Though the Shogun has not yet been released you can still obtain one of the best HD signals available on the market from the GH4′s HDMI port. This is 10bit 4:2:2 and oversampled internally from 4K, a bit like on the Sony FS700 but for only $1699. The video above shows how to setup the camera for recording 10bit 1080p onto the Atomos Blade.
In the next few days I should receive my Atomos Ninja Star which is a tiny low-profile recorder with no screen, for when you want to use the screen on the camera but benefit from the higher image quality of 10bit 4:2:2. Check EOSHD soon for a review.
This began as a 10 point list. It grew…
I am huge fan of the 1D C’s image but not the camera itself and especially not the price. The 1D C when it was introduced offered an absolutely lovely image and still does but now the playing field is rapidly changing.
Exactly how does the Sony A7S compare on paper to the 1D C?
C300 and 1D C drop $2000
This is an interesting move by Canon. The 1D C I expected really to drop further in price because of intense competition from Panasonic and Sony at much lower prices. The C300 however has been selling very well but now apparently Canon want to shift stock faster. Is this to make way for a replacement? Based on specs alone it is certainly due one. Based on the real world and how this camera has been accepted by videographers and filmmakers, people seem pretty happy with what they have!
Don’t fancy the GH4? Then the full frame Sony A7S is now in-stock at B&H
Philip Bloom has his take on the Panasonic GH4 ready, the highlight for me is the footage – it simply looks superb. Great job on the grading as well.
Reviewing cameras is a difficult business at the moment with so much choice, so many variables and so many different needs. However Mr Bloom does a good job in putting the strengths and weaknesses out there for your consideration. The final decision is up to you!
Along with such disappointing video quality on both of Nikon’s flagship models the D4S and D810, it’s suggested by some that Nikon do not care about video on DSLRs because it is a small market. They make stills cameras! Video is a tiny niche. And so it goes, on and on (from people on photography forums and not actual working pros)…
So I was surprised to see 34 mentions of “video”, 14 mentions of “cinema” and 10 mentions of “broadcast” in Nikon’s official press release for the D810.
That compares to just 18 mentions of “photographer”, 4 mentions of “photography” and zero mention at all of the words “still” or “stills” in the entire release.
So far, so predictable.
Like the Sony A7R the D810 will feature 1080/60p.
And you may as well stop reading now!
For all the claim to ‘go after video pros’ after the dramatic improvement we saw with the D800, the new D810 does the absolutely minimum to excite us. I really don’t see the point of buying one, especially with the A7S release next week!
I do currently have a Nikon D600 which satisfies my needs for stills and Nikon lenses. Video is terrible on that too. I think Nikon really need to up their game.
I don’t feel the need to add much more information at this time.
Check back later for the official announcement and sample videos.
I don’t know at what point OK Go’s music turned into New Order but I like the new direction almost as much as their choice of camera!
Here’s the behind the scenes video of how OK Go made their latest video with the Panasonic GH4.
Despite appearances the third RX100 is no incremental update. It is astounding that Sony have managed to put a built in ND, OLED EVF, 120fps and XAVC codec in a compact camera, not to mention the new 24-70mm F1.8 to F2.8 lens. Sharply detailed resolution in video mode round out the spec.
But does the reality of shooting with it live up to the specs on paper?
Blackmagic firmware Version 1.8 is set to be released for all cameras simultaneously. The good news is that the work to create a unified firmware seems to be done. This was the work which for so long was getting in the way of Blackmagic adding new features to their cameras (like histograms). From now on we could be seeing some more regular and more exciting updates.
Straight off the bat with 1.8 there’s a lot of new additions like 4K raw on the Production Camera and a new user interface for all cameras.
I’m working with two musicians, Hauptman & Friendly in Berlin. They are composing sound tracks for filmmakers which you can license for your own work and avoid the dreaded Copyright Match on Vimeo.
Pricing will start at just $19.99. The cinematography reel I have edited above showcases some of my cinematography along with the score “Chains” written by Ofer Hauptman.
This is in the early stages… I’d love to hear your feedback about what you’d like to get from EOSHD Soundtrack Compositions and how you’d want to use it. We won’t be going for quantity, but quality.
The relationship between record labels and the internet is in a tense state of affairs. On one hand large record companies such as EMI are suing Vimeo for copyright infringement, hence we have Copyright Match. YouTube on the other hand pays a minuscule royalty fee to record labels where uploaded content contains their music.
YouTube plans to launch a new subscription based music service to rival Apple iTunes where content can be downloaded and played on a mobile device with no internet connection. It goes directly head to head with iTunes.
The problem is, smaller record labels feel they are being bullied and the very survival of smaller artists is at stake here…