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Michael1

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  1. I am either misinterpreting people's comments or everyone has lost their minds. If it was their material up on a paid service with no compensation or approval, they would be all up in arms. I've not read the safe harbor law, but common sense says it would not give companies the right knowingly leave copyrighted content up on their site, and, even worse, try to make money off of it. If it doesn't say that, then the people in the EU are on drugs.
  2. Thanks for the tip. I was not aware of this site. That's so cool! I like your choice of profiles.
  3. Just got the Z7 with the 24-70 S f4. Size is perfect. Just big enough to fit all my fingers. I wouldn't want it any smaller. It has a quality feel. Viewfinder is amazing, and rear LCD is surprisingly bright and clear. It's like a mini monitor. I'll try it out in the sun tomorrow. I did a quick IBIS test walking handheld. It looked pretty steady. I'll run some more tests. The Z7 has a lot of features. This will take a while to get proficient. I'm looking forward to using their Picture Profile software to create custom profiles, import them into the camera, and shoot video with them.
  4. I can't believe they added the tripod pin. That alone is almost worth buying the camera. 😀 It's little touches like that make a product so much nicer to use. I got confirmation from Nikon USA that the video bitrate is 144 Mbps, the same as the D850, and not 100 Mbps as reported by some media outlets. That's good news!
  5. When I first saw this video, I immediately noticed an improvement in the portion of the video with the colored background. I was wondering what he did to improve his video quality so much. It looked so much more professional. The colors popped. Then he said he was using the Z7 for that portion of the video. There's no doubt in my mind your can get truly pro quality video out of the Z7.
  6. I remember seeing it. It may have been in the Live Presentation.
  7. This is an impressive amount of noise reduction. Is that the built-in Resolve noise reduction, or the Neat Video plug-in?
  8. Sorry about that. I wish I had better news to report myself. The A7RIII does hold a unique place in the market. Yes, the D850 is very heavy, but it is built like tank. The entire body including lens mount area is magnesium for zero flex. We can hope for more competitors. Nikon may come out with their full frame mirrorless later this year. Canon may have something, too.
  9. I was all set to buy an A7RIII. The technology is amazing, but then the issues starting coming in, and coming in, and coming in. Then I started seeing people sell their A7RIIIs. Way too many engineering and quality issues. It appears Sony rushed this out the door to take away some D850 sales, and beat Christmas. Things like Sony lenses that would fit an A7RII, but were too tight to mount on an A7RIII were reported by multiple people. One guy bought an A7RIII, and it had a stuck pixel in the EVF. He sent it back, got another one, same thing. Sent that one back, got another, and third one had two stuck pixels. Game over! Then we have the reports of EVF and LCD pixels that turn on for no reason when you go into focus magnify mode, similar to stuck pixels or sensor hot pixels but they are not. Extended exposures show tons of sensor hot pixels. This is with Sony still not fixing the star eater issue. I started looking at video, and people's skin looks like cardboard. Or check out Sony's so called "weather resistant" body. And there is more. As far as I am concerned the A7RIII is a prototype that got pushed into production on an uncontrolled assembly line. Now contrast this with the D850 or the GH5. You have to really dig to find any quality issues.
  10. It seems like the GH5S is geared more towards production companies, rather than run and gun and hybrid users, which is fine. My only concern would be that they don't pull features out of the future GH6 just to differentiate it from other models, like many camera manufacturers do. The hybrid user doesn't want to be compromised in stills or video just because of marketing positioning. It should have everything they can put in, while keeping it a premiere hybrid camera.
  11. I guess it depends on what your minimum level of features is for video. 10 minutes of 4K does not make for a hybrid for me. I believe the GH5s will carry on the tradition of the GH5 as a hybrid, based on the leaked specs I've seen. It will do 14 bit RAW stills.
  12. Never heard of this guy until this post. I turned on his channel for about two minutes. Turned it off, and can't see myself ever watching him again. The content was stupid. I've got better things to do with my short life.
  13. I saw a post on another forum where someone was lamenting the fact that there was no way to setup custom video profiles that could be uploaded to the camera to bake in prior to video compression in camera, rather than trying to push whatever the camera generates in post. I happen to be checking out the Nikon Picture Control Utility software program, a free utility that can be downloaded from the Nikon website, and saw where you can create your own custom tone curves. Not only that, you can add control points to pull the curve around in an infinite number of shapes, and even save the curves for use later. I don't see why you couldn't create a log curve with this utility if you wanted. You can change other parameters, too, such as saturation, hue, brightness, contrast, clarity, sharpness, etc. You can modify existing profiles, such as Flat which is often used for video for grading. You can save these, and import them into the camera as custom profiles. You tell you camera to use your custom profile, and you are ready to go. After checking it out, it appears like this is exactly what the other forum member was looking for. Here is the help manual if anyone wants to look at it. Nikon Picture Control Utility 2 Help Manual Seems like a pretty awesome utility that may even be more useful for video than stills since we don't have RAW output for video. Has anyone used this?
  14. I agree! Wow! This is fantastic work. I also like the snippets of color, which, speaking of color, I am blown away by the Fuji colors plus whatever grading you are doing. That's crazy good. Move over Canon and Nikon. Well, Fuji has been in the film business, so it stands to reason they know something about color science. Looking forward to what they come up with for the T-H1 with IBIS.
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