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    IronFilm reacted to jcs in Hasselblad mirrorless camera   
    This debate is visual- where's the visual proof: correctly set up MF and FF systems for equivalence? I posted a link to the 5DSR compared to the Phase One. The difference is minor, and not enough for a business to invest in MF systems. To learn and help others one must do some work- shoot a correctly set up MF vs. FF test. Shooting with a zoom- that's perfectly valid, the debate is sensor size, not lenses, though now the consensus is it's not sensor size anymore but MF lenses themselves. So a SpeedBooster for FF would make sense if that were true, and thus Brian Caldwell's comment that it's not worth it because the MF lenses aren't better than the top FF lenses. So if true the debate would shift to MF provides a better value due to lower cost. Is that really true?
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    IronFilm reacted to Andrew Reid in Hasselblad mirrorless camera   
    Instead of reputation points, I am replacing the forum system with e-penis points from now on.
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in 5 reasons why I will be getting a Panasonic GH5   
    But they have. The G7 was a huge step forward in low light performance. 

    Not as good as the Sony, but a damn good performance nonetheless.
     
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    IronFilm reacted to Ivanhurba in SciFi short film written by AI!   
    It's like she mixed too many drugs with alcohol. The problem is that it looks like a drugged, drunk screenwriter. Think about it for a second. AIs are going to evolve, get more sophisticated and being less drugged and drunk until one day we may get a sober one. That is scary.
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    IronFilm reacted to Michael Coffee in SciFi short film written by AI!   
    And this guy has a robot to write new Friends episodes!!
    http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/01/friends-is-even-better-written-by-a-robot.html
     
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    IronFilm got a reaction from DBounce in Promotional Ad shot with Panasonic GH2   
    Just to be very clear... not shot by me!! I wish it was! It looks great. 
    But I just happened to come across it, and had to share it, as it is a nice example of what can be shot with GH2 in capable hands. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Liam in SciFi short film written by AI!   
    The screenplay for this short film was written by an Artificial Intelligence neural network bot. The results are hilarious.
     
    Not even screenwriters will be safe from the coming robot invasion.
    PS. also the soundtrack is meaningless, the lyrics was generated by AI (although the music composed was done by humans, next step for the AI? No reason why it couldn't be):
     
    Screenplay can be read here:
    https://www.docdroid.net/lCZ2fPA/sunspring-final.pdf.html
     
    I'd love to shoot an AI written screenplay myself! Maybe I could feed it horror film scripts instead of Sci-Fi?
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    IronFilm got a reaction from mercer in SciFi short film written by AI!   
    The screenplay for this short film was written by an Artificial Intelligence neural network bot. The results are hilarious.
     
    Not even screenwriters will be safe from the coming robot invasion.
    PS. also the soundtrack is meaningless, the lyrics was generated by AI (although the music composed was done by humans, next step for the AI? No reason why it couldn't be):
     
    Screenplay can be read here:
    https://www.docdroid.net/lCZ2fPA/sunspring-final.pdf.html
     
    I'd love to shoot an AI written screenplay myself! Maybe I could feed it horror film scripts instead of Sci-Fi?
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Michael Coffee in SciFi short film written by AI!   
    Finished up writing a longer blog article about this:
    http://ironfilm.co.nz/scifi-short-film-written-by-ai/
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    IronFilm got a reaction from sanveer in Promotional Ad shot with Panasonic GH2   
    Just to be very clear... not shot by me!! I wish it was! It looks great. 
    But I just happened to come across it, and had to share it, as it is a nice example of what can be shot with GH2 in capable hands. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Parker in Aputure: the Blackmagic of lighting   
    Well shoot fellows... if the couple of us that ordered stuff from Pixapro had waited just a few days longer we would have gotten a lot better deal! The pound is tanking right now after the Brexit vote. So it's probably a good time to buy if anyone's still on the fence. 
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    IronFilm reacted to fuzzynormal in 5 reasons why I will be getting a Panasonic GH5   
    I got 2 GX85's for a specific project, so I can attest to the brand loyalty thing.  I've used Panasonic cameras for a long time and brand comfort makes the choice to buy-in to a new camera for this gig a bit easier.  Plus, the dang things are ridiculously cheap.
    That said, I still think the 5-axis in the Oly EM5II is just a touch better than what Panasonic is offering; industry leading.  However, there's a caveat:  that's only when using non-OIS lenses.  If you have a Pany OIS lens paired with the Panasonic sensor stabilizer, it's really good. 
    I'm also really loathe to turn away from the ergos of my EM5II.  I'm surprised that I connected so much to the EM5II, to be honest, but I do love how it just works.  If only Oly had better motion picture IQ...
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    IronFilm reacted to wolf33d in 5 reasons why I will be getting a Panasonic GH5   
    You forgot a very very important point: Autofocus. Panasonic really lacks a good AF and if we could have a similar AF as A6300 that would be really awesome. 
    Just because of this I will hesitate between 5d4 and GH5
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    IronFilm reacted to Eno in 5 reasons why I will be getting a Panasonic GH5   
    The XC-10 305Mbit/s codec is nothing extraordinary, it's just another intra frame (ALL-I like codec), the 1Dc and 1DX mk2 have higher bit rate, although not 4:2:2 color, but the image out of them look so much better.
    I can't really understand what you find appealing in XC-10? My experience with it left me with a bitter taste, the 4K image is very soft (more like 2,5K), DR is BAD, nowhere near 12 stops, the AF is slow and the combination of a small senor and fixed dark lens makes the image very uncinematic, and above all the price is unrealistic + the price of the Cfast cards is very high.
    I also can't wait for the GH5.
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    IronFilm reacted to TrueIndigo in Canon 50D ML Raw in late 2015??   
    I've just added my Magic Lantern RAW video camera test for the 50D in the "Shooting" section if anyone wants to check it out:
    http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/20129-ml-raw-video-50d-camera-test/
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    IronFilm reacted to The Chris in a7s ii autofocus question   
    a7rII's AF is much better than the a7sII, the PADF array covers most of the sensor and it does a good job tracking subjects, face detection stays locked on for a high percentage of shots when the subjects face is visible, even at wide apertures. Lots of test videos show it effectiveness. S35 4k means you can use smaller APS-c lenses, the 16-50pz is a great small option.
    Olympus or the GX85 are your only other IBIS options. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from TheRenaissanceMan in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    I'd go even further and say we have evidence it is NOT the same sensor!
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    IronFilm reacted to tweak in 1080 vs. 4K: What is REALLY necessary?   
    That says more about the average reader than the camera/s.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from AaronChicago in a7s ii autofocus question   
    Remember that it is an APS-C lens, so if you want 4K you should rent the A7r mk2 instead. 
    I've been impressed with AF from my A5100, so I expect the A7r mk2 will be even better. 

    It won't be perfect, but is likely very "good enough" for your DIY styled project.

    Another to consider is the Samsung NX1 which is meant to have godly AF, and had a firmware update which gave it in camera stabilization. You could pair it with the Samsung 30mm f2 pancake lens. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Cassius McGowan in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    Umm yes.
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    RAW being the only alternative? Yes, I think we need ProRes. 

    Plus, still optimizing hardware board for production? I'd rather they finish that before they start handing out cameras. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Sekhar in 1080 vs. 4K: What is REALLY necessary?   
    Discussions like this really frustrate me because they're academic and digress into specs and possibilities. Every time there's a tech advance, the first reaction of many is to say they aren't impressed, as if that puts them on a higher pedestal than the mortals who are easily pleased. 4K? It's really about DR. High DR? It's about color. Great color? For pros, it's ergonomics. Everything? Camera doesn't matter. Full equipment? It's not about gear. Etc. Heck, I've seen people ridiculing the excitement over the first Internet browser Netscape (remember that?).
    Going back to the OP, if you read my first response, I mentioned Cronenweth on the video talking about the advantages of 4K that I mentioned. I didn't make that up: it's from the same video. It may not fit the narrative on this forum, but it was actually said. 4K is NOT about higher res folks, even when you deliver in HD. It's about giving you choices in post WRT stabilization, framing, camera moves, etc.
    I just put a video on another thread that has video from NX500 (a very low end 4K camera) cropped to be HD. NO extra res there, just HD, but you see a tight crop and framing that would have been impossible using a HD camera without additional lenses. And I was specifically comparing it (and NX1) with an actual HD camera BMMCC, not engaging in an academic discussion. My point is that today you can buy a 4K at comparable prices and get the advantages I mentioned, which directly addresses the OP. May be BMMCC's claimed 13 stops DR and RAW do shine, but I don't see evidence of that (not that it doesn't exist). Specs matter squat if the result is garbage.
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    IronFilm reacted to Sekhar in 1080 vs. 4K: What is REALLY necessary?   
    I guess it depends on the price range you had in mind, but the reason we're even discussing 4K vs HD is precisely because we get such high quality 4K for so little these days. I shoot regularly with NX1 and NX500; both produce fantastic 4K and neither cost me a pretty penny. I actually bought the NX500 for some $350 for crying out loud.
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    IronFilm reacted to Zak Forsman in 1080 vs. 4K: What is REALLY necessary?   
    I traded in my GH4+Odyssey combo for a Blackmagic Micro and couldn't be happier. My days of wrestling with a camera to do what I want are behind me.
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    They've never put out products with bugs like that before, and bungling such a widely anticipated release could haunt them forever. I'm guessing they'll put out a problem-free product at any cost.
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