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  1. There's nothing with Arriraw per say, but it is pretty big files, which can be a problem for smaller productions. Redcode goes nice and small. ALEXA SXT Open Gate (3424x2202)ARRIRAW (.ari): 11.5 MB/frame & 996 GB/hour ARRIRAW-HDE (.arx): 6.9 MB/frame & 598 GB/hour ALEXA LF Open Gate (4448x3096)ARRIRAW (.ari): 20.9 MB/frame & 1.80 TB/hour ARRIRAW-HDE (.arx): 12.5 MB/frame & 1.08 TB/hour
  2. Not really referring to a specific aspect, just the pliability of the image. Codec implementations are more than the sum of their parts so it's a little bit of a 'war of attrition' to try and pin it down to a number. All of those things contribute to the pliability of the image. I'm just stating that in general, less-compressed images survive more alteration. Red's codec is obviously the best here, raw data plus masses of compression and still holds up to abuse. But then the image characteristic of Arri is preferable to me despite ProRes being the most practical codec in there.
  3. I always think of it as related to compression TBH, AKA how much you can push colour around and have things still look good. C100 with external recorder for example looked way better than internal, cos the colours didn't go all "thin" and insipid if you pushed it about, Trying to white balance adjustments on over-compressed footage results in a sort of messy colour wash. I think of this as "thin", the opposite as "thick"
  4. If the S1H would just output Braw i'd go and buy a blackmagic recorder... Format wars are so tedious
  5. A post here on using neural networks to replace traditional macroblock and wavelet compression techniques. Very interesting, it makes perfect sense and is surely the future of codecs... https://petapixel.com/2020/10/06/nvidia-uses-ai-to-slash-bandwidth-on-video-calls
  6. They do have previous on this, as DPAF was included some C cameras, not mentioned, but later activated In the face of their competition it's been a serious blunder though
  7. Personally I'd rather DPAF than PDAF, I can't stand those weird lines you get at higher ISO on PDAF sensors Yeah it's good peaking. I can't really focus pull that well on Ninja V due to the high HDMI delay. You need to rehearse pulls so live pulling i HAVE to do on the screen
  8. TBH on the S1H I don't miss the AF now I'm used to it. I went back to a C200 a while back, and I was trusting it was AF, and it was actually slightly out through the whole interview. Now I always do that in MF too.
  9. the S5 will be announced here in not too long https://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/s/s5.html
  10. If this model retains at least a decent 10-bit 4K mode of some description, and vlog, well Canon could be a little sore after the R5 debacle https://www.l-rumors.com/confirmed-panasonic-will-soon-announce-the-new-s5-entry-level-full-frame-l-mount-camera I do wonder what this means for a GH6, if there is still one in the works or if full-frame is pretty much the Pana roadmap now... All the S5 needs really is to be a lighter, stabilised run and gun with their solid 150mbps 4k 10-bit and it'll sell a bunch.
  11. well this really is an omnishambles isn't it? It just gets worse with every new article. If they had just called it a stills camera with spare video modes people may not have cared so much. But marketing it as an 8K RAW beast then having it not work properly for too long (either because of heat or because that would make it too good and cannibalise other sales) is a terrible marketing mis-step. I can't imagine the meetings they're having...
  12. It's possible they set the time limits in firmware as an ultra-conservative "make sure it doesn't burn out" cut off, based on a worst case scenario... it's the kind of thing these large corporations do. Quite why you wouldn't just design it well like the A7S iii though, I don't know. I think this is irreparable brand damage for this market sector.
  13. Like most people my age who stared video around the 5D MKii (550D for me) its sad to be waving goodbye, but I’m 100% Panasonic now. Unlike a lot of S1H owners I didn’t consider getting an R5 even off the spec sheet because I knew, not suspected, that something just wouldn’t be right. that’s the end of brand trust right there. When you just any get excited about the product or trust it’ll work. obviously the C300 Mkiii will be great but it’s basically the flagship and a totally different price category.
  14. So I know they were saying "FX9 colour, everything is fine now" but I watched this official video and her skin is doing the "Sony thing", jumping from yellow, to magenta, to magenta blotches in low light. I guess I'll have to try one out and see how it is IRL, but this doesn't fill me with confidence... The initial shot is nice, but the blue light ones she is blue and magenta, in blotches, the tunnel ones she is yellow... I don't know what's at play here, ISO colour shift, how the sensor reacts to different lights (it seems to be having a horrible time with bluer than daylight a
  15. I actually thought the R5 Tilta fan was a meme! Respect to them for doing something, but it’s never gonna be the same as a heat sink that’s actually on the internals.
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