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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Don Kotlos in GH5 Prototype   
    Yes, 10 bit is VERY useful even without less noise for use in well lit environments.
    (I'm using it regularly on the GH4 with external recorders and I'm not the only one. )
     
    However PLEASE, never ever meassure dynamic range in bits.
    You can use dB or EV but never bit. A bit is a unit of information. (Much like a "nat", but with a logarithm to the base of 2 and not e.)
    Dynamic range is a physical range.
    It has nothing to do with how many bits the ADC on the sensor provides between black and white and it has nothing to do with the bit-depth the codec or output reserves for storing that quantified reading.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from zetty in GH5 Prototype   
    Yes, 10 bit is VERY useful even without less noise for use in well lit environments.
    (I'm using it regularly on the GH4 with external recorders and I'm not the only one. )
     
    However PLEASE, never ever meassure dynamic range in bits.
    You can use dB or EV but never bit. A bit is a unit of information. (Much like a "nat", but with a logarithm to the base of 2 and not e.)
    Dynamic range is a physical range.
    It has nothing to do with how many bits the ADC on the sensor provides between black and white and it has nothing to do with the bit-depth the codec or output reserves for storing that quantified reading.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from zetty in GH5 Prototype   
    How could you have possibly noticed that?
    Nobody ever published the ID of the sensor model of the GH5.
    Given the size of the order it's even possible to get modifications included or a different stepping for the same model.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Xavier Plágaro Mussard in GH5 Prototype   
    Micro 4/3 is not a sensor size.
    It's a lens mount.
    4/3" is an image circle size.
    4/3"  4:3 is a sensor size.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from webrunner5 in GH5 Prototype   
    Micro 4/3 is not a sensor size.
    It's a lens mount.
    4/3" is an image circle size.
    4/3"  4:3 is a sensor size.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Marco Tecno in GH5 Prototype   
    I'll preorder the GH5 if and only if it has been no 30min limit and V-Log is included.
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Andrew Reid in GH5 Prototype   
    Am I the only one who preferred the GH1 and GH2 to when the GH3 gave us that 'serious' body?
    Slimmer, smaller, more fun, more nimble controls, no daft rear wheel that you can't do full turns off because the rubber of the rear grip doesn't drop away next to it
    I also prefer the original A7S to the A7R II / A7S II. Again, slimmer, more nimble controls, less complexity, less soulless and more shiny!
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from samuel.cabral in Shootout - Blackmagic Video Assist 4K vs Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+   
    Right, I didn't think about other cameras outputing 8bit.
    (Only using Blackmagic Pocket and GH4R myself.)
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from samuel.cabral in Shootout - Blackmagic Video Assist 4K vs Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+   
    10 bit -> 4x as many color shades to work with
    no MPEG macro blocks -> fine noise to leave as film grain or to easily remove without visible artifacts
    no GOP -> playing backwards and fast forwarding don't require more then a single frame to be rendered, also much faster rendering times for any kind of image modification (color correction, effects, compositing, ...)
    ->smooth highlight rolloffs/skies/fog
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Miklos Nemeth in Shootout - Blackmagic Video Assist 4K vs Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+   
    Atomos uses Sony NP-F batteries or D-Tap or DC-In.
    My Shogun has an Aluminium Cage. They are VERY cheap to have. It also has locks for the HDMI ports and an extremely stiurdy protection for the XLR in+out and power port.
    The Flame/Inferno are supposed to have a better case to not need such a thing.
    The Chris: You left out LUTs for display+output (VERY Handy for a GH4 with V-Log) and that the display is and can be calibrated.
    I'm planning to use mine as a mobile grading monitor when traveling with a calibratable 17" 10-bit LCD is inpractical.
    If you are into cheap media for long sessions... try beating a 960GB Sandisk for about 200eur in SD-cards for 4K or gigantic mechanical HDDs for FullHD.
    If you want to work fast...why copy that SD-card? The Atomos is SATA, just edit from it right away.
     
    I'm looking forward to upgrade to a Shogun Flame or Inferno at some point.
     
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from The Chris in Shootout - Blackmagic Video Assist 4K vs Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+   
    Atomos uses Sony NP-F batteries or D-Tap or DC-In.
    My Shogun has an Aluminium Cage. They are VERY cheap to have. It also has locks for the HDMI ports and an extremely stiurdy protection for the XLR in+out and power port.
    The Flame/Inferno are supposed to have a better case to not need such a thing.
    The Chris: You left out LUTs for display+output (VERY Handy for a GH4 with V-Log) and that the display is and can be calibrated.
    I'm planning to use mine as a mobile grading monitor when traveling with a calibratable 17" 10-bit LCD is inpractical.
    If you are into cheap media for long sessions... try beating a 960GB Sandisk for about 200eur in SD-cards for 4K or gigantic mechanical HDDs for FullHD.
    If you want to work fast...why copy that SD-card? The Atomos is SATA, just edit from it right away.
     
    I'm looking forward to upgrade to a Shogun Flame or Inferno at some point.
     
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    marcuswolschon reacted to The Chris in Shootout - Blackmagic Video Assist 4K vs Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+   
    VA 4k is 350 nits, Ninja Flame is 1500. I realize the Flame is $400 more, but peaking, zebras, false color, built in HDR for easy monitoring of Log recording, Prores/DNxHR codecs, custom LUT's, anamorphic desqueeze, and a much, much brighter screen makes it a compelling option. The quality of the VA's panel is the main reason I'm hesitant to buy one.
    I have a job coming up where an external monitor is needed, so I'm just going to get a recorder to get 4k out of my a7s and use the a7rII as a cutaway cam. The VA is tempting because of price/media, but that screen. 
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from andrgl in Blackmagic View Assist 4K records 4K ProRes to SD card for just $895   
    the pix e5   may be a good recorder but the media they use is not much better then SD cards.
    you get 2.5" SSDs anywhere and can use HDDs for fullhd but where do you get enough m.2 for a long night of shooting?
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    marcuswolschon reacted to wildrym in Blackmagic View Assist 4K records 4K ProRes to SD card for just $895   
    I was really hoping for a 4k ninja star annoucement...
    I own an a7S and I mostly do Run and Gun shooting, you may think I'm crazy, but i'm on the edge of buying an 4k external monitor/recorder to put it in a backpack/or attached on belt, screen turned off. And occasionaly use it as a monitor too.
    My concern with this method is overheating, especially in a bag! It kills the purpose of being low profile with a backpack on fire!
    Is it possible, or is it completely stupid ?
    If possible, which recorder would be the best (atomos assassin or pix-e5h or this BM 4K) ?
     
    Thanks!  
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    marcuswolschon reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Blackmagic View Assist 4K records 4K ProRes to SD card for just $895   
    And if you need SDI, you can always hook up BM's new HDMI - SDI adapter to your Ninja Assassin.
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    marcuswolschon reacted to IronFilm in Other Thoughts from NAB 2016 - UPDATED!   
    I'd LOVE to find some affordable dedolight clones!! 
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Jonesy Jones in Other Thoughts from NAB 2016 - UPDATED!   
    DAY 1
    Lilliput - released Q7, Q5, and A7 their new monitors. 2 are 7", and 1 is 5", guess which is which :). The Q's are SDI and HDMI. The A7 is HDMI only. The 7's are full 1920x1200, don't know about the Q5. They are definitely less bulky than 663 and feel pretty solid. Good looking monitors. No LUTs.
    CameTV - I know it looks funny, but I really love the Accordion. Makes the push in super easy. Moves with ease. It's hard plastic, but not fragile, but I think pretty light weight. Supports over 30lbs. Very cool.
    Atamos - Just a few years ago these guys had a tiny booth in the tiny booth ghetto. I think they've had one of the bigger booths, and more creative staging ever since. This year is a giant rock wall with climbers. Their HDR stuff looks really impressive. It seems like it is pretty useful, but I haven't been able to figure out if it is essential. I think the consumer TV sets will eventually go HDR, so we'll probably see more HDR monitors, like SmallHDR. But for now, I just can't tell if it's a luxury or a need. 
    SmallHD - their new HDR's look amazing, but the price tag is ouchy. I don't see a day, pretty much ever, where I could justify that cost. So I move along. This is the first time I've been able to see the 702 Bright. I love it. Pricey too.
    Edelkrone - the jibplus looks amazing. It only supports 6 lbs, but there is a pro version in the works. Super easy to use. Set your target from 2 different points in like 7 seconds, and then it's locked in. You can also supposedly set 3 different targets for one take, but I'm not sure how that works, but that would be really awesome. Also pulls focus btw. Also doesn't come with jib, just the motors. standplus looks very handy too. Not flimsy at all, but also only supports 6 lbs. Seems like a product for a very specific kind of shooter and not necessarily for everyone. I need to go back and see the focus one.
    Blackmagic - no longer working on GS for mini or micro. Consider it a miracle if it ever happens. An HDMI EVF is a idea he is going to pass upstream. Magenta issues........ um..... they don't seem to have a clue, at least for the magenta vignette corners. I got the feeling they would recognize it as a flaw and RMA it if your's turned out to have this issue, but that wasn't a like a guarantee from the rep, just my impression. Seriously, I don't think they have any idea what's going on with these X File magenta corners. If you discover this in yours, they want a DNG from you. 
    Aputure - I really like these guys. I recently bought the Lightstorm LS-S and love it. I was skeptical about the LS-C, but not anymore. This will probably be my next light. They also have a fresnel type fixture called the 120T. Super bright and has a plethora of front end accessories. But is only tungsten for now.  Their monitors look great too. I think we already knew this. They have a mic, I'm not sure if its new or not and I have to go back and see it again. VERY comparable to the Senn 416. Very. For $289. 
    DJI - I guess the X5R already started shipping. I didn't know that. I have seen no footage. But it's here and I really like it. In fact, I'm thinking crazy thoughts about how I could make this my A cam for everything. Somehow rig it to a tripod. Then boom, its on a gimbal. Then boom again, it's on a drone. and so forth. Please tell me this is stupid so that I can snap out of this ongoing loop of trying to make this work. I need to go back to this booth to prove this is not possible. 
    DAY 2
    Aputure - The mic I was talking about is called the D3 (coming this Fall). Great mic. I've got some test audio to check out that I still haven't, but at this point I still stand by my claim that this mic is very comparable to the 416. Similar sensitivity and very directional. I do think there is noticeably more handling noise, but that's super unscientific, yet if I had to guess I'd say more handling noise for the D3. Their lights are still awesome. I apologize, but I forgot to get the name of the smaller fresnel. I can get that soon.
    Zoom - The U-44/24 look great, but the F8 really surprised me. My experience with Zoom is limited to the crappy H4N, which sucked every which way. But the F8, and their other products seem to be a massive step up.... where have I been? Build quality is awesome. Time code. 8 XLR ins. Computer interface. App. Claimed high quality preamps. My big pet peeve though with Zoom is Line level. Are they allergic to a Line level switch? You can bring a line level into any XLR by plugging in a quarter inch instead, which automatically sets it to line. But I can think of several situations where this isn't ideal. What is up with Zoom and line level?
    Tascam - was also at NAB.
    Saramonic - tried to find these guys but couldn't. Sorry.
    Atamos - I went back. HDR looks great, but I wouldn't say its necessary. Just makes what you're looking at better while you shoot it, perhaps enhancing your exposure decisions, but not really altering your content. However, I'd say for roughly the same price as the SmallHD 702 bright, it's a better brighter monitor that can do more tricks.
    Zacuto - the new Gratical EYE is really nice. I think I heard someone say somewhere that you can see the pixels, nonsense. This thing is clean. Very very clean. Great software. It is clear they are much happier with this over the original Gratical. They didn't even bring one of the originals to NAB. However, for $500 less, I'm thinking the Blackmagic one is the way I'd go. Just as clean. Great software too. Both are SDI only. The BM one is obviously geared toward URSA, so I'm not sure if there are any compatibility issues with other cams. If not, I'd want the BM one, but the Gratical EYE is super awesome. Zacuto seems like a scaled back company nowadays. I think the lesser expensive and still great competition is affecting them. I hope Zacuto continues to excel.
    Edelkrone - the Focus One is light and very nice and solid. I think you can feel a difference in quality between the Focus One and say a Zacuto one, but it's fairly negligible. Focus One has little to no play and no backlash. No hardstops though. Their little baby slider is sweet. I could make use of this for sure. The break on it is stupid though. I'd probably fabricate a better break, and a hard stop solution for the Focus One.
    DJI - I finally saw footage from the X5R. It's gorgeous. They had some stunning footage from around the globe. Wasn't impressed with the highlight roll off though. I want to see more footage, and more grades. I'm still EXTREMELY interested in this! 
    VR/360/3D - I may have enough to say about this for an additional thread. Sorry, too much to write for the moment. It's late.
    Blackmagic - went back. Very glad I did. More on this later too.
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Eno in Zacuto shrink the EVF - Gratical Eye available soon for $1950   
    Don't confuse mega Pixels with mega Dots (R, G and B sub pixels). This screen has 5 Mdots or 1,66 Mpixels and the Leica has 4,4 Mdots or 1,46 Mpixels effective resolution!
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from benymypony in Panasonic GH5 to come at Photokina 2016, shoots 6K video and 4K 60p?   
    10bit 4:2:2 internally would be great.
    As would CinemaDNG storage (to start an ACES workflow to match cameras)
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from sanveer in Panasonic GH5 to come at Photokina 2016, shoots 6K video and 4K 60p?   
    We're doing FullHD 12bit raw with the old UHS1 95MB/s Sandisk Extreme pro.
    So 4K 10bit ProRes/DNxHD should not be a problem on the current UHS2 284MB/s cards.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic GH5 to come at Photokina 2016, shoots 6K video and 4K 60p?   
    What about an HDMI-output that doesn't block the articulated screen?
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from Ed_David in The ultimate hackintosh laptop - lenovo p50   
    I'm planning on the P70 but instead of an unstable Hackingtosh, run MacOs inside a VMWare.
    However I don't know yet if I can forward Thunderbolt devices to the virtual machine yet.
    Resolve, Openoffice, Firefox, Thunderbird,... run natively on Windows and FCPX/Motion5/Compressor inside the VMWare then.
    Could this work?
     
    Intel still has major problems with the Skylake drivers on all platforms. My guess it that that's what Apple is waiting for to present Thunderbolt 3.
    And only when Apple has released them will there be Adapters to us existing Thunderbolt 2 devices on the Thunderbilt 3 ports.
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    marcuswolschon got a reaction from boxtree in The EOSHD Panasonic GH4 Shooter's Guide - Now Available   
    The Shooters Guide was before the GH4R and the V-Log update for existing GH4.
    Will the section regarding the 3 EOSHD-profiles be updated?
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Andrew Reid in A few musings on what I missed in my month off from EOSHD!   
    Haha.
    Not much to shoot in a coffin!!
    By everything I mean... not quite everything 
    I'm working on a list with pics, next week will start blogging the gear I am selling. There's a ton of it.
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    marcuswolschon reacted to Andrew Reid in In depth test - 5D Mark III and 7D Raw vs Blackmagic Pocket vs GH3   
    Bottom of the lot for the stock video quality overall.
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