DPReview moan about Sony A9 banding with 7700hz LED advertising

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I wrote for DPReview for a few years contributing video advice and where it was a talking point as on the 5D Mark III and Panasonic GH4, I wrote that part of the review.

DPReview was for me the original trusted authority on digital cameras and it was an honour to work for them but I am really sad at what the site has turned into today.

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Is Adobe Premiere to blame for banding in 8bit DSLR footage?

Canon 1D C with 24mm F1.4L lens

I am experiencing a problem with Adobe Premiere which destroys the quality of Canon 1D C footage. It’s a problem which has always been attributed to the camera and others like it – banding with an 8bit codec. But actually, could the software you use to edit material play a role?

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How to cure banding in DSLR footage (and GH4 4K holds the key…)

The EOSHD Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Guide is now available

8bit DSLR codecs get quite a lot of bashing for banding, and it is something we’re well used too… A sky or a wall taking up half the shot with only 4 or 5 shades where there should be a silky smooth gradient with thousands of tiny steps in-between darker and slightly lighter areas of the image.

However one of the first things I noticed with the Panasonic GH4 was that banding was greatly reduced and it looked like my 10bit Blackmagic footage, even though it was still an 8bit codec (internally with 4K). Why such a turn-around for an 8bit codec? It turns out the 4K mode on the GH4 holds the key to hiding this banding… yet it is something we can apply to all DSLRS

Here’s how…

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New high bit-rates improve the GH1’s low light performance

https://vimeo.com/12718346

The new 44MBIT AVCHD is amazing in low light. It holds onto so much more detail at ISO 1600.

The GH1 needs careful handling and a great lens to perform at ISO 1600. You need to expose well, maybe a little over.

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