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    Brian Williams reacted to mercer in Fuji X-T3 has 4K60P and 10 bit   
    BREAKING X-T3 NEWS:
    Fujifilm has decided to axe their upcoming X-T3 release because Jon is “not feeling it.”
    MORE TO COME
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Alpicat in Magic Lantern Raw Video   
    Yes, same here! I keep checking their website in hopes of seeing something.
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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 heart0less in Magic Lantern Raw Video   
    One more using the mv1080 mode, 1736x1120 14bit raw
    My color grading skills dont do any of this justice.
     
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from kaylee 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 Alpicat in Magic Lantern Raw Video   
    Thanks @Alpicat. For the first few tests I used MLV app to decode the MLV files to DNG, then brought into Resolve 15 for editing and CC. On that last test, I finally got MLVFS to work on my Mac (still no luck on Windows side, just pink DNG's), and after a few strange renders (realized I had to set Chroma smoothing to 2x2 in MLVFS to get rid of some weird patterns that were showing up) I brought those DNG's into Resolve- MLVFS workflow is a great timesaver.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from meudig 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 jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    I've spent too much money, blood, sweat and tears to just give away all my secrets. You'll have to go buy all the cameras yourself to find out.
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    Brian Williams reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Step sideways perhaps.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Well I liked the E-M1ii quite a bit, but knowing that the GH5 had 10bit, 400mbps ALL-I kept gnawing at me (even though I had no issue with the video I was getting from the E-M1ii), so I ended up switching. And the GH5 I quite liked as well, though its AF was definitely a step down from the phase-detection on the Olympus, so again I'm never happy. But everything was fine, until the A7iii was announced, for basically the same price I paid for the GH5, and it just seemed to be by far the smart choice all around. And I've owned quite a few Sony's, and besides the rolling shutter and boring erogomics, the picture and AF was always solid. The problem is the waiting for the A7iii to come out, I start seeing all these rave reviews of the Fuji, a company I also love quite a bit, so here I am.
    I think it comes down to the fact that I can't afford more than one camera, so I want to make sure I'm getting the best deal for the price (which is completely relative and unobtainable). I really had been doing quite well with sticking to one camera for the past year or so until a few months ago...
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    All true, I guess I'm just coming off my few months of GH5/E-M1ii ownerships where I was truly spoiled in that regard.
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    Brian Williams reacted to KitaCam in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Does Andrew have some clairvoyant type knowledge of some future 'big' video related firmware update I wonder? Would make a lot of sense. My anticipation is that zebra's and/or false colour could come as well as general minor tweaks. Could there be limited record 4K 60p as well? Panning (in video) stabili(s)ation (hehe) tweaks perhaps, if this is even a confirmed issue or room for improvement.
    The stabilisation is great, but really it's not at present walking about great in my view, especially coupled with let's say average rolling shutter performance. My experience is that it's great for what it is, careful and considered hand held shooting, though don't expect wonders if moving about much unless perhaps coupled with your gimbal of choice....
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Hopefully Andrew will include some moving shots in his review.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    I'm not sure I fully understand, but I like this comment a lot!
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    Brian Williams reacted to Emanuel in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    We should all ask so. Not all girls can be pretty. We wish. But happens. Somehow different of a lack of character for sure...
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Sure, and likewise, people should just say "yeah, the IBIS isn't that great", as opposed to "you need to fix your technique... there's no perfect camera... quit being such a downer".
    If this was a sun blackspot in a Blackmagic camera, or overheating in an A6300, or IBIS panning issues in a G80 (later fixed by firmware), it would be recognized as a real issue.
    I'm hoping Fuji pulls through, like they usually do, and offers a kickass firmware update at some point that improves things.
    Yeah, I'm shooting at 48 on the T dial.
    No, I only have this 35mm. I'm pretty happy with AF, its not great in this test just because my office is so poorly lit I think.
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    Brian Williams reacted to mkabi in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    It could be that you are not doing anything wrong and thats how it is....
    Or... you might have lemon on your hands, may be take it back to the store and do an in-store comparison with another X-H1?
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    Brian Williams reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    wow as in I can’t recall seeing such shaky footage with IBIS before. 
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    Brian Williams reacted to Andrew Reid in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Yet more shite footage.
    Wait for mine instead 
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    Brian Williams reacted to Castorp in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    I didn't mean to say that nobody should care about what anyone else thinks. I think reading opinions about new functions and technologies are as interesting as the next guy. Idk, I' I have never and will never buy a camera I haven't held in my hands first. Happy to hear you don't need to. Looking forward to hearing your impressions on the X-H1. Looks like a great camera to me! 
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    Brian Williams reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Doesn't look so great to me, but heh... Kind of a wobbly seven-second shot, not quite sure what to make of it... For the record, I've never ever seen a gimbal shot that almost made me feel sea sick.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Cas1 in Panasonic seems to be announcing something "BIG" on December 15   
    "What the faster sensor DOES allow is faster video AF in contrast-detect mode!"
    Thank god for this, if true. For the past week I've had an E-M1 mark II and a GH5 sitting in my bedroom, and as beautiful as the GH5's 400mbps footage is, I ended up going with the Olympus as I just couldn't accept the GH5's focusing, and this was with firmware 2.1. For stills it was ok (though still not as confident as the E-M1), but for video it was laughable, even just back-button-focusing before I started the shot took a good few seconds to slowly get to where it needed to be. Yes, I usually shoot MF, but I still think a $2k camera should have usable AF.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Panasonic seems to be announcing something "BIG" on December 15   
    "What the faster sensor DOES allow is faster video AF in contrast-detect mode!"
    Thank god for this, if true. For the past week I've had an E-M1 mark II and a GH5 sitting in my bedroom, and as beautiful as the GH5's 400mbps footage is, I ended up going with the Olympus as I just couldn't accept the GH5's focusing, and this was with firmware 2.1. For stills it was ok (though still not as confident as the E-M1), but for video it was laughable, even just back-button-focusing before I started the shot took a good few seconds to slowly get to where it needed to be. Yes, I usually shoot MF, but I still think a $2k camera should have usable AF.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Trek of Joy in Panasonic seems to be announcing something "BIG" on December 15   
    Ehh... no PADF, no sale for me. MF with fly-by-wire native lenses is a joke, same for running one on a gimbal. Literally everyone else has moved beyond contrast only AF at this price point. Despite Panasonic's marketing attempts - DFD isn't the greatest AF system in the world. Yes everyone's needs are different and plenty will never use the AF, so no need to hit me with the condescending "pros never use AF" bullshit. At that price point it needs a competitive AF system. If not I'll keep using Sony and Fuji.
    I was soooooo close to buying a GH5 and a EM1.2 when I was in Hong Kong a few months ago and just completely moving to m43, instead I re-bought the a7rII and a few lenses. I'm now thinking about selling my Fuji kit and going full Sony with the a7r3 and a smaller body like the a6500. I would like 4k60, but I'd like to be able to solo-shoot it on a gimbal utilizing AF.
    I don't buy the speculation about not being able to go PADF because of some contractual thing with Sony either, IMO they're focused on other areas like the video spec and now IBIS - and aren't devoting the resources necessary to program a CDAF/PDAF array since m43 cameras are a small source of revenue and turn little to no profit.
    I don't think something as awesome as 4k120p will get me to switch or even consider this, since DR will still be the same and AF will still suck compared to others. Anyone dreaming of another stop is delusional, since no currently available sensor architecture has delivered a full stop from generation to generation in the last few years, improvements are always incremental, a fun stop would be a dramatic gain. Not going to happen.
    Cheers
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    Brian Williams reacted to wolf33d in Panasonic seems to be announcing something "BIG" on December 15   
    After watching a lot of videos, G9 AF is not that good. In many cases it fails even more than GH5 when tracking. 
    My minimum acceptable level for video AF is A6500, or A9. 
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