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    Michi got a reaction from Castorp in The new Mac Pro + 6k monitor has landed - introducing the Cheese Graters   
    Sorry, but your reply is just proof of my point. QED 
    If you bought a Ford A in 1903, you paid less than a grand. Prices of 2009 mean nothing. Regulare Macs do now maybe 80% of what you needed a MacPro for back then. 
    I fully agree with what Mr Stasianos wrote up there:
    If you aren‘t at least relieved Apple brought this MacPro you‘re not the targeted customer for it. Go have a look at what the highend people think of it, there‘s quiet some excitement. For all normal creators I think the following is what Apple thinks too:
    You dont have to like apple. If you cant live with what they offer, it might be better to move on...
    But stating they have lost their way is ridiculous. Thats what I mean by being personally offended. Dont extrapolate from your feelings.
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    Michi got a reaction from Dimitris Stasinos in The new Mac Pro + 6k monitor has landed - introducing the Cheese Graters   
    Sorry, but your reply is just proof of my point. QED 
    If you bought a Ford A in 1903, you paid less than a grand. Prices of 2009 mean nothing. Regulare Macs do now maybe 80% of what you needed a MacPro for back then. 
    I fully agree with what Mr Stasianos wrote up there:
    If you aren‘t at least relieved Apple brought this MacPro you‘re not the targeted customer for it. Go have a look at what the highend people think of it, there‘s quiet some excitement. For all normal creators I think the following is what Apple thinks too:
    You dont have to like apple. If you cant live with what they offer, it might be better to move on...
    But stating they have lost their way is ridiculous. Thats what I mean by being personally offended. Dont extrapolate from your feelings.
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    Michi got a reaction from Rob6 in The new Mac Pro + 6k monitor has landed - introducing the Cheese Graters   
    Oh dear, it's either underdelivering or overdelivering – the Internet-masses just can't be satisfied. Come on guys, this is Apple. Expecting a 3000$ MacPro is even more naive than expecting Canon to deliver a FF mirrorless with 8K full sensor 12bit RAW for 2000$. You need to manage your expectations a little better and stop being personally offended every time a product is brought to market without targeting your specific needs. One of those camera-bloggers said it right: In the Internet it's always about ME, ME, ME and only ME. No wonder you feel Canon rapes you from behind, Apple pisses on you from above while Sony stands in front of you teasing goodies without delivering. Plenty of alternatives out there waiting to be bought and used the moment you get over being offended for laughable reasons.
     
    Cheers
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    Michi reacted to Dimitris Stasinos in The new Mac Pro + 6k monitor has landed - introducing the Cheese Graters   
    For the majority of content creators (including my self) this machine simply does not exist. It was released yesterday in a parallel universe. Stop looking at it.
    If you need 28 cores and 1.5 TB of RAM for your every day jobs then this price tag is probably just fine for you. 
    If you are about to start saving money by sacrificing other needs that you may have, so that you can buy the base configuration in the next year, then don't this. It's just silly.
    When you are buying the base configuration of a Mac Pro, you are actually paying for things that you can't use until you stuff it with overpriced components. You are paying for the "fact" that your machine has the "ability" to get significant upgrades like 1.5 TB of Ram, 4 TB SSD, 4 x Vega's etc. If you need to "save" money for the base configuration then good luck with the rest. It won't happen. Stop looking at it.
    The iMac 2019 right now is the perfect balance for almost any content creator that can't afford the new MacPro. iMac Pro is also overpriced for the majority of users.
    I' am working with iMacs and FCPX for the last 10 years as a full time video editor for TV shows. Every 3-4 years i am selling my iMac and getting the next one, so the actual cost for every upgrade comes to 1500 to 2000 euros. FCPX is a truly unique and reliable application and yes i have worked with Premiere, Vegas and Resolve before. You have to actually "work" with an application and not just "test" it to make conclusions. If you are editing 10 min highlights or low budget commercials then all of these work just fine but wait until you need to edit a full length movie or a 2 hour documentary to see how the app reacts to this massive amount of data. FCPX is "rock steady". Period. 
    A "slightly" upgraded iMac 2019 with Intel Core i9, 1TB SSD and Vega 48 (plus user upgraded RAM to 32 GB) will cost you about 5000 bucks. Is this overpriced? Of course it is. But it's also much faster from the base configuration of the cheese grater and you get a great monitor plus peripherals. Is it upgradable? Of course not. But nothing is upgradable nowadays, even this cheese grater. In about 5 years from now, this badass Mac Pro 2019 and it's tech will be totally obsolete and in 10 years from now that fu*^%ing  bul*&@t Afterburner (that i am sure it will cost 10.000.000 dollars plus tax) will be sold for 100 bucks in ebay.
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    Michi got a reaction from newfoundmass in The new Mac Pro + 6k monitor has landed - introducing the Cheese Graters   
    Oh dear, it's either underdelivering or overdelivering – the Internet-masses just can't be satisfied. Come on guys, this is Apple. Expecting a 3000$ MacPro is even more naive than expecting Canon to deliver a FF mirrorless with 8K full sensor 12bit RAW for 2000$. You need to manage your expectations a little better and stop being personally offended every time a product is brought to market without targeting your specific needs. One of those camera-bloggers said it right: In the Internet it's always about ME, ME, ME and only ME. No wonder you feel Canon rapes you from behind, Apple pisses on you from above while Sony stands in front of you teasing goodies without delivering. Plenty of alternatives out there waiting to be bought and used the moment you get over being offended for laughable reasons.
     
    Cheers
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    Michi got a reaction from kaylee in Full frame rival sales figures = grim reading for everyone vs Sony   
    I think this is the first time I agree with Mr Reid on 99 percent of what he writes.
    Especially in regards to the codec. Why isn’t ProRes an option on any of the japanese sub 15000$-Cameras? What is holding them back? Nobody is spending 3 times more only for a better codec. And with BMD you have it in Cams tha cost only 1000$. So why not implement it? Its like capturing all your stills as PDFs. Somehow you‘ll get it to work but why not just use jpg...?
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    Michi got a reaction from Emanuel in Full frame rival sales figures = grim reading for everyone vs Sony   
    I think this is the first time I agree with Mr Reid on 99 percent of what he writes.
    Especially in regards to the codec. Why isn’t ProRes an option on any of the japanese sub 15000$-Cameras? What is holding them back? Nobody is spending 3 times more only for a better codec. And with BMD you have it in Cams tha cost only 1000$. So why not implement it? Its like capturing all your stills as PDFs. Somehow you‘ll get it to work but why not just use jpg...?
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    Michi got a reaction from colepat in I voted for Raw recording on the R   
    Many of us somehow absurdly get emotionally attached to the tools we use (I include myself to that group). And then we start heated discussions and some of us post memes with a user group shitting all over the place. So in order to continue the discussion run in circles let me add my few cents as a user of canon cameras and lenses:  
    Sure, the canon tools loose most of the spec-wars. So like all other canon users I must be a fool to keep giving them my money? 
    I entered the canon eco-system back in 2008 or 2009 when I bought a 60D. I added some lenses, batteries and other accessories and eventually stepped up to the C100 when I decided to create videos professionally. Yes, even in 2018 that good old C100 with its crappy 30 Mbs ACHD-codec produced beautiful images that payed my bills and made my customers happy. It would do so even in 2019, but in an ongoing project I have the need for 4K capture so I sold my C100 for a good price and replaced it with a C200 (I considered a switch to Panasonic but did not like the EVA1 too much and the Varicam LT was too expensive). As B-cameras I have used the 60D, the 80D and now use the M50. I do know there are better alternatives from other brands in that form factor. But the additional work to match colors in post, the need for other accessories and the time I'd need to learn and get used to a new system aren't worth those technical improvements for me.
    I know my tools in and out, I know what they can achieve and what not. And I know there's a service-facility 20 minutes away that will take care of any issue without the need to send the camera to another continent and wait for several weeks or even months. That for me are important factors... 
    From my point of view bit depth, bitrate, color sampling, color science, crop factor (starting from MFT) and resolution (starting from FHD) determine maybe the last 5% of the quality of motion pictures. If we mess up all other aspects like focus, lightning, audio, camera movement, composition etc., the best specs in these 5% will not save our shots. So while it is fun to discuss these aspects of a camera and sometimes fight over them, I think all in all they are still negligible to a higher degree than most other factors. 
    Maybe if I was younger and bought my first camera in the last 3 or 4 years I'd be all in on another brand. But here I am, a happy user of technically inferior cameras form that c-brand that sometimes tends to disagree with all the bashing these tools get in the WWW...
    We all tell stories with pictures. That's what we have in common no matter what brands we use. And frankly we live in the best of times to do that. 
    Cheers
    Oh and by the way: Mr. Reids EOSHD C-Log is also one of the reasons I'm able to keep using the M50 as an acceptable B-Cam to the C200. So to a degree it's his fault I keep being a happy Canon-user 🙂
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    Michi got a reaction from webrunner5 in Download my 4K HDR 10bit H.265 videos shot with the Panasonic S1 firmware V1.0   
    https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/03/29/tuning-a-short-film-shot-on-the-panasonic-s1/
    Some impressive shots from the S1 in this promo-short too. I find the colors remarkably nice. In the right hands, this seems to be an excellent tool.
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    Michi got a reaction from IronFilm in NAB 2019 Predictions and Wishes   
    Not going to happen. You should know this company by now. No way Canon will release a successor to the C100 II with a better Codec than on the C200. Even Sony would't do that. What may will come one day is a C100 with 4k30p in 8bit 420 and no RAW. CanonRumors suggested the first RF-Cinema-Camera will not come before the end of 2019 and that it will be the C300 upgrade. So prepare to be disappointed...
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    Michi got a reaction from Kisaha in NAB 2019 Predictions and Wishes   
    Oh, thanks for pointing out that new rumor. I wonder if the C300 III will already have an RF mount if it is announced at NAB. My hope is that Canon will give the C200 a better lower/middle ground recording option (XF-AVC 8bit422 or even 10bit422) once the C300 goes 8K or Full Frame or both (and yeah, I know that's wishful thinking too)... 
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    Michi got a reaction from Mako Sports in Canon EOS RP and Fuji X-T30 announced - a Grand Canyon sized gap in 4K technology   
    I'm one of those  
    I too make this observation. It's not often that I spot a video shooter that earns his or her living with a Canon DSLR or MILC.
    But on the other side there are numbers that contradict this subjective observations. With the M50 ans EOS R Canon has apparently taken the market lead for mirrorless cameras in Japan (Canon Rumors reported that some weeks ago). I don't know if that market is completely different from that in Europe and America but I take it as a sign that potential customers with need for good video specs still represent only a small minority of the whole market.
    Canon is a successful business, been so for many years. To say they don't know what they are doing (as many here apparently think) is simply naive.
    Specs aren't everything, reliability and support are just as important if you want to use these tools on a daily basis to earn a living. And Canon does have reliable products and very good support. Nonetheless that's no excuse for what Canon did with the Video-mode in the EOS RP.  
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    Michi got a reaction from Kisaha in Canon EOS RP and Fuji X-T30 announced - a Grand Canyon sized gap in 4K technology   
    I'm one of those  
    I too make this observation. It's not often that I spot a video shooter that earns his or her living with a Canon DSLR or MILC.
    But on the other side there are numbers that contradict this subjective observations. With the M50 ans EOS R Canon has apparently taken the market lead for mirrorless cameras in Japan (Canon Rumors reported that some weeks ago). I don't know if that market is completely different from that in Europe and America but I take it as a sign that potential customers with need for good video specs still represent only a small minority of the whole market.
    Canon is a successful business, been so for many years. To say they don't know what they are doing (as many here apparently think) is simply naive.
    Specs aren't everything, reliability and support are just as important if you want to use these tools on a daily basis to earn a living. And Canon does have reliable products and very good support. Nonetheless that's no excuse for what Canon did with the Video-mode in the EOS RP.  
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    Michi reacted to padam in Canon EOS RP and Fuji X-T30 announced - a Grand Canyon sized gap in 4K technology   
    I hate to say this, but while it really does not offer much, it does that rather well at its price point (pros and cons in the video description)
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    Michi got a reaction from kye in Back from the dead? 8 reasons why I am warming to the tiny Canon EOS RP   
    Fair enough. And I agree - for Video shooters nothing with a similar form factor comes close to the GH5 (when you don't fear MFT). 
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    Michi got a reaction from kye in Back from the dead? 8 reasons why I am warming to the tiny Canon EOS RP   
    I predict you'll be disappointed. No way 10-bit Clog is going to happen in this camera. 
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    Michi got a reaction from noplz in Back from the dead? 8 reasons why I am warming to the tiny Canon EOS RP   
    The crop has to be smaller than on the EOS R. Less MPs, less crop. Otherwise it would have to be upscalde 4K. And I don‘t expect that. 
    Still, don‘t have too high expectations. This could likely be just a Full Frame M50: no 30p, no Clog, no DPAF in 4K. 
    I wouldn‘t miss 30p and Clog too much, I have matched the M50 with EOS Clog easy to the C100 and C200 (maybe not to a Pro-Colorists satisfaction, but close). 
    But DPAF will be missed a lot more on this camera than on the M50.
    I hope I‘m wrong but think history will repeat itself:
    expectations are too high -> lots of disapointment -> „2012 called“, „rip off“, „canon is doomed“ -> things normalize, life goes on -> rumors of next camera appear 🙂
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    Michi got a reaction from Eric Calabros in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Canon actually anounced publicly their next RF-Camera will be a low-end model:
    https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/01/08/wheres-canon-going-with-the-eos-r-do-they-have-a-plan
    Btw: in that article canon also confirms a 8k mirrorless camera is in development (or at least on their rosdmap). 
    I most definitly will skip this model (6d II sensor just doesn‘t cut it) but from their business standpoint it does indeed make sense to bring out a low end model. They want to gain marketshare in the mirrorless full-frame segment and will certainly do so with the EOS RP. More so than with an expensive pro camera. Those just don‘t sell enough. 
    Would I feel tricked if I was an EOS R owner? Sure.
    Is this a customer-friendly aproach? Probably not.
    But still canon isn‘t really on a dive. It might just be that they do understand this business quite a bit, despite some forum-users thinking otherwise.
    Face it: specs are not everything. And video specs are even less important in the full-frame segment. All those who expected a full-frame GH5 from Panasonic should know this by now.
    And now let me take shelter before getting shot for writing this 
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    Michi got a reaction from Jerome Chiu in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Canon actually anounced publicly their next RF-Camera will be a low-end model:
    https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/01/08/wheres-canon-going-with-the-eos-r-do-they-have-a-plan
    Btw: in that article canon also confirms a 8k mirrorless camera is in development (or at least on their rosdmap). 
    I most definitly will skip this model (6d II sensor just doesn‘t cut it) but from their business standpoint it does indeed make sense to bring out a low end model. They want to gain marketshare in the mirrorless full-frame segment and will certainly do so with the EOS RP. More so than with an expensive pro camera. Those just don‘t sell enough. 
    Would I feel tricked if I was an EOS R owner? Sure.
    Is this a customer-friendly aproach? Probably not.
    But still canon isn‘t really on a dive. It might just be that they do understand this business quite a bit, despite some forum-users thinking otherwise.
    Face it: specs are not everything. And video specs are even less important in the full-frame segment. All those who expected a full-frame GH5 from Panasonic should know this by now.
    And now let me take shelter before getting shot for writing this 
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    Michi got a reaction from noplz in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Canon actually anounced publicly their next RF-Camera will be a low-end model:
    https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/01/08/wheres-canon-going-with-the-eos-r-do-they-have-a-plan
    Btw: in that article canon also confirms a 8k mirrorless camera is in development (or at least on their rosdmap). 
    I most definitly will skip this model (6d II sensor just doesn‘t cut it) but from their business standpoint it does indeed make sense to bring out a low end model. They want to gain marketshare in the mirrorless full-frame segment and will certainly do so with the EOS RP. More so than with an expensive pro camera. Those just don‘t sell enough. 
    Would I feel tricked if I was an EOS R owner? Sure.
    Is this a customer-friendly aproach? Probably not.
    But still canon isn‘t really on a dive. It might just be that they do understand this business quite a bit, despite some forum-users thinking otherwise.
    Face it: specs are not everything. And video specs are even less important in the full-frame segment. All those who expected a full-frame GH5 from Panasonic should know this by now.
    And now let me take shelter before getting shot for writing this 
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    Michi reacted to mercer in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    To add to what @Michi just wrote... after spending some years reading this site, I think the most logical approach for many forum users here is to go and buy a cinema camera and use the right tool for the job. 
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    Michi got a reaction from webrunner5 in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Canon actually anounced publicly their next RF-Camera will be a low-end model:
    https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/01/08/wheres-canon-going-with-the-eos-r-do-they-have-a-plan
    Btw: in that article canon also confirms a 8k mirrorless camera is in development (or at least on their rosdmap). 
    I most definitly will skip this model (6d II sensor just doesn‘t cut it) but from their business standpoint it does indeed make sense to bring out a low end model. They want to gain marketshare in the mirrorless full-frame segment and will certainly do so with the EOS RP. More so than with an expensive pro camera. Those just don‘t sell enough. 
    Would I feel tricked if I was an EOS R owner? Sure.
    Is this a customer-friendly aproach? Probably not.
    But still canon isn‘t really on a dive. It might just be that they do understand this business quite a bit, despite some forum-users thinking otherwise.
    Face it: specs are not everything. And video specs are even less important in the full-frame segment. All those who expected a full-frame GH5 from Panasonic should know this by now.
    And now let me take shelter before getting shot for writing this 
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    Michi got a reaction from Django in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Canon actually anounced publicly their next RF-Camera will be a low-end model:
    https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/01/08/wheres-canon-going-with-the-eos-r-do-they-have-a-plan
    Btw: in that article canon also confirms a 8k mirrorless camera is in development (or at least on their rosdmap). 
    I most definitly will skip this model (6d II sensor just doesn‘t cut it) but from their business standpoint it does indeed make sense to bring out a low end model. They want to gain marketshare in the mirrorless full-frame segment and will certainly do so with the EOS RP. More so than with an expensive pro camera. Those just don‘t sell enough. 
    Would I feel tricked if I was an EOS R owner? Sure.
    Is this a customer-friendly aproach? Probably not.
    But still canon isn‘t really on a dive. It might just be that they do understand this business quite a bit, despite some forum-users thinking otherwise.
    Face it: specs are not everything. And video specs are even less important in the full-frame segment. All those who expected a full-frame GH5 from Panasonic should know this by now.
    And now let me take shelter before getting shot for writing this 
  24. Haha
    Michi got a reaction from mercer in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Canon actually anounced publicly their next RF-Camera will be a low-end model:
    https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/01/08/wheres-canon-going-with-the-eos-r-do-they-have-a-plan
    Btw: in that article canon also confirms a 8k mirrorless camera is in development (or at least on their rosdmap). 
    I most definitly will skip this model (6d II sensor just doesn‘t cut it) but from their business standpoint it does indeed make sense to bring out a low end model. They want to gain marketshare in the mirrorless full-frame segment and will certainly do so with the EOS RP. More so than with an expensive pro camera. Those just don‘t sell enough. 
    Would I feel tricked if I was an EOS R owner? Sure.
    Is this a customer-friendly aproach? Probably not.
    But still canon isn‘t really on a dive. It might just be that they do understand this business quite a bit, despite some forum-users thinking otherwise.
    Face it: specs are not everything. And video specs are even less important in the full-frame segment. All those who expected a full-frame GH5 from Panasonic should know this by now.
    And now let me take shelter before getting shot for writing this 
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    Michi got a reaction from kaylee in I am leaving Vimeo over their scandalous DMCA policy   
    But what does „unresolved strike“ mean? If anybody can just claim copyright-violations on three of your videos without any further proof does that strike count as unresolved (when that person does not back down)?
    If so, Vimeo-users would be completely unprotected from fraud, blackmail, personal attacks...
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