The image above apparently shows the new 4K movie mode of the Olympus E-M1.
And for the first time I can reveal the source for this worked as a second unit assistant director on Iron Man 2.
The strange saga of 4K on the Olympus E-M1 continues!
Both myself and 43Rumors have independently received proof the 4K firmware update actually exists, despite other sources claiming it doesn’t.
Sometimes the rumour mill is just so outrageous. I am not talking about the site admins (don’t shoot the messenger) but rather some of the sources who feed absolutely made up information. You may have heard the rumours of the Olympus E-M1 getting a 4K video firmware update, but 4K video on the E-M1 is a technical impossibility and here’s why…
Featuring original music by HERDWHITE – “I Already Know What For”.
The E-M1 is a real surprise for a video.
For this review I decided to set myself a challenge with a musician friend, where we’d shoot a music video ‘Dogme 95’ style.
In the process I learned a lot about what makes the E-M1 such an effective camera for filmmakers.
Olympus have announced a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 which goes head to head with the GH3 but without any of Panasonic’s focus on video. The camera offers only one frame rate at all resolutions – 30p.
Note: video is shot with no rig on an outstretched hand.
The SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 is an ultrafast manual focus lens targeted at cinematographers. It is a Leica M mount lens with bespoke adapters for mFT and Sony E-mount.
Until now I had been using this lens on my Sony FS100 but Olympus recently updated their OM-D firmware to support 5 axis stabilisation in video mode with all manual focus lenses.
Move over MoVI…
Does the new OM-D E-M5 manage to produce a GH2 style virtuoso performance in video mode?
I have to say there are some question marks over that – but as a stills camera it is now my absolute number one choice against some very tough competition – the 5D Mark III, Fuji X Pro 1 and Sony NEX 7.
For me the OM-D is a superb stills camera with question marks for video. So satisfied I am with it as my main stills camera I’ve replaced both my Fuji X Pro 1 and NEX 7 with it for stills. Much better AF and the lens range were certainly a factor in that, but this camera also combines the retro good looks of the Fuji with the operational fluency and advanced featureset of the NEX 7, as well as offering superb 5 axis image stabilisation inside the body.
But how does it do for video?