MikeFairbanks

Joined on Oct 1, 2012

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Ken Aisin: For idiots who shoot video in portrait mode I suppose.

That's why I never worry about someone stealing my car. It's a five-speed manual transmission.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 18:41 UTC
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Grummbeerbauer: Vertical Video Syndrome:
https://youtu.be/Bt9zSfinwFA

I think we older folks are going to be wrong on this. We'll still be right, of course (horizontal is better), but the kids are going to overpower us and continue to shoot vertically.

It makes sense though. Kids these days can't drive a manual transmission, so I guess they can't learn to turn a phone sideways to film.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 18:39 UTC
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xoio: What a load of soy boy hipster crap.

What is a soy boy?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 18:36 UTC

There is an app (I think called Horizon) that keeps the frame horizontal no matter what position the phone is in. Add that to the app. Vertical filming is a no-no.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 18:29 UTC as 7th comment
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G Sciorio: 6 years ago, "taking out a mirror is stupid." struggles with DSLR.

Today, "vertical video is stupid" reads this comment holding their smartphone vertically.

You have a point, but televisions and computer screens are horizontal, as are ipads and laptops. The app should allow horizontal filming while holding the camera vertically.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 18:26 UTC

Vertical filming? Nooooo. The app should allow the viewer to hold the phone vertically but record horizontally. I hope this app at least allows for horizontal filming.

EDIT: I downloaded the app and it appears to automatically crop previous videos in the camera roll to make them the correct format for the app. That could help. I guess if you make a video on a different camera (say a DSLR or mirrorless) and want that film on this app then you'll need to film holding the camera vertically.

Maybe I'm wrong about vertical being bad. I don't know. But I think I'm older and out of the loop. Maybe it's the next thing.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 18:25 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)

I ordered mine yesterday. Adorama seems to have a supply that either trickles in each day or they only release for short amounts of time each day. I tried to order it two days ago but it was out of stock. The day after that it was in stock for a couple hours and then out of stock. Finally, yesterday, I was able to lock it in and pay for it.

I've been using Canon for ten years now, including dozens of professional jobs.

I'm nervous about switching to Sony, but the A73 has features that just don't exist on Canons right now. Maybe Canon will catch up someday with their mirrorless technology, but it doesn't seem they will anytime soon, and I need the Sony features right away (full frame that shoots silently, has 4K, has touch screen, and more).

Sorry Canon. It's been great, but it's time to move on.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 16:08 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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humbala: Can someone explained 'compared to the roughly 1/18 sec we've measured on the a7 III'?

What is this 1/18sec mean? I know it can shoot faster this number but is that mean anything faster than this will cause problem or something?

I think it means how long the camera takes to read the sensor when you are in electronic shutter mode. So even if you shoot a portrait at a fast speed, the processor needs 1/18 or a second to gather all that info from the sensor. For a portrait it might not make a difference, but if there is movement in that short amount of time, it's possible to get distortion. They call that rolling shutter.

This is what I understand. I might not be close to what you have in mind, however.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 16:03 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview (127 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: The Sony A6300 (which shoots 4k) is only a hundred bucks more than this. No, it can't fit in the pocket, but still.

That's a lot of money for a tiny sensor.

It’s ridiculously priced.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 13:35 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview (127 comments in total)

The Sony A6300 (which shoots 4k) is only a hundred bucks more than this. No, it can't fit in the pocket, but still.

That's a lot of money for a tiny sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 00:42 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies

Why is this not available yet? Don't they want my money?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 00:33 UTC as 16th comment

I have the DJI gimbal for smart phone and it works really well. It's fun and makes the videos a lot more fluid.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 00:28 UTC as 6th comment

The video shows the filmmakers far more than the actual film. Kind of frustrating.

Seemed like 75% B roll

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 00:26 UTC as 7th comment
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bolt2014: Why?

Why? Because it's fun. But you already knew that. There are others who have done this (look on youtube) and some of them are really cool videos. Any hotwheel can be modified, but this will be even easier. Great idea

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 21:06 UTC

I want one. I have the Session 5. I think I'll buy two so that I can also mount my 6D with 70-200.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 21:05 UTC as 19th comment
On article Report: Instagram to allow posting of hour-long videos (35 comments in total)

The first part is a good idea. Posting longer videos on Instagram will be a good thing.

Allowing vertical format is a horrible idea. People need to either use their camera correctly (horizontal) or use an app that films horizontally regardless of the phone's position. Vertical videos are horrendous.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 20:58 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (433 comments in total)

This thing still its in the pocket? Dang. That's impressive. But I don't want one.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 01:06 UTC as 104th comment
On article PNY launches 512GB microSD card (105 comments in total)

Thank goodness this card is available. The last time I went shooting, my card could only handle 8,000 photos. How am I supposed to shoot a kid's birthday party with a card that can only hold 8k photos?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 03:17 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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zodiacfml: You don't know how these cameras (especially Fuji) are trending in South East Asia, as a fashionable device

That's pretty cheesy when a camera become a fashion accessory.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 03:13 UTC

They should call it the Olympus MS (for Metro Sexual).

Seriously, what photographer is actually concerned with the color of the camera?

I don't care if it's yellow with pink stripes of black with black stripes. I'm concerned with performance. But that's substance. I don't know if that's still important in this current era.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 03:10 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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