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EphraimP

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  1. I think the premise of the question is unhelpful. What you NEED to capture images, still or moving, is light, a sensor to capture that light, and a lens to focus it, right? Everything falls into the category of aesthetic or practical choices. Framing a discussion around the relative benefits and drawbacks of full frame is much more interesting. Having always shot ASP-C/Super 35 since I first picked up a digital camera, I'm definitely interested in playing with that idea.
  2. I guess what I mean is, where did you hear this. I don't believe he's mentioned it on YouTube, which is why I said I don't follow his social.
  3. Ah, more software to learn. Funny that it is incompatible with 32-bit float files. Of course, these files aren't 32-bit float because I was powering off of a USB power bank. The powering options are the main thing I don't like about the MixPre. I don't want to pay $65 to $100+ for a simple plastic battery sled to use better power options than AA size batteries. It wasn't that the tracks weren't on. With the first clip, I was able to drag all four tracks in and I didn't change anything for the other ones that wouldn't drag the "ghost track" in. This screen grab is from a lot later on, after I deleted tracks I wasn't using and did some work in Audition.
  4. This is the second time I've see a reference to Canon ghosting Gerald after his review, which was actually pretty neutral to Canon, if clear-headed about who wouldn't want to buy these cameras. I watch G's videos, but don't follow him on other social media. Care to explain more what happened?
  5. Man, I've been shooting full frame glass on crop sensor bodies since the 30D (up through the 70D and 80D). Now, between my Metabones and Vizelex nd throttle I can either get that full frame FoV with increased aperture or boost my focal length with VND behind the glass. If the X-H2, when it finally comes out, is closer to a cine Super 35 cine camera than a full frame hybrid, I personally will be in heaven and snatch one right up.
  6. Good question. What's Wave Agent?
  7. EphraimP

    Fuji X-T4

    I can speak to the Metabones adapter and a few non IS EF lenses. I've use mine over the past few weeks with the 17-40L, 70-200 f2.8 (non-IS) and the 50 1.4. I didn't have receive any error messages about IBIS from the T4 when using these lenses and was able to toggle Boost on and off. So I've assumed that IBIS was working with them. I just played around with the 17-40 and looked at footage I shot the other day with the 70-200, and it definitely seems like the IBIS is working. I have a 180 L Macro I can play with at some point, and I have a dumb Vizlex VND adapter I can put on and see if it makes any difference with IBIS and EF lenses, but probably not today. Slammed with work projects and freelance stuff right now... a good place to be. I'm happy with the Metabones speedbooster so far. I need to figure out an EF lens with good native autofocus that would fill a hole in my lens collection to buy and test with the Metabones. A prime in the 50 to 80 range would be the ticket, I'm just not sure which lenses to look at here that aren't L-series. All my personal EF glass is L-Series, but I don't necessarily want to spend a grand+ right now on an adapted lens.
  8. I'm having the weirdest issue with some audio tracks I recorded to my MixPre 3 II yesterday on a doc shoot. I had one boomed shotgun and one wireless lav connected to the MixPre, and everything was fine for the first two tracks. It was a very intense interview with a family who's youngest child got cancer from pesticide spray, so I was very caught up in the interview. At a certain point I noticed that the lav mic signal wasn't showing up on the recorder's screen so I stopped rolling to find the problem. If I remember correctly, the lav mic's channel was toggled off (I'm not sure how that happened, maybe when I was trying to adjust channel gain while focused on what my subjects were saying). I figured I just wouldn't have lav audio for however many takes the problem when on for. When I pulled everything into Premiere, more takes than I expected didn't have the lav iso, which is the fourth channel in the WAV file. Then I noticed that the source monitor shows 4 channels for these clips, but when I pull them into the timeline only three show up, the lav channel is missing, as the screenshot below shows. If I open the original WAV file in Audition, it again shows four channels and when I extract the channels to mono files, the fourth channel does have audio present. What's going on here?
  9. I feel you. I have them because the guy is so obsessed with trail camera footage he volunteered to send me them just so he could get whatever footage I send him. Self funding a project can get expensive. I'm curious about what your doc is about, seeing as it has a wildlife angle. Also, what are your distribution plans? Are you hoping to recoup your investment on this and the value of your time?
  10. 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.
  11. Yeah, definitely not a fan of the color grade. Who wants their kids to have gray skin tones?
  12. 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.
  13. 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 shill, or, most likely, he's just here to troll. Lame. He doesn't believe in the cripple hammer, which is unfortunately very real in this case, hit him with the ban hammer.
  14. EphraimP

    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.
  15. EphraimP

    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.
  16. EphraimP

    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."
  17. EphraimP

    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.
  18. EphraimP

    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?
  19. EphraimP

    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.
  20. EphraimP

    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 my 17-55 was enabled, as was IBIS (but not boost mode if I remember correctly). The camera was positioned on my desk on a Ronin-S, so the stabilization wasn't actually needed. I'm not sure how much heat the IBIS generates if it's on but not actually needed. I had the screen flipped out to dissipate heat. The camera definitely got hot to the touch but didn't trigger an overheat warning or limit record times above the normal limit. After I put in a new battery and reformatted my card, I put on my new Speedbooster with an EF 50 1.4, switched to photo mode and took a bunch of jpegs of one of my dogs, who was sleeping on my office couch (photo below, just for fun). So, at least at reasonably warm indoor temperature overheating doesn't seem to be an overheating problem, at least not one that would cripple a reasonable video workflow. ~Two hours of actual record time on a shoot is pretty long. As I mentioned before, I got about 2 hours of total use time outside on a 90+ degree day recording external 4K plus internal 1080. I'll try to do an outdoor torture test soon, but I'm not sure how to set it up with monitor (because I'm chained to the computer until I finish editing a project for a client). So far, overheating on the T4 isn't going to hold me back. IBIS
  21. 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.
  22. EphraimP

    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.
  23. EphraimP

    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 even more so. Like I said, I think it has more to do with lens motor construction than the speedbooster. That's why I want to try lenses that have more modern focus motors built with video in mind. Now that Metabones has brought this one to market you don't need to choose between a Vilrox, and take an IQ hit, or the Fringer and keep the 1.5 crop. The Metabones gives you the best of both worlds and you can still manual focus when you want to.
  24. That's lame. Any idea why? Lack of X-mount sales on the 50mm?
  25. 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.
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