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Posts posted by jgharding

  1. 3 hours ago, Django said:

    To each their own, I recently bought a C200 not expecting to use RAW that much but with the very simple workflow, USB-C speed & storage space coming way down, I'm finding myself shooting RAW as much as possible. It's kind of hard to go back to 8-bit after 10-bit but even harder once you start messing with 12-bit RAW. 

    Having access to RAW internally at a flick of a switch is a godsend imo and brings me back to MLRaw days (minus the post workflow & reliability issues!).

    I have 2 Atomos recorders (including the V) and use them as monitors 95% of the time. Internal recording is the way to go for me.

    HEIC is also very interesting for stills giving basically 10-bit 4:2:2 vs 8-bit 4:2:0 for JPGs. 

    Depends on the job i guess, I've yet to have anything to justify shooting it all raw over GH5 10bit 422

  2. I abandoned Premiere when i realised i'd been paying for years and it had gotten steadily worse, meanwhile Resolve was getting better.

    Every software company now wants the right to constantly dip their hand in your bank account, and renew entire years at a time, and yes I think it's absurd.

    You pay and pay and pay for software and they hold your files effectively to ransom. Back when you could buy a version you can keep it indefinitely. But now as soon as you stop paying that's it, you can't open your old projects. I find the whole "model" a bit poor for consumers.

  3. I guess it's just for stills really, with that ultra-high resolution sensor and so on, the video is a bonus.

    I've still yet to a Sony below the F55 where the colour didn't upset me.

    The way they process their sensors seem to turn tungsten yellow and screw with skintones.

    I'm guessing it's from the ADC onwards, because the same Sony sensors in other cameras have far better colour.

  4. Hi all,

    I'm currently looking for a reasonably portable, mains-powered 4K monitor.

    There are lots of options on Amazon but some have no reviews.

    It's for a windows machine, the reason i specify mains is because USB bus-powered ones tend to have very low brightness.

    The Asus ProArt PQ22UC is the greatest such monitor, but at over £4000 pounds it's way more than i need for this job.

    Any suggestions or experience out there?

    I don't mind 1080 if it's nice colour etc. I will calibrate it obvs.

  5. It will all go RF and they'll want everyone to re-buy all their lenses again, would be my guess, so they'll put some kind of benefit in RF that you cannot have with an EF adaptor.

    They're so obsessed with selling IS as a lens feature that they're miles behind in terms of things like sensor stabilisation though

  6. Call me cynical, but i'd put it down to just refusing to catch up with everyone else in terms of spec vs price.

    Canon still have good skin-tone, but the last camera we bought was GH5. No point getting another C200 really. Shoots amazing Vlog footage, tiny and light, easy to travel with...

    They were leaning on your average Joe knowing the brand, but now that market is being eaten by Sony and Panasonic.

    Sad times, cos they have all the know-how to rule the sector, but instead they committed seppuku

  7. It's probably cos they're sold on specs, and spec arguments attract that kinda crowd.

    Same with Red. Most high-end is still shot on Arri no matter how many pixels Red chuck in, but that doesn't stop the red fanboys going postal on threads all over the shop.

    I actually owned a Red for a while and it was good, but a bit heavy-duty for the kind of stuff we use in-house cameras for.

    I always sold Sonys after finding them hard to use in post, but hopefully the next batch will have nicer colour.

    Tools are always part of a working process, but for some people they'll always be the real obsession.

  8. On 11/24/2018 at 8:36 PM, RWR said:

    Although...Aren't they marketing the FS7mkii as having better color science? Anyone here liking that?

    For the price it just isn't much of an upgrade as far as I can see, though if colour is stunningly better that would be good, but I think there are better options from competitors, personally

    2 hours ago, hansel said:

    Ok guys stop trolling at once. It’s all great, I can shoot everything with a 20mm and introduce ANYTHING else in post cropping, shake....only question is if they have a grip so I can shoot portrait mode. It’s practical bliss for the casual shooter...

    It's good in theory, but you better nail your focus and have a damn sharp lens!

  9. They should really focus on colour, it's the main thing that stops people using their equipment, at least for me and others i know. Whenever I've had a little Sony on a shoot with a Canon, or an Arri or a Red it's been torture to match it afterwards or just comparing its BTS shots with main shots it doesn't look good. They have poor skin-tone in general and a sort of cool, soul-less look, and it takes a lot of work to make them look nice compared to other cameras.

    That's not to say that there is NOTHING nice made with them, but that it's hard work and the colour doesn't allow much varsatility from my experience, regardless of stats.

    Sony have amazing stats on paper but most of the time you can spot the footage cos it has that "look". Even the F65 has a "look" that's not nice compared to an Alexa. It's sharp and cold and clinical.

    And if they can't get their colour up to scratch at least give people more chance of making it palatable by offering 444 or 422 12-bit or something. 

    But I'm guessing this is all part of a "we are selling 8K TVs let's have 8K capture in phones and cameras" thing.

    We will more likely get 16k than 444 1080p ??

  10. Weight is part of it, an Alexa weight a ton as do the lenses usually, most often it'll be on easy rig or steadicam vest or both. If not it's on a big tripod.

    The example looks great, but it does look like a small camera still, it's the quick jitter at the start

    I've tried using GH5 with Dual-IS2 and a Ronin S recently and it gets closer but it doesn't look like a heavy camera.

    So perhaps just add a load of lead ?

    Maybe a Ronin S in briefcase mode?

  11. On 11/2/2018 at 3:55 PM, Timotheus said:

    Am envious man! Haha... But what sensor size are we talking about?

    Ah sorry, it's a GH5 in 16:9 mode with a Speedbooster Ultra 0.71,

    So it's about 1.4 crop i think

    On 11/4/2018 at 8:21 PM, mirekti said:

    I use Zhongyi II speedbooster with GH5S and 35mm Elmarit-R is the widest I can go. Had to use rings instead of Redsan adapter as it is really important to get the back of pre 36 to the front element of Leica. It is almost touching the glass. Also, I added this to the lens (managed to make better cut in the middle, but don’t have photo), which helped to remove white flare.


    That's a good idea, I'll have a look at getting the isco closer to the lens.

  12. On 11/8/2018 at 1:20 AM, MattH said:

    Basically you have no idea what kind of deranged setup someone is going to be viewing on.  Slight browser differences are likely to be the least of the problem.  If you are lucky enough that a viewer is watching on a large desktop monitor (as opposed to a phone or smooth motion tv) with no overscan and not set to some weird 'movie' preset with the brightness too high and the sharpness to the max, then to have the only problem be a slight browser difference is really not much of an issue.   So its best not to worry about it.

    sure, it's more for my viewing pleasure TBH, i'd like Chorme not to make video look like a bag of boiled dicks

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