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  1. Canon's recent marketing strategy (last decade) has been driven by scarcity, manipulation and fear. This is NOT how you attract customers or create brand loyalty. With so much emphasis on post-processing these days even their color science will not save them. I'm an architectural photographer who bought my first Canon 30 years ago and was loyal up until recently because of the quality optics and especially the tilt-shift lenses. And yet, here I sit waiting for my Panasonic/Lumix S1 to arrive.
  2. I understand the issue with the label but anyone who has been around here long enough knows Andrew can shoot.
  3. Andrew, can you keep going past 16:9 and impose 2.35 or 2.40 crop marks too? That would be a 5k-wide "poor man's anamorphic" solution, albeit without the full anamorphic look and artifacts.
  4. All while I'm reading this post and thinking "Why has Panasonic crammed so much value into this camera?" at the same time that Canon plays the protectionist game of doling out features on a tiered "pay-as-you-go" system. And then I read this sentence and it all made sense. "Also the GH5 now has a HEVC H.265 4K mode for HLG added, which allows files to be played directly on home AV equipment compatible with HEVC and HDR, such as Panasonic’s latest HDR TVs." Panasonic is thinking organically of the whole customer, not just some new camera body. A happy GH5 owner who loves their feature-rich camera also begins to love the brand. We buy lenses and accessories sure, but how about the EVA1 or an HDR capable Panasonic TV to proudly show our new footage. So while Canon and Sony may be thinking Panasonic is foolish to put so much value into a $2,000 mirrorless camera, the new GH5 owners are beginning a new relationship that will eventually show the same loyalty many of us had for Canon for decades. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I used the GH5 exclusively on a client gig last week and never brought the Canon bodies out of the bag!
  5. Andrew, thanks for including the info on cards and write speeds. Very helpful to know what to buy. I just used the GH5 for it's first commercial project last week where I didn't use my Canon bodies at all. The look of the footage is really very pleasing. My only beef in the 2 day shoot was trying to hold focus when it's on a gimbal/stabilizer. I'm looking forward to testing the tweaked AF.
  6. I remember almost 20 years ago when Foveon announced their new technology. I was excited and sure they would take over the world. Since then they have made little progress in threatening the CMOS dominance of "mass and momentum." If there is a sensor revolution many companies will have to abandon a lot of infrastructure and we'll all have to start thinking differently about how we define "resolution."
  7. Hey Andrew, I'm a little confused about the LX100. You mention it in the video title and a couple times here in your testing but it isn't listed in the compatible Panasonic models in your article. Maybe this LUT is to be used in a post process and the camera model doesn't matter but would love to use it with my LX100.
  8. Panasonic did it as recently as the LX100 with its MFT sensor.
  9. Maybe I should get back into selling diffusion filters . . . 'cause I don't know one actor/actress who wants to see their pores reproduced in 8K detail.
  10. Bought a Panasonic LX100 about 3 months ago. I've been taking it EVERYWHERE and shooting stills and video that I wouldn't have taken the lens cap off the 5D Mark III. Can't remember having this much fun shooting! More importantly . . . taking risks with the smaller camera. Isn't that what being creative is about?
  11. The reason I know this is great filmmaking . . . I wanted to view the piece to see someone who had used the NX1 in a narrative. Maybe do a little pixel peeping. I got to the end and realized I was so immersed in the story, that I had completely forgotten the original reason for viewing the film. Makes me a little embarrassed for having spent so much time chasing those pixels.
  12. I'm gonna show my age here, but I recall with much clarity my first Canon camera — a beautiful pro F1. I've been a loyal consumer of the brand for almost 30 years and in my career I estimate I've sent over $120k back to Japan.   In the last few years Canon has taken a few PR hits but I've stayed firm. But I gotta say this story really has challenged my love affair. I'm not sure this story will rise above the serious entusiasts and pros. But Joe Rivera is right. There are far too many (great) hardware choices out there right now for Canon to think they can manipulate customers any more.   Meet the new boss. Us!
  13. I'm a gearhead just like many of us here, but if it was only about charts and measurements most DSLRs would never have been embraced by filmmakers. Our audiences don't have the benefit of charts and react to the image striking their eyes . . . and their hearts :)
  14. [quote]Another question mark is over who will provide the external 4K recording box. As far as I know, one doesn’t even yet exist.[/quote] Doesn't seem too difficult for Sony's own SR-R4 SRMASTER field recorder to be adapted for this purpose. Expensive yes, but certainly gives them a starting place.
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