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1: i couldn't find the stupid questions thread. (2) 2: G.711A (1) 3: Twitter will start banning people for (6) 4: Is Pirate Bay still relatively safe to use? (5) 5: I'm trying to buy a DSLR without screwing up. Help. (2) 6: I am currently diving into the ocean of photography. (7) 7: Biogon copy (1) 8: Sony DCR -TRV110E (1) 9: Anamorphic Lens thread sizes (1) 10: Finally a UHD Blu-ray Burner drive! (2) 11: Sennheiser HD 202 vs HD 202 II? what's the difference? (2) 12: Panasonic GH4 vs Panasonic GH5 (1) 13: Sony DCR-TRV110E (1) 14: Sound on Blu-rays (2) 15: Anyone have a Hisense TV? (3) 16: iPhone 7 mini review (31) 17: The "Soap Opera Effect" on 4K TV (12) 18: SD Card speed test (h2testw 1.4) (3) 19: DVD boxset cases (2) 20: Whatever Happened to HEVC? (6) 21: Disappointing Quality of 4K video to DVD disc. (2) 22: Samsung Galaxy S7 Looks Awesome (10) 23: Should I upgrade to a 4K TV? (19) 24: Windows Operating System (3) 25: Netflix is basically Rewatch Central (18) 26: 4K UHD Blu-ray burner writer. (2) 27: The Martian among first 4K Blu-rays coming in March (8) 28: Now They Have 4k TVs????!!! (40) 29: Panasonic GH4, Sony Vegas timeline fix. (2) 30: I just got a new 55" ultra HD voice-activated TV (12) 31: Is Canon EOS 5D still good? (3) 32: Betamax tapes will stop being sold from 2016 (11) 33: Fingerprint scanner on my phone..... (3) 34: So, why doesn't Apple (1) 35: Does anyone in here use Windows 10 (6) 36: A question for Netflix users (2) 37: Netflix Streaming users: expiring titles (3) 38: Who wants to be the first to own the new 8K TV? (4) 39: Steve Jobs films (9) 40: Hulu Plus (22)
1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-04 17:35
How do i connect my HDMI device to my DVI monitor. I want to use a switch so i can switch between the two devices on the display.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-08 23:51
DVI to HDMI cable.
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G.711A

1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-02 02:15
What codec do I need to play this audio file?
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-01 23:05
"repeatedly Tweeting without solicitation at non-followers or engaging in patterns of abusive behavior that is in violation of the Twitter Rules"

Is this a good idea?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-01 23:09
twitter was not a good idea to begin with.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-01 23:11
Twitter is garbage, their devs are faggots, and their platform is dying.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-01 23:17
I use Twitter for my website. Both for marketing and contact.

And the way how you gain followers on twitter is completely broken. You constantly do need to harass and follow people to get followers.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-27 23:17
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This. I don't see why it even exists. It solves no practical problem nor adds anything to the table that didn't exist before.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-20 21:37
twitter
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-23 03:02
I brought up the site in incognito and tons of shitty adds popped up about my IP being tracked or some stupid bullshit. I'm just curious if I'll get a letter in the mail about illegally downloading shit if I start to pirate software again.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-23 03:10
piratebay was always safe
it was raided in 2014
nothing happened since then
3 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-23 03:15
Yes as long as you're reasonably intelligent. I don't even use a VPN, I'm just careful which torrents I choose. Recently pirated Infinite Warfare because it actually looked appealing to me. Sad the MP died already and everyone hates it. Seems cool to me so far.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-11 08:46
Ublock origin + https everywhere + noscript + vpn + common sense 2017 edition will be safest at its best
5 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-20 21:36
Yes. I recommend you use a VPN though.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-11 17:05
I'm a university student in Asia. I don't have much money saved; I'm doing several part-time jobs but I'm not making much money overall because of that much spending. I'm intending to use more or less $1000 for the body, bundle or basic lens, mcuv, sd card etc.

Purpose:
I'm a film enthusiast. I'm not majoring in any of the related arts but I enjoy watching movies and have made several shorts with a friend of mine with a very extremely crappy video camera. I was never really interested in photography though (which seems kind of weird thinking now) so I never thought of getting a decent camera. And I always thought that I enjoy film just as a pastime and I didn't really feel like investing a lot of money into it (until now), not to mention the fact that my parents' income is not very high. But several months ago, I suddenly decided that I wanted to shoot some decent photos and films and thought that DSLRs would be a nice place to start leaning about them. I know DSLRs are not really made for filming, but I really want to learn photography as well so I don't think buying a camcorder or a video camera is going to work. And I don't want to buy a mirrorless either; I want to try out on optical viewfinder, just like old SLRs.

So long story short: I want to buy a DSLR, costing roughly around $1000 or less, to use it as an introduction to photography and film. But it has to be of decent quality, not TOO elementary.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-11 17:12
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If you're truly just interested in "finding out" if you want to pursue photography, just cheap out and go to Wal-Mart and pick up a Nikon D3300 with two lenses for about $600. It's entry level, but more than adequate for your purposes, and it takes decent quality video as well.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-28 22:30
Mostly going to do street, portrait and some landscape during traveling and work.

I have had the Canon 5D but sold it with all its lenses as it is far to chunky and impractical to me.

I am looking for something which will help me get fast and practical results by the means of colors, dynamic range and contrast straight out of the camera. Currently looking at the Fujilfilm XT-2..

Any good suggestions for a traveling camera which will be optimized for eyecandy and smooth workflow?

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3 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-28 22:47
Leica or film

now please get off /tech/ this is no place for this
4 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-28 22:49
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Why is it so that everyone seem to dislike anything not related to autism, shitposting, ponies and shit?

Just curious
5 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-28 23:09
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because this is the tech not random section of 4ct, If you want photography go to /lounge/.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-28 23:47
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get the fuji for street photography yeayuhh
i know the feeling of a bulky camera becuase i have a nikon d7200 and anymore I just prefer using my phone becuase then i dont have to lug around all that weight.
shitty but idk maybe i should buy a mirrorless too
7 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-29 00:47
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Fuck off, fujifags belong to /bijou/
sage
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-25 10:14
Can anyone tell me what is a Biogon copy lens is?
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-04 02:31
Such a cool camera in 1998.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-27 03:54
Anamorphic

16C has a rear diameter of 42mm, the thread is (I think 40mm)
16F has a rear diameter of 42mm and no thread
16D has a rear diameter of 52mm and is threaded
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-13 09:59
BD-R (Single/Dual/Triple/Quadruple layer)
BD-RE (Single/Dual/Triple layer)

http://pioneer.jp/corp/news/press/index/2064

But i'm not paying $300 and $10 per disc!
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-14 19:15
~ World's first * 1 , compatible with high definition 4K content "Ultra HD Blu-ray" playback * 2 ~

It's only a playback drive with HD Blu-ray and BDXL.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-13 20:28
I have an old set of Sennheiser HD 202 headphones that stopped working on the right side and now i'm looking for a replacement set and the only one's I can find are the Sennheiser HD 202 II models, are there any differences to the sound?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-05 21:52
New plastic packaging vs Old cardboard packaging.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-05 21:50
So in a few weeks the Panasonic GH5 will be out, the Panasonic GH4 is half the price of the GH5, is it still worth getting the GH4 or paying double for the Panasonic GH5?
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-05 21:45
Looking for a replacement video camera for my old Sony DCR-TRV110E which does Digital8, Hi8 and Video8 on tape, I want some "new" most be digital media based and can do Full HD and maybe UHD or 4K if in my price range of $500.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-17 22:43
Why is the sound on Blu-rays and DVDs always so low? Even through good quality headphones I end having to turn the sound nearly all the way up, and it's still low. Are these things really being this cheaply made? And I'm not just talking about cheap discs. It's the same with releases from high-end companies like Synapse, Blue Underground, Criterion and Arrow.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-05 21:46
Dolby Digital Vs LPCM sound.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-08 19:20
Any good?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-08 20:06
nah not really, they have all the features and looks but the image quality is still behin basic models of lg , samsung ,ect though they are better than the other cheapp brands.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-05 21:47
I would stay away just now, maybe next year when UHD 4:2:2 fall in price.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-08 03:42
It's been out for a while so I'm sure most people who wanted one already have one, but meh, what the hell.

Just picked it up today. Now first of all, yes, I'm well aware that Android is better in many ways, and I was actually considering going for one, but, I decided that since I don't use my phone for anything really technical, and I don't even use very many apps, it wasn't necessary. I opted to stay in the iPhone ecosystem, and as a result got the iPhone 7.

Tbh there's not much to say because, as expected, it's not a drastic change other than increased performance in every way. It's lightning fast, the camera is great, the screen size and resolution is awesome (just got the standard sized one, not the Plus), 32 gigs of storage is more than enough for me (options exist for bigger storage anyway), and the form factor is sleek, as per the usual Apple fare.

Is it worth 900 Canuckian dollhairs? Sure. Comparable Android phones, size and performance wise are around that price. If you're into more technical applications and want more customization and control over the phone, you're probably better off with Android, but, if you're used to the iPhone ecosystem, already have a bunch of stuff on iTunes, and/or have an older gen phone (like the 5 I upgraded from), then this is a very worthy upgrade. Also, I've read this is considerably faster than most newer Androids, which is nice if, again, you don't care about more bells and whistles, and just want to do your typical stuff more quickly.

Also, the no headphone jack thing is no big deal. The phone comes with an adapter for the lightning port, and the bundled Apple headphones just connect straight to the lightning port as well. The phone has better battery life than the previous gens so I'll never need to charge and use the headphones at the same time. Objectively speaking sure, it is kinda lame, but practically it's no big deal and tbh the cleaner form factor and the extra speaker room is kind of nice too.

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27 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-09 23:51
ur system doesn't run Pokémon GO? lol, what else is there?
28 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-10 00:22
You could've bought a 1080 for that money, which is just about the most powerful graphics card out there at the moment.
29 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-10 03:53
Meh, would have still needed the rest of the system to go with it, and probably wouldn't use it as much as the phone.
30 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-10 04:01
Too late now anyway.
31 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-10 04:03
Can't swipe left on a PC virgin.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-02 01:19
My parents just got a new TV with 4k resolution and the Soap Opera Effect to it is so distracting. Seriously, I don't understand why this effect was put in with the new TV

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8 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-02 02:10
Usually this video effect can be easily turned off on any tv.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-02 22:50
Like others mentioned, it has to do with the TV's motion smoothing features (it's called a bunch of things, but that's the general term), which can be turned off. It has nothing to do with how clear the resolution is.

As a side note: most TVs have that sort of feature because it creates a "clearer" picture. Which, to be fair, is does and when used to watch sports or news programming, it actually works very well. And believe it or not, some people don't even notice the soap opera effect.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-02 23:45
And believe it or not, some people can even drink piss and eat crap.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-02 23:54
Okay?
12 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-03 00:01
its not 4k. its image smoothing. you can turn it off.
i know what you mean. it looks like high framerate video.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-08 16:59
Post your SD card speed and write tests here! but only using h2testw 1.4, which you download below.

https://www.heise.de/download/product/h2testw-50539

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2 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-08 17:03
SD Card name: Integral
Model number: INMSDX128G10-80SPTAB
Class: 10
Type: MicroSDHC/XC UHS-I, Class 1 specification
Size: 128GB

Warning: Only 119968 of 119968 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
Writing speed: 20.2 MByte/s

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SD Card name: Integral (2nd Card)
Model number: INMSDX128G10-80SPTAB
Class: 10
Type: MicroSDHC/XC UHS-I, Class 1 specification
Size: 128GB

Warning: Only 119967 of 119968 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
Writing speed: 19.9 MByte/s

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1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 20:37
Does anyone know where I can get replacement DVD boxset cases - just the outer case/box, not the whole thing? I have several DVD boxsets where the outer case is damaged but the DVDs themselves are fine - are there any sellers who sell just the cases?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-17 22:43
I've bought a lot of these over the years...double cases, 4, 6, 8 and 10 disc cases, too. I'd suggest you do a search on Amazon or Ebay to get a sense what the price range is, and keep in mind that the larger of a quantity you buy of them the better a deal you'll get on price per case, too.
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 19:05
The High Efficiency Video codec, a.k.a. H.265 was the hot topic for UHD & 4K compression when that technology broke. Now, after a couple of years to mature and fill the market, I see no signs of any major adoption of HEVC. Most of my authoring & transcoding tools either don't offer it, or it's still optional. I just bought my first UHD TV a couple months ago, and there's no mention of it there either. Netflix has gone nearly silent on their adoption of HEVC. Is it not as good as promised? Has DCT run out of steam? Will a wavelet be the future?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 19:24
It's being used as a sneaky DRM tool so files downloaded from torrent sites won't play. Most players (hard or software based) don't recognise it.

I hope it disappears forever.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 19:41
No such luck. Not long after I posted that, I saw an article in a trade magazine talking about how the latest UHD HDR (high dynamic range) implementations specifically will be linked to HEVC. Color gamut and frame rate improvements too. What's worse, I saw an ad in my browser for a security camera system boasting HEVC recording.

One of the nice things about AVC (H.264) is that we knew that we could take the file right from the camera and play it most anywhere without any processing. But with HEVC it seems that the standard is never going to firm up as the industry adds one more thing to the mix. As a producer of content, it keeps me shy of going to 4K/UHD gear for fear that it'll be obsolete before I get it. As a consumer of content, it's more or less the same thing. Why buy that new $5000 TV when next years model will make it a relic?

I was going to dip my toes in the waters of streaming UHD content, but I already have several generations of OTT boxes that only make incremental changes every year. And besides, the bit rate of my "fast" Comcast cable modem service ain't as fast as they claim. I think I'll wait them out.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 20:11
There'll always be something new on the horizon and people young enough to fall for it.
I drew the line after Blu-ray and then only for 3D movies. By the time the next big thing is affordable I'll be too old to care.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 20:17
Thanks for the info, anon. After reading that, I think I'm gonna wait it out too.

As always, data encryption security and anti-piracy are always a concern with Hollywood and their movies. Makes sense. They invest big bucks. They want to recoup bigger bucks.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2016-12-04 20:35
Hi anon, yeah I was all set to get a big new 4K set for my new home, and fortunately the new models weren't out for a couple weeks, so I let it slide. I knew that some of the latest ones supported HDR and read some vague talk about a better color gamut than R.2020 gives. Now that the new sets are being sold, it looks like the industry is getting serious about standardizing HDR, WCG and other things beside resolution that should make UHD better.

There's also a fair number of monitors coming out that support full 4K resolution, something that I thought the MPAA had gotten nixed. I've seen attempts at wider screens before, and it seems that a certain type of buyer goes for the ribbon look. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if that's the next big thing for next year.

Meanwhile I got a part-time gig shooting in SD for the web. Looks like I can put off buying a 4K camera for a while too.
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