Japanese review of GH2 finds HDMI video out to be ‘uncompressed raw’

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Akihabara News in Tokyo reports that the GH2 has uncompressed RAW video-out via HDMI.

UPDATE #1
Philip Bloom tests and confirms clean HDMI output. Uncompressed? Let’s wait and see what the image is like from his external recorder. Check here for his latest updates.

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Apocalypse Now gets anamorphic 2.35:1 Blu Ray release


Above: Anamorphic frame of Apocalypse Now in 2.35:1 HD on Blu Ray

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is to be released on Blu Ray in the original anamorphic format with which it was shot.

Shot with anamorphic lenses and transferred to 70mm for the theatrical release then came the heart breaking decision to severely crop the film for the standard 4:3 TV and video cassettes of the time, loosing 40% of the original careful framing and 40% of how the film was intended to look.

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Reading between the lines. Canon 60D to become flagship video model?

Lots of rumours are hitting the net ahead of the expected ‘2 waves’ of announcements from Canon next month and in August. One of the cameras constantly mooted is a 60D.

But I see a problem with this and something profound has been missed.

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New Sony Alpha HD A33 and A55 cameras to get phase-detect AF in video mode

UPDATE: The Sony A55 has now been announced and a review is out. It is very disappointing in terms of the video mode

EOSHD has been made aware of an innovative step in DSLR video by Sony.

Read more on the Sony Pellix HDSLRs here

UPDATE. Specs are now revealed:
1) A55 16MP 10FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full HD
2) A33 14MP 7FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full HD

According to new information obtained by Sony Alpha Rumors and given to EOSHD for analysis before publication, the new Sony Alpha HD cameras coming in September 2010 will have a light beam-splitting technology allowing phase detect AF at the same time as mirrorless live view and video recording.

Sony have always been innovative when it comes to live view, with the small-sensor-in-viewfinder technique on the previous Alphas.

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Panasonic AF100 features uncompressed RAW video

I’ve rounded up some juicy quotes from Panasonic’s broadcast / pro division product manager which you may find interesting.

“This camera (the AF100) delivers an uncompressed HD output, if you want to by pass the AVCCAM codec, you may”

That’s good news to say the least. This means you can record uncompressed RAW 1080p on Nanoflash via HD-SDI. The biggest gains in HDSLR video is not going to be from incremental sensor improvements, but by a huge leap in image processing. How about aliasing? Does it line skip?

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