Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Dearborn

  1. I have a couple of hand me downdown 19" LCDs that are 1440x900 tn panels that work okay but was thinking of getting a 24 or 27" monitor that is more suited for video editing/photo work and to watch movies on. So far I've been looking at dells u2415, uz2715h, and u2715h. The uz model doesn't have its color specs listed but the other 2 are suppose to be pretty good. One is a 27" qhd resolution that is 16:9 that I thought might be better for watching movies on and be big enough to compare to the 24" 16:10 hd monitor. I've now read these monitors might not be good for watching movies on though cause their finish looks grainy or brings out the grain in movies, plus watching DVDs and blurays on a qhd would have to be upscaled which could affect quality. I use vlc or powerdvd for playback, and movie studio platinum 13 for editing. Can anyone comment on these for editing and watching movies? I also have 4k videos from the gh4 to watch. Thank you for your thoughts.
  2. If you can spring an extra 10 dollars tiffens variable nd gets good reviews. I just picked on up and like it so far. This is for 58mm though, not sure what your lenses are. Either way I would just save up to get a more versatile filter rather than invest in something you might end up having limited use for. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/821124-REG/Tiffen_58VND_58mm_Variable_Neutral_Density.html
  3. I'm having a problem playing back and editing some 4k clips and realizing my computer is just too slow. I'm going to try moderate overclocking but if I had to build a new computer what would you recommend? Budget would be around 1,000. Thanks for your help.
  4. Dearborn

    GH4 V-Log $99

    You need to cool down. Customer service folks are doing their job and being friendly when a lot of people might not be. They don't make Panasonic's decisions. Just be happy the firmware is being released and is reasonable for people to afford. Peace
  5. I think it just dropped 50 dollars cause panasonic is having a sale on several cameras. http://shop.panasonic.com/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras?sc_mc=sem_google-search_cov_imaging_brand_category http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1057135-REG/panasonic_dmc_fz1000k_lumix_dmc_fz1000_digital_camera.html
  6. I didn't see a post on this so I'll just let people know. The Gh4 is 100 dollars off now at B&H & Andorama. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1028453-REG/panasonic_dmc_gh4kbody_lumix_dmc_gh4_mirrorless_micro.html Andorama actually has this with with a free shotgun mic, which sparse reviews have said isn't great, but b&h can match with a different mic. You end up choosing between either's reward points/giftcard or the throw in. http://www.adorama.com/IPCDMCGH4AT.html
  7. Doesn't the gh4 already had unlimited recording?
  8. I haven't heard of those brands. For variable nd I've heard heliopan being the best with hard stops, tiffen and slr magic after that, and then hoya pro (not just hoya). I went with tiffen for my Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 but that's mainly cause I'm unsure if I'm going to return the lens or not for a sigma f1.8 zoom.
  9. Yeah I was looking at a mt055xpro3/502hd bundle but no one seemed to have any opinions on them. I imagine the ace m is better though. Heavier too.
  10. Dearborn

    Pilotfly H1+

    Does anyone know how much noise the pilotfly h1+ and came single make or which one is more quite? Can you put a rode video mic pro on your camera when using these and use the sound?
  11. Here's a bunch of reviews em5 ii : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=em5+ii+review Sigma f1.8 18-35mm: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sigma+18-35+f1.8+review+
  12. Could I get some recommendations for a tripod and fluid head for the gh4 with the Panasonic 12-35mm lens? I'd like to go hiking with it and have something that will last a while. Budget is around 400 for the combo. Thank you for your time.
  13. He could get a zoom h4 for 200 or h5 for 270 which it seems like alot of people do even for the gh4, then sync the audio in post. That's a lot easier than post stabilization of 4k. The video won't be as good perhaps but it will not be bad, at least from what I've seen on YouTube.
  14. What about an Olympus em5 ii with ef mount sigma f1.8 18-35mm & metabones speedbooster? That's 2,600, 2,750 with variable nd by tiffen. Actually it might be less cause that's for the xl metabones. You don't get 4k but you invested in a good ef lens for future camera bodies and a good run and gun stabilized body. Stabilization in post is a headache I'm finding especially for gh4 4k unless you have a really new and high end machine/software which will cost even more to invest in and still add time. Your light and stabilization needs with this setup would be mostly taken care of. With the gh4 your limited to tripod work, investing in more lighting and a3 axis stabilizer, which only some will support the heavier glass a metabones uses and again will put you way over budget. You're better off sticking to 1080p right now and if that's the case the em5ii will save you a lot of time at the sacrifice of some quality, I think it's mainly moire and aliasing that it's not great at from reading. If so you could get it and sell the body in a year and only be out a fifth of your total investment.
  15. I'm going to get a 42" white translucent umbrella to soften a 10,000 lux light. I have extra microphone stands, would there be an easy non expensive way to attach the two that anyone knows about? Thanks
  16. If your just starting out, movie studio 13 platinum can do basic edits on 4k without proxies on my four year old computer, i7-860 2.8ghz, radeon hd 5770 with its gpu acceleration. Premiere elements 13 can't cause of lack of gpu/accel. I own both now. This is forty less then anywhere else I found for the suite. Don't know how long it will last. Use the key with the download from Sony for the latest version. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00I3O2QFM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1440868691&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=sony+movie+studio+13+suite&dpPl=1&dpID=518qHvDO-AL&ref=plSrch Gh4 4k, don't know about nx1 or others. Stabilizing is 2.5x 1080p & 15x 4k clip length, note crashes on stabilizing some 4k clips. 1080p stabilizing is faster than the premiere pro trial on my system. I set playback to preview, one quarter and its relativity smooth with some skips, not perfect though. Has support for external monitor
  17. It should be a firmware update. I'd be upset if it wasn't and reasonable if it does cost something. Before I bought the gh4 everyone made it sound like Panasonic promised vlog to be a firmware update coming soon. There's no way Panasonic couldn't have known that's what people have been thinking and expecting. Will vlog improve iso though? Or is that a different mechanism of the processing? So far I read it would improve color, dynamic range, and sharpening. Is there anything else it does?
  18. Will vlog or this new firmware improve the gh4s iso handling at all?
  19. Music performance recordings in a studio setup. I'm new to video and just trying to make wise investments as I'm learning.
  20. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1125112-REG/manfrotto_mt055xpro3_aluminum_3_section_tripod_502.html My current tripod is mostly plastic from target or Walmart I got several years ago and an appropriate upgrade is due now that I have a decent camera with the gh4. The above video head is like 90 dollars off but I'm concerned it's meant for heavier cameras, still might have pro features about it for smoother panning. For a ball head I was thinking of a gorilla pod x head cause then I could leave the plate on and swap back and forth with a gorillapod focus I have to use as a shoulder stabilizer. Would this fluid head be a good match for the gh4 or do you think I should pass for something else? What are you all using for a fluid head? I would like to be able to hike with the setup occasionally. Thank you for your help.
  21. Dearborn

    Pilotfly H1+

    Moza lite starts at 1,100, but the premium package for 1,300 looks like a better deal. http://www.gudsen.com/store-lite.html Here's the mdi comparison https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://vimeo.com/123465494&ved=0CCwQtwIwA2oVChMIrfPPyNLJxwIVB1oeCh046wv3&usg=AFQjCNF3gupNus5TPBzHx6hiYnQ_kOihDg&sig2=sc87LqM_AqDV-6fYGdTblQ
  22. On a low budget would I be crazy to get the sigma f1.8 and xl speed booster and keep the f2.8 zoom to use on a stabilizer later like when the came single 2 or pilotfly h2 comes out? Or should I just shoot 3200 iso. Would it be worth it to have to switch lenses all the time to shoot at 800iso? Keep in mind the tripod I have is cheap and needs replacing plus the need for a video or ball head, I'd have to get another nd and uv filter, have to get editing software cause elements 13 doesn't work. I have no real lighting, but don't necessarily want a bunch of lighting gear. Or I could get a stabilizer now though I find issues with each of them to were I'd want them to be. Do you think the lens would be a better long term investment?
  23. If that's the case there wouldn't be that much of a difference from the 12-35 f2.8, or would there? I'm asking about the sigma f1.8 with the xl speedbooster?
  24. Dearborn

    Pilotfly H1+

    The MDI comparison of the Came 7500 with the Moza & Ronin showed the 7500 to shake more while running, because of the center bar not being a solid piece. I really don't know much about these stabilizers other than reading some here and there and also from youtube videos, but the Moza light which could carry enough for the gh4,speedbooster,and sigma f1.8 zoom was peaking my interest most, cause it has a joystick, quick setup via remote according to MDI, the load capacity as stated above, and weighed inbetween the came and ronin, plus less shake while running than the came. The Rohnin M still doesn't have the joystick. With all of that you have to consider the bulk of the rig. That's why I'm tending to lean more with compactness of the pilotfly h1+, but the lack of encoders for improved batterylife to get over the 1.5hr limit, Something other than an external battery that looks like an internal one to extend it's use, having a single axis joystick rather than the two axis, an it's weight limit all tell me this is still too early a technology to really buy into. For whatever reason Came TV has changed to single to use an internal battery rather than the replaceable ones now, but they say you're suppose to be able to get 20hrs out of it per charge, which makes up for that. The singles main flaws are that it doesn't fold up compactly, it weighs more, and it lacks inverted mode which I wouldn't even have realized was important without seeing some of Mr. Dugdales shots and him explaining that's how he got them. I haven't noticed too much wobbling in the one handed stabilizers by the videos, I think it's probably a lot better than I could do with a gorillapod shoulder rig. It's still an early tech though.
  25. What is T mean? The 12-35 is a f2.8, so is that a higher T value or the same as the sigma with speedbooster? I looked into that video light. It says it's 270lux at 6ft. How many lux would equal a stop in iso? Right now I was just using a house lamp and shooting 10ft away with a tripod using iso3200 and I still ended up increasing the gamma, gain, and offset.
  • Create New...