quinta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2019

Look what you can do with iPadOS — Apple lança novo video a publicitar capacidades do iPadOS

Apple lança novo video a publicitar capacidades do iPadOS:
o iPadOS 13.1 já chegou!
(para todos os iPads elegíveis)

Sugere estar (não o experimentei) realmente fantástico esta grande renovação ao sistema operativo dos iPads, que pela primeira vez passam a ter um sistema dedicado e não o iOS que partilhavam com os iPhones (e iPods).

Uma clara evolução no sentido correto e que demonstra que a Apple está mesmo focada em tornar os tablets na mais forte alternativa aos computadores.

Agrada-me bastante!

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quinta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2019

Thoughts about digital camera sensor in a world of smartphone cameras

Hi! This time i'm coming with thoughts about digital camera sensor in a world of smartphone cameras...
As an 1/2,3" sensor size camera user (Panasonic Lumix FZ300 bridge F2,8), i've come to the point that a bigger sensor would really improve my shooting.
FZ300 as the looks and size of a dSLR... but it's not.
It's an incredible bridge camera with a fast lens advanced features on a smallest sensor 1/2,3" sensor.

The thing is that i reached to a point where i've learned a lot with my bridge camera (but i'm still learning and improving about those limits that a 1/2,3 sensor has to it).
Why camera makers still produce cameras with this so small sensor size?

The 1" sensor size should be nowadays a standard for cameras in this era of cellphones with powerful AI multi-cameras.
Even cellphones have better aperture systems around the something of F1,8 or F2,0... and then we find that an entry-level 1/2,3 (digi)camera has only F3,6~F5. Cellphones even has sensors almost the same size of a digicam... so that's why smartphones can give great pictures and people just don't need anymore a digicam.

With that in mind, a digital camera needs to step way further than smartphones and the starting point is raising more his sensors and those 1" sensors (combined with F2,8 lenses, at least) are the nicest compromise deal for people see real benefits about having a camera again and not rely only with their phones.

In my case, what i've learned so much about my FZ300 is that i need something more and with bigger sensor because of noise. My sweet spot seems to be one of those recent Micro Four Thirds system which has evolved so much in a way that it rivals very clearly with APS-C systems (but I don't want those giant lenses and even if so then a Full-frame jump would be the real deal).

quarta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2019

Why not Lumix cameras with QuadHD 1440p resolution?

I want to express with all of you, Lumix users of the world, one observation i'm always asking to myself about recording resolutions.
I wish that Panasonic, as a video camera brand, to offer one more resolution that sits between 1080p and 2160p (4k). Maybe a 1440p QuadHd resolution (2560x1440) would be the the most common option but a 2,7K (2704x1520) is another one very good too.

I think they also should add that feature as a firmware update to all their cameras that shoots 4k. If our cameras can shoot 4K why not in a resolution above but higher than FHD? Other brands like GoPro, Blackmagic, lots of action-cameras, all has something to choose like it. So why not Panasonic?

My point is: it's very useful (and handy) for FullHD post-productions projects... that lots of users (or almost everybody) still do.
What you have to say, specially as videographers, about video resolutions on Lumix cameras?

I wish my FZ300 had an 1440p option... ;-)