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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from arson519 in Canon EOS R5 - What Panasonic, Sony and Fuji can do to fight THE 8K BEAST   
    I too started with the GH1. Then GH2, then GH4, then GH4R, then GH5.
    Back then these where cutting edge cameras and the people who used them back in the days have evolved and learned to get better at their craft too.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from anonim in Canon EOS R5 - What Panasonic, Sony and Fuji can do to fight THE 8K BEAST   
    I too started with the GH1. Then GH2, then GH4, then GH4R, then GH5.
    Back then these where cutting edge cameras and the people who used them back in the days have evolved and learned to get better at their craft too.
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS R5 - What Panasonic, Sony and Fuji can do to fight THE 8K BEAST   
    I wonder what percentage of $3000 these licensing deals actually would cost the Japanese camera makers.
    Just pass the cost onto the customer and they will gladly pay. Who would turn down Alexa colour science and ProRes RAW for $300 extra?
    We are talking top end cutting edge mirrorless cameras not consumer low-end.
    Or do a patent swap.
    The main challenge will be getting Arri and Apple to agree, me thinks.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from IronFilm in ENTRY VIDEOS: Find the best video quality for under $200 - fun EOSHD Challenge   
    Damn. Cheapest, used, original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera I could find is 320€ (with a defective HDMI port).
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets BRAW in extensive FFPGA hardware update delivered via software   
    I mostly used to record raw for one specific purpose:  Denoising in post in scenes where the camera could not keep up with a very dark stage that contained well lit elements.
    This was absolutely needed on the BMPCC with ISO1600 and is still needed on the BMPC4K when not blowing our the well lit scene elements.
    For the simple reason that it would not compress the noise, so that NeatVideo (3, later 4) could do a great job on it.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Danko in Adobe Rant   
    That's why I never even started with Adobe CC.
    The only Adobe software I'm using is Lightroom and I got myself the last non-CC version (and yes, it still gets updates for new camera models.).
    The only thing I'm missing out on is Lightroom Mobile but since I'm an Android user and have no iPad, that doesn't matter much.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Kisaha in New Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro looks great, but where's the new Pocket Cinema Camera?   
    Some here seem to be under the impression that the URSA Pro records raw onto SD -cards...it doesn't.
    From the tech specs:
    "2 x CFast for 4.6K RAW and ProRes recording. 2 x SD UHS-II card slots for HD and Ultra HD recording."
    It can record some form of UHD (the TV-standard, not cinema DCI 4K) onto SD cards. For 4.6K RAW it needs these expensive CFast media... and obviously a lot of that.
     
    I have 2 of the Blackmagic Pocket for 4 years now (remember that 500eur deal?). They are great.
    BUT...who in their right mind would buy a FullHD-only camera with bad audio preamps in 2017?
    After 4 years I was finally hoping for 4K or at least UHD and SATA SSD or at least M.2 sticks as a recording medium and a fan instead of a peltier for cooling and thus decent battery life.
    Very good point.
    Sadly you need to sell your entire MFT lens collection to buy EF and buy these expensive CFast cards (200eur for 12x128GB cheap or 815eur for 128GB from Sandisk).
    And be ready to find yourself buying the +1600eur viewfinder soon. Right after the 500eur V-mount charger+2 batteries.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    The GH4 already was a world cam, switchable between 25p and 30p.
    But the European GH4 (not however the GH4R) is limited to 30min.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from funkyou86 in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    The GH4 already was a world cam, switchable between 25p and 30p.
    But the European GH4 (not however the GH4R) is limited to 30min.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from hyalinejim in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    If you don't grade your footage, how do you get your thousands of hours of experience doing it?
    There is a lot to be learned in grading your own footage, looking at the scopes, comparing and matching different shots made with different cameras, looking at gradients, noise and clipping...
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from webrunner5 in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    It's a problem that only came up when cameras got smaller and lighter.
    They don't have a lot of inertia anymore and thus require an active effort to be keps steady,
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from estarkey7 in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    It's a problem that only came up when cameras got smaller and lighter.
    They don't have a lot of inertia anymore and thus require an active effort to be keps steady,
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Axel in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    It's a problem that only came up when cameras got smaller and lighter.
    They don't have a lot of inertia anymore and thus require an active effort to be keps steady,
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Cas1 in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    What are you talking about?
    Light is only influenced by aperture, shutter angle and ND.
    ISO is otherwise known as gain and is an amplification factor between analog sensor response and A/D converter.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Justin Bacle in GH4 with V-Log Update   
    880eur (incl. sales tax in EU) including shipping in Germany
    GH4 Body
    V-Log update
    power supply for use on 230V mains power
    battery, charger, cap, original box
     

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    marcuswolschon reacted to IronFilm in The next Blackmagic Pocket or Micro Camera?   
    Yeah screw this talk of making another BMPCC v2.0, just put the BMPCC on another $500 sale again! :-D
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Flynn in The next Blackmagic Pocket or Micro Camera?   
    The Pocket is in desperate need of a refresh. I don't know their sales figures, but I bet they've sold as many of the Pocket as they have every other camera they've made combined. 
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    I don't see anything mentioning H.265 there. Just plain MP4.
     
    What I see is:
     * We still can't record DCI 4K in 25p or 30p (to have some horizontal wiggle room when delivering UHD)
    * We still can't record anything internally when outputting 10Bit on the HDMI port. This likely also means still no Wifi remote control and likely no scopes when recording externally. (The missing Wifi really hurts.)
    * All the nicer bitrates are for bandwidth-hungry All-I MP4 and regular IPB that makes efficient use of that bandwidth is crippled to 100/150Mbps. No ProRes or DNxHD that can be edited without transcoding unless you add a Shogun or Ninja Flame.
    * no build in flash to carry it around and a "small" photo camera all these OTHER times.
     
    On the plus side:
    * screw-in HDMI cable holder is included
    * better denoise and anti-rolling shutter by processing previous frames
    * IBIS
    * program 3 focus point and have smooth transitions in 5 speeds.
    * more slow motion options
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    marcuswolschon reacted to premini in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    What I think is unfair is the fact that GH4 users that already paid for VLOG need to pay again if they want it on GH5. Panasonic should at least  provide a reduced "upgrade" price.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Emanuel in GH5 Prototype   
    ?????
    10 bit require 2 bit more storage space then 8 bit and it can encode a value range that is 4 times the size.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Cary Knoop in GH5 Prototype   
    ?????
    10 bit require 2 bit more storage space then 8 bit and it can encode a value range that is 4 times the size.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Phil A in GH5 Prototype   
    You are still  confusing a lot here.
    Take a well lit scene with some shadowy parts.
    The darkest 5% of the image will be noisy (unless you add more light or open the aperture or increase shutter angle and are thus able to reduce gain/ISO).
    The brightest 1% has one or two colour channels clipping but not yet the third one.
    Dynamic range tells you how dark the black (with details remaining) and how bright the white (without clipping) can be.
     
    Going from 8 bit 4:2:2 to 10 bit 4:2:2 doesn't change any of that.
     
    It DOES change that you suddenly can distinguish 3 additional tones for each of the 3 colour channels. (That's not 3*3*3 but 3*2^10 - 3*2^8 additional colours.)
    * So a very gradual fog or sky will have less visible steps.
    * You may get a much better green screen (although that's mostly by going from 8bit 4:2:0 to 10bit 4:2:2).
    The darkest 5% of the image are still noisy. That doesn't change.
    The brightest 1% still clip one or two colour channels.
    What does change is that the 94% of the image that are well exposed suddenly resolve a lot more colours that have formerly been indistinguishable.
    What does change is that any colour grading that expands a part of the brightness, saturation and/or tonal spectrum will have a lot more steps to work with and can thus be done more boldly without introducing ugly steps in gradients. This is important to a lot even when delivering the final result in 8bit 4:2:2 .
    These people are already doing 10bit recording with the existing GH4/GH4R and they do it for very good reasons. So obviously it is important even without increasing dynamic range and/or decreasing thermal noise from what the GH4/GH4R offers. They just can't do it INSIDE the camera yet and have to use external recorders. Having a clean 4:2:2 10bit output was one of the major improvements of the GH4 and GH4R.
     
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Ricardo Constantino in GH5 Prototype   
    You are still  confusing a lot here.
    Take a well lit scene with some shadowy parts.
    The darkest 5% of the image will be noisy (unless you add more light or open the aperture or increase shutter angle and are thus able to reduce gain/ISO).
    The brightest 1% has one or two colour channels clipping but not yet the third one.
    Dynamic range tells you how dark the black (with details remaining) and how bright the white (without clipping) can be.
     
    Going from 8 bit 4:2:2 to 10 bit 4:2:2 doesn't change any of that.
     
    It DOES change that you suddenly can distinguish 3 additional tones for each of the 3 colour channels. (That's not 3*3*3 but 3*2^10 - 3*2^8 additional colours.)
    * So a very gradual fog or sky will have less visible steps.
    * You may get a much better green screen (although that's mostly by going from 8bit 4:2:0 to 10bit 4:2:2).
    The darkest 5% of the image are still noisy. That doesn't change.
    The brightest 1% still clip one or two colour channels.
    What does change is that the 94% of the image that are well exposed suddenly resolve a lot more colours that have formerly been indistinguishable.
    What does change is that any colour grading that expands a part of the brightness, saturation and/or tonal spectrum will have a lot more steps to work with and can thus be done more boldly without introducing ugly steps in gradients. This is important to a lot even when delivering the final result in 8bit 4:2:2 .
    These people are already doing 10bit recording with the existing GH4/GH4R and they do it for very good reasons. So obviously it is important even without increasing dynamic range and/or decreasing thermal noise from what the GH4/GH4R offers. They just can't do it INSIDE the camera yet and have to use external recorders. Having a clean 4:2:2 10bit output was one of the major improvements of the GH4 and GH4R.
     
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from zetty in GH5 Prototype   
    You are still  confusing a lot here.
    Take a well lit scene with some shadowy parts.
    The darkest 5% of the image will be noisy (unless you add more light or open the aperture or increase shutter angle and are thus able to reduce gain/ISO).
    The brightest 1% has one or two colour channels clipping but not yet the third one.
    Dynamic range tells you how dark the black (with details remaining) and how bright the white (without clipping) can be.
     
    Going from 8 bit 4:2:2 to 10 bit 4:2:2 doesn't change any of that.
     
    It DOES change that you suddenly can distinguish 3 additional tones for each of the 3 colour channels. (That's not 3*3*3 but 3*2^10 - 3*2^8 additional colours.)
    * So a very gradual fog or sky will have less visible steps.
    * You may get a much better green screen (although that's mostly by going from 8bit 4:2:0 to 10bit 4:2:2).
    The darkest 5% of the image are still noisy. That doesn't change.
    The brightest 1% still clip one or two colour channels.
    What does change is that the 94% of the image that are well exposed suddenly resolve a lot more colours that have formerly been indistinguishable.
    What does change is that any colour grading that expands a part of the brightness, saturation and/or tonal spectrum will have a lot more steps to work with and can thus be done more boldly without introducing ugly steps in gradients. This is important to a lot even when delivering the final result in 8bit 4:2:2 .
    These people are already doing 10bit recording with the existing GH4/GH4R and they do it for very good reasons. So obviously it is important even without increasing dynamic range and/or decreasing thermal noise from what the GH4/GH4R offers. They just can't do it INSIDE the camera yet and have to use external recorders. Having a clean 4:2:2 10bit output was one of the major improvements of the GH4 and GH4R.
     
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Don Kotlos in GH5 Prototype   
    You are still  confusing a lot here.
    Take a well lit scene with some shadowy parts.
    The darkest 5% of the image will be noisy (unless you add more light or open the aperture or increase shutter angle and are thus able to reduce gain/ISO).
    The brightest 1% has one or two colour channels clipping but not yet the third one.
    Dynamic range tells you how dark the black (with details remaining) and how bright the white (without clipping) can be.
     
    Going from 8 bit 4:2:2 to 10 bit 4:2:2 doesn't change any of that.
     
    It DOES change that you suddenly can distinguish 3 additional tones for each of the 3 colour channels. (That's not 3*3*3 but 3*2^10 - 3*2^8 additional colours.)
    * So a very gradual fog or sky will have less visible steps.
    * You may get a much better green screen (although that's mostly by going from 8bit 4:2:0 to 10bit 4:2:2).
    The darkest 5% of the image are still noisy. That doesn't change.
    The brightest 1% still clip one or two colour channels.
    What does change is that the 94% of the image that are well exposed suddenly resolve a lot more colours that have formerly been indistinguishable.
    What does change is that any colour grading that expands a part of the brightness, saturation and/or tonal spectrum will have a lot more steps to work with and can thus be done more boldly without introducing ugly steps in gradients. This is important to a lot even when delivering the final result in 8bit 4:2:2 .
    These people are already doing 10bit recording with the existing GH4/GH4R and they do it for very good reasons. So obviously it is important even without increasing dynamic range and/or decreasing thermal noise from what the GH4/GH4R offers. They just can't do it INSIDE the camera yet and have to use external recorders. Having a clean 4:2:2 10bit output was one of the major improvements of the GH4 and GH4R.
     
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