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  1. Hi, Jeff, What exactly are you trying to do? The 24p hacks record in native 24p, so pulldown shouldn't enter into the equation. You mentioned broadcast, is that for television? If so, you need to contact the network or station and find out exactly what format and codec they need from you. (The stations in my area accept the 24p files and do their own conversions.) Hope this helps!
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    Hi, Jesse! Welcome to the EOS-HD forum.
  3. Hi, e446, Try [url=http://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-CP-2-T2-1-MFT-Mount/dp/B005ISHEG2.]http://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-CP-2-T2-1-MFT-Mount/dp/B005ISHEG2.[/url] More available on Amazon as well. Also, if you look on the Cinema page on zeiss.com you can find the CP.2 and the LWZ available in MFT mount. I think Illya at Hot Rod Cameras also can do the MFT mount if you email him:  [url=http://www.hotrodcameras.com/?product=5x-zeiss-cp2-lens-set.]http://www.hotrodcameras.com/?product=5x-zeiss-cp2-lens-set.[/url] The CP.2 is designed to be interchangeable, so you could buy the PL mount and change in the future if you wish. The instructions are on the Zeiss site. Hope this helps!
  4. [quote author=tungah link=topic=399.msg2517#msg2517 date=1331694384] I stopped reading at "16mm". With the options on the market today, why even bother? [/quote] Hi, Tungah, 16mm (or S16 I think in this case) is a perfectly viable option in today's market. (Oscar best picture winner and cinematography nominee Hurt Locker was S16). Notice the specs: uncompressed 2K raw at 4:4:4, option to use 16mm glass, etc. This would basically be what the Scarlet was supposed to be. And under $3500? Yes please! Now we just have to wait and see. But I am rooting for them! I started with 16mm Bolexes back in the day, and if processing wasn't so expensive I'd still be shooting one occasionally.
  5. Incredibly exciting project! I hope they can pull it off, but like Andrew and Stu at ProLost I see a lot of obstacles ahead, especially for workflow. I mean, their own website suggests you will need 5TB of storage for a 12minute short. How to process it? What NLE to cut with? The specs say USB 3, which to me reads as "not on Mac". Linux, perhaps? My nostalgia for Bolex and 16mm almost had me on board, but the workflow issues and a cooling period prevailed. I will be following closely, however! I figure I can afford the extra $800 and waiting time to be sure this amazing idea will work for what I need.
  6. To answer the original topic question: yes.
  7. [url=http://bit.ly/xKNQKS]http://bit.ly/xKNQKS[/url] Hope this helps.
  8. Hi, Alex, If you are considering the Mk2 solution you might as well wait to see what the Mk3 will have to offer! (Announcement tomorrow?) Does Mk2 footage really stand up to grading better than then hacked GH2 footage? I know it uses less efficient compression resulting in higher bitrate footage, and I have seen some INCREDIBLE footage from it (Act of Valor), but the same goes for the GH2. I don't think you would want to do a really hard grade with either one, though. As far as 2 streams for HDR, I am going to go out on a limb and say not possible. That would require DOUBLE the processing power. And double the bitrate. And double the size of the recording medium. And frankly doesn't seem to be in demand at this time. Though I could see rigging up a 2 camera system with a mirror system to shoot the same image and set each for different ISOs. With the GH2, this would be a pretty inexpensive option! Hmmmm...
  9. It is likely that the second part of Andrew's reply is the important one: "make sure it stays there" Some cards have a loose lock button that will slide as you insert or remove it from the camera or cardreader. Since it slides back after you remove it, it looks OK but isn't really. Try using a small piece of tape or your finger to lock it down and be extra careful as you slide it into place. Hope this helps!
  10. You've got it, Joshua. Variable bitrate hacks do not always record at the highest rate. It depends on the complexity and brightness of the subject, i.e. a forest background will record at a higher bitrate generally than a solid background. Is Orion variable or constant? Can't remember offhand. But do not look at total file size to see recording bitrates, you need a secondary tool such as 5DtoRGB or MediaInfo. Or whichever one is suggested on the Personal View site.
  11. Agreed - DO NOT TRUST THE TIME REMAINING SHOWN on a hacked GH2! I started one project showing over an hour on the cameras, and 45 minutes in 2 of them ran out of room.
  12. 5DtoRGB is a terrific option! Easy to use and makes very high quality files. Also, try ShotPut Pro for backing up SD cards. It maintains all the info/formatting of the card so you can transcode from the copy, plus it can copy to different hard drives at the same time (makes a "work version" and a "safety version" all at once).
  13. Hi, rjett, I believe that is the latest version. 1.1 and 1.11 are different labels for the same thing, according to Andrew on another thread...
  14. Actually, FCPX does a pretty great job of handling the various hack flavors, and can transcode on the fly while you cut using the AVCHD footage (transferred to your hard drive, of course, NOT the original files). It is a less expensive option than Premiere, if money is an issue. (I actually am LOVING it, as I am much faster cutting. Definitely takes some getting used to, but once you do you can fly!) Hope that helps,
  15. Hi, Rosebud, If you let FCP7 do the conversion for you in Log and Transfer you will be most assured of optimal usability. Remember ProRes files are MUCH larger than the compressed files on the GH1 or 2, but they are optimized for use with FCP and should not cause render issues for simple cuts/dissolves editing unless your HD is too slow or you need more RAM. Hope this helps,
  16. Hi, luminescence, Since each patch affects the same basic parameters in the firmware, you can only use one at a time, and can only have one .bin file loaded on an SD card to do the firmware upgrade. I have taken several old SD cards (>1gig) and loaded a different version of the hacked firmware on each (as well as one with the unhacked v.1.1 firmware). Then I can switch them about depending on the situation. Some patches of Andrew's and the FlowMotion patch have settings for several of the GH2 settings baked in, so you can adjust the Rec Quality menu setting and access various options, such as a lower Mbps. Lots of clear information about the hack in general and some of the options can be found here: [url=http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?273358-GH2-100Mbps-Flow-Motion-Patch-v1.0-with-50Mbps-File-Spanning]http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?273358-GH2-100Mbps-Flow-Motion-Patch-v1.0-with-50Mbps-File-Spanning[/url] as well as the new version of the FlowMotion patch for the new pTools version. Be sure you try the EOSHD patches in the patch vault as well - some real gold there! Hope this helps,
  17. Hi, Peter, In my parlance, patches are the pre-developed, tested parameters you can easily apply to the ptool program to create hacked firmware for the GH2. Most folks use the terms "patch" and "hack" pretty interchangeably. Patches tend to have cool names like Intra-esting, Quantum, or Aquamotion. They can be easily loaded into the ptool program using the letter buttons at the bottom of the ptool window, and apply several new settings at one click. Many patches have been pretty well-tested, so you know what you will be getting! Hope this helps! If anything is incorrect, please feel free to correct me!
  18. Hi! You can't copy to the SD card while it is in the camera. You need to use a card reader to copy the .bin file to the SD card, then insert into the camera and turn the camera on, then hit the review button. It should ask if you want to update, so click yes. Be sure you are using an official battery and it is fully charged! (The above refers to the GH2. If you are using Magic Lantern on a Canon, this won't help!)
  19. Hi, Alberto, The best image patches (such as driftwood's Intra patches) eat up your card space pretty quickly. A good compromise between Intra quality and smaller file sizes is Andrew's Intra-esting patch found in the patch vault on EOSHD.com. If that is too card-hungry, the Vanilla patch on the same page uses still less space and looks very nice as well, though not Intra. I have also been using the Flow Motion patch, which has several quality/space options. You can find out more about it at [url=http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?273358-GH2-100Mbps-Flow-Motion-Patch-v1.0-with-50Mbps-File-Spanning.]http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?273358-GH2-100Mbps-Flow-Motion-Patch-v1.0-with-50Mbps-File-Spanning.[/url] Page also includes some great information on the various hacks and several links. Hope this helps!
  20. Hi, johann, If you are asking me, I have aperture control adapters from Rainbow Imaging on Amazon (twist ring) and ciecio7 on eBay (knob). Both work quite well, and have for the past 2 (almost 3) years to adapt Nikon lenses to GH1 and GH2s. Currently, I have the Rainbow Imaging adapter on the Tokina 11-16. Hope this helps,
  21. Hi, mopixels, I control the aperture on my Nikon-mount Tokina 11-16 via a control knob on my Nikon to 4/3 adapter. While there is no way to set the stop exactly, using the "zebras" and the histogram allows for well-exposed images. Can you give more information about what you are looking for in a zoom? Longer ranges, faster, wider, more telephoto, etc.? As far as stabilized zooms, I think only the Lumix and Olympus 4/3 or micro 4/3 lenses are stabilized on the GH2. (Someone please correct me if this is inaccurate.) In looking at lenses, I would suggest that you not take the cost of the GH2 body into account. There's plenty of evidence that the GH2 can hold its own with cameras costing thousands of dollars more, and a quality lens can enhance this even more. Hope this helps,
  22. Thanks to Illya for a great CES highlight article. Andrew was wise to get you on-board, and I appreciate you taking the time to share. (full disclosure: Illya worked for months to design/build the first effective BNCR to m4/3 lens mount adapters for me. He does awesome work!) Question for everyone: do we as consumers or independent film/videomakers shooting primarily for TV and the the web reeally NEED 4K? I can see the value for big screen stuff, and maybe for re-framing shots or more robust post, but can people really tell the difference if not side by side with HD, or if they are not told there is a difference? I haven't even upgraded to Blu-ray for my home system after doing an impromptu test that found less than 10% of my friends (many of whom are industry pros) and family could pick out the Blu-ray vs. upgraded DVD on a 42" Panasonic plasma screen. (Actually, if I told them the video was Blu-ray everyone was amazed at the better clarity, sharpness, and color. Even if it was only upscaled DVD.) Heck, most of them couldn't tell much difference in the 42" 1080 screen in the house and the 42" 720 client monitor in the studio. Ultimately, there just wasn't enough quality gain for me to justify the costs involved. I generally don't even buy HD downloads from iTunes because the SD is acceptably crisp and clean from the AppleTV. How big a screen and at what viewing distance does 4K really need to be visibly effective? As a viewer (not a shooter/editor) does it make THAT much difference for casual home viewing, or even commercial TV? Thoughts?
  23. Reminds me of the Andromeda upgrade to my Panasonic DVX-100A. It bypassed the in-camera processing to record near 2K 4:4:4 video to a Mac laptop via USB. Pretty amazing for its time, and I still use it for effects or in-studio work. The developers were working on an upgrade to the HVX when they were bought out and buried. Too bad, it was as impressive as Vitaly's hack for its time, even though it did require some physical mods to the camera. Just another reminder of how much camera manufacturers cripple their products, either to salvage existing lines or to meet the "standards" the industry has set up (as mentioned in Andrew's article about Panasonic and the hack).
  24. The H1 has a mini-jack input for a microphone, and the Rode Video mic has a mini plug. While the stereo mics on the H1 are great, they do not have the same distance coverage as the shotgun and so might not be ideal for some shooting situations. Be sure you have plenty of light if you go with your "pre-focused" 5d2 plan. You will always have to do a fine tune on the focus when you set up anyway, but especially if you have to open the aperture and shrink the Focus depth. Even if you leave everything set up all the time, you will need to make adjustments for how you are sitting each time, exact chair placement, if someone has bumped the tripod, etc. Hope this helps!
  25. [quote author=rjett link=topic=81.msg889#msg889 date=1324684790] As anyone had a difficult experience importing hacked files into the FCP X workflow? Have you had to use third party software to get the job done? Thanks, rjett [/quote] No problems yet with importing/editing footage in FCPX from any of Andrew's versions of the hack (old and new). No third party software needed, though I am using Magic Bullet Mojo and a couple of the Crumplepop plugins in the grading process as well as FCPX's internal CC. Hope this helps!
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