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Oliver Daniel

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    Davinci Resolve 16

    Looks like Resolve can now do as an editor what FCPX has been doing for years (with the Cut page).
  2. It’s an ok short, maybe a bit too “vanilla” for me but does the job. I did feel some of the skin tones were blown out and could have been handled better. The S1 looks clinically great - looking forward to seeing what Vlog brings (and whether I’ll add it to my current EVA1 and GH5 combo).
  3. I’ve just about coped with the battery life with the original Pocket and the A7SII on shoots before. However since using Panasonic’s and not having to worry is a huge boost. Also I do a lot of low angle shots and can’t always lie on the floor. That screen should tilt. Maybe next time. Panasonic. Never rigged a GH camera. Don’t need to. I feel it really negates the “Pocket” premise if you have to add on another brick for decent power. Think this is just a dream. I’m sure Atomos wants us all on those fancy HDR screens.
  4. Love the Blackmagic image but for me, their models come with serious negatives: BMP4k - no tilt screen, crap battery and the unnecessary need to rig for longer shoots. Ursa Mini G2 - just too big and heavy. Wish it was more MAVO or ZCam. I think there will be quite a wait for the ultimate BM camera designs. In terms of NAB, I’d love to see a Ninja Star size recorder to unlock ProRes RAW in all available frame rates.
  5. Now they are implementing RAW. This is getting even more interesting...
  6. The markets and purposes are different. The E2 range are production cameras, whereas the Sony’s are hybrids that do a bit of everything. The A7 developers won’t care about the E2 at all. Any camera is a hard sell for me at the moment as I have Panasonic’s like the EVA1. But it’s exciting to see a full frame camera a quarter the size of the EVA1 coming with even higher end features. 😎
  7. Wow, that pricing is aggressive! Would love to hear more about frame rates / codecs - expecting ProRes, H265, and RAW in some modes.
  8. Give them the benefit of the doubt. Most of us love the underdog - I hope they pull it off.
  9. I enjoy following Z-cam in their FB group - they seem to be the only company in the world who directly design cameras based almost exactly on what the user says they want (small form factor, ProRes, RAW, ND filters, HFR and so on) They announced 2 new full frame 8k and 6k models of their E2 on April Fools, but this has been confirmed by ZCAM as no joke. As some of you may know, I like to think of new or different cameras in a way that extends your creativity. ZCAM interest me because of their unique approach. What do you think of this news?
  10. I wondered what that pink muck was. You can also see it on the metal frame on the boot, the frame of the window and also very slightly between the stones on the floor. Whatever is going on there needs sorting out. I only expect this from a 1080p Canon DSLR! 😜 The S1 will be a compelling option when it gets the firmware update, especially for Panasonic owners like me with the EVA1 and GH5. The barrier is the lenses (why are new lenses so much more expensive these days?) and also the video AF (now I'm Panasonic I have to manual focus on a gimbal). Adapters are fine but we all know native is better! I do think the S1 isn't, on the surface, "spectacular" for video because of the expected GH6 - Panasonic will be saving the blockbuster video features for that model.
  11. Stock footage is notoriously expensive. The best deal you can get BY FAR is from Storyblocks.
  12. @Andrew Reid, in FCPX go to the Inspector window, click "Settings" in the bottom left drop down menu and change colour space to Rec2020. Bingo! Did a very quick colour correction in FCPX to show it works... the top one.
  13. I only ever post camera news if it’s interesting. I love the underdog. Anyway, looks like Z cam are out to make an impact.
  14. I really like the image and the high frame rates look compelling - but I was put off the previous model because it was very heavy. I'd really love to see a version of this camera where they've seriously reduced the weight.
  15. I think they deserve to be called “nincompoops” for their decisions. If Canon made a Porsche: ”We’re bringing the Porsche to the masses! Due to business reasons though, you can’t steer right, only left. Also a full tank lasts 2 minutes at 20mph. We felt this was ideal for these users.” It’s a shame as their imaging and reliability is top notch. Do Canon want to completely OWN the growing video market too? “Yes we do! As the 5D mk II was so popular, we’re going to release it in a new updated body with a few more MP for the next 20 years!”
  16. I don't usually get annoyed about cameras, but this is beyond ridiculous now. I think if you primarily shoot video, then forget about Canon. At every single price point, overall the competition offers far more attractive packages. There's always some baffling omission or lack of compulsory features that ruin every release.... "New 4k full frame but you can't use our class leading DPAF in the best video mode! The 4k isn't full frame either. The price is very low but the lenses are twice the price! Wanna buy?" Rant over. Where's my Panasonic? 😉
  17. I have a need for a small Vlogging style and stills camera with an EF mount, and I was interested until I saw this: No DPAF in 4k. Again and again, Canon leave out great features that really SHOULD be included and break the deal. People seem to be celebrating this model but to me, it's the same old crippled Canon. I feel Fujifilm are fast becoming the go-to option in this market (with an aggressive X-T30 release) and with the expectations of the XH-2, I feel they will be the closest ever to the perfect hybrid. Who would of thought it would be Fuji!!?
  18. The Panasonic S1 is great news for Panasonic video shooters. It means the GH6 is likely going to be killer. However, I think this “perfect storm” for the ultimate hybrid is going to come from the brand we thought would be least likely to do it: Fuji, with the X-H2.
  19. The S1 is looking strong with the future firmware update, with the really special stuff saved for the GH6. Please let the AF be good. The EVA1 just got 4k 60p 10 bit HEVC, so I'm guessing the S1 will have HEVC too (without the 10 bit 60p).
  20. These specs are doing the rounds on Facebook. Apparently came from a website who posted the article then removed it. If true, it confirms they are leaving the fancier video specs to the GH6 and GH6s.
  21. The EVA1 has just received a firmware update giving it 10 bit 4k/60fps in HEVC. I'm hoping this is because the S1 and S1R has it, and giving it the EVA1 brings it in line. I do actually have a gut feeling it may disappoint somewhere for video because they need to keep the future of GH attractive. Maybe it won't have VLOG or something (like Sony left out Slog in the A9 and Canon Clog in the 1DX II).
  22. Is that directed at me? If so, I’m not sure what you mean by (with “S” : D) in your post.
  23. Thank you. What about it is awesome? Not fishing for compliments, just how people would describe it (I’m collecting some “keywords” for promotion. But to answer the OP... I’m not sure I “like” my own style. It’s just what comes out. When I create, I seek to make an eye-catching distinction. By that, I mean something interesting to look at. Something exciting. That may come out as a combination of things. I learnt by messing around with house hold lights, getting a subject and seeing how interesting I could make it. It could be a teddy bear, my dog, my brother or a garden. I’d keep changing angles, perspectives, movements. Then I’d put it in the edit as mess with the footage. Especially aesthetic. How interesting could I possibly make it? I think this experimentation moulds my work now. Whatever happened in that process so early on has certainly shaped my creative thinking.... I don’t know what that style is though. I just do it and it happens.
  24. Most people say they come to me for my style. I don’t even know what that style is, I’m trying to find out. Anyone kind enough to tell me? www.videoink.co.uk
  25. I’ve not got the hang of mine yet either. I liked how the Zhiyun Crane V1 moved so smoothly with my movements and I can’t replicate it yet with the Ronin-S. Still putting it down to user error. Surely.... On topic.... Are gimbals cinematic? If they serve the story, then yes. Why the hell not?
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