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  1.   Always amazed how much photographers suck at filming.
  2. I guess there are good reasons Nikon never entered the video market. Canon started to address professionals years ago with the XL1 (and of course had many cams for the consumer market) and Nikon never seemed to want a piece of that. So I somehow don´t believe that suddenly the low selling/high service "pro video" market is that attractive. They even haven`t entered the medium format market, sth much more obvious for a photo company and a recent "trend" for photographers, who want/need to distinguish themselves from all the D800 "strobists" out there. But taking the HDSLR crown from Canon, that course seems to be set...
  3. I bought the GH3 as a run'n gun HDSLR and IMHO it totally fails in this regard. This boils down to the combination of 3 "non-features" Andrew already mentioned: the poorly designed record button, the "sleeping" screen issue and the missing focus assists while recording. Another issue that is basically the "fault" of the m43 design for video, are the small lenses, at least for me. I´m not really complaining though, considering price, the great IQ and that it still is a hybrid, that was primarily build to take great photos, it offers very good value. It just seems, that no one wants to really offer a fully functional video mode in a DSLR form factor. The Canon C series is a step in the right direction (except with the XLR-Screen-Handle), but with an disgusting pricing-for-features policy. Even used I still find them overpriced. Without great speculation, I´m sure the Panasonic ProVideo division is ankle deep in producing a "larger sensor" show winner for next years NAB, after focusing on broadcasters buying cycles this year. But it will most likely be in a hole different form factor.
  4. Yeah and for even only getting 8bit ProRes out of a (Nikon) Dslr you´ll need an external recorder and SSDs... We have more options these days, but choosing the right setup and worklfow still is a Zelda quest...
  5. I kind of new the EU version doesn´t have 60p and for slomos this would have been a tad nicer than 50p, but I didn´t pay much attention to it. Now I have a client from the states who needs 30p and I can´t offer it. I looked at the new Nikons and Canons and they all seem to be switchable! How come the GH3 isns´t? Is there a way to put a US firmware on it temporaryly?
  6. Why should NAB bring another filming m43 camera from Panasonic? They basically put everything a true hybrid should offer into the GH3  ;)  At least I hope they don´t canonize their portfolio and offer a moire free 422 GHX at double the GH3 price..   But the NEED to gain ground in the larger sensor segment, being the first into this game with the AF100, doesn´t count much these days (think BMCC). Also, although GHX sound nice, Panasonic has a much better brand name to revibe: VARICAM. So for me the obvious contender to take on at NAB is the FS700.  This price range is also perfect for taking on the C300...
  7. I´ve recently shot with the C300 and it´s LCD seems to be on the greenish side, no matter what angle you see it from. So I guess, considering the GH3s price point, we´ve been still served well...
  8. Cameras are cars. Seriously. One model, 5 different engines (well, more like one negine, five different cars around it when it comes to Canon APS-C). And for ones that need the extra bling, they pimp it a little and slap a different brand name one it, in this case "Cinema". I don´t hate Canon. I made very good money thanks to them the last years. But they´re like a small restaurant, that gets popular, prices up like crazy and suddenly calls their home fries "pommes frittes"...
  9. Has anyone encountered a color shift to green when not looking at their GH3s back LCD perfectly straight? Screens tend to get darker when looking more from the side, but this shift to green is really distracting, at least for me...  
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    GH3 ISO Test

    What about camera setting/color profile?
  11. Only got a Sirui Monopod but it´s rock solid. The fastening mechanism is as goo as on my Gitzo boom.
  12. Saw it projected in a multiplex cinema, but forgot to ask, if it was a digital projection. Anyways, I would be interested, if the DVD/Bluray Version will be straight from XDCAM or a scan of the 35mm copy...
  13. Getting a certain look in-camera always was the DPs job, be it for movies or documentary. Not saying that things shouldn't progress and there are A LOT of situations I`m happy to be able to shoot flat. But for Blanche´s situation, travel documentary, I´d opt for the best in-camera look, expose properly and roll. And then you can really say "I did that." ;)
  14. I would be interested how the 2,5K RAW looks down converted in post to 1080p ProRes in comparison to recording ProRes with the BMC straight away. Andrew, any chance you could do that for a short segment of your footage...?
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