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  1. EthanAlexander

    "Plants" from companies on this forum

    Yes but it's Canon getting away with the theft
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    My new music video showreel!

    Dang. More than just great looking it's inspirational. This is a reel where I really don't care about the camera because the overall concepts, art direction, camera movement, etc. are so great. Thanks for sharing I hope you're ok with me hitting you up with questions from time to time 😀 Especially fond of:
  3. EthanAlexander

    EOS R official video specs discussion

    If you think about it, it's surprising these can print a whole page and not just the center 60% 😂
  4. The biggest difference is that the 1.74x crop is on a FF sensor that doesn't allow EF-S lenses (at least not native Canon) so that's a substantial difference that is extremely hard to combat.
  5. EthanAlexander

    Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless talk hots up

    You understand how inherently flawed a poll like this is, right? If anything this just proves that the other fan boys are more fanatic - why would Sony people vote for themselves in this poll? It's like asking for a vote on which political party is the most out-of-touch - you think people are going to vote for their own party? See what I mean?
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    Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless talk hots up

    Chances of this having 6.7K full sensor down-sampling 4K: 100% Oh, wait... Seriously though, don't see how anyone can expect full-frame video quality to be nearly as detailed as the A7III.
  7. EthanAlexander

    DJI Mavic Pro II

    For 4K30 h.264 is plenty for anything besides D-Log IMHO. It's really quite beautiful on the P4P if you just do a "regular" flat setting... Lots of detail and plenty of dynamic range and color info. The 10 bit 1080p is 50Mbps on the FS5, so it should be fine for 4K with 100Mbps h.265 (equivalent of 200Mbps h.264) since it's 4x the equivalent bitrate for 4x the pixels. The fact that the bitrate is the only leaked spec and that it doesn't mention HEVC/h.265 really worries me, though. If it's left off then I won't be able to replace my P4P with it 😕
  8. @Trek of Joy I'm ordering through Amazon since I'm using the store card so unfortunately I'm just waiting. I ordered back in June 😭 I need at least the 24MP since I'm planning to actually use this as a hybrid (still have my FS5 for the bulk of my work). Any indication whether the SIII will have a resolution bump from 12MP? This doesn't answer my question in any way and adds nothing to the discussion. I don't want this to end up being a debate about competing camera systems.
  9. Haven't found a clear and concise answer from a source I trust - Is the RIII lacking any features that are essential or very helpful for video? From what I can tell the FF is better detailed on the III and it has better autofocus - are either of these reasons to hold out? Anything else to consider?
  10. EthanAlexander

    Is 4k Any Better?

    Bitrate being equal, yes they are very hard to spot differences in, but if you're delivering to web the platform will only stream at the bitrate they've chosen for each resolution. For instance, YT plays UHD at about 35Mbps and 1080 at 8Mbps, so you'd definitely see the difference there.
  11. EthanAlexander

    Just a quick thank you for supporting EOSHD over the years

    Thanks Andrew for this great resource and community!
  12. Andrew, I think this has more to do with the P3 display on your iMac than the OS or camera. I've got one and it's been very frustrating because of the inconsistency: Sometimes even inside of FCPX itself, the footage will be displayed differently whether on a timeline or in the browser, even when the project and library are set the same. Your first example is definitely an instance where the video is not being properly remapped to the display gamut, but it could be because of the mismatch with rec709 which doesn't traditionally go with HLG. So I think what it's doing is treating it like 10 bit footage on a rec709 display with no remapping. (Just like an RGB JPEG displayed on an sRGB display looks washed out.) The second example I think is actually an instance where VLC is the one getting it wrong and preview is getting it right, since 10 bit footage should look really good on a P3 display. I don't think it's converting it to rec709 without telling you: I'm not sure though - that's just my take. I find the whole thing frustrating though, I'll tell you that. We've got this incredible 5K display that's capable of displaying insane color and contrast and we're left dealing with unreasonable inconsistency and headache!
  13. EthanAlexander

    Fast apertures on the GH5 = Full frame

    You're like 90% of the way there. See if this doesn't help: The following examples would provide the exact same image, and therefore are "equivalent" assuming the camera is always in the same spot. On a M34 sensor: A 25mm 1.4 lens (and it doesn't matter if the lens was made for FF, APSC, or M43 - this is important) On a M43 sensor: A 50mm 2.8 lens, speedboosted (pretend it's a 0.5X speedbooster). (This is because you're now actually putting a 25mm 1.4 lens on the M43 once you've added the speedbooster, just like #1) On a FF sensor: A 50mm 2.8 lens - - - For #3 the ISO will have to be multiplied by the crop factor squared to get the same exposure. - - - I ran out of likes for today but this is very important for new filmmakers to know I used to think this but focal length has nothing to do with perspective, only the location of the camera and the relation to the objects in frame. The easiest way to test this is to shoot a camera at a chosen focal length, say 50mm, and then shoot from the exact same place with a lens with 2X the focal length (a 100mm lens in this example). Go into an editor and compare the full shot at 100mm to a 2X crop of the shot at 50mm. They will be the exact same image. This is no different from shooting a FF camera at 100mm and a M43 camera at 50mm. This shows how the perspective never changes if you don't move the camera, no matter what lens you're using. Seriously, try it out.
  14. EthanAlexander

    B&H Flash Sale on the Sony UWP-D11 Wireless for US$399

    This is one of those deals where you don't need one but keep the mouse hovering over add to cart anyway... I agree these are great. Better than the Senny's in the price range for sure.
  15. EthanAlexander

    How would you grade this?

    I've had a bad headache tonight and messing around with this provided some nice distraction Glenn so thanks. In no particular order we have- The quarter pounder with cheese: Didley Scott: Let's kick some ice: My only attempt at subtle: Mr Anderson: Aaaaand finally, "Michael get-out-of-my-edit Bay"
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