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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Geoff CB in Nikon Hacker enables raw video   
    I came here to read about Nikon raw and end up questioning about forum policy.
    Honestly I like this forum but calling someone an IDIOT because he said that the topic title is misguiding is simply offensive.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from TheRenaissanceMan in Nikon Hacker enables raw video   
    I came here to read about Nikon raw and end up questioning about forum policy.
    Honestly I like this forum but calling someone an IDIOT because he said that the topic title is misguiding is simply offensive.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Zak Forsman in Next Blackmagic camera sensor may gun for 4K 120fps and clean low light performance   
    I couldn't agree more. All Oscar winner movies this year have been shot with Alexa 2.7K sensor. If Hollywood doesn't need 4K more than DR why should we?
    I literally love my 2.5K BMCC format and DR. I've dealed with the form factor easily (I use it on tripod or Ronin so no need to handle it), I love the SSD cheap storage I just miss more FPS for slomo.
    A BMCC II with 2.5K and 120 fps would be a killer camera!
    I wrote about it on BM forum but little response from users and none from BM.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Luca Acerbi in DJI Inspire 1 - all new "Hollywood 4K drone" for under $3000   
    Tired of seeing PB on more and more commercials.
    It doesn't matter if the things he says are true or not (you'll never be objective in an adv.), it's just.. everywhere, from TVs to cranes to drones... credibility has a toll to pay: being neutral.
     
    Sorry for being OT, I won't continue on this branch.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from richg101 in Russia and politics   
    I thought the topic was BMPC 4K.. am I wrong?
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Rudolf in Exclusive: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 1,33X 50 pricing announced   
    So volunteers are basically early bird buyers who cannnot return items, cannot select which ones they want (forcing to buy the 35mm is quite absurd) and have to make a short video for free giving SLR commercial rights on it.
    In return? 20% discount on the whole package, plus probably shipping and taxes which bring the price at starting point, if not higher.
    Forgive me if I cannot be so enthusiastic about it as others..
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from yannis.zach in Exclusive: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 1,33X 50 pricing announced   
    So volunteers are basically early bird buyers who cannnot return items, cannot select which ones they want (forcing to buy the 35mm is quite absurd) and have to make a short video for free giving SLR commercial rights on it.
    In return? 20% discount on the whole package, plus probably shipping and taxes which bring the price at starting point, if not higher.
    Forgive me if I cannot be so enthusiastic about it as others..
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from andy lee in Exclusive: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 1,33X 50 pricing announced   
    So volunteers are basically early bird buyers who cannnot return items, cannot select which ones they want (forcing to buy the 35mm is quite absurd) and have to make a short video for free giving SLR commercial rights on it.
    In return? 20% discount on the whole package, plus probably shipping and taxes which bring the price at starting point, if not higher.
    Forgive me if I cannot be so enthusiastic about it as others..
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from tony wilson in Exclusive: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 1,33X 50 pricing announced   
    So volunteers are basically early bird buyers who cannnot return items, cannot select which ones they want (forcing to buy the 35mm is quite absurd) and have to make a short video for free giving SLR commercial rights on it.
    In return? 20% discount on the whole package, plus probably shipping and taxes which bring the price at starting point, if not higher.
    Forgive me if I cannot be so enthusiastic about it as others..
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from zephyrnoid in Why KineRAW MINI could be your next camera   
    All of these manufacturers get close to optimum but don't reach it.
     
    3 Blackmagic models and none of them satisfies me completely (stops, sensor size, rolling shutter, weight, there's always something wrong).
     
    2 Kinefinity models and they seem to get it right but, honestly, price is almost double.
     
    x Canon cameras that make the job but not out of the box and not without limitations.
     
    Personally I think that the first company that puts on the market a camera with the following specs:
     
    S35 sensor size
    FullHD
    12 stops
    Raw + ProRes or Cineform
    normal SSD internal recording
    2000-2500 $ price
     
    will sale tons!
     
    I think none of us needs 4k, nor wants to use Compact Flash, nor wants to buy add-ons to make the camera work, nor wants to struggle with crop factors, and most of all none of us goes for Raw if dynamic range is limited.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from mtheory in Why KineRAW MINI could be your next camera   
    All of these manufacturers get close to optimum but don't reach it.
     
    3 Blackmagic models and none of them satisfies me completely (stops, sensor size, rolling shutter, weight, there's always something wrong).
     
    2 Kinefinity models and they seem to get it right but, honestly, price is almost double.
     
    x Canon cameras that make the job but not out of the box and not without limitations.
     
    Personally I think that the first company that puts on the market a camera with the following specs:
     
    S35 sensor size
    FullHD
    12 stops
    Raw + ProRes or Cineform
    normal SSD internal recording
    2000-2500 $ price
     
    will sale tons!
     
    I think none of us needs 4k, nor wants to use Compact Flash, nor wants to buy add-ons to make the camera work, nor wants to struggle with crop factors, and most of all none of us goes for Raw if dynamic range is limited.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from zephyrnoid in 4K upgrade path for KineRAW MINI confirmed, with KineDECK 6K external recorder   
    They say "mono mic input".. that's quite absurd!
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Edward Zaee in An incredible achievement - Roald Christessen builds his own raw cinema camera and grading software   
    I think it's really a great effort and an incredible result, althought I don't see a commercial future for it.
     
    For half the price BM gives 4k with DaVinci Resolve 10.. who would risk paying double for a one man product?
     
    Respect for the project, even if I wouldn't buy it.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Edward Zaee in The impact of 5D Mark III raw and what does Vincent Laforet think of it?   
    I wasn't sure.. so I looked for it and.. bang!
     
    http://philipbloom.net/2010/04/01/canonraw/
     
     
    this is PB's april's fool in 2010, saying there was a Canon firmware upgrade giving RAW :D
     
    the funniest part is when he writes: "Canon have done exactly what we wanted. RAW baby, RAW! "
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from simonfilm in The impact of 5D Mark III raw and what does Vincent Laforet think of it?   
    I wasn't sure.. so I looked for it and.. bang!
     
    http://philipbloom.net/2010/04/01/canonraw/
     
     
    this is PB's april's fool in 2010, saying there was a Canon firmware upgrade giving RAW :D
     
    the funniest part is when he writes: "Canon have done exactly what we wanted. RAW baby, RAW! "
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Chrad in The impact of 5D Mark III raw and what does Vincent Laforet think of it?   
    I wasn't sure.. so I looked for it and.. bang!
     
    http://philipbloom.net/2010/04/01/canonraw/
     
     
    this is PB's april's fool in 2010, saying there was a Canon firmware upgrade giving RAW :D
     
    the funniest part is when he writes: "Canon have done exactly what we wanted. RAW baby, RAW! "
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    riccardocovino reacted to tehgeek in Sony show Cinema EOS style future camera range based around full frame DSLRs   
    Sony seem to love making announcements about announcements, show us a product with a time frame or go home.
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from Germy1979 in How to avenge the price of the Canon 1D C and make the camera pay for itself   
    Same for me.
    With 14k$ you get a Scarlet starter kit, which gives you:
    Scarlet
    external high res exceptionally good monitor
    64 GB SSD memory
    2 batteries
    canon mount
     
    which means:
    5k at 12 fps
    4K at 30 fps
    HD at 60 fps
    16 bit RAW footage.
     
    buy an equivalent external monitor for the canon, extra battery, CF and you have same price of scarlet kit but obtaining a ridicuolus 8 bit MJPEG.. how they think to be competitive?
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from jgharding in The new Leica M as a filmmaker's tool - an interview with Leica's Jesko von Oeynhausen   
    Leica is probably the best photography hardware maker, past and recent history show it clearly.
    By hardware I mean glass, metal, leather, and so on.
    Leica joined digital photography later than the other companies and has always struggled in filling this particular gap.
    Everybody who used their Mx serie knows perfectly what I'm talking about.
    Interface is sluggish and image recording takes ages compared to other brands.
    Lcds have ridicuolus resolutions and sizes, and sensors have always been inferior ot others (by the way, as many others, they buy them simply because they don't have the know-how and facilities to produce them).
    Dynamic range and high ISO of their sensors have always limited the spectacular quality of what their lenses captured.
    No secret M9 had ISO limited to 2500 because it was already awful to be seen, and M8 was even worse, more than 400 meant unusable pics.
    As a reference I picked from Imaging Resource comparison tool M9 at 2500 and 5DII at 3200, judge by yourself.
    In conclusion, we all hope the new M to be a killer video tool, but assuming that Leica will have better than others digital processing is at least pretentious and without evidence from past facts.[img]http://www.eoshd.com/comments/uploads/inline/16527/506dbda24e3e4_leica.jpg[/img]
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    riccardocovino reacted to Leang in Test footage from the pre-release Panasonic GH3 at Photokina   
    needs more spec on Pocahontas..
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from acmeman in Interview with Yoshiyuki Inoue, Senior Engineering Planner for the Panasonic GH3   
    Thanks for the interview, very interesting.
    It seems it's really a Sony sensor.
    If you have chance again, please consider asking about aliasing/moirè. In the end that's what made the difference from GH2 to the rest of the world.
    If aliasing and moirè are back than.. Canon has better lenses, Nex has better dynamic range, both have better crop factor..
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    riccardocovino got a reaction from sanveer in The Panasonic GH3 calls to explorers   
    It seems they solved all main issues (except rolling shutter).
    Clean, detailed, with good range and no banding images.
    72 all-i is really good, beyond competition's more expensive products.

    What really I don't understand is why half of the short movies with a minimum of storyline end up in a guy running for a girl.
    It's hard to belive that Bruce Logan didn't realize he was doing something seen so many times in the DSLR world since Reverie.
    It seems technology is filling the gap but plot... so many times is poor.
    Short movies could be excellent for puzzling stories well told in a handful of minutes, and a good one can really help the promotion message behind it.
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