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Posted: 12/2/2017 3:32:21 AM
Well I finally made the jump to 4K. 

4K baby!

From now on, everything I make will be made in 4K. 





I take it y'all have made the jump to 4K some time ago already?

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Posted: 12/2/2017 10:34:51 AM
 Sooooooooooooo, what did you buy little buddy?
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Posted: 12/2/2017 11:57:01 AM
Nothing much.  I wanted a small little 4K camera I can easily carry around everywhere with me in my pocket or so.  But it still needs to have all the necessities like mic input and such and such.  

So I found this one:   PANASONIC HC-WXF990M

It seems to be marketed towards 25 to 40 year old "independent filmmaker" dreamer arty free spirited types who still think their not getting a proper university degree and never settling into a 9 - 5 job was a good idea, even though they're getting more and more worried as life progresses.  It's perfect! 

See?  "Professional quality films" they put there, right with a badly composited picture of a guy looking through the camera.  I like making professional quality films!   Seemed exactly right for my purposes.

But then I found this one:  PANASONIC HC-VX985

It seems to be the exact same thing, just marketed towards the people who started families and are more successful than the lost dreamers.

I can't find much difference in specs, except that the price is a few thousand cheaper. 

It also weighs 2 kilograms lighter.  So it seems something isn't there that's in the other one.  Probably rocks or something glued to the inside. 

One thing it doesn't have, is the second viewfinder. But in my experience, if I can save a few thousand, I'll do without the second viewfinder.  How many times does one use two viewfinders anyway?

And what in blazes is a "twin camera"?  Oh wait, I see there's a second lens on the viewfinder.  Odd.  3D maybe?   Dunno. 

So, not finding much difference between the two cameras, I bought the latter. 

Both cameras have a lot of features I'll never use, like cropping the image in order to create zooming and motion video.  Meh.  I'll just film what I need.  Whoever thought up such silly functions? 

Or having two other video pictures on the video stream, coming through wi-fi from other cameras.  I don't think I'll ever use that. 

But what I will definitely use, is the slow-motion.  Yeah baby!  I'll be moving all sexy in slow motion in my next society video, waving my locks in the wind in slow motion.  And of course I'll throw water into the air in slow motion.  And have animals running in slow motion.  And film a snail in slow motion. 

Also, it does 24P, for that ever so film cinematic frame rate look.  Oooh la dee da whee. 

All in all, it seems it shall do for the uses I have in store for it. 

Oh, and of course, it's 4K!!!  Wheeeeeeeeeee!!! 

I know you people have said before that you're still stuck in that old "surreal" half blurred dreamy drunk image stage of grainy noisy bleeding film slash 80's NTSC video where you think you're watching through eyes smeared with Vaseline, while I was the only one who said I'm at the right stage to appreciate the crispy clear images of high definition now. 

And with 4K, it shall be even more crispy clear and detailed.   Even a billion lines of resolution isn't too much.  I WANT RESOLUTION BABY!!!!  RESOLUUUUUSHOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!

I wanna film the moon and then zoom in on the image and see every little creature on the moon in crispy clear detail, in living color, their hair strands waving in the moon wind.

Ok well that's the story of the first step of my switching over to 4K for a few years.  Then 8K shall follow.

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Posted: 12/4/2017 11:20:12 AM
Congrats on your camcorder purchase Marius! I'm sure you'll make beautiful music together!
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Posted: 12/4/2017 8:59:16 PM
No sweetie, you're thinking electronic keyboards with like white and black notes.  It's what Mike Cornfly hoards. 

Video cameras are for photographing images that when displayed in quick succession, create the illusion of a motion picture.

Yeah technology nowadays can get so confusing with all its complicacies and progressing so fast, we hardly have time to catch up to what is what.  

Another of the features I'm likely to use, is the deshaker.  The other day I was looking for software that does deshaking but never got around to find it.  But now, with it being a function in the camera, I can smoothen whatever I want to smoothen.  Smooth.  That's my name. 

No wait, I have a different name. 


Well i'm gonna go say goodmorning to the poodle.  Later!   

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Posted: 12/12/2017 11:40:33 AM
Well I finally got my camera yesterday.  I love it. 

It's a little bigger and heavier than I expected.  I wanted small and jacket pocket portable, but it'll do. 

It seems to have a built-in wide angle lens function.  You like select it and suddenly it's like there's a wide angle lens on the camera, except you don't have to screw on an extra lens.  Very useful.

So I set the camera to 24 frames per second and now I'm just waiting for the first opportunity to start filming something.  It's gonna be filmtastic! 

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Posted: 12/12/2017 5:29:58 PM
 Does it shoot slo-mo in 4k mode? Or is it only in HD? Also, do you plan on using it with an external monitor and if so, which one?
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Posted: 12/12/2017 8:14:08 PM
The slo-mo works in HD if I recall correctly. 

External monitors did you say?  Interesting concept.  I've long forgotten about external monitors. 

I've had external monitors throughout the years but they sort of fell away soon.  Just more bulky nonsense to carry around. 

The last time I really used an external monitor was in 1996 when camera viewfinders were black and white and I needed to see the color and exposure clearly.  

But now that cameras have nice, big, clear flip out screens for viewfinders, I haven't used external monitors in years. 

The last external monitor I used in this century was at our Miauli Studios, where we used a big screen TV as a monitor.  Even there it soon just fell into disuse. 

Bottom line is no, no external monitor is required now.  I'll just watch the footage on computer later. 

Do you still carry around an external monitor, Chief?

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Posted: 12/12/2017 11:44:27 PM
Not anymore although I used to. I can't even remember what brand it was now. I liked having it though. I think I'm going to get the same camcorder you got or something similiar; it's all I need for what I want to do.
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Posted: 12/13/2017 6:42:03 AM
You do that and let the joy of filmmaking be yours.  Just make sure it has mic input.  Can't just use camera mic. 

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Posted: 12/13/2017 6:47:43 AM
 As usual, you're Correctol little buddy.
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Posted: 12/13/2017 6:56:41 AM
Yay!  I know something about filmmaking!!!  

Speaking of which, I've just watched the DVD of EENDAG: In My Image, that I'm to give to everybody involved, plus wrap some of them as Christmas presents.  This year I'm giving gifts that I made myself ;o) 

It's a delightful watch but probably not if you watch all in a row.  Then I find my mind wanders.  Or maybe it's just because I know it all by heart and find it boring now.  Maybe others might still find it fresh.  Who cares really.   

Well, gotta go make the DVD copies.  Did you want one, Chief?

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Posted: 12/13/2017 10:24:52 AM
 How much is it?

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Posted: 12/13/2017 11:36:05 AM
One?  One indicates single unit.  Uno.  Een.  Ngwe.  In Arabic numbers, "1".  Hold up one finger and count it.  That's how much one is.     

Ohhhhhh, ok I get it. 

I meant as a Christmas gift.  If you had to pay what such a brilliant piece of motion picture art is worth, all the money in the world wouldn't be enough.  So I'll just say it's priceless and therefore not give it a price.  Have it for Christmas.  You can swoon about how brilliant it is in your society video, or write some review I can put on my site, or do nothing but watch it. 

Now I may make Blurays but most likely DVDs, but just in case you want bluray.........  ok hold on, this has nothing to do with the subject of this thread.  I'll start a Christmas giveaway thing.  Let's move to that.  See you in a new thread in a minute....

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