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  1. I'm pleased with the results from Rocky Mountains Movie Converter on my PC. It's free and whilst not offering any image adjustment, it does give the Samsung's H265 files quite a pleasing reduction in contrast when converted to Prores. http://www.mydiyworld.net/?p=1805
  2. Brilliant Andrew. Thanks for the info. Works really well, but surprised you can't alter it from the ISO button. Using the custom wheel is much better though. Appreciate your help and LearningCameras for alerting me to the fact. Is there any way you can get the control wheel to adjust ISO on the GH3?
  3. That's interesting @LearningCameras. What controls do you use to adjust the ISO whilst recording, and are you able to change it in Movie Standby?
  4. It is a little annoying. Once in movie preview/movie standby and when recording, ISO appears to be locked and the IFunction button on the lenses appears to be disabled. Shutter and aperture can still be adjusted using the wheels, but effectively what it means is that Movie Preview mode - isn't! Unless I missed something (very likely), you have to set ISO in manual stills mode, then either go into movie standby or hit the record button to tweak your aperture or ND. Focus peaking (without magnification) and overexposure continue to work so you can pull focus while recording and get a good idea of DOF. I think Andrew already pointed out that you can set the stills framing to 16:9, but this still doesn't offer an exposure preview. You can shoot video in Shutter priority mode but the camera shifts to auto ISO and a Samsung lens goes to maximum aperture. With autofocus on it gives you a kind off full auto mode. Not tried video in any other modes yet and waiting for Santa to bring Nikon adapter to try manual lenses. The other thing that is locked when you hit record or movie standby is your choice of screen or EVF. It ceases to automatically switch between the two. For me personally, none of these issues detracts to the point where I want to go back to my GH3 or consider a GH4. Battery time seems pretty good. 3 hours and 67 video clips in pretty cold conditions took the battery down to 38%.
  5. @Vesku - Interesting to see that the colour can be pulled back from those cream infill panels on the carriage. Your version looks similar to my 360 degree pano: http://uktripper.com/visits/bridgnorth-cliff-railway/ Highlights seem to wash out quite easily in bright light. This camera needs some flattish custom profiles. Although the DR doesn't appear to be that broad, I do like the overall quality of the image.
  6. Managed to get out with the NX1 in some decent light today and I'm very pleased with the results. First camera I've had with focus peaking, which after the GH3, just seems too easy. Handling is generally good, but I would like to be able to adjust the ISO after hitting movie preview. Also once you start recording, you're locked into either the screen or EVF, depending on which was chosen when you hit record. Very disappointed with Samsung's conversion app. First file went from 160mb to 773mb, with a loss of sharpness, contrast and saturation. Probably can be recovered in grading, but compared to the gorgeous image straight out of the camera - very poor. Then went on to batch convert the remaining 66 clips and it wouldn't allow me to select the quality from the drop down menu!
  7. It is a pity that the autofocus moves between focus points so quickly. I'm hoping Samsung will address this by adding some speed options at the next firmware update. I find the autofocus for video is pretty impressive and I'll be testing on a slider today to see how well it tracks objects. I did wonder if I'd missed an audio setting, but I can't see anything in the menus. The manual for the camera isn't the greatest.
  8. Made a side by side comparison and there is no issue with the sound. NX1 slightly better than the GH3 and NX1 may give a little more emphasis to quieter sounds. As pointed out by CJ, I should be making more use of my Rode.
  9. This is just my hobby so I'm less concerned about ultimate sound quality, but what I'm getting from the NX1 at the moment is pretty awful. I'm wondering if I've just got a dodgy unit. I don't recall ever hearing audio as bad as this from the internal mics of any camera I've ever used! It's like everything in an audio scene has been brought up to the same high volume!
  10. I'm finding a bit of a problem with the built in mics. Even when set at 2 on a scale of 12, it seems to bring distant sounds up to the level of closer and louder sounds. It sounds awful and is unusable, but it does seem better with an external mic, although this is less desirable for me. Next opportunity I may take the GH3 along for audio comparison.
  11. Just got mine today, yet to shoot anything, but time lapse looks a little strange. Under interval shooting it looks pretty straightforward: Interval Time/Count/Start Time. If you want to create a UHD video the manual indicates you need to select 'Time Lapse = On' from the same interval menu and it will produce a video up to 60 seconds long at 10fps! Whats that about? A maximum of 600 frames is good for 20/24 seconds though, so ample in my books. Electronic shutter is first curtain only, so I'd be interested to know what the life expectancy of the shutter is. Personally I'll be looking to trigger this from a Dynamic Perception MX3, so if anyone can suggest any outlets for a shutter cable, I'm all ears. I must say, coming from a GH3, the viewfinder seems huge, and the I-Function button on Samsung lenses is a great idea. With one hand on the grip and the other on the lens, what better place to put shutter, apperture, white balance and ISO controls? Spotted this NX1/A7s slomo comparison yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW5Ov1AkFHc
  12. Thanks for the review, Andrew. As a GH3 owner with a selection of lenses, the GH4 is the natural progression for me, but I just can't fall in love with the images from the camera. Similarly with the A7s. I appreciate the image quality the camera is capable of, but I can't say I've seen very much graded S-log footage that rang my bell! The images from the NX1, however, I am enjoying. The colours just seem slightly understated and as a previous poster mentioned, the highlights gracefully taper off. I took a look at the original files that you linked to, and also noticed that the red of the manikins sweater is much more pleasing than in the Vimeo clip. Thanks for helping me make the decision. Found a UK dealer yesterday who should have free stock next week and placed my order. I'm really looking forward to getting out with this camera!
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