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  1. Wow, good to know! I too can jump on the Prores Raw wagon 😀
  2. It means the economy there runs faster and people have more money, which translates into a higher number of human interactions on long distances. It's the same thing as the virus popping up more in big cities than in remote mountain villages
  3. The covid-19 coming out of a lab due to a conspiracy is a fake news. Artificial virus exist and are created for research purposes but they have in their RNA codes a footprint easily recognizable as human by other scientists, since they have long chains in their RNA code originating from the human intervention. Virus deriving from natural mutations instead have small mutations spread out all over their RNA code. This is what said a prominent scientist in a tv show in Italy. This tv show is know for being a serious one.
  4. Well, hasn't been New Zealand the first country on the planet to have universal suffrage, rights to indigenous populations and a total ban on any military ship of any country, allies included, having nuclear propulsion or capable of using nuclear weapons?
  5. Here in Italy the new public enemy number 1 are people jogging outside, even if alone, even if in a mountain path, seen as the new plague spreaders, as if just by the fact of going out of a building you become magically infected by THE sickness: the virus will see you and will instantly put you into an intensive care unit. The tv media? We have basically no idea of anything but the virus, with an update of the number of infected about every 30 minutes. Any news about any other country is always about the virus, new cases in Spain, new cases in the UK, US, etc. Every talkshow is about the virus and each evening there are at least two of them, Monday to Sunday.
  6. Unless there is a common way to test for the virus, those percentages will vary from country to country depending also on how you do the test and how you collect the data. For example here in Italy we have a higher mortality rate compared to other countries, but we do the test mostly to people who come to the hospital because they feel very sick, which means this is already a filtered sample. On the other side we have quite a few vips which tested positive like soccer players or politicians and none of them is showing bad symptoms. Probably people which are positive but are not sick are way more than what presumed. After all this is a flu, on steroids, but it will work as a flu. How many are affected each year? How many require hospitalization? How many will die from it?
  7. How pandemics can change history? Well, sometimes a lot... 160-180 AD. The Antonine plague, some kind of smallpox, measles or bubbonic plague, strikes the Roman Empire at the very apex of its life. Weakened, the Empire is attacked simoultaneously by a coalition of barbarians on the Rhine and the Danube. After a lot of efforts the invasion is pushed back, but the Romans from now on will be always on the defensive, integrating more and more Germans in their amry ranks. Moreover, the impact on society was quite strong, with an economic crisis and an inflation which never stopped to rise for the next 150 years. It marked also the rise of other religions, in particular "revealed religion" like Christianity and Mithraism. 1919. The Spanish flue is widespread all over Europe. In the same year the treaty of Versailles was taking place among the belligerants of WWI. The US president Wilson, which was respected from the other parties and was supportive of softer terms against Germany, got sick from the flu and went back home. This left France a free hand to impost harsh terms on Germany. 16 years later Hitler came to power. XVI-XVIII century. All the topic on smallpox, measles and the conquest of the New World, even if I don't think they are so much related. 1347. the Black Death kills one third of Europeans, but the other two thirds remaining made a leap forward. 100 years later there was the Reinassance, printing press, oceanic navigation, artillery, a strong middle class, the establishment of countries based on nationality like in France, England, Spain, Portugal, etc.
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    COVID19 Kibosh

    The measures implemented in China could not have been put into place here in Europe. In many East Asian cultures an individual is a piece of a community. Here in the Western culture a community is the sum of the individuals. The result of 3 decades of cuts to public spending, finance piracy, privatization, out of control liberalism, the habit of local politicians to say "we will talk in the EU parlament" and the EU parlament replying "it's not a mattern of our concern"
  9. My cat is very vocal, hard for her to be the sound operator
  10. 1Ale82

    COVID19 Kibosh

    Same as here in Italy, where this measure has been in force since 10 days with valid reasons for travel being only work, health issues, buying food and other reasons of necessity
  11. With everybody at home, cats will be favourite actors
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    COVID19 Kibosh

    Here in Italy it's also true. For example now our healthcare system is working close to maximum capacity in most regions and in some areas with the most covid19 cases is working beyond its maximum capacity, which means nurses working 10-12 hours instead of 8, lack of intensive care beds, etc. And part of the problem with this virus is that for years the healthcare system has been weakened because the political religion was and still is "privatization, austerity and liberalism are better" with many public services being given away to the private sector a small bite at a time.
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    COVID19 Kibosh

    I think one major problem for you guys in the states is that there is no public healthcare system. Here in Europe we have one in basically every country, from Italy to France, Denmark or else. And being a public service, besides helping anyone who needs care, it can also hunt down the threat. We are close to 100000 tests done and doing the proportion with the population number, it would equal to about 500000 tests for the US. For example in one small town near Venezia with an unusual high contentration of covid19 cases, the entire population had the test done and after the quarantine and the treatment for the most critical situations, the situation improved a lot. Triage has been included in the emergency guidelines for hospitals over here, as a last resort.
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    COVID19 Kibosh

    Here in Italy we are in an almost total lockdown. Shops closed, pubs closed, schools closed, church service reduced, public events canceled, sporting events canceled, public transport reduced and so on. And this until April at least. We even need a valid reason to go outside in case the police ask (and they do), with valid reasons being work, health problems, purchase of food, visiting a sick relative, going back home and things like these. I have never seen my country so empty. You really do see not many people around, which by Italian standars is quite strange. You can also see people going around with a mask, which has never been a habit here, and people not giving a hug and a kiss when meeting each other, which instead has always being a common Italian habit. I also think that this virus is still a flu, even though quite a strong one. And being a flu (that is low mortality, high diffusion), I guess the number of people being infected is way more than the number found with the test. The test doesn't give you a real number of total cases, just the number you found and a rough estimate on the population. Probably there are many people who got infected but never got sick, and others that, even if sick , were just having minor symptoms, like the ones normally associated to a flu or a cold. Otherwise it's hard to explain such an explosion of cases in the past 10 days. Other European countries are just 2 weeks behind us and should lock everything down now, not in two more weeks. Spain is having a surge in cases now, 3000 already with a population half the Italian one in a country twice as big. This virus is not so dangerous by itself if you are not already weak for other reasons (age, cancer, hearth problems, diabetes, etc.) but it can have a strong impact on the healthcare system.
  15. 1Ale82

    GLS courier?

    Yes, same stories that happened to me. Not to mention the fact that many couriers sign the package instead of you.
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    GLS courier?

    GLS has a bad reputation also in my country, Italy.
  17. If you can wait a little and don't need a camera right now, the XT4 will be announced at the end of the month and shortly you will be able to find used XT3 quite cheap
  18. There was no deus ex machina giving privileges to white people. Whites built their progress all by themselves. Should white people feel remorse for it?
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    Fuji X-T4

    I think (from my humble opinion) that MTF would probably end like 1 inch sensors. Who is now making cameras with 1 inch sensors? Lower end point and shoot cameras and lower end camcorders. Or the phones. With the progress in technology, be it in the form of computing power of processors, better heat management, nanotechnology allowing more "working stuff" to be put in the sensor chipset, etc, I think Darwin evolution with the help of the marketing guys will allow bigger sensors to take the place of smaller sensors. Unless the smaller sensors will offer something still hard to have otherwise, like, I can suggest, time of flight AF, faster readout, full color photosites or God knows what else. With 2019 technology, it is easy to have basic raw video in a camera with also a big sensor in the 2000-4000 euro range (S1h, Blackmagic P4k and P6k, Z6, ecc.)
  20. Take it, you will like it! However be aware that ZE lenses don't have an aperture ring. On EF bodies you control it from the camera, but if you want to use it on multiple bodies, it would be better to take the ZF lenses. I don't know about prices in the states, but for the European market that price is quite a bargain. Even if you don't need the lens, take and resell it for a profit on ebay. Personally, instead of the 35mm I went with the 28mm f2, which, besides giving you a slightly larger field of view, it has also close focusing capabilities, more than the 35mm.
  21. I don't think that "blur" can replace the meaning of bokeh, as the word bokeh carries also an aestethic meaning with it. It describes the quality of blur. It's more or less like the difference between the words crystal and gem.
  22. The script itself is royalty free, but the recording/execution/performance is copyrighted. Usually lyric operas are royalty free for the script since most of them were composed before 1950, but the theatres organizing the performance own the copyright of the performance: if the theatre record it and make a CD, they own the recording. If no one is recording the performance, you still cannot go there and record/broadcast it yourself off the records since the execution is still protected, even if it is in a public area. The same goes for concerts and orchestras. At least this is how it works in my country, Italy. But you are always free to play the music yourself and record it, so you own your copyright ?
  23. Tilta, Smallrig and others make holders for T5 drives. They lock into the cage. The Tilta cage also has a cable holder, I don't know about the others. https://www.amazon.it/dp/B07PBDVJBD/ref=twister_dp_update?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  24. Considering cards/supports for video recording, Samsung T5 are quite a bargain, around 110 euro for 500gb on amazon. A CFast card of 128gb is around 300 euro, a 300MB SD card of 64 gb is around 90 euro. If you do the math, even the more expensive SSD drives are still a cheaper option than internal recording on other media. And on top of that, for T5 drive there is also a nice holder to lock into the cage of the BMPC 4k/6k.
  25. Thanks for your field report. I am organizing an Arctic expediton myself in Greenland for next March, so I really appreciate field reports. At the moment the S1H is the first on my list, the S1 the second one. Considering ergonomics, did you use the camera with your gloves on? What about the batteries in the cold?
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