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pgb

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Video editor / Technical Director
Joined on Sep 7, 2003
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On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (538 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 (538 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 (155 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 (155 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 (155 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 (155 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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Melchiorum: People may scoff at 8K all they want, but there is a need for it in some areas, such as:

1. 360' video. 4K is already too low-res for spherical videos. What seems like a lot of pixels on a TV screen or a monitor, becomes quite blurry and low-def in VR helmet when you stretch it to cover the entire sphere around the viewer.
2. Photography. Whether we want it or not, but photography and videography are merging and extracting photos from video is already a thing with some cameras. 8K definition will make it better.
3. Cinemas and other large displays. Nothing to add here.

No one said we should buy an 8K TV, because there definitely no need for that. However, it does not mean that the demand for high-def video isn't there.

`but there is a need for it'
Not need, want.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
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mosc: I don't know what all the hate is for. The A7Rm2 captures 7952 x 5304 @ 5fps. Is 7680x4320 @ 30fps so crazy to consider?

I don't think it's hate, just being realistic. Business is there to make money, nothing wrong with that but let's not be undiscerning devotees. Philip Morris has a fine range of products too.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
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Steve Swayne: Here is Australia we are still in the TV dark ages. Our flagship national carrier ABC TV 1 does not even broadcast in any form of HD. Yes folks, they still pump out 576p50 down under... I mainly watch streamed 1080p content and Blu-Rays and don't bother with broadcast MPEG-2 any more.

Very sad that the bureaucracy infested ABC is living in the past. Think of all the superb HD content that they buy from OS, they make squat themselves, all dumbed down to SD. 720p News 24, a stupid waste of bandwidth, who wants to see a streamed and compressed to death battlefield in 720, it's about news not cinematography. Good to see the commercials are taking it a bit seriously. The bulk of Aussie TV is SD, 8K yeah right.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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Aaron801: I think it's a bit funny how the trend it toward this kind of ultra high def visual stuff that even folks who really care often claim that they can't see much of an improvement over the last generation of tech.... and yet as far as audio most folks are happy with really compressed tinny sounds that are actually a step backward from the high fi stuff of years ago.

The new `stereos' have the speakers next to each other, so it's back to 1950s mono.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
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fmian: Finally catching up to the quality of 35mm motion film..

35mm motion picture film is about same the frame size of apsc, so less resolution than 36x24mm. A 4k scan would be very optimistic.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:59 UTC

Oh dear, we have enough technology, let's concentrate on the content. Better get the diffusion filters out for the presenters.
Are any broadcasters doing UHD yet ?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 14:14 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
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cdembrey: Android phone already outsell iPhones—why would Apple do anything to cut iPhone sales?? Short answer is that they wouldn't.

Apple fought the FBI in the past. Why would they now sell-out to them now?? @Brian Hedrick said: " They may have patented it for the sole purpose of PREVENTING it from being implemented." Sounds about right to me.

Lots of paranoia among the Apple HATERS.

Maybe the FBI are funding this. Maybe MS receive a payment for every free download of Win 10 with it's new `phone home' features.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
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