pgb

pgb

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Video editor / Technical Director
Joined on Sep 7, 2003
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Take more photos and switch off the computer.

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FLruckas: It would be nice if the 4k assist could do RAW.

Especially from their own cameras.

They build interesting, niche quality, quirky stuff, at very nice price points.

Part 2 -
Resolve lite does include tracking, that's a whole new world. It's also a fast file converter and rendering speeds of 90fps are easily possible with a decent rig. It's the Swiss army knife for video, a bit of a learning curve but you'll never grow out of it. Premier, $A50 a month, forever, pass. It will also grade DNG raws but lite is limited to 4K exports.

You can see I'm a Resolve and Blackmagic fanboy for good reasons.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
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FLruckas: It would be nice if the 4k assist could do RAW.

Especially from their own cameras.

They build interesting, niche quality, quirky stuff, at very nice price points.

@Damain, Yes the editor in Resolve is getting real good and does rival Pemier and possibly Avid. It lacks effects but there's the free Fusion as well and also plugins.
It's a powerful workflow editing and grading in the same application.
Resolve has a highly developed proxy workflow, that's how Hollywood post anything, want to cut 4K H265, don't buy a new computer just make HD proxies then relink to the originals later.
It's gpu based like no other, don't throw away your computer just buy more gpu's.
Then there's Resolve live, giving you an onset recorder and waveform monitors. You can also start grading onset and those temp grades flow through the pipeline. A turn key Resolve system cost $A750k pre 2008 but that did include a $35K panel. Here's a cool alternative but you can always mouse it too -
http://www.provideocoalition.com/tangent-ripple-review

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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Nukunukoo: The price of the 4K is surprisingly good. There must be a catch.

@FLruckas, I've heard that as well. It's surprising BMD took so long to make a monitor/recorder as they already have the Hyperdecks.
Anyway this will grab some sales back.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
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FLruckas: It would be nice if the 4k assist could do RAW.

Especially from their own cameras.

They build interesting, niche quality, quirky stuff, at very nice price points.

OK, quirky niche cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
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Nukunukoo: The price of the 4K is surprisingly good. There must be a catch.

Doubt it, just another BMD bargain. Atomos charge too much.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
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FLruckas: It would be nice if the 4k assist could do RAW.

Especially from their own cameras.

They build interesting, niche quality, quirky stuff, at very nice price points.

The best grading system, filmy cameras, studio cameras, all converters, vision and audio mixers, routers, Ultimatte, Fusion, standards conversion, decklink cards, 35mm scanner, monitoring, waveform monitoring. Hardly niche or quirky.
Without BMD leading the charge everything would cost at least 3x more.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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Tom Holton: No 4K? Sorry, Canon misses the mark again.

@Interestingness, so true, even Hollywood has had 4K cameras and 4K DCI distribution for 8 years and haven't exactly jumped on it. TV has huge investments in HD and are not about to ditch that. It seems the home movie buffs are the main market. It would be fun to have a 2x zoom in post, but at twice the filesize, possible overheating, too hard.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (543 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: I don't understand why people think this is expensive..

APSC mirrorless with great IQ and a vast range of lenses available via adaptors that apparently work seamlessly.

With an OK kit lens it is a lot cheaper than an XT2 with similar spec ( Fuji with 4K admittedly ) ..

Anyway, at this price ,what is not to like?

Expecting this to cost $6-800 or so is simply dumb. That would make no sense at all.

I am usually very negative of Canon. Not really a fan at all. But this seems a decent effort and something I would think seriously about owning.

This looks like a serious alternative to the 80D. What I like is less weight, an EVF for video, not too big or small, all Canon lenses, tilt only screen, touch focus and viewfinder magnification when using manual primes. Clean hdmi would be welcome but I doubt it.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (543 comments in total)
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Michael - Visual Pursuit: Can anyone tell me if the M5 has GPS realtime timecode like the 5D MkIV?

Would be genius in muti camera setups and guarantee me to buy two more.....

Michael -
http://www.tentaclesync.com/

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 12:16 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The next time that you happen to be on a university's campus or at a college sporting event, check out all of those XC10 camcorders that have been issued to the student journalists and film makers there. Lots! And yes, I was surprised too. :))

For web and TV use, news stories, events it's a work horse with good enough IQ for its application. Canon never said it replaces a 5D4, Sony A7s or an Alexa. For low budget `cinematography' with a box of lenses there's better alternatives.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: 3000 bucks for a camera with fixed lens (and not even bright one), small sensor and limited ISO performance is quite a bit too much, Canon. That's more than you pay for a A6300 + Atomos Shogun which will let you put pretty much any lens on it and do 10bit Pro-Res directly on an SSD. That is the combination that will blow anything Canon can offer out of the water. Or you can get A7S II and enjoy amazing 4K in dark conditions that would just look like a black noisy screen on Canon. OR you can get a Blackmagic Ursa Mini and have a RAW (!) video with global shutter, better control and amazing color rendering.

Hello, Canon, the year 2016 is calling. It wants to know if you maybe want to ask your video department to leave the bunker they have been dwelling in for the past decade.

Lol, I don't think Alexa's, Amira's, Red, Ursa, Canon Cxxx and definitely not the Sony F65 are designed to work in the rain. Too much ventilation.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: 3000 bucks for a camera with fixed lens (and not even bright one), small sensor and limited ISO performance is quite a bit too much, Canon. That's more than you pay for a A6300 + Atomos Shogun which will let you put pretty much any lens on it and do 10bit Pro-Res directly on an SSD. That is the combination that will blow anything Canon can offer out of the water. Or you can get A7S II and enjoy amazing 4K in dark conditions that would just look like a black noisy screen on Canon. OR you can get a Blackmagic Ursa Mini and have a RAW (!) video with global shutter, better control and amazing color rendering.

Hello, Canon, the year 2016 is calling. It wants to know if you maybe want to ask your video department to leave the bunker they have been dwelling in for the past decade.

That's interesting, so the overheating must be from the H264 encoder ? I'm not saying these cameras are prone to it, it's an impressive camera but I believe it does happen.
The Canon does have that huge heatsink poking out the side and a vent on top so this camera is a workhorse for when deadlines must be met.
The new Blackmagic Video Assist 4K recorder for $A1350 looks like great value.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 11:00 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: 3000 bucks for a camera with fixed lens (and not even bright one), small sensor and limited ISO performance is quite a bit too much, Canon. That's more than you pay for a A6300 + Atomos Shogun which will let you put pretty much any lens on it and do 10bit Pro-Res directly on an SSD. That is the combination that will blow anything Canon can offer out of the water. Or you can get A7S II and enjoy amazing 4K in dark conditions that would just look like a black noisy screen on Canon. OR you can get a Blackmagic Ursa Mini and have a RAW (!) video with global shutter, better control and amazing color rendering.

Hello, Canon, the year 2016 is calling. It wants to know if you maybe want to ask your video department to leave the bunker they have been dwelling in for the past decade.

Does the A6300 output 10bit Hdmi ? Does it overhead, what's the maximum clip duration?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 11:02 UTC
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Artak Hambarian: Guys, does anyone know of any video editor capable of white balance management, that is also not expensive or free?
BTW my most used editor for stills is the ACDSee Ultimate, and I use PS CS6 for pano stitching.

It's a bit of a time investment learning it but well worth it in the long term.
Don't be put off, you only need to know the basics.
This cost $A750K eight years ago, including hardware. Talk about colour control, you'll see.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 02:48 UTC
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Noogy: How could you not include Corel PaintShop when it is better than most of the alternatives you stated?

Especially since there's really only Corel PSP and now Affinity as alternatives. No doubt apple brainwashing from an early age.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
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Artak Hambarian: Guys, does anyone know of any video editor capable of white balance management, that is also not expensive or free?
BTW my most used editor for stills is the ACDSee Ultimate, and I use PS CS6 for pano stitching.

Blackmagic Resolve - free

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
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Nobby2016: i owned the A6000 for quite some time, then i decided to update to the A6300 this year. mainly becasue of the 4K video... boy what a disappointment.

not that the quality is bad but i was visiting the USA this year (arizona, texas) and i had constantly overheating problems.
and i did not even shoot 30 min at once.
but filming a few minutes, stopping for 20 seconds, flliming again for a few minutes was enough to oveheat the A6300. i was very disappointed to be honest.

Nobby, does the A6300 overheat in HD mode? How good is HD compared to the 80D, DPR seemed to suggest that A6300 HD was very average while the 4K was superb.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
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Gesture: Thanks. This is why so many photographers who did it for a living choose Nikon or Canon-the support network. What does Sony offer?

@ flruckas, Just one 100fps camera recorded for 6 hours would generate over 2 million frames. Sure only 10bit 422 jpeg type files but considering the destination market and the number of amazing moments they would have captured, the quality compromise may become secondary. I hope it doesn't.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 09:53 UTC
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Gesture: Thanks. This is why so many photographers who did it for a living choose Nikon or Canon-the support network. What does Sony offer?

Support for the broadcasters -
http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/sony-earns-spot-in-nbcs-olympic-coverage/278570
Think of the millions of shots those high frame rate 4K cameras will be taking.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
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3DSimmon: I would prefer 4k 50/60p over 8k when watching the olympus.

Yes, the old 1920s standard is getting a bit long in the tooth.
judder judder, blur blur. At least interlacing gave us better temporal
resolution.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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