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1 All EOSHD Shooter’s Guides are now half price for 7 days

I reduced the price of the Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Guide last week to just $9.99 and it has sold well, therefore I am extending the half-price sale to the entire range of EOSHD Shooter’s Guides for the next 7 days only. If you’re looking to dive deeper into your camera knowledge or are even just curious about what the books offer – now is the perfect time.

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0 BMCC variant Speed Booster works on GH3 and GH4 to give 1.28x crop, near full frame

I had hesitated to try this for so long, but finally today a brave EOSHD reader sent me a tweet saying he had fitted his BMCC Speed Booster (with protruding rear-glass) on his GH4. It just goes straight on. First a BIG disclaimer. Speed Booster adapters have adjustable glass which can sit closer or further away from the sensor to fine tune infinity focus. On some adapters this will mean potentially it may clash against…

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/91880562[/vimeo] 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…

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0 Now available! The epic 250 page EOSHD Panasonic GH3 Shooter’s Guide

I have been working on this all year and the results are worth the wait. Go here to get your copy for just $19.99 Highlights EOSHD’s recommended camera settings for filmmaking EOSHD’s 15 recommended lenses for the GH3 (with new tri-shot test gallery) Official foreword by Panasonic and exclusive interview Post production chapter and 10% off Film Convert Pro 2 with every book A Total Beginner’s Guide in the Appendix…

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0 In depth test – 5D Mark III and 7D raw video vs Blackmagic Pocket vs GH3

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/77268402[/vimeo] 68GB worth of material was used to get a studio based test this finely tuned, with the cameras matched in post as close as possible. This effort to remove the variables of grading and camera settings leaves behind a truer picture of the differences in hardware capabilities. The 5D Mark III raw (from Magic Lantern), if it were a film stock, would be Fuji. Warm vivid colours which may…

Reviews
0 Metabones Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds – Review

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/72612659[/vimeo] Buy the full range of mFT and E-mount Metabones Speed Booster adapters here There’s more from EOSHD on the Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds here, and for E-mount here The Speed Booster has come to Micro Four Thirds where it turns the smaller sensor into a Super 35mm / APS-C equivalent – the cinema standard. I have been testing the Leica R, Nikon G and Contax Yashica Speed…

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0 Panasonic G6 Review – the GH2 Redux

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/70830474[/vimeo] Buy the Panasonic G6 on eBay The G6 achieves a certain yin-and-yang. With the GH3 now occupying a higher position in the line, the G6 has moved up to occupy the position once taken by our much loved GH2. It shares the same sensor which of course was always pretty special for video, yet adds a lot of significant new features like 1080/60p, a faster processor, high resolution LCD…

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0 Metabones Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds – First Look and GH3 images

The Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster for Leica R is now in stock at Metabones! The Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds gives cameras like the Panasonic GH2, GH3 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera a Super 35mm / APS-C sized sensor using clever optics, in the same way that the E-mount version turned cameras like the Sony FS100 and NEX 7 into valid alternatives to full frame. As well as shrinking…

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0 The full Panasonic GH3 review

Above: my GH3 kitted out with Leica 14-50mm F2.8, Lanparte follow focus, carbon matte box and baseplate Six months in the making here is my final and full review of the Panasonic GH3 jointly published with DPReview.com. I highly recommend checking out that review as well, to which I contributed the video mode insights. The Panasonic GH3 is an affordable $1299 hybrid camera and has a special legacy to build…

Creative Filmmaking
0 MoVI set to revolutionise filmmaking – Vincent LaForet shows gyro stabiliser by Freefly Systems (with footage from GH3 and 1D C)

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/62917185[/vimeo] Check out the GH3 MoVI footage and donate to charity – $3 at Vimeo On Demand There’s more – particularly on how the wireless video monitoring and camera operators work with the MoVI – by Timur Civan here If you’ve ever wanted to pull off just about any camera move with a tiny handheld rig, that just became reality. Potentially replacing the traditional steadicam at a stroke the tiny…

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0 Will we see a new professional Panasonic GH-series camera at NAB?

The Panasonic GH3 was a big update over the legendary GH2 and I am putting the final touches to my review (and a lot of other future material). I’ve been shooting a lot with it alongside by cinema cameras, the FS100 and Blackmagic Cinema camera. Where are the Panasonic pro cameras? Well the GH3 is $1300 and that leaves quite a large space above it for a high spec ‘DSLR-type’…

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0 Forum hot topics – Anamorphic, Metabones Speed Booster, raw GH3 footage and more

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/60401188[/vimeo] “They each have their own unique character. Which image do you prefer?” Iscorama VS Iscomorphot 8 2x VS Iscomorphot 8 1.5x by QuickHitRecord. This is a new weekly series on EOSHD. The forum is really booming at the moment. A while ago on the site I decided to redirect the article comments system into the forum and that has seen a big increase in the number of people using it not…

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0 Nikon D5200 review

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/59832019[/vimeo] UPDATE: The HDMI output on this camera is uncompressed 4:2:2, for a leap in image quality over the internal 24Mbit codec! Check the forum for my ProRes noise grain sample shots The Nikon D5200 is the best mid-range Nikon yet for video. What is more of a surprise is the relish in which it takes on the much more expensive 5D Mark III, Panasonic GH3 and Nikon’s own flagship…

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0 Sony FS700 slow mo goes low light with Speed Booster and the new SLR Magic T0.95 lenses

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/58068874[/vimeo] Please email SLR Magic here to order their new lenses I’ve had a FS700 for a few days and tonight myself and Rudi of Slashcam.de got out and gave it a test run in Berlin. We only shot for 2 or 3 hours and after editing the test I had a lot of ideas for slow-mo shots that would have worked with the song – slow-mo is actually a…

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0 Watch the GH3 skateboarding documentary I helped shoot for Panasonic (plus a useful GH3 vs 5D Mark III video)

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/53642599[/vimeo] Last month I was invited by Panasonic to shoot a documentary for a skatepark in Hamburg, as an opportunity to test out the GH3 and offer some feedback on the camera. Here, thanks to Simon Sticker of Flow Media, a filmmaker given the unenviable task of editing together the footage, is the finished piece! How does the GH3 compare to it’s main rival in the Canon camp for video,…

Tests
0 Panasonic GH3 – my short test “Civilian”

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/54266780[/vimeo] At the moment I am using the Panasonic GH3 like a bit of a director’s viewfinder. But the advantage is, it is a rolling one. You can then put a draft cut together of the concept you’re thinking of shooting – like a live action storyboard, see if it gives you an emotional response and if it succeeds – hire actors, and go back out and shoot it fully.

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0 The EOSHD Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shootout

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/53821829[/vimeo] In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should buy – based purely on image quality. The following cameras are in this test: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (retail) Panasonic…

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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 For the curious – Panasonic GH3 updated hardware and firmware report

Thanks to a chance encounter I was able to very briefly try a GH3 this week in Barcelona. The camera was on loan from Panasonic and not available to the public to try, it was part of the private beta test program but they very kindly let me give my impressions of it after a brief 20 minute play with the camera behind closed doors. Again this was not the final…

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/49944730[/vimeo] 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.

Creative Filmmaking
0 Interview with Yoshiyuki Inoue, Senior Engineering Planner for the Panasonic GH3

Above: Inoue helped conceive the GH3 and was a mechanical designer on the well regarded Panasonic L1 (inset) For my hands on test of the Panasonic GH3 pre-production model read this! Yoshiyuki Inoue is the senior engineering planner at Panasonic. A mechanical designer on the Panasonic L1 back in the Four Thirds days, that camera is now fondly rememberd for a beautiful optical viewfinder, Leica M style build and cutting edge design.…

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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 The Panasonic GH3 is here

Updated version: 17.36 GMT Described by Panasonic as a semi-professional ‘creative HD hybrid’ and a flagship model for the company, the Panasonic GH3 is finally here – 2 years after the GH2 arrived. The official unveiling answers some of the mysteries too.

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0 The Panasonic GH3 calls to explorers

Above – the new GH3 (click image to enlarge) First sample videos will be uploaded here – https://vimeo.com/groups/gh3 The GH3 will be revealed on Monday September 17th at a Panasonic press conference in Cologne, home of this year’s Photokina 2012. EOSHD will be there when the show opens on Tuesday to get all the juicy hands-on details.

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0 The Panasonic GH3 – product suggestions for Panasonic

Above: myself shooting with an anamorphic LOMO on the GH2 I’ve already fired off my suggestions for the GH3 to one of my most helpful friends in the industry. Thanks a great deal. Now you can see the suggestions to in this open letter to Panasonic. I’ve listed the requests in order of priority. Yes I’d really like to see that Canon G1X style built in ND filter.

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0 Panasonic talk hacking, committed to video on cutting edge GH3

Above: Panasonic GH2 with Zacuto EVF and Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 (constant aperture) The GH2 is the only true hybrid video DSLR. Video on all other DSLRs is an add-on but on the GH2 it is a core feature. It is an approach Canon will eventually take with the 4K Cinema EOS DSLR in what is going to be a very exciting 2012 – hopefully it will have an EVF and…

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0 GH3 around corner at CES?

Find out how to get a GH2 body for $499 in the US at Adorama on the new EOSHD forum Ethics statement: holding off buying a camera due to a rumour is silly. Anyone who wants to shoot and is not currently shooting with a GH2 especially with the hack and current discounts is missing out on a fantastic camera. Whilst the GH2 discounts continue today I received an email…

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17 GH3 to have emphasis on low light performance, new EVF technologies

Panasonic are in talks with Epson to provide cutting edge new display technology for the EVF in the GH3. The news comes from a recent interview with Panasonic’s Ichiro Kitao at the launch of the GF3. It was a change of tone from last year when Panasonic spoke of the GH2 as a niche camera. Now they say, it is a ‘flagship’ and ‘very important’.