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  1. Thanks. Interesting about Avid DNX.
  2. Hi Tom, thanks for your reply. I started another thread where I detail things. I'm mostly shooting verité doc footage and want to avoid rigging the X-T3 up which is clearly what you're doing. I have a base plate, rails and matte box I sometimes use when shooting interviews or for lock down shots but in those situations the problems I mention usually aren't an issue. I mostly shoot handheld with the X-T3 and want to keep it small and light. The battery grip improves ergonomics and battery life (even then batt life isn't great). Question: are you using Resolve to generate your proxies (which can be slow) or an auxiliary program like EditReady and then match back to master?
  3. I bought X-T3 for filmmaking. I adore the visual quality, the great 10 bit codec and Fuji optics but there are senseless problems with the implementation of the focus functions in ‘Movie Mode’ in the camera. Most egregious for me are: - When in Movie Mode and in AF-S and the SHUTTER AF setting is “off” in the BUTTON/DIAL menu, the camera does an instant AF regardless when the Shutter Button is pressed. Maddening for a filmmaker when you’ve set focus before starting to record a shot. It works properly when in a stills mode, why not in Movie Mode? - I have the AF-L/Fn button set to “AF-ON” to use as a back focus button. When in Movie Mode and using the camera in manual “M” focus mode I press the AF-L button for back focus function and it’s disabled. The “AF-ON” function when shooting in a stills mode when in manual focus isn’t disabled, why should it be in Movie Mode? I should be able to take an instantaneous focus momentarily in manual focus mode while recording a movie as I can with Lumix GH cameras. - When in Movie Mode and in continuous “AF-C” focus mode there should be a way to pause the auto-focus function and manually focus. “AF+MF” in the “AF/MF” menu is disabled when in Movie Mode. It would make most sense to have Fn buttons set to “AF-ON” conversely function to pause auto focus when pressed and held. The auto focus accuracy in the X-T3 is far, far better than in Lumix GH cameras. However, I think there has been an assumption on the part of the Fuji camera designers that movie mode users will just want defer to auto-focus. Not so. Most serious filmmakers will need more, not less, direct control over the auto AND manual focus functions. If these changes are made in firmware, as they really should be, Fuji will need to educate users thoroughly on the new functions.
  4. Nice to see someone post about a Fuji camera. I have an X-T3 and mostly love it for all the reasons you note. I bought it to get into the Fuji system while bidding time for the X-H2 and a bit let down the X-T4 came first. Really missing IBIS, need better battery life and ergonomics and there are some issues for me with the manual/autofocus functions which I hope will be addressed via firmware in the X-T3. I'll post regarding those - I'd like to see what your thoughts are and perhaps you have solutions or work arounds.
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