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  1. On 07 ottobre 2017 at 5:47 PM, Emanuel said:

    Ciao Emanuel :)

    I tried, but still have a very slow and unpredictable autofocus, not at all near to the exemple of the girl walking... :(
    Maybe my camera is faulty: I will try another camera in the shop as soon as possible...

    Thank you for your kind help and all the best! :)

  2. I tried to follow those tutorials, but my GH5 won't focus easily: it still continues to hunt slowly and most of the time don't track/follow the subject like in this great example: 


    If you have some special settings I would love to try them.

    The focus transition is a great add anyway, happy to have it :)

    Thank you ;)  

  3. On 30 settembre 2017 at 5:22 PM, Emanuel said:

    Under certain circumstances, seems improved...


    That's amazing! 

    I just tried 1-Area and AFC-AFS-AFF, but my GH5 won't focus at all in that mode. The only way to have focus (hunting) is with tracking or face detection: am I using some wrong setting?
    I normally use manual lenses, so excuse me for the silly question :)

    The V-LogL LUT assistant still disappears if I check my recordings between the takes :(


  4. On 01 ottobre 2017 at 5:21 AM, Emanuel said:

    Simo, have you seen these?


    Wow, that's amazing! I used "tracking" and AFC for autofocusing people that walk and "one zone" for switching between two subjects, I have to try that!

    Thank you very much!

    The LUT assistant still disappears, I hope Panasonic will adjust that :)

  5. On 20/9/2017 at 2:27 PM, jonpais said:

    Have you tried any of the Olympus lenses with clutch manual focus?

    I have the 12-40 and had the 40-150. They're quite good with a follow focus, but really difficult from 5mt to infinity and the feeling is not like on the manual lenses. 
    You can easily feel some click and stops when you start to focusing. In my opinion if you need to rack focus with those 2 Olympus lenses you can't without a good follow focus.

  6. Dear all, 

    I open this thread in order to try to list all the bugs of our beloved GH5 cameras and the workarounds to solve them.

    I updated my GH5 and I saw that if I use the V-LogL with the V-Log View Assist, the LUT disappears if I press the playback button. The only way to let it reappear is to switch from the video mode to C1 or M and then to return to video mode.

    The autofocus seems the same as in the older firmware.

    Is it only my camera or do you have the same issue?

    Thank you!

    p.s.: the files in ALL-I are very heavy to playback on my 2013 iMac. 

  7. 10 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    I will be uploading some of the original ProRes clips and Cinema DNGs. They amount you can push them in post without them falling apart is incredible.

    Dear Andrew,

    I'm thinking to buy a 5D MkIII for shorts where slow motion is not required.
    Do you think it performs better then GH5 (which I love, especially with V-Logl)? Is it reliable in long shots?

    Thank you very much! :)

  8. 1 hour ago, Emanuel said:

    BTW, speaking of big-big-screen, a dozen years ago, in a Master Class with Tonino Guerra, the great master had all his eggs for the future of motion pictures in those 'cineprese giapponesi'... His words when he pointed one of the attendants with one of those consumer digital cams in his hands filming his lecture.

    Nice to see he stands fully right ;-)

    Tonino Guerra.... screenwriter of most of my fav. movies! <3
    "L'ottimismo è il profumo della vita!" (Cit.)

  9. 11 hours ago, SuperSet said:

    You only have 2 choices:

    1. Use a camera with great autofocus like the Canons. The NX1 also has great autofocus.

    2. Manually set the focus and stay the same distance from your subject.

    The point 2 it is what I always did with GH4, G7, now GH5 with my old SturdyCam, with the Glidecam and now with the Crane V2... I'd love to find a different solution using my camera and not switching to a Canon (I like Canon color science but I prefer Panasonic).... ;)

  10. I just took the V2  since there was a nice discount: how do you prefer to focus the subject when using shallow depth of field? Leaving as it is, with an electronic follow focus, hyper-focal, just by eye...?? :)

  11. 6 hours ago, markr041 said:

     Well, you saw my X3000 videos above. Now I have the Yi 4K+! And I took advantage of the 4K 60p to shoot a video (with gimbal). I think the main advantage of 60p (at high resolution) is that you can slow down the action and still retain high resolution. This is particularly useful for when you move with the camera, although it also makes subject movement more dramatic. So, here is the 4K30p video shot at 60p:


    Great images!

    Is it color graded? Which kind of "view" is it (or: did you edit the straight horizon)? 

  12. 2 hours ago, DBounce said:

     Do you really find the ISO usable to 3200? I find to stay clean you need to be around 1600 or less. 

    For my experience, if you don't underexpose the image even the G7 is great in low light.

    Last week I tried the RED Scarlet-W with the new Zeiss CP3 lenses and Angenieux 30-90 zoom for 3 days and shot most of the images with both RED (in raw) and GH5 with Olympus 12-40 (8 bit). 

    Nothing scientific, just some random shots in difficult conditions: honestly the RED is an AMAZING camera, easy to use, super professional, I'd love to buy it... but the GH5 is not bad at all and for my everyday shooting (music videos and shorts) it is far more easy to manage and probably more creative thanks to its dimensions (I would not put the Scarlet on a cheap drone or on a Gorillapod). I'm not saying that the GH5 is in the same league, one is an Hollywood camera, the other is a prosumer little camera, but I do love it! 
    V-LogL il great, far better then with GH4 (less noise etc) and to be honest, also RED has some noise in the shadows. Of course you can get rid of that noise in a second, just doing the basic color correction, but I was shocked by the easiness you can match the GH5 with the RED.

    So, I'm not only in love with the GH5, but I think it offers more then 99% of the people needs. A great little camera :)

  13. 13 hours ago, deezid said:

    - Every movement shot was done using a gimbal (besides the drone shots)
    - I pulled focus on camera(the Zhiyun crane is pretty sturdy, lol)
    - That was shot on a kitchen table with green fabric as well as on the kitchen floor
    - Using the integrated lut, exposed until skintones looked good (most of the shots are slightly underexposed)
    - I only like the easy operation. The codec is terrible and you can either decide between way too oversharpened or blurred footage. Color science using D-Log isn't bad though...

    Huge thanks for your kind answers! ;) 
    I really appreciate it! 

    Do you find easy to focus on the native lenses? I'm planning to buy (again) a set of native primes :)

  14. 18 hours ago, deezid said:

    Shot on the GH5 in 3 days. A concept trailer done having a zero budget for our upcoming first feature film.
    I really like what I can squeeze out of the internal 10 bit V-Log footage. DR, lowlight and colors are really good.

    Everything was shot with sharpening and nr set to -5 and a Tiffen Black Pro Mist filter applied in front of the lens (12-35mm 2.8 V1, 20mm 1.7, 42.5mm 1.7) to make it smoother. Colorgrading done in Davinci Resolve. Drone shots by the DJI Mavic (the internal sharpening is hideous tbh...).


    Great work! I love the concept and the cinematography!
    On my iMac the shadows are not crushed with Gamma 1.8, they become crushed with Gamma 2.2.

    I just buy the GH5 (I come from GH4 and G7), it is great but I have to shoot a little to appreciate more the V-LogL.

    Some questions if it is possible:

    - How did you move the camera (for instance at 00:35)? Gimbal, steadycam?
    - How did you rack focus with those lenses (the scene from 2:12 to 2:15 i.e.)?
    - How did you shot (or make the VFX) at 1:23?
    - How do you expose the V-LogL?
    - Is the Mavic a good all-round drone to buy? I'm thinking to buy it but I'm not a pilot, so I hope it it quite easy to operate it. I tried a Phantom 3 Advanced and a Youneec and the latter was a lot more filmic and flat, but the Mavic seems very good!

    Thank you very much! :)



  15. 9 hours ago, Sportin said:

    Created an account just to thank @BTM_Pix for this incredible digging!! 


    I own a Panasonic G7 and I really feel a bit afraid of pushing the color grading a bit too far since it only records 28mbs, in which case I need to bring out my nx1 which means carrying another camera. 

    IMO I think the increase on the bitrate is more important than trying to nudge vlog. That's just my opinion! 


    Do you think it's doable to perhaps have a FHD @72mbs on the g7? 


    Thanks for all the digging again! 

    Increasing the FHD up to 100mbps would be just AMAZING! :)

  16. On 25 marzo 2017 at 0:41 AM, noone said:

    MOST are cheap.     Some of the more exotic ones cost as much as they ever did.

    In the last couple of years, some of the more expensive ones have come down a bit (24 1.4 L can go from between about $500 and $1500 I think and the 85 1.2 has come down a bit as well).    Maybe since the arrival of lenses like the Samyang/Rokinons and some of the better and more recent Sigmas and the fast third party lenses like the Mitakons the prices of some of the more exotic FDs has come down but not the rarest ones.

    The 300mm L lenses are a lot better than the 300mm non L's too I think and hence the higher prices.    Same with the 50 1.2's.      I had a Pentax 50 1.2 that I think was better than the 50 1.2 FD non L but not as good as the FD 50 1.2 L.     The L is twice the price (or more) of the non L.

    Others like the 200 1.8 are at car prices still.   The longer faster exotic lenses (often with fluorite elements) also hold up well today.

    Just got my 50 1.8 FD AF lens out to play with.

    If I ever needed cheap 50 I can actually use it though it is manual focus only on my A7s, it CAN be focused manually (has a one shot/servo/manual switch) but MF is an afterthought it seems with a tiny area on either side to grip to focus.     Just discovered that while I can not change the aperture normally (no aperture ring and no way of changing in camera), the lens mounts safe enough and securely enough that I can change the aperture via the on/off ring on the adapter without the lens coming off.

    I have enough normal 50mm lenses to not need to use this but just for fun (it will soon be back on my Canon FD T-80 camera in a box with all the other film relics).


    I had 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2, 28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8 etc... and all were cheap, especially considering the great images they give you :) 
    Of course you it makes sense to buy those kind of lenses, some 1.4 and 1.2, not the exotic or AF...

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