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About SteveV4D

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    Reading, UK
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    Video (of course), Scifi, Hiking, History.
  • My cameras and kit
    Pocket 4K, Panasonic MFT

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  1. To the uninitiated, the P4K rigged up can look like it means business. On my shoots, what impresses more as a Professional job are the extra gear like lights and boom mics. Not to mention your approach to a job. Turn up thinking and acting like a Professional will carry more weight than your camera.
  2. I've seen better stuff posted on the GH5/GH5s Facebook page as examples of those cameras, than these videos. If they are to entice users to fullframe Panasonic, I don't think they work for me.
  3. The test video looks a bit dodgy on places. By their own admission, they didn't test the 4K at a good enough compression setting when compared to the R5, though at least identified an issue with some of the compression settings in doing so. To my eye, the light levels weren't always consistent. Most tests film the same footage, with cameras side by side for better comparison; which wasn't done here. I would be reluctant to make any conclusions based on this video alone. As always it is very hard to compare cameras with footage uploaded to YouTube. Why don't they put it on Vimeo and
  4. The first model has been quite useful in my range of equipment... so high hopes this next version delivers something even better.
  5. Not every camera has to be designed to go on a gimbal..
  6. A good reason to hold on. I'm hoping for a GH6, but so far we have this and the fullframe S5. Hard to see now where Panasonic is developing the future of the GH line now.
  7. I'm warming to this camera. I wish it had internal ND and even just a small screen. Yet I can see it working in my selection of cameras and would mean my MFT lenses would still have some relevance in the future. If price drops a bit next year, that would be a bonus.
  8. If it was priced around the same amount as the Pocket 4K; it would make for a good 3rd camera, replacing my GH4r. However I agree, if you're gonna make this a proper Video camera, then internal NDs is a must. Maybe useful for some studios, but that would depend on the external codec.
  9. Thats a solution.. but frankly the discussion is more about not feeling disappointed if IBIS isn't included, rather than a call not to include it.
  10. Yikes, another washed out grade... I've seen a better image from Canon, so must be the style choice... I just prefer grades with a bit more punch...
  11. Don't have too many venues imposing those sort of restrictions or even confiscating my stuff... but my GH5 is on standby when IBIS becomes essential.
  12. I agree IBIS and AF are very useful and for some almost essential to do their job well. But, it can also be a crutch for lazy Videographers to rely on when there are alternatives. I was guilty with the GH5 of abandoning my Monopod. When I brought it back with the P4K, I found I was getting better shots, and my back was a lot better for it too.
  13. Yep, you're so right and why the P4K is my A camera to the GH5s B camera. However the GH5s came first and is still a very useful 2nd camera. Plenty value the GH5s even over the GH5.
  14. Ironically there are many like myself who were buying hybrids not because we needed to take photos, but because we wanted a small, cheap video camera that had interchangeable lenses and a good quality image. In this, the GH5s succeeds and why I value it. I think some were comparing the GH5s to a hybrid... and judged its success accordingly. It was always more a niche item that catered to some users who were shooting only video.
  15. The IBIS on my GH5 is very useful for those moments when I do need IBIS, but its not often I am relying on it. So I don't knock a camera down that lacks IBIS, as I know I can manage easily without it for much of my work.
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