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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Canon 1D C vs 5D Mark III Raw (and C300 / GH2 resolution comparison)

5d3raw-vs-1dc

This test was conducted jointly with my good friend and neighbour Rudi at Slashcam – you can read his take on it in German / in English.

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.

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Canon Cinema EOS 1D C – Vimeo footage and 4K source file direct from card

http://vimeo.com/44952547

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)

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2.66:1 for 2x anamorphic on GH2 rebooted

Isco Centavision 2x anamorphic

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.

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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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The Obvious Question – and why there is NO conspiracy at Panasonic


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:

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50Mbit 1080p MJPEG on the Panasonic GH1

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.

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