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  1. Yes. It works fine for me. I had to handshake twice. The second time it said "connected, encrypted" and that worked.
  2. Absolutely fantastic. Thanks @BTM_Pix for the work to make this happen. It's proof that not only is the profile actually loaded in the camera but that it's quite a good one too. I'll be setting this and trying it out under some, er, "trying" conditions hopefully in the next week or so. @jonpais I have to say that while the Natural profile looks pretty darn good to me when exposure is set I'll definitely concede the point that Cinelike D appears to have higher DR. I'll have to poke at the actual bits to see if this is an actual new mapping of light to bit value or if it's because Cinelike
  3. Just to be clear, I've got nothing against Cinelike D, when used properly. On my GH4, I preferred it to V-Log, at least with internal recording. The dynamic range is great. I did find, however, that in changing lighting conditions, it was non-linear with colour (especially skin tone) in a manner that made it very difficult to grade shots to match. Tracking white balance on a partially cloudy day with roving patches of daylight, for instance, either in manual mode or in AWB (I prefer not to shoot in AWB), just seemed to be smoother and easier to match when I didn't use Cinelike D, for instance.
  4. Both Smallrig and Hondo Garage make a variety of rod adapters that function beautifully as a standoff for this sort of situation when you don't want to run the rods, and of course are useful for rods when you need 'em. I never liked the look on Cinelike D and found that shooting natural or standard, with a few modifications (actually quite similar to Jase) worked the best on the GH4 and still work fantastically on the GX85. Of course, I colour with either Colorista IV or Resolve, depending on the shoot, so that might have an effect on the ability to pull the grade out of the final ima
  5. Not to be pedantic but it's a Trojan, not a virus. It doesn't spread to other computers unless you download and manually give it admin permissions. That said it's still bad news!
  6. What I think some people are missing is that there are three main modes of image stabilization. 1. The default "stabilization" is 5-axis IBIS - as in, physical mechanical movement of the sensor to compensate for unintended camera motion. 2. The "dual-IS" modes use the physical stabilization of the lens (usually 2-axis) plus additional stabilization of the sensor (usually the other 3) to accomplish the same thing, but because the lens handles some of those axes optically the correction can appear more natural. 3. E-stabilization is nothing more than applying something like 'warp
  7. Actually the buzz from my pro photog friends is that Capture One Pro is the best Lightroom replacement (and better at pretty much everything). The raw processing there is astounding and it uses resolve-style colour wheels and HSL qualifiers for grading. Best colour workflow for photos that I've seen yet. I'm switching literally today, as version 10 has really impressed me in demo so far. So, I've found a replacement for everything except After Effects and I'm by no means a strong compositor - shoot, cut, and colour are my focus. As for graphic design and audio, I've already got great tools for
  8. Yes, that's a deliberate part of the grade - warm glow look to the footage. It's easily cancelled but I was going to add it anyway to match the rest of the shots. Looks "pink" against a white website, but in context of the film your eye easily adjusts to the colour balance and it seems "warmly neutral" in context. Edit: Also, that's not a "guy".
  9. Doing some wonderful things with the footage I've been working with. This is with the alternative LUT in place - could even out the exposure but I was going to grade it darker anyway, so this ended up perfect for my taste. I love the original colours but the LUT really put the feels on the grade. The before is what the grade would have looked like without starting from Andrew's LUT - so in both cases the artistic grade is kept constant. This way you see a more legitimate before/after of the LUT alone, without my edit being a factor. "Colour" me thrilled. P.S. the blacks a
  10. studiodc

    GH5 Prototype

    You can actually count to 10 bits (or much higher, even) with just your 10 fingers ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_binary
  11. Can't say for the G85, and I just got my GX85, but on a 4K camera I never shoot in 1080p unless I need slomo and in that case it's not a big deal if it's a little soft as the slo-mo I shoot (unless I'm renting a seriously capable rig) is going to be for dreamy stuff anyway. If you plan to work in 1080p, do yourself a huge favour, shoot in 4K and use something like EditReady to transcode to 1080p ProRes as part of your ingest step (possibly applying Andrew's excellent LUTs at the same time). You'll end up with roughly equivalent to 4:4:4 colour and the downsampling will increase sharpness
  12. studiodc

    GH5 Prototype

    @mercer I think we're all in agreement that it exists, if in perception only. It may mean different things to different people. Personally, in the (admittedly unscientific) studies I've done on the subject, it's got to do with things like precise frame timing, proper frame exposure (there was a bug in the original C300 - not sure if it's still there, I haven't shot on that camera in a while - where footage shot as 24p would always have a 1/60 shutter speed, reducing motion blur from the expected 1/48 by enough that was noticeable - it made all the footage feel slightly less "smooth", for insta
  13. studiodc

    GH5 Prototype

    This is true, but the monitor refresh rate doesn't change just because you're playing a video on it. The refresh rate stays high (60-120hz, variable depending on settings, card, etc...) and the video is displayed at the closest frame interval that matches. You have to be using custom hardware out (like a BlackMagic mini monitor or other dedicated video apparatus, or set your video card's output explicitly) to drive a monitor at a dedicated refresh rate that matches the frame rate of your project. So, yes, if you're doing that and you set the output of that device to a matching frame
  14. studiodc

    GH5 Prototype

    I can definitely understand what you're talking about - but that's not something I would at all class as "motion cadence", which to me implies a) regularity in frame exposure duration and b) regularity in frame exposure timing. Judder is a big factor here - the playback interpolation of frames during 24p -> 60p telecine pulldown to match most modern monitor refresh rates makes a far bigger difference in the viewer's perception. For instance, when shooting GH4 footage at 30p it will often be described by clients as more "cinematic" when in fact, they are discussing video shown on monitors ve
  15. studiodc

    GH5 Prototype

    Agreed, I'm curious too. The GH4 has always had a very filmic motion cadence in 24p 4K if you ask me, and I've been crew and DIT on productions with Alexas and C300.
  16. Haha, especially not here! ;-) But seriously, there's a lot of good info in that thread and I didn't want to re-start it here, partly for selfish reasons having just bought this camera I'm interested in this staying on-topic. :-D My next big decision is going to be EM-1 Mk II or GH5, but you know why I ended up deciding for the GX85/80/7mkII instead of the G8/80/85? Honestly, it was because waaaaayyyy back in the day I had a GX1. And damned if it wasn't a useful little bugger that I literally kept in my bag at all times. I didn't do GREAT stuff with it, but I did good stuff, stuff I'
  17. @Huey, @fuzzynormal Let's keep this discussion focused on the GX85, there is actually a perfectly good topic to read on this specific lens in this specific case, even. Let's move this topic there, shall we? That said, I've just ordered a GX85, and am putting my GH4 up for sale. The main reason is that I need a compact, discreet camera more than I need a full video workhorse, and that I love the rangefinder format for the bulk of my personal work which is candids. However, I'm concerned that I may have bought too early. Is anyone anticipating a successor to this camera (in this format) for
  18. Hi Huey, I can't answer it definitively, but in general all Panasonic bodies correct for their own lenses automatically, at least in photos mode. Not sure about video mode which is your question. That said, correcting for a lens is trivial and most lenses have correction details available which can easily be put into your lens correction plugin if that really matters. Keep in mind, though, that the distortion of a lens is part of it's character and it's usually something I choose my lenses specifically for, or is so small that it doesn't matter. The big advantage for getting the Panasoni
  19. All processing is done internally in 32-bit high resolution colour. You'd do this before you start grading, to tell it how to interpret the footage (e.g. where to map the 8 bit signal into that 32-bit space). After that, until you export, it's in the very large 32-bit colour space.
  20. Just ordered! To go with my still-in-transit GX85. Opted for that over the G80 as it will become a B-camera to the GH5 and I wanted something TINY and unassuming. Very excited since the GX85 doesn't have CineD or CineV or V-Log L to use - this is a very very lovely profile and will easily grade into my style of final image. Thanks so much for this work, I was really hoping you'd come up with something like this - and to have it referenced against the 1DC is perfect.
  21. I'm a big fan of the RedRock Micro lens adapter flanges. They are designed to be "dedicated" to a lens and lock down (gently but very firmly) with setscrews. Eliminates wobble, focus is bang on, and they don't get lost. Plus they are cheap enough to keep one on each lens you want. I have them all for Canon EF, have an EF speed booster, and a variety of lenses (Contax, Nikon mostly) that they stay on permanently.
  22. For sale: Panasonic GH-4, great condition. Pictures coming soon. Includes VLOG update and original VLOG serial number card, LockPort HDMI protector, three Wasabi brand aftermarket batteries (have > 80% capacity of Lumix branded ones, great quality) and one original battery, charger and cable. I love this camera dearly, but it's no longer serving my needs. Body is in great shape, only has light handling marks and a few handing/mounting marks from putting it into it's protective cage for shoulder-mounted shoots. $949 + shipping. Also selling Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (first generation) lens.
  23. studiodc

    GH4 V-Log $99

    Fantastic. Just pre-ordered it myself. Can't wait to try it out, even if it means I need to put a PIX-E5 on order too.
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