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Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

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4 hours ago, UncleBobsPhotography said:

I hope they realize that GH5 users are buying it for video and not for taking pictures. Replace the mechanical shutter with an internal ND!

 

4 hours ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

I think an electronic ND feature that only works for photos would be a cool idea 

Or just implement it for both, and make the camera a bit bigger.  Hell, someone could even make a range of speed-boosters with it included (the optics would probably be required to accommodate the extra thickness) and if they updated the MFT lens mount communications protocols to support it then it could just be a bolt-on accessory without needing external power or wires or whatever.  Then every GH5, G85, G9 user could also have one.  I refuse to pay $700 for the Metabones SB but I'd pay for that.

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14 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

Why not just buy one of these.

https://www.aputure.com/products/dec-vari-nd-1

If you have to adjust the ND manually then it's no easier than having a variable ND on the front.  It's probably better optically, but it's the fact the camera can expose for me without mucking up the aesthetics that is what I'm interested in.

I want the ND to be controlled by the camera automatically like the FS5.

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On 1/29/2019 at 3:44 AM, webrunner5 said:

Why not just buy one of these.

https://www.aputure.com/products/dec-vari-nd-1

I found it to be too clunky. I would have been interested if the adapter was able to draw power directly from the camera (no need for extra battery) and I could adjust the ND directly on the adapter without any extra handle and transmitter. I have found such an adapter, but it doesn't have the option for no ND or aperture control and is therefore not practical: https://www.amazon.com/Vizelex-Throttle-Mount-Adapter-Built/dp/B00N9B870W 

An automatic ND such as kye asks for would of course have been even better.

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I have that same adapter and I find it works great. But yes no auto anything. But way better than futzing around with the front mounted variable ones, at least to me it's better. I guess the solution is to chuck everything and just go buy a Sony FS5 LoL. They are getting pretty cheap used. With all the firmware stuff now they are a pretty amazing camera.

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The Aputure Dec device is interesting but too expensive and bulky. I just want something that looks like a speed booster that has electronic contacts on both sides for electronic passthrough and an electronic ND powered off camera batteries.

doesnt canon own metsbones? They could easily do this for their speedbooster. 

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Is there a setting to allow HDMI out when shooting in open gate mode?

Not looking to record, just to show on my ext. monitor.

Hmm, have to look at the settings again.

Was kind of dismayed, that I could monitor a choral concert, and then hit record, boom, no video on the ext. monitor.

Yeah, ext. monitor is new to me...

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On 3/8/2019 at 2:46 PM, buggz said:

Is there a setting to allow HDMI out when shooting in open gate mode?

Not looking to record, just to show on my ext. monitor.

Hmm, have to look at the settings again.

Was kind of dismayed, that I could monitor a choral concert, and then hit record, boom, no video on the ext. monitor.

Yeah, ext. monitor is new to me...

No. HDMI spec limited to 4K.

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On 1/31/2019 at 2:47 AM, webrunner5 said:

I have that same adapter and I find it works great. But yes no auto anything. But way better than futzing around with the front mounted variable ones, at least to me it's better. I guess the solution is to chuck everything and just go buy a Sony FS5 LoL. They are getting pretty cheap used. With all the firmware stuff now they are a pretty amazing camera.

just to clarify your using the Vizelex ND Throttle Lens Mount Adapter ? and you have not noticed any color shifts ? now that i have the bm i have been thinking about nd. if i can avoid jumping through hoops with nd filters and vari nd i'd go with the electronic from the start does that make sense ?

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 I can tell you a camera with built in ND's is a total game changer. Now some of them do not go far enough with enough stops, but for most situations what they offer, say 6 stops is enough on average. It just makes your life a lot easier, even the Vizelex ND Throttle. Is it perfect no, and I have not tested it for light loss when it is at zero because there is a piece of glass there all the time.  And no I have not noticed any light shift any worse than I have when I use a Vari ND in the front of the lens. But it takes one more problem you have off the table you have to carry, or fart with trying to screw on and off. You not only have to screw the damn thing on and off, but you pretty much have to clean both sides to be sure there is no fingerprints no matter how hard you try to handle them. And if you have a matte Box, Christ it is even worse.

So yeah I think the Sony FS5 is for the money now a pretty serious camera. Even the good old Canon C100 has ND's in them. It just opens up so many more possibilities that can be done in an instant that makes your life better and your footage better to boot. When you are shooting Log footage all these cameras are forcing you to use high ISO's like it or not, so you really Have to have ND's. I have no clue why so few cameras have them in this day and age, especially mirrorless cameras. I will give Canon credit for at least trying with the EOS-R with their adapter, but heck it doesn't even work with the camera's native lens. Kind of silly. But better than others have done. So credit due to Canon.

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36 minutes ago, Amazeballs said:

What is the best profile for 4k60p excluding Vlog? 

CineD, CineV or Natural and with what settings would you use? 

Everyone seemed to be in love with Cinelike-D before HLG was released, so I'm guessing that one.  I haven't shot much with it myself though.

Settings depends on what look you're going for I'd imagine.

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23 hours ago, thebrothersthre3 said:


This was shot all on the GH5 and XT2. Looks pretty amazing. 

Yeah that looks great. I’d love to know where he used which camera. I have my guesses from looking at the trailer. I assume the X-T2 was the main camera and the GH5 was the run and gun handheld camera.

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