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Raw Video Postprocessing / CaptureOne vs. Lightroom
« on: March 23, 2016, 06:50:10 PM »
Any of the Lightroom users here tried processing your dngs with CaptureOne by PhaseOne? Seems like everything I find has photographers saying the image quality of C1 is far superior to LR

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General Chat / Delete
« on: March 07, 2016, 07:33:24 PM »
Delete

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General Chat / Re: Tailor Making Magic Lantern?
« on: March 06, 2016, 03:26:01 AM »
@extremelypoorfilmaker have you considered taking time with your gear (or better rental gear) to set up your own amazing shots outside of paid gigs specifically for your showreel? Or maybe take a great gig for "free" (or cheap) to help build your portfolio?

This may be nonsense advice as I don't actually work in the film industry outside of wedding and event coverage, but I thought that's how people get going.

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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 7D Mark II
« on: March 02, 2016, 08:29:26 AM »
I am EE engineer and telling someone to learn code is like telling you to design a computer chip - it is not that easy!
I totally agree it takes time and time=money, is it not so?
I don't expect anyone to invest that much time on trying to decode the digic6 and rewrite the code and as we all agree, no one is doing it right now and probably will never do.
So I still think the only option to "convince" someone to do it is by giving him/her an incentive.
And the donations people argued for and against here, is one kind of an incentive.

I never said it was easy to learn (but don't forget that all of the current ML code, and the knowledge of the devs is readily on hand for anyone starting this project). If it was I would just learn and develop the stuff myself just to end this! The thing that I'm saying is that if a person wants something bad enough, they will take the necessary steps to get said thing. If this person is not willing to take those steps then they do not want the thing badly enough. That is the simple part.

People want something for nothing. Funny thing is that the ML team has given them exactly that, and they want more for nothing.
As far as people "willing to pay", the price tag is that of their camera of choice that already has the features ML makes available (don't forget those exist)

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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: Strange red squares in highlights
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:20:36 AM »
Yes both of those are the same thing I was talking about.

@jmanord my case was not as severe as yours so it wasn't that the dots were going away, but that they were spread out over a larger area as I increased the viewer size. I don't know why they grouped up into rectangles at smaller viewer sizes, but that's neither here nor there.


I'm going to try recovering the highlights in ACR to see if it's just a resolve thing

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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 7D Mark II
« on: March 01, 2016, 09:24:39 PM »
I would if I could. But I simply cant invest the time to learn coding. And i know we cant the demand that the devs spend their time on the ML project either, so I do understand if they do not have the time needed. But if they just made a "Final" stable build for some of the older cameras and then moved on to the newer ones I think that would be the best solution over time.

You CAN invest the time. If it is important enough to you, you can sacrifice other things, and spend time to learn how to code and port to new cameras. It simply isn't worth it to you. Maybe the devs just don't WANT to work on the new cameras. To me, that's a perfectly valid reason for them not doing so, and everyone who isn't willing to help should stop trying to convince them to give MORE.

The best solution here is for people who care enough to jump on board and join the devs

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Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 7D Mark II
« on: March 01, 2016, 08:08:16 PM »
I've gotta chime in here because this thread keeps popping up and bugging me haha

The devs said they aren't going to do it, and it doesn't seem like anyone is going to talk them into it so that's that.

If it's really that important to those of you who want ML on the newer cams learn how to develop it yourself then you can be on the dev side and maintain builds and whatever else goes into that.
If you aren't willing to do that, then it isn't THAT important to you.
ML is free and open source and because of the features made possible with it, I know I personally have saved a decent amount of money.

If you're asking for more, you've got to be taking what's already been given for granted. If that's not the case, and you "really care about the future of ML" then, like I said before, do something about it yourself.

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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: Strange red squares in highlights
« on: March 01, 2016, 03:25:58 AM »
Update:

I opened resolve to grab a still of the squares and found that they only appear as squares at certain sizes in resolves viewer. They are actually just red dots likely just an artifact from over-aggressive highlight recovery

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Raw Video Postprocessing / Strange red squares in highlights
« on: February 29, 2016, 10:07:17 AM »
I thought someone had posted about this before, but I couldn't find the thread.

Anyway, right to the point

Specs:
5diii
Dec20.2015 build
MLVS (not sure which version)
Davinci Resolve 12 (latest version)

Issue:
Strange red squares that look like the viewfinder autofocus selection points show up in some Highlights when trying to pull them back using highlight recovery

I opted to ease off the highlight recovery in the clip, but I thought it was an interesting thing and would like to know if anyone knows what is happening.
Will post a frame tomorrow to show what I'm talking about if necessary

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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: RAW processing for T4i/650D
« on: February 28, 2016, 09:28:11 PM »
Did you try having a look around the forum before asking?

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Raw Video Postprocessing / Re: DaVinci Resolve 12 and ML Raw
« on: February 27, 2016, 12:18:10 AM »
Loving all the info here. I don't really get it, but it's a fascinating thread. That being said, will there ever be a streamlined or "for dummies" guide to all this?

I did some tests using RCM and then the included Alexa log to rec709 lut, and after a little exposure tweaking got what I think is a damn good looking image. I don't really know how to use DR at all so can you break down the benefits of learning such a (seemingly) complicated workflow as opposed to just doing what I did?
(RCM input and timeline Alexa log. bypass output. First node> Alexa log to rec709. next node> adjust exposure/color)
Also, am I even doing that right?

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Hardware and Accessories / Re: Beholder gimbal test / raw
« on: February 26, 2016, 02:39:09 AM »
If we speak of quality, i d rather rent a professional steadicam operator than using any of this gimbal shit.
Why?

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Hardware and Accessories / Re: Beholder gimbal test / raw
« on: February 25, 2016, 01:31:44 AM »
Have either of you looked into the came-tv 7800 or the moza-lite? I like the idea of the beholder because of how little extra bulk it adds, but the lens limitation is a bummer (there isn't enough room to balance larger lenses). The ds1 seems like a great tool for the price though

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Share Your Videos / Re: LIPSTICK, my first short film...
« on: February 20, 2016, 09:10:33 PM »
@deafeyejedi hear hear

@motionsoul I think it's fair to say that you don't need to explain everything. Your video is clearly conveying things that words alone can not, and I think that's a good thing

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ACR through Ae doesn't seem to have this same issue. I know you said you aren't trying to output video, but you can always export the "video" as an image sequence for further processing

All this assuming you have after effects, of course

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Share Your Videos / Re: LIPSTICK, my first short film...
« on: February 19, 2016, 02:44:02 AM »
@extremelypoorfilmaker Thats all I got from the story as well, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I feel the film does a good job translating the emotion of the woman to the audience (to me at least). So when I wonder why other people like it I think it's the combination of really nice cinematography and emotion conveyed.

One thing that throws me in the whole video is the music transition at the end. It sucks me right out of the moment every time. aside from that though, I think it's really good. Maybe not revolutionary, or particularly breathtaking, but good and I mean that in the best way possible

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Share Your Videos / Re: LIPSTICK, my first short film...
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:59:16 PM »
@extremelypoorfilmaker what do you get from the content? I appreciate your question, btw, as people seem to typically be afraid of questioning art. So let's start with what you gather from the content, and why you don't particularly like it and see if we can find what you may or may not be missing

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General Help Q&A / Re: HDR Video 5dmk2 question/problem
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:37:13 AM »
 In Tv mode, the camera uses aperture and ISO to make correct exposure. If you change ISO (via HDR video) the camera will compensate to correct the exposure that is the point of Tv mode.

Given your example, the exposure would have to be correct at both 1/50 f/5.6 ISO 100 and
1/50 f/5.6 ISO 800. This isn't going to happen because each parameter will change exposure. To keep exposure the same while raising on value, another most be lowered and opposite. This is basic stuff.

Why do you believe you must have the camera in Tv mode?

Edit: I just reread your last post, and understand what you're saying, and that would be an interesting way of working, but it doesn't seem to be how HDR video works currently. Maybe some of the devs or anyone who knows about coding could chime in now on whether this is possible, but I don't think it is at all

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General Help Q&A / Re: HDR Video 5dmk2 question/problem
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:30:10 PM »
You're missing that you need to be in M mode.

Tv is shutter priority which means you set the shutter speed and let the camera decide other settings (aperture and ISO) to get proper exposure. The HDR video is cycling between 2 different ISOs so it's messing up the cameras auto exposure calculations.

Example:
Camera in TV
You set- Shutter speed 1/50
Camera meters lights in scene
Camera sets- f/5.6 ISO 100
Load ML HDR video
Set ISO at 100 & 800
At 100 ISO f/5.6 is fine as this is what the camera read
But when the camera meters at 800 ISO it's going to stop down the aperture to darken the image

Thanks, for your advice, it works fine in M, just trying to understand why it can't keep up.. One of them supposed to be under or over exposed. What am I missing?
You answered your own question here. It's not supposed to keep up, but in Tv mode you're saying that it should try to make a correct exposure

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General Help Q&A / Re: HDR Video 5dmk2 question/problem
« on: February 13, 2016, 05:07:31 PM »
From your video, it seems that your camera is trying to change the aperture to compensate for the exposure difference between the two ISOs, but can't keep up. Try M mode and see if  The problem goes away

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General Help Q&A / Re: HDR Video 5dmk2 question/problem
« on: February 13, 2016, 07:44:59 AM »
Try manual (m) mode.

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General Help Q&A / Re: Fps ramp problem 5d3
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:48:59 AM »
Just tested with sound disabled (from canon menu) and it works fine. So the issue is with sound recording

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General Help Q&A / Re: Sound disabled on t5i
« on: February 08, 2016, 12:57:59 AM »
If you are using fps override to set the frame rate, that's likely your problem.

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Post-processing Workflow / Re: Grading in Lightroom - Am I alone?
« on: February 08, 2016, 12:55:26 AM »
Take a look through the the ACR controls when you get a chance. I know for sure that lens profiles clarity sharpening and curves are all available.  I'm not sure what you mean by color isolation, but there are various controls (hue, lightness, saturation) for individual colors.

Again, I don't know much about Lightroom, but as far as I know Lightroom is essentially a better, and more complete UI for ACR (very generally speaking). So when you do your edits in Lightroom you're actually creating a sidecar .xmp file that then tells ACR in AE what settings to use.

I think the only drawback on using AE exclusively is that you can only see the first frame of your sequence while tweaking the image as opposed to Lightroom where you could select a frame from the middle to use as reference for your coloring

Take the dive with a sample shot and go straight into after effects with a dng sequence! If you don't like it, just close out and continue doing things your way!

Hope this helps!

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Feature Requests / Re: mv1080 on EOSM
« on: February 07, 2016, 07:30:17 PM »
Ahh thank you. So the idea is to (re)enable 1080p raw video on the eos-m?

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