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  1. This is potentially great news. Apple has some very talented people on board, however their myopic behavior over the last few years is astonishing. If Apple had been on their game, the announcement would have coincided with a product release within weeks not some vague "not this year" comment. Why it has taken Apple two years longer than it should to admit it screwed up the last Mac Pro is mind boggling given their talent and resources. Imagine if Apple had announced a June release of a Mac Pro that is expandable, upgradable and state of the art powerful. Imagine single or dual AMD Naples CPU'S with 32 to 64 cores. Imagine multiple PCIE slots that can accommodate both Nvidia or AMD graphics cards, multiple M.2 slots, and yes a UHD burner to go along with the revamped version of DVD Studio Pro that can author UHD and Blu-ray disks. Hopefully Apple will get back in the game this time. Thier relevance with pros depends on it. Every pro knows that Apple blew them off to chase consumer cash. There is no need to sugar coat it...
  2. I have seen these tests, but both are quite old (December 2014). That was way back on firmware 1.10. Do we have any conclusive tests on 1.40? Many things have changed on the NX1 since these tests were conducted.
  3. Andrew, Appeciate this info on firmware 1.4 settings. A question arises though. If you are using "Normal" picture profile, how do adjust sharpness? You can adjust it if in "Gamma DR" or "Gamma C, but not in "Normal". Also, on blacks are you referring to master black level at "0" or pushed higher? Lastly, are you still recommending backing off green to x0.95?
  4. Hard to figure out here just what Samsung is thinking. I know the camera was hard to find in specialty stores in the states. I called many stores in the Las Vegas area and the reply was "we don't have the NX1". I did see it at NAB, but not where you would expect such as B&H or Adorama. Although, they carried them because I ended up buying mine from Adorama. The only NX1 I saw at NAB was at a very small foreign vender selling camera stabilizers. I also saw just one ad for the NX1 in Post magazine. To get noticed most companies run at least three ads in a row. Marketing 101 stuff. So Samsung seems a bit divided. You could accuse them of being stupid given the recent news, but you don't engineer the brilliant NX1 by being stupid. However, the label seems to fit the marketing decisions made. My take is the camera just did not get enough and proper exposure. It takes time to develop market share. People by nature resist change until everyone and their taxi driver is taking about it. I hope Samsung will rethink their strategy because the NX1 is truly a great camera that nobody knows about.
  5. Bought it! Looks very informative, will save me time and $. I love the look of the NX1. I am sure this guide will take it to the next level.
  6. Two questions: "In this way 4K opens the door to very very high quality 1080p with 10bit luma & 4:4:4 colour sampling if you use the right workflow –" (1) could you be more specific on your workflow here? (2) In your opinion, can these NX1 shortcomings be fixed via firmware updates if Samsung wanted to do it? (I.e. Higher bitrate recording, color science tweaks) if so, what are the odds they will?
  7. The topic at hand is Canon's stupidity, so eloquently penned by Reid. Share your own opinion if you like, but quit trying to CONVERT Andrew to YOUR way of thinking. I suspect Andrew will alter his opinion of Canon when (if), in his mind, they quit being stuck-on-stupid.
  8. ​How long have you suffered from Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?
  9. I agree. Samsung is in a unique position, they don't have to worry about cannibalizing their own high-end market with the NX1. The NX1 is their high-end. Keep making the NX1 better and better, gain a real following. Next, Samsung could pull out all the stops and give us a F55 or even a F65 for the price of a FS7 if they wanted. They make both the sensor and processor, and decent glass when they want to. Who could stop them?
  10. Absolutely Agree. The NX1 I have now is a different camera than the one I started with, thanks to firmware updates. Very impressive, I hope they keep it up. My short list of wants on future firmware updates: (1) H.264 option (2) Even higher bitrate H.265 option (3) Clean up audio hiss/improve quality when using an external mic input into NX1. This is a problem, even when using a good preamp. So far I am only happy with audio fed into an external recorder, which of course requires a sync in post.
  11. Please indulge us and make your "over and out" permanent! If you are so bored, start your own blog and see how that works for you...Easy to be a critic Jimmy, harder to produce. I for one am tired of your snot nosed, know it all or been there attitude. Oh, and don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
  12. ​I like your policy! Some may not agree, but from a few (sometimes many) of the comments I have read on this blog, sadly you are spot on. Wonder if there is some sort of litmus test that could weed them out... (IQ has to be greater than shoe size for example)
  13. First off, Droidworx is now Aeronavics thanks to Lucas, but I digress. Yes Jimmy, you most certainly can put an epic on an Aeronavics craft. As a matter of fact you have your choice of at least 2 to choose from. The skyjib 8 ti-QR can carry 4.5 to 12 pounds of payload with an overall diameter of 1160 mm (45 43/64 inches) or the skyjib X4 XL ti-QR can carry 11 to 16.5 pounds with an overall diameter of just 1020 mm (40 5/52 inches). Since you did not talk about models, don't soil your shorts over Doug's response. Given your snotty retorts, sounds like you are a bit insecure about the entire matter.
  14. The XC10 is a dog with fleas in low light. Not speculating here, I have seen it. All the bitrate in the world will not fix it. 10 bit 422 will not fix it. The problem is twofold, small sensor and slow glass, neither of which you can do anything about. A 1" sensor is 12.80 x 9.60 mm or 122.88 square mm. A MFT is 17.30 x 13.00 mm or 224.90 square mm. An APS-C is 23.60 x 15.60 mm or 368.95 square mm. The APS-C sensor is THREE bloody times the size of a 1" sensor. The MFT sensor is almost twice as large. If you don't care about low light performance, go for it, if that floats your boat. It does not float mine.
  15. Best forget about great lowlight performance on this one. I saw it side by side a C300 Mark II in a special darkened room at the Canon NAB booth. It absolutely sucked. So if you have visions of intercutting material with the C300 Mark II, you better keep the lights blazing...
  16. ​Good advice, I picked up an NX1 kit when they had the $400.00 discount during NAB. UHD produces a lovely image, very happy with the color and detail. If it were a Canon I would have had to go up to the C300 Mark II to find joy. I actually find the ad-on vertical grip feels better to work with. Do you still feel that EditReady is the best solution for transcoding?
  17. Where to start? First off, it only proves their viewfinder is a prototype...wait for the production model before you pass judgement. So using your logic, Blackmagic spends millions designing and marketing their cameras, so they can then hook you in and give you a copy of Resolve and Fusion for free? I agree canon sells way more 5D's for stills than for video. But don't kid yourself. If you think the GH4, A7s, and NX1 have not cut into 5D's, sold for video use and C100 sales, you best think again. Canon and you really don't seem to understand. If your competitors offer more for less, you will loose market share. If you keep it up very long, your own customers jump ship. Once a customer feels screwed over, they are gone, usually for a long time. You can't ride on branding forever. Why do you think the URSA had a sensor you could upgrade? If you look at the list of cameras with a sensor upgrade option, you will find it to be very short.
  18. I had some hands on with the URSA mini at NAB. Very impressive build quality, and built in monitor. Easy to get accurate focus. I was told the new sensor will do ISO 1600, while the old sensor is ISO 800. While no Sony A7s, the 15 stops of DR can be put to good use in Resolve. Resolve 12 is now a full fledged editor with multicam, and audio mixing. I am hopeful with the direction Blackmagic is heading.
  19. Canon seems hopelessly lost in a market segment that SHOULD matter to them. Indie filmmakers can and do have incredible talent, but often not incredible bank accounts. They don't want consumer toys but real tools they can work with. I felt the atmosphere at NAB between Canon's booth and Blackmagic Design's was a bit of a metaphor. Canon's was full of suits glad handing each other. BD's was very hands on with people really wanting to improve their craft. The URSA mini looks very promising. Solid and about half the size of the URSA.
  20. It seems obvious Canon wants to protect it's higher end products, but get real Canon. $2500 gets you slow fixed glass, and a 1" sensor? As pointed out, Canon would not even have a higher end video line if it were not for the success of the 5D series. I remember the Canon XL-1, awesome for the money at the time, sold like crazy. What happened Canon? Samsung should put together a rig with a super 35 sensor, internal/external recording with 422 10 bit codec, XLR connectors, internal 4K (like NX-1) and higher bitrate recording options. They have no higher end to worry about cannibalizing. Sell it for 5K or less, and they would OWN the enthusiast market.
  21. Andrew, I Really like the look of the A7S on this. Great video. Nobody has mentioned the music, which I thought was fantastic. A very talented group of musicians, I checked out other tracks on SoundCloud. These guys have the stuff to make it big. Cameron's voice is amazing.
  22. What amazes me here is the lack of tolerance for those who hold a viewpoint other than the politically correct (main-stream) opinion. Andrew has an opinion on this topic that is not PC and I respect him for having the guts to make it public. It is OK for others not to agree with that opinion, but then leave it alone. Quit trying to convince him or anybody else that he is wrong for having that opinion. He has his free agency, period. Why are all of you trying so hard to show him the "error of his thinking"? Has it ever occurred to you that maybe YOUR OWN thinking is flawed? Is narcissism really that prevalent that we can't agree to disagree and move on? We have people coming on Andrews own site and bagging on him left and right for his point of view. May I suggest instead to go to some pro BBC site and preach to the choir, you will have more fun. Now I see Lammy posting popular opinion poll numbers. Who Cares? Think for yourself. If we have learned anything from history, it is that the masses are often wrong.
  23. ​What is your point Jay Edgar? Who asked you for a review of EOSHD? Better yet, who do you think cares what you think? If you don't like the site, go somewhere else. Why take your time to bag on Andrew? What are your accomplishments? Since you think the site is so crappy and so easily outdone, please direct us to yours...So easy to bag on someone else and their accomplishments. So easy to be critical of others. Seems like you got your shorts in-a-bunch over the Clarkson issue and want to take it out on Andrew Reid because of his position. I commend Reid simply for the fact that he took a position and felt strongly enough about it to vocalize it. You don't have to agree with it, that is alright, but don't shoot the messenger. It is so easy and safe to play in the middle, don't take a stand, don't say anything controversial, and by all means, don't offend anyone. It is also gutless. Clarkson understands this and so does Reid.
  24. ​What planet do you live on Lammy. Why do you hold Clarkson to a infinitely higher standard than your political leaders that actually shape public policy and control lives. They lie, cheat, steal, send young men out to get killed in useless wars to further their own agenda, perform false flag operations, political assassinations and order drone attacks that kill innocent civilians. Where is the outrage from people that think like you on that reality?? As a "tax payer" where is your outrage?? Get some perspective. Clarkson got involved in a very short altercation. No one went to the hospital, nobody died. You and others act like he went in and shot a bunch of kids in a school. If you saw the scene of Clarkson and the producer in a movie, you would consider it real life, which it is. The audience would probably love it. Clarkson is a loose canon, but that is Clarkson. That is what makes him perfect for the role he plays so well. That is EXACTLY why 350M watch the show. In a world filled with political correctness and brown nosing, Clarkson plays the opposition. He is the poster child of rebellion against all the nonsense. If you can't see the greatness in that alone, then I feel sorry for you.
  25. Sorry guys, but I have to agree with Andrew Reid on this. This got blown way out of proportion and the BBC is acting stupidly in a very real sense. It will end up hurting the BBC more than they can imagine. Clarkson was the show, period. It was his irreverent behavior and sense of humor that made it what it was. If I were Clarkson, I would screw the BBC, take Hammond and May with me, use my own production company, change the name to "Next Gear", cut a deal with Netflix, and stream pay per view worldwide. People thought Glenn Beck was done when he and Fox parted company. He is doing better than ever!
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