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    currensheldon reacted to Geoff CB in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    "Small" being for me around the size of an FS5.
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    currensheldon reacted to Geoff CB in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    Just give me a small FF camera with great internal ND's...
    Hope it's a product that will result in competitors dropping prices.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    I'm very curious (and excited!) about what this will be, what it will look like, and where it will fit in Panasonic's lineup.
    If it is just an S1-C (cinema) with minor upgrades, that would be a bummer. However, if they could add internal NDs, I'm all in right away. Surely they'll add at least the higher-end codecs and All-I of the GH5, but that alone wouldn't excite me much. I tend to use the 10-bit 150mbps on the GH5 more often anyway for space reasons (and the S1 is already getting that with full V-Log). And, as Andrew noted, the H265 already on the camera is excellent. 
    So, I would think this camera would have to be something quite a bit more to be appealing - hoping for a FS5-sized full frame camera or an XC-15 style camera. Internal NDs, IBIS, 120fps in 4K, and an efficient raw codec (please BM Raw and not ProRes Raw), are all high on my wish list. 
    I just hope it's more of an FS5/EVA-1 form factor (or smaller, more LUMIX-y) and not a FS7 shoulder cam. 
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    Also excited that they'll have a working DP talking about her experience using it at CineGear, which may mean it is closer to being ready to roll than the GH5, EVA-1, or S1 were when they were announced (all announced with just basic details to sit there for 3-5 months). 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Adept in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    True. I love MFT and if they had a EVA-1 style video camera, I probably would be using MFT fully, especially once the 10-25mm f1.7 lands. But, without really knowing what's ahead for MFT and Panasonic, hard to justify buying what will probably be a $2k+ lens. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    Panasonic has definitely been known to make bold moves compared to Canon, so maybe they will really go for it, so to speak.
    I think the L-Mount needs a GREAT camera, a game-changing camera, to really push it forward. The E-Mount was very slow to take off as well with the VG900, original A7 line, and FS100/700 - some adopters but not a ton... but the A7s' low light abilities really made people take notice. And then the second generation cameras improved dramatically. The FS7 launch was also HUGE for Sony (4 years into the E-Mount's life).
    Consider, in 2014 (5 YEARS AGO), the FS7 had 4K 10-bit 422, 60fps in 4K, 180fps in HD, and external raw. Canon still doesn't have much of that unless you're shooting raw on the C200 and Panasonic matched it with the EVA-1 just 2 years ago. The FS7 + A7s combo really pushed the E-Mount forward. 
    We have been recycling the specs of the FS7 for 5-years in the under $10k field. 
    So Panasonic does need that game-changing, 2019 L-Mount camera to push their new mount and direction forward. The S1 is amazing and will get even better with the coming firmware. But this cinema camera needs to be packed full at a price that is attainable (like the FS7 was). 
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    Then, Sigma needs to deliver a collection of f2 primes that aren't HUMONGOUS and expensive, like every L-Mount lens right now. 
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    EDIT:
    Woah! So I guess it is an official LUMIX event: https://www.eoshd.com/2019/05/cine-gear-expo-reveals-new-cinema-lumix-camera-announcement-on-may-31/
    So maybe we are looking at something more affordable and not from the high-end Panasonic cinema team (unless they are going to start branding everything LUMIX). 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    Me as well.
    Though, I do think that if you can put internal NDs into a GH6 and add in 4K 120fps and the low light capabilities of the GH5s, that would satisfy my MFT video needs - which I would use mainly for traveling jobs and times when I need to go super lightweight.
    Full V-Log and internal/external raw would be nice as well. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    True. I love MFT and if they had a EVA-1 style video camera, I probably would be using MFT fully, especially once the 10-25mm f1.7 lands. But, without really knowing what's ahead for MFT and Panasonic, hard to justify buying what will probably be a $2k+ lens. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in "Hidden" 10bit 5K mode on the Panasonic S1 has HUGE 200Mb bitrate   
    Not sure how much I'll use this feature, but now that I've used the S1 on a couple of professional shoots, I am very very very impressed with this camera. The V-Log/10-bit update will only make it even more incredible. The image, in my opinion, is leaps and bounds ahead of the A7III and EOS R (haven't used the Nikon...).
    And now there is an even more capable video camera coming out from Panasonic? They seem to be on a roll.
    Also, for all the talk on autofocus, if someone is paying me for a job, there isn't a camera out there that I would trust for video AF - even the EOS R and C200 failed or pulsated or focused on the background too many times. 
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    I'll also note that in photo mode with native glass, the AF is lightning fast. Just as fast (if not faster) than anything else I've used. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Andrew Reid in Organic looking Panasonic S1 footage   
    Impressive indeed. 200Mbit 10bit!
    There is a very small crop in the 6K mode. Let's call it 5K actually, because that's what it is. I still don't know where Panasonic get their 6K from!? With K you only measure horizontally.
    The 30p is a shame... I wish it were 25p at least, to avoid flickering in PAL countries and get it closer to the cinema look of 24p.
    I think it's worth waiting for the V-LOG update, which should bring a similarly high bitrate to the 4K mode... As well as 10bit 4:2:2 not just 4:2:0.
    Hopefully they will also add an anamorphic mode... if the Cinema Lumix camera doesn't get there first, that is!
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    currensheldon reacted to KnightsFan in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Both of those films have strong characteristics of those formats. I don't think any Marvel movies would be satisfied with the look of 28 Days Later, they'd rather use cameras with more dynamic range and less noise. A lot of projects want the clean noise floor and higher dynamic range of larger sensors.
    I agree that 8k is pretty much useless.
    However, 4k is not being used to its potential. You can easily tell 1080p from 4k in a video game game from normal viewing distance on a TV. I think that with recorded video, a combination of lens softness, missed focus, CFAs, motion blur, and compression is the limiting factor that makes it so hard to tell the difference. So while 1080p is almost always "enough" resolution, I think there is still plenty of room to improve 4k. 4k isn't intrinsically overrated, but the compromised 4k video we see isn't maximizing the image size's potential.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from DBounce in Fuji GFX100 Coming May 23rd 2019   
    Loving Fuji right now - they are doing some amazing things.
    I think this camera will sell really well - especially in the advertising world. Medium format that seems way easier to use than previous medium format cameras - with IBIS and PDAF. Impressive. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in Fuji GFX100 Coming May 23rd 2019   
    Loving Fuji right now - they are doing some amazing things.
    I think this camera will sell really well - especially in the advertising world. Medium format that seems way easier to use than previous medium format cameras - with IBIS and PDAF. Impressive. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from PrometheusDM in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    To justify something more expensive, it just has to have all the intangibles and workflow features that hybrid cameras just don't have: internal NDs, great audio, timecode, ProRes or compressed raw, etc - that's the only thing I can think of. 
    Image quality is pretty amazing on so many cameras from $1000+, that it is no longer the determining factor - though, the S1 image is quite a bit nicer than the A7III, EOS R, and GH5, so that helps. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Geoff CB in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    The first company that gives me a Full Frame sensor  in a camera with built in ND, XLR, and a good codec (10-bit 4:2:2) will get my money.

    The EVA-1 in L-mount with a full frame sensor would be awesome. The EOS mount on the EVA-1 (without the magic Canon AF) killed the camera for me. 
    Also, never bet against Sony. The FS5 and the FS5 II both have had huge price drops recently. Would love to see a FS5 Mark III with the sensor from the A7III and their Venice colour. Hell even a FS5 with 10-bit and 4K 60p would win me over.
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from newfoundmass in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    All of the new full-frame L-Mount cameras (S1, S1R) are LUMIX. 

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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    All of the new full-frame L-Mount cameras (S1, S1R) are LUMIX. 

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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Since it's Lumix, I don't think it will be the EVA/Varicam line (since that's a different branch of Panasonic). The fact that they are calling it "Cine LUMIX" is also very intriguing, because even with the GH5 and GH5s launches, it was always hybrid this and hybrid that (same with S1). They wanted to make sure that photographers knew these cameras were made for them. But I would think the GH5 and GH5s were largely adopted by the filmmaker crowd.
    Panasonic should really lean in hard to their reputation as a video company, rather than trying to woo photographers away from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Sony. Start putting out cameras that are strictly for video and compete head on with the BMPCC4K, Z Cam, etc and are more useful for video than all of the full frame video cameras out there.
    What this means is internal NDs, XLRs, timecode, compact size, 120fps+ in 4K, 10-bit throughout, internal or external raw, etc. - the GH6 should go all out in the video department. 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Simon Young in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    I'd definitely hold on to my MFT glass and cameras if the GH6 had 10 - 12 bit internal recording (BM Raw or ProRes Raw), 120fps in 4K, and internal NDs (the last one being the most important). As well as the IBIS of the GH5 and the low light capabilities of the GH5s.
    Throw on the 10-25mm f1.7 and I could use that camera for almost everything. Some f0.95 autofocus primes would also be great. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    AGREED. Hoping this is it. Seems silly for the big names (Panasonic and Canon) to allow the Black Magic Design and Z-Cams of the world to take a really big user base (single operators who grew up on 5Ds and GH4/5s) - people who make a living on their video work but don't have the need or funds for larger cinema cameras. 
    Canon could do it with a Super35/APS-C XC-style camera with RF mount (a mini C100). Fuji could do it as well with their lens lineup and XT3 video specs.
    But Panasonic makes the most sense.
    And I do love the MFT mount for the possibility to go super lightweight with MFT lenses or throw on the 0.64x speedbooster for a FOV greater than Super35mm. As long as they can deliver the same low light ability as the GH5s, they negate a big advantage of larger sensors while being much smaller and more compact (depth of field isn't a huge deal if you snag a f1.2 lens for interviews and the new f1.7 zoom for everything else). 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    AGREED. Hoping this is it. Seems silly for the big names (Panasonic and Canon) to allow the Black Magic Design and Z-Cams of the world to take a really big user base (single operators who grew up on 5Ds and GH4/5s) - people who make a living on their video work but don't have the need or funds for larger cinema cameras. 
    Canon could do it with a Super35/APS-C XC-style camera with RF mount (a mini C100). Fuji could do it as well with their lens lineup and XT3 video specs.
    But Panasonic makes the most sense.
    And I do love the MFT mount for the possibility to go super lightweight with MFT lenses or throw on the 0.64x speedbooster for a FOV greater than Super35mm. As long as they can deliver the same low light ability as the GH5s, they negate a big advantage of larger sensors while being much smaller and more compact (depth of field isn't a huge deal if you snag a f1.2 lens for interviews and the new f1.7 zoom for everything else). 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Since it's Lumix, I don't think it will be the EVA/Varicam line (since that's a different branch of Panasonic). The fact that they are calling it "Cine LUMIX" is also very intriguing, because even with the GH5 and GH5s launches, it was always hybrid this and hybrid that (same with S1). They wanted to make sure that photographers knew these cameras were made for them. But I would think the GH5 and GH5s were largely adopted by the filmmaker crowd.
    Panasonic should really lean in hard to their reputation as a video company, rather than trying to woo photographers away from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Sony. Start putting out cameras that are strictly for video and compete head on with the BMPCC4K, Z Cam, etc and are more useful for video than all of the full frame video cameras out there.
    What this means is internal NDs, XLRs, timecode, compact size, 120fps+ in 4K, 10-bit throughout, internal or external raw, etc. - the GH6 should go all out in the video department. 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from KnightsFan in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Possible a mini MFT cinema camera is coming: https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-panasonic-will-have-a-cine-lumix-announcement-on-may-31/ - or the new GH6? 
    I doubt it is an L-Mount announcement, unless it's just for the V-Log update or HDMI raw output, but that seems too small for a major announcement at Cinegear. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Video Hummus in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Since it's Lumix, I don't think it will be the EVA/Varicam line (since that's a different branch of Panasonic). The fact that they are calling it "Cine LUMIX" is also very intriguing, because even with the GH5 and GH5s launches, it was always hybrid this and hybrid that (same with S1). They wanted to make sure that photographers knew these cameras were made for them. But I would think the GH5 and GH5s were largely adopted by the filmmaker crowd.
    Panasonic should really lean in hard to their reputation as a video company, rather than trying to woo photographers away from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Sony. Start putting out cameras that are strictly for video and compete head on with the BMPCC4K, Z Cam, etc and are more useful for video than all of the full frame video cameras out there.
    What this means is internal NDs, XLRs, timecode, compact size, 120fps+ in 4K, 10-bit throughout, internal or external raw, etc. - the GH6 should go all out in the video department. 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Since it's Lumix, I don't think it will be the EVA/Varicam line (since that's a different branch of Panasonic). The fact that they are calling it "Cine LUMIX" is also very intriguing, because even with the GH5 and GH5s launches, it was always hybrid this and hybrid that (same with S1). They wanted to make sure that photographers knew these cameras were made for them. But I would think the GH5 and GH5s were largely adopted by the filmmaker crowd.
    Panasonic should really lean in hard to their reputation as a video company, rather than trying to woo photographers away from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Sony. Start putting out cameras that are strictly for video and compete head on with the BMPCC4K, Z Cam, etc and are more useful for video than all of the full frame video cameras out there.
    What this means is internal NDs, XLRs, timecode, compact size, 120fps+ in 4K, 10-bit throughout, internal or external raw, etc. - the GH6 should go all out in the video department. 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in Where Is The MFT Cinema Camera? (Or Fuji X)   
    Possible a mini MFT cinema camera is coming: https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-panasonic-will-have-a-cine-lumix-announcement-on-may-31/ - or the new GH6? 
    I doubt it is an L-Mount announcement, unless it's just for the V-Log update or HDMI raw output, but that seems too small for a major announcement at Cinegear. 
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