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Jonesy Jones

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  1. So ignore the following because I'm inclined to trust you on account that you're smarter.... but.... I would say the audience sees none of those things. They're wrapped in the story. We do need more testing though, on the P4K. I can't wait until you get a P4K in your hands, especially one with .braw. Also, according to a certain DP who has been on this forum but not so much lately, Alexa ProRes is purely budgetary. When you have 3-6 cams shooting RAW, the storage difference compared to prores is not negligible. We're they similar (or less like .braw will be) date rates, you can
  2. Yes. In my opinion this is why the P4K comes out way on top when we're speaking only of image. When .braw hits the P4K, good night everyone. Now of course image isn't everything. But 2 things people seem to overlook often on the P4K is the user interface and false color. Not saying those make up for IBIS, AF, battery life, etc. But they aren't forgettable either, although a lot of people do.
  3. What about a 15mm rod/rail that literally is a battery? So like, you have a cage with a handle and rod that a couple accessories attach to. But the rod itself is a battery. Maybe the handle too. Maybe this is a dumb idea that's already been mentioned. But it just came to me.
  4. So I'm wondering, if you go this route don't you lose access to the nice BM user interface? This one of the selling points for me actually. If you cover the screen with v mount and add an external monitor is it still possible to easily make camera setting changes? I get your point though, but it seems like we're going to need another solution. I think there is a wide open market for "creative" power solutions. Make a rosette side handle that doubles as a battery. Or a quick plate that is a battery.
  5. Have you personal experience with the OS on newer BM cameras? It's awesome. So nice. And I believe there are at least 3 assignable buttons.
  6. I love the GH5, particularly IBIS. I do love the image that I've seen coming out of the GH5s, but I just couldn't see paying $2000+ for that camera. The image is too close to the P4K (or GH5) for me to switch or buy the GH5s. So for me it'll either be to stay with my GH5, or go to the P4K. And really this comes down to trading IBIS, ETC, and battery life for image/color science, codec (and upcoming .braw), better lowlight, Resolve, and great menu. And honestly, that last one is yuge. I really dislike working on the GH5 because of it's menu. It slows me down, and that is the point of these
  7. Footage is beautiful. What's up with 30p?
  8. When I said other cameras, I was referring to other non BM cameras. Yes, it will be added to the P4K. Perhaps some other BM cameras, but there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY .braw will be added to other manufacturer cameras for free. The best analogy I can think of is this. Lets say a nutritional company has created a health system that guarantees you more energy, strength, stamina, whatever, etc. It is based on some new biotech research. Based on many reviews it really does seem to work, but it has to be customized for each person. So you make an appt with one of their personal nutritionist. They
  9. The SDK for playing/editing .braw is free. Installing the codec on other cameras is not free, nor is it easy. They've patented it. But I assume that down the road, something "like" .braw will be available for most cameras. Hopefully.
  10. Thanks Kaylee. Not sure if this link still works but that is where I sold it on demand. Warning: the film is slow. From a "check out what I made with almost no resources" I'm extremely proud of it. Cast was amazing. I just wouldn't produce a film like that again. But I learned so much and hope to try again.
  11. We'll see. I've got the P4K on preorder but have my finger on the cancel button. I'm waiting to see more footage. It's very possible that with the right lens, filters, and Sage's lut, GH5 is a no brainer. But from the footage I've seen so far the P4K has the edge in image quality for sure. But like you said, maybe not enough to choose it over IBIS, ETC. The GH5 is also getting an autofocus firmware update in October so that may be another edge. Battery life is another. However, .braw may do something special to the P4K. We'll see.
  12. @mercer really appreciate the encouragement. Means a lot to me at this point in time. It's funny. It's almost like the message of that trailer, made years ago, was meant for me today. Words can't.
  13. @mercer I'm starting to come out of the personal funk I've been in for about a year. I'm looking forward to trying @Sage's LUT. Mercer did you say there was a CineD version to try? Where do I find that?
  14. And don't forget about ETC. The combination of IBIS and ETC make for a crazy powerful one man band camera. The new Leica 10-25, plus ETC make this lens/camera combo an FF 20-70 f1.7. As wide as you'd ever need. Great portrait. Leica cream and colors. I was all about the new P4K. Maybe I still am. But I'm thinking I may just stick with the GH5. If I can take the edge off with a black satin filter or something, I may just keep the GH5.
  15. Really? Man I think it's gorgeous. It's like an Otus became a camera. To each his own. Perfect companion for the newer MacBook Pro's. This camera is far from being a great filmmaking tool at this point but I hope this is just the first of more to come. Random thought, what if they put an L mount on a newer version. Imagine Leica glass on a Zeiss camera....... hmmm.
  16. Jonesy Jones

    Zeiss ZX1

    I love the look and feel of this camera and I've never even see it. Can't wait for a more video centric version. https://zx1.zeiss.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_7HdBRDPARIsAN_ltcIX-Cw3PEd0qEya1UYJ9ZUZhzUAdQSionvqFHhSJBghX5shrgJbzSEaAjX9EALw_wcB#shoot-3
  17. That lens has a major flaw, horrid manual focus with an ultra short focus throw. Ois is also jerky for video.
  18. As much as possible about the new Leica 10-25 1.7. Price. Availability. Weight. Length. Focus throw. Image circle. If the stepless aperture ring works on non panny's. Minimum focus distance. Is it focus by wire? Just anything and everything about that lens.
  19. Well, start looking at your options in this range and you'll find few. Native m43 lenses have few options in this range, primes or zooms. And what you trade for one spec you lose in another. The closest lens to this is the Tokina 11-20mm 2.8. I believe it does come in m43 mount, and can even be had in an upcoming Cine version. And can move up to S35 sensors which is great. But, with this new lens, you trade range and speed. Plus its Leica glass which is worth a look. Can't wait for more info.
  20. One of the more significant announcements from today is the upcoming Panny Leica 10-25mm 1.7 lens. This will be a brilliant lens for this camera. Too bad there is no OIS. But still, looking forward to pricing and availability. https://***URL removed***/news/9248867492/panasonic-is-developing-a-10-25mm-f1-7-lens-for-micro-four-thirds
  21. Sorry @mercer for the brief off topic question, but I am likely going to produce some real estate videos in the near future and am looking to do some research on well crafted real estate videos. @Jadesroom could you point me in the direction of some good ones?
  22. Great to have you back Ed. Thanks for the test. What I noticed is that the UMP tends toward magenta. The Canon is more neutral/green. It could be my bias but the UMP seems to render the gradients better with more dimension. But both images are superb. In a blind test I'd never have a clue.
  23. The more I think about it, the more I think this is way more specialized than any of us really understand. Like mapping the human genome specialized. Maybe not quite, but I think BM went down a rabbit trail that probably seems ludicrous to the other guys. I kind of doubt they'll follow. The only downside is that I think going forward in the future this could delay future camera releases. From here on out we'll all assume that each new BM camera comes stock with .braw, I mean it's their own codec right? But the amount of hours it takes to specialize to each sensor/camera is probably massi
  24. BM has said they would. Any reason to think they won't? From watching the video, what I gather is that this raw codec is HIGHLY specialized to the sensor and camera. Like way more specialized than any other raw format ever has been. It has taken them 2+ years to get where they are now. I don't think this will be a drag and drop thing for the P4K. It only makes sense for them to go for the original UM 4.6K first since the sensor tech is so similar to the UMP. I hope they then go with the P4K. Very jealous. I want my UMP back. lol I'm thinking BM has done something, who knows, mayb
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