silentstorm

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On article Canon EOS R3 studio scene published (187 comments in total)

I put the R3 against the Nikon Z5, A9ii and the Fuji X-A7 (APS-C), I'm impressed that the old Fuji X-A7 holds up really well against the FF giants in terms of IQ.

I can boldly say that there's no lousy cameras today. :-D

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2021 at 05:11 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

Wow~ many pics deserve to be first. So amazingly and beautifully captured!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2021 at 04:24 UTC as 5th comment
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silentstorm: This new A7iv is so much better in every way compared to the good old A7r and just 3MP shy. Pricing wise I'll say it's very competitive. And that 10bit 4:2:2 XAVC all-i frames internal recording is a solid move!

Sorry I didn't read the entire lengthy news, but is a Type A CF card needed for the highest video quality recording or using a UHS-II card is sufficient? At 600Mbps (75MB/s) surely a UHS-II SD card that can write at 2000Mbps (250MB/s) is more than sufficient, and a cheaper option. Unless heat is a huge problem for the small SD perhaps?

Thanks again for clarifying Richard. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 09:06 UTC
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silentstorm: This new A7iv is so much better in every way compared to the good old A7r and just 3MP shy. Pricing wise I'll say it's very competitive. And that 10bit 4:2:2 XAVC all-i frames internal recording is a solid move!

Sorry I didn't read the entire lengthy news, but is a Type A CF card needed for the highest video quality recording or using a UHS-II card is sufficient? At 600Mbps (75MB/s) surely a UHS-II SD card that can write at 2000Mbps (250MB/s) is more than sufficient, and a cheaper option. Unless heat is a huge problem for the small SD perhaps?

Thanks Richard. That's what I was wondering, the all-i bit rate is max out 600Mbps so a UHS-ii spec card should work well.

But not very clear with your answer here "something like 'capture in 24 or 30 and record as 60p, All-I' (or the other way 'round) that requires a CFe card, because the bitrate is too high"

So do you need a CFe card or not for 600Mbps bit rate? One part you said requires CFe and the last sentence you said within V90 specs. Which is which?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 04:58 UTC

I don't understand this phone. It will be more useful if the tele camera is something like 80mm. The wide could be 20mm and get rid of the ultrawide, cos we can do pano stitching, replace that with a macro would be more useful.

For that price, I expect it to do 12 bit video raw capture. Sony seems to be putting more advance tech into their phones than their discrete camera lines.

Will we see a much more advance RX100Viii soon? I certainly hope so...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 05:00 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
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silentstorm: This new A7iv is so much better in every way compared to the good old A7r and just 3MP shy. Pricing wise I'll say it's very competitive. And that 10bit 4:2:2 XAVC all-i frames internal recording is a solid move!

Sorry I didn't read the entire lengthy news, but is a Type A CF card needed for the highest video quality recording or using a UHS-II card is sufficient? At 600Mbps (75MB/s) surely a UHS-II SD card that can write at 2000Mbps (250MB/s) is more than sufficient, and a cheaper option. Unless heat is a huge problem for the small SD perhaps?

Thanks Mr_Win. Do you know why UHS-II card is not able to do it? Technically the UHS-ii cards can reach way beyond that 600Mbps requirement.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 15:32 UTC
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silentstorm: This new A7iv is so much better in every way compared to the good old A7r and just 3MP shy. Pricing wise I'll say it's very competitive. And that 10bit 4:2:2 XAVC all-i frames internal recording is a solid move!

Sorry I didn't read the entire lengthy news, but is a Type A CF card needed for the highest video quality recording or using a UHS-II card is sufficient? At 600Mbps (75MB/s) surely a UHS-II SD card that can write at 2000Mbps (250MB/s) is more than sufficient, and a cheaper option. Unless heat is a huge problem for the small SD perhaps?

I'm a 7r & 7r3 user. Yet I'm attracted to this new 7IV. The fully articulate screen and the improved video features is big bonus in my eyes. The 7r3 video is not very good and to have better quality, I've to switched to S35mm mode.

For stills usage wise, the AF improvement is definitely ahead of the 7r3, especially the eye-AF mode.

Agree with you, those new improvements definitely matters for real world work. Next improvement I hope the firmware side could give us simple focus stacking, HDR merging and pano stitching inside the camera. Spits out a jpg and a ARW file after processing.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 07:17 UTC

This new A7iv is so much better in every way compared to the good old A7r and just 3MP shy. Pricing wise I'll say it's very competitive. And that 10bit 4:2:2 XAVC all-i frames internal recording is a solid move!

Sorry I didn't read the entire lengthy news, but is a Type A CF card needed for the highest video quality recording or using a UHS-II card is sufficient? At 600Mbps (75MB/s) surely a UHS-II SD card that can write at 2000Mbps (250MB/s) is more than sufficient, and a cheaper option. Unless heat is a huge problem for the small SD perhaps?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 06:55 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies

Is the 6 Pro worth $300 more with a tad bigger screen and tele camera?

It's a pity the normal 6 is already big with 6.4" screen, yet lacks a tele camera. I can understand if it's 5.8" and lacks a tele camera.

Oh well....

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 04:08 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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silentstorm: I'm really curious how did Apple implement TB3/4 without Intel chip?

If they can do it, why can't AMD?

I must say these new laptops are beasts! Really don't like the notch though but I'm likely getting one next yr for that performance goodness.

Thanks quiquae, the info really did scratch my itch. LOL!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 06:53 UTC

I'm really curious how did Apple implement TB3/4 without Intel chip?

If they can do it, why can't AMD?

I must say these new laptops are beasts! Really don't like the notch though but I'm likely getting one next yr for that performance goodness.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 04:56 UTC as 118th comment | 5 replies
On article DPReview TV classics: The Sony a7 III review (97 comments in total)

Is this like an open secret that the A7 iv is going to be announced soon? And Chris + Jordan are already in their hideout doing a 1st hands-on sneak preview?

Hahahahaha

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2021 at 13:25 UTC as 6th comment

If a mid ranger using 778 snapdragon chip, that would be great!

Currently you either go low end with a 690 or high end with the 888. A mid 778 makes a lot of sense.

I hope it has a 70mm tele, a 25mm wide and a macro, all with OIS and 20MP. Phone jack, expandable storage and full GPS bands. Screen to be 6" max OLED

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 05:37 UTC as 9th comment
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biggercountry: Well done. This is definitely the best review of the iPhone 13 Pro for video I've seen.

And yeah, the color rendition and footage in general are not up to the standards of a good mirrorless camera. Obviously. But I think the overwrought reaction to this lower standard is unfair. Because it's not really THAT bad. It's not unwatchable. It's just not the best there is. (But I digress... I forget that we live in a binary world where everything is either the best or the worst.)

And I would like to see what Jordan could do with an app like Filmic and an ND filter. I'm willing to bet that manually-graded iPhone video could look pretty great in the hands of someone who knows what they're doing. The default output from the Camera app should not be considered the last word.

Sorry but I have to disagree with you on this.

The phone camera is mainly for convenience and majority of users expect good nice output directly with min meddling with other stuffs.

If you need to do so much work after, to make the video looks good and comparable to a mirrorless, it makes more sense to just start with a mirrorless like the Panny V100 to begin with. At least more controls and better quality to start with, and less work after.

Or what Mikho mentioned earlier, use a cheaper DJI setup for better looking videos.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2021 at 03:47 UTC

Can you guys see the Leica look in that pic? LOL!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2021 at 14:23 UTC as 31st comment

OMG! The skin tone looks out-of-this-world bad~

Colours are off-the-charts bad too!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2021 at 14:18 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review (479 comments in total)

How does this GH5.2 compared to a more video centric camera like the Sony FX3, for example?

Price aside (FX3 is more expensive), just comparing video features and video quality. Does it make sense to go for the FX3 instead?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 04:33 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

I wonder why doesn't the Laptop Studio come with Xeon cpu, ECC ram and the Quadro or Radeon Pro gpu? It's touted to be a content creator's mobile computer.

Would be great to have such specs and options for:
4 or 8 core Xeon
16GB or 32GB ECC DDR4 3200 ram
A2000/A4000 or Radeon Pro 6500/6700 8GB mobile version gpu

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 07:34 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Sigma really show us they can make big heavy lenses as well as light small compact ones. KUDOS!!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 13:41 UTC as 23rd comment

But can this hackintosh? Hahahahaha~

Beautiful ProArt laptops, might get one for myself next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 05:29 UTC as 11th comment
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