NDT0001

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Jefbak: If the new XLR adapter requires the hotshoe for DC power (is there another DC input?), then that means it has to be located on the top of the camera. Having used adapters like that before I can guess that will change how cages that were used for the GH4 need to be configured. Examples would be proper placement of a handle or grip and external monitor if you used them in the past with a GH4. I've also found it almost impossible to use the EVF with an external shotgun mic attached to a hotshoe adapter (because it's hard to avoid hitting the mic with your forehead - but maybe that's just me). This not complaint, just an observation of the challenges this new adapter may create...

I guess you could you a flash extension cable to remove it from the hotshoe.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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angus rocks: you forgot page 12.. it comes with the kitchen sink and folds your clothes. what doesn't this thing do, for 2 Grand? WOW!

Yes its phenomenal. It seems some people will still find something to complain about tho....

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 09:31 UTC
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LukeDuciel: Panasonic has answered all hybrid shooter's call. Great job except for the price tag... but even at $2000, I would still expect this sells like hotcake and will be hard to get at launch.

Sorry but $2k isn't expensive for what this thing does.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 09:27 UTC
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OlyPent: The camera starts at $49,000.

You can also get the cheaper version in the Epic-W which is essentially a frame rate limited Weapo for $30k. Essentially the same if using for stills

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
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BobT3218: It's a prototype! There must be half a dozen mind blowing sensor prototypes is the labs of the big players but they aren't telling. Most will never leave the labs.

I'm not sure why they have a prototype. The helium sensor was launched by red about 4 months ago and they have shipped plenty of units to plenty of customers.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 05:51 UTC
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BobT3218: It's a prototype! There must be half a dozen mind blowing sensor prototypes is the labs of the big players but they aren't telling. Most will never leave the labs.

I'm not sure why they have a prototype. The helium sensor was launched by red about 4 months ago and they have shipped plenty of units to plenty of customers including myself.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 05:51 UTC

Ugh. I feel stupid enough talking to my phone to do even simple tasks like call a contact whilst driving (which only seems to work most and not all of the time) I can't imagine using this for complex tasks like photo editing. I guess the question is, will it be more efficient in my workflow? I highly doubt that.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 22:45 UTC as 70th comment
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BobT3218: It's a prototype! There must be half a dozen mind blowing sensor prototypes is the labs of the big players but they aren't telling. Most will never leave the labs.

You do realise there are thousands of those sensors out there working in both Epic Weapon and Epic-W cameras right now? So no.. its not what your suggesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 21:01 UTC
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Peiasdf: The "sport" ISO value shouldn't be counted since NR at RAW level is performed. Very impressive sensor never the less. I think give A7R II's sensor to Nikon and Pantax and they will match Helium 8K in all but "sport" ISO

Red have consistently said that there is no raw noise reduction applied to the image.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: If only it's a USB-C drive

Apple will happily sell you an adapter so it will work on your new $4000 laptop.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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jaykumarr: why it is a graphic image? even babies will not be shocked seeing this.

Why do you say it's not graphic? It's a photo of a man who has been murdered, and the murderer is standing over his dead body. Not all deaths look like spectacular Hollywood bloodbaths, but it is a murder none the less

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
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munro harrap: Photos like this have always been with us. They are obscene ( and should not be shown or published), they do not change anything at all.

disagree strongly. If you take this view, we may as well not report any news whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
On article 'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K (80 comments in total)
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AshMills: This is indeed very beautiful, but is it really timelapse, or just very slow moves sped up? Since you can see waterfalls, birds flying etc, its not really sped up very much? Yes the frames are shot Cinema DNG but they are still just frames designed to be used in sequence? Not dissing the video, at all, it's fab, but the sales pitch seems a bit amateur?

Yes agree. I dont see how this is, or why it would need to be a time-lapse. to me it just looks like very beautiful 4k footage with a post stabilised slow moving camera sped up in post. The trick is that it looks like a regular speed camera move but at double the frames.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 04:38 UTC
On article 'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K (80 comments in total)
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David Bourke: Is it just me, but something seems very synthetic about the footage. Everything is too sharp and contrasty, like the TV's when you walk into Costco. The classic "shot on video camera look" from the days of TV soap operas.

Probably mastered out at 60P (2x frame rate) and stabilisation makes it look slightly CG.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 04:35 UTC
On article 'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K (80 comments in total)
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SolidMetal: I can't catch my breath. This is probably the most amazing video footage I ever seen. And I only watched it in 1080P/60...

Its really gorgeous, but the best video you've EVER seen? Really? You should check out Samsara or Baraka on a massive screen in 70mm. Or even go get a blu ray of Planet earth or frozen planet and give that a spin on a big plasma.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (83 comments in total)

If you need an angsty template to refuse free work you really have to ask yourself whether your business communication skills are adequate. Your not telling them something they dont already know. I get phone calls occasionally from referrals and existing clients for micro/no budget work, if they are a good client i have a relationship with , i will usually do the job, if it is a client i havent worked with before, i politely tell them i cant guarantee my availability or interest as i will always take a paying job if it comes in. (and it usually does) This is usually enough to get them off your back. I have found that cold-callers that want free work will NEVER give you paid work in the future, so you shouldn't ever think of it as an opportunity lost.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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torji: Too bad the new macbooks won't have SD card slots though

@valiant not just the cost but another thing you have to remember to pack and uses one more port

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 04:30 UTC

The new MacBooks are the first macbook pro i have no desire to upgrade to. The absence of usb3 ports and that utterly absurd price being the main factors.
Having said that, i think apple are really on to something with this hybrid keyboard. I think they will keep the tactile letter keys into the future but i reckon eventually all the other line keys will be integrated into the touch style bar, and with good reason. To dynamically change the function keys based on the software your in is truly useful.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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William Krusche: A review of a Chinese mirrorless camera is posted and in a couple of hours time there are several hundred comments.
A firmware update of a semi-pro DSLR of a top camera make is posted and after two hours there isn't one single comment.

What kind of heated discussion would you like to see about a minor firmware update?

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (58 comments in total)
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Scottelly: It amazes me they say the backpack can handle a camera with a big lens and two extra lenses. I have three DSLR style cameras in my backpack, and each one has a lens on it (one lens is a 100-300mm and one is a big wide-angle lens). I also keep my tripod INSIDE my backpack, with the cameras and lenses. I have lots of other stuff in that backpack too. I carry my 13" MacBook Air with my power supply in the backpack too.

The funny thing is that my backpack is not a big one. It's not a small one either, but it doesn't even compare in size with the big backpack my photographer friend has.

Why can't this new backpack from Manfrotto carry more stuff?

They should hold way more than it states on the literature. I have a few of their products including a roller bag and they perform very well. I imagine that understating the capacity somewhat helps with disgruntled customers who come onto these forums and write 10 paragraph rants about how manfrotto is the devil.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
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