Atomos setup guide for the Panasonic GH4 and 10bit external recording

Though the Shogun has not yet been released you can still obtain one of the best HD signals available on the market from the GH4’s HDMI port. This is 10bit 4:2:2 and oversampled internally from 4K, a bit like on the Sony FS700 but for only $1699. The video above shows how to setup the camera for recording 10bit 1080p onto the Atomos Blade. In the next few days I should receive my Atomos Ninja Star which is a tiny low-profile recorder with no screen, for when you want to use the screen on the camera but benefit from the …

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25 ways the Sony A7S trumps the Canon 1D C

This began as a 10 point list. It grew…

I am huge fan of the 1D C’s image but not the camera itself and especially not the price. The 1D C when it was introduced offered an absolutely lovely image and still does but now the playing field is rapidly changing.

Exactly how does the Sony A7S compare on paper to the 1D C?

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B&H to sponsor EOSHD reviews and gear store – also C300, 1D C drop $2000, replacements coming?

View the price drop on the C300 at B&H here
View the price drop on the 1D C at B&H here

C300 and 1D C drop $2000

This is an interesting move by Canon. The 1D C I expected really to drop further in price because of intense competition from Panasonic and Sony at much lower prices. The C300 however has been selling very well but now apparently Canon want to shift stock faster. Is this to make way for a replacement? Based on specs alone it is certainly due one. Based on the real world and how this camera has been accepted by videographers and filmmakers, people seem pretty happy with what they have!

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A great in depth review of the Panasonic GH4 by Philip Bloom

Don’t fancy the GH4? Then the full frame Sony A7S is now in-stock at B&H Philip Bloom has his take on the Panasonic GH4 ready, the highlight for me is the footage – it simply looks superb. Great job on the grading as well. Reviewing cameras is a difficult business at the moment with so much choice, so many variables and so many different needs. However Mr Bloom does a good job in putting the strengths and weaknesses out there for your consideration. The final decision is up to you! Head over to Philip’s blog for the fully evolved review Meanwhile Steve Huff has …

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