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  1. Good work! I sold my em5mk1 but I do miss it, and this reminded me of why. I might get the em5mk2 or maybe just the em10mk2 (has there been a video-centric review of the 10ii yet?). Particularly with long manual lenses (like an Ai-S 85 f2), the 5-axis is jaw-dropping.
  2. thanks! Is it the macro version of the lens?
  3. Love the Miranda 28 shots. I might have to pick that one up. Which mount/ version of the lens do you have?
  4. I haven't used the GX7 but I have a G6 and an A6000. The G6 is a previous generation sensor to the GX7, and apparently the GX7 is a lot better for noise and low light than the G6, so I can't really compare the A6000 to the GX7. The A6000 now has very nice video with XAVCS. It's very clean indeed up to ISO 800. I don't own the other two lenses, but I have the SEL 35 1.8. It's very sharp, great autofocus, but the stabilization is useless for video, I leave it off. It produces very slight but IMO very ugly warping effects. I prefer my Voigtlander color-skopar 35, much more characterful (but completely manual). TBH I think the A6000 would be an incremental upgrade over the GX7. Slightly more dynamic range, slightly better low light (presumably?), slightly easier to get shallow depth of field. I'd advise you to wait. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Sony do an APSC cam with something exciting like, 4K, BSI, IBIS, high frame rates etc.
  5. IBIS looks very nice to me, didn't see any warping. Loved the low-angle running after the dog shot. It's interesting how sometimes you can get a smoother-looking shot when moving at speed than when trying to do stealthy ninja walking.
  6. ImpulZ LUTs are nice too. You can buy them in a bundle with LUT Utility (an FCPX plugin). I'm not sure if they've been bundled with their newer product Color Finale yet. I installed the trial of Finale, it has slightly better options for managing lots of LUTs, compared to the older LUT Utility. You get film grain clips too with ImpulZ.
  7. If anyone can't be bothered to watch the whole camera store TV video, they start discussing GX8 video functionality at 8.30 or so, and around the 9 minute mark they show screen grabs of 1080p vs 4K, so you can see the crop. Has the 4K crop been measured by anyone yet? (I personally can't be bothered to grab those two stills and compare them, but I guess someone will do that at some point... )
  8. I wonder whether the on-sensor stabilisation works in video mode this time round (it was photos only I think on the gx7).... and why it's only the gx series that gets sensor stabilisation. Looks v promising tho. Love the tilting evf. Looks like three dials too (one round the shutter release?) one top rear, plus exposure comp.
  9. You can select individual clips and transcode them. I'll look again to see if there's an option to transcode the clips in the timeline automatically. You could be right though that it transcodes the entire original file, (not just the section in the timeline). I'm not sure though that transcoding is even necessary. The only time I've ever seen it remove codec issues was with the mark 1 omd em-5 footage, which would become really macro-blocky sometimes if you edited it natively. With other cams I've occasionally tested this, transcoding one clip in the timeline but not the others, and I've never been able to see a difference. I guess if your media is fast enough to handle the increased amount of data, then editing transcoded footage should be lighter on the processor. But I'm always amazed at how well fcpx performs, even on lowend laptops. I was playing with someone else's 100 Mbit GH4 footage, and even that worked ok on the Air.
  10. I've just checked my settings, I have transcoding turned off for import in FCPX. I think it's just the clips that I drop into the timeline that get transcoded (although.... when I look at video info for a clip in the timeline it says that only the original is available)
  11. Fcpx transcodes everything to prores on import anyway. I'm curious, why do you want to transcode before import? XAVCS in fcpx is seamless, even on the lowest spec MacBook Air.
  12. There is less moire and now almost no edge-weirdness (not really sure how to describe it) in XAVCS vs the old codec. Moire is still present though, the usual suspects like distant brickwork. I would say, less moire now than the 5N, but more than the Panny G6. The XAVCS is a whole lot nicer overall though. It doesn't break up when you have lots of detailed movement (trees blowing etc).
  13. weird that full frame pixel binning is so much faster than one-to-one sampling of the middle of the sensor. Would have thought it'd be the other way round
  14. ​Wow. There's a sentence I'd never thought I'd read. ;-P
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