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I edit IPB footage in FCPX no problem, just give it a whirl. Not sure what kinda Mac you have, mine is pretty fast but I'm sure it would work fine on slower systems. If it's too slow for you just select all the clips, right click, and select "create optimized media." If you already have "create optimized media" selected under import options then it will convert it automatically anyways.

Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:57:22 PM »
Going to have to pull the trigger on the 24-70L II at BH for that deal.  Must first get some idea if I can get $1k for my Zeiss 21 and $300 for a Sigma 50 to help pay for it.

You can absolutely get $1k for your Zeiss 21, I was thrilled to pay $1400 for a used one, that was by far the cheapest I'd seen it used. Granted that could just be because they haven't been around that long, but seriously don't sell it for $1k, waaayyy too cheap.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 28, 2013, 06:32:22 PM »
What do you think - will the 6d be updated with a above-mediocre af system and dual pixel af for the masses, or will the 5d3 at last get a real sensor upgrade above the good ol' 5d2 and become the even more expensive 5d4?

The 5D3 did get an updated sensor from the 5D2....sure it wasn't a big jump in megapixels or anything but it's definitely a better sensor overall.

I like this guy's idea  8)
Actually, since Sony and Zeiss often make AF lenses together, I wonder if there will be an AF-version of Otus 55 mm for Sony.  That would tip the scale for me for sure..

Sony A7r Zeiss Otus 55mm by drjlo2, on Flickr

This belongs in the pornography're a lucky man

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 7D vs 5Diii for video?
« on: November 06, 2013, 05:42:50 PM »
I thought lots of folks were getting Philip Bloom for his semi-downer 'enthusiasm' when it came out.

Anyway lots of folks use ML RAW because it is THAT awesome. SOOOOO much more detail than you get from 5D3 internal or Ninja recording and SOOOOOOO much more processing latitude. SOOOOOO much richer colors! I

It is amazing, but it also requires SOOOOO much more hard drive space, SOOOO much more computing power, and processing is SOOOOO much more involved  ;).

Get a monitor or EVF, but even then it's a bit difficult since the HDMI drops to SD when you hit record.

5DIII is a joy to work with compared to the 5D2. Better codec (which leads to much more reasonable file sizes), better low light performance and an overall cleaner image. Also the HDMI out doesn't drop to SD when you hit record like the Mark 2, so monitoring is much easier. And it's a far superior on the stills side, so if you do shoot stills there is a big advantage there.

As I wrote, photographers who actually need more DR than Canon offers should already have switched.  These Sony sensors have been out for a while.  During that time, many photographers have looked at their options and decided to stick with Canon.

Likewise, there is no problem with 3fps (or 6 or 8fps, etc.), but if someone actually needs more then they should buy it.  Why would someone buy 3fps and then blame the manufacturer?  The same goes for megapixels, etc.  Offering less than the maximum mp doesn't mean there is a problem or deficiency.  Not every camera has to offer the maximum of every measure of performance for us to say there is "no problem" with it.  A manufacturer chooses which measures to prioritize, such as high ISO performance.

I don't think Pi really cares what you or anyone else has to say, it seems like he's just obsessed with being "right."

Maybe try the Rokinon/Samyang/whatever 14mm 2.8, from what i hear it is a great lens, even rivaling the Canon 14mm L at a fraction of the cost. Since you're doing video, the manual focus and iris could come in handy. The distortion is kept very low for such a wide angle lens from what I've been reading and it's just about 300€ (don't know the US price) around here. You should consider it. :)

While the Samyang 14mm is a solid lens, especially for the money, it has terrible distortion, I mean super ridiculously bad. 

Holy cow, grats! Can't wait to see some images produced from it..
I just sold my 50L and bought a Zeiss 50 f2 Makro and LOVE LOVE LOVE it to bits. I've never used manual focus prior, but after seeing the images from my Zeiss, I couldn't care less about no auto focus, plus it allows me to slow down a tad and channel my creativity rather than run and gun photos. And if I were shooting photos of fast moving subjects, such as kids, I'd just use my 24-70 ii or 70-200 is ii as I'd need more DOF anyway.

I gave my 50L up for a 50mm f/2 Makro as well and have not regretted it. There have been a few times that I missed that creamy bokeh from the 50L but overall I find the Zeiss far superior.

Canon General / Re: Official: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:15:38 PM »
People guessing about the price, keep in mind that if someone had said the 18-35mm f/1.8 was going to be $799 you would have said they were crazy.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 F1.8
« on: October 07, 2013, 06:34:41 PM »
I've only used it for video on the Sony FS700 but I was very, very impressed.  Razor sharp, excellent color/contrast and it's very well-built.  For $799 you can't go wrong.

Why is everyone so upset about the price of this lens?  Don't buy it if you think it's too much.  Price aside I'm sure it performs like a dream, I've never been disappointed by Zeiss glass.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5d mark III external monitor, problems?
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:58:07 PM »
I know this is old, but to answer your question, no there is no delay, no flashing or anything like that, the monitor pretty much mirrors exactly what you would see on the liveview screen.

The Liliput has a great review so I'm sure that's probably one of the better options in that price range.  My monitors were $500 and $1000, so $200 seems like a great deal.

I wouldn't bother with ALL-I, there is no difference in image quality and the file sizes are ridiculously huge.  Yes they play back faster in an editor, but the H.264 IPB files play back just fine in FCPX or Premiere with no transcoding.

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