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  1. Hi JoeRay, I own a 5D Mark II. This camera came with an application called EOS utility. I used this application along with functionality built into the camera to calibrate each lens for focus. You might want to consider investigating whether-or-not the R5 has the same functionality of calibrating you lenses. Don
  2. HI All, Do any of these new offerings have Remote ID? If not and in the United States they will be useless in 2 years. Don't waste your money on any drone that does not offer Remote ID. Don Barar
  3. Hi Bruno, Was not aware that DR400 limited ISO to 640. Thanks for sharing. Don
  4. Hi Ben: Perhaps you have of your video settings to fLog. The minimum ISO in fLog is 640. Don
  5. Hi All: I recently updated the firmware in my X-T3 to version 4.00. Since making this update I have had issues with the camera in video mode. Camera becomes un-responsive, LCD froze, and was unable to turn off camera--had to remove the battery. Anyone else experience this on their X-T3 with an upgrade to firmware version 4.00. Don Barar
  6. Hi Aquias, I know that you are considering a wireless system. I have a Sennheiser G4. Works well, but on are occasions there are issues with electronic interference that prevents you from finding a band to sync the transmitter and receiver. I am assuming the Sony would have similar issues. Recently I have transitioned to wireless belt packs. TentacleSync manufactures their Track E which is 32 bit unit with a lavaliere microphone. These are $350US/unit. A couple of these and the Tentacle Sync E connected to the camera would be about $950 US. More expensive than a wireless system, but much more convenient to use and no interference. Don Barar
  7. Hi All: Here is a Gerald Undone review between the Zoom F2(not the Bluetooth version) and the TenatcleSync Track E: Don Barar
  8. Hi All: Here is a Gerald Undone review between the Zoom F2(not the Bluetooth version) and the TenatcleSync Track E: Don Barar
  9. Have no idea as I have yet to purchase. I was hoping that someone had tried it and could report back how well it worked. Don
  10. Hi Iron: The information provided is very weak. If it picks up the TC from the TenticaleSync app on the phone or via Bluetooth then RECVIDEO has value to me. If not, well it is just another useless app that I have purchased occasionally over the years. Don
  11. Hi All, I just received a TentacleSync Track E audio recorder. On occasion, I have a need to shoot video with an iPhone. There is a mobile telephone app called RecVideo that supposedly picks up the time code from the Track E audio recorder. Has anyone used this application? What are your thoughts? Don Barar
  12. Last line should read "With my current Ronin SC........."
  13. Hi All, I am considering purchasing a Ronin SC2 with RavenEye and have the following question. In know that I need my mobile telephone to launch the DJI application and Active Track. One I establish an object that I want to track does the mobile telephone still have to on. I ask, because once I have started Active Track I would like to turn off the telephone to conserve battery. With my correct Ronin SC using Active Track it rapidly drains the battery on the mobile telephone. Thank you in advance. Don Barar
  14. Hi Xavier: Thank you for pointing this out as a possibility. I was unaware of the possibilities of mis-match between full levels for 8 bit. Why would applications make this change? What applications are you aware of that do this? Do they have a way to toggle on/off? BTW. The examples captured in 10 bit. Don
  15. HI Majkel: The solution is to transcode to Prores 422 in FCPX. This is how I do it. When you import your files, allow FCPX to generate optimized files. Optimized files are a Prores 422 transcode. Do your editing. Then when you complete your project, delete the optimized files to conserve storage space. For some reason Compressor is not properly transcoding to Prores 422 and with my X-T3 exposure was being added.. However, optimized files in FCPX do not have this problem. I have written to Apple on their bug reporting and they have never responded. If you are an FCPX user, this is a far better process than first transcoding to Prores using Compressor or any other transcoding software. Why? because when you are done with your project you do not have large Prores files to store. Hope this helps. Don Barar
  16. This might be a little off topic and it may or may not help others using FCPX. Never transcode your H265 files to Proress 422 before importing into FCPX. Allow, FCPX to generate optimized files upon importing. The optimized files are ProRes 422. Do your editing. Once you have completed your project, delete the optimized media and you will be left with a smaller project file that only has the H265 media. If you ever need to edit your project, allow FCPX to again generate the optimized media. Hope this might be of help to others. Don
  17. Hi Jay, Thank you for performing these additional tests. Hmmm. I am beginning wonder if this is a Fuji bug or if companies not properly updating their software to properly handle 10 bit HEVC. Any one out there with a camera brand other than Fuji that can test 10 bit HEVC to see if when transcoding to Prores 422 there is shift up in the RGB parade? Don Barar
  18. Hi Jay, Thanks for writing. I am using MacOS 10.15.6 Catalina on a late 2016 MBP15. That is what I found with Video Pass Through. It leaves the video untouched and does not transcode to Prores 422--even through it still names the file Prores 422. However, the main issue remains as to why Compressor shifts the RGB parade up for when transcoding to Prores 422 from .h265, 10 bit, 420 files. As an experiment, I tried transcoding to Prores 422 the same .h265, 10 bit, 420 file using Adobe Media Encoder. It seems to process the files just fine without shifting the RGB parade up. I am at a loss as to what to do other than file a bug report with Apple. Don
  19. Hi All: I need to amend my initial comments. The above represent .h265 10 bit 420. Compressor does not properly transcode this to Prores 422 and imparts a significant shift in the histogram. On the other had, Compressor does properly transcode to Prores 422 files that are h264 8 bit 420. Sorry for any confusion. Don Barar
  20. Hi All: I am having an issue when using Apple's Compressor version 4.4.6 and transcoding .h264,UHD, fLog from an X-T3 to Prores 422. It appears as through the transcoding process that compressor is changing the brightness values of the transcoded file. Please see attached. Top image is the neat file from the X-T3. Middle image is the Prores 422 transcoded file with Video Pass Through (VPT) left unchecked. This is the way I normally transcode. Notice how the that the histogram is shifted up significantly. The bottom image is transcoded Prores 422 with the VPT checked. While the histogram is unshifted, unfortunately the file ends up not being transcoded Prores 422. Does anyone have thoughts on what might be occurring? Thank you in advance for your help. Don Barar
  21. Hi All, I am considering purchasing a Ninja V for use with my X-T3 and Ronin SC. Has anyone used this set-up? What was your experience? What worked and did not work? Thank you in advance. Don Barar
  22. Noone: You made the following statement in your last post: "The electoral college is a bit of a joke to me (and more so that not all states use the same method to allocate the college votes)." This statement is incorrect. Each state has an a number of electors equal to the number of members of the House of Representatives plus 2--the 2 represents the number of Senators. If a presidential candidate wins the state then he is awarded that states electors. It's that simple! The states cannot allocate electors in any way other than how it is specified in the Constitution. And Constitution says winner take all. There have been occasions where an elector has not voted as was required by law. But these cases are few and far between and have never changed the outcome of an election. There also have been some states that are attempting to allocate electors based on popular vote. But this is not constitutional and will not be allowed by the US Supreme Court. The only way this can be changed is if there is a constitutional convention. A constitutional convention can only be called by 1) two thirds majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representative or 2) two thirds of the states. Not gonna happen. Why? Because the small states, which make up the bulk of the US states, are never going to give up their power in electing a president These are first principles of constitutional law in the United States. This first principle is no different than any other first principle. Think of it in terms of sensor technology: given the same technology small pixels are inherently nosier than large pixels. I knew I could bring this back around to cameras. Don
  23. Dear EphariamP: You stated the following in your post: "Sorry, but you are wrong here. 62,984,828 people voted for Trump, vs 65,853,514 for Clinton, so nearly 3 million more voted for Clinton. Why isn't SHE president? Thank our regressive electoral college system put in place by aristocratic southern slaveholders." You do not understand the origins of the US Constitution. During the Constitutional Convention of 1787 one of the biggest hurdles to overcome was that the small states were concerned about being dominated by the large states. To get agreement amongst the 13 states they agreed to the following: Bicarmal legislature with the lower house (House of Representatives) to be proportional to the population and an upper house (Senate) where each state would have two senators. That the President would be determined by the majority of electors. With each state having a number of electors equal to the number of members in the House of Representatives plus two Senators. You made the statement that our "electoral college systems was put in place by aristocratic southern slave owners". But who were the large states of the day: New York(non-slave), Pennsylvania(non-slave), Massachusetts (non-slave), Virginia(slave), and North Carolina(slave). And the small states were: New Jersey (non-slave), Connecticut (non-slave), Rhode Island (non-slave), Vermont (non-slave), and Maine (non-slave). As you can see, it was the small, non-slave states that wanted what has become known as the Connecticut or the Great Compromise not the "aristocratic southern slaveholders" as you asserted. When you make statements like this it important to get your facts correct. Let the revisionists begin with their flaming and possible banning from the this site. Regardless, I don't care. Just want to make sure that the history is correct. Sincerely, Don
  24. Good for DJI releasing an update for the Ronin S to allow video start/stop via USB. But there is an issue of autofocus no longer working. Not certain if this is an XT-3 or Ronin S firmware problem. Has anyone attempted use of the X-T3 with the Ronin S with the new firmware? Don Barar
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