Roberto Mettifogo

Roberto Mettifogo

Lives in Italy Italy
Works as a Aerial Video Operator / Photographer
Joined on May 26, 2009


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On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (310 comments in total)

don't abuse so much of the word "cinematic", c'mon, it's a nice smartphone camera, maybe the best one so far (since it's also the newest...).

what makes an image cinematic (random order):

12-14 bit file
pro codecs
dynamic range 14-15-16 f.stop and up.
shallow depth of field capabilities
interchangeable lenses
s35 o bigger
motivated camera movements
good cinematographer
and some others...

there is no cinematic smartphone. there are nice image smartphones without all other features.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 6th comment
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Jonplayer: Decent shots, my tax $ are paying for this PR, in 5 years his job will be replaced by a drone

don't think so...

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:53 UTC

I can do that but I need a black vomit bag

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 2nd comment
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bford: He says he's pressing up the lens against the canopy. I would hope he has modified the edge of the lens somehow or he is likely scratching the plastic.

you can do it but you use a finger around the lens to dampen vibrations

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
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VolandSpb: But he really did not say, that to prevent more reflections, you must to be a black man too... =)

I see nothing wrong saying that blacks causes no reflections.. it's just true and I'm sure it helps, I just wonder why no black helmet ..

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On article Teton Gravity Research posts gyro-stabilized 4k video (25 comments in total)

Nice, you see that the 6th axis is missing, horizon line is rolling a bit in many parts of the video, Cineflex is superior, but maybe it's also superior in price so it's all relative. Excellent cinematography by the way.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 10:06 UTC as 5th comment
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maxnimo: Totally retarded. And just where is the power coming from? At most this thing will fly for 90 seconds, even with the best batteries today.

that can easily fly more than 5 minutes, maybe 10, and charge in 10.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
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TakenUserName: Has the FAA relaxed the rules on this yet? While they allow remote control helicopters and gyrocopters for recreational/sport use, they grounded all others when used commercially. I know several real estate photographers who posted ariel photos of homes for sale and suddenly got a visit from the FAA., and effectively closed that portion of their business. They were going to make "rules" but were a full helicopter's license. They also made exceptions (or special permits) for government agencies so now seeing police departments with ariel drones of similat design.

same in Italy, our FAA equivalent (ENAC) just published a law draft, basically we aerial videographer are all grounded...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 15:58 UTC
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AngryCorgi: "The Speed Booster also promises sharper images compared to using the lens with a simple adapter."

That claim makes zero sense. If you are going to spread out ALL of the glass of a FF lens, the center may get sharper, but now you are using the edge glass too, and that is generally a weak point in FF lenses. You've effectively removed the "sweet spot" effect of cropped sensors w/ FF lenses.

more sharpness is possible, you are rendering almost the full lens instead of just a part, in the same sensor size. Makes sense to me. It should have more precise details. To give an example, imagine to use a cheap filter in a 600mm, then use the same filter with a 14mm and compare sharpness. imperfetctions of the filter will be less visible.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 15:34 UTC

very good for movie making, solid, precise focusing and follow focus ready, precise markings on the barrel, don't complain about price guys, this is not for the sunday photographers... it is a high end lens for digital cinematography, and most of the user will rent them, the price is good.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 01:04 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
On article Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review (182 comments in total)

Is the AF ring electronic (continuos rotation) or mechanical with hard stops ?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

This is a very good news, I hope they change the date to xmas 2012, it would be a nice gift under the tree...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 22:38 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (566 comments in total)
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Banhmi: Why didn't they include built-in GPS??? That feature is now standard on $250 travelzooms. You pay $800 for the EOS-M and you still have to pay another $250+ for a bulky GPS add-on that occupies your hotshoe? Infuriating. Canon really knows to build ill will with the customer base. The Japanese camera oligopoly is ripe for disruption.

to sell you the external gps units...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 07:53 UTC
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Roberto Mettifogo: Are these lenses profiled in Lightroom for auto correction of vignette, distorsion, CA... ?

I meaant "will adobe profile these lenses or nobody knows it ? are existing samyang lenses profiled ?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 00:10 UTC

Are these lenses profiled in Lightroom for auto correction of vignette, distorsion, CA... ?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 08:45 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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abi170845: And I'm wondering why people still use a dslr for making music videos and such? this is cheaper than using a dslr plus spending more money on the dlsr rigging devices.

most of them invested a lot in lenses when 5DmarkII came out, now they want to keep their investment. Same for GH2, hacked is incredible, I need very good reason to buy new set of lenses for sony before I stop using my hacked GH2 with all my m43 lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 22:12 UTC
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Superka: moire and aliasing problems are still there with this sensor? Then better buy Black Magic.

lot of aliasing and moirè in Black MAgic too... you don't notice it much because the few demos out there are made on tripod when lines are filmed.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 22:08 UTC
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Mssimo: How come no one makes a 16x9 sensor?

one sensor is good for videocameras and still cameras...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 22:06 UTC
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