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    seanzzxx reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I have access to all three cameras! I'll see if I can get it done. 
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Anaconda_ in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Good to hear you're safe, Anaconda. @Newway12My 11-16 does vignette at 11 (even without hood), on the viltrox. Do you shoot the full sensor with?
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    seanzzxx reacted to Zeng in So Is a7 III Still The Dynamic Range King? (Not tolling, just asking)   
    Have you tested it? In my testing experience none of these small cameras come closed to 14 stops. None. Even more so with Sony A7III 8bit output. It's just impossible to have 14 stops in that. 10bit log is said to carry up to 12 stops (11.5 according to cinematography.net), so... But whatever helps people feel more confidence in their tools. It's the final outcome that matters, after all.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from wyrlyn in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Well, this is a bit shocking:
     
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    seanzzxx reacted to CaptainHook in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Gen 4 uses a common defined gamut so you can use Broadcast Film for space (Broadcast Film gamut is the same as Pocket4K/UMP/etc Gen 4 gamut) and Pocket 4K Film for gamma. Hopefully this will be cleaned up a little in a future update.
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    seanzzxx reacted to CaptainHook in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It was a correction to the original chart.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    That's a really common problem with the Viltroxes, and it seems to be a quality control thing. I have the same on my 18-35, from 1.8 it's really sharp but at 1.2 it's a ridiculous washed out glow, totally unusable. I didn't bother returning it because I'm 1) lazy and 2) never shoot below f1.8, but it's still annoying. Can't complain for the price, though.
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    seanzzxx reacted to CaptainHook in Pocket 4K Aperture Value Issues   
    Looked into this and the steps that some lenses report will result in a value that's smaller than the precision of the numbers we show. So for instance the lens may allow two settings around f14 where the "second" one is still closer to f14 than f15 so we display both as f14. The opposite can also happen where some lenses will report settings where it DOES fit in a our precision to show two different values but the lens doesn't actually change aperture enough to see any difference. We assume Panasonic etc know of these settings across the lenses and compensate/ignore them etc as necessary in their cameras.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from IronFilm in will we ever see the rise of the global shutter cameras?   
    Yep! It's an awesome feature that came at the cost of DR and noise so they dropped it like a brick for the 4.6K, which has a superior image. People don't give a hoot about rolling shutter as long as it's minimal enough. P4K, GH5S, Ursa 4.6k have all reached that point imo.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Snowbro in Super 35 Conversion Help   
    So Super35/the Arri Alexa (90% of movies you will have seen will be shot on those formats) have a crop factor of around 1.45 (I got this number wrong at first, updated my earlier post), unless they were shot anamorphic in which case we get into the story of horizontal crop factors and we get really freaky, which we will not do now.
    Your 1dX II has a crop of around 1.3, so the angle of view is WIDER. If you don't want to exceed 18mm angle of view when compared to s35, you'll have to put a tighter lens on your 1dx mark II. In your case the crop factor of a 1dX II when compared to super 35 would be around 0,9, so you wouldn't want to go wider than a 20mm roughly.
    However, to make your life easier: in real life a crop factor of 0,9x is is so incredibly, insignificantly small that it really doesn't matter, just go for the same lenses you would use on Super35 and you'll be fine.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from jgharding in Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak   
    http://yedlin.net/ResDemo/
    I'll just leave this here. Going 6k before 10-bit is the worst single thing they could do.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Robert Collins in Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak   
    http://yedlin.net/ResDemo/
    I'll just leave this here. Going 6k before 10-bit is the worst single thing they could do.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Shirozina in Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak   
    http://yedlin.net/ResDemo/
    I'll just leave this here. Going 6k before 10-bit is the worst single thing they could do.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from AlexTrinder96 in Sony A7R IV / A7S III / A9 II to feature 8K video, as new 60MP and 36MP full frame sensor specs leak   
    http://yedlin.net/ResDemo/
    I'll just leave this here. Going 6k before 10-bit is the worst single thing they could do.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from heart0less in Replicating 'big camera' feel with small camera   
    Using steadicams/glidecams as opposed to gimbals really does the trick I think, it adds a certain flow to the movement that is very filmlike in my opinion.
     
    Here's one example, all shot on a glidecam:
     
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    seanzzxx reacted to DBounce in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    The 1DXMk2 with lens is huge and heavy. It feels much heavier with lens than the X-T3 with lens. Battery grip or not. Don't get me wrong... it's built to withstand war. But that said, it's not the kind of camera that you take along on a whim. 
    This is the strength of these smaller and lighter cameras.
    Btw... thanks to everyone for the kind words. We all know it takes guts to put your work out there, and while there is nothing wrong with constructive and positive criticism, I feel it reflects poorly on the community when things get negative. Remember, being negative with film just doesn't work🙃
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    seanzzxx reacted to Mark Romero 2 in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Good on ya. Wish I had done that.

    If that were possible, I would have NO working cameras left (instead of the six I have lying around, if you include my drones and my Olympus 3030 zoom that I have been too lazy to take down to the electronics recycling center).
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from IronFilm in Cinemartin Fran 8K Global Shutter Camera   
    IronFilm's comment was made before the announcement, but Cinemartin is talking about two-to-four months, depending on the model: https://www.dpreview.com/news/2936447826/cinemartin-launches-fran-cameras-with-8k-global-shutter-and-raw-support
     
    No offense, but you have to be almost wilfully obtuse to think this footage looks good or even displays good dynamic range. You don't notice the:
    1) Incredibly wonky colors in log and even more so in the 'graded' footage at 2.56 or 2.19? I mean you could argue that this was the grade but this footage should never, ever be allowed to look like that in a product launch video,
    2) The heavy IR cast in much of the footage, including 2.56 and 2.10,
    3) The focus being off in a lot of the footage, most noticeably in 2.04: I mean these are the fundamentals, this simply cannot happen in a video like this,
    4) the dynamic range looks terrible and I would really love for you to convince me otherwise, you've got clipped highlight details and milky, crushed blacks at 1.48, 1.50 (better shadow detail), 1.58, 2,04, 2.18 and this is JUST from THEIR OWN highlight reel. You could argue this is because they didn't do anything to control the lighting on an extremely sunny day at high noon but my question to you would be then that WHY, for God's sake, would you EVER shoot your video like this when the aim of it is to make your footage look good?!
    5) the overall production quality is laughable, with audio sounding like they recorded it straight from a rode videomic pro in an empty concrete room, visuals popping in-and-out of frame out of sync, the guy explaining how to import the footage to your NLE, I mean it doesn't make ANY sense. This video is a masterwork in unintentional comedy.
     
    EDIT: Prices by the way:
    Fran LT: €10,995 regular, €7,920 introductory
    Fran (STD): €17,790 regular, €15,995 introductory
    Fran Plus: €25,670 regular, €19,995 introductory
     
    I mean these are URSA, EVA-1, even RED prices ... that's a big ask for this footage.
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    seanzzxx reacted to BTM_Pix in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    So, let me get this straight...
    A forum member (who contributes a lot to this place by the way) makes a cautionary post about having two separate failures of a camera model that many people on here may be looking to buy and the response is to criticise his work ?
    Are you trying to suggest he broke these cameras by virtue of taking photographs that you don't particularly like ?
    Have I got that right?
    That both of these cameras self destructed on the grounds of taste?
    Because if you are not suggesting that then you need to accept that your contribution to this particular thread is as irrelevant as it is mean spirited.
     
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Geoff CB in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Jesus, what a petty and defensive responsive to someone being understandably wary of a brand after getting two duds in a row.
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    seanzzxx reacted to austinchimp in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Jesus, what happened to keeping criticism constructive and supportive? I came to this forum hoping to find a community of likeminded film makers interested in the new possibilities of smaller, cheaper cameras, and I stayed because of the variety and frequency of discussions. This forum always seems to be more on top of new news than others.
    But lately it's all been about attacking other blogs and youtubers, denigrating your peers, and now giving really harsh and insensitive criticism to each other.
    I would never post my own work in this forum now. I wouldn't expect to receive any useful criticism from a place where there are so many thin-skinned, insecure and defensive people.
    Of course there are many intelligent, experienced and positive people here too, but they increasingly seem to keep their heads down these days.
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    seanzzxx reacted to Robert Collins in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    I enjoy travel photography most but I have no doubt that the only stuff I do that will stand some reasonable test of time - is the family stuff.
    Just finished a book of photos of my son’s first 5 years....
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    seanzzxx reacted to thebrothersthre3 in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    I am guessing DBounce was being sarcastic but its hard to tell online. Nice to see some encouraging thoughts around here though. 

    That said I am not surprised someone would drop that cash on a hobby. I used to do World War 2 reenacting, people would purchase vehicles that cost twice as much as my parents house. Because they liked it. 
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from ac6000cw in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Jesus, what a petty and defensive responsive to someone being understandably wary of a brand after getting two duds in a row.
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    seanzzxx reacted to Kisaha in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    Not fair man..
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