tomsemiterrific Posted March 21, 2017 Share Posted March 21, 2017 A bit over a month and a half ago I took my NEW Panasonic G85 to Ft. Worth to the Botanical Gardens to shoot some video--it was an early spring day and some trees were flowering. As I was shooting I looked at the LCD and to my astonishment I saw several tiny whitish/greenish dots scattered randomly on the LCD. I looked into the EVF and everything looked normal. Returning home I checked the footage loaded into Final Cut. The footage looked fine--but the LCD still had the scattering of dots. They seem to all be only in the LCD. Footage continues to look fine. A bit over a week ago I bought a Sony a6500. I shot several days with it and it worked great. Today I took the Sony to the very same Botanical Gardens in Ft. Worth--with spring bursting out all over. I shot for a about an hour and a half--and looking down at my LCD----there were the same kind of dots on the LCD. I stopped at the camera shop where I purchased it in Arlington, TX. Before seeing the LCD they were sure it was dead pixels--but after seeing it they were completely bamboozled. They had never seen anything like it. Returning home I checked the EVF and every thing looked normal--but the dots on the LCD were still there. I loaded the clips into Final Cut and the footage was clean--perfect, just as I had shot it--no dots, Gott sei Dank! Like the Panasonic, the dots on the Sony seem to be completely limited to the LCD--on BOTH cameras. It's strange the dots showed up at the same place I commonly shoot in Ft. Worth. Note carefully; this area, the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens, is a place I've shot video for six or seven years---with a variety of cams and no problem....EVER! I did two screen shots each of the Pani and Sony LCDs and combined them in InDesign so you could compare them in one image. Has anyone seen anything like this before? I haven't. Is there a remedy? Can anyone explain this mystery---the same inexplicable thing happening to two fine cameras--both new---and in such a short time? And above all else---does anyone know what exactly it is that has happened? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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