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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Strobe in magic lantern playback?
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:44:41 AM »
Hello.
Does the playback on 5d3 (when recording RAW) using ML strobe? :(
Sanjay

I've noticed a weird motion cadence and a bit of strobing on the 5D3. Less so on the other cameras (5D2, 50D, 7D).

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And in what way is selling the IP to said someone makes more sense and gives better protection than hiring said person to protect the company's IP w/o selling it?

I can think of a few reasons. Your company is risk averse (maybe because you are small) and you are willing to give up a premium to avoid that risk when you sell the asset (litigation is inherently risky).  You want the people who are defending your rights to have an incentive to do a good job, so you give them a % of any award/settlement (aligning incentives).

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I hate patent trolls.  >:( >:( >:( I don't know how anyone can be okay with making money by charging someone for their own work. It would be similar to a photographer that sold a photo to a bunch of clients. Then someone else copywrites the photo and makes the the original photographer pay royalties.

Hopefully the LOT Network will cut down on patent trolls. They have started out with some big names.

Now we just need a network for Photography Forum Trolls.  :P

I'm an economist that works in IP.  I think this is one of those situations where it should work in theory, but doesn't.  I see nothing wrong with companies selling their IP rights to people who specialize in defending those rights.  It just allows companies to commoditized their IP.  i.e companies specialize for a reason, some companies are good at coming with IP, some companies are good at producing and marketing products that use the IP, and some companies are good at defending IP. So on the surface, there is no problem.

The real problem is that the patent office is a complete mess and the legal system for adjudicating this mess is even worse.  In short, this allows trolls to hold up legitimate business with patents of questionable value.  If the legal system got it's head out of it's ass, and started cracking down on people that tried to enforce questionable patents, then I think many of the problems would go away.  Some patents are the result of legitimate and expensive R&D, and that type of thing needs/should be protected, even if it's done by a company that does not produce stuff.   But sadly, the legitimate enforcement has been drowned out by the trolls.   

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Canon Windows Phone here we come!

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Wedding video help
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:12:27 PM »
Hello all,

I've been asked last minute to video an outdoor wedding for a friend of mine this coming Saturday.  I've never really shot video before and before agreeing to do the wedding I did caution that I have no video experience (the reponse I was given was it's better than nothing).  I would at least like to do a serviceable job and was wondering if anyone had any tips, tricks, or tutorials about video shooting in general.  I have a 70D and a 6D with a 17-40L, 24-105L, 35 f/1.4L and 100mm 2.8L (I also have a GoPro3 that I may set up as well). 

With the 70D, I would like to take advantage of the touchscreen autofocus capability. My biggest concern revolves around the clicking noise from the lens while using the autofocus function.  The easy solution would be to buy (or rent) an STM lens (or an external mic), though I would like to avoid buying (or renting) as much as possible (I'm not getting paid to do this).  Does anyone have a workaround?  Because all my lenses are USM, is it better to NOT use the autofocus capability?

In terms of setup, I was thinking of setting up my 6D on my tripod with my 17-40 and letting that roll throughout the ceremony.  I was also going to use my GoPro3 for the same purpose, just from a different angle (anyone have any suggestions?).  With the 70D, I was going to use the 24-105 and a monopod to do the majority of the handheld shooting.  Does this sound reasonable?

Again I have no clue what I'm doing for videos and any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance!

My guess is you'll set the wedding video to music, so using that to cover-up and nasty clicking. Also, you can use noise reduction declicking to edit the audio in post.

Also, I would put the longer lens and the 70D with the 24-105 on the tripod. Especially at the longer focal lengths, the monopod will not be enough stability for the 70D's crop sensor.  Use the monopod with the wide angle on the 6D or if you want the extra reach, use the 24-105 on the 6D. 

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Filming with 100mmL or 50mm 1.8?
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:23:12 PM »
More information would be helpful. Are you setting up a tripod? What type of camera is it(crop factor?)?  How is the lighting.

My guess is that you'll want to go with the 50mm. If you plan on shooting handheld or having a decent amount of movement, you'll definitely want to shoot with the 50mm.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Printer for Posters
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:39:13 PM »
I also recommend BayPhoto - they have excellent service and cheap and very protective shipping, too.  The other lab I use is Aspen Creek Photo, and between the two I've never had to redo a print.  The key is using a good color-managed workflow, however, starting with a good calibrated monitor.  If you don't have a good monitor and don't calibrate it, you'll never be happy with your prints.

Thanks! Do you have a preferred way to calibrate your monitor? 

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Printer for Posters
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:37:05 PM »
Thanks so much for all of the quick responses!

I expect to make a dozen or so prints a month.  Office depo, Cotsco, doesn't make prints from what I've seen in the past.  But maybe things have changed recently.

The local place where i lived in NC had a IPF750, i think, and that seemed to work very well for large prints.  I've never tried Bayphoto, but it might be worth a shot.

Does anyone know how the  iPF 6400 compare to the IPF750? (besides 36" v. 24"). Is it just an older version?

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Printer for Posters
« on: May 28, 2014, 11:11:35 AM »
Finding a place that will allow me to print 36X24 and give me control over the final look is turning out to be a huge problem. Does anyone have any suggestions about a good solution?  I'm looking to spend no more than $5K.

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:03:24 AM »
Really Canonrumors, you've gotten so desperate that you are going to publish something that is so obviously false?

There is 0.0% light field is coming to the EOS line.  If you did any research on it[light field] whatsoever you'd know why this is the case.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Much Ado About Nothing at NAB 2014 From Canon
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:06:40 AM »

i do think Canon will have some major announcements…2014..especially in the fall

You're probably right. The c300 was released in November so it'll be 3 full years this fall.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Much Ado About Nothing at NAB 2014 From Canon
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:49:40 AM »
Sounds like someone got told to keep their mouth shut for one more day until Canon could get an announcement out there.

I was really expecting them to update the c300, or show up with a cheaper C-model DSLR.

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Lenses / Re: DXOMark: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 for Canon
« on: March 13, 2014, 09:31:15 AM »
I wonder how much this lens differs from the 24mm Cine. Is it just the same lens rehoused?  The Rokinon 24mm cine is my favorite lens on crop sensors. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:16:26 AM »
video: So this thing will definitely shoot compressed 4K, and if we're lucky it will shoot 2K raw (or higher resolution in short bursts).

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EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:22:05 AM »
IDC is such a joke.

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