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01-15-2013, 04:49 AM   #136
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You can already press a button to fix the exposure. How on earth can it be too hard? If Pentax would reply and say there is a technical reason for that, fine. But so far.... Nothing.

Now if Pentax could also offer us ProRes or even CinemaDNG... But of course that requires much more effort. That would benefit stills too, since write speeds would have to be improved. Or high quality codecs only when tethered to a computer/external drive. BlackMagic offers this, and another 16mm camera too. But they are more expensive and have smallish sensors.

Rolling shutter is not Pentax' problem, is it? The sensor comes from Sony, it is mostly a matter of buying the right parts.

Giving the option to all cameras to use the actual SR system would be good, rather than using digital IS with all the associated problems.

MJPEG is quite OK, there is not much to do on the codec front. Maybe offer a flat curve that is a bit like what BlackMagic offers. Though it might already exist, have to play with. Basically a setting that creates a video that is better to grade, for those who want to.

Anyway there are many possible improvements that seem to be possible in firmware. Things that were added by MagicLantern for example... By people outside of Canon! Without access to the source code I guess. If they can do it it can't be too much work for someone at Pentax, can it? Pentax also has all this old beautiful glass that would lend itself to video production.
Shooting in 'muted' is best I feel for grading later.

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I don't see how hardware is going to affect that. Instead of metering the scene at all times, the user sets the parameters. Seems easier to implement as well.

Is there an email address we can use to get in contact with someone at Pentax?
*sighs* the hardware in the K5 mkII is not 100% the same as in the K5 so they had to change the firmware regardless.
So it's not as simpel as using the k5 firmware like you made it out to be.

Got it now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
Rolling shutter is not Pentax' problem, is it? The sensor comes from Sony, it is mostly a matter of buying the right parts.

MJPEG is quite OK, there is not much to do on the codec front. Maybe offer a flat curve that is a bit like what BlackMagic offers. Though it might already exist, have to play with. Basically a setting that creates a video that is better to grade, for those who want to.

Anyway there are many possible improvements that seem to be possible in firmware. Things that were added by MagicLantern for example... By people outside of Canon! Without access to the source code I guess. If they can do it it can't be too much work for someone at Pentax, can it? Pentax also has all this old beautiful glass that would lend itself to video production.
Rolling shutter is surely a problem with pentax, it's a problem with most if not all CMOS snesors, CCD is much better in this regards.
Beside the sensor overheat quite fast...

Hmm MJPEG is really okay at the level DSLR are right now but the more profesional features you're going to put in that will then also need to grow.
You are not going to complain about image quality and the finer details of a DSLR and then shoot in JPEG...

It's not that simple, people outside canon don't need to give you any type of warranty, Canon and Pentax however does. Therefore progress is slower since they need to test it more.
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LoBlackMagic at the moment. Knowing how much was recorded and how much space is left? Nah. Formating and deleting files in camera? Nah. Accurate battery indicator? Nah. Knowing which f stop was set? Nah. Replacing the battery? Nah. The list of things that are missing right now are quite amusing.
Have you seen the new firmware?

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He obviously meant that the software part needed to manually control the shutter speed is not affected by the differences in hardware. That part (if it existed) would most probably not have to change one bit.

You set the shutter time, the aperture and the iso, and the exposure will be whatever, and it is all feed to the video chip as usual. No I don't think it's hard, I think it's a choice they have done for whatever reason.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
*sighs* the hardware in the K5 mkII is not 100% the same as in the K5 so they had to change the firmware regardless.
So it's not as simpel as using the k5 firmware like you made it out to be.

Got it now?
The majority of the hardware is the same, it has the same processor, most of the firmware doesn't even have to be touched.

I don't know why your sighing, you can't escape that they were lazy with it.

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Rolling shutter is surely a problem with pentax, it's a problem with most if not all CMOS snesors, CCD is much better in this regards.
Beside the sensor overheat quite fast...

Hmm MJPEG is really okay at the level DSLR are right now but the more profesional features you're going to put in that will then also need to grow.
You are not going to complain about image quality and the finer details of a DSLR and then shoot in JPEG...

It's not that simple, people outside canon don't need to give you any type of warranty, Canon and Pentax however does. Therefore progress is slower since they need to test it more.
How is it a Pentax problem? Some sensors read out slower than others, how is Pentax going to change that apart from building their own sensors? CCDs have much slower read out, they do not have rolling shutter but they can suffer from tearing instead.

Are you expecting them to put RAW video recording in? The MJPEG in Pentax is pretty good in terms of quality compared to other cameras, only problem is massive file sizes.

It cant be that slow, Canon done it pretty quick. Pentax already have done it in newer models, exposure settings are independent to codec encoding, they have no excuse really.
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userage i'm replying to an message so please take that message into account when you reply
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
userage i'm replying to an message so please take that message into account when you reply
Sorry I just had this absurd reasoning thinking we were all part of this discussion. :l

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That was not what i was saying.
You're asking about things where the comment isn't about or where you can find the answer in the comment i'm replying to.

I just don't feel like repeating everything because you can easily find the answers to your questions already.

I've already repeated myself more then enough times for you...
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What? I didn't ask any questions
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
He obviously meant that the software part needed to manually control the shutter speed is not affected by the differences in hardware. That part (if it existed) would most probably not have to change one bit.
No he didn't meant that, here is the full post i rsponded to.
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I think laziness is the key, I mean what difference is in the K5 II and original except the AF system? They literally never touched anything else.
I said that they changed more hardware and also had to change the firmware, because he said they copied the firmware simpy from the old on in comment before that.

I wasn't talking about the firmware features at this point anymore but everything in total.

Hopefully that clears it up a bit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by userage Quote
What? I didn't ask any questions
There are 3 question marks in your comment.
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No he didn't meant that, here is the full post i rsponded to.


I said that they changed more hardware and also had to change the firmware, because he said they copied the firmware simpy from the old on in comment before that.

I wasn't talking about the firmware features at this point anymore but everything in total.

Hopefully that clears it up a bit.
You are one confused guy.

Here is the convo..

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me : Resources? How hard is it for them to update the K5 with manual video control. The K5 has better quality than the Canons (not sure about after hack), all were asking for is manul control. That would straight away put the K5 in line with them if not ahead.

The K01 and K30 have nice control but mediocre (at best) quality.

you: It's not that simple.

They put it in the K30 and the K-01 but not in the K5 mkII...
Reason?

me: I think laziness is the key, I mean what difference is in the K5 II and original except the AF system? They literally never touched anything else.

you: There are also some hardware changes as far as i know, so it isn't that simple either if that's the case.

me: I don't see how hardware is going to affect that. Instead of metering the scene at all times, the user sets the parameters. Seems easier to implement as well.

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What Gimbal said was correct, I did mean that...

Now please quote me for when I said they copied the firmware over.

You should really read properly before you post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
There are 3 question marks in your comment.
Rhetorical questions.. *Excluding the one about RAW
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