ihv

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AminF: I have a fairly decent machine, including Windows OS on SSD and data files on an SSD, but DaVinci gives me very poor playback. It struggles and audio/video don't seem in sync.

Premiere Pro, Hitfilm - even Camtasia! - don't have that problem on the same machine with the same clip from the same location. I've just uninstalled this.

Not to forget to distinguish between Resolve Studio and free version - the former has much, much better performance due to much more efficient codec.
So in order to compare it with Premiere Pro, which is a paid software, Resolve Studio has to be used in comparison.
And again, Resolve free is fine for working with editing formats, which the h.264(5) are not.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 07:35 UTC
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AminF: I have a fairly decent machine, including Windows OS on SSD and data files on an SSD, but DaVinci gives me very poor playback. It struggles and audio/video don't seem in sync.

Premiere Pro, Hitfilm - even Camtasia! - don't have that problem on the same machine with the same clip from the same location. I've just uninstalled this.

Ok! It may well be that the DR minimum requirements are well above the other NLE tools. For me, it works fine but then again I have quite a powerful hardware configuration.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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AminF: I have a fairly decent machine, including Windows OS on SSD and data files on an SSD, but DaVinci gives me very poor playback. It struggles and audio/video don't seem in sync.

Premiere Pro, Hitfilm - even Camtasia! - don't have that problem on the same machine with the same clip from the same location. I've just uninstalled this.

You are using 4K heavily packed out of camera footage?
This is where the Studio version is useful as the decoder used there is much more performant. As I understand this is what Blackmagic is also needing to pay for using so that's why it's not found in the free version. I'm too lazy but transcoding to editing format would help too to boost up the speed.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 16:54 UTC

Looking back 7 years, I made the right decision to switch, having had Canon nearly by 8 years. It felt that after being the only FF game in town gained them such a momentum that further steps in perceived innovation went smaller and smaller. Obviously, their financials back them (their strategy) up, this is the ultimate test in the end.
However, makes me wonder the big inertia for the big user base to switch as at least today there are more interesting options available, imho. Though I totally understand those for whom the camera has to be a solid workhorse, that criterion combined with the plenty of available lenses and a solid pro support = work done.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 16:14 UTC as 62nd comment
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Jefftan: "Debayering – The algorithms have been improved to increase the amount of micro detail while reducing aliasing, yielding photos that are noticeably crisper with less color artifacts."

if true is great
detail extraction should be the most easy to test (and compare with other software or previous version)

Indeed. No matter how great the tools are if the final results are ruined by the suboptimal starting point. I'm willing to give it another try.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 10:32 UTC
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Roland Schulz: Looks very interesting! Had a Zhiyun Crane V1 and now a MOZA Air, but maybe this is becoming my next!
The detachable grip is a big advantage in contrast to the Crane 2 in my eyes in regards to mobility (carrying in a bag).
Question is if the followfocus works with Sony cameras by wire (use a6500) - with the Crane 2 it only works with Canon "to date".
For me I also wonder how good the stabilization is. Both the Crane and the Moza Air show some movements when using cameras at about 160mm focal lenght. Ok, quite much for a gimbalsolution, but the Moza performs visible better here than the Crane V1. I would welcome another improvement!
We also had the 45deg motor/arm on a Pilotfly, another nice detail - if it doesn´t degrade the stabilization!

Zhiyun namings are a bit confusing - but now they have a Crane V2 (NOT version 2!) Plus version (in short: more weight up to 2.5kg and more intelligence i.e. subject following via panning): http://www.zhiyun-tech.com/crane_plus_en/

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 14:52 UTC
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focuspulling: Annoyingly vague like all of these manufacturers, hiding key shortcomings. That double-asterisk, "For supported camera models," means only Canon. The entire focus feature is meaningless for Sony and Panasonic cameras, since those companies are paranoid and protectionist in preventing any focus control from third parties.

Also, this has got to be the stupidest line ever: "...its advanced stabilization algorithms work with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilization technology."

I wonder if the much more expensive A9 ever gets updated seeing what nice things the A7 III has got, mainly the S-Log and direct focus control ...

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
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bluevellet: D850 is number one? Looks like it.

That gets my vote too.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
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voider: Does this also work with f 1.4 instead of f4? With f4 most of the face is generally sharp and tracking is therefore not that difficult. But yeah, very cool feature and cool to see it work that well

I suppose it does, at least on the Sony A9. Nails every single time.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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ihv: Huh, that must be the big talk of Adobe itself about looking critically to speed up the software.

Looks like finally they didn't succeed.

Indeed, you are correct, I was little early with my comment.
Mea culpa.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:22 UTC

Huh, that must be the big talk of Adobe itself about looking critically to speed up the software.

Looks like finally they didn't succeed.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:31 UTC as 291st comment | 2 replies

"The top of the line i7-8700K starts at 3.7 GHz but can easily be overclocked to 4.7 GHz using Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology."

My understanding of Turbo Boost technology is that that is fully automatic and out of the box performance depending on the workload. Overclocking means pushing it manually for more.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
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ihv: So everybody gets the s-log but not the flagship?

Well by flagship I meant the A9, which doesn't have any log whatsoever whereas all others seem to have: the A7-series, RX-series, A-mount cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:23 UTC

So everybody gets the s-log but not the flagship?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 177th comment | 3 replies
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ihv: Definitely an interesting offer, the more choice the better.
I liked the relative easiness of use and the color science with quite pleasant presets (especially compared to on1 which are anything but modest), the demosaicing looks fine. I don't know if it is a Win beta specific but the options for the export were rather minimal - in LR I use a text signature + simple framing with a solid color and a certain predefined thickness (even though this capability comes via 3rd party).
Good luck with the Win version!

I think this is not a precise analogy. Standards as such are forced, nobody is forcing you to choose a particular software solution.
As to the cartoon, there is no simple answer to that while it conveys some truth - it's not perfectly good either way, one standard to be a true standard most often means it is carefully thought out but it is always behind the modern technology (think of Wifi standards for example where the latest speeds used in commercial products are just using draft of standards).

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 07:25 UTC

Definitely an interesting offer, the more choice the better.
I liked the relative easiness of use and the color science with quite pleasant presets (especially compared to on1 which are anything but modest), the demosaicing looks fine. I don't know if it is a Win beta specific but the options for the export were rather minimal - in LR I use a text signature + simple framing with a solid color and a certain predefined thickness (even though this capability comes via 3rd party).
Good luck with the Win version!

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Ken Aisin: Please keep Lightroom a standalone product. I want to own my tools, not rent them.

Adobe just sent out a survey with the intent to double the rental prices:
for LR & PS 20$, for LR only 10$.

Considering the standalone upgrade would be cheaper than the planned rental I'd think they are planning to abandon the perpetual license.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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KLO82: From my understanding, Canon used 1.3x crop because sports/ action photographers do not have the scope to focus and recompose and traditionally full frame af points do not cover the rule of thirds intersecting points. May be current frame coverage of AF points of FF cameras are good enough and that's why they have stopped producing the 1.3x cameras.

Let me quote Chuck again from the same interview pointed above:
"Westfall: When we introduced APS-H in 2001 with the original EOS-1D, the idea was to compete against other professional DSLRs with APS-C. In that respect it has been extremely successful. "

By the way, by the fear of not losing the subject in sports photography the action is kept in the middle. I believe there are not too many fast action sports photos being uncropped.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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KLO82: From my understanding, Canon used 1.3x crop because sports/ action photographers do not have the scope to focus and recompose and traditionally full frame af points do not cover the rule of thirds intersecting points. May be current frame coverage of AF points of FF cameras are good enough and that's why they have stopped producing the 1.3x cameras.

Is there a unique advantage APS-H has over full-frame sensors besides price? Nikon's D3 is a full-frame competitor to the 1D Mark III at about the same cost.
Westfall: At this point, no. Price would be the only thing.
https://www.cnet.com/news/q-a-canons-camera-tech-guru-chuck-westfall/

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:12 UTC

The whole IP concept should be revised. So much money and time goes into disputes and the legal bodies and legislation needed to support all that which by itself produces nothing and would cease to exist like a parasiite without the host environment. I hihgly doubt in the fear everybody starts to hold back inventions.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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