Panasonic S1 4K 10bit video mode to be present at launch with Hybrid LOG Gamma

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Overlooked in the first articles about this camera is the 4K H.265 mode of the Panasonic S1. Similar to the Fuji X-T3, this will allow 10bit internal recording in HEVC with launch firmware version 1.0 – no need to wait for the paid 10bit update.

3840 x 2160 is available in 10bit at 24p, 25p and 30p with no crop – it is full frame.

The later paid update is for a higher bitrate 10bit 4:2:2 mode and V-LOG, but in the meantime 10bit H.265 provides the silky smooth colour of 10bit with HDR and much smaller file sizes.

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Dynamic range test – EOS R / X-T3 / Z7 / A7 III / GH5S / who has the best LOG?

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Download an original 700MB file at Vimeo (Plus or Pro membership required)

On the Nikon Z7 how much difference does 10bit N-LOG make?

Is there a step up from the Canon EOS R when you record 10bit externally?

How does the Fuji X-T3 compare in F-LOG at 10bit internally?

All the questions and more I set out to answer here…

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Will Sony end the A7S line?

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NAB and IBC have been and gone. No A7S III. In Sony’s most recent marketing presentations, they outline a three-pronged strategy for cameras – “Basic”, “Resolution” and “Speed”. This is a change from the previous strategy of “Basic”, “Resolution” and “Low Light + Video” and with the A7 III having such good low light and video capabilities, will Sony bother with an A7S III?

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K RAW and ProRes 422 footage released for download

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Blackmagic have released the first files straight off the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, for grading and evaluation.

How does the image stack up?

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