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  1. Got the camera in the mail today, immediately had to test the 60fps raw burst mode. I used a SanDisk Extreme PRO 300MB/s card and was amazed how fast the bursts were being written to the card (over 48 frames of 5K raw in less than 8 seconds).  Raw processing in After Effects takes forever, took about 2 hours to render ~34 seconds. No raw color adjustments, just rendered the image sequence and applied warp stabilizer to the shot of the power lines.  Kept all the missing frame flashes as well as the frames it records after the 48 frames of 60p (pretty cool speed up effect it gives). I shot another 2000+ frames which I will render out and share here soon. Used a Speed Booster Ultra w/ Zeiss zf 50mm 1.4.

    Also, I tried to connect my Atomos Shogun via HDMI and was able to get clean signal for 4k 30p and 1080 60p but it says connection error when I try Cinema 4K. I have the latest firmware so not sure what the problem is...?


  2. 16 hours ago, Zach Ashcraft said:

    60 FPS RAW stills with no AF. Holy poop. 

    Very interested to see how many seconds/frames the E-M1 ii can shoot in this mode. I still love the 60fps raw burst mode with my Nikon V2, been waiting for another small camera that could do it for more than 40 frames. I noticed the GH5 has a 8MP 60fps burst mode but can't find any details about it.

  3. Andrew, you forced me to register here and think about selling 70D and buy used 5D2. I want buy 5D3 later, but I cant afford it now. Reason, why I'm thinking about selling my new 70D...

    See my above post. 5D2 prices are very low, I'd definitely consider selling your 70D and getting a 5D2. Craigslist seems to have the best deals but Ebay is another option. Good conditioned 5D2's going for a little over $800:

  4. Hey guys,

     question close to Thobias one: how does the Canon 7D compare running Magic Lantern?

    I am still hooked in Canon EF Lenses and would love to invest my money in my upcoming films and lighting instead of a new camera...




    Not sure if you've read Andrew's post about 7d raw:

    The 7D really needs the Mosaic filter to help reduce aliasing. With the filter it's a great camera for raw since it takes CF.

    Edit: All this 5D2/forgotten camera excitement got me looking on craigslist. I found a wedding photographer selling her used 5D2 body for $500. ~140k actuations and some scratches on the screen. Talked her down to $480, just met up and bought it. Maybe you should consider selling your 7D and getting a used 5D2 since prices are getting very low. The deal I just got is extremely lucky but I see another on craigslist for $700. Now I can finally do some 5D2 vs 5D3 raw comparison tests of my own. I can post the results if people are interested.

  5. Arri's 4:3 is 2880x2160. 

    ​What I meant was how much more it crops on GH4 vs Arri. Through google I found that Arri sensor size at 4:3 is 23.76 x 17.82 mm. GH4 sensor size is 17.3 x 13.0 mm at full res 4608 x 3456, but in 4k 4:3 mode at 3328 x 2496 it equates to about 12.5 x 9.4 mm sensor recording area. Thats almost a 2x crop compared to Arri. I try to keep in mind that a GH4 costs $1500 brand new whereas an Arri Alexa costs around that for a 1-2 day rental.

  6. I own a 39'' Seiki UHD TV, which I use as a monitor with my PC. When playing some 4k video files I notice quite a bit of flicker. Turning sharpness down to 0 on the tv helps but doesn't eliminate it. After reading your review I did some quick research and found a very similar monitor, the Asus PB287Q, has something called flicker free technology, which the Samsung doesn't have. Have you noticed flicker on 4k videos on the Samsung display?


    Edit: read more about the Flicker free technology and I think it helps with a different flicker then I was describing. The strobing type flicker I'm experiencing probably has to do with the shutter speed I'm shooting the footage at.

  7. "Upcoming firmware for the Panasonic GH4 already takes a step closer, adding 3:2, 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios for 4K recording and enabling a significant vertical resolution gain of up to 2880 lines"


    Ahh, come on. I was hoping so much that SLR Magic is finally developing a 1.5x lens but noo. 2x. That will only make sense on 4K cameras. No Iscorama competitor this time. Sad.


    Definitely great news for GH4 owners! The 2x adapter on a 5d iii w/ magic lantern could also be a nice combo since it has 4:3 and 3:2 sensor output (up to 1920x1288). Would love to see some tests

  8. I thought Andrew tested this and came to the conclusion that the BMPCC booster on GH3/GH4 does not allow focus to infinity. After watching Aron's video, it appears his Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 and Nikon 50 f1.8D are working for him but he tests vignetting issues and doesn't mention any infinity focus problems. In the comments of the video, last_SHIFT is reporting no infinity focus issues with his Nikkor 24/2 and 85/2 AIS...

  9. Screenshot-2014-05-12-23.58.58.jpg


    Super35mm crop factor to full frame is usually around 1.5x


    With standard Micro4/3 Speed Booster, C4K mode becomes 1.63x crop (.71 x 2.3 )

       BMCC Speed Booster makes it 1.47x crop (.64 x 2.3 )


    In 1080p/stills mode, with the standard Micro4/3 booster - 1.42x crop

      and BMCC booster - 1.28x


    edit: Sorry, misunderstood your question with regard to what crop factor is to Super35mm standard. Andrew just answered it though

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