Hello all! I am new here, so this is my first post/thread here ever.
Today I got my Panasonic Lumix GH3. Before I have used Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Fujifilm X-E1/X100s for video recording. I have never used a camera that allows me full control during video recording before.
I ordered the GH3 because I am going to make a documentary movie about a motorcycle club during this coming summer. They ride together every Monday during the summer period. I am going to follow them.
I am going to record video from the places they visit, maybe some video during their rides. Making interviews etc.
During autumn after the season is over - I am going to edit the movie and burn it to DVD:s. Then sell the movie to the members of the motorcycle club (a few hundred members).
The selling point of this documentary is the nostalgic value. It doesÂ´t need to be the most professional looking movie. But I would like to make it as good as I possible can.
I have a few months to prepare myself, training video recording with the GH3.
I would love to get some tips of what I need for this project. Rigs (for walking), shotgun mics etc.?
I live in a PAL-area; what frame rates are recommended; 24p, 25p, 50p for different situations (interview, motorcycles moving...)? In full manual does it go the double shutter speed over the framerate (like 1/50 for 25p etc.)?
All tips are deeply appreciated!
Olympus EM5 body costs: 800â‚¬
Panasonic GH3 body costs: 1200â‚¬
Both are shooting 60fps both have 16mp sensor.
I believe that Olympus EM5 is the best camera for that price & that it has the same video quality with the Panasonic GH3 (i am telling that cause i've seen a lot of compares), correct me if i am wrong!
Here is a very nice Olympus EM5 video
Today I had an extensive testing of the Sennheiser MKE400 microphone with my Panasonic GH3. I tried it in different settings (Highering and lowering the audio gain in and outside the camera) but it came with a disappointing sssss noise. When I used the mic with my Zoom H1 it was still there but lesser.
Anybody knows what's causing this and got a solution? Thanx!
Alright, not sure if this is the right forum but, I recently just got a GH3 , I do mostly VIDEO, I film alot of skateboarding about 60 percent and then short movies/docs/video/ the other 40 percent. I am an old vx2000 user for like 10 years and thought it was time to upgrade. I been researching for weeks and decided to get a GH3, My question is should I have i gotten a panny ag-ac90 insted?
This was my reasoning, For years i kept hearing and seeing how good the gh2 was, and how nice the quality was. i saw alot of pro filmers starting to use dslr's granted they prolly use mark 3's but whatever, I saw many tests were it was a gh3 vs the ag-ac90, and they looked just about the same , the ag-ac90 was about 800 dollars more but i would need 2 lenses for my gh3 for they even out in price.
I understand that the Ag-ac90 is an easier SHOT and GO, and the has XLR, and an adapter for gh3 is more $$$$ like 300, but all the seperate videos and short films i kept watching for both cameras, the GH3 BESTED the ag-ac90 easly quality, un color corrected and color corrected I could not understand why,
WHy dslrs have such good quality when cameras made just for filmimg can't keep up.
So in my NOT PRO opinion i got the gh3, it just shipped yesturday. IF u take away the shot and go, and the better sound controls ( i don't really mind taking time to set-up ) DID i make the right choice. Also as there was a awsome hack for gh2 that made it super sweet, i am hoping sometime within the year the gh3 would get one that would make it even more better. Opinions Please?
sorry for making you read all this, --Alex--
After watching this test about variable ND filters http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/variable-nd-filter-shootout/
I'm thinking about investing in the Tiffen. At the moment I'm shooting with the kit lens - H-H S12035 on my Panasonic GH3. But in the future I sure invest in some primes.
- What would be the best filter seize to invest? And what rings?
- Can I apply a ND filter on the UV filter?
- If I take another seize filter as mentioned in the test - how do I make sure it's the same thing as mentioned in the test? I saw this one but don't know if it's the same. The prices are not matching ;-)
Tiffen 82 mm from the test
Tiffen 58 mm found on the internet
Thanxs for helping!!!