Offtopic Mon, 25 Sep 17 23:21:09 -0600 Offtopic en-CA 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 -

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.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 8GB WINDFORCE OC for $369 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:14:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17772@/talks/discussions image

Amazing card for video editing, including realtime Red footage grading.

Will Panasonic launch 4k camcorders like Canon and Sony? Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:53:55 -0600 apefos 17761@/talks/discussions Panasonic does not like to be behind competitors. Since VHS era Panasonic used to launch lots of products to allow the low budget people and prosumer market to be full of options. What about now, 2017/2018 ? Will Panasonic launch 4k big sensor camcorders?

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.

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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Speculations on the Future: Panasonic GH6, Sony A7000 and others... Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:54:36 -0600 apefos 17707@/talks/discussions Do you think Panasonic will implement 8k video in the upcoming GH6 camera?

Will it have a new organic sensor with more dynamic range?

What about Sony? Will they release a 8k mirrorless?

What will be the future of Sony Sensors?

It seems Nikon is entering the mirrorless full frame game. What to expect?

Share your thoughts...

Beurocrats: U.N. demands to make global drone registry Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:41:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17704@/talks/discussions

The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.

While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during a Montreal symposium this month to make data accessible in real time, said Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO’s air navigation bureau.

The single registry would eschew multiple databases in favor of a one-stop-shop that would allow law enforcement to remotely identify and track unmanned aircraft, along with their operator and owner.


Amazon Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:33:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1604@/talks/discussions ]]> Pentax makes cheapest FF camera set Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:11:33 -0600 MikeLinn 17659@/talks/discussions

Searching on Ebay is heavily filtered - you don't get all offers arround the world! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:24:05 -0600 Psyco 10283@/talks/discussions Hello,

as I DIY a lot and also prefere to get my gear without the "premium price tag" of European resellers, I order things very often directly from China via Ebay. Its the general market place in the web, its quite save, a lot of offers arround the world....oh and you get fucked over quite hard:

If you use the search function in Ebay with "world wide" enabled (and who doesn't?) it does not display all offers that match your search words. It filters out many auctions that 100% match your search, especially offers from China!

I had this issue with Olympus pro lenses for arround $2000 from Japan and tiny parts for soldering for $0.50 from China. I typed in some words to search, got 0 hits and the exact item I was looking for was displayed in the "more items related to.." below. I used copy&paste of that auction headline into the search window and again got 0 hits. I clicked on the item, the auction/item was display properly and also stated that this seller has 935 other items for sale. Klicking on "see other items" resulted in 0 items found.

I was using ebay Germany. So I tried ebay USA - some items got now "found" properly, others didn't. Lately I was using ebay Germany but with a proxy server in between - this looked like it showed all results. If ebay doesn't know where you sit, it doesn't know what to filter for.

I contacted ebay support with this issue:

  1. "It can take time to display your auctions properly" - automatic answer, totally off topic.
  2. "You should update your browser and enable cookies. The ebay search function is working fine." - standart reply, off topic.
  3. "Can you please give an example of that problem" - wow! I did.
  4. "We had a look at your problem. This is a KNOWN issue. We are working on it." - What?! Now its a known problem...and not solved..?

But...they solved the problem: Today I was using a proxy server again to get some "single row 2.54mm round pin male headers" for PCB soldering and the proxy-method doesn't work anymore. And it will take them not much time to adjust the "related items..." search function aswell to not display auctions that are not "good" for you.

The only way I know of now to find all items that match a search frase is using Google. But as Google scanns through all listings from time to time, its not up to date and very often you find what you are looking for, but the auction allready ended.

Has anybody any ideas how to get around this censorship?

Yi Handheld Gimbal for $118 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 05:43:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17642@/talks/discussions image

Smartphone Destroyed a Generation? Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:49:49 -0600 SeanL78 17461@/talks/discussions

The number of teens who get together with their friends nearly every day dropped by more than 40 percent from 2000 to 2015; the decline has been especially steep recently. It’s not only a matter of fewer kids partying; fewer kids are spending time simply hanging out. That’s something most teens used to do: nerds and jocks, poor kids and rich kids, C students and A students. The roller rink, the basketball court, the town pool, the local necking spot—they’ve all been replaced by virtual spaces accessed through apps and the web.

Let's 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!

When you already have too many lenses Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:53:34 -0600 goanna 17560@/talks/discussions Follow this guide and you'll be happy but poor and alone.


California industry: Don't try to make our doctors smarter Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:26:09 -0600 joethepro 17483@/talks/discussions A bill was introduced in 2011 in California that would mandate that physicians and surgeons must attend 7 hours of nutritional education courses over the course of the following 4 YEARS. That is less than 2 hours of training per year. Yet a number of health related industry reps opposed this.

How dare we attempt to educate our doctors about the truth behind most disease or do anything that might challenge the meat and pharma industry!

Youtube deleted my short film Sun, 30 Jul 2017 00:11:30 -0600 tonalt 17427@/talks/discussions After over 3 years and over 260 000 views, Youtube deleted my short film because of this policy:

I complained a month ago with these words: "Entry to short film competition (link to approval email picture) where it was accepted. Artistic film based on comic and contains potty humor, but poo is fake."

I haven't received response.

Sure there's fake poo and fart noises, but really, delete because of toilet humor?

What can I do?

I uploaded the video now to vimeo:

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 -

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.

DSLR shutter work Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:18:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17434@/talks/discussions

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.

13'3 Full HD IPS / 6GB/ 64 GB / Apollo Lake Note for $209 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:30:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17421@/talks/discussions image


I just realized stuff about movies and capitalism Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:42:06 -0600 TimTomTum 17391@/talks/discussions And I am late.

I just watched Okja, which I enjoyed until I couldn't stand the discrepancy between "Fuck corporations" and the entire movie being an apple commercial anymore. Also Mr Robots subversive "Fuck big money" - [produced by non other than amazon.](thats wrong, see edit) I enjoy the content very very much, but I have the feeling of being dulled. "Give Tim subversive shit, he likes that, then he stays calm." Ok, this is old news. But but there must be a system behind this. I never wanna have goosebumps again from something that is fed to me by straight up capitalists.

Edit: ok, I was misled, in Germany Mr. robot is published by amazon, I think they had a label "Amazon Studios" or similar on, which led me to believe this was produced by them. Still valid post though.

Tracking sources/adaptations 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...


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? =)

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:

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.

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.

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.

WALLEY POS-86 camera Thu, 01 May 2014 01:04:40 -0600 MikeLinn 10287@/talks/discussions

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

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
Mirrorless versus DSLR Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:59:12 -0600 MikeLinn 16834@/talks/discussions