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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Phil A in Apple talk dramatic 2018 Mac Pro update amidst multiple controversies   
    Mt two-pennorth - I use computers all day, every day (I'm a software developer). My last 2 machines have been Macbook Pros because that's the environment they use on my current contract (when I bought the first one, at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, they guy found out it was my first Macbook and asked me, as we headed for the till, if I was excited! - heh). My previous contract was in a Linux-based shop so I carried on using my 15" stuffed-to-the-gills Dell XPS (which is still going strong for my wife) that I had bought at the beginning of the previous Linux/Windows contract. They're just machines. FCPX is my NLE of choice at the moment because that's what runs best on the machine I have. Hopefully (I bought my new Macbook late last year - don't like the look of the new ones) my next job will require a Windows machine as you can just get a lot more grunt for your money. If I move house and get the space I'll probably build my own desktop for video/photo work. I can't really get excited about either system. You buy what's best for the job you're doing and you learn to use it.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Jimmy in Apple talk dramatic 2018 Mac Pro update amidst multiple controversies   
    An Apple v Windows thread turning nasty.... Who'd have guessed :D
    They are just tools
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from webrunner5 in I'm shooting YouTube content with my 1DC and CONTAX lenses   
    Best explanation of organised Abrahamic religion I have ever seen!
    And the ones started by religion are really about the money too. The religion just helps to get people riled up and ready to kill.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from jcs in I'm shooting YouTube content with my 1DC and CONTAX lenses   
    Best explanation of organised Abrahamic religion I have ever seen!
    And the ones started by religion are really about the money too. The religion just helps to get people riled up and ready to kill.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to webrunner5 in I'm shooting YouTube content with my 1DC and CONTAX lenses   
    Hmm, really?? If we are going to turn this in to some Bible Packing, finger waving, my religion is better than yours crap, I hope this does not continue.
    I have been involved in a couple of stupid ass religious bullshit wars, and one all about the money, that I don't need to see anymore horseshit, ergo people dying, happening in my lifetime. People tend to die in those for, no we are right, no you are wrong stuff, oh and it is all in the name of "our" God, How f-ing convenient!.
    Nobody really knows who is right or wrong. We may find that out when we die, but then I doubt even then. I tend to think the vast majority of religion is just a way to control humanity. No God would let shit happen that I have seen and done in the name of God and country!! And that continues to this day, and will continue, because like I have said, there is some EVIL ass people in this world, has been, and will be..
    I go by the old saying ,treat others like You would like to be treated. That is all the damn "religion" you ever need.
    But religions are are part of life all around the world, nothing wrong with videos that show Church's, crosses, people participating,. It is reality. Just don't make it a way to convert people to what you believe is all I am asking. I am not too big on any of it anymore.
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    Tim Sewell reacted to jcs in I'm shooting YouTube content with my 1DC and CONTAX lenses   
    The Bible doesn't teach anything by itself. Jesus said 'don't worship me, worship God' (Revelation 22:9). Yet many worship him anyways (same thing for Buddha). The original concept of God has been equally distorted for politics and control. God wasn't meant to be a 'vengeful/emotional' anthropomorphic being. Metaphors were used to try to describe difficult concepts. However they've been misinterpreted to fit the model of a patriarchal power structure. Jesus wasn't The son of God- he was A son of God, as we are all children of God. And in essence, we are all God co-creating reality together- that's what they really meant. This concept isn't even religious- it's obvious by itself, ipso facto. Jesus was killed to maintain a political power structure. And when I say Jesus, I mean all the different equivalent forms too which existed long before Jesus, for example Horus. Again, not focusing on the person, only the ideas, which are what's really important. People get distracted fighting over the source(s) and forget the truth in what was said (which everyone pretty much agrees with).
    The information recorded in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and New Testament is meant to help people. When people focus on 'The Bible' and who said it as Primary Importance, therein lies a fundamental misunderstanding of the original purpose of The Bible and similar religious documents. If everyone simply focused on the original intention of the scriptures for the big 3 religions, and not the books themselves, the people who spoke, and the associated religions and political systems, then people from all 3 religions would have a chance at consensus and agreement (actually all religions and atheists too). If you truly want to follow Jesus' teachings, why wouldn't you want to help unite everyone on Earth, and do whatever it takes to do so?
    The fire metaphor is a good one- let's add to it. You can yell fire in a certain way that only 1/4 the people will understand, and 3/4 of the rest of the people will die. You have the option to yell fire where all the people can be saved, yet it will require a small sacrifice in your personal political group, possibly against your ego, possibly with financial loss. How will you yell fire? 
    I haven't asked you to do anything, only asked you questions.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from webrunner5 in Hopefully not an April Fool   
    http://www.newsshooter.com/2017/03/31/canon-firmware-updates-march-2017/
    For me - C100 mkii shutter angle priority is a lovely little gift from Canon!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from jhnkng in ON THE STREETS OF TOKYO   
    Left me wanting to see more (well, maybe not more rolling shutter ;-), but definitely more of the story!).
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from webrunner5 in Best IS lenses for C100?   
    As far as I'm aware it's only the Canon STMs that support face recognition. I have the 17-55 2.8 (which I'm assuming is the one you mean above) and the AF works great (if a little noisy) and the IS is a treat - but no face AF. I also have both the 18-135 and 55-250 STMs and they work perfectly and near-silently. They're reasonable lenses optically, with all the usual provisos, if a little bland; but if you're looking for something to throw on the camera and forget about while it does the work for you they're hard to gainsay. Obviously not the fastest glass out there, but the C100's (well the mk ii anyway, I haven't used the mk i) low-light performance means that upping your ISO a couple of clicks is a relatively pain-free experience in all but the lowest-light situations.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Shield3 in Best IS lenses for C100?   
    As far as I'm aware it's only the Canon STMs that support face recognition. I have the 17-55 2.8 (which I'm assuming is the one you mean above) and the AF works great (if a little noisy) and the IS is a treat - but no face AF. I also have both the 18-135 and 55-250 STMs and they work perfectly and near-silently. They're reasonable lenses optically, with all the usual provisos, if a little bland; but if you're looking for something to throw on the camera and forget about while it does the work for you they're hard to gainsay. Obviously not the fastest glass out there, but the C100's (well the mk ii anyway, I haven't used the mk i) low-light performance means that upping your ISO a couple of clicks is a relatively pain-free experience in all but the lowest-light situations.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from tigerbengal in TSA bans cameras in cabin baggage, on flights to the US from 13 countries   
    I suspect the US authorities might save more american lives by instituting a sensible level of gun control domestically - since 3,180 Americans have died in gun crime incidents so far this year while, er, none have died as a result of foreign terrorism. But what do I know - the only thing we open carry in Hove is our bags of hot, steaming chips (fries) from the chippy!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Wulf in Best IS lenses for C100?   
    As far as I'm aware it's only the Canon STMs that support face recognition. I have the 17-55 2.8 (which I'm assuming is the one you mean above) and the AF works great (if a little noisy) and the IS is a treat - but no face AF. I also have both the 18-135 and 55-250 STMs and they work perfectly and near-silently. They're reasonable lenses optically, with all the usual provisos, if a little bland; but if you're looking for something to throw on the camera and forget about while it does the work for you they're hard to gainsay. Obviously not the fastest glass out there, but the C100's (well the mk ii anyway, I haven't used the mk i) low-light performance means that upping your ISO a couple of clicks is a relatively pain-free experience in all but the lowest-light situations.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Wulf in Best IS lenses for C100?   
    Hi @hijodeibn - DPAF and IS work great on the 17-55 2.8 but the noise is sufficient to register with the onboard microphones (both the scratch one and the handle ones - I haven't tried it yet with a camera-mounted shotgun) - in fact even the iris changes would be too loud, I think, for critical work. I don't have the 18-55 STM, just the 18-135 and the 55-250. DPAF may be slightly faster on these lenses (and is noticeably excellent on the longer zoom) and face recognition is also very good. They are near-silent in operation. In summation, if image quality/low-light was my priority and I was recording dual system or MOS I would opt for the 17-55 2.8 every time; otherwise it would be the STMs.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Kisaha in Best IS lenses for C100?   
    As far as I'm aware it's only the Canon STMs that support face recognition. I have the 17-55 2.8 (which I'm assuming is the one you mean above) and the AF works great (if a little noisy) and the IS is a treat - but no face AF. I also have both the 18-135 and 55-250 STMs and they work perfectly and near-silently. They're reasonable lenses optically, with all the usual provisos, if a little bland; but if you're looking for something to throw on the camera and forget about while it does the work for you they're hard to gainsay. Obviously not the fastest glass out there, but the C100's (well the mk ii anyway, I haven't used the mk i) low-light performance means that upping your ISO a couple of clicks is a relatively pain-free experience in all but the lowest-light situations.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from iamoui in TSA bans cameras in cabin baggage, on flights to the US from 13 countries   
    If you're so familiar with the world outside YouTube you'd be aware that OBL was a highly educated Saudi civil engineer and that the majority of the actual hijackers were also Saudi graduates. You'd also be aware that the much-vaunted defence infrastructure was, quite rightly, not ranged against the possibility that airliners making internal flights would be converted to use as missiles. As they say - to be successful the security services have to get it right every time, the terrorists only have to get it right once.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from kidzrevil in Canon XC10 4K camcorder   
    Actually the C100ii, if you lose the top handle, just looks like an oversized SLR - no extra rigging required. I figure - given that most thieves are pretty stupid - that bad guys would just figure you couldn't afford a new, small, sexy camera and leave you alone. Of course if you need decent sound that's a different matter, but for a lot of the stuff you shoot, where you're putting a music track wholly or partially over the location sound it would be aces. And I know your work, so I know you'd love the image!
     
    Edited to add that the movie is fantastic - everything we've come to expect from you and more. Also (and this is important) I get that it's not just pretty pictures - there seems to me to be a subtly implied message as well.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from pablogrollan in TSA bans cameras in cabin baggage, on flights to the US from 13 countries   
    I suspect the US authorities might save more american lives by instituting a sensible level of gun control domestically - since 3,180 Americans have died in gun crime incidents so far this year while, er, none have died as a result of foreign terrorism. But what do I know - the only thing we open carry in Hove is our bags of hot, steaming chips (fries) from the chippy!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Snowfun in TSA bans cameras in cabin baggage, on flights to the US from 13 countries   
    I suspect the US authorities might save more american lives by instituting a sensible level of gun control domestically - since 3,180 Americans have died in gun crime incidents so far this year while, er, none have died as a result of foreign terrorism. But what do I know - the only thing we open carry in Hove is our bags of hot, steaming chips (fries) from the chippy!
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Michael Coffee in Can anyone explain this mystery??!?   
    Had a look around Google and it could be a fungus or mould. Various people suggest trying something called a UVC sanitizer wand - something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Verilux-CleanWave-Portable-Sanitizing-Travel/dp/B00144I3ZU/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1490088025&sr=8-1&keywords=uv+sanitizer.
    I guess it's perfectly possible that there's something in the air at that location that hasn't been there other times you've visited.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Liszon in TSA bans cameras in cabin baggage, on flights to the US from 13 countries   
    I suspect the US authorities might save more american lives by instituting a sensible level of gun control domestically - since 3,180 Americans have died in gun crime incidents so far this year while, er, none have died as a result of foreign terrorism. But what do I know - the only thing we open carry in Hove is our bags of hot, steaming chips (fries) from the chippy!
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Jorge Antonio Molina Cuquerella in Reggaeton Music Video shot under blacklight   
    I'm using eoshd's profile lately whenever I'm using a sony but I made an exception in this case because I was afraid it could lead to unforeseen issues with the blacklight. Shot with a 50mm lensbaby which turned out to be a great combo to add to the blacklight setup. Shot in 6 hours, ultra-low budget music video. It's a very simple concept but I hope you'll have a good time watching in it. Shot in Dominican Republic. 
     
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Jorge Antonio Molina Cuquerella in Reggaeton Music Video shot under blacklight   
    Lovely piece of work - the visuals perfectly complement the music, in my opinion. Cracking grade also and nice use of the Lens baby.
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    Tim Sewell got a reaction from Juxx989 in Raw Park Footage BMPCC   
    Beautiful colours right there!
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    Tim Sewell reacted to Kisaha in Nice little light   
    I have a smaller version of the Viltrox (just bought it when they were really rare, a couple of years ago or a bit more), and even though there isn't any CRI measurement on the box, the quality of light is very good and rendered useless all my previous cheap LEDs, collecting dust on some drawer or closet.
    Cheap LED tech has gone quite far. Chinese manufacturers are doing great stuff for all of us, and they are innovative too, not like 15 years ago that only copying things. Well done China!
    I also just bought a couple of the 406, because, why not?!
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