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  1. RX100VI would definitely NOT be what I'd recommend anyone shoot a concert with. That aperture range is no good for most concerts I shoot.
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    I haven't updated it yet but I've heard that the new firmware has improved it to match the GH5s.
  3. @John Brawley I just want to thank you for your patience and the information you've shared. It's truly appreciated.
  4. If you can get the 25mm Voightlander for under $500 you should probably pick that up because that's a good price. It's great for low light and it is a 50mm equivalent, which is good. The old school mentality was "zooms suck, use primes." And there is something to that, because a lot of primes give you a much nicer image. But these days zooms have gotten better in quality and frankly the convenience makes them ideal for any beginner videographers, and more and more professionals are using them. So keeping one isn't a bad idea.
  5. I'm not sure, but I feel like, if the mic itself doesn't have a battery and thus requires power from the camera, that it might require phantom power otherwise I don't know what will power the mic but you'll want to check that out, as using a mic incorrectly with phantom power can damage your mic.
  6. Low light wise you're not going to get any better than Sony. But there are other considerations: you said that you're shooting live events? Do you have to record non stop for longer than 30 minutes? Sony cameras are limited to 30 minutes for each clip, their battery life is atrocious (minus the A7iii), and they all tend to overheat if used for too long. In addition the rolling shutter on them is brutal. Still that low light performance and better auto focus is very attractive. The GH4 is very good but the GH5 improves on it significantly when it comes to low light. The GH5 (not the
  7. I've not experienced too many problems with vimeo playback on my phone. Haven't tried on the laptop in awhile though. I use Wi-Fi on my phone 95% of the time.
  8. Can you kind of explain the set up a little more? Is it all acoustic with no speakers at all? I think the H1, using it's stereo mics, alone could produce decent results as long as it's close to both. Or use the VideoMicro with the H1. Get it within 2 feet of the guitarist on a stand and I think it'd be decent enough. If it's windy put a dead cat on it. You obviously won't get studio sounding audio but it won't be awful. Otherwise I'd get a small diaphragm condenser mic if you're willing to spend a little extra, though unlike my suggestion for vocals I don't have a specific suggestion on
  9. Yeah, these cameras COULD have very good 1080p even at 24 mbps but the way the video gets processed it never even stood a chance, it's poor whether it's 50 or 500 mbps. Someone that knows more than me might be able to say otherwise, but I think there is some difference just based on how fine tuned the camera has h264 encoding and the cameras processing power in being able to process it. Less processing power might mean lower quality encoding because it can only handle so much while encoding on the fly. I might be talking completely outta my ass though!
  10. So the SmilePowo didn't overheat or it took 2 hours to overheat?
  11. Yeah, the ergonomics and color science alone make this more appealing to me than the a6500. The Canon color really is leaps and bounds above Sony. The 1080p on both is nothing to write home about though.
  12. I mean, in the second post of this thread you referred to it selling by the truck load and proceeded to be dismissive of my skepticism and all feature requests people have made in a thread about what features we, as potential customers, want. Then, when engaged in actual discussion you ignored comments, criticism, and concerns, defaulting back to talk of the specs, etc. All the while I've been cordial and appreciative of your enthusiasm for the camera (multiple times no less), only for you to resort to name calling and accusing ME of being a troll? OK.
  13. At $249 on B&H the E1 in 2018 is actually a bit of a steal if you need a really small 4K camera, as like you said the firmware updates greatly improved the camera. When looking at it in that price range, the muddy image and not great color become less of an issue. I know at least one vlogger recently started using it as a webcam.
  14. None of the VR cameras they've released have gotten the attention of the E1. To pretend otherwise is to be argumentative for the sake of being argumentative. I'm sure though that you're right and it'll be critically acclaimed and sell like hot cakes, just like the E1 and their VR cameras, which outside of the initial fluff pieces covering their launch and include virtually no critical analysis, reviews (despite being called reviews on the Z-Cam site) received very little media and user attention. How can it not? Look at those specs! .
  15. But that's the thing: they can do all of that while maintaining a small form factor. Really, how much larger would the camera have to be if instead of 3.5mm it had mini XLR, etc.? Again, to arbitrarily handicap it to offer lower quality connections / features because it absolutely has to be this tiny brain just seems silly even if they offer modules, etc. But their most significant release was, in fact, the E1. I get being excited, and I appreciate they're even trying, but again, you seem to be giving them the benefit of the doubt and are dismissive of virtually all criticisms of the
  16. I mean, the E1 retails for around $250 new these days. It shows that they didn't exactly set the world on fire and it had, if I recall, pretty major firmware issues on release. The video was also muddy looking with not very good color science. That's cool and all, but again I'd prefer recording to SSD without having to use the USB port. Whether we buy cages, external monitors, etc for our cameras we're still able to forgo all of that and shoot beautiful cinematic footage without it. I can take my GH5 out of a bag, put in an affordable SD card, add a mic and lens and be off to
  17. That's a big if, though. I really appreciate their ambition and these kind of companies are honestly what push innovation faster. I suppose my biggest issue is CFast being the chosen media. I'd honestly prefer a slightly larger body and SSD over CFast, if they're going to completely forgo SD (which I understand.) CFast just raises the cost of entry, given I've never owned any CFast cameras and don't have any of that media. I do have quite a few SSDs though. I feel like that's the issue in general with this camera: you're going to need to invest quite a bit into realizing the
  18. See, I feel like the LX100 did pretty well because there was a lot of talk about it for the first year or two of its release, with all the usual suspects releasing glowing reviews of it. There was also pretty frequent videos shot on it all over YouTube. Not saying that it set the world on fire, but it certainly didn't seem like it was released and then immediately lost in the abyss like some cameras were. That we still see videos on it from within the last year is pretty impressive, honestly. If they released a new model with some key updates, especially a mic input, I'd snatch one up in
  19. Caleb Pike made something like this. I feel like you could, pretty easily and much more affordably, make your own set up that does pretty much the same thing.
  20. If you're an independent artist of any type you gotta hustle. If you can make even $100 bucks selling DVDs that's $100 more bucks than you had before. Doesn't mean though that you don't explore more modern methods of distribution in conjunction. I feel like people are too quick to move on to the latest technology, eager to leave behind old technology before its even dead yet. Physical media still accounts for 15 or so billion dollars in sales last year. Streaming only recently, as in 2016, made more revenue than physical media did. That's pretty remarkable given Apple hasn't updated/suppo
  21. I'm actually surprised that they haven't released a successor yet, given I feel like this little camera was really successful and popular. In fact a lot of people I know still have and use it to this day, even on paid shoots. The ability to have a pocket b-cam is quite underrated, especially when you're running and gunning / don't want to attract a lot of attention. I debated getting one not that long ago for that reason.
  22. While those people buying DVDs are declining there's still enough of a market, at least in independent professional wrestling where I work in, for them and Blu-ray to still warrant releasing them in my line of work. I think there will always be people that want physical media. Vinyl, cassette tapes, even VHS, have all maintained a consumer base, and in the case of vinyl, have seen that base grow. If my company can still make $400 or more (profit) selling DVDs or Blu-rays at wrestling events then, for me, yeah, it's still worth it and will remain so until it becomes too much work fo
  23. I'd ignore Jon. For as long as I've lurked here he has been rude and argumentative. He's also very defensive of the GH5, so it's to be expected. With that said I don't really know that putting a 5 inch monitor on the GH5 will add that much weight. I use a 7 inch Lilliput monitor (forgive me I'm poor!) on mine and it's honestly pretty light when attached to my GH5 and G85. I can see why you might not want to go this route but I think it's worth looking into it a little more. Re: lenses, have you looked into Rokinon lenses? I use those, as well as adapted Minolta lenses that I use wi
  24. I've always thought the 1080p on those Sony cameras are pretty bad. Beautiful 4k, since it's downscaled from I think 6k, but the 1080p isn't very good, at least from what I've seen / heard.
  25. I don't think it'd take less time and effort, but you'd be able to fine tune things more than you would with log. You would be able to match them pretty well if you wanted, especially if you use a color checker card. It's unlikely though that they'll add RAW output to the LS300, I feel like that'd be a pretty large undertaking for a camera that's nearing it's third birthday. I'd do back flips down the street if they did though!
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