hammerheadfistpunch

hammerheadfistpunch

Lives in United States UT, United States
Works as a Video Producer
Joined on Sep 8, 2011

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since the FOV changes with steadshot on, am i right in assuming that "steadyshot" is not physical, but electronic?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 16:36 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Sony reveals QX10 and QX100 camera modules for smartphones news story (131 comments in total)

can someone tell me if the processing happens in the module or on the phone? Also, whats up with those useless video specs? This would make such a great remote POV camera!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

I sure would like a better explanation on what was changed, because I can't tell a difference in the OIS, but it feels like the lens misses focus more often now (GH2)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 18:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)

I work for a Large corporation and we can afford the CC, but we can't use it because our organization is security sensitive and blocks all cloud access. Nice work Adobe, there are at least 300 users you've just alienated.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:03 UTC as 338th comment | 4 replies
On David East: Stills photography with a GoPro news story (29 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Suggestion to DPR: Post the pictures with no commentary or explanation. Let them stand on their own merit. No mention of who, what, where, when or how.

Where is the story in that? I guess if you came back and did a "surprise! did you know that..." kind of story it works but thats kind of gimmicky. This isn't a photo gallery site, its a news and information site.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 21:50 UTC
On David East: Stills photography with a GoPro news story (29 comments in total)

I took a few stills in a pinch of some great looking exotics with the HERO 1 and aside from artifacts from compression and barrel distortion, they came out way better than they should have. GoPro finds very good chips for these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:16 UTC as 9th comment

nearly half the weight is good, and I like the improved materials, but I have to wonder how it will perform with the trifecta of lower price, smaller size and brighter aperture

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 03:16 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

I don't know who makes the chips for Black Magic but I really like their approach; High DR and native large pixels and a focus on video quality for a given market, not some kind of "superchip" approach. This high pixel/high framerate stuff doesn't get me excited unless it the images can speak for themselves, otherwise its all just academic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 17:56 UTC as 9th comment
On Manfrotto launches StilePlus line of stylish camera bags news story (25 comments in total)

The PBS tote and the man purse don't look so bad, but that Bravo 50? wow that's bad. Its not a stylish shape (a square) and the white with black straps just call that fact out.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 16:32 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Photato: Tripod mount on top and botton. :-)

1/4 #20 accessories.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 20:40 UTC
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jonny1976: superb camera for sure and superb price but...but...why ef mount and not micro four third? i mean micro four third has small lenses natively and most of all thousand of cheap adapter...im a pentax user and micro 43...i could have used all my 40 lenses and buy also canon nikon cinematic lenses...now if i want this camera i must invest in a completely new arsenal of lenses...i think ill buy the normal camera

Sadly, The MFT image circle is smaller than the Super 35 area, so it would vignette some, you could crop to 2.5k, but then why not get the 2.5k camera with MFT mount. I still think they should offer it because of the short flange, but it would need to be able to crop internally to be useful with MFT lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
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oselimg: If people bothered to to be informed of cinema quality cameras they wouldn't make absurd comments like "why not micro 4/3 mount. It's almost like saying I want a Ferrari with a 1.6 Lada engine-sorry Lada-. Cinematic cameras need cinematic quality lenses to exploit it's potential. EF mount doesn't exist only for EF stills cameras and lenses. There are Canon cine-lenses with EF mount or PL mount. How many cinema-optimized micro 4/3 lenses exist? You don't want someone invest in manufacturing a high performing piece of equipment then watch it abandoned by the market do you?

"How many cinema-optimized micro 4/3 lenses exist?" did you forget about the entire Ziess CP.2 line? or the Rokinons, or ANY PL mount lens including the canons? the MFT mount is ideal for cinema cameras because of the short flange distance, which means you can use the excellent (some of them just are, deal with it) MFT lenses or lieca, or PL, or EF, or F, or 4/3rds, or...etc, etc. With an EF flange distance you are limited by using only stills optimized lenses. Not to mention that most cine lenses are PL mount and sized for academy 35 (super 35) and NOT for 35 mm still. super 35 is actually closer to MFT than stills 35. The EF mount is a LIMITER, not an ENABLER...though it does give you electronic iris, for what its worth..not that a cine shooter would prefer that over properly calibrated manual lenses, but...there you have it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 20:34 UTC
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kryten61: So watched the video from NAB and the guy states this camera will not shoot RAW. DP review are saying it does?
Guy states SD cards are not capable of accepting the data rate, which is what I would have thought.
So the DP review headline is misleading. Raw would only be capable with some external device is this correct?

upgradable via future firmware, likely to an external USB3.0 or thunderbolt drive (from what I hear) so no pricey recorder, just cheap fast external ssd drives

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:26 UTC
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hammerheadfistpunch: Forget this as any kind of still camera or the comparisons to such, this is a cinema "B" camera. Yeah its got a 3x crop, but for $1000 you can get 13 stops of DR with the codec and color space to take advantage of it, a great system of lenses that work out of the box and it will fit in a pocket (sans lens). the 12-35 (24-70) becomes a 36-105 f/2.8 (for light) and its stabilized and thats plenty for a "B" camera. Honestly, I never shoot wider than 34 mm equiv. anyway. and there are still wider lenses like the 7.5(22.5) , 8(24) , 9-18(27-54)
For people who complain about the crop factor, or the lack of resolution and frame rates, or whatever...let me remind you. $995. That's less than one good quality 1x1 lite panel, and im sorry but if this delivers half of the promises, it will be worth every penny. The GH2 and 3 are nice, but you will never get the kind of DR or color uniformity from those 4:2:0 12 stop cameras as you will from this. I can't wait to get my hands on one.

Dynamic range, The GH2 had about 10.5 stops and the GH3 has about 11. Each stop is a huge deal, if you have marveled at the range difference between the 2 and 3, this is that range increase...twice again.

see this example.

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:22 UTC
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jorden mosley: Man, the GH3 not only has to compete with EM-5 on the stills end, now it has to compete with this camera at video.

This isn't a still camera, not even a little. So there isn't any comparison there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:19 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I have a feeling that Black Magic is the next "GoPro". They will sell a ton of cameras to everybody and their brother. However, after the newness wears off everyone will realize that you still have to put a lot of effort into it to get it to look like their promo videos.

The gopro is cheap and inflexible, the BMC cameras are cheap and massively flexible, that's the difference. This camera was MADE for getting the best out of it. I do see these being used in POV or tight spots though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
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marike6: By some of the comments about below like the "many consider the GH2 better" I get the impression some are not really sure what the Black Magic Cameras are capable of. So here a quick look at a travel type video:

https://vimeo.com/55887965

as the owner of several hacked GH2's I am SO excited by this. Finally12 bit and 4:4:4 color space! plus actual DR! Anyone who has shot sky with an 8 bit 4:2:0 like the Panasonic's is chomping at the bit to finally banish those gradient halos for good!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:15 UTC

Forget this as any kind of still camera or the comparisons to such, this is a cinema "B" camera. Yeah its got a 3x crop, but for $1000 you can get 13 stops of DR with the codec and color space to take advantage of it, a great system of lenses that work out of the box and it will fit in a pocket (sans lens). the 12-35 (24-70) becomes a 36-105 f/2.8 (for light) and its stabilized and thats plenty for a "B" camera. Honestly, I never shoot wider than 34 mm equiv. anyway. and there are still wider lenses like the 7.5(22.5) , 8(24) , 9-18(27-54)
For people who complain about the crop factor, or the lack of resolution and frame rates, or whatever...let me remind you. $995. That's less than one good quality 1x1 lite panel, and im sorry but if this delivers half of the promises, it will be worth every penny. The GH2 and 3 are nice, but you will never get the kind of DR or color uniformity from those 4:2:0 12 stop cameras as you will from this. I can't wait to get my hands on one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

why does it look so choppy in pan?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2013 at 18:04 UTC as 20th comment

Concept gets an A, Execution gets a D. Keep after it though, this could be very interesting. Though i have seen a couple of other people try it with the 1 and 2 with similar, semi good results.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 50th comment
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