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Márcio Kabke Pinheiro

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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Snowfun in I hate big cameras   
    Large camera. Wide lens mount. So I suppose it’s possible if that’s your thing...
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from ibd in Panasonic GX9   
    Dialogue in Panasonic headquarters meeting:
    (Manager) Well, Cinelike-D and Cinelike-V should stay available only for our bigger body cameras...
    (Engineer) Ahn...there is a problem...
    (Manager) What?
    (Engineer) A guy in a site was messing with our wifi transmission protocol and discovered a way to enable it in our smaller cameras.
    (Manager) Oh, fuck. Where?
    (Engineer) Looks like a Canon site by their name, EOSHD. @BTM_Pix is the handle of the guy.
    (Manager) Can't we disable it with a firmware update?
    (Engineer) We can...but since we usually only release updates to fix errors in our smaller cameras, and not to improve them like that Fujifilm assholes, probably will not be a good idea.
    (Manager) How did that happened?
    (Engineer) An internship guy was assigned to handle the wifi protocols and...
    (Manager) Amazing job, geniuses. Now we have to enable it to not look selfish...

    The engineer was moved to Panasonic's washer division.

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    New firmware v1.1
    [Cinelike D] and [Cinelike V] have been added to [Photo Style].
    [Flash Mode] can now be set to [Forced Flash Off] for the built-in flash.


    http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/gx9.html
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Inazuma in Panasonic GX9   
    Dialogue in Panasonic headquarters meeting:
    (Manager) Well, Cinelike-D and Cinelike-V should stay available only for our bigger body cameras...
    (Engineer) Ahn...there is a problem...
    (Manager) What?
    (Engineer) A guy in a site was messing with our wifi transmission protocol and discovered a way to enable it in our smaller cameras.
    (Manager) Oh, fuck. Where?
    (Engineer) Looks like a Canon site by their name, EOSHD. @BTM_Pix is the handle of the guy.
    (Manager) Can't we disable it with a firmware update?
    (Engineer) We can...but since we usually only release updates to fix errors in our smaller cameras, and not to improve them like that Fujifilm assholes, probably will not be a good idea.
    (Manager) How did that happened?
    (Engineer) An internship guy was assigned to handle the wifi protocols and...
    (Manager) Amazing job, geniuses. Now we have to enable it to not look selfish...

    The engineer was moved to Panasonic's washer division.

    =================================================================
     
    New firmware v1.1
    [Cinelike D] and [Cinelike V] have been added to [Photo Style].
    [Flash Mode] can now be set to [Forced Flash Off] for the built-in flash.


    http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/gx9.html
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Don Kotlos in Panasonic GX9   
    Dialogue in Panasonic headquarters meeting:
    (Manager) Well, Cinelike-D and Cinelike-V should stay available only for our bigger body cameras...
    (Engineer) Ahn...there is a problem...
    (Manager) What?
    (Engineer) A guy in a site was messing with our wifi transmission protocol and discovered a way to enable it in our smaller cameras.
    (Manager) Oh, fuck. Where?
    (Engineer) Looks like a Canon site by their name, EOSHD. @BTM_Pix is the handle of the guy.
    (Manager) Can't we disable it with a firmware update?
    (Engineer) We can...but since we usually only release updates to fix errors in our smaller cameras, and not to improve them like that Fujifilm assholes, probably will not be a good idea.
    (Manager) How did that happened?
    (Engineer) An internship guy was assigned to handle the wifi protocols and...
    (Manager) Amazing job, geniuses. Now we have to enable it to not look selfish...

    The engineer was moved to Panasonic's washer division.

    =================================================================
     
    New firmware v1.1
    [Cinelike D] and [Cinelike V] have been added to [Photo Style].
    [Flash Mode] can now be set to [Forced Flash Off] for the built-in flash.


    http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/gx9.html
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Panasonic GX9   
    Dialogue in Panasonic headquarters meeting:
    (Manager) Well, Cinelike-D and Cinelike-V should stay available only for our bigger body cameras...
    (Engineer) Ahn...there is a problem...
    (Manager) What?
    (Engineer) A guy in a site was messing with our wifi transmission protocol and discovered a way to enable it in our smaller cameras.
    (Manager) Oh, fuck. Where?
    (Engineer) Looks like a Canon site by their name, EOSHD. @BTM_Pix is the handle of the guy.
    (Manager) Can't we disable it with a firmware update?
    (Engineer) We can...but since we usually only release updates to fix errors in our smaller cameras, and not to improve them like that Fujifilm assholes, probably will not be a good idea.
    (Manager) How did that happened?
    (Engineer) An internship guy was assigned to handle the wifi protocols and...
    (Manager) Amazing job, geniuses. Now we have to enable it to not look selfish...

    The engineer was moved to Panasonic's washer division.

    =================================================================
     
    New firmware v1.1
    [Cinelike D] and [Cinelike V] have been added to [Photo Style].
    [Flash Mode] can now be set to [Forced Flash Off] for the built-in flash.


    http://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/gx9.html
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Robert Collins in Now mirrorless is a raging success. Samsung will be back   
    Data for digital cameras come from CIPA 2017
    http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-201712_e.pdf
    Actually they show the entire digital camera market at 800 billion yen or about US$8bn (but that is at shipping values which would be lower than retail.)
    Mirrorless is 220 billion yen or US$2bn. Yes its growing but I do think it is really about splitting up the digital camera pie which is why Canon/Nikon is interested in mirrorless. Arguably Canon/Nikon/ Panasonic/Sony/Ollympus/Fuji are just fighting over a US$2bn market.
    Total number of interchangeable lens cameras sold in 2017 = 11m (CIPA). Total number of smartphones sold in 2017 1,536m = a multiple of 140x!!
    https://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3859963
    The cold reality is that Samsung is not in the digital camera market because they are in the smartphone market - and the cold reality is that Panasonic/Canon/Nikon/Sony/Olympus are in the digital camera market because they are not in the smartphone market.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Trek of Joy in Now mirrorless is a raging success. Samsung will be back   
    I'll bite.
    CIPA says almost 3.3 million mirrorless cameras were shipped in 2014, in 2017 its was about 4.1 million. Its been growing over the last few years, but not exactly setting the world on fire. This year is trending pretty far behind last year - mirrorless may very well have peaked in 2017 as the overall market continues to contract. If CaNikon goes FF like many rumors indicate - we're still talking lower volume/higher margin bodies at the upper end of the enthusiast scale. 
    I'd love to be wrong, but there just doesn't seem to be a business case for a unknown camera brand to start producing ILC's. CaNikon going mirrorless is different than Samsung trying to resurrect the NX line. The big 2 have a massive advantage in terms of brand recognition, retail penetration and user bases to draw customers from, and over 100 million lenses produced by each to build upon with mirrorless offerings. If given the choice between a $3000 body from Samsung and the same from Sony, Canon or Nikon - few will opt for Samsung. 
    And when you read Samsung's financial reports, their imaging and sensor production is focused on mobile and automotive applications. Backup cameras are pretty much standard equipment these days, and features that are becoming so popular like self-driving, lane warnings, surround view, night vision and so on mean the demand for multiple cameras in cars is rising sharply. If you can sell 250,000 ILC's - which would be about half of what Olympus forecasted for 2017, and probably far more than what Samsung actually could move - after extensive marketing, R&D and so on - or you can sell a few million to Toyota, a few million more to GM, a few million more to VW and so on, its easy to see what direction Samsung is going.
    I've been to 55 countries on 6 continents over the last couple years, every city I visit, I find stores carrying cameras - from specialty camera shops, to electronics stores, to department stores and CaNikon still dominate. Outside of Japan smaller brands like Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus were few and far between. Samsung was an afterthought to the buying public when they actually had a presence, re-entering would be an uphill battle requiring a massive capital expenditure for marketing. And then you have existing users/reviewers asking a logical question - how long until they pull the plug again? Despite Samsung being a tech Goliath, retailers aren't going to suddenly stock Samsung ILC's alongside CaNikon because they say please - that will cost large amount of cash. Again, not much of a business case for making a move back into ILC's.
    Just my $0.02
    Chris
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Robert Collins in Now mirrorless is a raging success. Samsung will be back   
    I dont see it myself. The numbers dont really add up. The digital camera market (ILC/compacts) is a US$10bn a year market of which Canon/Nikon/Sony hold 85%. If Samsung re-entered the market and we heroically optimistically assumed they gained a 10% share - it would only amount to US$1bn a year - less than 0.5% of Samsungs US$200bn+ annual sales. Compare that to the US$500bn a year smartphone industry.
    However there are, I think, two 'possibilities that could bring Samsung back into the market.
    First, Samsung and Nikon are almost a 'perfect' fit. Samsung key competencies are electronics and Nikon's core competency is photography - ideal when cameras are turning into electronic products. Samsung brings image sensors, image processing, lcds etc and Nikon brings lenses, brand, market share and distribution. Furthermore, Nikon is ultimately going to be seriously disadvantaged long term relying on Sony for sensors (Sony being a major and growing competitor in cameras). So a joint venture/strategic partnership between the two makes a lot of sense (assuming that Samsung is interested in the digital camera to showcase its tech.)
    Second, and related to this, Samsung could quite easily acquire Nikon. Samsung is a US$300bn market cap company and Nikon is a US$6bn market cap. company. So acquiring Nikon is chicken feed to Samsung. So if Samsung wants to reenter the market, it makes a lot of sense to buy into the market rather than try to recreate their market share from scratch.
    But even the Nikon/Samsung tie up in one form or another I see as pretty unlikely because Samsung really hasnt shown a lot of ambition in the image sensor market (despite some press reports to the contrary.) Take the flagship S9/S9+ as an example. It continues to use both Samsung and Sony image sensors (and people dont seem able to tell the difference.)
    https://www.dpreview.com/news/0634864640/tech-insights-teardown-confirms-galaxy-s9-uses-samsung-and-sony-image-sensors
    So if Samsung cant be bothered to showcase their image sensor tech in their flagship smartphones, I dont think they are likely to do it in digital cameras.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    New account, 3 posts...hope that it will not be a 4k movie of Rick Astley (or some DNG from a NX1 Raw).
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Nathan Gabriel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Probably not - still have the half of the price factor.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Kisaha in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    For size comparisons, it is in Camerasize already.

    http://camerasize.com/compare/#782,727
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Don Kotlos in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    For size comparisons, it is in Camerasize already.

    http://camerasize.com/compare/#782,727
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I do hope Blackmagic have already bought up a boatload of the sensors.
    I can just see Panasonic getting on the phone to Sony this morning and saying "You know that IMX294CJK sensor that we buy off you for our GH5 cameras? How many have you got?....Right, we're on our way there now....We'll take the lot"
     

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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Simon Young in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Jon, why don’t you bake in the LUT? It looks terrible!
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to jonpais in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    No IBIS, no articulating screen, no AF-C make it far from ideal for vlogging. I don’t see how the price makes up for those deficiencies.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Rinad Amir in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Looks like that is it not so big at the end (only chunky):


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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to jonpais in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The 1080p version is still on sale for $995 at their website. 🙂
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Don Kotlos in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Looks like that is it not so big at the end (only chunky):


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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from sanveer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Looks like that the audio preamp problems of the BMPCC were not solved. 
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Yeah, looks like Tech.
    V-Tech to be precise

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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Andrew Reid in NX1 RAW VIDEO???   
    Thanks for that detective work @BTM_Pix
    The situation so far would suggest raw video on the NX1 doesn't exist... at least not yet.
    Whoever is trying has my support! @Arikhan is welcome to continue posting his progress, but only if real.
    I will soon be locking the thread.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro got a reaction from Mattias Burling in Mind blowing Canon executive interview   
    And indeed a lot of filmmakers spend a ton of cash buying the Canon's C line - which makes us to come back to the first two posts.  People still buy Canons a lot - why they will change?

    They will only change when the revenue starts to drop - could be the case, since last Canon's interviews mention mirrorless cameras a lot. I see two possible outcomes:

    - They are smart and have mirrorless prototypes under works for a lot of time. In this meantime, the market had matured, the desired features are more or less known, and they can release cameras for each segment (segmentation will never go away) much more focused.
    - They still afraid of canibalizing DSLR's and Cinema C line and really are behind.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Tim Sewell in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Yep. Works particularly well with teh SLR Magic Rangefinder, or so I hear.
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to Attila Bakos in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Yeah, the A7III is a steal :D
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    Márcio Kabke Pinheiro reacted to BTM_Pix in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Well, the debate can end, the master has spoken.
     

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