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  1. Thread: Sigma fp

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    The Sigma fp can record 12-bit Cinema DNG...

    The Sigma fp can record 12-bit Cinema DNG internally to an SD card in 1080p. The reason it can't do the same in 4K is mostly due to SD card write speed limitations. The bitrate for 4K @ 24fps in...
  2. Thread: Sigma fp

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    For 12-bit linear RAW, it's true that the dynamic...

    For 12-bit linear RAW, it's true that the dynamic range could not exceed 12 stops. But there's no requirement that DNG files use a linear tone curve. It's possible to include a linearization table as...
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    This video seems to indicate there's still some...

    This video seems to indicate there's still some problems when zooming with the 16-80mm f/4 even with the 1.01 firmware:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7JHDBhhoYg

    Unfortunately the video doesn't...
  4. Thread: Sigma fp

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    On the Panasonic S1H, you need to set the System...

    On the Panasonic S1H, you need to set the System Frequency to 24.00 Hz Cinema (rather than 59.94 Hz NTSC) if you want to record in true 24 fps. When the System Frequency of the camera is set to 59.94...
  5. If you have a camera with an XLR input you could...

    If you have a camera with an XLR input you could feed the audio from your mixer into the camera and then use the embedded audio from that video source when it gets to the switcher.

    One added...
  6. No multiview output unfortunately. The single...

    No multiview output unfortunately. The single HDMI output is like an Aux output, you can set it to Program, Preview, or to one of the HDMI input sources, but there is no built-in multiviewer.

    It...
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    Yes, this is another step backward in usability...

    Yes, this is another step backward in usability from previous cameras like the DVX200 and UX180. With earlier cameras you could use the thumb wheel to adjust the gain in 1 dB increments, but with the...
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    For whatever it's worth, Panasonic has several...

    For whatever it's worth, Panasonic has several Micro 4/3 zoom lenses with electronically controlled apertures that exhibit similar exposure flickering when zooming. And that's for a mirrorless system...
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    This is related to the previous issue I mentioned...

    This is related to the previous issue I mentioned where the default shutter speed does not appear as an option when in manual shutter mode.

    The 1/50.0 shutter speed (with the decimal displayed) is...
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    This thread suggests that enabling Auto ISO helps...

    This thread suggests that enabling Auto ISO helps with the flicker issue when zooming with Fuji lenses:
    https://www.fujix-forum.com/threads/xt3-18-55-lens-light-flicker.89114

    This isn't really a...
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    This is one of the more confusing aspects of the...

    This is one of the more confusing aspects of the camera.

    For each system frequency (60Hz vs. 50Hz) and recording mode (24p, 25p, 50i/p, 60i/p), there is a default shutter speed for the camera....
  12. There was discussion of the RAW output and...

    There was discussion of the RAW output and recording situation earlier in this thread. I posted a summary here:...
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    Although the camera can do 120 fps (HD) in...

    Although the camera can do 120 fps (HD) in 10-bit, so it might only be the frame rates > 120 fps that would be an issue for the 10-bit encoding. Perhaps they didn't want to create two different VFR...
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    Yes, it has a 4:3 aspect ratio anamorphic 4K mode...

    Yes, it has a 4:3 aspect ratio anamorphic 4K mode that uses a Super 35 sensor crop (actual resolution is 3328 x 2496).

    Here is a pretty useful list of the S1H video recording modes:...
  15. Thread: GH6 rumors

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    GH5 Even though the GH5s had significantly larger...

    Even though the GH5s had significantly larger image sensor pixels (4.68 Ám) than the GH5 (3.33 Ám), this didn't seem to translate into a significant difference in dynamic range, although the noise...
  16. They are using 4K broadcast cameras (mostly Sony...

    They are using 4K broadcast cameras (mostly Sony HDC-4300), but these cameras can only shoot 4K up to 120 fps. Higher frame rates up to 480 fps are possible, but only in HD (1080p). The cameras are...
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    One thing I will give Panasonic credit for is...

    One thing I will give Panasonic credit for is that they hit their announced release date targets. When they first introduced the S1H at Cine Gear, they said it would be available in Fall 2019. And...
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    As of now, the Ninja V is the only device that...

    As of now, the Ninja V is the only device that Atomos has announced they will be adding S1H RAW support to:
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/atomos-web-uploads/press/Press-Release-Atomos-Panasonic_S1H.pdf
    ...
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    Larger sensor cameras are certainly not unheard...

    Larger sensor cameras are certainly not unheard of in sports coverage. For example, the Sony HDC-4800 is a 4K high frame rate camera with a Super 35 sized sensor that is pretty clearly aimed at...
  20. That article was from 2012 and a lot has changed...

    That article was from 2012 and a lot has changed in the SSD market in the several years since. For example, there are very few pure SLC drives these days, instead SLC has shifted to being used for...
  21. When recording MOV on the CX350, the audio format...

    When recording MOV on the CX350, the audio format should be 48 kHz @ 24-bit LPCM. When recording AVCHD, the audio format is 16-bit (48 kHz).

    Note that 20dB and 18dB of headroom are fairly common...
  22. The Arri Alexa uses SxS cards and they don't seem...

    The Arri Alexa uses SxS cards and they don't seem to officially support the SxS adapter for XQD cards:
    https://forum.arri.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=147

    The Alexa Mini and Amira use CFast 2.0...
  23. Yes, this mostly matches my experience, although...

    Yes, this mostly matches my experience, although I don't really use Auto levels for audio much as it's rare for any camera to correctly identify what audio you actually want to record and what the...
  24. Here is a summary of what has been reported about...

    Here is a summary of what has been reported about the RAW output from the FX9 so far:


    Requires XDCA-FX9 extension unit ($2500) to enable RAW output...
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    Of course as soon as I say that, Atomos announces...

    Of course as soon as I say that, Atomos announces a firmware update for the Shogun 7 that boosts the peak brightness to 3000 nits:...
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