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    Henry Gentles reacted to zerocool22 in EOSHD's best and worst cameras of 2018   
    I do not see red or arri implementing good autofocus. So not sure why blackmagic should. Its a cinema camera, and ibis or autofocus are not on my havetoo shortlist. 
     
    The pocket 4k is on place 1 for sure on my list. 
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    Henry Gentles got a reaction from foliovision in Canon XC-M ???   
    Canon are so incredibly stupid, they could have did this 5 years ago and everyone who had invested in their lenses would have bought into this for eternity! At Canon they have one policy, ie "What's the least we have to do?", because that's what they keep dishing up!! I'm over Canon, they're completely useless and unnecessary now! 
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    Henry Gentles got a reaction from Eno in Canon XC-M ???   
    Canon are so incredibly stupid, they could have did this 5 years ago and everyone who had invested in their lenses would have bought into this for eternity! At Canon they have one policy, ie "What's the least we have to do?", because that's what they keep dishing up!! I'm over Canon, they're completely useless and unnecessary now! 
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in Not much love for Nikon D850   
    Something I have noticed...
    Nobody talks about this cam! Panasonic, Fuji, Sony... tons of topics on forums everywhere. Nikon? tumbleweeds.
    I suppose everyone interested in video went out and bought a A7R III or GH5 instead!?
    Thing is, D850's 4K and stills are better than both of them, and so is the lens line-up.
    Yes it lacks IBIS and good video AF.
    But so does the Canon 1D C.
    The D850 shoots a comparable image, yet without a crop and without MJPEG file sizes.
    I can really see myself picking the D850 above the A7R III if it carries on performing like it does... Such a clean codec, so little moire in full frame 4k by comparison to the Sony, and way better colour.
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    Henry Gentles reacted to dbp in Best photo/video hybrid?   
    My bread and butter is video, but I've been slowly getting more photography gigs. 
    I know ideally you'd have 2 cameras for reach, but that's such a massive investment.  Right now I have the GH4, so staying with m43 is preferable.
    What in ya'lls opinion is the best photo/video hybrid, assuming most of work is still video? GH5 (not GH5s) seems like the no brainer.
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Trek of Joy in Canon Full Frame Mirrorless is just around the corner?   
    Huh? This statement is just silly and ignores actual facts.
    I may be wrong, but wasn't Canon first with 1080p (5D2), first with 4k (1DC) and first with 4k60p (1DX2) in a stills/video hybrid? Plus they created arguably the best AF in the video realm with DPAF. And they have that Cinema line, which by all accounts is pretty successful.
    Video is obviously not the driving factor in DSLR/mirrorless camera sales, since Canon's market share almost equals the rest of the camera industry combined. The "Canon is doomed because they can't compete with Sony/Panasonic in the specs/hardware" echo chamber on this site and others is silly. Jesus, how long have people been calling Canon the next Kodak? 
    SMH.
    Chris
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Rinad Amir in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    My current setup 
    GH5 
    42.5 1.2 (Bukeh Beast)
    12-60 2.8-4 (Best run&gun weapon)
    15mm 1.7 (lowlight dude)
     
     


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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in Leica Q, mind-blowing for stills   
    He charges $700 for his online guides. That is enough to make anyone into a jealous communist!
    I charge $20 for mine!
    Maybe I should start LeicaScientology.com
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    Henry Gentles reacted to liork in New Ryzen 8 core 16 thread CPU   
    You can read about it here: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2017-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700X-1800X-Performance-909/
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Shirozina in New Ryzen 8 core 16 thread CPU   
    DON'T THROW AWAY away your original footage as transcoding is not a perfect copy unless you use one of the uncompressed formats which will create huge amounts of data.If you transcode to a Premier / Resolve friendly format you will be looking at creating a lot of data of multiple times that of your original stock footage. The benefit of working with Proxies / Optimised media is that you can delete it after you have finished the project so it's not long term storage and with your fast CPU it won't take long to generate it again if you need to go back to the project later. Also when you come to do your final render the NLE will use the original camera footage so there won't be any danger of loosing any image quality.
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    Henry Gentles reacted to webrunner5 in New Ryzen 8 core 16 thread CPU   
    Well I use Resolve, so that could be the difference. I am not paying Adobe anything a month for shit! F them.
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    Henry Gentles got a reaction from Beritar in New Ryzen 8 core 16 thread CPU   
    Just bought an AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU @ 3000mhz and a cheap msi am4 mobo + 32gig ddr4. It's the new way cheap 8 core chip and it edits 4k like a charm no more stutters, super smooth. My old i5 was terrible. Anyway if you haven't heard look up the Ryzen CPU's they're a bargain 8 Core (16 threads) and a no brainer esp. for editing needing to upgrade. Even with an 8gig 1070 videocard my i5 2500k didn't like 4k at all. btw I bought the Ryzen 1700 because it's the cheaper cpu and it overclocks easily to 3.9mhz with stock cooler with no fuss. 
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Santiago de la Rosa in New Ryzen 8 core 16 thread CPU   
    Ryzen 1700 mounted, right now overclocked to 3,7Ghz all cores. 35ºC idle, 50-55ºC rendering. It´s really faster than my i7 2600K overclocked to 4,2Ghz.
    1610 Points Cinebench R15. I will be editing next week with a new project, more conclusions to come.
    I´m very satisfied.
    Noctua NH-U12S AM4
    Gskill tridentz 3000-cl14 2x8gb overclocked to 3200 cl14
    Ryzen 1700 overclocked to 3700Mhz all cores
    Asus X370 Prime Pro bios 0614
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    Henry Gentles got a reaction from PannySVHS in New Ryzen 8 core 16 thread CPU   
    Just bought an AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU @ 3000mhz and a cheap msi am4 mobo + 32gig ddr4. It's the new way cheap 8 core chip and it edits 4k like a charm no more stutters, super smooth. My old i5 was terrible. Anyway if you haven't heard look up the Ryzen CPU's they're a bargain 8 Core (16 threads) and a no brainer esp. for editing needing to upgrade. Even with an 8gig 1070 videocard my i5 2500k didn't like 4k at all. btw I bought the Ryzen 1700 because it's the cheaper cpu and it overclocks easily to 3.9mhz with stock cooler with no fuss. 
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in 5K RAW video on the Olympus E-M1 II usable for short clips!   
    Just look how close we are to continuous 5K RAW on this $2000 camera...
    Read the full post here
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Mattias Burling in My thoughts on the Kipon Medium Format "Speedbooster"   
    When this thing was announced it totally blew my mind.
    And I have been wanting one ever since the first time I read about it.
    If you don’t know what this is all about just think of it as a Speedbooster.
    But instead of turning an APS-C into Full Frame it turns a Full Frame into a Medium Format Camera.
    And as you may know, medium format in digital is pricy to say the least.

    I will have more info and go deeper into this later on, this is just my first impressions.
    Opened the box literally just a few hours ago.

    Its very sturdy and all metal. It balances well after putting on a hefty lens.

    The lens I tested tonight was a 80mm f4 Macro. I have others but wanted to see some closeups to check sharpness.
    Its much sharper than I expected. Sharp enough I guess...
    Also Ive seen no excessive vignette. Any vignette in the samples are added in post.
    I also added grain.
    Portrait of GP

    Closeup 

    Selfie

    Closest Focus

    With vignette and grain.

    Without vignette, still grain.

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    Henry Gentles reacted to Dave Maze in Battle of the Canons! 1dc vs. C100 vs. C300mkii   
    I had some free time today and so I went into the studio and did some tests. They aren't very proper and they aren't the best in the world...but hopefully this will help someone out there!
    I used some of the EOSHD Canon picture profiles for the 1DC part so check that out!
    I am by no means a professional colorist. I tried to balance the images best I could in Resolve. You will notice that some shots are a tad blurry....I'm sorry about that. I had continuous autofocus on.
    Here are my findings:
    Canon 1DC:
    It's totally still relevant. The fact that this camera came out in 2012 and is competing with the new C300 mkii is incredible. 
    Official Canon Log: Is great. It grades really nicely and is really clean and natural looking. Totally recommended. The 4k 4:2:2 8bit is much better than the 1080p 4:2:0 of the C100. 
    EOSHD C-Log: Its good for sure but not as good as built in Canon Log on the 1DC. I need to play more with it but I had some troubles with it. 
    Other EOSHD profiles: These are fun! I love the Monochrome one a lot!
    C100:
    Its done. Too old. Image is soft. Has terrible artifacts. Built in codec is total crap. Get this guy out of here. 
    Wide DR if handled properly could be a good profile to shoot most things on. Its not too flat so the low bitrate doesn't fall apart as much.
    C300 mkii:
    This is the best camera of the three (as it should be) but not by much in relation to 1DC!
    Canon Log and Canon Log 2 aren't very good. Canon Log 3 seems just about right as far as nailing the color science. Everything balanced really nicely and looked great. 
    4K 10Bit really holds together nicely when grading. 
    I thought 1080p 12bit would be stronger...but I really didn't notice much of a difference between it and the 4k footage. 
    Slow motion: It's OK. There are other cameras coming out that have better slow motion abilities. To go past 60fps you have to crop in on the sensor by 2x which turns the crop from being 1.4x (Super35) to 2.8! That's more than micro four thirds.

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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in Olympus E-M1 II mini-review - a sign of things to come with the Panasonic GH5?   
    I got to play with the new Olympus E-M1 II today, a pro Micro Four Thirds camera they hope will sell for $2000. It certainly pulls out all the stops to imitate a miniature 1D X Mark II.
    This camera does NOT crop the sensor in 4K mode like the GH4. Instead, it over-samples from 5K down to 4K, using the full width of the sensor even with sensor-shift 5 axis stabilisation enabled.
    Featuring a 237Mbit codec, the image quality in Cinema 4K mode is outstanding with very little rolling shutter.
    Read the full article
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon sponsored content on DPReview   
    Thanks for the support.
    If people don't agree with me on this, then I will at some point also cave in and do a run of big advertisements splashed on the site and regular sponsored articles. But if my readers say they're NOT fine with this, I won't. Simple as that. So speak up for the indies... not many advertising-free places left now on the internet.
    It wasn't supposed to be this way online.
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon sponsored content on DPReview   
    When I worked for them I had my suspicions they would try and suppress the strident tone of my reviews when it came to Canon's shortcomings in video.
    Now it's plain for all to see what is going on there -
    https://***URL removed***/articles/9717214609/filmmaker-scott-dw-trades-his-pro-video-gear-for-canon-eos-80d-watch-the-results
    I will be sure to get my fix of Canon PR marketing there from now on and of Ebrahim's latest forum frauds.
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Michael Ma in Embarrassing threesome - Mini reviews of the Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX100 V and Canon EOS M5   
    I have an 80D.  I love the colors.  Somehow, the Canon hides the dark circles on people's faces.  Panasonic accentuates it.  It's hard to color grade it out when the dark circles are very similar to the color of that person's lips.  How Canon achieves this is really a mystery.  But it's so much more camera to carry around.  The GX85 has spoiled me.
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    Henry Gentles reacted to mercer in Embarrassing threesome - Mini reviews of the Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX100 V and Canon EOS M5   
    I'm unsure of the file sizes but I have seen a couple really nice videos done with the 70D and ml raw...
    And this one looks really good too...
    I've been keeping an eye open for a refurbished 70D but Canon never has them in stock. 
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    Henry Gentles got a reaction from mercer in Embarrassing threesome - Mini reviews of the Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX100 V and Canon EOS M5   
    70D with raw is a great option! What are the file sizes like with 70D Raw? btw I have a friend who shoots with a 550D, has a Ton of work because it looks amazing! 
     
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    Henry Gentles reacted to Andrew Reid in Embarrassing threesome - Mini reviews of the Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX100 V and Canon EOS M5   
    I've been considering the Panasonic FZ2500, and have also tried out the long awaited EOS M5 that nobody was particularly waiting for.
    Read the full article
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    Henry Gentles reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Yes, there is a little latch you have to push down as you turn the adapter. 
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