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Digitgio

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  1. You are right, I think all seasons was edited in HDR and converted in SDR for broadcasting. Probably the blueray with HDR will be distributed later. I remember that for first seasons probably Alexa at 2.6K was used so not in 4K or more.
  2. My wife follow the series, after she told me about the dark battle (she closed all the windows to watch it) I tried to watch the 3rd episode. Yes is very dark, I think the problem was in the HDR to SDR conversion. Probably watch at it in HDR reference monitor like the Sony 300 (I think the one used in mastering) was very good but in SDR the result is very poor. I don’t know if the SDR conversion is on charge of the broadcasters, in this case is not completely a DOP fault. Aniway he must think about it, pushing to much the contrast and abuse of Latitude in the mastering is dangerous if you have not control on all the line of distribution...Is an old problem like the one about Dolby deliver of contents, Dolby always suggest to try to listen at it on a mono low quality loudspeakers before deliver it
  3. I considered to buy this camera and you are right, but one thing stopped me to buy it, the lack of log or HLG. HLG is enough for casual 4K shooting, but in my opinion 4K without HDR is not so different from HD SDR. I’m talking of no pro works, just home video and/or casual video and the lack of HLG in my opinion is important. I hope in a firmware upgrade of it, talking with Olympus guy at their showroom seems to me that could be a problem of CPU, but at the end HLG is only a different gamma curve and probably not so demanding in more CPU power.
  4. Is it confirmed the sensor used ? Is it really the Sony IMX 294 ? Nothing wrong on it but Sony sell it as Surveillance sensor. I think that Blackmagic has to manage the price of the camera, and price is very good. That sensor has some issue on HDRmode ( quad bayer encoding) with moving subject, some little blending. I'm very curious to take a look at the quality of the picture and I hope that Andrew will have one to test very soon. Another question, nobody knows in Still mode which size of pict is saved ?
  5. Great review Andrew (as usual) and great camera. But only a doubt, you say in the review that HLG video files looks washed out on normal display. HLG was created to be compatible with SDR displays, so you must have no better dynamic range and colour space on normal SDR displays, and standard gamma curve on it. Is it a problem of metadata info ? Do you already tried to play the files on normal SDR screen ? I'm very interested at this feature to avoid all the grading of log files when HLG is enough and to maintain compatibility with older screen. I don't understand why Sony that push so hard on HDR and HLG on other products (FS5, HDC4300, Bravia screen) do not implement it on their mirrorless cameras...
  6. LUT on camera, very interesting ! But what about add a real HDR display, maybe only the viewfinder ? I know it will be expensive but offer it like an option... HDR is coming
  7. Head Andrew, what's happening you ? You are very hungry now, I suppose because the GH5 fight... Please don't give up,your article are usually very interesting and also technically correct, continue on that way. I found always your test very useful, not supported of charts test and other things... But still very good test.
  8. Yes I know, is more than tricky,but I recorded either in 4K and 1080p and after played the clips and put it on still in the middle of a fast pan and the vertical line on 4K was unfortunately diagonal... So seems no news on rolling, but I think for the price it will be a good camera...
  9. I just have a quick test on the XT2 at Fujifilm square in Tokyo. No FLog menu at the moment, cameras on display are with beta firmware, asking for it they reply that Flog seems only for HDMI output, but is not confirmed. Rolling shutter on 4K 30p is present and seems like on a6300, on 1080p is very low but I see and compared it only on viewfinder and Lcd. Asking to connect camera at a display they reply "is not possible" :). Overall impression is good, and in my opinion the camera is not to be compared to the a6300 (very different construction, rock solid and better viewfinder and ergonomics) but at the a7 series...Friendly employees (and very patient at all my questions) as usual at Fujifilm square
  10. I'm a little bit confused... Andrew say he have no reason to test the camera due to the very poor video quality... But a lot of users here are writing that is not so bad, someone say like 5DII/III ?? The YouTube test is to much compressed to look at it.
  11. I'm seriously thinking to buy it but not to work, to use it on my spare time and I think it will be enough. For real work I think at least an A7SII or FS5 is necessary . At that price (A6300) I don't ask more. I want to really know about the overheating... that issue bother me.
  12. We are talking of a 1K € camera and I think that the spec are very interesting for that price. Global shutter sensors are very expensive and I think at the moment is it impossible to have it on that kind of camera. If you look at the different price between F5 and F55 from Sony you can discover what I mean. Also last broadcast cameras (at 60 times price of A6300) have some issue... Global shutter is also easy to have on full fame sensors that in APSC or smaller. And regarding 1080 from 4K is very difficult to have good down-conversion at a reasonable price. Definitively is not a professional camera and it could only to be so at that price.
  13. Andrew, you are so right... Last year was at Tokyo Midtown to contest the bad video quality of Fuji cameras (for about 2 hour testing it in the flagship exposition with him) opposed to the gorgeus photo quality (also of my small X30), but the engineer seems to not understand (he knews...) but he promised me some good news for next year (Xpro2 ?). So this summer I will protest again for the lack of 4K... Who nows...
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