Rambalac

Lives in Japan Japan
Works as a Software developer
Joined on Mar 18, 2009

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pahnson: So many new stuff, and they still didnt fix the interface on 4k screens in windows. You still got 2 ecellent choices: total oversized, like on an HD-Monitor. OR you can get a reasonable sized interface, which is completely blurry....

Other stuff looks good, though the new version allready crashed a lot on me... but ok, its a beta.

Indeed, still unusable.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 14:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review (54 comments in total)
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Photato: It is a shame these gimbals are mostly limited to Video applications.
There are tons of things they can do when stationary but DJI software is very limited.
For instance, there is nothing for Astrophotography yet people are willing to pay more than $1000 for dedicated celestial tracers.
These gimbals can also double as versatile tripod heads, yet there is little the software has for that.
Users have no option to hard-lock an axis while the Gimbal is powered on a tripod, so you have to balance ALL the axis making it tedious for the lack of such a simple firmware feature.
There is no way to save your configurations as files, etc
Another inexplicable thing is why their cool Goggles don’t work with these now that they have Wireless Videos capabilities?
BTW, DJI came one year later copying Zhiyung Wireless Video module, it looks the same.
It bugs me that DJI products have a short lifetime support of about a year when a new product is announced.
Warning, the USB-C connectors are proprietary.

I have built my own tracker. I was shooting in 1000m equivalent.
Gimbal brushless motors are not able to rotate precisely, their control is done through rotating back and forward around some angle sensor like Hall sensor, and it's ppr is around 1000. That means it will do one step in about whole second, and this means everything gets smeared. But because positioning is not precise it's even worse. Plus gimbals are not strong enough to prevent even light wind shaking.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 17:28 UTC
On article DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review (54 comments in total)
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vFunct: Gimbals take you out of a story.

There's a scene in the new Borat movie where they're chasing a girl down the road, and it's completely shaky.

if it was done with a gimbal, it would have made you feel like you were some third-party observer, instead of being in the story as a person chasing down the girl, causing suspension of disbelief.

A gimbal is rarely necessary.

Not sure about DJI but my old EC1 gimbal has a lot of settings for stabilization. You can setup any amount and any axis to reduce only most frequent turns.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 18:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review (54 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Is there anything that offers comparable stabilisation mechanically, no motors needed?

Failing that, anything that will run off AA eneloops?

Mechanical stabilizers are much heavier and bulkier because of long arm and additional counterweight. They are also unable to stabilize wind. And balancing them would take an hour instead of a minute.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 18:19 UTC
On article DPReview TV: DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 review (54 comments in total)
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Photato: It is a shame these gimbals are mostly limited to Video applications.
There are tons of things they can do when stationary but DJI software is very limited.
For instance, there is nothing for Astrophotography yet people are willing to pay more than $1000 for dedicated celestial tracers.
These gimbals can also double as versatile tripod heads, yet there is little the software has for that.
Users have no option to hard-lock an axis while the Gimbal is powered on a tripod, so you have to balance ALL the axis making it tedious for the lack of such a simple firmware feature.
There is no way to save your configurations as files, etc
Another inexplicable thing is why their cool Goggles don’t work with these now that they have Wireless Videos capabilities?
BTW, DJI came one year later copying Zhiyung Wireless Video module, it looks the same.
It bugs me that DJI products have a short lifetime support of about a year when a new product is announced.
Warning, the USB-C connectors are proprietary.

Gimbal mechanics is not precise enough for star tracking.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 18:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1033 comments in total)
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dansclic: Maybe it is a good camera but it lacks direct controls ass speed, iso, etc. Like those provided on Fuji cameras

You can control iso with wheels.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 06:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1033 comments in total)
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Carol T: Sad...

He did not take FF because it's too heavy.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 15:29 UTC
On article Vimeo adds support for 8K 10-bit HDR videos (35 comments in total)
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Rambalac: How many seconds can I upload for free to Vimeo?

I moved from 720 30p to 4K 60p long time ago, so 30min per week is not an option. For 8K HDR it has to be 5min per week maximum.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
On article Vimeo adds support for 8K 10-bit HDR videos (35 comments in total)

How many seconds can I upload for free to Vimeo?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Phily: There is one thing in what you write which is probably unfair to the Macbook Pros and it is processing power. The Surface Book 2's i7-8650u has a passmark of 6588 and costs $3299 (with 1TB SSD and GTX 1060 ). For $2899 you get a 15'4" Macbook Pro 2.9 also Quad-Core, but with a passmark score of 9415. And they have the same memory and SSD specs but with an AMD Radeon Pro 460 GPU which is slower but this should be a wash for photo editing

You forgot about screen resolution, MacBook has it's outdated retina.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 10:03 UTC
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (203 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This pixel race is just silly. Unless yo own your private cinema, and even then it probably won't make any difference. If at all, super high resolution distracts from the actual film.

But 8K does look incredible on big screen.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 06:06 UTC
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szhorvat: The design looks very Nikon-ish from the front and top.

I have GH3 and GH5. GH5 ergonomic is noticibly better as physically as in software even if it's heavier.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:55 UTC

What is Snapchat?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 17:48 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): I really like my Samsung vacuum. It's good to see that they are continuing development on that front. Their Samyang lenses are really good as well. I recently purchased the Samsung 85mm 1.4 Rokinon lens and it creates beautiful photographs of my spouse!

Samyang has no any relation to Samsung

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 06:51 UTC
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Franz Weber: This could be almost the perfect computer, but they forgot to implement a very important feature: antireflective coating of the display. I wouldn’t want to buy a display without anti reflective coating ever again. This is where the MacBooks shine

You cannot run Mac in Windows because Apple does everything legally and technically to prevent that. Also Apple software has a lot of compatibility issues even among different MacOs versions. And Microsoft is opposite, doing everything to make Windows working everywhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
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khunpapa: Another marketing hype.

The f/0.67 is theoretical good in light gathering. BUT that microlens in front of the sensor dictate how much light the sensor could get.

In summary, even you have f/0.1 lens in front of the camera, the f/1.4 microlens would allow on f/1.4 light to pass!.

This truth has been revealed years ago. Why everyone still believe in f/0.xx 'low light monster' hype????

What a nonsense.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
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ottonis: Well, technology like that marks the beginning of a paradigm shift in digital photography: in a few years,when prices go down,we will probably have no need for traditional photocameras any more. Actually,the photo cameras based on this kind of technology will provide 32 MP images at 60 fps, which is basically video, but you will be able to pick one of those images for further processing and printing.
So, as I see it, the distinct feature sets of video and stills cameras will completely merge.
Moreover, these high frame rates will also allow for instantaneous merging of multiple frames, in order to improve SNR and DR - an approach already used by modern cameraphones such as the Pixel2 and others.
Great times ahead of us!!

Panasonic is already doing that. But 18mpx and 30fps.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 04:02 UTC
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Biowizard: The quoted screen resolution - does it take into account the notch at the top for the face sensors, and the rounded corners? In other words, what's the actual resolution (and aspect ratio, for that matter) of largest _rectangle_ the iPhone X can display? I don't want my photos - or movies - cropped and crimped!

Brian

Yes, that including that black part. Apple user will easily adapt watching videos with black area, they just stop noticing it. If you cannot adapt you just pay for special video player which will resize video to avoid that area and add black bars above and below video.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:39 UTC

There is no wrong way to shoot an eclipse. There are only right way and the last one.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:46 UTC as 15th comment
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(unknown member): i shoot in a studio with a live hdmi large monitor, its just a shame that you didnt show the screen lag ? my current set up has virtually no lag.

Neez, don't buy such cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
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