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Jason Rae

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  1. On 12/31/2014 at 6:23 PM, Andrew Reid said:

    I have yet to tell the difference between 10bit and 8bit on any camera.

    The Blackmagic cameras are good mainly due to lack of compression. 10bit has very little to do with it.

    I think 10bit could be the most overrated attribute of video acquisition ever.

    I literally can grade 10bit GH4 4K and 8bit together on the same timeline the same way and pixel for pixel they're identical! And it doesn't sort out banding either.

    We are shooting with two gh4s.. one is a A cam that has a 4k recorder and the other is internal.  The color is better and the footage looks better on the recorder but I never thought weather or not that has to do with 10 bit vs internal compression.  I am thinking of getting a ninja star and running 1080p to it with downscaled 4k footage as the b cam.  We only use pro res LT tho because of the file sizes get crazy with two cameras.  


  2. @myJTP   I would not wait on Canon for anything :)   Those guys are not really addressing the 4k market at all and I bet its still a while before any 4k dslr at all.  They will not put in a dslr before the C100 mark II and that is not even a year old yet.   I think get a gh4 is a huge vaule for what it offers and then add vlog to that... damn this is monster of a camera for under 1500 bucks with vlog or get one used and its even cheaper.  


  3. beg to differ here... panasonic color science does not suck, or nobody would care about V-Log in the first place. I don't know which Sony pocket cameras have internal 4K and S-Log, but most pocket cameras by all manufacturers seem to be missing stuff like microphone inputs, headphone jack and swivel screen, or they don't offer Cinema 4K (as well as the lack of lens interchangeability), so they won't be replacing the GH4 just yet. I just purchased a Speedbooster XL, Sigma 18-35mm lens and gorillapod and I'm still loving the GH4. And manual focus with orange peaking is a breeze. If V-Log does indeed increase dynamic range by as much as 2 stops, it will be even more sensational. Finally, I don't see Panasonic crippling their GH line to protect their cinema line - was there any other mirrorless camera packed with so many features when Panasonic introduced the GH4? Not knocking Sony though, far from it.

    [edit] just did a quick search and see that the latest Sony RX100 does indeed sport Slog.

    Below is a comparison between the Red Epic and the GH4 from Dave Dugdale's review. Sucky color? I don't think so...

     

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    Maybe saying the color sucks and more like I am personally having trouble using profiles to get a nice flat image without looking like a orange umpa lumpa...  I am a newbie and would love to know if anyone has a profile that gives us a flat profile with better skin tones than cine D that we can apply luts too and not crush the image.   This might be a 8 bit thing and not so much profile again I am not a expert by any means.  I do not like the supertone profile because we shoot mainly outside in bright light and that is no where near a flat gradable image.   

     

    Also... there is no doubt Panasonic has totally messed up the release of this!  if your not going to release it to the GH4 there are going to be lot of made customers.  Quit being slow, just come out give us a date and be done with it or tell us its not coming to the GH4 so we can move on.  But yet nothing from there end but leaked images and downloadable files from Nick Driftwood!  If they don't release until October when the other expensive camera comes out ( i forgot the name)  then yes thats protecting their higher end line.  Nothing wrong with that I guess but its the truth.  But all of this is going to be silly if they release it only with the GH5, which I would still buy :)  


  4. I think that October is way too LATE!!!  Color science on the gh4 sucks and I think alot of people are going move into the sony platform because it seems that they are not holding back anything from their cameras.  Even the pocket size camera is getting 4k and slog.  I hope Panasonic does not pull a Canon on us and start holding back to protect their higher cameras.  


  5. So one canon executive needs to be rushed to the hospital because he woke up and realized that we the consumer want 4K.  He was not upset of the competitions progress he was just mad we thought of it before he did.  The other Canon Executive says its ok we have the c300 mark II then shits his pants and realizes that we don't want to pay over 10k for 4K.  The other Canon executive didn't even wake up because he does not keep up with the market news at all nor competition the and believes that 1080p will carry Canon into 2015 and consumers are dumb and don't know what they want but should be told what they need to be shooting with.

     

    Ok thats just the way I see Canon reacting to this news....lol     


  6. Brian, given your own eyes have moire, it's going to be there on the camera in some situations. Laws of physics, and all that.

    When you look at the file to check for moire, make sure you look at it 1:1 because 4K material scaled to fit a 1080p is going to moire worse, it is completely at the mercy of the video player or NLE scaling method.

    ​Wait... and I am a newbie here so be nice.. If I shoot in 4k on the Nx1 and put it in the NLE with FCP X will the moire get worse!!!  I am going to be really upset :(    I thought downscaling it got rid of it but I am sure my math is wrong or something.  I just dont really ever see on my Gh4.  


  7. I have to say... I own two C100s and anything less than 4k was a disappointment to me.  They should at least let us record 4k to external monitor. I am no pro, but alot of people are fighting 4k likes its a bad thing, if you can acquire in 4k why wouldn't you so three years from now your footage does not look like mush.  I wonder what the NX1 vs the C100 mark II would look like. If that camera could keep up with the C100 image quality. 

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