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    1tkman got a reaction from PannySVHS in Kendy Ty and the T2i - one guy doing amazing things with a 5 year old DSLR   
    Ty's use of sound is really impressive, I would have overlooked this aspect of things had it not been mentioned earlier.
    Special "shout out" to Aaron's latest... the sound effects are timely and leave me reassessing my own efforts.

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    1tkman reacted to mercer in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Thank you for double checking for me. Yeah the FZ2500 is awesome and to be honest with you, without the slow and quick function, the GH5 seems a little less intriguing to me... as silly as I'm sure that sounds. I think I will definitely wait to see how the summer firmware is before I buy one. D7500 here I come... and maybe another FZ2500... or maybe I should follow your lead and go with the LS300...
    I never used the dolly zoom, but I figured it was entirely some kind of digital scaling... or some shit... oh well that's easy enough to do with my slider. 
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    1tkman reacted to Andrew Reid in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Some are more impartial than others, put it that way.
    When you have personal relations with a nice man or nice woman from a marketing company or a camera company, you're not going to risk burning that bridge for the sake of a fully honest review which focuses on a number of negatives. You're just not.
    Yes I myself have felt the pressure as well. I resisted and continue to do so.
    If I cared about my relationship with people in the camera sales industry above the one I have with my own readers and followers, do you think I'd be blasting CInema5D on Twitter? I certainly wouldn't. For me though the blog is more important and shouldn't be 'sold' to the PR world.
    It has indeed.
    Well the latter part is fine by me. We can have different opinions based on experience and figure out which opinion suits our own experiences and how we intend to use the cameras we buy.
    It doesn't.
    Regardless, whether you call somebody out or not is a personal freedom.
    Especially when it comes to your own blog and some flawed test that claims the rather wonderful GH5 is unusable.
    The hype machine is very persuasive... These types of articles get the most attention.
    The truth is there is no silver bullet, you cannot buy your way to filmmaking greatness with camera purchases.
    But it helps to put your $1000, $2000 or $3000 on the right horse!!
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    1tkman reacted to Philip Lipetz in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    C5D trashed the Cannon XC10, tanking sales for a year until Andrew published tests that restored its reputation as  brilliant camera under the right conditions. 
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    1tkman reacted to dahlfors in Kodak to bring back EKTACHROME film   
    Quite a surprising move. I didn't expect this!
    Kodak Brings Back a Classic with EKTACHROME Film
    Las Vegas, NV, Thursday, January 05, 2017
    To the delight of film enthusiasts across the globe, Eastman Kodak Company today announced plans to bring back one of its most iconic film stocks.  Over the next 12 months, Kodak will be working to reformulate and manufacture KODAK EKTACHROME Film for both motion picture and still photography applications.  Initial availability is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017.
    Full press release at: http://photorumors.com/2017/01/05/kodak-to-brings-back-ektachrome-film/
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    1tkman reacted to Ehetyz in What Trump means for new camera technology   
    Maybe Trump will Make Canon Great Again.
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    1tkman reacted to Jonatan in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    I'm exited to hear qualifications needed to be a music video. And the other thing was so obvious that I just left it out.
    Your criticism is boring. 
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    1tkman reacted to Jonatan in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    No - as I said, I want YOU to tell me.
    Yeah, I love that girl, I hope that shines through.
    I just had the camera in the 8sinn cage, a zacuto zamerian magic arm (short one), black magic videoassist. 
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    1tkman reacted to Jonatan in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    I posted the video here because theres been a request for footage shot on the Blackmagic Micro Camera. It's in the title. 
    Then this guy comes.
    I'm glad you told me so everyone can see you prove the point I would like to prove.
    You're a joke. This is laughing stock. I'm done talking to you.
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    1tkman reacted to Zak Forsman in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    Beautifully shot and overflowing with authenticity. All those genuine moments you captured, orchestrated or not, resulted in something like a fast-paced Lynne Ramsey piece. That BMMCC is in good hands. 
    I've had DBounce on my ignore list for awhile. Doesn't work when he's quoted. This garbage about music videos adhering to a rigid form is just another reason to leave him there. It's noise that drags the forum down.
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    1tkman reacted to AaronChicago in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    Anything that is edited to be entertainment is all about timing and rhythm. Doesn't even have to be music related. I thought he did a good job of pacing and holding shots for a pleasing amount of time.
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    1tkman reacted to Jonatan in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    Mostly the Tokina 11-16, and the rest of it with old Nikkor AI 28mm and 50mm. All on BMPCC Speedbooster in 3:1 RAW compression. Grade in Resolve.
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    1tkman reacted to Jonatan in Let me share this music video shot on Micro Cinema Camera   
    Dear people.
    Shot this musicvideo for a friend when is was in US. 
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    1tkman reacted to AaronChicago in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    Yeah go to Home Depot and they sell like 12 ft x 5 ft pieces of white insulation for $15.
    Not sure what you're budget is for this but you can order 25 foot telescoping poles for around $90. Get 4 of them. Stretch them out to full length on the ground. Tie a long rope between 2. Do the same for the other 2. Somehow secure the foam boards onto the 2 ropes via gaffer tape or bungie cords. Then have 2 people lift up the poles on both sides. The foam should be light enough where it would work.
    If all of that is just too much trouble then I'd probably just shoot a couple of 1K's through some diffusion from the sides of the camera. Hopefully that'll look flat enough.
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    1tkman reacted to jcs in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    We use the LS-1S, LS-1/2 (97 CRI), 528W, 528S, and H198, in daylight color. They all work great, especially for skin tones (better than our more expensive Dracast LEDs, which are only used for bounce/back fill now). Look forward to seeing the variable spot/Fresnels from Aputure (we use a Fiilex P360EX- very nice but not variable beam angle or very bright (can swap in/out the plastic Fresnel insert).
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    1tkman reacted to sanveer in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    I noticed some curious facts while going through information on the GX 85 online:

    1. The Olympus compensates for upto 4 stops of shake (http://***URL removed***/reviews/bang-for-the-buck-olympus-om-d-e-m10-ii-review).
    The Panasonic compensates for 4.5 stops (http://***URL removed***/news/1947970008/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx85-offers-16mp-sensor-with-no-aa-filter-and-redesigned-shutter-mechanism. Even in the video posted, in some frames the Panasonic looks more steady, and in some the Olympus. Also, a lot of testers of the GX8, found no difference using the lens stabilization on the GX8, as opposed to only body, or vice versa, especially for stills. So, this is like Olympus' 5-axis, rather than the GX8.

    Correction: In the Olympus models they vary, in the EM5 and the EM1s they compensate for 5 stops of shake as well. 

    2. The Olympus is unable to handle anything more than 1080p, for many reasons. The Panasonic does 4k, but it will overheat (I read it in one of the forums, though I think they read the literature on the Sony, than the Panasonic, since how can the Panasonic literature come out, before the camera does). I am guessing it may have a 30 min limit, also to do with overheating (I hope I am wrong). But, I doubt it will be anywhere near the unbelievably low shoot timings on the A6300 or others.

    3. A lot of the photos from the GX85 posted online are quite over-saturated (some even suspiciously look like they have been made to look this, in post). I could be wrong, but I am  guessing the removal of the AI filter along with the new shutter mechanism, has improved the quality of pics by more than 10% (more like 15-20%). This could sound disastrous for Panasonic buyers, especially of the GX8 and G7, who could be up in arms. So Panasonic is downplaying this. The good part is almost no reviewer worth his salt (or his credibility in Google AdSense or whatever other manner of measure) will be able to test this with clinical precision (without getting a horde of users and viewers abusing him and dismissing his credibility).

    4. This is also the reason that Log Profiles and other Pro features have been disabled. I am guessing, they will have a Dud HDMI port (which will only play back on TVs via the HDMI-in or something), as the cherry on the cake, since they already removed the under $5 needed to put a mic jack.

    But, regardless of everything, for $799 this is a superb deal, especially since it comes with a great kit lens.

    I wish the Magic Lantern guys would just hack the Panasonics (G7, GX8, GX7, GX85) instead of the Canons, and give things like Log Profiles and 10-bit via HDMI internal. Sell it via an App on the App Stores, or paid via PayPal downloads. I can't think of why someone would not wanna pay for it. I know a lot of people paid Vitaly for hacking the GH2. 
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    1tkman reacted to Zak Forsman in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    12mm is pretty wide. I have a speedbooster on it that makes it nearly equivalent to a Super35 sensor, which is a field of view I'm more used to. and I have it rigged like this currently. when i go shoulder mounted the monitor gets rigged to the front with a Noga arm connected to two handles, and a shoulder pad slides onto those rear rods where the monitor is now. whole thing weighs roughly 7lbs and that's a fairly heavy lens on it. it's just enough weight to counter "micro jitters" without making it a beast to lug around.

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    1tkman reacted to Ed_David in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    thinking more about it - using this camera with a paralinx trinton and you are good to go for wireless options.
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    1tkman reacted to Sebastien Farges in 4K compact camera LX100 does 3:2 anamorphic baby Hypergonar with SLR Magic Rangefinder   
    I'm happy having managed building a system for using my baby anamorphic on a 4K compact camera. I used an accessory tube made for the Canon G7 and managed to screw it on the bayonet system of the LX100. then I screwed another tube on it to allowed the zoom going at it's end of it's range (84mm in 4K, because it's vignetting below), then the Redstan clamp for my baby Hypergonar, and finally the SLRMagic Rangefinder focus system, and here we go !
    For me the result is very promising ! What do you think ? 
    camera : Panasonic DMC-LX100 on tele zoom position (84mm) always at it's full aperture (f2.8 in tele position)
    3:2 4K 25p photo mode exported in UHD
    baby Hypergonar anamorphic 1.75x lens
    SLR Magic Rangefinder focus system
    no color correction except slight upper whites on 3 clips
    -5 personnal color settings
    Howa ND 32 filter
    music : The Cure
    Thanks to the students from Master, Nina, Céline and Charles, Arnaud and Tchie-Kung
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    1tkman reacted to j_one in The importance of lens stabalisation with a gimbal?   
    It isn't a MUST if you are experienced with shooting with gimbals, electronic or not (though know the difference!).  It helps to have IS in most cases, but I've even found myself turning off lens/sensor IS for certain steadicam motions due to jitters or complete jumps in motion.  Something to consider.  A well balanced camera+lens with moderate weight within the steadicam system (and a tiny bit of digital stabilization if needed for some troublesome clips) can go a long way, so don't be afraid of lenses without IS if you're finding yourself in a corner with options!
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    1tkman reacted to mercer in Feck me, Vimeo sucks now!   
    At least I now have an excuse as to why my videos all of a sudden look bad...
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    1tkman reacted to DPStewart in Why do I like the look of the Canon 1D C and Blackmagic Micro Cinema so much than the Ursa, F55, FS7, and C300 mark ii?   
    Remember folks that LENS choice has a HUGE impact.
    The 4k cameras can very easily suffer from TOO sharp an image. That's one reason the NX1 usually dosn't look nearly as smooth as the 1DC or the BMPCC. The Samsung lenses can be extremely sharp. 

    Motion cadence is unique to each camera maker usually.
    Some folks can see the difference, others can't.
    If you ask enough people, the Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket cameras frequently rank very high, as do the Canons if they are shooting an all I-Frame codec

    Having seen many test comparisons done, I can tell you this - you'd be shocked by how similar many cameras can look when you put the exact same lens on them and shoot the exact same scene.
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    1tkman reacted to Ed_David in Why do I like the look of the Canon 1D C and Blackmagic Micro Cinema so much than the Ursa, F55, FS7, and C300 mark ii?   
    Now seeing the blackmagic micro camera in the "micro" spot - that looks really beautiful and smooth as well and sharp - for some reasons these cameras are getting it right. I think the blackmagic cinema pocket is better than the 1d c, cause of raw and higher frame rates.
    This may one amazing little $1k camera.
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    1tkman reacted to Andrew Reid in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera   
    Hardly think Blackmagic Pocket Camera price or release date was too much affected by the screen they put in it.
    Stripping down the Micro, based around same sensor, probably pays for the redesign and faster processor for 60fps.
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