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    Zach got a reaction from Danyyyel in Nikon Z7 is at EOSHD HQ - better video than Sony?   
    Not sure if you've had the chance or desire to mess with it, but any comments on the 1080 video quality would be much appreciated! I'm still not necessarily fond of the idea of shooting 4K for a lot of things workflow wise 
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    Zach reacted to maxotics in What camera should I get for filming protests and blogging?!?!?!   
    Um, guys, does Andy need an intervention?  He didn't mention the g6?  :)
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    Zach reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon's upcoming 4K camera   
    I can't be the only one who finds this rumour kind of ridiculous!
     
    The idea that they can spec out a camera, build a working prototype and in heavy testing suddenly discover that it 'eats batteries'. Haha that's laughable. The engineers would know the power consumption of the sensor and processor from very early on, way before the testing stages.
     
    Testing is to iron out bugs in firmware and for minor handling / button changes.
     
    Another way to spot a bullshit rumour is when it says there are 'several sensors' being tested. The R&D work required to design and build a sensor is MASSIVE. Does anyone really think Canon or Sony build 3 sensors of widly different specs before testing each one in some bodies which will eventually end up as the same camera? That's a heck of a way to waste money, building major parts you'll never use.
     
    Those who contribute rumours like this don't know anything about how the product development ACTUALLY WORKS.
     
    Maybe Canon does have a medium format camera in development. Everything else is just bull!
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    Zach got a reaction from Julian in Bull crap marketing from canon   
    I honestly dont even know what technology they are reffering to. An ef mount? Lol
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    Zach reacted to Chrad in Bull crap marketing from canon   
    Putting aside how obviously different the 70D and C300 are technologically, the majority of those shots were probably captured on Alexa.
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    Zach reacted to J.P in New Olympus E-M1 with "moire reduction" but no 24p   
    :(
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    Zach reacted to Dan Wake in [cinematography] can you give me samples of 135mm takes please?   
    it's photography but could be in topic anyway: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesyeung/
     
     
    look at exif, bye! :)
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    Zach reacted to peederj in Blackmagic price drop by a third on Cinema Camera and active mount mFT camera on the way   
    I'm here Andrew because I think someone needs to put forward this point of view. Not because it's correct in all cases. But the opposite of isn't correct in all cases either. And I believe most cases.
     
    I want to see something substantial from you Andrew. At least a 30 minute short or something, where you have primary responsibility as both director and DP. I haven't reviewed your history at all but I've read this site for over a year and I imagine you'd refer to something if you had done it. With that hindsight I do think you'd amplify rather than be allergic to my comments. I think you'd survive the experience. And your blog would be better off for it, as you'd see what your readership is really struggling with as opposed to helping them join you in constantly putting off judgment day for your art by focusing on preparing some arbitrarily interchangeable part.
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    Zach reacted to peederj in BMCC 4K Gets 50/60i?   
    Actually it's non-moving shots that interlacing helps. For a given bit rate, you have a certain amount of resolution you can represent. On progressive scan you have to show every line in the same frame, so there's less information you can squeeze into that bit rate. If you instead skip every other line for one frame and do them on the next, and back and forth, you can represent the same resolution at half the bit rate. However, when your footage is in motion, there will be scan lines on the edges of the motion as you are combining two different frames where the subject was in two different places.
     
    That's an ugly artifact and for fast-motion shots you would often rather do 720p than 1080i. But for still shots with no changes from frame to frame 1080i is essentially just as good as 1080p yet half the bandwidth, and for the same e.g. 50Mbps bandwidth the 1080i will actually be better than what you can do 1080p at least with an intraframe codec. Long GOP codecs like H.264 relieve a lot of that problem by incorporating information from multiple frames, but introduce other artifacts of their own.
     
    You can interpolate 1080i60 to 1080p60 for slo-mo but you do run the risk of the interlacing artifacts on edges. This is how you can get slo-mo on the C100 for instance. All the 4K modes for the BMD listed are progressive and therefore can't be used for slo-mo other than with something like Twixtor if that supports 4K now.
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    Zach reacted to jgharding in Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review   
    24 or 28mbps should be a thing of the past.

    If this has a decent bitrate and 24/25p it'll be in serious consideration as the first four thirds camera I've ever had. If not, despite the stabilisation, it's a no go for me.
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    Zach reacted to tungah in Review: Video game Arkanoid on the Canon 7D   
    I noticed the presence -albeit slightly- of aliasing in the corners of the blocks.
    Oh well, I guess we can't have everything...
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    Zach got a reaction from nahua in More great BMPCC footage...   
    Really? A request for a panning shot, a dolly/slider shot, and simple lit shot is a "huge" production? 
     
    Heck interesting composition and a tripod with something actually happening in the frame would be a great place to start. 
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    Zach got a reaction from nahua in More great BMPCC footage...   
    I'm certainly not asking for helicopters, jibs, cranes, etc. A simple interview, maybe a studio lit and more natural lit one, would be wonderful. A few dolly shots, maybe a simple tripod pan. I don't feel like I'm asking for TOO much! :) I'm sure someone will get there hands on it and something like this will surface at some point. I just wouldn't want to be an early adopter without seeing it in action
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    Zach got a reaction from HurtinMinorKey in More great BMPCC footage...   
    I'm certainly not asking for helicopters, jibs, cranes, etc. A simple interview, maybe a studio lit and more natural lit one, would be wonderful. A few dolly shots, maybe a simple tripod pan. I don't feel like I'm asking for TOO much! :) I'm sure someone will get there hands on it and something like this will surface at some point. I just wouldn't want to be an early adopter without seeing it in action
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    Zach reacted to nahua in More great BMPCC footage...   
    I'm not attacking you or John really.  I'm glad that he has released clips, whether it be the BMCC or BMPC.  My point is that I'm on the fence for cameras and I'm not wanting.  I have a GH3 and a Canon 5DmkIII.  Do I need to get a BMPC?  No.  Do I want to get one? Sure.  Like any tests, they help me make up my mind on what to buy.  Pure and simple.  Did I go buy a D4 last year because of Nikon's slick marketing?  No.  I'm just saying that there are a lot of choices, and this made it even easier for me to decide that I don't need or want the BMPC right now.  Maybe version 2, but so far from what I've seen I don't have any desire to have it anymore.  Especially if it doesn't have RAW from the start.  As for the clips, do they really stress the camera?  The codec?  Does static shots really do this?  I guess if grading is your thing well then there you go.  I for one shoot things in motion, so I'd like to see more of that.  Because these test clips are really just for grading.  I'm sorry but I like to do more shooting and less grading.  Right now the GH3 is the camera I need and use.  The BMPC well maybe next year, maybe never.
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    Zach got a reaction from nahua in More great BMPCC footage...   
    This might be the most boring video on the internet.

    I really wish they would give the camera to someone who would put it through its paces
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    Zach reacted to Edward Zaee in First ProRes files from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera released   
    I'm sorry to say it, but all John Brawley's videos look like s.....   Why the hell Blackmagic gave him a test camera?
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    Zach reacted to andy lee in Panasonic G6 Review - the GH2 Redux   
    mine has no recording limit on it
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    Zach reacted to peederj in Blackmagic price drop by a third on Cinema Camera and active mount mFT camera on the way   
    Well I hope everyone is creatively fulfilled. And my recommendation for that is...drumroll please...
     
    Shoot with what you have. Quit buying stuff. Borrow or rent as needed.
     
    I think if you're a creative genius but under-equipped people will see through the limits of your equipment and solve those problems for you.
     
    It doesn't matter if you're poor...it does matter if you have no talent or can't bring yourself to use and develop what you have. If you are suffering from Gear Acquisition Syndrome you will never, I promise, never be satisfied enough with your equipment to decide now you are finally ready to be seen and judged.
     
    Go ahead and be seen and judged with whatever's at hand. Get used to it. Thicken that skin. See how lame you are...not your camera, but you as a creative artist...and fix that. The camera is the easiest thing to fix. Your mental blocks and your inexperience making art are the things that need to be fixed.
     
    If someone came to me and said they want to be a filmmaker I would hand them an RX100 with a small pistol grip and a removable ND filter and tell them to go out and make something. Go ahead and use the auto everything mode if they want. Or they could use an iPhone and a $13 collapsible 5-color reflector. And by stripping away all other concerns they would be trained to focus on what matters in art, and be able to do the maximum number of iterations per year creating things, because they weren't wasting time transcoding crap in Resolve.
     
    No one in the audience cares about your camera. Boo hoo. Fellow camera enthusiasts are not a meaningful audience. Pick something easy and use it. A lot.
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    Zach reacted to peederj in Blackmagic price drop by a third on Cinema Camera and active mount mFT camera on the way   
    That collage took some work. (And then you went and cut it down!)
     
     
    I addressed this in the recent strategy thread. Why aren't the "DSLR shooters" willing to fork over $5500 for a nearly-complete camera that saves you from buying endless add-ons? ND/IR filters, XLR preamps and built-in stereo mics, top and side handles, EVFs (OK but it's usable in a pinch) and articulated LCDs, EF mount adapters (assuming people have some of the 100 Million EF lenses extant), peaking, zebra and waveform monitors with audio level metering, one-touch custom white balance, log gamma, usable ISO 6400 and 20,000 with post NR to save on lighting, cheap compact commodity media and replaceable batteries that last all day without offloads or recharges,... how many things have I overlooked that the C100 offers included in the tin? How much does all that cost to duplicate (in an awkward manner) for your "cheaper" solution?
     
    Why am I one of the only people willing to point this out?
     
    Oh right, because everyone else who realizes this is out shooting and no longer thinking about cameras. Come to think of it I'm late getting the shot list out.
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    Zach got a reaction from peederj in the best compromise today?   
    what exactly are you shooting at night. Short films? Documentaries? Cats?
     
    C100 is a great option for night shooting and no aliasing. 5D is also great at those and the raw hack is available. 
     
    Blackmagic is not great in low light, and has a bit of moire here and there
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    Zach reacted to tehgeek in Speed King - SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 Review and 5 Axis Stabilisation samples   
    That is nowhere near MoVI, why even mention it? It does look nice but not in a natural way, something about it looks off but I can only imagine how good this will get in coming years.
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    Zach reacted to Andrew Reid in Best indoor mic for under $1,000?   
    Roland R-26.
     
    I'm in love with it. Not a shotgun mic but a fully featured portable recorder with two stereo mics built in.
     
    I'll be writing about that soon on here.
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    Zach reacted to Ben Prater in Best indoor mic for under $1,000?   
    Question: what does your audio pipeline look like behind the microphone? What are you recording with? Are you upgrading that, too? 
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    Zach reacted to jcs in Best indoor mic for under $1,000?   
    Schoeps CMIT5U (when it's on sale for $1000 ;))
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