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Mark Romero 2

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  1. A couple of people on the Resolve forums suggest staxrip. I haven't used it myself. But they swear by it for encoding to h.264. I don't even know if it is available for Mac.
  2. What's the show? Does it have English subtitles? Or do I need to brush up on my Cantonese first?
  3. So who else besides me has a Panasonic S1??? And not a whole lot of love for Sony round these parts, apparently...
  4. I haven't tested myself personally,. but I think that 1080p is supposed to have significantly less rolling shutter than 4K. (But I always shoot 4K on a gimbal with my Sony cameras, so I am not an authority on this.) I don't think that adding sheer weight is the solution, to be honest. Maybe a small rig cage might help, but I think it would help by adding various grips to the cage so that ergonomically it is easier to hold. And the other thing is to move at the waist or at the legs, instead of moving with your hands / arms, unless you have to. But as @mercer and @IronFilm mentioned, the Sony a6500 is not a good camera if you want to minimize RS.
  5. Actually, no one should watch that Tony Northrup video unless they ARE drunk...
  6. Better yet is Camera Conspiracies reaction to that Tony Northrup video.
  7. Thanks, that's an interesting though. I could probably also use something like a pro mist or netting or something??? (Thinking out loud.) Not trying to answer for @rawshooter but I liked the example that you posted. I will certainly look in to them. Guess I was just hoping there would be some secret lens made in Outer Mongolia in the 1960's that only a few people know about and it sells on ebay for $6... with free shipping
  8. Well, right now just got a Panasonic S1 with the Sigma MC-21 adapter, so basically full frame with Canon EF glass. The Lumix 24-105 f/4 lens the camera came with is nice except it is big and slow (f/4). It has minimal focus breathing (some say no focus breathing), and it has an automatic punch in when using manual focus with that lens, but it is kind of big and heavy, and is only f/4. Plus it might be a little too sharp / clinical for what I have in mind. EDIT: Most older manual focus full frame lenses can be adapted to the S1 with a simple mechanical adapter.
  9. Thanks. It looks pretty good. Thanks for the suggestion. Full frame, probably EF mount. Looks like the Meike Cine primes are for M43 and mirrorless though, right?
  10. So are there any sleeper lenses out there for under a couple of hundred bucks that have minimal focus breathing? Preferably something around an f/2 35mm or 50mm? (Don't exactly have to be f/2, don't exactly have to be 35mm and 50mm. Just be in the ballpark.) Doesn't have to be super sharp. Nice(ish) bokeh is appreciated. The bokeh on my Minolta MD 50mm f/2 is nice wide open, but if you stop down a little bit it (f/2.8) you get distinct hexagons. And it breathes more than I want. Thanks in advance.
  11. I will try to get you some later. The footage I have was mostly shot with an ND filter and that might affect the colors a bit. So will probably want to shoot some new footage for you.
  12. Sure, but the main part of the test was "blind" in that subjects didn't know which brand of camera took the photos when they were choosing from a group of photos. They just saw a number 1,2,3, or 4 without knowing which was taken by which brand. He DID test for bias as well and found that Sony bias was pretty high. And besides, the "joke" of my post was that this was a totally "subjective" test which I only brought up because the objective test I mentioned (i.e., the vector scopes showing that the a7 III color accuracy) was labeled as subjective. Oh, and in case anyone is going to say, "But those are jpgs and we are talking about video." Yes, but VLOG plus the Sony SLOG 2 to REC 709 Gamut is meant to replicate the Standard picture profile, which is the color science in Sony JPGs. And again, don't get me wrong. I'm not a super big fan of Sony cameras (despite owning four of them). I liked the colors out of my D750 a lot better. Just I don't think it is right to say the colors aren't accurate.
  13. Pretty sure there HAS to be a way to do this. I'm on a PC and for that it is Alt + scroll Center Mouse Button. Certainly there has to be something on a Macbook that is similar.
  14. Your post gets a heart from me for this very line alone. Just spent about an hour out in the cold screaming at my S1 to do a focus pull on christmas lights using AF. There are people who still think Sony will be releasing an A Mount camera any day now. And Betamax is making a comeback... just you wait.
  15. Well... if it is objective, then:
  16. Yes, but... there's still no road map for something like a 50mm f/1.8. The only thing on the road map is for a 50mm f/1.4. Sigma is probably going to charge $800+ for their 50mm f/1.4 , and the panasonic version is over $2K ?
  17. While I prefer Nikon colors personally, I don't think it is acculturate to say that Sony color is "off." As per Gerald Undone, the a7 III is HIGHLY accurate when it comes to colors. https://youtu.be/CphwVNgX32s?t=720 The Panasonic S1 needs a third-party corrective LUT to bring the colors in line.
  18. First, you need to do more research about what job opportunities are realistically available to you. You need to find out who is likely to hire an editor / colorist with little to no experience in your location, and what their software requirements will be. If you aren't sure, and just want to start editing and grading to know what it feels like, then start with something like Resolve (which is free) and at least learn whether you LIKE to edit / grade or whether you think it is going to be really annoying. (Although I don't know how it handls 360-videos. It is constantly being upgraded / improved upon, and most concepts you will learn in resolve will translate over to the other editing programs, if not the exact techniques.)
  19. Doesn't one lose certain autofocus features doing this? (Like face detect or something like that???) Can you elaborate? The only tests I have seen online didn't seem to show much of a difference at all...
  20. I don't know if this is helpful or not, but if you like the video image quality of your GH5, then maybe a Panasonic S1 might be usable for you? It is full frame, has 10-bit, 4K 30fps GOP at 150MBS (no all-i yet, but maybe in a firmware update down the road???). Has HLG-like and full VLOG similar to vericam / EVA1 Great stills camera. The lenses are pricey... VERY pricey, but good. The 24-105 kit lens is claimed by many to be parafocal and has no focus breathing. I am still testing out mine to confirm (only had it a day so can't say for sure). Autofocus is NOT in the same league as your a7 III, no matter what anyone says. It is not in the same league as my a6500, and the a7 III is better that the a6500 in terms of AF. There is a Sigma MC-21 adapter to adapt EF glass to the S1. I have only tested it personally with the Canon 16-35 f/4L and first impressions are that it works fine, except that... There is no AF-C when using Canon Glass on the MC-21. Only AF-S and Manual focus. Then again, the BM cameras don't have ANY af-c so there you go... Manual focus is pretty good when using a native L Mount lens, as it will magnify the area of focus. It isn't so great with a vintage lens. I tried with my Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f.2 on a "dumb" adapter, and while the LCD screen and EVF are good, the focus peaking is very subtle, and when using a vintage lens on a dumb adapter, there s no magnification. The Bad News: It is HEAVY. Very heavy. S1 + 24-105 f/4 = 1,772 grams, or 3 pounds 15 ounces. The Good news: you can skip Arm Day at the gym now!!! There are other trade offs too but I don't know the exact technical specs of some of the trade offs. I could be wrong, but I think that the 4K 60p is in Super 35 instead of full frame and it is only 8-bit, but 10-bit if you output to a recorder. I might be totally wrong on this though. Otherwise, just go out and buy an X-T3 and be happy ?
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