Archiver

Archiver

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beavertown: Love it!

Why 12 megapixels only?

Less megapixels = larger pixels and higher low light sensitivity, and fast sensor readout for video. No line skipping, no pixel binning.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
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caver3d: This is Sony caught with its pants down, frantically trying to keep up with Panasonic and the GH series - especially the amazing 4K GH4.

A7s demo videos from Sony show the camera creating beautiful, noiseless footage at ISO 5000 and even 12,500. Early testers of the GH4 say they would not shoot the GH4 over ISO 1600 as noise becomes too evident above that.

I will still buy a GH4 for the wonderful ease of use, small gear footprint and ability to record 4K in-camera, but I will most likely add the Sony system for more demanding low light situations.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The GH4 and the A7s are two totally different cameras. The GH4 is meant to be a universal solution. Average users could us it as an everyday hybrid camera. Pros could use it as a really nice 4K video camera.

The A7s is meant solely for pro videographers or more specifically pro wedding videographers. It will be incredible for low light with nice big full frame lenses. However, it will need to be tethered for 4K footage.

Both are great but neither is a true competitor for the other.

There are wedding videographers who shoot with fully kitted DSLR's with matte boxes, external EVF's, shoulder rigs and recorders already. So, an A7s with Atomos Shogun isn't much different at all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
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driftnomore: sony ,flourishing the market with a new camera almost every month.//>,.,)(**&&^%%@$%??//???? STRUGGLING?

The C100 only does 1080p, not 4K. To extract the best image quality from it, many people buy an Atomos Ninja and record the HDMI stream to ProRes, and it STILL doesn't do 4K.

Estimated price of the A7s is sub-$2000, and a $2000 recorder takes it to about $4000. The C100 is around $7000, and an Atomos Ninja is and additional $700. Now, how exactly is that an 'interesting alternative for that money'?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:10 UTC
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Michel F: The descriptive text is deceiving. Why call it a drone ? It's a radio controlled mini copter fitted with an HD camera. That's all it is. To say that it ventures beyond the physical limits of a human film crew is pushing it since you see the human crew at all times in the video. The video is well done and it does seem like a very beautiful place but the title is over the top.

A drone is simply an unmanned air vehicle; everything from a Predator UAV to a Phantom quad copter is a drone. Drone is common parlance for quad copter operators. It doesn't have to be some military stealth machine with Hellfire missiles to be called a drone.

'Beyond the physical limits of a human film crew': obviously, a human film crew would have a greatly difficult and probably impossible task to physically get inside the caves and shoot them the way it has been presented.

The title is entirely accurate and not at all over the top.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)

So Google will never streetview Hungary as long as this law stands, then.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 04:53 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)
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lacix: All idiots! Read this first and than you have the right to complain!

2:48. § [A képmáshoz és a hangfelvételhez való jog]
(1) Képmás vagy hangfelvétel elkészítéséhez és felhasználásához az érintett személy hozzájárulása szükséges.
(2) Nincs szükség az érintett hozzájárulására a felvétel elkészítéséhez és az elkészített felvétel felhasználásához tömegfelvétel és nyilvános közéleti szereplésről készült felvétel esetén.

This is the criticized context of the law!

How about a translation for the Hungarian-impaired?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 04:48 UTC

So much talk about 4K but little mention of its effective dynamic range. I'm hoping for at least something close to the Canon C series cameras. Their ability to retain detail in highlights and shadows is excellent, something like 12 stops of dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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historianx: wwhat no Yabokkie trashing this as well? Did the rising sun finally set?

Speak not the name of the troll, lest he hear and descend with blubbery buttocks and drooling maw!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
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Micketto: Pic #8 used in marketing campaign here:
http://www.baseone.co.uk/our-portfolio/brand-engagement/vodafone-inseparable

Is the story valid?

Anyway, nice Photoshop skills and filter usage.

For those saying these will be "great memories" for the kids, you have to remember they are being directed to pose for pics... this isn't their life in action.

For many people, being directed for family photos usually goes like this:

'Okay, everybody hold still ... and get ready to smile ... one, two, three!'

Following this are a blinding flash, a sore face from holding a smile too long, and an increasing resentment of being asked to 'pose'.

Photos like the ones in this article are magical, and if the direction is well done, it gives joy to the process.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 01:10 UTC

Methinks many X100/s shooters have been waiting for this. 28, 35 and 50 with one camera, with a near silent leaf shutter and those excellent Fuji X ergonomics. Bring on the progress!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 09:42 UTC as 51st comment
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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Archiver: I love this upgrade, but I'm wondering about what is NOT being said. HDMI output has a maximum of 4:2:2 10bit quality, but what about the in-camera files themselves? And what of useable dynamic range?

While the 4k output and 200mbps and 100mbps ratings should be excellent, what about the bit depth and dynamic range of the in-camera files? Surely Panasonic would make something of quantifiable advances in those areas?

I just found the answer in the CNET preview:

"Note that you can't just pick up the camera, stick a card in, and shoot best-quality 4K. In-camera you can only record 4:2:0/8-bit video; to record 4:2:2/10-bit video you to need run it through the HDMI connector to an external recorder via the horribly named but practical Interface Unit (DMW-YAGH), a powered dock that addstwo XLR inputs with audio controls, SDI output, and various time-code options. To record any video at 100Mbps or higher in camera you need a UHS Class 3 (U3)-rated SD card for a minimum sustained write speed of 30MBps."

So unless I get that XLR dock and connect a third party external recorder, I can only record in 4:2:0 8bit in-camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 04:44 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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Archiver: I love this upgrade, but I'm wondering about what is NOT being said. HDMI output has a maximum of 4:2:2 10bit quality, but what about the in-camera files themselves? And what of useable dynamic range?

While the 4k output and 200mbps and 100mbps ratings should be excellent, what about the bit depth and dynamic range of the in-camera files? Surely Panasonic would make something of quantifiable advances in those areas?

I'm thinking about grading latitude in high bit depth files. If I'm shooting very high contrast scenes, I want all the dynamic range I can get. Not to mention the subtle richness that comes from increased colour depth.

I'm hoping for 11-12 stops of dynamic range in the 4:2:2 10bit mode. Guess I'll have to get used to a bigger rig after all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Canon is left scratching its head. Wondering how they did this.

Canon's success in the indie video market with the 5D Mark II pushed them in the wrong direction. Instead of beefing up the DSLR range, they created the cinema range for a whole lot more money, alienating the very users who inspired them to create it.

As a long time Canon user, I had been giving a lot of thought to buying a $15,000 Canon C300. But after using the GH3 extensively, and with the announcement of the GH4, Canon isn't going to get my money again for quite a while.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 04:29 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)

I love this upgrade, but I'm wondering about what is NOT being said. HDMI output has a maximum of 4:2:2 10bit quality, but what about the in-camera files themselves? And what of useable dynamic range?

While the 4k output and 200mbps and 100mbps ratings should be excellent, what about the bit depth and dynamic range of the in-camera files? Surely Panasonic would make something of quantifiable advances in those areas?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 04:25 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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bobbarber: I like this camera, and like this system. The IQ has been superb from the start. However, it is pricey. It is easier to get into m43 with lower-cost options that still have good IQ, if you don't want to buy the E-M1 or GH3. Still, the X-T1 a nice camera, no doubt.

@yabokkie - you're not trying hard enough. You are capable of far more effusive trolling than this! We believe in you, yabokkie!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Ibida Bab: Japanese powerhouse, incredibly beautiful, what a camera. Only if I had the money. Finally, something that I actually want.

@yabokkie, can that comment be any more random or irrelevant? What on earth does that have to do with Ibida Bab's comment?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:26 UTC

That 50/1.8 is definitely on the shopping list!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 24th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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harold1968: hey, with all this stuff, soon my Leica R5 is going to look modern again ...
Perhaps I should have some flared jeans ready ....

Flared jeans are out?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
On Mount St. Helens images found decades later article (27 comments in total)
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jkoch2: Mount St. Helens erupts every 300 years, more or less. It has erupted roughly 1,000 times since first appearance in "Ape Canyon." Sasquatches failed to capture pictures of the earliest events, perhaps because late Pleistocene (hand) imaging technology equated to ISO of only 0.01, and the operators perished under hot ash and pumice before completing the work. Witnesses to the next eruption in 2250 (or therabouts) may have the advantage of 480 fps plenoptic 4000k video. However, some believe that some horrific human goof-up in the interim will extinquish all knowlege, meaning that the challenge will revert to some future species using chistles or hand-daubed pigments.

Right now in Melbourne, Australia, we are suffering a shocking heat wave that brings back memories of bushfires that ravaged Victoria in 2009. Many died and many others lost their homes in the bushfire prone regions. Some died because they chose to stay to defend their homes from the fires; they made their choice, and lost their lives regardless.

The same can be said for those who choose to live in volcanic regions, hurricane and typhoon regions, and the like. While they make a deliberate choice, we can still have sympathy for those who don't make it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:54 UTC
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