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    TARS got a reaction from PannySVHS in New YouTubers and bloggers, who to follow...   
    Peter McKinnon is the best YouTuber going, AINEC. He absolutely exploded over the last 8 months or so to over 1 million subscribers. It's been wild to watch.
    He does photography and videography tutorials mixed with some vlogs. He just seems like the coolest dude.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/petermckinnon24
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    TARS reacted to frontfocus in Fuji X-H1. IBIS, Phase Detect 4K beast?   
    No. They are ok, but focus by wire isn't ideal in general. Most zooms breath, the primes are fine. Optical quality is very nice and they all offer a similar look. 
    But Fuji will also release two cine lenses, the mk 18-55mm t/2.9 and the 50-135mm t/2.9 both of which are more or less parfocal with no focus breathing and offer a few other nice features.
    And of course there are a lot of manual lenses you can use. And there are also Canon EF smartadapters as well as a EF smart speedbooster coming in the near future so I would say there are more than enough lenses available. 
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    TARS got a reaction from jonpais in GH5 focus excellence   
    Sucks that he had to add a request in all caps not to plagiarize his work in both the title and the description.
    I'm looking at you, Peter Gregg.
     
    EDIT - What's worse about Peter Gregg's plagiarized video is that he has gone through and deleted every comment from anybody pointing out the fact that he's presenting someone else's work as his own. What a prick. 
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    TARS got a reaction from Mattias Burling in Is FCPX still trash?   
    I'm with Mattias. Once you learn how it wants you to edit, it's incredibly fast and intuitive.
    Regarding transitions, one thing that's really cool about Final Cut and Motion is that if you create your own transitions, you can save them as titles and drop them over top of your clips instead of having to put them between. This also allows you to stack them.
    For instance, if you make a wip pan transition and a spin transition and save them as titles, you can put them both over the same cut points and it will combine the effects. Ryan Nangle made a good video showing this recently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UI8kjqt09A
    So Andrew, in your case, you could create a fade as a title and it would stick to your clip. Or you could then make it a compound clip if you really wanted to. It's obviously more of a hassle than what you want, but it also provides more opportunity for creativity, IMO.
     
    On the negative side, one issue with 10.4 is that the colour wheels only work for exposure in rec 2020, and the colour board works only in rec 709. See the explanation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESH7_p6aRk
     
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    TARS got a reaction from Juank in Ultra wide angle for GH5: native or adapted?   
    I have the Panasonic 8-18, and while I do love that lens and it’s sharpness for photos, it doesn’t really have the practical advantages for video you might think. 
    The autofocus is bad to the point where I don’t even use it for vlogging. I’ll set focus and flick the switch on the barrel to manual. It’s that bad, even in daytime sunlight. 
    The IBIS also doesn’t play very nice with it on the wider end. There’s a lot of jello and background warp happening there. But That will likely be the case for any lens that wide.
    it is still one of the better options for the system, given that it has filter threads and has great image quality. 
    Just be aware that the autofocus can be maddening and fly by wire is verrrry difficult to pull reliably and consistently.
    for my purposes, I still think it’s the right choice. But if you don’t mind the bulk of adapted lenses and will be doing mostly manual focusing, there are better options.  
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    TARS got a reaction from Grégory LEROY in Ultra wide angle for GH5: native or adapted?   
    I'm travelling for an indefinite period of time (at least a year), so I only carry the GH5, three lenses, and a microphone. So weight, volume, weather sealing, and the ability to easily attach and remove filters were the things that mattered the most to me. But I am doing video about 90% of the time.
    But like I say, if you're manually focusing anyway and don't mind a bit of extra weight, I would use something that isn't fly by wire.
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    TARS got a reaction from Grégory LEROY in Ultra wide angle for GH5: native or adapted?   
    I have the Panasonic 8-18, and while I do love that lens and it’s sharpness for photos, it doesn’t really have the practical advantages for video you might think. 
    The autofocus is bad to the point where I don’t even use it for vlogging. I’ll set focus and flick the switch on the barrel to manual. It’s that bad, even in daytime sunlight. 
    The IBIS also doesn’t play very nice with it on the wider end. There’s a lot of jello and background warp happening there. But That will likely be the case for any lens that wide.
    it is still one of the better options for the system, given that it has filter threads and has great image quality. 
    Just be aware that the autofocus can be maddening and fly by wire is verrrry difficult to pull reliably and consistently.
    for my purposes, I still think it’s the right choice. But if you don’t mind the bulk of adapted lenses and will be doing mostly manual focusing, there are better options.  
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    TARS reacted to Brother in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Got myself some new glass for Christmas. I do prefer native lenses but the Sigma Speedbooster combo works really well! Screengrabs from GH5 + Speedbooxter XL + Sigma 35/1.4 + Black Pro Mist 1/4. 
    Edit. Oh yeah, thanks to @jase and @kidzrevil for introducing me to Black Pro Mist, and other, filters.
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    TARS got a reaction from Cinegain in Ultra wide angle for GH5: native or adapted?   
    I have the Panasonic 8-18, and while I do love that lens and it’s sharpness for photos, it doesn’t really have the practical advantages for video you might think. 
    The autofocus is bad to the point where I don’t even use it for vlogging. I’ll set focus and flick the switch on the barrel to manual. It’s that bad, even in daytime sunlight. 
    The IBIS also doesn’t play very nice with it on the wider end. There’s a lot of jello and background warp happening there. But That will likely be the case for any lens that wide.
    it is still one of the better options for the system, given that it has filter threads and has great image quality. 
    Just be aware that the autofocus can be maddening and fly by wire is verrrry difficult to pull reliably and consistently.
    for my purposes, I still think it’s the right choice. But if you don’t mind the bulk of adapted lenses and will be doing mostly manual focusing, there are better options.  
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    TARS got a reaction from jonpais in Ultra wide angle for GH5: native or adapted?   
    I have the Panasonic 8-18, and while I do love that lens and it’s sharpness for photos, it doesn’t really have the practical advantages for video you might think. 
    The autofocus is bad to the point where I don’t even use it for vlogging. I’ll set focus and flick the switch on the barrel to manual. It’s that bad, even in daytime sunlight. 
    The IBIS also doesn’t play very nice with it on the wider end. There’s a lot of jello and background warp happening there. But That will likely be the case for any lens that wide.
    it is still one of the better options for the system, given that it has filter threads and has great image quality. 
    Just be aware that the autofocus can be maddening and fly by wire is verrrry difficult to pull reliably and consistently.
    for my purposes, I still think it’s the right choice. But if you don’t mind the bulk of adapted lenses and will be doing mostly manual focusing, there are better options.  
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    TARS got a reaction from Jonesy Jones in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    I know this thread is mostly about the content that YouTube chooses to promote in terms of exposure,  but today there has been a lot of rumbling on YouTube and around the internet about the internet browser, Brave, and Basic Attention Token.
    I reckon it's worth mentioning here because it seeks to cut out middlemen like YouTube to make a better advertising experience for both creators and advertisers. The browser blocks all ads and third party scripts, then users can choose to watch ads to receive BAT, which they can then distribute to the owners of their favourite blogs, youtube channels, etc.
    It's a really fascinating idea. It blew up a bit today because they're giving away $5 worth of BAT to everyone who signs up, which must be distributed to your creators of choice in 90 days.
    Read more about Brave here: https://brave.com/million/
    And if you're a creator, you can sign up to receive BAT here: https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org/ 
    Just in case, no, I am not affiliated with this company. I just think it's a cool idea.
     
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    TARS got a reaction from maxotics in New YouTubers and bloggers, who to follow...   
    Thanks for the explanation.
    For me though, the always being positive thing is common amongst YouTubers. It's not something that I like because it doesn't feel genuine. But I have heard multiple YouTubers in the travel niche say that any amount of negativity on their channels garners a massive barrage of dislikes and negative comments about being "ungrateful" about living a "dream life". So for some, it's just taking the path of least resistance in a career where you're completely open to criticism from the entire internet.
    Not sure what Peter's deal is, but it could just be that.
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    TARS got a reaction from Damphousse in iphone X for video - GO PRO killer? H.265 recording - slo mo 1080p up to 240 FPS - is this a go pro killer?   
    When you're out on vacation in Egypt, making your own Brandon Li-esque travel video. You pay the extra $50 to go inside the Great Pyramid. Then right before you go in, the security guy says, "I'll take that." and puts your GH5 on the shelf until you get back out. Then you'll be reaching for the ol' iPhone
     
    Source: Happened. But it was a GF-1 and an iPod touch. And, if I'm being totally honest, I wasn't even making a video.
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    TARS got a reaction from kaylee in iphone X for video - GO PRO killer? H.265 recording - slo mo 1080p up to 240 FPS - is this a go pro killer?   
    When you're out on vacation in Egypt, making your own Brandon Li-esque travel video. You pay the extra $50 to go inside the Great Pyramid. Then right before you go in, the security guy says, "I'll take that." and puts your GH5 on the shelf until you get back out. Then you'll be reaching for the ol' iPhone
     
    Source: Happened. But it was a GF-1 and an iPod touch. And, if I'm being totally honest, I wasn't even making a video.
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    TARS got a reaction from jonpais in iphone X for video - GO PRO killer? H.265 recording - slo mo 1080p up to 240 FPS - is this a go pro killer?   
    When you're out on vacation in Egypt, making your own Brandon Li-esque travel video. You pay the extra $50 to go inside the Great Pyramid. Then right before you go in, the security guy says, "I'll take that." and puts your GH5 on the shelf until you get back out. Then you'll be reaching for the ol' iPhone
     
    Source: Happened. But it was a GF-1 and an iPod touch. And, if I'm being totally honest, I wasn't even making a video.
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    TARS got a reaction from jonpais in Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!   
    Casey gives his thoughts on the GH5:
     
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    TARS got a reaction from Hanriverprod in Compact camera for vacation photography and video   
    Speaking of the handling, I got the Sony stick on grip for the front of it and it helps quite a bit. It's still doesn't have the best handling being so small, but it's worth getting if you don't use a tight fitting case. 
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    TARS got a reaction from jonpais in The Advantages of Traveling Light   
    Are you familiar with Caleb Pike? He also does a lot of budget lighting setups and stuff like that on his channel that you might be into.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMmA0XxraDP7ZVbv4eY3Omg
     
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    TARS got a reaction from Hanriverprod in Compact camera for vacation photography and video   
    I have the Sony RX100 iv. It's pretty amazing for the form factor. The 120fps 1080p is awesome.
    Only thing is that it is basically always overheating. They say it has a 5 minute record time for 4k I believe. I usually only make it half that length if it's a warm day. The higher frame rates also cause it to overheat pretty quick.
    If you're just filming short clips here and there, it's a great choice. If you want to shoot a bunch in a half hour period, you might have a hard time.
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    TARS got a reaction from webrunner5 in Compact camera for vacation photography and video   
    I have the Sony RX100 iv. It's pretty amazing for the form factor. The 120fps 1080p is awesome.
    Only thing is that it is basically always overheating. They say it has a 5 minute record time for 4k I believe. I usually only make it half that length if it's a warm day. The higher frame rates also cause it to overheat pretty quick.
    If you're just filming short clips here and there, it's a great choice. If you want to shoot a bunch in a half hour period, you might have a hard time.
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    TARS got a reaction from andrgl in YouTube demonetising videos deemed risqué as content creators begin to self-censor   
    A lot of Youtubers have already found that sponsored content is a better way to earn money than through the Youtube ads anyway. Several channels that I watch are no longer monetised in the traditional sense, but they pause for 30 seconds in the middle of a video to plug something themselves. Film Riot has been doing this for a long time, for instance.
     
    It will be interesting to see as time goes on if this becomes more commonplace, and if so, if Youtube will attempt to crack down on it and penalise accounts that run outright advertisements in their videos.
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    TARS got a reaction from Cinegain in YouTube demonetising videos deemed risqué as content creators begin to self-censor   
    A lot of Youtubers have already found that sponsored content is a better way to earn money than through the Youtube ads anyway. Several channels that I watch are no longer monetised in the traditional sense, but they pause for 30 seconds in the middle of a video to plug something themselves. Film Riot has been doing this for a long time, for instance.
     
    It will be interesting to see as time goes on if this becomes more commonplace, and if so, if Youtube will attempt to crack down on it and penalise accounts that run outright advertisements in their videos.
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