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2013 - 10 things which have impressed me - and some that haven't!


Andrew Reid
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Thanks Andrew for all these great insights!! At the beginning of the year I knew nothing about DSLR and was not sure how I was going to make films but now, I have shot a promo and a short doco and taken the advice and alot of the cumulative wisdom that is freely made available through you and your friends here! Merry Xmas and have a great New Year!!

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Panasonic pack in the firmware features like no other. Peaking needs hardware support on the chipset. It isn't possible on the GH3 to add it with a firmware update. You can still get peaking on the GH3 via HDMI by using a monitor which supports peaking.

 

As for a GH3 hack, I'm glad Kiselev has not risen to the challenge this time. He can stay in his weird anti-West kingdom on his forum and build his community. Just so long as I never ever have to deal with him again.

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Andrew, thanks for all your work this year, and the fashion you run this site, compared to some others ;)

I wouldn't have thought some simple contrast overlay would be impossible to implement in firmware but I am certainly not an engineer in that area :) well, maybe they could open up the bitrates more even though they ate already industry-leading. Too bad we don't have a magic lantern equivalent.. There has been no progress on Nex or GH3, so the current unofficial "support" is iffy at best..

I do have an external monitor but partly why I chose m43 was to have a more compact setup, especially when used for taking pictures.

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Dear NIKON, you have lost me. This is especially true as I have just fallen in love with video. Other reasons too numerous to list.

Dear Canon, now that I'm in love with video, if you kill or block magic lantern, I will not consider.

Dear Fuji, with your amazing handling, sensor and lenses, please unlock full manual control in video. Also a better video code please. Raw on Fuji X-trans, hhmmmnummm Oooh yeah.

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