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John Jay

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  1. You don’t need to go into the menu, just use the EVF button to toggle to screen only before you start recording You can toggle EVF only, Screen only, or Eye Sensor auto switch
  2. This h265 low bitrate codec is a medium quality codec designed for playback on a HDR HLG Panasonic TV. It’s the same codec that was added to the GH5 for the same reason. It has heavy noise reduction, it really is not designed for grading. Like with the GH5 the 10 bit H265 files will look a lot better than these TV optimised low quality h265 files.
  3. Panasonic lens releases have increased in the last couple of years - Leica 12-60, Leica 8-18, Leica 50-200, Leica 100-400, 200mm 2.8, 12mm 1.4, 12-35 II, 35-100 II 2.8, 10--25mm 1.7 announced, and more planned this year. Groundwork for the organic sensor that will make FF superfluous like Medium Format is now. We probably won't see a big release until end 2020 with organic sensor global shutter 120fps raw GH6
  4. not interesting for video really, same variable bitrate codec as EM1.2. I think maybe Panasonic and Olympus fell out and Panasonic didn't share any new codec. Panasonic cameras as so much better IMO, the 10bit ALL-I codec is solid and Panasonic IBIS works better for video (Olympus IBIS warps the edges) I do like Olympus f1.2 lenses though, so I do hope Olympus do well Olympus should make a compact XT-3 like camera, with a new H265 10bit processor and latest AF performance, that would be nice
  5. Nikon Z is to get Prores Raw on NinjaV That would put Z6 at number 1 for me Hope that forces Sony and Panasonic to allow raw recording on A7Siii and S1
  6. wait until it gets .braw, then I think it will really be worth keeping
  7. Olympus lens looks terrible, it has to hunt for focus without any DFD depth data DFD lens looks way better on my GH5S, I tried a 12/1.4 and 12-60/2.8-4 and AF was smooth. This test looks pretty good
  8. surely Sony could just put the A9 in a bigger body, big heat sink and enable 10bit 422 60p internal and raw via USB-C, top spec EVF, price $6K, why does it take so long?
  9. I don’t get this. Panasonic sell tiny numbers of EVA1, and their market share in mirrorless is tiny, so you saying Panasonic need to discourage people buying the S1 to protect the EVA1 which is in a totally different category? If this S1 isn’t going to be a complete niche flop Panasonic need to go balls out with everything they’ve got to get even 1% of Sony FF business.
  10. Rolling shutter will be over 17ms if they’re having to crop 60p, plus it’s only 420 colour resolution, so seems they’re not quite there yet in readout speed. I’d prefer 12ms max on a video camera . Samsung sensors seem to struggle with rolling shutter, if it is a Samsung sensor. Good progress by Fuji and good if 10bit is standard now in their cameras. Panasonic not able to C-AF means Fuji will attract a lot of users from GH5 I’m sure.
  11. Problem with using C mode it doesn’t keep your settings if you make changes, if camera sleeps or powers off it reverts to saved settings which can be really throw you. Wish Sony would just copy all UI and controls from GH5 exactly.
  12. AF can cause many spoiled gimbal shots, even canon DPAF can mess up your shot at just the crucial moment. You can pre focus and maintain subject distance and get great shots, even with shallow DOF. If you need more leeway, stop down a bit.
  13. I compared the 10bit ALL-I on the GH5 with external 10 bit ProresHQ at 400% on a 4K monitor, and the Panasonic codec looked better with finer detail, nicer grain pattern. The prores looked blocky at 400%. I think modern compressed codecs are more sophisticated than Prores and much smaller file size
  14. Presume it will be 10.2MP, assuming it’s the same Sony sensor as GH5S
  15. I pre-ordered in UK, only needed £50 deposit at CVP so no big deal even if the camera is delayed. Price is £975 + VAT which seems an absolute bargain if it includes DaVinci studio. I have m43 lenses already so investment is minimal. Should be a fun camera.
  16. Great spec, but can BM deliver a stable durable product that doesn’t degrade IQ as it overheats, we’ll see. I bet it will ship later than BM claim, based on previous experience, and will it ship as a beta product, we’ll see. Hopefully Panasonic will upgrade GH5S to HDMI raw for the NinjaV Prores Raw recorder, or quickly release a raw version. Presume A7Siii will do raw over HDMI. This should force Panasonic and Sony to stop gimping the lower end, or at least gimp less than they would have liked to otherwise. Any new release now needs prores raw internal 60p to be taken seriously.
  17. John Jay

    NX2 rumors

    I had a fresh look at some old NX1 files because I can now open them natively in latest Mac OS I was astonished at the high quality of the NX1 h265 files, compared to the Edit Ready converted files I used back at the time (I tried every h265 conversion software) I think if Mac native h265 had been available at the time the NX1 would have been better received I think all the DR problems, heavy contrast, highlight clipping you often see on NX1 footage is due to bad h265 conversion software, the native files look superb on a new High Sierra MacBook Pro
  18. his GH5 videos have less camera shake with the GH5 IBIS than his Sony/Canon, so they look better to the average viewer even if the AF isn't as good. I agree Panasonic have to fix the AF quickly, even if it means releasing a PDAF GH6 next year. Much as I like the GH5, I need AF for gimbal work so have to use NX1 or A6500.
  19. just got a GH5, I agree with Andrew, the GH5 V-Log colour is astonishing, just from camera with the Panasonic VLog/Rec709 LUT colour is rich with depth and pop, with no artefacts. I never liked the GH4, image felt thin and fragile, always having to nurse a grade out of it, but GH5 is on another level
  20. Crop factor in 4K rules it out for me. Was hoping for compact body to complement NX1.
  21. Keep both. Then you're covered. You've got the options, and you won't get itchy feet. A7Sii might be awesome, then NX2 might be even more awesome... either way you're covered.
  22. I use both. GH4 with Panasonic primes and zooms, the 3 Voightlanders 0.95 and the SLR Magic 25mm/0.95 and 35mm/1.4. I love the GH4. It's quick, easy and reliable to use, compact and lightweight, and superb image quality. You do need to set colour in camera rather than pushing the grade too much. Great quality 4K published on a 1080 timeline. Lovely clean image with a slight filmic grain. I shoot mostly travel, hotel and property videos with it. It's a complete and mature system. I'm very used to the system and the workflow, one take and I know I've got the shot, it's never let me down. You can shoot beautiful work with a GH4, and with a speedbooster and cinema glass you can achieve any look you want. Recently I spent an hour watching NX1 user footage on Vimeo and Youtube, and immediately ordered the NX1 and the 2 pro lenses from the Samsung website. Delivered the next day. Oh boy, this camera is awesome. Image quality exceeds the GH4 in every measure (I only shoot up to 800 iso, I prefer to light the shot if necessary, so I can't judge high iso performance). Autofocus is superb and very useable (I can never use AF successfully on the GH4). The image grades beautifully and the colours are amazing, there's just something special about the image in my view (I tend to drop the saturation a little). Ergonomics are great, like the GH4. The NX1 stabilises better in the hand than the Panasonic (NX1/16-50pro vs GH4/Pan12-35 f2.8). The image detail is mind blowing, you can't distinguish between a 4K frame grab and a 28MP RAW photo file (so long as you're exposing the scene nicely). I can shoot footage on the NX1 I never would have dreamed possible before. The NX1 is my go to camera. I'd go NX1, no doubt. Edit: just to add, of course it depends what you're shooting. If I was off tomorrow to Spain for a month shooting villas, I'd take the GH4. Anything 'creative', I'd go NX1 and pick up some nice vintage glass.
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