FasterQuieter

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On article Sony ZV-E10 review (303 comments in total)

I can't believe a camera aimed at vloggers was released with bad rolling shutter performance. I became a Sony user for a year with the a6300. I sold everything and went back to Canon because a) skin tones were green and b) the insanely bad rolling shutter.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 17:19 UTC as 64th comment

Looked confusing. Perhaps they should have gone with screenshots instead of that crazy cartoon.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 21:29 UTC as 15th comment
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jeffharris: CalDigit TS3 Plus! 15 ports. Fast transfers.

https://www.caldigit.com/ts3-plus/

Weird that one isn't included. It's the one I've heard most about.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 17:29 UTC

Don’t forget about VR! It is conceivable that we’ll all have super high density headsets in the next decade. The difference between 4K and 8k video is already hugely evident in today’s headsets. If you are thinking about future proofing your content, you should keep this in mind as well.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2021 at 16:30 UTC as 71st comment | 5 replies
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JackM: Vertical video is not popular, it’s just that a lot of people are idiots who don’t think to rotate their phone.

I wish this were true, but with TikTok I'm not sure it is any more. I hate it myself, but suspect it is here to stay.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2021 at 14:18 UTC

My brain can never process what these sensor sizes mean: 1/1.5". I wish there was an easier way of writing them.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2021 at 21:18 UTC as 32nd comment | 8 replies

I wonder what is taking them so long? I thought recompiling them to run on ARM was supposed to be simple. It's annoying having software I pay $50 a month for taking so much longer than dozens of cheap or free apps I own.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 18:44 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies

Needs to be 5K at that size.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 22:36 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

Why aren't Google using .heic? This is the first question that comes to mind when reading this. The obvious "bug fix" would be to enable it for Pixel 4 users. If possible with current hardware.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 19:48 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII first look (84 comments in total)
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io_bg: The best thing about the VII is that previous generations will be available for less $$$.

Sony should introduce a mark VIII with color that doesn't make humans look like cadavers. That would really stick it to Panasonic and Canon.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 17:10 UTC
On article Video: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII first look (84 comments in total)
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FasterQuieter: After all these years I don't understand why there are still heat issues with video in these cameras. Surely Sony can develop or just buy a chip that's fast and efficient enough by now. Why can my iPhone do unlimited 4K HEVC 60FPS encoding, while this is still struggling with 4K H264 30FPS? Especially as this doesn't just happen to have a camera, it is a camera.

I was referring to the 5 minute limit for downscaled 4K. I am not sure how it handles regular 4K to be honest.

I know Sony makes the camera sensors, but it is the system on chip that encodes the video. Which is why I don't understand why they can't just purchase something close in power to Apple's A-series or Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips. They seem to drag their feet upgrading the Bionz chips they use.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 17:06 UTC
On article Video: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII first look (84 comments in total)

After all these years I don't understand why there are still heat issues with video in these cameras. Surely Sony can develop or just buy a chip that's fast and efficient enough by now. Why can my iPhone do unlimited 4K HEVC 60FPS encoding, while this is still struggling with 4K H264 30FPS? Especially as this doesn't just happen to have a camera, it is a camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 15:46 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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beavertown: Way overpriced, you can get a way better performance Workstation PC with that price.

You can’t actually, though you can probably build one yourself with better specs for less. But you’ll be stuck with Windows. Luckily a Mac Mini, iMac or iMac pro is more than enough for most of us mortals. If I were rich though ... that monitor!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 04:25 UTC

I am currently on the Lightroom CC + 1TB storage plan for $9.99 per month. The problem is, if I upload just 20GB more images I'll be over 1TB. I really don't think the service is worth $240 per year, especially for an amateur like myself. So I am stuck deleting old images all the time and hoping Lightroom will up their storage allowance. If this report is anything to go by, that looks unlikely. Shame there is no alternative with pro-level control and centralized cloud storage. Apple Photos is dumb and behave very poorly with local storage. Permanently placing 7GB of thumbs on my phone for example.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 19:11 UTC as 303rd comment | 1 reply

I used Flickr in the early 2000s to host images for my blog. I'd upload all my selects to Flickr and use their embed code to show the images. I uploaded 17,000 images over the course of a decade. I wasn't abusing the system for storage. I had over 100,000 at home and only uploaded compressed and edited jpegs.

Luckily, I was able to find a Wordpress plugin that pulled every image off the Flickr servers and stored them locally. Took about 10 minutes. I will be deleting my Flickr account. I don't trust them anymore. As another posted noted, they have left the Internet littered with broken image links.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2019 at 15:13 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Amazing that Samsung can encode 8K HEVC video in a phone form factor, whilst Sony can't manage 4K H.264 without overheating in a camera form factor.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 18:43 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Alec: Somewhere between 4K and 8K I see a point where there's practically zero benefit in further spatial resolution increases (except forensic and scientific applications). Even ahead of advancing from 1080p to 4K, we would have been already far better served by 16 bit / channel, 4:4:4 color (no sub-sampling), and 240...500fps at full quality for at least a few seconds at a time for slow motion.

If you wanted VR that actually looked real this may not be large enough. I am not sure what exact resolution is needed for that. So capturing footage at this resolution now will be much appreciated by people in a decade or so.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 22:09 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: $51.10 camera !!! And it shoots awesome pictures !!! Outstanding videos !!! Excellent microphone !!! Better than GoPro !!!

I wonder who made the camera at such a very very very cheap price.

I read that it might be a Samsung part this time.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 22:07 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review (511 comments in total)

I don't understand why after all these years they still can't get their hands on a chip that doesn't overheat. I had the mark 4 and sold it after it shut down on me at a particularly important moment. Phones can shoot 4K60 with no issue. They need to do whatever it takes to make this thing reliable. Until then, stop releasing pointless updates.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 03:09 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

It looks nice. If I were rich I might buy one purely for looks. Seems like it should be one of those Product (RED) products though.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 20:41 UTC as 93rd comment
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