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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (594 comments in total)

OMG HDMI out is limited to 1080P are they kidding! Wow! Holy lets change to Sony Batman. We are life long Canon folks. Hello Sony. Both for photography and videography they integrate everything and make it all possible. Not Canon. I simply am disgusted by this deliberate handicapping of the DSLR to separate them from the cinema line. Awful! 422 8 bit 1080P only good grief. GH4 at 1600$ has 10 bit 422 4K out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (95 comments in total)

Totally saddened by dumbing down of this camera by 8 bit 422 out and no log. Very sad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (95 comments in total)
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solarsky: Is the video 10-bit 4K MJPEG with C-Log OR WHAT?!

nope 8 bit 422 only no log and cinestyle or neutral settings are not the equivalent of actual log settings

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (594 comments in total)

ONLY 8 BIT 422 HDMI out folks and no LOG! wow! For me Canon shoots themselves in the foot with separating their DSLR cameras from their cinema line this way. We are BOTH high end professional photographers and videographers. We will NOT buy this camera for this reason. We absolutely love the dual pixel focusing and many aspects of Canon image quality but this is a show stopper for us with this camera. We await the 5D Mark IV and see how limited that one is. It may be time to move to Sony for us. We are seriously considering it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 52nd comment | 10 replies

If I may, I read further and saw that they are only claiming a hardness factor. This may explain the test type. A test that has the ring supported by the edge of the filter and not the center may fail easily if the material is only harder but not elastic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 20th comment

I am a research methodologist. There is a problem with the validity of the test. The glass is supported by a very narrow circular steel hollow rod beneath the filter. Yes, this produced the result seen. However, the test should have been done with the outside filter ring being supported NOT the center of the glass. This would represent real life validity of impact to filters not the test dynamics. The results might be similar, however, this is speculation only. Impact resistance has many variables including deformity, elasticity, and so on. Sigma may know this, and this is why they did not show us such a test. I find myself healthily wary of this test and its results and its generalizability to real world ability. Why did they not choose the test that would have been obvious, i.e., support of the filter by the circumference of the filter? If I am wrong, I will be glad to consider buying one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies

LED vary MARKEDLY in their uniformity of wavelength. Unlike blackbody light, such as the sun and tungsten lights, they can have large inconsistencies, gaps, and color casts. And to make matters worse, there are now several types of Led lights which if combined can make it impossible to correct skin color and background in post. CRI does NOT measure all the factors that are needed to examine color rendition and uniformity of wavelength of an LED. It would be very useful if DP gave us in their reviews a examination of each LED product offered not only its CRI but its actual wavelength uniformity so we could judge its usefulness for videography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

Regards wedding videographers would be need permit from venue AND proof of INSURANCE now? Does anyone sell insurance for drones? How astronomically expensive might it be?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 17:09 UTC as 21st comment
On article Behind the camera: Beauty photographer Lindsay Adler (30 comments in total)

Lindsey is an amazingly talented artist first rate educator and brilliant business person. This is a rare combination! In addition she is a down to earth wonderful person that I have known and followed from her start. She has taught me a great deal personally and professionally. Take a class from her or better yet have her shoot your portrait. She is brilliant

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 04:06 UTC as 10th comment
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)

Congrats DPR and your photographer dog pair true believers in the creative process as am I. He has it right, we are the camera and the camera is our assistant. Wonderful. And the dog is essential, the pair bond teaches us to be in the moment something that is so pure and so pristinely important.

And yes, I think this camera is a true ground breaker. I has flaws as do all cameras, but a major break thru. Very innovative and in the next year as they improve and refine it, look out Sony is truly moving forward. Their new FS5 coming out is simply amazing looking for example.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)

Why is there no mention of reported problems with overheating with the internal recording of 4K Video after a short time, making the camera useless for weddings and other events, i.e., unreliable? Has this problem been overstated? Was it never a real problem? Has it been corrected?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 209th comment | 16 replies

As a wedding videographer and documentary film creator I am incredibly excited about this camera. The combination of ultra low light capability, internal stabilization, excellent auto focus, internal 4K, 14 stops of dynamic range, and the ability to down sample to HD in post makes this camera incredibly flexible and versatile. This is an extremely useful camera to add to our array of equipment. Thank you Sony

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 40th comment
On article Rode unveils RodeLink wireless audio system (21 comments in total)

The 44.1 recording is absolutely perfect! Most people here are not audio engineers. Human hearing cannot detect differences above 44.1. There is NO reason for videographers to utilize 48 kHz. In fact is takes up useless storage. Rode has crafted what looks to be a state of the art device. Once again they are smart innovators and very skilled engineers. Chapeau.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 11:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On article NAB 2015 Highlights (15 comments in total)

The mic and the pre amp look terrific for the Sennheiser Apogee tandem. However, the IOS Apogee app leaves much to be desired. By comparison, RODE REC app is markedly more sophisticated and powerful and has better sharing options as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 4th comment
On article Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air (46 comments in total)

DSLR Controller costs less than $10 and does more than this for all android devices. Yes, it only works as a monitor for iPads right now. That said, get a Nexus on eBay for $50 and you are good to go. Or use your large Phablet Android phone as your monitor. It has a large number of controls for your camera and in addition works beautifully with video mode as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 05:30 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (203 comments in total)

It is important that Adams uses a Canon Mark II for all his work, not even the 5D Mark III. This is rather amazing, given that the Mark II and Mark III are have very small buffers and do not hold many images in burst mode and do not track moving images nearly as well as the 7D Mark II and perhaps other makes of cameras. This should be mentioned. Adams tries very hard NOT to be a Canon fanboy and to have integrity and objectivity so kudos to him. And the dp presentation lays out the shoot in a way that is not overly conclusion filled. So I came away feeling it was a well done piece, that allows us to judge for ourselves the merits of this camera in a real life setting. Yes, it would be nice to know if Canon paid for this, likely they did. Doing a piece on the video there would not have been helpful as he was not a videographer as he said.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 14:31 UTC as 47th comment
On article Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II (278 comments in total)

For many 4k is NOT needed, i.e., wedding videography at this juncture. This camera with is ability to autofocus and its low light sensitivity, VND filters and increased image quality make it a great production camera along with the 70D and even some use of the new 7D Mark II. I plan to get one for example.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 00:37 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

i am completely dismayed that DP is owned by Amazon. I thought you folks were objective.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom (63 comments in total)

it cannot read images already converted to DNG useless

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 03:31 UTC as 9th comment
On article Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers (164 comments in total)

not being limited to a single plane of focus brings us closer to how our eyes see the world. This is a very good thing. Lean forward Lytro.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 15th comment
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