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Everything posted by Kisaha

  1. Impressive results. I was set for the 4K as the convenience of the mount is perfect for me but now I paused my order again. The P4K seems like the small sensored camera it is now! There is always the argument that you gain the stop you loose from a Speedbooster of course, but still..
  2. I have to admit that I am not familiar of the work of the man, but there is a tendency to exaggerate the abilities of people on youtube, while dozens of thousands of professionals possess a lot more knowledge. It used to be "if there is on tv.." now it is "if there is on youtube.." I do not use any social media so I wasn't aware, but I know now, I agree, and I apologize for bringing it in. I told you, it was a very hard working week, and the previous one was also, and the next one will be! Some of the reasons I am going to invest on the P4K are your great ideas, constructions and software. You are making the Pocket cameras a lot more user friendly, which aren't very much. I still can't find the 6K more appealing than the 4K though..!!
  3. What stuff?! Tell us! Everyone's is a filmaker on youtube..these youtube celebrities wouldn't last a week on a real job. I just finished a 70 hours working week..
  4. That may be the case in some European countries as well. I am being careful with those because the fines can be devastating here.
  5. The MixPre3 mkII is a great offering right now. A lot better than the previous one. It will sell a well. MixPre Gen 1+2 Comparison Chart MixPre II vs Original MixPre 1) 32-bit float recording a All models - NO 2) 192 kHz recording a All models MixPre-6 & -10T only 3) Timecode Generator/Reader a All models MixPre -10T only 4) USB file copy a All models MixPre -10T only 5) +18 dBu output MixPre-10 II - NO 6) Adjustable Limiter options a All models - NO 7) Sample Rate recording All MixPre II models (44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz) MixPre-3 (44.1, 48, 96 kHz ) MixPre-6 (44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz) MixPre-10T (44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96, 192 kHz) 8. ) Pre-roll duration at 48 kHz All models: 10 seconds MixPre-10T: 10 seconds MixPre-3 and -6: 5 seconds
  6. Wow! That was really fast, especially for SoundDevices. What are the differences from the previous generation? Pricing?
  7. Canon was number 1 for so long that stayed idle for too long. Sony believes that they are cruising to the number 1 spot anyway (and they control the camera sensor market). It takes 1 major player (Samsung, Panasonic, Fuji, China, India, Israel, someone else?) to invest on sensors technology and production to sink both of them. "And you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'"
  8. In Europe usually you have to take out lenses and camera bodies. It has happened a lot to me lately. @Sparky I did a similar search not very long ago. I finally went for the Protactic because I had the impression that it would be fit for international travel. I have only traveled locally since then, and the local airlines are somehow loose on regulations, especially when you do "TV jobs" but I see it fit for most airlines. Chech beforehand with low cost ones, or take out the biggest lens before check in and put it back in after. What I do not like in this bag is that it can easily be scratched (you have to face it down to open it), maybe the similar Tenba has better material.
  9. I see some Canon fanatics here are already selling their FS5/FS7 cameras for this one. It will be a huge Canon success.
  10. @PolarStarArts the A7ii is not a good camera, you should look for an A7iii that is both cheap and capable.
  11. Yep, but not a lot will invest 5 - 8.000€ for a vacation camera. Also, for a vacation camera my NX500+16-50 PZ+30/2f pancake + 10mm fisheye pancake is absolutely perfect for a fraction of the cost while SOOC is just brilliant, and an a6400 with the 18-105 4f is 90% sufficient for people that need a dedicated hybrid for their holidays (which isn't a huge percentage of the total demographic anyway). The game is at the top; prosumers and professionals will spend a lot of money for their system, and as you said, after defending Canon for a couple of years, you "had" to go Sony..
  12. I believe this is a must watch, and why I consider skipping the 6K Canon APS-C altogether. One big plus of this camera must be the full sensored FullHD ability though.
  13. There are such cameras. Sony sells officially most of the a5xxx and a6xxx series cameras (older A7 series cameras also). There was an offer for an a5xxx camera/2 lenses/a bag and a card for 380-480€ recently on a main chain here. There are similar offers for older a6xxx cameras for 100€ more. Sony is very clever. They are offering too many similar cameras with small price increases, so it is almost impossible to loose a target group price-wise. As of late, they are a bit lazy on new camera releases. They have started acting like market leaders (Canon) do and that may hurt them really soon. A7iii was a huge release, but there are many new products in the market since then and it is not the no brainer it was upon release. They definitely need 2 different body designs for the a6xxx and A7 series. They fix a little something every year, but they still have the worst ergonomics in their respected classes. They certainly seem to be left behind in video features and video IQ also. They have to take some very hard decisions the next couple of years because their competitors are very aggressive (except Canon!).
  14. Greece vs Serbia 31-23.basketball.friendly. Antetonkoumpo NBA MVP for 2018-19! That's what I listen to the car! Rolling shutter and color is almost the same. Do not think anyone would ever notice.
  15. I am driving. What are the results?
  16. https://www.slashcam.de/artikel/Test/Blackmagic-Pocket-Cinema-6K---Mehr-Pixel--weniger-Cinema---Rolling-Shutter---Farben-und--Lowlight.html#Rolli Already posted. 5 hours ago.
  17. Very interesting stuff here https://www.slashcam.de/artikel/Test/Blackmagic-Pocket-Cinema-6K---Mehr-Pixel--weniger-Cinema---Stromversorgung---Gedanken--Marktstellung-und-Fazit.html#Gedan This is the conclusion google translated. "However, the biggest competition is the older Pocket 4K.Because this remains in our eyes the much better offer.At almost half the price, this offers hardly any disadvantages except for the lower resolution. The slightly smaller sensor width (19 vs. 23mm) is not so seriously felt in practice and the achievable dynamics are similar. The Pocket 4K can also be used with many Focal Reducers like the Viltrox-EF-M2 with full S35-aesthetics. And even with a far better "crop factor" of about 1.35. The EF-Mount does not allow such hacks, or only for much more money . Last but not least, even 4K resolutions for real "cinema" applications are usually much sharper than desired." I read also that they test-proved that both the Sony Venice and the BMPCC 6k can produce a perfect de-mosaiced 4k-DCI (rgb) output. Pretty spectacular for a 2495$ camera!
  18. Oh! Ok, my bad! From what I have seen Braw is good enough for everything though and the starting price of 1295$ is ridiculous anyway. 3 years ago you needed more money to buy a GH4! Braw is license free also (I think), and Cineform went open source a few years ago. There is also the Ursa series, imagine what we'll be getting for 5495$ soon.. What it is that we are missing now for low budget productions? If you are shooting a big production (1.000.000$€£ and upwards) would you be using a P4K and Braw (you could, but you would?!)? I do not know. All seem relative. I believe that before, companies just didn't care. Sony wanted to sell you the extra raw software and/or hardware update, and no way we were having raw on a 6xxxx camera! Canon sells an 8bit 420 camera, plus Raw-light, for 5-6 times the P4K. It is all relative. Now, it seems that Apple wants to change the game. It probably will. Video is the big thing now, and the next step is some kind of raw. It is happening and it is already here.
  19. Z cam did https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/08/14/z-cam-adds-zraw-with-e2-firmware-update/ and BlackMagic does anyway.
  20. ..and I forgot the Birders and sports people that need their crop sensors too. Seems like a popular segment for Canonikon cameras. The scetches doesn't look half bad either!
  21. Thank you very much. I have an eternal crusade to find a good vND that do not cost north of 200€! I will check this as well. Breakthrough photography seems to offer the best solutions but it costs more than 300€ with taxes and customs. I can not find a lot of reviews either, and not many people know that this lens exist, so I took a leap of faith! My gamble is that it is a new design, while the 14mm was never impressive anyway, and can be a 16mm in FF (pretty wide already!) and 24mm in S35 (love that focal length). Also a bit faster than the 14mm.
  22. Mayne they just trying to get rid of stock. There are huge discounts in 80D kits also. It is almost a certainty that the 90D is coming. Maybe the new good Sony is coming also, the X-H2 before Xmas, maybe a couple of new m43 cameras..X-T30 and a6400 and a lot of entry level FF cameras are dead cheap these days. M43 has to sell for significantly less to keep existing (except specialized video machines of course).
  23. Do not overthink about it. How can you loose financially when the P4K is half the money, and costs so little anyway? And already use it for sometime, which again costs something on the bigger scheme of things. 6K is a special case but we will have 8K cameras on reasonable prices as soon as October (Z cam), so if you want to save money for something, start saving for the next Pocket 8K next year! Some people will get the P6K, I really doubt it will reach the P4K phenomenon. Not even the 8K - when it comes. 4K will be good for a lot of years, and do not forget that P6K has on average X2.4 more data to handle (if I remember right), so better and bigger and faster - and more expensive - camera media, a very powerful editing suite, and a lot a lot of hard drives. Also, there is a mismatch with resolutions and codecs on the 6K, do not know why and if and when that will change. Battery life seems to be even shorter on the 6K, a bit bigger and a bit heavier (700 something to 900 something is a significant increase) camera. The EF can be perfect for some when thinking S35 all their lives, but this is a X1.6 camera, while the P4K an X1.9, the difference is a lot smaller than a proper X1.4-X1.5 S35 sensor and a X2.0 normal m43 one. Also, amazing Lucadapter turns it into X1.1 but you can't take it off easily to use EF-S lenses, and I know a lot of people having EF-S from their C100 days, so it is not such a straightforward option as an m43 adapter, which can be anything from X0.64 to X0.75 to vND dumb adapter to a simple X2.0. What I am saying is that it isn't as simple as "6K is better than 4K, I am getting the 6K", there are a lot of variables to consider. Usually a bigger sensor is the best, but the EF mount is kind of limiting in this age, and the P4K's sensor is already a monster in low light, speedboosted you gain another stop, so one of the huge difference of the past isn't a factor anymore. I am trying to make my case on my mind, I can afford the P6K and I am building a new PC soon, but do I really have to go to 6K? That means I will have to shoot 6K for braw? I will also love to use m43 zooms for run and gun, have you seen how small and light those are? My biggest issue is the 1080 deliveries and live events I shoot from time to time. This is the most dissapointing factor for me of these cameras. 95% of what I do I deliver in 1080p, even if I take it down to 80% this year, I still need great 1080p cameras. Imagine an 150minutes event that I use 3-4 cameras usually.
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