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2607 Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7R II in low light – Speed Booster Shootout

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/135859807[/vimeo] When you have a Need For Speed there are two people you can call – Shane Hurlbut or Metabones. The Metabones Speed Booster adapters give us apertures as fast as F0.64 from the rare Canon EF 50mm F1.0. The XL 0.64x version fits the GH4 and turns the scruffy 2.3x crop 4K into a shiny Super 35mm unicorn. F1.2 becomes F0.88. The Ultra 0.74x version for E-mount fits the A7R II and turns…

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0 A more realistic impression of the Sony A7S low light performance at ISO 12,800

All the high ISO footage from the Sony A7S so far have been highly compressed and streamed on YouTube. Here we have not one but two stages of very aggressive noise reduction being applied to the images. If you want to see it without the heavy compression removing all trace of noise, here’s a full resolution JPEG shot at ISO 12,800 from the camera courtesy of DCFever… You can download…

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0 A new (and extraordinary) Sony A7S 4K low light test

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYq1cwhk2Tc[/youtube] The Sony A7S is the camera I am most looking forward to in the coming months and although it is a shame it lacks an internal 4K codec, it does promise much improved internal 1080p and 4K HDMI output. Here Yosh Enatsu has used the Blackmagic HDMI to SDI Ultra HD converter to a Hyperdeck Studio deck to record this test shoot in the dead of night.

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/95217701[/vimeo] 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…

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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…

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0 Low light test of 5D Mark III raw vs H.264

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/66206596[/vimeo] The 5D Mark III is already a very capable low light camera. In its factory guise whilst not quite as clean as the Canon C300 or Sony FS100, it is the best DSLR for low light shooting (though the Nikon D5200 puts up a good fight). But that was before the latest developments with ML Raw. Has low light improved even further?

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0 Shootout in extreme low light – 5D Mark III vs FS100 vs GH2

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/42091083[/vimeo] This is a torture test of the low light abilities of 3 cameras. There are three test scenes in a battered old ex-factory in the east of Berlin. The first consists of a completely pitch black room with glowing pearl lighting. The next one is in the roof is lit using a single iPhone 4S torch with the cameras ramped up to ISO 12,800. The third scene is again…

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0 Astonishing Canon 5D Mark III ISO 12,800 video

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/37879608[/vimeo] Here is a shot from Japan which was shot with both the 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III (with beta firmware) by a camera reviewer. The cleanness and lack of noise is something quite remarkable. Are we in for a incredible low light treat – a truly ground breaking camera?

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

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/35275238[/vimeo] 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.…

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0 Dispelling the myths, is the Canon C300 worth $15,999?

Whilst I still prefer the small size and ‘tourist’ stealth factor of DSLRs for the kind of shooting I do, I can recognise why a great many want a Canon C300. The handling, EF mount, image quality and low light performance – as well as built in ND, audio monitoring and build quality are worth the money to many professionals. But actually there are some myths flying around about the…

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0 Revealed – How to get clean ISO 6400 and 12,800 low light video on the GH2 and 5D Mark II

1080p frame at ISO 12,800 from the GH2 – click to enlarge The GH2 is the best low light DSLR. It is a myth it cannot compete with the FS100 or Canon C300. I am currently experimenting a lot with my GH2 and Nikon J1. I’ve seen some new opportunities with these… With the GH2 I am refunding my techniques for getting cinematic extreme low light at ISO 12,800 and…

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60 Latest GH2 hack unlocks stunning ISO 12,800 with film-like grain

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/31835141[/vimeo] Go deeper into the GH2 with the 164 page EOSHD GH2 Shooter’s Guide Vitaliy Kiselev revealed his latest version 3.63 GH2 hack yesterday. In it is a innocuous patch that removes the ISO limit (3200) in video mode allowing us to go all the way to ISO 12,800. Now at first I didn’t think much to this, since the image would be unusable at ISO 12,800 right? Well it…

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74 Sony NEX 5N review and video footage

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/28529236[/vimeo] EOSHD is now a Digital Photography Review contributor. Read my full IFA 2011 show report at DPReview.com here. After a lot of Dear Sony letters they have finally entered the DSLR video game. Are they going to change it? Read on to find out.

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0 Sony F3 has 4 times light gathering ability of 5D Mark II

The Sony F3 will have a dedicated Super 35 video sensor with huge pixels – can DSLRs compete? With news from Sony that the F3 has a built anew Exmor Super 35 2k sensor unrelated to DSLRs comes an interesting dilemma for DSLR users. I’ve been doing some research into the pixel sizes (and light gathering ability) of the leading video DSLRs.

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0 The Urban Guitarist – Philip Bloom Challenge 2

[vimeo]14725782[/vimeo] Rather than getting bogged down over which DSLR has the best microphone socket and lug straps, and then discussing it for 7 days on a 500 page thread, some take the approach that I too prefer. Get your arse outside. Shoot something. Preferably not your arse!

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1 The death of full frame in video land?

As the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D3S show, full frame may be winning now – but do we really need it? Rise of the compact High Sensitivity sensors Recently I was comparing sample photos from the Canon G11 to the Panasonic GF1, I found that at ISO 3200 the G11 was almost matching the GF1 for resolution, detail, colour and noise simply through virtue of having a very…

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0 EOSHD Shootout Part 1 – 5D versus GH1 in Low Light

[vimeo]10657409[/vimeo] If possible please watch the test footage on a proper display via DVI or HDMI, not a laptop screen. It makes a HUGE difference in perception. The results of EOSHD’s low light shootout between the mighty Canon 5D Mark II and the Panasonic GH1 are in! This is a real-life natural light test, this is what happens when you take out the cameras and shoot. There are no test…

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0 The EOSHD Shootout GH1 versus 5D MK2 – GH1 Picture Profiles

[vimeo]10563576[/vimeo] Note: The web levels the playing field. Full-screen it on a TV! Welcome to Part 1, Video 1 – Low light and the GH1’s film modes I’ve been conducting a shootout between the Panasonic GH1 and 5D Mark II, using everything I know about setting up the cameras and everything I have learned from others such as Philip Bloom. In the Zacuto shootout, Bloom said he couldn’t quite set…