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leslie

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  1. how much i spent on anamorphics is not up for debate, and if i die. Don't let mum sell them for what i told her, i paid for them. If sirui had their act together 12 months earlier... i would have bought one of them, most likely the 24mm. Media division have produced their second chapter on anamorphic lenses their conclusion was that the ultra star red, was by far the sharpest lens of the projector lenses. They did make the admission that the kowa 8 they had wasn't very sharp. So i presume that what ever you buy will be subject to cleaning, testing and or perhaps may need some adjustment.
  2. found this little nugget posted by gt3rs posted March 11 Resolve 17.1 now supports hw decoding of h265 4:2:2 10bit. For intel you need an ice lake and tiger lake cpu. For Mac an M1. not sure if this is applicable for you or not. How much adding a gpu would shake things up i have no idea. does anyone know if adobe or after effects take advantage of icelake or later cpu's already ? i can however guarantee whatever you buy, a newer, faster, cheaper product will be released two days later.
  3. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Still looking for a ssd so not much action on the p4k front. Had some nice sunsets the last couple of days, so the olumpus e-m10 has been out and about with the nikon 43-83 zoom for some experience. Heres a couple of instances from closed down to wide open. May google sunsets and see if i cant improve on them in some way. I'm fairly confident there must be plenty of options to pursue. I think i have already said i dont mind a sunset and im quite happy with the sunstars, i'm also fond of the blooming in the second photo. For me at least i'm not sure i'd call this lens the worst that nikon has produced. I also bought Andrew Reids Dynamic Range Enhancer. I think i have 2 cameras that do .264 and one that does .265, so it will be interesting to see if there's any issues. Cant complain about the price for it either.
  4. i think, make art now. has an interesting interpretation of adding an ai voice to his vlogs. How much is orchestrated and how much is ai i dont know. but i do enjoy his efforts. On the other hand... most robot voices just completely ruin it for me. I guess its early days for this kinda stuff. Its a powerful tool for some poor sod, thats born a mute however. I seriously doubt my voice will ever win any awards Still i'd rather use it than some robot plugin thingy. At this point of the game i think we should be embracing how someone can add to the mix rather than cutting some one out of it.
  5. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Not seeing much action down in the lenses forum, I have however continued doing my bit for someone's else's economy, the Japanese economy actually. Bought a cheap nikon lens. The nikon 43-68 zoom, supposable the worst lens in the history of nikon lenses, if the internet is to believed. You may ask what possessed me to do that ? and i'm glad you asked, one reason, it was cheap the main reason, was the flares it produces. Which i'm kinda partial to. there is a type 1 with the lens details on the inside of the filter ring. Thats supposedly the soft version, mine is type 2 with the lens detail on the outside of the filter ring. today has been the coldest day of the year so far, frozen water pipes till about 9 am . I think yesterday was pretty cold as well. i did take a few shots with the nikon attached to the olympus e-m10 this morning however i'm having trouble uploading them, maybe the cold has frozen the internet as well. I'll try uploading them again later. I will say it's nice to be able to mount full frame lenses on a variety of cameras. Really been meaning to do spend some time with p4k lately. However since i came back from my roadtrip ( 2600k's in 5 days ) i put the t5 in a safe place and haven't been able to find it since. Warning cuteness overload below...
  6. the p4k isnt much bigger or smaller / heavier or lighter than most other dslr's that can do video. whats more it doesn't overheat either. It is what it is. Some may not like the form factor. Personally coming from digital camera, and before that the very sexy t90 i dont mind the shape. If you have an original p4k you can do cdng as well. Not sure what you mean by the raw is crippled If you referring to braw as crippled, Well there are many who would disagree.. braw might not be true raw, but it does gets us round the patent issue with you know who. I also think the whole looking like an alexa footage thing, is over rated. unless your a business or movie producer and can write it off on tax. What normal person could afford an alexa and another cinema camera of any type ? ( Of Couse that perspective comes from a pensioner lucky to have one cinema camera )
  7. i bought into the nikon v1 ecosystem back in the day. Only to have nikon consign its ass to oblivion 12 months later. I'm over nikon... with what were they thinking crap and i'm also over canon and its cripple hammer strategies. I vaguely remember nikon extolling the slow motion aspect which was what sold me. In hindsight that was kinda toy like. Not as useful as i thought. So i learned a lesson about patience and research again I do have a few nikon lenses that i like but i am thinking either of those manufactures would have to release something special, really really special for me to buy again and so far i'm not seeing it.
  8. i like a) its a little warmer. Maybe im used to the aussie sun, but pasty white arms look unnatural . I think newfoundmass is onto it with the bark, had a bushfire go through the neighborhood about 12 months ago. The tree bark is a bit too black, if you could bring up the bark a little and keep the warmth you'd be on a winner. no calibrated display here just a dell laptop with stock settings.
  9. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Nearly a week ago I joined the 4k viewing universe. Lashed out on a sony bravia 4k tv. Having a bmd p4k and not being able view all that goodness is just wrong. Well that's how i justified the purchase It may or may not be the best 4k viewing tool out there. However the local store had one in stock at a price i was happy enough with, so it came home with me. Was actually there to get a gps for my mom as dad had to head down to the big smoke for a medical procedure, which ended up going well. Been eyeing of this particular model for 6 months or more. Till now a combination of no stock and or no funds has prevented me from acquiring one. Pretty impressed with a 4k picture so far, although at the moment it does sit at the back of my desk, so my eyeballs are less than three feet away from it lol. I downloaded the first bm p4k short i could find which happened to be bubbles shot in 4k which looked really nice but then the model is quite pretty which probably helps lol. I'd like to find that picnic in romania short again and watch it in 4k. I thought that was almost sublime and probably what made me a happy chappy, that i preordered the p4k. I got the 4k display with the intent of using it to force me to pick up the bmp4k again its kinda been languishing on the desk, the mavic 2 pro and gopro 9, not to forget the olympus e-m10 have all been getting the love. Having said that all the above, do 4k as well although i can only do 4k timelapses with the Olympus. but thats ok, its all part of the plan. I did watch a dvd from the laptop thought the 4k display last night and to be honest i thought it was a bit soft. Not sure i'll be getting a blueray or 4k player, been pretty happy watching DVDs on a hd display till now. With youtube, it really is unwatchable at lower resolutions. Not that i am complaining, i did buy it to do 4k. I thought it was a good idea to throw all sorts of resolutions at it, to get an appreciation of what i like and do not like. I probably won't be watching a lot of tv on it, Most channels are 575 lines, there's a couple of 1080 hd channels and that's it. The internet is too slow to watch stuff on sadly and i can't see that changing any time soon. So for the most part, it may be doing duty as one big editing monitor. We'll see how it all develops.
  10. manually driven cars aren't too bad provided you haven't completely flattened the battery. You can push start it with a couple of blokes or roll start if your on a hill. Did that for about a week with a dying battery, but it required a bit of forward planning finding a hill that was convenient. You learn pretty quickly after you flatten your first battery, not to do it again. lol A dual battery setup is the way to go, that way if you flatten the second battery your main battery is still good.
  11. care to share a little on your black and white workflow or even a blog perhaps. I for one would be interested in that.
  12. Admittedly times are tight, no argument about that. Pretty sure, everyone can relate to budgetary constraints at the moment. Since your talking euro's your probably get alot more of a range of gear than what's available in australia. what resolution do you need ? 720, 1080, or 4k. Depending on your required resolution will help narrow the field.
  13. i would not expect much from a 100 euro action camera. Perhaps my expectations are wrong or a little elitist, but if i use gopros then elitism is the least of my problems, i think. If you can make a $100 action camera work for you that's spectacular, personally i'll stick with a gopro. youtube is handy, however i think it makes people a bit lazy. If people can not find a review of something, they complain about the lack of content. If manufactures aren't sending units out to be reviewed and nobody is buying $100 euro action cameras to review then i suspect, those action cameras aren't worth buying. But that could be just me.
  14. i tend to think you get what you pay for. I suspect, if the usual vloggers aren't reviewing things there's probably a reason. I also feel that most times we as individuals would prefer someone else do the work for us and we can spend our money appropriately. Which in some ways has lead to the current dilemma of youtube and the marketing influencers involved with it. You could always hit up the manufactures to send you a unit to review. never know your luck until you try.
  15. i'm a bit of the fan of the gopro. Although their releases of the last few years have been incremental rather than innovative. Still the hypersmooth is pretty damn good. I recently had the gopro mounted to a mavic 2 pro and the hypersmooth handled everything i threw its way. Never tried any of the other or cheaper cams. I think there's a couple of people on here that have them, but gopro users are probably the minority in this forum.
  16. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Just for giggles, i set up the gopro 9 on the mavic 2 pro. I have seen some videos of the mavics lifting stuff and wondered how they'd handle something mounted on top. Surprisingly well actually, didn't seem to be any tendency to tip. Although i flew it slowly to be safe. I think further testing is warranted, however i'll be ditching the mic and cabling as that was a bit of stunt for the camera. I reckon if i mount the camera backwards i can get some for and aft shots that might give an interesting perspective. I did flatten a battery getting it up in the air. First off the mount attachment and strap that secures it is fiddly to install, more practice may help solve that. Then i had sensor problems i think maybe the mavic sensor was picking up the gopro, so i turned them all off, then had magnetic interference issues perhaps i was to close to the house, trying to keep in the shade. In the end had to turn drone, controller and phone on and off three times.
  17. Perhaps a combination of the two or a mix of solar in there as well ? Some of those modern generators are pretty small, efficient, and surprisingly quiet. I see caravans and motorhomes in the local showgrounds all the time with little generators. I have to go past them to get to the local mens shed. After a recent encounter with having a fuel container in the back of the car and the fumes associated it, i have vowed never again. On a separate issue, I'm looking at a 6x4 trailer with solar panels on top. For my modest electrical needs, when i take off for the weekend. I have a mate who has a converted toyota van, he pretty much lives in it due to circumstances outside the scope of this reply. I think he has 300 watts on top with a another 300 watts in one of those folding panel thingies. Pretty sure there's two large amp hour 12 volt batteries in there somewhere. So long as its a nice sunny days he's ok, if not so sunny, he needs to either plug in or run the van for awhile after about three days. Of course everyone's needs are going to be different. I presume nobodies going to want genies running while shooting. At this point i'm almost giggling with the thought of ironfilms jumping up and down in an agitated state . As mentioned you could run a generator between takes and at the end of a day to counter any issues. If you do get a genie make sure it has a dc output for charging batteries and 240 volts. Is a trailer out of the question ? With a 6x4 trailer, you could get, two batteries, inverter and generator plus fuel and have room for lights and other things. If your running from batteries you could park the trailer as close as you can and run a lead as one option, then fire up the genie as required. You could probably free a bit of room up in the car as well no doubt. I should probably also mention, i recently had a visiting electrician tell me off, for plugging two leads together to extend the range. Apparently that's becoming a no no. Voltage drop and things.
  18. cruising through the fd lens section on ebay. Honestly i was only window shopping... when my eyes started watering. This aught to lift your spirits noone there was also one for $7000 and another for $6500ish
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    bmp4k adventures

    Dipping my toes into the lighting department. I bought a cheap wifi dimmable mirrabella led bulb. Then found out i needed a wifi controller for it. So maybe not so cheap. Payed jaycar a visit, picked up one of their powertech 4 way smart wifi powerboards. it also has provision for two usb outputs which could be advantageous later on i'm thinking. Had an issue getting everything playing together nicely, however that could be a slow internet out here i'm thinking. Took half a dozen attempts to get the first bulb working, i have since bought another lighting mount, and bulb and got it working, only took 3 attempts this time. To be honest i dont think i did anything any different. This wifi stuff is about as close to magic as one can get, i expect With two bulbs you need add two instances or one button for each light, inside the mirrabella phone app and you switch buttons to make changes to either light, its not too tedious. The led bulbs are 9 watts, not a lot i guess but hopefully enough to either help light a background or shoot some product videos perhaps. Some very quick testing indicated if i use the bmp4k i need to set the shutter to 1/50 to avoid flicker or banding. The mounts came with 150 watt bulbs. So i'm thinking i can swap out the bulbs if i want more light. i do have some rather large reflectors that could also be adapted to control the light but that's another project later on. The cat also seems to dig the orange, teal look.
  20. Im surprised you don't get a bit of redeye with the built in flashes. From memory i used to get a lot of redeye whenever i used my flash on the camera still could have been my technique
  21. i went into town to get some photos, set up on top of mt marley but the mozzies were trying to carry me away. So it was a very quick trip home and threw the tripod and camera up in the back yard. First pic moonrise with the canon 500mm from mt marley. Second pic the tokina rmc 35-105
  22. super moon / blood moon tonight. Busted out the canon 500mm mirror lens. clouds were all over the place and blocked my view of totality, still did get one nice image that i liked. Conditions permitting next time i plan on filming with the p4k as opposed to taking some stills. May even have a new / second mount which will open thing up. The peaking on the om-d mark two is really quite helpful. Quite happy with the way its working out.
  23. your a bad bad man, mark romero 2 might be good business for armourguard, guarding all those lens collections. Although i think i have done my bit for humanity, redistributing the wealth during this corona virus.
  24. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    A story of two tokina's, Big brother, little brother. Don't worry too much, it will a short story. The tokina atx pro 28-70mm is a nikon mount the tokina rmc 35-105 is fd mount. I have two viltrox adapters. the one pictured here is nikon type and has no glass. The other is an ef speedbooster. i also have a fotga fd adapter, no glass. With those three adapters i can pretty much mount all the lenses i have accumulated so far. Been pretty happy with the atx pro, so decided to add the older rmc to the collection as well. Plan on using the rmc for a dolly zoom shot. I figure the slightly wider zoom range would be advantageous in a dolly zoom shot. Have to shoot outside abit more with them. I presume its the same for everyone life gets in the way of the stuff we'd like to do. more to come later
  25. I presume that's how it works. so i'm guessing we both can't be wrong.
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