John Koch

Joined on Aug 6, 2003

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  • ...where the OP (a retired MN teacher) has tastier fish (walleye pike?) to fry than to peruse replies to his query.  Ahem. "Ja? Weya dat ole boy bean?  All these a-folk a tryin' to help an..." [Ple ...
  • Replied in Or a G85 maybe?
    The G7 is a great, inexpensive tool to obtain good 4k video, which is better than anything obtained from a GH2. But a G7 has no in body image stabilization.  So you must use a tripod or stabilized ...
  • Unless you are shooting a scripted or staged production, there are cases where still shots are the preferred or only option.  Video of a meal at some destination might be tedious or bother ...
  • The GoPro 6 and Sony FDR-x3000 are good action cameras for which there are relatively inexpensive marine enclosures.  Last month, DPR also posted a buying guide for some very estimable and ...
  • At what bitrate did you export the video?  My connection speed is supposed to be around 70mbps, but the actual performance seems to fall well below that when I try to stream anything. If the video ...
  • Replied in Back Fence?
    An rx10iv may be your best choice, but keep your expectations in check. In the real world, at a championship event, neither you nor I are likely to obtain video on par with the sequences shown in ...
  • Frankly, I could not justify purchase of both cameras to give you a definitive answer.  But I'd surmise that both camcorders use the same 1/2.5" BSI sensor.  The Panasonic uses a digital / ...
  • Replied in Cheap Suggestion
    Lightly used ax53 camcorders, with the superior Balanced Optical Steadyshot  (internal gimbal) sell on eBay for around $500 .  It offers multiple video modes, still shots, decent audio, lots of ...
  • Brandon Li is a talented person who has posted many good instructional videos.  You don't indicate precisely which video inspired you.  Perhaps it was the one about shooting video of strangers in ...
  • Nothing will satisfy ALL the conditions you request.  Most products (mentioned by others) will work, more or less, provided you have patience and a PC that can actually handle 4k files. All digital ...
  • What editing software works for you? If that is fine, why get "whiny" about another? This thread is months old. Why it would prompt some one to register under a new (fake) name to make a dire ...
  • Nice photos, but pricey destination and shoots. Poor folk, take heart: next winter, take some macro shots of snow drifts or plow berms along your street or at the nearest parking lot. Or visit a...

  • DPR has no forum for VR or 360-degree photography or video, so I post my question here. The Insta360 One received some glowing reviews , based mainly on its gimbal-like stability and the ability to ...
  • No word or rumors of a replacement for the ax53 or its smaller, lighter action camera sibling, the FDR-x3000, which also has BOSS and shoots 4k.  Price discounts may simply reflect the slow market ...
  • Is the background a white wall or panel? Is the subject dressed in white?  This might cause the auto-exposure to adjust for the background and thereby under-expose a face.  Shining light on the ...
  • Replied in Boondoggle
    " Boondoggle Movie Production Center " is its real name, perhaps appropriately.  The $1 purchase price is truly nominal.  NYS will commit $1.5 million for improvements and $200k for 2 years of ...
  • Oddly, however, there have been relatively few comments or authentic buyer reviews after these many months.  I suspect that part of the problem is that few people have HDR displays that flatter ...
  • Your 5Div should be fine.  With a STM lens and dual pixel autofocus, you can do quite well with AF.  MF is NOT easy for casual (fun) video.  MF is best for static studio shots or pros who use ...
  • My 4k video experience, with U3 cards of 128gb or more, is that the file writing and completion can become very dodgy after the card is over half full or the gross usage gets higher than 80gb. It...

  • Replied in Shame on Shamers
    Judge ye not, lest ye be judged. And don't the most shameless people often rise to the top?
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