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Jon de Zwaan

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  1. Fixed some minor issues: Custom resolution (and 4096x2160) now keeps correct aspect ratio when lower is recommended.VP9 encode speed calculation now more realistic. Generally speaking it will only be recommended when not on a tight deadline, else faster H.264 encoding is recommended.Added 30fps to source settings and preset.Added Vimeo Pro/Plus resolution limit to 1920x1080p.Still hoping on some more feedback guys, it'll be much appreciated.
  2. Based on some early feedback (thanks Maxotics!) added some new features: - Multi language support: English and Dutch.- System log: Tool provides alerts and notices.- New URL: http://encoding.help Todo list is much, much longer, but I hope to gather some more feedback, before continuing. Thanks!
  3. Hi guys! As part of my graduation project, I'm trying to develop a (web)tool which should make video encoding a lot easier and faster. It's actually a follow up to my previous research, in which a lot of participants stated that time is often a limit to quality. After learning some basic PHP skills, I've completed the base code and I think I need to share it first, before I continue to develop the tool any further. Let me know what you think and most importantly: don't be gentle! You can view the tool here and if you've got any spare time, please provide some feedback in this topic or in this form. Thanks! -Jon
  4. Hi all, As part of my graduation at my university in The Netherlands, I'm doing some basic research about 1080p H.264 encoding for Youtube, so in short, I'm asking for your help! I would dearly appreciate it if you would take a couple of minutes to complete a very short survey about H.264 encoding for Youtube. I did my best to translate the original Dutch survey to English, so I apologize for some mistakes. Cheers! - Jon Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iYI6NuSI9wq_tzN9o9pu_TEC0WqNbeg-obPs89vzXoc/viewform?usp=send_form Disclaimer: It's a personal school project, results will be anonymously published in my research blog.
  5. According to this dealer it's 14760 Zloty, which is 3531,29 euro: http://bemixmedia.pl/sky-glide-pro-nowosc-id-2387.html
  6. I think the backside of the adapter is 77mm, so it fits 77mm or smaller sized front threads of lenses. But that's just  how I read it; "V3 has a slightly larger form factor to accommodate for 77mm front filter threads."
  7. It's really fun to read all of peederj's frustrated comments. Dear sir, who are you trying to convince? Are you trying to justify your $$$ 8bit purchase, while everyone else gets raw (eventually) for a couple of bucks. You're spending way too much time on preaching and defending your beloved Canon C$$$ and posting about Blackmagic's small mistakes. Even Andrew's side by side raw-8bit comparison didn't hold you back. We all know the situation BMD is currently in, but eventually everyone will profit from their market strategy.
  8. I wouldn't use a 50D as my A cam, it's probably fun to experiment with, but far too limited as a dedicated video camera. My advice would be a GH3 with speedbooster and the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 as a versatile low light zoom lens. The Panny 12-35mm f2.8 and 35-100mm f2.8 can suffer from moiré and aliasing, probably because of the in camera lens correction. The GH3 won't shoot raw, but has a very decent All-I codec without a hack and who knows what if it gets hacked. A Pocket Cinema Camera with Speedbooster could be a viable option as well. With the speedbooster, you won't have to worry about sensor size or lowlight shooting. Both options will cost slightly above $2000 including the sigma lens.
  9. Andrew, this is getting pretty insane. I'm sorry to say it, but you're acting like a child that didn't get his Christmas present he wanted. Who are you trying to convince? I signed up here because of the valuable information and helpful community, but it seems like it's turning into a Personal View 2.0. Blackmagic Design will deliver the cam's eventually, don't worry about it. Cool down and enjoy Magic Lantern in the meantime.
  10. Andrew, please excuse my curiosity, but why did you delete the previous post which contained some criticism? If he was talking nonsense, you could have easily responded with some facts. Now it feels like he did have a point and you acted like the Russian dictator on that other forum. Not that I doubt your integrity or honesty and I haven't bought the book, but if it contains a lot of research done by the Magic Lantern team, maybe you could consider donating a small part of the profit to them. Nonetheless thanks for making our lifes easy with your website and books!
  11. I guess something like this is the cheapest option, but it depends on what kind of stabilization you're looking for: http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-Shoulder-Support-Camcorder-Camera/dp/B0036NMQ7S
  12. http://fstoppers.com/price-finally-announced-for-highly-anticipated-sigma-18-35mm-f1-8-dc-hsm looks like a winner to me.
  13. About imitating a dolly or a crane shot, they don't agree: http://fstoppers.com/use-your-tripod-to-create-video-that-looks-like-you-used-a-slider
  14. Buy only what you really need if you're on a tight budget. I would recommend buying lenses over additional accessories like the Zacuto EVF. Zebra stripes and focus peaking are nice features, but won't make you a better filmmaker. Learn to read the histogram and practice with focusing. You could choose to buy a Varavon GH3 loupe instead, if you're really having trouble getting the focus right. It's a lot cheaper and keeps your rig compact.
  15. Owning a camera used in Top Gear feels like owning a Bond car, doesn't it?  :P   Great find though, watched it myself last night, but didn't see it.
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