Jump to content

kye

Members
  • Content Count

    2,591
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    43

Everything posted by kye

  1. Yeah, I'm on the ~$10pm photography plan which gives you PS and LR. The LR panels are pretty optimised I think. Their target users are people who do weddings and need to process images really quickly and efficiently. By the time you go through the sliders, and setup local adjustment brushes for things like under-eyes (lighten shadows, reduce clarity), brighten eyes (increase vibrance, sharpen), flattering skin (reduced clarity), and a couple of dodge/burn presets, you can process images at a pretty quick pace.
  2. kye

    Unpopular Opinion?

    The more I pay attention to TV and films, the more that I see that things don't have perfect focal control. In shots where the subject-to-camera distance decreases, I see many more shots that go out of focus and then regain focus again for the closeup than shots that keep focus on the character the whole time. I agree. With properly designed lenses it's a completely different experience than with focus-by-wire or with short-throw lenses designed for AF use that still have a physical MF ring.
  3. kye

    Lenses

    Great shots @mercer - I do enjoy the 35mm framing. Are you playing with the colours before you convert to B&W? You probably are but just in case you're not it can really create great contrast
  4. I pointed Lightroom to a folder containing an image sequence of CDNG files and it sees all of them, and seems to import them fine. I then made edits, copied those edits and pasted to a bunch of images (in one click - not one-by-one) and went to the export window (but stopped short of actually exporting) and it seemed to be fine with all of that. Does that answer your question? [Edit: the CDNG files were extracted from an ML clip, so should be the right format]
  5. Not sure on the best settings, but one way to get some insight is to run the activity monitor to show you the CPU/GPU load during rendering so you can see what's going on. I think Resolve puts more emphasis on the GPU than CPU compared to other NLEs, and I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that DR16 moves a lot of processing to the GPU to make this even moreso. In which case what you're after is a maxed out GPU. You may also consider some third party monitoring applications that will show you CPU and GPU temperatures as well, as that will tell you if there is throttling going on, which obviously can impact things considerably. Good luck - I'll be joining you when I get my RX 5700 card.. just waiting on Apple to release drivers, which history suggests will be a few months unfortunately.
  6. kye

    Unpopular Opinion?

    I used to be a champion for AF and was looking at buying an A7III because of its AF until I discovered that I actually like the aesthetic of MF. This lead me down the path of GH5 with manual lenses and I've never looked back. I particularly like the very human and analog feel of MF, and its imperfections (which are especially prevalent when I do it!). I am completely in love with the aesthetic I get from the GH5 and I think the imperfect MF is a real contributor to that, as I think it suits the emotional/nostalgic feeling I want for the home videos that I make. The fact that I stopped being frustrated by poor AF is also a bonus, the number of times I was just standing there holding the camera watching the moment go by while silently screaming "focus you @#[email protected]#$" probably had a measurable impact on my average blood pressure...
  7. I started using Lightroom to catalog and manage my footage but (IIRC) as soon as I moved from the 700D to the XC10 that stuffed it up because Lightroom wouldn't even recognise the files existed, so I think it depends on what file formats you're using. I can try it for you if you tell me what file format you're interested in using.
  8. I think Kai sums it up well at the end of his review.....
  9. They must have heard about the $150 camera challenge and wanted to cash in!!!
  10. kye

    Compact Tripod?

    I'd suggest that a gorillapod is probably only required if, for example, you weren't going to be operating the camera, or that you wanted a steady shot that you couldn't do yourself if either it was from a funny angle you could only just reach or perhaps you wanted a time-lapse. Beyond that I'd suggest that a monopod is probably a much better choice
  11. kye

    Compact Tripod?

    Gorillapods get a lot of press from vloggers, but keep in mind that they are basically a consumable item because the friction on the joints wears out and there's no way to re-tension them. If you're interested in a tripod then get a tripod, but if you're frequently mounting your camera in a tree, on slippery rocks, on handrails, straddling fences, and other places that a traditional tripod won't cut it then by all means go for it. I have a love/hate relationship with the 5K gorillapod I own because it's pretty bad at most things, it's just that for mounting a camera on top of a fence everything else is literally useless. If you're concerned about sand then you could always take a few cheap plastic cups and put the legs in them when on the sand? I guess it depends on wet vs dry vs if it's windy, etc..
  12. Not to mention that a touchscreen interface becomes somewhat useless.
  13. kye

    Compact Tripod?

    I'm probably the last person to ask about such things, I own a tripod and a monopod which are both extremely cheap, which extends not only to their purchase price but also to their performance! In terms of table-top tripods, it depends on the size of the legs you want. I've used the larger of the Manfrotto Pocket tripods, but they're basically just fold out flaps on a plate that allows you to angle the camera setup or level out uneven surfaces, so they're ultra compact but not that flexible in terms of height. For something larger I've seen the Manfrotto Pixi get good reviews, and there's a more recent model of it that IIRC has some additional features, so that might be worthwhile having a look at.
  14. kye

    Compact Tripod?

    Maybe a compromise is to be had where the legs are cheap and almost disposable but the head is decent quality so you can do pans/tilts smoothly?
  15. Maybe someone will invent a connector that allows the screen to be mounted in either a tilt or floppy type arrangement. That would be cool. I'd appreciate having the option depending on what situation I was in.
  16. I think screens are an impossible challenge. You either build it so it tilts up and down or so that it flips out and then tilts. There are pros and cons to both designs, and neither design helps that much in bright sunlight. I've had times when the flippy screen on the GH5 was a PITA because I wanted to tilt it up but didn't want to basically double the width of the camera. Other times I've appreciated the fact I could angle the screen more than facing directly up or down, and occasionally I've used it in selfie-mode. I also routinely use the EVF because it's not bright enough for full sun. At our current level of technology it's basically an unsolvable problem.
  17. Out of Canon or Sony I picked the 10-bit internal recording of Panasonic. But the Canon colours are just lovely and every time I see something like this I remind myself to go and try to reverse-engineer their colour science!
  18. It's a POV cam from someone stuck inside working on a follow-focus who really wants to go outside... with ADHD.
  19. Setups that are larger and more complicated definitely have their downsides, that's for sure...
  20. kye

    Lenses

    Thanks. There was nothing interesting for me in the discounts, but I found something else I liked.... *sigh* I thought I'd just have a quick look for 85mm lenses, and I found some Rokinon 85/1.4 lenses. Then I couldn't remember what the killer lens was from @BTM_Pixs advertisments for alchoholism lens tests, and for the 85mm lineup it was..... and the 24mm tests for a little triangulation.... So this leads me to the question - is Rokinon 85/1.4 the same as Samyang 85/1.4?
  21. The problem with big / bright screens is battery life. All those nits have to come from somewhere!
×
×
  • Create New...