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Karim D. Ghantous

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  1. That is **(obscenity removed)** weird. It seems to happen to defocused parts of the frame only. It looks like diffraction except it isn't. I don't have any idea.
  2. If you have the word 'dead' in your hashtag, you are skating on thin ice. Always go for the positive, never the negative. Mother Teresa would never go to an anti-war rally, but she would go to a pro-peace rally. I remember seeing a clip from an old Frankenstein movie. Dr. Frankenstein didn't say, "It's no longer dead!" He said, "It's alive - It's alive!".
  3. The grain is the image, so you want that resolved as well as you can afford. If you can afford 8K scans for your 16mm footage, do it. I don't want gate weave in film footage, and I don't want it in digital footage either. And if your camera is always moving, like how Spielberg directs, it's not noticeable either way.
  4. I prefer high resolution digital to low resolution digital. What I don't like, and what I never do, is sharpen images. That's an NPC move. I recommend against it. Of course, 16mm looks great, as does 65mm. Both are close to extremes, but I like them both for different reasons. But for digital, there is a threashold below which I will not go, either for stills or motion. The Leica M8, released in 2006, has a 10Mpx sensor. It's naturally sharp due to the lack of a low pass filter. So for me that is the absolute lowest I would go. I now shoot with Olympus cameras which have 16Mpx and 20Mpx sensors.
  5. Who on Earth would get an H.265 scan? You're saving less than 10% on 16mm scanning for a crappy codec. Scanning is only done once, so get it right the first time. I am disappointed that they even offer H.265.
  6. I don't want to presume too much, but I am betting that you underexposed it. Expired film needs more exposure.
  7. Not all! "Another major advantage the Alpha 1 has over the EOS R5 is unlimited recording times, way beyond half an hour... here's my Alpha 1 happily recording a single 8K clip lasting over an hour and 20 minutes."
  8. Sony's A1, which shoots 8K video (not RAW though), has IBIS.
  9. I'll be watching this thread. The closest I have seen otherwise are the BSC and Cooke channels. I'd like to see more featurettes in the extras section of BluRay discs that focus on cinematography.
  10. It's worth making the point that IBIS is absolutely useful for photography. Especially when it's used in conjunction with OIS. For video, well... actually not as much. How does the camera know that you're going to start panning before you start panning? Maybe some manual override buttons on the handgrip might be useful. Just as a reference, this is a perfect example of how useful it is for still images (and maybe for static video shots, too): (10:13)
  11. 15 seconds is simply a stills camera with a really fast motor drive. That's not a cinema camera IMHO. Even Super 8 at 24fps gives you over two minutes!
  12. The camera goes back to the 1920s, but someone has built a modernised version with these specs: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfzK1EDK0y0/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
  13. That is so true. It sounds superficial, but it's still true.
  14. Nope. It looks like he's outside. So that could help narrow down which scenes to look out for.
  15. Some digital cameras do have very nice noise patterns. Some definitely do not!
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