Jump to content

Joe Roxx

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Joe Roxx's Achievements

  1. @0301chris It is unfortunate that this was not addressed by Fuji with this firmware release for the X-T30 (unsurprised but still disappointed). I'm resigned to the fact that the X-S10 may not be usable with X Webcam in future versions neither. While I will keep the X-S10 and X-T200 cameras (if it weren't for Film Simulations and, IBIS on the X-S10...), I will no longer further invest into the ecosystem. I will instead keep using the Sony a6400 as my primary camera and professional-grade webcam. I was looking forward to purchasing more Fujinon or Viltrox lenses but now I'll go for the recently-released Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD instead. While a capture card + OBS approach is a viable workaround, that feeling of being mislead about X Webcam compatibility with the X-S10 is what I find aggravating. I almost made the switch from Sony to Fujifilm but that will not happen now. And since Sony has been able to shrink the form-factor of a full-frame camera body down to that of an APS-C (such as the Sony a7C), maybe full-frame is on the horizon. Good luck with the search @0301chris and to everyone as well.
  2. @0301chris Apparently, Fujifilm just released the firmware update for the X-T30 (v 1.40). Hopefully it does what we hope it would do. LINK - NEWS | FUJIFILM X Series & GFX – Global (fujifilm-x.com) Good luck.
  3. I think Face and Eye Detection will need to be disabled for the autofocus range limiter to be available.
  4. Using a capture card and OBS - those were the days. Along with the the Sony a6400, that was my set up in order to use my camera for videoconferencing back in early 2020. It was cumbersome but at least I can change the framerate in-camera or via Imaging Edge Desktop, I was so glad when Sony released native webcam support for the a6400 and I can stop using OBS and a capture card. Simply install Image Edge Webcam and it's plug-and-play. I was expecting the Fujifilm X-S10 to offer similar capabilities but that was not the case. Pre-setting the X-S10 before connecting to Zoom/Teams/Webex - this pretty much defeats the purpose of the X Webcam software. And as it stands, the video quality is worse than a high-resolution webcam. Version 2.1 of X Webcam still does not fully support the X-S10. Quite disappointing... I used a MyPIN capture card. Not sure if it will work with the X-S10 but it did with the a6400.
  5. This video post shows what can be done to limit focus hunting. The gentleman in the video used the X-S10's autofocus range limiter. Maybe it will work in X Webcam mode...
  6. @jkmccarthy @0301chris X-T200 - Since there isn't any controls to the camera settings in Webcam mode, I do not use the X-T200 as a webcam. I have continued to use my Sony a6400 for this purpose instead. I do think you're on the right track - if there's nothing that can be done via software or in-camera in Webcam mode, then the next best thing is to change the shooting conditions in your environment - in this case making lighting adjustments. The XC15-45 lens does have some surprises. With better lighting, it does seem to "focus hunt" less. In some cases, even better than the XF18-55. Also, the XC15-45 "remembers" the last focal range you used. So if I set it to 30mm and turn it off and the lens retracts, when I turn it back on, it zooms back to 30mm. I do not recall any other zoom lens that does this. At least not the ones I've used. If you're using Zoom, there's a video setting in the Zoom client that will allow you to adjust for poor lighting conditions. This may help to brighten your appearance in the video conference to some degree. X-S10 - Still no luck with the X-S10 as a webcam even with the most recent firmware upgrade. The only "progress" is from the post by @davidkrol. I think that footnote is recent as I don't recall seeing that previously. It does help make the X-S10 somewhat usable as a webcam but that defeats the purpose of the X Webcam. In a way, it puts in in a similar boat as the X-T200. Clearly, the advantage here is on the Sony a series + Imaging Edge. I've still kept the Fuji cameras. But recently, Tamron has released the 17-70mm lens with VC (their version of OIS) and it appears that the stabilization is amazing. I may consider parting with some Fuji gear. @0301chris For a mirrorless webcam - did you look into the Sony option further? Good luck to all.
  7. The good news - Version 1.02 of the firmware for the X-S10 was released. The bad news - X Webcam 2 still does not work with the X-S10. Only roughly a month in between firmware releases so there's reason to believe this will be fixed. Let's see if the update to the X Webcam software would do the trick.
  8. Saw a similar issue in the X-T4 thread. Since the X-S10's smaller IBIS module is based on the X-T4, perhaps this "feature" was carried over. I'm glad my X-S10 does not behave this way. Though not a defect, personally speaking, it would be somewhat unnerving to have this occur. To this day, I find it mildly annoying that my Sigma 30mm lens does something similar.
  9. Similar reports in the X-S10 thread. Same suspicion - the IBIS module. The X-S10's IBIS module is based on the X-T4's design but at a 30% smaller footprint. I have the X-S10 but my camera does not exhibit this behaviour though some X-S10 owners do.
  10. FYI - I'm new to the Fuji world (X-T200 and X-S10). These two appear to be possible options: Capture One - https://fujifilm-x.com/global/products/software/capture-one/. Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows - http://fujifilm-x.com/global/support/compatibility/software/hs-v5/. Capture One Express is free but the tethering option requires a paid-for upgrade to Pro. Not clear if Tethered Shooting Software is still supported. On the Sony side (I've the a6400), there's Imaging Edge - https://imagingedge.sony.net/en-ca/ie-desktop.html. I find there's a lot more features with the Sony option instead of the Fuji. This should work with lower end/older a6000 series cameras as well.
  11. I've the X-T200 and the X-S10. I actually find the display on the 3.5" display on the X-T200 "better" than the 3" display on the X-S10. Just for kicks, I used a magnifying glass to compare when I saw your post. It was not a scientific comparison by any stretch, just "eyeballing" it. They appeared pretty comparable with a slight advantage to the X-T200.
  12. Much respect to you Aimee. Please be safe and thank you for what you do. As for the "clunking" - does the same thing happen when its just the camera body? Or does it only happen when there's a lens attached to it? With my X-S10, there is no clunking noise whether its body only, nor with either my XC15-45 or XF18-55 f2.8-4 lens attached. The closest thing I've experienced with any clunking of sorts is with Sigma lenses. The lens would appear to have something moving internally (as if something's loose) but it goes away as soon as the camera is turned on. Another possibility - the IBIS module. Ideally, there should be no loose components inside regardless of when the camera is on or off.
  13. QUESTION: Any advise on which Fujinon lens that's best suited for videos? I currently have the XC15-45 kit lens and the XF18-55 f2.8-4 lenses that I use with either the X-T200 or X-S10. The lenses are OK but I need one that's better for low light. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Note that this is just mostly for recreational travel videos. Also - see the link below. I'm concerned how much noise the lens motor makes during focusing and may make these lenses not suitable for videos. .
  14. DaVinci Resolve has quite a bit of a learning curve (for me at least). I use it mainly for stabilizing videos. Try VSDC or HitFilms. Like DaVinci Resolve, the free versions have enough features available for most needs. VSDC is more fully featured. There's a small cost to upgrade to a "pro" version which enables hardware acceleration especially handy if you have video card that you can utilize for video-related tasks.
  15. Profile Hybrid shooter and non-professional. Mainly recreational travel photography/videography. I've just recently jumped into the Fuji world. Just recently stepped-up to interchangeable lens cameras - was using point-and-shoot cameras/mobile phones previously. Coincidentally, a trip to New Zealand and Australia (late 2019/early 2020 pre-pandemic) was my first "real world" use of a mirrorless camera. Recently, I've been trying out macro photography and YouTube. Also, I'm trying to "salvage" older video footage taken with point-and-shoot or video cameras: Canon Vixia HF100, various Canon PowerShot cameras, various Sony Cyber-shot cameras, and an Olympus TG-3. Gear Sony a6400 | SELP18105g f4 OSS | SELP1655 f3.5-56 OSS | Sigma 30 f2.8 Art DN Fujifilm X-T200 | XC15-45 f3.5-5.6 OIS Fujifilm X-S10 | XF18-55 f2.8-4 OIS Sony Cyber-shot HX99 30x Zoom - if you want to travel light and not carry monstrous lenses and have that 720mm reach Samsung S10+ iFootage monopod, Neewer tripod Rode mic Editing With Fujifilm colour science and Film Simulations, I'm trying to use footage straight-out-of-camera. I do use a variety of tools where the need arises: VSDC Luminar Windows Photos and Video Editor Da Vinci Resolve HItFilm Express
  • Create New...