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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: A really naive person
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:32:44 PM »
The fact that you accepted this job (even if it "fell into your lap") shows you have courage ... and even though the client accepted your first footage (according to you the sound was not so good) you are not satisfied with the quality you want to provide. by choosing to learn, shows you have the heart and soul of professional (even if you think you are not).

You already have some very good advice from the other members, ... but I'll share the little I know ... I am no professional photographer or videographer, but I capture a lot of video footage and interviews (mostly induction/safety kind of video) of our offshroe/onshore rig crew ... over the years I've managed to learn a few simple things for capturing and editing good footage and this is what I do:

1. I use a cheap Pearstone OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone for interviews (it cost me $20 + another $20 for two 10 foot Rode Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female VideoMic Cables) ... I've been using that set up now for quite some time and it has never failed me.
2. Using a tripod for smooth video footage (in Bangaluru you should be able to get cheap Velbon video tripods for very decent pan & tilt motion).
4. Cheap green screen (I got a 7 feet by 5 feet flexible/foldable one for $47 on Amazon
5. Decent editing software ... I used to use Adobe Premier Pro, but now I use iMovie, as I found that for my kind of work, that is all that I need (I do dabble with FCP once in a while).
All of what I do is basically for small time work similar to what I do, nothing fancy but it works for me ... and if your work is not "big time" I think it will work for you too. Once you do a couple of projects, you get good and quick at doing it.
Wish you all the best.   

The BIG diff here is Sony brought 35mm sensor into tiny body at reasonable prices.

True, but the OM-D E-M5 is part of an existing ecosystem of small, high quality lenses designed to match up with that small body.  A FF sensor in a tiny body with a big lens means the tiny body is at best no real benefit, and more often a hinderance when handling the combination, basically the same as sticking an EOS M behind a 24-70/2.8 or 70-200 lens. 

The appeal of the a7R to Canon shooters is that it works with their existing lenses, and provides a higher resolution sensor with better low ISO DR than any current Canon body.  The appeal of the a7R to Nikon shooters is…not much, really.  The appeal of the a7R to Sony shooters may be substantial…I bet many of the 350 of them are profoundly interested!   :P

LOL...It's hard for people to step out their comfort zone. Regardless what might happen to Sony FF mirrorless cameras in the future, I admired them for bringing wonderful consumer high-end cameras to the market (RX100 II, RX1, and now A7).
I agree ... but in the case of Sony, there was no choice but to innovate, as they are a loss making company (due to poor product support) ... I would be happy to buy the Sony FF mirrorless camera if I know for certain that they will continue with this product without discarding it (and its customers) down the line ... first they said in Camera Stabilization is what they stand for, then they ditch it for this FF mirrorless without in-camera-stabilization, now there is no way to know for sure (given Sony's past) that they will not put in-camera-stabilization in a future model (screwing the early adopters)  or continue on to make more image stabilized lenses. I want Sony to succeed and I thy they can, if they don't ditch their customers and provide sustained customer support. At the moment I am not really convinced by the FE lenses (except for the tiniest one), all those lenses look big for a camera of this size, especially the white one. If Sony succeeds in this, it will be good for the industry and we get to benefit from increased competition.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 02:24:22 PM »
Okay, I'll ask:
Why are cameras black, anyhow?
Cameras that used film needed black bodies to better protect the sensitized film, against stray light  Since pretty much all the pros were using black colored bodies, black became synonymous with "professional" .... This just continued on to the digital world ... also, black generally is considered "professional" even in other fields e.g. wearing a black suit is generally considered "serious and professional" ... but I don't think any technical aspect stops manufacturers from producing colored DSLR's, other than the fact that most people will not opt for colored DSLRs ... I know I would never buy a white, pink, green etc DSLR bodies ... so I suppose it is just a marketing decision now. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:35:10 PM »
it might look cool hanging over my shoulder to match my white hat, tie, belt, spats and shoes while I dance Gangnam Style.  :P
Ha ha ha ha  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:31:54 PM »
"Kiss X7", sounds and looks a bit too kinky, for my taste.

Unfortunately, as I live in Japan I had to buy a Kiss X4 as my first DSLR. I always referred to it as a T2i or 550D. Eventually had to man up and get a 7D!

I've never been one for taping a camera up but if I were to start it would be to hide that ridiculous name.
I always wondered about that name coz, I have many Japanese colleagues in my office and my immediate boss is Japanese (so were my 2 previous bosses before him) but none of them seem the kind who like such mushy/girly names .... but do the Japanese, in Japan, prefer "Kiss X" whatever instead of say 700D or 100D etc? (for that matter I don't get why the american versions are called "t5i" "sl1" etc (those names also sound a bi weird), I mean they have 5D, 7D, 70D etc and then suddenly the entry level DSLR's are named with strange robotic sounding names ... what's up with that!

The appeal of the a7R to Sony shooters may be substantial…I bet many of the 350 of them are profoundly interested!      :P

By Sony: “the pre-ordered quantities are almost 200% bigger than expected"

Ok...let see more prime lenses please :o
On that site, a member raised  an interesting point ... which I agree with and it is one of the reasons why I am apprehensive about getting any Sony gear:
"This is my biggest concern, That I’ll get the camera in Dec and then in Feb they’ll release an IBIS version and make all future lenses without IBIS after the 2 already announced. Leaving early adopters with only a couple of IS lenses"

Note: IBIS = In Body Image Stabilization

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:41:35 AM »
Hideous :o (except for the black one)

You're only saying that beacuse they don't come with matching lenses…   ;)
Oh God! NO! ... can't image holding a chocolate colored camera, let alone matching leness ;D ... but I can understand if some people like the red or even the chocolate colored cameras ... but what's up with the hideous neither silver nor steel colored camera :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:29:14 AM »
Next thing you know, Canon will be offering their rebels in every colour like they did their P&S line in order to garner more sales.

Actually, you're a bit late to the party…   ;)

Hideous :o (except for the black one) ... personally I think the model names "100D", "700D" etc look a lot more elegant then the american and japanese name SL i/kiss x or t5i etc ... those letters and fonts make the camera look a little too pedestrian.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:06:49 AM »
A 22mm pancake lens should only make her prettier.  40mm + 22mm pancakes = yummy!
Yes, I totally agree with that. Would be perfect.
While I may not agree with this camera being pretty, I do agree that a 22mm pancake to go with the 40mm would be awesome.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:08:31 AM »
"Kiss X7", sounds and looks a bit too kinky, for my taste.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:06:19 AM »
A bit too kinky looking for my taste ... but 3 out of the 5, of our Japanese managers (in the office) think this is cool looking camera ... well, it takes everyone to make this world.

PowerShot / Re: Canon G1X or Sony RX 100 II or EF-M 18-55 IS STM
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:57:27 AM »
Gentlemen, anyone used or compared these cameras? ... help is highly appreciated.

Software & Accessories / Re: software for correcting distortion
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:38:14 AM »
I'm actually using a patent-pending holography quantum storage with 2pb,
Holy $hit ... 2pb, that's a  lot of storage! ... what do you store, lots of video footage?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 14, 2013, 12:31:12 AM »
I will continue to bash Canon as long as they launch silly, immature and meaningless products and try to cheat their customers for their money with them, instead of devoting their resources to develop and manufacture products that truly help us to take (technically) better pictures and/or to get the pictures we want more easily and with a higher success rate.

Go ahead and bash away, but what is the point of doing it repeatedly in this forum?
Three reasons:
1. Concern for Canon trying "to cheat their customers" (even if they are Japanese) ;D
2. Concern for ASSumptions of "canon paid lobbyists" in this forum  ;D
3. Does not approve white DSLRs, even if there's a market for it in Japan ;D
I'd rather just not read 5 or 10 more years of the same posts over and over...
I'm afraid we will have to bear with such people ... or we can hope that they post some more crazy a$$ ASSumptions and get banned from CR ;D ... even that may not be a consolation, coz they may impose their ASSumptions on us with a different avatar  :(

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