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    currensheldon got a reaction from Geoff CB in RED Komodo   
    I've been following it pretty closely and have been wondering that myself. I thought it was going to be sensor size, but that proved to be incorrect. As far as I can tell, the main differences will be:
    - High Frame Rates - Most Red cameras can do 96fps in 6k (Komodo will top out at 40 or 50fps) and 120-150fps in 4k. The specs haven't been released yet, but I'd be surprised if Komodo matched this.
    - Modularity - All of Red's other cameras can be built out based on the production. Whereas Komodo is pretty much just itself - it can't really be anything more than what it is, which probably means it won't be used as many A-Cams on most of the shows/movies that Red cameras are used on now. They need all the extra inputs and outputs that DSMC2 provides.
    - Fixed Mount - Totally fine with me since I love the RF Mount, but having an RF Mount and not user-swappable PL and EF mounts probably means many bigger productions will opt for DSMC2 and not use adapters. 
    But really that seems to be about it, all of which is fine for small crews, owner/operators, small production companies, etc. 
    Also, with a global shutter mode and Red IQ, I bet they will sell dozens of these to action movies and tv shows to use as crash cams and b, c, d, e, f, g etc cams. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from zerocool22 in RED Komodo   
    I've been following it pretty closely and have been wondering that myself. I thought it was going to be sensor size, but that proved to be incorrect. As far as I can tell, the main differences will be:
    - High Frame Rates - Most Red cameras can do 96fps in 6k (Komodo will top out at 40 or 50fps) and 120-150fps in 4k. The specs haven't been released yet, but I'd be surprised if Komodo matched this.
    - Modularity - All of Red's other cameras can be built out based on the production. Whereas Komodo is pretty much just itself - it can't really be anything more than what it is, which probably means it won't be used as many A-Cams on most of the shows/movies that Red cameras are used on now. They need all the extra inputs and outputs that DSMC2 provides.
    - Fixed Mount - Totally fine with me since I love the RF Mount, but having an RF Mount and not user-swappable PL and EF mounts probably means many bigger productions will opt for DSMC2 and not use adapters. 
    But really that seems to be about it, all of which is fine for small crews, owner/operators, small production companies, etc. 
    Also, with a global shutter mode and Red IQ, I bet they will sell dozens of these to action movies and tv shows to use as crash cams and b, c, d, e, f, g etc cams. 
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    currensheldon reacted to fuzzynormal in RED Komodo   
    Maybe they're just shifting their sales strategy?  I can imagine that they don't have as much market penetration in the upscale market as they need to sustain, so they're going for a new segment?  If so, other models could take a hit, but they have to do it.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Video Hummus in Panasonic G9 Becomes GH5, almost.   
    I think the GH6 will really pack in the features as it is the only way to differentiate the MFT market (just like the GH5 did 3 years ago). Basically, what can't full-frame mirrorless cameras do yet? A few years ago, it was 10-bit 4K, high frame rates, and great IBIS. Really only Panasonic's own cameras have surpassed that, but Nikon, Sony, and Canon are coming close (and Canon crushing with 1DX III specs that will surely make their way into a mirrorless camera soon-ish).
    So the GH6 needs to go all-in.
    - Raw externally to an SSD
    - Dual ISO that is great to at least 6400 ISO (like the GH5s)
    - 6K recording (not a huge deal for me as I'd rather have 12-bit 444 or raw in HD and 4K, but everyone else is doing it, soo...)
    - G9 or better IBIS (EM1X territory)
    - 120fps in 4K (and in 10-bit!)
    - Great AF - definitely starting to find this more and more important to keep my gimbal weight down.
    - And the BIG ONE: INTERNAL NDs!!
    I'm all about Panasonic's full-frame and excited about where Canon is heading after two knockout releases (C500II and 1DXIII) and amazing RF glass, but a GH6 with the above features with the 10-25mm f1.7 attached would compete on almost all levels.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Thpriest in Panasonic G9 Becomes GH5, almost.   
    I think the GH6 will really pack in the features as it is the only way to differentiate the MFT market (just like the GH5 did 3 years ago). Basically, what can't full-frame mirrorless cameras do yet? A few years ago, it was 10-bit 4K, high frame rates, and great IBIS. Really only Panasonic's own cameras have surpassed that, but Nikon, Sony, and Canon are coming close (and Canon crushing with 1DX III specs that will surely make their way into a mirrorless camera soon-ish).
    So the GH6 needs to go all-in.
    - Raw externally to an SSD
    - Dual ISO that is great to at least 6400 ISO (like the GH5s)
    - 6K recording (not a huge deal for me as I'd rather have 12-bit 444 or raw in HD and 4K, but everyone else is doing it, soo...)
    - G9 or better IBIS (EM1X territory)
    - 120fps in 4K (and in 10-bit!)
    - Great AF - definitely starting to find this more and more important to keep my gimbal weight down.
    - And the BIG ONE: INTERNAL NDs!!
    I'm all about Panasonic's full-frame and excited about where Canon is heading after two knockout releases (C500II and 1DXIII) and amazing RF glass, but a GH6 with the above features with the 10-25mm f1.7 attached would compete on almost all levels.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from abehalpert in Canon 1DX III, FF 4k60p with 422 10bit internal   
    Yea exactly. Hard to use a fixed screen for video nowadays. And the RF mount would make the variable ND adapter available for EF lenses (though I like the RF versions much more and most are packing IS). But man, everything else in the 1DX III outside of its overall size is near perfect. Even with that size it is tempting due to the impressive battery life. Let's see when all the other specs are released, but Canon seems to be moving in the right direction quickly.
     
     
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    currensheldon reacted to Trek of Joy in Canon 1DX III, FF 4k60p with 422 10bit internal   
    I'd be all over this one as well. My entire E-mount kit would hit the buy and sell boards pretty quick if this ever sees the light of day. The RF lenses are amazing, the bodies, meh....
    Love the early specs of the 1dx3 since I shoot a ton of stills and video for every assignment, but I can't go back to a OVF or a fixed screen. 
    Build it Canon!
    Chris
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Juank in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    One of the main reasons a lot of cameras like this don’t make the Netflix list is Timecode. 
    The C200 raw is one of the best Images under $20k, but does not have timecode I/O and therefore doesn’t make the list. Netflix officials have even stated that is why it isn’t on the list. Same with Pocket 4k/6k.
    smart of Panasonic to include it so they can make this list. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Geoff CB in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    One of the main reasons a lot of cameras like this don’t make the Netflix list is Timecode. 
    The C200 raw is one of the best Images under $20k, but does not have timecode I/O and therefore doesn’t make the list. Netflix officials have even stated that is why it isn’t on the list. Same with Pocket 4k/6k.
    smart of Panasonic to include it so they can make this list. 
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    currensheldon reacted to ntblowz in Canon 1DX III, FF 4k60p with 422 10bit internal   
    Press release
     
    If they put on to the next R its instant buy from me
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    currensheldon reacted to Django in Canon 1DX III, FF 4k60p with 422 10bit internal   
    To each their own, I recently bought a C200 not expecting to use RAW that much but with the very simple workflow, USB-C speed & storage space coming way down, I'm finding myself shooting RAW as much as possible. It's kind of hard to go back to 8-bit after 10-bit but even harder once you start messing with 12-bit RAW. 
    Having access to RAW internally at a flick of a switch is a godsend imo and brings me back to MLRaw days (minus the post workflow & reliability issues!).
    I have 2 Atomos recorders (including the V) and use them as monitors 95% of the time. Internal recording is the way to go for me.
    HEIC is also very interesting for stills giving basically 10-bit 4:2:2 vs 8-bit 4:2:0 for JPGs. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Snowbro in Zero AF Noise New RF lens   
    I couldn't find much info on the new RF 24-70 2.8, they said it had very quiet AF, but I usually don't believe manufacturers material. In photo mode, with servo enabled, it did make a tiny bit of noise. Then I put it in video and wow... I can't hear it at all, even when doing extreme focus distance changes. I didn't notice any focus breathing either. It was also very fast and accurate, I slowed it down in the movie af setting, looks smooth. Canon really does know how to make damn good glass, hopefully they make their pro hybrids in the next two years ?.
    I use this camera mostly for photos and it does very well, especially after they did that firmware update, that got rid of sensor banding when recovering shadows. I'll likely get the Komodo and use that with this RF glass and my other EF glass + variable ND adapter. At least until Canon finally puts out a worthy hybrid, which I estimate won't be until fall 2022. I gave up on the a7siii and I think Blackmagic did a great job on the pocket 4k/6k, but it just has too many drawbacks for me right now. I think those are awesome for people really rigging them out with a huge external battery and monitor etc. That just doesn't fit in my backpack when I am going deep into the backcountry. 
    Update: I just tried the tracking in video mode and it surprisingly did really good. It was unusable last year.
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    currensheldon reacted to Tyler Hansen in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    I got sick of these terrible test videos so I decided to go out and make a quick video. It's an amazing camera. 
     
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    currensheldon reacted to deezid in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    Will receive my S1H on Monday and will test it. Let's hope these two issues are fixed.
    Can confirm that the blue channel issue has been resolved already - on the prototype S1H cameras on the IBC at least.
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    currensheldon reacted to Rinad Amir in 1DX Mark III Prototypes - 6K IBIS   
    Just imagine canon colors af and 10bit 4.2.2 60fps internal clog no crop in fullframe priced as S1H id preorder it in hardbeat
    and no i dont need 6k 4k 2k im well ok with HD
    am i asking alot?
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    currensheldon reacted to Thpriest in 1DX Mark III Prototypes - 6K IBIS   
    I wish Canon would stop fannying about and just produce a C100 mk3 to rival the likes of the S1H. Put IBIS in and give us glorious 4K 50p (now that everyone else is moving on to 6K) in a XC10 body on steroids.
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    currensheldon reacted to DBounce in Sony 6K Full Frame PXW-FX9/FX6 Leak   
    Honestly, I think the Canon C500 Mk2 is a better choice.  Great AF, Anamorphic support, similar DR, better highlight roll off, smaller, larger LCD, touch screen, switchable lens mounts. Barring some crazy breakthrough... which I'm always good with,  one will find it's way into my waiting arms. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Cliff Totten in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    Yeah,...for me the Lumix S1H, a 10bit camera with great internal CODECs, no overheating and no recording limits and almost 6k raw? For $4,000,....is the most exciting camera I have seen in years. They just need to fix that one glaring problem with their color science and nasty blue channel clipping problem.
    I already have an S1 and now the S1H is on my radar as a replacement.
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    currensheldon reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Blackmagic refreshes their Video Assist line   
    Would be cool if the S1H could do BRAW or the S1
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    currensheldon reacted to Vision in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    I just bought my first fullframe toy?
    Now i need That piss a shit Vlog card!!!
     


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    currensheldon got a reaction from Lux Shots in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    Looks Panasonic is going to beat Nikon to the punch. And at 6k raw too.
    This is pretty incredible for a $4,000 FULL FRAME camera: https://www.atomos.com/press-releases/atomos-panasonic-lumixSH1-6K35mmFFR
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    currensheldon got a reaction from ade towell in Blackmagic IBC Announcement   
    These new recorders are HUGE, in my opinion. Black Magic Raw is perhaps the best codec currently available that isn't made by Red. Beautiful 12-bit raw footage that can actually take up less space than ProRes LT or All-I 10-bit H264. I have almost bought Black Magic cameras many times just for the codec, but I edit in Premiere and don't particularly love their cameras.
    With today's update, I can continue to use the EVA-1 or C300 Mark II, record everything in the amazing BM Raw AND still edit in Premiere (though I should just switch to Da Vinci)! These recorders breathe some serious life back into cameras like the EVA-1 and C300II. 
    Pretty amazing that Black Magic would do this. They are really working to get people into their full workflow and using some part of their tools. They will sell a lot of these recorders, probably at the expense of a few Ursas and Pockets, but they will have a lot more people in their ecosystem now.
    Hats off, BMD. This is amazing. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Blackmagic IBC Announcement   
    These new recorders are HUGE, in my opinion. Black Magic Raw is perhaps the best codec currently available that isn't made by Red. Beautiful 12-bit raw footage that can actually take up less space than ProRes LT or All-I 10-bit H264. I have almost bought Black Magic cameras many times just for the codec, but I edit in Premiere and don't particularly love their cameras.
    With today's update, I can continue to use the EVA-1 or C300 Mark II, record everything in the amazing BM Raw AND still edit in Premiere (though I should just switch to Da Vinci)! These recorders breathe some serious life back into cameras like the EVA-1 and C300II. 
    Pretty amazing that Black Magic would do this. They are really working to get people into their full workflow and using some part of their tools. They will sell a lot of these recorders, probably at the expense of a few Ursas and Pockets, but they will have a lot more people in their ecosystem now.
    Hats off, BMD. This is amazing. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from kye in Blackmagic IBC Announcement   
    These new recorders are HUGE, in my opinion. Black Magic Raw is perhaps the best codec currently available that isn't made by Red. Beautiful 12-bit raw footage that can actually take up less space than ProRes LT or All-I 10-bit H264. I have almost bought Black Magic cameras many times just for the codec, but I edit in Premiere and don't particularly love their cameras.
    With today's update, I can continue to use the EVA-1 or C300 Mark II, record everything in the amazing BM Raw AND still edit in Premiere (though I should just switch to Da Vinci)! These recorders breathe some serious life back into cameras like the EVA-1 and C300II. 
    Pretty amazing that Black Magic would do this. They are really working to get people into their full workflow and using some part of their tools. They will sell a lot of these recorders, probably at the expense of a few Ursas and Pockets, but they will have a lot more people in their ecosystem now.
    Hats off, BMD. This is amazing. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from ntblowz in Blackmagic IBC Announcement   
    These new recorders are HUGE, in my opinion. Black Magic Raw is perhaps the best codec currently available that isn't made by Red. Beautiful 12-bit raw footage that can actually take up less space than ProRes LT or All-I 10-bit H264. I have almost bought Black Magic cameras many times just for the codec, but I edit in Premiere and don't particularly love their cameras.
    With today's update, I can continue to use the EVA-1 or C300 Mark II, record everything in the amazing BM Raw AND still edit in Premiere (though I should just switch to Da Vinci)! These recorders breathe some serious life back into cameras like the EVA-1 and C300II. 
    Pretty amazing that Black Magic would do this. They are really working to get people into their full workflow and using some part of their tools. They will sell a lot of these recorders, probably at the expense of a few Ursas and Pockets, but they will have a lot more people in their ecosystem now.
    Hats off, BMD. This is amazing. 
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