Why YouTuber Logan Paul can’t put his camera down

By Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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Comment on the forum (This opinion-post contains strong language) I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about how fucked up YouTube is for a while now. Logan Paul and YouTube share exactly the same ethical standards: that is to say: none. There’s a mystery at the heart of a Japanese forest. A man dressed like this… … doesn’t put his camera down when he finds a dead man’s body hanging from a tree. The reason for this is that Logan Paul is a fucking algorithm. He sees a dead body and calculates the views in his head from the …

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10 Great Thrillers That Are Both Erotic and Philosophical

By Aleks Wansbrough

Philosophy isn’t always considered the most erotic subject. While not exactly equipped with the best pick-up lines, philosophers have a long history of interest in the erotic. According to Plato, philosophy has much in common with the erotic, directing us toward an appreciation of beauty and goodness. In order to heighten an erotic philosophical relationship, Socrates in Plato’s symposium warns that sex shouldn’t take place. Philosophers have therefore had a long interest in sexual attraction but not always viewing the erotic in a wholly positive light.

Epicurus, despite the reputations of epicures and Epicureans, for instance, believed sex could be the cause of dangerous obsession and its absence generated pain—sex should be avoided. And Arthur Schopenhauer viewed our instinct toward sex as blinding and getting in the way of truth. Friedrich Nietzsche had a different view, seeing philosophy as denying any thrill to life, and instead wanted a philosophy tied to health, physicality, art and triumph. (He was a great admirer of sex, if not a practitioner.)

The films on this list explore the way sex is linked to metaphysics and the search for truth but also how it can obscure truth. Some of the films are only notionally thrillers or erotic and it is hardly surprising that art cinema has the reputation for nudity and overly portentous and some might say pretentious philosophical dialogue. However, all of these films incorporate elements of the erotic and of thrillers, however deconstructed, and some obviously belong as erotic thrillers or thrillers exploring the erotic.

10. Nymphomaniac (director’s cut, both volumes)

Lars von Trier’s controversial film used the actors’ come-faces as advertisements but the film itself (released in two parts) is about Joe’s failure to find a sense of fulfilment signified by her inability to orgasm. Her quest is more than → continue…

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Blackmagic Camera Setup 4.9 adds support for the URSA MINI SSD Recorder

By Matthew Allard ACS

Blackmagic have released Camera Setup 4.9 which adds support for the URSA Mini SSD Recorder on the URSA Mini 4K. For the URSA Mini 4K, this update also adds the…

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Is the Atomos Sumo19 the new yokozuna of monitors?

By Simon Glass

Yokozuna in Japanese refers to the highest-ranked wrestler in the world of Sumo. Atomos are hoping that their Sumo19 can compete with the monitor heavyweights such as Sony and Panasonic.…

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LG’s new years resolution is 8K

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Simon Wyndham)

8K is gaining a lot of momentum

LG gives us a glimpse of 8K television with a staggering new 88-inch OLED display.

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    New 4K ILC Coming From Canon in 2018, Not Cinema EOS [CR2]

    By Canon Rumors We’re told that a new line of EF ILC video oriented camera capable of 4K is coming from Canon in 2018. We’re told that it won’t fall under the Cinema EOS banner. We’ve seen patents related to such a camera in the recent past, but this is the first time a known source has mentioned … → continue…

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    Canon Continues To Research Putting IS into Tilt-Shift Lenses

    By Canon Rumors It appears that Canon continues to research image stabilization in tilt-shift lenses. Are we possibly going to see more tilt-shift lenses in the future with IS? Or are we a ways away and likely won’t see such a thing until the next updates in a decade or so. From Canon News: Japan Patent Application 2017-227697 deals … → continue…

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    LG UltraWide 5K Monitor

    By cameraman

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    From LG’s press office: http://www.lgnewsroom.com comes news of a new wide 5K monitor that looks to be a perfect match for that new MacBook Pro and FCPX 10.4. Unfortunately, no news on prices yet but we might have a clue after CES next week. Think I might have to have a chat with the FPO!


    Expected to be another hot item at this year’s CES, LG’s 34-inch UltraWide monitor (model 34WK95U) delivers a broad range of accurate colors and viewing angles at a surreal 5K resolution (5120 x 2160 pixels). LG’s very first 21:9 5K UltraWide monitor is loaded to the maximum with a hefty amount of screen real estate and eye-popping colors. This ultimate 5K viewing experience is geared towards users who multitask extensively, such as video editors, photographers and software and app developers.

    Model 34WK95U supports Nano IPS technology, fantastic color reproduction capabilities and HDR600. In addition, model 34WK95U features a Thunderbolt 3 port, which enables the transmission of 5K resolution images at 60Hz with a single cable. The Thunderbolt™ 3 interface is ideal for power laptop users who desire fast video, audio and data transfers without the need for a separate AC adapter. With its elegant, stunning profile, this LG monitor turns heads even when powered off, with its 4-Side Edge Borderless Design and gorgeous slim Edge-ArcLine Stand addition to its refined image.

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    Rock n Roll unveils handcrafted leather ‘Hendrix’ camera straps

    Rock n Roll straps has launched The Hendrix Straps, a product line containing three handcrafted leather camera straps composed of between 52 and 64 individual leather pieces. The company bills its camera straps as ideal for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, explaining that the leather is supple enough to wrap around a wrist in addition to draping around one’s neck.

    The Hendrix camera strap features leather components that have been cut, threaded, and then stitched by hand, a process that takes more than two hours, according to Rock n Roll. Each strap is 24mm / 0.9in wide with two length options—100cm / 39in and 125cm / 49in—and three color options—Black, Red Dot Special Edition, and Cigar Brown.

    The 100cm Hendrix strap (any color) is €120.00 (~$145 USD) excl. VAT, while the 125cm strap is €130.00 (~$156 USD) excl. VAT.

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    Pingyao Year Zero: A Report from China’s First Authority-Approved, Privately Operated Film Festival

    By Celluloid Liberation Front

    Much has been written on the proliferation of film festivals over the last two decades or so. Tentacular events in whose midst commercial imperatives and nobler intentions (or alleged such) dialectically coexist, festivals can be many things, but rarely do they feel as vital and unprecedented as the first edition of the Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (PYIFF). Unprecedented indeed it was, for the festival founded by the Chinese director Jia Zhangke is the first ever in China to be approved by the authorities but operated by a private company. This organizational set-up allowed its founder and […] → continue…

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    How does the Panasonic EVA1 stack up against the Sony FS7 and FS5?

    By alisterchapman

    This is a question a lot of people are asking. As I’ve mentioned in other recent posts, sensors have reached a point where it’s very difficult to bring out a camera where the image quality will be significantly different from any other on the market for any given price point. Most differences will be in things like codec choices or trading off a bit of extra resolution for sensitivity etc. Other differences will be in the ergonomics, lens mounts and battery systems.

    So it’s interesting to see what Keith Mullin over at Z-Systems thought of the EVA1. Keith knows his stuff and Z-Systems are not tied to any one particular brand.

    Overall as expected there isn’t a huge difference in image quality between any of the 3 cameras. The EVA1 seems weaker in low light which is something I would have predicted given the higher pixel count. The dual ISO mode seems not to be anywhere near the same as the really very good dual ISO mode in the Varicam LT.

    Why not take a look at the full article and video for yourself. http://zsyst.com/2017/12/panasonic-eva1-first-look/

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    10 Tips to Wrap Up 2017 and Giving Yourself the Best Holiday Gift Ever! – Indie Film Hustle

    By Suzanne Lyons

    Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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    10 Tips to Creating and Designing 2018” and Having Your Best Year Ever! – Indie Film Hustle

    By Suzanne Lyons

    Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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    10 Tips to Creating and Designing 2018” and Having Your Best Year Ever! – Indie Film Hustle

    By Alex Ferrari

    Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

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    Panasonic is Replacing Defective EVA1 Grips with New Units

    By Yossy Mendelovich

    Panasonic has redesigned the rotation mechanism in the removable grip of the new AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera, making it more robust and stress resistant. The company will replace the EVA1 grips of the previous design with new units.

    The Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact Super 35mm Cinema Camera has been gaining some positive feedback from filmmakers, offering impressive and professional looking images within a competitive price point, however it turns out that the EVA1 grip often collapsed when adding extra weight to the camera, which has caused some pain, especially for clients who wished to install more accessories on the camera.

    The issue occurs when adding more extras to the camera and thereby making it heavier, which often caused the grip to “unlock” and flip around by itself, which could cause damages to lenses or the camera.

    Panasonic now reacted with a solution to some disappointed customers who suffered from that issue, as stated in the press release: “Thank you very much for your purchase of Compact Cinema Camera AU-EVA1. Addressing customer concerns, Panasonic has redesigned the rotation mechanism in the removable grip of the new AU-EVA1 Compact Cinema Camera. Some clients wish to add numerous accessories to the camera, stressing the rotation latch on the grip and causing it to spin on its own. Panasonic will replace all grips of the previous design with new units.”

    Grip Strength Improvements

    According to the press release, the main improvement of the grip is the elevation of the torque-stress limitation from its original design to 4kg/9lbs of accessories and a lens mounted to the AU-EVA1.

    Replacement of AU-EVA1 Grip

    The replacement of the grip was scheduled to start from the 2nd week of December, so it seems to be ongoing already.

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