IronFilm reacted to Danyyyel in Nikon 1 J5
People here should see this camera for what it is, a $ 500 interchangeable camera with a Kit lens that will cost $ 400 in 6 month, which is not meant for enthusiast and pro filmakers. Yeah the marketing sucks like all those 4k cellphone that barely reach this level of resolution because of their sensor and lens. If you follow Nikon product cycle you will know that the main advancement come in two ways. Once every four years with the releases of its flagship D3/D4 and D800 type camera, which themselves get a mid term update evolution in between and some test bed tech that they implement in entry level camera like the moire/alias free, very good lowlight D5200 camera that first used pixel binning. This camera has it purpose, can you imagine that it has a better processor than the top of the line D4s and D810 camera!!!! The latest D810 and D750 already have some of the best 1080p out of any dslr. This indicates that you will have at least 4k in the next update of the D4/d800 and all future Nikon bodies in the next two years.
Their update might be incremental but they are getting their, contrary to the A7s and Nx1 their camera don't have big flaws like rolling shutter, or lack of DR and low light in the NX1 or crappy colour science that needs an expert colourist with the Sony cameras. I see the same analogy made about Canon on internet board where the geeks can only comprehend resolution. But yet when you see pro usage or more artistic usage like film festival, the Canon is everywhere because the C100/C300 line are balanced cameras with no big flaws like appalling rolling shutter or colour science.
IronFilm reacted to Jimbo in Nikon 1 J5
I hear Peter Jackson is re-shooting the Hobbit with this new fancy LFR technology. Because he can.
IronFilm reacted to Andrew Reid in Nikon 1 J5
Wasn't that 20fps?
Nikon are turning back the clock! Soon they will be giving us silent movies!!
IronFilm reacted to Micah Mahaffey in Samsung NX1 dynamic range comparison
I've used both a c100 and an nx1. I'll just say that to me personally the dynamic rand is definitely close! I honestly didn't see that much of a difference at all in Dr on the nx1. I'll also add that the nx1 is a great camera that'd I'd personally choose to shoot on over a c100 or c300 at this point.
IronFilm reacted to arellaTV in Samsung NX1 dynamic range comparison
To be fair (and you're probably well aware of this), dynamic range tests are in a lot of ways subjective. It depends on how many stops is considered usable to that particular tester (noise levels, exposure clarity, etc). Add to that, people conduct the test in different ways (using different charts, profiles, differences in transcoder, firmware version and knowledge like you said), and it becomes even more confusing.
I personally don't own the NX1, so I can't give you a definitive answer, but from all of the footage I've seen, it feels like the NX1 stops a little sooner in the highlights compared to other cameras, but that the highlight roll off is a fair bit more attractive. It seems like the NX1 benefits from underexposing a little bit instead of the other way around (though again, I may totally be wrong about that). According to Andrew's findings against the C300, "If the C300 can do 12 stops the NX1 can do 11.5." Cinema 5d pegs it much more harshly at 10.1 stops.
To my unscientific eye though, I've seen footage that squeezed a lot of detail from contrasty situations in a great way, and some that fail dramatically. It really depends on the context and how much you really need for that shot imo.
IronFilm reacted to Marco Tecno in Shooting with the Samsung NX500 - a pocket 4K cinema camera
I never saw the nx1 on ebay at 1200$...
IronFilm reacted to Mattias Burling in Shooting with the Samsung NX500 - a pocket 4K cinema camera
I would keep it. But not the guy who's car broke down or that just have to have that new shiny thing released at NAB
IronFilm reacted to Jimmy in NAB build up - Canon working on GoPro competitor and next Cinema EOS camera will target 'wider market'
Not sure GoPro can be considered niche anymore?
I was on vacation this week in Iceland, we went to a place called the blue lagoon.. A big tourist attraction, and I would say 1 in 4 of the younger tourists had a GoPro to take video/photos of them in the pool. I was shocked.
IronFilm reacted to JazzBox in NAB build up - Canon working on GoPro competitor and next Cinema EOS camera will target 'wider market'
I really hope in this GH4 update: I'd love to have cropmarks for safe area (2.35:1 etc...), RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to SD cards in BPCC style...
And, since I never liked the GoPro "look", it would be great if Canon could offer an alternative!
IronFilm reacted to Christina Ava in Not April's: Canon major price slash: C100 OG 2999$, C300 6999$, 500$ off all Canon Cinema Primes
i can see some people running to sell out their cameras befor they lose more value! what would be the c100 used price now?
IronFilm reacted to Jimmy in NX1-LX rumors
The real innovation might already be in place... Letting developers access their SDK
IronFilm reacted to Don Kotlos in NX1-LX rumors
Don't get me wrong but you are free to "see" what you like, but you should accept that the truth might be far off.
I don't own any Samsung products and I don't want to start a brand war, but just because Samsung is not followed by a cult does not mean it is not innovating.
It is not by chance that Samsung is the leader manufacturer of phones, tables, TVs, SSDs ... And these are end products. Samsung is second to Intel on semiconductor sales.
As far as cameras, look what they have achieved with the NX1. That is the first iteration of these series and yet it surpasses many...
The real bottleneck of digital cameras and where innovation is needed, is where Samsung shines: electronic circuits.
IronFilm reacted to ac6000cw in NX1-LX rumors
.....and Samsung are one of the largest designers and manufacturers of semiconductors in the world (2nd behind Intel) - you are seeing the effect of that in the image sensor and image processing performance of the NX1.
In the 35 years I've worked as an electronics engineer, I've seen Samsung grow from nowhere to being within reach of overtaking Intel in terms of semiconductor sales, so I've no doubt they could cause serious problems for Canon and Nikon (at the very least). And in case you think that is unlikely, once upon a time Canon and Nikon were the 'new kids on the block' with a better product and hungry for market share....
IronFilm reacted to Don Kotlos in NX1-LX rumors
I think Samsung realized that the "low end" video market is quite big, so two models like A-style makes sense. I just hope for an improvement on the rolling shutter.
IronFilm reacted to Geoff CB in Kinemini 4k, used Red, 5DIII raw, or wait?
Um I think the 11mm from the Tokina 11-20 is plenty wide for every application imaginable.
IronFilm reacted to silvertonesx24 in Kinemini 4k, used Red, 5DIII raw, or wait?
From what I see, the Kinemini has a 1.7 crop factor, meaning that 11mm=19mm. That should be wide enough for me
IronFilm reacted to matthewcelia in A7s Color Not That Bad
Agree with Andrew. I have had no problems with skin tones on the A7s. In fact, I'm finding the footage incredibly beautiful and easy to work with. WAY better than my T3i was
I think people just don't understand how to grade. Here is a hint: in FCPX there is a line in the vectorscope - this is your skin tone line. If you crop the image so only a piece of skin is showing, and move the highlight/midtone puck until the vectorscope is right on the line, then remove the crop and you've got a good starting point for your grade.
Proper white balance, proper exposure help too.
IronFilm got a reaction from jpb in Possibly giving up my Sony a7s for Samsung NX1
As the house is probably burning at night, AND the a7s cost more, I'd of course grab the Sony!
IronFilm reacted to Liam in GH4 or NX1 please help me decide
What's drawn you to either of these to get you to this final decision? Sorry, i mean i assume you've done your homework and know you want one of these two, just asking. Is it the 4k? I could see why someone would decide that's necessary at this point, but if not, there are other really good options in and below that price range for low light, sensor size, colors, lens options etc. Though these are obviously great cameras for the money for more than just the 4k, and I'd think native h.265 editing and v-log are on their way to make both options better. Having less color grading experience and not needing auto focus (or OIS really), I'd go for the nx1 between these two and adapt manual nikon lenses
IronFilm reacted to ntblowz in Rokinon 10mm f2.8 or 12mm f2.0?
Funny I ditched A7/5D2 for NX1/GH4 for wedding.. and don't miss the FF look, or "worse" low light performance, slowmo and aerial is the buzz lol.
For most client they don't really care about the stuff at we care. they just want good edited video with the right mood/atmosphere that show off their day.
For commercials they are much more picky, you can rent EPIC/FS7/C300 on the corner.
IronFilm reacted to Flynn in New Canon 4K camera!
For me, I have no interest in buying a lens that is the full frame equivalent of f7.6 to f15.2 in terms of depth of field. Having said that, I'm sure people will be able to produce beautiful footage with it. But I'm not gonna limit myself with a lens like that.
IronFilm got a reaction from Liam in Canon's GH4 "Competitor"
At best, this might be a somewhat decent competitor vs FZ100 and RX10. But I'll be skeptical if they manage it, hope they do! Would be nice to see more competition in that market.
However, this certainly is no way at all the "GH4 competitor/killer" which was rumoured to come from Canon.
IronFilm reacted to SleepyWill in Rokinon 10mm f2.8 or 12mm f2.0?
Just wanted to say stab, that the video you posted was gorgeous! I could never be brave enough to do any wedding video and on the basis of what you just showed, if I were in the Netherlands when I got married, you would be top of my list!
IronFilm reacted to Julian in Rokinon 10mm f2.8 or 12mm f2.0?
There actually is a very nice wide, bright and native solution coming up: the Voigtlaender 10.5mm f/0.95. Won't be cheap though. Probably well over €1000
Or the Kowa 8.5mm f/2.8, same price range...
Expensive, but good: http://whimsical.nu/2014/12/01/a-kowa-prominar-8-5mm-f2-8-micro-four-thirds-lens-review/
IronFilm reacted to Stab in Rokinon 10mm f2.8 or 12mm f2.0?
Thanks JFR. First, would you mind editing your post and deleting the link that I've posted and you quoted? I just wanted to show it to you, not have it here online forever. Thank you very much. If people are interested in my work, they could visit my website http://www.cinematicwedding.nl .
The video you posted is indeed 'the next level'. Great looking footage, editing, grading, etc. But that is nowhere near 'run & gun' like we wedding filmers do. These shots are prepared and prepared well. They used lights, production design, etc. I'm sure most shots are done in multiple takes. This is more like a short film. Although I get your point, this isn't really a fair comparison.
When I bought my GH3 2 years ago, there wasn't an alternative that could shoot 1080p at 50 or 60 fps. There is now. Of course I will be upgrading along the way, but the camera is not my limiting factor at the moment. Neither in my creativity, nor in what my clients think of my films. Quite the opposite, they are often amazed by the 'clear image' and slowmo. Unfortunately, my business is not high enough ranked in Google yet to make enough money to constantly upgrade all my gear. As you understand, the camera is only one of the tools one needs to buy to make good films.
And as much as I agree there are better camera's out there in terms of DR, colors and low light, the GH3 and GH4 are more than great alternatives. You are right that ISO 1600 is the maximum ISO one can use. We never go over it. But with a Speed Boosted f1.8 lens I've only once encountered a venue where it was slightly too dark and that was in the film that I posted here.
Anyway, will check out more work of Delivery Men. Cheers.