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  1. What hot swap battery solutions are you running that you would recommend? I started off with an Atomos Video Power Station. I got this on a B&H sale in 2017 for my GH5. It has been working great, up until now. The battery connection prongs are loose, almost broken off electrically, and very unreliable. This has since become a discontinued product. Atomos doesn't seem to be answering emails about it either. I wanted to purchase a new plate, or have mine repaired. A real shame, as this would be a GREAT product, hot swap batteries and all. Well, since I now have a number of large NPF batteries, I went the cheap route, and ordered a Power Junkie NPF and the dummy battery. It's only a single battery. I was looking at V-mount solutions, and they are attractive, but very expensive.
  2. All this AI stuffz need to hurry up and provide stitched video files, as well as nail content fill/remove, etc...
  3. Wow, same here, the reason I started with an X-E1 a long time ago, still have it somewhere...
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    The 135s I still have: - Vivitar 135/2.8 close focusing, I remember I liked the colors from this one. - An old Spiratone 135/1.8, I remember this one has extreme thin depth of field, the bokeh is nice and smooth. I will have dig these out again... I did have an old Minolta Rokkor 135mm, I seemed to have enjoyed that lens, for a while, sadly, so did someone else, as it was stolen *8^(
  5. How do the G85 and GX85 differ? I need to google, as I want a decent camera for my niece to learn and use.
  6. +1 on the live recording focusing assist. I'd also like to see a usable HDMI signal out while shooting in 6k video mode on the GH5. Though, I'm guessing no more work will be done to the GH5...
  7. I like the 2x aspect. Here's hoping for an UW model, at least...
  8. My humble rig many years ago on the beach, STILL works great! GH5, Metabones 0.64XL Speedbooster, Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2, Rapido V2 clamp, B&H for Kowa 2X, Rapido front clamp, SLR Magic variable ND.
  9. This is bad, as I stay in "6K" HLG mode MOST of the time. Panasonic should really fix this, by offering a 4k, or smaller signal out to HDMI at the same time.
  10. >>>>NOTE: My Metabones doesn't AF with any of my lenses (that I recall). Why is this? Does it not work with the BMP4K?
  11. This is good to know, thanks for the information.
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    Meet the GimbalGun™

    "Let's make everything MORE heavy and MORE cumbersome than it already is." ©
  13. On my GH5 with the Metabones 0.67XL speedbooster, both the Sigma 18-35, and the Tokina 11-16 vignette a lot on the wide ends. Dunno how different the BM 4K Pocket would be...
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    Well, I am a long time stills guy, so I differ from your opinion. I LOVE ALL of my MF lens, I have even tried LF lenses on smaller bodies. I have experimented with a lot of different things, even using a back for my ol' Sinar F2, it's fun. I have had great success with the Mamiya MF lenses, 35, 55, 80/1.9, 120mm/f4 Macro. I even have the great 145mm Soft Focus. I love all of them, and with my tilt/shift Mirex adapter, makes even more interesting combinations. Thanks for this information. I will give up on APC UW zooms, as I already have two good ones. I will go with FF UW zooms.
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    How much is the 10-22 vignette on a GH5 with Metabones 0.67XL sppedbooster? I have been thinking of trying this, however... I use the Metabones 0.67XL speedbooster on my GH5, and both the EF APC mount Sigma 18-35 Art and EF APC mount Tokina AT-X Pro 16-28 vignette a lot at the widest settings. I was thinking of trying the fullframe ultra wide zooms, Sigma 12-24 Art, or Sigma 14-24 Art. While I dream of the Canon 11-24 FF...
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    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Probably, I however do not have such, and the output looks okay to me. Please let us know how you fare, eh? Thanks.
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    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    I found this a long time ago on another forum, I have been using GH5 opengate mode almost exclusively since then. I like it. - In Project Settings, under Color Management, Change to Davinci Color Managed - Under Color Management select: -- Rec 2020 HLG ARIB STD-B67 for Input Color Space -- Rec 2020 HLG ARIB STD-B67 for Timeline Color Space -- Rec 709 HLG ARIB STD-B67 for Output Color Space
  18. Thanks for this information. A BM product manager says the OFX I use, Tiffen, which is now DFT, I still have both loaded, do not conform or meet the DR OFX spec fully?, and is the cause of major process time. I will have to relate this back to Tiffen, as this was a huge expense for me, and I'd like to continue to use them, as they have really good tools.
  19. Okay, after turning on the node caches for each node, and putting the deflicker node first, the playback speed jumped from 0.5-1.0 to 1-2, suggested in the Blackmagic Forum. Still very bad... And then much later... I went to dinner with the family, started watching a movie, and now tried playback again. The cache may have been generated, or something. Now playback is normal. Amazing! Ahh, I see the blue line, for cached files? There is still a little red at the end. Wow, this takes long of a time to build the cache files, for 4 minutes of video?
  20. Without the nodes, it processes really fast, compared to my older box. source: Video ID : 1 Format : HEVC Format/Info : High Efficiency Video Coding Format profile : Main [email protected]@High Codec ID : hvc1 Codec ID/Info : High Efficiency Video Coding Duration : 50 min 58 s Bit rate : 192 Mb/s Width : 4 992 pixels Height : 3 744 pixels Display aspect ratio : 4:3 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS Original frame rate : 59.940 (60000/1001) FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 10 bits Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.343 Stream size : 68.3 GiB (99%) Encoded date : UTC 2019-03-05 19:00:17 Tagged date : UTC 2019-03-05 19:00:17 Color range : Limited Color primaries : BT.2020 Transfer characteristics : HLG Matrix coefficients : BT.2020 non-constant Codec configuration box : hvcC output: Quicktime - Uncompressed - YUV 422 10-bit 4K DCI - 29.97 Video ID : 1 Format : YUV Codec ID : v210 Codec ID/Hint : AJA Video Systems Xena Duration : 4 min 0 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 5 701 Mb/s Width : 4 096 pixels Height : 2 160 pixels Display aspect ratio : 1.896 Frame rate mode : Constant Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:2 Bit depth : 10 bits Scan type : Progressive Compression mode : Lossless Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 21.500 Stream size : 160 GiB (100%) Language : English Color primaries : BT.709 Transfer characteristics : BT.709 Matrix coefficients : BT.709 Node 01 - Primary Balance Log Grade Node 02 - OFX: Vignette Node 03 - Primary Balance Hue vs Hue Curve OFX: Dual Gradient Node 04 - OFX: Deflicker I have Tiffen, and DFT OFX, as well as the Resolve Studio OFX. I am not using any NR.
  21. Wow, nodes are really killing my machine. It comes to a total crawl. Is there a way to compensate for this? Optimized media? Render cache? I've tried both, still extremely slow, even used 1/4 rez for playblack. Should it be this bad for the following hardware? Seems like none of it get maxed out during use, CPU, nor GPU. Resolve Studio 15.3.5 Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core running @ 4.3GHz Motherboard: Asrock Z370 Killer SLI/AC Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 8GB Graphic Card Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000mhz Gaming Memory with Heat Spreader
  22. Yeah, this is not for output to HDR deliverable content. I have not explored HDR deliverable content.
  23. Is there a setting to allow HDMI out when shooting in open gate mode? Not looking to record, just to show on my ext. monitor. Hmm, have to look at the settings again. Was kind of dismayed, that I could monitor a choral concert, and then hit record, boom, no video on the ext. monitor. Yeah, ext. monitor is new to me...
  24. Anyone order lately with B&H ? I'd actually like to get one of these, but shows never in stock...
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