Jump to content

currensheldon

Members
  • Content Count

    402
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    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!
  2. Like
    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. 
  3. Like
    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. 
  4. Like
    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. 
  5. Like
    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. 
     
     
     
  6. Like
    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.
  7. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from Video Hummus 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. 
     
     
     
  8. Like
    currensheldon reacted to IronFilm in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Of course! Hire professionals. 

    But yes, even if you're doing it OMB and handling audio yourself, a camera like a Sony FS7 *is* easier to use for audio than a Canon EOS M50. 

    Now I'm not saying you couldn't get just as "acceptable" audio on a M50 as a FS7 in ideal conditions, but I am saying the FS7 makes your life easier. (which means less mistakes and screw ups)

    This difference might only be small, it might only make your life 5% easier (although the likes of NDs, SDI, waveforms, and more, makes your life easier by far more than just 5%!), but if you've got thousands of dollars of client's money riding on this shoot and you not screwing up the audio, then that 5% difference starts to really matter a lot to you! And suddenly the difference between renting an M50 or a FS7 now feels like nothing at all.
  9. Like
    currensheldon reacted to independent in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    GG bros.
    I'm not replacing my R5, but I am def picking this up as a personal A camera (goodbye c300ii). 
    This comes in half the price of comparable cinema cams with more features. Full frame (w/ adapter), DPAF, auto ISO, dual gain sensor, tiny size and associated grip package, cheaper media and associated storage/editing costs
    It also knocks off all the hybrid cams: Internal NDs, full featured audio (xls for real shotgun mics, physical controls buttons), all the monitoring tools, no overheating, handle + mic adapter for no bullshit cage....
    The only thing missing is IBIS, which is quite frankly overstated compared to regular optical stabilization. 
    I'm just curious about the dynamic range v. the c300iii...I thought the dynamic range reached 16 stops only in raw.
     
  10. Like
    currensheldon reacted to Trankilstef in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I made some simple and informal tests today with my little 5 year old kid running and monkeying around, and I was pleasantly surprised by the S5. Nowhere near my S1h, very different, in a positive way. The AF box sticks to people and faces waaaaaaaay better, and the pulsing didn't showed its ugly face in all the footage I shot today. I was very impressed and it seemed to me like night and day compared to the S1H or the GX80 that I own !
    Of course, I really need to make some other tests but for now in video i'm really impressed, for personal and family things, I would definitely use AFC. For professional work and paid gigs, I need to do more tests. 
    I was shooting 4K UHD 25p 10bit.
  11. Like
    currensheldon reacted to ntblowz in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    I m definitely keen on EVA-2 with L mount and similar size as those RF cinema cam. If they can push the 24MP more i be really keen too as I think it is the sweet spot.
  12. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from Video Hummus in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Yea just saw this as well. Pretty tempting over something like the S1H, which I have and love, because of the AF, internal NDs, and 120fps in 4k. And that C300 III sensor is sweet (though, so is the S1Hs). But, knowing Canon, this thing won't have timecode, which has been huge for me with the S1H and hard to not have once you've had it. Plus having full-frame and IBIS is excellent. 
    Hoping Panasonic updates the S1H with 120fps in 4k. Seems like they have to to compete in the new R5, A7sIII, and C70 market - unless they're aiming to put out a S2H soon (which would be sort of crazy soon) or an EVA-2 which will be closer to the C70 in size, price, and market.
  13. Like
    currensheldon reacted to HockeyFan12 in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    Put a matte box in front of it. 😉
  14. Like
    currensheldon reacted to Zak Forsman in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    Dear Panasonic,
    I would buy this L-mount, FF, 4K 120fps, EVA2 in a heartbeat.
    Signed,
    a former EVA1 owner that is getting by with two S1H bodies at the moment.
  15. Like
    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?). 
  16. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from Zak Forsman 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?). 
  17. Like
    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.
     
     
     
     
  18. Like
    currensheldon reacted to mrtreve in Panasonic EVA-2 Wish List   
    Something like external prores raw @ 60fps FF, somewhere between 4k and 6k, with a low rolling shutter would get my attention.
    Sounds doable based on what they're currently doing... they just also need to do a good job on the included monitor and choice of media.
  19. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm 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.
     
     
     
     
  20. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from Trankilstef in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Exactly my thoughts as well. I prefer using Panasonic or Canon and Canon really blew it with the R5 and R6 for video shooters (I also just don't like the ergonomics and design of their RF mirrorless cameras). The C70 looks really interesting, but not sure it will be any better than the S1H, which is my favorite sub $15k camera/image I've ever used.
    But I have been reluctant to go full L-Mount due to the lack of a smaller camera I can use as a B-Cam and as my photography camera. But with the S5 and a small 24mm and 50mm coming out soon (hopefully by end of year?), I'm pretty stoked to have the S1H/S5 combo for the next few years at least.
    Now an L-Mount, full-frame EVA-2 needs to come very soon. 
     
     
  21. Like
    currensheldon reacted to Trankilstef in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    So I took the plunge. One Panasonic ambassador told me about an interesting offer with a shop in France. Besides the Panasonic offer with the Sigma 45mm offered for free, this shop will give you 3 years more warranty + a free battery. I thought it was a good deal so I pre-ordered it. I am pretty sure I would do it as I need another body to complement my S1H but this offer made me purchase it right away.
    So it should arrive by the end of september/beginning of october. I will put it through its paces as I have some interesting jobs coming along, especially one shooting a documentary for the french national television service (France Television) if it is delivered in time.
    So I'll give you all my first feedback really quick I think.
    Pretty excited by this camera as it is the one I was waiting for in the L-mount system : a smaller camera than my S1H that could still shoot awesome video to match with the bigger brother, being quite smaller to be my B-cam/gimbal cam, also my main stills camera, and one that I could bring everyday to shoot some street and mundane photography (without the hassle to release the S1H from the rig/cage between pro gigs) and one camera that I could take on vacation without sacrificing any quality in stills picture and video.
  22. Haha
  23. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from BenEricson in Canon Cinema EOS C70 - Ah that explains it then!   
    Oof, hate to admit it but this is close to the camera I've been wanting for 4-5 years. A small, compact cinema camera with all the bells and whistles (ND, xlr, etc). I think Panasonic would have been smart to do this with the S1H - make it a bit bigger, add NDs, mini XLRs, and charge an extra $500-1000. That would have quieted some of the AF chatter too.
    Canon is frustrating, especially right now, but this does look pretty amazing. 
  24. Like
    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    Correct. Shooting BELOW 6400 ISO is 98% of use cases. But I usually shoot (75% of the time) at whatever the native ISO is (640 ISO for GH5, if I remember correctly?).
    Even with the S1H, I almost never go above 4000 ISO. 
  25. Like
    currensheldon reacted to Kisaha in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    Sorry for misunderstanding you. I totally agree!
    That is why is great to have dual native ISO, one for day time and one for night. The GH5S, EZ and Pocket sensor is really liberating for me and negates the one issue I have with the GH5, which admittedly isn't that great at 3200 and more.
×
×
  • Create New...