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  1. Perhaps, although it's not the reason VX got popular at the time (that's something that people waffle on about now more than anything). I'd disagree anyway, in my opinion VX doesn't sound impressive and you can get the same with many mics or filters if you know what you're doing. I also don't think VX highlights or IQ are anything to write home about. I would agree though that fisheye in a 4:3 aspect makes the most sense for the way it is used when following someone doing lines.
  2. I know quite a few who still shoot VX1000/2000/2100 but they are dwindling as well. I know only one person who has a HVX200 and an Extreme Fish personally (although many US skate and Snow movies are shot with this combo). I don't know anyone who still shoots with a DVX100 (at least not here in AUS/Poland). Neither anyone with a PD cam. Honestly I think VX is about the last dwindling "standard" if you could call it that, but it's also getting close to done, even the die hards are switching out to other things as the tech is getting harder and harder to repair and keep functional and also many people/skaters don't see the point in spending all that time on a project to be hardly able to make out a trick. I'd say the only thing still relevant and perhaps making more of a resurgence to a degree is Super 8 and 16mm film (for the richer budget). VX is a thing because it was the first camera to come with a legit fisheye (Century MK1, AKA "deathlens", which was coined after the death-star in star wars haha). So many iconic skate movies were shot on that camera, so it became a standard and then at some point also nostalgia.
  3. It would be an easy sell for the people and pros who actually want/need it. I'm sure DJI know this and they have the tech already so I'd say we are going to see it for sure, it's just a matter of when... I'd also be interested to see whether Gopro tries to fight back or not, I feel like they are on their last legs, but I could also be wrong.
  4. Hero 7 is the glitchiest piece of electronic equipment I've ever purchased, not fit for pro work (all my friends who have it also have the same software issues, some even have other hardware related issues, I hope they have solved these issues for the 8). Hero 8 has no ability to replace the glass in front of the lens... I dunno what you do with your cams, but I use mine for, well... action! So if I scratch that thing I want to replace it! I replaced my Hero7 front 3 times already! This makes the Hero 8 a non-starter in my opinion. @hk908 Yes the stabilisation is rubbish in low light, don't even try it (actually turn it off, or your images will be toast)... it works pretty well in mid day light though. That all said and done, if anyone is listening... DJI cough cough... can you please make a 1inch sensor camera with better IQ and codecs!!! An action cam with the same sensor as the Mavic 2 with a fisheye lens for action sports (prores if possible!) would be incredible!!! I don't even care if it's twice the size. DO IT!!! p.s. Forgot to mention, if I could go back in time I would have bought the DJI action cam. Only thing I wish is that they wouldn't glue the lens in... DJI please let us swap that out if we want!
  5. I probably have a similar amount of footage to you on most occasions. The feature I'm working on now I shot about 3TB of footage over 3 months. Steps I take - I usually try and cull the bad shit from the start, once I transfer to hard drive I kill anything I know I wont use for sure and also try to give every clip a name. Once I'm in the editor I make different timelines for different things, pull the shots I know I might use in there to just check them out and be easily able to see them. If I've done the first step well the footage is already in folders on the hard drive that are pretty self explanatory. The last part is making seperate timelines (if the project is too big) of the edit and then putting them all together in one timeline at the end. I dunno how people usually approach this stuff, but for the things and style I shoot this is the best workflow I can come up with because usually my videos are not narratives.
  6. Sorry I should have elaborated further, it also needs to be in a Canon MILC.
  7. I'm not buying another camera until there's 24K.
  8. A colloquial term for a Bong (water pipe for smoking) in Australia is a "Beug", almost the same .
  9. Unless you're looking for nit per $ ratio like me... then it isn't .
  10. 800nit for $300 still doesn't seem that great IMO.
  11. Yes, otherwise known as the empty bank account strategy, AKA: homeless man strategy.
  12. I just buy a lot of lenses and then only use one or two of them.
  13. My Hero 7 is the buggiest piece of trash I've ever bought. Taking away the ability of replacing the lens has totally ruined any chance I will buy one. Waiting to see what DJI does from here.
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    When is Slo-mo Cheating?

    Anytime someone is questioning why there's shots in slo-mo, it's cheating.
  15. Is this spam? No real VX filmer would tell you they have been using an app for IOS, I smell a fish.
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    Variable ND Filters

    I have the SLR Magic II, it has wild colour casts at either end, I'm not that stoked on it. I think the Aurora is a better option, far less colour casting, which for me is the most annoying issue with Vari-NDs.
  17. But it's obviously not a product made for professional work .
  18. There's a big difference between "usable" and "reliable"... The Rode kit is 100% usable for 200euros, but to expect something 100% reliable that's on par with products 10-20x the price would be foolish IMO.
  19. You don't get something for nothing... I bought a 2nd hand Sony UWP dual wireless kit and have never had an issue.
  20. I don't mind it, but sometimes I think it looks a bit choppy, obviously it's a personal choice. I decided to do it in this video where I cut true anamorphic with Fisheye angles and the reception was mixed, some people didn't like it, but it got people talking. I'm un-decided really, but I think if you can make it flow it's cool. I like to see 8mm 4:3 chopped with crispy 16:9 35mm, but I think chopping from 2.35 to 4:3 is hard to make look fluid.
  21. You know how there's Godwins Law? There should really be a similar thing for 24p in any EOSHD discussion.
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