thecouchguy

thecouchguy

Joined on May 1, 2013

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abolit: no commitment to adobe. give me a disk with a license and I'll pay the money.
Fu$k CC . I was at Cancun (mexico) and photoshop CC kicked me out just because there was no internet connection. No deal anymore.

Yeah, this drm is the worst part. How can they say it's a good thing to lose something you paid for just because you don't have Internet. No way I'm giving them a cent.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: According to eoshd.com, the GH4 will cost $1,999 and the Interface Unit will cost the same.
As it happens I ordered a GH3 today (the whole kit), and I 'm having mixed feelings now. For what I do, I don't need 4K (right now) and I certainly don't have the funds for a 4K capable editing station and the expensive memory cards and storage etc.
What do you think, should I send back the GH3?

I don't give a damn about 4k either yet. However the gh4 has peaking, zebras, a better view finder and a higher bit rate, if these are not attractive to you then keep the gh3. If you do keep the gh3, its still capable of producing a wonderful image.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Lab D: There is confusion here about recording at 200 Mbps without the additional DMW-YAGH interface. Since the camera allows external recording over HDMI at 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes up to 220 megabits/sec, you do not need the interface. For example, several film makers I know are planning on using their existing Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 or Ninja 2.

Yes, I have calmed down myself since yesterday. While I was hoping for some bmpcc style raw or pro res internal recording, today I have faced reality that no matter why Panasonic did it (ill take off my tin foil hat now), ill just pony up and get a ninja 2.

The beauty of m43 is if I want something discrete and powerful later, I can get a bmpcc down the road and use the same lenses. Although I don't look forward to the quirks that camera has.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: That DMW-YAGH Interface Unit is pretty nifty – balanced audio-in! – but it’ll probably cost as much as the camera.

The GH4 is a serious-looking bit of kit, but I can’t help feel it’s still being held back a little to protect Panasonic’s dedicated video cameras. I can’t think of a good reason for limiting the in-camera recording capabilities to 8-bit depth with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling. Can you? Extremely fast memory cards are today readily available.

BMPCC can do prores and raw internally on current gen sd cards. Panny want to make us use fancy new expensive cards and then limit it to 8bit to protect their broadcast cameras. Panasonic, don't you want my money? It would be a sure sale if they had allowed 10bit to card, now I'm not so sure I want to invest into a gimped panasonic system.

It's still a great camera, but now I'm waiting to see what the competition can do, instead of organizing my pre order.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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REDred Photo: It looks like a beautiful camera... in virtually every way... but why must the video mode be crippled with forced auto exposure? (same as on the x-e2)

@tjm2, same I can only afford one new system next. I need competent video as well, I really would love if Fuji it in the effort for video by giving us more frame rates, good codec and full manual control. I might have to go pana and maybe get into x system later. Shame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Nikon issues firmware updates for Df, D5200 and D3200 article (28 comments in total)
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beavertown: Is it a firmware update or a camera down grade?

What is Nikon doing these days?

I know, it seems like they have a mad man at the wheel.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 00:59 UTC
On Nikon issues firmware updates for Df, D5200 and D3200 article (28 comments in total)
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itsastickup: And the in-bad-faith 3rd party battery issue?

Seconded, they had me as a fanboy but no longer. I was all set to go to fx from dx but their behavior as you described has changed my mind. Such a shame, I hope they change course, I want Nikon to be good again and be as good as they possibly can.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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piratejabez: I like everything I've seen about this camera. Love the optional grip and strap. Can't wait to see first-hand performance reports. Way to go, Fuji!

@Howaboutraw. The df is a fail in the video, ergonomics, button placement, price, fps and auto focus departments. It Sure does have a nice sensor though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 00:13 UTC

I wonder if they fixed the video (crappy compared to 1dx).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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vFunct: how the hell can they improve on the AF?? It's, like, perfect.

@ Donald. The way Nikon works, the d4s IS the d4 firmware upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:05 UTC

It's this and MANY other reasons I will jump ship for my next purchase. Will either go canon full frame for the magic lantern goodness or Fuji X system. At least Fuji listen to their customers and implement firmware improvements where possible.

I was a die hard Nikon fanboy but they just keep blasting their toes off.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:41 UTC as 122nd comment
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (156 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: Why would anyone want to process an image on an ipad - especially if they have a computer? I wonder if these same hipsters would prefer to eat their apples riding a donkey across the country instead of flying in a jet?

I am traveling in Norway for 2 years on a working holiday visa. Half the time so far (been here 1.5 years) I have been living in a tent, bouldering in the summer, and ski touring in the winter.

I have a dslr, 1 hard drive, 3 lenses and an iPad 3, 4 season tent and sleeping bag etc. The IPad 3 has been awesome, it edits jpegs, movies, compiles timelaps sequences. In Australia I have a gaming rig with sli 570s. You can understand I don't even have space to carry a laptop or my PC.

I would guess by your statement, you migt be a close minded individual judging others with blanket statements. I suggest when new tech comes along, try it instead of shaking your walking cane at the TV. They really are great pieces of tech, I love editing photos or time-laps movies after I've eaten and am getting warmed by the fire.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 20:56 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)
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ottonis: Good bye Adobe! Enjoy your new business model, but don't expect me to spend money on your extortion a.k.a. subscription model.
As numerous posters elaborated, subscriptions do work only for people who need a software on a regular/daily basis. And just imagine a pro who needs to deliver a photo product IN TIME and just at that moment the internet connection crashes, the Adobe licence servers have downtime etc and because of that he fails to process and deliver his photos.
I will support any company that is going to offer offline products for purchase, Adobe has just lost all of my sympathy and my money

I believe the article said checks every 30 days (of course) for months to month and 99 days for annual subscribers. I believe ottonis meant if your net went down when the check was to be performed. Not likely, but not impossible either. I remember not being able to play BF3 single player because of the monthly Origin check.
I have boycotted online drm games as a result. And because i am unable to commit to annual or monthly plans at the moment AND the fact I'm on CS5 and was waiting for 6, I will no longer be loyal to Adobe. No hate from me I'll just spend my cash elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:29 UTC
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Deano255: It sounds like a lot of people who are complaining the loudest are people who have pirated (i.e. stolen) the software and seem to feel they are entitled to it and upgrades forever. Do you steal your cameras too? Sorry, no sympathy here. Your piracy just drives up the costs for us who do pay. Adobe is a company selling intellectual property, not a welfare institution.

Wow dude, nice broad generalization. Troll much lately?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 00:44 UTC

Aussie here, not so bad for me as I boycotted Adobe when I discovered they were charging us double what the USA pays for digital downloads. Now they do this and I'm glad I stopped supporting them a while ago.

Others shall rise.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 00:36 UTC as 509th comment
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