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    dhso22 got a reaction from BenEricson in Rare KGB spy camera collection goes to auction   
    Rare KGB spy camera collection goes to auction next month.
    https://kosmofoto.com/2021/01/rare-kgb-spy-camera-collection-goes-to-auction-next-month/
     

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    dhso22 reacted to fuzzynormal in Cretins always find a way. Coronavirus and film   
    I think it's well past time that we all recognize the world is full of stupid people and they affect things much more than many of us are comfortable with.
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    dhso22 got a reaction from IronFilm in Cretins always find a way. Coronavirus and film   
    Cretins always find a way.
    https://kosmofoto.com/2020/04/theres-a-conspiracy-theory-about-film-helping-spread-coronavirus/
    https://www.facebook.com/TakingPhotographsIsNotACrime/posts/3054555327936029
    Facebook group Taking Photographs Is Not A Crime shared a post from an unidentified Facebook user, declaring why they were suddenly refusing to shoot film.
    The post says: “So I’ve taken the difficult decision to give up using film until the current crisis is over. Film uses gelertine [sic] – and that is what laboratorys [sic] use to grow virus on – so your film can carry and spread the corona…”
     

     
     
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    dhso22 reacted to berndimax in The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here   
    Hello,
    I`m new to this forum, but a long term reader, because it is the best forum for information about NX1 (which I own).
    The Fuji got my interest for its pleasing colours.
    I downloaded two original files from http://www.dkamera.de/news/preview-beispielaufnahmen-der-fujifilm-x-t2/
    and discovered, that the codec implemantation may not be very good.
    It uses a "High L5.1" variation of mp4 at 102 Mbps with no CABAC and no B-frames unlike for example Sony RX100IV etc.
    One I-frame followed by 30 P-frames according to mediainfo and avidemux.
    Just like smartphones, but at a higher bitrate.
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    dhso22 reacted to Viet Bach Bui in The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here   
    When the A6300 overheats at 10min it's total crap. When Fuji does it it's brilliant because it can be increased to 30min with a grip, nevermind the fact that one can be used on the A6300 for the same effect
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    dhso22 got a reaction from TheRenaissanceMan in GH4 Speed Booster   
    These?
    http://www.zyoptics.net/product/zhongyi-lens-turbo-adapters-for-micro-four-thirds-cameras-m43/
     
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    dhso22 reacted to andy lee in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    I use Natural (contrast -5 and saturation -5) and I store it as CUSTOM profile 1 .....leave the NR and Sharpening at 0
    yes you dial the colour back in in post ,Im shooting alot of night interior scenes in this movie on sets and I want to record a much shaddow detail as possible , I dont want crushed blacks in camera . so contrast and saturation are -5 , it works great this way . I shot a whole moive that way last year and we got superb results with it.
     
    this was shot Natural (contrast -5 and saturation -5) with the colour dialed back in in post /grade. all that detail in the actors uniform would not be there with crushed blacks in camera .

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    dhso22 reacted to andy lee in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    we did alot of testing at Media City with Cine D and Natural (contrast -5 and saturation -5) and hands down the best look to work with and grade was Natural (contrast -5 and saturation -5) and this was in a hi end Davinci Grading suite that does feature films every week for Sony Pictures etc .
    Cine D takes a whole bunch of correction just to get it usable - THEN you apply your look ontop and the whole thing is so tweeked up its a mess .
    So I'm shooting the whole movie on Natural (contrast -5 and saturation -5) Im thinking like I used to do 20 years ago shooting film stock ,
    Natural (contrast -5 and saturation -5) is my film stock thats the look ...and I'm shooting the whole movie like that .
     
    and yes the XL is essential in my opinion as it makes the whole package a usable filmaking tool , dont forget it SHARPENS your lenses too !!
     
    We did some test with an Angenieux 28-76mm 2.6 Optimo on a RED EPIC and a Nikon 28-70mm 2.8 with Metabones XL on a Panasonic G7 and there is nothing in it !
    if anything the Panny Metabones combo was sharper and cleaner in the blacks no noise at all compated to the RED /Angenieux combo!!
    That test convinced us the Metabones makes your Nikon Zooms into SERIOUS cinema quality Glass - faster, sharper and wider! nuff said its no brainer .
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    dhso22 reacted to andy lee in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    your XL speedbooster is an amazing essential piece of kit as it makes the 4k Panasonic cameras into very serious film making tools when paired with Nikon 2.8 Zooms ,
    As I mentioned Im DOP on a British Feature film Pandora , we will be shooting this film with PANASONIC G7 4K cameras and Metabones XL Speedboosters.
    We have done extensive tesing of the G7 camera in 4k 24p mode with Metabones XL Speedbooster at Media City in Salford UK with my post production house - We Create - (Rod Edney and Paul Whiting) and we have found the G7 / Metabones XL Speedbooster combination to be better in low light and less noise in the blacks than the RED 4K files we compared it against and found it also almost indistinguishable from Arri Alexa files we compared it against.
    The guys at Media City where very impressed with the Metabones XL Speedbooster.  All in all we are committed to making the whole movie with Metabones XL Speedboosters on all 4 camera Rigs.
     
    Brian I have just PM's you some info - thanks Andy
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Gregormannschaft in Zoom H1 , Tascam DR 22, 40 Audio Recorder   
    Check by yourself:

    AudioTechnica ATR-25 ZOOM H1 H2 H4n comparison
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52efPmB6ECA

    Zoom H1 V.s. Zoom H4n quick head to head
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fn6-WWJFeA

    Zoom H1 VS Zoom H2N | Best Mics For DSLR Audio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J61cLwIGg4w

     
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    dhso22 reacted to Cinegain in Cheap slider that is under 60cm/24" long   
    http://www.ratrig.com perhaps?
    Or of course http://kamerar.com/products/s-23-video-camera-23-slider-mark-ii / http://konovaphoto.com/konova-slider-k2-series.html ...
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    dhso22 got a reaction from 1tkman in A 1950s Plastic Camera Lens on a Sony a7II   
    Photographer and videographer Mathieu Stern attached a 
    french plastic camera lens from the 50s, the Photax Heanar
    type V, to a Sony a7II... with a couple of rubber bands.
    His article:
    http://mathieustern.com/2015/11/shooting-a-video-with-a-1950-plastic-camera-lens

    Watch the results:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nMOeJlnlcI
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from mercer in A 1950s Plastic Camera Lens on a Sony a7II   
    Photographer and videographer Mathieu Stern attached a 
    french plastic camera lens from the 50s, the Photax Heanar
    type V, to a Sony a7II... with a couple of rubber bands.
    His article:
    http://mathieustern.com/2015/11/shooting-a-video-with-a-1950-plastic-camera-lens

    Watch the results:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nMOeJlnlcI
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Liam in Take a break and smile   
    Take a little break and smile (or laugh).
    Sony A7Rii BOX unboxing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29BiYaKkMDM
     
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Jimbo in Take a break and smile   
    Take a little break and smile (or laugh).
    Sony A7Rii BOX unboxing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29BiYaKkMDM
     
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Zach Ashcraft in Take a break and smile   
    Take a little break and smile (or laugh).
    Sony A7Rii BOX unboxing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29BiYaKkMDM
     
     
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    dhso22 reacted to HelsinkiZim in What "style" of edit is this ?   
    I am currently editing a video in this style so I can point you to a few links if you are looking for further inspiration.
    24 hours in Ibiza https://vimeo.com/135852367
    India Land of Kings https://vimeo.com/140850530
    Roma https://vimeo.com/137925379
    Tokyo Roar https://vimeo.com/129171397
    The Norway https://vimeo.com/140960984
    Amsterdam Music Festival 2015 (check this out to see it done with a bigger budget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xFVfERKUU
    I think that should keep you busy for an evening.
    PS:
    My advice would be to screengrab them, pop them into your NLE and look at the transitions frame by frame.
    Collect as many shots as you can, don't worry so much about how they will stitch together as it is more important to have options.
    Watch this interview with the Vimeo pioneer of this style Matty Brown https://vimeo.com/138341824
    Make your movements with the camera as slow and as stable as possible. Always look for movement in the shot so you can emphasis it with speedramping, even if its just a blink of your subjects eyes.
    Try to get shots of birds, yourself as filmmaker (self reflexive shots of filmmaker in action i.e. your feet, your hand opening a door etc), water, people preparing food... just shoot everything you can think of. 
    Try to tell a story.
    As mentioned above, the style is montage which was propagated by Vertov with Man with a Movie Camera. Check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z97Pa0ICpn8. However, I would call this a post modern treatment as it includes hyperlapse and special effects.
    Don't try to make something as intense as Watchtower of Turkey unless you have at least 2-4 weeks of full time editing and effects available. Look at some of the other takes on this style which use the transitions, sound and movement a bit more sparingly to great effect, like some that I have linked to above.
    Finally, learn how to use curves in After Effects if you want to have that off balance, natural swinging type of movement.
    I am not an expert on this style yet, but hopefully when I am done with my cut i can offer more tips.
     
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    dhso22 reacted to gene in New photo/video editing monitor...on a budget   
    BenQ ,Samsung and Dell have monitors capable of high-end editing work
    This is a good site for reading reviews: http://pc4u.org/best-monitor-for-photo-editing-and-photography/
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Palpet in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Not sure if you'd call this video stunning, but take a look at it.

    http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/9019-shootout-of-the-4k-flagships-canon-1d-c-versus-samsung-nx1/?do=findComment&comment=104225
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Palpet in Shootout of the 4K flagships - Canon 1D C versus Samsung NX1   
    Some information on the settings of this shot can be found 
    in this post, from page 5 onwards.  By the author himself.
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?337061-Samsung-NX1-all-sorts-of-tests-imaginable/page5
     
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from Gregormannschaft in Is Samsung shutting down their camera business?   
    Not sure if you'd call this video stunning, but take a look at it.

    http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/9019-shootout-of-the-4k-flagships-canon-1d-c-versus-samsung-nx1/?do=findComment&comment=104225
     
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    dhso22 got a reaction from benymypony in HUMAN. The Movie.   
    HUMAN. The Movie. What makes us human.
    Forget for a second all the stupid things we worry about,   APS   FF   s35   UHD   FPS  
    DR   IBIS   ISO   DOF   RAW   LOG   LUT   THEFUCK, all those stupid things.  Human
    shows (spoken) portraits of people around the world and (aerial) beautiful,
    extraordinarily beautiful, views of the Earth.  Get your favourite armchair and wonderful
    4K display and 90 minutes for yourself and watch it.  Or use your 7 inch tablet whilst a TV
    is screaming in the next room.  Watch it.
    Human is made up of 200 incredibly personal portraits. Interviews with people from
    all walks of life, and that expose many aspects of what makes us human.
     
    Human has just been released in several formats (more info on the official site).
    There's a special extended version (3 volumes of about 90 minutes each)
    that can be watched on youtube thanks to an arrangement with Google.  It is
    available with embedded subtitles, and there are more languages than the three
    I show here.  Choose the one you feel more comfortable with.
    English.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdb4XGVTHkE
    French.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLqft-ICVQo
    Spanish.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1WdfVWo1pQ
     
    “I dreamed of a film in which the power of words would resonate with the beauty of
    the world. The movie relates the voices of all those, men and women, who
    entrusted me with their stories. And it becomes their messenger.”
    Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand
     
    There is a lot of behind the scenes info here, but I'd suggest going there only after 
    you've watched the movie.
    English.    https://humanthemovie.withgoogle.com/
    French.    https://humanthemovie.withgoogle.com/intl/fr-fr/
    Spanish:  https://humanthemovie.withgoogle.com/intl/es-es/
     
    Official site:
    English.    http://www.human-themovie.org/
    French.    http://www.human-themovie.org/fr/
     
    (I must confess I couldn't avoid thinking in terms of sharpness, 
    lighting, and colours.  But that's because I'm stupid.)
     
    A MOVIE WITH THREE VOICES
    These three voices – People’s word, Earth’s testimonial et Music’s lyrism –
    act together to provide a single voice to our humanities.
    THE VOICE OF PEOPLE
    As an ode to humanity, HUMAN is a rare collection of stories, faces and fates.
    Yann-Arthus Bertrand takes us into an immersive experience through
    human destiny. Through several witnesses who succeed one another
    and confide, the film director portrays a contrasted humanity.
    THE VOICE OF EARTH
    Through the aerial sequences, Yann Arthus-Bertrand shares his vision of the world
    and the people with the spectator, and offers a poetic and critical insight
    of our planet. In HUMAN, the camera lens reveals places of an unsuspected
    beauty, but also poses a careful look at the lives of men worldwide.
    THE VOICE OF MUSIC
    As an universal language, music transcends our emotions,
    sublimates the pictures and rhythmises the story.
     

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