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Posts posted by Nezih

  1. Hi Nuthan,

    Sorry for the very slow reply!

    I have no idea why they took out the roll adjustment. It's quite strange. I have actually flagged this with them before, but I didn't get a specific reply.

    The camera isn't resting directly on metal: there is a soft cushioned pad that helps!

  2. Blimey, that sounds bad!

    For ease of getting your money back, go via your dealer. But I’d definitely make the effort to raise the issue with the manufacturer, and persist in getting straight answers out of them.

  3. Of course smaller cameras are/can be more versatile... but that doesn’t inherently mean ENG cameras are not. Yes, they can be large and cumbersome. But the fact that they balance well and sit comfortably in the shoulder without an elbow pinch point is a big deal for news gathering and documentary work.

    Here’s an example of how they’re commonly used under slung. Ok, this is a studio camera, but essential the sabe form factor (although some of these are slightly smaller and lighter): Screen-Shot-2018-09-26-at-11.12.47.png

    A good example was quite hard to find a photo of! But it is a common technique.

  4. 3 hours ago, Australian Image (Ray) said:

    I should also have added that ENG cameras are really only for shoulder use, you get one and one perspective only, everything at eye level, unless you crouch. Other styles of cinema/video cameras allow greater variability with greater ease, up high, mid-level, low all in one smooth movement. The versatility and ease of movement leave an ENG camera well behind. Not saying it can't be done, but it's no where near as easy.

    That’s not entirely true. Shooting from the hip is really popular with that style of camera - especially in live studio environments on entertainment/challenge/sports/music shows.

  5. This feels like a cleverly written branded post.

    Having said that, the products look good!

    There seems to be quite a few new products that n the audio wireless works now. It’d be interesting to see some real-world reviews by trusted sound technicians comparing these and some of the other new (predominately Chinese) offerings against equivalents from the established major brands.

    I also find myself curious what market share these get, and what the user base looks like. I can’t imagine seeing any of my peers/colleagues getting these... but it’s easy to forget that there are 100,000s of other “content creators” out there!

  6. 2 hours ago, Scott Emerton said:

    OK so here's the current setup, which we can tweak as needed (too much spam, or too hard for people to join/interact):

    • When registering, user has to answer a camera-specific question
    • Google Captcha
    • Email verification
    • User must have posted three times and be more than three days old before they are allowed to embed links, images, attachments or create threads.

    I just tested and although I can "spam" replies straight away, I can't add links or anything so it's less of an annoyance and hopefully a deterrent.

    That seems pretty good. Let’s see how it goes. Hopefully it doesn’t put people off!

  7. 1 hour ago, Australian Image (Ray) said:

    What I meant is that registration can still be automatic, but the first few posts should be manually approved. Given that these spammers appear to be human (I use that term loosely), it's the only way to check whether they are genuine or not. A lot of forums do it this way because of the spam issue.

    That would definitely work, but it doesn’t appear to be an option with Invision, does it... @Scott Emerton?

  8. For a brand like Atomos to price a monitor up there with something like a Sony BVM (which are considered amongst the top few best monitors out there) is really brave. They must be super confident it's great!

    Admittedly it's kinda different - the NEON records too, and will have a nicer User interface... but ultimately it's the quality of the image that matters.

    I have always wondered why top-tier photographer/graphic design monitors (such by Eizo and NEC) are not generally as expensive as their video counterparts. SDI and monitoring tools (WFM, tally, peaking, zebras, etc) aside, as far as image is concerned, surely top-tier professionals working with colour grading etc demand similar levels of quality and precision calibration in both worlds?

    Maybe refresh rate and stability are big factors. And actually as Matthew says, output power.

    Having said that, NEC do have a 27" monitor that is $10,429...

    Also, I do recall about 10 years ago when I worked at a major post house, they did have Eizo monitors in all their Flame and Smoke suites. They also had 16:9 Sony BVM CRTs for the main preview, but the working monitors were all Eizo, IIRC.

    Oh, haha, and the Eizo CG3146 which is a 31" DCI 4K (17:9) HDR reference monitor is $30,000, but yeah - same ballpark as Sony's top BVM.

    Funny old world!

  9. I hadn’t actually seen that Feelworld one before. They’re visually similar, but I think that’s where the similarities end.

    I wonder if the lower resolution of this compared to your that Olympus one are actually ok, because of the way the magnification optics perform?

    It’s a budget option for sure... both in price and spec. But I’m curious to see quality reviews about how good the image actually is.

  10. Definitely would be interesting to see if the internal grip on the pin loosens over time... and if so, can it be repaired. I can only assume Sachtler have thought of this, and tested as best possible!

    Bit of a shame if there isn't a way to tilt on the flat base.

  11. Certainly very interesting.

    I like the pin for attaching the head to the sticks (as I commented on Disqus, it looks eaxtly liek a windsurf mast universal joint! ( https://www.poolewindsurfing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/windsurf-mast-extension.jpg ).

    So great being able to level without having to "bend and reach".

    From looking at the photos, i question how strong/hard-wearing the realise catch for levelling is. No doubt they've selected good materials, and you talk about how they've tested it in extreme conditions... but the design looks like could easily snap off.

    I wonder if when/if they make versions of this for bigger heads they'll keep the sliding top plate mechanism. I like that... and would prefer a Touch'n'go plate any day.

    Only negative for me is that the design feels a bit ugly compared to previous models. A bit... cartoony!

    Also, the price... I mean, I get it... but I can't imagine that many people will be in a position to drop £2000 on a new head for these added features if they already have a perfectly functioning previous model. Personally that's a cost I cannot justify.... and would only consider it if my current one broke beyond repair, or I was starting fresh now.

  12. Yes, it’s a combination of all of those things.

    Pixel size and pixel density of the sensor; whether the image is super-sampled (and by how much, and with what algorithm); and processing.

    Inside a camera there is a tonne of complex processing before a viewable image is created, and yes, sharpening of some sort is part of that.

    I’m not going to attempt to explain or pretend to understand it though: the processing that takes place at that level is extremely complex: engineer only territory.

    Many cameras have certain modes (Custom Mode on most Sony digital cinema cameras) which allow several types of user control over sharpening: Edge Detail, Skin Detail; Aperture. These options are very common in broadcast cameras too.

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