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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: Today at 09:53:59 AM »
I'd like to remind the people talking about the FS7, that the FS700 was a Canon killer on paper too.  Then we started seeing what the actual images looked like coming off the FS700, and it wasn't comparable. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: Today at 09:49:39 AM »
2. 4k downscaled to 1080P looks way, way, way better than what any Canon DSLR gives you out of cam and better for detail even than 5D3 + ML RAW.

But you still have to agree that the 5D3 Raw kills cams like the GH4 for overall image quality.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:50:21 PM »
As a C100 owner, I'm pretty happy with Canon's update!

Fwiw I still think the CX00 series offers the best looking image on the market below the Alexa, though Canon Log sucks (wide DR is great).

For the best specs, get anything else and spend a lifetime grading it to look as good as Canon's AVCHD.

While in general i won't agree that it offer the best image for the price, i will say that it produces a good image with very little haste, and that people who know what they are doing are putting out some pretty impressive stuff with the AVCHD on the C100:


EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Cinema EOS Camera Will Be..... [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »
The new c100 needs to just be the c300 at ~$6000. The new c300 can then have a new sensor, 4K, and a 10 bit internal codec.  C500 can stay put as the Canon raw camera that no one wants.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Cinema EOS Camera Will Be..... [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 05:12:20 PM »
7D2 C?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:01:45 PM »
Watching a documentary in a true large format IMAX theater is impressive visually.  For most everything else, whether it's on the big screen or on my SDTV makes essentially no difference to me.

I find the difference between ML raw video and native 5D3 video to be entirely immaterial.


No difference seen in detail and texture between waxy 5D3 native video and richly textured ML RAW and no difference in blown highlights and crushed black detail between the two?

No difference between 4k and 1080i and 480i even for nature?

I guess people sure see things differently. To me the difference is almost unimagineably great.

Im baffled by "photographers" who care so much about the quality of their still pictures but don't appreciate the quality of moving pictures. 

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Video clip 5DmarkIII Raw Magic lantern by night
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:23:43 AM »
Cool. Very dreamy.

One day some company will make a camera that produces colours the way the 5D does in raw. God the colours just sing. The gradiations, the highlight rolloff, the shadow information, the feel and aesthetic of the image. No other camera produces that image it's uncanny.

I'd say 5DMKII (RAW), BMCC, and BMPC. 

But it's ability in low-light is by far the best.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:33:47 AM »
I wonder if the uncompressed HDMI out for video is really uncompressed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:09:05 AM »
I thought we were getting some innovative video features too. I'm not seeing it here, Floyd.

EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:34:31 AM »
So i'm guessing the NDA expiration was nothing?

Just because an NDA expires does not mean that the signers are obligated to post information.

Obligated, no. Incentivized, yes.

EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:44:12 AM »
So i'm guessing the NDA expiration was nothing?

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:37:03 PM »
So, same sensor as the 70D?  If true, no shocker there.

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

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

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).

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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