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  1. 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
  2. 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,
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 Constit
  10. 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 t
  11. 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
  12. Answers to your questions There is about 2/3 - 1 stop improvement in dynamic range with HLG over Flog. I am unable to tell if there is a difference in highlight rolloff. Difference in noise? I usually shoot at isos above base. So I am unable to comment if there is a difference in noise. One other thing about shooting HLG on the X-T3. I am less prone to getting some unusual magenta casts in highlights with HLG. The disadvantage of HLG is that you must record H265 and one has to transcode the footage to improve editability. Don Barar
  13. Hi AL: Thank your your help. It made me think more about what is going on with the Smooth Track settings and the interaction with the trigger. To solve my problem I did the following: Set up a custom profile for User 2 Smooth Track Settings Speed High Deadband low (I have mine set at 10) Sensitivity High Now when I rotate my body (and trigger not depressed) the Ronin S maintains it position relative to my body and allowing me to create my pan. Thank you again for your input. Don
  14. Hi AL: I am new to these gimbals. Might I ask how I put the Ronin S in follow mode? Don
  15. HI ST: Delighted that you like the thread. So far, the the only thing I have been able to come up with is to hold down the M key to put it in the sport mode. Then, camera always points forward. Not quite sure this that use sport mode as my goal is to make relatively slow and deliberate actions. While I really do not want to do use the joystick to counter act the movement, I have given it a try. I have adjusted the pan speed down (and turned off joystick tilt), but I have been unable to come up with combination of rotation of me and and an amount of counter acting joystick that m
  16. Hi AL: The pan axis is not locked. If I rotate my body 20 degrees the right, the Ronin S will completely counter act my movement and rotate 20 degrees to the left. Does this help you understand my issue? I want the Ronin S to continue to point forward so that as I change direction of my body, the direction of the camera changes as well--thereby creating the pan. Don DSCF0034-Apple ProRes 422.mov DSCF0032-Apple ProRes 422.mov Note to the moderator. I apologize for adding these files this post. Not quite sure how that happened or how to delete
  17. Hi All: I am a new Ronin S user. I am attempting several type of shots without the use of the joystick: 1) Simple Panning and 2) Moving in/out from subject and panning at the same time. The issue is that when I rotate my body to accomplish the pan, the Ronin S counter acts my move by yawing (panning) in the opposite direction. Consequently, the action that I want which is to change the direction of the camera is defeated by equal and opposite action of the Ronin S. I have attempted various SmoothTrack settings and modified the tuning parameters to get this to stop. But nothin
  18. dgbarar

    X-T3 Exposure

    Hi All: I just purchased a X-T3/XF 18-55 for use strictly as a video camera. I am in the process of the learning all of the features. Based on the settings I have now (exposure set to manual (i believe this locks the f/stop of the lens and Iso set to Auto), the videos shows a tendency to adjust exposure very quickly and is very noticeable. Is their a way to force the camera to make more gradual changes in exposure? Don BTW. I am shooting interior real estate videos. Hence, light is not always optimal and may change.
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