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  1. Shot with GH4 + Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 and 35-100mm f/2.8, and a few clips with the GM1. Music by JewelBeat.com
  2. For those of you who want to look at beautiful footage--don't look!!! :) For those, like me, who will watch even the worst camera tests, then there may be something here for you. I adore the BMPCC, but the GM1 is very close, almost perfect, when you don't require subtle color and wide DR. I have the Sony 10-18mm lens on the a7 (which it isn't made for). Casual shooting with the Sony a7 and 10-18mm as long shot. Max is shooting with a Panasonic GM1 and an old Panasonic 14-45 lens with external OIS button (useful for BMPCC). Frank is shooting with a BMPCC and Olympus 17mm/1.8 lens (ProRes HQ). I meant to use the sound from the BMPCC but we still need to work on levels. So I'm using the A7's camera audio track. As you can see, the BMPCC is so sharp, that the 17mm is quite jittery. Beautiful lens though! Don't jump to hard conclusions from this video. I hardly spent any time on the footage. The a7 probably wasn't set up well and the clip probably needed more sharpening. The a7 and a6000 shoot very nice video. I'll put that stuff on Vimeo later. I edited this in Sony Vegas Pro 12. I'm new to the multi-camera feature. Again, haven't had a lot of time. Was fun. Love all three cameras.
  3. I carry around the GM1 in a CaseLogic belt-case. A couple of months ago I dropped it, while in case, turned off, onto a carpeted floor. I couldn't have dropped it more than 3 feet; that is IT WAS ABOUT AS GENTLE A DROP AS I CAN IMAGINE. The shutter stopped working. The GM1 gives that "turn off, turn on" message whenever "silent mode" is OFF. The camera still works in silent shutter mode and video. I sent the camera back to Panasonic hoping for a little mercy but no dice. They wanted $275 to fix it. In short, I would either be VERY CAREFUL if you have a GM1, or not buy it for any situations where the camera is going to get knocked (unless you don't care about the physical shutter). Now I know what trade-offs they made to make a camera so small and light ;)
  4. maxotics

    BMPCC vs GM1

    As much as I love the BMPCC, and I do, I can no longer ignore how much time and effort I work on shooting, copying and grading the footage. Video is secondary for me. So I bought a GM1 based on Andrew's insight and have to agree that when time is at a premium I can get more done with the GM1. I'm going to sell my BMPCC because I know I'll be tortured knowing it's here. If I was making films, there is NO WAY I would do this. The BMPCC is an extraordinary camera. It is truly a "cinema" camera. What surprised me about the GM1 is how small it is. It makes the BMPCC look big. That gave me a laugh. The physical dial is very delicate (con). The smartphone app is what I've always wanted (plus). The image is much better than the GF3. I wish I had the GX7, but I saw a GM1 body used, for cheap, so that's what I got. Still, the image from it is nothing sort of phenomenal. IMHO it blows the d600 video out of the water. I'm surprised they got a MFT sensor to do as well as it does in low light. So, tail between my legs, I go back to H.264 land. Thanks Andrew ;) Top Reasons I'm switching 1. Copy, grading is very time consuming. My hard-drives over-floweth. 2. As soon as I start shooting I worry about running out of card space, battery, etc. 3. The screen is not good enough to make me confident I have focus 4. If I run up against moire I may have to degrade the image to h.264 type quality 5. Davinci Resolve has been buggy lately. I question BM's support of camera. Took them days to respond to support request. 6. 3x crop factor is a killer because I like wide lenses 7. Center button brings up slate if not clicked double for focus zoom, annoying. Audio is not good. Little quibbles everyone writes about. Again, I love this camera. It's just too much for me. BTW, the "silent shutter" feature of the camera is something I would now struggle to give up if I changed my mind.
  5. GM1 video quality. With the Panasonic GM1 having the same sensor and processor as the GX7 I would assume that they would have identical video image quality at the same settings. The GM1 doesn’t have 60 fps, which is presumably down to heat. But at 24 frames a second it should be the same. Video samples from the GX7 that I have seen seem to be pretty much on par with the GH3, however samples from the GM1 on YouTube seem to be lower in quality. Less detail and obvious aliasing on diagonal lines. Is this due to the settings used by the testers, or how they have uploaded the video? Or could it be due to the automatic corrections being done for the GM1kit lens? Or could Panasonic have artificially lowered the quality for some reason? Here are some examples (obviously view natively at 1080p for maximum possible quality) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j49oMnhX21U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ati36TwEXJI The next one looks particularly mushy. I’m hoping it’s because it hasn’t been focused properly. Front focused with a high f number maybe? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcnUfDY6cCc If you look at the test for the GX7 from the same people it looks remarkably sharper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_g-gVfuMpQ
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