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Zigmars Zilgalvis

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  1. Andrew, remember when GH4 came out there was talk about 4K8bit->2K10bit conversion possibility. As i recall codec engineer from GoPro tuned in and said it's legit. Did you ever try that and did it worked? Can this be applied to A7rII footage you think?
  2. Take Nightcrawler... the perfect solution. Day scenes on film, night scenes on Alexa.
  3. I love it for stills and pretty sure BW film will outlive as all. I do agree that film (definitely stills pro films like Portra) is not as cool looking as in the past days - like Agfa Optima or Portra VC, those where amazing. Velvia is cool but the price is too high for slides at this point. New gen film is sort of flat compared to old ones. Still great, but too clean too sterile. I say Kodak Ektar is only oldschool color film out there for stills. As for motion pictures... like that has ever been available for people like us (students, enthusiasts, freelances, small studios etc...). Maybe 16mm back in the day. Just check out Interstellar in proper 4k projection... that's the piece of analog capture beauty. Or Baraka... just saying... we never got chance to use it so what is the point of "choosing" digital when film was never really the option. And that is for serious work of course, now with digital the freedom is unbelievable. Just remember - where there many more good poems written when pens became available? Same goes for filmmaking. And i do respect your opinion, i am just not as happy about the fact as you are. Nostalgia i guess. However if you compare Se7en and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo... at least for Fincher... is there even a comparison for feel, quality and basically everything picture-wise? Hard not to like his analog stuff more.
  4. Hi, As many of us i am ready to buy a7s. I cannot do it where i live, but buying online from Germany or UK would be a blessing. I have zeop experience in this regad. So... suggest the place please! thnx, Zig
  5. As Andrew as mentioned before, GH4 worklow is so nice and space saving. Still... the way FF renders thise nice fast lenses is unlike in any other system. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
  6. Leica and digital is a great laugh. Like really... those cameras including S have ISO perfomance of 5D mk1. But it's good to see medium format going video route too. Have to start with something. And spot on Andrew. SpeedBooster for FF using medium format glass is the dream. p.s. Back in the day 6x45 was the lower limit for medium format so yeah Leica and Pentax, PR stuff.
  7. I got really excited when reading your post about impossible possibility to extract 1080p 4:4:4 from 4k 4:2:0... is this still on the table? This looks to be much more tempting then Mark3 at this point... cant wait to read the review!
  8. Mr. HD is the footage suffering from crazy rolling shutter what seem so be the case? i hope not!
  9. "It is the first ever to offer 4K raw at 900fps. The Phantom 65 for instance tops out at around 200fps in 4K 2.40:1. Here are the key facts…" This sensor is tiny compared to Phantom's 65. So... that is probably why. Also Phantom 65 is old.
  10. So it has been decided - i need one too:) I don't think there is a point in comparing MkIII with FS100. FS100 is a much better camera with or without adapter.
  11.   I guess it can start some sort of change in market, we will see right? Just remember one thing - when pen was invented, it didn't help to produce many more great poems:)
  12.   That is what i was trying to say. It makes sense if you already have all the other stuff, otherwise not so much. I do hope it has enough impact on market in some way, the idea is pretty awesome.
  13. This is a very useful tool and will be widely used. Still - MkIII video is not a benchmark of anything as it is soft as always. Now medium format glass adaper of this kind on FF would be something i am interested in:)   Don't worry about Canon etc business - you still have to buy lenses to use them and FF cameras are not gona go out of style just because of this adapter. Good crop cameras are not that cheap and try shoot a wedding with NEX7 and this adapter... you be in line for 5D next day:) It has many uses but not gona change the world.
  14.   In fact, this is not meant to be IMAX quality. Imax is 15-perf horizontal pulldown, this is 5-perf vertical at best. So ~3 times less then IMAX. Anyways, this should be 8K resoultion wise. I guess final product will do so:)
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