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  1. 31 minutes ago, ReinisK said:

    Interesting results. I watched the video on my phone, so could be wrong, but there are a few things I want to say.

    You defined highlight clipping only by looking at the scopes, but I would say, that if you compare the first and the last test, it's visible, that the hanging leaves on the tree have less detail in the last shot, than in the first one.

    I'm saying, that maybe even if the scopes are not at 100%, the highlights are still blown. For a better test, I would suggest looking at highlights and shadows together, and look closely at the detail in them (basicaly, analyze highlights the same as you did with the shadows).

    There's a lot of merit in your point here. I think we all get too caught up in the scopes sometimes. We have an amazing scope above or nose called the eyes. The entire point of image quality is what looks preceiveably good to the eye. Scopes are useful in measuring and extrapolating the scientific data, but they only tell some of the story. If a highlight looks blown to our eye, it's blown. 

  2. 6 hours ago, Happy Daze said:

    I have lately been experimenting with video capture settings on the NX1 and I have been exploring a method of increasing dynamic range which I don't think has yet been touched upon.

    It's really no big deal and I am not making any great claims but it may be of interest to some so I produced a quick video How-To.

    Take is as fun, I have done very little real-world testing and it may be of little use, but over to you.


    Very interesting. Have you experimented with master black level and Dynamic Range/Smart Range+ enabled in conjunction?

  3. 27 minutes ago, keessie65 said:

    News, but when I translate it with google, I understand no word of it. What is this telling us? http://www.baojiabao.com/shuma/sm20180329105050089.html


    and with some pictures! http://wemedia.ifeng.com/49049327/wemedia.shtml


    According to foreign media reports, it is reported that Samsung will launch an NX2 anti-retro camera. Although it was said that it would withdraw from the camera field, it actually stopped sales in Europe and the United States, and this camera is only sold in South Korea. Although Samsung closed the camera division and handed everything to the mobile phone division, the non-reverse camera will be equipped with an Exynos 9810 processor. Yes, you read it correctly. This is the same model used on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. It allows Samsung NX2 to support 4K video in 120 frames and H.265 encoding format.




    The form factor is...hmmm. And that OS looks like an older version of Android. And apps? 

  4. 1 hour ago, Anaconda_ said:

    It's kind of a template yeah, like the layout of the project is set, and I fill it in. So it's half an hour, split up into 4 to 5 minute segments which are different each week. As it's documentary, it's a lot of tying interviews together, making a coherent story about whatever the subject is for that item, and writing a voice over to fill in any gaps to get each story across within the 4 to 5 minutes. This is sometimes super easy, and others quite hard.

    We have a local server with all of the footage in (http://axle.ai/), and there's a plugin for Premiere for direct import, working off the server. There's someone here who encodes all the footage into the same format, fills in metadata and renames everything to be easily found later down the line. We make around 10 shows that range in subject matter so each show has it's own code for the footage to be filed under. For example, mine is all about the music industry, and someone else makes one about film. My interviews won't very often be related to their show, so they can search their show code + interview and only get relevant results. or showcode + movie title for a whole list of material relating to the movie they're searching from interviews, to original behind the scenes footage, red carpet events and trailers. or we can refine the search to showcode + movie + actor name for example, to only get footage relating to the movie with that specific person is in.

    Since I film, edit and write my show, I guess I'm technically the director too, so make my own notes haha. Once I've finished it to my standards it's sent to a guy in the next studio down who watches it looking for dodgy cuts and checking the audio levels to be extra safe. He then makes the final export which is sent out to our clients. If he finds any errors beyond a really simply fix it gets sent straight back to me with an angry note - so far I've had none haha!

    This is brilliant. I really appreciate you sharing your process. It helps to have someone doing the encoding and tagging for you, and the fact that you're also the director and can make the calls.

    I'm sure there's moments when you feel like a story just isn't coming together and you just have to forge ahead. 

  5. On 3/26/2018 at 10:05 PM, Anaconda_ said:

    I film and edit a weekly 'docutainment' (I hate that word) show for TV broadcast that needs to finished every week on a Tuesday afternoon. It's then checked for any technical faults and sent on to broadcasters who - I assume - have an automated system to get it into their schedule and it hits the airwaves 2 days later for the end audience to enjoy. Since it's a very tight schedule with a hard deadline that simple can't be missed, I 'publish' every single Tuesday just before lunch. 

    On top of that, I also live in a different country to my family and have 2 small kids, so I also make short videos of them learning and doing things to upload and share with family. I try to do at least two a month, but that's self imposed and don't put too much stress on it.

    Then I also have a few personal projects that are closer to work than the family videos, mini docs and animations about random subjects that take my interest at the time. Those take a lot longer to finish, and publish as they're more time consuming than the family videos, and it's hard to find the time to do them. I treat them more as teaching myself a new skill or testing equipment and don't put any pressure on myself to finish them by a certain time. 

    You follow a scripted format correct? Is it pretty much a template at this point?

    How do you peronally handle drives full of footage that needs sorted? What's your process?

    I've been using frame.io for some shorts. I love it. The director can make annotations right on a timeline, which imports right into Premiere as an extension too. 

  6. On 3/27/2018 at 1:58 PM, Aerialexplorer said:

    Hello, need recommendation regarding variable nd filters, i have never used any nd filters before and dont know which will be better for my GH5 and pana/leica 12-60, and which has better quality

    I have to choose between this filters ,(price doesn't matter) no other options will be considered :)))

    its good idea to choose 180$ Marumi CREATION VARI. ND2.5-ND500 ? its expensive than others it will be better in quality as well ?

    Marumi CREATION VARI. ND2.5-ND500 + Step-Ring 180$ 
    Kenko PL ND3-ND400 fader $147.28 
    Vario Greyfilter ND2x – ND400x EUR 58,95 
    PowerXND 2000 ND 16 – 2000 (ND 1.2 – 3.3, or 4 – 11 stops) $123.00 
    Haida 62mm Variable ND Filter ND8 to ND1000 3 to 10 Stops PRO II-S MC Super 80 $
    KANI HT PRO + MC ND2-400 Variable $170

    Basically you want to avoid the off brand cheapsters. They'll give you magenta cast and this will eventually ride on your nerves and patience. 

    Stay with tried and true companies like Tiffen and Lee. You get what you pay for in this area. I tried to skimp, I was not succesful. 

    As far as variable, I have no issues with that like others might have. It's mainly a workflow/expense thing. 

  7. 8 minutes ago, BTM_Pix said:

    Yeah, the second one was one of the ones I saw where I thought "Have you actually got IBIS enabled on the A7iii ?" and looking at the comments, I wasn't the only one !

    In the first video though, whilst it obviously canes the A7iii again, I can still see the same sort of coarse changes.

    If you look at between 2:07 and 2:10 just as an example, the water pipe does an abrupt move to the left from one frame to another.

    I've pulled three frames here and done a difference overlay to show how it is transitioning from the first two frames (where nothing much but the bush is moving) to the one where it has to do some work and makes the jump. In the brickwork, there is slewing as might be expected but also some scaling changes that all adds up to a bit of a mess that I think is what is making it so jarring.

    I'm not some mad pixel peeper as a rule but some of these transitions I'm seeing are very rough as are the less than subtle scaling changes even when its not being taxed too much.



    Its like a Scooby Doo transition at times though ;)


    That is good man. :)

  8. 2 minutes ago, anonim said:

    I think that part of the dramatic problem of this more and more becoming excellent scenario is - here we have some really and extremely competent people (even with proven contribution to NX1 long life) - Luka Butera or Andrew Read above all - that didn't like at all idea that they have to be tempered by any mediator. So, I doubt that tempering argument like "Look at the Sistine Chapel" could be received with applause... but contribution to growing  NX1-rawhack drama to the one with universal proportion is, I think, unquestionable :)

    I suspect that contre-réaction in the form of dramatic peripetia will have some of the angriness  against institution of chosen apostle...

    (My try of tempering is - we all are in the game, let's than play with playful smiles and - why not - exchanging the roles, including the flexibility of main hero.)

    I honestly don't care how I'm received. I make my own way in life and learned to depend only on myself for approval a long, long time ago. If you give that power to others they will inevitably fail with it. It's not an affliction, it's pure human nature. Even parent's fail sometimes. I probably failed Arikhan on some level. 

    There are many here I respect, including yourself, but we're not all close as in a close friendship, those tend to blossom offline, so I'm not deeply invested. That being said, if anyone would like to learn more about me on a personal level, I don't hold those efforts back. And you'll get honesty from me. 

    I write this stuff, I throw it out there knowing it's not going to stick to everyone's wall. But I'm not looking for everyone. I'm looking for real solutions to real challenges. Sometimes those need nurturing before you arrive at the answer. I got time. 

    If Andrew banned me from this site for life right after this posts, so be it. I'll just keep forging ahead blazing my own trail, because I know my own competencies better than anyone else, Andrew, nor anyone else gets to define that.  

  9. It's only happened to me once so far, and thank heavens it was only during testing. Still, a scary proposition. Once (during filming) I had everything go purple and green on me. Thankfully, it only affected the screen and not the actual footage. It has never happened since. 

    If it's related to hardware, there will be no fix unless you open up the body and see if contacts are dusty. If it's related to software thresholds, there could be a fix but that's not coming from Samsung, so start doing the dial dance. :)

  10. 2 hours ago, Django said:

    Yeah that warping is weird, i didn't experience anything like that. wonder if Gordon used warp stabilization in post or could that even be rolling shutter distortion?!

    BTW, interestingly, the first comment in that video has to do with the previous subject matter:


    It looks like good ole fashioned RS to me. WS does other weird crap when it confuses movement for scale. This is my eyes looks like a delay in the line reading. That being said, I've seen much worse on my NX1 and some Sony models. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Xavier Plágaro Mussard said:

    Start small, it's easier to grow than to shrink! 

    Why americans can't do anything without insurance?? In Europe we just insure cars, and because you are forced to!!!

    Property insurance is sometimes forced and sometimes not. For commercial yes, for residential, it's highly encouraged. Here in the States we live in a "I'll sue your ass off" environment. :)

  12. 17 hours ago, iamoui said:

    What lynch mob are you guys referring to? I saw people ask for evidence of a claim, which is reasonable, I saw one person act like a jerk, and I saw a few people do some detective work to pretty much show the claims made were most likely false. Now this “kid” is running away because of the way he was supposedly treated?

    How can I be impatient if I’m not waiting for anything? I’m simply making an observation. I do, however, enjoy watching all the virtue signaling of “guys he’s just a kid take it easy on him, goooosh”. He’s got a long road in front of him if he can’t handle a few people on the internet being rude. That is, if he is even a “kid.”  It’s not rude to be skeptical on the internet when pretty much everyone is anonymous. 

    I also enjoyed your generalization of New Yorkers. Very tolerant and liberal of you. The story never ends. 

    Well, was it you or me that has been speaking with him privately?

    You have comphresion skills, I'm sure of it.  

    I tried to be a conduit and temper the situation. He asked for my help and support and that's exactly what I agreed to do and intend to do going forward, despite this becoming a trick or not. My lack of fear of being fooled puts me in a unique position. I've also been ridiculed and mocked during this fun exhibition. But I'm 44, been around the block a few hundred times and back. 

    I made it too easy for you guys. I gave you my clear and honest assestment of the general mood that was happening on the other side as it became apparent. Some of you debated, postured, professed, demanded and gave altimatuim. Not wise. Not strategic. Now you get to pay up.  

    Every brilliant mind we recgonize today has gone through the same old shit before people admired their work. It starts off as healthy skeptism. It then moves into impatience, then baiting, then insults and ridicule or defamation of character, and then finally eating their own shit sandwich. Look at the Sistine Chapel. Years behind schedule. Still deeply revered today.

    As far as the New Yorker's statement. It's my observation. Even New Yorker's will tell you that their "in-your-face" communication style is unique to the geography, and they seem pretty smitten with it too. I'm not revealing any secrets here.

    BTW,  I have six close friends from NYC and one from Jersey and family from Detroit. The tech companies in the greater Seattle area draw people here from all walks of life. I've noticed New Yorker's (from NYC) don't fair well over here if they're not willing to adapt to a more sutble west coast communication style. Turns out the people here don't appreciate being cat called by a derogatory nickname followed by a demand in the workplace. 

    This is one of the more liberal places I have ever lived in. In fact we've had legalized recreational weed for some years now, first to enact $15/hr minimum wage, and we just passed statewide protections for net neutrality. We largely swing Bernie and we're telling ICE to back off. Studies show when one state entacts brave progressive policies the other states soon follow. You're welcome America. ?

    You can question this RAW hack, Arikhan's and my own integrity, but do not question my liberalism. ?

    3 hours ago, tweak said:

    hahahaha is that you Ebrahim Saadawi???

    Thanks for your vast contributions. 

    20 hours ago, Kisaha said:

    haha! it crossed my mind too! but I just hope that something good comes out of it, because I like to be positive in the end, and the "silenced" majority of NX owners, deserve to have something to smile about.

    That's how I perceived the ongoing situation though. He asked for a week, who can not wait for a week, for such an insignificant matter?

    So far all signs lead to "likely". 

  13. 14 hours ago, Liam said:


    Yeahhh.. I'd do that if I had film buds.

    *cries a lot, but in a cool way*

    I'm guessing you're pretty young? Building up a network is CRITICAL in this industry if you ever hope to advance in it. The old saying, "It's not what you know, it's who you know" is a harsh reality.  

    Film festivals are a very good way to acheive this. At first, your network is a couple people. But then you have to imagine those people know a couple people, etc. Suddenly your web of people has grown and is growing expodentially, so don't feel it's unachievable. 

    If you're shy, and lack confidence that's okay. All you need to work on is building up enough courage to start with small steps. Your confidence will grow as you get better and better at it.

    It's best to intact confidence while you're young. By the time you hit full adulthood people will have fuller expectations of you. The truth is, as a naturally shy person that feeling never goes away. But how you mitigate it can blossom to the point no one would have ever guessed you are shy. 

    I'm very introverted. I don't like large crowds, it feels exhausting to me. I adore my personal space and I like a small group of close friends and deep conversation rather than idle chit chat. But we live in a world that caters and rewards the extroverted. That's just the way it is.

    Although introversion is becoming more accepted within western society, it's still not tipping the scale much, unless you're the troubled-starving artist type like Tim Burton.

    To be succesful in my career, I had to learn to adapt to society's expectations and demands. That never changes who I am on the core level. It simply just refines me around the edges so that I can acheive success in a world that implores to exist on the surface. 

    Even organizing a small film festival could also be a great confidence booster for you. 

  14. 3 hours ago, Liam said:

    I don't think anyone would invest in me, and I kind of don't want anyone to. If they would, i'd just use that supposrt to make films and not feel enough like a failure to want to put this together.

    There's also something weird and slightly cultish about it being our whole community... like it would become all about the horrible $16,000 local film just because everyone was involved in making it, and everyone would still be trying to reject the $0 budget film that I actually like. If I started giving power to everyone here who thinks they're a filmmaker, I might not even attend in the end.

    Plus there's already the much more popular festival in my city, which I am somewhat trying to fight against, with the whole "Slamdance" vibe.


    I'm surprised to hear I'd need insurance... can't anyone invite anyone to a meeting room in the library? Can't I insist we're friends just hanging out?


    I'd love to make it international and include people from here especially, but I think I can feel it getting too big again..

    You only need insurance if it's your venue. If you're renting a venue, you should already be covered by the owner's property insurance.

    If not, you definitely want that insurance, especially if alcohol and weed are involved. ?Keep in mind, recreational weed is legal in my state, so I'm not suggesting anything illegal. 

    You don't sound too confident yet to pull off a bigger event. If I were you I'd just call up the buddies and have a night of it. 

  15. 3 hours ago, flip21 said:

    Hi Matthew let me tell you more about myself. I'm not an expert, ans you noticed. I don't understand too much about the technological aspects of shooting video. But I know what I like, and right now, I fell that the camera that has the best IQ in good light is still the NX1. At least until the A7 III was released. The problem is that experts refuse to compare most of the new released mirrorless cameras to the NX1, because it was discontinued. For instances, there is no detailed comparison between the NX1 and the A6500, nor the A7r III. Ant that bugs me... Max yuriev "refuses" to test these new mirrorless cameras from Sony against the Nx1, why?!??

    I also don't understand why people say the NX1 is not good for low light, because from the videos I watch on youtube it seemed damn good. But the image looks darker. The A7s II image looks brighter. I remember having the same felling between the NX300 and the Nx500, because the Nx300 couls go only until 3200 ISO.

    Is it just a matter of personal taste? For instances I love the oversharpped image of the NX1. The A6300 image seems soft, and the colors doesn't seem to pop. 

    Just look at me as the point and shoot camera people's representative. ehehe :)

    I'm not victimizing myself, but Kisaha sometimes seems like an adolescent, and alwyas resorts to insults to deal with people like me... I guess he is younger than me... I never studied video, nor Photo. I'm too old for that :)

    Thanks :)


    You said it yourself, no one wants to compare a new camera to a discontinued one. 

    I know Max in the sense we both are Washingtonians and have had several chats about the NX1. To my knowledge when we last spoke a few months ago he still owned 3 (I believe) NX1s and is still fond of them. 

    But you have to realize he reviews cameras, and he makes some income doing it. He would not get much viewership if you continually covered the NX1, a 4 year old discontinued camera. That's it's reputation on paper, even though the camera obviously still holds up.

    Right now, in his mind the hot cams are the GH5/s, and the AR73. If you tune in next week, it will be something else, thats just how he and many online reviewers roll. Their overall charter is to help sell new gear. But I wouldn't be suprised if he still uses the NX1 behind the scenes, which he affectionaly calls his "workhorses". I've been trying to get him to sell one to me but he's not willing to let them go unless I pay a premium. That says a lot. 

  16. 2 hours ago, BTM_Pix said:

    Whoah, hang on a minute there.


    Nope, I probably got the wrong end of the stick


    Sorry, I meant no ill will here. It was for lack of a better description. I was in no way throwing shade your way. It was just the descriptor everyone here got familiar with. You already clarified your intent and I'm personally satisfied with it. 

    We cool? ?

  17. 9 hours ago, kidzrevil said:

     Some haters and cyber bullies scared him away ? Yeah right lol

    All due respect (because I do respect you) you haven't read the messages I've received from Arikhan privately. If I'm to take him at his word, which so far I am, then yes, some of you DID in fact push him away. Process that as you will.  

    Again, you can't expect a young person to have the same sensibilities and emotional maturity as a grown adult. When you're young, things are more black and white and you're more likely to internalize things. Plus, we don't know this kid's background, his family environment, nothing. Stop acting like these things don't matter.   

    Now I know New Yorker's (city) are a different stock, but the entire world doesn't operate on a north easterner's in your face mentality. You have to know this. You come to Seattle with that mentality good luck holding down a job. I've personally seen two New Yorker's get canned for being too aggressive in the workplace, which is probably just a normal day at the office for you. Point is, different strokes. 

    And for the record, you all should know Arikhan bailed (this forum at least) way before BMT_pix started playing detective. I think Andrew's post was the catalyst. I know Arikhan mentioned he contributes his purchase and fondness of the NX1 from a lot of Andrew's NX1 explorations, as do I. It's hard to interput through email and a language barrier, but he definitely didn't sound too happy once that went down.

    Although, I don't personally believe Andrew meant harm. But I'm not the one with the hack, am I? It really doesn't matter what I think, or you think, it only matters what Arikhan thinks. Or if you think he's full of it, simply move on by. Not that hard. 

    You all kept demanding immediate proof. Now! Right now or else you're ""! The kid said very, very clearly on April 1st. I'm not sure why that wasn't clear to some of you? All it took was a little patience on your part. A handful of members here including myself kept driving that message but it never seemed to stick or gel with some of you. That's not on Arikhan, not one single bit. 

    Even if this kid is playing me, which could be the case (although doubtful from our interactions) I still would not treat him like some of you have, kid or not. It's not like he did anything illegal or hurtful to anyone.  

    If this turns out to be just an April Fool's joke, then I guess it's more than appropriate then isn't it? April Fool's doesn't work on any other day than April 1st last time I checked. 

    Besides, I've got real world problems. Getting punked, especially on April Fool's day isn't one of them. 


  18. 1 hour ago, IronFilm said:

    Get in touch with your local community board (whatever your lowest level local government body organisation is), it is likely they'll be quite supportive of community events such as this, especially if you can put a "local spin" on it. 

    In the states is called chamber of commerce. 


    Do you have a local Alamo Drafthouse in your area by chance? They run local film festivals all the time, meaning you can rent their full service venue. I went to a few in Austin Texas before. They were a blast. 

  19. On 3/24/2018 at 9:13 PM, Ingerson said:

    I just shot my first short in BW, love the way it captures light. So glad my camera LCD could show BW when shooting. Straight from timeline (proxies, so very heavily compressed) and a simple BW LUT.

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    Actually, metering in black and white shows your luminance and contrast ratios way better than the distraction of color. Sometimes I'll switch to a b&w profile in camera on tricky exposure situations for metering then switch back to color for recording. 

    I never shoot in b&w in camera. I always handle that in post because I feel the tools are sophisticated enough now to replicate a faithful conversion. 

  20. Honestly, Andrew at this point I'd just lock down the thread. There's nothing else to be gained here except more feuding, which is not very communal is it? 

    When (and if) I receive those files from Arikhan, I will contact you via DM to launch a new sticky thread with the findings. Any more information after that will be at Arikhan's full discretion outside of eoshd. 

    For those of you that showed patience and healthy skeptism, it's been noted. I'm sure Arikhan has no issue sharing with those that showed the spirit of community and civil discourse. 


  21. 32 minutes ago, sanveer said:

    People claiming he is some 12 year old, mentally unsound, undicovered geek, oppressed kid blah blah blah are the ones feeding all the tomfoolery. These members should be given a 1 week ban. 

    Obviously you're referring to me. 

    All I can say is I just was let go from my job due to downsizing last week and I'm currently passing a 5mm kidney stone. Ban me. Ban me for an entire week, or year or indefinitely. That is the least of my concerns. 

    And as a father of 3 children, one only a year older than Arikhan, you're damn straight I will protect the youth from people who obviously should not interact with them.

    My kid's aren't always honest nor make the best decisions at times. That is no reason to treat them like they have the sensibilities and accountability of a fully grown adult. The goal is to get them there eventually. But that's not an overnight process. When you force these things, you damage that process. The fact that you posted 12 years of age as your reference point is extremely troubling in my mind. Wow. 

    3 minutes ago, BTM_Pix said:


    Can I just clarify that I brought those two images up for comparison as I knew someone would search his posts and come across it and would, in all likelihood, have not couched it in, shall we say, quite the same terms.

    There are very plausible reasons why those images are as they are that wouldn't disprove a RAW breakthrough.

    Just as there are very plausible reasons why those images as they are would not support it.

    However, I wasn't just going to ignore the comparison between the images because it didn't suit my suspected - and hoped for outcome - that this is indeed for real.


    You're fine. You've been completely sensible in your skepticism. Arikhan never expected full sponsorship here. He just requested some time and a little respect, which is quite mature of him. 

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