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  1. Oh sure, I'm 2-weeks in with an S1/24-105 kit and the rumor mill is already alive with some newer gear?! Ha! If true I hope it has a fully-articulating screen ala GH5/G9 etal, a full ±3 Diopter, audio for all high-speed frame-rates, and, most importantly, a global shutter...just a few key items missing on my new camera. Oh yeah, if it turns out that the sensor exceeds the 33MP needed for 8K (like the S1R), at least incorporate an 8K (4320p) PHOTO mode...it would be real nice (and likely look a whole lot nicer, too) to lock down the camera, shoot a whole lot wider, and pan and zoom the frame for 4K, than to fight inertia with the camera/lens for sudden wildlife motion while watching the codec self-destruct into a juddery mess! "Pretty please?!" :)
  2. The S1 User Manual states that the 6K PHOTO crops are as follows... 3:2 6K Photo = 5184 x 3456 4:3 6K Photo = 4992 x 3744 ...the 4K 60P is an approximately 1.5x crop at 3840 x 2160. FWIW an actual 1.5x crop of the 6000 x 4000 sensor would equal 4000 x 2666.67 but I've not seen where Panasonic ever states that they use this aspect ratio. Interestingly, that 1.5x crop would equal 10.67MP in APS-C size, coincidentally very close to the 10.2MP count of the GH5S albeit, the latter, in MFT size and with smaller 4.51 micron pixels. More interesting, to me, was that the (larger) 5.93 micron pixels in the S1 yield a 22.77mm-wide physical frame when shooting 3840 x 2160 4K/60P which falls neatly in between the 24.89 mm-wide size of Super 35 and the 21.95 mm-wide size of Academy 35mm, basically giving one a "Super35, low-light, GH5S" built/hidden inside the S1. :)
  3. Folks here sharing experiences with all sorts of recording gear... Taperssection.com - Index: http://taperssection.com/ :)
  4. Jimmy G

    Sports videography

    Since going digital in the early mid-'00s (Canon 300D > 30D > 5D2 > 7D) my search for "the perfect fast, low light telephoto zoom" led me to the obvious (and apparently only) choice on the market, the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM. This was a non-stabilized (OS, in Sigma parlance) lens that, while not quite Canon L-prime sharp, produces excellently sharp images with beautiful bokeh with smooth and swift AF... Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens Review: https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-120-300mm-f-2.8-EX-DG-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO Lens Sample Photos and Specifications: https://pbase.com/cameras/sigma/120-300_28_ex_if_dg_hsm_apo ...you don't mention a budget but one can find these used in the ±$1K range. (This lens has seen optical design improvements over the past 10-years with an OS version and now the OS Sport version...I've owned all 3 and currently still have the one listed above (it still sees use!) and the Sport, the Sport now being my go-to tele on cloudy days or when I'm looking to shoot at shorter distances.) On the GH5 (by my math) one should see an effective FOV at the long end of 384mm at f/1.8 when using a MB 0.64x Speedbooster, otherwise straight-through it's an EFOV of 240—600mm at f/2.8 with the 2x crop. To manage its 5.7lb. heft I employed (still do, actually) a Manfrotto NeoTec 685B trigger-release monopod (~30–67" working height with removable rubber foot with a retractable ball foot that reveals a spike foot) with their 322RC trigger ballhead combo with their 357 quick-release plate system that provided latch-and-twist-lock-free height and angle adjustments for quick-and-solid positioning. The combined maximum height here put(s) the EP at better than the 6-foot mark. As for a mic selection, I've recently outfitted my sweetie's G9 with Panasonic's DMW-MS2 mid-side stereo shotgun mic that the camera can "talk to" (there are Special Mic menu settings to adjust it's field angle)...the wire for this mic can be wrapped around the front, CCW from the hot shoe, keeping it neatly out of the way from the camera's controls and away from one's forehead! (And, just to add to the mix here, her tele-zoom choice is the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm which provides Dual-IS so she doesn't need a tripod or monopod.) Anyhoo, these choices work well on our end, I hope this was helpful. Keep us posted as to what you decide. :)
  5. What I got out of that clip was a good argument for considering one's resolution as another, um, "film stock" choice (along with, oh say, Picture Profiles) based on one's shooting intent and delivery intent. For a "15 Jump Cuts of handheld footage for a 44-second quick-turn-around video of "My friend rocking his Electric Skateboard" intended for cellphone consumption on YouTube" (which will not be critically viewed, and will likely be forgotten by the time the viewer reaches their subway stop! Ha!) he makes a good argument for one to consider shooting cheap and fast with not only one's gear choices but also with one's resolution choices (with the caveat, "where applicable"). IMHO. However, if one's shooting intent and viewing intent is for considered consumption where the viewer is taking-in the entire scene while expecting high quality footage (read: commercial shoot, weddings, sports/action showcasing/highlighting, cinematic content) on larger 4K (or even, HDR-capable) screens then to my tastes, shooting at 1080 or 720 might/would work if tossed in "here and there as artistic cutaway shots" but not as the primary resolution choice. Case in point, it's very clear and obvious to me when these GH5S scenes drop to 1080 for slow motion vs the 4K main content... Surprising Results Filming with GH5S from Panasonic - YouTube: ...well, my 2¢ on the matter.
  6. Well, if the following information from Sound&Vision is correct... << Virtually all films are currently mastered for video on monitors having P3 color primaries. Those primaries are converted to Rec.2020 based coordinates, but the color values are identical, leaving the consumer with Rec.2020 color that only extends as far as the P3 color gamut within it. >> ...from... Colors in Space | Sound & Vision: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/colors-space ...then it sounds like one could actually use a DCI-P3-capable HDR TV as a monitor to grade their HDR content for DCI-P3 delivery? ...or am I missing something both obvious and important here? -HDR-noob
  7. I found this chart (originally posted in 2016, but which has apparently been updated with newer 2018-19 HDR TV models) with tests comparing DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020 capabilities of various TV displays available in the U.S. market (sorry, that means no Panasonic HDR TVs listed)... Wide Color Gamut Coverage of TVs: Rec.709, DCI-P3, Rec.2020 - RTINGS.com: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/picture-quality/wide-color-gamut-rec-709-dci-p3-rec-2020 ...so it's looking like that if one's target is to correct for Rec.2020 then the TV-as-editing-monitor market is not-quite-there, yet. Which then raise the question in my (new-to-HDR) mind, is there any sense to just correcting to DCI-P3 for now (if one's NLE allows), since that's all anyone's target audience can maximally enjoy here in early-2019?
  8. Hi Jordan, Thanks so much for jumping in here with that info, nice to hear from someone with the gear in-hand! It's truly helpful to know for my application shooting long-telephoto birding/wildlife... It had not gone unnoticed to me prior that the S1R @ 47MP would (if it could, and now we know it can!) be able to produce an APS-C 1.5x crop image of about 20.9MP and the S1 @ 24MP a 1.5x crop at ~10.7MP, giving these two cameras the abilities to effectively shoot at nearly the same crop magnification factors and pixel densities as their G9/20.3MP and GH5S/10.3MP 2x-crop cousins! Where this comes in handy for this fella is knowing that I can (basically) have the benefits of two-cameras-in-one when shooting solo (as is most often the case) in the field. Need the tight 4K clip with my 300-800mm Sigmonster? Shoot crop. Need the wide establishing shot? Pop on the 24-35mm and shoot 4K FF! Great news there! FWIW, I was a hair's-width away from taking a ride to NH this weekend to pick up a used CL GH5S but had questioned the wisdom in that decision if it turned out that these new S-Series cameras had crop-shooting capabilities. I'm in that camp of folks who were quite miffed to learn (at the time) that Panasonic did not include Dual-IS capabilities in the GH5S so it now comes as welcome relief to know that the S1 can get me to the high-ISOs I need, and provide me the crop factors for the FOVs I need when shooting long, and provide me with the dual image stabilization I've come to love with my sweetie's G9 when going wide! Glad I decided to pass on that camera and do a little more homework on these new FF cameras! Now, if only we could convince Panasonic to give us a proper video-orientated FFer with a right proper flippy screen instead of that limiting tilty screen! Sometimes I like to monitor from the left, sometimes from the right, sometimes from above, sometimes from below...Sabé, Panasonic? And >cough< GH5-esque in-camera scopes while they're at it, too! Thanks again for taking the time to provide that info! :) Jimmy G
  9. Well, we've owned a number of Panasonic cameras dating back to their ZS3 and I've always maintained bookmarked links to their product pages as an easy find for their Firmware Updates, Manuals, etc., so there's never been a need to have to go searching for something when they've historically always conveniently provided all of this information and software in one expected location...ergo my point of the (again, IMHO) "poor job" in these regards with the release of their biggest flagship camera ever. FWIW, in my 32-year career in corporate telecomm experience I can tell you that if the "higher ups" in my former employers business became privy to such a level of non-performance from their web marketing team for their premier product line that that group would most assuredly be, er, "taking a meeting" with the bosses first thing tomorrow morning to explain the, um, "situation". Me hard?! Hardly! Ha! Anyhoo, thanks again for the link...I now have a better idea how the "Image Area of Video" menu functions (p.238-239) operate (from my earlier post)...you're my hero today! :)
  10. Hi PrometheusDM, Thanks for the heads up on that, and for the link, seems I've been staring at a blank wall over at the U.S. web page for the S1... LUMIX S1 Body, Digital Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS Full Frame, L-Mount Lens Compatible - DC-S1BODY - Panasonic US: https://shop.panasonic.com/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/lumix-interchangeable-lens-ilc-cameras/DC-S1BODY.html ...where there has only been tabs for Features and Support where the Support Tab has remained unpopulated with any information whatsoever, unlike what one would see at, oh say, the GH5 page... LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body - DC-GH5KBODY - Panasonic US: https://shop.panasonic.com/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/lumix-interchangeable-lens-ilc-cameras/DC-GH5KBODY.html ...where manuals and firmware are readily accessible. Again, to my point about Panasonic doing "a fairly poor job" (again, IMHO)...what, are customers to somehow magically guess that maybe they've hidden the manuals on their Japan site?! Haw! Lest folks think I'm being too unfair or a wee-bit critical, truth is, I'm a big fan of seeing success in others...however their marketing department is doing them no favors here "stateside". Anyhoo, thanks again for the link...looks like I've got some serious reading ahead! Peace, out. :) Jimmy G
  11. Jimmy G

    my first short

    Just so happened to to have the "cans" on my head when I clicked on your video...I truly love the audio landscape you created here. Also, I found the color choices for your world engaging. Thanks for sharing this here. :)
  12. The S1 can be manually set to shoot video in either FF or APS-C crop, as seen at the 11:15 mark in this video from the kind folks at CVP... Panasonic S1 | In Depth Review - YouTube: ...which they claim "will allow creatives to use Super35 or APS-C lenses". However it's not clear to me (nor do they explain in that video) as to which video rates (e.g. 4K 30?, FHD 60?, etc.) allow for that choice between these two frame sizes. Also, based on that same fleeting sequence there seems to be a user-selectable Pixel-by-Pixel (dimensions also user-selectable?) aspect ratio, as well. In all of my online investigations into this camera I have only seen mention of this capability in this video. The function is located in the "Others (Video)" menu and has apparently escaped detection by other reviewers of this camera. FWIW, Panasonic, themselves, have done a fairly poor job (IMHO) up to this point (as of this writing) in not providing prospective buyers with a full, downloadable User Manual for these new S-Series cameras. Perhaps one of our fellow EOSHD posters already using this camera can investigate the above functionality and report back here as to how and when it actually works or doesn't?!
  13. Jimmy G

    what about s1?

    One of my favorite reviewers, Gerald Undone, weighs in with a 17:44-long, fully chaptered take on the S1... Panasonic S1 Review: LARGE and in CHARGE (S1 vs Sony a7 III vs GH5) - YouTube: ...finally, a fairly comprehensive AF test series covering the various Panasonic AF settings and how they translate to actual performance for both video and stills. :)
  14. Up until very recently I've been a bit of an App-phobe preferring to do all of my work on my iMac. However, after dealing with the disappointing performance of my iPhone 8Plus's internal mics for making impromptu videos and audio clips I invested in a Shure MV-88 M/S Mic this past winter and was pleasantly surprised with not only the mic's performance (for in-phone movie audio, grabbing bird calls, Foley work, etc.), but also with using the Shure Motiv Audio and Video apps. Based on that favorable experience I was amenable to see what more the "world of apps" might offer for my needs and interests. So, after running into online tutorials and testimonials and forum posts for LumaFusion (like BTM_Pix's link above) I decided to do some further homework on that app and see if it might be "for real" and whether it might just offer me some mobile help with my backlog of UHD/HD (FZ1000, a7S II, a6300) nature/wildlife footage. As a result I decided to be bold and I just picked up a closeout 2nd Gen 12.9" iPad Pro 512GB WiFi (B&H @ $749!) for the sole purpose of giving LumaFusion a go. I'm quite literally at the "opening the app for the first time and getting familiar with the layout" stage so I have no feedback to offer at this point. But, what truly gave me the inspiration to "go bold" here was after hearing this podcast interview with Serenity Caldwell about her iPad review (starts at 11:21) and listening to her usage of numerous apps to create the montage of various forms of media content within the video... Query #29: Made on iPad - Relay FM: https://www.relay.fm/query/29 ...and then checking out the video she created as referred to in that interview... Serenity Caldwell’s 2018 iPad Review – MacStories: https://www.macstories.net/linked/serenity-caldwells-2018-ipad-review/ 2018 iPad review: Drawn on an iPad! And edited, composed, and designed... - YouTube: ...I'll be wanting to explore how to animate and storyboard in Keynote as she describes in that podcast! Cool stuff for this "old dog" looking to learn a few new tricks. (I am not affiliated with any persons or products linked above, posted for educational purposes only.) :) Jimmy G
  15. A wedding videographer/photographer weighs in on working with the S1 for an actual client shoot (subjective, I know). Organic-looking video thoughts? How about skin tone performance? Panasonic S1 - Real Wedding Shoot - I'm Blown Away - YouTube:
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