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  1. ​I have not tried the Aputure myself, but quite a few reviews say it is not good. If you compare the specs of the two, you will see that contrast, luminance and so are pretty much equal, so my best guess is they are quite equal in day/sunlight. By the way, here is what I use at the moment on my G6, - and it works like a charm. It is a cheep $20 loupe. I,ve glued a piece of bicycle tube to the top of the loupe and put some velcro on the bottom. This makes it easy to mount/dismount the loupe. Maybe not be the best longterm solution as you might break the hinge on the monitor. Anyways I have been carefull/lucky and after 6 month it's still working ,
  2. Does such a thing exist? I have just purchased a Benro S4P head, which actually has the Arca/Swiss plate, but the head is of no use, - smooth panning is next to impossible. So this thing is going back.
  3. Ups, - wrong thread. So - post deleted.
  4. Thanks for sharing. It seems like all the cheep field monitors - MustHD, Aputure and so - have problems in sunlight. I guess even the more expensive ones like Small are having the same issues unless you spend $2.499 on a Small DP7-PRO HIGH BRIGHT. Maybe the MustHD 5,6" would work better as the 5,6" sunshade might cover more of your face and then provide more shade on the screen. But then again, this might bring your face too close to the screen and make it impossible for the eyes to focus. So these types of monitors seem to work indoors, but not outdoors. Though it is a lot more expensive I´ll wait for the SmallHD Sidefinder. Think this one will be an investment in line with good lenses.
  5. I just got a GH4. Can I update to latest firmware, - 2.1 - right away or do I need to install the previous ones one by one before installing the 2.1?
  6. bluefonia

    Field monitor

    @TSV and @Davide I'm considering a MustHD 701 as well. I have a GH4. What are your experiences after some days of working with it? In particular I´m interested in this: When in 4K mode on the GH4 does the 701 display a full screen duplicate of the GH4? And how does the 701 fair outdoors . - and in sunshine?
  7. ​According to JVC/US and B&H the camera is available right now, - this is taken from JVC/US website to day: Introductory limited time offer valued up to $899! Purchase a new GY-LS300 Super 35 camcorder between now and September 30, 2015 and receive a free Rokinon prime lens or Metabones lens adapter. Choose from the following accessories: Rokinon Lens (DS24M-MFT 24mm MFT) — MSRP: $899Rokinon Lens (DS35M-MFT 35mm MFT) — MSRP: $699Metabones EF Lens Adapter (MB_EF-M43-BM1)— MSRP: $399Metabones PL Lens Adapter (MB_PL-M43-BM1)— MSRP: $369Metabones Nikon Lens Adapter (MB_NFG-M43-BM1)— MSRP: $139Here are some more specs: Main features: Newly developed 4K Super 35 CMOS image sensorMicro Four Thirds System Lens MountVariable Scan Mapping maintains native angle of view for a variety of lenses including Super 35, MFT and Super 16. Adapters available for PL and EF mount lenses.4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24p/25p/30p) to SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card 4:2:2 Full HD recording at 50Mbps (24p-60p) 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16 and 1/64)HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI outputs (4K output via HDMI only)2-channel XLR audio inputs with phantom powerShotgun microphone includedDual SDHC/SDXC slots enable Dual, Backup and Continuous recordingAdvanced JVC streaming engine compatible with USTREAM, Zixi and Wowza Streaming EngineIP Network Remote Control, Remote Viewing, Metadata editing, FTP clips* 3.5-inch color LCD display (920K pixel) with smart focus assist function0.24-inch color viewfinder (1.56M pixel) with smart focus assist functionWired remote control supported10 user button assignable functions Includes handle unit, SSL-JVC50 7.4V battery, AC Adapter and shotgun microphoneSeems like the DR is only around 10.5 though
  8. There seem to be no interest here on EOSHD in the new JVC GY-LS300. Just wonder why as it seems to have most - if not more - features than most here on this forum have been hoping for in new Canon/Sony/Panasonic cameras. This camera seems to be quite innovative in several areas. Here is a link : https://vimeo.com/121192570 Is the lack of interest because JVC is not having a good reputation? Well, Samsung had a so-so reputation before the NX1, right? I¨m by no means a camera tech expert, but this JVC looks pretty interesting. Maybe this camera turns out to be the big surprise of the year
  9. Regarding the contrast: I too do not fancy crushed blacks and prefer them to retain some details. Good footage (well exposed), good scopes, a well calibrated monitor and good eyes are the way to achieve that IMOP :-). Regarding the letterbox: I always make the letterbox as a separate layer and only put sharpening to the primary storyline (I use FXPX). I never had the issue you show us here
  10. ​It has now I guess, - with this app https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQAoqnlTlbg
  11. Strange, - am I the only one with no such issues? My internet is a very stable optic fiber/100 Mbps (tested to 94 Mbps). Maybe that is why Vimeo plays 1080HD without any hiccups. Maybe I´m eating all the bandwidth :-)
  12. There seem to be problems with the formatting of profile pictures. Anyway my profile picture is stretched in a rather funny way. iMac 2013, Yosemite, Safari
  13. I have not had such issues with Yosemite and Vimeo, so I can¨t be of much help. Have you tried the usual things like repair permissions?
  14. I use this one http://www.syniumsoftware.com/screenium/ Has worked effortless for me.
  15. One competitor has already reacted. In the near future Nuke is launching a noncommercial version. http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/nuke/non-commercial/
  16. By recommendation from Andy I purchased the Mitakon Turbo / Canon>MFT ( I have a G6 camera). I use the Mitakon with a C/Y>EF adapter for my Yashica ML lenses and it works just fine. When using the Mitakon with my Yashica lenses wide open though, - especially the 28mm lens, - the picture gets rather soft in the corners. I´m not an expert on the subject, but in my experience the wider vintage lenses you use, the softer the corners are wide open and this will be intensified when using a speedbooster, that being a Mitakon, RJ, or Metabones. Just got a used Metabones Speedbooster/C/Y>MFT, but have not got the time to compare it to the Mitakon. I have also tested the Mitakon with my Sigma 18-35mm Art lens, - excellent results. The Mitakon is a very good option IMO.
  17. I can confirm everything Matt has said about previewing and importing AVCHD into FCPX. I use the exact same method and it works flawless.
  18. If you need autofocus the 12-35 is a good option. If you - like me - mostly shoot video, I would go for a Samyang 12mm 1.4 instead. This lens in combination with your 85mm, 50mm and 17-50 lenses will cover most situations. These lenses are all good in low light so unless you need one more stop or wider angles, you might not need a speedbooster at first. You will of course need an adapter for your Canon glasses. This can be a cheap one from eBay or a speedbooster, which works with both FF and ASPC. The Samyang 12mm does not fit on speedboosters, but you can get it in MFT-mount
  19. bluefonia

    SLOG-2 A7S

    Is the footage straight from the camera?
  20. Will an iPhone or iPad work via wifi?
  21. I will like to have a small external monitor for my G6 camera but need some advice. First of all, cthe G6 altogether work with a monitor during recording? Second, I have been looking into MustHD 5" and 5.6". I know the screen resolution is bigger on the 5.6", - 1280*800 vs 800*480 on the 5" . How much does this difference mean in real world use?
  22. I know some people, - among them Andy :-), - don´t like vari ND´s. If you are in a controlled and/or studio shooting environment where matte boxes fits the workflow, I´m sure fixed/stacked filters might be the number one. In my workflow, - more run and gun, - stackable ND´s are not convenient. I have the latest edition of Genustech Eclipse vari ND and it gives me everything I want. There may be a little colorcast, but it is easily solved with a bit of CC in editing and I ´m pretty sure you have to deal with the same issues with most stacked ND¨s.
  23. Well, the Canon mount it is not going to be anyway, simply because the Samyang 12mm is only made for Canon M and not EF. Didn´t noticed it when I ordered so had to return the lens for an exchange to MFT.
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