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Yannick Willox

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  1. Indeed, my dzofilm 10-24 is in fact 9.4 mm in 4k dci with almost no distortion !
  2. Good suggestions, thanks. I'd probably need to find time to test. I never thought of putting everything on a 2K DCI timeline ... I should test the performance hit as well, sometimes we have a 8-10 cam setup, so even a small difference adds up when doing the multicam edit.
  3. Hello, i have a not so trivial question. I have been shooting with my bmpcc4k cams in 4k dci, because intuitively, it has the best quality. However, I always render at 1080p, delivery is full hd only. I actually prefer the 4k dci aspect ratio, but does this method give the best quality ? downscaling 4k to 1080p is maybe easier, as 4k dci to full hd while keeping the aspect ratio, means you actually do not have a 2:1 line ratio anymore. More complex math involved ? Even if quality is not an issue, would this possibly cause a performance hit on my cpu ? I imagine scaling 4k t
  4. Kamlan 50mm f1.1 mk2 Not so sharp at f1.1, decent at 1.4 and great from 2.8. I have it on one of my p4k almost every time.
  5. But you can change the order, of vst plugins anyway. You just need to know how ... the inspector panel is a hint, as are some arrow like thingies where you can accidentally click on. That is how I found out anyway...
  6. The clone tool has NEVER worked for me. It does not clone root folders, which is weird because as you format a SSD on a bmpcc4k, there are no subfolders to record in ... It also stops, crashes and gives errors. Total unreliability, which is weird because they promote it as THE way to clone/copy/verify your original media. ?
  7. I wasn’t joking you know of course, we should make fun of the guy on DPreview, more so as he probably meant it. i have been using p4k and p6k cams in multicam shoots lately, and I have to say they are pretty impressive. The GH5 and GH5s cannot keep up with the image quality. The P6k already allows for a decent crop in post. They all keep running until the 1tb ssd drives are full. No overheating signs ... If I would this kind of jobs on a daily basis, I would already have bought the 12k as a main cam.
  8. Yes, but even with 3 r5 cams you cannot do one shoot ... a 12k ursa is actually cheaper ... same goes for the glass if you already have it !
  9. Ok thanks. I was mistaken that more keyframes = less motion interpolation = fast movement more in sync with the music. As an example, some passages can have 3 times up and 3 down per second. The easy solution was to make the tutti camera (view from the hall) one frame early. It could be a visual/psycho acoustic thing, we are used to hearing sound late when viewing from a distance. I did not change the close shots, and they always seem fine...
  10. Thanks, I need to experiment more I guess. I am starting to think the amount of keyframes are the determining factor. you say there is not a lot of movement, but 40 string players bowing happily is a lot of detailed movement. It is exactly there where things happen, and the conducter is unhappy, because where does Resolve decide to put keyframes ? The timing is very crucial here. uploading in full hd to Youtube. What happens with keyframes there ? Anyway, youtube does not keep a tight sync between image and sound anyway, so all of this is a bit theoretical. I just need a good startin
  11. Hello, I have a specific question, which google did not answer yet ... I have to render a big orchestral video project. I need manageable filesizes but correct motion (timing of the image on the music is essential). Are there settings that give better/worse results ? CBR/VBR ? The amount of keyframes ? I am quite in the dark concerning these rendering settings. Thanks !
  12. I have this feeling this is all just a result of reduced timelines and segmented R&D. What if Canon intentionally did a bad thermal design, to have a thermal cripple hammer. What if, just months before the release, they realised the new sensor and cpu are so efficient, they do not really overheat as much. The overheating timers seem like an afterthought, implemented too quickly, by a five year old ! They will now engage a 12 year old for the firmware update, respecting the previously leaked time tables for the video modes. Anyway you look at it, they are utterly incomp
  13. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera this is a nice mini peltier fridge. Seems like somebody already built a cinema camera around it ! The second joke is, not only the r5 overheats, but it also fries your mac pro ... Meanwhile I am editing 8-cam 4k braw (one actually 6k) on a 1k self built pc ! Canon is really insulting their clients if you ask me.
  14. That’s weird. When I click on support and scroll down on the bmd website, I have three options: forum, email and telephone. never tried calling, as I never needed to. But they clearly have regional telephone support. It does not seem hidden, there is a name and a photo of your regional support manager, business hours and a tel. Nr.
  15. This sensor seems like the next thing. 12K full sensor readout to 4K braw - how do they do it ? Intrigued by the new color science as well.
  16. The info says they will fit any camera using the lp-e6, which does not mean the p4k will actually use more than 50% of the capacity without a firmware update. But maybe that is a pessimistic view ...
  17. Weill, thanks to the Canon R5, we now have the lp-e6nh battery, which should give 17% more power. That should take us p4k users close to the 60 min mark ?
  18. Their smart engineers should have used a heatpipe solution that connects to the battery grip, so you’d have twice the time before overheating becomes an issue. My bank account details are below.
  19. My 500 gb t5s were manufactered 04/2020 and still needed the update ! Just download the utility from samsung, and dont switch on password protection !
  20. Just to give a heads up, IMO the T5 drives are EOL. Stocks are drying up (the 1TB anyway). I just posted the following over at the Blackmagicdesign forum, I have some interesting observations re T5 speed - I did not find any mention anywhere one should update the firmware of the T5 drives, even recent ones. I just got a bunch of new T5s before they run out of stock, and after using a 1TB T5 for 6 months that actually does not record as high bitrates as my cheap 256GB SD card I tried updating to the latest firmware on the T5. It is much quicker now, also when connected to PC and
  21. A solution could be the cage Smallrig has on preorder ? On the other hand, a better solution could have been a half-cage plus the NP battery holder plus power converter to 12V Smallrig has on preorder ? Much more compact and almost double Wh ... I guess you could even just screw it on the top, without a cage (almost no weight). https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-np-f-battery-adapter-plate-with-charging-cables-for-bmpcc-4k-6k-cameras-eb2698.html I have to agree here, BM should have opted for a 50% more performant internal battery (at least), and the battery grip option is much too
  22. Anyone here with multiple p4k that can comment if there is a way to start/stop remotely over bluetooth, one smartphone for multiple cameras ? Is it possible ?
  23. If you want to know about Toneh and other useful insight in the relativity of it all, don’t forget this channel: I especially like the insider/management meetings he does There are a few great ones about Sony and Canon...
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