Mike_V

Mike_V

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Designer
Has a website at http://www.molecule.com.au
Joined on Feb 22, 2004

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On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Right now it is almost impossible to do good make-up for 4K close-ups. We need to use the soft lenses and digital soft filters and even the old nylon stocking pulled over the lens tricks to make the human face passable.

In 8K rez, I bet you will not find a single make-up artist today who could tackle that for a close-up or even for a medium-close shot.

Oops, a typo there.

I meant to write has NOT been hugely popular

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:08 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Right now it is almost impossible to do good make-up for 4K close-ups. We need to use the soft lenses and digital soft filters and even the old nylon stocking pulled over the lens tricks to make the human face passable.

In 8K rez, I bet you will not find a single make-up artist today who could tackle that for a close-up or even for a medium-close shot.

Sony F65 has been out for four years and is an 8K camera.

Has been hugely popular, but quite a few features have been shot with it.

It is more popular in Europe than in the States at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:13 UTC

The old light pipe.

Everything old is new again.

Cool.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 09:00 UTC as 6th comment
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Sonyshine: Why don't more camera makers build this into their cameras?

Only seen demo and prototype ones so far.

Coming this year.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:22 UTC
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neatnclean: I'd be interested but will definitely not buy it is offered with a (native, not additional adapter) Arca-Swiss compatible clamp. Vitec Group (manfrotto is one of their brands) should have realized by now, that most potential users of this type of gear are using arca-swiss compatible plates. At the very least they should offer 2 versions of their geared heads - 410/405/400 ... one with arca compatible clamp, i dont care what they put on top of the other version. Could be square, rectangular or hexagonal.

That's the thing, most people aren't using Arca-Swiss compatible clamps.
Manfrotto plate systems outsell these millions to one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:36 UTC
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Bjorn_L: There are numerous HDMI streamers out there. This is the only one with a monthly fee or advertising. Go to amazon.com and search for HDMI transmitter. Or just look at Actiontec brand as an example.

This isn't for transmitting video, it is for streaming video over the internet.
Live broadcasting to internet services like Lifestream and YouTube etc.

This sort of thing is possibly the future of Television or at least might very well have a big chunk of it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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Sonyshine: Why don't more camera makers build this into their cameras?

Many video cameras coming out now (for example from Canon, Sony, JVC etc.) have this in-built

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
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Papi61: "When it arrives, the Broadcaster Pro will be priced at $495 USD."

And it doesn't even work with 4K video? Non-starter.

No one is streaming 4K video yet.

The first ever 4K live TV broadcast only just happened.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:26 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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IvanM: Who still uses Canon today? Can one still take a passable photo with a Canon? Are Canon's being dumped for Sony's by the Pros? How Bad is the DR really?

Here is a breakdown of the cameras and lenses used by the winners of the World Press Photo Awards: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=25150.15

I think the results says it all....

Reportage isn't art.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (43 comments in total)

These are for the FS7

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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robogobo: Please, everybody calm down. Back away and look at the big picture. Much like FCPX, Pages 5, etc, the new Photos app will likely be anemic in the beginning and then have stuff added back in by request... level headed requests. For all intents and purposes, Photos is Aperture 4. Look at the screenshot. Look at the official statement. All your Aperture edits will carry over, and they'll be treated exactly like the move from Aperture 2 to Aperture 3. Old sliders will be treated as legacy and new sliders there to replace them.

All this panic and negative speculation doesn't do anybody good. Aperture will keep working just like it does now, even in Yosemite, and maybe Photos will even be better. Who knows? Let's wait and find out. And give Apple feedback through the official channels in a constructive, adult manner. https://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

It took 3 years for Final Cut X to be even remotely usable.
Even three years later it is just a shadow of what Final Cut Pro was.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

I knew this was coming.
It still really hurts though.

Like Final Cut X.
Expect 3 years to pass before the new application has even a shadow of the functionality of Aperture.

This really sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 15th comment

Andana have sold curved sensors since 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 13:11 UTC as 79th comment
On AJA enters cinema camera market with 4K Cion article (28 comments in total)
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Mike_V: Looks interesting.
However one of the most important things with a cine camera is reliability and ease of use / ergonomics.
In this regard, so far at least, you get what you pay for.
I wonder how much the mags are going to be?

Pretty reasonable price.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)

Awesome images.
Which I'm sure are very tough to get too.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 33rd comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (159 comments in total)

Yeah, 3M already solved this problem quite some time ago.

However this product could be great for randomly erasing the ID strips on my credit cards.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:33 UTC as 31st comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (119 comments in total)

Everybody except for Mac users.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

It kind of seems that this is the camera BM were working to all along.

Hopefully now they can stop releasing new products for a wile and start issuing bug fixes for their existing products.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On AJA enters cinema camera market with 4K Cion article (28 comments in total)

Looks interesting.
However one of the most important things with a cine camera is reliability and ease of use / ergonomics.
In this regard, so far at least, you get what you pay for.
I wonder how much the mags are going to be?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:28 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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yabokkie: 22x zoom is standard for ENG lenses and I'd be interested to see a 22x zoom for 8K video on Super35 (say 15-330mm).

Do you realise how big a lens like this would be?
Ever seen a 24-290mm Optimo or 11:1 Primo Zoom?
They are over 10 Kg and are huge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
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