Panasonic UK recognising GH1 banding issue


Above: the GH1’s sensor and related circuitry

A DPReview forum user from the UK was unhappy with the amount of banding on his Panasonic GH1

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He called Panasonic in the UK who asked to see samples of the banding. After analysing his photos, they replied that the problem with too much chroma banding, in vertical and horizontal lines – was outside of the usual tolerances. They suggested he return the camera to the reseller for a replacement, which he duly got.

Surprise – the new replacement was much better.

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Copyrighted music in HDSLR videos

Here is an example of a guy with a disgusting attitude towards creative people.

James B. Venice

[SIZE=”5″>”[/SIZE]You Zacuto guys might want to edit out the “**** *****” trailer at the end of your video. They are using a soundtrack from Steve Joblonsky without copyright permission.

Not cool. I would hate for all your hard work and “original” content to be ruined by the kids at *******.

I work for Reprise Records and we are contacting them now about the theft of his music. Please remove that section of your video or contact us at our media relations department at 818-840-2405.

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Cinerama Part I – Going 3:1 anamorphic with the Isco CentaVision

A few months ago on EOSHD I did a series of articles on the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic lens. Since then it’s strangely disappeared from eBay. Who snapped them all up? Was it you? There must be a lot of people out there without one too!

It’s a great lens, gives footage bags of cinematic feel, and I absolutely love it.

Yet still, the LA7200 cannot quite compete with the expensive Iscorama in situations where you want a moderately telephoto shot, shallow depth of field, or ultimate low light performance. With the LA7200 you are limited to around F4, but with the Iscorama you can get down to F1.4 and still have a sharp image, with plenty of depth of field. You can also put an Iscorama on the end of a 85mm lens and it will perform great with both the GH1 and 5D Mark II. The LA7200 is limited to beautiful wide shots on the GH1 – it doesn’t do 85mm especially not on the 5D Mark II.

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