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  1. So... what do you think of Canon’s 250MP APS-C prototype? Is that a no-go, too? ‘Cause it looks incredible! And so does the 8K video camera that Canon took to many conferences too. Sure, it used four Odyssey 7Q recorders and 9 miles of cabling to make happen, but Canon 8K video you guys! And BIF on an APS-C sensor with 250MP!!! I have a hard time believing that Sony’s such a “winner “ at sensor performance with all these real-world Canon achievements.
  2. Chill out brah, there's no need to declare a state of emergency over this. If the a7r II is "DEFECTIVE" according to the strictness with with you are applying this definition, I can't think of a singe camera/camcorder that's ever not been "DEFECTIVE" for at least part of its shelf life. Every camera ever made-- especially groundbreaking cameras that offer a bunch of new features not available before-- have issues and quirks that need to be sorted out. Not that issues and quirks are completely acceptable, but what really matters instead is how it's handled. If Sony, or an ingenious filmmaker
  3. [post edited by mtheory: "Please no more drama, and more on-topic discussions."]
  4. I wonder if BMC will put the Micro Studio 4K sensor in the Micro at some point? Seems feasible to me. I've never thought of 4K as necessary-- I've seen plenty of movies projected in 2K at the theater that looked great-- but maybe you have a point with the extreme wide shots in a drone. I don't have experience with that.
  5. Not so sure the 7D MKII is a stills camera either, unless you have a Canon fetish or can't stand using an adapter with betters cameras like Sony's E-mount APS-C and EF-mount full frame line-up. Check out this link to DXO where the 70D is compared to the D7100 and the a77 II. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-SLT-Alpha-77-II-versus-Canon-EOS-70D-versus-Nikon-D7100___953_895_865 The sensor in the 7D MK II might use a new processor, but it is the same terrible sensor that is in the 70D. Canon gave up DR, ISO ability, etc., to implement the dual-pixel CMOS
  6. Honestly, I'm just trying to help. People enjoy both reporting and opinion, so finding a subtle but attractive way to designate between the two might change the way people interpret your web log. I know what's opinon vs. news is clear to you-- but this group tends to mistake one for the other, takes it all personally and then **** flies. But I'll leave it at that. If you think I'm an ass and a moron for my suggestion, so be it. I can live with that. Again, I appreciate your site and I hope to see it grow in positive ways.
  7. I'm only posting this as a means that you might understand where (at least some) of the backlash is coming from. Try to go easy on yourself and ignore the bashing. The Internet is cruel like 3rd grade is cruel. But, because you- like most content creators on the internet- are not a credentialed/degreed journalist- there are certain things that you (and most others) don't know about reporting, but probably should. For instance, report facts only, and if it's opinion, then preface it by stating *clearly* that it is *your* opinion. It just won't work when you are both the reporter and
  8. Not trying to stir up things here, but I don't think BM imagines the Ursa as the *only* camera on set. It seems like it would be great on a tripod or maybe even hand held from the grip for certain shots. I think, however, that BM would expect there to be a lighter camera like their BMPC or a GH4, or whatever, to be used in addition to the Ursa, on gimbals and in all the places a small, light cameras work best. Since it's priced at $6K there's definitely room to add some smaller cameras to the budget, too.
  9. I actually think we're in agreement here. If you find the camera's features and support lacking (because you speculated they'd be better), then sell it and move on. It's fair to voice your concern/opinion, too-- I've purchased expensive cameras I wasn't happy with. But what I don't agree with is deriding and condemning an entire brand and proclaiming the death of an entire product line/segment simply due to a singular personal opinion. It's a little harsh and unfair at best. Just asking for people to take it easy and keep it all in perspective. I know it's frustrating but we're not child
  10. I don't understand the incredible backlash here. No offense intended, but this piece reads like Andrew did in fact get fired from a job due to not changing the battery or media in a BMCC on time. Blackmagic gets 10x the criticism it derseves and about 1/4 the praise. Yes, they should have addressed their firmware issues before launching 2 new cameras at NAB. Yes, their customers are fair to expect support first for their cameras. But put it into perspective people. You can shoot incredible digital cinema with the three cameras they already had out. Whether the lack of in-camera ca
  11. How can there be this many posts with people complaining about the camera not having this or that? Isn't the fact that Sony apparently put out a consumer camera that shoots video with "image quality [ ] closer to the FS700 in 1080p than to a NEX 7 or A50" enough to justify a pause and a little congratulations Sony's way? If this review is true, I'm pretty stunned. To give some perspective of where I'm coming from, I own a bunch of Sony stuff- the a65, RX100, FS-100, FDR-AX100 and some others that put Sony's video quality in perspective: like the D800, BMPCC-- so to me this is really
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