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    iamoui reacted to Oliver Daniel in The Disappearance of Andrew Reid   
    I'm always flabbergasted at the amount of cameras he buys, is it for his own use or just for reviews on this site? Must be difficult to keep up and stay focused, all these cameras/reviews/books/news reports etc.
    This applies to everybody - full-on camera nerdy-ness completely drains the life out of you and any creativity you have left in you. For the past 2 months I've almost completely ignored camera/gadgety nerdy stuff and focused on creativity entirely. Videos have much improved, and because of this, better opportunities have cropped up. 
    Every filmmaker gets burnt out. I get burnt out twice a year. You just have to stay focused to keep well and not to overwhelm yourself with unnecessary clutter. Maybe Mr. Reid is decluttering, who knows. Rest is a good sign of gaining some sanity
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    iamoui reacted to Geoff CB in Emma Sulkowicz's Online Sex Art Project is the Internet's Greatest Experiment into Passivity, Trolling, Ethics and Mr. Bloom.   
    Dear Ed David, Domestic Abuse (accused domestic abuse) is not on the same level as rape. Not even close. Also bringing this thread back to the top does not bring down the forum, it brings to light your horrific comments, accusations, and topics. They show that you are not here primarily as a filmmaker but as a grandstanding attention seeker, that would rather attack others for their opinions than discuss them.
    What do I think of the tape? That Emma is using her rape for personal, political, and financial gain. In that way I suppose she is the voice of her generation. Is rape horrific and terrible, yes it is. Should it be penalized more severely? YES. Should accused parties still be innocent until proven guilty and have the right to their livelihood not being ruined purely on a accusation? YES. Will I watch the video. NO.
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    iamoui reacted to Cinegain in Emma Sulkowicz's Online Sex Art Project is the Internet's Greatest Experiment into Passivity, Trolling, Ethics and Mr. Bloom.   
    ​Does feel like this forum is quickly becoming 'the Ed show'...
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    iamoui reacted to Kristoferman in Sony a7s at sunrise   
    I didn't think the cuts were very interesting. The look wasn't varied enough. Some sort of lighting for his face would have gone a long way too. Overall, looks pretty amateur. Beautiful sky though.
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    iamoui reacted to Cinegain in Best all around travel-friendly camera setup(s) for $3000-ish?   
    Silly idea... FZ1000 (4K super travel friendly flexible allrounder mini-GH4) + A7S (lowlight hog, fullframe, APS-C, 4K externally as future upgrade for it when you can get a recorder).
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    iamoui reacted to Nick Hughes in You Don't Need A New Camera   
    ​While I can appreciate both sides of this discussion, this is a false analogy. It'd be much more like fuzzy saying you don't need a new typewriter, or new pens, or a new computer to write a good script. Which I would agree with, but I would also say that a new piece of writing software could potentially make scriptwriting a faster process, allowing for more creative time. Or that a new typewriter might inspire you to write. 
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    iamoui reacted to Sicofante in Nikon Hacker enables raw video   
    ​Wow. That was really uncalled for. Do you think insulting readers disagreeing with you is a good policy to attract new ones? Can't you simply reply in a civil way or ignore the critique completely?
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    iamoui reacted to tupp in Quantum Dot Sensors Imminent   
    Video by InVisage.
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    iamoui reacted to Peter van der Wel in My first shots with the NX1   
    I recently bought the Samsung NX1. Mainly due to this website, so many thanks for that! This camera is a major upgrade for me. I had a bridgecamera of Sony which I really liked (DSC-HX100v). Having the NX1 now, I am really happy about my choice. I can make beautiful photos, but also beautiful movies during my holidays. 
    I have made a short movie with standard settings, just with the purpose of getting to know the NX1. It's made in The Netherlands, Hoek van holland:
    Now I should play more with different settings. I think I should adjust the contrast. Please let me know your first opinion of the movie :-)
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    iamoui reacted to Eduardo Portas in Canon 5D Mark IV "will be 1080p" with Canon LOG   
    I respect different points of view regarding Canon's XC10.
    It's unappealing for most pro creators with artistic qualities, like majority of people who read this site.
    However, it seems like a good tool IF you practice journalism, where pixel quality comes only after taking the shot itself.
    At least that's been my experience in journalism.
    Sure there are great photographers and videographers around me who strive to combine both journalism and art,
    but these are few and generally very skilled. The vast majority of their jobs assignments en up as "functional"--not artistic--material.
    So yes, from a journalist's point of view the XC10 seems attractive because:
    a) It offers the best ergonomics in the business as a run-and-gun instrument
    b ) It's future-proofed with its 4K capability
    c) It won't cost media outlets huge amounts of cash when bought in large quantities for the media desk
    (less or just as expensive as a GH4 with a good lens, but with better ergonomics)
    d) It's fixed-lens gives the journalist and media outlets themselves one less thing to worry about 
    e) It's a serviceable tool built for functional results, not ultra high quality photographs and video 
    I can see lots of reporters carrying this thing around as good solution for information-gathering.
    Having said that, I would not pay the announced cost for a glorified bridge-cam.
    Yet the Canon brand is the most attractive....
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    iamoui reacted to Andrew Reid in Why we care about the latest gear and how this all started with a post about Top Gear - for historical purposes   
    "EOSHD posts about it and suddenly everyone knows"
    Not true! Was never on the blog.
    A forum user started a thread. I kept it open and replied. Didn't want to censor it.
    I am sick of it now and so is nearly everyone else. Thanks for locking the thread Rich.
    You're a talented guy Ed... but please for the love of god... can we have the old Ed back shooting those amazing NY videos.
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    iamoui reacted to richg101 in Why we care about the latest gear and how this all started with a post about Top Gear - for historical purposes   
    Please can we stop all these reposts.  It's getting tiresome now and is dragging Andrews superb forum down.  It's not a soap opera, it's a cinematography forum.
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    iamoui reacted to DigitalEd in Have anyone used a non Samsung lens on the NX500 wont work for me   
    Ok It works now.
    I did not have the top dial set to manual it now works when set to manual... Very happy now all is good..
    Sorry for the excitement 
    Someone can delete this topic now..
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    iamoui reacted to Cinegain in Panasonic buying advice : LX100 or FZ1000 ?   
    ​Well yeah, every option should (although some only ever so briefly) be considered.
    But we're not talking price range here per se. It's mostly because they are comparable to a considerate degree. Both are 4K capable hybrids, with built-in stabilization and they share the fact that they're non-interchangeable lens systems with flexible optics. And then you're going to throw a 1080p RAW recording cinema camera in the mix that doesn't even take stills or includes glass with a decent range of coverage and sensitivity. If you're considering the LX100 and the FZ1000 I don't really see how you think the BMPCC fits in there in terms of comparability. Sure; from a price point they're close, but they're different sorts of cameras altogether.
    The LX100 is nice as allround everyday camera. Don't add no nothing, just have it with you (perhaps some neutral density filters) and go about your day, always having that little powerhouse with you if the occasion arises. Same goes for the FZ1000, though it's more an allround travel cam with a higher degree of flexibility, but with some added chunkiness to it. Both have their ups and downs. Surely you can use them in a production environment as well. Though perhaps in limited capacity and rather as added specialty to another camera that's being used as main cam.
    Sure, you can consider numerous other cameras, like the BMPCC, but then you might as well consider everything... from the GM1, GM5, G6, GX7, GH3, NX500, A5100, A6000, D5300 and D5500 all the way to the GoPro Hero4 BLK or everything upwards from that for that matter, GH4, NX1, A7S, D750, D810, 5DmkIII, 1D C and upwards of that even. And actually. You should. You should consider each and every single camera out there. Might even throw in the E-M5II, don't know why one would, but you can consider it for a brief second. Same goes for the Arri Alexa Mini, although it might be entirely out of your price range (but hey, renting is still a thing). Or hey, forget what I said, just use your smartphone instead!
    The BMPCC is great because it's pushable due to its RAW recording possibilities. It's small and easily adaptable within a modular system. Footage looks great. Nice 'n flat, pretty great dynamic range for such a sensor. And... and... em. Hum. Well. Em. What's not to like, really? Well... perhaps... it's not for stills, so forget hybrid use. No built-in stabilization. Bad crop/difficult to get wide shots. Doesn't come with glass, you probably end up buying a couple of primes and having to swap 'em all the time. Not particularly high frame rates. Fills your cards up rather quickly. Goes through batteries like it's nothing. Screen isn't the most ideal. This is not a point-'n-shoot, you need to carefully set-up your shot. No blind use with mode and setting dials and tons of (customizable) buttons, just some navigation buttons. Not to mention it's all rather just basic functionality. Audio handling is poorly done. Oh. And last summer it was on sale with spectacular prizes. People were anticipating a successor soon... or a catch. Nope. Nothing of the kind. But the knowledge of putting down money for a camera, of which the amount months back would've bought you 2 of 'em (with no apparent reason other than the fact they can), that kinda stings, doesn't it? Anyways. In the end... it's great if you use it purposely. But it requires a very different approach than the LX100 or FZ1000.
    Listen, I have the BMPCC... but not instead of the LX100 or FZ1000. They simply can't replace one another. That's why I have all three. And the GH4. And the GH2. And the E-M1. And the D5300. And several action cams. Although, surely that's the most ideal situation: not having to choose one to stick with, just have plenty of tools so you can put each tool to each specific use without compromising due to of the drawbacks a single solution would bring with it. Bit tougher if you have to pick one. It will depend on how you use it. Hybrid (stills/video) or not (video only)? Does size and weight constrict you? Do you need an all-in-one solution with a spontaneous point-'n-shoot character? Do you mind swapping out lenses and rigging your gear? How are you going to handle power supply? Are you going to use it in a production environment? Quality requirements? Gradeability? Need for slowmotion? Storage/archiving? Would you need specific system requirements for quick editting turnarounds? There's a lot that can make you go one way or another. There isn't a universal solution that meets the requirements of all shooters out there. Pick something that suits your individual needs the best... which can be any camera, really... just not sure if you want to take a too long look at the BMPCC, when you were thinking a LX100 / FZ1000 would nicely fit in your way of shooting. They might be similar at initial purchase, but are pretty much worlds apart. And with the BMPCC you're not even there yet after getting the camera itself...
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    iamoui reacted to Cinegain in 4K for $899 with the Panasonic FZ1000 - but beware the quirks!   
    Good stuff.
    Gotta love the way the FZ1000 resolves detail in some of these shots without looking like some sort of digital sharpening is going on. Leaves (freeze frame at 1:35, look at all those leaves, it's not all mushy mushy like a Canon would do), stone/rocks (3:26)... Slowmo is pretty great too (like the shot starting around 0:16).
    Some of the dolly like shots you were trying to pull of worked quite well (1:29 looked like something from Jurassic Park! 3:15: Nailed it!). Also integrated some nice depth layering, making sure most of the time there's object throughout the depth of the frame; creates a more immersive experience. Even over distance, with added motion, like 1:23. The monkey on 4:16 turning his head and then cover the monkey turning his head in the next shot is greatly done (although there's a bit of inconsistency in color, first a contrasty magenta, then a somewhat flat green). Overall there's hardly any moments for me to go 'ai, there's that 1 inch sensor'. FZ1000 really is an awesome travel companion. Lots of flexibility and nice results without weighing down/too much fuss.
    There's not much to critique, pretty good job, I'd say. Keep it up. Maybe just try to nail levelling that horizon from time to time a bit more. Perhaps could've cut it a bit shorter and leave some footage out. You know people these days, it's hard to keep people's attention for five minutes. But as a personal travel vid, pretty awesome to have and look back on.
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