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    Matins 2 reacted to Trankilstef in SONY FX3 new camera to be announced   
    So this is the CINEMA camera we've all waited for ! Shutter angle, 4K DCI, timecode,  anamorphic modes, synchro scan, who cares about those shitty features when we have 18 tally lights around the body and that incredible grey color reminiscent of the Sony cinema line ! Oh and it says Cinema Line on the body itself, this is a testimony that this camera can actually be used to shoot real cinematic movies !
    Waiting for the Netflix approval now !


    Oh dear marketing people are well paid I hope. This camera is total BS.
     
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    Matins 2 reacted to Ilkka Nissila in $6000 cameras could be the norm soon?   
    Canon & Adobe under the same ownership would create a problem - a market-controlling monopoly which wouldn't have been good for the users; it would have been pretty disasterous if Adobe software only worked with Canon camera files, which is no doubt what would have happened under their ownership.
    I think the approach of using the mobile phone as the connection hub to the world is sensible, and camera manufacturers have been working to integrated connectivity to their ILCs. It's a bit quirky to use but it does work. Screens have been growing, and three of my four ILCs have touch-screen functionality. There are lots of so-called computational tools in the camera including focus stacking, single-shot tone-mapping, mutli-shot HDR, dozens of different visual effects, and basic editing tools right within the camera. A lot of people claim that these things are missing from cameras but they're not. Many photographers laugh at these features because they want more control and the ability to edit the images and do the "computational" part with user input on a ... well, computer, rather than be limited by the camera manufacturer's built-in software for post-processing. The Zeiss ZX1 implements a lot of editing and sharing functionality in the camera and it has been vigorously trashed on photographers' gear forums online. I can't remember any product that got so much online hatred. These people enthusaistically don't want these features on their cameras. Personally I enjoy occasionally editing an image in-camera and sending it to friends via my mobile phone. It takes a couple of minutes to do it and people catch up with what I'm doing. I then later edit the image properly on a computer based on the RAW image(s). I also use automated focus stacking quite a lot. I'm not a big fan of combining multiple exposures in "HDR"-style effects as I find the automated algorithms don't do all that great result in terms of how I like the images to look and I prefer a more manual approach called exposure blending in most cases (with treelines I sometimes do use HDR or D-Lighting). I find the mobile phone cameras suitable for digitizing bills and hand-made drawings and for such tasks, but generally for photography I find the results disgusting.
    Cameras don't use the same kind of OS as mobile phones as the mobile phones take a long time to start up and people want a camera to be ready to shoot within a split-second after turning it on, instead of taking 30 seconds to boot. Additionally, many experienced (still) photographers want to time action themselves rather than shooting all moments and then selecting afterwards. It's just a creation of habit from the film world, perhaps. A mobile phone OS isn't really suitable for real-time tasks where precise timing is important. Camera manufacturers sometimes make attemtps at Android-based cameras (Nikon and Zeiss have done that) and the resulting product gets universal trashing by the online photography community. A real-time OS is what the camera manufacturers use, and it's for good reasons.
    The issue behind the camera sales time course is that the world now has hundreds of millions of digital ILCs and perhaps only one million is really needed. For these cameras to stop being functional it would take a long time. Which is why there is likely to be only a trickle of sales from now on. Younger generations have fallen behind on income and thus they don't have the purchasing power their parents had, and thus they don't buy expensive luxury items such as dedicated cameras, unless they work professionally in a field that requires it. Dedicated cameras are not needed in everyday life and the mobile phone camera provides the necessary everyday functionality. Artists and journalists are now largely endangered species and also don't have the jobs or purchasing power that existed in the past. People expect content to be free now so where is the compensation for the people who produce it? I don't have the numbers but my understanding of streaming services is that the compensation to the original artist is worse than it was when physical media distribution was required to disseminate the art, be it music, or photography fo that matter. News sites created by professionals still exist but they generate less money because much of the advertising money goes to google and facebook instead of the producer of the content like it used to be in traditional media (be it TV or newspaper). So everywhere the producer of the original content is stomped upon and it becomes more difficult to make a living in this way, and large international companies reap the profits, taking advantage of the content that they did not make. This, in my opinion, is one of the key problems of our time, and it is also contributing to the challenges facing camera manufacturers.
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    Matins 2 reacted to Tim Sewell in The "video" look vs the ???? look?   
    The benefits of digital are, of course, undeniable - in fact this forum wouldn't exist were it not for the advent of large-sensor video and many of its enthusiast members, myself included, would never have been able to even get into a position where these discussions are possible without it.
    We have 2 competing sets of desires when it comes to large sensor video. On the one hand we want more resolution, greater bit depth and higher frame rates (all of which improve the ROI for professional users); while on the other, we want sensors that will satisfy our aesthetic desires which for most of us align much more with the organic nature of celluloid than they do with pristine Rec709 video. Perhaps those two desire sets will never be compatible, but unfortunately there will never be sufficient sales to enthusiast users to justify pro-sumer/consumer level equipment that abandons the megapixel/frame rate race in favour of a lower resolution with film-like DR etc.
    I was having this discussion (sort of) with a couple of occasional photo shooters just on Friday. they were saying that there was now no discernible difference between film and digital. I disagreed. I can certainly easily differentiate the stills I shoot on film, to those I've shot on digital - even though I generally process the latter to look as much like the former as I can. The organic, random, chemical nature of silver halide photography gives a highlight roll-off - and just as important, a roll-off to underexposure - plus a transition from in to out-of focus that simply can't be achieved in a grid matrix of photosensitive receptors. That look is at once closer to and further away from what we see with our own eyes and that is where its magic lies.
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    Matins 2 reacted to pixelpreaching in The "video" look vs the ???? look?   
    Definitely depends on the film. Many of the currently available 35mm color films aren't great at all with skin tones. Portra, which has pretty much always been a go-to for people photos, is the best. But I've found pretty much any others are totally off - in a wide variety of different ways depending on the stock.
    Anyway, just wanted to add that because (IMO) Portra (all flavors are great - 160, 400, or 800) is the only one that gives me pleasing skin tones.
    Some quick examples, straight scans with no editing (1st is 35mm Portra 800, 2nd is medium format Portra 160 on a Fuji GA645Zi, 3rd is medium format Portra 160 on a Bronica GS-1)


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    Matins 2 got a reaction from Katrikura in Digital cameras shipments at 1990s levels in 2020   
    Perhaps it is time for the established camera companies to finally come up with something that resembles a 21th century camera body. One that resembles a smartphone, but with the bells and whistles of a proper camera. Sleek, pocketable, low-profile, a wide range of wireless functions like wireless charging, with new and smaller lenses.
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    Matins 2 reacted to Andrew Reid in EOSHD Podcast Episode 2 - Michael Moore's producer Jeff Gibbs on his latest movie   
    New blog post here!
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/eoshd-podcast-episode-2-an-interview-with-michael-moores-producer-jeff-gibbs-and-their-new-film-michael-moores-planet-of-the-humans/
    And new podcast can be streamed here:
    https://anchor.fm/eoshd/episodes/The-EOSHD-Podcast---Episode-2---Jeff-Gibbs--Director---Michael-Moores-Planet-Of-The-Humans-epsucf

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    Matins 2 got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Digital cameras shipments at 1990s levels in 2020   
    Perhaps it is time for the established camera companies to finally come up with something that resembles a 21th century camera body. One that resembles a smartphone, but with the bells and whistles of a proper camera. Sleek, pocketable, low-profile, a wide range of wireless functions like wireless charging, with new and smaller lenses.
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    Matins 2 reacted to Emanuel in Killer Sofa (2019)   
    I hadn't seen it yet, just now... delicious! Thanks for sharing, mate @Matins 2 :- )
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    Matins 2 reacted to Leon Jones in Issue with my new DSLR   
    Thanks for the helps Matins. I just simply following the steps from this article. 
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from filmmakereu in CES 2021: Hybrid mobile laptop / tablet / eGPU by ASUS   
    $2,999.99
    https://store.asus.com/us/item/202101AM120000009/ROG-Flow-X13-Ultra-Slim-2-in-1-Gaming-Laptop-Bundle%3A-ROG-XG-Mobile%2BRTX-3080-included
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from Tim Sewell in Who will kill filmmaking first?   
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from IronFilm in Who will kill filmmaking first?   
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from Emanuel in CES 2021: Hybrid mobile laptop / tablet / eGPU by ASUS   
    $2,999.99
    https://store.asus.com/us/item/202101AM120000009/ROG-Flow-X13-Ultra-Slim-2-in-1-Gaming-Laptop-Bundle%3A-ROG-XG-Mobile%2BRTX-3080-included
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    Matins 2 reacted to Xavier Plagaro Mussard in Andrew Reid on Filmmaking: When the truth is so awful, only liars win   
    The basic problems are always the same. Billions of poor people who can't unite to overthrow the handful of riches. Fucking the planet, regret doing it and keep doing it, rinse&repeat. Koyaanisqatsi has 40 years. 
    It would be great if we could tackle at least one of those before human extinction. 
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    Matins 2 reacted to Andrew Reid in Wrote a review of Wonder Woman 1984 so you don't have to watch it!   
    New blog post:
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/wonder-woman-1984-movie-review-crimes-against-men-and-children/
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from PannySVHS in What will it take for digital camera manufacturers to catch up with the film look?   
    I'd be lying if I said that I truly care what the average citizen likes or dislikes.
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from PannySVHS in Review of the year, 2020 - THE YEAR FROM HELL!!   
    Such a great image.
    Definitely not optimistic about 2021.
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    Matins 2 reacted to Andrew Reid in Review of the year, 2020 - THE YEAR FROM HELL!!   
    Here's my review of 2020 in cameras / filmmaking. Doesn't make for easy reading so take a stiff gin with you to this article...
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/a-review-of-the-year-2020-by-andrew-reid/
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    Matins 2 reacted to power cheung in Just one screw! Sigma fp flip screen self-assemby guide video   
    Hi everyone!
    I loved this camera so much that I developed a flip screen modification to make this little machine even more powerful.
    Now you can install this modification yourself. I hope you like it.
    https://youtu.be/oCaNpCX3c3o
     
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from PannySVHS in What will it take for digital camera manufacturers to catch up with the film look?   
    The oldest preserved photograph (adjusted), by Nicéphore Niépce. Taken around 1826 using a box with a hole in it, a lens and a pewter plate coated with natural asphalt. 🙂
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_from_the_Window_at_Le_Gras
    https://photo-museum.org/niepce-invention-photography/
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    Matins 2 reacted to PannySVHS in What will it take for digital camera manufacturers to catch up with the film look?   
    Nice thumbnail.:) @Matins 2 Daguerreotype, right. Pristine film look would be possible with a BMPCC as the cheapest option, in 4K one could try a used G9 in HLG with the 10bit update for 600 or 700usd. I already got a run for my money years ago filming 8bit HD, in natural profile and 100mbit with the GH5, because the 10bit codec was still new for Davinci Resolve :) Mission accomplished:)
    For even mored dependable results use a PMW F3 with its external 10bit output. They gotten more expensive now due to their good rep. Would love to get my hands on a F5 or shoot something meaningful with my F3 first. :)
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    Matins 2 got a reaction from PannySVHS in What will it take for digital camera manufacturers to catch up with the film look?   
    The question was raised to discuss and share information about the technical side of digital cameras, specifically their sensor technologies compared to film. Questions that come to mind are: which sensors come closest and why, in what way could they be improved, and what makes them better if their image quality has surpassed film (which I don't think is the case)? It wasn't exactly raised to discuss the use of certain cameras in productions.
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    Matins 2 reacted to odie in What will it take for digital camera manufacturers to catch up with the film look?   
    Two different mediums 
     
    not a question of catching up
     
    the difference between working with Kodak film and digital video is substantial when you a pursuing a career 
     
    Thats why I have a film camera  in my gear bag
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    Matins 2 reacted to HockeyFan12 in What will it take for digital camera manufacturers to catch up with the film look?   
    Arri had a film matrix (page 9 I think) that allowed for colorists to intercut between film and Alexa footage more easily:
    https://www.samys.com/images/pdf/ALEXA-Color-Processing-White-Paper.pdf
    But they discontinued it. I've heard it's difficult to work with, but I think over time the digital look has become more standard anyway. The F35, C300, and Alexa all felt like different imitations of film to me, whereas today everything feels more like Alexa or an imitation of Alexa. Which makes sense. You imitate the contemporaneous standard format.
    There are technical difficulties from a sensor design perspective, but I don't really understand them. Full well capacity is a physical limitation (think of each photo site as a bucket collecting drops of light) that dictates highlight dynamic range (once the bucket fills, the highlight clip). Bigger pixels mean a greater full well capacity, but so do improved sensor designs. It's no coincidence that the Alexa has the lowest resolution and the most highlight detail. With film it's sort of the opposite: Kodak added smaller grains of film to get two stops more highlight detail in with 5219 500T film stock than with the prior generation.
    But if you like the look of S16... why not shoot S16? It is definitely the cool thing to do now.
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