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0 Sony’s response to PXW-FS5 issues and why I am keeping hold of my camera

Comment on the forum Last week I had an insight into just how responsive Sony are becoming in rolling out support for their cameras. As users like myself and Paul Antico discovered soon after the FS5 was released the image had some issues. The very week I bought my camera Sony were in touch by email – I was then tasked to shoot some tests and send the XAVC footage to their…

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2488 The importance of firmware updates and why Panasonic are too late with V-LOG for the GH4

Opinion piece, by Andrew Reid In only a few months, 57 new features have been added to the Samsung NX1. Meanwhile Panasonic have been more keen than many to evolve their products, adding a 4K Photo mode to the GH4 and 24p for 4:3 shooting, a nod to anamorphic filmmakers. But it isn’t enough. No anamorphic de-squeeze for instance and now the time it has taken for V-LOG to reach us has been too long.…

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0 Interview with Panasonic – raw HDMI output may be coming to future GH4 firmware plus anamorphic aspect ratios in firmware V2.0

New firmware for the Panasonic adds higher vertical resolutions in various aspect ratios, making further use of the camera’s 4K video ability. For photographers also a brand new in-camera workflow is now available to extract high resolution stills from “4K Photo Mode”. For 4K video, resolution increases from 2160 lines in 16:9 for standard 4K to 2336 lines in 3:2, 2496 lines in 4:3 and an enormous 2880 lines in 1:1. By comparison…

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0 Metabones firmware update for Canon EF adapter improves compatibility with Sony A7S

Update on the update: Firmware update app is currently Windows only, Mac version available within the next 24hrs Metabones have announced a firmware update for their Smart EF Mark IV adapter (E-Mount). This is a must-have update for A7S users who have experienced buggy behaviour with their camera using Canon lenses. The firmware update is available from Metabones here along with full instructions. If you have the earlier Mark III…

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0 Blackmagic to release new ‘unified’ firmware update for all cameras

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…

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0 Blackmagic respond to EOSHD about supporting existing cameras – audio levels and histograms on the way!

Above: Prospect, a short film shot on the 2.5k Blackmagic Cinema Camera The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was the first foray for the company into the camera market and was announced 2 years ago this month. I know many users were expecting more from firmware updates in the meantime to add basic features and also features promised by Blackmagic themselves. Many were expecting these to be announced this week at NAB.…

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0 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera gets raw!

Download firmware v1.5 from Blackmagic Just a heads up (full post to follow when I’ve had some shooting time with it) – the eagerly awaited firmware update from Blackmagic Design which gives the Pocket Cinema Camera raw video has arrived. This will allow you to shoot 12bit Cinema DNG in full 1080p. Blackmagic recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB card for raw. I am going to be using the LOMO…

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0 Blackmagic price drop by a third on Cinema Camera

Above: my EF mount camera with Iscorama 54 and ReWo BMCC cage UPDATE. Cameras are now in stock in the US at the new prices of $1995 – At Hot Rod Cameras Full Blackmagic range – both EF and mFT cameras now in stock At Adorama Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Mount At B&H Photo Video Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount…

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0 The EOSHD 5D Mark III Raw Shooter’s Guide – available now!

Dispelling the myths – optimising performance – never read another endless forum post again! [wp_eStore_buy_now:product_id:3:end] Payment via PayPal, just $19.99 (usual price $29.99) My third book launches today. It is available to download immediately and for the first week you can get 33% off the usual price making it just $19.99. It is an enormous 12 chapters and 106 pages.

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0 1D X has traces of 1D C firmware but Magic Lantern ‘will never touch 1D series’ as Canon threatens potential hackers with legal trouble

A few months ago I reported back what Canon had told me officially at Photokina – that the 1D C had some very minor hardware changes over the 1D X (like a headphone socket) but that the camera was fundementally the same camera with a firmware update to enable 4K recording. The Canon product manager was technically knowledge and utterly adamant this was the case, there wasn’t a hint of doubt…

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0 Panasonic GH3 real-world test (pre-production firmware)

This report is based on a pre-production model. The GH3 is Panasonic’s most far-reaching attempt yet to take on Canon’s DSLR-market domination. So popular were Canon’s DSLRs for video that they were able to found the entire Cinema EOS business on the back off it (and in doing so, arguably they turned their back on the enthusiast DSLR video market). But there was always a dark horse and that camera…

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0 IFA show report – Sony FS700 4K firmware due in a few weeks for same price as F3 S-LOG upgrade?

Today I was at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. Sony had the FS700 to play with. Asking about the 4K update – I was told that by Sony insider (not a sales rep) there are two external recorders already on the market that will work with the camera in 4K mode by Aja and Sony. Sony have no plans to restrict 4K output to their own external recorder(s), and that…

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0 Sony NEX-Hack update – 1st camera purchased for Someone1.00

NEW: Donate and view the latest donations here Read the full update at EOSHD NEX-Hack.com Today myself and Malcolm of Magic Lantern were able to transfer $700 to Someone1.00 to buy his first test body from the NEX-Hack.com donations fund. We are well on the path to improvements in video image quality and features on the Sony NEX and Alpha cameras.

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0 Dedicated NEX Hack site for Someone1.00 – donations reach $1000 in less than 1 day

NEX-Hack.com now open A huge thank you to all EOSHD readers who have donated to the NEX hacking project. The interest in the NEX and Alpha hacks has been HUGE! Therefore I’ve decided the project lead by Someone1.00 deserves its own site at NEX-Hack.com You can login with your own existing EOSHD forum username and password. And if you haven’t already donated please do so now! The more donations, the…

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0 Sony NEX hack is go – 46Mbit 1080p tested

I have set up a dedicated forum for the Sony NEX Hack here A guy named Someone 1.00 is able to hack the NEX series of Sony mirrorless cameras for higher bitrates in video mode and more. The video after the break shows the hack in action, and proof that it can be done. Discuss the hack here and support Someone 1.00 in his efforts.

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20 New Official GH2 firmware out, adds 25p, early findings

Mandorla – a feature directed by Roberto Miller in production now on the hacked Panasonic GH2 The new official GH2 firmware is out now, you can download it at Panasonic here. Please be aware when you install it that any hacked firmware is overwritten and lost although one forum member at Vitaliy Kiselev’s site said he was able to roll back the hacked version 1.0 firmware again just fine with…

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0 Vitaliy Kiselev requests expertise to bypass GH2 encryption

“As you may know, I have GH2 firmware now. But it is encrypted, and uses compacts UPD format [same as Panasonic’s latest compacts]. It’ll require bunch of resources and expertise to try to dump [firmware from compacts] and learn how encryption is performed. [So it can be reverse engineered]. Please publish this info with bold request for all engineers [with expertise in] NOR flash (and especially LSI with NOR) to…

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0 They’re listening – Sony to add manual video controls to NEX and Alpha DSLRs

UPDATE: The firmware was released in October, but only added the ability to control aperture during movie recording. We need control of shutter speed and ISO for it to be properly usable. Image source: IFA 2010, press pack – Sony’s press conference today at the IFA in Berlin Source: German website Slashcam.de reports via Sony Alpha Rumors Ichiro Takagi (Deputy President of the Imaging Business Group of Sony) today told…

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0 Buyer’s Guide – Canon 5D Mark II or Panasonic GH1?

One of the biggest ownership dilemmas I ever had was between these two cameras. I loved the silky smooth shallow depth of field image from the 5D Mark II and the fun factor of the very usable Panasonic GH1. The low light performance of the 5D Mark II was completely absent of banding and colours looked incredible on a big screen. The GH1 had a significant cost and handling advantage…

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0 The Obvious Question – and why there is NO conspiracy at Panasonic

Above: Ichiro Kitao, product planner for Panasonic Lumix. Panasonic did a fantastic job on the GH1’s hardware, and it’s software is an impeccable creation, with really easy to use functionality. Now Tester13’s software PTools allows us to change a limited set of variables in the GH1’s firmware. It doesn’t recode anything complicated, create any new functionality or restructure anything. It’s simply doing this:

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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…

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