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    austinchimp reacted to Trek of Joy in DJI Announcing Something New On The 28th   
    I have 4 teenage nieces, they all prefer their phones since the Osmo can’t make calls, text, Instagram, FaceTime and so on. And they don’t edit anything or even use a computer, with the Osmo you have to offload through  another device.
    Travel and vloggers seem to be the target, but beyond stabilization it doesn’t really deliver for either since you need accessories.
    Kudos for bringing something different, but the Hero7 with a simple handle still looks better to me, and it’ll likely be a lot more rugged  
    Chris
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    austinchimp got a reaction from heart0less in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I would say that straight out of the camera the Fuji colour looks very nice, but not necessarily like film. You probably wouldn't mistake it for film, that's for sure.
    The BMPCC4k, from what I've seen, looks a little more filmic with vintage lenses, but both of these cameras are going to require some work in production and post production if you're trying to lose the video look entirely.
    I think there's also a bias in the kind of footage we've seen from both cameras. The Pocket seems to have been bought by more indie filmmaker types, while the Fuji seems to be in the hands of more photographers from what I can tell by going on YT and Vimeo. So I think the Pocket footage is appealing if you match that profile. A lot of the Fuji footage is badly shot, exposed and graded.
    The Fujifilm can also shoot stills, so it kind of depends if you need a hybrid or not. It also has good autofocus.
    Do a search for H1 footage, and you'll see more Fuji footage with a filmic treatment.
     
     
    https://vimeo.com/265565687
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    austinchimp got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I would say that straight out of the camera the Fuji colour looks very nice, but not necessarily like film. You probably wouldn't mistake it for film, that's for sure.
    The BMPCC4k, from what I've seen, looks a little more filmic with vintage lenses, but both of these cameras are going to require some work in production and post production if you're trying to lose the video look entirely.
    I think there's also a bias in the kind of footage we've seen from both cameras. The Pocket seems to have been bought by more indie filmmaker types, while the Fuji seems to be in the hands of more photographers from what I can tell by going on YT and Vimeo. So I think the Pocket footage is appealing if you match that profile. A lot of the Fuji footage is badly shot, exposed and graded.
    The Fujifilm can also shoot stills, so it kind of depends if you need a hybrid or not. It also has good autofocus.
    Do a search for H1 footage, and you'll see more Fuji footage with a filmic treatment.
     
     
    https://vimeo.com/265565687
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Kubrickian in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I would say that straight out of the camera the Fuji colour looks very nice, but not necessarily like film. You probably wouldn't mistake it for film, that's for sure.
    The BMPCC4k, from what I've seen, looks a little more filmic with vintage lenses, but both of these cameras are going to require some work in production and post production if you're trying to lose the video look entirely.
    I think there's also a bias in the kind of footage we've seen from both cameras. The Pocket seems to have been bought by more indie filmmaker types, while the Fuji seems to be in the hands of more photographers from what I can tell by going on YT and Vimeo. So I think the Pocket footage is appealing if you match that profile. A lot of the Fuji footage is badly shot, exposed and graded.
    The Fujifilm can also shoot stills, so it kind of depends if you need a hybrid or not. It also has good autofocus.
    Do a search for H1 footage, and you'll see more Fuji footage with a filmic treatment.
     
     
    https://vimeo.com/265565687
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    austinchimp reacted to Kisaha in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    And 2.8f, and no IS.
    Not the modern workhorse lens that everyone else has.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from thephoenix in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    This is why I returned the Viltrox and bought the Fringer too. So far the Fringer has worked great, with very good lens compatibility.
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    austinchimp reacted to Kisaha in Panasonic announcing a full frame camera on Sept. 25???   
    I am trying not to waste time on internet personas, rather exchange experience and knowledge on forums such this.
    We gave too much importance (and time = money = they get all the money!) to mediocre wedding photographers and videographers, while the real filmakers just do their job, somewhere out there, without insta posts and tweets (or whatever the new trend on social media is).
    Some people here know, it is a very hard work, you can work for days straight, needs physical and mental - and social - strengthness, and the last thing you care about  is to inform your followers how fantastic and amazing is to work in the film and video industry with the new (insert paid advertisement here) and use the (another one here), while looking gorgeous, fresh and well slept!
    It is great for them (the youtube personas), glad ain't them!
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    austinchimp reacted to AlexTrinder96 in What Do Y'all Think of The Kinefinity Mavo LF?   
    Well those cameras line up with the mavo, not the lf. I said large format. (Equivalent of 35mm or larger). So all those cameras you mentioned failed to meet that criteria. if you want to buy a great super35 camera there are many excellent options. But if you want to venture into the large format realm, the mavo lf is much more obtainable than competitors large format cameras.
    You seem to have missed my reason for bringing the cost into play. The Mavo/Mavo lf will likely have quirks, but the at the price there is nothing that can match it spec wise (Lf) with the same size sensor. 
     
    I personally find the colours from this Mavo Lf footage to be much more pleasing than the venice footage you posted. 
     
     
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    austinchimp reacted to Mmmbeats in good lavalier for gh5 interview   
    Wired is ultimately better, but the convenience of wireless trumps it if you are shooting and recording yourself.  Mic up the talent, stick the transmitter in his/her pocket, and get on with the million and one other things you have to take care of.  Just do everybody a favour and take off the headphones if they pop to the loo!!!
    Can see the merits of wired too though.  It's a close call.
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    austinchimp reacted to IronFilm in good lavalier for gh5 interview   
    It is a music video :-P 

     
     

    There are times when wired lavs make sense (for instance I run an Aputure A.Lav straight into my G6 for my vlogs, because a) it is just for with me b) I'm lazy c) it is compact/cheap), but for most people/situations wireless makes more sense unless utterly broke. 
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    austinchimp reacted to Inazuma in Replicating 'big camera' feel with small camera   
    Put the camera on a large gorillapod and use it as a chest/shoulder mount
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    austinchimp got a reaction from jgharding in Replicating 'big camera' feel with small camera   
    I find that one of the main differentiators in feel between small mirrorless or DSLRs and larger cameras like the Alexa is the movement of the camera itself when it's handheld.
    Small cameras have that horrible jittery shaky distracting motion while larger cameras can feel 'cinematic' even while they're being carried while running for example, and using unstabilised lenses. Like in this clip at 1'35.
    The obvious factor is rolling shutter, but assuming that my camera has low rolling shutter, how best to replicate this look and feel with - say - a X-T3?
    Two things I want to avoid are shoulder mounting, and making a big rig. I've thought about actually weighing the camera down somehow, or perhaps using a handle mounted on the top to avoid the usual mirrorless shooting position of holding it out in front of you.
    Any ideas??
     
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    austinchimp reacted to kye in Panasonic announcing a full frame camera on Sept. 25???   
    That may be true now, but the way I understand it is that it's a shrinking market and that kind of split may not be the recipe for sustainability.  Who knows of course, those with crystal balls  (or steel balls) will be putting all their savings on the winning horse.
    Every successful YouTuber is clickbait royalty - that's just the reality of getting new subs and keeping ahead of the others - look at the UK tabloids (and sensationalist media the world over) and tell me that it isn't a successful strategy.
    What I like about Tony is that he isn't afraid to say things, isn't afraid to predict things, but in addition to those traits (that are shared with nearly all YouTubers) he's also level-headed, admits when he's wrong, and explains his thinking so that you can understand why he came to the conclusions he did.  Even if he gets things wrong he definitely adds to the conversation rather than just taking up your time and contributing nothing.
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    austinchimp reacted to FinnChristianPeper in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    Great work Sage! I have been using you're luts the last couple of weeks, and it just works perfectly. Im currently shooting on a gh5 with atomos ninja V 
     
    Here are some stills. The video can be seen here 
     

     
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    austinchimp reacted to Andrew Reid in Sony A9 vs. Sony A7SII 4k Video   
    Where do you get all this info from?!
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    austinchimp reacted to Shirozina in Annnnnnd another one bites the dust...   
    Isn't the truth now that all modern cameras produce very good images and the differences between them are more a matter of taste and style than of one being markedly better than another. The flaws I see in footage these days seem to come more from operator error in either the capture or the post production stages.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in I might get the C200   
    Sorry if this is taking the thread off topic...
    I haven't spent a great deal of time working with the Fuji files yet, but I have played around with them a bit so this is based on that. I've worked with the GH5 since shortly after it was released so know it quite well.
    From what I've seen so far the X-T3 has better dynamic range, particularly in the shadows. Gh5 shadows tend to get quite crushed and noisy. The quality of the image also seems more organic to me and less brittle and sharpened.
    And I agree the GH5 has good colour, maybe not so much out of the camera but with a little tweaking, mainly on skin which can be a little yellow.
    However there is an illusive sweet spot with colour and skin tones for me where it just feels right, and the Fuji lives in that sweet spot a lot more. I haven't done much testing but I'd predict that on the vectorscope Fuji skin tones will be closer to the skin line under more circumstances. GH5 skin was often awry or distorted. I've also noticed Canon skin is pretty much always bang on the line.
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    austinchimp reacted to BjornT in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    When in 100fps the minimum shutter speed is 100 and not 200.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from thephoenix in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I'm not sure that's available to buy yet. Personally I've also ordered the Fringer to see if it's better than the Viltrox. There are a few quirks with the Viltrox that I'm not happy with. It struggles to focus on some lenses at maximum zoom length, and also with my Canon 70-200 F4 the stabilisation switches off after a few seconds even if I'm recording. I'm going to test both and decide which to keep.
    The Fringer seems to have very good support and frequent updates, so I'm hopeful they will have sorted out some of the kinks. Having said that, it is more than twice the price of the Viltrox!
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    austinchimp reacted to DBounce in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    The 1DXMk2 with lens is huge and heavy. It feels much heavier with lens than the X-T3 with lens. Battery grip or not. Don't get me wrong... it's built to withstand war. But that said, it's not the kind of camera that you take along on a whim. 
    This is the strength of these smaller and lighter cameras.
    Btw... thanks to everyone for the kind words. We all know it takes guts to put your work out there, and while there is nothing wrong with constructive and positive criticism, I feel it reflects poorly on the community when things get negative. Remember, being negative with film just doesn't work?
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I've only done very limited testing, but it looks like the 4k H265 is excellent in 400mbps, and I have found Provia to be a great colour profile if you don't want to grade much. I have Highlights -2 and Shadows -2, and sharpness reduced.
    Face tracking autofocus seems to work well, if not 100%.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Jesus, what happened to keeping criticism constructive and supportive? I came to this forum hoping to find a community of likeminded film makers interested in the new possibilities of smaller, cheaper cameras, and I stayed because of the variety and frequency of discussions. This forum always seems to be more on top of new news than others.
    But lately it's all been about attacking other blogs and youtubers, denigrating your peers, and now giving really harsh and insensitive criticism to each other.
    I would never post my own work in this forum now. I wouldn't expect to receive any useful criticism from a place where there are so many thin-skinned, insecure and defensive people.
    Of course there are many intelligent, experienced and positive people here too, but they increasingly seem to keep their heads down these days.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from ntblowz in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Jesus, what happened to keeping criticism constructive and supportive? I came to this forum hoping to find a community of likeminded film makers interested in the new possibilities of smaller, cheaper cameras, and I stayed because of the variety and frequency of discussions. This forum always seems to be more on top of new news than others.
    But lately it's all been about attacking other blogs and youtubers, denigrating your peers, and now giving really harsh and insensitive criticism to each other.
    I would never post my own work in this forum now. I wouldn't expect to receive any useful criticism from a place where there are so many thin-skinned, insecure and defensive people.
    Of course there are many intelligent, experienced and positive people here too, but they increasingly seem to keep their heads down these days.
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    austinchimp got a reaction from graphicnatured in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Jesus, what happened to keeping criticism constructive and supportive? I came to this forum hoping to find a community of likeminded film makers interested in the new possibilities of smaller, cheaper cameras, and I stayed because of the variety and frequency of discussions. This forum always seems to be more on top of new news than others.
    But lately it's all been about attacking other blogs and youtubers, denigrating your peers, and now giving really harsh and insensitive criticism to each other.
    I would never post my own work in this forum now. I wouldn't expect to receive any useful criticism from a place where there are so many thin-skinned, insecure and defensive people.
    Of course there are many intelligent, experienced and positive people here too, but they increasingly seem to keep their heads down these days.
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