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    tupp got a reaction from sanveer in The Mythical Organic Sensor   
    Agreed.  If Panasonic uses an EF-mount once again (in spite of the fact that they already utilize the shallow and more versatile L-mount), that is truly something insane!
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    tupp reacted to Braydon in Is the EOS-M *THE* Digital Super-8 Camera?   
    So I finally got my 6mm Pentax Cosmicar 1.2 C-Mount Lens in and decided to take it for a spin today.
    It was a game changer!!!
    While I was waiting for that lens to come in I was using a Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 on an EF-M converter and it was always too bright to use during the day even at f/16 and the 5x crop was horrendous, but as I hoped, everything changed and became clear and made sense once I got the Pentax 6mm.
    I used the same settings as @Matt James Smith ūüé• (thanks for the specs by the way Matt!):
    6mm f/1.2 Pentax TV lens (have not yet added a shim for infinity focus)
    EOSM with latest ML build
    18fps override (exact)
    5x zoom
    4:3 aspect
    1440 x 1072
    I LOVE THE LOOK SOOOOO MUCH!! THE ONLY ISSUE ON THIS FIRST RUN WAS THOSE DAMNED PINK DOTS!!! I know they have been discussed on other threads, so it's time to dive deep into that issue, but for now I couldn't be happier!
    Only effects are some slight dust and movement via FCPX's "Aged Film". Other than that, it's straight out of camera. Also per Matt's deduction, I have slowed all clips down to 72% duration on a 24FPS timeline in FCPX.
    Here is a little vid I put together quickly from the shots I took in the Santa Barbara Harbor this morning.
     
     
    So far I'm only in for $160-$170 on the build, including the body, c-mount adapter, pistol grip and Pentax Lens (which I won for a steal on eBay for $40)!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE HERE FOR HELPING ME GET TO THIS POINT!!! ūüėć
    And if I can be of any service with my still limited knowledge...I'm happy to help anyone!!
     
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    tupp reacted to Video Hummus in Fujifilm hint at 44x33 large format "GFX-H100" filmmaker's camera / open gate 4K3K   
    So glad @androidlad posts on this forum.
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    tupp reacted to androidlad in Fujifilm hint at 44x33 large format "GFX-H100" filmmaker's camera / open gate 4K3K   
    15 stops DR? With current Sony sensors, 12bit ADC readout maxes out at 12 stops of DR.
    With the Dual Gain HDR, it's a Digital Overlap Drive with double rolling shutter and half the framerates. Not very practical for cinematic work. But Fujifilm has already kind of implemented this DOL drive in X-T3/30 and GFX100, with the shutter speed slower than frame rate feature.
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    tupp reacted to androidlad in Fujifilm hint at 44x33 large format "GFX-H100" filmmaker's camera / open gate 4K3K   
    Ha, I've explained many times, current commercial CMOS sensors behave linearly, and linear 12bit = 12EV = 12 stops of DR.
    Yes you can store unlimited DR in 8bit, that's called logarithmic encoding.
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    tupp reacted to Eugenia in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    Thank you Mercer! These were great times back then, reporting on cameras etc.¬†ūüôā
    I personally use the M and the M50 for small short films like this (M50 below, with the nifty fifty). So despite some people saying that 24p is not needed, I actually need it, and I rather use such a small package camera rather than a larger or more expensive camera for these smaller film projects.
    Canons have their problems, but with the VisionColor's Cinetech picture profile I get an excellent cinematic look, and more DR than Cinestyle. If only they could do proper 4k and have a 10bit codec. I tried ML a few times, but the aliasing and overheating keeps me from using it further.
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    tupp reacted to Eugenia in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    It used to be. I used to be in the HV20 community forum back then, I was quite active (and a moderator). These days, it's the 5D Mkii, M50, and three EOS M. I was looking forward to upgrade to the M6 MkII, but Canon had other ideas...
    I didn't want to pay almost $1100 more (kit lens, plus Fringer adapter) and not get IBIS. So basically, I see the A6400 as a cheaper, in-between camera, until an updated Fuji next year. That way at least, I have one sample each from all major manufacturers, lol...
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    tupp reacted to Eugenia in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    I own 4 Canons (along a BMPCC og & 4k, and GX85) and I was looking into upgrading my Canon M50 with the M6 MkII (as a walk-around video camera). I was shocked to see no 24p in there. So instead, I pulled the trigger just last week and bought a Sony A6400 with its kit lens, and an EF/S adapter. The A6400 has its own crippled sensor with (surprisingly high) rolling shutter. But at least it provides me with the right tools to create a cinematic image, if I'm careful of how I shoot. The M6 does not. No 24p, and still no zebras, spot metering, or a log profile after all these years. So despite its own problems, the A6400 was a better buy for me. Canon lost a sure sale. And now I'm hearing about pixel binning and upscaling, which makes me happier about my decision to go Sony.
    At the end, it's Fuji that it's going to win me over though, I know it in my gut. As long as they have an updated X-T3 with ibis, I'm there. I'll get their f/2.8 kit lens zoom, and the Fringer EF/S adapter, and I'll be golden for many years to come, I reckon. The last camera I'll buy for a good long while. It'd be good enough for what I need.
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    tupp got a reaction from thephoenix in Magic Lantern Progress on the old beast Canon 5d2   
    Their might be some settings posted in the ML 5d II thread.  Or, you could post a question in that thread on what ML settings folks tend to use.
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    tupp got a reaction from PannySVHS in Antidote to GASsiness - Mark Jenkin on His Hand-Processed 16mm Bait   
    Yep.  That's been going on for years -- even before Red existed.  One can safely assume that the above-the-line folks are clueless and cheap, when, at the outset, they stipulate that a DP must own a certain brand of camera.
     
    One exception to this assumption is that they might be trying to match previous footage.  However, in that case, they are just cheap and one wonders what happened to the original DP.
     
     
    The trailer (thanks, @PannySVHS!) is reminiscent of the inexpensively made, slipshod "Now" films of the mid/late 1960s.  Very cool!
     
    Not sure why he didn't just an use an off-the-shelf developer, stop bath and fixer.
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    tupp reacted to PannySVHS in Antidote to GASsiness - Mark Jenkin on His Hand-Processed 16mm Bait   
    Awesome. Watched the trailer first without sound, then with sound. Both worked equally well.
     
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    tupp reacted to User in Antidote to GASsiness - Mark Jenkin on His Hand-Processed 16mm Bait   
    A few years ago or so, someone here mentioned something about how some knucklehead types just throw money at gear as a way to muscle their way in... and I often see post go up on crew websites from producers requesting DPs that must have a Red to get the gig while saying nothing of how they can light etc.
    Anyway, this up today and worth a read for the perspective:

    Jenkin: I made a 45-minute film a few years ago called Bronco’s House, which was processed in a developer made of instant coffee, vitamin C powder, washing soda crystals and a little pinch of potassium bromide to keep the grain down. You can make developers from anything, really, as long as you’ve got an alkali base and an active acidic ingredient. I quite like that side of things. I like experimenting with how you can create pictures.

    https://filmmakermagazine.com/108148-with-digital-you-have-to-spend-a-lot-of-money-before-it-becomes-free-mark-jenkin-on-his-hand-processed-16mm-bait/?fbclid=IwAR2tzdi_7xggt6PKoF1XJZDiWH1VYQoeaut0w9L97JwhtA4f-qLGlTgv0ko#.XWqjp5NKjOR
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    tupp got a reaction from thephoenix in "light" software to check my footages exposure   
    I just realized that ffplay (the ffmpeg player) will show histograms, video waveforms and vectorscopes.  Ffplay has to be one of the smaller applications that provides such capability.
     
    These commands worked on my Linux terminal.  Not sure if the syntax changes slightly for the Windows command line.  Note that the word "video" in the commands should be replaced with the name of your video file (for example, my_video.mp4).
     
    I saw both simpler and more complex versions of these commands when I did a web search.  If you try ffplay and have problems, please post your commands, and I will see if I can help.
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    tupp got a reaction from thephoenix in "light" software to check my footages exposure   
    Shotcut is open source, and is fairly lightweight and has histogram and waveform (apparently, no RGB parade and no vectorscope).
     
    Kdenlive is also open source, and seems to offer all the important scopes.  It is probably lightweight, but not as much as Shotcut.
     
    Both of these NLEs have Windows versions.
     
    There are other open source NLEs and post production applications, but I am not sure what scopes are offered nor if there are Windows versions.
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    tupp got a reaction from heart0less in "light" software to check my footages exposure   
    I just realized that ffplay (the ffmpeg player) will show histograms, video waveforms and vectorscopes.  Ffplay has to be one of the smaller applications that provides such capability.
     
    These commands worked on my Linux terminal.  Not sure if the syntax changes slightly for the Windows command line.  Note that the word "video" in the commands should be replaced with the name of your video file (for example, my_video.mp4).
     
    I saw both simpler and more complex versions of these commands when I did a web search.  If you try ffplay and have problems, please post your commands, and I will see if I can help.
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    tupp got a reaction from heart0less in "light" software to check my footages exposure   
    Shotcut is open source, and is fairly lightweight and has histogram and waveform (apparently, no RGB parade and no vectorscope).
     
    Kdenlive is also open source, and seems to offer all the important scopes.  It is probably lightweight, but not as much as Shotcut.
     
    Both of these NLEs have Windows versions.
     
    There are other open source NLEs and post production applications, but I am not sure what scopes are offered nor if there are Windows versions.
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    tupp reacted to User in Girls on film   
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    tupp got a reaction from PannySVHS in 5K RAW 24p video for $150 - Magic Lantern making great strides on Canon EOS M   
    There is/was an ML version for EOSM firmware 2.0.3.  ML developer Daniel Fort has a 2.0.3 ML version from January 2017 on his bitbucket download page (scroll down to "magiclantern-Nightly.2017Jan13.EOSM203.zip"),
     
     
    Always make sure that your camera battery is fully charged before you attempt to install Magic Lantern.
     
     
    If you would like to downgrade your EOSM firmware to 2.0.2, and then install the latest builds for 2.0.2, here is Daniel Fort's tutorial on how to downgrade Canon firmware.  It is fairly easy, once you have the firmware (.fir) file -- just reflash the firmware the same way you would flash ML (except the SD card should not have the "boot flag" enabled).
     
     
    Always make sure that your camera battery is fully charged before you attempt a firmware update.
     

    Canon doesn't seem to have the EOSM 2.0.2 firmware posted for download, but here is the link that Daniel Fort gives for most Canon firmware (scroll to the bottom of this page to find the firmware links).
     
     
    The EOSM 2.0.2 firmware can also be found on this non-Canon page.  Scroll down to the firmware download link for "eosm-v202-win.zip" near the bottom of the page (it's not the "ksd291a_installer.zip" download link near the top of the page).  Windows (nor any other particular OS) is not required, once you have extracted the firmware from the zip file.
     
     
    In Fort's firmware downgrade tutorial, he seems to suggest that it is very unlikely that someone would/could tamper with compressed Canon firmware files (.fir)
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    tupp got a reaction from sanveer in Adobe shambles - Why subscription software should be illegal   
    Disagree.
     
    I have seen several new, heavily promoted features in Photoshop declared as breakthroughs that actually appeared years before in GIMP and other open source imaging software.
     
    I also don't see much difference between Lightroom and Darktable (and Raw Therapee).  If Lightroom has an advantage, please let me know.
     
    In regards to NLEs, I don't usually use a lot of fancy plugins, but there are certain features that I find in open source NLEs that I can't find in Premiere or other proprietary software (and I would avoid using proprietary software, regardless).
     
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    tupp reacted to DanielVranic in Dolly Recommendations   
    Ooof those look nice, but about 9x the price of the ones I have linked.
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    tupp reacted to Video Hummus in Shooting a video with a World War I lens   
    Loved the history in the beginning. I’m surprised Kodak had something that small back then. The original Pocket Camera!
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    tupp reacted to newfoundmass in Shooting a video with a World War I lens   
    Mathieu Stern is one of my favorite YouTubers because he collects weird/old lenses and adapts them to use on mirrorless cameras. My Papa used to have this same camera so this was so cool to see! I actually think it produces a really elegant or ethereal image. Good stuff! 
    Anyway many of you are probably aware of Mathieu but for those that aren't I figured I'd share! 
     
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    tupp reacted to kaylee in help me find a quentin clip   
    hey yall!!!!
    sooo i was working on a set last week, just kinda helping my friends, being a white light, and we had this moment laaate at night where i was talking to the actors, pepping them up (theyve got their fkn sad faces on, woe is me, i hate acting, rite? mind u it is 2am), and i was being cooool af as i always am on a set, and i just started saying
    because...
    WE
    (*and the director joined me*)
    LOVE
    FILMMAKINGGGGGG
    ....remember that??!! from some bts of one of quentins more recent films...? he does that with the cast and crew, its... something he does??
    anyway, i cant find the clip, can u guys help?? this is real i swear!!! ūüėā
    sincerely,
    kaylee
     
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    tupp got a reaction from webrunner5 in Mexican Solves Spherical Aberration   
    Mexican physicist Rafael Gonzalez has found the solution to spherical aberration in optical lenses, solving the 2,000-year-old Wasserman-Wolf problem that Isaac Newton himself could not solve.
     
    Now would be a good time to get a Fujian 35mm, f1.7 -- before they all become as clinically sharp as Summicrons!
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    tupp got a reaction from Geoff CB in Gilles Deleuze   
    The reclusive American philosopher Joseph Sixpac had this thought on deterritorialization:
     

     
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