For those of you who want to look at beautiful footage--don't look!!! :) For those, like me, who will watch even the worst camera tests, then there may be something here for you. I adore the BMPCC, but the GM1 is very close, almost perfect, when you don't require subtle color and wide DR. I have the Sony 10-18mm lens on the a7 (which it isn't made for).
Casual shooting with the Sony a7 and 10-18mm as long shot. Max is shooting with a Panasonic GM1 and an old Panasonic 14-45 lens with external OIS button (useful for BMPCC). Frank is shooting with a BMPCC and Olympus 17mm/1.8 lens (ProRes HQ). I meant to use the sound from the BMPCC but we still need to work on levels. So I'm using the A7's camera audio track.
As you can see, the BMPCC is so sharp, that the 17mm is quite jittery. Beautiful lens though!
Don't jump to hard conclusions from this video. I hardly spent any time on the footage. The a7 probably wasn't set up well and the clip probably needed more sharpening. The a7 and a6000 shoot very nice video. I'll put that stuff on Vimeo later.
I edited this in Sony Vegas Pro 12. I'm new to the multi-camera feature. Again, haven't had a lot of time. Was fun. Love all three cameras.
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I'm not talking about 4K downscaled - just native 1080. Obviously the GH4 has higher bitrates and ALL-I, but I could swear the stuff I'm seeing from the GX7 has less moire and/or aliasing than GH4HD, and is possibly a tad sharper too?
I can't find any direct comparisons online. Does anyone have any experience or an opinion on this?
I'm new to the site and new to video work, but I've been lurking around the forums and Review Articles for a while now, trying to figure out what camera I should pick.
While totally new to serious videography, I've been doing photography and very light video on the side for about 6 years, so I wouldn't say I'm blind to the more enthusiast thresholds of acceptable quality.
With that in mind, I've narrowed it down to two models. Well... one. Two. Maybe just one. Possibly two.
Currently I'm heavily leaning towards the GX7 as:
- I assume focus peaking for someone that isn't trained in the art of manual focusing would be nothing short of magical(?).
- I will not be needing high quality external audio (for the foreseeable future) (I'll probably mostly be doing artsy montages with music on top,heh...).
But I've seen the GH3 recommended over the GX7 for video quite a few times because of:
I have read Mr. Reid's (predominantly positive) thoughts on the GX7 and that strongly weighed into me currently leaning towards it.
My question is:
Has anyone who has tried both the GX7 and a more codec-competent (higher bitrate) solution ever been strongly frustrated with the former at any point?
Like going "THAT WAS THE PERFECT SHOT! GOD HIMSELF PARTED THE SKIES AND UNLEASHED THE MOST HEAVENLY RAYS OF LIGHT THAT DUCK HAS EVER SEEN. YOU HAD - ONE JOB! " when you came home to realize that the water ripples in your perfect shot created the occasional blocky codec artifact?
I guess my question can mostly be boiled down to "Bitrate Vs. Focus Peaking". I hope it isn't overly redundant.
Any advice and personal input would be really really appreciated. Like...
...this much > [ ]
Last night I was looking on Vimeo at GX7 videos to see what other people were producing. For the most part it all seemed very casual, not much good stuff in there. But then I came across this:
First of all you should know that I've been shooting with my GX7 for almost a year now and I've messed around with the camera settings and resultant footage loads. So I pretty much know GX7 footage when I see it. The video above looks completely different to anything I've seen previously.I remember a phrase Andrew used in one of his videos regarding the BMPCC, "The camera has a very filmic response to mid-tones". And I guess this is the only phrase I can use to quantify what makes this footage look different.
If you look at the tags on the video above you will see a mention of "Tiffen Ultra Contrast 5". So I did a little more research and it seems these things had their hayday a couple years ago around the time when the GH1/2 and Canon rebels were popular. These days some people still use them even for high end cameras like the RED.
Here is the description from Tiffen itself:
I quite like the look that diffuser filters give and it sounds like the Low Contrast filter will give some of that look along with the softened contrast. Does anyone here have any experience with these and can make recommendations?