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6 Fuji X Pro 2 video quality a huge step up – hands on with the final hardware, pre-production firmware

Download original files here (note: pre-production firmware). I am really pleased to say the video quality of the X Pro 2 is seriously impressive. It’s not 4K but it’s enormously satisfying, sharp and detailed. What’s great is that now we can finally shoot moving images with Fuji’s superb film-like colour science, without having to worry about image quality.

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3142 Canon 5D Mark IV “will be 1080p” with Canon LOG

I received an email from a NAB show visitor today who had spoken off the record to Canon and was told the company believes a 4K 5D Mark IV would completely overshadow the recently released C100 Mark II and so wouldn’t happen, but that Canon LOG would likely go into the camera to allow shot-matching with the XC10. So to segment specs based on price, Canon is allegedly sticking to 1080p on future DSLRs. The exception is the…

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0 Samsung NX1 vs Canon C300 (image quality)

The Canon C300 (currently reduced to $11,500) was the $15,000 stalwart of the professional videographer, only recently did it have a compelling rival – the Sony FS7. The Samsung NX1 is essentially a cutting edge 4K Super 35mm sensor in a mirrorless camera, recently given a video oriented firmware update which improves dynamic range and the available image profiles. I was curious to see how the images from these cameras compared and I put my Canon 1D…

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0 Nikon D810 video quality leapfrogs Canon 5D Mark III

The D810 now shoots better quality 1080p out of the box than the 5D Mark III. It isn’t 4K or raw but it’s good. In fact Nikon are now providing better image quality than Canon across the range in video mode. Beginning with the D3300 and D5300 which provide a better APS-C image than the 7D Mark II with less moire, Nikon have taken the same improvement to image quality…

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0 Nikon D750 video quality is a step forward, but how much of one?

At Photokina (Photokino for video users!) I briefly played with the Nikon D750. With the camera tethered to a sales rep stand and so much else for filmmakers at the show like the Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, Samsung NX1, Blackmagic and Red, I didn’t really have much time for the Canon or Nikon areas, but I did form some first impressions of using the new camera.

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0 James Miller adds £167 hardware 4K scaler box to Sony A7S with stunning results

Picture (“Buddy”) courtesy of James Miller, inset – the CYP 4K HDMI scaler The picture above (click for 1080p original) is from the 4K full frame sensor inside the Sony A7S (ISO 3200, S-LOG2). Internally the camera does a simple downscale of the 4K signal to 2K for standard 1080p XAVC or HDMI recording – but James discovered adding a hardware scaler on the end of the 4K HDMI signal results in a…

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0 Slashcam test reveals Sony A7S 1080/60p softer than 24p mode

Slashcam have chart tested the A7S internal recording modes and the results for the regular frame rates 24-30p are incredibly positive. However it seems that in 60p the camera cannot utilise the full pixel readout of the sensor, which results in a worse image with moire and aliasing. You can read my take on this below or head over to Slashcam to read the original piece (Google translated)

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0 Best small camera for 1080/60p – Panasonic GX7 and A6000 review

NB: Sample videos will come next week The Panasonic GX7 is available at B&H for $897.99 and the Sony A6000 is $648 at B&H here If you want a nice 1080p camera that is packed with features and doesn’t cost very much then there’s now two really good options available from Sony and Panasonic. The A6000 is certainly Sony’s best performing mirrorless camera yet for video with an APS-C sized sensor vs…

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0 Shooting 4K for 2K on the Panasonic GH4 plus my pre-review short film

My full review of the Panasonic GH4 (final retail unit) is coming next week. Until then I am enjoying Philip Bloom’s views on the camera here! A big thanks to B&H Photo & Video in the US for shipping internationally a GH4 unit with no recording limits, I got it before it was even available in Europe. Delivery took just 2 days! Impressed! Also thanks to Susanna, the star of my video above…

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0 Panasonic GH4 – Slow-mo at 96fps and 4K rolling shutter test

All tests based on pre-production model Here we come to some areas which aren’t perfect on the GH4, but which nevertheless are both a step forward from the GH3. I like what Panasonic have started here with 96fps slow-mo. This is the first consumer camera to deviate from the video standard of 60p to give us a genuinely useful creative tool which sets the ball rolling for improvements in future…

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0 2.5k CinemaScope anamorphic raw on the 5D Mark III

Get the EOSHD Anamorphic Shooter’s Guide for a comprehensive guide to anamorphic lenses, which ones to use, how to get them and how to shoot Download the 2.5k 2560×1280 Vimeo file and playback on a 2.5K or 4K display for best results Download a pack of DNG frames from the original raw files to judge quality The spec sheet is impressive. 14bit linear bayer raw is sub-sampled from a 6K sensor,…

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0 New Leica M with 1080p out in the wild – and first look at video quality

Catch the EOSHD interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausenand and hands-on with the Leica M type 240 here The new Leica M (dubbed type 240) has a CMOSIS full frame sensor, and a first for a Leica camera – video. Not since the Leicina 8mm camera (EOSHD article) has a Leica product been viable for cinema. The Leica M of course is primarily a photography tool, but it is interesting…

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0 Full 1080p high bitrate GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition footage now available for download

Download the video here (Vimeo Plus members only) As well as having the coolest name for a camera ever conceived, this is a camera that kind of makes you wonder what the Japanese camera manufacturers have been up to all this time. Although the 720/120fps mode is shared by Panasonic, the GoPro team have smashed a number of barriers here in terms of 4K / 2.7K resolution and processing power…

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0 The new Leica M as a filmmaker’s tool – an interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausen

Leica revealed their new M series camera at Photokina 2012. It marks the first time video has been implemented on a Leica M, with a brand new full frame 35mm CMOS sensor developed in Europe by CMOSIS. EOSHD went along to interview Product Manager for the M-System Jesko Von Oeynhausen to find out what it means for filmmakers. Please note that the camera is at the moment a pre-production camera (firmware…

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0 Test footage from the pre-release Panasonic GH3 at Photokina

This week I was loaned a GH3 body for a short time at Photokna by Panasonic. This test footage was shot in 1080/25p ALL-I mode at 72Mbit, with two slow mo-sequences of Pocahontas and the juggler shot in AVCHD 1080/50p at 50Mbit. I also had a go at grading the GH3 footage with Peter Patten of Apple.

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0 Panasonic GH3 hands-on report

Panasonic’s Philipp Wolf showed me the inner-workings of the new GH3 at Photokina today. I was then let loose with the camera to shoot some test footage in 1080/25p ALL-I and 50Mbit 1080/50p mode. This camera was running firmware version v0.4 and so by no means final yet. What I found impressed me.

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0 John Brawley posts new Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage

Please note the compression and noise is from Vimeo not the camera John Brawley has some new Blackmagic footage for us. Unfortunately Vimeo streams 1080p at something like 7Mbit and John has no download option on this clip, so watching Blackmagic footage when it is so heavily compressed rather defeats the object of such a lovely 12bit raw camera. Nevertheless dynamic range and resolution are looking pretty good.

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0 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

Journey – by Andrew Reid Does the new OM-D E-M5 manage to produce a GH2 style virtuoso performance in video mode? I have to say there are some question marks over that – but as a stills camera it is now my absolute number one choice against some very tough competition – the 5D Mark III, Fuji X Pro 1 and Sony NEX 7.

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0 Zacuto Revenge Shootout 2012 Part 2 shock – Francis Ford Coppola and majority prefer Panasonic GH2

Francis Ford Coppola gives his answer in the new Zacuto Shootout, choosing in order of preference the Panasonic GH2 (lit by Colt Seaman), Alexa and Epic Get the most from the GH2 – Read the EOSHD GH2 Shooter’s Guide The results are in from Zacuto’s Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout 2012. The majority of those at the cinema screenings – including Francis Ford Coppola preferred Colt Seaman’s lighting and…

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0 Sony RX100 review

Buy the RX100 at Adorama or Buy the RX100 on eBay The RX100 is a camera that fits in your jeans pocket. Would I consider intercutting RX100 footage with 1080p from a pro Super 35mm cinema camera? Yes I would. This should give you an idea of what a monumental achievement the technology of the RX100 is.

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0 Classified no longer – how the Nikon D800’s 36MP sensor line-skips for 1080p

Above: a short Nikon D800 full 1080p example – click through to the Vimeo page here to download the original D800 file Nikon’s people say their downsampling technique for the D800’s video mode is classified info. So Falk Lumo has gone and found out for himself, with a great technical analysis of the Nikon D800 and how it obtains 1080p video from the huge 36MP Sony sensor inside.

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0 UPDATE: James Miller removes optical low-pass filter from 5D Mark III for resolution increase / new footage

Update: James has had a full day’s shooting now with the modified 5D Mark III. Check out the footage above. Warning: please wait for this to all shake out. Don’t hastily modify your 5D Mark III without the necessary technical knowledge and research. Opening the camera voids the warranty and risks irreparable damage. James Miller has decided to open up his brand new Canon 5D Mark III, tear it down…

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0 Panasonic GH2 vs 5D Mark III

Today I shot this comparison between the 5D Mark III and hacked Panasonic GH2 with EOSHD Unified Patch. The results are all in the video. Now you just need to factor in overall aesthetics to your decision, which are important. Personally I’d say that full frame sensor aside there is no reason why I like the 5D Mark III’s cinematic image more than the GH2’s. But I do need a full…

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9 Robot vision – iPhone 4S video vs iPhone 4

iPhones are not cameras really, they’re more a bunch of computers sent to take over the world. Anyone who has tried to hold a conversation recently will know the feeling. Two rectangle lights invade and before you know it the conversation is dead. So without further-a-do lets see how robot vision is shaping up in 2011.

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49 Sony HX9v vs Canon 600D – DSLR gets beat by compact in video mode

Buy it now – Sony HX9v This is what happens when you don’t overhaul your imaging chips for 3 years, Canon. The new Sony HX9v compact out-resolves the 600D’s video mode for resolution, and has 1080/60p. It is also a lot closer to a DSLR in terms of dynamic range than I expected it would be. It fits in my pocket and has a stabilised 24-380mm lens. It has an…

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0 Nikon – “DSLR video is taking off massively”

Nikon have seen huge demand recently for their first 1080p DSLR, the D7000. In an interview with Imaging-Resource at CES, Nikon vice president David Lee says that he… “really believes a very important feature, and that when we came this past year with the full 1080p, those models have really taken off”.

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0 50Mbit 1080p MJPEG on the Panasonic GH1

The results are finally in and EOSHD.com has found settings that give you the best possible quality from your GH1. There will also be improvements and updates still to come. Please read on! The GH1 can now do 50Mbit 1080p MJPEG and the quality is astounding. It isn’t quite 100% robust yet, certain types of shot can halt recording. But it’s very usable as you can see from the video…

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0 Inside the Panasonic GH1

Progress continues on the new GH1 custom firmware by Vitaliy K or ‘tester13’ as he’s know in the community. The developer has succeeded in enabling native 24p 1080p recording to the SD card. However the native 24p files cannot be played back on the camera yet. Previously the GH1 recorded 24p 1080p in a 60i stream, which needed pulldown and reverse telecline to get the native 24p stream back out…