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  1. I was thinking we do categories as already suggested. Something like: 1. Shot on smallest camera 2. Shot on smallest lens 3. Smallest kit 4. Best overall
  2. I wish I thought of this before the new year… Is anyone interested in doing a weight loss challenge for camera gear? My thought was we would start February 1st and everyone would do a 5 or 10 minute project with the lightest camera gear they own (no phones tablets or phablets) before the end of the month. In your project post show us your normal gear and what you used to shoot the project. Winner will be crowned the EOSHD biggest loser. Any takers?
  3. You have to set peaking to a custom button, once you do that you have to press it before you hit record for the peaking to work. Took me forever to figure out why peaking wouldn’t work with my vintage lenses. It’s in the movie menu under the customize buttons setting.
  4. Correct. It records correctly so I'm not worried about it any more.
  5. Thanks for your responses. After some testing I realized that it is only before hitting record. After that it goes to the correct ISO. Really weird, I checked the DR and Flog settings and both were at 100 and off respectively. Maybe it's a "Live view" setting. At any rate if it records correctly then I'm confident using it in Auto ISO.
  6. Question for the group and maybe I'm just missing a setting... On the X-S10 why is the auto ISO lower limit at 640? X-T3/4 does not do the same thing.
  7. "However, there are other attributes that could falsely appear to alter the perspective. These occur when the already-2D image is warped or distorted. In other words: when the 3D projection onto a 2D plane remains unchanged but the 2D image is warped. This could give the false sense of a different perspective." Maybe that's just it, the large format lenses being used are creating "distortion" that make the perspective appear different, even though it should mathematically be the same... hmm.
  8. @EthanAlexander "It doesn't have to do with the FOV, which you could match with a longer lens from far away, it has to do with perspective, which changes when you get closer. People know, even if only subconsciously, how close the camera is to the subject." That's a bingo. At least for me it was while reading through this. You can tell how far away the camera is as an audience member, though not as accurately the further the camera gets from the subject (think ball on the football pitch, you know it's far away, but can't tell exactly how far). Even though film is a 2D medium, our brains still try to make it seem 3D by recreating the missing information based on our past experiences. The examples that came to my mind right away, were those interviews in The Office television show and those talking head YouTube videos. Your mind can physically sense where the camera placement, and even it's the same FOV/equivalence your mind makes a fairly accurate guess where you (the viewer) is compared to the subject. It's our own minds recreating the 3D that should be there based on what we're looking at. I think the magic from large formats comes from the more realistic perspective our brains create. I think the magic in large formats comes from the ability to recreate the perspective our brains are used to in the real world for a given situation. For a conversation between two people across a table, you're generally about 1.5 to 2ft apart. It's almost impossible to have a MFT camera this close to someone in an interview situation and even if the field of view is the same as the large format, our brains know that the large format camera is closer to the subject... All right brain, back to looking at formulas on a spreadsheet, you've had your fun for the day. Excuse the rambling
  9. For the event your doing, I would personally not worry about grain at all as long as the colors look decent. If the venue is going for that medieval, dark and gloomy look, embrace it and shoot as high of ISO as necessary to properly expose. Like @thebrothersthre3said, up to 8000 should be fine, I'd even push it further if you need to get someone's face. Obviously I don't know the exact venue or what the client wants, but if they want to show what their venue really looks like, I would use natural light as much as possible, save for the band. Using the X-T3 for a friends wedding I found up to 10,000 still acceptable during the darkened reception and live band scenes. I'd opt for shooting in 10-bit as much as possible. Good luck, sounds like something fun to be a part of.
  10. Not to get too political but kinda very political, but since 2017 I've been in the camp of "write it off, write it off and write it off again" because the IRS under Trump is far less likely to audit you or deny a deduction. I don't agree with his tax policy, but if I can keep a few dollars out of the concentration camps, I'm going to go for it. Basically, depreciate your camera assets using bonus depreciation (lenses, cameras) and use normal depreciation for computers. For my 2018 taxes I got $9K back without an audit by putting my Fuji camera purchases (x-t3 and x-h1), lenses and a used iMac pro. Maybe I'm nuts and just screwing the future but when the US elects racists and facists to office I want to take full advantage of their regressive policies and during democratic administrations pay more taxes to support the policies I agree with.
  11. Had an emotional moment this morning... finally broke the seal on my like new NX1 to install the hack because my workhorse camera after hiking for a week in Austria started acting up (after stopping recording it would freeze and when shooting on the medium burst mode it would continuously write to the card). Glad I made this thread because I never wrote down my settings. Hopefully it’s just a memory card issue, but I kinda doubt it. At any rate, 4+ years of rock solid performance in all conditions is nothing to sneeze at.
  12. Wow. My wife has been working with LiDAR for an autonomous military vehicle and one of the first questions I asked was "how does it communicate with the cameras?". That was Wednesday. Not only is @BTM_Pix a skilled technician, he's also a mind reader. Well done!
  13. Like Andrew I also have two of them, one I got off eBay for $400 as a backup in case my main one ever gives up the ghost. When I want ultimate quality in video I always go for the NX1. Its simply the best and really only Fuji comes close to matching it, but with that one touch video option vs Fuji’s dial / touchscreen control, the NX1 beats it out in terms of usability. I have my NX1 hacked just to give unlimited recording, and have never experienced the green issue you described. Could it be related to the stage using some type of LED that pulses at a weird or uneven rate?
  14. In full auto mode you have to use the default Samsung settings. You can use "P" / Program mode and use the custom color profiles and still have the camera auto set the shutter speed, F stop and ISO.
  15. I’m not using the shutter priority mode, sorry that was possibly confusing. The S or Samsung special mode on the dial, it has a whole bunch of speciality shot options like the light trace and the baseball swing detection.
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