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  1. Stupidly I formatted an SD card in camera and partially wrote over data I need (and, more important, that my client needs).

    I have tried various data recovery applications (EaseUS, Stellar) but none has worked so far.

    Is Sony in camera formatting particularly thorough in some way, making data recovery impossible or is there a tool I have overlooked that might work?

    Thanks in advance!


  2. 5 hours ago, Django said:

    Isn't that the whole point? Rig an Osmo & an app like Filmic Pro and  these latest-gen 4K phones can be used in a pro environment.. and open up new creative possibilities like the DSLR revolution did a decade ago..

     

    Except that when you have rigged up the phone you loose all the advantages linked to its size. I mean, if I'm going to add a Beastgrip Pro + DOF adapter + a Canon DSLR lens, why not just use a "real" camera? 


  3. If they get this right (and "right" for me would include ND filters, a stable pro filming app on Android, memory management that lets you easily get footage off the device) there's a huge market. Look at all the TV stations and newspapers using iPhones to make content now, for example....

     

    9 hours ago, Django said:

    Interesting. Apple France is currently promoting here a film done by academy award winning director Michel Gondry, shot entirely on a iPhone 7 Plus..

    https://www.apple.com/fr/detour/

    But have you seen how that iPhone was kitted out and the amount of people involved ?


  4. Interesting post. I would have missed this otherwise. That said, on the clips I watched there are actually two C300s (or equivalent, it's hard to tell) on the interviewer and interviewee. Locked off and constantly running so nothing is missed. The whole thing could be edited with just footage from just these two and the image is very classic, very  clean. The cheaper cameras are only there, I suspect, to inject an element of spontaneity and dynamism, conveying an impression of intimacy and sincerity associated with (apparently) lower production values. It's very well done propaganda.


  5. 3 hours ago, silvertonesx24 said:

    I just can't move to Resolve for editing until they figure out another way around database-based project management. For those with multiple systems or offices, it's a complete non-starter

    That's exactly what I thought. Then I wondered if I simply hadn't understood how Resolve works. What I like a lot about FCPX is being able to just create a new library for each job and know exactly where it, and the backups are.


  6. I can find problems with Sony cameras all day long but the fact is that I've been working exclusively with an A7R II, RX10 II and RX 100 IV for the last 18 months and still got the job(s) done. It's just that I wouldn't trust any of them (especially the RX 100 IV) to survive very long in Guyana (for example).


  7. 2 hours ago, GroundtruthGeo said:

    Roger that. Follow-up question. f2.8 seems slow to me... coming from a Panasonic with a f1.7 at the wide end. Am I missing something? How are these cameras in low light, and shallow DOF?

    These are one inch sensor cameras. DOF and low light performance are determined by this. My experience would rate Panasonic higher than Sony for reliability and value for money. If I were you, I would think hard about sticking to a kitted-out iPhone (gimbal, Filmic Pro / Mavis, additional lenses).


  8. I have both the RX10 II and the R100 IV. The RX10 II is far more solid and the extra zoom range is useful. Also you can record for longer in 4K. I think the manual focus implementation on the RX10 II is better than the RX100 IV. You can add the Sony XLR adaptor to the hot shoe of the RX10 II. The RX10 II will be more robust than the RX100 IV but I don't think I would trust either of them for long in an extreme environment. Unless you need the extra zoom range, the constant aperture of the RX10 II vs the RX10 III is an advantage.


  9. On 15/02/2017 at 0:22 PM, streetstreet said:

     

    I actually have the smaller Crane M for my RX100 V, took it on a 2-week trip to Japan just last month, and while I loved the results I got, it was a huge PITA to travel with.

     

    Could you say some more about why this was a "huge PITA" ? I was thinking about getting a gimbal for my RX100 IV as an alternative to an Osmo + ( to have a larger sensor for shooting in low light). Thanks !


  10. You can't compare MFT with APS-C or FF without factoring in the depth of field difference between the sensor sizes. MFT needs 2 stops less light to achieve the same DOF as FF. So a strict ISO to ISO comparison isn't very useful. 

    Also, if your footage is interesting enough, nobody will look at noise or noise reduction.

    And who needs high ISOs ? Me, regularly, shooting for clients who work on the basis that if they can see it, I should be able to record it.


  11. If you want a job done, do it yourself... Here's more although I'm very reluctant to encourage watching anything where the presenters say "Ignite",  "Here's what happened" or "Sneak peek". And then there's the absurdity of starting a video by asking "What's up guys?" when you'll never get a reply. But everyone seems to do that :

     

     

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