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    sudopera reacted to terozzz in Happy halloween - Europe to introduce Article 13 - Making filming and photography in public illegal   
    I am sure this will never go through. At least in Finland, filming and photography in public places is shielded by constitution.  
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    sudopera reacted to graphicnatured in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Regardless of how this topic went, and yes, frustration can do that to any of us I'll still be visiting your site often. I really do appreciate what you've built here. Thank you, Andrew.
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    sudopera reacted to Jim Giberti in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    A dignified and reflective response Andrew.
    We all act small too often. Acting big is what we need more of.
    My unsolicited advice: Delete the anti BM article - it doesn't reflect your intellect but, as you say above, it's the result of a perfect emotional storm.
    I'd offer JB an olive branch privately - he's a good man and a valuable voice for any creative community.
    A lot of your members look up to you and it's a good opportunity to show them the value of thoughtfulness.
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    sudopera reacted to Jonesy Jones in Panasonic announcing a full frame camera on Sept. 25???   
    Haven't been keeping up with this thread but the impression I get is that Panasonic knows they need to go with a larger sensor but doing so could wreck their m43 ecosystem and user base. 
    What if they skipped full frame and went medium format? The gap between the two would be significant enough for neither to cannibalize the other. Man if they could democratize medium format that would be cool. 
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    sudopera reacted to Jonesy Jones in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Forget N-log or Z-log, I'm waiting for one of these cameras to implement Captains log. 

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    sudopera reacted to Andrew Reid in Just a quick thank you for supporting EOSHD over the years   
    Looking back I owe everyone a big thank-you for using the forum and taking an interest in the blog, it is amazing what it has turned into with so little effort on my part  I think this place must be the only website on the entire internet without adverts. Long may it continue like that.
    Got a GX9 arriving tomorrow... about time I did a review of something cheap with the big shift to high-end stuff. Let me know what you'd like to see in the review of it.
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    sudopera reacted to Anaconda_ in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I just found a Q&A with a 'Black Magic Design Expert'. Let me know if there's a better way to display this. I'll try to add to it as more information comes.

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    sudopera reacted to mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I’m looking at something like this for the P2. It should fit comfortably right next to my beer...

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    sudopera reacted to sanveer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I almost bought 2 GH5 cameras (or perhaps 1GH5s).
    I would have posted a suicide video live somewhere if I had.
    Thank God I didn't. Hehehe
    I hope Blackmagic Collaborate with Foxconn and Target 30,000 Camera Sales for the first year (first 365 days, not a calender year).
    Bye bye A7siii (dead on arrival), GH5s and so many others. 
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    sudopera reacted to Don Kotlos in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Since almost all of use are going to have this soon, I believe it's time to rename the site  
    It even has phantom power. 
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    take my money! ?
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    sudopera reacted to Kisaha in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Carbon hybrid body! I believe this is a first, amazing! miniXLR and the FIRST ever hybrid, with video first in mind. That is brilliant, I am excited after a long long time!
    USB C to a Samsung T5?!!?!!?! WTF?!!
    This seems like a very well thought video hybrid camera. Bravo!
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    sudopera reacted to Cinegain in Canon M50 mirrorless camera features 4K video   
    Have you seen the video with Gordon Laing? This is even useless for vlogging in 1080p... they seriously need sensor stabilization... I mean, Fuji has come around and Canon is still playing the segmentation game. But the real ones to blame are the people that will still buy this crapgh.
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    I’m quoting yesterday’s post for a reality check. Is or is not the Video Prioritized Display on the GH5  logically organized and streamlined, allowing rapid customization of settings? Is the ability to record to two cards simultaneously not a useful feature? Does a battery grip make flying a camera on a single handed gimbal easier or more difficult? Is it or is it not more convenient to have a headphone jack on the camera body? Is a remote app capable of recording 4K genuinely a detestable idea, as @Mattias Burling pretends? Or battery life of 3 hours on just one battery with no recording limit and no splitting up of files? Is a full size HDMI port in some way inferior to a micro HDMI port? Is 4K 60p not desirable? Being able to set shutter angle? Zebras anyone?
    @Mattias Burling has accused me of being a hater and forcing my opinions on others, but it seems to me he is the one resorting to trolling me at every opportunity, lashing out at those who don't share his beliefs and online bullying. I guess I need to look in the mirror too, because I consider the comments above to be statements of fact, not opinion, and I don’t see any hate speech here, apart from the vicious replies by @Mattias Burling. Also, there seems to be a mistaken notion that I was only referring to ergonomics, whereas it is plain to see that not all of my criticisms of the camera were directed at handling alone. But I guess it bears repeating: image quality does not exist in a vacuum. 
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    sudopera reacted to Tim Sewell in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    I think that people who want the image Fuji X series cameras give will overlook or work around the ergonomic shortcomings of this new camera, while those who don't will continu to happily shoot with their preferred camera. 'S all good, man.
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    That’s what the new tally light is for. ? So you can watch your camera interrupt recording.
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    But there are already lots of great options for filmmakers, no need to wait for NAB.
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    That shoulder LCD I think is about as useful as the touch bar on a Macbook Pro. One reviewer says he can't count the number of times he's forgotten to put an SD card in his camera and the LCD reminded him. WTF? The implementation by Panasonic is incomparably smarter; just by touching the LCD screen, you can access a dozen parameters and change them on the fly. And for a company not known for their aesthetics, the video info display on the GH5 is a work of art. And speaking of SD cards, would it have killed Fuji to allow recording to both cards simultaneously? Can user settings all be stored on a card? AFAIK, the touch screen on the X-H1 doesn't have tap to focus either. Is there a reason why a headphone jack couldn't have been included in the body? And if not zebras, why blinking highlights? They have no known value and are not programmable, so virtually useless for judging proper exposure, whether a stills shooter or a filmmaker. No teleconverter mode, which can be invaluable when you need that extra reach: both Sony and Panasonic have systems that essentially turn each lens into two. No hybrid log gamma for those interested in quickly uploading HDR videos to the Web. A flippy screen isn't absolutely essential if you've got a functioning remote app, but Fuji has neither. Being able to record with an external mic and the internal at the same time is a clever idea, but where are the videos showing the UI? Does Fuji still incorporate the all but useless tiny level meters found on the X-T2, or is it possible to see the audio level meter on its own dedicated page on the LCD? And apparently the audio coming out of the expensive VPB is distorted, rendering monitoring impossible until a firmware update is issued. The power booster is an essential piece of kit, but it makes flying on a gimbal or putting the camera in a cage all but impossible and makes carrying the camera cumbersome. It is also just another source of possible malfunctions. No 60p for times when you want beautiful 4K slow motion shots. A micro HDMI port, reviled by all filmmakers. Not only are proper exposure tools missing, but the information that is included in the display is inscrutably tiny. I really have to squint to even just read the exposure meter on the X-T2. The shutter speed and aperture dials are right at your fingertips on the Panasonic - no need to remove your eye from the EVF - with the Fuji, it's a two handed operation that may or may not require taking attention away from your shooting. And again, no shutter angle, which comes in so handy when you're shooting at different frame rates and avoids inadvertently shooting at the wrong shutter speed. 
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    Interesting that some are still making the argument that this camera is ideal if you're shooting 50/50 stills/video (or some percentage thereof), when this was supposed to be a straight-up video shooter's dream. I'm not saying they're wrong, but feature and spec-wise, on paper at least, this does fall behind a couple of other manufacturers in the video department. It addresses many of the faults of the X-T2, but time has moved on and Fuji still seems to be playing catch up. The crop factor isn't a deal breaker for me, but again, no extra crop in 4K would have been desirable. The body's chunkier than the X-T2, it certainly wouldn't have hurt to pair it with some longer-life batteries. Any accessory is going to compound the chances of failure, and the battery grip is no exception. It also makes fitting the camera with a cage or flying on a gimbal a bit problematic! A true video-centric camera should have both headphone and mic inputs for sure. Since I use the LCD exclusively for video, it would've been nice to have a bigger pixel count. It's to be hoped they include a waveform monitor and zebras this time around, too. I'm also in the 10-bit camp, regardless of what Sony and Canon are doing, especially since my interest in HDR. I'm heavily invested in Fuji lenses, so I have a vested interest in Fuji's success. Will it have a touch screen? Will Fuji ever fix the issue with the remote app only recording 720p?   The lack of IBIS, zebras, a fully articulating touch screen, a functioning remote app, short battery life and a number of other factors are why my X-T2 has sat in a dry box for almost a year, while I shot almost exclusively with the G85 and then the GH5. 
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    sudopera 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. 
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    sudopera reacted to Brian Caldwell in GH5s Anamorphic Mode Question   
    I've built prototypes of an iscorama-style single-focus adapter, but its really only suitable for shorter focal lengths in the 35mm to 75mm range.  Also, its a bit large, and the front element moves during focusing, which may cause some issues with matte boxes.  I'm also building a second type better suited for longer focal lengths in the 75 to 200mm range.  I'm still debating whether to modify these for internal focusing, which would be good for heavy-duty cine use, but would make the adapters larger, heavier, and more expensive.  To be honest, I've put the adapter project on hold until I get a few focal lengths in my anamorphic prime series completed.

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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Panasonic GH5S 4K / 240fps low light monster   
    I think it all boils down to this - the GH5s boasts cleaner low light performance and time code, but no IBIS, and 25% dearer. In no way does the GH5s make the GH5 even remotely redundant. If I need to shoot in low light (and I do all the time!), I use something called lighting. V-Log L incl. at last (!), however it arrived a little too late, as many are now migrating over to HLG as the photo style of choice.
    So, what would it take for me to upgrade from a camera that I’m already infatuated with? Internal NDs. 4K 10-bit 60p internal. PDAF. No more, no less.
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    sudopera reacted to tomekk in Why YouTuber Logan Paul can't put his camera down   
    Hmm, my techniques for avoiding certain social media's content must be working. I've never heard of him before your blog post.
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    sudopera reacted to Germy1979 in Why YouTuber Logan Paul can't put his camera down   
    If you've ever suffered 5 minutes of Youtube Kids, your "algorithm" statement is completely correct.  Watch Sonic the Hedgehog drive Lightning Mcqueen off a skyscraper 1500 feet onto a farting velociraptor with breasts and Don Johnson loafers...  while "Daddy Finger" repeats in the background. 
    I kind of hate that social media has given literally everyone a voice when I see Logan Paul as an example.  -Since feeling special and accepted is an ingrained part of every human being's natural make-up, social media, Youtube, etc.. - keeps us buried in our phones, constantly seeking value in "likes" and whatever trivial bullshit virtual currency there is.  It's a breeding ground for ill-advised priorities and narcissism.   Even if it’s just subscribing, you’re piggy backing a sense of community for the almighty motive - attention.  Everything is literally based on attention.  It drives the motive of most media "outrage" these days with a voice that says "Judge this motherf---er.  It's trendy."   or some idiot's default response to go full LiveLeak on a dead body.  
    F'king Nightcrawler.  He's done. 
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    sudopera reacted to jonpais in Panasonic To Announce GH5 Variant In January   
    really, @DBounce ?
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