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    yoclay got a reaction from The ghost of squig in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    Blackmagic is not a huge company.  Not even close.
    Panasonic has 273,358 employees.
    Canon has 197,673 employees.
    Sony has 117,300 employees.
    Fujifilm has 79,000 employees.
    Nikon has 25,729 employees.
    Blackmagic has 372 employees.
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    yoclay got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Actually his conclusion about the Pocket having better highlight retention than the XT-3 seems a bit skewed.  He base's this on having more tools in Resolve, because it's raw.  But in fact when you look at the files, the Xt-3 has far more chroma info.  Once again, grading in the eyes of someone who doesn't appear to know that much about grading seems to be all based on what button you can click on or what LUT you can apply.  Which is just silly as far as I am concerned.  If you just look at the files on the scopes you can see that the BMPC4K is clipped more harshly and that it is missing chroma info by comparison.  This would be consistent with my experience of BM in general.  Images have info, but lack chroma range.  Lastly, he incorrectly states that the URSA has 16 stops of dynamic range.  No way in heaven this is true.  I would be surprised if they have more than 13.5 to be honest...
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    yoclay got a reaction from Prandi in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    Actually his conclusion about the Pocket having better highlight retention than the XT-3 seems a bit skewed.  He base's this on having more tools in Resolve, because it's raw.  But in fact when you look at the files, the Xt-3 has far more chroma info.  Once again, grading in the eyes of someone who doesn't appear to know that much about grading seems to be all based on what button you can click on or what LUT you can apply.  Which is just silly as far as I am concerned.  If you just look at the files on the scopes you can see that the BMPC4K is clipped more harshly and that it is missing chroma info by comparison.  This would be consistent with my experience of BM in general.  Images have info, but lack chroma range.  Lastly, he incorrectly states that the URSA has 16 stops of dynamic range.  No way in heaven this is true.  I would be surprised if they have more than 13.5 to be honest...
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    yoclay got a reaction from IronFilm in RED and Foxconn to create range of affordable 8K prosumer cinema cameras   
    Talk is cheap.
    Red is not. And has never been.
    Remember 3k for $3K?
     
    This is not about inexpensive, high quality prosumer cameras for everyone.
    Nor is it about Foxconn getting into the camera game.
    What this is really about is RED getting into the expensive (read 8K video) telephone business.
    All the rest is hype and BS.
     
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    yoclay got a reaction from Emanuel in RED and Foxconn to create range of affordable 8K prosumer cinema cameras   
    Talk is cheap.
    Red is not. And has never been.
    Remember 3k for $3K?
     
    This is not about inexpensive, high quality prosumer cameras for everyone.
    Nor is it about Foxconn getting into the camera game.
    What this is really about is RED getting into the expensive (read 8K video) telephone business.
    All the rest is hype and BS.
     
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    yoclay got a reaction from jhnkng in The other issue with the C200   
    What seems clear to me is that they also want C100 users to make the stretch upwards and they don't want to destroy the C300 market, which is broadcast, by bringing the broadcast level codec on board too soon. Who wants to bet against me that the C300 III comes out before this codec ?   I think the C100 series might also be toast in fact.  But that remains to be seen.  The RAW lite adds extended dynamic range and touches the indie market and the dual pixel AF is attractive to a lot of other folks in the industry.  I think it will smoke the new Panasonic for this reason.
    For me it is very clear the C200 is a B-Cam to the C700 and the next generation C300 users.
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    yoclay got a reaction from Damphousse in The other issue with the C200   
    They won't say anything yet because the C200 hasn't even reached their premises.
    The majority of rental houses would not say the C200 is an A-Cam by the way.  No way.  That's like saying people are currently renting the C100 as an A-Cam.  For that it would need at least a broadcast quality codec and for the moment that is not the case.  This is not an accident.
    The vast majority of rentals are for cameras that people cannot afford themselves.  The average price point for a camera rental package is 10-30K.  Otherwise people just buy the cams.  The C300's go out all the time.  They are one of the most popular cameras out there for rental.  The cost of renting a C300 is not very different than renting a C100, so why go with the latter ?
    I know this because I worked in rental houses.  And by the way, the camera is to a rental package what the burger is to Mcdonalds.  An excuse to sell the fries.
    It's all the extras around the cameras which people cannot afford where they make their money.
    In larger markets like Los Angeles and New York by the way, the majority of owner operators own at least a RED Epic.  It's practically expected by clients these days.
    That's minimum 15K.  Sad but true (I pretty much hate RED).
    You spoke about the rest of the video market.  The average level of camera for working professionals for local spots is at least a Sony FS7.  Configured that's 10K.
    That is because it is broadcast spec and has the minimum bells and whistles.  The same reason why they might own a C300 as well.
    Showing up with only a GH5 or an A7SII would be a big no-no for even local producers.
     
    By the way, I haven't worked for Cinema5D in about 4 years, so frankly do not have a clue what their thinking is around the subject.
     
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    yoclay got a reaction from webrunner5 in No Joke - RAW 4K on the 5D Mark III   
    The camera that just keeps on giving.
    Thanks to the ML team which just keeps on giving.
    Not particularly pretty ? That stills look terrific Mercer.
    I have always loved the 14 bit image coming from the 5D3.  As someone who does a lot of grading (even professionally) I have always found the 5D3 offered very true color right out of the box.  If the exposure is on, I often don't even need to correct it.
    Which brings me back to a discussion with a very well known DP recently.  He said he would rather have great color depth at FullHD on a camera  than higher dynamic range or resolution at lower bit depth.  I think he is right.  As a DP our job is to get the exposure right and control the light. 
    Kudos for the superb work, ML.  Thanks for bringing this to our attention as well Andrew.
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    yoclay got a reaction from TwoScoops in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Well, that was a pretty nasty little article.  Why bother ?  The guys over at Cinema5D are trying hard just like everyone else.  Andrew, you talk about them basically as if they were corporate shills, but on the other hand I remember very clearly you promoted the Zacuto eye, saying what a great small EVF for small DSLR cameras
     
    and when I pointed out repeatedly that it had no HDMI input (only SDI so really not adapted at all to those cameras) in your forum, not once ever did you respond.  The point is that your criticism can be extremely harsh, yet I don't see you holding yourself to the very same standards you ask of other people.  It's obvious that not once did you try the product with the DSLR's you mentioned or even consider such a glaring error, so what was that article?  Nothing but an empty promo in the end, right ?
    I don't point this out to shame you, but merely to say that your article seems harsh, strident and unfair.  You really seem to have a chip on your shoulder. You could have just as easily rebutted their findings with the points you made in a more gracious manner.  In the current climate do we really need more harsh hate filled rhetoric these days ? Maybe they got it right, maybe they didn't on the GH5, but it's important to cut everyone a little slack now and then. 
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    yoclay got a reaction from Phil A in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Well, that was a pretty nasty little article.  Why bother ?  The guys over at Cinema5D are trying hard just like everyone else.  Andrew, you talk about them basically as if they were corporate shills, but on the other hand I remember very clearly you promoted the Zacuto eye, saying what a great small EVF for small DSLR cameras
     
    and when I pointed out repeatedly that it had no HDMI input (only SDI so really not adapted at all to those cameras) in your forum, not once ever did you respond.  The point is that your criticism can be extremely harsh, yet I don't see you holding yourself to the very same standards you ask of other people.  It's obvious that not once did you try the product with the DSLR's you mentioned or even consider such a glaring error, so what was that article?  Nothing but an empty promo in the end, right ?
    I don't point this out to shame you, but merely to say that your article seems harsh, strident and unfair.  You really seem to have a chip on your shoulder. You could have just as easily rebutted their findings with the points you made in a more gracious manner.  In the current climate do we really need more harsh hate filled rhetoric these days ? Maybe they got it right, maybe they didn't on the GH5, but it's important to cut everyone a little slack now and then. 
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    yoclay got a reaction from andrew berekdar in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Well, that was a pretty nasty little article.  Why bother ?  The guys over at Cinema5D are trying hard just like everyone else.  Andrew, you talk about them basically as if they were corporate shills, but on the other hand I remember very clearly you promoted the Zacuto eye, saying what a great small EVF for small DSLR cameras
     
    and when I pointed out repeatedly that it had no HDMI input (only SDI so really not adapted at all to those cameras) in your forum, not once ever did you respond.  The point is that your criticism can be extremely harsh, yet I don't see you holding yourself to the very same standards you ask of other people.  It's obvious that not once did you try the product with the DSLR's you mentioned or even consider such a glaring error, so what was that article?  Nothing but an empty promo in the end, right ?
    I don't point this out to shame you, but merely to say that your article seems harsh, strident and unfair.  You really seem to have a chip on your shoulder. You could have just as easily rebutted their findings with the points you made in a more gracious manner.  In the current climate do we really need more harsh hate filled rhetoric these days ? Maybe they got it right, maybe they didn't on the GH5, but it's important to cut everyone a little slack now and then. 
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    yoclay got a reaction from DenisasP. in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Well, that was a pretty nasty little article.  Why bother ?  The guys over at Cinema5D are trying hard just like everyone else.  Andrew, you talk about them basically as if they were corporate shills, but on the other hand I remember very clearly you promoted the Zacuto eye, saying what a great small EVF for small DSLR cameras
     
    and when I pointed out repeatedly that it had no HDMI input (only SDI so really not adapted at all to those cameras) in your forum, not once ever did you respond.  The point is that your criticism can be extremely harsh, yet I don't see you holding yourself to the very same standards you ask of other people.  It's obvious that not once did you try the product with the DSLR's you mentioned or even consider such a glaring error, so what was that article?  Nothing but an empty promo in the end, right ?
    I don't point this out to shame you, but merely to say that your article seems harsh, strident and unfair.  You really seem to have a chip on your shoulder. You could have just as easily rebutted their findings with the points you made in a more gracious manner.  In the current climate do we really need more harsh hate filled rhetoric these days ? Maybe they got it right, maybe they didn't on the GH5, but it's important to cut everyone a little slack now and then. 
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    yoclay got a reaction from Don Kotlos in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Actually Andrew, I don't view you any more of a shill than them.  Which is my point.  I think everyone is just trying to create something in their own way.  And I really respect that.  As you know it takes a lot of effort to keep any project up and running.  Hat's off to everyone who does it ! I was not upset about the cinema5D forum being let go of either (thank you for the compliment for my moderation by the way,  I really tried to keep it a place where there was respect for everyone). To be honest, I think the forum was declining considerably because everyone was moving on from the 5D and that there are sufficiently other forums out there that it wasn't needed.  Actually, I find myself going to the new cinema5D frequently just to keep abreast of developments in a simple visual way, rather than piling through DVXuser posts, etc.
    What I think too, is that the next step in each person's career requires increasing relationships to the community of professionals on all levels.  This is how a reputation develops and work is to be found.  It's a normal part of the growing process. I think Cinema5D have tried to do tests which are independent of sponsorship and have on many occasions criticized the advance products they tested from many companies which were even sponsoring some of their trade floor interviews.  On the other hand, I myself said that I would like to see more about the sensor issues related to the new Blackmagic 4.6K Pro, rather than a list of already available new hardware features. 
    Ultimately, respect is valuable in these times.  I am horrified by the inflammatory tweet wars going on in my own country for instance.  I prefer to believe in the best of people rather than focusing on the negatives.
    Keep up the good work and the passion Andrew !
    Peace out.
    Clayton
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    yoclay reacted to dantheman in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    To be fair, Andrew didn't provide any evidence either because he doesn't have the camera yet, he probably is right but his reaction seems more based on a frustration that Panasonic didn't send him a unit, the same as with the Gratical Eye Yoclay mentioned, also there he forms an opinion based on specification only and telling us how great this unit would be with a gh4 or a7s while "forgetting" and not even mentioning it has a sdi output only, even ignoring it when Yoclay mentions it. This also looked to me like a sugarcoated article with a "buy here" link in the hope that Zacuto would send him a unit which apparently never happened as I didn't find a "hands-on" article.
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    yoclay got a reaction from tusoli5 in Why 8K will not eliminate the boundary between stills and video when it comes to technique   
    I have already been down this road for several fashion shoots. It is absolute hell to edit.
    One day of shooting, four days of editing.  The loss of time in post production is the single greatest reason why the concept does not in any practical way work.  Perhaps the on set photographer may lose their jobs eventually, but for the rest of us taking stills is a far more effective workflow than pulling from video.
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