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    austinchimp reacted to Sage in “Always Already” (Alexa Color)   
    Always Already
    Emotive Color 'Verde' v2.2 No color grading whatsoever All-I 2K (24p 180d) One Lens: Nikkor 35mm f2 Ai (couple shots in ETC mode) Entirely using sunny WB preset (except Tungsten shots at end), no WB correction in post *For Color Accuracy - Please watch in Microsoft Edge, Explorer, Safari, or Chrome (Mac Edition Only) - *Avoid Firefox! (Or download 'Original' file for total fidelity)
     

     
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    austinchimp reacted to Dave Maze in Canon EOS M50 - an accidental 4K Digital Bolex   
    Here’s my video review on the speed booster I got from a previous thread. Just posting here so we don’t have multiple M50 threads. 
    Speed booster really solves the issues with the 4K crop. I wish Metabones would make an “XL” version for EF-M so it takes the 4K crop to proper super35. But still, the .71x isn’t too bad.
     
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    austinchimp reacted to Andrew Reid in Just a quick thank you for supporting EOSHD over the years   
    Looking back I owe everyone a big thank-you for using the forum and taking an interest in the blog, it is amazing what it has turned into with so little effort on my part  I think this place must be the only website on the entire internet without adverts. Long may it continue like that.
    Got a GX9 arriving tomorrow... about time I did a review of something cheap with the big shift to high-end stuff. Let me know what you'd like to see in the review of it.
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    austinchimp reacted to newfoundmass in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    @John Brawley I just want to thank you for your patience and the information you've shared. It's truly appreciated. 
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    austinchimp reacted to Andrew Reid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    My dear erstwhile member can you please stop attacking John Brawley now.
    I have long since given up on camera forum arguments so might not be completely up on who is right and who is wrong-evil / killed-a-kitten, but can we tone it down a bit. It's JB! We could be learning so much and having such interesting cameras talks with a film industry guy and I am sure one of the only people with a Blackmagic Pocket 2 prototype yet instead a handful of you are just bitching. It's pointless. Even if you disagree with him on certain matters, hold your tongue a bit for the benefit of the rest of us who are interested in what he has to tell.
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    austinchimp reacted to Tone1k in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Seems like EOSHD is only for angry keyboard warriors like you who care more about a camera's specs and starting an argument and less about actually shooting and creating.
    JB is a true professional who most of you here (including myself) could learn a ton from. Blackmagic actually give him cameras to shoot with prior to their release. Rather than engage in meaningful conversation, most of you are more interested in a slanging match than you are about actually learning anything. 
    I actually agree with John, we should stop using the word sissy as a put down.
    What a toxic forum.
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    austinchimp reacted to John Brawley in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It sounds like you’re threatened by this camera so you’re making sure you point out any and all shortcomings you can. Isn’t sissy a bit emotional ? You’re reaching.
    Some people will be happy with 10bit 422 as their maximum image quality as long as they have a tilt able screen and autofocus. 
    Most serious image makers know that 12bit raw and 10 bit ProRes for half the price trumps the MILC features you’re desperately trying to remind everyone your precious GH5s has. Mostly because “filmmakers” don’t tend to use those features anyway. I don’t use AF.  But I shoot narrative drama.  What I need isn’t what others need.
    For the majority, they will prefer the utility of the form factor, longer battery life, AF and IBIS on the GH5 and will find the bare minimum for serious work 400Mbps codec to be good enough. 
    People who care about image fidelity will likely prefer what a Pocket 2 produces side by side and will also decide that they can work around the shortcomings that pertain to the way they work.
    The same way others will prefer to work around the shortcomings of a lower bit depth more compressed and sub sampled image because other features are important to them. 
    On board batteries on an Alexa mini on my last show were lasting about 40 mins by the way.  I guess you’re calling me a sissy. 
    JB
    EDIT  by the way, I don’t think it’s at all appropriate to use sissy, a word that means effeminate man or homosexual. Maybe you want to change that.
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    austinchimp reacted to Richard Bugg in Lars von Trier returns to Cannes and people seem to have taken personal offence to his fictional serial killer   
    There is one thing for sure, and that is that contentious people like LvT promote robust discussion. And I would say that is probably a positive outcome. I don't agree with the key premises of Andrew's argument, nor the conclusions that follow, and I think it is reasonable to contest the argument on that basis. Perhaps I have missed something as well and I can learn from the discussion. But I'm not sure that personalising things is particularly useful, more of a distraction. Sometimes, a different conception of the problem leads to different conclusions.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    brilliant. Can't wait to try this out. The over sharpened and processed look from the GH5 is the main thing that keeps it inferior to proper cinema cameras in my opinion.
    Looks very close in your examples. Thanks for your work!
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    austinchimp reacted to Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    Hey austinchimp, how do you like V2?
    By the way, I want to recommend to all Premiere users to avoid the Lumetri Luma curve. Instead use the Shadows/Midtones/Highlights sliders of the Color wheels section, or Obsolete RGB Curves. This was added to the PDF for V2. One of the elements of the project is to identify anything which will compromise the color pipeline, to ensure everyone is getting the best image, despite NLE.
    When I was coding the color engine, I implemented a 'common sense' algorithm to alter luma. It turned out, I had a lot to learn. The common sense algorithm was distorting the color space, and I was distraught for two weeks trying to figure out where I went wrong. It nearly destroyed me. I figured it out; that color and luma are intrinsically interlinked. A month later, in Premiere's Lumetri luma curve I recognized the same common sense algorithm. They didn't catch and fix it. The Color Wheel section's sliders are much better in this regard:
    Luma Curve

     
    Shadows/Midtones/Highlights Sliders

    - No color modification
     
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    austinchimp reacted to HockeyFan12 in "Classic" digital look   
    I think what makes film and retro games popular are specifically the flaws and artifacts. 
    To that extent, I think it's more likely that old point and shoots, cell phone cameras, vapor wave, Simpson wave, anything really really technically bad but with its charms will become associated more with a classic digital look.
    A band I knew in college used to be into the idea of how heavy generation mp3 compression was the millennial's equivalent to vinyl hiss (though it looks like millennials gravitated to vinyl hiss, so maybe it's the next generation that will gravitate to low quality mp3s). 
    I agree still cameras haven't progressed that much since Nikon introduced the D90, and even video is leveling off now.
    But I think the "classic" look will be associated with the bad, not the good.
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    austinchimp reacted to Gregormannschaft in The Canon C200 is here and its a bomb!   
    Nice. Maybe add a little more sharpening?
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    austinchimp reacted to IronFilm in Apple leaving professional market?   
    Seriously? You don't know what company I'm referring to?

    Oh dear, now I'm feeling really old. You don't have to go that far back in history.....

    Wow, Apple has never been in the business of anything else?!  (as more than just a "side show")

    Yeah, I'm "old". Either that or a historian. 
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    austinchimp reacted to lucabutera in NX1 RAW VIDEO???   
    Good morning everybody!
    Today I received a "raw" file in my email from an anonymous person.
    The image file not suffer from excessive sharpness but precedes by six days the release date.
    https://www.4shared.com/get/HfSyK06oca/raw-nx1.html
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    austinchimp reacted to Juan Melara in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    This is actually really impressive. Top work!
    How does the GH5 footage feel to grade once converted? I presume it wouldn't handle quite as nice as actual Alexa footage?
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    austinchimp reacted to BenEricson in Tips for getting the best out of the XC10?   
    Shoot 4k. Use a fader ND. Shoot c-log. Expose to the right. I’ve found the compression is much much better wide open/nearly wide open. Maybe this is the lens, but the f11 stuff I shot came out mushy. 
    It is good for what it is. If it had a 2.8 constant lens, this camera would be a beast. 
     
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    austinchimp reacted to Dunjoye in GH5S Sample Footage and Reviews   
    That footage could have been any of the GH cams from 4 upwards.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Nicholson Ruiz in Decisions decisions   
    I agree - I'm not sure how much of an 'upgrade' you expect from your NX1 in terms of the quality of results as a hybrid photo/video machine. From what I've seen the Nx1 is more than enough quality wise for somebody starting out.
    Might it be that you're thinking in terms of looking more pro to pick up additional work? In which case a Canon (C100, 1DC, 5D) does look more pro, without giving you any significant quality increase from the NX1.
    Personally I've found more and more that one camera doesn't cover me for top quality stills and video. I now use a dedicated photo camera and dedicated video camera, which isn't ideal.
    As you're at an early stage in your career and looking to improve your craft, I'd say any modern hybrid camera or DSLR should be good enough. One thing you should think about is frame rates - if you're hoping to recreate some of the modern styles of travel vids and promos, slow mo is used quite heavily as is hand held camera movement. Perhaps something like the GH5 with decent slow motion and decent stills, along with great IBIS would work for you?
    The 1DC is great but doesn't have good slow motion, while I personally find the 1DX ii too heavy and big for travel, and it lacks a little flexibility without a Log profile.
    Just my thoughts.
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    austinchimp reacted to AaronChicago in Sony A7R3 users - THROW AWAY YOUR CANON LENSES!   
    If you guys are throwing away your Canon lenses please DM me and I'll send you the address to my garbage can. I'll pay shipping.
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    austinchimp reacted to webrunner5 in Casey Strikes Again.   
    So your advice is to continue the ENDLESS threads about how a Alexa is better than a Cellphone on here, and the GH5s just sucks to some, and still ending up nobody, including me post shit for movies or shorts wise. This place lately is becoming All Talk and no Action.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from freeman in Consistent exposure for run-and-gun shooting   
    No easy answer to this really. In the pressurised, high speed run & gun situation I use the histogram or waveform, and zebras, and with experience you should get better at getting exposure relatively consistent. 
    I also shoot with everything on manual, usually setting my desired aperture and shutter speed and then constantly riding a vari ND to keep exposure under control.
    Shooting log also helps as you can adjust a lot of exposure issues in post and rescue many shots.
    Largely though it's just experience and getting used to what your camera works best with, and knowing your controls so you can do it all fast and intuitively.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from UncleBobsPhotography in Consistent exposure for run-and-gun shooting   
    No easy answer to this really. In the pressurised, high speed run & gun situation I use the histogram or waveform, and zebras, and with experience you should get better at getting exposure relatively consistent. 
    I also shoot with everything on manual, usually setting my desired aperture and shutter speed and then constantly riding a vari ND to keep exposure under control.
    Shooting log also helps as you can adjust a lot of exposure issues in post and rescue many shots.
    Largely though it's just experience and getting used to what your camera works best with, and knowing your controls so you can do it all fast and intuitively.
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    austinchimp reacted to Fritz Pierre in The simple thing the GH5 does not seem to achieve: the magic of the GH2   
    I own both the GH5 and GH2...the GH2 is, even today, a fantastic image producer...but it's not remotely in the league of the GH5....the GH5 is a professional tool and is probably used more as such, than by hobbyists....as for the Vimeo or YouTube lack of GH5 footage...our very own Jonpais has posted clips of the GH5 that are amazing in every way...if someone needs more "proof" of what the GH5 can do, probably not the camera for them...and lastly, I would venture that probably the vast amount of camera posts on YouTube and Vimeo are done by hobbyists, as they are free publishing media outlets...professionals have their work on a reel, and usually link it to someone they are interested in working with. (I could be dating myself badly here, as I don't even have a website) all the same...I never post publicly....interpret that as you wish....it matters little to me....as does the camera I use for that matter...I only care about the results I get in my work....period....again...I know this is off topic...I urge anyone in doubt of the GH5's capability to view Jon's work with it!
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    austinchimp got a reaction from hyalinejim in The simple thing the GH5 does not seem to achieve: the magic of the GH2   
    @PannySVHS I think think what you're noticing is more a change in the type of projects you're finding on Vimeo over anything which reflects the cameras themselves. Everything you mentioned in your original post is to do with behind the camera or in front of the camera, not the camera's actual capabilities.
    The GH5 is obviously a vastly superior camera in virtually every aspect. However it has become more common to shoot and upload short, no budget, aimless camera tests / home movies these days than it was in the days of the GH2. I know because I do it myself.
    I also think it's very hard to judge a camera based on what you find on Youtube or Vimeo. The projects where the camera is used most professionally are probably commercial or professional productions for brands which don't put 'GH5' in the tags. Again I know this from experience. None of the higher level professional work I do goes on my own channels, and the last thing big brands are concerned about is tagging the make of the camera it was shot with.
    Speaking for myself, if you do this for a job, 5 days a week, what goes on your personal Vimeo channel tends to be a bit more slapdash and aimless because you're doing it to experiment and relax, rather than produce your best work.
    Having said that, I was looking at some old GH2 footage the other day and was struck by how natural and beautiful the colour was straight out of the camera.
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    austinchimp reacted to jsmorris_ in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    Been trying out this conversion for the past few of days. I've only had the GH5 for a few months but I really am enjoying the color response and the highlight rolloff of this profile. I used the LogC conversion LUT, LogC to Rec709 and some temperature adjustments on this one. I've got the original V-Log to LogC frame below. I have not had the pleasure of using an Alexa but your conversion gives the GH5 a better starting point for grading in my opinion. Great work!


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