Damphousse reacted to IronFilm in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
I agree with him, in the photography still world the technical performance has plateaued out, with only incremental improvements now.
When will we reach this in the video world?
I reckon the BMPCC4K could be the beginning of the end.
Damphousse reacted to webrunner5 in GH5S Sample Footage and Reviews
That guy is the main, pretty much Only moderator on there. I have seen him say some total Jack Ass stuff on there. I am sure he is a smart guy, but rumors are a dime a dozen. If you want to take the word of Another website, A Rumor site at that, and put it on Your website as Gospel, yeah he is a Jack Ass.
I Never go to that stupid website anymore ever. Same with DVXuser anymore. They overall are a total joke, other than a few people now. It used to be good, well better is a Better word, but now...
I think most of the really smart, make a living people don't come to Any of these forums often. They are too busy making money, putting food on the table, talking to others that are experts on email, or the phone, Not on Personal View! There is a TV show called the "View" that sort of reminds me of that website!
Damphousse reacted to mercer in GH5S Sample Footage and Reviews
It’s literally the 3rd comment down from the top of the page linked. It very well may be BS but Vitally may have some insider knowledge. Either way, always a pleasure.
I was making a joke about the GH5s not getting IBIS due to that Amazon show needing a couple of crash cams...
Damphousse reacted to mkabi in RENT OR NOT TO RENT...
Don't buy a C300ii... It's too expensive... And the demand for it will lessen faster, because it's been on the market for a while now. You have a safer bet with the C200.
I see a real potential in Kinfinity cams, especially 6K... It's also an exotic import that people will try in the rental realm.
Even the blackmagic 4.6K is potentially something people would rent.
How about this... You go talk to one of the rental houses near you. Ask them advice about which camera you should invest in.. and see if you can strike a deal with them too.
I had the C500, and I sold that too. But that guy was telling me to sell it and invest in an $8K follow focus cause that would be rented out more often than my Raven.
In any case, I walked out of this with amazing connections. Most of my jobs are through this Rental house, and from time to time I rent my equipment on a discount.
Damphousse reacted to Mattias Burling in Introducing the Canon 400000000D
At my store the Canon 2000d is cheaper than the Nikon d3400. Both 24mp, both metal mounts. One is newer. To a noob thats a big deal. I dont know how many times I see threads where they skip what they get recommend because the guy in the store said something else was "newer".
Damphousse reacted to mkabi in RENT OR NOT TO RENT...
See... That's the thing...
It's always need over want right? Everyone wants 8K, but then end up renting the C300ii or a lower end Red 5K or 6K, because it's out of their budget or they don't have supporting systems to edit it.
The guy was talking about getting an Alexa Mini, but for as long as I was part of it - that mini never became part of his portfolio. Funny thing is he had some Canon DSLRs and even some Sony mirrorless cams as well. He talked a big game about getting out of renting these small cams, but in my opinion, he should have these various affordable options available for the dreamers that come in with that 8K dream 😀
Damphousse reacted to mkabi in RENT OR NOT TO RENT...
My experience of renting out:
It was good while it lasted, but wasn't much money in it. I rented out my Red Raven (while I had it), but through a rental house. So what I did was that I contacted one of the few rental houses, spoke to the owner and made a deal with him. Drafted a contract, both parties signed it and let the guy hold onto my equipment (its either that, or I hold onto my own equipment and when there is some interest then drive about 30 min. [one way] so the renter can see and take the equipment). When the Raven was rented, the profits were split 50:50; I know thats a pretty big cut, but I'm not doing anything (none of the heavy lifting) other than providing the equipment. They market, get the client (existing and new clients), they have contracts and waiver forms, and the best part is the insurance - they pay for the insurance; my equipment becomes part of the insurance that covers all the other equipment that they have...
I can take back the Raven any time I want, with some little notice, terminate my own contract any time I want... It was decent... I used the Raven for 2 or 3 projects and even at the rental house, it wasn't in that much in demand (everyone wanted 8K). I made about $2K over 8 months, much more than that with my own clients, but didn't see much use so I ended up selling it
Damphousse reacted to mercer in Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video
With the 2.2x crop of the G7 and GX85, I was able to get the Fujinon 12.5mm and the Cosmicar 12.5mm f/1.9 to fully cover the sensor. Both are 1” lenses. But I was also able to get a 20mm Meopta to cover as well... which I believe is regular 16mm or S16mm. So at a 2.4x/2.5x crop (depending which article you read) I would imagine a 25mm S16 lens should cover it. And I should have no problem with the 12.5mm 1” lenses?
Damphousse reacted to Mattias Burling in How stills killed casual video for me
Another huge reason that pushed me towards stills was also the ability to shoot film every single day without spending much money.
Cinestill even makes Kodak Motion Picture very available for still shooters. Raw and Film in your bag at all times.
And it also opens up the door to very affordable medium and even large format.
Damphousse reacted to Robert Collins in NX2 rumors
You know when Samsung exited the ILC market, I thought it was a precursor to teaming up with either Nikon or Canon. In my view Sony enjoys a competitive advantage in cameras because it is an electronics company in a business where cameras are rapidly turning into electronics products (a bit like telephones). And Samsung has shown (and certainly has the tech) that it is the one company that can easily out Sony, Sony.
I still think that say a Samsung/Nikon partnership makes so much sense. Samsung would bring Nikon all the bleeding edge sensor, sensor af, processing and Nikon would bring its optics, camera infrastructure and commitment. The NX1 showed that even with the best tech in the world, Samsung couldnt make a meaningful (and especially meaningful to a company as large as Samsung) dent in the market.
Damphousse reacted to salim in NX2 rumors
The details is what gives it a small amount of plausibility.
I believe the new chip is for their next smart phone designed to go after, iphoneX, but reusing it for other product lines might just make sense.
There are many factor involved:
From one side, re-introducing their DSLR camera line makes no sense. Especially within the corporate politics. It's hard to tell your team why you need to close something and then have someone inside the team try to resurrect.
There is also their brand. It's hard to convince users to buy their product line only to later drop the product without any further update, support or lens lines.
Then there is the other argument. Samsung already has the body, they have the basic lens mount and setup, they have the basic OS to operate a camera. So internal cost of developing it, once there is an all encompassing chip to handle it all, might be reasonable, even as a pet project. Perhaps someone argued internally, having a DSLR using their chip might help improve their video on galaxy or even perhaps be used as a marketing vehicle. "The new Galaxy uses the same chip that runs the most advance digital SLR". This might have been the internal way to have gotten the green-light on this.
I see your point with this. Yes, there are niche users like Andrew and others here, who like the NX1. But for other users, the possibility of investing on something that might once again face a dead-end is a no go. So because of that, I think Samsung will have an uphill battle to get large enough buyers to buy this, for it to be justifiable.
With Canon and Nikon lining up with their mirrorless camera, and Sony having a huge lead, I just don't see Samsung doing this, unless they can justify a secondary benefit to another product vertical.
Damphousse reacted to tyger11 in NX2 rumors
The problem then was - and still would be - the lens selection. Unless you go with adapted lenses, there were hardly any lenses that matched the quality of the camera itself. If they could do this with a different already-existing mount (E-mount, if they could get permission), or Sigma's mount, that would allay a lot of fears. Leaving the market so early was immense hubris, and if they want to try again, they're going to have to overcome that fear.
Damphousse reacted to leeys in Huge upswing in Canon camera sales during 2017
For every blogger like you Andrew, there're 10 sponsored by Canon. Who's going to be louder? As I've said before (and you know too) Canon only works with those who're positive about them as much as possible.
Here's a new example: In a completely unrelated site, someone was saying that the best camera for vlogging is a Canon 6D because some YouTuber recommended it. Turns out Canon has been sending 6Ds to high-profile YouTube vloggers to push the camera for that purpose. You can't deny marketing like that is effective.
Damphousse reacted to OliKMIA in This guy is hilarious
Different experience here with PC, everything is smooth on my custom built computer. But again, as long as you are happy with your Mac, that's good.
Yeah, nothing to do with "fan boy", I'm genuinely interested to understand why you prefer Mac. You made some valid points.
Damphousse reacted to IronFilm in Are we going to talk about Netflix's "Bright"?
I watched "Bright" pretty much BECAUSE of the negative reviews (and also it is Netflix's most expensive one ever, that alone is worth a watch).
Was it one of the top 1% of films last year? No. Maybe not even the top 5%? But no way did it come within a million miles of being within the bottom half of films in 2017.
My biggest criticism is I felt perhaps it was trying to do "too much", I felt like there was so much of the world unexplained that it needed to be part of trilogy (like the Lord of The Rings is).
But maybe that was Netflix's intention all along....
Damphousse reacted to mkabi in Are we going to talk about Netflix's "Bright"?
I haven't believed in what critics had to say in a very long time. I, generally, look at the overall score of what everyone from regular viewers thought of it and what critics think... If there is an uneven shift, on either side.... I might check it out to see why one side hated it while another side loved it.
You have to think that critic's job is to critique.... They have nothing else to do. So, with their vast repository of movies that they have watched... They compare it to stuff like Citizen Kane, Casablanca and the sort... Anything less.... Or not original is a cliché or remake... You can't please these people. I wonder if I filmed dog poo for 90 min., while Morgan Freeman narrates some existential bullshit - it might be universally panned (by critics) as being something truly unique and groundbreaking.
As for Bright.... For me.... It has a solid foundation, and there is a lot of anticipation for where it can go in terms of story.... But it just left us a speckle of ice from the tip of the iceberg... Not even the tip of it....
I would like to have seen when and where the main orc came from.... His back ground - I mean he is goofy, but he came from a terrible background to become the first Orc Police Officer. What motivated him to do that... Other than the superficial stuff that he says.... What about his tusks.... Never got a clear idea (some visuals would have helped) of why his tusks were sawed down.
Now that we know Will Smith is a Bright... What's next? Off to Hogwart's Adult Night School?
Now the Dark Lord rising... I really wanted to see this happen... Oh well..? Whatever.
Damphousse reacted to kaylee in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit
***HATE SPEECH***!!!!! CALL 911!!!!!! BULLYING!!!
jonesy u better not post stuff like that online theyll come getcha
Damphousse reacted to Mattias Burling in Panasonic GH5S brings massive low light improvement - exclusive interview and hands-on
Just saw the asking price. m4/3 isn't what it used to be.