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  1. Hey ! Glad to see you’re enjoying the image, it is indeed so nice ! I think you don’t actually need stronger diffusion. I’ve shot many things, including establishing shots with lots of details that didn’t show any moire and maybe on rare occasions very mild aliasing. My humble guess is it has more to do with the processing of the dngs. In after effects or resolve, you can achieve exceptionnal results (more so in AE but the workflow is a pain!). I don’t know how it works with premiere but i guess there must be some pre baked presets that aren’t optimal in term of sharpness or dynamic range... Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that even if it yields more cinematic images, technically you don’t need diffusion to avoid moire or aliasing ! Can’t wait to see what you do with the 5D !
  2. Hello everyone ! I just bought a new laptop (gigabyte aero 15) working on windows 10 64bits. I'm discovering this OS and its shortcomings... It seems that everything I have installed on my old PC (windows 7) works flawlessly and the same things I install on this new laptop have a bug. I don't know if it's hardware or software related. Anyway, when I wanna play a 4k video in VLC (latest x32 or x64 version) it is so laggy ! If I play the same video with windows media player, it works just fine. But I wanna keep using VLC obviously. I read on a forum the gpu acceleration in vlc is broken on windows 10. Someone else managed to have it worked fine with a nightly build. But strangely, there's only a few forum posts about this important issue. So I need your help, do I do something wrong here ? Is there a version working properly ? Thank you !
  3. Thank you Ben ! I actually watched your XC10 videos a few times, the best along with Mattias Burling's ones. What you're saying makes me wanna try this 305mb codec but I have to find a cheap cfast card somewhere first Great to hear there will be no magenta macro blocking, those drive me nuts ! I'll try to overexpose a bit (it's a shame there's no histogram though !) as suggested.
  4. Hi guys ! I just bought an XC10 but i'm still in the 14 days of trial so I can return it if I want to. I got the camera for 1600€ new. Took it because I thought it was a good deal and I've always been tempted by it. I thought it would come with the CFAST card and a card reader though but I guess it's just a bundle offer for the US. Anyway so far I haven't shot much with it because of very bad weather in Paris and the lack of time but I've been a bit underwhelmed with the camera. The grip feels too big for my hand and the bottom of the camera is somewhat a hindrance to get to the focus ring. I also thought the image straight out of it would be less "dslr" and more "blackmagic/organic", some of you said it has some kind of mojo (some people I trust on this forum). It is a nice image but nothing that I haven't seen before. (I assume you can get a cinematic image shooting c-log and color grading) Hence my question : Do you think there's a major leap in quality with the 305mb codec ? (as I haven't been able to test it) How do you think it fares compared to, let's say, Prores LT ? With C-log pushed a bit, do you get magenta macroblocking like with S-log2 on Sony cameras ? Is there a huge difference between S-Log2 from Alpha cameras and Clog at 305mb ? Like there is with the log of blackmagic in Prores. I would keep this camera only if I get a noticeable improvement from the other dslr cameras I already have, codec wise I mean. And lastly, I love Canon colors from my dslr stills but I found them not that incredible with the XC10 (best profile for out of camera colors was EOS Standard) and actually the "portrait" picture profile of my sony RX100 V comes quite close to the eos standard profile ! Maybe I was hoping for a film look right out of the camera (I got spoiled with the Fuji X-T20 a friend lent me and the film simulations are soooo great for stills).
  5. Hi ! Indeed something's wrong. Eventhough it seems AF performances are affected by the picture profile (slog2 with less constrasty image might results with a little worse AF performances). And a hand is not the best case scenario to test af. But the tyre shot leaves no room for doubt, something's wrong with your camera. I have the same and even in slog2 the af is much more snappy ! you should return your camera if you just got it !
  6. RX10 II could have been an incredible camera if it had : 1) a sharper lens (don't trust those "amazing sharp zeiss lens" bullshit reviews). The lens is barely ok for video, as mercer said, there is something filmic about its softness, but photos are pretty much unusable at the tele photo end, and i'm not exaggerating. 2) a mechanical zoom ring or at the very least a focus by wire with linear response (this should not be so hard to fix with a firmware update). Or an autofocus on par with the RX100 V... Those are the two complains that I have with this camera (actually I just remembered that I hate the lens wobbling around), but they are big ones :/ So I'm hesitating to sell it. I might keep it for its slow mo capabilities and overall versatility though. (and what I can get from it with a video assist, recording prores). We'll see Video reviews to come (RX10 II, RX100 V, BMMCC...), if i'm not lazy !
  7. You chose wisely. Of all these Sony cameras that I owned or used (RX100 IV, V, RX10 II, A6300, A7S II), the one that amazes me the most is the RX100 V. The mark IV is nice, but having this awesome AF allows gimbal work or just not caring about being in focus is worth the upgrade. Its low profile/image quality has no match in any other brand, it is a technical marvel. I'm less forgiving of all the sony quirks (battery life, screen diming, weird WB in slog2) with the other cameras, as they are bigger and tend to be use in a professional environment.
  8. Man, I suffer in silence when I read some stuff here (I guess I'm masochist to keep reading it). But this one is too much for me... On what ground do you think it should cost 2,500$ ? Please tell me. Do you know a video camera costing that price and doing this ? And don't tell me blackmagic please (fan of the brand, but their cameras aren't in the same price range and they are way less reliable and easy to use, and no autofocus, no support) Do you know a pro 1/3 sensor camcorder costs more than 2500$ (Sony, Canon) ?. It might not be the camera for you, that I totally understand but with all due respect, I think your comment is from a spoiled naive non pro shooter who doesn't know the requirements of pro work and on being on the field with reliable equipment. People always complain, at some point it's just ridiculous. They want new technology right away, but when Sony releases a new camera too soon, they think theirs just became obsolete and hate Sony for it. In the mean time they blame Canon for holding off. And now they unleash something very unexpected from them, still complaints. Same goes for bitrates. Canon files take too much space, now they want that kind of bitrates in their gh5, and they're suddenly ok with the file size. And all that to end up posting videos on Youtube (which is not a bad thing but just all those concerns are irrelevant for that type of delivery). Anyway, this camera seems to be freaking great. Canon used to deliver not on specs but on the field and with the image quality/mojo. Now this one also has the specs ! Granted an intermediate codec is more than necessary for a camera at this price point, but it will come down the line anyway. Pffiou, sorry I had to get it out of my chest Now I can burn in hell !
  9. I shot the following video with AF only on the A6300 and a came tv single.
  10. Hey ! I own an A6300, I regularly shoot with an A7SII, and I also have a RX100 V (had the mkIV too). I can tell you that the best bang for buck would certainly be the A6500. In terms of 120fps, the best quality is from the RX100 V but the super Phase detection autofocus doesn't work in that mode and of course it has a smaller sensor. Nevertheless, the image quality is so great, moire and aliasing free (well almost, you have to push it). If I remember correctly, the phase detection autofocus works with the A6300 in 120fps. The 120 fps is a little softer, just a little, but makes the images more cinematic, no moire, no aliasing, no visible rolling shutter, all in all very pleasing and useable. The A7S II, well, given its price, I wouldn't go for this camera (big crop in slow mo, less MP for stills...). Except for low light, I think the A6300/6500 is better (video) camera in every respect. There's no doubt you can achieve great stills with an A6500. I'm not saying that those sony cameras are always the way to go (out of the box gamma curve and colors are terrible, it's no legend. You have to shoot s-log2 and tweak the profile and color correct). But it seems to meet your requirements (best 120 fps, good photos). Enjoy your trip !
  11. Hello guys ! After a few days using the rx100 v in the lovely city of Prague for a long weekend, I decided to keep this little camera. The overheating issue was non-existent there (of course it was freezing outside and I used the manual mode/single autofocus which seems to work better for better battery life and less overheating) and the footage you can shoot with is amazing. I'll try to post some soon. Once again the continuous autofocus is so snappy and convenient for that type of situations (grabing short shots on the fly). My post is more of a request to Sony. I noticed that in 100/120fps mode, you don't have access to the autofocus settings (sensitivity, speed) and apparently the phase detection is disabled. It makes the autofocus in that mode sooooo slow ! Even slower than what you had with the mk IV in 25fps. No face detection, no nothing. It's very unfortunate I think. I hope Sony could fix it with a firmware update because the autofocus is so slow that it almost looks like a bug. The only thing that makes me think it's not, is the autofocus settings greyed out in that mode. I wanted to do slow mo/gimbal shots with my rx100 and I'll be limited to 60fps for now (the autofocus works in 50/60fps). So please Sony, make this wonderful autofocus work with 120fps mode !
  12. Well, I have turned off pre AF, as I know it drains battery. But all my tests were in movie mode with auto focus, so the camera overrides this setting and focus constantly. It still shouldn't be a problem. (A undesirable work around, would be to switch from photo to movie mode between takes) And I had no time to mess with HFR. I know the end trigger is also supposed to drain battery faster as it fills up the buffer until you hit record. I also turned on "airplane mode". Anyway, I had more time to play with it. I find operations not much faster than with the mk IV. It is definitely less stable than its predecessor, but once again the autofocus is so impressive. That feature alone might make me keep it I think, despite all these troubles. And I had an answer from Sony France support. Not quite the one I expected : "contact your seller and try another one". Which I did before sony so kindly advised me and it's more or less the same experience. Can't wait to hear other rx100 v owners take on this one !
  13. I didn't catch that you were specifically talking about colors, and was talking more of an overall image quality. My bad. Even though the pictures above show an edge for Canon, ironically I think BMCC handles mixed lighting very well, actually better than 5D ML RAW (forgot to mention it in my previous post). But I can see what to like with 5D ML raw, it has such a great image, very modern and nice colors. Just a question of personnal preference, I gave you mine For photography though, I might prefer Canon colors.
  14. I'll have to disagree with you on this one. Your statement seems a bit extreme to me. I actually find BMCC footage more cinematic, more organic. Motion rendition and highlight rolloff/dynamic range are better handled by blackmagic cameras. I also find the 5D mkIII RAW (not the C100/C300...) having a hard time with wide/large depth of field shots. Even with the detail slider all the way to the minimum, I have a feeling there's some aliasing/micro contrast going on. If you have a locked down landscape shot, the image coming from blackmagic cameras is a lot more pleasing to me (especially with the mosaic filter). The ML raw crop is actually better in that regard, but it's a crop... (wide static landscape shots are a great stress test for cameras, they are the less forgiving shots) I'm not saying that 5D raw is bad in any way, it just feels too clean, too digital to me. And like everybody, I'm in love with Canon colors of course, but once again, I think I like Blackmagic's more. It feels so close to Alexa's. To me, there are three key areas to look at in terms of color science : skintones, the blue of the sky and the green of foliage. Alexa and blackmagic are so close to film, it's amazing what Blackmagic has achieved in such a short amount of time.
  15. I think there's more operations going on with the mark V : 4k downsampled from the whole sensor now, gamma assist, crazy responsive autofocus (feels even better than the A6300). I think all this contribute to heat up the camera faster. I'm specially disappointed by the screen dimming very quickly during a take. I'll make some tests in HD. I also read or heard somewhere that because of all these new features, battery life was a bit shorter. Then the faster heating up would make sense... More power drained from the battery, more heat. But it's still a useful little device for gimbal work or travel, and the autofocus capabilities are so so impressive. I also have little hope they'll reduce the overheating issue via a firmware release.
  16. It still does have the 5 minute limit in 4k (it doesn't bother me much as I use it as a travel camera). And as Cinegain mentionned, I had no such issue with the mk IV.
  17. So I tried to record a video. Very quickly the temperature indicator shows and the screen dims. I could record 5 minutes. Second take, only 37 seconds... Then turned off the camera. And on again after a few minutes. Temperature indicator appears. Length of the first take : 57 sec. Well the camera was still hot from the previous session but still...
  18. Hello ! This is my first post here. I read this great blog and forum for years now, just never had the chance to participate (this is about to change :). I wanted to share with you my experience with the Sony RX100 V I just received today and ask for your advice. I'm familiar of course with the over heating issue of Sony cameras even though I never really experienced it on a shoot (used to own a A6300 and a RX100 IV), maybe had I once or twice the warning indicator poping up. I was quite happy with the RX100 IV for the images it could deliver in such a tiny package. Yet when the RX100 V was announced, I got excited by the possibility of having the A6300 autofocus performance in my RX100 tiny body. So I returned the mark IV and ordered the new model. Long story short, it came in the mail today and let me tell you about my experience... I turned it on, mess with the menus for a minute or two, then, with no memory card inserted, I just tried the autofocus by pointing my camera at random things in my living room for a minute and the camera went so hot, the temperature indicator poped up, the screen dimmed instantly and I think if I had to record something or just continue like this, it would have shut off ! It's insane ! Maybe there's something wrong with my unit... My settings : autofocus sensitivity : fast, S-Log2 with gamma assist... Maybe it's more demanding, but still... It just shouldn't happen ! I wasn't even filming ! Shall I try another unit or go back to the mkIV ? Does someone have the mk V ? I'm trying not to be a canon or sony fanboy/basher, every camera has its pros and cons, but I must admit that this is intolerable for a 1150€ device. P.S. Here's a commercial I did for the web with the A6300 and the Came TV Single. (I'm not responsible for the color grading :/ ) :
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