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Oscar M.

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  1. I will tell you one thing, I bust someone's lip at my job and I assure you I will be escorted out by the authorities, with possibly some legal troubles ahead. But then again, I live in the U.S.
  2. . . . I am going to show my ugly American side. I didn't know who Clarkson, or top Gear, was until EOSHD mentioned it and I looked it up and watched a few shows. The only two other British shows I knew of before were . . . yep, you guessed it; "Doctor Who" and "Downtown Abby". Go ahead, call me a sheltered American, but it is what it is. You're still my man Andrew.
  3. Clarkson is funny and all but . . . . Public Broadcasting stations such as BBC are not the right place for someone like Clarkson. There are guidelines for broadcasting to the general public. He probably should go to HBO or other private broadcasters. There's a reason for this. You can do anything you want in your personal life, but once you start broadcasting it to billions of people through a publicly supported medium, then that's a problem. You better say what the public wants you to say. "The Public is your boss" - weather he likes it or not. I'm sure that if 80% of his audience around the world had no problem with him, then there wouldn't be a problem. But obviously, that is not the case.
  4. ". . .Particularly interesting is that Samsung will make an SDK available with the firmware update for developers to make their own apps and remote control software for the NX1, which runs from an open source operating system." Everyone together . . ."THANK YOU MAGIC LANTERN!"
  5. Spoken like a true 1%! Hey! How about you compete? What a concept!! So you want to keep the status quo in the filming world because you are afraid of competition. Perhaps your problem is not competition, you're problem may be lack of skills! (of course I don't know your work, but judging from what you've said, you do not project much confidence in your skills) Ask anyone today if they would rather deny someone education for the fear of having them become smarter than you. I would try to think stuff through before you commit it to a post. Shameful. We live in the information age. The age of information sharing (The internet). Would you rather we abolish the internet? My friend, you are living in the wrong era.
  6. Don't forget the storage media controller's speed. Anything that fast will need nothing less than a SATA controller or storage to external media.
  7. I have a MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The SSD I swapped from the original HD - it's a 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (It is so freakishly FAST! I get boot times from OFF to Desktop of about 5-7 seconds! ). Anyways, after I upgraded to Yosemite, I started having issues with the laptop's display and not long after, the laptop would not boot to AST and would get stuck on a white screen. Well, because I had purchased a 4-year service contract (thank god), Apple came and picked it up. It turned out that the problem was a defective logic board. Apple replaced the logic board and everything runs once again lightning quick with Yosemite and the SSD. Keep in mind that this is a 2011 Macbook Pro - No retina. The new Macbooks have different hardware and I wouldn't put it past Apple to twist their customer's arms to force us to upgrade software/hardware. We all remember the FCP7 to FCPX fiasco. I still love Macs - especially their laptops - but let's face it, on the desktop world, PCs rule - only because you can build a machine many times more powerful than a Mac for about the same price you'd pay for a mac. That's why my desktop is a PC.
  8. I understand what you're saying but using Magic Lantern as an example of what could go wrong with an open source project is probably misplaced. The first thing is that ML does have many problems, but ML is not the problem. The problem is the nature of the project - basically ML is a Hack, not really a development project. But why is that? Because the software/Hardware that they are deloping for is closed and Canon just will not/have not given them an ounce of help. Therefore, they have to reverse engineer everything. Most of what the ML team does is guess work and trial and error to figure out how the software/hardware works. Even so, ML has been wildly successful. So much so that AXIOM had to resort to ML's thriving community to reach their funding goals. They said that much themselves. That's what I call success. Rental houses, pro shooters as well as enthusiasts - if you own a Canon body you probably have ML running on it (Who shoots h.264 anymore?). If you want to use an open source project as an example, then try referencing projects such as Mysql, Mozilla and there are many more! It seems to me that you missed the point completely - the reason for an open source cinema camera is so that you take the guess work out of programming! . . . No guess work, no faulty software. If the hardware fails every now and then, well, Black Magic will probably understand (if you know what I mean) - that's why we have AXIOM! You are right about not many amateurs being able to afford it, but then again if ML was not around you couldn't afford a real cinema camera that shoots 14-bit RAW anyways. BTW, who's to say they will not make a sub-$1,000 camera - in fact I'd be willing to bet that's in the works.
  9. :-( . . . Yes. I've held out for too long Andrew. It's time for a new Camera!
  10. Thanks for the explanation Ebrahim. That's sort of what I thought. I guess it's time to start clamoring for a APS-C version! ;-)
  11. Well, I probably meant to say "Crop factor". My understanding is that the Speedbooster works by reducing a full frame len's image to fit a m43 (or APS-C) sensor. Since the Sigma 18-35 itself already reduces the image for M43 sensors to begin with, wouldn't putting a metabones behind it reduce the image even further?
  12. Hummm . . . I think this will work with a 50D and a Sigma 18-35 Art, right? But since the 18-35 is specifically made for MFT cameras will the metabones reducer cause vinegeting?
  13. Most likely it will have to be kitted for shoulder mounting . . . so more weight.
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