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    RobertoSF got a reaction from tweak in GH5s Anamorphic Shooting - Editing   
    That's the ISO space I prefer being in, settled around 400, stay under 1600.
    Interested to do more testing now. Thanks, tweak.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from tweak in GH5s Anamorphic Shooting - Editing   
    Thanks, tweak. I just noticed the scroll bar on the menu... now I  see all the other anamorphic settings, 10bit 4K 4:3, etc.
    Didn't see any for 6K as yet, which might be due to the lower megapixel count than the GH5?
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from jonpais in Panasonic GH5S brings massive low light improvement - exclusive interview and hands-on   
    Thanks, Jon. Just got my GH5s last week and wanted to know more about the audio features. Good review. Looks like I may need the DMW-XLR1 as well.
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    RobertoSF reacted to IronFilm in Panasonic GH5S brings massive low light improvement - exclusive interview and hands-on   
    The Sony F3 is worth so little that there is no point selling it. And having a big "cinema camera" in the eyes of some people can have its benefits too, that a DSLR will never quite do :-/ Sad but true. 

    I agree crazy high ISO is silly, but good clean 3200 or 6400? Fantastic. 

    It means you can shoot faster with less lights:
     
     
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    RobertoSF reacted to Cinegain in Panasonic GH5S brings massive low light improvement - exclusive interview and hands-on   
    The gents over at Extrashot seemed to really like the 1080p overall. Probably because it might downsample better than the GH5. The 240fps slowmo looked really good. You would get moiré if you'd shoot that way with a brick wall in the background however.
    They've also tested C-AF btw, and it's still a bit half-assed. And it will remain that way until they change up their approach and incorporate new tech in that area I'm afraid.
    Yeah, I remember people were afraid for this in combination with anamorphic lenses. Where you wouldn't want the sensor to 'roll' on you, because it would skew the anamorphic effect. Also, if you have a lens with noticable vignetting, you'd see it shift. Then there's all the other reasons people have mentioned. Partly operating noise that can be picked up by mics. Issues with heat dissipation. Sensor access for effective data pulling and what the industry pro's were saying is that with shaky cars, explosion shockwaves, etc, the free floating sensor would pick up vibration without being able to cancel it out, which wasn't the case when they'd cram a GH4 in tight or risky spots. It's also been stuck in the old GH5 body, so there wasn't really a way to incorporate it. And even if they would be able to with a GH6... some industry pros apparently simply wouldn't want it period.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Emanuel in Panasonic GH5S brings massive low light improvement - exclusive interview and hands-on   
    The GH5s can shoot multiple aspect ratios, namely the anamorphic friendly 4:3. And, apparently, the anamorphic video mode lets users record “squeezed” footage, then desqueezes it in the display, so the footage can be viewed in a more cinemascope-like aspect ratio.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Zak Forsman in The wraps are off! Panasonic EVA1 compact cinema camera announced with Super 35 5.7K sensor and Dual Native ISO   
    That's an exciting looking rig. Looking forward to seeing images from your Kowa BH set-up. I share your passion for color rendition and dynamic range, and I suspect the EVA1 will perform well with these.
    Also nice to see that Wooden Camera in Dallas has created a PL mount for the EVA1, albeit one requiring shims and may void the camera's warranty. That's welcomed news nonetheless as I have a happy marriage with my PL glass.
    Bottomline... Panasonic... needs to provide access to 2x anamorphic shooting via menus, like the Varicams and GH5 do. Then their line will be unbroken.
    Meanwhile, looking forward to seeing those images.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Zak Forsman in The wraps are off! Panasonic EVA1 compact cinema camera announced with Super 35 5.7K sensor and Dual Native ISO   
    Congrats on feature, Zak! I salute any film shot on a GHx, and am as eager as anyone to see what cameras we all use next...
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from PannySVHS in The wraps are off! Panasonic EVA1 compact cinema camera announced with Super 35 5.7K sensor and Dual Native ISO   
    It is there, thanks for asking, Fritz!!  Mandorla can be found (in all its GH2+anamorphic glory, thanks to Andrew Reid and this community that sparked me to quit my day job and make the film) on iTunes worldwide, in English with subtitles in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and soon Italian and Chinese (thanks to friends of the film), and also on Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, Orange in France, Sony in Spain, and Vimeo and VHX worldwide.
    If you have a compelling story and a dream to make it into a film go out and do it. Camera, lenses, and microphones help, along with a good script and actors, supportive crew, and a producer who believes you when you say you have to spend most of the budget on lenses!

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    RobertoSF reacted to Fritz Pierre in The wraps are off! Panasonic EVA1 compact cinema camera announced with Super 35 5.7K sensor and Dual Native ISO   
    Indeed you can!!!...I was going to go the route of the EVA...unlike the Varicam, which would have to have a specificproject pay for it, I could buy the EVA (I seem to remember you gave your producer a bit of a heart attack when you spent a fair percentage of your budget on those Anamorphic beauties!)...anyway...I own a large collection of lenses and without a flexible or optional mounts, I'm looking at the UMP...a member on this forum shot a comparison between the UM 4.6K and theGh5..,they cut very well together, as will the Varcam LT if a get a couple of big projects funded....back to your film if I may,....I never saw anything but the trailer, which I loved...is it available on ITunes? I found every  aspect of the film stunning...acting, cinepatography....your Male lead and of course your directing..and writing...would love to see it if there's 
     
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    RobertoSF reacted to Davey in Panasonic GH5 day zero   
    This is like having a brand new, very hot girlfriend, and all your mates banging on your door asking what she's like. I'd be tempted to disappear for a week and field questions once the fiery flushes of first love have begun to simmer down.
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    RobertoSF reacted to Andrew Reid in Panasonic GH5 day zero   
    No lock-ups with the adapter yet but please wait and see. Very early days! The AF is good in stills mode with the adapter but nowhere near as good as with the Panasonic and Olympus lenses, which are lightning fast.
    The anamorphic mode on the GH5 is a resolution feast... Seriously nice. I will be putting my anamorphic lenses on it, and with a 2x lens if you kept the vertical resolution as high as it comes off the card and did the de-squeeze by stretching 2x horizontally you end up with a 10K frame
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Panasonic GH5 day zero   
    Lead the charge onto the field, Commander Reid. We are all behind you, looking to see your first shots.
    I'll do some anamorphic shooting when I get my GH5 and can take some time.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from IronFilm in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF reacted to Andrew Reid in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    That article wasn't a review.
    It was more of a news announcement and an opinion piece.
    As far as EVFs go it's best in class. That is a fact! Nothing controversial about that.
    Zacuto never gave me a loan unit. Count the number of Zacuto articles on EOSHD - what is it - something like 1 or 2 in 5 years.
    Hardly shill like behaviour.
    And for internal recording I'd much prefer to use the Zacuto Eye on a small camera than a whopping big field monitor.
    The SDI input isn't a problem. You can get tiny HDMI to SDI converters for $70.
    Blackmagic do one.
    https://www.bpm-media.de/Studiotechnik/Konverter/Mini-Konverter/HDMI-=/X/Blackmagic-Design-Micro-Converter-HDMI-to-SDI::372209.html?language=de&gclid=CLa706XAztICFQIL0wodRvkFEg
    The irony is you critisise me for criticising C5D then call me a shill! But I'm willing to let it go as you were a great mod over at the Cinema 5D forums... You put a lot of passion into that place. Surely, were you not just a bit pissed off at Seb and Nino when they decided to offload the entire forum to Planet5D on the condition the idiot over there would monetise it?
    That community sold into the gutter for a penny.
    And I would never sell my members to anyone - they are not mine to sell.
    Like I say, you can use the Zacuto Eye on DSLRs with a $70 HDMI -> SDI
    I don't know why Seb thought he could trade people's forum activity for money... That's the crux of that little matter.
    Yes I do have a chip on my shoulder but in this instance mainly because they slated the GH5 without understanding the technical reasons behind the macro blocking in 10bit.
    Yet they are in direct contact with Panasonic about this and leading them down the garden path to announcements, firmware updates and god knows what else.
    Quality feedback is extremely important.
    I advised Panasonic not to put a statement out about it because it would only draw attention to a negative from a flawed test, which basically claimed the GH5 was unusable for professional work, when the truth is the opposite and it is actually an incredible piece of engineering with a few normal compression artefacts in VLOG if you grade it wrong.
    Facts bro.
    If you need the broader picture about my supposed 'chip on shoulder' then you need to consider the full history of what Cinema5D has done for the DSLR video community. Here's a brief outline -
    1. Nino and the other Seb plucked out of obscurity by Philip Bloom to intern on the infamous Red Tails shoot. Nino and Phil have remained friends
    2. The point being he did not get noticed out of the quality of his work, rather by association with who he knew.
    3. Cinema5D started with Jared Abrams in L.A. covering DSLR video, hence "5D" in the domain name
    4. Nino instigated the shift to professional cameras and a professional standpoint on everything, completely jettisoning the fun aspect and alienating enthusiasts, as well as damaging the democratic aspect of the whole community at that time. Meanwhile Jared was dumped out in the cold.
    5. Nino gives seminars and talks for money at trade shows every year and has been at almost every one I've ever been to in some kind of manufacturer or dealer sponsored capacity... BVE, Photokina, etc. Nothing wrong with making a living of course but to then turn around and claim you're giving unbiased advice on Cinema5D is a bit rich in my view. You can't do both.
    6. The forum was offloaded to Mitch at Planet5D, the most clickbate resource in the whole community, he of course made a huge fuck up and it haemorrhaged users. Seb I believe did this because he couldn't be bothered to maintain it despite the fact he had a team of mods to help him, and he wanted to off load it for cash. Disgusting.
    7. The general content there is just so bland. Yet because of all their manufacturer associations it floats the public's attention like sponsored content.
    8. Even during the years when we were on good terms, in the past Cinema5D rarely if ever mentioned my articles in their coverage... mean spirited.
    9. Rather they saw me as a bitter rival to be crushed.
    10. Way before my first ever article criticising their actions, they have been extremely rude to me behind closed doors... dismissive and argumentative.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Gregormannschaft in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF got a reaction from sudopera in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF got a reaction from karin in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF got a reaction from PannySVHS in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Chrad in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF got a reaction from jonpais in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF got a reaction from hyalinejim in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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    RobertoSF reacted to Neumann Films in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    I think the most respectful thing here is to all admit that it's not the cameras or the gear that we come here to read about (well, not exclusively).  I sent Andrew a PM saying that I would read what he wrote regardless of the subject matter, because it's more about his perspective/honesty/wit than it is about the cameras.
    So if this side of the industry is causing him to lose passion (which would never require an explanation)...then he should leave it and find where his passions have moved on to.  He could take EOSHD anywhere he wants and as long as it's in the same ballpark, most people would stick around.
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    RobertoSF got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Cinema5D slates the Panasonic GH5, calls V-LOG and 10bit "unusable" - They're wrong   
    Commander Reid, following your dispatches all these years has been like visiting the front lines of the DSLR community where shooting truly magical cinematic images is within our grasp. You were the first one to show it was possible to mount vintage LOMO anamorphic lenses on a GH2 and how to hack the camera. That changed my world. I quit my day job, bought a GH2 from Andrew via Japan, and went out and made a feature film with LOMOs that is now coming out worldwide on March 20. Yep, that's a plug for the film, but it's also a testament to what Andrew has started and achieved here. You'll find him thanked in the credits. Can't wait to get my GH5 and get on with the next film.

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