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    IronFilm reacted to aldolega in Panasonic GH4 w/ speedbooster xl worth it ?   
    As usual, the Sony has some flashy specs, but the Panasonic will be more usable.
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    IronFilm reacted to mercer in EOS 80D - HDR Video?   
    Are you still planning to review and show some non-graded/graded footage of the D5500 and its Flat Profile?
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    IronFilm reacted to Andrew Reid in EOS 80D - HDR Video?   
    Unfortunately not quite D5300 / GH3 good. Canon's new APS-C sensor doesn't have the moire & aliasing control of the former or the resolution / sharpness of the latter.
    D5500 even better as it has the lovely flat profile and newer sensor, very very clean in the shadows.
    Canon continue to disappoint - the 80D is basically a non-event, when it could have been a game changer.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from JazzBox in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera & Video Assist   
    Smart move. Don't get studio
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    IronFilm got a reaction from mercer in Pistol grip 3-axis gimbal stabilizer   
    I own the lanparte gimbal and I wouldn't even bother trying a micro on it
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Nathan Gabriel in Sony a6300 4k   
    4K 60fps and/or 10bit internal, and that alone would "kill" the A6300 in the eyes of many people in favor of the GH5!! (of course there would still be many people who would hold out and prefer the A6300 of course, everything is all very subjective in the end as to which is more important than another factor or not)
     
    I somehow doubt the GH5 will however...  but could be the GH6 would! A bit like the GH2 => GH3 => GH4 progression.

    I feel the GH2 to GH3 was more like a half step forward, but GH3 to GH4 was a GIANT LEAP!
    So GH4 => GH5 might just might be a consolidation and refinement stage, before they make another GIANT LEAP to the GH6? (organic sensor at last for the GH6?)
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    IronFilm reacted to Don Kotlos in Am I the only one finding it hard to ignore the JVC LS300?   
    $1000 off and a 120fps firmware update:
    http://pro.jvc.com/pro/pr/2016/releases/gyls300_slomo.html
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    IronFilm reacted to andy lee in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    message me if you want to know what bits you will need for each rig - I presume you have gone for the nikon 2.8 zooms
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Timotheus in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    Cheers for the tip!
    I'll keep an eye out for the Tokina AT-X 60-120mm f/2.8
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    IronFilm reacted to Zak Forsman in Film Piracy, Careers Ruined, Sundance, Worth it?   
    good night, brave troll.
    and it's spelled "genius", genius.
    The movie was distributed by paramount internationally. that included both those countries and whatever rock you just crawled back under.
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    IronFilm reacted to Zak Forsman in Film Piracy, Careers Ruined, Sundance, Worth it?   
    well, i think you're misinformed about that. just about everything is up there. from Tarkovsky to Dr. Who episodes, from BAFTA award nominees to B-movies. even my own movie was torrented one week before its US release from the VOD broadcast in sweden. and mine is just a $50,000 microbudget crime drama made by a crew of six on an AF100. hell, I've had to submit takedown notices to YouTube because people in Thailand and Turkey posted the entire movie on their channel.
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    IronFilm reacted to John 67 in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    After  having read article again I still do not see any reason why Panasonic would complicate a successful product with such a proposal ...it would be folly to make such a change for what is a very niche sector (essentially a small group of people who can not afford to buy the camera that does everything they want) the capabilities that are stated are available now in much higher end cameras  and I put it to you that 90% of users of gh4 would'nt need these features ...those that would ...are likely to be in a group who would bolt on  thousands £'s worth of Cooke panchro's instead of these new lens products proposed anyway ...the gh4 is available for £900 it was not (in my humble opinion ) intended to compete in the high-end tv or cinema ,the fact that it can and does is a testament to its capability as it stands you can take almost any legacy lens or high end cinema lens and go make a film, a documentary, a wollace and grommit style animation ,anamorphic epic, 4K internal ,4K photo,journalism and the list goes on what Sony does  or does not is bollocks because it's twice the price,it's full frame glass costs more ,it does'nt have the feature set ,menus are hap hazard ,the discussion about the 6300 is irrelevant ,how is it viable to compare a brand new product with a two year old one, Panasonic 4K at that price point, changed the market...everyone reacted ,that means Panasonic are and have been leading ,only now does Sony do 4K internally( at twice the price)....even today you want to beat it you have to buy another pansonic product g7,lx100,
    the people making these proposals think nothing of then spending £1200 on a shogun,or an odyssey ,thousands on glass,gimbal's etc ,when at the heart is a£900 camera ,the fact that it's there at the heart seems to carry no credit,go buy a red dragon or an arri alexa ...build that up see what that costs (house money). All it has to do is minor improvements, the question is will they be big enough for existing users to warrant the upgrade, and there are a lot of us ...their sole motivation should be that
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    IronFilm reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    No, a 50mm f/2.8 will be two stops darker than a 25mm f/1.4. Same depth of field, but that's it. 
    The lens size advantage is indisputable. And it's not just sensor size; it's aspect ratio. Designing a lens with good edges and corners becomes much easier with a squarer aspect ratio, and requires a much smaller image circle.
    The G7 has already improved 1-1.5 stops in noise performance from the GH4. If the GH5 sensor offers any noise improvement at all over the G7, we're looking at a usable ISO 3200, which is more than enough for me.
    I don't understand how you can argue that m4/3 isn't a standard. Of course it is. We have 6 different manufacturers making lenses for it. And with a simple speed booster, you increase your low light performance by 1 stop and gain a s35 sensor with Canon or Nikon mount. Sounds plenty standard to me.
    M4/3 offers lots of advantages. Smaller, better-corrected lenses, faster fps, lower rolling shutter, broader dof, less overheating, better battery life, a 4:3 aspect ratio for anamorphic shooting, easier to process higher bit depths, etc. And if its performance in stills isn't enough for you, nothing made before 2006 must've been either. It's only a half stop behind APS-C in every metric. And though their sensor tech has stalled a bit, m4/3 will perform as well in 3 years as APS-C does now; at that point, I'd target have the reduced size and weight than a fractional bump in IQ.
    Also, keep in mind that we have no idea what we want. I mean none at all. After the GH2, what did everyone ask for? Better low-light, DR, color science, build quality, bitrate/codec, and menus. What did the GH3 deliver? Every single one of those improvements...yet everyone panned it as a minor step forward because the spec sheet didn't wow them. 
    Here's what I want. 
    -1 stop increase in noise from the G7.
    - reduce the crop factor to the native 2x, or bring back the multi-aspect sensor for 1.86x (APS-H with the speed booster)
    -1 stop increase in DR
    -V-LOG, with view assist and the green/magenta blocking issue fixed
    - anamorphic de-squeeze
    -10-bit internal recording, and a 200mbps 8-bit option
    - dual card slots (It'd be cool if you could record to both slots simultaneously, or your big files to one slot and 1080p proxies to the other, but that's dreaming)
    -A full sized HDMI port. There's room, and it would make external recording much easier and more reliable. 
    -a better implemented YAGH brick than can run on 2 GH4 batteries
    I feel like that's an attainable wish list and a compelling enough tool to keep people on board until the next big leap. I'd buy one.
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    IronFilm reacted to Cas1 in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    From a youtuber / journalism / film making perspective I think the following features would yield the most IQ progress:
    - Global shutter,
    - 4k 60p
    - 4k 10bit 422, 200Mbit recording
    - Full sensor read out downscaled to 4k
    - NX1 level of focussing + tracking.
    - Auto iso in manual mode
    - + 1 stop in DR and iso.
    - 5x IBIS would be nice too.
    I like the idea of an oversized and/or multi aspect sensor.
    A cinema lens set would be cool too.
    Great to see so many responses here. I wonder if Panasonic employees actually read along.
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    IronFilm reacted to dr_jon in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    I'm afraid I struggle to see the business case here. Panasonic aren't doing that well selling cameras (in Japan they are now selling less mirrorless than Canon) and new lenses just trickle out. I doubt anyone inside Panasonic sees throwing lots of money into an all-new camera system as likely to be a winner, especially in a generally declining market. I think they only sell a decent number of GH4s as it offers a lot for the money and is stills and video. No way will videographer sales (if they effectively ditch the stills side by only having 8MP with m43 lenses) get them back that money at similar prices on a new format. I think if they go to a different sensor size they will have to use 3rd party lenses (developing their own being an unlikely investment), so whose mount would be possible - Canon EF maybe using the V35 sensor (4096x2160)? Won't be any good for stills. Plus sounds tricky to avoid damaging higher-margin V35 LT sales... I can't see it. To do your suggestion at a minimum they'll need someone else to have designed a sensor just for this camera and to be happy about low sales volumes for that sensor (which usually means prices that drive 5-figure camera pricing, so they've pretty much just designed the V35 LT again).
    P.S. I read your whole article before coming to the forum for my first post on the subject.
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    IronFilm reacted to roxics in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    I read the whole article before first responding. But I still disagree. Like I said before, full frame and APS-C existed before Panasonic and Olympus consciously made the choice to build a smaller m43 system. They did this to reduce size of all components and carve out a niche for themselves. Now you're asking them to confuse their niche. They're already competing just fine and GH4 sales are good. They can continue this with a 60fps GH5 and 10-bit internal. Those two alone will sell the next camera to a lot of people. Let's say they dd this tomorrow, who else on the market is offering you a 4K 60p 10-bit camera for under $2000? Will Sony catch up, sure. But that's just the nature of the game. That's why you don't pick cameras based on the latest specs but the one that works for you when you need it. 

    Again, adding a S35 sensor is just going to upset people who are already invested in m43 glass. Because now they can't get the most out of their new camera with their investment in m43 lenses. Which will make them not want to invest further in m43 lenses going forward. If Panasonic makes APS-C lenses as premium glass, that just fragments a system that doesn't need to be fragmented. The only reason APS-C DSLRs exist is because Canon and Nikon needed to find a way to get better yields on their sensors in the early days when making full frame sensors was a lot more expensive and more prone to error on the larger waffers. So they fragmented out of necessity. M43 doesn't need to go this route and I don't think they will. Nor do I think they will become irrelevant if they don't.   

    What you're looking for is a cheaper/smaller Varicam. That's what you should be asking them to make. Not disrupt their m43 line.      
    No they would not. Larger sensors require a larger circle of confusion which requires larger glass elements to retain certain speeds. Why do you think 16mm lenses are smaller and medium format lenses are bigger?   
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    IronFilm reacted to Franka Mech T. Lieu in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    why GH5 .. I see no reason for Panasonic to abandon the M4/3 format that Panasonic take so much effort and time to build for themselves. That said, why not take the Varicam line and build something along it as the Super 35 platform , who is to say Panasonic cannot have 2 platform of a system, one 4/3 sensor sized, and one Super-35. Canon Cine EOS is pretty much taking the same route, just in a different fashion.
    A VariCam model that kind of matching the FS5/FS7 , and yet another one a hybrid like the GH, but likely with interchangeable mount ( active ) for M4/3, PL, Canon EF and might be even Nikon F. Its easy to dream up a GH5 with Super 35 sensor and all the bells and whistle, but seriously that mean a total re do of almost all the lens and that certainly is not a simple undertaking , not to mention having the complexity to serve 2 format, and several cause with the same lineup. By splitting the so call super-35 GH5 and refit it into the VariCam lineup ( even if it still use the M4/3 mount ) it can be easier go for both. Might be just call it the VariCam H ( for hybrid ).
    In short the GH can stay GH and M4/3 , we just have the VariCam lineup expanded downmarket to include it all the way down to the Super-35 GH ( super GH , should we call it .. lol )
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    IronFilm reacted to Mattias Burling in Am I the only one finding it hard to ignore the JVC LS300?   
    True, 
    I think I might call JVC this week and pretty much beg them to lend me one
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Cinegain in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    I'd rather see first a 3 set of cine zooms from Tokina covering wide angle, mid range, and tele. You could then have just three lenses which cover entirely comfortably a production's entire needs.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Jaime Valles in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    Strongly doubt Panasonic will go S35 for the GH5 and make obsolete overnight their entire lens collection!! That is just business madness.
    You could say "oh but it will still work with all the m4/3 glass in cropped mode". No, just no. This could spin into a marketing disaster for Panasonic, as it would be a very bad look for them and would send out a terrible signal about the m4/3 system and its future.
    MAAAAAYBE they might do S35 with an "AF200" (kinda like an ultra low end Vaircam S35), but absolutely not with a stills camera.
    All Panasonic needs to do is DCI 4K 60fps with 10bit internal and people will go absolute nuts over it buying the camera, and then Panasonic will easily maintain their lead over Sony for another year or more.
    But I won't deny, also getting as a bonus a multi aspect ratio sensor like in the GH2 would be nice. This would give it a "larger" sensor kinda, but still would work 100% with all their existing lenses. Plus of course I want full sensor read out for 4K with no additional crop.  VLOOK or raw to an external recorder would also be nice too. When it comes to ergonomics, if they took a leaf out of Sony's book and had a detachable handle on the GH5 like on the FS7 so you could rig up a GH5 into a mini FS7 style camera that would be aaaamazing (however photographers would hate this! So don't see this happening). But the first two of 60fps 4K and 10bit internal are all a GH5 really needs to make a hit on their hands!
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Franka Mech T. Lieu in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    Strongly doubt Panasonic will go S35 for the GH5 and make obsolete overnight their entire lens collection!! That is just business madness.
    You could say "oh but it will still work with all the m4/3 glass in cropped mode". No, just no. This could spin into a marketing disaster for Panasonic, as it would be a very bad look for them and would send out a terrible signal about the m4/3 system and its future.
    MAAAAAYBE they might do S35 with an "AF200" (kinda like an ultra low end Vaircam S35), but absolutely not with a stills camera.
    All Panasonic needs to do is DCI 4K 60fps with 10bit internal and people will go absolute nuts over it buying the camera, and then Panasonic will easily maintain their lead over Sony for another year or more.
    But I won't deny, also getting as a bonus a multi aspect ratio sensor like in the GH2 would be nice. This would give it a "larger" sensor kinda, but still would work 100% with all their existing lenses. Plus of course I want full sensor read out for 4K with no additional crop.  VLOOK or raw to an external recorder would also be nice too. When it comes to ergonomics, if they took a leaf out of Sony's book and had a detachable handle on the GH5 like on the FS7 so you could rig up a GH5 into a mini FS7 style camera that would be aaaamazing (however photographers would hate this! So don't see this happening). But the first two of 60fps 4K and 10bit internal are all a GH5 really needs to make a hit on their hands!
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    IronFilm got a reaction from mercer in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    I'd rather see first a 3 set of cine zooms from Tokina covering wide angle, mid range, and tele. You could then have just three lenses which cover entirely comfortably a production's entire needs.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from mercer in A Tale of Two T2.0 Zooms (for A6300)   
    Tokina's issue is they have this *HUGE* gap between their cinema zooms of 28mm and 50mm!! And that gap is right across a popular range a lot of us use heaps.
    So really need a 28-70mm T3 or 17-50mm T3 lens in there.
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    IronFilm reacted to Andy Welch in Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016   
    If you think that Panasonic will abandon the M43 format for the GH5 then you are crazy. Not gonna happen. I will live stream my seppuku on EOSHD if that happens. What will happen is that Panasonic will eventually introduce their newly developed "organic" sensor tech into the GH camera line. This will give them performance better than the current generation of full-frame cameras but in the small M43 form factor. I'd guess 2017 or later.
    As for 6K, why? There is approximately zero demand for 6K and it's technically unfeasable for any number of reasons. A more reasonable step would be for for Panasonic to have the GH5 record 10-bit 4:2:2 4K internally, but even that would be beyond the capability of the SD card format for reasonably low compression. 
     
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