The Squire

The Squire

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Professional Coffee Drinker and Pixel Manipulator
Joined on Mar 30, 2007

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Ooooh watch out for the edge of that table!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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3DSimmon: My hopes for the hero 6, 1inch sensor, h265 codec

@3DSimmon

Memory cards are cheap. I'd rather have big files that I can easily scrub through in my NLE.

H265 gets your files smaller for a similar quality. At around 40% lower bit rate of H.264. So I could shoot easy-to-process H.264 @150Mbps or H.265 @90Mbps. Not a big enough benefit IMHO.

H265, for now at least, is a nice codec to use for um backing up my Blu Rays.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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3DSimmon: My hopes for the hero 6, 1inch sensor, h265 codec

Why H265 when they dont even make best use of H264? They use a VBR around 40-60Mbps for 4K, so they've hardly maxed out the quality of H264. I'd staill rather have, say, a 150Mbps H264 option over the hard-to-process H265.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
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CallumG: And here I am at 1080p 30fps on a £800 DSLR from 2015. Shame Nikon, shame.

And someone at Canon should warn Apple that consumers dont actually want 4K! They're making a terrible mistake!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 14:48 UTC

"This allows for 4K video capability to be installed in devices with limited storage or processing power."

Doesnt HEVC need more processing power than H264?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 14:47 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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Aberaeron: How is this different to 'Intelligent Auto' mode found on my existing modern cameras?
Would it not be more useful to implement this in the Photos app so that, for instance, one could group all cat pictures together, all dog pictures, all automobile, all weddings into respective groups at one's instant press of a virtual screen click?

@Aberaeron iAuto tends to only analyse the scene. Apps like Photos are more likely to analyse the content and individual subjects and apply aesthetic changes rather than exposure/focus settings. But image combining the two to apply aesthetic changes to the cameras focus/exposure etc?

For example...
Photos straight out of camera could be pre-zoomed or pre-cropped (might be useful for phones with dual cameras in particular) to apply rule-of-3rds.
The camera could be made to focus on faces it recognizes, not just any/all faces in the frame.

Apart from convenience of not having to make these smart changes in a separate app, applying some of this AI at the time of capture yields an image quality benefit.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:24 UTC

Facial recognition facial tracking would be pretty useful. Shoot a room full of people and the camera focus on only the people you know!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:18 UTC as 5th comment

D for drone, surely?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 7th comment
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oysso: Better buy a full version of a cheap editing software like cyberlink powerdirector. More flexible, and cheaper for the amateurs than the free version of a pro software. Are you not amateur, then go for something else though.

No, really, dont. I've tried a lot of pro-consumer video editors and they all have massive failings. Why pay $50-$100 for something *worse* than Avid or Resolve?

I have one exception to this rule: I am *loving* Lumafusion on the iPad.... Best $20 I ever spent.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
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Dr_Jon: I think the lack of UHD (TV's 4k) support is a big issue for Avid's free product, as will people want to spend a lot of time getting up the learning curve knowing it isn't near-future-proof. Of course you can buy the UHD version (which is presumably the aim), but I think it's a mistake when the free version of Resolve already has UHD. I'd have been inclined to rely on other features for the up-sell.

Maybe include UHD but not 'true' cinema 4K?

Resolve's approach is to give away a version that does 99.9% of what any individual film maker wants (perhaps the only exception is some of the 3D image processing). The non-free version mainly adds multi-user and remote workflows that a team or studio would require.

The one thing that bugs me about Resolve is that it's designed for teams - It installs a full-fat relational database on your PC and forces you to do all your file management inside it. For an individual its a pain not being able to work with files when it comes to syncing across devices, managing versions or backups. But for teams who have a workflow, it's a necessity.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:19 UTC

"...Photographers are able to tweak an image's composition during post-processing."

'Tweak' is an understatement.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 08:39 UTC as 24th comment

Glass half full view: If youre going to take someone to court over image copyright would you rather:
A. Pay a few $10s to first get copyright confirmed via registration?
B. Pay $100s PER HOUR to have your lawyer do the same for you?

No one is saying you dont own copyright. But that judge needs proof. Seems to me a registration process like this gives us norms a relatively cheap way to tick of that particular requirement before turning up to court.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 15th comment
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The Squire: If I read this correctly, all the uproar below is unfounded.

The claimant went to court on the basis that they owned the copyright and the proof they brought was the *pending* registration.

The judge said *pending* registration is no use, try again.

The claimant could have not bothered with registration and instead sued with some other evidence of copyright ownership.

Take away: Bring proof of copyright to court, not 'pending' proof.

...IIRC

Lucky we have lawyers to bring clarification!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 12:34 UTC

If I read this correctly, all the uproar below is unfounded.

The claimant went to court on the basis that they owned the copyright and the proof they brought was the *pending* registration.

The judge said *pending* registration is no use, try again.

The claimant could have not bothered with registration and instead sued with some other evidence of copyright ownership.

Take away: Bring proof of copyright to court, not 'pending' proof.

...IIRC

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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dansclic: F16 with a 2 500 usd lens and such "soft" 4K images, did I miss something ?

...and You Tube compressing it down to 12Mbps...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
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Leonp: What's the point in filming earth in real time this way besides showing the ISS is moving fast, which I knew already. I don't see anything moving on the surface. It might be a still.

If you look very closely the clouds are moving.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
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Fotoni: Did they use external recorder so that A7S II can send 10-bit 4K 4:2:2? SLOG3 and ETTR is a must for optimal video quality. Otherwise it is a fail to show A7S II video capabilities.

Canon is still a popular camera brand and millions of people can't be wrong, so why Sony?

Canon is just not very good at video, I guess. Dynamic range, weak codecs, soft image. Canon's lovely skin tones probably don't matter much in spaaaaaace.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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The Squire: But this is only until the war on terror is won, right?

[Placeholder for some joke about image stabilization]

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (531 comments in total)
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OlyPent: At this point, a new (NEW) camera review would have generated about 500 comments. The Sony A9 had 1000 I think. This is telling.

@Luke You're commenting about comments about comments? I can't get my head around how meta this thread is!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 14:36 UTC

But this is only until the war on terror is won, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 08:52 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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