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    kye reacted to webrunner5 in The 3-hour 1-minute Film Challenge   
    I think it is surprisingly good for as old as the camera is. I guess good grading helps lol. Just goes to show, skill helps. I don't know, the Protune 2.7 on the on the latest GoPros is not that bad, as is the stabilization.  What are you talking the new Sony RXO mk II, or the Sony FDR X3000? I think I would rather have an Osmo Pocket over the X3000 unless you want an all weather camera. The form factor of the Sony is just, well..odd.
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    kye got a reaction from webrunner5 in The 3-hour 1-minute Film Challenge   
    Filmed this yesterday:
    Some thoughts:
    It's both a camera test but also a real video - if you're going to go through the whole process then why not get a nice memento out of it I've realised that I'm comfortable with the point-my-camera-at-things style of film-making, but my videos are about my family so should also include me, so this is a test to try and get better at that This was shot with my positively geriatric GoPro Hero3 and was kind of a test at using it as a selfie camera It's shaky as hell, and if you apply strong stabilisation in post it becomes wobble-vision..  I plan to replace it with the Sony action camera which has OIS It was convenient, small, and easy to get a variety of shots with, so I think the form-factor is good 2.7k mode isn't great, the Sony in 4K would be much improved
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    kye got a reaction from webrunner5 in iPad for actual work rollcall   
    It's probably worth mentioning that a tablet can be really good if you're filming yourself and you use the tablet to control the camera.  Some cameras have excellent remote control apps or browser-based apps with touch-to-focus and all the aperture/SS/ISO/etc settings.
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    kye got a reaction from Geoff CB in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Throwing stones is good
    I can't comment on the P4K, but I'm in m43 land with my GH5 and I think your summary is about right.  FF lenses adapt really well for the longer focal lengths but getting fast/wide/both lenses is the challenge.
    In case you're not familiar with the options:
    Voigtlander make an excellent series of f0.95 lenses
    These come in 10, 17.5, 25, and 42.5mm lengths, which are the equivalents of FF 20mm/1.9, 35mm/1.9, 50mm/1.9, and 85mm/1.9.  They're gorgeous to use, and the aperture ring can be adjusted to de-click.  I only have experience with the 17.5mm one, which is soft at 0.95 but is almost fully crisp at f2.8 (FF f5.6 equivalent) and for some reason has a strange colour shift at 0.95 that cleans up by 1.4 I use the SLR Magic 8mm F4 (equivalent to a 16mm F8) that is optically good but not great, but ergonomically is a pig because it's designed for drones not a human user.  There is a Laowa 7.5mm f2 which is more expensive, but seems to be good optically and is designed for human use, and it popular with vloggers due to the 15mm equivalent FOV. The Sigma 18-35 f1.8 on Metabones adapter is popular and optically and ergonomically nice too, although it's heavier than the M43 lenses. In a sense, I think your criticisms aren't so much that the P4K image isn't great, but rather that the competition is actually really good.. I think we're spending more and more time being overly critical and nit-picky, or making genuine and practically relevant criticisms about cameras that are outputting a level of quality but are a fraction of what equivalent cameras used to cost 
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    kye got a reaction from buggz in Lenses   
    @webrunner5 - I agree, there is something special about 16mm.
    I think that you can make a great argument that there is something special about every focal length, because in the hands of the masters all are capable of beauty and wonder.  I've chosen 16mm, 35mm, and 80mm lengths, but @mercer makes a very strong case for 28mm, and if @BTM_Pix wasn't trying to make every app and gadget not yet on the market I suspect he could make a strong case for basically every other length!
    You've inspired me to have another look through some footage from our trip through Asia last year and post some stills.  Not that I'm anything even in the same universe as a master, but I've managed to luck my way into some nice shots, proving that it's more about what you put in front of the lens than the operator.  These are ungraded, apart from some quick WB and contrast, and GH5 10-bit HLG.
    16mm equivalent (SLR Magic 8mm f4):



    I love it because it's wide, but also because it distorts things so things look grander (like the first shot), but you have to be careful not to over-do it:

    35mm equivalent (Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95):



    I especially like the 35mm for environmental portraits, and having a fast aperture allows great low light performance as well as subject isolation.
    I also took a 116mm equivalent lens on that trip (58mm Helios) but have since changed my longest length to an 80mm equivalent (Konica Hexanon 40mm f1.8) because 116mm was a bit too far from the 35mm equivalent of the Voigt.
    116mm equivalent (Helios 58mm f2):




    I find the large aperture is useful for low-light, but also for getting shots through glass and defocusing the marks on the window sufficiently (the scooter shot was through a bus window).
    I'd only contemplate going back if I could only have one lens... fortunately that isn't the case! 😎😎😎
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    kye got a reaction from Katrikura in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Throwing stones is good
    I can't comment on the P4K, but I'm in m43 land with my GH5 and I think your summary is about right.  FF lenses adapt really well for the longer focal lengths but getting fast/wide/both lenses is the challenge.
    In case you're not familiar with the options:
    Voigtlander make an excellent series of f0.95 lenses
    These come in 10, 17.5, 25, and 42.5mm lengths, which are the equivalents of FF 20mm/1.9, 35mm/1.9, 50mm/1.9, and 85mm/1.9.  They're gorgeous to use, and the aperture ring can be adjusted to de-click.  I only have experience with the 17.5mm one, which is soft at 0.95 but is almost fully crisp at f2.8 (FF f5.6 equivalent) and for some reason has a strange colour shift at 0.95 that cleans up by 1.4 I use the SLR Magic 8mm F4 (equivalent to a 16mm F8) that is optically good but not great, but ergonomically is a pig because it's designed for drones not a human user.  There is a Laowa 7.5mm f2 which is more expensive, but seems to be good optically and is designed for human use, and it popular with vloggers due to the 15mm equivalent FOV. The Sigma 18-35 f1.8 on Metabones adapter is popular and optically and ergonomically nice too, although it's heavier than the M43 lenses. In a sense, I think your criticisms aren't so much that the P4K image isn't great, but rather that the competition is actually really good.. I think we're spending more and more time being overly critical and nit-picky, or making genuine and practically relevant criticisms about cameras that are outputting a level of quality but are a fraction of what equivalent cameras used to cost 
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    kye got a reaction from kaylee in iPad for actual work rollcall   
    It's probably worth mentioning that a tablet can be really good if you're filming yourself and you use the tablet to control the camera.  Some cameras have excellent remote control apps or browser-based apps with touch-to-focus and all the aperture/SS/ISO/etc settings.
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    kye got a reaction from Shirozina in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Throwing stones is good
    I can't comment on the P4K, but I'm in m43 land with my GH5 and I think your summary is about right.  FF lenses adapt really well for the longer focal lengths but getting fast/wide/both lenses is the challenge.
    In case you're not familiar with the options:
    Voigtlander make an excellent series of f0.95 lenses
    These come in 10, 17.5, 25, and 42.5mm lengths, which are the equivalents of FF 20mm/1.9, 35mm/1.9, 50mm/1.9, and 85mm/1.9.  They're gorgeous to use, and the aperture ring can be adjusted to de-click.  I only have experience with the 17.5mm one, which is soft at 0.95 but is almost fully crisp at f2.8 (FF f5.6 equivalent) and for some reason has a strange colour shift at 0.95 that cleans up by 1.4 I use the SLR Magic 8mm F4 (equivalent to a 16mm F8) that is optically good but not great, but ergonomically is a pig because it's designed for drones not a human user.  There is a Laowa 7.5mm f2 which is more expensive, but seems to be good optically and is designed for human use, and it popular with vloggers due to the 15mm equivalent FOV. The Sigma 18-35 f1.8 on Metabones adapter is popular and optically and ergonomically nice too, although it's heavier than the M43 lenses. In a sense, I think your criticisms aren't so much that the P4K image isn't great, but rather that the competition is actually really good.. I think we're spending more and more time being overly critical and nit-picky, or making genuine and practically relevant criticisms about cameras that are outputting a level of quality but are a fraction of what equivalent cameras used to cost 
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    kye got a reaction from kaylee in iPad for actual work rollcall   
    I don't, but IIRC my sister was using it when she was a Script Supervisor for all her notes and photos for each location/setup/shot/take.  I don't know if there was a particular app she was using or if it was just notes and the camera or mixed with paper notes too, but it worked for that really well.
    I worked out early on that tablets are for consuming content and laptops / computers were for creating content.  The fact that the iPad doesn't actually multi-task is a complete deal-breaker for me.  On a computer if you have a few applications running then they're all running and if you change away from one and then back again you'd expect it to be the same as when you left, but they actually just make a note of where they were, then when you go back to them they then re-create where they think you were, but mostly get it wrong.  If you have bad internet you'll realise that the web browser actually has to re-load the page when you go back to it, too bad for you if the internet is now gone...  or they forget where you were through a video or page or whatever, and you have to navigate back to where you were....
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    kye reacted to kaylee in Davinci Resolve 16   
    ive been scared to even watch a "NEW CUT PAGE" video cuz im dumb about technical stuff, but THIS is AWESOME, nice and simple, first one i clicked on, thanks @kye 😂
    dude. its dope. makes total sense. the multiple zoom levels that you see at once is smart af
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    kye got a reaction from thephoenix in Davinci Resolve 16   
    Great overview video about why the Cut page is so much faster than the Edit page:
    I haven't downloaded v16 yet (I don't do beta versions) but this makes me really excited about cutting together an initial assembly.
    An interesting point from the video is that he mentions you might be cutting together 1000 clips in a day (1000 clips at 2s each is 33 minutes of video so that seems reasonable).  I did some maths on this and it works out that if you spend 5 seconds zooming in and out to make and fine-tune the beginning and end clips, which seems about right from my editing experience in Resolve, then that's 83 minutes of zooming!  The Cut page shows three different zoom levels simultaneously and you don't need to zoom at all, so that's a huge time-saver just in zooming.  There are a bunch of other things that they've fixed too that I noticed are a bit of a PITA when doing this in the Edit page, so it looks like it will be so much easier.
    I am really excited about this!
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    kye got a reaction from kaylee in Davinci Resolve 16   
    Great overview video about why the Cut page is so much faster than the Edit page:
    I haven't downloaded v16 yet (I don't do beta versions) but this makes me really excited about cutting together an initial assembly.
    An interesting point from the video is that he mentions you might be cutting together 1000 clips in a day (1000 clips at 2s each is 33 minutes of video so that seems reasonable).  I did some maths on this and it works out that if you spend 5 seconds zooming in and out to make and fine-tune the beginning and end clips, which seems about right from my editing experience in Resolve, then that's 83 minutes of zooming!  The Cut page shows three different zoom levels simultaneously and you don't need to zoom at all, so that's a huge time-saver just in zooming.  There are a bunch of other things that they've fixed too that I noticed are a bit of a PITA when doing this in the Edit page, so it looks like it will be so much easier.
    I am really excited about this!
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    kye got a reaction from webrunner5 in Davinci Resolve 16   
    Great overview video about why the Cut page is so much faster than the Edit page:
    I haven't downloaded v16 yet (I don't do beta versions) but this makes me really excited about cutting together an initial assembly.
    An interesting point from the video is that he mentions you might be cutting together 1000 clips in a day (1000 clips at 2s each is 33 minutes of video so that seems reasonable).  I did some maths on this and it works out that if you spend 5 seconds zooming in and out to make and fine-tune the beginning and end clips, which seems about right from my editing experience in Resolve, then that's 83 minutes of zooming!  The Cut page shows three different zoom levels simultaneously and you don't need to zoom at all, so that's a huge time-saver just in zooming.  There are a bunch of other things that they've fixed too that I noticed are a bit of a PITA when doing this in the Edit page, so it looks like it will be so much easier.
    I am really excited about this!
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    kye reacted to kaylee in The Off Topic Topic   
    im good Zach, how are you? this is a great idea, we should have an Off Topic sticky!!
    im actually in a SUPER good mood bc JASPER (my doggee) HAS A NEW GIRLFRIEND AND THEYRE GONNA HAVE PUPPIES
    THEY JUST MET IRL YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME OMG. the pups name is Hannah i already love her


    so yeah im doing great lol
    lol im in the present you live in the future 😂
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    kye reacted to JordanWright in Lenses   
    Stills taken from video on the P4K... Loving Braw. The first is the Tok 28-70mm 2nd is the Helios 58mm.

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    kye got a reaction from kaylee in Good oldie 5D Mark II   
    Accidents with semi-trailers?  Check!
    This is how my previous car died...  it was borderline write-off before they discovered the chassis was bent.



    Mine was the blue echo, and the 4wd with trailer went in-between my car and the semi.  Traffic was almost stopped and the semi and I were next to each other and the 4wd comes flying up behind me, does an emergency lane change in-between me and the road train.  His 4wd fit through the gap but the trailer didn't, and was what caused the damage to my car and the dent in the fuel tank of the semi.  For an idea about how much faster he was going than we were, look at how far back the truck (and I) were from where he stopped.  
    If he hadn't have emergency lane-changed I'd probably be living a very different lifestyle right now.
    It was amazing that no-one was really hurt, but we sure made a mess of the highway for a while!
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    kye reacted to webrunner5 in Lenses   
    I Totally agree. Like Apple or not, the CS on a newer iPhone is just amazing OOC. You are going to have one hell of a time using a "Real" camera to match one. And the iPhone happily just goes on banging them out left and right, nearly perfect every time. It is maddening to try and top one. And the AF is just crazy good also. And the XS, Max have Stereo recording in them to boot. Of all the pictures I took with mine to Florida I don't think one of them was the cameras fault if bad. On paper if I composed right, and didn't have my finger in the way of the lens lol, they were All Keepers on paper. Amazing to be honest, and frustrating to boot. If they just had a Zoom, and were a bit better in low light, but my XS is surprisingly pretty good in low light for a phone, I am not sure I would take a 100mp Phase One over a iPhone if it had those features.. 
    I know I was kidding Ironfilm about his boom operating, but if they get Cine cameras as good as a damn iPhone is now there is going to be a hell of a lot of people out of a job.😲
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    kye reacted to Emanuel in Good oldie 5D Mark II   
    @webrunner5 Now imagine all that red in the middle of such landscapes from where my roots literally came...
    where this 'used car salesman' : D *unforgettable* LOL still keeps a vineyard family business today : -)
     
    To those who love such real reddie good oldies, here's the following episode from this 900-years country of history:
    where you can figure the English accent as foreign language of this thread host now of yours, by native-Portuguese-English-speakers-n-ultimate-car-lovers in this virtual world we all live in : )
     
    Cameras are like cars, the finest vineyard or Oporto wine... never become old fashioned : -)
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    kye reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Good oldie 5D Mark II   
    Scary stuff guys.
     
    I think if they stuck with a 4k sensor rather than pushing the whole 6k 8k thing, they could pull off 10 bit. Heck I'd be happy with a 4k sensor with 1080p only output like the OG A7S. I really don't care much about resolution.
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    kye got a reaction from webrunner5 in Race to the bottom   
    lol.  I'm not sure about that exact situation, but it sure will be interesting times.
    I saw an interesting interview where the guy said that the first stage of robots/AI taking over is automation and that's been happening throughout the industrial revolution and may be one of the critical drivers behind the rise of nationalism around the world as the people that used to have good factory jobs now don't have jobs, or they have shitty unskilled jobs cleaning the machine that paints the cars instead of painting the cars themselves.
    There are going to be lots of people saying "I'm glad...." or "I wish.....".
    We're going to need some form of universal income because otherwise there won't be enough work to go around.  Independent artists making a living on YT and Patreon and Etsy are certainly coming up in leaps-and-bounds, but it's nowhere near enough to counter the disappearing middle-class we used to have.  In Australia the economy has had decreasing total hours worked for many decades, but it's been partially obscured by taking children out of the labour force and also the 40-hour week, but that trend can't continue indefinitely without resulting in mass unemployment.
     
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    kye got a reaction from webrunner5 in Good oldie 5D Mark II   
    Accidents with semi-trailers?  Check!
    This is how my previous car died...  it was borderline write-off before they discovered the chassis was bent.



    Mine was the blue echo, and the 4wd with trailer went in-between my car and the semi.  Traffic was almost stopped and the semi and I were next to each other and the 4wd comes flying up behind me, does an emergency lane change in-between me and the road train.  His 4wd fit through the gap but the trailer didn't, and was what caused the damage to my car and the dent in the fuel tank of the semi.  For an idea about how much faster he was going than we were, look at how far back the truck (and I) were from where he stopped.  
    If he hadn't have emergency lane-changed I'd probably be living a very different lifestyle right now.
    It was amazing that no-one was really hurt, but we sure made a mess of the highway for a while!
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    kye got a reaction from IronFilm in Race to the bottom   
    I agree.  Funnily enough, I also have a Computer Science degree
    Robots and AI are gradually making things faster / easier..  eg, NLEs now automatically scan for faces = work you don't have to do = work you don't have to charge for = less total industry value = less people can afford to survive in the industry.  AI won't stop doing this, it'll be gradual but it will be relentless.
    The trick is to understanding what can be automated and what can't be.  IIRC it's about repeatability and predictability, lawyers for example are quite automateable because most of what they do is to know the law and basically regurgitate the relevant bits.  Yes, there is judgement and also lateral thinking involved, but lawyers are going to be hit very hard when you can buy a magic box that knows all the law and you can just talk to it and have it quote precedence.
    Film-makers will have the total value of the industry eroded by AI doing rough-cuts and things like that, but I think there will always be room at the top for the most creative.  Not necessarily the 'best' but certainly the least predictable or those with a style that is least popular, so the robots will learn it last.
    It will take a good long time before the robots are actually operating the camera and sound equipment though, robots aren't very coordinated or agile in the physical world, and teaching them the etiquette of how to be in the face of the couple while being the least disruptive will be quite a challenge.
    The short-term strategy is to get good so that you're still going to be able to stay in the industry as people are gradually squeezed out of it.  And pretty much "quality is the answer" is a good strategy regardless of whatever the hell happens, so it's not like you're going to spend all this time getting great at your craft and it turning out to be a bad strategy

     
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    kye reacted to Kisaha in DPReview BANS links to EOSHD!!   
    The XC has a brilliant design. It is a mini C100. The old handycam design is what it is obsolete in my mind.
    I really loved the JVC LS300 but I didn't like the form factor. The C100 is amazing hand held. I would kill one of you, to have a P4K with the XC form factor! Have you ever seen a FS5??
    The problem with the XC, and everything that Canon sells, was the price obviously. It was way overpriced!
    Imagine what a hit a 4K C100mkiii could have been with the right price, but no. Canon put a raw lite there and the codecs of the hypothetical C100mkIII, called it C200, amd priced it to compete against the FS7mkII!! Great strategy..
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    kye reacted to Emanuel in Good oldie 5D Mark II   
    LOL Little devil you, old pirate ; -)

    Not mine but one of these days I'll post a comparison test comprehending P4K with ML Canons 5D2 & M : -)
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    kye reacted to Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    Those are some good pictures kye.
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