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  1. I have a couple of these out in the woods right now: https://www.reconyx.com/product/XR6-UltraFire-High-Output-Covert-IR A client I'm working with on a series of social media shorts sent these to me just for fun. He's using them on another project, a long-form doc on forest recovering from wildfires that has funding from Nat Geo. I suspect the images is about as good as you can get out of a trail cam.
  2. Yeah, definitely not a fan of the color grade. Who wants their kids to have gray skin tones?
  3. I use a different V-Mount plate, but other than that, my solution to powering my X-T3 rig and Ninja V is the same. I use a dummy battery for my Camera and a 12v cable for the monitor. I've been doing this for about a year with no problem. I've also been using a Powerextra NP-F960 style battery with USB and DC outlets to power my X-T4 and another Ninja. I plug the battery directly to the Ninja and use a USB to USB C cable for the T4. I haven't used this as much, but no problems yet.
  4. That's complete bullshit. As others have stated, a 4K workflow, even for 1080 delivery, is standard now. I've got about 20 Terabytes of storage sitting on my desk top right now, in mixed SSDs and spinning disks. Cost a couple hundred bucks. 3 Terabytes worth of SSDs in my editing machine, cost a couple hundred more. The 1 Terabyte drives I use for my two Ninja 5 recorders cost a bit over a hundred a piece. Really big budget. Why are we feeding the troll? I know, I feel like doing it too. But it's pointless. He either doesn't actually know much about video production, or he's a Canon sh
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    Fuji X-T4

    Not trying to discredit your experience with overheating, just understand it. I just tried to test the dual record situation, but one of the cards I was using is not able to record at DCI h265 10bit 4:2:0 All-I. As far as autofocus, my 18-55 hasn't been having the same kind of pulsing problem. I'm on firmware 1.02. I've only been using it for interviews, b-roll is mostly manual.
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    Fuji X-T4

    You may be right, at least for the Veydras that the Meike lenses are based on. For some reason, I thought the 12 was too small but the 16 would work. But, then again, they might work.
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    Fuji X-T4

    I asked Duclos if they'd make a rear mount MFT to X-mount mod for the 16mm MFT lens and they replied: "Possibly, but we have many other projects in the works right now."
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    Fuji X-T4

    Yeah, I'd hope they go wider than 25 too. Do the three you have work as a matched set very well. They should, but I understand that they may have made some changes to the optical formula between making the 25 and the rest of the set. For the price, it's really phenomenal to be able to get 3-4 cine lenses for the price of one from another brand.
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    Fuji X-T4

    So you were shooting to both cards at the same time, to have backups? Just trying to make sure I understand what happened in your case. If so, I wonder if double recording would cause more heat. Seems plausible, but I'm no electronic or electric engineer. That would really be a bummer, as doubling recording is a critical workflow for a lot of people. Btw, how is the autofocus on the 50?
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    Fuji X-T4

    How are you liking the 50mm Meike cine? Do you have the original 25mm? I'm wondering how they compare, because I have the 25 and have definitely been tempted to get the 50 and maybe the 35.
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    Fuji X-T4

    This is interesting. I haven't posted on my T4 recording torture test yet. Last weekend I tested 4k 24p recording times in my office at 79F/26C. I was able to get almost 2 hours out of the camera, ending the test when the battery died. I recorded for about 24 minutes in 4K (limited by the amount of space on my card) then messed around the menu system, recorded a minute or so in 1080, reformatted the card and then recorded about 74 minutes in 4K by restarting record each time it ended after timing out. During this time, I was also feeding signal to my Ninja v to monitor recording. OIS on m
  12. Meh. The screenshot is nice. The actual footage didn't look impressive, at least on my screen. Not bad, just not better than a lot of current hybrid footage. Definitely didn't seem on a level with cine camera footage, though some other Komodo clips have, at least for me.
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    Fuji X-T4

    I'm pretty happy with the Metabones so far. I was going to post this image on the last post, but got distracted looking the Sigma 50 up again. I'm so tempted. For the same price I could get two Meike cine primes... but this metabones is calling out for really nice glass.
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    Fuji X-T4

    The 1.8 probably does better at autofocus because it's has an STM motor. And I agree, with the .71 increase of the speedbooster plus the extra stop of aperture, it's plenty. It was pretty cool being able to open all the way up to F1 on the 1.4 though. See below. I'd be more concerned about the difference in IQ between the lenses. It's tempting to just say screw it and get a Sigma Art It tracks subjects, seemingly as well as my 17--55, but I need to test it more. I'm not saying it messes up more on bigger focus pulls. I'm saying my 17-40 pulses a bit when locking onto focus and the 50
  15. That's lame. Any idea why? Lack of X-mount sales on the 50mm?
  16. v60 is fine. I have a Lexar 126G SDXC II V 60 card rated for 150 MB/s that's worked great. In the second card slot I usually have a San Disk Extreme 32G SDHC V30 card rated at 90MB/s that B&H sent with the camera.
  17. I have the 70-200 F2.8L usm. It's the old one, without OIS. I have put it on for a little bit, will play with it some more.
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    Fuji X-T4

    I didn't say speedbooster autofocus is "good" in my earlier post, I said it works and I need to test it more. I have been using in AF-C. So far, I've only been able to test it with UMC lenses. The autofocus seems to track as well as with native lenses, which is pretty good until it inexplicably looses a face (which is Fuji problem in general right now). When changing focus, the EF lenses I've used can hunt and go in and out while trying to lock on. I think that's more to do with the UMC lens motor than anything to do with the electronic connection of the speedbooster. I bought my daughter
  19. Gerald points out that, with current color profiles, the R5 and R6 have poor dynamic range. So that mitigates against the R5 as being "possibly the best mirrorless camera out there." And plus, seriously, ~$4k for a 1080p camera in 2020 is so... 2020.
  20. I've also been super happy with my T3. Love the image quality out of it and the film simulations for photo. I have been able to get the Ninja to work fine with it and really like getting a 422 Prores file to edit, plus a much bigger monitor with a full suite of monitoring tools is clutch. I've mainly used the 18-55 on it; it really is a decent lens if a bit slow. A key benefit of the X-mount system that hasn't been mentioned yet is cheap, good cinema glass. I have a Meike 25mm, and it's a great piece of glass to use, if you have a matte box to control flairs. I'll definitely be getting mo
  21. Ha! Same. I keep getting worried that I'll want the r6, but it seems to have some issues. Yeah, not trusting Tohen further than I can throw him. Clownshoes. X-T4 + Ninja is a nice option. B&H is bundling them with an accessory pack at a good price, so that's the route I went. In my early tests, it can record to the Ninja in 4k 24p until the battery dies, about 2.5 hours, indoors. Outdoors in pretty warm weather, I was able to record 4K to the Ninja and 1080 to the camera for more than an hour, starting and stopping the takes to reposition a couple of times but not turning t
  22. I haven't watched the YouTube. Sounds like what you are saying is that you can use this link to route a remote ATEM into your main ATEM, taking up a HDMI in on the "studio ATEM", without a second party webservice to host the remote ATEM stream. I can see how that would be helpful to some productions. What I'm looking into right now is a solution for livestreaming from locations that don't have an ethernet network with decent bandwidth for uploading. I've found that your typical (in the US anyway) 5Mpbs upload speed is dicey at best for a multicam stream. It looks like cellular bonding enc
  23. Having no broadcast experience, I'm not getting what the advantage of this is to a livestream.
  24. EphraimP

    Fuji X-T4

    Auto focus, on the other hand, definitely has room for improvement. I don't have any personal experience with Sony, or Canon offerings better than the 80D, but it definitely appears that Fuji is behind the curve if not a lap or two back like Panasonic.
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    Fuji X-T4

    Still working on getting familiar with the metabones adapter. I used it to get a little b-roll for a mini-doc on Tuesday. I just received an EF 50mm F1.4 that I bought for my daughter's birthday (she picked up my 80D when I got the T4) and I'll throw it on the T4 and maybe my T3 for some quick tests before I give it to her. On the overheating side, I used the T4 for the doc shoot Tuesday, recording internal at 1080 and externally at 4k DCI. I typically do that so I have backup files that don't take up as much storage space - post-production is all in 1080. We recorded interview footage fo
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