easily use camera own controls. Lag is acceptable, somebody measured it at 47ms. No worst than image transmitter or other low cost monitors. Picture quality is very good. Pinch to zoom for focus is available, false colors for exposure, LUTs, etc come from BMPCC 4K and are controlled by it. Can use a small ph
  13. Now we're talking. Wonder if external recorder improves the overheating problem. After all it's the internal processor which is the source of the heat. If they can just stream the sensor output to external recorder ? BRAW internal is not possible but external is. Let's hope Canon will give us BRAW external.
  14. It doesn't exceed my expectations. But guess we are all spoiled and with unrealistically high expectations. If the pixels for photo were 24M or more, then it would be probably a different story. 12MPx means this is basically a video camera in a small mirrorless form factor. Have experience with Sony A7S and Sony A7 III. Big difference in resolution for photos. Sony wants us to buy two cameras - one for photo and one for video. FF 4K 60p with slight crop ? Use it for more than a year. It's RAW internal and compressed. Camera also has 2.7K 120fp and costs much less. It's called BMPCC 4K 0
  15. BMPCC 6K has EF Mount. Yes there is no mirror in it but it comes from Canon DSLR and flange distance is 44mm, it was designed and used for SLR/DSLR cameras. By mirrorless mount mean short flange distance - 18-20-22mm. Like Canon RF mount which is designed and used in mirrorless cameras. So in my understanding not all BM cameras have mirrorless mount. m43 can't cover FF. So they have to borrow / implement a mirrorless mount from another camera system and most likely pay royalties. Andrew wrote in the article what would be the best solution. Bottom line is that EF Mount which covers FF won'
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