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

Comments

Total: 28, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12Next ›Last »
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)
In reply to:

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)
In reply to:

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 (165 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 29th comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (123 comments in total)

Everybody except for Mac users.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 26th 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
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

mosc: Can someone answer a question that's been nagging me lately? I feel like professional video production was always fairly small aperture telephoto until recently. I've been seeing bokeh and people's faces clearly shot with wide angle lenses on a lot of the newly filmed series, shot with lenses like this one wide open. Personally, I think the look is very amateurish. I suppose it requires a lot less attention to lighting and baking your actors under incredibly bright apparatuses that could give sunburn but I'm wondering specifically if I'm crazy or not about telephoto-only on old lenses.

On color TV cameras from the 60s-80s, what were the typical equivalent focal lengths used for your typical set TV show? How rare was something like 28mm back then?

It is just fashion.
A lot of shows were shot on film back then.
If it was shot on tape, a typical zoom lens might be 9-126mm on a 2/3" tube camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 07:49 UTC

RIP

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 40th comment
In reply to:

drawer77: i have a question about Red cameras for you gurus out there. i know the Red camera are modular cameras. But do they use a reflex system like a DSLR or are they mirrorless ?

There is a video viewfinder and an on-board monitor with touch screen control. Also 1 x HDSDI output that you can run to a HD monitor.

It doesn't have a mechanical shutter (although you can get an optional LCD shutter called a Motion Mount) or a mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
In reply to:

rwbaron: I wonder who makes the sensor for them?

TowerJazz

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:09 UTC

What a legend.

Keep up the great work Mr Maki.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 00:58 UTC as 22nd comment
In reply to:

Erik Ohlson: A "protective" filter is a chimera - a waste of time & money, adding 2 more dirt-catching & reflective surfaces.

Ask yourself: "Why don't the camera designers put a flat glass in front of their lenses.

I haven't used or missed such things in over 60 years of photography.

Actually on some lenses, like for example Canon telephotos, they do!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 00:09 UTC
On SanDisk introduces first CFast 2.0 memory card article (58 comments in total)

Arri Amira.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:49 UTC as 6th comment
In reply to:

Francis Carver: Wow, a "Full-HD" 1920 x 1080 pixel count sensor for videography, how revolutionary! Quick, someone tell Canon that Sony already has 6 different models of digital video cameras/camcorders, each with native 4K resolution video recording capabilities. And Canon is now experimenting with the previous generation resolution HD? Wow....

4K monitors are available now.

Consumer models are being released very soon.

4K streaming is available now with 4K Bluray available very soon. It seems like the Bluray is going to be pretty heavily compressed though.

4K is the next big consumer electronics push.
I'm not sure if it will really take off, but the the manufacturers are going to give it a red hot go at making it a success.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 00:01 UTC

Apple Quicktake.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 00:51 UTC as 103rd comment
Total: 28, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12Next ›Last »