I don't think Frank Herbert specified the Ethnicity of almost all the characters in the book. One thing that works in print but has issues doing in movies...
Oh and the Atreides are meant to be descended from the Greeks and have Olive skin, so maybe not White saviour as such?
Seems a decent set of improvements, although the reviews I've looked at so far suggest it eats batteries at twice the rate, which would be annoying. I think I'll stick with the 9 for now (but if had an 8 or older, or none, I'd probably get the 10).
The addition of the new colour profile is something I've asked for repeatedly, hopefully it will appear on the 9 too. (They even called it "Natural" which was my suggested name - is the consultancy fee in the post? I'm guessing not, alas...)
One of the issues, IMHO, for Hero 9/10 as movie cameras is the Hypersmooth needs high shutter-speed images (i.e. sharp ones) to work well, and gets a lot (!!) worse with a 180 degree shutter. Although at high shutter speeds they really are up there with using a gimbal, once you've got your brain around the best ways to move your hand around.
BTW I assume the new lens cover will fit on a 9 too.
The 9 was a really big leap forward in a wide range of ways, so it was going to be tough doing anything huge just a year later.
Still the high frame rate modes will be great for those that want them (not really me).
I like the Hero 9 Black, despite the added size, as I feel the video quality makes it worth the bulk. It shoots great 5k and the only issue is you need to grade it, usually even when not matching it to something, as they still have nothing between "pops a lot" and "flat". How hard would it be to add "Natural" between the two?
Though do note adding ND filters to slow the shutter speed will reduce the quality of the hypersmooth stabilisation if hand/helmet/etc-holding. I personally prefer the 5k linear levelling mode for video.
Neat trick - when filming Coy (or whatever) swimming in a pond just plunge your hand in to get an underwater shot (checking you did the battery compartments' door up properly first, oh and that you are holding the Hero and not an Alexa mini).
Is it possible to tell it in a way that will make the fans of the book happy, or is the trick just to make the best movie you can from the plot?
I don't know, but will be interesting to see...
BTW at the start of the original movie I thought this was going to be the best thing ever... and it really wasn't. I'll just want a good movie this time around and hope that's what I get.
Reducing the book to film length and making it both like the book and work as a movie is a staggering challenge though.
What do you think is the closest thing to Lattice for Windows?
Also it's worth using larger LUTs to help with the color accuracy, so 33 is a big step up from 17, for example (as that's points per axis).
Also use a LUT on material that is in the colour space it's designed for, or use another LUT (or other technique) to fix that first.
P.S. Interesting discussion thread from Lattice's early days... by one of the authors:https://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?118429-Lattice-A-LUT-Tool
Q. Windows/Linux version??
A. Never say never, but probably never!