Mark Romero 2 got a reaction from lebigmac in So Is a7 III Still The Dynamic Range King? (Not tolling, just asking)
So in terms of hybrid cameras - and including the BMPCC4K even though it isn't a hybrid camera - is the a7 III still tops when it comes to dynamic range?
Purely dynamic range. Not colors, not ergonomics, not soul, not flame-proof-ness. Just DR.
I've read Sony a7 III with slog 2 has close to 14 stops of DR.
Is the BMPCC4K able to compete / beat it when shooting in RAW? (New BMRAW firmware was just released, BTW).
Will Z6 beat it once it gets ability to shoot in RAW via hdmi out? (I am reluctant to spend $1,000 getting a recorder, battery and SSD card for it).
What's the DR of the Panasonic S1 cameras like? Another site said that it had 12.2 stops when shooting HLG at ISO 400. I think V Log is a paid firmware update coming down the road, right? (Hopefully it won't be dependent upon the US Postal Service for delivery).
ALSO: I thought someone on this forum posted a few months back that the 8-bit codec of the a7 III actually helped increase dynamic range when compared to 10-bit codecs. Was I dreaming? Was I on drugs? Was my mind being controlled by @mercer cat???
(P.S. I know that Sony cameras - much like my wardrobe choices - have many serious flaws. No need to comment on either of those things here.)
Mark Romero 2 got a reaction from kye in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera
Good to know.
I just can't imagine myself setting manual focus from behind the camera, then going to sit down in front, discovering focus is off, getting back up and adjusting focus, then sitting down and seeing if focus is spot on or not, then repeating until I get the focus right.
guess if I were in arm's reach of the lens that would be fine. though.
Ok, so I am getting the impression this is important for vloggers.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to newfoundmass in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera
I don't understand how specs can be disappointing when there isn't a major camera company doing what the S1H can do in this price range?
It's fine if it's not for you, but to act like this isn't a major release that raises the bar is just crazy.
Every other company will have to match or beat the Panasonic.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to kye in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera
Yes. I saw a vlogger include it in a vlog once when there was a meetup of vloggers and they got someone else doing the focus trick in the background, so they explained it.
You put the camera in AF-S hold the camera up to your face, hold out your arm and flip your hand up (like you're indicating to stop a car) and do a single focus on the back of your hand. Then set the camera to MF and it will keep the focus you set from this procedure.
The vloggers were all Sony people and they all laughed that they do this secretly to make sure they're kept in focus. Because they're Sony users and don't have flip screens they can't see what they're shooting, so basically put on a wide angle lens and point it at themselves and over time learn what the composition is like. They go MF because if you can't compose you don't know what you're pointing the camera at and you also don't know what's in focus and what isn't.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to Video Hummus in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera
Why can’t they add this the the Gh5s via firmware?
If they are sitting in one spot, yes. Why would you use AF? Besides autofocus being able to see yourself in the screen helps with framing. AF won’t save your poorly framed vlogging.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera
i vlog on the gh5 in manual focus all the time and it's super easy to do with screen flipped forward
Mark Romero 2 reacted to kaylee in my first short
ok so in the spirit of eoshd togetherness I have decided to share this video to see what u guys think. maybe it will inspire zach ☺️
let me explain:
i made this short at the end of last year, but I never completed the edit/fx/etc 100%. Got busy with other stuff, and I was working up my gumption to come back to it with a fresh eye.
then my iMac broke, and I have a new ‘puter on the way, but I’m anticipating the nightmare of opening resolve and Siri saying ERROR: NO MEDIA FOUND, because my files, ALTHOUGH BACKED UP, are super disorganized, there might be a few things missing, but at the very least it’ll be a big pain in the ass to relink everything to get going on this again
aannnyyyway I always feel bad for posting literally zero videos but numerous dog pics and I was like Screw it, its not perfect, but here ya go.
this is not the best file, its the one I had in icloud, there could be a better render, etc etc, and its getting murdered by youtube compression, but my first reaction watching it after not messing with it for a few months was…. …Hey~! Its not too bad! ☺️ not bad for a first film i made all by myself! imagine if I had a crew, a budget… 🙄
so, if youd like to see, pls check it out, and if you have any helpful feedback that involves changing/adding things, that’s great, but I do NOT have access to the actors/locations any more and there is almost no chance of me shooting additional footage, so as long as suggestions don’t involve me spending any more money on this project, I’m all in 😂
at best, I think this is a cool example of what one person can do with a 5d3 in 2019 with no budget, crew, or resources whatsoever... as indie as it gets lolol
Mark Romero 2 reacted to mitdelay in Keep up the great work
It seems that from some of your other posts you are sometimes criticized. I read many of your articles and I don't post very often. I am just writing that I, from one of the many, support your independent work, your independent views (unlike those that get buttered up by canikon). I greatly appreciate your work over the years. I am very positive that I speak for many silent readers.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to heart0less in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!
That may be the case, but know what?
Most likely they won't announce any new APS-C lens to accompany it.
In 3-years time they released 3 APS-C bodies and only one lens meant for them (18-135/3.5-5.6 so I'm not even sure we can count it)..
If it wasn't for Sigma, all the a6000s wouldn't be that popular.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to DBounce in How To Have Quality Video on a Cheap Camera
A good story is key. We have all seen videos on YouTube that while shot on inferior cameras are nonetheless interesting. Have you ever seen a movie shot on fancy cameras, with a real budget that was still garbage? Story is king! Most are too caught up in gear.
Mark Romero 2 got a reaction from heart0less in HDMI Monitor lag for VIDEO (not stills) with a6500
SOLVED: I had the Auto Slow Shutter feature turned on for video shooting and it was messing things up.
Mark Romero 2 reacted to BTM_Pix in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!
I think you may be in luck with that one
More information here
Mark Romero 2 reacted to norliss in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!
Not camera-related but I'm predicting (hoping) that Zoom unveil either an F4n or perhaps another model in-between the F4 & F8n....
Mark Romero 2 reacted to MeanRevert in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!
They should announce the Pocket 4K Pro with the exact same specs except that it ships on time and with adequate supply.