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RANT: Features cameras SHOULD have but DONíT

Feb 23, 2020
Why are all these

features

missing from high-end

cameras

? The technology already exists in our hands in these

cameras

. Why isn't it in professional cameras? Tinfoil hat time! It's the year 2020, there's no better time to be alive if you're an independent filmmaker, but you know what? Professional cameras are still severely lacking in certain

features

that they really

should

have

right now Because right here on these cheap cameras the features that these cameras are missing this camera right here is a twenty thousand dollar camera And if it had some of the features I hope this GoPro would

have

changed my life, but right now it's not more of a hindrance than a help, and the tools here are supposed to help us create art and not get in the way, so let's find out what these problems are that I expect The Karen makers solve in 2020 Right now both GoPros and your phone have little gyroscopes and accelerometers built in so they can tell how they're moving, what their orientation is, and what kind of G-forces they're experiencing, that information can then be analyzed by a program to give opposite motion to your footage to cancel out any bumps or shakes in your footage That's why Go shots Pro are so smooth now these days if you want to stabilize your footage and you're not dealing on something like a phone or a GoPro you have to do it optically, in other words a program has to follow the points in your image, track them and then try to undo that move.
rant features cameras should have but don t
So for example if we are taking a picture me right now talking and the cameras are shaking But I am in close up and I move so it follows me It will not get the correct motion to remove motion This issue has been resolved and consumer devices like your phones, consumer devices like your GoPro, and yet here's a twenty thousand dollar camera that doesn't have the same solution. In fact, you can go out. You can buy a little package that you put in a camera that has a little gyroscope and accelerometer in there. It will track the movement of that camera and allow you to stabilize your footage in post.
rant features cameras should have but don t

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It's called Stead XP. Now the thing is, there are some caveats; A. You have to calibrate this for your lens each time. The second thing is you need to be able to sync the data from this little Accelerometer device to your footage, but if this was built into, say, black magic, that would be awesome. You know, I'm already using black magic resolution for editing. and manage all my black magic footage so if they could just incorporate that into the camera just a little bit of accelerometer and gyroscope and some kind of way to sharpen your lenses. you can have all of this in sync You can just check a box and your editing program and all of a sudden your footage would be stable Man when you go you're spending as much on a camera as you are on a Tesla Model 3 I hope some of these things a Tesla can drive Alone, red can't even achieve good autofocus One thing that burns my cookies is the lack of good autofocus on modern cameras here in the studio which we shot on our Canon DSLRs which have impressive dual autofocus pixel that reacts very fast and effective They also have touch autofocus, which allows you to select a part of your screen here and focus on that particular area. actually highlighting the eyes and knowing the exact focal plane within which a face lies.
rant features cameras should have but don t
Both the Blackmagic and the Red now have autofocus capabilities. The reds are practically unusable. They are very, very slow and very difficult to access quickly. We are talking about touch screens. We've got this massive touch screen chungus here in the red here. Just considering the processing power this beast has and the size of the touch screen. Seems silly that creating a good autofocus system is the last thing you think of in red this could pretty much run Crysis but it still can't focus the Blackmagic while a bit better just lets you do sort of focus Widespread central auto and gets you half way But when it comes to the day today shooting doesn't do the same.
rant features cameras should have but don t
It does not work in the same way and it is the technology that exists. It's in the cheapest camera. It's everywhere, Target and Best Buy, a corner market, you'll find all cameras with decent autofocus, but not here, that's one of the things these cameras could really benefit from. about cameras and all these expensive cameras and the things that these cameras

should

be able to do and I have to say... I completely agree. It's 20/20. You pay thousands and thousands of dollars for a camera. Why can't a camera give you a premium wireless headphone audio experience like current sponsor Raycon can?
For a hundred years people have been trying to figure out, oh, what's the next upgrade we can do to a camera? What's the next best thing he can give you? Well guess what? None of them can give you the audio experience that Raycon E25 headphones can give you. They come in a sleek portable charging case that you can simply slip into your pocket. Can a red chamber or a black magic chamber give you the audio experience of a premium wireless headset available at about half the price of other premium wireless headsets? They can't not come in fun colors and patterns like these headphones.
I mean let's think about it? It's 2020. You spend all this money on the camera and you can't even get the color you want. So if you're interested in getting one of Raycom's best models, the e25 here has over six hours of playback. It has seamless Bluetooth pairing and comes in your favorite colors. So, click the link in the description below to get 15% off your purchase. This kind of technology seems like it should be happening now in 2020 if you ask me. Very well. It's a quick wait time. Why are all these features missing from high-end cameras? One of the main ones here is, for example, canon.
They make a great line of cameras. They make camcorders. They make DSLRs. They make movie cameras. They make a wide variety of cameras. And if they took all the good video features and put them on the DSLR, well, you wouldn't have a reason to buy their line of camcorders anymore. So there's a bit of internal politics that prevents this. companies just make the best single camera that can do it all. Now, to be fair, a singular tool that does everything might not be something that exists, but that says the processing power should be there, but it's not, so there's a whole internal politics there, as well as the fact that if you make a camera too, fine.
Well, no one is going to buy the next one. You know, I know it's the tinfoil hat moment we're getting into, but it's true that if you put all the features in your current line, you won't have another line to sell. customers. So you want to make sure you keep a couple of blemishes here that you can easily fix in the future. Another feature, I desperately need wireless monitoring. Hello! How are you? I am using it right now. So once again in the realm of problems that have already been resolved but for some reason don't exist in professional hardware, you have wireless monitoring.
But Nico? professional hardware has wireless monitoring? Are you okay. The problem is that if you want to do wireless monitoring these days, you have to get a module. Put it on the side of your camera, figure out a way to turn it on, get another module, put it on the side of your monitor, figure out a way. to feed that, and then link the two together. and finally you have a system, but that's a lot of additional hardware and you know what? GoPro, God bless his hearts. I can connect my phone to this little camera and I can see an image on my phone that I can monitor wirelessly from my GoPro using my phone.
Okay, so there's a lot of latency and compression, but man, if this thing can do it for $400, you sure hope a $20,000 camera could do it, right? It wasn't until recently that Small HD had the brilliant idea of ‚Äč‚Äčpacking a tarot deck and a monitor together in the same thing to make one convenient little package and this is one of the best tools I've ever used. your camera this is a regular monitor it has two little rabbit ears stick out of the top and then pop your director your illuminator Anyone can have another monitor and can see what's going on through the camera it's so so so convenient and yet!
Why aren't they building it on these guys!? Or even these guys? But the fact that they have a solution for me to monitor wirelessly with a GoPro for $400 makes me wonder why camera manufacturers don't have a solution for five thousand, six thousand, twenty thousand, thirty thousand dollar cameras. I can do it with the little HT system. Why is it up to a third party to go out and put all these solutions together? My phone can do it and my GoPro can do it. Why can't my high-end movie camera do it? My personal complaint is that just as no camera has wireless audio like the camera's native - and I mean both audio monitoring and audio from the built-in wireless microphone - almost everyone I know has some sort of wireless headset from some kind, whether it's Airpods, Raycons or those "Bonephones" and they all connect to our phones via standard Bluetooth.
It's been standard for a while. All you need is Bluetooth 4.0, just a run-of-the-mill modern Bluetooth chip. Connect that to audio, then I could use my Bluetooth headphones and monitor the audio. I can know if I am or not. I'm getting it with no wires hanging all over the place and having that connector, I don't know. It seems like such a simple thing and not a single camera that I know of includes this. If we're realists, you don't have to have studio quality. headphones to monitor your audio we're talking about indie movies we're talking about youtube movies if you're running as an actual indie project you probably have your own audio tech doing your own wireless audio so you don't have to worry though that's not really what this is about .
It's just about having the camera You can monitor the audio with wireless headphones, come on! Arghh So now I'm just demonstrating 3D tracking of my phone and how it can track where it is in 3D space and allow me to compose things in the shot So that's another great example of the fact that I like my phone The combination of accelerometers The abilities of the gyros and camera can maintain a three position awareness of your position in space now, again, none of the professional cameras can do that. Even at the higher end Alexa, Sony and Red don't make any sense of 3D tracking at all and perhaps this is just a byproduct of the fact that it's a bit of a visual effects type and camera makers may not be prioritizing it's.
But imagine, if you will, that when you recorded for your camera, you also get another file that records your camera's position in 3d space. So you can literally put an object in the scene anywhere. It would be really cool. It would be very useful and especially for us when we are doing our visual effects to have real time 3D tracking of your camera. First of all, we wouldn't have to track the camera in 3D. Next, we're doing visual effects, which requires us to track points in the image. So if you have a really blurry image or it's dark, sometimes it's really impossible to get a 3D tracking of that.
But it could be built into the footage from the start. The other thing is if you're shooting on a green screen, well, imagine being able to shoot on a green screen and then instantly drop your eye from the background and go inside. a real-time 3D background that already tracks your performance, you could do any kind of movie, you could do all the avatars and you wouldn't have done it long before James Cameron was doing them. VR headsets can already do this. The $400 Rift-S has the ability to do 3D tracking from the inside out. That's how it tracks itself and yet the camera That's the price of a Tesla Model 3 can't do it Heck the camera is out of the price of 2 Tesla Model 3 can't do it the technology already exists in our hands on these cameras So why isn't it on the best cameras?
The thing is, all of these things we've been talking about already exist in one form or another, and yet they don't seem to exist in the actual tools we need them for, and there are probably some good reasons. I'm not wearing Nico's tinfoil hat, so there are probably good legitimate reasons why these things aren't really included, but at the same time I feel like most people these days just focus on the specs. hard like, what resolution does this camera shoot? What frame rate? How many stops of dynamic range? I care how easy this camera is to use.
What are the features that will make it the best experience forme, from taking something to turning it up? Okay, and we're obviously coming at this from the perspective of being like YouTube filmmakers. We don't have giant crews on our film sets. You've got people operating cameras in a separate focus puller and a separate audio manager, all sorts of different roles on set just to operate a camera, but the problem is if you're a person who wants to use this as a one-of-a-kind rig, single person, you have some sacrifices and ease of use and that's a bit unfortunate considering the technology is there to implement right now I hope you know that maybe these marketing teams on these cameras start trying to push the resolution a little less and more like What is the best way to use this camera if I was the only person using it?
And honestly, these are just some of the ideas we've thought of. But I'm actually really interested to hear what you think you'd like to see in a camera in 2020. Leave a comment below with your ideas. If all these things came together, that would be the camera I would hope to get my hands on in the year 2020. That would be awesome. My phone can do all these things. Will my professional camera be able to next year? We'll find out!

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