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    newfoundmass reacted to Emanuel in Lesser known YouTube channels people should know about   
    In Russian from Ukraine but use subs tool, you'll be able to follow the content then:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBL-PyrZhq3nNqECE9w6n2w/videos
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from Emanuel in Lesser known YouTube channels people should know about   
    Our very out @Mattias Burling just released a similar video to this thread
     
     
     
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    newfoundmass reacted to Video Hummus in Good news to Canon lovers   
    I heard a rumor it was next to impossible to develop 24p in the software. It would have been too expensive. But then Steve in software development had a break through.
    boolean ENABLE24P = true;
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from kaylee in Good news to Canon lovers   
    You mean they intentionally left these features out?!? I don't believe it! 
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    newfoundmass reacted to MurtlandPhoto in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    You were saying? 
     
    https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-to-add-24p-recording-to-the-canon-eos-90d-canon-eos-rp-canon-eos-m6-mark-ii/
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    newfoundmass reacted to Vision in Good news to Canon lovers   
    Well, It seems Canon listened to their customers.
    Many videographers felt angry that Canon did not deliver 24p video capture mode (23.98 fps) on recent cameras.
    The first Canon cameras to get 24p video mode through a firmware update in October will be the Canon EOS 90D and EOS RP. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II will follow in December, and the EOS M6 Mark II sometime at the beginning of 2020.
    Canon press release:
    Canon confirm a firmware update to include 24p mode for video recording in recently launched EOS and PowerShot models
    London, England – Wednesday 9th October 2019 – In response to customer feedback about the recently launched EOS and PowerShot models, Canon Europe will introduce 24p (23.98fps) mode for video recording, via a series of future firmware updates for select models. Once downloaded, the free firmware updates will enable users to shoot 24p (23.98fps) in Full HD and 4K resolutions for the select models.
    The first Canon models to benefit from the new 24p (23.98fps) firmware will be the recently launched EOS 90D and EOS RP in late October. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II will follow by the end of December and the EOS M6 Mark II update will be available during 2020.
    This announcement comes after the recent availability of the new firmware version 1.3 for EOS RP and 1.4 for EOS R which further enhances the eye and subject detection AF performance of both mirrorless cameras. Canon is committed to providing a diverse and full line-up of products to cater for all capabilities and interests by listening to our customers feedback and providing enhancements accordingly.
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from IronFilm in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    The GH5 is not able to compete with Sony and Canon, especially when it comes to adapted lenses. But the narrative that it's awful or unusable just isn't true. Most of the tests you'll see are static shots on a tripod and don't play to the GH5's auto focus strengths.
    For instance, the GH5's strongest auto focus setting for handheld video is single area. As you see in the beginning of the video, when I move to get the shot of the wrestlers on the outside, it focuses pretty quickly and nails focus. That's the result you can expect going with single area. 
    For the G85, when on a tripod for non static shots, the ideal setting for wrestling is 49 area. Single area doesn't work as well because there is much more going on in the frame, so you don't want just that single area to be in focus. 
    It's all about learning how the AF works and working with it's strong points. Unfortunately it's strong points isn't when it's on a tripod with people popping up in and out of frame.
    I will look for footage I shot on the 14-140mm zoomed in and see if it's something I can share. I do know though that the results are comparable. 
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    newfoundmass reacted to Andrew Reid in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    Hold on, what new technology has Sony brought to the table in the last 5 releases.... Not a lot.
    The A7R IV is a hybrid cam if ever I saw one... Very much in both the stills and video camp, that one. The A9 II is clearly aimed at pros and sports, but again there is no reason why it shouldn't do better video. It doesn't even have S-LOG, like the first one. No new sensor. Barely any new features. May as well put a big sticker on it saying "don't buy me"
    The A7R IV and A9 II are headline releases, a great chance to show off their new sensor technology and next-gen video specs.
    From the A6400 onward, it's as if Sony pressed the pause button.
    A6400, A6100, A6600, A7R IV, A9 II all very boring and just 1 out of 5 with a new sensor is not a very good strike rate for Sony's most precious components.
    So either they are holding back to cement profit margins and protect the FX9, doing a Canon... Or they are holding back until the new advances are ready.
    I don't buy the latter, I think it's the former... otherwise we would have at least had X-T3 sensor in the A6600 and 10bit in the A7R II. It's 4000 euros!
    Sony staked their game mainly on specs... And now what reason do we all run out and pay $3000-$4000 for a new camera... The fact it has a different feel to the joystick?!
    You're the one pedalling conspiracies. Never do you seem to get round to supporting the daft theories with any proof, either.
    In one sentence you say 24p is left out due to a cheaper stripped down image processor...
    In the very next sentence you say you never claimed 24p was left out because of processing.
    A contradiction if ever I saw one.
    Back the drawing board for you!
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    newfoundmass reacted to Mokara in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    It was not included to cut costs. Every function on a camera has development cost associated with it as well as increased manufacturing costs from the associated hardware. The people who buy consumer cameras don't use 24p to any significant extent, so leaving it out made sense. You would include stuff like that in products where those functions would be used (high end cameras for example), but not where they are rarely being used. It is the same reason you don't see basic beginner modes in professional cameras. It costs money to implement and are highly unlikely to be used by the people who buy the product.
    24p is not extra strain on the processor (Digic 8 is quite capable of handling 24p, however the processor is not the only electronics needed), but those cameras will have basic stripped down image signal processors (in other words cheaper to make) that don't have a 24p mode in them, so it is irrelevant what the processor can or can't do. The function simply is not there to start with.
    I have never claimed that 24p was left out because of processing. Stop making stuff up. The cameras in question use Digic 8, which very clearly CAN do 24p. 24p was left out to reduce costs in consumer cameras.  In fact, new models that use older hardware, such as the M200, still have 24p in them, so your argument is complete nonsense. There is no conspiracy.
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    newfoundmass reacted to Emanuel in Lesser known YouTube channels people should know about   
    The way the guy goes and bring us close to his universe through good sound capture, narrator style from a century of narrative tradition on his and our back to pair critical approach showing us more open gates than providing answers anyone hardly have to firmly sell us without a trade-off... that's a productive fine example for others there:
     
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    newfoundmass reacted to IronFilm in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    I agree. The AF is very underrated
    Probably because AF is the only minor area left to criticize about the GH5/GH5S! There is nothing else left?

     
    Love the realism of the acting!
     

    I agree, people go hard in acting Panasonic's AF but gives all the other brands a free pass it seems on the many features they miss out on vs GH5
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from IronFilm in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Wide or not, I zoomed in multiple times, focused on six different individuals at different points in the clip, in poor lighting and it handled it perfectly.
    I've gotten virtually the same performance when using the 25mm f1.7 and the 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6.
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from IronFilm in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Hear me out:
    It's not GREAT. But I'm tired of hearing the same claims that Panasonic's auto focus (specifically the GH5) is "awful." Here is a two minute clip from a pro wrestling event I shot last night. I used the Panasonic 12-35mm with one area auto focus. Lighting is terrible in that venue, so please forgive that. I chose this to share because there's a lot of movement and action going on, and as you can see the auto focus does a pretty good job.
    I just figured I would share this to show what the GH5 is capable of in a real world, practical situation.
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from Mako Sports in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    Mokara has been searching for every reason EXCEPT the most obvious one to try and explain why 24p was left out. Must have been licensing and cost cutting! Now it must be a processing issue! 
    No. Canon left it out because they want to push the customers that want those features towards their higher priced offerings. It's really that simple. 
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from MurtlandPhoto in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    Mokara has been searching for every reason EXCEPT the most obvious one to try and explain why 24p was left out. Must have been licensing and cost cutting! Now it must be a processing issue! 
    No. Canon left it out because they want to push the customers that want those features towards their higher priced offerings. It's really that simple. 
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    newfoundmass reacted to MurtlandPhoto in A9 ii announced, nothing to see   
    You were making a good case until this statement. Canon removing 24p from current and probably future cameras is absolutely purposefully crippling them. There is no extra strain on the processor for 24p/25p versus 30p. It's predatory behavior from a company that is trying to push its customers around - not cool.
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    newfoundmass reacted to Video Hummus in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    I would say the G9 and GH5S autofocus is even more competent. At 60p I think it competes with pre-eye tracking Sony hybrid AF. The A7iii shares some of the pulsing of DfD since it uses contrast AF for the “last millimeter” so to speak. So there is that jitter.
    S1H has improved things a lot. In certain situations, if the light source is broad (like a window, doorway, bright street light) even the DfD pulsing effect is extremely well controlled on the S1H.
    The bane of DfD of course is Christmas or fairy lights with all those tiny sources of light.
    Maybe some hope for future DfD cameras.
    In my experience GH5S/G9 autofocus is perfectly useable for gimbal/steadycam work where It’s pretty much essential.
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    newfoundmass reacted to RWR in NOPE! Canon did NOT remove 24p from the 90D and EOS M6 II to save H.264 licensing fees   
    ..in my inbox today from Canon Rumors (subject line):
    "Canon is gearing up for a big 2010."
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    newfoundmass reacted to Emanuel in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Thanks for the purpose notice : )
    In a different note, these domestic shows where normal people go dressed with those funny clothes to perform that sorta anti-clown stuff seem to my Southern European background eyes something of a distinct world indeed... LOL : -)
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    newfoundmass reacted to Vision in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Well in my experience with GH5 its not Sony or Canon level of autofocus but! If u dont jump infront of lens like twat it should work perfect i hate seen people comparing Sony to Pana autofocus on youtube they dont talk about 8bit 100mb codec or lack anamorphic  features or waveform scopes or real Cinema 24p mode 
    Sorry for rage comments people i truly got nothing against other brands.
    This was shot with GH5 autofocus 10bit internal using waveform and one tiny lens 
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from ntblowz in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Hear me out:
    It's not GREAT. But I'm tired of hearing the same claims that Panasonic's auto focus (specifically the GH5) is "awful." Here is a two minute clip from a pro wrestling event I shot last night. I used the Panasonic 12-35mm with one area auto focus. Lighting is terrible in that venue, so please forgive that. I chose this to share because there's a lot of movement and action going on, and as you can see the auto focus does a pretty good job.
    I just figured I would share this to show what the GH5 is capable of in a real world, practical situation.
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from Emanuel in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Hear me out:
    It's not GREAT. But I'm tired of hearing the same claims that Panasonic's auto focus (specifically the GH5) is "awful." Here is a two minute clip from a pro wrestling event I shot last night. I used the Panasonic 12-35mm with one area auto focus. Lighting is terrible in that venue, so please forgive that. I chose this to share because there's a lot of movement and action going on, and as you can see the auto focus does a pretty good job.
    I just figured I would share this to show what the GH5 is capable of in a real world, practical situation.
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from mercer in The GH5's auto focus is underrated   
    Hear me out:
    It's not GREAT. But I'm tired of hearing the same claims that Panasonic's auto focus (specifically the GH5) is "awful." Here is a two minute clip from a pro wrestling event I shot last night. I used the Panasonic 12-35mm with one area auto focus. Lighting is terrible in that venue, so please forgive that. I chose this to share because there's a lot of movement and action going on, and as you can see the auto focus does a pretty good job.
    I just figured I would share this to show what the GH5 is capable of in a real world, practical situation.
     
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    newfoundmass got a reaction from Emanuel in Lesser known YouTube channels people should know about   
    What are some of the lesser known YouTube channels that you find to be informative / helpful /whatever for Filmmaking? Most of these channels have under 10,000 subs when I think they deserve more. 
    Felicia Smith
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0VID5nSIk6QDC65bHym7TQ
    I stumbled upon her channel and there are videos that I wished I'd seen when I first started, especially the "What's in a camera assistants bag?" video that goes over tons of things I had to learn "the hard way." I also think it's cool that she adds another female voice to filmmaking. Not enough of those. 
    DIYCameraGuy
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DIYCameraGuy
     I think he has some cool little tricks up his sleeve. I wish he was more active, but when he does make a video I almost always get something out of it. 
    Gaffer & Gear
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgN351K45vTrozaadFPXlA
    What I like about this channel is how in depth he gets. Again this is stuff I'd wished I'd seen when starting out, and is helping me shore up some of my weaknesses when it comes to production and filmmaking. 
    Lucas Pfaff
    https://www.youtube.com/user/erish2k5
    I like Lucas's channel because he reviews a lot of budget gear, and has also started getting into stuff like anamorphic shooting, something I'm starting to dip my toe into. 
    TL;DR Filmmaker
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAsianFilmmaker7
    I've been dipping my toe into narrative work, and I've found his videos to be pretty helpful. He also does quite a few reviews on budget gear. I do worry though that he's becoming another YouTuber that gets free gear in return for reviews.
    Video Gizmology
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv23Zj2x11HHN-NG3fU_64g
    He owns a lot of equipment! I'm not quite sure why, ha ha, but he does. And he usually does a pretty in depth overview for quite a bit of it, and will do comparisons. 
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    I feel like the filmmaking/production community on YouTube has changed a lot over the last couple years, and not for the better. While you still can get a lot out of them, education and teaching has taken a backseat to everyone wanting to become an "influencer." Get those free trips, free stuff to review, get that ad revenue, etc. So I just thought maybe I'd turn some people into some channels that really are helpful and have yet to fall into that cycle. Hopefully they help someone! Please share some of your own! 
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