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    Brian Williams reacted to BTM_Pix in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    I think when you're talking about recording on the T5 drives, rather than unwieldy external screen based recorders, the whole internal/external definition becomes a bit moot.
    Conceptually, its not actually that far removed from RED drives (aside from the "proprietary" media) and no one considers that to record externally. 
    There are locking solutions for USB-C that could easily enable an after market "cartridge" type of housing and the SmallRig solution is a neat one.
    Hard to tell without taking it outdoors really but in terms of using it in combination with the loupe, I've used that same on my Sigma SD0 (and even put an LCD in it to make a cheap EVF  ) and its very solid and with it on the FP we weren't having any difficulty hitting focus.....
    Well if they were, then as this was pretty much the response from me and @Andrew Reid when they mentioned the price they'll hopefully take that into account in their final calculations 

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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Snowfun in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    You're saying I need to actually come to the country to understand what's happening here?
    I was there two years ago, my 73 year old Dad got pickpocketed within the first few hours, lesson learned!
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    Brian Williams reacted to David Bowgett in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    Oh, yes, absolutely! Anyone who really needs 24p can probably afford to shell out for a second-hand 550D, maybe even a 60D if they really feel like splashing the cash.
    Or they could buy, you know, literally any camera from any of the other DSLR/mirrorless manufacturers out there.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from maxmizer in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    You're saying I need to actually come to the country to understand what's happening here?
    I was there two years ago, my 73 year old Dad got pickpocketed within the first few hours, lesson learned!
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    Brian Williams reacted to fuzzynormal in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    Shoot in 30p, but then conform it into 24p.  The subtle slow-mo of the image will make it look more cinematic.  Canon is just trying to help you become better filmmakers.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Cliff Totten in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    Its not funny. A Canon rep told there is a legitimate reason for no 24p. He said something about the way the sensor is read out. He said that Canon wants it to operate at a perfect temperature. It runs too cold at 24p, but is at an optimum temp at 30p. It was done for the benefit of the camera.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    At EOSHD we like to ask the important hard-hitting questions on glamorous Italian TV shows.
    Read the full article
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from kaylee in iTunes Replacements   
    I use the Music app in Catalina beta, its great.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    I reckon the 30p lovers should all go and tell Hollywood and Netflix to switch.
    I don't care if the camera is aimed at me or not, only Canon's marketing people do.
    The founding principals of the cinema look include 24p and it's as important as dynamic range, RAW, etc., 25p looks similar but 24p is the standard and you can't mix the two on one timeline.
    Canon know this which is why it's another Protect the Cinema EOS margins cripple.
    Which is a shame because the new sensor technology looks good, and has finally caught up to the readout speed of others. 
    If you are calling yourself a filmmaker but prefer to shoot 30p over 24p you should be a bit embarrassed.
    25p is another matter, that has the same cinematic feel to 24p.
    I shoot 25p quite a lot because I live in a PAL region.
    I am glad it has 25p.
    But I'm not happy with the 24p bullshit spreading on this forum and screen Hz judder-stutter-bullshit. Stop doing it. Tiresome to read.
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    Brian Williams reacted to mercer in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    You're right, which is even worse, but I just picked a round number.
    Yeah... nobody shoots 24p... 
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from PannySVHS in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Good work everyone
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from webrunner5 in Sony - the new Canon!   
    As I mentioned earlier, I got a used RX100VA today, and its great. This new one that came out today is also great. I’m not one of the ones who are going to tear Sony a new one just because they released an incremental update. It would be nice if they fixed the awful menus, or put a damn grip on the camera, or brought back the ND filter, but either way, this new one is incrementally better than last year’s, so if you are buying for the first time it’s better than buying last years for the same price, and that’s good.
    I think what everyone is saying here is that the hype that this thing is getting, when it’s only slightly better than last years, is a little ridiculous. These guys get flown to Venice, given a free unreleased camera to play with for a day, and then they turn around and upload a video acting like it’s the greatest thing they’ve ever seen (instead of just a slightly better version of the thing they played with last year around this time). If you go from a Prius to a Model X you’re probably going to be really excited. If you go from a 2018 Honda Accord to a 2019 Accord, not so much. This is that.
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    Brian Williams reacted to mercer in Sony - the new Canon!   
    Yeah, idk, I think they are all the same. The problem occurred in 2014 when they forced 4K on us a generation, or two, too soon so Sony and Panasonic could sell some 4K TVs. None of the companies had even perfected 1080p yet... and they still haven’t.
    Andrew, with your skill set and talent, I really think it’s time you move onto a cinema camera. I doubt you’ll ever get all you really want from these hybrids. And with the size getting smaller, and the specs getting better, an EVA1, or whatever, would be a better choice.
    With that said, I agree with this silly RX100 update. Waste of engineer’s time. 
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Zeng in Sony - the new Canon!   
    What is there to understand? I actually, just today, picked up a used RX100VA from BHPhoto for $700, I've owned every RX100 except the III and VI, and I wholeheartedly agree with this post. The idea that only positive things should be written is absurd, if it weren't for posts like these there may be some poor bastard who actually goes out and spends $1200 on this camera. I'll buy a used one for cheap(ish), but yes, please don't encourage Sony to keep doing this crap. Stop releasing a new version every year with some small, incremental changes just to try to trick people into feeling like their awesome, 9-month old camera is now archaic. Come back to us when you have some real changes. Eurgonomics, UI, codec, something. The biggest revolution in this camera line was last year's, with the lens, and most would say that was a step backwards in many ways. Keep going Andrew.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Andrew Reid in Sony - the new Canon!   
    All sorts of innovation remains. Not just larger numbers on the box.
    Modularity. Add ons. Different grips. Different interface jacks at the side. Slot in LCDs. Wireless modular follow focuses.
    Exposing at 1/50 F2 in daylight without pissing around with filters.
    Better dynamic range.
    More film like colour profiles.
    Better design and styling of bodies and lenses.
    More soul and character.
    More photographic DNA.
    Better controls.
    Larger screens.
    Better touch screen interfaces designed afresh from ground up.
    Human-like focus pulls using the AF system, not the quick digital looking racks.
    A.I.
    Apps.
    Wireless focusing modules.
    LiDar.
    The list is fucking endless... But all Sony sees is higher megapixels and faster processors.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Mattias Burling in EXCLUSIVE: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets Time of Flight Autofocus with Prototype add-on   
    I was talking to a local photographer who also flips cameras as much as I do (we meat every time one buys something of the other). We remenissed about cameras we had used, sold, loved and hated.
    But we both agreed on one thing, no matter what you buy or sell, you always keep a GR in your kit.
    It's the only thing that's constant.
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    Brian Williams reacted to BTM_Pix in EXCLUSIVE: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets Time of Flight Autofocus with Prototype add-on   
    Thanks for the positive feedback.
    Much appreciated.
    Please buy it
    I've run out of gaffer tape making this one so that integration will have to wait for a while.
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from KnightsFan in Sigma FP   
    But h.265 is so much better than h.264.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from webrunner5 in Sigma FP   
    I agree, bless the X-T3, its the one camera I've owned (out of, unfortunately, many) that has withstood the constant onslaught of 'newer-and-better' temptations, I almost feel cured of GAS.
    This Sigma, though, may have to be a second body for me.
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    Brian Williams reacted to MrSMW in Sigma FP   
    Looks interesting at least, ie, not another 'near as same difference' camera.
    I'm actually more than happy with my XT3 for video and XH1 for stills and the only thing lacking for me is IBIS in the former and the latest spec innards not in the latter, ie, gimme an XH2!
    But this thing is at least interesting!
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    Brian Williams reacted to thebrothersthre3 in The digital film look on a budget - 10 years after the Arri Alexa, what gets closest for cheapest?   
    Still happy with my pocket. The ability to just shoot in prores LT and get small files as well as RAW if I want it is great. Its nice that the RAW can just be put right in Desolve and edits like butter. 

    The XT3 and XT30 are great though. Eterna is really nice and of course the 10 bit Flog on the XT3 is just really easy to work with. 
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Magic Lantern Raw Video   
    Here are my tests from the past day with 1736x1120 resolution.
    https://vimeo.com/286711725
    https://vimeo.com/286711914
    Using a $30 toy c-mount lens
    (can't figure out how to embed...)
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in 5K RAW 24p video for $150 - Magic Lantern making great strides on Canon EOS M   
    I guess it depends on what crop mode you are using... I've been using the (1504x1920) 1x3 binning mode pretty exclusively the past few weeks and the "realtime" preview (not "framing preview") is streched vertically in a big way. Pretty sure that is a just how it is with 1x3, restarting the camera doesn't change that.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from mercer in 5K RAW 24p video for $150 - Magic Lantern making great strides on Canon EOS M   
    I'm not posting this bc I'm proud of it, but this is something I shot last night with 1x3 1504x1920... I got the viltrox focal reducer and the Tamron 45mm VC 1.8, in hopes of lessening the rolling shutter... Don't think it helped, maybe a little less of the vibrations, RS is definitely still there; yes, I know the walking shots were doomed from the get-go, I won't blame that on the camera. (Sometimes there are also still micro vibrations- I assume the VC is working bc it has a switch on the lens, can't image the adaptor somehow is disabling it?)
    This whole thing has been pretty incredible to play with, and what Magic Lantern has been able to do is pretty incredible as well, but I think I may let go of this... aside from the RS, I just can't get past the live view... So many of these shots are out of focus because you can't really see much with live view... If you set to Framing as I do, the fps in the view gets really slow when recording and it's really really hard to follow the focus that way. If you set to real-time, the stretched image you see isn't even the center of the image so it's really kind of useless. I guess I might be ok with the 1080 settings (RS is a lot more manageable) but hate that its just short of HD, don't like having to scale up... if HD is all I'm after, I'm almost tempted to go and buy a used BM Pocket for $400, had that camera for years and loved it. 
    This is the second time I've gone out and bought an EOS-M bc of ML (last time was last Aug, back when 1080mv was the latest development)... Maybe I'm too impatient but I doubt the liveview will ever get better. If it does, maybe I'll buy the camera a third time and come back to it.
     
    BTW, no pink frames for me at all with this shoot, and sd_overclock was on.
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