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  1. Alright, never mind. I didn't know about that.
  2. I think the boost clocks. Probably looks better on the ads.
  3. Well as always, it depends. I don't know much about ARM chips but on the Intel side of things, I think the CPU's boost clock lasts for around a minute while cool. Does it improve burst performance? Sure. But run a benchmark that lasts a bit long and the CPU will default to its max unboosted clock, then throttling according to temperature. Unless a chip can hold its boost clock for a constant period of time, it probably isn't a good idea to use boost clocks as a concrete statistic. I think they're called boost clocks for this reason. Then there's CPU architecture in general. Here's where I really don't know the specifics, but CPU speeds are absolutely not determined just by clock rates. You go look at Apple's a12 and it actually runs lower than an 855. There's a myriad of factors to CPU speeds then just clocks. I personally only look at benchmarks when comparing speed between chips, unless I'm overclocking. I agree with user Sauron; phones are plenty fast these days. You shouldn't get all too fixed up on the CPU.
  4. I have a friend who rented the bmpcc a couple of times. The footage is absolutely gorgeous. On the other hand, don't trust the photos on blackmagic's website. Bmpcc has incredibly terrible battery life and requires a good rig to be taken advantage of. The files are huge and there's no built in stabilization. It's a terribly unforgiving camera and really isn't for beginners. Unless you already have experience grading, using stabilization rigs, or manual focusing, the bmpcc may actually do you more bad than good. These days, lots of cameras have good enough log picture profiles and good enough 4k pictures. I don't 100% believe the "photographer > gear" thing but if you're dedicated enough you can pull a better image than folks with much higher end gear. I know a friend who got to cannes with an A7s, for example, and someone filmed this on a now half decade old oneplus one. Most DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are getting stupidly good at video now and so the entrance fee for "professional video" are much lower. Sony's aps-c line up are terrific for video, and so are most of their full frame cameras released after the A7r2. Same goes for panasonic's lineup, Fujifilm, and the big boys Canikon. Hell even Olympus. Just pick a photography camera from your brand of choice capable of 4k video and log capability (that perhaps has a good rating on dpreview) and make the most of it. It'll last you a while.
  5. Update: Almost forgot to mention this How my dad refers to laptops: Mac: Macs Butterfly keyboard macs: Bad Macs Asus: Plastic Macs Razer: Black Macs Surface Pro: iPad Pro Surface Book: iPad Pro Pro My dad is kind of a hilarious example of a non-techy, because he absolutely shouldn't be a non-techy. I think he has a PHD in electric engineering or physics, and was a director at HP and Microsoft research. But against all odds, he knows absolutely nothing about consumer electronics. He asked me how to turn on Night Light in windows yesterday, for example. Want to learn how to be a god at Emacs or Vi? Develop neural networks that can read? He has literally taught courses about this in college. Don't know what touchbar Macbook pro to buy or how to set up a WiFi router? He hasn't got a clue either. He claims that once you've been in the "low level" tech industry for enough time, you lose all knowledge and interest in consumer tech. I find that quite interesting, because none of his colleagues are like that. They all have home servers and fancy home cinema systems, plus WiFi 6 routers and a VR setup. All we have is a sofa. How this plays out daily is pretty funny. Lots of his friends will call the "tech professor" for questions regarding tech. He'll then refer the question to his son, who will sometimes refer them to a techquickie video.
  6. I wouldn't say that. We don't know the root cause for sure. We are dealing with an entirely different operating system here. iPhones will absolutely destroy Android devices in stuff like premiere rush, and I don't think you can confidently blame that on storage bottlenecking.
  7. Only if you compare flagships from the same brand. Beyond that, I think it gets a bit messy. I'm not saying speed tests aren't viable for comparing CPU speeds, but stuff like Antutu exists for a reason for pure CPU comparisons. There were past cases when CPU benchmarks really weren't indicative of actual load times, the past Motorola and Nexus devices being prime examples. I remember the first gen Moto X lagging behind on Benchmarks but really rocketing ahead in actual UX.
  8. Storage certainly make a big difference, but CPU makes a big difference too. But overall, it's probably not a good idea to use "speed tests" to compare CPU speed. Geekbench is probably better for that. "Speed tests" are better in comparing the real world speed in phones, especially for android devices, as there's a wack ton of factors from phone to phone. That's what the test was designed to measure in the first place.
  9. Shoot that was quite a comprehensive response, I feel bad for saying so little now. I specialize in street and don't really know how to judge other genres, so I'll try my best! On a technical front, there is a bit of glow to the image, not unlike a minolta lens that has fogged up from the inside. I don't know how much the compression on the LTT forums had to do with the photo looking like this, but there it's also not quite sharp. Zooming in, some parts of the image appear unfocused, though your fingerprints appear perfectly visible. It's subjectively too much fog technically, and too little fog stylistically. If the effect wasn't intentional, consider doing some selective defogging/dehazing in your editor of choice. Onto the photo itself. I like the concept here; the tried and true frame within a frame kind of look. However, while the smaller frame itself stands out, I don't think the background fits with the photo that well. Composition wise, you're probably a little too close to bring attention to the background. If you were to zoom out by A LOT, and then choose a background accordingly, it may work to your advantage. Say you to go a location corresponding to the setting in the photo. If you edit accordingly, the pic will probably be a banger'. Here's a picture I took in Tokyo (A7r3, 35mm f1.4 Sony Zeiss, then murdered in lightroom but thank god for uncompressed raw)
  10. I enjoy the composition and love the effect monochrome gives it. There's a very nice structure to the image.
  11. Hey there. New here as well. I don't think there'll be any problems with the 660p if you just plug in the slot and format it in windows. Should be completely fine!
  12. Not familiar with pc headsets, but I think it might be a good option for you to get a pair of decent headphones and then strap a modmic to it. Unfortunately you'll be forgoing RGB and it'll definitely not be wireless, but it'll probably sound better. Windows sonic or the dolby atmos could then emulate 7.1 directly through windows. I can't speak for how good that'll be compared to a real 7.1 headset, but it works pretty well in my experience.
  13. Yeesh, seems a bit harsh. But I get it. That's fair and I agree. I have updated the original post to reflect this. Sorry for wasting your time on a reply. I'm a moron.
  14. Update: Alright, I get it. Thanks for everyone's critical replies. My argument extends to LTT and Asus calling this competition international when it excludes many places but more or less ends there. Twas my first ever online competition entry so I didn't know how important terms and conditions were. Super frustrating? Yes. But fair. Sorry for wasting everyone's time. I know what you're thinking, and no. This isn't a post desperately asking LTT "dId YOu gUYs EvEn vIeW My sUbMiSsIoN It wAs aMaZiNg." The top 29 have my congratulations for their terrific submissions. This is, however, a slightly agitated post from someone who just learned that their submission wasn't even considered. As it turned out, this "international" competition excluded quite a lot of places, notably quite a bit of Asia (China, Korea, Japan, etc). I only found out about this from a post by a user named Something Random (thanks, by the way!), where the only sign of the exclusion came from the Terms & Conditions. I love LTT, and am a floatplane subscriber, but "international submissions" really should've been portrayed more clearly. I'm not expecting a second chance or a miracle; that'd be extremely unfair to those that have been selected. My rig was fairly beefy anyways so maybe there wasn't hope in the first place. I'm just hoping this post gets some traction so I could bring awareness to this issue. Seriously. Why the exclusion? Is it Visa related? Does it help to know I'm a US citizen residing in China? Is it Asus' problem? Gahhh. This is literally a case of getting screwed over by the Terms&Conditions that you never read. Please be more upfront about this next time!