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    bamigoreng reacted to fuzzynormal in Actually you can make the GH5 look very cinematic!   
    I think the reason this is a popular thread on EOShd is simply because this is a nerd site for cheap cameras. 
    We know, or want to know, the intricacies of techniques and  equipment.  
    What we do with these bits of info, if anything, is another matter altogether. 
    I will say that, personally, the people I know and admire creatively aren't  obsessively concerned with the nerdy tech stuff.  
    They know enough to work and the rest ain't a big deal ---or trust others to carry that water. 
    That's my world though. Yours might be different. 
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from mercer in Any love for the Canon EOS M5?   
    My thoughts exactly (https://vimeo.com/channels/kendy/videos).
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in Need your advice on GH5 lenses   
    So it has some character?
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    bamigoreng reacted to Papiskokuji in The Canon C200 is here and its a bomb!   
    Man, I suffer in silence when I read some stuff here (I guess I'm masochist to keep reading it). But this one is too much for me... On what ground do you think it should cost 2,500$ ? Please tell me. Do you know a video camera costing that price and doing this ? And don't tell me blackmagic please (fan of the brand, but their cameras aren't in the same price range and they are way less reliable and easy to use, and no autofocus, no support) Do you know  a pro 1/3 sensor camcorder costs more than 2500$ (Sony, Canon) ?. It might not be the camera for you, that I totally understand but with all due respect, I think your comment is from a spoiled naive non pro shooter who doesn't know the requirements of pro work and on being on the field with reliable equipment.
    People always complain, at some point it's just ridiculous. They want new technology right away, but when Sony releases a new camera too soon, they think theirs just became obsolete and hate Sony for it. In the mean time they blame Canon for holding off. And now they unleash something very unexpected from them, still complaints. Same goes for bitrates. Canon files take too much space, now they want that kind of bitrates in their gh5, and they're suddenly ok with the file size. And all that to end up posting videos on Youtube (which is not a bad thing but just all those concerns are irrelevant for that type of delivery).
    Anyway, this camera seems to be freaking great. Canon used to deliver not on specs but on the field and with the image quality/mojo. Now this one also has the specs ! Granted an intermediate codec is more than necessary for a camera at this price point, but it will come down the line anyway.
    Pffiou, sorry I had to get it out of my chest  Now I can burn in hell !
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    bamigoreng reacted to jhnkng in FIFTY THREE YEARS (Short Doc shot on BM Micro Cinema Camera)   
    This was shot in Hiroshima over a couple of days in 2016. I'd just gotten the BM Micro Cinema Camera and I wanted to give the camera a good shakedown, and I thought a personal project was a nice way to do that. I shot a lot on the Tokina 11-16 with the BMPCC speedbooster, and various Nikon primes. I tried to lock in down in sticks where I could, since I hadn't really worked out how to rig it for handheld at the time, and since I was travelling I didn't have all my parts with me to franken rig it as I was shooting, so the hand held stuff (particularly in the car) is pretty messy.

    I struggled with moire like crazy, I only had a Tiffen IRND with me and it wasn't always enough ND so I was stopping down for some of those outdoor shots, which really amped up the moire. I managed to tone down the worse of it, but an AA filter is a must with this camera if you intend to take it outside. I shot it in Prores LT, edited in Premiere Pro and graded in Resolve. Some of the night shots needed noise reduction, but mostly to remove the colour noise -- I actually like the structure of the noise, just not that keen on red and blue ants crawling all over the screen. Neat Video does a good job of removing chrominance noise while leaving the luminance noise, and it blends nicely with a little bit of grain using Filmconvert.

    Hope you enjoy the film, love to hear what you think!

    Daisaku & Takae have run their local grocery store in the hills of Hiroshima together for the last 53 years. In that time they have seen huge changes in their neighbourhood, and profound changes in the way local people shop for essentials. From humble beginnings selling cigarettes from a window in their family home to a bustling grocery store that served their community, they have seen and felt the rise of supermarkets and convenience stores and the impact that has had on their livelihood. 
    Here they tell their story of how it started, what keeps them working, and what they will do when they finally retire.
    Direction/DOP/Sound/Edit/Grade by John Kung
    Translation and Interview by Iku Motonaga
    Very special thanks to Daisaku and Takae for their generous telling of their story.
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    bamigoreng reacted to Christina Ava in Blade Runner 2049 trailer and a first look at Roger Deakins' cinematography   
    Ok, check some scenes on the cinematography of the 1982 film
    What do you see? Well people have actual skin tones. When I saw the first scenes of the new one I was shocked, mainly because I love Deakins.
    How can he make something look so bad? It reminds me the starwars second trilogy fail. And how can you praise this 'film" not even shot on film.
    Too much CGI! Too much orange/ blue grading. This is not Deakins work, this is the graders film. Not a natural skin tone in sight, not a natural light or color in sight. Every scene looks like a commercial, fake, very proppy, very artificial and lacking in that futuristic reality, everything too clean and new and staged. Poorly designed surroundings no grit no dirt no reality.
    The first film was so fantastic because it looked so real!
    Coming to the acting, dear me, I can forgive the Gosling who is like a replicant in real life anyway. But JARED LETO? that babyfaced ass*&le? Too young too Jokery Too typecasted..
    my humble opinion..
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    bamigoreng reacted to Inazuma in C100 mkiii   
    They should put a touchscreen on it to make its DPAF more useful. Add 4k and also improve the screen and EVF and it'll be good. 
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    bamigoreng reacted to BTM_Pix in PSA: Don't buy any gear! NAB 2017 is One Week Away   
    Here they are dealing with someone who's asked for a mirrorless D5

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    bamigoreng got a reaction from mercer in ON THE STREETS OF TOKYO   
    ML, the binning patterns are described here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16516
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in 5D3 ML Raw Screen Grabs   
    So as some already know, I recently purchased a 5D3 primarily to shoot Magic Lantern Raw. Well this week I started my first short film with it. It was definitely a learning experience but I really don't know of any camera where I would have achieved such pleasing images. I also purchased the Canon 24-70mm f/4 lens and I am consistently blown away by what a great lens it is and the OIS is so damn good, even at 70mm, that the majority of my short, thus far, has been shot handheld.
    With the recent 4K Raw developments, I figured I would post some pros and cons in case somebody else is looking to pick one up.
    Well the first pro is that shooting Raw could not be simpler with it. Set up Raw histogram with the overexposure hint and when it shows your color channels are starting to clip or the word "over" appears on the histogram, then just dial back your exposure a touch.
    Another pro is that there are a bunch of people on this forum still shooting with the 5D3 and everybody is helpful. If you have a problem about any aspect of the process or workflow, there are plenty of other ML shooters around here that go out of their way to answer even the stupidest of my questions... not nearly as daunting as the ML forum.
    Now a couple cons... you need a bunch of cards... or a computer and hard drive to offload your footage... 12 minutes on a 64GB cards gets filled quickly. Even with 3 cards, and trying to be conservative with my shots and shot ratios, I still ran out of space 3/4 of the way through my second day of shooting.
    Converting the footage is a bit tedious. The RawMagic route of converting the MLV files to CDNG is fairly fast but then you still have to process the footage through Resolve or After Effects before really seeing what you have. I really like the MLRawViewer program, but although you get to preview your footage, the conversion is slow and after I updated my Mac to Sierra, the version I have does not work with it, but I believe there is a newer version,  so hopefully it will work then.
    I guess that's about it for now, so I'll leave you with a couple graded screen grabs, from a couple shots I briefly messed around with yesterday...

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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Nikkor in The oddities and character and curiosities of awesome EOSHD contributions!   
    There is no hope for E - YT, Comments section: https://youtu.be/XCYlTNHNXiI Btw, did the police find his stolen EOS-1D C?
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from kaylee in The oddities and character and curiosities of awesome EOSHD contributions!   
    There is no hope for E - YT, Comments section: https://youtu.be/XCYlTNHNXiI Btw, did the police find his stolen EOS-1D C?
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    bamigoreng reacted to jcs in PSA: Don't buy any gear! NAB 2017 is One Week Away   
    If you need a great stills camera and video camera, along with usable AF, near FF crop (1.3), shoots 4K 60 and works with your Canon FF lens collection, it's the only option. After the FS700 (which I sold), I wouldn't buy the FS5 or FS7 (purchased the C300 II and love it). I have Filmconvert and it's a cool product, however no way does it remotely replace good color science in the source camera (and it's a bit slow, the same reason I don't use Neat Video anymore).
    The rumored updates to the 5DIV if true will make that camera a lot more appealing to many current Sony and Panasonic users. Because, #color. Why are people so excited about the latest ML updates on the 'ancient' 5D3, even with all the extra hassle. Because, #color!
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    bamigoreng reacted to jcs in Hasselblad H6D 100C Review. Shoots 4k Video MF   
    Of all attributes in a camera, color requires the most science. From the point where the photons hit the color filter array (or ND or IR filter) to the final pixels viewed on a display device via biological cameras and neural networks (people), that entire pipeline is insanely complicated physics, math, and biology: science!
    Khan is pretty good a simplifying complex stuff: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/color (check out some of those videos- very well done!)
    There's a reason ARRI and Canon are dominant, and it's not about subjective taste: they have superior color science. ARRI spent years working with film, then film scanners before building digital cameras. Canon makes printers, copiers, scanners, inks, paper, etc. in addition to cameras. They are currently the pinnacle of expertise in color- it makes sense their cameras have worked so well with color. It's why they can make cameras with limited features compared to other brands and still easily outsell them: color is the most important attribute of a camera.
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    bamigoreng reacted to jcs in Hasselblad H6D 100C Review. Shoots 4k Video MF   
    If that were true, why is ARRI considered to be right up there with Canon for color (some argue they have better color)? There is a biological, psychological element with color related to evolution. Human beings are very tuned in to color for skintones, on both conscious and unconscious levels. If the skin tones are off, we tend to notice right away- is the person healthy or sick, friendly or threatening, happy or frightened, etc. The concept of Uncanny Valley is also a factor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley . If something is close to real, but off slightly, we have a strong negative reaction. So color needs to be right on, or very off (cartoon) to work well. Canon (and ARRI) know this, and if colors aren't exact on color charts, the reason is they are biasing for skin tone colors which will have the best positive emotional reaction from humans. Colorists make colors 'off' on purpose for emotional reasons, ScFi/horror etc.
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in Casey Neistat - Panasonic GH5 shooter   
    I agree, the colors are noticeably better with his older videos. I even noticed a little Jersey Shore spray tan skin tone with the GH5 video. But also I think his life looks more interesting through a Canon lens and Canon camera. It's grittier, more suited to his style. When he throws around these other cameras, like he did his 70D, he may just switch back.
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    bamigoreng reacted to BTM_Pix in Beholder MS-Pro handheld gimbal   
    I have the MS-1.
    The best thing about it is that its just about heavy enough to really give yourself an effective enough beating around the head to punish yourself for buying such a piece of shit without actually killing yourself.
    So, it's very well balanced.
    Unlike any camera that I've ever tried putting on it.
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    bamigoreng reacted to Hanriverprod in No Joke - RAW 4K on the 5D Mark III   
    W H added some new shots to the previous video:
    3k 14 Bit RAW Compression Lossless Test
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    bamigoreng reacted to Hanriverprod in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    I wouldn't call that filmic. It looks nice, but filmic? No. Nice video, to my eyes which is great. Now I been seeing some of the 3k footage of the hacked 5d iii and to me that looks filmic. It doesn't look soft and messy like the hd hack. Now it's sharp plus nice and thick with character like the bm, red and alexa cameras and some canon. But hey, that's just like my opinion man. Still, I would like a gh5 to play with.
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    bamigoreng reacted to Phil A in Honey, we need to talk about the kids...   
    Obviously that "everyday life vlogging" is really big and to be honest, like most of you, I can't really understand the appeal. My girlfriend watches Jamie&Nikki a lot and I just can't get over how that's basically just watching two random people do their every day blah. They have a million followers who care  about what boring, regular things they do.
    I mean, I can kinda get why people watch Jon Olson, he's at least a ka-razy semi-celebrity, blowing money and living the life, so you watch him do stuff most of us will never do (still working on saving up for that lambo). You'd also think there's only so many ways you could go about contouring but make-up how-to channels are such a huge thing.
    At the same time you can see that usually production value is of no real interest to a lot of people. Same with Instagram, there's a lot of people with hundreds of thousands of followers with just the same composition of iPhone pictures over and over and over again. It's more about people's voyeuristic needs and identifying with the content creator than with the actual content.
    When it comes to technology, I kinda get why less might be more. I wanted to see how the GH5 fares by looking at what gets uploaded to Vimeo and YouTube and by god, if I have to see another video that is 100% slow motion flowers / dogs / people shopping I will scream! It's approaching "cooking video with ukulele background sound" territory. It seems that a lot of people who care about "filmic, cinematic videos" exclusively produce camera test videos. Gear is the purpose in itself, there will never be any output. That's actually also fine as a hobby but there's the tendency that these people only criticize and never create/contribute.
    I'm actually really re-evaluating what I want in a camera. Maybe I can do with "worse" image if it actually means I'll shoot more due to better usability?
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from mercer in Canon 5D mkIV Crop Factor Reduction   
    Canon Cinema EOS CXXX Camera - http://www.canonrumors.com/updated-2017-canon-roadmap/
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    bamigoreng reacted to hijodeibn in Anyone not that excited about the GH5?   
    I totally agree, and to be honest, I am not going to spend $2,000 plus $700 metabones for this setup, I am far more excited for the C-log in 5d mark iv with a reduction in the crop factor, if that happen I am going to break my account to get that camera, hope not to spend some time in jail...
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    I'm 42. In high school computer classes involved typing and running some DOS program. I think I had my first legal drink before I ever sent an email. I remember the days when I would yell at my brother to get off the phone because I was hoping some girl was going to call... she never did. Lol. Well she probably did but gave up because of the busy signal. Hell I remember when call waiting was the newest technology that I had to explain to my parents when they kept asking why the phone kept beeping at them. Lol. 
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Gregormannschaft in "Spider Steadicam" or something else?   
    Glidecam Tutorials
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Mattias Burling in Interesting 2016 Sales Figures   
    Really well done. Cool music.
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