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    currensheldon got a reaction from Trankilstef in Panasonic S5 User Experience   
    I haven't used the S5 yet, but I do own and have used the S1H for the last year. I love the camera. For me, the biggest advantages are timecode (a must for my doc work when I have external audio), the All-I 400Mbps (sometimes required), and the unlimited record times. The ProRes Raw is great, but the S5 will be getting that soon.
    Otherwise, I think the S5's more compact size, better AF (though the S1H is confirmed to get it), and the already amazing 10-bit 422 150Mbps codec that I most often use on the S1H anyway, make it a pretty compelling option. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Adept in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    This does look great. Hard to argue with this camera. Canon has been on a roll (outside of the overheating R5 debacle), and this camera may be their best offering in their year of amazing offerings (C500 II, 1DX III, C300 III, R5, R6, C70 and a silly amount of lenses).
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    This does look great. Hard to argue with this camera. Canon has been on a roll (outside of the overheating R5 debacle), and this camera may be their best offering in their year of amazing offerings (C500 II, 1DX III, C300 III, R5, R6, C70 and a silly amount of lenses).
     
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    currensheldon reacted to Mmmbeats in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    I think this is the best sequence so far for showing the camera in a variety of situations:
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from EphraimP in Lens Hood/Matte Box with Variable ND   
    Ah nevermind. I'll just get a C70.
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    currensheldon reacted to herein2020 in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I am in the USA and I have this camera. You can read about my user experience so far on this thread: 
     
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    currensheldon reacted to EphraimP in Lens Hood/Matte Box with Variable ND   
    So true. Screwing around with VNDs and lens hoods/clamp on matte boxes is a PITA. But unless you've got internal ND control, a VND is a must in a fast-moving doc style shooting situation. Just another reason why the C70 is an attractive option for a low-budget pro shooter, if you can swallow the Canon pill.
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    currensheldon reacted to Zak Forsman in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    4K high framerates and auto-focus aside, the S1H objectively delivers a better image on the whole. A7SIII still suffers from substandard color fidelity and baked in noise reduction that wrecks detail. The way i look at it is that the S1H excels at the minimum specs that i consider essential, while the A7SIII excels at some specialty operations, but doesn't meet important specs I consider essential. I was hopeful that the A7SIII would surpass the S1H but there are base operations that have to be met before I can get excited about 4k 120p (which is overkill for most situations, anyway. I find b-roll captured at 48-72fps more useful in the edit). I usually have to speed up 120fps for pacing.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Panasonic S5 User Experience   
    If you don't care about: timecode, unlimited record times, a more substantial build, slightly more usable screen configuration, top LCD, better EVF (I never use it for video anyway), then I would get the S5. 
    I don't notice a huge difference between 400 and 150 10-bit recording, so you should be fine there. Can always get 6k or ProRes Raw (soon) or All-I ProRes recording with an external recorder.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Geoff CB in Panasonic S5 User Experience   
    If you don't care about: timecode, unlimited record times, a more substantial build, slightly more usable screen configuration, top LCD, better EVF (I never use it for video anyway), then I would get the S5. 
    I don't notice a huge difference between 400 and 150 10-bit recording, so you should be fine there. Can always get 6k or ProRes Raw (soon) or All-I ProRes recording with an external recorder.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Panasonic S5 User Experience   
    I haven't used the S5 yet, but I do own and have used the S1H for the last year. I love the camera. For me, the biggest advantages are timecode (a must for my doc work when I have external audio), the All-I 400Mbps (sometimes required), and the unlimited record times. The ProRes Raw is great, but the S5 will be getting that soon.
    Otherwise, I think the S5's more compact size, better AF (though the S1H is confirmed to get it), and the already amazing 10-bit 422 150Mbps codec that I most often use on the S1H anyway, make it a pretty compelling option. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Geoff CB in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    For me, Canon's RF Mount has been a bit frustrating because using EF lenses actually gets you some really useful features on RF cameras. For the EOS R, R5, or R6, it's being able to use the amazing variable ND filter adapter, making swapping lenses so much easier. And now, for he C70, you can get full-frame FoV and an extra stop of light by using a speedbooster. The RF lenses are amazing, but since they are full-frame, give you some awkward focal lengths on Super35. The 24-70mm would be amazing with the C70 since it has IS, but a 35mm FoV on the wide end isn't wide enough. And the 15-35mm just won't have enough reach.
    If I do end up getting the C70, then I think for doc-work, I would definitely snag the speedbooster and a 24-105mm f4, which would have the same FoV as on a full-frame and give me a f2.8 from 24-105mm. This is what I did with the Sony FS5 when I had it, and it's nearly perfect for doc-work. Either that for a 24-70mm (Canon or Sigma with IS) and have a 24-70mm f2 - pretty great lensing options there.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from maxmizer in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    Basically an S1H with 120fps in 4k in a video-camera body (XLRs, internal NDs, etc). Has to be 20-24 megapixels to get 6k raw output or maybe even get it up to 8k raw output (36 megapixels?). 
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    currensheldon reacted to Kisaha in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    They just released the BGH1, isn't that enough?!
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Geoff CB in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    Has there been any mention of EVA-2? What is Panasonic doing?
    Where is their L-Mount, full-frame, highly-specced video camera to compete C300 III, FX9, FX6, C70, and Komodo? Just put the S1H sensor in an EVA-1 like body (hopefully a bit smaller), add in 120fps in 4k, ProRes Raw over HDMI/SDI, and get on with it. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Geoff CB in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    In my opinion, Panasonic makes the best cameras with the best IQ (especially video IQ) in the business. They are reliable, packed full of features, ergonomically nearly perfect, and just fantastic to use. The S1 and S1H (and seemingly the S5) are the most useful mirrorless tools and the S1H in particular is a brilliant video camera.
    But Panasonic needs to go all-out with L-Mount NOW, because Canon and Sony are going gangbusters with camera releases. With the C70 RF and Sony FX6 coming out soon, Panasonic needs to release an EVA-2 ASAP and load it with features to solidify the L-Mount. The EVA-2 has to be an FS7-type release, where they give out features that no other manufacturer has at that price point. Main competition will obviously be the C300 III, FX9, FX6, and C70. 
    Here is what I think they need to do:
    - Release EVA-2 with L-Mount
    - FULL FRAME - has to be.
    - 120-180fps in 4k (C300 III and C70 does this, but has a Super35 sensor)
    - IBIS - first ever in a cinema camera and make it LOCKABLE (I know cinema cameras "NEVER!" have IBIS, but I think the market would love it).
    - Dual ISO (640 and 4000)
    - 12-bit codec - Codecs in EVA-2 and S1H and 5.9k ProRes Raw output are great - internal raw would be excellent but maybe not possible. An internal 12-bit codec would be awesome though.
    - PDAF - I don't care as much about AF, but the market demands it. At least the S5 AF in the EVA-2. 
    - Compact Body - Make it smaller, more like the FS5 sized than EVA-1
    - $7499 - Same price as EVA-1 and WAY below any full-frame cinema camera with these specs. Could even go closer to the FX9 ($10k even) with these specs.
    If they put out a pretty standard Super35 camera with 4k 60fps and raw out (basically an EVA-1 with L-Mount), they're not going to gain much traction. They need a GH5-level release (2-3 years ahead of the competition on specs) but in full-frame. The FS7 changed the trajectory for Sony and wasn't matched on specs and price until the EVA-1, nearly 3-4 years later. They need THAT type of camera now.
     
     
     
     
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    currensheldon reacted to Video Hummus in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    *turns dial to C1 for 6K60p

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    currensheldon got a reaction from Xavier Plagaro Mussard in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    With all that being said, a speedbooster takes care of the issue on the C70, because now you can use EF full-frame lenses, either the 24-105mm lenses that have great IS and still get you f2.8 or snag a 24-70mm and have an f2. Pretty great. 
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    currensheldon reacted to MrSMW in Panasonic S5 User Experience   
    Canon may be pumping out cameras and lenses at an insane rate and will continue to do so. And Sony even more. And Nikon ups their game next week. And Fuji next year and...on and on and on it goes.
    Simple bottom line is what do YOU need and what has anyone else got to offer that your current set up is not offering?
    By the sounds of it, you are looking at the cost of an S5 vs the cost the of a C70, albeit switching the roles of your cameras around a bit.
    Then let's say you get the C70 and S1H became your B cam, you'd tell yourself it would make more sense to swap the S1H for a Canon R6. And change all your glass.
    What do you NEED?
    Your needs will be different to mine as they will to the next person and so on, but for this kind of thing, I write a drop down list on the left side of the page in regards to my needs and then simply either put a check mark if I have that need covered or write in the potential options if I have not.
    Then I ask myself are the potential options actual quantifiable and justifiable needs, or just wants?
    Such as 4k 60p. Do you actually need it or is 1080 more than good enough? IBIS, need it or are you always on a tripod or gimbal because then it'e worthless. Autofocus. Need or not? 10 billion dot viewfinder when you only use the back of the screen? Sony A7Siii I am looking at you.
    I don't care what anyone else is doing. My neighbour has a Ferrari. I have a Skoda estate. Good luck sleeping in your Ferrari overnight in the mountains ready for an early morning shoot because I have one of the back seats down, a platform, an air mattress, a 4 season sleeping bag, pillow, plugin coolbox, gas cooker, table, chair... but the Ferrari can do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds which is like 4k raw for an hour or something. Who gives a shit if you don't NEED it.
    Actually my neighbour has an SUV but for demonstration purposes 😉
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    currensheldon reacted to Lux Shots in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Battery life is insane crazy!
    As a test, I put two 128GB SD cards in the camera and I hooked it up to a cheap USB 10,000 (one that isn't PD rated) and I started recording in 8-bit 4K and went to bed. When I woke up, both SD cards were full and the camera recorded for over 4 hours!
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    currensheldon got a reaction from ntblowz in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I thought the same thing about the EOS R. Why do Canon's expensive mirrorless cameras feel like toys? Sony's A7 series does too, as well. But man, the Panasonic cameras are built SO NICE. Love their design, the way they look, feel, operate, and how they feel like professional tools. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Lux Shots in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I thought the same thing about the EOS R. Why do Canon's expensive mirrorless cameras feel like toys? Sony's A7 series does too, as well. But man, the Panasonic cameras are built SO NICE. Love their design, the way they look, feel, operate, and how they feel like professional tools. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Trankilstef in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I thought the same thing about the EOS R. Why do Canon's expensive mirrorless cameras feel like toys? Sony's A7 series does too, as well. But man, the Panasonic cameras are built SO NICE. Love their design, the way they look, feel, operate, and how they feel like professional tools. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    It's so true. People freak out about this spec or that spec, but as a whole package, the C70 is WAY more usable than any mirrorless could ever be (as any dedicated video camera would be). 
    If I wanted to use the R5 (or any mirrorless) vs the C70, the main differences would be:
    - ND Filters - I would need to carry multiple NDs or have high-end variable NDs (not allowing me to use a lens hood, which I greatly prefer) or get a mattebox. You break your ND filter (AND your backup) and your video shoot is done. Just like that. 
    - Audio - I would need to have a MixPre-3 or some other recorder. 
    - Monitor - People say the C70 monitor is as good as C500/300, so that's good enough for me. Most mirrorless cameras are not that good, so usually add a monitor for pro work. 
    - Batteries - Would need a lot more batteries, therefore a lot more chargers and more weight in the long run. Plus extra batteries for the audio recorder and monitor, both of which are pretty power hungry.
    - Timecode - Other than the S1H (which I love), there is no way to sync timecode in mirrorless cameras unless you have a Tentacle Sync, which is great, but is a few more things to charge, keep an eye on, and your audio is now one long very loud static track. 
    Suddenly, using something like the C70 is looking about 50-60% easier and smoother. And there is only one failure point: the C70. With the other setup, there are multiple fail points that may not sink the shoot, but make your life extremely difficult.
     
    I've used mirrorless cameras on productions for one reason: SIZE. Great for gimbals and being discrete. The C70 changes that - and is the first real video camera to do so. That's a HUGE bonus in my book. 
     
     
     
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    currensheldon reacted to herein2020 in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Am I the only one who misses the electronic level found in most MILCs and DSLRs? I don't understand why it is missing from the C200 and I would assume it is also missing from the C70. I religiously use the level in my GH5 to double check my gimbal horizon and when setting up on a tripod especially since I offer real estate video tours where a level horizon is critical. 
    It's so annoying to pay $5500+ for a body and not get this basic functionality.
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