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  1. You want feedback on them? Place a linked output channel speaker within range of the pickup pattern, that should do the trick ?. I'm here all week (unfortunately).
  2. Matt Allard has given a pretty underwhelmed first impressions piece on Newshooter. Yikes! https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/09/09/panasonic-s1h-footage-first-impressions/
  3. What's the difference between the two modes then? They seem to have different codec options, etc.
  4. Pixel / pixel should be around 2 x crop, right? Also perhaps a little noisy? I find Ex Tele Convert (crop mode) footage in the GHx range doesn't always cut well with full sensor footage. It's the noise grain and sharpness that dont always match well.
  5. I quite like the idea of shooting the 24 - 70 with the option of a bit more reach on the long end using the crop modes. I reckon I would probably leave it on the S35 most of the time, using the FF readout for occasional bokehlicious shots.
  6. What are the likely quality differences going to be like shooting 4K at FF, S35, and pixel/pixel on this sensor? Noise? Moire? Sharpness? Anything else likely to be affected?
  7. How about punch-in focus magnification while shooting? Still not possible?
  8. Just to put to bed any 'in the room' solutions - there's a safety element at play here. It's a no-go. 'Special location' was on point. Apologies to be cryptic - project is not public yet.
  9. As explained, our access is contingent on not doing any rigging in the actual room. We're being granted quite a favour with the location and can't push any more. We just need to make the setup work within the parameters we have.
  10. Actually just had an idea - I don't use MFT lenses an awful lot (usually EF lenses with adapter), but looking at the couple of panny lenses I have, they have quite small front elements. I'm thinking perhaps I could press them up against the grill and crop out the grill elements at the side. I'm delivering 1080p, so could shoot 4K for this and even possibly stay with the GH5S! It seems like I would probably cover a clean 1080 frame like this. Only issue - not sure I'd get a wide enough angle of view.
  11. These are a very interesting set of options, which I am off to research further... No access for that sort of thing unfortunately. Nice idea though.
  12. Our access to the location is conditional on not removing the grill or rigging a platform in the room itself, but we have great access from the room above looking down. I need a reasonably wide shot (essentially something like a 35mm - 50mm FF equivalent). The room is around 14 feet high. It's a geometric birds eye shot - straight down. None of that is negotiable unfortunately. Stylistically I need to end up with something adhering to 'realistic' - well controlled distortion, neutral colours, etc. I've been looking at the Laowa 24mm f/14 probe lens, but it looks incredibly soft from what I've seen so far, and f/14 might be a problem too.
  13. Any advice for lens or other technology options for shooting through a narrow gap? I have a situation where I need to film top-down through a fairly narrow grill (haven't been able to measure the exact dimensions yet, but around 2cm (1 inch) width. I only have access from above and need to film the scene below without seeing the grill mechanism itself. I'll be filming the majority of the piece on a GH5S. I'm looking for options of how to get this additional footage. Lightweight and simple to rig are important considerations. So far 3 things come to mind - - A probe lens, but these don't seem to work very well as regular (non macro) lenses. - A go pro pressed up against the grill, though I really don't like the loss of technical control they offer - A high-end phone camera with a thin lens attached - totally new territory for me Anyone have any thoughts or experiences? Bearing in mind this will be for a professional (non broadcast) production.
  14. C200 is very much set up for RAW / Proxy workflow, right?
  15. In case you didn't quite catch it, my comment was just a little joke around a misspelling in your post, meant as fun ? .
  16. The market for weeding videos hasn't really matured yet. Hedge trimming might work, but weeding get's a bit repetitive watching after even just a few minutes ?.
  17. Did you just say fam? ? ? eta: Just seen your location, which makes it less likely you meant to say fam. Pity.
  18. What's your cine-d tweak recipe, if you don't mind sharing?
  19. Having chosen the virtues of the GH5S over the IBIS of the GH5, I did use IBIS (on my GX80) for a run-around shoot the other day. It was an absolute delight. I used a Zacuto loupe off the screen, and added a small video head for weight. There was some sensor panning going on, but it was smooth and appropriate for the subject (a fast-moving cultural event). The footage was more stable than had I used a monopod. In short I'd be excited to have IBIS as an option on a camera like this. I wonder if the killer combo would be a fully grown cinema camera (for built in everything) + a little mobile number like the SH1?
  20. That's awesome. I'd love a cross-company version of this (but I guess that would defeat the point for smallrig). Great stuff.
  21. This is a pretty ludicrous response. First off, grading is, beyond anything else, a subjective matter. So you didn't like the way they used shadows and concealment to draw the viewer in. I happened to love it. In no universe is there a definitive 'too dark' in these matters. Not to your taste? Fine. Simply wrong? That I don't accept. That character's first scene, which is the one I imagine you have most objection too, uses concealment to draw the viewer in, and does a pretty good job of it imo. There are highlights that flash up here and there that give glimpses of the pressure the character is under, and then they use motivated light for a great reveal (when the headlight splashes through the window and you finally get a full glimpse of his fear). It's not the most devastatingly amazing cinematography I've even seen, but it does a very good job. Secondly, the image you've posted up as a comparison is so different in tone and feel it's more or less irrelevant. It's not going for anywhere near the same kind of atmospheric sense of dread. It's shot in a completely different set of lighting conditions, so of course the exposure looks different. Added to that, it's not even technically that accomplished of an image (though it may work perfectly well in the context it was intended). I genuinely wonder if the gamma is a bit off on whatever screen you're viewing on, cos that can make moody stuff look impenetrable.
  22. Person posts amazing looking film shot on sub-£1k camera. Posts that follow mostly highlighting criticisms. Nothing wrong with the observations btw, but do you think we might be a bit in danger of losing our 'wow' factor?
  23. A matter of taste I guess. No part of any frame was too dark for me. Lovely looking and well worked. One of the better showcase films I've seen. I know you need a fair bit of production budget to get results like these, but what times we live in for entry level cameras, eh?
  24. Well I think it depends how much control you're able to exert. Often on a low budget shoot, access, time, personel or resources will prevent you from being able to apply the solution you'd like to have. That's when windows start to blow, skies start to pop, and other undesirable things start to happen. At the sharpest end of low-budget you just can't always fight all the fires. Of course there are ways around this with meticulous planning and imaginative framing, but having a camera with superb colours and high DR sure would be a helping hand.
  25. The released footage with it's seemingly vintage styling does make it a little hard to evaluate the camera at this stage. I get that it looks good, but it strikes me as odd to promote a camera whose headline spec is 6K with footage, some of which looks like it resolved at around 720p.
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