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mike kobal: sample footage?

You can still have 4:2:2 raw, no codec used.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (66 comments in total)

Where is the ACR 8.4 link? On Adobe's sight the latest is ACR 7.1.

There is a DNG converter 8.4 but NO ACR 8.4 What gives?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 00:49 UTC as 18th comment
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iAPX: Sony A7s yesterday and now is the BlackMagic answer for digital film cinema.

For serious cinema, it's clearly a great piece, upgradeable in so many ways, and yet so complete out-of-the-box! The tag price is incredibly low considering all the features!

I could not agree more! It's a steal, and I like the way it looks. I love the idea of having a separate LCD screen for settings, it looks like a well thought out camera. Can't wait to see the reviews!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
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Jogger: Most people prefer external monitors (for flexibility in placement) and you cant access the controls on the body unless the screen is flipped out (which also gets in the way of operation).
Should have just left out the monitor imo.

Well that's why your not in camera design!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
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mike kobal: sample footage?

I think your wrong, the difference from 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 is not compressed or uncompressed, it's color sub-sampling. and a few other video specs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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yabokkie: it doesn't look like a usable camera to me.
(very unprofessional design = doesn't look like Sony or Canon cameras)

Yabokkie, your plain weird man! That's what makes it so cool, I will wait for some real reviews, if favorable, I will get one for family use! LOL! I think that's a great price! How many people spend money on Gun collections, motorcycles, two to three camera bodies So why not a real nice camera, if financed you could get cheap payments.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (216 comments in total)
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Mr Justice Cocklecarrot: Curious that the Panasonic LF1 is overlooked.
It's an LX7 with a longer but slower lens, but with a EVF.
And it has the same 1/1.7 sensor.

Currently top of my Christmas list.

I 'll just wait till next year and there will be used ones on the market for half the price, I'm not in need but would love to have one., In due time!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
On Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review article (33 comments in total)
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Wolfgang Fieger: Once more for better understanding: we photographers are not interested in movie making! If we would be interested in movie making we would be movie makers, not photographers. Please recognize the art of photography as a totally different form of art as movie making is. These two forms of art have less in common than painting and sculptury. The only connecting part is the fact, that both arts involve lenses as tools of their craftmanship.

Wolfgang your way off base my man, Way off, Video & Photography go hand in hand in both the commercial world and the enthusiasts world. Your statement is very biased. This is not just a Photo forum either! Man your opinions are so very, very wrong!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review article (33 comments in total)
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AshMills: Pan lock can be a dangerous feature, the whole thing can fall over if knocked or blown over while locked.

Well, electricity can be dangerous, it can burn your house down.
Once you use a jib it's pretty much. common sense, you only use the lock while making adjustments to the jib, you don't leave it unattended, and locked.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:12 UTC
On Orion DVC210 DLSR Crane Review article (33 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Interesting, if somewhat heath-robinson device. But this would frustrate me by only going about as high as you could the traditional way, with a small step ladder. If I want shots from up there, I'll buy a hexcopter drone!


It's not about getting just a high shot, it's about taking the viewer from one view to reveal another view, very, very smoothly, and easily.

These kind of shots are Not easy to do with a multicopter, you have to be very proficient with one. Try starting a drone from right at water level, or better yet in the water, and raise it out of the water to reveal a water fall or mountain. I have this Crane and have used it a fair amount, for the money, it's a very good value. The real Con about it is, It's getting to be too heavy to take places. I'm a one man show, so travel and setup become important. I'm thinking of selling mine and getting a smaller carbon fiber unit that can pack up half the size. It's been a nice Jib to learn with, plus I have gotten some very nice shots, and they are a very nice vendor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores news story (193 comments in total)

Well, I don't miss them, and it's very poor mgmt. that brought them to bankruptcy! No Vision! They should have built a website that was very much like B & H Photo. Run with a business model that is working. Had the CEO done his home work he could have put together a business plan that could have been sold for a strong credit line. Close all the other stores and have One huge showcase/Distribution store in Chicago. with good hard working employees with an incentive plan. I think they they could have had a chance. There loss not our's!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

I saw a lot of jello effect in that footage!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)

I don't get it! $6,500 bucks for a 16mp FF camera body, they don't need to sell very many of these to make a huge profit, regardless of the market conditions!

This is a big time Rip in my mine, I would take the D800-D800e any day over this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 142nd comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (759 comments in total)

Please, Please update these reviews, it's 2014!!
We need more info on Video Specs!!!!!!!

Bit Rates!! File type!!! Uncompressed Video? video focus modes?

Hello McFly!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 163rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (604 comments in total)

I have read that the phase detect points show up in some videos!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 144th comment | 2 replies
On Good to go: Living and shooting with the Fujifilm X-E2 news story (62 comments in total)
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Philip Sm: If Fuji are listening, I would like them do something about the RAW size 31mb's for a 16 megapixel camera.

They need to have option so it can be smaller or be able to determine if you want 12 or 14 bit output.

Some photos people would not need the whole 16mp but only want the raw at say 8 or 10mp

MR Fuji - Listen I would absolutely buy it but 31mp raw TOOOOOOO big!

Man, Step up and get a bigger hard drive and faster computer, It's 2014!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in news story (38 comments in total)

That's over processed, is it a painting, a photograph? I doubt that will sell with lightening in the image. Not a Grand Champion in my opinion. # 3 is far better! Outstanding image!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:19 UTC as 13th comment
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naththo: I shall pass, thanks. This will be a terribly nightmare to get image right with RAW software.

Yeah Right, Like your a Engineer! LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
On Would you use your smartphone as a digital back? post (17 comments in total)

Very interesting idea, I have looked at the sample images, they are too grainy, soft, and too vignetted for me. Different strokes for different folks.

I guess my thinking is why would I want to use or buy a very expensive Hasselblad Lens, they are not cheap, and downgrade the image quality with a pretty heavy grain look. It seems it defeats the purpose and the original intent of the lens design.

Now if you could have a device that would be a digital back that produced say, 24 MPs or higher with very little grain and vignette, then I think you would really open up a new market, then one could apply the grain effect in post. If your Hasselnut is pretty inexpensive. then maybe existing Hasselblad camera and lens owners might like it for the grain effect.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 3rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)

I really think dpreview needs to update the video specs on all your reviewed cameras. I'm sure many viewers would like to see, more details like, What is the signal out, Progressive, Interlaced, is it 4.2.0, or 4.2.2, 8bit, 10bit, Compressed, Uncompressed, dirty video, or clean (No On screen Info).

What is the Mbps for each recording format? What is the audio recording format?
Is the sensor info read by line scans or the whole sensor. CMon Man!

You need to get up to speed, there's a need for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 19:01 UTC as 41st comment
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