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    sidi reacted to MountneerMan in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    The NX1 is has quite a few features that the NX500 doesn't have mainly the EVF and no 4k crop.
    However I would suggest you don't upgrade and save your money to buy into a new system. Not because the samsung system is not good but because you will have to eventually so mine as well save as much money as you can to fully leap into a new system when the time comes. This is exactly what I am doing.
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    sidi reacted to sandro in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    I don't think it works that way...
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    sidi reacted to Brian Caldwell in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    You're having a paranoid fantasy, Marco.  I design the Speed Booster optics, and my colleague Wilfried designs the mechanical mount.  Together we own the optical design patents and the "Speed Booster" trademark.  That's it - just two people.  We work with subcontractors to manufacture and QC the optical cells, and sell the those cells to Metabones, which itself is just a tiny company.  Any public statement from Metabones about Speed Boosters probably comes from me, so when you say that Metabones is lying you are essentially saying that I am lying.  There is no lying going on here.  I doubt that Samsung - which is a truly enormous company - was even aware of Speed Boosters, much less that its presence or absence played any role at all in their decision to leave the camera business.  No one from Samsung or Sony has *ever* contacted me about Speed Boosters, or anything else for that matter.
    Wilfried and I looked at the Samsung NX mount on several occasions, and concluded it was just too much trouble to deal with due to the metal parts surrounding the sensor.  Based on our analysis, it would require several rectangular elements (similar to one of the Lens Turbo designs), which are much more difficult to make and mount accurately.  It would also require a substantial re-design of the Speed Booster optics, which have a unique performance advantage at extremely large apertures (read the patents if you want to understand this).  I personally had big hopes that the NX-mini mount would take off, since that was much more amenable to high quality focal reducer designs with larger reduction ratios - much like the BMCC and BMPCC from BlackMagic.  But unfortunately both NX and NX-mini have both become extinct except for whatever product remains in the marketplace.
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    sidi reacted to carlic in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    Luca can you show a bit more pictures of the actual product itself? We understand that they will probably not represent the final finish quallity of the product, but as a tech I enjoi the machining aspects and looks.
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    sidi reacted to ricardo_sousa11 in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    Altough your results are incredible, and I was super excited for this, I think the price is a bit too steep, considering you're comparing to a huge sucessfull company (Metabones) and being dumb only makes that separation even great.
    I will be looking into reviews and all when they come out, and eventually wait for a price drop.
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    sidi got a reaction from sandro in Bit rate hack - how to?   
    Exactly. Than see my answers below.
    Answers below are only for vasile's NX-Patch!
    Bitrate slots will be applied according to this table 
    Slot pro1 on NX1 is for all 4K, UHD and FHD* (*only when shooting over 30 fps) PRO quality setting (see table above). You can actually use hq1 or nq1 slot for a higher bitrate if you want to.
    Use make persistent in NX-Patch menu to save bitrates to flash memory, this will make them persist between reboots. Otherwise they will only be kept until power off, then they will return to previous values.
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    sidi reacted to Otto K in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    @sandro I created a small tool that shows a button with black background and white text at given position and size that enables one to have on screen "button" for REC or SHUTTER or whatever. 
    You could use it as it is as a "black screen" (just set the text to " " and position to 0 0 and size to 720 480) and to start the time lapse. I do it often to preserve the battery (AMOLED uses almost nothing for black screen). To remove it from screen just press and hold it for 5+ seconds. I also made a separate tool for time lapse that can have black screen as well as black screen with small red frame counter (useful). It can also make short videos instead of photos (let's say 10s video every 2 minutes, etc). 
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    sidi reacted to lucabutera in Samsung NX Speed Booster   
    After much work and many sleepless nights, I have almost finished my work and I think I have brought the lens NXL to the point of being sold to the public.
    I thought if the test this week will be positive to produce it with Canon EF mount dumb to which you can add a Nikon adapter with iris aperture control.
    At this stage it allows to mount all Nikon and Canon lenses, in the future I will continue to work to enable the electronic control of the lenses.
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    sidi got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    That would be probably a level shifter rather than a crude voltage divider.
    The power needed to run the conversion logic is so low that it shouldn't be a problem to just take it from camera body in the final revision of the intelligent SB (not running inefficient ATmega).
    Probably more along the lines of FPGA or an ARM (ultra low current Gecko maybe). Note that I haven't looked at the communication protocols so I don't know if it's a matter of simple lookup table or how much more number crunching needs to be done.
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    sidi got a reaction from MountneerMan in Can you upload NX1 H265 files directly to YouTube?   
    Why resurrect an old already answered thread?
    Also why would anybody use some crapware instead of RockyMountains Movie Converter
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    sidi got a reaction from Kisaha in Can you upload NX1 H265 files directly to YouTube?   
    Why resurrect an old already answered thread?
    Also why would anybody use some crapware instead of RockyMountains Movie Converter
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    sidi got a reaction from iamoui in Can you upload NX1 H265 files directly to YouTube?   
    Why resurrect an old already answered thread?
    Also why would anybody use some crapware instead of RockyMountains Movie Converter
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    sidi got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Can you upload NX1 H265 files directly to YouTube?   
    Why resurrect an old already answered thread?
    Also why would anybody use some crapware instead of RockyMountains Movie Converter
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    sidi got a reaction from NX1user in Switching mods   
    Already posted in your DPR thread
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    sidi got a reaction from SMGJohn in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Thanks, the limit for 60fps is just lower here's a chart if you are wondering about the limit for different FPS & resolution combinations > CALC
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    sidi got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Is DIS off?
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    sidi got a reaction from vaga in Where can I get a New NX1?   
    No DIS in NX500, only OIS with selected lenses (S series if I'm not mistaken):
    Also no microphone and headphone jacks.
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    sidi reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    You may want to read this :-). Enjoy.
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    sidi got a reaction from tokhee in new fw nx1 and nx500   
    FW archive is here https://drive.google.com/a/cmcfirm.com/folderview?id=0Bwt0uzFgEoRkQ2ZLOUJOM295UGM&usp=sharing
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    sidi reacted to RieGo in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    just in case anyone missed it and wants to help: vasile started a gofundme for a sacrificial hack camera. all details here: https://www.gofundme.com/22d7kj8
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    sidi got a reaction from Pavel MaÅ¡ek in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Most decent cards should be fine when operating in temperatures from -13F to 185F (-25C to 85C) SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDHC™, SDXC™ UHS-II cards Specifications
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    sidi reacted to Otto K in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Cross post from dpreview:
    As promised I was working on alternative way to run scripts off the SD card without entering the factory mode (as it limits several functions important to me).
    Full text here
    https://github.com/ottokiksmaler/nx500_nx1_modding/blob/master/Running_scripts_without_factory_mode.md
    What it does: it modifies your root filesystem in camera so it starts a shell script from SD card (if present) every time you start WiFi.
    Yes, it's rough. This is a first release just to enable everybody else to test and play around.
    Touchscreen works.
    Bluetooth works.
    Camera works faster than in factory mode.
    This might help with increased bitrate as well (don't know, can't test).
    Have fun
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    sidi reacted to Pavel D Prichystal in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Reported.
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    sidi reacted to Pavel D Prichystal in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    Dude, Tommix. Could you maybe not?
    How about no to you acting like bully to all of us? Just stop. Either start contributing and stop being a dick to us, or just watch what is happening or lets ask Andrew to get you banned? 


    PS: This is not an invitation for you to flame spam this topic so be that kind to us, fellow cinematographers, and get better, friendlier.
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    sidi reacted to vasile in Petition for Samsung NX1 hack   
    http://***URL removed***/forums/thread/3988168
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