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  1. Could that little hole in the lens mount (by the red lower left video record button) be to enable an adapter with an ND inside? That hole is not present on the S1...
  2. Well, the F35 recorded to HDCam SR tape (we had an SR VTR, but used it only for finished master content ingest for its 12-channel surround never as source media ingest,) Panavision Genesis was 1920x1080 (sub DCI 2k) resolution too low for high-CGI films, Panasonic DVX-100 and Sony CineAlta cams were also basically HD res... In my view today, dCinema technologically = digital recording non-tape media, not film, 4K resolution and visually lossless. P2 was digital media but HD res, CineAlta was tape and HD res. Panavision was HD res... As for Von Trier vs. Jackson pioneering, I defer
  3. My understanding is that patents deemed improperly filed or invalid result in the patent concept becoming public domain and permanently unpatentable in perpetuity.
  4. Having been present at NAB when RED was first introduced, it seemed at the time to be “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” vapor ware. I worked in cinema advertising at the time, specifically post production. The Quantel eQ and iQ Pablo 4K I used to create content captured up to 4K left eye/right eye uncompressed in real-time with real-time (no render) color grades and parallax adjustments. The Pablo cost $440k. It wasn’t portable. It’s drive arrays were 10 gig Ethernet SANs. In 2008, when dealing with .r3d files, import into Quantel workstations allowed for one-light col
  5. I’m pretty pleased with my S1s. Paid like $1800 for one body and it just smokes so many other cameras for the price. If Panasonic adds CFExpress and internal ProRes RAW to card, keeps updating video capabilities via firmware like Samsung NX did, I’m pretty happy. Never much cared for Sony anyway. Panny and Samsung I like. I get the sense that Andrew has been spending time with tech disrupters (focus device prototype guy and others.) I don’t want to see the photography industry die either, but I feel like manufacturers HAVE been upping the ante in terms of pace of offering new fe
  6. The current promotions are: free 3 year warranty with registration, $199 film makers firmware upgrade for free, $400 trade in discount plus value of trade. That puts my second S1 body at $1647 with my trade. Yessssss.
  7. Richard Wong tested the two adapters stacked. Best results with telephoto Canon EF glass and EF mount Sigma prime. V 1.0 Techart firmware.
  8. In all my years at Panasonic, I shot with: Sony Betacam SP/SX/Digibeta, various DVCPROHD, Samsung NX1, Sony A99, Canon 5Dxxx, 7D, 60D, Panasonic GH3/4, Nikon Z6 and now the S1. Ya see there, junior, I’m what you hipster douchebags call “brand agnostic.” And after many years restoring, wrenching on and roadracing formula cars and motorcycles (some of which I destroyed and sometimes walked away from,) few who know me think of me as the wife in your snotty, presumptuous and frankly obtuse little narrative about a stranger to you. Go pay too much for an instantly obsolete EOS RP. The adu
  9. Adorama offers the S1 body with firmware upgrade, $400 trade in credit and offers the most credit IF you trade in a camcorder with XLR inputs. So, trade in a camcorder with $450 camera value + $400 trade in value = $1647 for body or $2547 for body + 24-105 f/4. Including 3 year warranty and filmmaker firmware update.
  10. I have the S1 and plan to buy a second. Here’s my reasoning: I preordered then purchased at full price the S1 body/24-105 “kit.” The overall build quality of the amazing body and lens, BASE (pre-July firmware) specs and overall still and video performance justified that price. Plus, I received $300 off lens full retail when purchased as kit. Add a free $87 battery and $347 grip (improves portrait ergos and triples shoot time) and you have an amazing deal ($734 savings so far.) Add free warranty extension for two additional years and — wow! Add $199 film maker firmware update for FREE
  11. Spock is a charming philosopher. Guessing his photography might be less engaging than McCoy’s. Sorry Spock. LLAP.
  12. Hmmm. Z6 sidelined for video... I have a huge Pelican case of vintage and modern Nikon-F glass that begs to differ. And Minolta MD. And Exacta. I can mount virtually any lens I want. B4, PL... Any look I want in terms of contrast, flare, lack of flare, glass-cutting sharpness of Nikon S glass. Having shot professionally with: Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Nikon and Canon, I’m not a fanboy of any brand. In a gen-1 camera, Nikon gives us: Full-width 4K readout. IBIS. Nikon color. Most legacy F mount Nikon/Sigma AF glass 10-bit 4:2:2 and soon ProRes RAW HDMI out. Eye AF (in May.) Atomos developm
  13. Facts: A. The RAW hack is real or not. B. The RAW hack will be revealed April 1 or not. C. Based on previous hacks, the work completed by others that benefits all NX1 owners will likely cost nothing. Just like NX-KS2 or MagicLantern. Both of which I am personally VERY grateful for. Honestly -- please, please stop demanding proof, fabricating conspiracy theories, frankly being a cyber bully to a stranger, shut up and wait. Until April 1, I know for certain that reading this forum (especially after PAGES of all this pointless drama) is no priority for me. Leave the
  14. Andrew, Thank you for the test! It's my understanding that aliasing or softened detail can be made worse by smaller bitrates. Would the 120 fps image improve on the NX1 with a bitrate increase to say 160mbps from the standard 80? 96 fps on the GH4 lost detail relative to 60 fps at the same bitrate. Thoughts?
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