GCHYBA

Lives in United States San Diego, CA, United States
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I don't understand why most pocketable cameras can't shoot 1920x1080 at 240fps continuous. That is all you need for 90% of interesting action videos. Even the hero5 only does 120 continuous. which is good, but you can't zoom. And the Sony Mark V does 240, but only for a few seconds, which can make something hard to capture. Faster than 240 and it seems most things are too slow...
But that's just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 2nd comment

I read somewhere else that it DOES have a touchscreen?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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GCHYBA: Why not 1080p at 240fps?
If the image stabilization is as good as the new Sony I'd buy it. Turn my Hero4 black into a backup camera...

Makes sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 22:18 UTC

Why not 1080p at 240fps?
If the image stabilization is as good as the new Sony I'd buy it. Turn my Hero4 black into a backup camera...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

GoPro 5 better have this image stabilization.
And 1080p at 240fps.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 2nd comment
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GCHYBA: I was all ready to pay and realize I don't have a mac.
Oh well.

Please let me know here or at my email gus at chyba dot net when you do, I'd love to have this software.
Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 18:59 UTC

I was all ready to pay and realize I don't have a mac.
Oh well.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 16:25 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (140 comments in total)

Bought a Theta S, people love the pics I take with it.
You have to mount it on a pole and remote capture, or your thumb on the button looks huge! :)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 34th comment
On article Yi action camera updates original with 4K video (51 comments in total)

How is this better than a GoPro?
I'm just curious, the specs look similar, but the GoPro has all these mounts and stuff already out there.
Someone educate me please?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies

Beautiful images.
But you know, California is decently ok sometimes too...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Gear 360 records spherical video and stills (10 comments in total)

Ok, so you set this up on a tripod and let it record for a minute, and then post it to Facebook and anyone can see all around by moving their phones around? Very cool.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:01 UTC as 8th comment
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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GCHYBA: To me there are 2 kinds of camera, one that fits in a pocket, and one that doesn't.
If it doesn't, I'd still prefer an SLR for the better grip, and a real viewfinder. Just an opinion.

I hadn't thought of that, how the EVF shows what the image will actually look like (with exposure, etc).
The other question I have (as a pro photographer), if you show up to a wedding with one of these and either the body or the lens or the flash don't look big enough, people are gonna wonder "who the heck is this jamoke shooting with a toy camera?". I know, totally silly question, but valid a little bit too?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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GCHYBA: To me there are 2 kinds of camera, one that fits in a pocket, and one that doesn't.
If it doesn't, I'd still prefer an SLR for the better grip, and a real viewfinder. Just an opinion.

Good points all. But don't you miss the grip on an SLR, and the viewfinder that shows what's really through the lens instead of an EVF?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)

To me there are 2 kinds of camera, one that fits in a pocket, and one that doesn't.
If it doesn't, I'd still prefer an SLR for the better grip, and a real viewfinder. Just an opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:19 UTC as 16th comment | 12 replies
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)

If it isn't pocketable, wouldn't an SLR make more sense?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
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GCHYBA: When someone comes out with a pocketable, really good camera that can shoot true 1080p at 240fps for as long as the card has memory, then I will buy it, if it's reasonably priced (say under $1k.)...

Ok, silly people, what I meant was this:
When you are filming something in slow mo (like someone jumping in a pool) 240fps is perfect. You don't need faster for stuff like that, but it has to be crystal clear 1920x1080. And the reason why it's important to be able to film for more than a few seconds is that sometimes you don't know how long the action is going to last, or what part is going to be the best part, or if you want to film yourself, set up the cam on a tripod, start filming, ride the motorcycle through the puddle, come back, and then cut out the non interesting bits. Casio has that ability, but not in HD. It seems like quite a few cams are close to it, though. Can the Sony do 120fps in FHD for long times?
My GoPro Hero 4 Black can do 120fps, but it's hard to frame it correctly since there's no zoom.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
On article Luna is 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (27 comments in total)

I'm gonna wait just a little while. I'm an early adopter, but I'm guessing in 2 years we'll see these cams and goggles go fully mainstream and be very good.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 19:43 UTC as 2nd comment

When someone comes out with a pocketable, really good camera that can shoot true 1080p at 240fps for as long as the card has memory, then I will buy it, if it's reasonably priced (say under $1k.)...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On article Lytro unveils Immerge, a pro-grade light field VR rig (55 comments in total)

I can't wait until VR becomes ubiquitous. I'm ready to throw away my flatscreen TV and my laptop.
Ready Player One!

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 20:29 UTC as 12th comment
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