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  1. 25 minutes ago, MrSMW said:

    I think it’s more likely than not likely on the basis that the photography community is literally screaming at them to do so and also because the GH6 cannot be a GH5iii.

    I'm thinking DFD++ 😋

    Somehow Panasonic won't or can't implement PDAF.
    But if they somehow do, I can buy a cheap S1/S5 real soon 😎

  2. 5 hours ago, kye said:

    I won't be.  I use manual lenses and although my ability to manually focus doesn't track subjects with the same accuracy, I have never ever ever mistakenly focused on the background instead of the subject.  

    I also film in the real world where my subject is surrounded by other faces and objects that there's no way the camera could distinguish between.  Little pocket cameras have the ability to set VIPs and actually take photos of the people you want it to focus on and they will detect faces and then analyse them for the VIPs, and be sure to focus on the VIPs instead of the other random people of less importance.  I don't have that option on any interchangeable lens camera I own, so there's no way that the camera can tell who I know and who I don't.

    Then there's situations like this - how well do you think face-detect is going to work here?

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    Sure, PDAF with face-detection is great for vloggers against a plain background, and it's great if you're shooting a wedding on a gimbal as a one-person operator, but for more complicated stuff it's still a very long way from solving the AF issue.

    Besides, why settle for second best?  My P2K, M2K, and GH5 have the same focusing system as an Alexa 🙂

     

    I'm in no way saying DFD is bad since I'm really impressed by the G9 2.0 update.
    For photography I even like it better then the competition (that has PDAF) and for video with C-AF in good light it's also great.

    Somehow people like bashing Panasonic for it's lack of PDAF, yet accept the crappy almost non existing AF from blackmagic. And you hear lots of rumors about new AF systems for the GH6, while I just thing it will have an (even more) improved version of DFD.

  3. 1 hour ago, RawZion said:

    I'm very curious about what Andrew mentioned, that GPUs can't hardware accelerate 10 bit 422 footage.  Is that only when it's compressed in-camera, or is there the same issue with Atomos-produced ProRes 10 bit 422 footage?

    Please don't say I have to buy your software to discover for myself (I bought a lot of your picture profiles and use them, they're great but this is just a one-question one-answer thing)

    ProRes was made to be easy on CPU/GPU, so not sure hardware accelerated support will give any advantage. For h264 and h265 hardware accelerated support will give significant advantage.

  4. 12 hours ago, Mr. Freeze said:

    Remember that the BMMCC never came with Resolve Studio. 440€ is a great deal, but take a look at the used market as well. You´ll probably need the cage and a focal reducer anyway. If you already have a lot of accessoires, 440 for a basically new one is a good price.

    Thanks. Unfortunately the SmallRig Cage is discontinued and nowhere to be found in stock. Guess I better wait for a second hand deal with cage included then.

  5. 21 hours ago, LPG said:

    My point is that these codecs seem obsolete to me. They take up extreme amounts of storage space, and to my eye don't really have an edge on h264 and h265 with higher bitrates.

    Indeed, but still love them for older cams that still have low bitrate codecs like C100, FS100/FS700, etc...
    You can get those Ninja 2 / Blade nowadays for next to nothing and get a free monitor with scopes and false color as a bonus.

  6. 16 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

    Damn, people are almost giving away the OG BMCC!

    Indeed. He was complaining about very bad battery life in the ad, but I still get 60 to 90 min out of it!
    Would have prefered the MFT version, but the EF one is fine for this price. Hopefully one day I find a magicbooster for it.

  7. 7 hours ago, TomTheDP said:

    I've had good luck with camera gear in general, but I guess its a bit more specialized so you have less idiots. Not that you can't get screwed selling anything. Ebay sucks

    Kind of the same when trying to sell something in person. Never had any problem selling photography/video gear, always nice and friendly people. But try to sell instead a smart phone, tablet, etc...

  8. 5 hours ago, Xavier Plagaro Mussard said:

    I passed that phase too. It was a royal pita, because it is very stressful. I remember thinking how can I make it sure 100% with a video that I am sending this box. It is nearly impossible, unless you do everything and then hand it out to the courier, in the same take! 

    It's not like eBay will take the time to watch that video anyway.

  9. 3 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    None that I know of.

    What would be the advantages?

    Crypto is for two things... Invest as a speculative long term hold... And for private untraceable transactions. Why do you need to secretly buy a camera? 🙂

    Guess a good way to buy that new camera you want without your wife knowing 😄

  10. 55 minutes ago, Anaconda_ said:

    Shot entirely handheld (apart from one shot) with BMPCC4k, Viltrox speed booster and Sigma 18-35.

    So no stabilization (shoulder rig, monopod, steadycam, ...)? Did you add stabilization in post then?

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