sugartown Posted October 23, 2013 Share Posted October 23, 2013 "Meanwhile, I moved on from ENG cameras to Canon DSLRs and finally Panasonics." Not entirely buying this. The dream camera for anyone shooting documentary, broadcast, or events is essentially a lighter smaller ENG camera with the adaptability and guts of the cameras reviewed here. You would still want a low profile camera in your arsenal, but the current crop of cameras come with drastic limitations. It's only a good trade off if the image delivers above their pay grade. The only people I know shooting RAW for documentary have million dollar budgets, and dedicated techs to deal with the headaches. As for the GH3, flipping through on screen menus and an inability to control what you want in an instant is something you get used to but it's not an ideal. The lack of a real archiving system is not an ideal. You mentioned the GH3 for single system audio, but are you really going to pretend the GH3 is set up to record pro level audio? It takes great reference and backup sound though. The footage looks decent compressed, but again there are limitations. When you shoot unplanned content, you need a camera that is always flexible and doesn't get in the way. As for logging, you should be logging real time. Otherwise you're not logging. That's what logging is. It's not simply finding in/out points, or organizing wide shots from close ups. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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