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    MattH got a reaction from hansel in Is micro four thirds still worth investing into? (from a beginners-ish perspective)   
    I empathise with your dilemma.  Panasonic currently have the best budget 4k options.  (Not sure why you are looking at opymus if one of your priorities is video.) For the record I do not care about 4k video for 4k output.  I care about it for good quality 1080p output.  What we don't know is if panasonic will come out with a 4k camera that doesn't crop. The crop makes native 4/rds lenses narrow.  I also dont like the thought of lenses with large narural distortion that digitally corect.  Maybe that doesnt make sense, but for some reason the idea doesn't sit well with me.  The 12-35 2.8 looks a nice lens but it is expensive.  Is it realy worth it for a system that can only be 2x crop maximum?   I would say at the moment, the best future safe budget system, If you don't mind using manual lenses, is the GH7, cheap speedboster and full frame manual lenses in nikon mount.  That way your lenses are garanteed to be usefull on anything.  My only issue with this setup is that full frame lenses are big. And there dont seem to be any good ultra wide options.
    This is the reason that I have been waiting for sony to bring out a 4k apsc mirrorless. But they have been dragging their feet so far. Probably for a few reasons begining in FS.  hopefully I dont have long to wait. and hopefully there wont be a massive crop.  Even though I think panasonic 4k is a cleaner image than sony 4k, Id rather have a compact apsc system for photography.
    If cannon eos m had 4k I would have got that long ago because the native lenses are great and fairly cheap. But I doubt they will ever have 4k.  at least not in the next 10 years.  They just wont undermine their cinema line.
    Maybe I have just thrown up more questions than answers, but hopefully you will find some use in my post.
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    MattH got a reaction from cam1982 in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    It's actually a good point it not having 60p 4k.  It hadn't occured to me that it didn't, so I was glad for the info.  And its a z6 thread, not a z6 autofocus thread, so perfectly on topic.
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    MattH got a reaction from Belle in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    It's actually a good point it not having 60p 4k.  It hadn't occured to me that it didn't, so I was glad for the info.  And its a z6 thread, not a z6 autofocus thread, so perfectly on topic.
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    MattH got a reaction from shooter in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    It's actually a good point it not having 60p 4k.  It hadn't occured to me that it didn't, so I was glad for the info.  And its a z6 thread, not a z6 autofocus thread, so perfectly on topic.
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    MattH got a reaction from Emanuel in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    It's actually a good point it not having 60p 4k.  It hadn't occured to me that it didn't, so I was glad for the info.  And its a z6 thread, not a z6 autofocus thread, so perfectly on topic.
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    MattH reacted to BTM_Pix in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    For the love of God, he needs to take the music off that video.
    Difficult to hear the lens noise he's talking about or any of his other observations when its drowned out by a soft porn soundtrack.
    That aside, I thought the Z6 did pretty well with the face tracking, especially with the 85mm adapted lens.
    However, it was definitely struggling and doing an overshoot with that lens when he was on the right hand side of the frame.
    It also seemed to struggle even with its native lens when he moved out of the frame completely and it had no face to track as, unlike the Sony, it was very inconsistent in then subsequently acquiring focus on the Leica/Billingham bag cabinet at the rear centre of the frame.
    Without knowing what all of his additional fine tune AF settings were set to (which are many with Nikon of course and can also include individual lens tuning), its difficult to call it a problem but the inconsistency is a bit concerning.
    As it stands though, the fast acquisition of focus on the face appearing from beneath the frame certainly makes the Z6 another solid choice for coverage of weightlifting.
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    MattH reacted to Phil A in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_1_series
    It's not their first though, I don't understand why people keep saying that. Nikon was quite early with the 1 series, it's just that they developed completely independent of what customers wanted and the product kinda bombed.
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    MattH reacted to hmcindie in Youtube add their own sharpening?   
    Yes, youtube does a shitty downscale that gives 10x more aliasing to 4k material when viewed under the 4k size.
    That's also a good reason why those 4k vids look so "sharp" when watched on a 1080p screen.
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    MattH reacted to nigelbb in Vimeo's new policy is..... Failure!   
    The difference is that YouTube has a mechanism for gathering revenue for the rights holders whereas Vimeo does not. Until they come up with a way of paying rights holders then their only option is to remove infringing material although their methods seem incredibly heavy handed.
    I don't think that anyone could really object if Vimeo just removed all infringing material but to remove every last trace of the user's account is far too drastic
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    MattH got a reaction from webrunner5 in Colour Differences on Youtube across browsers   
    Basically you have no idea what kind of deranged setup someone is going to be viewing on.  Slight browser differences are likely to be the least of the problem.  If you are lucky enough that a viewer is watching on a large desktop monitor (as opposed to a phone or smooth motion tv) with no overscan and not set to some weird 'movie' preset with the brightness too high and the sharpness to the max, then to have the only problem be a slight browser difference is really not much of an issue.   So its best not to worry about it.
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    MattH reacted to Mark Romero 2 in question about doorbell.   
    Umm...
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    MattH got a reaction from webrunner5 in Vimeo's new policy is..... Failure!   
    The main thing that struck me about that video is that it was all about HER.    You would have thought a young CEO would be eager to promote their company.  But what did she say about Vimeo?  Barely anything.  Literally the only thing she said was "When I made the decision to go to Vimeo one of the main reasons is because I was attracted to the fact that in online video Vimeo was doing something different".   Your company is doing something different? Wow what a sales pitch!  And by the way, the way she casually says made the decision, as if she had offers to be CEO of 10 companies, and she though "hmm, ok I'll have that one".   Anyone under the age of 35 who is given the opportunity to be CEO of a company they didn't create  should be grovelling at the feet of the board of directors.  There shouldn't be any decision in it.  What she should have said is something like "I was amazed and truly grateful to be lucky enough to have been given this opportunity at this young age to take the helm of such a high profile company".
    Obviously there is a large sense of entitlement from finance students at ivy-league colleges who assume (correctly in many cases) that they can (for some reason) just walk into high profile positions.  And this sense of confidence actually helps them.  I think the fact that she probably did well at that start up bank helped her get the position, but also I cant help but think they were trying to be trendy in having a CEO who ticks a lot of boxes in terms of 'diversity'.
    It's a shame that they are about to fly down the pan for having such a suicidal policy.
    Though maybe we can see some positive in this. They don't have some "un-savy stuffy 60 year old who is closed off from the world" as a CEO, and instead they have a "young vibrant go-getter who is mindful of the new internet landscape who can adapt quickly to new challenges and engage more with the customer base yada yada".   Given that, maybe you could try contacting her personally about your concerns.  If she really is worth her salt maybe she can actually do something to change course before the ship runs aground.
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    MattH reacted to seanzzxx in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Okay, I just figured this out: it's the HOOD. With the sunhood on I get significant vignetting (on the left especially). Without it it's, like you said, not worth mentioning.
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    MattH got a reaction from IronFilm in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The PROAV dynamic range tests are pretty useless.   They don't understand that ISO is not exposure.    So they have not actually increased the exposure at all steps in these tests.  In some they have just changed the iso.  Which just shows how the camera reacts to the same exposure at different iso's.   Thats why you see such a masive difference at the so called "+3 stops" on the pocket4k test.   Between "+1 stops" iso 400 and "+2 stops" 800 thats actually exaclty the same exposure and native iso with a different tone curve aplied.  So there would be no difference in what clipped.  Whereas with the "+3 stops" thats the same exposure but with a real 2 stop iso boost, so the clipping point has gone down 2 stops in a single step.
    A better test would be to keep the iso the same and change the actual exposure.   You could then do the same test at different iso's to see how iso effected dynamic range.
     
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    MattH got a reaction from Jn- in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Well to be fair he figured out that its a native DCI 4k sensor, which is a valid observation as its different to all other stills cameras.  But to say never shoot UHD is a bit of a stretch.  If you know you want UHD and you shoot DCI you've just given yourself a job in post.
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    MattH reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    From the look on his face, I think he's actually doing this ...

     
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    MattH reacted to Chrad in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I'd trade IBIS for a proper 4mm MFT filter stack. 
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    MattH got a reaction from deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The PROAV dynamic range tests are pretty useless.   They don't understand that ISO is not exposure.    So they have not actually increased the exposure at all steps in these tests.  In some they have just changed the iso.  Which just shows how the camera reacts to the same exposure at different iso's.   Thats why you see such a masive difference at the so called "+3 stops" on the pocket4k test.   Between "+1 stops" iso 400 and "+2 stops" 800 thats actually exaclty the same exposure and native iso with a different tone curve aplied.  So there would be no difference in what clipped.  Whereas with the "+3 stops" thats the same exposure but with a real 2 stop iso boost, so the clipping point has gone down 2 stops in a single step.
    A better test would be to keep the iso the same and change the actual exposure.   You could then do the same test at different iso's to see how iso effected dynamic range.
     
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    MattH got a reaction from Shirozina in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The PROAV dynamic range tests are pretty useless.   They don't understand that ISO is not exposure.    So they have not actually increased the exposure at all steps in these tests.  In some they have just changed the iso.  Which just shows how the camera reacts to the same exposure at different iso's.   Thats why you see such a masive difference at the so called "+3 stops" on the pocket4k test.   Between "+1 stops" iso 400 and "+2 stops" 800 thats actually exaclty the same exposure and native iso with a different tone curve aplied.  So there would be no difference in what clipped.  Whereas with the "+3 stops" thats the same exposure but with a real 2 stop iso boost, so the clipping point has gone down 2 stops in a single step.
    A better test would be to keep the iso the same and change the actual exposure.   You could then do the same test at different iso's to see how iso effected dynamic range.
     
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    MattH got a reaction from wyrlyn in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It's an inbuilt time lapse funtion.  It would be impossible with real time playback.  But you can tell everything is sped up.
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    MattH got a reaction from Cas1 in Happy halloween - Europe to introduce Article 13 - Making filming and photography in public illegal   
    Cognitive Dissonance:
    Person (A) recognises that an anti democratic bureaucratic multinational corporate controlled syndicate is trying to implement draconian laws that infringe on civil freedoms in the most blatant way possible, and is deeply unhappy about it.
    Person (A) wants to remain part of that syndicate.
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    MattH got a reaction from Chrad in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Just a note that the 'soft edges' discussion on BMC user has moved forward significantly.  Kin869 has uploaded loads more examples.  The upshot is that (unless his camera is an exception) if you are using a non telecentric wide angle lens (native or speed boosted) and you shoot a wide shot you will probably see an edge softness issue at any aperture wider than f5.6.
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    MattH got a reaction from KnightsFan in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Yeah, even the battery knows it is about to die and its pulling the ejector seat canopy.  After a second the battery will fly out the bottom, then release a parachute before it hits the ground.
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    MattH got a reaction from Chrad in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    No, I think its still there, it just seemed to die.  I have been waiting for the update on that.  Did he have a faulty camera? Did the problem go away once he stopped down further?  I may need to bump it, because that seemed a serious issue.
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    MattH got a reaction from TurboRat in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    No, I think its still there, it just seemed to die.  I have been waiting for the update on that.  Did he have a faulty camera? Did the problem go away once he stopped down further?  I may need to bump it, because that seemed a serious issue.
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