pgb

pgb

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Video editor / Technical Director
Joined on Sep 7, 2003
About me:

Take more photos and switch off the computer.

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eyeport: Whoever came up with this new apple mbp design (port removal) should be fired. Terrible taste and simply makes this machine unlikeable. It shows how incapable the decision makers are at Apple.

Apple is no longer the leader. Just look at the keynote and also MS product launch event, Apple used to claim their products were the best but now only claim that this is the best MacBook/iphone/whatever ever made instead of the best in the market. Yes that best in the market phase is now being used by MS.

Apple had some beautiful ideas and products but nothing really inspiring after Jobs I am sorry to say. It was once a leader and now a follower.

dark goob, not quite 4 full pcie slots. A pcie 3 lane is 8gbs, x 16 lanes is 128gbs, per slot. USBc is 40gbs using .5m cables, 20gbs with 1m cables. For most uses this wouldn't matter but gpus are usually 16 lane devices.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
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nicoboston: "One, it’s a bit of a cumbersome slot. You've got this thing sticking halfway out."

Here is what Apple suggests to replace the cumbersome slot. The picture is from their website.

Sigh.

http://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4973/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/H/KR/HKR62/HKR62_AV4?wid=2000&hei=2000&fmt=jpeg&qlt=80&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5%2C0.5%2C0%2C0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=1477428460359

That thing looks like the ideal design to break off or cause damage to the computer. Considering the potential revenue for Apple they should be included for free.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
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rufusrm44: why would a pc user be bothered by what apple produces? unless that same pc user secretly wants an apple but can't justify the cost... (hence why he's a pc user in the first place).

so to attack a product that they wouldn't buy anyways, seems a bit bizarre. I use a mac 11" right now and it satisfies my needs, so when it doesn't, I shop around. I couldn't care one bit what M$ makes because I'm not going to buy something I don't need.

but lets all be honest here, switching between OS's is a reasonably big deal, so this is more about needing to prop up your choice of OS so as not to feel like you made a bad decision...

on another note of cost justifications, why would anyone spend $6000 for a full frame camera? all cameras take pictures, right? oh, there's some specific reasons that only you can rationalize for the cost justification...right? good for you. I have no qualms with that... does anyone?

I think it's more that PC users are sick of all the lies and deception from the Apple brainwashing machine, pC s always crash, Bill Gates is the devil when in fact the opposite proved to be true, etc etc and they feel the need to reply and hopefully give others alternatives especially now that Apple is exiting from the high end market.

In fact the 2013 trashcan was as good as or better than PC prices for the performance, so cost isn't an issue.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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ZJ24: 2019: "We felt that by getting rid of the screen and keyboard from the new MacBook Pro that a new level of industrial aesthetic could be achieved ... It's invisible from side on now ..." **raucous launch applause**

For some it's invisible from all sides now.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
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John Gellings: Bad for those who use SD, non issue for everyone else. I use SD, but I'll survive. I'll just get a hub that has both USB ports and SD card reader. Not ideal, but oh well.

Include consumer and semi pro video cameras in everyone else. Data volumes are far greater too.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
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PieterB: yeah no point. Apple users love adapaters since Apple seems to change their ports every few years. Bought a nice fast Thunderbolt drive? Bad luck. Buy an adapter.

Want to connect your new Iphone to your spanking new Macbook Pro. Buy an adapter.
Want to connect your nice headphones to your new Iphone 7. Use an adapter (supplied with the Iphone 7).
Use your older usb-3 hard-drive. Buy an adapter.

Of course USB-C is really good but it would be nice to connect any peripheral without using an adapter.
Want to connect an external screen, yup. Buy an adapter.

If adapters turn you on, buy an Apple device.
There is one plus side. USB-C is not Apple proprietary so they can't charge patent-fees.

How does Airdrop go when transferring 20GB while continuing to shoot ? Of course that's something only a pro would do.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:41 UTC
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wilsonlaidlaw: Pro cameras are gradually switching from CF to SD. Now that UIII SDXC cards are available to sizes of 1TB and very high read/write speeds, the requirements for the larger CF cards is disappearing. Leaving out the SD card reader from the new MBP is a mistake but Apple is unlikely either to recognise this or admit it. Just like putting only 4 USB-C ports is also an error, meaning we have to go back 10 years and carry a selection of dongles. I cannot think of any new Mac which has caused more anger amongst people who generally are fans of all new Apple devices.

The `function follows form' Macpro Trashcan alienated a lot of users too and still does. Fortunately HP has been filling the gap for a long while, 44 cores / 88 threads for not that much more and it's user upgradeable.
Another pro feature was digital audio from the dual function 3.5mm jack, pure innovation, gone. This new Starbuck pro looks pretty cool too.
Apple is moving from content creators to content consumers, there's far more profit in it. Macs are 10% of sales, higher end users would account for possibly 1% of revenue. Their simply not worth the time and investment unlike disposable phones and watches.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: What pro users (like myself) want is 17 inch screens with 32-64 gb ram, >1tb storage, conventional keyboard and plenty of connectors of all types, ESPECIALLY USB.

What Apple wants is to make change for the sake of making change and selling overpriced adapters.

@nicolai I built a Win desktop, held my breath, switched it on, inserted the Win DVD, clicked install then made a restore backup, I just typed that in to find out how to do it, installed a free anti virus app, then installed my apps, some were very old, changed the colour scheme and that's it.
Three years later I'm thinking of upgrading my GPU, almost three times faster for the same money. If I do I'll re-purpose the old one in another machine. I would put both in but my 6 Pcie slots are full with Blackmagic SDI video cards.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
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phips243: Just add a sawn off grip of a paddle via the tripod mount and you can even use it to play table tennis... ;-))

I don't think that will work very well until they bring out the no lcd version.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
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sunilkumar: whatever, with all the criticism i still like it. I still wish i could buy this beauty.(along with Vertu phone)

Not if you don't use it.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 23:33 UTC

Does it play nicely with Zeiss Batis?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 11th comment
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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farandhigh: No manual speed dial, no lens aperture ring.. Good camera, but..

I would be useful to be able to set the PASM dial to another function.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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Banhmi: How come my smartphone can't do this? :)

It probably could when it has 6G SDI i/o, 2.0a HDMI i/o, balanced audio in, dual SD card slots, two big batteries, possibly a 3.5mm headphone jack and it doesn't start ringing in the middle of a take.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:09 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.

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
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1641 comments in total)
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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
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