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    Michi reacted to DBounce in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    No you were not asked where the footage is. I fully understand that no one has footage outside of Sigma. I merely questioned your otherwise interesting article’s title. As I do not feel an article that claims to be “comprehensive” can be absent of the single most important aspect of any camera... the footage. Also no information of base ISO... or ISOs if it is dual?
    It was a simple comment. It was not meant as a personal attack on anyone. And for the record, I’m pleased to see more players come into the video market, as I believe competition is a healthy thing and great for consumers.
    Perhaps you will ban me for saying these things? I have noticed of late, that pretty much everything is tolerated by those claiming to be tolerant... unless what is presented is a difference of opinion. That’s where tolerance ends.
     
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    Michi got a reaction from ghostwind in Canon gear advice for pro photographer getting into videography   
    While this is true for every sensor that does not oversample, so far I have never experienced much aliasing in the C200 image and I'd assume there's no sharpening at all done in camera. At least the XF-AVC files are in no way sharper than the RAW files, quite contrary...  
    But anyway, I don't deny the oversampled HD of the C100 looks great and that this principle is valid for higher resolutions too. But regardless of that, for me the C200 still has a nice image straight out of camera 😉  
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    Michi got a reaction from thephoenix in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    from the cinema5d-video it seems at least 25p will also be possible just not 30p and higher (but it's 8bit not 12bit)...

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    Michi got a reaction from EthanAlexander in Canon gear advice for pro photographer getting into videography   
    Hey Ghostwind
    A bit late to the discussion but I owned a C100 Mark 1 for five years and replaced it with a C200 about a year ago. From my POV some additional factors worth considering:
    - If you spend several thousand bucks on a Camera for professional use in 2019 I'd consider 4k mandatory. If you plan to use this Camera for several years to come, not having 4k will eventually become a disadvantage. And it brings benefits for HD delivery too. If 4k slows you down in post now you'll soon need better hardware and/or software anyway.   
    - I get the impression Audio is a crucial factor for what you do. It is so much better in the C200. Once you have a Microphone and Audio-Reciever on your C100 it gets front-heavy because the XLRs are on the handle. C200 also has 4 channel recording so you can have lower leveled backup tracks of your XLR-feeds in case audio clips for some reason. Having audio controls on the back and not on the handle is a big advantage in fast shooting scenarios too. 
    - The C200s touch to focus can be very helpful for documentary work, I'd assume for sports too but have no experience in that field. Compared to the C100 the monitor is way more flexible and can be mounted to different points. For longer handheld shoots I found the position of the C100-monitor annoying and too close to your chest. It forces you to hold the camera further away which makes it heavier.
    - RAW might be a hassle now but I'd expect it to only get easier and less expensive to handle in the years to come. Having the possibility to record RAW might give your camera a longer lifespan. No doubt the C200 will also have a better resell value in the years to come so from my POV is a better professional investment in 2019.   
    - Are you sure you want to rely on an external recorder for all of your shoots? From my experience they are pain in the ass to work with on one man shoots. It takes longer to rig the camera up and they somehow constantly need to be repositioned. Plus you need more batteries, cables, cards... 
    - In general I find the C200 is more thought-out and easier to use in uncontrolled shooting scenarios that require fast reactions.
    Just some additional food for thought...
    Cheers  
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    Michi got a reaction from ghostwind in Canon gear advice for pro photographer getting into videography   
    Hey ghostwind
    While I don't agree with your statement that the C200 doesn't do 4k very well at all (opinions vary and that's ok), I sincerely hope you'll enjoy shooting with the C100. It's a fine little Cine-Camera and been my workhorse for years. Have never regretted the investment. And it seems you have weighted your pros and cons carefully.
    Happy shooting!
     
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    Michi got a reaction from User in Canon gear advice for pro photographer getting into videography   
    Hey Ghostwind
    A bit late to the discussion but I owned a C100 Mark 1 for five years and replaced it with a C200 about a year ago. From my POV some additional factors worth considering:
    - If you spend several thousand bucks on a Camera for professional use in 2019 I'd consider 4k mandatory. If you plan to use this Camera for several years to come, not having 4k will eventually become a disadvantage. And it brings benefits for HD delivery too. If 4k slows you down in post now you'll soon need better hardware and/or software anyway.   
    - I get the impression Audio is a crucial factor for what you do. It is so much better in the C200. Once you have a Microphone and Audio-Reciever on your C100 it gets front-heavy because the XLRs are on the handle. C200 also has 4 channel recording so you can have lower leveled backup tracks of your XLR-feeds in case audio clips for some reason. Having audio controls on the back and not on the handle is a big advantage in fast shooting scenarios too. 
    - The C200s touch to focus can be very helpful for documentary work, I'd assume for sports too but have no experience in that field. Compared to the C100 the monitor is way more flexible and can be mounted to different points. For longer handheld shoots I found the position of the C100-monitor annoying and too close to your chest. It forces you to hold the camera further away which makes it heavier.
    - RAW might be a hassle now but I'd expect it to only get easier and less expensive to handle in the years to come. Having the possibility to record RAW might give your camera a longer lifespan. No doubt the C200 will also have a better resell value in the years to come so from my POV is a better professional investment in 2019.   
    - Are you sure you want to rely on an external recorder for all of your shoots? From my experience they are pain in the ass to work with on one man shoots. It takes longer to rig the camera up and they somehow constantly need to be repositioned. Plus you need more batteries, cables, cards... 
    - In general I find the C200 is more thought-out and easier to use in uncontrolled shooting scenarios that require fast reactions.
    Just some additional food for thought...
    Cheers  
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    Michi got a reaction from ghostwind in Canon gear advice for pro photographer getting into videography   
    Hey Ghostwind
    A bit late to the discussion but I owned a C100 Mark 1 for five years and replaced it with a C200 about a year ago. From my POV some additional factors worth considering:
    - If you spend several thousand bucks on a Camera for professional use in 2019 I'd consider 4k mandatory. If you plan to use this Camera for several years to come, not having 4k will eventually become a disadvantage. And it brings benefits for HD delivery too. If 4k slows you down in post now you'll soon need better hardware and/or software anyway.   
    - I get the impression Audio is a crucial factor for what you do. It is so much better in the C200. Once you have a Microphone and Audio-Reciever on your C100 it gets front-heavy because the XLRs are on the handle. C200 also has 4 channel recording so you can have lower leveled backup tracks of your XLR-feeds in case audio clips for some reason. Having audio controls on the back and not on the handle is a big advantage in fast shooting scenarios too. 
    - The C200s touch to focus can be very helpful for documentary work, I'd assume for sports too but have no experience in that field. Compared to the C100 the monitor is way more flexible and can be mounted to different points. For longer handheld shoots I found the position of the C100-monitor annoying and too close to your chest. It forces you to hold the camera further away which makes it heavier.
    - RAW might be a hassle now but I'd expect it to only get easier and less expensive to handle in the years to come. Having the possibility to record RAW might give your camera a longer lifespan. No doubt the C200 will also have a better resell value in the years to come so from my POV is a better professional investment in 2019.   
    - Are you sure you want to rely on an external recorder for all of your shoots? From my experience they are pain in the ass to work with on one man shoots. It takes longer to rig the camera up and they somehow constantly need to be repositioned. Plus you need more batteries, cables, cards... 
    - In general I find the C200 is more thought-out and easier to use in uncontrolled shooting scenarios that require fast reactions.
    Just some additional food for thought...
    Cheers  
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    Michi got a reaction from Juank in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    - Battery Life
    - ND-Filters
    - 4 Channel Audio-Recording
    - 3 Audio-Inputs
    - DPAF
    - Service-Centers all around the World
    - (maybe) Reliability
    Of course this does not affect every user the same way, but for some – like me – this things matter... 
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    Michi got a reaction from Video Hummus in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    - Battery Life
    - ND-Filters
    - 4 Channel Audio-Recording
    - 3 Audio-Inputs
    - DPAF
    - Service-Centers all around the World
    - (maybe) Reliability
    Of course this does not affect every user the same way, but for some – like me – this things matter... 
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    Michi got a reaction from PannySVHS in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    - Battery Life
    - ND-Filters
    - 4 Channel Audio-Recording
    - 3 Audio-Inputs
    - DPAF
    - Service-Centers all around the World
    - (maybe) Reliability
    Of course this does not affect every user the same way, but for some – like me – this things matter... 
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    Michi got a reaction from Alex T in How many sales are Canon losing from enthusiasts due to video shenanigans?   
    - Battery Life
    - ND-Filters
    - 4 Channel Audio-Recording
    - 3 Audio-Inputs
    - DPAF
    - Service-Centers all around the World
    - (maybe) Reliability
    Of course this does not affect every user the same way, but for some – like me – this things matter... 
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    Michi got a reaction from newfoundmass in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Congrats to @PannySVHS and @Framed_By_Dan and to all other participants as well! Some very exotic camera choices and lenses already revealed. Now I'm particularly curious to see what camera @TrueIndigo has used. I liked the colours of that one the most. And of course which lens created that unusual bokeh in the contribution of @Wronzoff.
    My choice was very boring and unspectacular, as I used what I already owned: Canon 60D and 60mm Macro with some cheap 0.9 ND (EOS standard colour profile without any grading).
      

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    Michi got a reaction from chadandreo in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    😂 
    This post was a genuinely funny read. Adequate tone for the decision made by Canon (if it really gets confirmed in the next few days).   
    Way more healthy to just laugh at this. And I say that as a Canon shooter who hoped to replace the M50 with one of these... 
    Hope dies last, but it dies... 😂
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    Michi got a reaction from Emanuel in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    In all honesty: I would have paid off the winner of the competition the amount 60Ds go on Ebay right now rather than handing over mine if I lost. This is the first camera I bought with my own money so it has some emotional value for me and will remain on my shelf 😉 
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    Michi got a reaction from Emanuel in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Congrats to @PannySVHS and @Framed_By_Dan and to all other participants as well! Some very exotic camera choices and lenses already revealed. Now I'm particularly curious to see what camera @TrueIndigo has used. I liked the colours of that one the most. And of course which lens created that unusual bokeh in the contribution of @Wronzoff.
    My choice was very boring and unspectacular, as I used what I already owned: Canon 60D and 60mm Macro with some cheap 0.9 ND (EOS standard colour profile without any grading).
      

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    Michi got a reaction from Emanuel in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    I think you are way to critical, and I mean that in a good way. Watching without knowledge about what camera etc. was used for me was a good experience, kind of like looking mor freely at the videography... And yours looked nothing short of good to my eyes. 
    So for me this competition was also a reminder that filming is a craft first. And that good craftsmen and -woman can work with every tool. 👍
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    Michi reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    Come on Mattias, are we reading different posts or what because reading this thread I didn't get the impression that the lack of 24p is the end of the world. I did get the impression that it's silly that it's not there, that there's zero technical reasons why it's not there, that it's just Canon being " WE wANt TO PrOtect the CinemA linE " 
    I, just like you, shoot in 25/50 because that's the EU standard, I don't think I've ever shot in 24 on my GH5. However if it didn't have that option, I'd be the first one to write "wtf panasonic why can you do 25fps but not literally one frame less?" Not because I actually need it, but because I feel like it's such a standard feature that it should be implemented.
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    Michi reacted to tweak in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    You know how there's Godwins Law? There should really be a similar thing for 24p in any EOSHD discussion.
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    Michi reacted to Mattias Burling in Canon EOS M6 Mark II   
    I guess it's time to restart the hyperbolic pretend it's a pro video camera only to rip on it machine again. But honestly, it's getting old.
    BTW, I just installed a new washing machine yesterday. It didn't even have 4K via HDMI.. it's like 1998 all over again.
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    Michi got a reaction from heart0less in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    I think you are way to critical, and I mean that in a good way. Watching without knowledge about what camera etc. was used for me was a good experience, kind of like looking mor freely at the videography... And yours looked nothing short of good to my eyes. 
    So for me this competition was also a reminder that filming is a craft first. And that good craftsmen and -woman can work with every tool. 👍
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    Michi got a reaction from heart0less in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Congrats to @PannySVHS and @Framed_By_Dan and to all other participants as well! Some very exotic camera choices and lenses already revealed. Now I'm particularly curious to see what camera @TrueIndigo has used. I liked the colours of that one the most. And of course which lens created that unusual bokeh in the contribution of @Wronzoff.
    My choice was very boring and unspectacular, as I used what I already owned: Canon 60D and 60mm Macro with some cheap 0.9 ND (EOS standard colour profile without any grading).
      

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    Michi got a reaction from aaa123jc in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Congrats to @PannySVHS and @Framed_By_Dan and to all other participants as well! Some very exotic camera choices and lenses already revealed. Now I'm particularly curious to see what camera @TrueIndigo has used. I liked the colours of that one the most. And of course which lens created that unusual bokeh in the contribution of @Wronzoff.
    My choice was very boring and unspectacular, as I used what I already owned: Canon 60D and 60mm Macro with some cheap 0.9 ND (EOS standard colour profile without any grading).
      

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    Michi reacted to TrueIndigo in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Michi, this Wiki page gives some info about Fuji Super CCD technology (link below). I remember seeing their promotional material at the time and it looked like a great idea for organic images. And of course it was a CCD (not CMOS). Andrew asked if I took stills -- not recently, but I remember when I first got it the stills struck me as having a very nice grain structure, very photographic, and the colours were vivid but retro vivid, not modern electric vivid.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_CCD
     
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    Michi reacted to TrueIndigo in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    The camera used was a compact stills camera, the Fuji FinePix E900. I bought it new for £140 in May 2007 and haven't used it for seven years (the first thing I had to do was reset the clock!). The 4:3 video it shoots (auto exposure only) is 640 x 480 x 30p. I enlarged this with a video utility to make it 1440 x 1080 x 30p before editing on a 1920 x 1080 timeline, so the "Academy" shape was retained. But absolutely no exposure or colour changes were made, so the colours you see are straight from the camera. Interestingly, it's the auto exposure (and it's sudden changes within a shot) that makes it look amateur, more so perhaps than the ultra low resolution.
    A sad sign of the times regarding increasing obsolescence: I took out the xD card to put in my computer multi-memory card reader, only to find that xD was not one of them! Luckily, the camera features a USB socket, so I could connect the camera directly to access the files.   
    Michi: "I'm particularly curious to see what camera @TrueIndigo has used. I liked the colours of that one the most." -- This camera features a 9MP 5th generation Super CCD HR sensor. From the days when Fuji photsites were octagonal in shape and some were of a different size -- wild times!

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    Michi got a reaction from PannySVHS in EOSHD $200 challenge - Voting begins!   
    Congrats to @PannySVHS and @Framed_By_Dan and to all other participants as well! Some very exotic camera choices and lenses already revealed. Now I'm particularly curious to see what camera @TrueIndigo has used. I liked the colours of that one the most. And of course which lens created that unusual bokeh in the contribution of @Wronzoff.
    My choice was very boring and unspectacular, as I used what I already owned: Canon 60D and 60mm Macro with some cheap 0.9 ND (EOS standard colour profile without any grading).
      

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