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    currensheldon reacted to BTM_Pix in SIGMA FP with ProRes RAW and BRAW !   
    Maybe one day Atomos will take the hint about doing a 4K Ninja Star.
    Of course with the fp being able to record to an external SSD itself you would imagine it might be unecessary to use a full on external system anyway but I'm guessing this might be the only way to currently deal with RED's patent.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from dslnc in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    Yes, the Youtube influencer machine is awful, but Gerald is the least offensive offender. He does all technical reviews, true, but at least he does a thorough and honest job. Only CVP is anywhere close to the usefulness of his reviews from a pure tech standpoint.
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    currensheldon reacted to Andrew Reid in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    I have nothing against him as a person, in fact has done some very informative stuff, and I've praised him for it in the past... just think he is part of the same machine, and that in the case of the Fp series he hasn't given it a fair crack of the whip. It is a direction for the internet overall that I'm just not too glad about. It is becoming just all powerful brands paraded on TV, brands influencing the influencer, and the incredibly anodyne nature of the personalities bores me to death... to the point of provoking them even, just to see if there is a real person there.
    I also don't get the same filmmaking inspiration I do from tech guys as I do from an actual Dp. It's what makes Bloom so persuasive - the pretty pictures - makes people overlook the person he actually is in my opinion, but we won't get into that again.
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    currensheldon reacted to Video Hummus in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    I believe this is Japanese but even without understanding anything I can tell it was a way better "review" or hands-on than DPReview did.
     
    Yes, I have nothing against information style videos like Gerald did. I quite enjoy CVP much more as they actually use the camera and offer feedback. Gerald's videos are kinda like technical launch promo videos. I find the deep dives of the technical bits useful and I throw the rest away, including any buying advice. Infinitely more useful than anything from Peter McKinnon or Matti. They are now purely lifestyle channels with a camera fetish slant. When people say influencer those guys are the textbook definition. When they want something they ask or e-mail companies to send them free shit and then tell you to stay humble. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from MrSMW in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    Yes, the Youtube influencer machine is awful, but Gerald is the least offensive offender. He does all technical reviews, true, but at least he does a thorough and honest job. Only CVP is anywhere close to the usefulness of his reviews from a pure tech standpoint.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from UncleBobsPhotography in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    Yes, the Youtube influencer machine is awful, but Gerald is the least offensive offender. He does all technical reviews, true, but at least he does a thorough and honest job. Only CVP is anywhere close to the usefulness of his reviews from a pure tech standpoint.
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    currensheldon reacted to newfoundmass in Why Gerald Undone is wrong about the Sigma Fp-L   
    Maybe save that criticism for the Matti Haapoja's and Peter McKinnon's of YouTube and not the guy that does rather dry long form reviews and regularly criticizes the things you think he's trying to sell?
    I say this as a very vocal critic of the YouTube filmmaking bubble. I don't always agree with Gerald but it's ridiculous to act as though he's looking to maximize clicks and affiliate sales. His videos would be under 10 minutes and feature him pouring coffee (gotta get that pouring sound!), riding a one wheel around, and otherwise pretending to have a far more exciting life than he does, all while talking about how awesome x is and that you should definitely check those affiliate links down below! 
    At least be fair if you're gonna criticize the guy. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Emanuel in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    Pretty surprised but I could play back the new 8k Raw codec in DaVinci Resolve on a three-year old iMac (souped up at the time however). I have always edited in Premiere but it's pretty insane how much smoother DaVinci is with everything. Need to make the full switch.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from shooter in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    That's what I was thinking - about an 8:1 compression. Whatever this compression ratio is, I'd LOVE it if they brought it to 4k in the the C300 III, C200, and any other future 4k raw cameras. 8:1 is sort of the sweet spot for quality and file sizes. For 4k, that would probably be closer o 400-600mbps, which is the same or a bit more than All-I.
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    currensheldon reacted to ntblowz in Canon R5 new 1.3 firmware ads CLOG3, Raw light and IPB light   
    The 8k RAW Lite is the same file size as the 8k All-I on the R5, they should definitely do that to their other camera.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Thpriest in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    GH6 kinda has to have some giant features to compete in a full-frame world. 
     
    PDAF and internal NDs seems to be the two big ones for sure, but timecode, high frame rates in 4K and 6k, and black magic and ProRes raw would all help. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Video Hummus in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    If the GH5S had good AF it would have been an insanely popular camera I think for many creators.
    A GH6 with good PDAF and decent lowlight and features that rival BM Pocket cameras would be an insanely popular camera.
    If they added internal ND and PDAF to anything it would be an insanely popular camera.
    I would like to see it, because a GH6 with oversampled 4K, internal ND, PDAF, full vlog and one of those fast but cheap MFT primes would make a great b-camera for me and I suspect a lot of others. The total package would be small and fast to deploy 
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    currensheldon reacted to Anaconda_ in Firmware update turns Panasonic S1 into an S1H (albeit with record-time limit in demanding modes like 6K)   
    Just imagine if Atomos release a new Ninja Star for ProRes Raw - or BMD do something similar for Braw. I'd buy one, or both in an instant.
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    currensheldon reacted to TomTheDP in Camera owning plans 2021   
    The S1H is quite fantastic. The only need it doesn't fill for me is VFR. Once Panasonic puts something out with a good 120p I'll be set. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    The S1H still has the best image of any camera under $10k, in my opinion. And I've used a lot of them. They need to put out an EVA-2 and S2H (or S5H) asap with update AF and they'll be good. I will probably use Panasonic cameras in the future for IQ alone, but AF, 120fps 4k, and a few other of the new bells and whistles are very useful in cameras like the C70, FX6, and this FX3. I'm still not sure Sony has fixed their color and IQ issues fully and their WB seems to be way off - but I'd like to test. FX3 would be excellent if the A7sIII didn't exist, and frankly, the A7sIII shouldn't exist, not the other way around. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Django in R5 vs R6   
    Putting the R6 through its paces during winter school break. Shot in 8-bit standard profile using a mix of 4K & (100FPS) FHD on a 2K timeline. Various AF modes were put to use (Face Priority, Face & Object tracking). Camera was set to Auto-ISO.
    Overall I'm pretty happy with this camera, given the sub $2.5K pricing. No fancy features just solid IQ, AF & IBIS. Zero overheat even at the beach today with 20 celsius. Of course I will keep testing but my confidence with Canon is somewhat restored, I will probably go with a C70 down the line for more pro work.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Lux Shots in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    The S1H still has the best image of any camera under $10k, in my opinion. And I've used a lot of them. They need to put out an EVA-2 and S2H (or S5H) asap with update AF and they'll be good. I will probably use Panasonic cameras in the future for IQ alone, but AF, 120fps 4k, and a few other of the new bells and whistles are very useful in cameras like the C70, FX6, and this FX3. I'm still not sure Sony has fixed their color and IQ issues fully and their WB seems to be way off - but I'd like to test. FX3 would be excellent if the A7sIII didn't exist, and frankly, the A7sIII shouldn't exist, not the other way around. 
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    currensheldon reacted to EphraimP in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    Yeah, I'm over Matti and Peter and that whole crew of YouTube influencers with their increasingly worthless camera "reviews" and their endless blogs about their hipster lifestyles. Back in the day they actually posted useful videos about shooting and editing techniques, plus their shtick was new and interesting at that point and not totally played out. 0f course, I've come to learn that some of their tips, like how to conform 60p footage to a 23.976 timeline were ass backwards and causing problems with a proxy workflow. 
    Gerald Undone, on the hand, is still pretty good on his reviews. I did watch his review of the FX3, and it's pretty spot on. It hits a lot of the same points as folks on this thread have brought up, including that the biggest real differences between in at the A7SIII are the tally lights, lack of viewfinder, button changeups and the handle with integrated XLR module. He makes a great point that if you are a video first shooter who doesn't really care about the EVF and does care about XLR mics, than the FX3 is a bit cheaper than the SIII and an XLR module. Other than that, it's pretty much the same princess in a different dress.
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    currensheldon reacted to Trankilstef in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    What annoys me the most is how some youtbers in those reviews are already saying how this camera is the best mirrorless option for serious filmmaking. Cinema camera my ass ! The S1H is still the king of professional video centric mirrorless ! It has everything that this Sony FX3 doesn't have as a proper cinema camera :
    - 4K DCI (even 6K)
    - Anamorphic modes
    - Shutter angle
    - Synchro Scan
    - Possibility to import Luts in camera
    - waveform, etc.
    How those "reviewers" could forget how much the S1H is more suited to professional video shootings than this FX3 !
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    currensheldon reacted to Marcio Kabke Pinheiro in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    Well, Panasonic was working on something:

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/18/22289331/panasonic-farting-cat-robot
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    currensheldon reacted to IronFilm in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    Remember the Panasonic Varicam S35 is even older than the EVA1, and it still has seen no new release to replace it. 

    But then again, they're still seeing usage! I'm about to start this week on a popular tv series shooting this season with 3x Panasonic Varicam S35 cameras. 
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    currensheldon reacted to deezid in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    If the FX3 has the same image processing, autofocus and eND as any of the other FX cameras it'll be a no-brainer I think especially given its price tag. If it comes with the Sony Alpha processing (strong sharpening and noise reduction) they can keep it. 😉
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    I am testing the FX6 soon to see if its color and IQ are closer to C300/C70 than FS5II/A7sII before making any decisions (because if it still feels like old Sony image, I'm out).
    But this camera still excites me as the ideal B-Cam to something like the FX6 or FX9. Every other cinema camera lacks a true, compact, mirrorless-like b-camera (same mount, some color, same codecs, same sensor size, same lenses, etc). I would get WAY more excited if it has: timecode, a 3.5mm input on the body, S-Cinetone, and touchscreen AF.
    Those features plus all of the new Sigma lenses, the move to full-frame cinema, Zeiss Loxia line (which I loved), all make the E-Mount a very exciting possibility. BUT, all the specs, bells, and whistles don't mean much if I'll be wishing I had my old Canon image a year later.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from deezid in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    Awesome thanks! 
    And totally agree that Alpha cameras (A7iii, A7sii, etc) are pretty awful from a video image quality standpoint. But Venice and FX9 have always been way better so if the FX6 is close to that, that's pretty great. 
    On that topic, I think that will be a big differentiator between the A7sIII and the FX3. Does the FX3 look more like the FX9, FX6, Venice? Or more like the A7sIII, which, in my opinion, still has that pretty awful zombie-skintones that have plagued all of the Alpha cameras and the FS5. It looks better, but not that great compared to stuff I've seen from FX9/6.
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from deezid in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    I am testing the FX6 soon to see if its color and IQ are closer to C300/C70 than FS5II/A7sII before making any decisions (because if it still feels like old Sony image, I'm out).
    But this camera still excites me as the ideal B-Cam to something like the FX6 or FX9. Every other cinema camera lacks a true, compact, mirrorless-like b-camera (same mount, some color, same codecs, same sensor size, same lenses, etc). I would get WAY more excited if it has: timecode, a 3.5mm input on the body, S-Cinetone, and touchscreen AF.
    Those features plus all of the new Sigma lenses, the move to full-frame cinema, Zeiss Loxia line (which I loved), all make the E-Mount a very exciting possibility. BUT, all the specs, bells, and whistles don't mean much if I'll be wishing I had my old Canon image a year later.
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