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  1. I'm very happy with doing a part-time study program in filmmaking. Most of my class mates are already industry professionals but want to have a more creative role, so it has been perfect for networking and I've been able to join several of their projects not related to the class. At the same time it doesn't interfere much with my daily work and lets me build my portfolio efficiently. It also helps that higher education is next to free here. My decision might have been different if I had to pay for it.
  2. When I purchased my monitor a while back I ended up getting the LG 27UK850-W, which seems to have pretty similar specs to the 32UD99 (UHD, HDR10 and 350nits). The USB-C connection has been a bit unreliable for me, but that has been my only complaint. Otherwise very happy with my choice.
  3. EIS could in theory solve the problem by shooting with a much higher framerate and combining several short exposures into one longer stabilized exposure. However, given today's tech, I would much rather have IBIS.
  4. Where did you find the 4:2:2 part? 10 bit 4:2:0 is the new standard with h265 and will be used for everything. The Exynos 9820 processor in the Samsung s10 can record 8k30p or 4k150p. New tech is quite amazing. https://www.androidauthority.com/snapdragon-855-vs-exynos-9820-vs-kirin-980-929775/
  5. Which license are you even talking about? The h.264 license? EDIT: As a good netizen, I commented before I read the article. Having now read the article I noticed that at least the article is about the h.264 license. Whether Mokara is referring to a different license is another matter.
  6. The only other reason I can see for omitting 24p would be to keep the user interface cleaner. It's a quite poor reason, but I can see how UX designers who are not into filmmaking prefer sticking with PAL/NTFS/high framerate recording. Personally I'm more interested in whether it has full sensor readout.
  7. For me, the value of a GoPro is that it's small, robust, waterproof and "fire-and-forget". Modding it with a new mount removes all of those advantages. I guess it would still be the smallest camera with 4k60p at a high bitrate, but for most practical cases, a GH5 would make more sense. Then there is of course the entertainment aspect of doing camera mods.
  8. Thanks for the thorough post, but it makes me wonder, what use cases do you use the modified RX0 and GoPros for? I can't quite see the reason to not just use a camera with the right mount in the first place, but I'm sure you've got good reasons.
  9. I use it on the GH5. My suspicion is that it has trouble with wide angle lenses, but my plan is to just shoot some test charts with each new combination to verify their performance before using it.
  10. It's really worth testing these things with the exact setup you're planning to use. I found my Viltrox speedbooster+Canon L35mm1.4 to be unusably soft, while the speedbooster works great with the Canon 85mm1.8.
  11. My use case for the RX100 would be if I wanted to look as unintrusive as possible. Otherwise I don't really see many advantages for film makers. It also seems like a great family camera for casual holiday photos, but I don't think we are the target audience for that.
  12. Thanks for the tip. I've got some DIY NP-F plates so all I need should be the charger and the right connector. Is there a specific RC-charger you would recommend?
  13. Does anyone know of a charger for NP-F batteries where you can specify the cut-off limit? Either the voltage or %-wise. There is often considerable amount of time between each time I use my NP-F batteries, and the batteries stays much healthier if you only charge them to 80% or 90% instead of 100% of full charge. I am therefore in search for a charger where you can specify the cut-off, and preferably one which can also charge several batteries at the same time at a decent speed.
  14. This looks amazing on paper, but I would imagine it really needs some kind of external power to be usable for video.
  15. The viable options for improving performance in Resolve from cheapest to most expensive are pretty much: 1) Get an eGPU 2) Get a desktop computer (Might be more expensive than option 3 if you get the cheese grater) 3) Get a new laptop (15" MacBook Pro if Apple) Option 1) is cheapest and most portable, so it's definitely a sane choice even if it might not give the highest performance. The other options will be at least twice as expensive (and 4 times as expensive if you stay with apple).If an 570/580 is good enough, then go for it. The question is whether or not it's good enough. When it comes to computers, it's better to buy cheaper for what you need today than to buy expensive in anticipation for what the future might look like.
  16. Is it any good? I have the impression that many of these solutions are quite light weight. It's currently possible to run Adobe Premiere on Azure Cloud/AWS, but I doubt it would give any real performance advantage at the moment.
  17. For those of us who are already editing from an external SSD, it's not really any different to plug the SSD into a desktop computer than it is to plug an eGPU into your laptop computer. It's more of a reverse docking. I keep all auxiliary files in my dropbox folder which are synchronized between my laptop and desktop, so the process is more or less seamless. But I get it that some people don't want to have 2 computers, especially if they're Apple users. Lately I've been toying with the idea of doing all of my editing remotely by running Premiere on my desktop computer and casting/remote desktop it to my laptop. What would have been even better would be to use a public cloud for editing. Should be possible, and should be able to give performance much higher than what we would get on our personal computers, but I haven't heard of anyone using it or anyone providing good cloud editing solutions.
  18. I was looking into getting an eGPU, but the cases were expensive and I didn't trust that it would give the full potential of the graphics card. I ended up just getting a desktop computer instead. I figure it cost me about twice what an eGPU system would cost, but also gives me a much faster CPU, RAM and more disc space. If I want to be able to edit on the go I simply keep the whole project folder on my Samsung T5 and I can easily switch between the two computers.
  19. Wouldn't 50i only read half the lines on the sensor for each interlaced frame? If so, that can be done at twice the speed of reading every line.
  20. I can recommend SWIT cm-55c if price is more important than brightness. I don't have any input on 1000+ nits monitors
  21. You can find the latest firmware here: https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html I could download version 2.4 fine from that page.
  22. I am a bit of a Matt Workman fan (the creator of cine tracer) because of his old YouTube channel where he explained the lighting for famous movies and music videos. Unfortunately it was taken down because of copyrighted material. When it comes to Cine Tracer, it looks very promising with ray tracing. If it works halfway decent I think I'll get it. I'm used to making maps for old shooter games and the process seems similar which should make it rather fast as soon as you're familiar with the tool.
  23. The * comments in the bottom left of the picture is written in broken English, which makes me think it's fake
  24. HBO Nordic stream in 5Mbps while Amazon Prime is supposed to have considerably higher bit rate. My HBO subscription is through a 3rd party which relies on HBO Nordic. They have never released an episode on time, and for the second episode it seems like they completely forgot about it because it was a public holiday. In other words, I don't trust them to provide an ideal viewer experience, and the 3rd episode was a dark porridge on my screen. It's a shame they're investing so much into visuals when the last leg of delivery ruins the results, but I also partly blame whoever decided to only use 20% of the histogram for the entire episode. Maybe we need video codecs that normalizes the gamma and adjust it after compression, a bit like how GIF chooses the colour palette based on the picture. EDIT: I downloaded the 5GB version of the episode now, and that version is perfectly fine as long as you ignore the banding and watch it in a dark room. It's completely different from whatever I streamed the day after release.
  25. If you can't make beautiful videos with the XT3, GH5 or A73, the camera is not the problem. When it comes to the differences, I find the GH5 a bit more robust and user friendly than the A73, while the A73 has some spec wise advantages. No experience with Fuji.
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