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Xavier Plágaro Mussard

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  1. Macs make only sense if you go FCP X. If you use Adobe/Resolve, it's better/cheaper to go PC.
  2. FCP X doesn't seem, RUNS much faster than any other program. I tried to Macproof myself learning DaVinci, but it makes my Macbook run as a Commodore 64!!!
  3. Like in any Mac vs PC debate, people mixes things. I paid FCP X 180€ when it got out, several years ago. I edit 4K h264 with FCP X in my 2013 MacBook Pro and I find it a very pleasing system to work with. And yes, it gets warm. Macs are normally well made (I didn't have any problem with keys). And I don't have any problem paying a premium price for these vantages. I can use any Macbook to be in a Starbucks. My complain is the premium has been increasing year after year. First it was a 50%. Then Macs costed double. With the new Macbook Pro with options, I feel that you can get the same power at 1/3 the price. Not only, since it wasn't designed for power, it's not even powerful. Apple now offers some power only on 4000€ computers. I think it's a shame. Even a nice Mini Mac with i7 and some GPU power at 1500€ could close the gap.
  4. Apple hates pro users. It's the only explanation. The new Macbook Pro is a joke. We don't need thinner, we need more power. It's true that FCP X is so well written it compensates a lot. But they should think about power users, every once in a while.
  5. The interest about reviews is mostly which is the drawback of a new product. Years ago cameras where simpler and it was easier to choose a camera, mostly pointing to IQ. Nowadays with factors as heating, codec, color rendition, battery life, memory type, etc. There are so many factors, most cameras are good in some aspects and worse in others. But as Andrew say, you must read 20 pages of marketing blablabla to (not) find the answers we need. Integrity is not easy. That's why we have to support those who at least aim at it!
  6. OMG, that is MY life!!! ;-)) When you talk about being honest or a contract, I would invite you to Italy. I have lost clients because in the briefing for the first video I tried to make them understand basics like "you can't put a Michael Jackson song on your video for YouTube"/"you can't ask infinite revisions". A contract is sci-fi and hourly pay hard sci-fi. Here everything is flat-rate which barely covers your expenses. Then another thing that irritates me is when the client gives you zero briefing/ideas/support. You came with a nice concept, build the whole video on it. And when you show it to them, they don't like it. And at this point is when they tell you the things they should have told you before. But if you make them questions before they get upset. I am working on a start-up to try to find a steady flow of work. We are in bad times, the problem is that a lot business with no problem at all are using the "crisis" excuse to treat everyone like dog's poo...
  7. Calvin, I would love to test your LUTs, but have none of the cameras you worked on! ;-)
  8. Maybe your unit is faulty. If Sigma worked an adaptor for their lenses, it should work at least as other adapters out there??
  9. I arrived at my conclusion a long time ago. After several months using Photoshop in english, I tried it in spanish. I couldn't find "Blur"!!! ;-))
  10. Programs must be used in english. It's a limit that helps everyone!
  11. I searched and found 51.6% of people with the right to vote in US were women. And Trump won. Humanity embraced masochism.
  12. The biggest advantage of FCP X is performance. I edit 4K clips like butter. Fearing Apple prices, I tried Da Vinci Resolve, but in my same Macbook it runs like shit with Full HD files. And price, I bought FCP X when it came out for 180€, I have been using it for five years. Not even 40€ a year for a pro program!!!
  13. But increasing the size of the body so the heating is not a problem?? Ah, I won't buy a $1200 perfectly fine camera if not for the overheating, I will buy a $6000 FS5 to avoid heating!!!
  14. If you use FCP X you won't have any problem. I use it with a Macbook and it cuts through those 100mbps 4K files!
  15. The a6500 will put stress on Panasonic to do an incredible GH5!!!
  16. Smooth propellers, you must love italian bureaucracy!!!!!! ;-DDD
  17. If you want to be legal 100% you have to take a course, pass an exam, get a license, pay an insurance, etc. DJI Phantoms are sold everywhere and nearly nobody do all those things to be legit. So the problem is if they catch you, I would prefer to be catched with a Mavic, than one of the others. Living in Italy forces you think how to force the law, amico!!!!! ;-DD
  18. As I see it the Mavic is a perfect add-on for people who never flew a drone before and that doesn't need pristine 4K quality (who really needs this??). I would get the cheaper Mavic with no remote for someone to start. The Karma or the Phantom, both offer better IQ, are more for people who want's to give weight to drone takes and don't worry about bringing more things. I would get the whole package with batteries, remotes, bag, etc. In Italy with the legal situation, I think a Mavic is better suited for a videographer.
  19. Artist in general are the less respectful of other artists work, but musicians are the worst of all!!! Most of them just know more drug dealers than chords!!!
  20. We need an "Adobe DNG" kind of lens mount. The GH5 is more limited by the m43 sensor than by marketing, if they keep the m43 sensor. That Veydra post could hint to great things!
  21. Narcos drone shoots are made with a GH4 (read so in IMDB) and they look gorgeous.
  22. Broadcast is a concept that now is dead. (Un)fortunately, most tech people at TVs are engineers and they want to have a say. But if your docs are properly graded and delivered on a decent codec, they probably can pass the technical tests. Truth is that for how much we masturbate our minds about cameras, once you watch the final video, nobody can tell exactly which camera it was recorded with in the beginning.
  23. The question is how much money you will make with the camera?? If you return it, will you make the same money??
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