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  1. ​Hi Brian, welcome to the forum, - can we expect a Speed Booster for the Ursa Mini in the near future?
  2. “Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one.” - William Goldman
  3. @Endfallow Media : Premiere or FCPX?
  4. mtheory

    How's Andrew Reid?

    Any moment now...
  5. ​We mean dedicated mobile GPUs for laptops with M in the name.
  6. ​Are you? @​Inazuma : you're right, I was under the impression that Iris Pro graphics are the highest you can go. And agree about Radeon, always thought that Nvidia Quadro M cards should've been present in MBP's, but Apple was probably too greedy to cut down their margins and shell out money on pro graphics cards.
  7. In an interesting reversal, Apple just brought back dedicated GPUs to Macbook Pro ( AMD Radeon R9 M370X ). Very good news for DSLR photographers and filmmakers, performance should get a massive increase to iMac levels in FCPX and Resolve, where it rightfully should be.
  8. Ebrahim, this a poll to assess expectations and preferences of this forum, not a review / analysis / debate. Please vote, buddy.
  9. It seems likely that the next big DSLR battle will be between these two cameras, both top-sellers and low-light monsters for their respective companies, and that they will be released in a similar timeframe, competing for a similar market. What is your current expectation from the next-gen of these cameras? No need for analysis or justification, just your gut feeling.
  10. I actually agree with you overall, I'm personally used to thinking in FF focal lengths anyway, so my personal preference is to have a camera that can do both, either an FF that can crop or an S35 that can use a speedbooster to give me those ultra-wide shots without having to get new lenses.
  11. ​Wolf, an F4 on S35 sensor will deliver less bokeh and easier focusing than F4 on full frame sensor ( due to difference lenses, obviously ). To match the same look on FF, you will have to go several stops above F5.6, which will require more light. As I said, cameras like A7S are beginning to make this a non-issue, but why would you throw away several stops of "free" light?
  12. Funny and useful article, Raafi, welcome to the forum. Its true that the artistic side is the one you have to fill in yourself.
  13. ​No, you don't need 4K, it's purely your choice. My personal preference is to shoot in 4K and deliver in 2K.
  14. Agree, S35 is far from dead, primarily because it's still far more practical for cinema. This might start to change when ALL cameras have super low light abilities that can shoot at F8 at night without grain.
  15. Hello again, Ed...back with a new name and avatar but same old attitude, I see.
  16. ​I'd respectfully disagree, NFS is full of banners and "sponsored content" ( deceptive ads masking as articles. ), and while their 5-7 staff posts broader content, they don't have the balls to do frank, objective gear reviews and never will. Personally, I much prefer quality over quantity.
  17. The original post, from the very beginning, suffered from fuzzy logic ( excuse the pun ). Fuzzy brought in examples of 2D and 3D animation, pointing to limits of cameras as filmmaking tools, essentially finding fault with this site for not being an animation resource. He then criticized the focus on technical achievement, while citing animation examples that required incredible technical skill to bring to life. ( If you think creating emotion through stick figures is low-fi you completely misunderstand how difficult it is to master natural pacing and timing in animation. These creators spent m
  18. ​Haha. And I find your tone somewhat entitled, if not self-pitying. I've never found victimhood comfortable or noble, and when someone delivers a dose of sobering criticism to me, I am humbled but grateful if I agree with it deep in my heart. Im noticing that some members on the forum are (ab)using this forum for personal psychotherapy, channeling their personal emotional and political grievances into rather straightforward discussions, it's sort of strange to me, though it's not what irritates me. What irritates me is how casually this very site and its owner gets bashed, and it's happening
  19. So..."crowd-tech" as a new product category? We'll get there.
  20. If curious rebels stopped persisting against the impossible we would still think the world if flat, not have airplanes, let alone space stations. We need to remember that human progress has ALWAYS been about rebelling against the word 'impossible'.
  21. ​ Fuzzy, you need to understand that unlike technical skills, creativity cannot be taught. ( Though I believe it can be nurtured by parents/teachers by not getting in its way ). This website helps those who already have the artistic part figured out and need to find the best tool to express it cinematically. Creativity itself comes from inspiration and life and imagination...you are disappointed because you expect a tutorial on how be creative. Sorry, kid, this part is fully your responsibility...maybe instead of pointing fingers and finding faults in others you should take a good close look a
  22. There really should be a special word for this, not hacking or modding...this is really about consumer empowerment...crowd-something I guess...crowd-hacking..crowd-modding...crowd-geeking...whatever it is, I want more of this trend, dammit! Now we gotta hook the hipsters so that EVERYONE starts doing it. Quick, - put this thing on instagram with a #swag hashtag!
  23. Great article. A leaked Sony email from Snapchat's CEO discussed how Facebook and Twitter are about to tank and that there is a bubble, so maybe Internet will return back to sanity after all soon.
  24. This is great news, ML is carving out a great reputation as a pro device-agnostic brand, looking forward to more progress. P.S - Guys, I'm sure you know how to write a better headline and run a better site and how to piss in circles and squares too, but it doesn't mean we need to know about it.
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