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  1. @Andrew Reid If you keep a list of things to poke camera manufacturers about, add 32bit float audio to the lineup. IMO it would be a paradigm shift in “scratch” and on-camera audio to include even a decent float system. Heck, a simplicity-first company like Blackmagic Design could do away with audio controls in float mode entirely, opting only for a headphone volume control (or even auto level monitoring). I use a 32bit float recorder at work all the time, and I literally don’t have to think about its operation beyond power-up, verification of the mic signal, and hitting the record button.
    3 points
  2. Take the 6K/6K Pro. The Sigma FP can deliver great footage aswell and has a photo mode, but the Pocket 6K will give you more, if video is your main focus. You can argue that the CDNG from the Sigma will be better for green screen work, but for most of your VFX work the 6K will deliver the shots you need and braw is a great codec.
    2 points
  3. Panny REALLY has their stuff “on fleek.” Bulletproof indeed. I’ve wandered off to Samsung and Blackmagic, but I always end up back with Panasonic, they really nail everything down. AF may be a bit behind the competition, but everything that works REALLY works and is 100% dependable. There are some deals floating around on the S1H that I might just bite on soon, it seems like a decade kinda camera.
    2 points
  4. This is an incredible product & initiative, credits & kudos to EOSHD & @Andrew Reid too! A milestone for the Indie filmmaking movement with standard industry mainstream tools (E :- )
    2 points
  5. Just wanted to say, not only is the continued software development and adding of features amazing, but customer service is topnotch as well.
    2 points
  6. What is it that the S-line has that the GH6 won't have? My impression of what the market wants, apart from PDAF, isn't much beyond the C4K 10-bit 422 unlimited of the GH6. In fact, the GH groups/forums that I'm in are so populated with people who just bought a GH5 (and more join every day) that it's hard to get past the newbie questions, and these people are so happy to get a camera with even the GH5 specifications.
    2 points
  7. Here's your chance to win the GH6. If the Contest ends on 30th September, so I am guessing the GH6 should be released before the end of October (?). Details are in the post and the link. https://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-launched-a-new-contest-and-guess-whats-the-prize-the-new-gh6/#disqus_thread
    1 point
  8. I recently had the opportunity to ask Yosuke Yamane-san, Director of Panasonic's Imaging Division some questions about the current and future Panasonic line-up, including the upcoming GH6 and how Panasonic can continue to build on the success of the S1, S5 and S1H with new video features. Read the interview here: https://www.eoshd.com/news/an-eoshd-interview-with-yosuke-yamane-are-panasonic-working-on-an-l-mount-cinema-camera/
    1 point
  9. I have a pouch on my hip with a 3 stop, 6 stop and 7 & 2/3 stop NDs that I use for all my professional work. All my filters and lenses have Xume magnetic adapters on so I can quick draw I've been using m43 cameras (and now S Series too) for 10+ years. At first I used vNDs but I found they regularly caused image artefacts in different lighting situations which wasn't acceptable so when the Xume adapters came to market I quickly switched to fixed NDs. I'm pretty fast even for run and gun assignments, and used to quickly dialling in aperture/ISO to bridge the gaps in my NDs. However, I really do want a cinema camera that has NDs built in now. The Canon C70 and Sony FX6 are well thought out and very tempting small cinema cameras. However, I'm hoping the Panasonic team have something up their sleeve. I'd say the three main things keeping me in the Panasonic camp for now are: 1) Trust in these small, bullet proof cameras in any professional environment (studio running for hours, middle of a field getting drenched by rain etc.) 2) A solid, sensible priced B Cam option (S1 and GH5s my current combo) 3) Panasonic's approach to firmware updates and giving customers all they can. No other manufacturer comes close!! Regarding putting NDs in small bodies, I have thought before that putting a single 3 or 4 stop ND on the grip side that you could activate would be awesome. 3/4 stops is a very handy amount of ND for most situations! Good interview, Andrew!
    1 point
  10. Slightly later than planned as a couple more things were added but AFX v1.7 is now available. There is a quick run through of the new FOCUS RECORDER here : The full release notes for AFX v1.7 are below : (All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras With v7.3 installed) New "FOCUS RECORDER" function to enable the real time recording and playback of up to two minutes of focus movements. The "FOCUS RECORDER" is accessed through the newly expanded "AFX ADJUSTMENTS MENU". New "GLOBAL OFFSET" function to provide -20/+20 cm adjustment to compensate for mounting the AFX in a different position from the original calibration point. This function is global so affects all lenses and is in addition to the individual offset available when loading a lens. The "GLOBAL OFFSET" is accessed through the newly expanded "AFX ADJUSTMENTS MENU". New "TURBO" option added to "CALIBRATION MODE" types to allow calibration at 50 ("PRECISION"), 25 ("FAST") and now 15 ("TURBO") points. Please note that although the AFX interpolation functionality obviously generates additional focus positions between these calibration points, it is recommended to use the PRECISION mode to provide greater accuracy with very wide aperture lenses. Navigation between "CALIBRATION POINTS"can now be both forward and backwards by pressing the A button on the R1 to move forward and the B button on the R1 to move backwards. Current "CALIBRATION TRACK" can be cleared and reset to its initial starting point by pressing the LOWER TRIGGER on the R1. Navigation between manufacturer names in "CAMERA" and "LENS" fields can now be both forwards and backwards by a SHORT press of the A button on the AFX to move the the next name and a LONG press of the B button on the AFX to move to the previous one. Inverted screen mode status is now stored as a global preference and recalled on each boot.
    1 point
  11. You just need to carry all a lot of different fixed ND's to compensate for any scenario, 1-10 stops. Doesn't really work for run and gun of course. I personally don't mind adjusting aperture by a stop. Being able to expose 4 over on the Panasonic S1 also gives me a lot of leeway. Sony END is amazing to have though. For gigs the client doesn't usually care about the look enough for it to matter a lot, 2-4-6 stops on the BM cameras are enough to work with. At least for jobs where you are using a Blackmagic camera in the first place.
    1 point
  12. I have been shooting video and photo quite extensively with my R5 this summer and got some experience, but have in mind that I'm UncleBob and not a professional. I've been so happy with it I can easily end up sounding like a Canon-fanboy. I'll try not to repeat myself raving about the autofocus, but here are some new revelations: - 256 GB CFExpress cards run out fast shooting 8K RAW or 4k 120. It's tempting to get a 512 GB card. - I've mostly been shooting 4k HQ and 4k 120 and I can without a doubt say that the limitation in the image quality comes from the user (me) and not from the camera. - I haven't seen the overheat warning once, but I do live in a cold country. - The variable ND-adapter + clog 3 makes it easy to protect highlights and I haven't had any problems fitting the whole dynamic range within the histogram (unless I'm doing stupid stuff like filming the sun). - I love the variable ND-adapter, but it works so well for video that it also gives me some annoyances. 1) I'm hesitant to get RF glass since it won't work with the new glass. 2) It's bad for photos (except long exposures) and since I've been too cheap to get the clear drop-in filter I have to constantly switch between the filterless adapter and the ND-adapter. I would recommend anyone who is planning to shoot video with EF-glass to get the variable-ND filter adapter and the clear drop-in filter even though it's stupidly overpriced. - Although not perfect, the smartphone-app for the R5 is quite usable. It's miles ahead of the Sony app I used to use. - The R5 works very well as a WebCam. I set it to 1080p when I use it as a webcam, and I've been using it for 8 hours a day for months without any hick-ups.
    1 point
  13. The thing about screw on ND's is they cause glare, that's why people use matte boxes. I'd rather not have to use a matte box as it adds a lot of bulk and requires a hassle when switching lenses. I really want to see internal ND's in the next Panasonic camera, if the Canon C70 can do it Pana should too. Maybe not with the GH6 as a big appeal with M43 is the smaller size. However the S1H2 should definitely have it.
    1 point
  14. Since her only requirement was AUTOFOCUS because, "she wants to do videos of herself," I'll suggest having a look at an EOS-M camera... the M50 Mark II should probably work in 1080p.
    1 point
  15. Interesting interview. "High speed USB SSD storage in M.2 format has a small footprint. Why doesn’t Panasonic make a detachable battery grip for RAW recording containing an M.2 slot? And would this be classed as “external” recording or “internal” recording? Is this different classification a problem for patents?" I couldn't agree more. Though his response suggested that he didnt get the RED Patent refence, and also didn't wanna give RAW via HDMI/USB-C on the GH Range(?). Do any of the GH/M43 cameras have external RAW recording? Curiously, Panasonic doesn't seem to want to equip the GH6 much above the GH5, regardless of what the customers want. They are keen to protect the S-line, and seem to want to go to great lengths to handicap the GH6 just that little bit. Though he did mention a much sturdier codec ("high editing tolerance that can meet the demands of various clients"). I guess, they may stick to a sturdier (?) version of the 10-bit 4-2-2 codec for now (a good ProRed alternative?). RAW will either be completely missed or may come much later with a paid firmware update (?).
    1 point
  16. I now have my Panasonic S5 rigged to meet every type of project that I shoot and I know how much time it can take to get your gear rigged up in a way that works for you so I figured I'd share my setup in case someone else is looking for ideas. Every rig is kept as simple as possible, I can go from one rig to another within less than a minute and none of the rigs require tools to put together or take apart. Also, all of my handles, lenses, rails, tripod plates, audio equipment, and even the V Mount battery is interchangeable with my Canon C200 which is what I wanted for simplicity. For each set up I provide a parts list and what I use that setup for. All Setups - Parts SmallRig Cage for Panasonic S5 Camera 2983 SMALLRIG Quick Release NATO Rail 1.6 Sigma MC-21 EF-Mount to L-Mount Adapter Andoer Rapid Connect Adapter with Quick Release Sliding Plate Setup 1 - This is my setup for when I am shooting video only and have the talent wired for audio via a wireless lav mic or a wireless microphone. The extra weight makes handholding easy and I can rest the back on my shoulder or chest for short interview type work. I also shoot content for some YouTube influencer's channels and this setup lets me shoot hand held while capturing their lav audio. With this setup I think I can shoot for about 10hrs without running out of battery life Equipment Canon EF 24mm-105mm F4 Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Adapter Sennheiser G4 receiver Sennheiser to XLR cable SMALLRIG Aluminum Side Handle with NATO Clamp SMALLRIG Tripod Mounting Kit with 2x plates and 2x 15mm Rod Clamps SMALLRIG 16 Inch Rods x 2 Bebob Factory GmbH COCO-15V III V Mount Battery Plate V150 Bebob Battery USB A to USB C cable 2 x Andoer Rapid Connect Adapters Setup 2 - Same equipment as setup 1 but with the addition of a Manfrotto Video Tripod which also has an Andoer Rapid Connect Receiver plate mounted on it. In the picture I show how I can slide the S5 off of the rails and slide the C200 onto the rails within seconds. Setup 3 - This is my long form event setup. If I just need a static camera and natural audio this would be my setup. Although I show an external monitor here, I don't actually use one but I showed it anyway in case someone wanted to see where a monitor could go. Equipment SMALLRIG HTN2362 Rotating NATO Clamp Handle SMALLRIG Aluminum Side Handle with NATO Clamp SMALLRIG Tripod Mounting Kit with 2x plates and 2x 15mm Rod Clamps SMALLRIG 16 Inch Rods x 2 Bebob Factory GmbH COCO-15V III V Mount Battery Plate V150 Bebob Battery USB A to USB C cable 2 x Andoer Rapid Connect Adapters Video Tripod Setup 4 - Same equipment as Setup 3 but without the tripod. This is my handheld setup when I am shooting video only and do not need high quality XLR audio. Setup 5 - This is my handheld hybrid shoot setup when everything gets crazy and I am shooting a mixture of video and photos and will not use the onset audio at all. Equipment SMALLRIG HTN2362 Rotating NATO Clamp Handle SMALLRIG Aluminum Side Handle with NATO Clamp Setup 6 - Same setup as 5 but on a monopod. I use the top handle for additional stability and additional points of contact. I also can use the monopod as a light glidecam if I need a little forward or backward movement. Setup 7 - This is my gimbal setup for everything from real estate to music videos. Equipment Canon EF 24mm F2.8 Ronin S with Inverted Handle Sling Grip
    1 point
  17. Interested to see what the GH6 will be but the strongest contender for my third (and final) body for what will now be 2022, is another S1H. Though if an ‘H’ version of the S5 came out as the S1H is to the S1, I’d be all over that.
    1 point
  18. leslie

    H.264 vs H.265...

    Actually i tell a lie. That comparison i did was between a gopro 4 and a gopro 6. Not the gopro 9 as i stated earlier. I recently acquired the gopro 9, so i think another test is in order, for completeness.
    1 point
  19. I recommend to wait for December, the new windows will come out in combination with the new intel processors.
    1 point
  20. In fact the full 16-minute short is available too. Not a single word of dialogue in the whole film, but lots of scrumptious footage. Still the best stuff I've seen from the Micro.
    1 point
  21. found this little nugget posted by gt3rs posted March 11 Resolve 17.1 now supports hw decoding of h265 4:2:2 10bit. For intel you need an ice lake and tiger lake cpu. For Mac an M1. not sure if this is applicable for you or not. How much adding a gpu would shake things up i have no idea. does anyone know if adobe or after effects take advantage of icelake or later cpu's already ? i can however guarantee whatever you buy, a newer, faster, cheaper product will be released two days later.
    1 point
  22. Two things may well improve supply in the near future. First is the Chinese government's recent policy changes regarding cryptocurrencies, which have apparently already caused large numbers of used cards to hit secondhand markets in locations near to crypto data centres; second is that nVidia are supposedly releasing cards that can't be used for mining. So hang tight.
    1 point
  23. I'm using Adobe Premiere. Occasionally After Effects for motion graphics. For editing my own footage, my current machine is mostly fine because I'm shooting Prores (Z Cam). I started off more as an editor, so I tend to prioritize edit-friendly cameras for my own purchases. However others don't do this so much, and the latest gen of cameras (R5, A7sIII, C70) are going to be a much bigger strain for editing supplied footage. I'm not always editing my own work either - I've just started as lead editor an 8x22min series and the footage supplied is a mix of Red, Blackmagic, GH5 and GoPro. This is going to be tough for my current system, though thankfully I'm not having to deal with those latest codecs just yet. I'm trying to avoid proxies for this one as we'll be bouncing projects around between editors quite a bit, and I don't want things going offline constantly when switching between different machines.
    1 point
  24. That was another thing holding me back slightly - I did have a good look at the M1 and considered it, but it's hard to cut through the hype and figure out whether it will actually do what I need. I decided it probably would not, but I also agree that Intel will answer with something soon, and at much more professional levels (and I'm sure Apple with have more professional options or an M2 very soon, but if I was happy to pay $8000 for an editing machine then I wouldn't be asking the question about current video card prices!)
    1 point
  25. With BTC going up again I dont think it is the right time yet. I feel lucky that i upgraded my whole pc last year to RTX 3080 and Ryzen 9 during black friday special.. it would probably cost me 50% more to upgrade this year
    1 point
  26. I don't think anyone would consider now an ideal time to build a new machine. But, perhaps you could explain your workflow and list the programs you use?
    1 point
  27. I'd wait unless you're really in need of doing it sooner. I suspect we'll see prices drop in the next couple months and things will get back to normal as production picks up again. I also suspect we'll see Intel and AMD releasing their answers to the M1 in the next year or so, which should make things very interesting.
    1 point
  28. NVIDIA still lists the RTX3070 for $499.00 so if that is the video card you want in your next build, then I would base everything else on obtaining that card for that price. Set up some watch lists and get notified the minute someone gets one in stock for that price. Once you have the GPU on hand the rest of the build should be easier (and less costly). That's just what I personally would do. Also, I have to believe that Intel will have an answer to the Apple M1 soon, so if you can wait, I would try to wait and see what their answer is. The M1 seems pretty future proof for now, nothing Intel is producing can compete with it but I am sure they are working on it.
    1 point
  29. https://www.cined.com/panasonic-lumix-gh5-ii-lab-test-rolling-shutter-dynamic-range-and-latitude-test/ Same exposure latitude as A7S III but using the same GH5 sensor, that is impressive! Now my hope for GH6 is a bit higher..
    1 point
  30. Hi all, I have invested much time to investigate on the monitoring and ISO behavior of the fp. Finally in combination with the Ninja V I have found a working solution for me which gets both the monitoring picture and the metering right. Basically after reading through your posts I understood that the fp is ISO invariant and has only two native ISO values available for metering and recording. (ISO 100 & ISO 3200) Others are digitally amplified. False color screen with the Ninja V is working on both of these ISO values to meter the correct exposure. However as a lot of you have mentioned the Rec709 monitor view is only showing the correct picture in ISO 100. The 3200 setting will be overexposed and useless. After several tests I have figured out that if you set the Ninja V to PQ the ISO 3200 screen will look correct. Different story for ISO 100, but this can be tricked if you select ISO 400 in camera. Screen will look exactly the same now for both ISO values. Metering for ISO 100 is unaffected, since the false color mode is only showing the values for ISO 100. Since the recorded ISO values of the Ninja V are pushed into Final Cut Pro X you will get an overblown picture in Rec709, BUT and this is really nice, if you select ISO 100 instead of ISO 400 and ISO 640 instead of ISO 3200 everything will look as expected. Correctly metered and captured. Remember, in the additional manual of the fp in regards to the ISO behavior, Sigma is mentioning ISO 100 and ISO 640 for photos... If you need to work with Zebras the correct settings are for ISO 400 => 55% and for ISO 3200 => 60% if you want to avoid anything in the 100% range. You could go slightly higher as the fp has some more headroom over 100 IRE. Quite a lot of hassle if you ask me, but once you have got used to this you will get a nice picture on both. Hoping this will help some of you
    1 point
  31. I have focus peaking sensitivity set to +2 Display Color Blue and Display While AFS ON. For some reason the focus peaking works better when the shutter button is half pressed and when the lens switch is switched to MF or the back selector switch is set to MF. While the lens switch is set to AF or the back selector switch is set to C or S the focus peaking barely works or should I say it never works. Since I don't have CAF with EF lenses my favorite focus peaking setup is to keep the lens switch to AF, the back selector switch to MF and hybrid AF to ON. This lets me get the most out of the focus peaking while still being able to focus by tapping the back of the screen; the only thing I lose with this setup is I can't half press the shutter to achieve AF.
    1 point
  32. This "DFD is much improved" is worst than a Dragon Ball Z episode. Panasonic still charging the spirit bomb it seems.
    1 point
  33. Interview with Panasonic: https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2021/07/21/panasonic-qa-interview-with-yosuke-yamane-head-of-lumix Interesting info about the GH5II and a little about the GH6 - but considering how much time is spent in the interview about DFD, maybe is not a good sign to a move to PDAF.
    1 point
  34. Flash Creek

    BMPCC 2.5k or RED MX

    Hi, I know this is old post, but wanted to ask if you get any signs of vignette or image degradation on the corners using a BMPCC speedbooster (0.58x) on a BMCC? I have a BMCC and I had an XL speedbooster (0.64x) but sold it. I'm looking into the BMPCC speedbooster, but I have those concerns. Thanks!
    1 point
  35. I know it's an impossible thing to really quantify to other people, especially pros, but it's been true in my experience as well. I've just ended up preferring using Oly cams for some reason. Ergonomics I think. And it doesn't make sense because Oly's menu system is a bit of a jumble, but I guess once I learned it, it's been productive. I don't do a lot of high end stuff, and what I do (still) do is almost always hand-held run-n-gun. I get by easily with 8-bit. My cheap EM10iii with a variable ND does the job. Here's a recent thing I was hired for; half day shoot and half day editing with a script they recorded. Basic basic basic, but got the product delivered to the client as they requested. I'm not sure if I even used a high end camera for a gig like this it would've turned out much different. So, you know, for me, the rather simple tool is appropriate.
    1 point
  36. Tim Sewell

    Sirui anamorphic

    Fair enough - I'm no expert. He framed it as a defect and that's what I was reporting back to the board.
    1 point
  37. Tito Ferradans

    Sirui anamorphic

    That's not a "bug", it's how that particular method for focusing anamorphics works. It's how the original cinemascope lenses, by Henri Chrétien, worked. It makes for lighter designs a lot of the time, and less glass elements, but has the downside of lowering your squeeze factor as you focus closer. It happens with ALL double focus systems.
    1 point
  38. ShowsOn

    Sirui anamorphic

    Campaign for 24mm F2.8 will start soon. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sirui-24mm-anamorphic-lens/coming_soon Email sign up for notifications.
    1 point
  39. Panasonic LUMIX S5 24.2MP Mirrorless Camera W/ Sigma 45mm On Ebay Price: $1,600.00 https://www.ebay.com/itm/234108674720?
    -3 points
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