falconeyes

falconeyes

Lives in Germany Germany
Has a website at falklumo.blogspot.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2008

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HeyItsJoel: So is there going to be a lawsuit against Nikon or what? I mean, if you can sue McDonald's for your coffee being hot, well...

The McDonald's story is an urban legend. If you research it, you'll find McDonalds deserved being sued, in this particular case. Because they continued to serve coffee boiling hot *AFTER* complaints and official orders to stop that policy. They ignored that to better serve truckers who like to drink their coffee later when on the road again.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 09:21 UTC
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WilliamJ: A machine operating machines, how exciting ! Where is the Human skill ? Where is the Human point of view ? That's not "photography", just "automated picture taking" at its finest, as do everyday security cameras.

@WilliamJ
> Photography is about controling at its finest point the image cutting in a whole scene, angle, light, moment, everything must be human controled.

Yes, and in drone photography, just add an extra degree of freedom. I replied to your comment because of its logic contradiction. If you followed your own logic, you would have to cease performing your own art (and writing about it). I just pointed that out, had nothing to do if I liked your comment or not. Or from which country I am.

Maybe you thought drone photography offers less artistic freedom. However, if you ever tried it for yourself or more carefully watched this thread's video, you knew that the opposite holds true. Nothing was left to accident.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 21:11 UTC
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WilliamJ: A machine operating machines, how exciting ! Where is the Human skill ? Where is the Human point of view ? That's not "photography", just "automated picture taking" at its finest, as do everyday security cameras.

@WilliamJ please stop photographing (which after all is nothing more than pushing a machine's trigger) and leave any photography site, including DPR. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
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babart: Nice video, I must admit, and I can only imagine how nice it must be to afford $8000 worth of camera equipment.

OK, call it envy, but just once I'd very much enjoy seeing photos/videos of some spectacular place or event made with equipment most of us could afford to own.

$8000 is reasonably low-priced gear for any pro in any business.

And in this particular case, even many amateurs could afford it.
I don't see why an amateur must criticize promotion of a pro's work just because he used his gear.

And honestly, compare this to the 100 million $ figures Hollywood spends on a movie production ...

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Silly! You can patent anything. In a sane world, the one not having the patent would simply laugh at it. This could not win in any court. But, now we live in this world, unfortunately. Populated with ship B passengers.

The problem is with the US which doesn't seem to have a working system of protection of "Utility Models". Countries like Germany protect Utility Models (Gebrauchsmusterschutz) preventing many trivial patents.

I.e., you wouldn't be able to patent a tiltable tripod column, but still be able to protect your specific tripod design. It is sometimes called "design patent", but there lacks a clear line of separation.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
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mikegml: My ancient Yashica had this facility. That was old when I got it years ago.

https://youtu.be/95AjAm8OvYY

Your Yashica has a clone of the Velbon VS-3 top, just compare the two videos ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 07:55 UTC

I wonder how this can be patented at all?
My Velbon VS3 from the 80s had this already, and better actually.
According to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqY0iOfSkjo it was patented back in 1958!!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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falconeyes: 17s
It took him (at least) 17s to loosen the seat and regain control. He must have been lucky to be this high in the air ... And lucky the seat didn't lock up.

I always thought there must be two side sticks in case one breaks.

There probably IS a second stick and the other pilot took over. But then 17s to me looks uncomfortably long. Shouldn't a pilot react much quicker in a sudden decent situation like this?

EDIT
Ok, reading the invetigation now reveals:
"Within 27sec the aircraft lost 4,440ft in height, before the self-protection system initiated a recovery back towards controlled flight."
Makes me feel even more uncomfortable. Where have the pilots been? (One was outside the cockpit indeed, then thrown to the ceiling ...)

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 17:23 UTC

17s
It took him (at least) 17s to loosen the seat and regain control. He must have been lucky to be this high in the air ... And lucky the seat didn't lock up.

I always thought there must be two side sticks in case one breaks.

There probably IS a second stick and the other pilot took over. But then 17s to me looks uncomfortably long. Shouldn't a pilot react much quicker in a sudden decent situation like this?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

I don't understand all that negativity.

EISA is a European press award, and a good one at this. It summarizes many notable products in a year and in a particular market. E.g., look at some other categories (like their HiFi award); it is a nice way to stay up to date with markets which are *NOT* one's profession or hobby. And that's all it means to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 08:48 UTC as 30th comment
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falconeyes: This is a test of feasibility (only).

Server farms will use what is most cost-effective, including power consumption, I concede. Large RAID arrays with 6-10TB HDDs have all the bandwidth. And the storage density is 1/6th.

As of today, server farms need a certain amount of CPU power and IO bandwidth to make use of the data, like searching thru it or serving requests over the network. Therefore, beyond some point, shrinking the storage doesn't make the computing center shrink.

Which means that cost/TB still is the driving force.
Which today is about $30 for HDD vs. about $300 for SSD.

1:6 in volume vs. 10:1 in price.

Still a long way to go for SSD technology to be adopted in server farms.

BTW, at $300/TB, this SSD would be $18,000. I guess it will sell for like $9,900 in 2017.

That's much more interesting for field recording (RAID1) than for server farms!

At 986 MByte/s (uncompressed 60fps 4.5k REDCODE RAW), the 60TB are good for 17h of movie or one working day. Perfect ;)

I agree with the database use case. Actually, the current trend goes beyond that (in-memory databases). However, that's not what I would consider a server farm scenario. That's more the enterprise data center use case with a few mission-critical applications.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 23:26 UTC

This is a test of feasibility (only).

Server farms will use what is most cost-effective, including power consumption, I concede. Large RAID arrays with 6-10TB HDDs have all the bandwidth. And the storage density is 1/6th.

As of today, server farms need a certain amount of CPU power and IO bandwidth to make use of the data, like searching thru it or serving requests over the network. Therefore, beyond some point, shrinking the storage doesn't make the computing center shrink.

Which means that cost/TB still is the driving force.
Which today is about $30 for HDD vs. about $300 for SSD.

1:6 in volume vs. 10:1 in price.

Still a long way to go for SSD technology to be adopted in server farms.

BTW, at $300/TB, this SSD would be $18,000. I guess it will sell for like $9,900 in 2017.

That's much more interesting for field recording (RAID1) than for server farms!

At 986 MByte/s (uncompressed 60fps 4.5k REDCODE RAW), the 60TB are good for 17h of movie or one working day. Perfect ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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The Squire: What the 'eck is '4K enhancement'? Is it 4k resolution or not?

From the comments below it sorta sounds like its doing 2160i rather than 2160p!

And even a true 4k beamer (Sony VPL-VW500ES) sits around $7k (I ignored the JVC which are fake 4k as well).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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The Squire: What the 'eck is '4K enhancement'? Is it 4k resolution or not?

From the comments below it sorta sounds like its doing 2160i rather than 2160p!

@String I said UHD screens rather than beamer for a reason ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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The Squire: What the 'eck is '4K enhancement'? Is it 4k resolution or not?

From the comments below it sorta sounds like its doing 2160i rather than 2160p!

@String Yes, for movies anything better than FullHD may actually be good enough, considering viewing distances and a moving picture.

However, this being a photography site, I guess this Epson "4k" beamer is a big letdown when displaying still photos compared to true UHD screens.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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halc: 2300-2500 lumen (c. 2000 calibrated) is nowhere enough for proper HDR peak brightness. Yes, better than 1300 lumen, but nowhere near what it should be.

HDR is really the game that breaks home cinema projectors. Next year will start getting >1000 nits local peak brightness (with near 0 nits black level) 4K UHD HDR TVs with FALD control at screen sizes over 60" and prices below $2000USD.

No home cinema projector can match this. Not even the Sonys. You need insane lasers (probably with water cooling), prof high gain screen and a sound box to isolate the insane fan noise of cooling.

And no, the Epsons in question are not a real 4K UHD resolution projectors.

Shouldn't LED technology be able to solve this? 40W LED should output 2500 lumens already. So, why no 10000+ lumens LED beamer?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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The Squire: What the 'eck is '4K enhancement'? Is it 4k resolution or not?

From the comments below it sorta sounds like its doing 2160i rather than 2160p!

Thanks for the additional info. I looked it up again and this is from the 1080p native resolution footnote:
"4K Enhancement Technology shifts each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels to double the resolution and surpass Full HD image quality. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 in 3D Mode"
At best, this would be 2.7k resolution. But because of subpixel overlap, the effect is mich smaller even, I guess more like 2.2k. A very modest step from 2k. And nowhere near 4k. Therefore, the title remains being wrong.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Too bad it's not actually 4K. They are playing the same games as JVC. Epson makes phenomenal projectors though.

Lamp life is still horrible on all models except those with LED/Laser light sources.

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Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Photoshop CC 2015.5.1 available (89 comments in total)
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Barry Bloom: I don't understand why every time there's a new Photoshop CC upgrade someone has to bring up the subscription service & how they use alternative products - we do not need to revisit this issue each & every time. If your are using Capture One and/ Affinity Photo (both are excellent programs) why do you feel compelled to post here? - there's an easy solution - use what you want & leave the Photoshop service to those who prefer it - leave us alone. Thank you

Some of the people complaining actually DO use Adobe CC.
They are just fearing that subscription increases to 49$/mth which is what Adobe had in mind initially and still try to enforce over time.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
On article Epson's 4K home projectors to go on sale next month (59 comments in total)
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The Squire: What the 'eck is '4K enhancement'? Is it 4k resolution or not?

From the comments below it sorta sounds like its doing 2160i rather than 2160p!

Unlike Damien's wrong title, this is no "4K home projector". Nor is it 2160i.

It is a plain 1080p projector. The only difference to other products is that it negotiates (and accepts) 2160p input via HDMI which it then downscales for display. It is normally a much better solution to do the downscaling at the source, or select downscaled input material to start with. It is even a bad choice with sources which upscale to 4k ...

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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