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?
In the battle of the 1080p cameras, the game has changed. Here’s how the 5D Mark III in raw recording mode compares to the best 1080p output from the Canon C300 and 1D C.
Please note: the camera is an early prototype in test mode. Don’t draw any final conclusions, this footage is just for curiosity value
Want to see what a 4K DSLR looks like? The wait is over.
Here is a very short 4K source file for download (sorry – temporally removed)
With the latest PTools 3.61d there are some new anamorphic shooting and workflow options. Key to this is a big improvement to the 480p MJPEG mode that I first shot with a few weeks ago. The good news is it’s now capable of proper HD video in 4:3 and not just upscaled 480p. It also does the squeeze in-camera so you can edit the clips straight off the card without pesky aspect ratio corrections in post.
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.
As the Panasonic GH1 Custom Firmware develops further, we now have quite a lot of options to choose from.
We needed a really good test. So what’s even more fearsome than a camera chart? A lama. That’s what.
Above: Ichiro Kitao, product planner for Panasonic Lumix.
Panasonic did a fantastic job on the GH1’s hardware, and it’s software is an impeccable creation, with really easy to use functionality. Now Tester13’s software PTools allows us to change a limited set of variables in the GH1’s firmware. It doesn’t recode anything complicated, create any new functionality or restructure anything. It’s simply doing this:
The results are finally in and EOSHD.com has found settings that give you the best possible quality from your GH1. There will also be improvements and updates still to come. Please read on!
The GH1 can now do 50Mbit 1080p MJPEG and the quality is astounding. It isn’t quite 100% robust yet, certain types of shot can halt recording. But it’s very usable as you can see from the video above.