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    dahlfors reacted to Hans Punk in Best drone shot ever?   
    I'm sure this is up there with some of the most impressive single take drone shots I've seen for a while, carried out by a very talented pilot using a micro FPV drone and great use of Reelsteady software. Use of reverse playback and sound design makes it even more impressive...
     
    making of...
     
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    dahlfors reacted to JamesAllenVisual in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    First weekend out with my GH5 a month ago, I meant to test most of the features while shooting some Parkour / Freerunning. First feature I tried was 180fps slowmo and I got totally obsessed. Amazing feature. Loved the footage so much I put together a proper video - talking intro. slow mo edit and then some discussion of my experiences with it after. First real video I've produced on the GH5 and am loving every second of it! Every time I film something it inspires me to produce more.
    YouTube 1080 compression is awful as usual but hopefully shows the feature well enough.
     
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    dahlfors reacted to Hans Punk in Better then iscorama 36?   
    Iscorama Pre-36 with Helios 44 @ f2.8 (oval aperture) on Canon 5D3

    To get that sharp on my (sharpness tweaked) Kowa Inflight or Kowa B&H with Core DNA attached I'd need to stop down to at least f5.6. Sharpness is indeed often overrated, but it's sure nice to have and can always be softened in Resolve very nicely. Iscorama still has perfect balance of sharpness but with organic feel due to vintage coating. More modern cinelux type lenses are as sharp, yet look very clinical (to my eyes at least).
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    dahlfors reacted to Kubrickian in Trying to make the Mavic Pro look decent   
    Here's a shot I got a couple of weeks ago with the Phantom 4 Pro+. Really impressed so far. 
     
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    dahlfors got a reaction from AaronChicago in YT standards...   
    Bad music videos? I'll warn you, the falsely sung chorus might get stuck in your head...
     
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    dahlfors got a reaction from Nikkor in Blade Runner 2049 trailer and a first look at Roger Deakins' cinematography   
    Yes. I'm so tired seeing same extreme color schemes in so many films these days. I don't get why whole scenes should be colored in one single color, I don't get why every film needs to rely so heavily on the orange/teal coloring. I think there must be some rule that you are not allowed to release your film to cinemas unless enough orange/teal can be detected...
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    dahlfors got a reaction from webrunner5 in Blade Runner 2049 trailer and a first look at Roger Deakins' cinematography   
    Yes. I'm so tired seeing same extreme color schemes in so many films these days. I don't get why whole scenes should be colored in one single color, I don't get why every film needs to rely so heavily on the orange/teal coloring. I think there must be some rule that you are not allowed to release your film to cinemas unless enough orange/teal can be detected...
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    dahlfors reacted to Christina Ava in Blade Runner 2049 trailer and a first look at Roger Deakins' cinematography   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWPyRSURYFQ
    Ok, check some scenes on the cinematography of the 1982 film
    What do you see? Well people have actual skin tones. When I saw the first scenes of the new one I was shocked, mainly because I love Deakins.
    How can he make something look so bad? It reminds me the starwars second trilogy fail. And how can you praise this 'film" not even shot on film.
    Too much CGI! Too much orange/ blue grading. This is not Deakins work, this is the graders film. Not a natural skin tone in sight, not a natural light or color in sight. Every scene looks like a commercial, fake, very proppy, very artificial and lacking in that futuristic reality, everything too clean and new and staged. Poorly designed surroundings no grit no dirt no reality.
    The first film was so fantastic because it looked so real!
    Coming to the acting, dear me, I can forgive the Gosling who is like a replicant in real life anyway. But JARED LETO? that babyfaced ass*&le? Too young too Jokery Too typecasted..
    my humble opinion..
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    dahlfors reacted to sudopera in GH5 test footage - Post it here!   
    No offense meant to you personally, but the more people throw over the top teal & orange grade to everything, the more I f..king hate it. For me this video looks great in terms of image quality but its ruined with that grade.
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    dahlfors reacted to Hans Punk in Meanwhile, at DPReview...   
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    dahlfors reacted to IronFilm in Anyone still shooting with the Nikon D750?   
    Go for the new Nikon D7500! Even the name itself is a good match for the D750 ;-)
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    dahlfors reacted to tweak in Magic Lantern progress continues as 14bit 60FPS resolution increases   
    Can't tell if troll or fool.
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    dahlfors reacted to tigerbengal in Magic Lantern progress continues as 14bit 60FPS resolution increases   
    while I fully respect your opinion, I do not agree with it. It is really impressive that a 8 years old camera is capable of such amazing things, and they were hidden by canon in order to protect their professional line. Impressive that a bunch of people who share their time and knowledge with the community just because they wanted to.
    it is not perfect, I agree with that, they are still working on it...it might take some time until the final product can be free of bugs/problems, but at least they found that the camera is capable of doing it.
    You have to understand how this process works...it is NOT EASY at all to hack/change the code in this cameras, you need to know how to program, how the camera works, find a hole in the camera firmware, for example the latest 5d mark III do not support ML, Canon blocked the hack, you have to downgrade to firmware 1.1.3 or 1.2.3 to use it.
    the new cameras come with new technology that might not be possible to hack....A1ex and a bunch of other people who help him all of them need a 5d mark IV to hack it and trial and error the hack, find errors, fix them, more test...repeat the process etc etc.... they might brick the camera, Are you ready to trash $3500 if your camera doesn't work anymore?.
    A lot of people cannot afford right now a 5d mark IV, so it makes sense for ML team to continue to work and get whatever they can extra  from a 5d mark III .
    If you want  ML team to works on a 5d mark IV find other happy owners of this new camera and buy altogether a new/used 5d mark IV and send it to them for free, so they can start working with the hack.
    ML might or might not be ported to 5d mark IV . I cannot imagine the cool things this new camera will do with ML,  but until then let's enjoy the new findings with 5d mark III.
     
     
     
     
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    dahlfors reacted to Tito Ferradans in A scope to go as wide as possible on full frame?   
    The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 doesn't. It impresses me every time, but works. I might get a tiny little bit on the edges, it's been a while since I used the combo, I don't remember if it's 100% clear.
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    dahlfors got a reaction from mercer in Sony A6000 : i miss my Canon 600D....   
    Personally I'd advise you to get a Nikon for natural colors. More natural than Canon in fact, they exaggerate the warmth a slight bit. Other than that, for something like family movies I'd probably go with the GX80/85 with stabilisation. Gives life to the shots if you shoot family handheld, and the stabilisation really helps.
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    dahlfors got a reaction from IronFilm in Sony A6000 : i miss my Canon 600D....   
    Personally I'd advise you to get a Nikon for natural colors. More natural than Canon in fact, they exaggerate the warmth a slight bit. Other than that, for something like family movies I'd probably go with the GX80/85 with stabilisation. Gives life to the shots if you shoot family handheld, and the stabilisation really helps.
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    dahlfors got a reaction from tomekk in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    @Andrew Reid I registered here in 2012, and was lurking around here since before that. I used to read a lot of the other people & sites like Nofilmschool, Philip Bloom's & Dave Dugdale's blogs. Been reading most of them for years and have since abandoned them, but I've stayed on this site not just because of the excellent forum, but also because I've loved reading your articles.
    I get that it takes motivation, time and effort to write your articles. But I for one would be happy if you didn't stop!
    My own favourite articles and what gets me really interested is when you review cameras in the 500-3000 euro range. I've learnt a lot about the video quality from those cameras from your articles. 
    I visit the other video related sites max once a month these days. EosHD is the only weekly video-related site I can bother with (no click-baity headlines, proper articles instead of the copy-paste type of content that exists on nofilmschool today...).
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    dahlfors got a reaction from karin in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    @Andrew Reid I registered here in 2012, and was lurking around here since before that. I used to read a lot of the other people & sites like Nofilmschool, Philip Bloom's & Dave Dugdale's blogs. Been reading most of them for years and have since abandoned them, but I've stayed on this site not just because of the excellent forum, but also because I've loved reading your articles.
    I get that it takes motivation, time and effort to write your articles. But I for one would be happy if you didn't stop!
    My own favourite articles and what gets me really interested is when you review cameras in the 500-3000 euro range. I've learnt a lot about the video quality from those cameras from your articles. 
    I visit the other video related sites max once a month these days. EosHD is the only weekly video-related site I can bother with (no click-baity headlines, proper articles instead of the copy-paste type of content that exists on nofilmschool today...).
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    dahlfors got a reaction from jbCinC_12 in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    @Andrew Reid I registered here in 2012, and was lurking around here since before that. I used to read a lot of the other people & sites like Nofilmschool, Philip Bloom's & Dave Dugdale's blogs. Been reading most of them for years and have since abandoned them, but I've stayed on this site not just because of the excellent forum, but also because I've loved reading your articles.
    I get that it takes motivation, time and effort to write your articles. But I for one would be happy if you didn't stop!
    My own favourite articles and what gets me really interested is when you review cameras in the 500-3000 euro range. I've learnt a lot about the video quality from those cameras from your articles. 
    I visit the other video related sites max once a month these days. EosHD is the only weekly video-related site I can bother with (no click-baity headlines, proper articles instead of the copy-paste type of content that exists on nofilmschool today...).
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    dahlfors got a reaction from Bioskop.Inc in What makes an image cinematic?   
    I very much agree. Whenever I see a photo or video that has visuals that I enjoy for one reason or the other, I try to figure out what part of the image that makes me like it. Is it the framing, is it the lighting, is it the colouring, is is the motion, or a combination of those? If I figure out what it is that I like, then I can likely imitate the look one way or the other as long as I know the limitations of my camera. If you learn how to replicate looks that you enjoy, then you won't need to listen to what other people define as "filmic", "cinematic" etc. Make it look the way you think it looks good yourself. You'll probably never satisfy everyone with whatever you make, but at least try to make it look the way you enjoy it yourself.
    Another important thing, is to experiment with the cameras you have. Try to push them to the limits, and even over the limit of the camera (like high iso noise, burning out highlights etc - learn where the limits are for when you find the camera acceptable and good enough). If you know what makes the image you want, and if you know the limitations of your cameras - then you better know what possibilities you have whenever you film. Not mattering what project you work on - you will have some kind of limitations. Time, money, camera choice, lens choice, light etc.
    I find it important to be able to realise what limitations I have in a project. If I know those, I better know what I can do to make the best choices and produce the best possible considering the limitations. 
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    dahlfors got a reaction from mercer in What makes an image cinematic?   
    I very much agree. Whenever I see a photo or video that has visuals that I enjoy for one reason or the other, I try to figure out what part of the image that makes me like it. Is it the framing, is it the lighting, is it the colouring, is is the motion, or a combination of those? If I figure out what it is that I like, then I can likely imitate the look one way or the other as long as I know the limitations of my camera. If you learn how to replicate looks that you enjoy, then you won't need to listen to what other people define as "filmic", "cinematic" etc. Make it look the way you think it looks good yourself. You'll probably never satisfy everyone with whatever you make, but at least try to make it look the way you enjoy it yourself.
    Another important thing, is to experiment with the cameras you have. Try to push them to the limits, and even over the limit of the camera (like high iso noise, burning out highlights etc - learn where the limits are for when you find the camera acceptable and good enough). If you know what makes the image you want, and if you know the limitations of your cameras - then you better know what possibilities you have whenever you film. Not mattering what project you work on - you will have some kind of limitations. Time, money, camera choice, lens choice, light etc.
    I find it important to be able to realise what limitations I have in a project. If I know those, I better know what I can do to make the best choices and produce the best possible considering the limitations. 
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    dahlfors reacted to Rashdan in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    Here's a video I shot with the GX80. 
    The interview was shot with a Pentax Tokina 28mm f2.8.
    Exteriors were mostly shot with the kit 12-32mm kit lens. I was planning on using my old Pentax 28mm, 50mm and 135mm lenses with a newly bought Camdiox/Roxsen focal reducer, but found the middle of the image was cloudy. I ended up using the kit 12-32mm without an ND filter, so have a lot of overexposed footage.
    Edit - A small error near the end of the video. I'll need to reupload a fixed version.
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    dahlfors reacted to jase in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    Here is my first 4K-based adventure with the GX80. I am suprised I didnt really miss the slow-mo at all. Although rendering takes ages on my Macbook Pro 2011 (3min video took 3:45h for rendering!), editing with proxy files works without any hickup. I am amazed by the quality and I think I will continue using 4K from now on. Lenses used: Sigma 18-35, but mostly the Panasonic 20mm. I already sold the Speedbooster XL and the Sigma, it is just too huge and even with the 4K crop one sees the vignette when the stabilization kicks in.
     
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    dahlfors reacted to jase in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    First time I am doing a project in 4k:

    This cam continues to amaze me.
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