mpgxsvcd

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Isn't that just a fancy way of saying "Program Priority mode"?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On article So you think you need to buy a RED camera (12 comments in total)

My doctor prescribed a Red Weapon for footageitis but unfortunately insurance denied the claim.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 8th comment
On article How would you improve the Panasonic GH5? (15 comments in total)

This guy claims that most of these things can easily be done with a firmware update. In most cases I highly doubt that is true.

Auto Focus during Slow motion has never been done with Panasonic cameras so I doubt there is an easy fix there.

Also the focus zoom in feature probably has some limitations that cause it to not be an option during filming. He even mentions some of the reasons why it may not be desirable.

His arguments about wanting audio for slow motion video aren’t really that practical. The audio would be slowed down and not very useful.

If you use the AVC-HD codec then it offers the very low bit rates that he requires for some reason. I am not sure why he couldn’t figure that out on his own.

The ISO display with Auto ISO would be nice. It does it with stills so it should be able to do it with video as well.

His battery grip problems can be mostly solved with the battery grip setting. Not sure why he didn’t explore that setting in more detail.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

The vast majority of broadcast TV is still 1080i or 720p. Why again are we talking about 8K? Just give me 1080p @ 60 FPS H.265 for my TV and that will be significantly better than the over compressed 1080i that is available today.

Even with future compression technologies 8K is going to be over compressed. In addition I can’t even see the pixels in my 4K TV so why would I need 8K?

Let’s focus on getting good broadcast 1080p @ 60 FPS first. Then move to 1080p @ 120 FPS which is a universal format because it is evenly divisible by 24, 30, and 60 FPS. Give me well done 1080p @ 120 FPS and then you can start talking about taking resolutions to the extreme.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 58th comment | 13 replies
On article Is it time to adopt DaVinci Resolve for video editing? (32 comments in total)

Yes, yes I believe it is time to switch. My old software doesn't support the newer codecs or the GH5's 10 BIT files.\

Resolve is now $300 instead of $1000. It works great and the full version supports everything I could ever need.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 17:03 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

So if you can’t use Sony then what should you use for Astrophotography? Canon has been said to have poor dynamic range and poor noise performance. Nikon doesn’t have the software support that Canon does. So what is left Olympus and Panasonic? Fuji? CCD with all of its cost?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 3rd comment | 10 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Which of the Canon Cameras uses the more sophisticated Auto ISO function? Can you provide a link that describes what is better about those cameras with respect to Auto ISO?

It looks like the 80D review describes the better Auto ISO in more detail. I agree that looks like a much better system. Odd that they didn't include it.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-80d-review/4

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

Wrong Section

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

It isn’t that I hate this new format. It is just that I didn’t think anything was wrong with the old format. Keep up the great work with all of the reviews you do. They are always helpful even if the new format is a little wonky.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)

Which of the Canon Cameras uses the more sophisticated Auto ISO function? Can you provide a link that describes what is better about those cameras with respect to Auto ISO?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

Never mind, I see the conclusions page at the end of the second page now. This two page format was confusing to me. It was harder to find the sections I was interested in.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)

Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 92nd comment | 12 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

That sounds like a fantastic camera that I could never afford.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 442nd comment | 4 replies
On article At the market: Panasonic GH5 sample video (79 comments in total)

What lens was used?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

The title made this sound really cool. The article made it sound really not cool. I guess I will just have to go back to using the 4K @ 60 FPS or 6K @ 30 FPS modes on my GH5. No RAW though. That would have been really cool.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 11th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1185 comments in total)
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RGiskard: I shoot no video, so this may be an uninformed question, but... how far off is the GH5 going to be from "real" cinema cameras made by RED and others? Miles apart, or are the capabilities converging somewhat?

Some of the RED cameras are still light years ahead of this camera. They cost 10 times or more though.

If you can't make amazing footage with a GH5 then maybe you just can't make amazing footage.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That is a beast of a hybrid camera right there. Unquestionably the best performance per dollar in the video department.

From the samples so far I see virtually no rolling shutter, excellent noise performance, and simply astounding resolution. What is not to like about it? Even the price isn't really that much considering everything you are getting with it.

Search youtube for GH5. There are tons of short documentaries now. They look incredible with youtube 4K. None of them are true HDR yet though.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1185 comments in total)

I thought the GH4 had auto ISO in manual mode? Does the GH5 have Auto ISO in manual mode plus exposure compensation?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:45 UTC as 241st comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1185 comments in total)

All complaints about this camera will be stricken from the record.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 242nd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1185 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is the single most important thing no one has mentioned yet!

H.265. According to Dpreview it has it.

Oh well. Can't blame a guy for hoping. Still is a great camera. I wonder if H.265 could be implemented in a future firmware update?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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