Offtopic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/offtopic/feed.rss Sat, 22 Jul 17 02:51:46 -0600 Offtopic en-CA Amazon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1604/amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Semicinductors industry has serious issues, stop will follow http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15422/semicinductors-industry-has-serious-issues-stop-will-follow Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:54:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15422@/talks/discussions image

After more than 50 years of miniaturization, the transistor could stop shrinking in just five years, this is the prediction of the 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, which was officially released earlier this month.

After 2021 it will no longer be economically desirable for companies to continue to shrink the dimensions of transistors in microprocessors. Instead, chip manufacturers will turn to other means of boosting density, namely turning the transistor from a horizontal to a vertical geometry and building multiple layers of circuitry, one on top of another.

19 companies were developing and manufacturing logic chips with leading-edge transistors in 2001. Today, there are just four: Intel, TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/hardware/transistors-will-stop-shrinking-in-2021-moores-law-roadmap-predicts

This guys did not tell you full truth. For all last manufacturer processes companies had marketing process values and real process values. In old good times each generation of process really meant proportional reduction of all elements, it is no longer the case. Especially with 14nm processes that are not really 14nm.

Optimistic statements with many 3D wafers and such are overly optimistic. Due to difficulties such process is very costly and available to top manufacturers only. All such processes are not usable in high speed and thermally intense areas due to cooling issues, this mean GPUs and CPUs. Now it is only some flash memory that is made using similar approach.

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Tracking sources/adaptations in films or a copy of a copy of a copy http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9895/tracking-sourcesadaptations-in-films-or-a-copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:23:40 -0600 maxr 9895@/talks/discussions image

Remakes can be included, but that's just the easy way in... maybe if they're remakes (you think) are better than it's progenitalia...

BIG SPOILERS!!!

Ok, so Christopher Priest wrote The Prestige in 1995. Much before Nolan's adaptation to screen, 2006, in Eduardo Mignogna's film La Fuga (Argentinian-spanish co-production) from 2001 you can see the doubles trick (same Christian Bale used later ) used in a very intelligent way by the poker player crak Víctor Gans. La fuga is based in director's novel with same name from 1999. Did Eduardo Mignogna knew Priest's book??? Eduardo Mignogna never got to see The prestige as he died that same year

What you got? =)

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Casey Neistat http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15988/casey-neistat Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:12:55 -0600 chauncy 15988@/talks/discussions Watch me imitate and then analyze the world's greatest youtuber:

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Proper Color Guitar http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17165/proper-color-guitar Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:33:53 -0600 apefos 17165@/talks/discussions I got this from a girl who gave up about music.

It is like new and was one third of the store price.

Among the cheap brands, this is one of the most liked.

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Triumph of meanness http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9796/triumph-of-meanness Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:52:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9796@/talks/discussions NOTE This topic is kind of personal topic. Contains only specific films that I watched personally.

Limited discussions are permitted but are removed with time, so only films remain.

Opposing topic - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10151/safe-list/p1

All three films can be expressed in this three words - triumph of meanness. People who deserve to die, who have no real value and no real attachment to audience. People who do all they can (and something outside their abilities) to die fast - somehow survive (mostly due to complete logical and technical idiocy of everything around them). And we are not only supposed to be on their side but even pay for watching this crap. It must be all in reverse, such films must be shown by force in special camps were new breed of hamsters will be created.

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Personal View Telegram Channel - Make Sure to Join http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17158/personal-view-telegram-channel-make-sure-to-join Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:45:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17158@/talks/discussions Telegram channel is good way to follow all things important on PV, exhibitions we cover, hot news, etc

Works perfect on smartphones and does not eat battery.

Make sure to join and follow.

https://t.me/personal_view

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Safe list http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10151/safe-list Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:15:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10151@/talks/discussions Special topic devoted to proper, safe to watch films.

What it means "safe to watch"?
It means that your television set / monitor will become undamaged after viewing this film. All windows will be intact.
No hostages will be taken as the result of viewing.
Brain damage will be minimal. In case if you still have some grey cells they might even get some real work.
And you even won't use bucket for vomiting.

Opposite topic - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9796/triumph-of-meanness

P.S. Heavy moderated personal topic, post only double checked entries and only after PM me, so no complains. All movie discussions must go into separate topics.

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What is PRO? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17196/what-is-pro Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:09:34 -0600 alcomposer 17196@/talks/discussions We all live in a world surrounded by the term PRO.

But what does the word Professional even mean today?

You will read on lots of forums that this word means:

  • A person that makes their living by doing that activity

However as a videographer myself, I find that this is very misleading on more than one level:

What I understand this word to mean from discussion with other people:

  • Does that job every day, and strives to better themselves in that one activity
  • Specialises in that one activity (DOP, Sound Recordist, camera person etc)
  • Buys "Professional gear" and knows how to use it

Dictionary definition:

  • Engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as an amateur. "a professional boxer"

Yet: Professional Gear is:

  • With a few exceptions very well build
  • Forgiving in situations of misuse (think about overexposing an Alexa v's GH4/5 or using an audio recorder without analog limiters)
  • Allows higher quality capture of source material
  • Follows loose industry professional standards (think of SDI, PL-Mount etc)
  • Expensive

However in the life of a videographer, there is no possible way to be Professional at all the activities that encompass that job.

As a videographer you need to have an understanding of:

  • Lighting (Key lighting, Fill lighting, Negative Fill etc)
  • Camera setup
  • Lens selection
  • Shot framing
  • Audio recording
  • (in my case I also do Music & SFX)
  • Data wrangling
  • Video Editing
  • Color Grading (even fundamentals)
  • Video Encoding

Sure a person could possibly be a Professional Videographer. But that same person does not do Video Editing every day. Nor Lighting every day. They may do it twice a week or so.

Getting back to Professional gear, it looks like Professional gear is actually easier to use, as it will be more robust, and more forgiving of on-set mistakes. (which do happen).

I think that this word Professional should be phased out, and possibly something else used.

Think of it like this, if you are a Baker, you don't call yourself a Professional Baker.

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WALLEY POS-86 camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10287/walley-pos-86-camera- Thu, 01 May 2014 01:04:40 -0600 MikeLinn 10287@/talks/discussions

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Remember to support us 7 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16936/remember-to-support-us-7 Mon, 15 May 2017 02:21:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16936@/talks/discussions We are making request again

  • PV does not have ads, "sponsors" or anything like it
  • Each month we pay for dedicated server hosting and it this sum is not small, and additional daily backup located outside of hoster network (for safety).
  • We don't have big team to support site. No admins, paid moderators, etc. All this time is invested in keeping this community alive.
  • Remember to support regularly, even with very small amounts, if you are in economic trouble.

Where we are going:

  • Exhibition coverage done - NAB, first time ever, 28 videos online more to come
  • Exhibition coverage planned - Cine Expo, BIRTV - both first time ever
  • Light measurement at NAB, publishing this week
  • We need to finally get small remaining funds for spectrometer
  • We are making gear reviews, few things coming
  • We are improving our deals
  • Hope to sort out old youtube and vimeo videos and write small script for it

We really need your help now, remember to donate using orange Donate button above this page!

Thanks in advance.

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Let's end unboxing videos! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3893/lets-end-unboxing-videos Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:36:52 -0600 pundit 3893@/talks/discussions I know I'm not the only one who is driven insane by unboxing videos!

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Beginner drones for kids, help me select one http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16982/beginner-drones-for-kids-help-me-select-one Mon, 22 May 2017 07:33:17 -0600 HillTop1 16982@/talks/discussions Hi guys, My nephew is turning 8 years next month. High on his wishlist is a drones as he's very fascinated with them. I am looking for advice as to what to buy that will be suitable for him to start and also where online has some good prices. I prefer something that doesn't use a phone for controlling. I prefer something under $100. Thanks

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Good macro lens eye shots http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16973/good-macro-lens-eye-shots Sat, 20 May 2017 03:09:04 -0600 alcomposer 16973@/talks/discussions I am interested in getting a proper MFT lens for macro shots of eyes etc. (no adaptors)

I have found these, has anyone had experience with any of them?

  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 Macro: Min Focus Distance:0.19m
  • Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Micro Four Thirds: Min Focus Distance:0.5m
  • Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS: Min Focus Distance:0.15m
  • Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm F2.8 ASPH Mega OIS: Min Focus Distance:0.11m
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Mirrorless versus DSLR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16834/mirrorless-versus-dslr Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:59:12 -0600 MikeLinn 16834@/talks/discussions

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Evolution of Canon EOS Cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16797/evolution-of-canon-eos-cameras Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:01:32 -0600 MikeLinn 16797@/talks/discussions

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It's the end of the world...maybe. Complex Systems, inequality, last days of Rome http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16764/its-the-end-of-the-world...maybe.-complex-systems-inequality-last-days-of-rome Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:50:54 -0600 brianl 16764@/talks/discussions

The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society – democracy, individual liberties, social tolerance and more would begin to teeter. Our world would become an increasingly ugly place, one defined by a scramble over limited resources and a rejection of anyone outside of our immediate group. Should we find no way to get the wheels back in motion, we’d eventually face total societal collapse.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170418-how-western-civilisation-could-collapse

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Stolen: GH5 + SLR Magic 35mm x2 T2.4 Anamorphic Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16750/stolen-gh5-slr-magic-35mm-x2-t2.4-anamorphic-lens Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:10:43 -0600 driftwood 16750@/talks/discussions Dear P-V users As many of you are probably aware on the 6th April 2017 I had my GH5 and a SLR Magic 35mm x2 Anamorphic lens stolen from me in Barcelona in the area of Via Publica Urbana career d'en Monec.

The GH5 serial is WG -PP001244.

The SLR Magic lens had a white sticker with number which has probably been ripped off by now.

Strangely enough, but it could be just coincidence, a similar lens has come on the market at ebay from a seller in Carlsbad, California, United States. Now it could very well have travelled that far in just over a week so Im not excluding it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SLR-Magic-35mm-T2-4-2x-Anamorphot-CINE-Lens-MFT-Mount-/282433781260?hash=item41c25d7e0c:g:r14AAOSwpkFY8XCh

I am considering first contacting Spanish Police to investigate with eBay but I was wondering about other people's experiences regarding possible sightings of their stolen goods and whether to just leave it be...

I'd be interested to know other peoples ideas.

Just a bit strange that this particular lens shows up! I don't expect I will ever see the camera again.

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4k : does it worth the effort? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16368/4k-does-it-worth-the-effort Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:42:37 -0700 apefos 16368@/talks/discussions So we can buy 4k cameras since some time ago...

Some people can buy just because they have enough money, other people probably need to sell some used gear to get a 4k camera. There are cheap cameras like the G7, midprice like G8 and GH4 and more expensive cameras like the new GH5. In some choices you get the sensor stabilization also.

But the question is: do you need 4K? Do your clients, do your audience need 4k? Better have two 1080p cameras or one 4k camera?

If you are shooting weddings I think it will be better use a 4k camera, because new couples probably will have a 4k smarttv in the new home... They want to see the gorgeous 4k image with their happy faces, and all the beauty cerimony and celebration.

If you are doing corporate videos, probably the employees will see the video projected in a low resolution projector, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720 or, if lucky, a full hd projector. They will also see in the low resolution computer corporation monitors. The clients probably will see in computer monitors or maybe a DVD or BluRay disc, or a pendrive... Much better have a low datarate 1080p video compatible with all devices instead of a high datarate 4k file.

If you are talented enough to make a living from narrative short movies or feature films, and documentaries, so that is a big question: will 4k get more attention to my production? Will it worth dealing with 4k files in the timeline slowing the editing experience? How much people will see my movie in 4K? 2% or maybe 5%? And then another big question: will 4k help me to sell my movie in video on demand sites? May I upload a 30Mbps H265 or may I upload a 50 Mbps H264 file? Ohhh! a 12 Mbps 1080p would be easy to upload... And then you perceive that a good story in fullhd would be better than a bad story in 4k...

To be honest, whatching MadMen on NetFlix I do not care if the streaming is 480p, 720p or 1080p. The camera, the light, the photography, the talents are so good that the final resolution does not matter so much. Do you prefer MadMen in 1080p or House of Cards in 4K?

Is 4k the new 35mm and 1080p the new low budget 16mm? Or 1080p keep the 35mm position and 4k is a plus, a 70mm IMAX?

Is 4k more related to the luxury of the indie filmmaker who own a 4k tv and are salivating for a 4k camera just to shoot and see the world in 4k?

Come and see my new movie! A super hiper mega ultra premium special powerful production "THE 4K GIRL" Soon in all VOD sites and also in UHDBLURAY!

4k cameras can deliver a better 1080p image, editing in 4k and then doing a downscaled render, less aliasing, more resolution. Or to make it simple: you have all resolutions the world can ask you to have. But does it worth the effort? Is this choice more related to money? That is the question! Or that are the questionsssssss...

If I was a movie distributor I would say: do not worry about resolution, 720p is the minimum good enough.

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Remember to support us 6 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16612/remember-to-support-us-6 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:12:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16612@/talks/discussions We are making small request again

  • PV does not have ads, "sponsors" or anything like such crap injecting stuff.
  • We even do not have auto playing video ads what became trend in last few months. :-)
  • Each month we pay for dedicated server hosting and it this sum is not small, and additional daily backup located outside of hoster network (for safety).
  • We don't have big team to support site. No admins, paid moderators, etc. All this time is invested in keeping this community alive.
  • Remember to support regularly, even with very small amounts, if you are in economic trouble.

Where we are going:

  • Exhibition coverage planned - Photography show and NAB
  • Lot of new lab equipment, all of it will be used in lab report, we are learning and do some software stuff
  • We are making gear reviews and slowly improving in it - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Pj7yx6F1TdNJ36eRlZgcA?sub_confirmation=1
  • We are improving our deals and added new partners and good items like Nebula gimbals, big Fotga update is also coming
  • Plan to make systematic guides for basic lighting, audio still in place. Something what you can compare to good book.
  • Made secure site version working fully last month, this month we will improve some responsiveness and later move to mobile
  • Still slightly short to get lab grade spectrometer for measuring lights and filters (but we already got monochromator)

We need your help, remember to donate using orange Donate button above this page!

Thanks in advance.

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This is where all your Adobe subscription money go http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16704/this-is-where-all-your-adobe-subscription-money-go Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:18:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16704@/talks/discussions

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Sthefany Absoluta http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16693/sthefany-absoluta Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:15:45 -0600 apefos 16693@/talks/discussions The shining star from the country side of Brazil culture, backwoods pop singer:

"One, two, three, I need you! Who is my hero? Who comes to help me?"

"I do not care about what people talks about me, talk bad or good, but talk about me!"

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CMOS Imaging http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16691/cmos-imaging Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:44:48 -0600 MikeLinn 16691@/talks/discussions

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Google Gnome http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16668/google-gnome Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:27:28 -0600 MikeLinn 16668@/talks/discussions

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Depth of Field and Lens Equivalents http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14474/-depth-of-field-and-lens-equivalents Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:29:53 -0700 MikeLinn 14474@/talks/discussions

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Clueless questions: electronic shutter http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9501/clueless-questions-electronic-shutter Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:37:33 -0700 Riker 9501@/talks/discussions I don't know why is this bothering me at this time of the day, but for some reason, it does. So I'll ask.

Electronic shutters. Why are they not on every m43 Lumix camera? Or any m43 brand? Why does my GH2 have a shutter curtain and the worst possible clonk shutter sound in history?

If the camera can take videos by electronically turning the shutter on and off, why can't it do the same with photos? How is it "cheaper" to put a physical hardware into the camera, a piece so crucial to the operation and functionality of the entire thing?

Is it that impossible to make shutter "open and close" electronically for photos like in the movie mode?

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HTTPS / SSL now works on PV http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16370/https-ssl-now-works-on-pv Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:53:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16370@/talks/discussions All must work, except mixed content on topic with images.

Images still are served over http, must be fixed soon.

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An open letter to Canon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16607/an-open-letter-to-canon Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:12:17 -0600 MikeLinn 16607@/talks/discussions

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Incorrect quote about Communism http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16592/incorrect-quote-about-communism Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:54:18 -0600 caveport 16592@/talks/discussions “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private liberty.”

― A.E. Samaan

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EOSHD and Cinema5D http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16561/eoshd-and-cinema5d Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:45:36 -0700 4CardsMan 16561@/talks/discussions Andrew has taken up the cudgels and he scores some points: http://www.eoshd.com/2017/03/cinema5d-comments-leave-truly-disappointed-community-filmmakers/

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