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  1. 34 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Corporations and politicians set such unrealistically perfect moral standards for behaviour, that Clinton can be brought down by emails.

    Trump on the other hand has set no such high bar for behaviour so can get away with anything.

    Again Andrew you don't know anything about our election system.  And these throw away statements are offensive.  That simply is not the way things work in my country.


    When a recent Economist/YouGov poll showed that 42 percent of self-identified Republicans still believe that Democratic President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, it wasn't a statistical blip or the result of a sampling error.


    I assure you PC culture is not why elections go a certain way in my country.  What the FACTS are are often irrelevant.  Often times it doesn't matter what you do or what you say.  The voter will vote a particular way for reasons completely beyond your control... like say the color of your skin or what is/isn't hanging between your legs.

  2. 20 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    As for "In a society where everyone has rights the best course of action is to offend as few people as possible."

    That is right out of a dystopian novel.

    It's not a novel.  It's called reality.  If you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen.  I have clients from all walks of life.  Some are Trump voters and some are Hillary supporters.  I can't just go around the internet posting Trump supporters are idiots, or Hillary supporters are babies.  No one will organize a boycott of my business or picket my offices.  But I will quietly lose contracts.  99% of businesses know this.  That's why when a business attacks Trump or Hillary or one of their voters they make the news.  Most business owners know they service a diverse population and strive not to piss anyone off.


    The customer is always right.

    First thing you learn when dealing with the public.  It has nothing to do with PC, Trump, freedom of speech, etc.  If the customer says it is offensive... it is offensive.  That's how free market capitalism works... perhaps you prefer communism?

  3. 4 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

     So fire comedians for making bad jokes...

    Who cares?! It's only freedom of expression at stake.

    If that is the kind of world we live in now, so be it.

    We have a Constitution in the United States and it explicitly says you have all the freedom in the world till you start impinging on other people's rights.

    We also have something called property rights in the United States.  Disney is free to determine who can work with one of their properties.  If your behavior does not comport with Disney's code of conduct they have every legal right to tell you to take a hike.


    My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins.

    Gunn has every right to open a studio and make whatever movies he wants.  He can even make porn movies with borderline simulated rape scenes if that is what really makes him happy.

    And Trump supporters have every right to repost his past reprehensible tweets.

    Gunn has rights, Disney has rights, Trump supporters have rights.

    Your problem is you want to pick and choose rights.  You only want to have rights you agree with implement in ways you agree with.  Fortunately that is not the way it works.  People have the right to do things that I find reprehensible.  And I have a right to not allow them to work at my place of business.  We all have rights.

    In a society where everyone has rights the best course of action is to offend as few people as possible.

    I like the Gunn movies I have seen.  I am sorry to see him go.  But I 100% understand Disney's position.  The only one to blame here is Gunn... and perhaps the people that raised him.

  4. 24 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Nobody is beatifying Trump.

    I never said Trump.  I said "Trump supporters".  There is a difference.  I think there is something clinically wrong with Trump.  I don't think there is something clinically wrong with everyone who voted for him.  You could run an old shoe on the Democratic or Republican ticket and get close to 40% of the votes.  That's just the way it works.  Our elections are about 10-15% of the population at most.

    24 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    You are conflating an opinion with an endorsement. Opinions do not equal endorsements.

    If you have a positive opinion of something that is a form of endorsement.  Really if you have to try and split hairs that fine you may want to question your opinion.

    26 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Damphousse you prove my point.

    As other posters have indicated we don't know what your point is.  You go on this screed against attacking people for what they said years ago and then turn around and write a warm positive review of Trump voters... who attacked a man for what he said years ago.  Which is it then?

    32 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Hilary Clinton ran a poor campaign, that's a fact. She lost, that's a fact. It could be interpreted as me being pro-Trump or as a personal opinion.... But she did. She was simply a poor campaigner. Unlike Bernie Sanders. The US is tearing itself apart over Trump and political ideologies.

    You don't know anything about politics in my country.  And I don't know anything about politics in your country.  Let's refrain from telling each other what is wrong with each other's countries.  I've lived a significant amount of time in my life overseas and I quickly realized I did not have a clue about the nuances that drive things like elections in other countries.

    Hillary Clinton did not lose simply because she was a "bad campaigner".

    Here is a fact.  There has only been ONE presidential election in the last quarter century where a Republican won the most votes.  I'm going to guess you didn't know that.  Kind of makes you wonder what else you don't know about the American electorate and electoral system.

    Who ends up sitting in the Oval Office is the result of a sometimes opaque interplay between a myriad of factors.  The probability a foreigner with scant knowledge of our culture and history would be able to sum up one of the most bizarre elections in our nation's history in two sentences is zero.  Honestly the attempt is offensive on a certain level.  Please leave our election out of your attempt to justify grown men telling sick unfunny jokes.  You have every right to your opinion.  I just ask as a courtesy you leave us out of it.  Make your point on your own, please.


  5. 1 hour ago, Savannah Miller said:

    Do you have proof of this?

    Sorry.  It's been common knowledge for over half a decade.  You'll just have to google around if you want to see the myriad of posts concerning the matter.  I certainly was not the originator of the story.  Unlike you I am not 1000% certain about everything I post.  Years ago the online forum consensus was there was something funky with their supply chain.  What the specific issue was is really irrelevant.  Fill in whatever reason makes you happy.  The fact was a decent number of customers were not getting advertised speeds and they had to buy and exchange.  That's the main take home message.

    And as I stated in my original post 100% of my experience and knowledge of the brand was from years ago and regarded CompactFlash.  I have not heard anything regarding Cfast 2.0 or any product in 2018.

    I was just providing some free information so people can do their own research and make an informed decision.


  6. 12 hours ago, Tone1k said:

    iPhone is Chinese. 

    I have the original One Plus One (cheap Chinese) and while I've moved on to a Samsung, the one plus is still going strong and I use it when I travel OS. 

    Lol.  That was genuinely funny.


    The Pentagon has banned the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases worldwide, the US Department of Defense confirmed to CNET on Wednesday.

    The ban is based on the potential security threat the Pentagon believes the phones from the China-based companies may pose. It's the latest move in an ongoing crackdown on the two companies by the US government, which is suspicious that they could hack into their phones and use them to spy for the Chinese government.

    "Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to Department's personnel, information and mission," said Pentagon spokesman Major Dave Eastburn. "In light of this information, it was not prudent for the Department's exchanges to continue selling them to DoD personnel."



    US lawmakers have long worried about the security risks posed the alleged ties between Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and the country’s government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced a bill last week called Defending U.S. Government Communications Act, which aims to ban US government agencies from using phones and equipment from the companies.

    Conaway’s bill would prohibit the US government from purchasing and using “telecommunications equipment and/or services,” from Huawei and ZTE. In a statement on his site, he says that technology coming from the country poses a threat to national security, and that use of this equipment “would be inviting Chinese surveillance into all aspects of our lives,” and cites US Intelligence and counterintelligence officials who say that Huawei has shared information with state leaders, and that the its business in the US is growing, representing a further security risk.



    AT&T walked away from a deal to sell the Huawei smartphone, the Mate 10, to customers in the United States just before the partnership was set to be unveiled, two people familiar with the plans said on Tuesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the discussions were not public. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that AT&T had changed plans.

    The reasons that led to AT&T’s shift were not entirely clear. But last month, a group of lawmakers wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing misgivings about a potential deal between Huawei and an unnamed American telecommunications company to sell its consumer products in the United States. It cited longstanding concerns among some lawmakers about what they said were Huawei’s ties to the Chinese government.



    Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.



    I left facebook years ago.  I never bothered with twitter, instagram, or any of the other social media platforms.  It was clear fairly early on which direction things were going to go.  The only thing that surprises me in 2018 is that people are surprised.  I guess the same thing will be true of Chinese phones ten years from now.  At least law makers are somewhat ahead of the curve on this one.  It is great that they are banning these phones.

  7. 2 hours ago, OliKMIA said:

    Unfortunately there is no middle ground anymore. The problem today is that some people just want to get stuck in their world and can't even read a sentence correctly. Facts don't matter anymore.

    Kind of like how you and Andrew didn't read the sentence that clearly states it is the Trump supporters you guys are beatifying that led the online attack that took down Gunn?

  8. 9 hours ago, Anaconda_ said:

    At worst I'll plug the camera into my computer 5 times between ordering and receiving the C.Fast 2.0 reader, should I need one... I can deal with that. 

    Cool.  Just didn't want people to have the wonderful experience they had with the BMPCC and the microHDMI port.

    The little handheld demonstration they did with the BMPCC 4k USB C port is definitely going to result in some broken hearts down the road.

    14 minutes ago, kye said:

    There are probably cheaper reliable CFast now available, but the T5 is also probably not the most economical device either, and even if it's only 5X or 3X difference, that's still a huge cost considering the amount of storage required for the high-bitrate codecs.

    The problem is there are significant speed differences with other brands and models.  Only time will tell how low you can go.


    12 minutes ago, Savannah Miller said:

    If you have been wondering, the komputerbay seem to be the cheapest.



    Are you aware of Komputerbay's business model?  I haven't kept up with them for the last couple of years.  I am looking right at a Komputerbay Compactflash card I bought for my 50D raw magic lantern shoots years ago.  Back then they would buy factory rejects or something like that from people like Lexar and sell them at cut rate prices.  The problem was sometimes people had to return the cards because they did not perform as advertised.  Komputerbay seemed to be good about replacing the cards.  There are a number of stories of buying and returning on the internet.

    I don't know how they do things these days.  Just thought I would add my 2 cents.


  9. I think this blog needs to stay away from this topic.  The camera information seems to be pretty on point most of the time.  That's why I come here.  Unfortunately the rest of the "reporting" tends to lose the plot right out of the gates.  It is basically fake news.  There are so many factual innaccuracies and omissions it basically makes the reader go on google and do all the journalistic research to find out what the true story is.

    6 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Now I'm starting to realise why the buffoon wreaker Trump won the election. People are genuinely sick of the hysterical PC climate and the impact it has on real lives, yours and ours careers, and our art /freedom of expression.

    Trump supporters are the "hysterical" people who started this attack on James Gunn.  I mean if you like Trump that is your choice.  But nothing about this episode justifies anyone voting for him.

    6 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    It's pretty dangerous to defend Gunn though. given the current climate.

    No.  Fighting terrorists in Afghanistan is dangerous.  Writing poorly research screeds is not dangerous.  This is the age of fake news.  Anyone can post anything on the internet no matter how nonsensical, because... free speech.

    I will say I was savaged by several posters on this forum because I stated that I like multiple Marvel movies.  James Gunn's work at Disney has been first rate.  It is interesting how I was a piece of shit for liking the guy's work but now that people have found out he made jokes about raping little kids he is some kind of genius.  EOSHD crew just working overtime to be edgy.


    It makes perfect sense that a company founded to entertain children fired a guy for making pedo jokes.  Disney has a brand to protect.  Once this stuff came to light and the Trump supporters said they were going to make a scene at Comicon WTF was Disney supposed to do?


    “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!” he wrote in a 2009 tweet.


    I often wonder what people on this forum actually do for money.  It never occurred to me to put something like that in writing.  I would be fired from any job I've ever had as an adult.  I'm not some famous Hollywood director and even as a 22 year old fresh out of college I knew my name in print was potentially a fireable offense.

  10. 2 hours ago, Anaconda_ said:

    FYI: I did find that the camera's USB Type-C can be used for external drive recording, software updates and media download. So, for those wondering, like myself, readers aren't mandatory to get started.

    I would touch that USB C port as little as humanly possible.  No way I would routinely plug it in to my computer just for downloading content.

    A Sandisk CFast 2 card reader costs less than the sales tax on a 256 GB Cfast 2 card.  What are we really trying to accomplish here?

    If someone doesn't have $50 they should stay far away from the Cfast 2.0 game.

  11. 1 hour ago, John Brawley said:

    What I recall is 99% of people that complained about media issues didn’t use cards from BMD’s list.  I know that they also struggled to keep up with the SSD list because it takes a while to certify media and the manufacturers were constantly changing the performance.  I vaguely recall one of the SSD drives that WAS recommended wouldn’t work when they went to the next generartion of the same branded media.  That’s not on BMD.

    Not looking to blame anyone least of all Blackmagic.  Just illustrating for people some thought, care, and patience is advised.   If people went into these things with a bit more patience and real world information there would be a lot less noise on the forums from people complaining about this and that.

    We asked for a high performance machine and Blackmagic has delivered again and again.  But it is a high performance machine and needs to be respected.  No sense rushing in and then posting complaints all over the internet.

    17 minutes ago, MurtlandPhoto said:

    My username is my business name; there's nothing anonymous about it. Regardless, I only endorsed the Samsung t5 because that is what BM has shown in materials and at trade shows. I bought a t5 myself in preparation for the camera's launch, so I put my {Prime Day discount} money where my mouth is ?

    Cool.  I'm not dropping hundreds of dollars on unreviewed cutting edge tech for a camera that isn't even out yet.  I at least want the opportunity to return something if it doesn't meet my expectations.

    It's a free country.  Anyone can do whatever they want with their money.  But as Brawley pointed out people have a tendency to create a lot of unnecessary noise on the internet after they rush into something.

  12. 1 hour ago, MurtlandPhoto said:

    I certainly was around for that. Those were early days. BM was still young & inexperienced and SD cards were not up to the same read/write standards that they are today. The landscape has massively shifted since then. 

    I respectfully disagree.  Tons of manufactures were using SD cards to record pictures and video internally for years before Blackmagic got into the game.  Blackmagic merely wanted to write data at a higher volume than most.  No one that I know of is using USB C drives to record raw externally straight from the camera.  It is a completely novel approach unlike SD cards when the BMPCC was announced.

    I can't understand how you can be so confident about something we have never seen in the wild.  I hope it works as advertised and it is something I definitely want to pick up in the future if it pans out.  But it is insane to say this drive or that drive will work flawlessly at this stage. The Samsung T5 looks interesting but I couldn't possibly comment on other drives.  Just have to wait and see.

    And I certainly wouldn't buy anything until I had the camera in hand so I could test it all myself.

    1 hour ago, Snowfun said:

    What is the optimum way of saving raw files - internal cfast or the T5 ssd? I’d rather not have to buy both so it would be interesting to hear views.

    Other manufactures do raw to internal cfast cards no problem.  See Canon's C200.  And of course Blackmagic's own URSA Mini Pro 4.6K.  Cfast cards are a proven bullet proof solution.  If I had to guess I would think internal recording to Cfast cards would be the "best" way to record.  The problem is Cfast cards are damn expensive.

    Some people in this thread have mentioned USB C port reliability.  Obviously you have to mount the USB C drive somewhere and then you have a cable snaking around your rig.  It introduces multiple points of possible failure.  I haven't seen a port protector solution for the USB C port yet.  I am surprised there aren't more people working on that issue.  If someone came up with a mounting and port protector solution for external power and the USB C port I think they would do well.

    I don't mean to be negative about the USB C route.  But looking at the situation objectively raises a number of questions.

    51 minutes ago, MurtlandPhoto said:

    No specific issues with BM and SD cards. The issue was that the Pocket cam required fast write speeds that very few cards had at the time. Card manufacturers were labeling cards with max read speed which confused users when they wouldn't work in the Pocket. BM's only fault was not clarifying this for users. Ultimately, it wasn't their fault, but they could have helped educate users to alleviate the frustrations. Whether BM's intention or not, the Pocket was eaten up by consumers who had little to no knowledge of card speeds. 

    Actually I remember Blackmagic "clarifying" things.  And I also remember after the "clarification" them removing cards from their recommended list.  At launch Blackmagic themselves couldn't tell us with 100% certitude which old tech SD cards would work.  I certainly don't think an anonymous person on the internet can list for us all the USB C drives that will work with the BMPCC 4k before the camera has even launched.

  13. 17 minutes ago, MurtlandPhoto said:

    Blackmagic has been showcasing the feature pretty heavily since the camera's announcement. I think it's safe to assume that the functionality will be exactly as intended.

    BM covers the topic in two sequential sections on their website even.

    Anyone can say anything in their marketing materials.  I've bought enough tech that has had enough quirks that I know only real world usage will reveal all the issues.

    I guess you weren't around for all the trial and error with the original BMPCC and SD cards?

  14. On 7/16/2018 at 8:03 PM, webrunner5 said:

    No I think you are seeing how terrible an Apple laptop is LoL.

    It is a pretty shocking set up.  Laptops of any kind are just not ideal for 4k grading and editing.  And the Mac thing is just ridiculous.  I prefer a simple clean black box under my desk with all drives, graphics cards, and various other cards tucked neatly away in one package.  Having a wire jungle on my desk with several boxes is not elegant.

  15. 12 minutes ago, SR said:

    Man, did I just see a fiscal report? This thread has changed quite a bit.

    Had a question. The SanDisk 1TB is currently only USD199. Whereas the Samsung 1TB is USD329. Although my primary requirement is more for storage, I'd still like to be able to use it with the BMPCC4K if needed. Any reason the SanDisk wouldn't work as well as the Samsung?

    You will have to look at benchmarks.  The Samsung T5 SSD is one of the fastest portable USB C 3.1 drives out there.  It is definitely faster than several competitors.  I don't know how it compares to that Sandisk.

    As far as I know recording raw to USB C is a novel feature.  I would wait until the camera is out and the feature is tested by multiple sources before making any plans.

  16. 27 minutes ago, Kisaha said:

    Another thread full of white noise and unrelated information. I hope the OP did find something useful among those.

    This thread was far more on topic than 90% of forum threads.  I wish you luck on your quest for purity on the internet.

    This thread was an interesting exercise.  I'm a BMPCC man myself and I am planning on getting a BMPCC 4k once some reviews are out.  But I had to really think about what I would use as a one man band on a paying job with fast turn around.

    Honestly I thought the thread went well.

  17. 8 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

    Yeah and everything you said good or bad is still on there someplace.

    I was on there years ago and said very little.  And I certainly didn't say anything political or about values.  I have to many friends from across the political spectrum to post that kind of thing on a personal page.  It would definitely offend someone.

    11 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

    Old people, hell it is stupid young girls hanging their boobs out on there, linking stupid as hell stuff with silly GiFs that have trouble. Young guys mad a hell at everything and everybody is the ones that better worry.

    That is true.  I guess I just don't know young people like that.  If anyone were to expose themselves, take a picture of it, and then post it on social media they wouldn't get very far where I work.  It is somewhat selective.

    What I have seen is people blurting out stuff and not realizing times have changed.  I've been caught off guard by some of the old timers at work on several occasions.  I like the guys but damn!  Seemed a bit reckless.  I'm terrified of being turned in to HR.  I save my more controversial views for in person conversation with my close friends from my teenage years.  Definitely not work place material.  And I am not writing that stuff down.


    17 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

    I am 71 and I have been on the Web before anyone even knew the word Web. I had a Web Address as a Incorporated Company probably before you were even born 40 years ago LoL.  Old people are not as dumb as you think on Social Media. Don't understand the tech, hell we invented it, and built it, maintained it.

    My parents aren't that old but they are dumb as bricks when it comes to computers.  Pops is really pretty good about just saying no to social media and email.  Mom has gotten a lot better.

  18. 2 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

    You say something stupid on Facebook employers go to it when they hire people and you may not even get the job you applied to. You are Blackballed forever. It Ain't good as they say to open your mouth now, even on here. This stuff Never goes away.

    I think it is a generational thing.  10-20 years from now there is a good chance Facebook will be gone or just something for AARP members and businesses.  I quit Facebook years ago.


    Millennials are quitting social media and spending less time on Facebook, according to a new report.

    Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - and even the popular dating app Tinder - are seeing droves of users switch off permanently.

    While many platforms struggle to keep their users, it seems picture-based messaging app Snapchat is still holding the attention of the younger generation. 

    Most people said they were quitting because they felt it was a waste of time and social media was making them think negatively.


    I think it is only old people (ie 30+) that have issues with social media.  The Olds don't understand the tech and get themselves in trouble with it.

    Personally I don't have any social media accounts and given recent *cough* events *cough* I have stopped emailing anything other than very formal business messages.  And even then very sparingly.  If something can be settled with a quick phone call I do it that way instead.  Even text messaging is out.  I get text messages on occasion but I rarely reply.  Live your life like it is 1999.

  19. 5 hours ago, DaveAltizer said:

    Honestly, I disagree with you guys. The GH5/5S are video cameras trapped in a stills form factor. Only thing missing is the built in ND.

    You are literally quoting a post that mentions APS-C sensor size, native EF lens support, and DPAF.  GH5/5s is a fine camera.  It has its uses but it is way different from a C100.  Do you ever wonder why so many rental shops and pros have C100s and not anywhere as many GH5/5s?  Why do you think people are willing to pay more to rent the C100 than the GH5s?

    People can have their preferences but to say the only difference is lack of ND on the GH5/5s is a heck of an exaggeration.

  20. 18 minutes ago, ReinisK said:

    Of course it's good to have internal nd, xlr, good AF etc, but do you need those things? I can say for myself, that I don't. For the majority of the work I do, I'm happy with using shutter speed to adjust exposure instead of ND, 3.5mm mic is fine, and I mostly shoot with manual lenses.


  21. 2 hours ago, jonpais said:

    An interesting read about a con artist who impersonated over a half dozen movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.

    Tip: if someone asks you to disrobe during a Skype interview, it just might be a scam. ?




    For a long time, Linka Glatter thought she was alone in being faked. She tried to contact the police and the FBI, but neither showed interest. The amount of money involved was too small, they told her.

    The government spends millions of dollars to house toddlers they have illegally taken from asylum seekers but they won't go after this crook?

    Anyway thanks for posting.  Good information.

  22. 6 minutes ago, DaveAltizer said:

    I’d say no to the c100 mkii today. It’s too big. Under performer. Much better options. Gh5s comes to mind. 


    GH5s is a totally different camera.  Personally I see plenty of situations where I would go with the C100 mk II over a GH5s.  They are both nice cameras but I see each having strengths in different scenario.  C100 mk II's APS-C sensor, DPAF, and native use of EF lenses to name a few make it a natural over the GH5s for certain jobs.  Also what is the low light comparison between the two?

  23. As much as I like video it is overused.

    I much prefer to read a lot of things vs watching a video.  As people have said sometimes you don't have the time or you need to be quiet or silent.

    It is also easier to understand complex topics if you can read an in depth article.  You can reread sentences if you don't get it on a first pass.  Also it is easier to find something in an article if you have to look it up at a later date.

    Certain tutorials are better in video and I do enjoy watching well done video reviews.  But I always supplement video reviews with plenty of articles.

    This topic is interesting.  I was astonished when I found out Donald Trump doesn't read.  The guy just watches TV!  I just can't believe how little intellectual curiosity that guy has.  I like shooting video.  I like taking pictures.  I like watching movies and looking at photographs.  But I simply could not exist if I didn't spend hours reading every day.  I see many people feel the same way I do.  Reading is just such an efficient way to acquire knowledge.

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