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0 Panasonic G85 review – is there any need to get an Olympus E-M1 Mark II for video?

Micro Four Thirds is increasingly going up-market and into pro territory, and unfortunately new Panasonic and Olympus cameras are getting more and more expensive by the day. Thankfully the G85 is a pro camera without a pro price – it represents a genuine advance over the Panasonic GH4 with cleaner low light performance, better automatic white balance and of course 5 axis in-body stabilisation.

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8 Now available – EOSHD Picture Profiles brings C-LOG to all Canon DSLRs including 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV

Download now for just $19.99 ($29.99 usual price) The EOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles Pack is now available and works in both video and stills mode – on all Canon DSLRs. Crafted using my Canon 1D C as a development camera, the EOSHD Film Profiles pack installs “Canon LOG” to cameras previously without it, plus a range of film simulation modes to DSLRs such as the 5D Mark IV, 5D Mark III, 1D X Mark II…

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2 Panasonic GH5 rumours point to 10bit 4:2:2 internal codec

The first reliable rumours are coming in about the GH5. According to 43Rumors it will not be ready for Photokina, instead we might be looking at an early 2017 release date. They also appear to be confident about two other aspects – no extra crop of the sensor when shooting 4K and the codec has been bumped up to 10bit 4:2:2 internally!

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2 Revealed: 5 axis IBIS is as powerful on the 4K Panasonic GX80 as the Olympus E-M5 II

“Creeeek” What was that sound? Was that the sound of the coffin lid closing on Olympus’s hope of ever getting any more video users? For a long time Olympus have had the best video stabilisation on the market but failed to capitalise on it! The system was far more powerful than any OIS lens, smoother and more effective than any other camera for handheld shooting without a gimbal. An absolute pleasure to…

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1 Nikon launch affordable Super 16mm 4K cameras with fast lenses starting at $649

Here’s Nikon’s answer to the Sony RX100 IV and RX10 II. With 4K video, 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240fps the video spec does rival the Sony cameras. Indeed in 2016 Nikon appears to be rolling out 4K video “as standard” so far. Featuring fast lenses, compact size and likely the same stacked DRAM Sony Exmor RS 1″ sensor as the RX100 IV, the sensor size is a match for Super 16mm in cinema…

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2 This uncompressed 4K HDMI to USB 3.0 adapter may allow Android smartphones or tablets to work as field monitor / recorder

HDMI monitor manufacturers continue to miss a trick by not building an ultra thin monitor the size of a smartphone (or phablet) with build in battery rather than a bulky brick-like Sony NP block on the back of a chunky monitor. Now a solution might be at hand to turn your existing Android smartphone or tablet into an HDMI monitor and even recorder.

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1 Canon 1D X Mark II video specs emerge – uses 4K MJPEG codec of 1D C but is it “missing Canon LOG”?

Disclaimer: the full specs aren’t out yet and nothing is officially announced New 1D X Mark II specs (via Canon Rumors) have just come out which reveal it to shoot DCI 4K in MJPEG format (4096 x 2610 and likely 8bit) just like the 1D C. However the maximum frame rate for 4K is now 60p! However at first glance there appears to be a glaring omission – that of Canon LOG.

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0 Nikon D500 with cropped 4K video (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Unfortunately the D500 uses a heavy crop of the sensor to readout 4K video. More about this below. As well as the Nikon D5, we have a surprise. Although the Nikon D5 can only record 4K for up to 3 minutes at a time, the D500 can go for a full 30 minutes in one continuous take. The D500 also comes in much cheaper than the larger FX pro body.

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2 Sony FS5 – why I bought one

The Sony FS5 is a miniature version of the FS7 cinema camera and Sony’s competitor to the Canon C100 Mk II. It’s also one of the most capable slow-mo cameras, with a 10bit 4:2:2 internal codec at 240fps.

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16 Panasonic developing 8K sensor for consumer and broadcast cameras

Panasonic froze image sensor research and development in 2011 and have only now resumed. The company has committed $80m to revitalise their image sensors business in light of growing revenue from their imaging business as a whole and hot demand for sensors. One of the goals of the $80m investment is the creation of an 8K sensor to be released in Panasonic cameras around 2018.

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2 Tried and tested – Premiere CC now supports H.265 natively

Comment on the forum Samsung NX1 users are in for a treat with the latest release of Adobe Premiere CC. The NLE has been updated with hardware accelerated 4K H.265 (HVEC) support. This means NX1 users no longer have to transcode clips to an editable format like ProRes. I have just tried out H.265 support in Premiere, so a brief word on this now…

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29 Samsung NX1 dead – Samsung customer support & retailers say camera discontinued in Europe

UPDATE – this article only cites one source (Samsung customer support). There are in fact numerous sources all saying the same. See below for the detailed update. Samsung are telling potential buyers in Europe that the flagship NX1 is discontinued, less than a year after it was released. The timing is very odd given the peak sales period (Christmas) is just a few weeks away. Say Samsung: “We quickly adapt to…

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2452 Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K ships!

The first units of the very promising Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K have just shipped to customers. I just had an email from Hugo who has posted the pictures of the cameras you see here hot off the press. Looking good!

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