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    utsira reacted to andy lee in Lumix G80/ 81, FZ2000 and LX15   
    this camera is superb , I've had to keep off the forum for a few months as a Panasonic Ambassador as I was not alowed to talk about it , But I tried the G80 3 months ago and was very very impressed especially with the Image stabalisation ! rolling shutter is also massivlly better its a huge leap forward and improvement , I'm shooting my whole next feature film with 6 of these new G80s they are that good .  buy it!!
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    utsira reacted to Inazuma in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    He often shoots tests in the music shop, the hotel (or whatever it is) and brighton beach. They always, always look bad regardless of the camera  But the IBIS is shown to be very effective here! I was worried that we might get big crop or some weird resolution to the image (like Olympus cams) but no, it just looks like your usual Panasonic footage!
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    utsira reacted to msiris in Sport shooting with Sony A6000   
    - Sony a6000 (auto ISO, auto WB, OSS on)
    - Lens 16-50mm FilmPower Nebula 4000
    - Stabilizer FilmPower Nebula 4000
    - Rollerblade New Jack 4
    Music:
    Ki:Theory - The Man I Left Behind (Instrumental) 
     
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    utsira reacted to MattH in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    All the electronics stores were I live (ie currys) never have any new cameras. Its all stuff thats like four years old and boring. Its like no-one who works at the company actually gives a shit about electronics.  It seems they just want to flog old stock to people who haven't learnt how to use the internet.  This is in a highly populated area of the uk with a population larger than the entirety of Sweden. The nx1 not appearing in an sweedish camera shop I would imagine means absolutely zero.
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    utsira reacted to fuzzynormal in A7RII - E-M1 IBIS Test   
    Well, here's a very simple shoot as an example.  I did this for a friend over the weekend on a moments notice. It was basically a 1 hour shoot. I grabbed shots as fast as possible. 
    Sure, I could have placed a tripod in a lot of spots and had the subject wait for me to compose... Or I could have let her do her thing and I would just follow, and still get cool shots along the way. 
    With the EM5II, I just did the latter  
    Slider shots without a rig, static shots without a tripod...it's a very nice capability to have. 
    Granted, this isn't groundbreaking stuff, but this particular camera does give me some worthwhile footage. 
    I don't know what else to say.  It's fun for me.  That's all  
     
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    utsira got a reaction from mercer in NX500 - To Be Continued   
    Love the Miranda 28 shots. I might have to pick that one up. Which mount/ version of the lens do you have? 
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    utsira got a reaction from Amro Othman in Nx500 or A6000 or G(x)7   
    I haven't used the GX7 but I have a G6 and an A6000. The G6 is a previous generation sensor to the GX7, and apparently the GX7 is a lot better for noise and low light than the G6, so I can't really compare the A6000 to the GX7. The A6000 now has very nice video with XAVCS. It's very clean indeed up to ISO 800.
    I don't own the other two lenses, but I have the SEL 35 1.8. It's very sharp, great autofocus, but the stabilization is useless for video, I leave it off. It produces very slight but IMO very ugly warping effects. I prefer my Voigtlander color-skopar 35, much more characterful (but completely manual). 
    TBH I think the A6000 would be an incremental upgrade over the GX7. Slightly more dynamic range, slightly better low light (presumably?), slightly easier to get shallow depth of field. I'd advise you to wait. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Sony do an APSC cam with something exciting like, 4K, BSI, IBIS, high frame rates etc.
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    utsira got a reaction from Mattias Burling in Quick play with the A7ii IBIS   
    IBIS looks very nice to me, didn't see any warping. Loved the low-angle running after the dog shot. It's interesting how sometimes you can get a smoother-looking shot when moving at speed than when trying to do stealthy ninja walking.
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    utsira got a reaction from BrorSvensson in nex 7 vs a6000   
    There is less moire and now almost no edge-weirdness (not really sure how to describe it) in XAVCS vs the old codec. Moire is still present though, the usual suspects like distant brickwork. I would say, less moire now than the 5N, but more than the Panny G6. The XAVCS is a whole lot nicer overall though. It doesn't break up when you have lots of detailed movement (trees blowing etc).
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    utsira got a reaction from Emanuel in Sony has gone internal-4K crazy: A7RII, RX1004, RX10II   
    weird that full frame pixel binning is so much faster than one-to-one sampling of the middle of the sensor. Would have thought it'd be the other way round
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    utsira reacted to Don Kotlos in Olympus E-M5 Mark II - love and hate at first sight   
    Church of magic needs to enable the 4k mode and soon cause when Sony gets their sh*t together and provide a useful IBIS for video it will be too late. 
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    utsira got a reaction from BrorSvensson in switching from fcpx to adobe premiere/after effects.   
    I just had a search around, and it seems the Send To app I mentioned has disappeared, both the free version, and the paid app store version. I have the free version. I haven't used it for a while, but it was working fine last time I checked. You export the xml of your fcpx project, then you open the xml in Send To, select which shot you want to work on, and it automatically sets up a Motion project with the rush preloaded with the correct in and out edit-points, ready for you to work on. Here's the post describing the app:
    http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/743-now-you-can-send-clips-from-final-cut-pro-x-to-motion
    Really sucks that it's not available anymore for anyone starting out with Motion. Anyone else have alternative methods for roundtripping clips from FCPX to Motion?
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    utsira got a reaction from jase in Sony A6000 XAVC S Firmware V2.0   
    ​Yes. I'm saying that the A7S in this mode should show less moire than the A6000. I'm saying that the differences between the cameras won't show so much in a close-up scene with subject separation, fairly shallow depth-of-field and so on, like the shots that you've provided. I'd be interested to compare the cameras shooting a deep focus scene with lots of detail, such as a landscape.
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    utsira reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in The importance of firmware updates and why Panasonic are too late with V-LOG for the GH4   
    With which cameras? On what settings? Makes a bigger difference to which parameters?

    I'm more of a writer and director than a cinematographer, so I tend to evaluate images by feel. Looking at 10-bit, I see a much greater depth, tonal clarity, and a richer palate of colors than any 8-bit 4K. This is exacerbated by everyone shooting their cameras super flat, even though we've known for years that shooting 8bit codecs flat ruins their tonality and definition in the midtones--ie, skintones. 

    In this test, for example, there's a huge, marked difference between internal 4k and the externally recorded files. https://vimeo.com/101350338 It's not something easy like just sharpness, either. It's an overall aesthetic difference that's easy to notice but hard to explain. The aspect we CAN put a number to is dynamic range. If you squeeze 12 stops of dynamic range into an 8-bit bucket, you only have 21.3 tones per stop. This gives you muddier tones with thinner gradients. With 10-bit, on the other hand, you get 85.3 different tones for each stop of dynamic range. That's huge. It also affects the richness and accuracy of your colors, since the same color with a slightly different tone is in fact a different hue. To me, this also gives a sense of richer detail since the shadows (a huge visual cue for resolution) have better tonal definition. 

    I feel like we got caught up in this whole 4K thing to get rid of moire, aliasing, and manufacturers pawning off upscaled SD garbage on us instead of proper HD. Now we've gotten rid of those problems but forgotten what we wanted in the first place: a cinematic look. And in that regard, bit and color depth were always bigger obstacles than resolution.

    My two cents. 
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    utsira got a reaction from dahlfors in Sony A6000 XAVC S Firmware V2.0   
    Based on just a few hours of shooting XAVC-S on the A6000, the new codec does improve the levels of detail in the image a lot. I'm on the road at the moment and I don't have access to a 1080p monitor right now, so I don't want to draw any conclusions just yet. I am seeing a touch of moire here and there, in detailed brick-work etc, no worse than any down-sampling cam (but I need to look at it in 1080p). It looks like it's only in the luma channel, so at least it's not colourful rainbows. Sony's AVCHD lagged quite far behind Panasonic and Nikon's 1080p image (I have a G6 and I used to have a D5200). XAVC-S seems to close the gap, but I need to shoot more before coming to conclusions.
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    utsira got a reaction from TheRenaissanceMan in Sony A6000 XAVC S Firmware V2.0   
    Based on just a few hours of shooting XAVC-S on the A6000, the new codec does improve the levels of detail in the image a lot. I'm on the road at the moment and I don't have access to a 1080p monitor right now, so I don't want to draw any conclusions just yet. I am seeing a touch of moire here and there, in detailed brick-work etc, no worse than any down-sampling cam (but I need to look at it in 1080p). It looks like it's only in the luma channel, so at least it's not colourful rainbows. Sony's AVCHD lagged quite far behind Panasonic and Nikon's 1080p image (I have a G6 and I used to have a D5200). XAVC-S seems to close the gap, but I need to shoot more before coming to conclusions.
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    utsira got a reaction from Inazuma in Sony A6000 XAVC S Firmware V2.0   
    Based on just a few hours of shooting XAVC-S on the A6000, the new codec does improve the levels of detail in the image a lot. I'm on the road at the moment and I don't have access to a 1080p monitor right now, so I don't want to draw any conclusions just yet. I am seeing a touch of moire here and there, in detailed brick-work etc, no worse than any down-sampling cam (but I need to look at it in 1080p). It looks like it's only in the luma channel, so at least it's not colourful rainbows. Sony's AVCHD lagged quite far behind Panasonic and Nikon's 1080p image (I have a G6 and I used to have a D5200). XAVC-S seems to close the gap, but I need to shoot more before coming to conclusions.
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    utsira got a reaction from Cinegain in Sony A6000 XAVC S Firmware V2.0   
    I've never noticed overheating on the A6000, whereas it was definitely an issue on the NEX 5N. I've never bothered doing a stress test tho (leaving it running continuously in the desert or whatever). The SDXC card I ordered hasn't arrived yet so I haven't been able to use XAVC-S yet.
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    utsira reacted to Liam in Should I switch from Lumix Micro Four Thirds line to Sony AR7 II?   
    Oh and Dave Dugdale did. And Sony reps (your heroes!) were just talking about their 2/3" sensor cameras recently at NAB, made for super telephoto work. Sorry, we should get back on topic :3
     
    edit: and... Orson Welles would have considered it if he could have... because they were going nuts trying to get shots like these

     
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    utsira got a reaction from amanieux in Sony has gone internal-4K crazy: A7RII, RX1004, RX10II   
    ​I agree, I was just expressing the point in the most extreme way possible for, um, comedy effect. I think they could do a killer 4k APSC cam tomorrow, but they'll sit on it for a few months so that they don't cannibalize A7RII sales. I think we'll see the A7SII before we get the 4K APSC cam. 
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    utsira got a reaction from Santiago de la Rosa in Sony has gone internal-4K crazy: A7RII, RX1004, RX10II   
    A7RII
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8917769536/sony-alpha-a7r-ii-has-42-4mp-on-full-frame-bsi-cmos-sensor
    RX100 IV
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7826270294/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-rx100-iv-shoots-4k-uses-a-stacked-sensor
    RX10 II
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0995267996/sony-announces-rx10-ii
     
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    utsira got a reaction from IronFilm in Sony has gone internal-4K crazy: A7RII, RX1004, RX10II   
    Shame the A7000 is AWOL....
     
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    utsira got a reaction from Julian in Sony has gone internal-4K crazy: A7RII, RX1004, RX10II   
    A7RII
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8917769536/sony-alpha-a7r-ii-has-42-4mp-on-full-frame-bsi-cmos-sensor
    RX100 IV
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7826270294/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-rx100-iv-shoots-4k-uses-a-stacked-sensor
    RX10 II
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0995267996/sony-announces-rx10-ii
     
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    utsira got a reaction from mercer in panasonic g7   
    IMO the main issue with the G6 is noise. If the G7 does in fact have the GX7 sensor (but enabled for 4K), there should be a big improvement in that area. Also the G7 has a proper two-dial setup (rather than rear dial + zoom rocker as on the G6)
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    utsira reacted to Julian in panasonic g7   
    Where's the frontpage article?
    Revolutionary camera imo, for the budget shooter. The GH2 of 2015
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