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Everything posted by Kisaha

  1. This is true 100%. So if anyone cares mainly for H264/H265, maybe an i9 9900K is the best solution. If anyone cares for pure computational power (or even Red raw) then a Ryzen 3900X is maybe the best platform right now (7nm, PCIe 4.0, more cores/threads). I am looking for such a Ryzen build, but I have one verys serious problem. Can't find the 3900X anywhere! And when it is available, is around 600€.
  2. +1. one of my best purchases. Fit my camera bags too.
  3. The Portkeys HS7T, which is the SDI version is 399euros. Considering that every SDI version is 50-100euros more expensive anyway, do you consider it a good option? The FS7 is more than 100euros less, par example. https://lilliputdirect.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=785&search=fs7 These 2 and the Fotga (which I am awaiting an answer from FOTGA, https://www.amazon.com/DP500IIIS-Camera-1920x1080-Mirrorless-Camcorder/dp/B07WFS65LC?th=1) are my main 3 options.
  4. I just remembered that NX1 did 4K from 6K 5 years ago! I still use 1080p and 120 frames are "too" windowed. Whatever you choose, except 4K, have to use a calculator!
  5. Sucks! On another note - that still sucks, I have pre-ordered an P4K 20 days ago and the latest official reply was "it can arrive in one week, or two months"..
  6. Everything from China and U.S are highly regulated here. You have to pay taxes and customs to even silly things. Why you went Feelworld after that? I know almost everybody ones one, but they feel cheepish to me with terrible menus (at least if compared to the SmallHD I own!).
  7. Thank you very much guys. Can't find the 7" Fotga in Europe. The Feelworld really does feel cheap. Has anyone have bought anything from the Liliput EU shop? It is the only one with SDI and not costing more than I am willing to pay!
  8. I am researching for a cheap monitor for my sound jobs. When in camera I use my SmallHD Focus 5" but I need something bigger with SDI to monitor when I am doing sound and I need to input from the BlackMagic monitors. This seems good but it is 350-380€ in EU FEELWORLD FW279S
  9. I am doing a similar search but I do not want to go above 999€. Only very expensive (Eizo) monitors can go to 4K DCI. I am not aware of cheaper ones. Still the LG 32UD99 seems like the best all around option for under 999$€£.
  10. The Fp seems like the next big indie hit. A lot of good ideas in such a small body can make the difference. "Interestingly I also bumped into Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki at the show and had some small-talk. I had my venerable Samsung NX1 with me, and he remarked that the product manager for the NX1 went to work for Sigma’s camera team on the Fp! So they are in good hands as this camera was genuinely ground-breaking and ergonomic." Maybe planning an interview with the product manager would be super interesting.
  11. 1000 times this. You already own the tools to produce great looking video. If you definitely want to buy a video centric camera a C100mkII should be enough and mix and match and all.
  12. It is a safe bet. I used to have 2, I sold one to fund the little Sanken but the Audix is a great solution that lasts. The microphone is build to the greatest standards, U.S powering and top German capsule. Super versatile and amazingly priced. I read a lot of people are considering the Oktava, just save some money and buy the Audix used people, is night and day in sound quality/handling noise/build quality.
  13. When you said "events" most here thought of long recording times with workhorse cameras and lenses. For 30sec clips you can have whatever camera, so that widens the research to almost anything, really! If using a gimbal is a must for you you can choose a smaller camera with a couple of pancakes and a smaller/cheaper/lighter gimbal than the S.
  14. Kisaha

    Variable ND Filters

    Is there any readily available vND in Europe that worth its price? What are the top 3 options? Why you put the IR there? Do you believe we need one for the P4K? What Black Pro Mist do you have? 1/8 is too little? And half is too much? 1/4 is ok if you want to have only one?
  15. Because: 1) it is more acoustically transparent than other options (I hope you understand what that is and why it is so important). 2) it is very light and small - unlike full zeppelin solutions which matters if you hold it on a boom for 8 hours while your boom is 4-6 metres long. 3) It creates the necessary air vacuum to protect the microphone from the wind and protect the mic all around - unlike cheap softies that cover the front element only. 4) no handling and moving noises because the shock mount and engineering is exceptional 5) comes from probably the biggest innovator in wind and handling protection which sell only fully specialized items and with very limited quantities in E.U. 5b) unique design and construction. Mind you that this version is only for this mic. You can't put another mic in this particular combination. 6) it transforms to a camera thingy very easily for maybe the top on camera solution.
  16. I am using the Sanken CS-M1 for a few days now and my first impression is..WOW! Just..WOW! Low self noise, hot output, very controled handling noise, great tonal characterestics. I am using Bubblebee Spacer kit for indoors and very light stuff and Cinela Cosi for outside. For non professional sound men, this can be the only mic they need. Just 103mm long, so it can be excellent for on camera placement as well. I need some more time with it as I am using a lot of other microphones at the moment, but it definitely is a heavy weight production tool of 55grams!
  17. I know, but has unlimited recording, good battery life (not exceptional though), good ergonomics, no overheating issues, robust codecs and I usually shoot 4-5.6f anyway and I love this particular lens. The only thing I do not like is the high ISO performance. A7iii could be an option with the S35 mode, but for me Sony isn't there yet (a workhorse video camera).
  18. GH5 is a beast. 12-100mm but it is 4f, or the 2.8f Olympus.
  19. Kisaha

    Sigma FP

    8-16-24-26 and 31! Previous ones were so niche and sold so little that is a safe bet. As when I predicted that P6K thread will be a lot smaller than the P4K one, and it does..
  20. C100mkII is still a classic and for the money the best Canon C deal. ISO capabilities far exceed everything else in their hybrid line up anyway. C200 is NOT going to be a classic, but of course it is 4K, for some this is enough to go that route. Here is double the money and a bit more of an C100mkII.
  21. Yep, everything evolves but you go faster and higher if you stand on the shoulders of giants. There are hundrends (even maybe thousands if you widen the research) of films and videos with certain artistic and technical decisions that anyone can watch and study, I am sure most here do anyway.
  22. Kisaha

    Sigma FP

    Or the P4K for even less money! or not? This Sigma seems impressive to me, the body looks tiny and bigger bodies do less. It is an interesting proposition for sure. I will be waiting for the pricing and some samples, but it will be the most successful Sigma camera for sure, which says a lot! The creator said in the interview that is basically a photo camera with added video features, it is still more photo than video if that says anything to anyone.
  23. Kisaha

    Sigma FP

    Internal 8-bit CDNG RAW in UHD 4K at 23.98/24/25p. Internal 8/10/12-bit CDNG RAW in HD up to 60p. Internal 8-bit H.264/MOV in UHD 4K/1080 HD up to 119.88p. External 8/10/12-bit CDNG RAW in UHD 4K/1080 HD at 24p. Quite impressive..
  24. Ancient Greeks, Romans later, and yes, education and knowledge was highly regarded on those societies! In film and video you do not do whatever its easier, but whatever message you want to communicate through your tools. In 20 years of pro experience and my University and other degrees I have never heard anyone saying "use that T stop because its easier", depth of field is another tool of film making, not a burden and I have done a little focus pulling myself on some projects (last one was 3 years ago on a feature documentary). I have a lot of photographer friends that have turned to video and most of them do see the medium as moving photography, which isn't at all true. One of those shoots everything wide open, everything, another one just bought a C200 and shoots everything on diffraction level because he is affraid he will be out of focus! Photography is a static art, a capturing the moment affair, more related with paintings and sculpture, while video is more related with a music piece, moving through time and manipulate time through its "instruments"(=or cinematic tools), change of pace and tempo, e.t.c I do not known who Shell65 is!
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