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  1. BM sure did hype BRAW didn't they. Experienced this 3-months ago and wondered why this could ever get passed QC. ( Not my camera. Updated from CDNG to BRAW before the shoot as a means to maximize recording space. ) Went up to Monument Valley for an interview + b-roll for a documentary project. Safe to say that BM lost a camera customer 3-months ago. Respectfully, I had no idea BM could be so unaccountable. They went on record stating there was no difference between CDNG and BRAW. This was backed by beta testers as well; something I appreciated and respected before making the firmwar
  2. HLG is said to handle up to 16-stops DR. That would make me think that the 12.1 or 12.2 stops is the max for the camera; even with VLOG. Makes me wonder about the colors / tones / highlights roll-off and shadow detail though as it may be a more cinematic look in comparison to the HLG? In that same line of thought, in terms of max DR... Will the Z6/Z7 reach 14 stops DR w/ and HDMI out ATOMOS BRAW combination? ... Thinking the sensor natively handles about 14-stops of latitude in stills... The BRAW output could theoretically be the same. However, it's possible that the full DR is bein
  3. Seems to hold up quite well. This is a VLOG L sample grade. Admittedly, my first attempt at grading VLOG L resulted in blocked shadows. It became quite apparent when attempting to add noise reduction as noise reduction doesn't look at macro blocking as a reduction parameter. VLOG L aside, and like Andrew mentioned, the Standard Picture Profile is seriously quite a Standard! There's a lot of dynamic range and a wonderful noise floor to go along with. ** Seems like a professional industry standard. **
  4. 10bit GH5 files are rendering quite fast in DR 14 Studio. I'm getting about 40fps 4K to 1080P w/ a couple of adjustment nodes on a Ryzen 1700x w/ a Saphire RX480 8GB OC Nitro. ** Wasn't expecting DR to support the GH5 10bit files already. ** I'm finally seeing just how great the low bit-rate 10-bit codec is. It's quite an impressive capture space, in my opinion. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The snapping feature is annoying in DR. There is a quick key to turn it on and off as well as a Magnet icon on the center of the tool bar. (You can have the Snap featured turned off
  5. DR 14 Public Beta 2 has just been released on BM's website.
  6. Still using Resolve 12.5 here. Installed beta #1 for DaVinci Resolve 14 and it worked for all of about 10 minutes. Experienced a database error and it hasn't work since; including multiple re-installs. Posted the results on BM's Resolve forum. Others are, in fact, having the same issue; in addition to a multitude of other crashing / non-functioning issues. As of right now, this beta #1 DaVinci Resolve 14 is far, far worse than any beta releases from both DR 12 and DR 12.5. That being said, waiting to test next beta DR 14 release, here. Hopefully it's strong enough to work. Previously, the DR 1
  7. I heard at NAB 2017 from a BM rep that Resolve 14 is partially created by an individual who co-created Apple Final Cut Pro 5-6-7. More specifically, one of the most prolific individuals from Final Cut Pro 5-6-7 has moved onto to Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve. In my opinion, it's worth your time to study the program. For example, 2 - 3x faster render times in Resolve than w/ Adobe Premiere. Admittedly, there are some issue, if you become an expert, but they all appear to have a resolution, whether a new software iteration or a user group that facilitates productivity. Personally l
  8. No LOG profiles. But, it's still possible to upload custom picture profiles such as "CineStyle." One of my personal favorites, going back a few years, was made by "Crooked Path" called "Hi-Lite Recovery." I visited the website about a month ago, after buying a used Canon 50D. It looks like he took the profile down, unfortunately. Maybe the DR with Cinestyle and/or other custom picture profiles can really make the 4:2:2 Codec shine? Phillip Bloom has said he prefers "Natural" with dialed down sharpness, contrast, and saturation. I've found others on the Internet stating how that appea
  9. Sent DNGs into BM for review... It's now going on 3 days for them to review the footage. The FPN, in the shadows, is inconsistent. It ranges in value. For example, there's definitely lines in the image about every 10 pixels. However, some of these lines, about every 100 to 200 pixels has a serious spike in exposure. It's easily seen if anything moves on camera, especially if you'r looking for it. - - - - - - - - It's in the ProRes "Film" mode at native ISOs. It's in the Raw at native ISOs. Shooting in "Video" mode, however, when shooting at ISO 400 and 200 the vertical FPN is vi
  10. First saw the slow shutter speeds with the GH2... A good example of this is to shoot an interstate with traffic. The car's tail lights and break lights are all blurred in motion. Trees blowing in the wind with a lot of motion blur is another example. You can gather scratch audio too as the audio will play back at normal speeds. It actually looks pretty awesome and it's a super simple method for capturing a "timelapse" looking scene. The slow shutter can also be used to gather extra light, so long as there isn't a lot of motion in the scene. They'd even allow you to go up to a 2-secon
  11. Might be able to get a composite signal out of the BMMCC while shooting 60P. As of now, HDMI output is the same FPS as what's being shot. There is no option in the menu to change the output settings like most of the major mirrorless / DSLRs on the market. Looking to test the resolution of the composite to see if it's even worth shooting at. While testing, I switched to 60P to see what it would look like and I lost the video signal on the Zacucta EVF Pro. I had no way of resetting the FPS. At that point, I had to connect the BMMCC to a television to rest the FPS back to a recogni
  12. Hope these images sit within reason... May need to convert the H265 4k to something like a CineForm / ProRes / DNxHR 2K. These codecs might actually edit / process quicker than H265 and/or H264; particularly ProRes. The grade is a single node: Shadows at 50. (Kinda pushing it far... But, not too much to create halos.) Highlights down to -25. Midtone Detail is set to 40. (Kind of far here, too.) Saturation at 70. (Need the extra with raised shadows IMO) I threw in a simple curves adjustment, particularly aimed at the midtones. 1. Data Levels. 2.
  13. Premiere doesn't like the default "data levels" of the H265 "fish tank" file. There is actually more dynamic range available in the shadows than what has been posted. In fact, DaVinci Resolve really brings the image to life if you input the file utilizing "data levels." Maybe I don't know Premiere well enough. Or, I'm just frustrated with Adobe? Have never seen/graded NX1 footage before. Really excited to see this development take place and also frustrated to think how much tech is in the NX1 / NX500. Why is this tech being laid to rest by the manufacturer. Strange times, right! From
  14. Finally, an example of rolling shutter on the A6300. Thanks for the link... Really impressive dynamic range! There appears to be next to no moire too.
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