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  1. It may or may not be, the wording from the RX 10 is "Sony brings out the full potential of Full High Definition (Full HD) movie recording... by utilising every pixel from the image sensor at accelerated speed". For the A7s they say this about the video: The world’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel readout*1 without pixel binning for movies and 4K*2HDMI video output If the RX10 were generating video the same way the A7s did I think they'd be bragging about it, but they're not. I think they're just using every pixel in the binning process on the RX10.
  2. Given the very large buffer of the E-M1 I'm wondering if the "4K" mode is just a short burst video, sort of like Nikon's Motion Snapshot. It wouldn't require extra hardware, it would just throw as much 4K footage into the buffer until it fills up, then processes it as it would process a bunch of stills, just compiling the frames as a video instead. It would essentially be a gimmick and even with a huge buffer it would fill up in a few seconds, but it does get you a little bit of 4K footage without worrying about hardware or heat; that could be where this rumor is coming from.
  3. Had a feeling the rolling shutter was going to be bad, if Sony can't get it right on a smaller 1" sensor then asking more from a full frame sensor is out of the question. It's all about how fast the camera can scan the rows, and the data coming off a 1" sensor will get scanned faster than one coming off a full frame sensor all other factors being equal, that's just simple physics. Sony will really have to improve their scan rates for good 4K. The GH4 looks better all the time, I'm wondering what's keeping other companies from using Aptina's 1" sensors for 4K?
  4. From the way they're explaining it they'll get 1080p in APS-C mode by scanning all the pixels in the APS-C window then downscaling, just like a camera would take a jpeg picture, downscale it, and save it at 1920x1080. I DON'T think it will use the RX-10 method, which I think is binning, albeit binning without column or row skipping. If you read the fine print of Sony's description of the video mode on the RX-10 it says they "use" every pixel for their video, that's carefully and cleverly worded, they've never said the RX-10 takes a full sensor scan then downsamples that for video. Wha
  5. Reading the fine print some more it does indeed sound like Sony is only using every pixel in the binning process. In their interviews I never hear them say that they read every pixel as a discrete value like a still frame and then downsample it, rather they just use every pixel to generate video. Technically this is what the  5DIII probably does to get its video mode so I don't see that much to write home about other than reduced moire and aliasing. Resolution will still be poor.   For "true" 1080p there are pretty much two ways to do it: A) Sample the entire sensor then use the j
  6. I'll believe it when I see it. If it does do true 5K readout to the engine processor and then uses the downscaling engine most cameras use when you set them to lower resolutions the video should be razor sharp, the difference would have jumped out at Dave and he would have been gushing all over the look of the video. But he didn't because I don't think the camera can do it - the dead giveaway that it isn't really doing this is that it should offer a limited 60 fps burst mode like the Nikon One cameras, but all I see in the specs are 10 fps. Now maybe it's using a binning technique that utilize
  7. Here's another interesting snip from the article about its video:   Perhaps more intriguingly, Panasonic says that the better image sensor means that it need only bin four pixels to create each pixel in the final movie, rather than six pixels as in the G6. The mixing is performed in 1 x 4 pixel lines, rather than 2x2 blocks, and the image processor performs low-pass filtering on the resulting data as it comes off-chip.   I'm not sure how they would bin in 1x4 lines, I'm wondering if it improves horizontal resolution in video. I'm also not sure how they could bin 6 pixels off a 2x
  8. We've suspected all along that their cinema DSLR used the 1Dx sensor, if you look at the speed it can do at full frame and crop it just a bit you can get to the magic 24fps number. What I didn't think, though, was that the 1Dx had the extra horsepower to handle 24fps coming off the sensor and converting all that data to mjpeg in real time, that's a serious workload. I had assumed all that extra processing power needed to pull such a feat off was what made the camera expensive. Hmmm
  9. Very interesting, I wonder just how Sony will improve its video capture ability? Best case scenario is that they do a full sensor scan and downscale it. But I just don't think that's possible at that price point. A c300 type readout would also yield excellent results but again I think that's too high end. Perhaps they've figured out how Panasonic grabs the video capture from its GH sensors and will use something like that.
  10. Hmm the app was probably written more for the n8 since I haven't had any problems with it crashing
  11. Andrew I just dropped the $3 for the CameraPro app for the n8 (which is supposed to work for the 808 as well) and it allows for much more control, including bitrate for video, audio, frames per second (any number from 1-30), etc. A summary of all it can do is here: http://www.tequnique.com/wb/downloads/Manual_CameraPro1_4.pdf
  12. I really wanted to get an 808 to replace my 1st generation iPhone that I've had for 5(!) years but considering on how hard I am on phones (I drop them every couple of months) I opted for a used n8 for less that $200. It's only 12mp with no oversampling feature but I've been very happy with the quality and now that I've gotten used to the different user interface (it's certainly no iPhone in that regard) I can definitely see myself moving up to an 808 in the future. IMHO Nokia would do well specializing in high-end cameras with phones on them (oops I said that back
  13. [quote name='EOSHD' timestamp='1342920630' post='14294'] Will the new mount be the basis of a C100 affordable digital cinema camera, following the strategy of Panasonic and Sony? [/quote] That's a joke right? I mean this IS Canon we're talking about. I'll be surprised if they even fix the moire issues that are apparently still there on the t4i. But hey at least they got the sensor size right, more than I can say about Nikon. But don't get me started about the One system, that has probably been the biggest blown opportunity in a long time, that ca
  14. Looking at comparable videos it does seem like the EM5 is as sharp as the GH2, just with more moire. I don't know how Panasonic filters out the moire but however they do it it works well. But congrats to Sony for the excellent sensor, I don't know why they haven't used a similar video implementation on their APS-C sensors. If I had to do it over again I'd definitely get an EM5 over a GH2 since I do more still photography thesedays and have never been enamored with the GH2's stills. And most videos I do take now are handheld, another reason to choose the EM5
  15. I really doubt the camera could be doing a full sensor scan 24 times a second let alone 60; look at the Nikon One cameras, their sensors can do full readouts 60 times a second AND take simultaneous stills yet their video mode is just above average at best. There are pretty severe technical limitations to doing full read scans of even 8mp sensors for realtime video let alone 24mp (much less at a consumer prices), it's probably more realistic to expect a sharpness similar to the NEX-7 with this new camera. The problem lies in the hardware outside of the sensor (though I understand the p
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