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  1. 10 hours ago, matthere said:

    I  have been thinking about the increased processing, and the possibility of processing the video frames in camera.

    Slow motion footage consists of monitoring frames at 24fps (for simplicity) when shot at a faster rate, if Panasonic (with their pixel binning experience) could drop frames but still produce a slow motion stream that could be monitored, streamed and maybe also recorded on an external ssd. Not sure if it's possible, but it would be a very impressive feature to monitor in slow motion, and open up some interesting creative potential 🙂   

    Sounds like a complete waste of time.  Within seconds you'd be monitoring stuff that happened (in real life) seconds ago.  How would you even know where to point the camera?  Am I missing something here? 

  2. 13 hours ago, Chrad said:

    I just like that on first impression it lacks that immediately recognisable overly sharpened camcorderesque look that it's typically hard to get away from on the GH5/S.

    Shot on vintage glass I think, and likely with filtration too.  Available on Vimeo too by the way.

  3. 2 hours ago, BenEricson said:


    I agree that weight is nice, but this camera does not have enough. I added a cage and monitor with a battery and it feels a bit better. I still think IS lenses are clutch. 

    My C70 with the cage (no monitor) is only 10 ounces less than a stripped down C300 Mkii. Kind of interesting. The C70 is still a better gimbal camera and easier to pack around, but it's not exactly a light weight DSLR.

    The big bummer is the lack of EVF. You lose that point of contact. It was on purpose so people would be forced to buy a C300iii for a true documentary camera.


    Ah - now that you mention it, both the hire lenses I was using had IS engaged!  I'd forgotten that because I generally own manual, non-stabilised glass, so I had mis-remembered the setup.  Apologies!

  4. On 5/17/2021 at 7:42 AM, ntblowz said:

    Out of curiosity I weigh the camera, without battery 1.2kg, with A30 battery 1.4kg, with sigma 18-35 and adapter it is 2.35kg, with handle probably another 100g. R5 with 18-35 and adapter is 1.65kg.

    So C70 body with battery is nearly 2x weight of R5 body.





    The weight is a good thing in my view.  I had to do some off-the-cuff hand-held shots with no rig.  No micro-judder!  None!  I decided to build some more handheld into my project.  Built like a mirrorless, but really handles like a camcorder.


    eta: I was using the A60 (or whatever the larger battery is called) though.

  5. 20 hours ago, ntblowz said:

    Yeah I m definitely wanting to try it for maximum DR

    I just tried the C70 on RS2 with smallrig rs2 plate, it can just fit the c70 if you took grip stripe off and insert from the back of the gimbal, flying with it is no problem.






    Yikes!  I'm going to be using that same combo on a shoot soon.  Do I need to get that baseplate or will the standard RS2 one work?

  6. On 5/13/2021 at 11:31 PM, ntblowz said:

    I m really impressed with C70 so far on this one limited shoot, the black is soo bloody clean! And the Stalman lut is really nice, more pop and nicer uniform skintone unlike Canon lut which can go over the place.


    Next few weeks will have some big project, so eager to shoot with it!  My R5's only grace is IBIS and FF look..


    Shadow integrity is phenomenal on the camera.  Would make using the (otherwise excellent) previous gen cameras like the C300 mkii, and the C200, a bit of a pain now.

    Agree about the official Canon LUTs - they are a disaster.  Not quite sure how they've allowed that to happen.  I actually genuinely believe some of my early concerns, re: highlight rendition, etc. may have been down to how people have been applying the official LUT! 😲  

    Would recommend trying out CLOG2 over CLOG3, as the latter is really designed to protect shadow in a way that isn't really necessary with DGO.

  7. 5 hours ago, omega1978 said:

    You can use clear image zoom in 4k 


    You can but I don't fully trust it.  It's nothing more than digital interpolation, though admittedly brilliantly implemented using AI.  I've steered clear of that kind of artifice so far, so I'd want to do a ton of testing before relying on it.  

  8. 8 hours ago, TomTheDP said:

    I’m talking about with a speedbooster. A S35 camera with a speed booster and a 35mm lens will look the same as a full frame camera with a 35mm lens. There is often a slight difference as most speedboosters reduce the crop slightly less than 1:1. 

    It's the same thing.  In both cases, all you are doing is seeing a wider portion of the same imaging circle, so naturally the depth of field does not change.

  9. Just now, TomTheDP said:

    What? Speedboosters effect DOF as well. A full frame camera and a S35 camera speedboosted with the same lens will look the same. 

    You're both right.  The reason is complicated.

    Basically -

    • same lens / different sized sensor = same DoF
    • same lens / same framing / different sized sensor = different DoF
  10. GH4 is simply a great camera.  It has massive usability with all the customisable buttons and menus.  The 4K image is really nice.  The battery life is simply insane.  Use genuine batteries and it is actually difficult to go through two in a single day.  Some shoot days pass without a battery change.  I've never owned a video camera of any kind that managed power like that.  Unfortunately the GH5 has not carried on that aspect.

    Only downsides - 8-bit internal only, and low-light performance, which is decidedly meh.  Any other omission is just a matter of need / taste / luxury really. 

  11. 6 hours ago, independent said:

    Quite a few successful docs and feature films were shot on the c300, including the Oscar winner OJ: Made in America and the great German film Victoria.

    Cameras get better, but talent stays the same. 

    Well if they had an Oscar category for tallest camera utilisation, it would have done pretty well too. 

  12. Just now, EphraimP said:

    Interesting. What were you building the C200 out, er, up with that you don't think you'd need on the C70? A lot of people do rig up hybrid/dslr cameras pretty tall, which is counter intuitive for getting stable in my opinion. Wide is better than tall and long is better than either.

    Well the C200 is already taller than the C70 before you add a monitor, SolidPod, etc.

  13. 5 hours ago, BenEricson said:

    Picked up my C70, Canon 24-105 F4 RF, and EF adapter. Did some quick tests with a 35mm F2 IS and one practical lamp in the living room. Color looks like normal Canon color to me. I'll hopefully have time to shoot more stuff tomorrow afternoon.

    Initial thoughts... Camera feels pretty nice in the hands. The custom presets are really crippled. They took away BT.709 / C-LOG 2. Also, for some reason clog 2 clips at 85 IRE. 

    There are a ton of options for removing all of the noise reduction and you can go all the way to -10 sharpening. I think lowering the in camera sharpness and pairing the camera with older lenses will help to get away from that plastic skin look.


    Some good ideas there.

    This person has gotten quite organic footage by piling on the filters!


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