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    no_connection reacted to BTM_Pix in Recorder for live production?   
    The Pi has a hardware encoder/decoder too, albeit not at 4K.
    There is no doubt that the extra £50-60 for the Jetson Nano will give you more scope to do more things both in the short and longer term, although the Pi4 has a newer, faster CPU the GPU in the Nano makes it a better package for a lot of applications.
    The M.2 slot is actually an M.2 Key-E interface that is primarily intended to add a Wifi/Bluetooth interface which the basic unit lacks, unlike the Pi.
    You can get adapter shields to enable you to add the drives though but its more cost and more form factor as well.
    The community aspect of the Pi is obviously far more established so you'll find a ton of resources for it to do a myriad of different things and the drivers etc are more mature whereas with the Jetson Nano its very early days in comparison and most users of them (such as me  ) are using them for developing machine learning projects so you might not find as much experienced help for the Nano for your particular application.
    Having said all that, because of the commonality of key parts such as the HDMI CSI converter, screens, drives etc then you won't lose out by going either route and then changing your mind and going the other way !
    Comparison here between them for general use.
     
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    no_connection reacted to BTM_Pix in Recorder for live production?   
    I don't know where you're based but CEX in the UK currently have one for £125.
    https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=9338716001488a&categoryName=tv-media-players&superCatName=electronics&title=blackmagic-design-hyperdeck-shuttle-2-a
    MPB are always a good source of used Atomos monitor/recorders.
    They don't currently have a Ninja 2 but they have quite a few of the later Ninja Blades for a fair price, which will give you a slightly bigger screen and a bump in resolution over the Ninja 2.
    https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-accessories/used-photo-and-video-accessories/used-other-photo-and-video-accessories/atomos-ninja-blade/sku-901933/
     
    The NDI add on is another Atomos product announcement that is still on the missing list unfortunately, which pisses me off because it was a contributory factor for me buying the Ninja V.
    As was the ProResRAW function of it for the Z6, although I was at least cautious enough on that one not to have have held off buying the Z6 until the update actually landed.
    The only one of the three AtomX modules that has made it out into the wild thus far is the SDI one, although I suspect the Timecode one might be appearing sooner rather than later now they've acquired the Timecode Systems company.
    File transfer with the NDI module isn't currently listed as an option. 
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    no_connection got a reaction from KnightsFan in Upscaling vs Native...   
    I tried to get sharpness to match to make them visually more even, one is upscaled and one is native. Easy to spot if you look close but not too bad.
     

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    no_connection got a reaction from stefanocps in refurbished server for video editing   
    Depending on model E5-26xx or E5-24xx. Difference being socket and number of PCIe lanes. I have been looking a bit at E5-2650 v2 that should be decently compared against 2600 but with 8 cores and you can have two of them.
    E5-2620 might be too slow with E3-2630 minimum entry depending on price. It's like E5-2650 but with 6 cores instead of 8. v2 have higher clock speed.
    It is easy to find the subpar garbage CPU tho, like E5-2407 or E5-2609. Those two are common entry level CPU but ridiculously slow to the point where I have no idea why they where every made. Even the "modern" generation of the same CPU is worse than the old stuff.
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    no_connection got a reaction from gt3rs in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    I'm not arguing it's a great move by Sony, just sharing what ppl have told me, ppl that are asked by Sony because they are working in that field. 200 was for world cup (don't quote me on that number tho but I think it was something like that) Olympics probably have a lot more ppl than that.
    If it was it would have log and all those things right? I mean you are not wrong in being grumpy about Sony not releasing such a camera.
    I have nether, but my friend had a few Canon bodies, 1Dx MkII 400/2.8L 70-200/2.8L. That sort of thing.
    I'm just sharing what I know, I will not argue more about it.
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    no_connection got a reaction from kaylee in Fuji reveal X-Pro 3   
    Pretty sure they could have done that with a tilty flippy screen as well.
    IIRC xpro2 had dual zoom level for the OVF.
    I played around with the xpro1 a few years ago and it was interesting, way too small rear lens tho that made it kinda bad to use unless you aimed your eyeball in there, it had some other downfalls like battery life and the reeeely noisy os zoom lens so I didn't end up buying it even tho it was pretty cheap used. I would not mind to see what the new generation have to offer.
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    no_connection got a reaction from kaylee in Lighting on set for fire VFX   
    You could take a decently bright LCD projector and aim it at a diffuser or backprojection(for a bright backdrop) depending on the need. Then make a fiery looking thing to play on it. Should be pretty cheap to find some older low res but bright one too as a dynamic light source. Black level probably not going to be an issue when used in this way. Btw I meant to use the projected image as a light source and not shining the projector directly at the subject, although that could be useful too.
    With some masking you could add reflectors and add "virtual" lights and many other neat things, imagination and time/skill it the limit.
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    no_connection got a reaction from kaylee in $10 Adobe Plan Gone   
    https://www.partha.com/
    I use this version if gimp as it's more like photoshop than regular gimp, and it comes with some very useful things like wavelet sharpen/decompose.
    I have not tried the newly released version so it might be even better. Grab the portable version and you don't even have to install it, just run it from anywhere.
    BTW portable is the best way to run anything (IMO) and I do it whenever I can, like web browser that I can just delete folder and open from backup if anything breaks or keep several version of depending on what I do with it.
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    no_connection got a reaction from kaylee in My Guess On How a Camera Works   
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    no_connection got a reaction from Zach Goodwin2 in My Guess On How a Camera Works   
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    no_connection got a reaction from IronFilm in My Guess On How a Camera Works   
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    no_connection got a reaction from Emanuel in iPhone Photography sort of on Sterioids.   
    Sure but that costs way to much. I just want the camera part of it :P
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    no_connection got a reaction from webrunner5 in iPhone Photography sort of on Sterioids.   
    Sure but that costs way to much. I just want the camera part of it :P
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    no_connection got a reaction from webrunner5 in iPhone Photography sort of on Sterioids.   
    Why can't someone put a good phone camera into a gopro like form factor. Or even a phone with bigger battery a screen and useful amount of storage.
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    no_connection got a reaction from ntblowz in Live Focus Video from Samsung - a computational bokeh for video!   
    The useful feature to take out from that would be automatic keying. Or if you want to vlog but don't want things showing in the background.
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    no_connection got a reaction from kye in Cleaning vintage lenses   
    If you ever wanted to watch lenses get taken apart and cleaned then put back together you can.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgANrFnm3Sdai8zvA2iJGQg
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    no_connection got a reaction from webrunner5 in Cleaning vintage lenses   
    If you ever wanted to watch lenses get taken apart and cleaned then put back together you can.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgANrFnm3Sdai8zvA2iJGQg
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    no_connection got a reaction from Castorp in Nikon Z6 Low Light   
    Remember that noise is a linear thing, which is why bright objects are cleaner than shadows when viewed with normal display gamma. Also there is only so many photons around to begin with and that sets a base value for how little noise there can be (don't ask me how close to it we are tho).
    There might also be the camera compensating to match t stop and f stop between lenses. Meaning if one lens loose more light than another and that gets compensated for it will be noisier.
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    no_connection got a reaction from anax276 in Shoot in the dark or fake it?   
    I say properly lit it and "fake" it, cause if you can figure out and master it you will have some really valuable skills from it.
    Go watch some classic movies with night scenes, you can be pretty sure most if not all of them are lit, take elements you like from those and try to figure out how it was done.
    You can still get away with pretty low amount of light and small LED even with crappy color will do fine, you are going to have very low saturation at night anyway. a bunch of 1$ light meant for closets for example, be creative.
    Forget the 180* rule, if you ever walked around at night any movement will blur very fast, so cranking it as slow at it will go can work for that feel, and save you a stop of light too.
    It will also limit some of the "strobing" you will get from bright lights or highlights when panning.
     
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    no_connection got a reaction from Mattias Burling in EOS R does NOT lack sharpness in 4K - Here's proof   
    https://www.eoshd.com/2015/07/shootout-of-the-4k-flagships-canon-1d-c-versus-samsung-nx1/
    It's more to color than white balance, although corrected does put them more equal it's still very apparent the difference in rendering many shades of green vs just a few.
    I think the point was that 90% of ppl showed bias when shown brand names instead of numbers and answered differently because of this.
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    no_connection got a reaction from noone in $1K vs $10K vs $100K videos   
    I don't get it, none of the ads made the product not look like crap, is the takeaway here that all of them fail no matter the budget?
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    no_connection got a reaction from austinchimp in EOS R does NOT lack sharpness in 4K - Here's proof   
    I don't know what he means in the video, to me the EOS R does NOT get sharper with the sharpness setting, sure it adds a halo and increase the local contrast making letters stand out more, but I don't see any indication of "size of blur" getting smaller/more detailed. Sure it kinda looks sharper and does make it easier to show some detail but not really fixing the softness.
    You can see the outline of the Chinese? letters around the 4:08 mark on the battery grip box get more defined while on the X-T3 (without halos mind you) you can see they have detail inside of them.
    So I guess my take from it is, yeah it does not lack sharpness as in halos and edge contrast since I really don't like that. But it sure does lack detail/resolution compared to what other offers without being overly sharpened (in this case X-T3).
    Now if this is the megapixel race of 4k or not I'm not sure, but cramming too much content all the way to nyquist do mess up a lot of scaling algorithms and do become a hassle at times, with audio you want the resolution to be way higher than the content so I don't see the problem doing the same for video if you know what you are doing.
    I'm kinda balancing between "yeah it's soft and lack details but" and "I want that 1:1 pixel detail because reasons"
    So is the real resolution about 3k vs 4k(example)? and does it matter at the end of the day? If you had quick turnaround and uploaded camera file in 4k to youtube, do the 1080 being scaled by youtube look better than similar X-T3 shot? How does it look like on a phone?
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    no_connection got a reaction from Katrikura in best pc config   
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    no_connection got a reaction from webrunner5 in Intersting survey about bokeh   
    I agree, would have been nice if the video was actually about bokeh and not just amount of blur, although that was maybe interesting.
    It does show that ppl care more about balance and composition than fast lenses. ie if lots of blur don't add anything to the image, don't use it.
    Or use it creatively if you want to put the viewer at unease for some reason.
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    no_connection got a reaction from Mako Sports in Intersting survey about bokeh   
    I agree, would have been nice if the video was actually about bokeh and not just amount of blur, although that was maybe interesting.
    It does show that ppl care more about balance and composition than fast lenses. ie if lots of blur don't add anything to the image, don't use it.
    Or use it creatively if you want to put the viewer at unease for some reason.
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