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No one else is eperiencing the recording lag? Press record, camera takes like 8seconds before starting recording?

 

Using 2x lexar 128gb 1000x for dual card writing.

 

Happens occasionally, a few times a day.

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7 minutes ago, scotchtape said:

No one else is eperiencing the recording lag? Press record, camera takes like 8seconds before starting recording?

 

Using 2x lexar 128gb 1000x for dual card writing.

 

Happens occasionally, a few times a day.

 

There have been a bunch of people in the Facebook user group that have reported problems with Lexar cards in the GH5. It's obviously not definitive proof that's the problem, but it might be worth trying another brand.

That group is really active and worth joining if you haven't already.

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1 hour ago, scotchtape said:

No one else is eperiencing the recording lag? Press record, camera takes like 8seconds before starting recording?

 

Using 2x lexar 128gb 1000x for dual card writing.

 

Happens occasionally, a few times a day.

Never had that happen on either my SanDisc Extreme Plus (90MB/s) or a Lexar (150MB/s) cards. To me it feels like the recording begins within a second every time. Now I've never had 2 cards in the camera at the same time. So I don't know if that's a factor. Are you also getting this lag with just one card in Slot A?

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Have only tried with dual recording for backup.  I can try going on card for a day.

 

Lexar are the only uhs-ii cards I have but I can try my older Samsung pro 64gbs too.  It comes and goes so it's really annoying.

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9 hours ago, scotchtape said:

No one else is eperiencing the recording lag? Press record, camera takes like 8seconds before starting recording?

 

Using 2x lexar 128gb 1000x for dual card writing.

 

Happens occasionally, a few times a day.

I remember that there were already reported problems with lexa's cards in Samsung NX1.

In my GH5 the lag occurs when the recording stops, it takes about 2 or 3 seconds to stop after pressing the button.

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1 hour ago, eltorrete said:

I remember that there were already reported problems with lexa's cards in Samsung NX1.

In my GH5 the lag occurs when the recording stops, it takes about 2 or 3 seconds to stop after pressing the button.

Happens to me to but not 3seconds usually when am in PAL mode and camera doesnt do slowmotion it works perfect asoon as i switch to CINEMA mode it slowsdown to about 3 sec but that could be my sd (Sandisk Pro)

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34 minutes ago, Rava_Rama said:

Happens to me to but not 3seconds usually when am in PAL mode and camera doesnt do slowmotion it works perfect asoon as i switch to CINEMA mode it slowsdown to about 3 sec but that could be my sd (Sandisk Pro)

I always work on pal (I'm in Spain). I do not know if it would be better to work in NTSC to access more ways or could give some problem.

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3 hours ago, eltorrete said:

I always work on pal (I'm in Spain). I do not know if it would be better to work in NTSC to access more ways or could give some problem.

yah i tryid NTSC as well and it does work without lag 

I dont think u will have issues running NTSC i mean you dont shoot for Tv broadcast? if not then 23.976 instead of 25fps is ok 

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5 hours ago, eltorrete said:

I remember that there were already reported problems with lexa's cards in Samsung NX1.

In my GH5 the lag occurs when the recording stops, it takes about 2 or 3 seconds to stop after pressing the button.

Yes, that I've gotten. There is sometimes a lag after stopping a recording. 

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22 hours ago, scotchtape said:

No one else is eperiencing the recording lag? Press record, camera takes like 8seconds before starting recording?

 

Using 2x lexar 128gb 1000x for dual card writing.

 

Happens occasionally, a few times a day.

This happens to me on the G85 - it's only with the lexar x1000 128gb card, all other cards work fine but they're not UHS-2 like the lexar.

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Hi there,

I just got my GH5 an looking at the sensor with the lens cap off I notice a tiny smudge/blotch or similar on the lower middle part of the sensor.  After inspecting pictures I can't see anything on the output itself.

Does anyone know what this is, or if there GH5 has the same?  I attached a picture of the smudge as well...

Hopefully someone can provide some insight, moreover everyone has the same, I really can't return the camera right now!   ;-)

gh5_sensor.jpg

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A while ago I purchased a sensor loupe....they are handy tools to have when you shoot with digital cameras...it both illuminates and magnifies the sensor, so that no other light source can be mistaken for a mark/dust on the sensor....they run about $25 and as with lenses, there is material on google as to how to properly clean a sensor...shoot a panning clip of a white wall and if you don't see a speck moving across the wall on your computer screen and you can't return the camera, you're probably fine with it...if you can see it in your footage I would of course return it if I was you.

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I don't know if this video has been shown on here. Pretty impressive focus on it I think. If so delete it Jon, speaking of Jon I have not seen you for a few days? You OK?

Something to think about here. This is on the DVXuser.com site talking about the new who knows Panasonic camera coming out. It makes sense if you are shooting in 24fps like a lot of us do on here. Barry Green is a whiz on this stuff. He was Very involved in the AF100 thingy. He was like a Panny consultant or something like that.

 

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Originally Posted by NorBro

Even back in the DVX100 days, the camera used to hunt in 24p or it wouldn't lock correctly.

Barry Green once explained to me why (answered my post), but I don't remember what he said.

Barry Green reply:

"Back in the days of the DVX100, autofocus wasn't even ENABLED in 24p! Why? Because its performance was awful. Because, when shooting 24p, the system is fed updates more slowly, so it responds more slowly, and is more prone to "miss" the sharpest point because it doesn't get feedback as often.

We complained, so they enabled autofocus in the DVX100A -- and called it "focus assist" mode, because they didn't want to call it true autofocus, because it could not be up to their standards.

Autofocus will always work better in 60p/60i than it will in 24p, always. More frequent updates results in more information being sent to the system for processing."

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1 hour ago, webrunner5 said:

I don't know if this video has been shown on here. Pretty impressive focus on it I think. If so delete it Jon, speaking of Jon I have not seen you for a few days? You OK?

I've been in a state of depression the past few days, the wifi here is driving me nuts, I've been trying for the past four days to upload my comparison between the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 and the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, but the Internet is so slow. I've gone to a bunch of coffee shops, but no success. So I got the brilliant idea to vlog about my internet woes, but I can't even upload that.

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The AF even in that video compared to the Sony stuff shows it's still pretty behind.  Maybe if they tweak the algorithms a bit they can improve it.  The Sony is really smooth whereas the Panny stuff is kind of abrupt, especially when it does the in and out when it finds focus.  The Sony of course is not god like all the time, especially at night, but when it works, it works so well you don't even notice it, whereas with the Panasonic you can tell the camera is doing something.

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8 hours ago, jonpais said:

I've been in a state of depression the past few days, the wifi here is driving me nuts, I've been trying for the past four days to upload my comparison between the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 and the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, but the Internet is so slow. I've gone to a bunch of coffee shops, but no success. So I got the brilliant idea to vlog about my internet woes, but I can't even upload that.

I'm sorry to hear that, Jon! No 4G cell phone carriers there?

All the best,

E :-)

 

7 hours ago, scotchtape said:

The AF even in that video compared to the Sony stuff shows it's still pretty behind.  Maybe if they tweak the algorithms a bit they can improve it.  The Sony is really smooth whereas the Panny stuff is kind of abrupt, especially when it does the in and out when it finds focus.  The Sony of course is not god like all the time, especially at night, but when it works, it works so well you don't even notice it, whereas with the Panasonic you can tell the camera is doing something.

 

4 hours ago, Vesku said:

Is the GH5  video AFC good enough for taking 6k photos of moving subjects? AFC in photo mode is very fast but 6k phot uses video AFC.

Here's the thread on topic:

From the GH5 AF complex system, I wouldn't find that even a trouble. There are workarounds, as possible to check it out. Just find them out.

:-)

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I've realised that all the clips have one small problem. The first 0.5 sec or so of the clips have no audio. 

I have recorded the clips with an external mic attached to the cam (Shure Lenshopper).

Does anyone else has this problem also? Or is this fixed already with the new firmware update?

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So, now that the GH5 has been out for over a month, what is the verdict from the early adopters? I have heard so many mixed reviews and have seen a lot of videos from people saying they are returning their GH5, I am curious to know from the EOS HD community. BH has even had a half dozen used GH5s for sale and they are still selling it for preorder? It's actually rather strange that one of the biggest camera stores in the world hasn't gotten any GH5s in stock, but that's neither here nor there.

Part of me wants to buy one and the other part says... meh ML Raw looks way better. If the GH5 was selling for $1500 or $1600, I probably would buy one, but at $2000... I'm not so sure, even though I have an upcoming short that it would be perfect for. 

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