Gionni Dorelli

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Joined on Dec 24, 2009

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fmian: I don't see how this is relevant news here. Because the base camera is the same PRICE as a stills camera? Seems like DPREVIEW is having an identity crisis.

Almost any time I am commissioned a fashion, advertising, life style photoshoot, I am asked to provide, for an extra fee, a short video.
many times we end up on shooting those videos with a Black magic camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:16 UTC

I do not see anything wrong with a good and high featured camera at an affordable price.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:13 UTC as 2nd comment
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DiffractionLtd: This isn't Toshiba or Sony's mass produced stuff. This kind of tech is exactly what is used in science applications where low illumination objects are being imaged. Plus, maybe these are medical grade (or maybe rejects?) with lower levels of dead or hot pixels and greater uniformity of response. Too bad it only ended up in a hyper-costly video camera.

Military tech is behind in tech and it does not matter. Because the Military Industry can have higher profit margins and still sell at over inflated prices, that some corrupted bureaucrats will authorize the payment for, using free money extorted from the tax payers.
Is a vicious cycle.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
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LFPCPH: "To maximize the resolution of anamorphic work..."
What does that mean ?

I am glad LFPCPH asked, so we know if elvissa did his homework or just pretend that he knows....

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:03 UTC
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jkokich: If you show a movie/web series/video shot on either camera without a direct comparison to the other, no one is going to know, or care, which was shot by what camera. The only time you can make any choice between the two is when you have them side by side. Comparisons like this are interesting, but not really meaningful, unless you realize that one camera costs a lot more than the other.

They are actually meaningful, because they clear most of the doubts about the fact that there is no difference.
That is pretty useful.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 03:27 UTC

Well, if you ever need it, there you have it.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:31 UTC as 5th comment
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sirhawkeye64: The only thing I want is for full GPU utilization. Because even with the little GPU assistance LR Classic might use, it's not enough. I mean, CAD software and games can utilize a GPU, why can't a photo editor? I know that Adobe wan'ts to make it's products as compatible with as many computers as possible (meaning, from the most basic laptop with a dual core and onboard graphics to the behemoth 8-core gaming/CAD computer using the same code, but it's not entirely difficult to have ceratin options only available if you have a dedicated GPU installed, for example (they already do, but I can't tell the difference when I choose to utilize the GPU or not, in terms of performance on any of my systems that run Adobe products).

Polacofede
You are not wrong. When I added a second SSD and put the LR cache on it, LR became more snappy at parsing preview and generating them. ALso Adobe Premiere and After Effect took advantage on having cache on a separate SSD drive.
Yet going from an old GTX 760 to a Radeon 56 or 64 ( i have tried both), it gave a performance boost on all LR tasks on the develop mode and on merging files HDR. BTW As per Adobe statement, Lightroom use the GPU only in develop mode.

Now I have moved the Radeon 56 to another machine, and I have 2 of RX580 8 gb installed on the Ligtroom PC, and I did not notice any performance decrease from the Radeon 56/64. The RX580 should have 1/2 speed of the 56.
I do not know what to make of it, other than believing that LR does not make good use of graphic processors in general.

BTW, I noticed a performance improvement on going from GTX 760 to Radeon on some Photoshop filters, as smart sharpen and surface blur in 16bit, which is normally very demanding.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:17 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: The only thing I want is for full GPU utilization. Because even with the little GPU assistance LR Classic might use, it's not enough. I mean, CAD software and games can utilize a GPU, why can't a photo editor? I know that Adobe wan'ts to make it's products as compatible with as many computers as possible (meaning, from the most basic laptop with a dual core and onboard graphics to the behemoth 8-core gaming/CAD computer using the same code, but it's not entirely difficult to have ceratin options only available if you have a dedicated GPU installed, for example (they already do, but I can't tell the difference when I choose to utilize the GPU or not, in terms of performance on any of my systems that run Adobe products).

Hi,
yes it may well be as you said.
Yet multiple video cards can be exploited in full if they take the time to make it happens.
If you look at "crypto mining" or other intense computing tasks, those software can exploit each core of each GPU on the system at full 100%, regardless of the CPU that is installed on the system.
Not to mention most of video games, which can use as many cards as you can fit on the motherboard SLI or Crossfire.
So there must be a way to make it happen.

On a different note i think the Mac Pro (humidifier style) was not successful because it was too unpractical to connect to storage with an elegant solution.
It has been The Cube 2.0 flop. IMO.
Hopefully Apple next modular beast will be large enough for not having overheating problems either, which were you end up when using any mac for high intensity graphic task these days.

Cheers

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 10:26 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: The only thing I want is for full GPU utilization. Because even with the little GPU assistance LR Classic might use, it's not enough. I mean, CAD software and games can utilize a GPU, why can't a photo editor? I know that Adobe wan'ts to make it's products as compatible with as many computers as possible (meaning, from the most basic laptop with a dual core and onboard graphics to the behemoth 8-core gaming/CAD computer using the same code, but it's not entirely difficult to have ceratin options only available if you have a dedicated GPU installed, for example (they already do, but I can't tell the difference when I choose to utilize the GPU or not, in terms of performance on any of my systems that run Adobe products).

Exactly, I have 2 radeon Vega 64 on my PC and the only software among those that I can use, which really take advantage of them, is Davinci Resolve, full version.
All Adobe CC products cannot exploit the second card on a tangible way.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
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The Squire: Good first step. My main performance concern is latency though, not bulk operations: How long it takes just to flick through the library and previews. Has this improved?

Exactly.
Import and export are good moments of the day to flick through the mail or get up from the desk and make an expresso.
So who cares if they improved those performances, which already were acceptable.
What is unacceptable is the lag between changing panes, while previewing, zooming or moving a slider.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 11:10 UTC

The most expensive cars are the Mercedes and Ferrari used in the Formula 1 championship, and they are photographed every second weekend by thousands of any kind of camera, including a lot of phones....
Considering both teams have a yearly budget of about 500 millions USD each and they are, by the recent rules allowed to use only one chassis and 4 engines per season, they actually produce only two cars per team, we could easily state that those cars cost more than 100 millions each.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

That is to continue Nikon tradition of unreliability and recall.
The first I can remember now was Nikon F4 shutter issue in 1994.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 03:14 UTC as 33rd comment
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (225 comments in total)

DPR... finally a camera on the hands of a proper photographer! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 10:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)

Let's make it clear that Nikon and Canon are not going to die because of Sony's new cameras, so you will always be able to buy them.
Then the most important thing of all: I really hope they are not going to die because I do not want all of you to have the same cameras I have.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:02 UTC as 100th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)
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beavertown: In two years' time or so, when Sigma announce a new lens... it will be first available for Canon and Sony mounts, then Nikon and Fuji.

"Tbh I doubt this camera will sell as well as the A7rII. It's more of a technological show-off that will trickle down to the mass market cameras."

A bit like the canon 1dx or the Nikon D5 something....

.... and then again somebody can just shows what they have.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:54 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

Triplet... tell us what you are smoking because I'd like to avoid it.
This A9 is plenty of still camera and just its ergonomic and form factor should tell you so. You can just grab it on your hands and start taking still photos without any restriction, actually it give you a lot of features to improve the stills taking that most still cameras do not have.
On the other hand, if you like to use it for motion picture properly, you got add quite some stuff.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

I think also Sony met the Russian before the launch of their cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 03:28 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

This is an action photography camera first.
Video is a second thought.
Nothing wrong with that. Especially because is a quite capable video camera as well.
You guys want a proper camera for video? Just rent a Sony cinema camera, a Red or Alexa. You will be all set.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:55 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)

Oh My God!
How am i going to shoot anything with this thing...
I shoot birds, you know....?
You know what I mean? Birds.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 126th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)

The Ultimate.
Door stop.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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