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  1. My GH5 setup with Baby Hypergonar and Aivascope Focuser 8 - on Pilotfly gimbal First gimbal test with Focuser 8:
  2. I just transcode direct - no stretching. I did this with the "5K" h265 4:3 files. Transcode h265 to ProRes. Then in Premiere, just change the aspect ratio to 2:1 (interpret footage). Plays back fine. Or you could use Davinci. But I let the program stretch the footage, not the transcode stage.
  3. Here are a few pics of it. No electrical contacts. Fits tight on my GH4. It might have problems with some older FD lenses. I remember having a hard time with my FD 50mm F1.4 SSC. However I didn't have problems with my FD 35mm F2 or FD 85mm F1.8.
  4. Yeah mine is the older one. I bought it when it first came out, 2014 or 2015 I think. it doesn't have any contacts on it. I'll take a pic of it tomorrow and post it.
  5. Metabones is the best one. I've used it a lot with FD zooms and primes. Fit is tight for me. It was pricey, but I've had no problems. I like FD lenses as well. Older coating means it works well with anamorphic adapters. You can check out my use of the FD 35-105mm zoom in this video:
  6. I think that's very true. 85mm and 100mm (m4/3) has always been a challenge for anamorphic. For these small 8mm style anamorphics, maybe even worse. 85mm usually is f5.6-F8, but on 8mm maybe it is F16 or smaller. I'll keep testing it out.
  7. Did some more test shots today. 50mm is fine, but 85mm isn't sharp and 100mm is worse. I shot 50mm at all f-stops, but 85mm was F16 and 100mm was F22, with unfortunate results. Also, focusing is very odd. 1mm turn goes from infinity to 6 feet! It almost feels like this was made for macro, but min distance is still 3 feet. I really don't understand the design. I get way better results with the SLR Magic Rangefinder. Sharper, really great results with 85mm and 100mm, and build is solid. Sure it's more expensive, but it's leagues better in quality.
  8. From what I heard, the Focuser 8 is tuned for a GH4 with the Aivascope only. That means that it isn't made for other small anamorphics. If I could extend the barrel travel, then I think the 85mm could focus to infinity (albeit with lots of CA). However the response from the maker is that the Focuser is not adjustable. There are other small problems with the build quality as well. However, for the price I guess these can be overlooked. I will do more tests when I get the correct step-ring for my lenses.
  9. The Focuser 8 does make everything less sharp. Need to stop down at least 1-2 stops more. Also taking lens is affected. 50mm is fine (widest I can get), however 85mm is maybe 20 feet in focus, 100mm is not good at all even at F11 or higher no matter what distance.
  10. GH5 + Baby Hypergonar + Aivascope Focuser 8 - Anamorphic 4:3 mode 10bit 4:2:2. Video coming soon
  11. Thanks for posting this. Really like the look. Hope you get it back soon!
  12. Thanks for the info Hans. I recently got this lens too. The lens itself is optically good, but the focus is so stiff. I'll check with Bernie and see if he can regrease it.
  13. I understand what you're saying. It's not really 6K, just like UHD isn't really 4K either. But sticking to aspect ratios, I guess you can say it's close enough. Most of it is marketing anyway. Red, Sony, etc all claim 5K, 6K or 8K and it's not really that size. To answer your question about recording, on a 64GB card: 8bit UHD 16:9 30P - 1hr 24min 8bit Anamorphic 4:3 30P - 1hr 24min 10bit UHD 16:9 30P - 54min 8bit UHD 16:9 60P - 54min 8bit Anamorphic 4:3 60P - 54min 8bit 6K Photo Mode 4:3 30P - 41min Continuous recording is possible with 6K Photo Mode. Again it's just like 4K Photo Mode on the GH4 - full video and audio recording. But it is HEVC H265, so transcoding is a must in order to edit. I would show you some of the longer shots of 4-5min, but it would be HUGE, around 60-80GB. Transcode, edit, and then the render time... Rendering just the small clips are something in the order of 30min. If I did 5 min it might be a couple of hours on my mac. Definitely something to consider with these large files. The GH5 really is an amazing camera. At one time I was really considering getting a Sony FS5 or FS7 just for the 4K 60P and the slomo. But I'm so glad that I waited. To have Anamorphic 4:3 modes means I don't have to do crazy cropping with 16:9. Plus with the added benefit of better codecs and larger anamorphic coming soon, it's almost like a mini RED or Alexa. As for all those people returning theirs or complaining about AF - well this isn't the camera for them. This camera really is for filmmakers. It has a lot of the tools that filmmakers need. The new Waveform tool, peaking is improved, etc etc. There's just so much value for the money.
  14. The GH5 isn't made by Sony. Sure the camera gets warm after an hour or more, but I have yet to see any warning of shutdown. Doesn't matter if it's 6K or 4K, this camera is just built solid. I just shot a live event that was almost 2 hours and it was just fine. Even the battery lasts over 2 hours. Can't say that about Sony. As for 6K Photo Mode - it is exactly like 4K Photo Mode on the GH4. It not only records video but sound also. And it has the same aspect ratios - 4:3, 3:2 and 1:1. The short video below is a 6K clip with audio: The bummer part is that it is a "photo" mode - so it is accessed in the photo mode dials (MASP), not the movie dial. This means that it is considered a "photo", and as such the old picture styles are the only ones available. No VLOG, no Rec709L. CineV and CineD however are still available. Also, the metering is way off, like 1-2 stops. The easy way is to go to movie mode, set the exposure, then go the photo mode, and record. The roadmap for 6K Anamorphic is clear because it's very similar to the GH4. In the beginning, the GH4 only had 4K photo mode. It was only a year later that they decided to make a dedicated Anamorphic movie mode. I look forward to 6K Anamorphic later this summer!
  15. Testing lenses if you're interested. 50mm has slight vigenette, but I cropped the sides to conform to 2.39 ratio.
  16. The video is very helpful. I'm still on the fence, and from the video it looks very similar to the larger brother the FM module. However the small size for small anamorphics makes it interesting. Please post more footage if possible, thanks!
  17. @Andrew Reid I just purchased Editready. But it doesn't seem to recognize the mp4 files from 6K photo mode. Do you have any ideas? Tips or settings that I need to set? Or maybe the frame size is just too large for ProRes? Thanks in advance!
  18. GH5 now has less crop, more like 2x. GH4 was 2.2x. I also had a 40mm Canon which was fine on the GH4. I also have metabones speedbooster, both Ultra and XL. Either way, use a 50mm lens for wides on the GH5.
  19. Yes I got the new sleeve for the Baby Hypergonar. With the Rangefinder and Vari-ND filter, it becomes a very front heavy setup. I find I can go with 35mm as widest, with the Vari-ND I get a lot of vigenette. I tried a 28mm but it just was too much. I hope to get the CoreDNA when it's available in June, and then test it out again.
  20. Just an update on using this app: - It gets the video feed from the Panasonic App. So you can shoot 4:3 and 16:9 no problems. Then it stretches the image. - This is both good and bad. The Panasonic App image is like 480p. This can make focusing a real pain. I wish it was 720p at least. I have missed many shots because of this. - Working 4:3 on an iPad mini is really great. Like having a 7" monitor, maybe bigger. But the 480p image sucks though. Works well if shooting regular (non-anamorphic) video. - There is sometimes a severe lag when starting recording. It can be up to 5 seconds. So if you like to record items right away, the lag can be a problem. Also, it's a wifi connection, so the signal will cut out a lot in high traffic areas. - The rear LCD on the G85 or GH4 will shut off after 1-2 minutes. That means that you can't select focus points, or any touch screen functions at all. So you need to switch to the Panasonic App to change settings while recording. - Overlays would be really helpful and I hope he can do something with it. However, it is a simple app that gets its feed from the Panasonic App. I don't think he can put an overlay. The other thing that would be good is a histogram. With the rear LCD shutting off, you lose the ability to watch the histogram as well. (Panasonic App doesn't show the histogram either). I think for run-n-gun, the app works well. But for serious work, I think an external monitor solution is still best. The worst part is the video feed at 480p. It just doesn't work for serious focus needs. But the ability to use an iPad mini or iPhone 7s means that you can have a great monitoring solution on the go.
  21. Thanks again Ian. I did get Redstan's clamp and it works well. I have to get a step ring for my rangefinder, but I'll be testing it soon. Just wondering what is the widest you can go? I have a GH4 + Metabones speedbooster, and I can use a 35mm with slight vignette in 4:3 mode. If I crop the edges it comes out well.
  22. I use a Sony WA adapter for their handy cams. The front thread of the BH is almost 55mm, so just use a step ring to attach a WA adapter. I used the Sony because they are readily available and cheap. Because the one I'm using is 0.7x, it makes lenses a little wider. Handling is tough though. The weight of the WA adapter makes the setup extremely front heavy. I always use rails to mount the lens. Also the front rotates, so make sure your lens is clean.
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