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  1. ​It is obviously inspired by Brooker, but completely misses the target. Shame Brooker isn't on every week... Would love to see his take on the Clarkson situation.
  2. The whole issue reminds me of when footballers act out. The club and/or establishment have to tread a fine line between looking like they have control, whilst making sure their prize asset will not just pack up and move away to a rival team/league.
  3. ​Yea, quite a turnaround from Shane. I was surprised when I linked the two together too. On topic, Perhaps the BBC have to keep some details out of the public as it is may be a legal issue?
  4. SlippyWill.... Sorry, I missed that. re: second point. He has not been suspended for anything he has done as his "persona" and certainly not anything that is stifling creativity. This is why I think the blog post is a nonsense.
  5. How do you know that? Unless you are on the TopGear crew, surely ​that is prejudging him to, just in a positive light?
  6. What I find quite funny is that this blog style seems to be very much inspired by Charlie Brooker, even down to the final sentence... Brooker, a person so far from politically correct, so creative and so willing to break down the boundaries of our nanny state. Who is he employed by? The BBC. *Non UK members, if you do not know of Charlie Brooker, you should try and find some of his shows, some of it will be hard to follow, as it discusses alot of English news and shows... But his scathing satire and ranting style is fantastic.
  7. Well, yea, he did. Off camera, on camera, out take... What's the difference, he said it, he apologised. It shows the mindset of the man. I'm about as hard to offend as possible, I'm not offended by Clarkson. I don't even dislike the guy (other than being a chelsea fan)... I laughed out loud when he said he was "off to the job centre" yesterday. I just don't believe that huge stars should be given different rights to anyone else. If the producer had punched Clarkson, do you think he would be working today? This diatribe is hiding an ugly point behind an indie/creativity mask.... That big stars should be able to do whatever they want, without consequence... Because they bring in money and entertain. It's the opposite of the indie mindset.
  8. I'm not offended by your post, but I do find it a load of tub thumping nonsense. 1) If a lead star on a production punched a producer, there would be consequences, even if it were Tom Cruise. 2) You seem to conveniently paper over the fact that he was caught saying nigger on camera and also called an asian guy a "slant'. Two of numerous offences that went unpunished and led to his final warning. If you want to move into this sort of editorial you need to put down both sides of the story, especially when your followers are not all UK based. This isn't bending over to political correctness, it is very lightly punishing someone for a constant stream of problems. Most other presenters would have been kicked in to touch long ago. You cannot let someone go unpunished, time and again, just because he is a creative asset and pulls in big bucks. I don't mind Clarkson, he can be funny, entertaining, no nonsense and clearly knows his cars. But that isn't a green light to do absolutely anything.
  9. ISOs seem fine as far as I can tell, I only ever use 200,400,800 and 1600.... Never noticed the black sun and I shoot alot of landscape with it, so maybe that is fixed?
  10. I sold my 5DIII but miss it greatly. The colour is just beautiful. I have a BMPCC and it is pretty good, but I have to spend more time grading to get it looking as good as the 5DIII raw. I also think the sensor crop mode is a great bonus with ML. Means I could take out the 24-70mm lens and have an amazing reach.
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    good afordable 1080p?

    Sorry, just saw you put stills too... I'll go back to my original suggestion of a Sony A7II
  12. Jimmy

    good afordable 1080p?

    I have heard the AF100 is going pretty cheap too, and FS100... Not sure they are sub $1k yet. For skate videos, i'd have thought NDs would be high on the list?
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    good afordable 1080p?

    I just think NAB is overblown.... what actually got announced, last year, for the indie guy? Cion? Ursa? That's about it, and way above this guy's pricetag. The BMPCC is the only camera that ever launched at NAB at this guy's price range and took a year to come to market. A BMPCC mk II is possible, but would you really recommended waiting for a Blackmagic camera? Anyway, my view is to ALWAYS get out their and shoot, especially if you only have a small budget. Sitting on $1k is pointless when there are now so many amazing options at that price point. Buy 2nd hand now and you wont lose much.
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    good afordable 1080p?

    At this price point, his main options are still camera/hyrbids. NAB wont affect that market too much. The only thing likely to come out in the $1k price bracket is a Blackmagic product anyway.
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    good afordable 1080p?

    If you wait until NAB, then you also have to wait for all those cameras to actually come to market. You could be sat around for 6 months (or way more). Buying now, with your budget, might just be the PERFECT time to buy, as people offload older kit. For your budget and needs, i'd try and grab a 2nd hand A7II, good 1080p, slow motion and 5 axis stabilisation, something that would help with skate videos. Get out there and start shooting, rather than waiting for the next new toy. Even if the perfect camera arrives at NAB, you could probably resell your camera and make back 70-80% and have another X amount of months filming under your belt.
  16. Another thing i'd like to see, When doing timelapse in 4K, the shutter speed should be able to go slower than 1/30th .... to get more light and blur.
  17. BTW: Can also do a deal at £5000 without lens. Would also consider part exchange and cash, if you have a Sony a7s. If you have an a7S and don't want the glass, I could do a deal at £4k
  18. It's not unusable.... For occasionally setting focus and then recording, it would work fine. Just not that great for rack focusing while filming. Bare in mind I only tried for a few minutes too...
  19. On a stills/timelapse tangent. I think the camera needs raw at smaller mpx too, like Canon and Co do. 35mb per frame is pretty heavy for timelapse. 10gb for about 12 seconds.
  20. Cheers mate. It is certainly a camera that can stay relevant, image wise, for many a year and it also looks like CD will keep adding firmware to the 7Q. Just too big for my line of work. Will be sad to see it go though.
  21. Just checked.. It kind of works, but seems a bit clunky.
  22. haha, yea... I'm the same, but it's been fun testing this stuff out. Can certainly see some uses for it. I wonder if the Android app allows for focusing? Will have to add that to my test list. That would be great to have someone operating the cam on a gimbal or something and then using the app to pull focus.
  23. I have not experimented with half shutter yet, but you can use the touch screen to choose your focus point, even when recording. In the menu, you can set how fast or slow or rack focuses too, nice touch.
  24. Willing to take £6000 cash for UK buyers. I need a smaller camera, for travel, but If you can handle this sort of set up, this is the deal of the week! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321686644379?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Hi, I am selling this great, well looked after 4K cinema package. Everything you need to get shooting.Some key features with this combo:4K raw -24/25/30/50/60 fps (120fps for 4 seconds)Ultra HD - ProRes 24/25/30 fps2K raw - 24/25/30/50/60/120/240fps4K raw to 1080p ProResAround 13-14 stops dynamic rangeAmazing low light shootingAuction includes:CameraFS700 (inc. Slog and 4K upgrade) Metabones EF to E mount adapter Lenses (E mount) Samyang 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR LensSamyang 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR LensSamyang 35mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR LensSamyang 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR Lens Recorder/Monitor Odyssey 7Q 2 x 256GB SSDs Sony RAW Upgrade PEC Charge Plate Batteries and accessories 1 x Mount for monitor 2 x SSD Lead H-SDI Lead 2 x NP-F970 2 x NP-F770
  25. Jimmy

    Codec Market

    What saddens me a little is GoPro bought the Cineform raw codec and has yet to do anything with it, bar the Kine cams (and no major manufacturers seem interested in licensing it). It could be such a great solution for low filesize raw. No, it is not as perfect as cDNG and REDraw, but it is still exceptional.
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