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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-17-2014, 04:56 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #95 Poll (Black and White - July 2014)
Posted By pTom
Replies: 60
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All great photos . If I have to choose , then 4,7,9 and 2.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-26-2014, 06:54 PM  
K-3 good for video?
Posted By pTom
Replies: 76
Views: 12,737
Forget to use K-3 for video ! It's my simple answer .
Grab an old cheap Panasonic Lumix FZ200 or new release Lumix FZ1000. I'm sure that you will be happy over the moon with my recommendation :)

Hope anyone not to wake up this very old topic ! :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2014, 09:59 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
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I could shoot some more photos when it was flushing , but I couldn't shoot video until the red light was gone.
I forgot its ability of writing cards in parallel. But I feel that it isn't better with one fast card and one slow card. I will get another Sandisk 45MBs
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2014, 02:35 AM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
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I made a mistake when using it . I had to wait for a very long time to let my K-3 finish flushing memory into the SD card .
And the show had finished before the K-3 was available :(
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2014, 02:26 AM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
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It shows what the camera lens "see" and together with some indicators on the top bar and the bottom bar . These indicators depends on the movie settings (P, Av,TAv or M ). I can't get rid of these information by any way.




My test was done with the Class10 '45Mb' Extreme . I have no idea why the results were vary too much. Brand manufacturers never lie what they implies in their products .
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-30-2013, 01:41 AM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
I've just updated K-3 firmware 1.01 and checked with BlackMagic Intensity Pro card , I'm afraid that the K-3 doesn't have Clean Feed Out . BM Media Express monitor shows nothing.


About K-3 USB 3.0 , i may say that it's neither USB 2.0 nor USB 3.0 . It's USB 2.2 :) I tested with palimpsest in Linux and Sandisk Extreme 45MB/s . The average speed on K-3 is 23.6 , while Lexar CF SD reader shows 44 .
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-16-2013, 08:43 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
If that's true , I may go to dpreview to thank them for the new "enforcement" :lol:

And thanks for your experience , I will always remind myself that "do not pan fast" with K-3.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-15-2013, 03:32 PM  
Anyone using an external mic with a K3
Posted By pTom
Replies: 13
Views: 4,966
I don't know about others except Rode Stereo Videomic .
It's good at low noise and good sound quality.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-15-2013, 03:21 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
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I don't think many people are "selfish" here ,
To add more video buttons doesn't mean to downgrade any photo features.
"Aggressive" or "Open mind & heart" is depended on the way we comment, the way we behave , the idea we contribute .

As I said before , I love my K-3 because of excellent photo features even though Ricoh/Pentax haven't satisfied my hopes on some new video features. There is the evidence that Ricoh/Pentax has been serious about video when the hardware has a slider for video and another record button. Therefore , it will pave the way for video software to utilize them. The video software has manual way as many video people wanted. Now the video software just needs to reach some new goals. I started to use K-3 for video scenes since I never used K-5 for video purpose. It's a positive for Ricoh/Pentax.

I don't talk much about photo here because this forum has too many high skill photographers here. In this field I prefer to listen to you guys and to buy lens based on most you guys have reviewed or recommended.

I still lay a bet on Ricoh/Pentax for "hybrid" camera .
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-12-2013, 04:34 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
You has mentioned the BlackMagic, BM always make big surprises from time to time. I bought BM's Intensity card long time ago and still use it with Canon HV20. Their media player is extreme sharp and also fast. It could be the best media player. I still don't know what secret they found in digital images so that BM has been progressing too fast in comparing with traditional big brands. IMO, their sensors are in their secret image processing. I consider their new product - BM pocket cinema camera . It's so interesting.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-11-2013, 04:03 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
I think all the world is watching any new GH released. Pana has committed working seriously on any GH for video DSLRs.
On my mind , my first choice is of Pentax for photo and Pana for video . The second choice is other brand , even the Canon 5D3 (with RAW) doesn't amuse me much. Sorry for that !

@kenyee: thanks for the interesting link !

But I'm still carrying a hope that Pentax will be excellent in video field one day. If that day is too far, then I maybe drop Pentax for photo because GH3 isn't bad with photo quality.


Recalling my first desire for Pentax:

Pentax delivers the best TRUE PRO camera for both worlds ?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/138434-pentax-delivers-best-true-pro-camera-both-worlds.html#ixzz2nD49uNSu
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-10-2013, 08:07 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
@TomGam:
Just check for you with my K-5 :
@ 77 Mbps - MJPG for 1080p/25 (PAL)
@ 45 Mbps for 720p

You will be disappointed with K-5.
Listen to Kajawaki's advice
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-10-2013, 06:55 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
It's so funny and great . I love it !

Thank you for the link .
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-10-2013, 05:28 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
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@kenyee :
Chicago Tribune has been right untill their customers still support them. It's a smart move to get (instant) news. I think their "editing" people have to work harder to fix photo/video footage. I had used some horrible photos and videos from "novice cameramen" to produce something could be watched on YouTube . Few months ago , I had asked anyone in "my team" who has a camera to "shoot video wherever you stand to shoot photo" and "please to keep that image for at least 5 seconds before moving camera away".


It's interested to hear some opinions about GUI design . I applaud Samsung for striking new tech on (whatever) camera. I predict that (whatever) DSLRs will have 5" thin-swivel-touch LCD and quick access buttons still on (side) camera. And we will have (instant/fast) remote control to control ISO, aperture, speed, distance .... , then your right hand can hold a camera and the left hand can use remote as a mobile phone :)

I remember when I bought HTC Desire HD since its first launch , many people said its 4.3" was too big , but now many mobile phones size upto 5" . The touchscreen also becomes an integral part of Ultrabooks . People will get used to new tech whatever they want or not . Many old people have to learn how to touch on phone screen in order to make (mobile) phone call . The famous smallest Nokia 8210 is in the past . It replaced by Google Nexus 4" , then Nexus 5".


I will try edge detect focus assist since you guys recommended and will keep an eye on GH3 price drop. I dreamed it last year because of its fastest AF , but too much money for both systems.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-09-2013, 04:04 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
@kenyee : thank for the link to learn edge detect focus assist. But I think it's not practical to use in uncontrolled events . Anyway, it's one of the solutions for AF

@kadajawi : one day the camera LCD will be big as 5" Android phone. If not, hope to use a tablet pen to point and to draw a line or a curve for AF tracking following the pen :)

And for buttons, I also don't use any except stop/start while shooting . I have to keep camera steadily.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-08-2013, 04:11 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
@TomGam
You already tell that that is the need for video AF when you "need a sharp displayviewinder - for manual focuspulling".
If there was the must for (faster and faster) AF in photo from 1970s to now, then the same is applied for video as well from now to the future.
Agreed that we hope to use a lot of already-bought Pentax lens for quality video, so we need to push Ricoh/Pentax to lever up video features in K-3.


@kadajawi
I had a dream that I can do "manually" by touching LCD and drag a finger on it to control focusing on whatever I want . Then I won't care about face, square area, 27-point or 51-point ....
It seems that you would be another Vitaly . If Pentax doesn't hire you, please hack it and Pentax won't stop you for doing that because they have nothing to lose in contrary to the GH3 case , Pana will lose to sell more pro video cameras .
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-07-2013, 02:14 AM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
oh , it's a "sad" story about Pentax's failure to fix some video features which most videographers want. I think Pentax engineeers haven't been "mature" in the new technology field - video . Ricoh/Pentax should better steal some video specialists from .. Pana or Sony.

I agree that NOT to buy ANY Pentax for any serious video use.



Andre, thank you for the inf. Now I understand the EVF .




To me, Vitaly is "DEAD" because Pana has locked GH3 and all other cameras after GH2 was hacked. I hear no more hack for GH3 or any others. Don't donate Vitaly to do hacking, let donate Ricoh/Pentax so they can hire a video specialist to do our wish :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-05-2013, 09:00 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
Please give K-3 another chance :)



Exactly ! :)


Many thanks to your Voices ( Pentax supporter's )
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-05-2013, 04:41 PM  
How much do you trust DxO Marks' tests?
Posted By pTom
Replies: 62
Views: 8,726
+1
For this matter, I trust DXO . That's why I bought K-x , then K-5
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-05-2013, 04:37 PM  
K-3 video so much better , but ... please to update firmware !
Posted By pTom
Replies: 71
Views: 10,947
Technology has no limitation . It's just when it happens, now or later .
I don't know how it can do .

Just for now , I prefer to monitor shooting thru optical viewfinder after pressing record button.

BTW, I saw Sony A77 has a smart eye sensor near optical viewfinder . When my eye was closed to it, the LCD was off . It's quick and wonderful convenience . I forgot to check if I could monitor shooting video thru optical viewfinder . Pana Lumix FZ200 does it easily.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-17-2013, 04:34 PM  
How is the sale of K-3?
Posted By pTom
Replies: 25
Views: 5,228
I can guess that the first stocks were quick empty , the second stocks will be left plenty . Because ,

1. the first stocks were grabbed by photographers , the second stocks won't be grabbed by videographers

2. after first stocks, people will know the truths, the BADs and the GOODs :))

3. then videographers won't be much interested in K-3 .

it's joke ... but ,,. maybe :))
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-17-2013, 04:15 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
@PiDicus
Because I had a K-x , then K-5 , so I was not interested in another Pentax until K-3 video cheater ( but I forgive Ricoh/Pentax because of excellent photo features from K-3 :) ) Following your post about K-01 , i did some quick search about it. But I have no idea how K-3 video compare to K-01 video or whether K-3 inherits all video quality or features from K-01 .

@TomGran
Your story about how you were turning around about Pentax and even making money with old K01D is very noticeable !

Hope to hear more voices in here , so Ricoh/Pentax will fulfil our wishes for next firmware .
Whatever you want will be my gains :)

Could I add the latest wish

5. RAW recording like Black Magic Pocket Camera
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-14-2013, 05:09 PM  
K3 Video - Two questions
Posted By pTom
Replies: 4
Views: 1,395
Sorry to "hijack' you, Adam.

I add that "It's VERY FRUSTRATING slow" :eek:
Therefore we'd better to press AF on desired focus point before pressing video button. That way is faster than Pentax way :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-14-2013, 04:27 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
It's a pleasure to read posts from some (rare) Pros like you. I've learned many ideas . But ..if I was pro videographer, I don't think any Pentax would be my choice . I'm sorry to say that Pentax would be the bottom in my list.

About M-JPEG, i like it with the legend Canon HV20 and BlackMagic Design Intensity card . I still use it , still like it and therefore wish Ricoh/Pentax to update this option in the next firmware.

About AF, I always need simple AF whenever to support my limitation for many general purposes . I just hope Pentax K-3 ($ 1300) could do AF as many cheap Pana dSRLs ( FZ200, G?? ... ) do . It's just a simple desire for many simple video/photo shooters. People has asked for it since the birth of K-7. Video technologies nowadays go too fast . I still wonder why Pentax engineers cannot do it in proper way.

Ricoh/Pentax cheated us when they said that there was AF for video , now it turned out that it's just AF button for re-focusing during video shootout. :(
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-10-2013, 03:06 PM  
Pentax K-3 Video Discussion
Posted By pTom
Replies: 704
Views: 85,158
I confirm that .
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