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EphraimP

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  1. I think you're misunderstanding me. I'm specifically referring to Newfoundmass's post that "their main page basically recommended alt-right and Newsmax pro-Trump videos on my first visit." That's what I have a problem with, not the underlying technology. And saying that the the alt-right (led by the Orange Dumpsterfire in the Whitehouse) is attempting to destroy democracy in America is not "hysterical hyperbole." The huge push to try to invalidate our presidential election through the alt-right media and the courts is having, and will have, long lasting effects on our election system. It's not trivial. And you can add the long-term voter suppression push from the right targeting (mostly) people of color and nakedly partisan gerrymandering of electoral districts to that. No good.
  2. Seeking out multiple sources of information from different viewpoints is one thing. Supporting a platform that gives voice to or promotes dangerous, falsehood filled propaganda channels like Newsmax is another. I'm sorry, but I can't get behind anything that remotely smacks of the whole Parler fake "free speech" alt-right echo chamber. These people are actively trying to destroy democracy over here and actually killing people and plotting terrorist acts. So, yeah, if LBRY is promoting their content on any part of it service, I for one am not going to use them at all.
  3. I thought I read that it was going to be EF. But who knows. It's definitely making me think about holding off on the C70 to see what it's like, and I was almost certain to order the C70 this month. I'm not sold on the huge mirrorless form factor, so this latest rumor has got me thinking.
  4. Not a problem if you already have a 70-200 F2.8, which I do. Besides, the 24-70 is supposed to have better IQ than the 24-105. Plus, the 24-70 has that little sneaky macro feature, which pushes the length out to 80mm if I'm correct. Almost never break out my 180 mm L-series macro. That's a really specialized outdoor photo macro that's a bit of a struggle to use for video, I'm sure have a macro feature on the autofocus lens that will live on the camera will come in handy for detail shots. Honestly, while I'm not as crazy for wide angle shots as some videographer/cinematographers, I don't go out to the tele end as much as I did as a photographer. Back in my journalism days, my 70-200 was my baby. I loved that lens for portraiture and only used a wide zoom to get maybe a single establishing shot per photo essay. While video/film is simply a series of moving images, I feel that they are really vastly different mediums of expressions in many ways,
  5. I'm heavily leaning towards the C70 for sure as a former Canon shooter who really wants built-in ND and would love XLRs in my next camera body, though I have both DXA Micro pre amp and a MixPre 3. But considering that the C70 has more of a hybrid body style than a regular C-series body, which I'd prefer, and the lower-priced Sony would leave some room in the budget for lenses, it's at least worth asking someone who has them both. I'm also considering that my L-series zooms are about 14 years old and really aren't the best for video, in terms of lacking image stabilization and auto focus that tends to hunt a bit. If I get the C70, it will probably make sense to get the 24-70 F4 L IS USM as the main lens that lives on the body with the speedbooster for interviews and run and gunning.
  6. So if you had a budget of around $6K for a new body and some EF lenses lying around, say an 17-40 F4L and 70-200 F2,8L plus a 50mm prime, which of the two would you get? Mainly for doc work, with the occasional corporate or event shoot and the odd multi-cam livestream. You wouldn't need it for any photo capacity; you already have a few mirrorless bodies, say Fuji XT series? And, speaking of that, does it seem like one or the other will cut better with footage from other manufactures?
  7. Of Eddy course was the better rider. He's the GOAT. The question was more to see who you'd be a fan of, based on personality, riding style, ect. I'm a Merckx guy, but that's the easy answer, like being a fan of Lance over Jan back in 91. I was a Marco fan more than anything back then.
  8. What kind of shape is De Vlaeminck in today? I meant who would you have rooted for back in the day?
  9. This is a really good point. The firehose approach to content delivery isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as the platforms actively weed out hate speech and disinformation. Unfortunately, they aren't great at it, hence our current and soon to be ex-president's seemingly incomprehensible hold on a tragically large portion of our population.. The catch is as viewers we need to be discerning in what we choose to view and use common sense and rationality in how we make sense of what we're viewing. Unfortunately that takes a level and type of education that is sadly lacking in my country at least, BTW, Merckx or De Vlaeminck? Part of the issue is that YOU need to be an active editor and work to train the algorithm to serve you better content, by disliking crap videos you happen to watch, activity using the "not interested" and "do not recommend channel" features to scrub your feed of the types of content and channels you're not interested in, and use the search function to train the algorithm. As individuals, we cannot change the actions of giant players like social medial conglomerates except by carefully organized mass action on a global scale. But we can be savvy enough to reap whatever benefit these channels offer us while negating as much of the downsides as possible.
  10. What about the ViewSonic VP3268-4K 32" 16:9 4K HDR IPS Monitor? Seems to check a lot of boxes while being pretty budget for a monitor? It has 99.67% sRGB Rec 709 HDR10 14-bit 3D LUT Color Calibration. Comes factory calibrated plus can be calibrated with multiple calibrators. Maybe the catch is that the build quality is no good?
  11. Yeah, probably. Just checking to see if there was anything else. I'd love to know how the C70's DIS and autofocus stack up, not that I expect autofocus to be quite that of the mirrorless.
  12. What makes the C70 form factor better, other than the internal VND, mimi xlrs and more buttons, if anything?
  13. I'm really looking forward to seeing your footage with the C70 and hearing more about how it handles and compares/contrasts the A7SIII. I'd love to know if it would run well on an EasyRig style setup, paired with a 5-inch monitor for fast moving doc-style work. I'm sure it works well on a gimbal, but I personally found I prefer the hand-held look and style of shooting. I'm looking to add stability and all-day back comfort for the style and it seems like backpack-crane stabilizer style is the way to go.
  14. What EF adapter are you using? I haven't heard anything about the speedbooster coming out yet.
  15. Never mind. I realize now that you mean for the SIII, not the DC6.
  16. Since it already has electronic END, why would you want an END adapter for EF lenses? An EF adapter that made autofocus work well for EF lenses would make this camera more attractive for those of us who have EF lens collections. As it stands, I think the C70 is a bit better option for shooters like me who want to upgrade to a cinema/camcorder body from a hybrid body. I do like this form factor better than the extra large hybrid body of the C70/Pocket 4K/6K, other than the audio inputs on the handle. But, as soon as SmallRig comes out with a cage, I guess the C70 can be rigged if necessary.
  17. Does that video have sound? Thanks, Kyle. I'm definitely taking it as a signal to crank up my editing speed. I'm about to take on a project to edit about 19 ~4 minute videos shot by amateurs and and another editing a ~45 minute news broadcast-style video where I might be the one to shoot presenters in a studio-type environment and stich it together with clips shot years ago by amateurs. To meet deadlines for both jobs and to make a decent return on my time I'll need to edit very quick and efficiently. I think it will warrant a small investment in equipment and time to boost my editing speed. The small BM keypad looks nice, but I'm not sure if you could program it for Premiere or other programs. I'm starting to think that the Elgato Stresmdeck XL can be programed to do all of the same functions and more, plus be usable for many more programs and might even work with my ATEM to run macros for livestreaming. The trackball I just got has a jog wheel, so I can even have that functionality if I edit two-handed once I can again. I'm not sure why I'd want to edit one handed and use my right hand for something else... to pull a Jeffrey Toobin? Seriously though, research shows that splitting focus on two tasks lowers productivity. And I'm really not sure what I'd use the other hand for. I've thought about loupedeck. It seems that it's primary benefit is for color grading. I'm not 100 sure it will save lots of time. I guess you can program a lot of its buttons as hotkeys, but the Elgato interface is better in that regard. Thanks, Kisaha. The trackball my wife bought for me to try out is a Kensington with a jog wheel. It makes a significant difference and now I wonder why I haven't had one all along. So far, it looks like the Elgato Stream Deck XL is going to give me the best bang for my buck. If I was a colorist primarily or if I had tons of photos to edit I'd probably pick up a Loupedeck. I'm still on the fence about it.
  18. So, I broke my hand at the absolute worst time for video editing ( is there ever a good time?). I have at least four videos due this month and am about to take on 2 edit heavy video projects. with my right hand bundled up like a mummy, I'm limited to using a very uncoordinated left hand for who knows how long. Luckily, I have found that a trackball is easier to use than a regular mouse, So my workflow has not ground to a complete halt. And thank goodness I've done all of the key shoots I had scheduled. The trackball has me considering whether a control surface will speed up my editing and keep my deadlines on track, or even save me money in the long run because I'm estimating jobs and a flat fee vs charging hourly. I edit with Premiere Pro, God help me, and plan to switch to DaVinci when I have time to train on the system. I'm interested to know you professional editors out there have found a device that plays nicely with both systems and is worth the cost. Thanks for your input.
  19. Wow, that's earlier than expected. Looking forward to a post on how you like working with it.
  20. Download the C70 footage Trankilstef linked to and play with it yourself. It's the same footage that's graded in the video you apparently don't link. I screwed around with it a bit and found it's very flexible and the coded isn't too hard on the machine. I didn't find that the original LOG footage had a cheap DSLR look. Maybe you just object to the way some people have been grading it.
  21. It might not get a big discount yet, sure. I'm not expecting that. More like a bit off or a deal with accessories thrown in, something like that. I've been shooting at a pretty frantic pace lately, launching a new video production business, and I've been in plenty of situations where I've wished for some of the pro features on this thing. Still would prefer a full on C-body, but I can justify a $6K investment in a new camera right now, not a $12K one. Still, I don't think there's anything on the market that can touch its feature set for the price. Sony better introduce their FX6 soon if they want to take a bite out of Canon's lunch.
  22. I agree. I will say, though, that the cheap little Tilta clamp-on mini matte box can work with a VND. The lens adapters for it do have threads, but they are recessed. The trick is that you have to us an extension ring to get most VNDs, which are have a thicker outer diameter than the lens adapter can accommodate, to fit. And, of course, unless you want to thread the adapter on and off each time you change lenses you'll have to buy separate lens adapters and extension rings for each lens you commonly use. That will cost less than a C70, but it's still a bit annoying.
  23. So true. Screwing around with VNDs and lens hoods/clamp on matte boxes is a PITA. But unless you've got internal ND control, a VND is a must in a fast-moving doc style shooting situation. Just another reason why the C70 is an attractive option for a low-budget pro shooter, if you can swallow the Canon pill.
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