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  1. Just now, Aquilasfx said:

    Thank you!

    and what about this:

    Do you think that I have to set in Z6 /microphone sensitivity to 1 (the lowest possible)? In GH5 I used to put microphone sensitivity to -12dB

    It's better if I connect straight the zoom to the atomos mic/line)? What about the lag?

    You're very welcome! You'll want to test your audio levels but the Zoom should be able to do the heavy lifting, allowing you to lower the Z6's levels all the way down. 

    I'm not completely sure about lag, but I'd GUESS that the Atomos accommodates for the lag. I personally would input the audio into the camera, since that's what I've always done in similar situations. 

    Hey @IronFilm & @BTM_Pix, do you guys have any thoughts? 

  2. 26 minutes ago, Aquilasfx said:

    Yes, I have xritevcolor checker, only used in the past for pictures, using it at the beginning of each session could help? Any specific advise to use in davinci?

    Yes. In Resolve you can then use it to help better match your colors. YouTube "x-rite Davinci resolve" and you'll get a bunch of tutorials. It's pretty easy and works really well. You might need to tweak it a little bit but you'll definitely be in the ballpark. You just wanna use it at the beginning or end of each change in scene/lighting, that way you can match them. 

    The Z6 should output the Zoom audio over HDMI, just as if you were using a mic, though I've never done it with the Z6. But it's worked like that for every camera I've ever used. The Atomos should record whatever the camera outputs. :)

  3. It's a sign that we're flooded with options, but it's really hard for me to say this is a good deal for video shooters. There are better options out there in that price range. If you want to go with Canon you might as well go with the 90D, at least you'll get DPAF in 4K. The better battery life alone is worth the extra $200, not to mention 120p in FHD.


  4. The Ninja V is a great option since you'll be upgrade proof.

    If you're not worried about jumping up to 4K any time soon then the Ninja 2 is a very good option and is really, really cheap used. I literally never got rid of mine because of how little I'd get for it, so I still use it as a monitor.

  5. 4 minutes ago, Mako Sports said:

    I actually have a 1510. I kinda hate is how heavy and bulky it is.

    You probably don't want the 1560 then ha ha. I've found I much prefer it over a bag since I can roll it around. 

    I do suggest you switch out the wheels though! I'm so much happier after switching mine. The default ones aren't great, at least not on the generic one I got. 

  6. I just switched from a bag to a knockoff Pelican 1560 case, mostly because I haven't been happy with any of the camera bags I've had. Even with a M43 set up it just feels like I'm putting too much in there with my usual kit. I don't mean to sound lazy or like a wimp, but at 35 years old I don't feel as young as I used to, and honestly lugging around a heavy bag(s) before I even start an entire day of filming sucks.

    I can fit three Panasonic G/GH cameras, three battery grips, three 12-35 lenses, a 14-140 lens, three Tascam TM-2X mics, a Movo VXR10 mic, my Azden XD wireless mic, my Sennheiser XSW wireless mic, a couple audio recorders, a couple extra lavs, my Azden SGM-250x shotgun, my Saramonic SmartRig+ XLR adapter, two Aputure AL-M9 lights, my headphones, and cables and batteries. I could realistically fit more in it if necessary because it's so deep (it comes with 2 layers of pluck and pull foam.)

    It has a pull out handle so I can roll it and I can also travel with it when needed! 

    For shoots where I don't need my lights and stuff I just have that, my tripods, and a regular backpack to carry my laptop and other random stuff. I can bring it all in one trip from the car. My back thanks me!

    The one I got on eBay is listed as 22" Weatherproof Marine Rolling Case Drone Camera Gun w/ Pelican 1560 Style Foam. I promise this isn't me selling them lol. 

  7. 1 hour ago, seattledv said:

    I’ve been curious as to why Panasonic equipped the S1/S1R with an XQD/CFexpress card slot when the S1H has dual SD card slots. Does Panasonic dare to offer 4K RAW recording to S1/S1R and leave the S1H with external raw recording? Does anyone understand Panasonic’s reasoning behind the high speed card slot for the lesser equipped cameras?

    I believe the SD cards are capable of recording RAW. And I think they went with two SD cards for uniformity and popularity. 

  8. 1 hour ago, EphraimP said:

    Why not a cardioid lav mic? I ask because I'm trying to learn as much about sound as possible.

    Also, I'll be very curious to hear what you have to say about the Deity Connect system. I was originally planning to by it because of it's cost to value ratio and because I've been pretty happy with my S-Mic 2. I thought I've read some negative comments about the Connect system on the board and also several recommendations not to buy the first version of a Deity product because they come to market without all the bugs worked out and the second generation is always better.

    IronFilm I think knows better than me but... omni lavs generally have more natural sounds. Cardioid can also have issues if not properly placed on the subject since they're more directional. 

  9. 3 hours ago, Thpriest said:

    What do we want? A GH6! When do we want it? Now!

    I'm intrigued by what Panasonic has up their sleeves for the GH5 but honestly it'd take quite a bit to get me to upgrade any time soon. At almost 3 years old the GH5 still does everything I NEED (not want, but need) in a camera. When it's all said and done it will have easily paid for itself at least 10x over, at a minimum. 

    2 hours ago, kye said:

    I'm actually a bit conflicted about the GH6.  I want it to be great so that it lifts the standard of the industry, but I want it to be mediocre so that I'm not tempted to upgrade!  

    Ironically, no new camera has actually tempted me in any serious way, so it would have to be something truly special.

    Disagree on the mediocre part, agree on everything else! Ha ha! 

    2 hours ago, nathlas said:

    This is G9's talk not GH6's. 

    So you would prefer G9 than GH5 for hybrid camera after this update  ?

    If you don't need the cinema specific features and unlimited record time, absolutely. The GH5 is a decent stills camera but the G9 is superior in stills in every way. It's their flagship M43 stills camera for a reason!

  10. These updates definitely make the G9 a more capable video camera, especially for the price. If they'd been able to get rid of the recording limit I'd have heavily considered getting one to replace my G85 for event shooting.

    The GH5/GH5s still has the advantage with their professional video/cine features, but the G9 has definitely been turned into a little beast of a camera. 

    14 minutes ago, Fatalfury said:

    This makes G9 very appealing but with all these improvements they should also remove recording time limit (30min in 25/30p, 10 min in 50/60p).

    And no 10bit in 24p? 

    I'm guessing the recording limit is still necessary to prevent overheating?

    These updates though remind me how much Panasonic fumbled the G95. Outside of the recording limit this pretty much makes the G9 a superior video camera than the G95 for essentially the same price, no? Plus you get the impressive stills capabilities to boot.

  11. I'd prefer higher bit rate over more custom controls, if I had to choose one or the other. 

    For $399 you can't ask for too much when it comes to DJI.

    If you're looking for more advanced features in that price range maybe look into the Power Vision PowerEgg or the HUBSAN H117S Zino?

  12. 1 hour ago, Mako Sports said:

    I think Tungsten lights still look better on skin more than the modern LED stuff outside of high-end options like Kinoflow and Digital Sputnik.

    Also the Tungsten stuff is supposed to be more color accurate iirc. 

    Correct. They also don't vary much at all light to light, so you can mix and match pretty easily. 

    I've gone the daylight LED route for heat reasons, but Tungsten lights are great. 

  13. 7 hours ago, IronFilm said:

    2ndhand tungsten lights

    So many people are getting rid of excellent film lights which used to be staples workhorses of the industry, because people are moving over to newer tech 

    You can often see postings in larger areas, like NYC, that are literally giving them away so people don't have to go through the "hassle" of selling/disposing them. We're such a wasteful society. 

  14. 2 hours ago, Emanuel said:

    What review?

    The absence of other features I understand, given the limitations and compromises needed to make such a small drone. Not allowing 24 fps though feels like they're blatantly crippling the drone's capabilities so lower budget filmmakers have to spend more if they want 24 fps. I'm all for offering a low cost option, because like I said in a previous post not every release is geared/targeted for us and that's okay. But removing something like that feels very petty and a play straight out of Canon's playbook.

  15. It really depends. Screen size is a huge factor, for one. The smaller the screen the less apparent upscaling is. I think most people would have difficulty differentiating between 1080p and 4K on a 55 inch 4K screen unless they were literally a foot or so away. I know I do! 

    Streaming is a whole different animal too. If you upscale 1080p to 4K and upload it to YouTube it'll look better than native 1080p because of the boost in bit rate that comes with 4K. I've actually done similar with standard definition video, upscaling it to 1080p for the better bit rate because it looks better on YouTube. 

    My general opinion is that bit rate is overall more important than resolution, both in production and delivery. When it comes to viewing content I just care that it's watchable, resolution is ALMOST irrelevant.

    Very few of us will ever be able to afford an 8K TV that's large enough to actually benefit from all that added resolution. I don't even have a place in my home to put such a monstrosity! 🤣

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