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2 hours ago, IronFilm said:

Get started early on the 8K rat race and use a 36 megapixel camera!!

Nikon D800 (or Sony a7Rmk1) are now very very cheap on eBay.

Considering that my trajectory was a 4K cine camera (XC10), a 4K non-cine camera (GH5) and latest purchase is a 2K cine camera (BMMCC) I have enough data points to confirm that 8K is definitely not on the trajectory I am taking!

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On 3/14/2020 at 10:43 AM, BTM_Pix said:

My municipality is now in lockdown with travel restricted in and out and all bars, cafes, restaurants and leisure facilities closed.

I'm pretty sure that it will last much longer than the 14 days currently decreed by the regional President and that we won't be fully back to normal for many months.

Being confined to the house isn't too much of an issue for us work wise as we both work from here anyway (though boy did I get out of being a professional sports photographer at the right time as I would be fucked) but it does mean needing something else to fill up the non-working hours to stop us getting cabin fever.

I'm guessing that a lot of people on here might well be about to experience similar confinement if they aren't already, so, trying to make lemonade out of lemons, what long put off projects will you be doing ?

For me, aside from finishing a couple of the latter Final Fantasy games to get me sharp for the release of the VII remake next month ;) , I think I might look at :

  • Making a start on learning some Unreal Engine stuff
  • Re-wiring/configuring my music studio
  • Having a couple of lens world cup shootouts to try and thin the collection
  • Developing a wireless interface for BM ATEM switchers
  • Advanced urban combat tactics for hand sanitiser purchasing

Be interesting to see what people are planning and seeing how those plans progress here to keep our spirits up ?

Might even be a good time to have a "One Single Room In Your House Film Challenge" ;) 

Being more or less locked down myself (I'm in Paris, France and anticipating political decisions to come out tonight) I give a look to old times EOSHD posts. And I red this one again :

https://www.eoshd.com/news/big-news-hands-on-with-continuous-raw-recording-on-canon-5d-mark-iii/

Looking at the beautiful images produced with this hack at the time (2013 !!!) I am left wondering : Why should I buy any recent equipment ? I don't see much improvement.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm french (some times my english is a bit weak when I read ESOHD) and not a real professional, just an enthousiast prosumer. Seems that the equipments are no better than raw file in 14 bit...

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19 minutes ago, March said:

Looking at the beautiful images produced with this hack at the time (2013 !!!) I am left wondering : Why should I buy any recent equipment ? I don't see much improvement.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm french (some times my english is a bit weak when I read ESOHD) and not a real professional, just an enthousiast prosumer. Seems that the equipments are no better than raw file in 14 bit...

If it fits your workflow and you really like using it, the answer is “you shouldn’t”

I still shoot occasionally with my 5Dii. 

My GH5 is a more practical camera, however. What it offers, and the ease in which it offers it, makes it a great tool for documentary work. 

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31 minutes ago, March said:

Being more or less locked down myself (I'm in Paris, France and anticipating political decisions to come out tonight) I give a look to old times EOSHD posts. And I red this one again :

https://www.eoshd.com/news/big-news-hands-on-with-continuous-raw-recording-on-canon-5d-mark-iii/

Looking at the beautiful images produced with this hack at the time (2013 !!!) I am left wondering : Why should I buy any recent equipment ? I don't see much improvement.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm french (some times my english is a bit weak when I read ESOHD) and not a real professional, just an enthousiast prosumer. Seems that the equipments are no better than raw file in 14 bit...

Not sure if this was a question specifically for me ?

I don't have a 5D Mark iii so better leave the specifics to those who do - particularly around usability/practicality - but, yeah, the image quality is certainly there from all I've seen of it.

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I was thinking of starting a PhD later this year, so I guess when I'm not editing I'll be doing groundwork and putting together a proper proposal on that. Fortunately, I managed to go into my former university's library and photocopy just about every textbook related to the subject area, which should keep me occupied for a good while. But if it drags on then I might have to, shock horror, actually buy some textbooks!

If nothing else, I'm actually weirdly glad that the Z6 I purchased last month exploded less than an hour after I first turned it on, and Amazon refused to exchange it, offering me only a refund. Would have been annoying having a nice new mirrorless and being all but unable to actually make use of it. Plus now I'll be able to see if the Canon R6 might be a better buy after all.

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5 hours ago, IronFilm said:

Get started early on the 8K rat race and use a 36 megapixel camera!!

Nikon D800 (or Sony a7Rmk1) are now very very cheap on eBay.

Agreed. Just picked up a a7r "classic" with OEM battery grip, a couple extra batteries and Fotodiox tough mount for $500 with less than 2,000 clicks on the shutter. This fills the photo void left by selling the a7rIII and a7III. I still prefer the stills from 36mp sensor over the newer 42/47 versions, everything else not so much. its such a crappy design, amazing how people bash the EOS R and forget what a dumpster fire the a7mkI's are. This will be my main landscape camera until everyone shows their cards in the next few months. Just missed out on a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera with a cage and metabones speedbooster on Ebay for $460. If you're not desperate and you waste a lot of time searching, there are amazing deals to be found.

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Well...

The Gov. of my State just ordered all non-essential businesses closed for 14 days. I expect it will be longer than 14 days when all said and done. So I have to close the doors and made the hard decision to lay-off 7 employees.

So two weeks mandatory unpaid vacation it is for me and a ton of financial uncertainty.

Time to do all those things I never have time for and hope I don’t lose businesses My wife and I have been building for a decade.

Stay safe out there.

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On 3/14/2020 at 10:02 PM, fuzzynormal said:

Not only have I lost multiple jobs and screenings at this point, but my wife and I's supplemental income as landlords looks like it might be in jeopardy too, depending on what politicians do.  

Yikes.

The US is going to get rocked hard by this all around.  If we are where Italy is 2 weeks from now, it ain't likely to be pretty. My opinion is that life in the USA is pretty much random cultural nonsense anyway, with people in power operating with fear rather than our citizen's best interest.  

What happened yesterday at the White House was just another paper cut, just a longer stroke.  "It's national emergency time all of a sudden!  Pretend everything I've said over the past 4 weeks about COVID is irrelevant. And here are a bunch of corporate CEO standing behind me for some bullshit reason!  I'm not responsible!"  

I'm pretty damn cynical about society right about now.

Tell us old wise one what should have been done that hasn't in the U.S?  I think the FDA should have stopped all air travel across the globe. That's on every country that didn't stand up and support this action.

You see what's happened since last Wednesday and the panic caused.  The panic is caused by the media (CNN) and an almost complete shut down.

This flu virus who has killed a little over 70 people, mostly elderly, in a country of 350 million is not reason enough for stopping the economy.

We have a vaccine for the common flu yet 60K people die from it, including children. 

 

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This is not a normal flu, unfortunately, the infection power and how fast spreads is tremendously diverse of anything known to date. Without vaccine only quarantine can save lives and billions later on. A day of delay increases exponentially the number of infected. The deadline of this crisis. The amount of infected exceeds the healthcare system at a certain point they're unable to treat everyone in critical condition. The choice between who lives and they let die.

This is the lesson to learn from Italian case as of now.

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20 minutes ago, Snowfun said:

Works. It’ll keep you safe.

But what happens when you decide to open the door and step outside... 

The “flatten the curve” approach has no obvious exit strategy. 

 

We've got three countdown clocks going on while we are sat locked in the house.

  1. When we left Japan on the 8th of March.
  2. When we transited through Madrid airport on the 9th of March where not one precaution was in place by officials or staff and a bunch of people were coughing their heads off on the connecting flight to Alicante.
  3. When we went to our local supermarket which had about 3 people in it (all of us wearing gloves) to buy some Frosties on the 15th of March.

I'll be honest and say I'm far more bothered about clock number 2 but with this thing it might easily be clock number 3 so I'll be wracked with angst until that one finishes.

And then it will be clock number 4 when I run out of Tony The Tiger's really ggggreat corn based breakfast treat and have to venture out for more.

Having to live in 14 day cycles of uncertainty will be enough to make anyone a fatalist after a few rounds of it.

Or at least to explore the possibility of switching to Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.

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Here they say that there's three scenarios, for public health and economic reasons they didn't go with either 'let the virus run it's course and do nothing about it' nor 'complete lockdown until the virus has been eliminated'. They went with the option for 'maximum controlability'... working towards minimizing the spread, but not stopping it, to keep the hospitals from going over max. capacity and from what I've understood in meanwhile letting the virus slowly spread amongst the group that's deemed fit (not the elderly, people with previous medical conditions/immune diseases). The tipping point will be when 2/3rds of the population has had the virus and have been healed from it causing widespread immunity amongst citizens and the risk of spreading to the not-fit group should reduce considerably from there. Things will then hopefully be able to slowly get back to normal. Either way, this virus will be around for a while, running its course. If you manage to ban it completely now, that's fine, but the risk it will pop up eventually will still be there, so it's pretty futile.

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COVID-19 is an RNA based virus. That means it can mutate just like Influenza. It is very important to get a vaccine and eliminate its current form as soon as possible before it mutates.

The bottom line is this: the world will never be the same again. We are very likely going to be in a situation where every flu season we will have influenza and a Coronavirus outbreak.

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On 3/16/2020 at 7:51 PM, IronFilm said:


Heh. We kinda sort of had this just happen in New Zealand. 

For ages NZ did next to nothing, had a pretty minimal approach.  Our Prime Minister said we didn't need to. 

And then BOOM, almost overnight we've basically kinda closed our borders off (NOBODY can come, not unless they want to get themselves live two weeks in isolation once they arrive) and any gathering over 500 people is banned.

 

 

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Either that, or a world wide macro lens test, as everybody uses the only actors they can find while under house arrest quarantine:

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i'm down with the lego. bout time i regressed a little but i want it cinematic and a predator or alien maybe both

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9 hours ago, Emanuel said:

We wish. I've heard a specialist say there's no way to reach immunity because it's a mutant there. Let's hope things will become different than the worst scenarios in the end though.


Sometimes mutations are a good thing, is for instance how the SARS virus was helped to be contained a few years back. Because there was a mutation of SARS which was less deadly that then spread. As an extremely virulent virus that kills the host before the infection can spread would have a competitive disadvantage.

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