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  1. Also pulls EXIF from the video, which is nice and as far as I remember it also tracks changes, so if you're using the zoom it will record changes in focal length etc.
  2. Shame YT doesn't have a filter in the search options.
  3. They say it doesn't have IS when it does with certain lenses, and with all (including third party) lenses with DIS and then a combo of OIS and DIS with certain Samsung lenses. Still, this is cracking me up hahaha.
  4. Hi there, The Video Metadata clip is regarding the extraction of ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed etc data from the internally recorded video. Although the NX1 doesn't export it with the video file (stupid) if you playback the file in camera and then take a JPEG frame grab (internally) if will pull some exif data with it, so you can remember what settings you used for the shot. Regards.
  5. Speaking of features, the NX1 actually records metadata in the video files, as described in this video. Would be nice if there was an option to have it written to the video files in a different format so it is easily digested by NLE's.
  6. I was in Park London a few days ago visiting a mate. This is the Samsung display. Image may look a little dark, I exposed for the highlights, force of habit I guess lol
  7. I know, I should have phrased the question better. The way the answer is phrased suggests 10-bit out, a spec repeated by Tom's Review and a few others (8-bit is also quoted by various sites). I don't have an ext. recorder to check.
  8. Here's the actual section of the email, there are no secrets here so I see no reason why not. Does the camera output clean video in 4:2:2 or 4:2:0? I've been seeing both quoted and just want to know for sure. 4:2:2Also, when it converts the sensor feed into H265 internally, does it use 10bit or 8bit colour depth? I noticed the ProRes app converts it into ProRes 422 so just wanted to check. Judging by the smoothness of the colour gradients in the video clips Samsung uploaded it looks like it could be 10bit, please confirm? It's 8bit when recording internally. The image quality is much smoother and better because of the new codec (H.265). It has much better compression ratio than H.264.Will Samsung release a benchmark app to test how long the conversion time is? For example, the user selects a resolution/ frame rate and clip length and it can predict how long it will take? It will take about 5 minutes to convert for 1 minute clip.Rumour has it that the camera can output 7K video at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps (in theory). The UHS-2 card slot has enough bandwidth to send that footage to a card so between those two thing it could happen. Maybe. In a future software update? This is not have been confirmed and we can't comment on this.
  9. I have an email from Samsung (NX1 engineers) saying it's 4:2:2. The email is dated 03/10/2014.
  10. Ha! Techno, the only thing I have my eye on now is the NX500, body only obviously. It isn't like I need another 16-50. Adobe just released h265 support, Sammy engineers have all of this extra experience now, the programmers as well, with the firmware updates. They tried the retail route and they weren't supported, so maybe they're like 'well fuck 'em then we'll do it our way'. Also, everybody who actually takes an interest in cameras and their tech probably now knows about Samsung and the NX1. The sheep who haven't got a clue wouldn't understand the specs anyway and they're the ones who stagger blindly into high street stores. They don't really make their own purchasing decisions, they just follow the herd. Regarding pulling out of stores, they could always do what Blackmagic and others do, special orders into outlets like Park Cameras. Those who know what they're talking about wouldn't give two shits about some big flashy display unit in a shop, plus you (and you) tend to be the people that get asked advice on cameras by friends and family who don't have a clue.
  11. It's be bemusing watching the almost exponential increase in Samsung NX chatter. It's managed to get haters talking about it because they have always wanted Samsung to fail and go back to Korea with their tail between their legs, same thing happened with the Samsung Note. Was a flop, the Note 2 sold an insane amount of units and literally adjusted the entire industry. They were the first to put wifi in cameras. Again, the comment was 'it's just a stupid gimmick nobody wants, they're just doing it because they're cameras are crap'. That's a quote from a rep working with a major camera brand. Now 'does it have wifi' is one of the most common initial questions a customer asks. It's a hard one to gauge, but for me it's kind of fascinating. As NX leaves more areas, more people talk about it. If they're not getting the sales, pulling out is netting them pure organic marketing; articles, blog posts and word of mouth chatter that you just couldn't buy. This would have actually led to new sales as well as also discouraging people on the fence, that would have swung one way or the other. If this keeps up, by the time is gets to CES2016 they'll have more people paying attention than at any other announcement they've ever done in the history of Samsung NX. I know for a fact the NX1 turned all sorts of heads, especially at Sony. I also found it funny that Sony released the A7rii with IBIS, and at the end of the same month, Samsung released 1.4 providing DIS. Anyway, I got mine, so I don't care lol
  12. You wouldn't believe the number of times a rep (from another brand) told a customer 'don't look at Samsung cameras, they should stick to making fridges.' I've overhead Canon reps straight up lying about Samsung cameras to get a sale. If I were to criticise them, I'd say they over-expanded. Cameras are one of the most elitist, closeted, snobbiest industries in retail. I thought mobile phones were bad! (And yes, I've worked that sector too, never again). Anyway who gives a shit, the NX1 is what I wanted the NX30 to be, in fact when I got my NX30 I sent Samsung specific photos of the camera set up in a shoulder rig, follow focus etc. They loved it. A year later, the NX1 was then marketed in a similar way. Not saying I'm responsible, but at least they started getting the idea. Instinct tells me the Samsung NX story isn't over yet...
  13. Up to a point, in the last couple of years they've made a heap of good cameras, the reason was more to do with this: 90% of people walking through a shop door haven't a clue about cameras. I mean not a clue. This means most visual marketing is wasted because people hardly look at them or understand them. People will even ask the price of an item when the price is written on the ticket RIGHT NEXT TO THE CAMERA. They don't pay attention, they want to do the least amount of thinking possible. 90% of staff haven't got a clue about Samsung NX. I've trained staff only to see them state the wrong info to a customer within a hour of the training. They'll also push camera systems they own because they know more about them (so it's easier to sell to someone else). Incentive programmes also distort the market. The people who visit forums like this are probably in the 5% of people who walk into a camera shop. If they know that cameras have different sensor sizes, that also puts you up there. I think another issue was they seemed to want to market and develop the cameras like their mobile division. Too many models (tons of bloody compact cameras), too much money wasted on this flash bang marketing crap. But I mentioned all of this in the god-knows how many reports I submitted. When I finally hooked up someone who worked for Samsung directly, things got more interesting, but that's another story.
  14. Samsung were already laying people off and reducing stock shipments back in 2013. The Imagelogger programme I was part of in the UK (2014) is the last one they did here. It closed down afterwards. Last time I popped into Jessops in Oxford Street, the Samsung armoire had been taken over by Panasonic. The amount they pay for those spaces... sheesh. I'm surprised Samsung didn't do all of this sooner to be honest, they were never getting any love from retail outlets regardless of what they did.
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