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    Thomas Hill reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Fuji vs Nikon: Post vs Shooting and the cost of glass.   
    Just shot this on the XT30, tighter shots are the XT30. Mix of 1080 and 4k footage. Overall I was happy with the performance in lowish light. 18-55 lens at f4
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    Thomas Hill reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Fuji vs Nikon: Post vs Shooting and the cost of glass.   
    Yeah I don’t have as issue with jumpiness. -1 or -2 speed and +2 tracking works well. I’m honestly considering buying a sigma 18-35 and 50-100 + fringer pro. Seeing people get good results with those.
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from frontfocus in Fuji vs Nikon: Post vs Shooting and the cost of glass.   
    You might want to experiment with your AF settings.
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from Video Hummus in Fuji vs Nikon: Post vs Shooting and the cost of glass.   
    Video AF depends on the lens. The newer ones are great but the older f1.4 lenses aren't so good and make a little noise.
    The 23/f2.0 is fantastic and the 18-55 kit zoom is really good, too. I just got the Zeiss 32mm and it seems to work really well but I haven't used it enough to say for sure yet. The 35/f1.4 is good for photo but a little slow and noisy for video. These are all the ones that I have tried so far.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to thebrothersthre3 in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    Stunning shots! The XT3 is a hell of a camera. I keep looking at others but always come back to it. 
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    Thomas Hill reacted to Geoff CB in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    Yes I meant XT-3. One of the issues I'm having with the Z6 is that so much of my work ends up on a 2048x858 Theater Screen at 24 fps. I'm a Theater Manager in Massachusetts and that is the format that we display our preshow and some mini documentaries which is the majority of the content that I create. So currently I'm shooting 4K on my Z6 and have to change the format from 23.967 to 24 for everything I do. Small issue for most people, but annoying for me because I have to do it constantly. (Side note: people defending Canon for leaving it out of their new body, I can never even consider using that camera because of the lack of 23.967.) 

    So the XT-3's internal 2048x1080 24p and good audio is very appealing for my weekly work needs. We'll see how it performs after some testing on my end.
    My main worry is the battery life on the camera. Hated the A7rII's battery and how often that was an issue with it. Thankfully the XT-3 you can power through the USB-C port, so I'm hoping it will be less of an issue. Have 4 paid shoots on top of work related material that I need to shoot in the next two weeks, so I can really see if it fits into my workflow. Really it's about being able to do my job and shoot fast, getting the coverage I need and deliver. Camera brand should be secondary to that, otherwise it is just playing favorites. I would be looking into the panasonics as well, but m43 sensor is to small for my liking (will be using this camera for stills as well) and the new full frame bodies are huge and the glass is lethally expensive on them. 
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    Thomas Hill reacted to User in Nikon Z6 To Get Internal Raw   
    Sometimes I like to harken back to the days where I believed others were forcing me to do things against my will. In time I came to realise I had a choice. I then chose emptiness. 
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    Thomas Hill reacted to kye in Nikon Z6 To Get Internal Raw   
    and the EOSHD Nihilist quote of the day goes to..........   *drum roll*
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    Thomas Hill reacted to Danyyyel in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Yep, perhaps some component is not holding up to what they expected and they prefer to play it safe and do a hardware upgrade. On every site people have been complaining about companies giving more features if need, even for a paid upgrade. You have a company doing it, and giving you the ultimate format and people are still complaining. I mean Nikon just brought 10 bit (full frame) and raw to the dslr mirrorless market price segment and those guys are still complaining. You would believe Nikon just removed 24p in their latest camera release or still sticking to 8bit video.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to BrunoCH in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1 public beta 2 released
    • Support for Fujifilm F-Log colorspace
    Now it's possible to use  RCM and make color grading without LUT.
    1a : F-LOG
    1b :  Color space F-Log+OFX tone mapping simple
    1c : Simple adjustments expo, contrast and auto WB.

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    Thomas Hill reacted to MaverickTRD in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    I’ve never had an account in here. Just lurked. 
    But I finally had to sign up. Some of us grow so tired of reading your repetitive assumptions, theories, and misguided opinions. 
    No one in their right mind thinks canon removed 24p to save a bit of money. 
    Furthermore the license fees fees have an annual cap. Once a company hits that cap it can’t cost them more. I imagine big companies that manufacture video equipment using these codecs hit that cap regularly 
    please stop repeating the same terrible excuse every page 
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from independent in Sound Devices MixPre II   
    32bit float?  So it's the Sound Devices version of the Zoom F6 that has been delayed into October? 
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    Thomas Hill reacted to @sauvedep in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    For anyone wondering how the LUT matches up Panasonic's LUT or even compared to RED footage, here's some Z6 10-bit NLog footage with Nikon's new NLog to rec709 LUT...

    Here's the same footage with the Panasonic VLog to rec709 LUT applied...

    And for good measure, here's what my RED Epic-W captured...

    I'm going to keep using Panasonic's LUT for now.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to Vladimir in The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here   
    still running and gunning with my pocketsize handheld setup (100fps fw update is all i needed )
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from Thpriest in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    According to B&H, it's $3999 for body only.
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from kaylee in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    One of the rumor sites had it at $1399
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    Thomas Hill reacted to ted1000 in Canon EOS 90D Specs leaked in video   
    At least Canon won't sue you if you say something bad about their cameras 😮
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    Thomas Hill reacted to Cinegain in Canon EOS 90D Specs leaked in video   
    Newer cameras have 24p included... Canon really sorta is the only exception. If there was such a weird thing as 24p codec licensing, which is an utter B$ of an assumption, then why-o-why is Panasonic including it? Why does Sony still fit 24p in all their cameras? Why does stills heritage Fujifilm care about 24p video? Nikon? Heck, even bloody Pentax... and nobody is even using those to shoot video.
    Yet... it's a Canon strategy that we've seen time and time again. Seemingly purposely crippling cameras, withholding certain features. Playing the infamous segmentation game. You want X? Buy Z! Heavy crops, 24p, limited recording times, DPAF C-AF during 4K, inclusion of a mic-input/headphone port, display type (front-facing), etc... all to differentiate cameras, pushing you to buy certain cameras if you want certain features.
    It's sorta the same we see Pansonic do diversifying their flagship line-up not to just be the one GH-camera. Now there's the G9 if you want the best in stills, with that top LCD, huge EVF, 6.5-stops of stabiization, USB-C charging and schtuff. The GH5S if you want the absolute best in image quality... dual native ISO benefit. GH5 if you think the GH5S sounds exciting, but rather have IBIS going on and pay less. I mean... it's working, I have 2 out of the 3. Pricing of the GH5S pushed me into getting the BMPCC4K instead. But yeah, definitely manufacturers are giving certain cameras certain features to set it apart, which I find disturbing. At least Panasonic/Sony still give you quite a bit more than the average consumer would ever need, but enthusiasts and pros would love to have. Canon? Not so much. They're trying to figure out what they can leave out of next camera releases instead of looking what to include. They don't have much going on for them anymore, they're just playing catch up. Others all are doing sensor stabilization cameras, have come a long way in color science, so that's not really a factor anymore, Sony's C-AF is in Canon's DualPixel AF league (rest perhaps not so much yet), ease of use? Well, maybe not Sony, but others are a delight and offer so much control and customization. Lenses? Give me a break. Nobody actually likes red ring lenses that much anymore, definitely not the pinnacle of the industry now. Like honestly, why even bother getting a Canon interchangeable lens camera these days? I know I wouldn't... then again I never saw the appeal throughout the years. The value proposition just isn't there. Seems to be a brand for sheeple chasing to be the next Casey Nicetatt, Matti Hapoopoo or Peter McCanon.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to mercer in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    So when they released the M100 or the GX7 Mark ii or even the a1200 years ago, they were willing to pay these millions in licensing fees for 24p and obviously all a1200 users were no budget indie filmmakers requiring 24p per Canon’s market research.
    Now I am kind of a Canon fanboy but this is just ridiculous now and explaining away the desire for 30p is just silly. And I think you’re wrong, people love the idea that they can shoot their home movies in a similar way the professional Hollywood films are shot... in fact, Canon used that as a marketing tool for years.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    I reckon the 30p lovers should all go and tell Hollywood and Netflix to switch.
    I don't care if the camera is aimed at me or not, only Canon's marketing people do.
    The founding principals of the cinema look include 24p and it's as important as dynamic range, RAW, etc., 25p looks similar but 24p is the standard and you can't mix the two on one timeline.
    Canon know this which is why it's another Protect the Cinema EOS margins cripple.
    Which is a shame because the new sensor technology looks good, and has finally caught up to the readout speed of others. 
    If you are calling yourself a filmmaker but prefer to shoot 30p over 24p you should be a bit embarrassed.
    25p is another matter, that has the same cinematic feel to 24p.
    I shoot 25p quite a lot because I live in a PAL region.
    I am glad it has 25p.
    But I'm not happy with the 24p bullshit spreading on this forum and screen Hz judder-stutter-bullshit. Stop doing it. Tiresome to read.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    Only thing with the Z6 is you need an external recorder, which for me kills the appeal of a smaller camera.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to Geoff CB in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Frame grabs from a shoot yesterday, 1080p 120 fps upscale to 4K in Resolve.
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from PolarStarArts in Lenses   
    An XC10 with aps-c, 1.8 to 2.8 and uncrippled AF in 4k would be my dream camera.
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    Thomas Hill got a reaction from Emanuel in I’m F’in Stupid, Now Tell Me Why.   
    What about a local screening in conjunction with the dog rescue group? Get some word of mouth going as the people who see it live spread the link on their social media. 
    There are also lots of film festivals that focus on docs.
    I'm doing the festival thing with my horror flick now. And could really use a marketing person because that is definitely not my forte.
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    Thomas Hill reacted to DBounce in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    Can't say that this unwieldy beast of a $2500, plastic "pocket" camera does anything for me. The Sigma FP is mighty interesting though.
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