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andrgl last won the day on March 13 2015

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  1. The Pocket 4K has better IQ but the FS5 has features I need: No crop, full coverage S35 or Full Frame with a speedbooster 4K 120fps RAW cdng positive lock EF mount with metabones cine inexpensive SSD media I was patient and got a used FS5II and a Odyssey 7Q bundle for under USD$3500.
  2. No ProRes RAW, does ProRes HQ and CDNG. Shogun Inferno is the better choice for shooting ProRes, as it does ProRes RAW. Unless shooting RAW or you can grade SLog, the baked in Sony look sucks. It’s not as bad as the original A7S but I haven’t seen anything special with the supposed “Venice” colour. Maybe the highlight rolloff is improved? It’s a Sony camera, and the straight off card image leaves you feeling underwhelmed. The FS5 is a poor man’s Red. Does HFR well enough. Plus coupled with a cine metabones adapter and Oddysey 7Q you get a complete cinema package. The Mini Pro G2 is looking like a good challenger. But I’m skeptical that it will do HFR with a single SSD. Also, the EF mount doesn’t lock the lens. A remote follow focus will torque the **** out of the lens and cause a visible jump, ruining your shot over and over. I also had an awful time with noise in the mid tones with the original URSA. So when I properly “exposed” I was left with like 6 stops of latitude when shooting 60 frames and above. I want to see how well this new sensor handles UHD at 150. Never got a chance to work with braw, so maybe that will fix the issues you usually get with capturing cdng.
  3. Wow 150fps! But I remember the issues I had with the OG 4.6k with nasty noise at 40-50 IRE. And that was only at 60fps. I heard it got better with the pro and braw, but I’d wait for tests before ordering the new URSA. Price is also higher than what I paid for a used FS5II and Odyssey 7Q. Any word if the SSD module is capable of recording those high frame rates?
  4. @BTM_Pix @thebrothersthre3 I'm going to go with the Odyssey 7Q as it offers CDNG recording at 4k60 and 4k120. It's also surprisingly easy to find used ones with drives and the paid upgrade, for under USD$1500.
  5. Is there anything cheaper than the FS5 for 4k120 RAW? Only other camera I could find was the Sony FS700R.
  6. No. The early bird price last summer was $1750**, but since launch it's remained $1999. **Wasn't much of a deal since shipping was $50 and you had to pay duties.
  7. I'm not omitting anything. It's a comparison of the video specs. I thought it was pretty obvious. Feel free to make your own chart.
  8. Totally agree. I'm going to guess it'll do DCI 4K, but only time will tell. It's too early to compare, but I'm very excited by the announcement. I wonder if there will be full frame 1080p120. I'm also hoping for cdng support.
  9. Definitely, but ProRes RAW sucks, you can't even change the white balance in post. This is an awesome development but... Z6/Z7 only 4k30 No electronic EF to Z mount adapters RAW output only readable by Ninja V Ninja V media overpriced Ninja V can't do cdng This probably the best hybrid camera package on the market now though.
  10. What values did you use to determine a 1.8x crop?
  11. I'd take this a step further an investigate how competitive $$$ a dedicated server is versus using cloud storage from the big 3: Amazon S3, Azure Blob and Google Cloud Storage. Managing a dedicated machine can become a PITA if you're responsible for security patches and updating software. I do have some personal experience with all of this. Am currently using Google for my hosting... and, back in the old days, 2006-2010, I used to run a website that streamed videos. This was before Amazon AWS was mature enough to use, so I was running my "CDN" on dedicated linux servers. It was expensive, even with aggressive targeted advertising. It took a few years to simply break even every month. Good learning experience: bandwidth is expensive, videos are large files and visitors always expected things for free.
  12. @Dimitris Stasinos I took closer look at this. Dropbox does not re-encode your videos. So you get whatever quality you want, BUT, you have maximum bandwidth of 20 GB free and 200 GB paid, per day, for entire account. Elite Player method for streaming Gdrive videos is bad. Can't do large files and your videos stop streaming arbitrarily due to exceeding an unknown amount of bandwidth. You'll be seeing a lot of this... (edit: actually you won't, the videos will simply not stream.)
  13. Those videos are re-encoded on upload, no different from hosting on YouTube. A user would have to download the file from a Google drive link to actually get the original quality.
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