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  1. Papiskokuji

    Fuji X-T4

    Nice work ! Funnily enough I was Place de la contrescarpe and right where you were in the quartier latin doing the same kind of shots with my X-T3 two days ago !
  2. Hi ! The eterna LUT is to use if you don’t have a color checker. You could actually use it before applying the color checker correction nod but there’s no point to it. For the gamma question, I can’t remember what gamma there is in Resolve. You can try gamma input « slog2 » as it’s not far from flog gamma and I usually do a blackmagic 4k gamma output as rec709 crushes everything. But most of the time, I put the same gamma Space input and output so the color checker only corrects colors and put me back to some rec709 color Space, and I adjust the gamma curve myself in another nod, so I have more control. But overall, if you don’t have to match your XT3 with other cameras, I’d suggest You apply the fuji WDR lut (the one which only affects colors, i can’t remember the exact name) so you’re back to a rec709 colorspace but with fuji’s touch. And then in another nod, you apply a custom curve. I have gorgeous results with this simple workflow. and finally, another method is to use color transform and put « gamma input flog » « color Space input rec2020 » gamma output « blackmagic 4k (same as above) » « color Space output rec709 ». There You go, 3 methods to normalize your flog image. I encourage you to use the second one if you wanna keep fuji colors.
  3. Hello there ! Hope everybody's doing fine during this lockdown. I just bought an UMP first gen on ebay (brand new) at the unbeatable price of 3500€. I'm familiar with Blackmagic cameras and all their hidden flaws. I took the risk of buying off of ebay + Blackmagic, so I have some legitimate concerns and wanted to know what were the known issues to look for when the camera arrives. I know there's a weird rainbow flare with the ND's on ? I guess it's on all the cameras. What else ? No more pink tint (I remember that from the very first ursa mini 4.6k) ? What can go wrong with the camera so I can test it ? Thank you for your insight ! Cheers
  4. Yes, actually there will be a sound operator with HF mics, so we are fully covered on this side of things Sound guys always have better equipment than us at video hehe Thanks for your input guys ! I guess I'm gonna try to monitor with wifi (and also from the sound I'll get from the Sound OP), let the camera run and hope for the best ! I'll stick to the simple solution I'll make a call at the rental house if ever they have a miracle solution. And for the FPV, I guess it won't work. I think rental houses have the latest gopros. The hdmi multi viewer thingy seems interesting for future productions ! But I'll never receive it on time for this very job though Thanks again, I'll let you know how it turns out !
  5. Do you think Sony RX0 II might be a better choice than gopros ? Has someone ever used one ?
  6. Hello guys ! I need to do an unusual corporate video. The compagny wants a carpool video (see the youtube video reference down below) to introduce a live event (the video won't be live of course !). They will be probably eight people in a mini van. I'll install maybe five cameras in the car. So far I was thinking of using gopros and monitor it via wifi in a car following the main car. But I have a few questions that you might be able to answer to. First, do you think I'd lose the wifi signal of the gopro if I'm not in the same car as the talents ? Is the gopro wifi reliable ? And if it ain't, what kind of route should I go ? Is there a HF set up that wouldn't be too time consuming to install, not taking a lot of place and expensive to rent ? I saw that Teradek released new HF systems, lighter and cheaper. I'll be renting the gear, so I don't know if the rental house is up to speed with latest tech. Have some of you guys already done that kind of shoot ? I also want to be able to monitor each camera maybe from only one monitor ? Do you guys think of convinient cameras with hdmi or sdi out ? It's not a big production. What would matter the most is a reliable signal I guess. Then practicallity and image quality comes last. Thanks !
  7. So after further investigation, I can say that my receiver unit drains power quicker than the transmitter unit. When I don't use them for a certain period of time, I can't seem to power on the receiver unit but the transmitter still has like 50% of its charge... And the only way I can power the unit back is by plugging it to AC. Once I plug it, it tells me it has 50% like the transmitter unit. But after a minute or so of usage, the receiver shows its true battery level and dies ! This behavior is quite weird. Has anyone experienced the same thing ? The receiver draining the battery quicker, or not holding its charge while not in use. As the sennheiser xsw-d dropped in price, I bought one. I thought the build quality would be better (it looks more professional to me though, especially with the locking jack), and the thing would be heavier. Anyway, if I had one real complain it would be the noise floor of the lav mic they provide in the kit. I find it not very quiet. Do you guys also have the sennheiser kit ? What do you think about their lav mic ? I'd be very curious to hear about your experience with both sets (and if you have the same battery "issue") !
  8. Ok ! Great ! I didn't know that ! Thanks ! I'll try it right away
  9. Hi guys ! I just downloaded the latest Resolve version to test out their interpretation of f-log. But I can't find some kind of "f-gamut" in Da Vinci input color space tab. I just have f-log in the gamma input/output. Am I missing something ? Because the gamma maping is nice to have but the most important part of the task is putting back f-log colors into a manageable color space like rec709. Whereas I can deal with a flat gamma myself, adjusting just a curve. I can put "V-gamut" instead or another one close to f-log colors, but I thought there would have been a specific fuji tab. Did you guys try this latest version ? I think someone posted a screenshot of color graded f-log footage without using fuji's LUTs.
  10. I had the Fuji X-T20 and I always found the motion rendition a bit weird, stuttering... Or also like the OP describes, like the shutter speed is higher than it actually is. The X-T20 also had the fuji waxy skin effect. Now with the X-T3, everything looks great ! Eventhough sometimes those skins flirt with waxyness (to emulate film I guess, deeper, thicker skin tones, not always desirable).
  11. Yes they get the job done for low budget jobs And I'll do some more tests before reaching out to Rode but I'll definitely do it if it happens again.
  12. Hi guys ! Another bad experience with the rode wireless go... I finally found a cheap lav mic that has no hissing issue (the purple panda lav mic) so I kept using the rode wireless go for the moment (I think I'll switch to sennheiser either just for the lav itself or the complete package). I hadn't use the unit for a while and had an interview today. So yesterday night I turned on the receiver and the transmitter to check their battery levels. The receiver had a hard time turning on. I plugged it on AC and it worked. Then the levels displayed were fine on both (like 75%). So I thought it was enough for a quick interview (I know, lazy mistake). And today, the receiver unit died on me after the first take ! Two problems here : first, the unit displayed an almost fully charged battery for the receiver (did it drain at night ? or did it display a wrong level ?). Second, why would the receiver drain faster than the transmitter (faulty unit ?!). Maybe it's a user error. I'll do more tests in the days to come. Two jobs, and I don't feel 100% confident with the rodes. Thankfully, I had a spare mic with a very long cable that I plugged directly on camera...
  13. Has someone tried to roll back from the 6.6 firmware to the one with dngs enable (6.1 if I remember correctly) ?
  14. Thanks for the reply. Actually, the EF-FX1 is a simple adapter, not the speedbooster one. I contacted Viltrox, they just told me to update the firmware. Basically I tried every firmware. The only one kind of working is the latest one. In the Fuji X-T3 menu, stabilization setting is greyed out (you can normally chose if IS is always on or just when you take the picture). So, so far, IS isn't supported by the Viltrox EF-FX1 adapter. Good to know... Do you get the stablization working with the fringer ?
  15. I just bought the rode wireless go. At first I was so thrilled with that purchase. So easy to set up, built-in mic could be useful, tiny package... But then I tried different mics with the transmitter and they almost all had severe hissing issues ! I tried a few lav mic (on the cheap side I must say). And also tried the Rode videomic pro just to test it out... Also lots of hissing noise... It could make the rode wireless go unusable. It's funny how little reviews talk about what I consider an absolute deal breaker for that kind of product ! (only Caleb Pike on dozens of reviews) So far I had better result with a cheap movo mic ( some kind of rode videomicro) and a lav mic that was battery powered. Maybe you can get better results with the sennheiser lav mic but then why not purchasing the whole sennheiser kit. I just saw the CVP sale, that was some great bargain ! I ordered another lav mic, not too expansive. If it has hissing noise issue, I'll sadly send my rode wireless go back and maybe purchase the sennheiser kit (which looks more pro to me). Did you have similar hissing experience with your rode ? Do you have lav mic that works well with the rode (not too expansive) ?
  16. Hello everyone ! I just received my EF-FX1 Viltrox adapter and updated it to the latest firmware. Unfortunately, the image stabilization seems to work only a few seconds after you change the aperture value or you half press the shutter button (much like an IS would work in photography). I can't get to be activated constantly. Do some of you guys have the adapter ? Is there a trick or a known firmware version that works ? Currently, the IS is unusable for video work. I won't keep the adapter if I can't fix this problem. Is the Fringer better in that respect ? Thank you ! EDIT : I have a Fuji X-T3
  17. Let's try to keep it constructive. I didn't mean to attack you and I've been reading your blog for years... Well first off, I don't give a shit about 6K, but full frame 60p 4k would have been nice (actually I don't care much about full frame filmmaking, it's just the crop in 60p that is unpractical in the field, don't you think ? Remember EOS R). And to me, all cameras are already where I want them to be. I'm happy with my BMPCC4K, my Fuji XT3, my canon 5D mk III ML RAW... but if I had to buy something new, it would have to make a real difference, something very innovative, especially at 4000$. I'd be glad to have a variable ND like the one in the FS5 and FS7 mkII or RAW or PRORES just like you ask so many times in your blogs for instance... Good AF for gimbal work would also be a plus. That's it. I'd genuinely like to hear you about the crop in 60p and also the HFR crippled with the S1, or not.
  18. Specwise it's a bit disappointing. I'm sure the image out of it is spectacular (like most of the cameras nowadays), the tilting screen is a great evolution, the evf and IBIS are topnotch : sure it's a great camera. But when I read Andrew's article, I can't help remembering his rant about those biased youtubers under Canon's influence, because they were flown under the sun of Hawai, etc. Now I read about Andrew at Panasonic's headquarters, and all I can read is praise about the camera, not even a single remark/critic about anything, eventhough there should be a few, in my humble opinion. I fully understand that when you are invited somewhere, treated well, etc. You don't want to be rude and say bad things about the product you had the chance to shoot with before everybody, even more so when it's a good camera like the S1H seems to be. But come on, no word on NO Full Frame 4K 60p (what would you have said if it had been Sony), codec and bitrate very good but not revolutionary (especially for the added resolution of 6K), no ND, no PDAF (why not, but suddenly AF is not important, it varies from camera to camera...?). I can't even tell the difference with the S1 (I'll have to check it) but the fact you can have manual controls in HFR. I understand your rants, it's good sometimes, it might even be productive if heard by the brands. What I don't like is that it's so variable and relative. You should make an article about Panasonic crippling the S1 not allowing manual controls in HFR. It's as puzzling as canon not giving 24p... And finally, the price. It's very very expansive. A very few people will be able to afford it. 4 000$ is in the realm of a real cinema camera with proper ergonomics, ND filters... That's why I think, you could ask for a bit more from this camera. The Fuji X-T3 has almost the same offering, (in aps-c) with crops between framerates a lot more manageable. The codec's bitrates are even better. There's no IBIS, EVF and build quality not as good, but the price difference is huge. Well that's only my take on it
  19. And Reims - Strasbourg gave us a boring 0 - 0, like pretty much all ligue 1 matches
  20. Agreed, and still if you disable the motion flow thingy of your tv (as we all should do), the resolution in motion of every panel, no matter their definition, is usually 300 lines. Whereas CRT TV's have such a pleasing motion reproduction ! I tried a few years ago a "high resolution" (like only 720p) CRT screen, with VGA signal... omg, even 5d mkII looked so so beautiful on it. It's like watching something with a projector, it enhance the image. The motion is ten times better than on a LED/OLED TV, it's "organic", not digital. They need to do progress with the black frame insertion, which to me is the best technology for motion reproduction. It emulates CRT's, sort of. Contrast is also one of the most important aspect to a great image. I must admit the blacks on an OLED panel are breathtaking. Having those true blacks are so much more crucial than HDR or 4K / 8K. A video on a 1080p calibrated oled panel with enough bitrate will crush the same video in 4k HDR on a LED panel. If OLED had no burning, I would buy one immediately. OLED contrast in SDR crushes LED contrast in HDR. (I'm not convinced by HDR yet... They sell you HDR, meaning more contrast, on TV's with less contrast than OLED) Anyway back on resolution. Sure the more the better, but right now there's a problem of bitrate. For instance, 1080p TV in France, is around 5 mbps. It's ridiculous. If you don't have at the very least 20 mbps, you won't have an optimal image that does justice to your purchase. 5 mbps is good for news, for every day tv, but not for films, for sports, well it negates the fact of having the best tv with the best resolution. Just imagine for 4K. You'd need 80mpbs, and right now, no country does that. So until there's not a way bigger bandwith for TV, the only times you'll get the best image out of your TV set is when you plug it directly to your PC and play a video you shot with your brand new BMPCC6K and exported in PRORES Or you can buy a 4K blu ray (I litterally know no one who owns a 4K blu ray, and almost no one with HD blu rays for that matter ! And I work in the cinema industry with crazy cinema lovers). So yeah... 4K is dead, etc. We're not there yet, not one bit. And my prediction is people with 4K TV will go on and watch movies, netflix... on tv with a weak bitrate and won't give a shit as they more interested in the story and don't care for image quality like we do. But of course, they'll have a 4K or 8K TV, cause there's no 1080p TV anymore, and also because the guy in the store told them 4K is better.
  21. I'm in love with the colors, the softness, the grain, the blooming highlights and the chromatic aberration. Is this straight out of the camera ? Did you do some post on it ? Anyway, I can't wait to know which camera you shot it with ! And the composition and edit are equally nice ! Well done !
  22. Oh yes, those ones I forgot about them. But they reduce the light transmission and have a "crop factor". They are reversed speedboosters. But technically you can, you're right
  23. I wonder which sensor they use for this camera. Never heard of a 24MP dual iso apsc sensor. Maybe androidlad can enlighten us ? Have we encountered this sensor before ? I’m also not interested in 6K, but the EF mount and the apsc sensor size... I think an OLPF and internal NDs could have make me do the move. I’m tired of adapters and speedboosters. There’s no good m43 zoom with fast aperture and real manual focus ring (and IS)... Actually I just want an ursa micro...
  24. I tried a Phaser One and a Hasselblad many times (I'm a commercial director, not a photographer btw). I never said medium format cameras were bad, I was just talking about you saying Canon and Nikon DSLR are shit and not professional. Every photograph I like from great street photographers or even landscape/travel photography are almost never shot with a medium format camera. And yet I have been moved by them, they received prizes, I find them beautiful, colorwise... So yeah, your remark about medium format is the best and the rest is shit is irrelevant to me. Provocation can be fun sometimes (ask webrunner5) though. And when I look at medium format photos on flickr, I'm not stunned. It depends on the photographer (always the same...)
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