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    seanzzxx reacted to D4cl00 in The Gerald Undone Challenge   
    This right here.
    I am not enjoying your rants, Andrew, because (a) it’s a losing game, (b) makes you come across as bitter and (c) doesn’t seem to be your ‘groove’ and doesn’t accentuate your differentiation and strength. 

    Whether you are right or wrong isn’t the point; you can’t change the rules of the game and it doesn’t make for entertaining content.
    In my opinion, your strength is the intersection point between technology and creativity (I would love to see more of the latter to balance the tech side).
    You aren’t competing with bloggers, YouTube’s or even cinematographers if you create your own category.
    And that doesn’t mean you can’t voice a strong opinion as part of your concept. I just would rather see you fight FOR something instead of AGAINST.
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    seanzzxx reacted to nathlas in The Gerald Undone Challenge   
    I really believe that when you belong to a proffesional cast you should never leave suspicions about your competitors. What you need to do is do your job as best you can and that will be what will bring your customer / viewer to you instead of your competitors.
    It is called professional discretion.
     
    I would never allowed such a thread to my crown/forum.
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    seanzzxx reacted to IronFilm in Pocket 6k Pro or Ursa G2?   
    Perhaps first ask yourself, why "upgrade" from your P4K? What is it not doing for you? Is it even necessary to get anything else?
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    seanzzxx reacted to zerocool22 in Pocket 6k Pro or Ursa G2?   
    I have a feeling we will see a new sensor from blackmagic soon as the ursa mini 4.6k and 6K sensors are quite old (in bm terms). So I might hold on till the end of summer.
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    seanzzxx reacted to TomTheDP in Pocket 6k Pro or Ursa G2?   
    The URSA has SDI out and will give you monitoring options without slow latency issues. If you are a solo shooter the P6K pro is definitely superior. Smaller and gives you everything you need. Super bright sharp built in screen, EVF if wanted, 6K, 3200 iso, internal ND's. 

    If you need a camera that is suited for a more professional environment the URSA is superior. It's just made for that purpose. The P6K has only a single HDMI out. Rolling shutter is another issue. The P6K has pretty noticeable rolling shutter where the URSA has a super fast readout, like an Alexa. You also get 4k 120fps on the URSA. Handheld on the URSA looks much more organic but you can work around that by uses stabilized Canon lenses on the P6K.

    The Pocket 4k is a great camera if you can get by without internal ND's. Its got a fairly fast readout so the rolling shutter is much less noticeable than on the P6K. You actually get a wider FOV with a speed booster on the P4K as well, close to full frame on the .64 metabones ones. You save some space with data on the P4K and 4k is a bit easier on the editing software. 

    Color is better on the P6K, the low light performance is a bit better, it also has more dynamic range. The Pocket 6k actually has better dynamic range than the URSA, tho I think the URSA looks a bit more organic. 
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    seanzzxx reacted to Anaconda_ in Pocket 6k Pro or Ursa G2?   
    Out of the two, I'd personally go with the 6k Pro, and spend the difference on a nice lens / some kind of stabilisation, since its a lighter camera.
    With that said, if you're in no immediate rush, I would also wait for BMD's next camera. Their last two releases were the 6kpro and the Ursa 12k. I think the next release will be somewhere in the middle. Maybe a box camera with their custom sensor, even if it's 'limited' to a measly 8k, it'd be worth waiting for.
    They're not going to outshine the 12k anytime soon, and they also won't release a lesser camera than the 6kpro. So I would continue to use the 4k for another 6 or 7 months until the next announcement. If you don't like the next camera, the 6kpro will drop in price and you can get it then.
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    seanzzxx reacted to IronFilm in Need some buying advice   
    Personally I see you have two very clear choices:
    1) Pocket 4K: you have then two literally IDENTICAL cameras, very handy indeed for dual camera shoots. Plus the P4K is the best bang for the buck option. 
    2) Pocket 6K Pro: the pros are internal ND, optional EVF, tilting screen, bit longer battery life, and slightly more resolution (meh).

    Take your pick. 

    (Canon? Canon who?)
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    seanzzxx reacted to newfoundmass in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    What did trans folk have to do with any of this? You decided to rant about them for no reason. Pointing that out isn't an attempt to make you feel bad, you don't have that kind of awareness or empathy, it was a genuine reaction to an unhinged rant about trans people in a post about a camera. 
    I'm not going to derail this thread and will simply move on and ignore you. 
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    seanzzxx reacted to Andrew Reid in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    You can still disagree with someone you respect, you know.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from yiomo in New Hard drive - faulty? - please advise.   
    A clicking drive is always awful as far as I know.
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    seanzzxx reacted to MrSMW in Need some buying advice   
    What about a used EOS R for that 10% photography and those times you need AF?
    Personally, it bugs me using 2 different systems, but there isn’t any single system that ticks every box.
    But if the BM is your mainstay, I’d do the above and see if that fills your need as it’s a cheap option.
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    seanzzxx reacted to kye in Need some buying advice   
    I think @scotchtape nailed it - it's about AF.
    Step 1: work out if you want AF or not and then buy the Canon if you do and P6KPro if you don't
    Step 2: setup some test scenes with a colour checker (or some brightly coloured objects) and shoot it with both cameras and then work on a preset colour grade that will match the colours in post
    Step 3: go shoot stuff
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    seanzzxx reacted to scotchtape in Need some buying advice   
    Well, it seems like you just need to decide whether you want AF or not, it's that simple :)
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    seanzzxx reacted to UncleBobsPhotography in Need some buying advice   
    The variable ND adapter for EF to RF works quite well. The only annoying thing is that the clear filter is just as expensive as buying a non-ND adapter.
    If you get the R6 you would also have an excellent photo camera. If it's only for video use I wouldn't really recommend the R6 since many people have had problems with overheating. The R6/R5 has excellent focus though, and even the manual focus is better than other cameras. It will tell how far off you are from achieving focus, which direction you have to focus and the focus guide will snap to the subjects eyes if you want it to. I am extremely pleased with my R5, but if you think the image quality is 'meh' and you're doing full time video it's hard for me to recommend it.
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    seanzzxx reacted to newfoundmass in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    You really turned this into a rant about trans folks?
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    seanzzxx reacted to timapple in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    Andrew, you're a smart guy.  So I guess you're just pretending not to know the real reason.  Welcome to the WOKE SOCIETY.  No one is allowed to be different anymore.  Free speech?  Not any more!   Still believe in biology?  You MUST be canceled, then. We've come full circle and Galileo is to be locked up in the tower again for daring to be a rebel....a CORRECT rebel at that.  So even though the FP and FP-L are in fact amazing cameras we live in a world of little snowflalkes.... but snowflakes that must ALL BE ALIKE.... even though everyone knows no two are alike.  Boys can be girls, girls can be boys, but don't you dare praise a camera for being unique.  It's the UNwoke camera.  Welcome to Alice in Wonderland where things are backwards and upside-down and common sense makes no sense to so many.  I ran out and purchased an FP months ago in large part due to your excellent review and praise and it's one of the coolest little cameras I've ever owned. It can be a stripped-down convertible or a laced-up high performance racer depending on how I kit it out.  Appreciate your defense of the little guy but they will never "get" it.  "They weren't listening then, they're not listening now.  Perhaps they never will."  - Don McLean
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from kye in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Super Guide and Why It Still Matters   
    Dude, that's amazing! Almost made me tear up! Such a great camera still 🙂
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    seanzzxx reacted to Matins 2 in Best affordable camera as of 2021?   
    Canon 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern.
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    seanzzxx reacted to John Matthews in Camera resolutions by cinematographer Steve Yeldin   
    Do you know the word humility? Yedlin's not just any old dude on the internet... the guy's an industry insider with butt-loads of films to back it up. I think he might know something on the topic of resolution.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from tupp in Camera resolutions by cinematographer Steve Yeldin   
    The a6300 is a good example of exactly the point he’s trying to make, the distinction between resolution and fidelity. I had a shoot with a Sony a7sii and an Ursa back to back. The Ursa was shot in 1920x1080 prores 444, the a7sii shot UHD in mega compressed h264. The difference in PERCEIVED resolution between these two cameras is night and day, with the Ursa kicking the A7s it’s butt, because the image of the former is so much more robust in terms of compression noise, color accuracy, banding, edge detail, and so on. One is more resolute but the other camera has a lot more perceived resolution because the image is better. If you blow up the images and ask random viewers which camera is ‘sharper’, 9 out of 10 times people will say the Ursa.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from John Matthews in Camera resolutions by cinematographer Steve Yeldin   
    The a6300 is a good example of exactly the point he’s trying to make, the distinction between resolution and fidelity. I had a shoot with a Sony a7sii and an Ursa back to back. The Ursa was shot in 1920x1080 prores 444, the a7sii shot UHD in mega compressed h264. The difference in PERCEIVED resolution between these two cameras is night and day, with the Ursa kicking the A7s it’s butt, because the image of the former is so much more robust in terms of compression noise, color accuracy, banding, edge detail, and so on. One is more resolute but the other camera has a lot more perceived resolution because the image is better. If you blow up the images and ask random viewers which camera is ‘sharper’, 9 out of 10 times people will say the Ursa.
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    seanzzxx reacted to elgabogomez in Camera resolutions by cinematographer Steve Yeldin   
    I saw his first part video when it came out and liked his theories, then the last Jedi came out, I watched it... by the time the second part of his comparisons came out, I liked Yedlin a lot less 😉
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from Beritar in 4k dci vs normal 4k   
    @Beritar the OP stated they're using a Pocket 4k, which does have a native DCI 4k sensor, so your remark is not really relevant to them (just to avoid any confusion ahead of time).
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    seanzzxx reacted to pixelpreaching in Are Sony sensors ruining video with the 'Sony look'?   
    What cameras don't use Sony sensors? Arri, RED, obviously Canon, Sigma (Foveon, anyway, the Fp is a Sony sensor), and by all indications, the Blackmagic Ursa 12K.
    And I'm unclear about some older sensors, like the Panasonic Varicam/Varicam LT (guess that isn't "old" - it's still being made). That camera was the first true dual native ISO (vs. dual GAIN, which is what most cameras actually are despite being described as "dual native ISO") and predates anything Sony did with dual native ISO tech. So, my guess is they did not make that one - maybe Panasonic themselves or TowerJazz. Someone more internet savvy than I might be able to figure it out.
    I don't put much stock in this whole "did Sony make the sensor or not" as it relates to how the image looks. Sony makes multiple sensors used in Hasselblad, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji, Olympus, Blackmagic, etc. And every single one yields completely different raw output in a number of different metrics. The processing pipeline that Nikon/Fuji/Panasonic/whoever implements matters infinitely more.
    Looking at images from, say, the original Blackmagic Pocket vs. the Pocket 4K/6K and preferring one over the other has far less to do with who made the sensor and more to do with what Blackmagic is doing (advancements from their Gen 1 color science to their new Gen 5, for example). Exceptions would be comparing CCD to CMOS; Hasselblad's Kodak CCD sensor clearly is very different from Sony's CMOS sensor, no matter what Hasselblad does. But that's a bit apples and oranges.
    Now, should someone (like a big company) start making sensors? Absolutely. Competition is f***ing great, and Sony is bulldozing the sensor market. Samsung is probably best poised to do something like that, and I hope they do.
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    seanzzxx got a reaction from IronFilm in RED KOMODO 6K | First Footage - WOW   
    I really hope this and the Ursa 12K drive the prices of the Ursa g2's down to be honest.
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