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  1. And... my avatar is gone again. I give up. Hope your new software was at least free. ;)
  2. Not sure if Andrew has done anything to fix the disappearing avatar issue... but my current one has stuck around for a couple days now... regardless of how I login, ie. twitter or username/password Only thing I've done differently is use the "import from URL" and pointed it to my image url of my google+ avatar.
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    4K edit on iPad2?

    Was just messing around with what (if anything) I could do with 4k video (FZ1000) on an iPad2. Surprisingly, I could import the 4k footage via Apple Lightning SD card reader. I figured IOS would downsample it to 1080 but it didn't. It stays 4k and plays back fine. The trouble is editing. iMovie doesn't support it, but a couple of other ones will at least let me import in, change frame rate, do a very basic "grade" and resave as 1080. Then it can be imported into iMovie, etc. Anyway, almost kinda cool. The iPad2 appears to be robust enough to handle low-end 4k clips, but the apps aren't there to at least do basic cutting and 4k output yet.
  4. Andrew, for funnies.. just tried the "import from url" setting and put in the image url from my google+ account. The software didn't seem to like the image url from my twitter avatar. When I select "profile_sync" the whole screen goes blank.
  5. ​Well, looks like it's not actually related to Twitter/FB after all. I logged in yesterday via username/password, uploaded a fresh avatar, made a post or two, then logged out. Logged back in today, as you can see... my avatar is now gone again. Bug has to be in your new forum software. Again, I really don't care that much. Just curious to see if it wasn't really your new software. What is the software by the way? Some of the new features and look is cool, but it seems awfully buggy as hell too.
  6. Judging from all the other "default" avatars here, I'm guessing I'm not the only one with the disappearing avatar syndrome. Going to try a little experiment. I usually login via twitter and the forum before Andrew's software upgrade, always pulled my avatar in just fine. But, since some here don't seem to have the issue, I'm wondering if it's related strictly to twitter/facebook login? I'm logged in the standard username/password way right now. I'm going to add a new avatar again, and not use the twitter login for awhile and see if my avatar sticks around longer than when using the twitter login method.
  7. I realize this particular "bridge" camera type doesn't really fit the demographic of the typical user here but I figured I'd ask anyway in case any of you actually got this camera and have good suggestions. Was going to get one of the cheapo rain covers for the FZ1000 like the OP/TECH rain sleeve, but it looks like it's held on in the back by taking off the eyepiece and then putting it back on to secure the sleeve on. But, it doesn't appear that the FZ's eyepiece is removable. Or is it? Any recommendations for a cheap rain cover? Or, is the DIY plastic bag and rubber band just as good as anything out there? I figured it might be good to use on the beach when it's windy to keep the sand off too. Also... Just FYI: Some reviewers were put off by the placement of the battery/card so near the tripod mount so that if you have a mounting plate on it you can't get the battery door open. I was concerned about this too, but it wasn't going to be a deal breaker. Was thrilled to discover that the awesome Sirui compact travel tripod I've been using works great! The mounting plate is small enough and you can slide it over enough before securing it to allow for the battery/card door to open just fine. I paid around $139 I think for this tripod in 2013. It's very compact at just under 12in folded, but comes up to chest level. You can unscrew the top column for an even more stable support, and it folds and configures to make a nice shoulder/video rig too. If you get the resistance on the head just right, you can actually do fairly smooth video pans with it as well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BFDBO2E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Here's a snap of the mounting plate on my new FZK
  8. Saw the previous one in HFR 3D, and though it was sort of interesting... I came away with pretty much the same conclusion you have. And, when I went to see the finale... I opted for standard projection and not even 3D. I can't remember what the quote was exactly, but David Lynch said something regarding HD several years ago. It was something to the effect that too much detail distracts and doesn't let the viewer's imagination fill in what's in the shadows. Or something like that. He seemed to prefer the older, low-tech black and white films with minimal detail. He also didn't like the fact that before the head of a nail in the set, that normally wouldn't be seen, was now completely viewable in HD and that it'd have to be painted over, etc. At the time, I thought maybe he was just stuck in the past and didn't want to give it up for the new technology, etc. But now I'm thinking he was absolutely on to something.
  9. Am I the only one who's avatar keeps disappearing? It used to simply and consistently use my twitter avatar on login, but that disappeared. I've uploaded them manually and they stick but eventually disappear also. Now, it appears some of my profile info has disappeared. Should I be taking a hint with this? Or, is this just some issue with twitter login?
  10. This isn't a big deal of course, but I've noticed my avatar keeps disappearing on log out. A first it used my twitter avatar, and then it stopped showing up. Just the default grey avatar. Then I uploaded an old one, and that stuck for a bit, and then eventually disappeared again too. I'm on my 4th one now. Again, no big deal at all, but as long as you're "bug collecting".
  11. @Cinegain, I can't think of many situations I'd personally use the Shogun with the FZ, but if I was making a short or doc & had a friend with a Shogun ( which I do) I might borrow it for the extra audio monitoring & possibly better image. Not to mention the larger 7in display. I haven't put the FZ through paces yet, but the more I get stuff tweaked in the menus, I'm really thrilled with the quality I'm getting for stills and 4k using a $900 camera thats so fun, easy, and quick to use with such a wide range of shooting situation possibilities. So far, it appears to be exactly the all-in-one travel cam I've been looking for. Excited to see how it performs carrying it around the Yucatan & seeing how it handles on the street & in high humidity/heat.
  12. @Matt, "tantrum"? Really? Sorry you took it that way... but OK whatever. @Cinegain, first off... I was given the impression that you couldn't even use the FZ with a Shogun at all from other posts. I'd read that once you record you can't monitor or turn off the display graphics, etc. So, when I read that there are indeed extended possibilities should the need arise for less banding or longer record times, or running XLR mics into it, the ability to monitor sound, larger monitor display, etc. then there are additional options available. That's all I was getting at. Like discovering any gear you already have, now has additional capability you weren't aware of before. No "tantrum" just sharing the info that it's possible if needed.
  13. It's a good camera Matt. It's not as fussy as some of you like to get into. And it's not the best tool for critical work... but knowing that if I wanted to, I could rent a Shogun and get pretty much all I'd want with regard to record length, and range, out of a $900... is cool. I don't expect you to relate to that. I "get" what you and many othera here get off on... really, when it gets down to it... I'm going to just shut myself off right here about that. But, for those who're purely interested in the potential of doing great things with very little... even low-end consumer grade... then the information is exciting. Some of us aren't into tinkering with subtleties that other's are so obsessed with. So yeah, knowing that if I needed 4:2:2 and didn't have to bother with a bunch of lens changes, and had planned to not need anything beyond ISO800... and all I had to do was rent or borrow a Shogun for the day, etc. then yeah... that's something I might want to do and am thrilled to now know it's an option. We've chatted a bit privately in the past, but you really don't know me. If you did, you'd know that I'd ultimately be much more proud of myself if I made a cinematic, artistic expression with the lowest end gear, for the lowest cost, inside the reach of anyone for the most part... rather then citing off a bunch of tech gear and grading tricks/expertise, etc. BS about how I bent this sensor and lens combination, effect, with this incredible lighting technique to bid my artistic will, etc. Nothing wrong with that, but If I could find a way to it with the least amount of gear, I'd say that's more impressive that having the state-of-the-art at your fingertips. Yeah, you could do it with an iPhone, but in many instances the image quality might be distracting. I'm looking for a way to get the viewer involved, without using tech as a crutch. Does that answer your question?
  14. Woo-Hoo! Looks like you CAN actually run an FZ1000 out to record clean HDMI to a Shogun: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54986414
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