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  1. Canon didn't want to cannibalize their C300, C200, etc cameras becuz if you want good video, you don't use a small camera "designed" for taking pictures instead you use a $16,000 camera "designed" for video. They were probably hoping that their cinema cameras would be a halo product to help sell their consumer cameras. They didn't understand that enthusiastic are the one's that are buying and they don't really care about "halo" products like the mainstream consumers (soccer moms, etc.). Besides, these mainstream consumers are increasing just using their cell phones. oh well, good to know you Canon, don't let the door hit you in the butt when you leave.
  2. REd hasn't been cool... for what? the last 10 years? If they lose this patent, they are done. They don't have a niche to sell cameras too and they aren't broad enough (or cheap) enough for the general audience. Maybe this is also why sony mirrorless cameras (A7siii perhaps, etc.) don't do RAW? 100% RAW uses too much data and compress RAW is patent encumbered by RED? BRAW is not patent encumbered because the camera itself uses specialized data processing IN THE CAMERA to prepare for compression if the user wants it. For sony to do the same thing, it would have to redesign their cameras and then they are using Blackmagics patents. DAMN IT, RED. They have a patent for video compression in camera for anything over 2k REGARDLESS if the algorithm is similar to RED's or not???!!?!?!! They should never have been awarded that patent. It's like saying you can compress any computer file over 2gigs, but than you have to pay someone because they own the patent to compressing computer files over 2gigs.. Ridiculous. edit: nevermind, I just saw the Jinni.Tech youtube video. Stick a fork in it.. yeah, if they lose this patent, they are done.
  3. Maybe, but I don't care if a camera is " a threat to S35 video cameras and 'legit high end cinema.'" The standard is what will be used in most movies/videos that people watch. If more and more MILC (I consider the BMPC4k a cheap MILC) are used to create features, than that is the standard. Film use to be the standard. They were expensive and bulky for the most part. They are no longer a standard. Things improve so that content creators can get their job done easier and quicker; and for the beginner content creator, cheaply. There are "legit high end" film cinema cameras that are sitting in storage right now doing nothing. they become obsolete because they no longer serve a purpose even though they are legit.
  4. People use to think MP3 were not a serious threat to high quality wav, or hd audio, etc... Nobody really talks about the latter anymore - even among enthusiasts. MILC will be a serious threat to cine cams. Sony is so big. How is it that it hasn't destroyed blackmagic yet? It's because there is a market for low cost cinema camera and sony does not care about. A lot of people bought the a7iii because youtube people were using it for their channel. Imagine when and if everyone of them started using blackmagic cameras. Video gear has gotten smaller and will continue to get smaller if it does it's intended job.
  5. Yeah, sony is getting complacent, just like canon use to be. Blackmagic and the Chinese manufactures see an opening with low cost cinema cameras and exploiting it. If blackmagic gets good autofocusing, and and larger sensor; a lot less a7iii would have been sold. blackmagic already has the most dominate color grading software, and slowly taking the NLE market. That is sony's Achilles heel right now; I dont' think Sony knows this. Good autofocusing, larger sensor and most youtube people would be using blackmagic instead of a7iii; image that; a lot of people bought the a7iii because of youtube people using them.
  6. This is awesome. I was so scared that I would be stuck with sony because of the lenses, but with this; it's easier to move to Nikon if they start getting their act together.
  7. It's promising that FOXCONN is involved. The company is huge, and with their resources, the 8k Sharp camera could be really good. Also, big companies like foxconn are always looking for the next big thing. Smart phones are becoming a commodity. Cameras are going high end. The low end to mid-range cameras are being forced out of the market by phones. The highend market $2k+ camera/video is where the action is. Basically catering to wealthy individuals. I feel cameras are going to be the next big status symbols. Samsung pulling out of the camera field to focus on smart phones was a big mistake. I bet you they are regretting it. It's actually a culture shift. A lot of people are now into video it seems - kids, adults, moms, etc. You don't hear gear heads talking about the size of a muscle car's engine.. or their gaming rig or smart phones (as much). It seems to me, it's all about videos now. I'm sure the rise of youtube had something to do with it. Well-to-do people lust for new camera gear than anything else IMHO. Or at least, it's in their top 10 of things to lust for. :-) I welcome the time when I can zoom in like blade runner. Deckard: "Enhance 224 to 176. Enhance, stop. Move in, stop. Pull out, track right, stop. Center in, pull back. Stop. Track 45 right. Stop. Center and stop. Enhance 34 to 36. Pan right and pull back. Stop. Enhance 34 to 46. Pull back. Wait a minute, go right, stop. Enhance 57 to 19. Track 45 left. Stop. Enhance 15 to 23. Give me a hard copy right there."
  8. Unless I can cook an egg on the body, it's not hot enough. When I'm out in the woods, always good to carry one less thing. Having to leave my pots at home would be awesome.
  9. It's all in jest, unless Tony sees this thread then I'm calling him out. If he truly is "married", where's the pda? If they are a couple, they have to be one of the most clinical couples I've ever seen irl or on YouTube. You listening, Tony!!? Wheres the pda? hahhahhahah. The problem with online reviews is that everyone is human. Humans have a tendency to form groups and alliances. If you see someone enough times they become familiar (conferences, meet and greets, etc.), and you will be friendly to each other. You become friendly to the fellow YouTuber, the fellow Sony marketing person, etc. It's hard to put down someone's product, or work; when you know the person. That's life. The only people who can truly be objective (imho) are those who are anti-social and are willing to alienate other people. Telling the truth is hard. I'm sure the montage of popular YouTubers featured this article isn't going to make Andrew any more popular. I'm not saying Andrew is anti-social or anything. But he has not engendered himself to the "camera reviewer mafia". No booze and women for him, but we all know he's a little more truthful.
  10. I don't think the EOS R is selling that well. When camera companies give youtubers tickets to a event that has blow and women of ill repute in the back, you know having an unbiased review is the farthest thing from that person's mind. Well, except for Tony Northrup -- I'm still not certain which way he bats even though he is "married".
  11. Sony is not bringing out the a7siii right now in part because they are trying to entice video orientated users to buy the a7iii. If they bring out the a7siii too fast, they would lose a7iii sales - video orientated users would just buy the a7siii.
  12. Sony's plan has worked. When the a7siii finally comes out, sony thinks it will be good enough to make you, once again, "upgrade". I think that is why we offically haven't heard of the a7siii yet -- sony wants people to buy the a7iii first; and then ultimately the a7siii. If they bring out the a7siii too soon, a lot of video people would skip the a7iii. Sneaky sony... But I'm not going to buy the a7iii. I know their game plan, but it sure is hard resisting :-)
  13. Andrew is an iconoclast. But iconoclast never get the sacramental wine or bread... T's the way of the world. As long as he keeps his reviews honest, then let the world burn. If he starts dinging a camera because he wasn't invited to x, or y event than he will be "just the same as everyone else"....
  14. The more truthful you are, the more companies don't want to invite you to their press releases, product reveals, etc. The more servile you are, the more companies want to invite you so you can write fluffy pieces about their products. It's part of the biz. Just look at Tony and Chealse. Every time a companies gives them early access to their products (e.g., Nikon); the next day, their reviews and youtube videos are "less harsh" about the companies products - "Oh, the Nikon Z doesn't have dual cards. That's fine... ", while just a few weeks ago they are saying camera's without dual cards are basically a liability. They walk the tightrope and to be honest I don't fully trust their reviews. But that's how they make their living...
  15. Stop it... Just stop it... I get it. You think we are obsessive about gear and instead we should start filming... Well, that might be true, but it doesn't stop the fact that there maybe issues with the blackmagic camera. This is why we are on this forum. Hell, do you think I would even touch this forum if I wanted to be 100% productive? It's like telling fat people, "you know, that cake has 1000 calories". Fat people already know.. We already know we are obsessive.. If I wanted to be productive, I would have went to some website called, "Get the hell out of the internet, and use your freaking camera that you bought months ago, asswipe".com... Do you see me going to that website right now? Nope.... QED. Now, excuse me while I create my indy flim... but first, I need to research for the best camera... :-)
  16. Huhm, when people think of mirrorless, they think small dslr form factor (or range finder form factor). This is basically a camcorder just re-branded as mirrorless. Hell, with this line of thinking, canon could have rebranded their old XL1 as "mirrorless" too, right?
  17. If nobody buys into the first generation Nikon mirrorless, I don't think the company has that many resources to create a 3rd or 4th model. Nikon (from all the rumors) are hurting quite a bit since they do not have anything else to sell except for cameras. Canon has sensors, security equipment, printers, etc... Sony has video games, radios, etc... The place Nikon is at is precarious. The company is at the edge of the cliff looking down into the abyss. I wouldn't want to be them. Nikon needs to do something miraculous with their up and coming mirror-less camera or else they are done.
  18. The only thing I'm hyped about is the thought of not spending another $2-4 grand on a new camera this year. The gh5s doesn't fill my main use cases. I have an a7sii and the biggest thing I'm missing is PDAF. The gh5s does not have that, and there is no conclusive evidence that it is better in low light/extreme low light than the a7sii. I am also not excited about the a7sIII. I was for a while, but I need a camera to have unlimited recording (theatre plays, recitals, etc. last more than 30mins). The upcoming a7siii will probably not be hackable for a while since it does not have the sony playmemories app. So yeah.. I'm hyped that I'm not going to be spending $2-4k on a camera this yeah. But to be honest, I have G.A.S. so I'm a bit sad at the same time. hahahahah
  19. If you say so... I want to see evidence though. Make the gh5s fullframe by putting a speed booster on the gh5s (same DOF, same focal length, same perspective, etc.) and compare. Lets see who has the better image. Let the battle begin. Otherwise, it's all hype to me right now. F8 in a dim highschool gym... we are starting to talk about really high ISO... especially if you are doing slow mo (120fps).... Not to mention all the situations that documentary videographers encounter all the time (alley ways in the mid of the night???). If I'm wrong, I'll admit it. I use to have a gh2 and I used a gh4 for a bit. I loved the gh2.
  20. Different strokes for different folks.. "F8 and be there" -- having 25K+ iso helps especially for documentary people (or folks that run and gun, video taping their kids in a lightly light room; the, "'F+ck it, right now I don't know what or who to focus on; someone or something is bound to do something interesting in this wresting meet; I'll set the fstop as high as I can so I can get the most dof and see what I can capture" hahahahahaha Life comes at you fast when you have kids so keep everything in focus :-).
  21. Yes, and compare that combination to an A7Sii. I'm expecting the Sony to spank the GH5s. GH5s is trying to compete in a niche that the A7S dominates in. I don't think this is a good strategy since I doubt the GH5s "can see in the dark" like the Sony. The GH5s is probably a good camera OVERALL, but It's probably not the A7S killer that Panasonic is marketing the camera to be. 2 things that really hurt: 1) no IBIS 2) no PDAF ... but, it's good in low light.. not the greatest.. but good... Just my opinion. The best thing about the sony a7sii for me is that I can "f8 and be there" almost in all lighting situations. I'm not a professional videographer, I just like to take videos of my kids, and family :-) I love that quality of the a7sii. That almost negates the Sony not having PDAF.. hahahahahah.
  22. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted." If watching Paul Logan or case Neistat videos float their boats, I'm not going to complain. Junk in one era, can considered to be a master piece in another. Wasn't Shakespeare considered mass produced tripe of it's time? Or the common camber pot of a long bygone time, now considered precious and put in museums? Or earlier comic books that were considered trash only to be read by deviant teenagers in the heat of puberty, now considered great arts of works worth thousands of dollars? Heck, how many people on this forum spend inordinate amount of time comparing specs on camera gear without actually filming and creating stuff of value? Is it really a waste of time? Probably, but if we enjoy it, then ultimately it's not. Besides, I'm too old to care if something is a waste of time or not. Life is too short. Enjoy yourself and let other people figure out what is important to them.
  23. hahahahaahha... If I am not too bold to say, but have you considered that you maybe just too old to understand this new generation. Older people never understand the new stuff. For example, music tastes changes. Compare the early 1900's music to the late 1900's music. They are all music, but there will always be some curmudgeon that states "Music??? Music!!! you call that Music... In my time, music was Mozarts, Chopin, Beethoven, etc... Now a days, what people listen to is not MUSIC, but TRASH!!! Now get off my lawn, wippersnapper!!!" When Hunter S. Thompson was alive, the previous generation also did not consider what he did as "real" reporting. Oh, how the times have changed. This current generation (like the previous generation) does not to be told what is real reporting. They don't need to read a book to know what they feel keeps them updated, keeps them informed, entertained and keeps them feeling connected to society. These are the things that reporting does. Different generation, different tools, but the same end results.
  24. The GH2 is a classic. It marked the point where the camera no longer really mattered; the story mattered more. A lot of good content was created on the GH2 because it was the first real good camera that creative people could use to show off their stories and ideas. It was the pinnacle for it's time. Now people have moved on and there are so many good cameras; no one camera can really claim to have a monopoly on being a good camera that creative people flock too. That time has passed. Yes, more casual people have also moved into the film making field diluting all the good content that is out there. p.s., there are a lot more "gorgeous footage" from modern cameras like the gh5 than the gh2. The quality of the footage is better - 4k, dynamic range, color balance, etc. But a lot of the older gh2 footage had better content - better story; better editing, etc... If you look at almost all GH2 content, they are technically worse than the new stuff; but obviously not too much worse -- the failings did not detract from the story. GH2 content was so much better.
  25. Vloggers, youtubers, etc. are this generations Lois Lane, Hunter Thompsons, Morley Safer, etc. Vlogger, youtubers, are this generations news reporters, war correspondences, magazine opinion pieces, etc... Just like their "dead tree media" counterparts, it's all about getting the "story" -- no matter how, boring, gruesome, etc. Keep the camera on and pointed to the action... or dead body. Get the story no matter what. Stay with the troop while there is a gun fight all around while being pinned down by Charle while helicopters are circling around. At no point in history has there been so much "reporting"; so much knowledge, and experiences shared to so many people. Everyone can now potentially be a reporter. Because of this, there is a lot more content. If people don't want to listen, don't want to read, don't want to see things that may offend them..... they can always turn off the TV, close the magazine cover, don't buy the newspaper -- OR in this generations vernacular, don't click on the link. Logan Paul didn't make 15/16 million people click on his video. These people wanted to see Logan Pauls videos. I don't click on Logan paul's video's because I'm not into his type of content. Not my cup of tea. I don't "invite" him into my "mind space" by not clicking on his stuff. The video about some dead body. Did I click on the link? Nope. I don't want to see/learn/know more about that type of stuff. I only care about really important stuff... Like consumer cameras, codexs, 4k60p, etc. You know, things that will feed my G.A.S. Because without G.A.S., the internet would be a more boring place -- for me at least. Dead bodies??? Japanese haunted forests??? Who cares about that sort of shiet!!!!
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