I just spoke to a source at Panasonic and touched on the possibility of the GH2 hack, and why Panasonic wanted to make it hard for Vitaliy Kiselev to improve functionality on the camera, for free and unpaid.
“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 contact me. I can guarantee anonymity if they want.” – Vitaliy Kiselev
I keep hearing squeaks from an industry creaking under the weight of heavy professional gear, proclaiming that DSLRs will never last and that people will all move onto heavy and expensive digital cinema cameras. Rubbish!
Top hollywood editor Walter Murch thinks 3D is broken by design, and he has the proof.