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  1. Mark Romero 2

    Nikon Z6 AF Confirmed Not Working with NLog

    Getting back to bad AF when recording N-Log (externally, of course)... Has anyone tried recording both N-Log externally AND 8-bit internally at the same time and seen if that makes a difference at all in the AF performance of the Z6??? This might just be grasping at straws. However, I thought I heard somewhere that the a7 III had an issue where AF performance suffered when recording externally unless an internal capture was also made. And since it's a sony sensor in the Z6, maybe they have similar quirks??? But I don't remember where I read that, and it might have just come from some lucid dreaming on my part after a night of "all you can eat tacos" at our local Mexican restaurant...
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Glad you brought that up... https://www.history.com/topics/civil-rights-movement/black-panthers One of the reasons that California has such stringent gun laws is because that ultra-leftist pinko commie Ronald Reagan signed The Mumford Act in to law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act For those who are unfamiliar with Ronald Reagan, he was actually a conservative governor of California (and later president of the US) and was USUALLY supportive of gun ownership rights... for people who aren't black. As president, he took the War On Drugs (started by President Nixon in the 70s) to new heights and incarceration rates skyrocketed in the US, primarily due to incarceration of black Americans for drug crimes . While I would love to believe that the people of my country would stand up to the government to prevent it from attacking its own people, this sadly hasn't been the case. You unfortunately don't see gun owners in America standing up to injustices. Instead you see them making death threats against football players who kneel during the national anthem.
  3. I guess there are a couple of different RAW formats. I know there is Cinema DNG, which I am guessing is just sort of a "collection" of dng images strung together (Why, no, no one has ever confused me for an electrical engineer, why do you ask???) Black Magic has a Black Magic Raw (I think it might be called "BMRAW", although I might just be confusing that with the name of someone who plays hockey for the Rangers). And then there is the ProRes Raw which is - according to the pedia of wiki: ProRes RAW In April of 2018 Apple released ProRes RAW. It is built upon the same technology as other ProRes codecs, but is directly applied to the raw data coming from the sensor, thus delaying the debayering process to the post-production stage. ProRes RAW therefore aims at quality and better colour reproduction, rather than performance. Now, if you happen to have a curious mind - or just way to much time on your hands - you can read up on ProRes Raw from the White Paper that Apple Released (which is good, because black paper makes it much hard to see the ink...) https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/docs/Apple_ProRes_RAW_White_Paper.pdf
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    Sony a7 III discussion

    I like this. Skin tones remind me of my D750.
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    Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p

    Thanks! So yeah, I guess that means the Z6 / Z7 will be the first to offer RAW over HDMI then...
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    Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p

    So is this the first camera to offer RAW over HDMI??? (I think most cameras that offer RAW either do it over SDI or USB C, don't they???) Or does the BMPCC4k have RAW over HDMI? Jeez... this is pretty tempting now. 4K 60p would be nice. And having N Log internally would be nice as well (but if I need to get a Ninja V for recording RAW then I guess it is a moot point, huh?) Darn... kind of wish I had held on to my Nikon glass...
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    Why So Many Canadians Do Photo/Video For A Living?

    I think that this should answer your question on why Canadians are so inspired to be creative.
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    My quick EVA1 mini review

    Thanks!
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    My quick EVA1 mini review

    Could you elaborate a bit on this? My thought is that 10-bit would certainly help those of us shooting LOG on Sony consumer cameras (a7 series and a6 series) and who have little control over lighting. I am guessing that F Log on the X-T3 benefits significantly from 10-bit, but maybe just the higher bitrate codec has the biggest benefit???
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    My quick EVA1 mini review

    Which is why I vote for owning BOTH!!!
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    merry christmas

    Merry Christmas to all, and Happy Holidays to those who don't celebrate Christmas. And of course, have a wonderful New Year. My Christmas wish is that Sony releases the new APS-C camera with video capabilities as good as / better than the X-T3.
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    I will never buy electronics from Amazon again

    Thanks for the reminder. I sometimes forget to make sure that an item I want to buy is shipped and sold by Amazon.
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    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Ay, there's the rub! Isn't there an adapter for Canon glass to Fuji X Bodies (like the fringer or something like that???) Going Off Topic: Is there a reason you aren't interested in the EOS R?
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    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    I am not going to try and tell you what to do, but one thing you should think about is that your Canon lenses - as good as they are - will still continue to go down in value. I don't expect them to go up in value (unless you have a very rare canon lens that is a true collectors item). Most likely Canon (and third-party manufacturers) will continue to make lenses for a long time in Canon mount, and some / many will improve upon the lenses you already have. Again, not telling you what to do. But if you ever decide which system you want to use, then do realize that whatever lenses you currently own will (most likely) continue to depreciate their value (although generally not as quickly as camera bodies).
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    Urgent! - Transcoding H.264 to ProRes - Question

    Thanks for the reply, and yes, a genuine question on my part. Didn't realize that PP was prone to this issue (but I don't use it so I am ignorant of a lot of things about PP). Thanks for sharing your workflow when delivering. I know quite a few people complain about the h.264 encoding in resolve. Didn't know that h.265 is chock full of artifacts, too. Hmmm.... looks like I am going to install ffmpeg soon. Seems so strange that the best way is to send it to an intermediate codec and then a final, but I guess that is the way it has to be.
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