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  1. I've done a number of codec tests, some of which I posted on EOSHD. With H.264, you can easily find a situation where an IPB encoding performs as good or better than All-I at 5x the bitrate. Static shots, for example. As you move the camera more and more, the IPB advantage goes away. I do not buy this. In my tests, I have found that increasing bit depth can increase quality without increasing the bitrate. The more information the encoder has to work with, the more efficiently it can decide what to keep, what to throw out, and what to fudge. The result: you actually need less data to get a better image when using 10 bit. This is true whether the source is 8 or 10 bit. But to answer your real question: I think that, controlling for all other encoder settings, your knee jerk reaction is correct--but in your examples the difference of All-I vs IPB isn't being controlled, and will be the biggest factor depending on the amount of motion in the scene. Yeah, I get the impression that the publicity for the 10 bit 422 paid update made some people miss the fact that even without the update, the S1 shoots 10 bit 420 out of the box, internally.
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    Bane voice

    I heard way back when the movie came out that Bane's voice was 100% dubbed. However, I would definitely record audio on set, even if you plan to dub it all. First of all, you can give your actor nice recordings to listen to when dubbing. Second, you will probably want to process the dubbed audio to actually sound like it come from the real space, and the original recordings will be an excellent reference tool. Third, in the event that your actor is not available to dub and you can't find someone else suitable, you have a backup plan. I might not go all out and be super picky about the sound. Like don't redo the perfect take because a car two miles away backfired during a line, but put some minimal effort into getting usable audio.
  3. A lot of skills will overlap between software, so even if you switch later it wont all be wasted time. I should mention that i was referring to standalone fusion. I would not recommebd using the fusion tab in resolve for serious composites. I have had a lot of crashes and terrible performance compared to standalone Fusion 9. I am sure it will improve, but at the moment i see it as more a beta feature than a solid tool.
  4. i find resolve and fusion to be better than premiere and after effects. While premiere does have some nicer editing features, i have spotty reliability and significantly worse performance than on resolve. Node based compositing is easier for complex comps, and overall i find fusion's design to be more consistent than after effects'. Fusion does have a timeline as well. Using fusion is less intuitive coming from traditional video editing software, but is very nice to use. However, blackmagic software is GPU heavy. Your mx150 might not be sufficient for resolve. Fortunately, resolve and fusion are both free so you can go try it risk free. But if you decide to use blackmagic software, you can upgrade your gpu for the cost of a year subscription to adobe.
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    Behind the Scenes footage

    I have this condition where I can't leave well enough alone... That's a really good idea for down the line when I've got a mostly-finished product! It's still early days. I looked into a lot of those systems when you mentioned it before. I checked out Movie Slate Pro and a handful of other apps. My app is primarily for personal use/just a fun project that will do a LOT of work for me in post. My idea is quite different, with a little bit of overlap of course. Thanks for all the advice!
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    Behind the Scenes footage

    Bluetooth transmitter and receiver. They are dirt cheap, and i've already got a couple receivers lying around. Range isnt a huge issue. The only reason i'm doing it wirelessly is so it doesnt throw a gimbal off balance. the app stores metadata, and i use tc to match that metadata with video and audio clips. As long as the latency is within a reasonable time (1 or 2 seconds) and the clock doesnt drift by a drastic margin (30% faster or slower), it works for my purpose. In my tests so far, the system works, except it has always been wired since i dont have a transmitter. Scene, angle, and take stored in user bits for now. Its an early prototype (i am the app developer). Eventually there will be more, so it can be linked to storyboards and camera info for a more complete system. There is a companion desktop application that sorts everything in post. I suppose technically there is no reason i am using ltc per se, except that its an existing standard that i can piggy back off of. It lets me test a lot of my custom code against existing ltc for debugging without wondering which end is failing. Which brings me back to the wireless problem. I hope to borrow real transmitters on my next shoot when i take this system for a test drive, but if that falls through, bluetooth could be a $20 solution. Edit: And of course bluetooth is built into phones, so eventually I will make a single-device solution. The only problem is that my (cheap) phone can only connect to one device at a time.
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    steadycross a new kind of steadycam / glidecam ?

    Overall, it looks excellent. I'm impressed by the fact that someone had this idea, and made it into a competitive stabilizer for a competitive price. But I do have a few concerns. 1. there seems to be lag between panning with your arms, and the camera panning 2. The footage looks like it has less of a level horizon than I get with my glidecam (and I'm not an expert at a glidecam). Maybe the problem is that you can only hold it in front, meaning you have to sidestep for X axis movement (e.g. dog shot at 3:41). 3. 3D printed parts... that will have to change if they make a bigger version for heavier cameras
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    Behind the Scenes footage

    Why not? Latency, unreliability, or what? So that was actually another question. Are the bnc connectors LTC compatible? As in, will the F4 sync to LTC generated from a smartphone app and then properly send it from bnc? I read that it would not work. The tc is being generated in a smartphone app along with other metadata. In fact, i am more interested inthe metadata than having perfect sync. So i can't generate tc in the f4 itself. Alternatively, it could be sent from the phone to both the f4 and camera, but that would still require a wireless link in roughly the same place.
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    Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video

    Someone should tell Picasso that his art does not accurately reflect real people. Art doesn't exist in a vacuum, it is always created and viewed in reference to previous work. Over time, film has deviated from being completely in reference to the real world, and has developed its own conventions, symbols, and nuances. New films are viewed in reference to other films, not the real world. In the same way, narrative storytelling, sound design, musical scores, and all other aspects of filmmaking are built on previous films, not just real life You seem to be implying the color should be accurate to real life unless the artist specifically wants it to be different. This implies that using color as accurate to expected film convention is the work of a "hack." I think this is false. Would you consider Max Richter's album Vivaldi Recomposed to be creative?
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    Behind the Scenes footage

    @IronFilm Great into about the car rig. Speaking of bluetooth... Have you ever used bluetooth to transmit LTC to the camera? I'm trying to send LTC from the Sub Out of an F4 to the camera.
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    steadycross a new kind of steadycam / glidecam ?

    Better how? You mentioned easier to balance, is it easier to keep it balanced when in use, and on which axes? How easy is it to pan, tilt, or do canted angles? It looks like a very interesting concept with a lot of potential. Yeah, its way too little payload for me, too.
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    Fujifilm X-T30?

    The XT30 could very well be the first <$1k to shoot 10 bit 4k video internally, but if not, then I think Z Cam's E2c will cross that line later this year. I too am skeptical that the XT30 will have 10 bit internal, but overall I'm optimistic about the camera. Fuji got everything right with the XT3, let's hope they pull it off again.
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    Canon's future: EF or RF?

    I'll have to take your word on it for "better optics." As far as extra contacts, extra lens ring, corrections, etc, all of that could have been done without changing the physical mount. Adding more pins and checking them for connectivity to determine what kind of thing is attached is essentially how USB OTG cables work. It will be interesting to see if Canon actually follows through with much smaller lenses. Looking on Canon rumors, the RF 70-200 2.8 changes in length from 173mm to 243mm when zooming, whereas the EF version maintains a constant 199mm. So depending on your zoom level you are gaining or losing length, though it is nice that it can be stored in a slightly smaller package. I can't find any information comparing the weight.
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    Canon's future: EF or RF?

    ...that's because it isn't FF anymore...
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    Canon's future: EF or RF?

    What is Panasonic holding back from the S1? It's the first FF camera to shoot 10 bit internal and the first to do 4k60. The S1R even does the latter without any crop. Like the GH5 there's a paid upgrade, this time to full VLog instead of VLog-L. I guess this was my question from earlier in the thread. What does RF bring that EF didn't?