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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.   

Canon Windows Phone here we come!

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. 

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.

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? 

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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