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Nick Hughes

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    Nick Hughes reacted to Matthias Hutter in Sony A7S rolling shutter test   
    Sorry, this test is bullshit.
     
    In this video, the rolling shuter is composed of 4 components that add together:
    1. The A7S rolling shutter (duh)
    2. The raster scan display (equal to ~1/24 or 1/30 s for the 4K monitor)
    3. The unknown rolling shutter speed of the camera filming the monitor
    4. The raster scan display you are watching  (e.g. 1/60 s, with rare exceptions like Lightboost)
     
    explanation for display skew:
     

     
    The rolling shutter of the A7S might still be the dominant factor, but I'd wait and see for some real tests.
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    Nick Hughes reacted to Thomas Worth in Mac app to resample GH4 8 bit 4:2:0 to 10 bit 4:4:4   
    Hey guys, I've written a really simple command line app for Mac that will resample GH4 footage from 4K 4:2:0 to 2K 4:4:4 using pixel summing. This will give you real 10 bit data in the luminance channel, so it's not just doing a brute-force bump from 8 bits to 10 bits. There actually is some interesting pixel finagling going on here:
     
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/f7h950spj5hrn9f/gh444.dmg
     
    There's no GUI, so you'll need to run it from the terminal. Do this by copying the app into the directory that contains the GH4 MOV files and using the following command in a terminal:
    ./gh444 INPUTFILE.MOV Make sure you cd to the current directory first if necessary. You can do this by typing "cd" into the terminal, add a space, and then drag the folder containing the MOV files into the terminal window. It will automatically add the path to the cd command. It'll look like this:
    cd /path/to/gh4/files The app will spit numbered DPX frames out in a folder named "dpx_out."
     
    I'd love for you guys to give it a try and see if you find it useful!
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    Nick Hughes reacted to Pascal Garnier in Focus pulling options for handheld steadicam?   
    Sean & John, take this nonsense to private messages please.
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    Nick Hughes got a reaction from estarkey7 in Canon say: "We need to respond to calls for DSLR video quality increase"   
    Really hoping they can actually follow through with any of this. The next couple months are going to be a huge deciding factor for me as to whether I decide to stick with Canon or jump ship and start swimming toward mft island. Of course I'd love to be able to embrace the benefits of both, but when it comes down to it, I just can't afford that. I'm sure many others feel the same way.
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    Nick Hughes got a reaction from Loma Graphics Oy in Canon say: "We need to respond to calls for DSLR video quality increase"   
    Really hoping they can actually follow through with any of this. The next couple months are going to be a huge deciding factor for me as to whether I decide to stick with Canon or jump ship and start swimming toward mft island. Of course I'd love to be able to embrace the benefits of both, but when it comes down to it, I just can't afford that. I'm sure many others feel the same way.
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    Nick Hughes reacted to Julian in Nikon D5300 Review and why DSLRs are dead for video   
    I think this should have been two different articles Andrew...
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    Nick Hughes got a reaction from nahua in Is Panasonic GH4 going to change the industry?   
    This whole discussion reminds me of when I got my first DSLR- an Olympus Evolt (remember that shit?). This was before DSLRs were ubiquitous so my photos looked simply because I was able to achieve a quality that others didn't necesasrily have access to (and none of my friends shot film). Over the next couple years as DSLRs became cheaper and more people started using them, my photos started looking more and more mediocre because everyone had access to great quality. It pushed me to have to work harder and harder to make my images stand out.
     
    This is becoming even more true today- as beginner and amatuer filmmakers (including myself) are getting easier access to great quality, I think that we are all being pushed to create higher-quality work (whether it be through better narrative, more stunning visuals, more thoughtful composition, or whatever you think makes a great film). I don't look at the growing masses of people picking up great cameras for cheap with contempt- I look at them as inspiration to create art that will set me apart.
     
    I couldn't be more excited for the innovations that are coming to affordable cameras today.
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    Nick Hughes reacted to Andrew Reid in Is Panasonic GH4 going to change the industry?   
    Bullshit. I have seen for my own eyes putting more powerful equipment in the hands of aspiring filmmakers does inspire them, does improve their cinematography and does allow them to get noticed. This community wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for the gear.
     
    You won't know any of my work if it wasn't for this platform, which is based on the gear.
     
    Let's knock this content is king nonsense ON THE HEAD permanently from now on. OK?
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    Nick Hughes reacted to Andrew Reid in Is Panasonic GH4 going to change the industry?   
    Check EOSHD 5am GMT Friday 7th
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    Nick Hughes got a reaction from Chrad in Is Panasonic GH4 going to change the industry?   
    There's going to be the same quality of films being made, they're all just going to look a little bit better.
    That's not to say that I'm not extremely excited.
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