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    sudopera reacted to BasiliskFilm in Sony G 18-110mm f4.0 PZ   
    Pricing probably calculated so that when they sell it as a kit lens with an FS700 etc they can have a really generous discount to make it look like a bargain.
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    sudopera reacted to Lintelfilm in Film Convert Is Dead!   
    I believe there's a thing called Instagram that's quite popular with one or two iPhone users. It's popularity is partly due to the "film look" it allows. 
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    sudopera reacted to Hans Punk in Film Convert Is Dead!   
    I suspect the look of film is too in-grained (weak pun intended) for everyone to agree on that, but its an interesting point.
    Emulating film is why Arri are still in business after over 100 years and why most modern cinema cameras are continually trying to emulate the characteristics of film negative derived from an optical process. Digital noise in many cameras is still judged by how 'grain-like' it appears. Post process of log and raw images are treated with tools that were built to mimic photochemical behaviour of stock emulsion/print process and chemical bath treatments...all focused on making digital images more relatable to work with and for audiences to accept the look of. It's proof that film is still regarded as the 'gold standard' for digital imagery to aspire too...sometimes including its grainy warts it seems. 
    But modern cinema is already at a point where 360 degree shutter, rolling shutter, HFR have crept into modern filmmaking - things that could be regarded as completely non-filmic aesthetics by traditional standards...but the cinematic language has a history of changing...so yes - grain will most probably be eliminated from movies eventually and be considered an unwanted artefact of an 'antiquated' format. Its implementation as an easthetic choice for digital is sometimes subjective but the only bad online examples I've seen are from people who don't seem to understand the basics of colour correction and grading let alone the advantage that denoise and grain treatments can offer.
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    sudopera reacted to Hans Punk in Film Convert Is Dead!   
    Adding a bit of grain can help dither digital highlights from having razor sharp edge contrast clipping as well as give an overall image the impression of added sharpness without making the edges buzz. When integrating CG elements into live action plates it is still one of the the go-to methods to help get the two to blend together better. An image with grain can still look very clean, as everything is uniformed with the global grain effect....which can be very different from digital 'noise' - which can sometimes only effect the shadows of an image, and is often not as monochromatic as film grain. Denoising an image - then adding grain back in can work great...again, this is often because often the non-uniform colour noise is removed/reduced, then a gentle wash of global monochromatic grain can really unify an image in it apparent sharpness and contrast. Film Convert grain is pretty good, but when I can I use real telecine scans from 35mm and overlay those at varying opacity. It is of course often down to personal taste and how effectively/subtlety it is used.  
    I tend to regard image noise from digital as similar to the interference on a badly tuned old analogue TV...can sometimes be very a distracting buzz and detracts from the viewing experience.
    Grain is more like the pops and crackles you hear on vinyl...part of the experience and can actually add to the experience when used well - seems to add some impression of physicality (even if emulated digitally). Subtlety is key I think - does not have to be very obvious at all to improve an image (unless you are intentionally going for a grind-house look or trying to emulate old 16mm stock).
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    sudopera reacted to BrooklynDan in C700 and XC15 announcement   
    It looks....nice. But not really a winner. There aren't many distinguishing characteristics, and the body design looks very derivative. It looks like the Varicam 35 and the Sony F55 had a baby, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I was hoping for something more akin to a Canon XL2 in terms of shape. And at the price, it's just way too easy to step up to an Amira. Hell, you can have a used Alexa with a 4:3 sensor for that price and be shooting on the best camera on the planet.
    I'm sure it shoots a pretty image though. We'll see if that and the hallowed Canon name is enough to move units.
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    sudopera got a reaction from EspenB in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    Yeah I get your point, like 1440x1080 gets streched to 1920 after import from mini dv tape.
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    sudopera got a reaction from Orangenz in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    So the 1500$ 4K 10bit 4:2:2 camera in a tiny body that can also shoot stills failed the same way as C300 mark II (4K 30p), a 12000$ camera. What a failure.
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    sudopera got a reaction from zetty in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    If 4k 4:2:2 10bit is true then 6K is almost irrelevant in my book. It certainly would be a nice bonus but not that important.
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    sudopera reacted to jgharding in Canon develops global shutter sensor   
    Can't wait to shoot with this in 720p120fps in 2035! LEL.
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    sudopera reacted to DBounce in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    4k 10 bit 4:2:2 would have my interest at that price point. 
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    sudopera reacted to AaronChicago in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    I really hope 6K isn't the GH5's defining feature.
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    sudopera reacted to johnnymossville in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    A full readout of the sensor, no matter the resolution at 4x3 would make one heck of a tasty anamorphic camera.   
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    sudopera reacted to Andrew Reid in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    Here's how I think it would work (scroll to half way)
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    sudopera reacted to Mattias Burling in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    I was just about to put my mft lenses out for sale. Might hold on to them a bit longer.
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    sudopera reacted to BenEricson in Canon C300 Mark II flopping vs the Sony FS7 at rental?   
    Another thing to mention is, the original C300 is still being used pretty widely. If you're not rendering out to 4K, I am not sure the upgrade is really worth it. 
    Man though, if you shoot a lot of interviews, you will really really please your clients if you shoot with the C300ii. The color is just so amazing. The auto focus is also incredible. Those two features alone are worth it. No 60p/4k is a really big bummer.
    I do want to say, the Sony Cine Alta cameras are on a different level. The F3 has amazing color. So cheap as well.
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    sudopera reacted to independent in Ursa mini...is this the end of blackmagic?   
    Give Blackmagic credit. First, they're a relatively tiny manufacturing operation. They deadlifted their chances of success in a tough market. Samsung left, for crying out loud. Digital bolex, done. A few others tried too, and failed. 
    Blackmagic brought innovative products at an accessible price point - many of us are direct beneficiaries of that. Years ago, I replaced my red scarlet with the fresh BMCC, which had a better overall image with far less fuss. And the camera was ready to shoot at a cost 1/10th of the price of the red scarlet, which itself was the cheapest real cinema camera at the time.
    And even if you don't like their prroducts, you still benefitted indirectly from that. Blackmagic is an industry disrupter. They put a lot of pressure on a lot of companies (Red immediately responded with a failed 4K for 4K campaign) and raised the quality and features of competing products. 
    Don't forget the fact that Blackmagic also offered a class grading software free with Davinci resolve (again disrupting the industry) as well as integrating a NLE into it (again disrupting the industry). 
    All their moves have helped the independent filmmaker. 
    Yes, they've had delays (not nearly as bad as RED) and some minor flaws (that other companies had too), but these are the growing pains of a small company. They don't have the resources that Canon and Sony have for QC and supply chain management. If they raised prices that would obviously help, but they're intentionally pricing their stuff very aggressively.
    They're probably operating at a loss or very slim margins to stay in the game. If they go under...that would be a painful loss. Because they are approaching products with an intelligence and practicality that are sorely lacking in the competition. 
    The ursa mini 4.6k is not for extreme low-light situations, or autofocus, or drone work, but for traditional filmmaking, there is nothing out there that provides a comparable image at its price point. 
    This forum has a lot of dslr/mirrorless users, who complain a ton about their image. What's funny, so many of their complaints are answered....with blackmagic cameras. Color science, simple straightforward menus, no overheating, motion cadence, filmic, thick codecs, etc. It's all right there. 
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    sudopera reacted to IronFilm in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    Nope, Panasonic doesn't have Canon's knack or track record of such epic level let downs.
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    sudopera reacted to AaronChicago in Ursa mini...is this the end of blackmagic?   
    No way. I've been using the 4.6k with no problems for months. The new 4.0 firmware puts it over the top. 4.6k, 4K DCI, & 3K anamorphic ProRes. Custom LUT display. 2x desqueeze on the 5" LCD. I've finally found a camera that is perfect for what i do.
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    sudopera reacted to IronFilm in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    If 10bit 4K internal comes in the GH5 (as we are now expecting) then Panasonic has won the game of camera wars for this round.
    Panasonic was first mirrorless/DSLR with 10bit external before anybody else, now it looks like Panasonic will be first with 10bit internal before anyone else had even caught up and offered 10bit external aside from Panasonic!!
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    sudopera reacted to Sam232 in 5DIV full spec and full image leak   
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    sudopera reacted to hijodeibn in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    Finally we have 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, this is a huge step, since others will stat to do the same, the age of 8-crapy-bit is over!!!!!! 
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    sudopera reacted to AaronChicago in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    Great news. That's really all that I would've asked for in the GH4 along with a LUT REC709 preview for V -Log.
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    sudopera reacted to Germy1979 in GH5 10-bit 4:2:2 internal?   
    Love it.  FT4 rating...  That's like changing your relationship status on FB, so you know it's legit.  No crop in 4K.  
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    sudopera got a reaction from Nikkor in DPReview BANS links to EOSHD!!   
    I think the reason for this is because for a few years now Google adjust their search results for every user differently according to their sites visit and searches in the past.
    I'm not so thrilled about this because it can be very misleading.
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    sudopera reacted to fuzzynormal in DPReview BANS links to EOSHD!!   
    The digital revolution is an incredible thing. The first globally cultural phenomenon.
    Bigger businesses can try as hard as they can to monetize it, but that sort of process demands way too "lowest-common-denominator" sort of stuff to be truly compelling.  
    Normally, it's dry and boring "content" not actual writing.  Lousy Corporate speak and intellectual junk food.
    Those of us that are more curious than normal folks will always require niche corners, like eoshd, to keep it real. 
    There's plenty of room inside the Internet. Writing created by people that really do care about what they're saying will always have a place. 
    Whe I first came here I spouted off my typical egalitarian camera rants and was quickly chastised by the head-honcho because of it, which I really appreciated.  
    Finally, I thought, a place where someone has an opinion they really care about!  Its not some unpaid intern just regurgitating a PR sheet from corporate marketing.
    I don't know, maybe these sorts of corners will have a harder time existing as newer generations get more sophistically exploited by content-providers. Perhaps not.
    After all, Humans have always tended to have alternatives to the mainstream. From philosophy to books to camera blogs. 
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