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    Django got a reaction from Kisaha in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Those numbers are facts, not sure how you can argue Nikon is similar or that GH5 is "suspect". Sounds like fanboy talk.
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    Django got a reaction from ade towell in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Those numbers are facts, not sure how you can argue Nikon is similar or that GH5 is "suspect". Sounds like fanboy talk.
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    Django got a reaction from KnightsFan in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    You are spreading around a bunch of misinformation here:
    The Z6 records UHD 4K at around 140Mbps in 8-bit 4:2:0.
    C200 shoots either 8-bit UHD at 150Mbps or 12-bit RAW DCI 4K at 1Gbps.
    1DX2 does 8-bit 4:2:2 DCI 4K at 500Mbps.
    EOS R does 8-bit 4:2:0 UHD at up to 400Mbps
    GH5 does 10-bit 4:2:2 DCI 4K at 400Mbps.
    XT3 does 10-bit 4:2:0 DCI 4K at 400Mbps.
    A73 does 8-bit 4:2:0 UHD at 100Mbps. (edited)
    Sorry to say but Z6 is indeed at the bottom internal codec wise.
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    Surely the fact that there is no exposure meter in video mode and no internal log doesn't help with the quality of the footage out there which the majority is probably shot without a recorder. 
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    Django got a reaction from Geoff CB in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    Reviving this topic as I'm currently hesitating in between both cams as much needed upgrade to my C100. There is a new C300mkII kit that replaces the cumbersome monitor+XLR clamshell design with the C200's touchscreen, separate XLR module + a shogun inferno (allowing ProRes Raw) for $10K.  :
     https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/01/07/canon-c300-mark-ii-now-available-with-the-c200-touch-screen/
    This really makes the C300mkII design more appealing imo.
    Doing a lot of green screen work with fast turnovers and the manageable 10-bit 422 internal 4K (and 12-bit 444 2K !) will be welcome over the limited C200 internal choices. 
    Thoughts?
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    I’m with webrunner5, every Z footage I’ve seen has this grim crushed black oversharp look. I thought it was because of lack of internal Log or maybe even lack of exposure meters but that ProRes RAW footage looks the same. 
    Surely the camera is capable of a nice organic IQ in the right hands but I still haven’t seen it..
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    Django reacted to Ed_David in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    I have the new lcd. Makes the c300 ii so so so much more ergonomical .
    I shot some tests c300 ii and c200. Email me at [email protected] and i can get you the raw dpx files
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    Django reacted to zerocool22 in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    Agree, projects that might end up portfolio material I shoot in RAW (but really now with braw I shoot everything in braw anyway, as its the same bitrates as prores, its a no brainer).
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    Django got a reaction from zerocool22 in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    I shot RAW ages ago on 5D3 and BM Cinema Camera.. which the work from those cameras coincidentally ended up on big screen & major art installations.
    Shooting RAW & developing it takes more time but doesn't necessarily require more staff (unlike manual focus which may require an AC).
    I've been doing a lot of corporate / digital content stuff with fast turnover lately but I'm definitely hoping to get back into the more indie/artistic projects where RAW will be put to good use again (part of the reason for upgrading my personal equipment). For that to work into my workflow it's better if it's internal and supported by my favourite NLE. That kinda rules out ProRes RAW options for me.
    So imho, RAW isn't overrated at all -even for low budget shoots- for certain projects that might involve heavy grading or require ultimate IQ / DR.
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    It's only supported by high-end Sony/Canon/Panasonic cine cams & Nikon Z mirrorless.. so not even a complete ecosystem.. and again only FCPX which is the biggest caveat. Not every Apple user edits in FCPX.. but yeah one can only hope other camera models & NLEs will support it in the near future (although I don't see Resolve/BMD rushing to the table after basically being compared to the axis of evil by aforementioned CEO douchebag #1 🙄 )
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    If anything, Jeromy at Atomos seemed to indicate to me in that NAB interview that he needs to lay off the blow and quit thinking he's the CEO of Stark Industries FFS!
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    Django got a reaction from PrometheusDM in EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey   
    Sony doesn't take away IBIS? They did just that with this A6400.
    They don't disable 10-bit internal? They did so on FS5 vs FS7 and never implemented 10-bit internal or external in their alpha range (unlike Fuji, Panasonic, Canon & Nikon).
    Still the same 100mb XAVC codec in their third-gen FF cameras.
    Sony may be aggressive with pricing/specs but they segment products like anyone else. Please stop drinking the kool-aid.
     
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    Django got a reaction from kaylee in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    Total snoozefest at NAB this year with no exciting announcements from anyone.. 
    Atomos CEO did hint at ProRes Raw support from over 20 cameras across various companies by next year although hard to know if that's just wishful thinking at this point.
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    Django got a reaction from frontfocus in Why Sony is not rushing with the A7S III   
    some interesting clues in that interview.. i knew sony was going back to the drawing boards for A7S3 but it sounds like they are really trying to re-imagine the whole concept to gear it towards videographers. even more surprising, the VP giving praise to the BM P4K. it seems plausible Sony might go that direction with a bigger body/LCD. i think Sony took their current alpha form factor to its limits, especially as far as heat management and going forward with video specs means a new body paradigm.. hopefully some more clues during NAB..
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    Django got a reaction from Kisaha in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    Ok... i'm going to go on a PS4 forum now to talk about how the Sega Dreamcast was the best gaming system ever made! Have a good day  
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    Django got a reaction from Kisaha in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    ..And I'm amazed by the backlash against anybody that is ok shooting a Canon camera.. 
    Nobody ever claimed it was the best camera out there.. I even specifically said if you are a 4K only shooter, it is probably among the worst.
    But yes some people may use it mainly as a FF photography tool, others may shoot FF HD,  4K on gimbals/sticks, or as a B-cam to a 1DX2/C100/200..etc
    Yes these cases do exist, and for those who use it like that, its a logical choice. Now do I wish it had a global shutter with 10-bit 4:2:2 internal and 4K120p? 
    Sure but it doesn't so you kinda work around it.. the ergonomics, color science, codec, AF, lens lineup are usually what draw people to Canon in the first place.
    The limitations of EOS R have been spoken to death since launch, I don't really understand the need to repeat them ad nauseam every other post of any Canon related news.
    Its like Groundhog Day... can't we ever try and focus on anything positive around here? External raw is the topic of the day.. 
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    Django reacted to Mattias Burling in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    Not correct. LOG is available.
    Personally I shoot HD on all stills cameras (Sony, Fuji, etc) because of rolling shutter. The EOS-R has no RS in HD. So it is full frame for me.
    (4K on these consumer stills cameras doesn't make any sense for me for other reasons as well like file size, computer power and that no one can see the difference anyway. Not online and not on the big screen. So I dont bother, 4K better be on a real camera or not at all. But if one must have 4K I agree, framing would be difficult if one isn't quick enough.)
    Agreed. Never seen a camera with easier transitions between video and stills. Its one of the main reasons I pre-ordered one and later bought one for my employer as well.

    For me there was simply to many upsides. Biggest and most affordable lens line in history, top display, ergonomics, no RS, Full Frame video with C-log, Canon colors, 30mp stills, 8fps Raw continuous AF with a huge buffer, DPAF for stills (loved it since the 6Dmkii), good EVF, and more. All at a competitive price.
    I totally get why some choose an A7iii, Z6, S1, GH5, etc instead. We all have different needs. But trying to dismiss the R as being "bad" or calling anyone that find it useful a "fool" or "zombie" is just being totally naive, a fanboy or a troll.
     
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    Django got a reaction from tfraser in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    Never say never.. EOS R can already do 10-bit 4:2:2 external 4K, something even the C200 can't currently do.
    It makes total sense to now give C200 10-bit 4:2:2 internal (especially since C300 III is soon upon us) and EOS-R external raw to counter Nikon.
    Besides Canon strategy with mirrorless is for them to be complimentary B-cams to DSLR/Cine lines, they aren't in direct competition.
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    Raw internal on EOS R won't happen.. even Raw Lite on C200 is CFast only. 
    ProRes Raw externally via Atomos, that would be best shot. 
    However since RawLite has been available since C200 release this sounds like nothing new being presented. Probably just a tweet to engage..
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p   
    It isn't just about 10-bit 4:2:2, you need an external recorder to get any kind of log period with the Z's. As he points out with no internal rec709 or specific gamma profiles it's not really possible to paint in camera either. The other caveats he brings up are also quite jarring.. no metering for video?! aliasing/moire in N-log. Crop when shooting 10-bit..etc
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    Django got a reaction from Erthal in Blackmagic Design Announces New URSA Mini Pro G2   
    very impressive RS numbers on the G2 thanks to about double readout speed :
    4.6k - 7.59ms
    4k crop - 6.32ms
    2k crop - 3.16ms
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    Django got a reaction from Castorp in Leica Q2 (DCI4K)   
    Well I had a go with a unit yesterday.. and the output kinda blew my socks off!
    The 80mb DNG / 300mb TIFF files are simply glorious. The 47MP sensor paired with that 28mm Summilux lens is a match made in heaven.
    Build quality is very nice.. but not M series nice. Lens felt a little plasticky. I was also kind of disappointed to find out it is focus by wire albeit with a pretty mechanical feel.
    Ergonomics are kind of hit & miss. On the hand I miss a lot of the buttons/dials I'm accustomed to, on the other hand 'less is more' is kind of the Leica philosophy.
    Video wise.. the DCI 4K looks really nice. Clean sharp image at 28mm & 35mm crop. At 50mm crop you start to see some aliasing and at 75mm IQ suffers a lot.
    Couldn't figure out how to change the shutter speed which was stuck at 1/100th. Also ISO seems locked on auto. Not sure if that was user error or if video just doesn't offer much manual control.
    Overall this camera is a compact beauty and delivers some of the nicest stills I've ever experienced. The Leica color science & lens rendering is probably my all-time favorite in a digital camera.
    The 28mm with the crop modes is incredibly versatile. I think I could use this fixed-lens camera for 90% of my needs.
    Now yes a Z7 + 28mm Zeiss OTUS would probably give similar/better results but that's $8.5K vs. $5K.. and a different type of experience.
    I think this camera will be a hit for Leica, the 30 copies at my local store sold out on the first day!
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    Django got a reaction from Emanuel in Leica Q2 (DCI4K)   
    Yes I adhere to that philosophy too until.. less is less.. 
    the Q2 actually went a step back and removed ISO (and delete) button from the original Q:

    The top also sees the movie record button & drive mode removed:

    I get what Leica is going for with this streamlining, and it is refreshing especially on something as 'pure' as the M line.
    For the Q, seeing it is more of a hybrid and indeed has some advanced AF modes, an extra back button, joystick & ISO dial wouldn't hurt.
    Basically, I'm not sure the ergonomics have been improved here but I could be wrong (only spent a short time with the camera).
    Yes it is interesting.. except i haven't got a clue what he means by mechanical vs electronic shutter.. for video???
     
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    Django got a reaction from Emanuel in Leica Q2 (DCI4K)   
    Well I had a go with a unit yesterday.. and the output kinda blew my socks off!
    The 80mb DNG / 300mb TIFF files are simply glorious. The 47MP sensor paired with that 28mm Summilux lens is a match made in heaven.
    Build quality is very nice.. but not M series nice. Lens felt a little plasticky. I was also kind of disappointed to find out it is focus by wire albeit with a pretty mechanical feel.
    Ergonomics are kind of hit & miss. On the hand I miss a lot of the buttons/dials I'm accustomed to, on the other hand 'less is more' is kind of the Leica philosophy.
    Video wise.. the DCI 4K looks really nice. Clean sharp image at 28mm & 35mm crop. At 50mm crop you start to see some aliasing and at 75mm IQ suffers a lot.
    Couldn't figure out how to change the shutter speed which was stuck at 1/100th. Also ISO seems locked on auto. Not sure if that was user error or if video just doesn't offer much manual control.
    Overall this camera is a compact beauty and delivers some of the nicest stills I've ever experienced. The Leica color science & lens rendering is probably my all-time favorite in a digital camera.
    The 28mm with the crop modes is incredibly versatile. I think I could use this fixed-lens camera for 90% of my needs.
    Now yes a Z7 + 28mm Zeiss OTUS would probably give similar/better results but that's $8.5K vs. $5K.. and a different type of experience.
    I think this camera will be a hit for Leica, the 30 copies at my local store sold out on the first day!
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    Django got a reaction from webrunner5 in Leica Q2 (DCI4K)   
    Well I had a go with a unit yesterday.. and the output kinda blew my socks off!
    The 80mb DNG / 300mb TIFF files are simply glorious. The 47MP sensor paired with that 28mm Summilux lens is a match made in heaven.
    Build quality is very nice.. but not M series nice. Lens felt a little plasticky. I was also kind of disappointed to find out it is focus by wire albeit with a pretty mechanical feel.
    Ergonomics are kind of hit & miss. On the hand I miss a lot of the buttons/dials I'm accustomed to, on the other hand 'less is more' is kind of the Leica philosophy.
    Video wise.. the DCI 4K looks really nice. Clean sharp image at 28mm & 35mm crop. At 50mm crop you start to see some aliasing and at 75mm IQ suffers a lot.
    Couldn't figure out how to change the shutter speed which was stuck at 1/100th. Also ISO seems locked on auto. Not sure if that was user error or if video just doesn't offer much manual control.
    Overall this camera is a compact beauty and delivers some of the nicest stills I've ever experienced. The Leica color science & lens rendering is probably my all-time favorite in a digital camera.
    The 28mm with the crop modes is incredibly versatile. I think I could use this fixed-lens camera for 90% of my needs.
    Now yes a Z7 + 28mm Zeiss OTUS would probably give similar/better results but that's $8.5K vs. $5K.. and a different type of experience.
    I think this camera will be a hit for Leica, the 30 copies at my local store sold out on the first day!
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