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2 5 reasons why I will be getting a Panasonic GH5

Just for 4 days, the Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Guide will be half-price. Get it here! The Panasonic team in Osaka have been very good to us over the last few years. Now the GH5 is imminent, EOSHD takes a look at what makes the series so great and what to expect for the new model.

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0 Panasonic GH4 footage shot with the EOSHD Shooter’s Guide Cinema Settings

Full 4K resolution version available to download at Vimeo (for Vimeo Plus or Pro members). Non Vimeo members can view it on YouTube in 4K though at a low bitrate! 4K YouTube version Music by Poplin via the EOSHD Music Challenge I’ve been trying some run & gun shooting with no rig, just a gorilla pod and GH4 all handheld. In the process I developed three image profiles for the GH4 which I’ve…

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0 EOSHD Panasonic GH2 Shooter’s Guide on sale

The EOSHD GH2 Shooter’s Guide – on sale [more info here] Since launching my series of books a couple of years ago, the titles have together sold over 7000 copies. To celebrate for the first time I’m putting one of the titles on sale. Even if you just want a taster of what these guides are like or have a passing interest in the GH2 this is the time to…

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0 5D Mark III or Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

Check out the Blackmagic Cinema Camera versus 5D Mark III footage and blog post at EOSHD here With both cameras around the $3000 with a Canon lens mount, and the DSLR being such a popular choice for video, I thought I’d examine the reasons for buying one or the other. Which should you choose?

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera shutter angles explained

Above is a lightly graded and non-sharpened 1080p ProRes frame grab provided by John Brawley from his pre-production Blackmagic Cinema Camera (this one is graded by Shian). 2.5K 12bit raw will look even more detailed. Click the image for the full sized file (note, this has been compressed to JPEG format) For DSLR users thinking of moving up to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera this is an introductory guide to the biggest differences in operation…

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0 Which to get as a low budget shooter – 5D Mark III or GH2?

Above: the Olympus 12mm F2 in action on the GH2 Here’s a gear guide along with a round-up of footage for low budget shooters. There’s a big difference in price between the very capable Panasonic GH2 and the new 5D Mark III. One is $800 new and the other $3500. All the discussion so far has been about the camera – is it worth $3500? Well unless you’re going to drill a…

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0 Canon 5D Mark III Official. The comprehensive EOSHD guide

Canon announce the 5D Mark III – EOSHD takes a first look I thought I would die before this camera was released. Continued strong sales of the 5D Mark II put paid to a revolution for the line, or an earlier release date. So the 5D Mark III is a very evolutionary camera. If it isn’t broke – don’t fix it. People do tend to forget what a power house the…

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0 Optimising the GH2 for ISO 12,800 – a video tutorial

The footage here is shot with the EOSHD Intra-esting patch (AVC Intra at 88Mbit), which you can download here. Edit in Premiere CS5.5 on an AVC-Intra timeline for best workflow performance. Myth busting time! Yes the GH2 really can do clean, detailed ISO 12,800 in low light, and it is the best current DSLR for low light shooting, with an organic fine grain noise pattern like the Canon C300. How?…

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34 Optimising the Sony NEX 5N for cinematic video

Pacifica by Marlon Torres Sony have made a splash with their first credible video DSLR, the NEX 5N. In my view I still prefer the GH2’s image – Panasonic knocked the image processing into a different league for a DSLR on that and the hack furthers it – but the 5N has a very good sensor and a new processor. Out of the box it looks very electronic though. Here’s how…

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78 GH2 hack footage – 42Mbit AVCHD 1080/24p

The GH2 is already a lot of bang for the buck. This hack has made it a bonafide plastic explosive! In the latest hack released today Vitaliy has enabled high bitrate AVCHD in 1080/24p cinema mode for the first time. These represent the first image quality improvements for the hacked GH2. What does it look like? Watch the video above to find out.

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25 EOSHD Myth Busters Part 1 – Forget HDR – It’s about tonality

This is the first in a new series of articles dispelling current ‘trends, myths and sacred cows’ in digital video. Currently it’s trendy to tune cameras for more dynamic range. We have CineStyle for DSLRs, HDRx for RED and S-Log for the Sony F3… the list goes on. I feel the technique has overtaken the artist, the gimmick has triumphed over substance and we are operating in a world of…

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18 GH2 hack testing – initial report and how to test

Donate to Vitaliy Kiselev here Pick up a GH2 body on eBay here Thanks to a leaked firmware update and Vitaliy Kiselev we now have a GH2 hack to experiment with. It’s very early days so don’t expect anything drastic yet. The AVCHD encoder is very different to the GH1, so a lot of testing needs to be done before the right parameters and patches are discovered that improve image…