Richard Shih

Richard Shih

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Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Oct 4, 2003

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On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (98 comments in total)
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lovEU: Btw, how does 8K translate into storage requirements?

Here's a tidbit from when NHK was showing off its 8K technology.

> At 120 frames per second (UHD allows for 24, 25, 50, 60, and 120 fps), a raw 7680×4320 video feed clocks in at 48 gigabits per second (Gbps). The Super Hi-Vision spec (SMPTE 2036) supports 22.2-channel sound, too, which comes in at around 50Mbps. After compression (NHK has developed a special codec for Super Hi-Vision), the entire stream clocks in at around 500Mbps [62.5MBps].

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/130238-8k-uhdtv-how-do-you-send-a-48gbps-tv-signal-over-terrestrial-airwaves

This is presumably not Raw video though. Considering a 36MP D800 Raw file is ~75MB, you'll probably need multiple multiples of RED's 1TB MINI-MAGs, clocking in at $3,900 a piece.

This is all speculation though. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 23:19 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)
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NameFinder: Deja Vu - MV1 reloaded:

It was 1997, when Canon launched a "hybrid camera" ("convergence camera" it is called here) named OPTURA MV1. Of course, this was not a 4K cam but a dv cam - however, the ergonomics and over-all concept looked quite comparable to the XC10.

The web address below lists 3 recording modes:
field movie mode
frame movie mode
photo mode

To "visit" e.g. here:
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/dvc/data/1997-2001/1997_mv1.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1997-2001&p=2

In a news environment it's not always about getting the sharpest shot, but getting a shot. How many times have bad photos made it to the front page of a breaking story until it could be replaced later on by a better shot? There might be motion blur if shot at slower shutter speeds, but within the 30fps you'll probably find one that's acceptably sharp, which is what some photographers found when doing just that with the 1D C: https://vimeo.com/56241602.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)
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princecody: Why would I buy this when the Panasonic FZ1000 is only a fraction of the cost? Someone please enlighten me regarding this outrageous price tag :)

Build quality can't be overstated. Though we can only speculate about the build quality of the XC10, the weight is probably indicative of the materials used.

I've used the FZ1000 and though it's a great camera, it is not something that I would trust to bang around / use in a less than ideal setting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (802 comments in total)
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NameFinder: Deja Vu - MV1 reloaded:

It was 1997, when Canon launched a "hybrid camera" ("convergence camera" it is called here) named OPTURA MV1. Of course, this was not a 4K cam but a dv cam - however, the ergonomics and over-all concept looked quite comparable to the XC10.

The web address below lists 3 recording modes:
field movie mode
frame movie mode
photo mode

To "visit" e.g. here:
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/dvc/data/1997-2001/1997_mv1.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1997-2001&p=2

Dale mentions above that in the past, photographers needing to do prints / fine art work used one set of tools and videographers shooting video used another set of tools, and this is very much the case with the MV1 you mentioned. Not good enough for still imagery, and not up to snuff for professionals (or maybe DV recording was professional back then; I don't know for sure).

When you're able to shoot 4K video and extract an 8MP still which is good enough for most applications, as well as a dedicated 12MP mode for slightly more detail, you start having a truly one device covers both spectrums device.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (779 comments in total)
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DenisBBergeron: How Sony Camera sensor can be worst than Nikon or Canon sensors ? Sony make sensors for both !

What Barney said.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (779 comments in total)
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DenisBBergeron: How Sony Camera sensor can be worst than Nikon or Canon sensors ? Sony make sensors for both !

I hope I'm answering the right question, but Canon doesn't use Sony sensors. Only Nikon does.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
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Paul Treacy: No reliable raw support. Just tried it. Not for X100 anyway. Good for tiff files though. At least that's something.

Thumbnails would be nice.

Have you tried converting to DNG and uploading? I know it's not ideal, and I have to do that myself, but that's one option.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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Photo_Joe: I try to use this...

Only Microsoft Vista or newer supported (and Mac ):

"Cloud Drive Desktop is only compatible with PC computers running Windows Vista and above."

So, with Microsoft XP and 2003 Server you cannot use this service... you can only use the web interface what is limited and not comfortable...

And about RAW files:

"RAW photo files are proprietary file formats developed by each camera manufacturer. Many RAW photo files are identified by Amazon Cloud Drive as photos and will not count against your storage limit if you're a Prime member. "

Who is a "Prime member"? It's a default Amazon account?

Supported RAW files:

Nikon (NEF files) Nikon D1, Nikon D1X, Nikon D4, Nikon Coolpix A, Nikon E5700, Nikon AW1, Nikon D800, Nikon D50, Nikon D610

Canon (CR2 Files) Canon 5D, Canon 1D, Canon 1D MarkIIN, Canon Rebel SL1, Canon 60D, Canon 5D MarkIII, Canon 1D MarkIV

Sony (ARW files) Sony A7, Sony A7R, Sony A6000, Sony NEX-5T, Sony NEX-3N, Sony NEX-6

Vista was released in 2006 and was a complete under the hood overhaul of XP, released in 2001. Unfortunately, supporting XP and 2003 Server would make developing software much more difficult.

Prime members are not default Amazon accounts. They are members who have paid for Amazon Prime, Amazon's $99 2-day shipping service (in addition to other services).

That list of Raw files formats is not the definitive list unfortunately.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
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mike earussi: And just how long is the$11.99 price guaranteed for? Once they have you "hooked" you have to pay up no matter what they charge or lose access to everything.

Valid point, but Amazon's track record in terms of price increases isn't bad. Amazon Prime's price went up only once in its ~10 years of existence ($79 to $99).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:03 UTC
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arhmatic: Dropbox is 1tb for 99/year - less space, more money, but easy to connect all your devices. But the benefit is, never need to worry about file type and such, all is included.

Denis, it is for Office365 members ($70 annual if paid in one installment) but they're on a staggered rollout - https://blog.onedrive.com/office-365-onedrive-unlimited-storage/. If you want to get to the "front of the line", you can apply here - https://preview.onedrive.com/?wt.mc_id=oo_blog_onedrive_onedriveunlimitedstorage

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (163 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Tag for the last photo reads ISO 200, not 2000. Confused me when I opened up the file and I saw the noise in the sky!

I guess Samsung hasn't mentioned if there's an add-on EVF coming?

It's actually ISO 2500! I've fixed it now. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
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RichRMA: Amazon B.S. I'm in Canada, click the "check prices/order now" link and you know what you get? MUGS that look like Canon lenses on amazon.ca!!!

That's what I implied. $3000 USD ~= $3900 CAD. Even with the slightly higher tax rate in most provinces, you're paying much more with cross-border shopping.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
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RichRMA: Amazon B.S. I'm in Canada, click the "check prices/order now" link and you know what you get? MUGS that look like Canon lenses on amazon.ca!!!

I was going to say you'd have better luck heading over the border to buy one... and then I checked the USD rates. Ouch.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 21:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)
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h2k: The headline: "Rock Steady"

The teaser image: A camera on... wooden planks.

Not pictured: scissors to complete the pun.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)
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cptobvious: Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii trips.

Certainly these cameras can be reviewed competently by just giving loaner review copies, but perks like these just smell like desperate attempts to influence reviewers.

People were saying they were getting with grey pictures of Seattle...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
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Bob Tullis: Too bad they can't make them waterproof w/o an accessory rain cover. :(

Should hold up to a light drizzle, and you'd probably want to use the (included) accessory cover for anything harder.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (443 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

Camera scores and ratings explained: <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4416254604/camera-scores-ratings-explained">http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4416254604/camera-scores-ratings-explained</a>

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 22:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (443 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

Have a look at the non-Gold / non-Silver awarded reviews: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews?type=reviews&sort=rating

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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camcom12: Shadows appear a bit mottled, void of detail, at least on my monitor. Are these images "right out of the box" jpeg defaults, or were parameters tweaked a bit, or raw then post processed? Most Sony cams can be set to produce very substantial shadow recovery if jpegs are the desired output.

Thanks, Scott!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Time to get my daily dose of DPR Forum negativity....

Embrace the dark side... (but please don't!)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
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