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Matthew Hartman

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  1. Guys, please give this kid some space. We all want this project to be a success and there's so many questions to be asked. He knows that. I think if you all knew his age you'd back off a little. He's susceptible to peer pressure. Some of you are obviously baiting him, which is not cool. You're letting impatience direct your actions. Please, just chill. He said he needed a little time, just let it be with the hope of good things to come soon, and if not you still have a great camera nonetheless.
  2. Codependency is unhealthy. It states, I cannot survive in any capacity without another person, which is clearly a self delusion. The only time codependency is healthy is a parent/young child dynamic. But even here, the goal is to ween towards independence. What you're talking about is interdependency, not codependency. Interdependency is when you are in a relationship that enhances your existence, yet does not define it. It doesnt become your core identity but you fully acknowledge and accept this role in your life. You are a willing participant rather than a victim of it's trappings. This is where unconditional love exists, and is very rare in romantic relations. Sadly, 99% of "love" relationships are codependent in structure and expectation. And though some people are complicit and mutual in that illusion of true love, (known as taken for a ride) it doesn't take much for the relationship to crumble when someone changes the priorities around, hence the astronomical divorce rates. Marriage, as most of is know it, is merely a contract of self and exclusive interest. For the state it's even more nafarious. The truth is you don't NEED anyone else but yourself to survive on any level unless you're a young child. But you can desire to be in the company and companionship of others as a matter of conscious choice, if that makes sense?
  3. I'm a brutally honest person. From what I can tell so far (which isn't much more than anyone else) he seems to be on to something legit but I'm gathering the means to get there may be challenging for many of us to follow. I think this is where he truly desires my help.
  4. As a software/tech designer I work side by side with teams of developers from the top ecolons of the trade. It doesn't always take a whole team of people to explore different technical approaches to solving unique challenges. In fact in my experience R&D teams are a small niche group made up of brilliant, yet socially awkward folks. When I designed the main interaction models of the Xbox One, we had 5 people on our team. Five people's work stretching across a million consumers at the end of the day. In fact, I would go as far to say that design by committee is a detriment to true progress. I believe it's entirely possible that Arikhan is intelligent enough to crack this on his own. At least develop a baseline that them needs some refinement. I'm not challenging your skepticism. It's healthy. I'm just letting you know it doesn't always take a huge team to create wonderful things.
  5. Well said. And I think this is a very healthy way of looking at this latest NX development with Arikhan's claims. Again, there's very little signaling to me through PM that would suggest Arikhan's claim is bullshit at this point, and furthermore what would he truly get out of stringing everyone along? A cheap laugh over most likely getting banished from this community and others? I'm not saying it's above some people, but I think most people wouldn't find much shelf life there. I'm not totally sold of course, and I don't think Arikhan is operating under that assumption from anyone else either. He seems to understand it's his point to prove. I think he's being careful to handle this the best and most diligent way he can. He's quite aware of the weight of what he's claiming and I've been very diligent in staying 100 with him, almost as a coach or mentor. If what he claims is true, this goes way beyond eoshd. This is going to be hitting tech blogs on a global scale and Samsung is going to hear about it. The question is will they welcome this news with open arms? It's their IP at the end of the day and Arikhan is under no illusions here. And when I say Arikhan is "young", I truly mean young. Despite his age, he seems pretty brilliant and I look forward to some examples should they materialize soon.
  6. @flip21 About high ISO, even in Sony cameras that can reach higher ISO levels, essentially "seeing in the dark", there are still compromises to the overall image quality. An image sensor has a base sebsitivity level, where it performs at an optimum level. Anything outside of this level is a degradation. Where you might very well have a reasonably clean image as far as a noisey signal or high ISO, your resolution, dynamic range and saturation still take a variable hit. Not to mention highlights are often blown to smithereens. I like to think of high ISO as a neat parlor trick, but nothing I'd personally associate with what I understand image quality to be, especially in a narrative context. I think "seeing in the dark" has better application in the military and environmental science, than filmmaking.
  7. Sound rebutle. I'm not on DPR enough to be familiar with flip21 or any possible antics but if he has legitimate curiosities I don't personally want to drive that away. He comes off sounding a bit hurt, or victimized. My hope is whatever negativity has transpired over at DPR it stays there and he can find satisfaction in the wealth of knowledge here. Absolutely, you (or anyone) do not have to be an expert to participate here, we have a strong community of teaching and learning here. In one post you might be the student, in another the teacher. We also try our best to keep trolling to a minimum, and considering Andrew Reid doesn't moderate these boards, we do a pretty good job at remaining respectful overall. And if ppl start going negative, it's not long before they get called out. If by chance you're creating threads to bait ppl into debates you will eventually get called out proper. I know I won't hold back, and I expect others to hold me to those same standards. If you're here to learn legitimately then you should have no issues. Just keep in mind we are an opinionated bunch. If varied opinions set you off, you may want to find a different community. If not, post away my man.
  8. I'm going to ask that you two take the bromance off line. We try to keep this place classy, so we can have nice things Ginger.
  9. Hot buckets of Kentucky fried shit this is hilarious.
  10. Awe Jesus H Christ! Do we really need more shade in this community? @flip21 Show a little respect man. Kisaha has 801 likes here to your 36. The numbers don't lie. As far as your question about ISO, why in god's holy name would you want to use ISO 25600? At that level you can kiss resolution and saturation goodbye. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat.
  11. Thanks for enlightening me.
  12. 17+? Can I see a chart on this please? My guess is there is very miniscule perceptual difference between 2 stops on either side of the spectrum. Can the human eye even discern 17+ stops? I'm not being adversarial, I'm actually asking you.
  13. You're taken for a ride every day of your life. We all are, in one area or another or many altogether. Ever been in a romantic relationship? 99% off them are predicated off of psychological and emotional codependency. Believe your nation's government truly has your best interests at heart? Heard of the world bank? Look, if we get fooled or suckered, it wouldn't be the first time. We are all suckers, this is just another day another dollar. I could think of worse things to get suckered into.
  14. I'm not trying to dissuade you from the GH5, I have no horse in that race. But from what I know and understand of the GH5 (or 3/4) is that the stills capabilities although acceptable, are not as good as those other alternatives. I can speak to the NX1, the RAW photos that come out of this camera are exceptional. Paired with a good lens like the S line, you're absolutely golden. This is what makes the RAW video output particularly exciting. If we can get the RAW photo capabilities from the NX1 in video as well, hold on to your panties. Malleable city.
  15. Even without RAW output, you still have a great system on your hands. You can get some great coverage with 3 cams that will all match up perfectly. Well, that would be the cleverest strategy I've seen to date. I'm going to suspend disbelief on this one though. The guy is highlighting some very technical approaches in PM that have me seriously thinking this is legit. Either way, the kid seems pretty brilliant.
  16. Some shade isn't completely unwarranted. As powerful as HEVC is over h.264, it's still a lossy distribution codec at the end of the day, in 8bit no less. If more can be drawn out of the camera, that's a win in my book. Of course, it will depend on the workflow and reliability. I'm sure some here are willing to meet those requirements.
  17. And this is the con of the segway system. This is like getting nicked with a shopping cart (or trolley for you Brits) to the extreme. I do like the premise of a segway, the small footprint, virtually no setup, extremely mobile, etc. However it's one more thing to think about while operating. When you have your face buried in a viewfinder or monitor it's not hard to run over stuff you can't see in your peripheral. One of these days, Heaven forbid, a cameraman on a segway is going straight off a cliff. They have a camera mounted on a rail system virtually covering the same angle. I guess it's a different network. Guy's battery mount took a hit too.
  18. Very cool. Versatile.
  19. You've definitely got my hamster wheel squeaking here. ?
  20. To my knowledge I think only the NX1 and a Nikon (can't remember the model) are being tested so far. Also, it doesn't seem Arikhan has any particular bias to the NX1, nor does it seem to be a hack or a mod in the traditional sense of how we know those terms, at least that's how I'm hearing it explained. There could be a slight language barrier at play, I guess all will become clearer as time reveals. From my vantage point the motivation here seems to be academic, but I have limited in-depth insight at this point, and I would only share with his blessing. He seems focused on school and that's good enough for me.
  21. Excellent price. But me thinks you should wait a few weeks. ?
  22. Excellent point/tip. You'll see this a lot with doorway dollies, which can also adapt to rails too. That being said, those dolly systems have shock suspension and somekind of hydraulic boom as well. And they're weighty. I'm asking myself if a small electric golf cart would be a good alternative. Bigger wheels, suspension, retrofit a platform on the back with somekind of glidecam or motorized gimbal setup, a grip can drive instead of push or pull a steer handle. Eh? Eh?
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