Dynamic range test – EOS R / X-T3 / Z7 / A7 III / GH5S / who has the best LOG?

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On the Nikon Z7 how much difference does 10bit N-LOG make?

Is there a step up from the Canon EOS R when you record 10bit externally?

How does the Fuji X-T3 compare in F-LOG at 10bit internally?

All the questions and more I set out to answer here…

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Masters of darkness – Panasonic GH5S and Sony A7R III in extreme low light

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Note: My camera is running firmware version 0.2! If the performance changes when updated, I will re-do the test

Does the Panasonic GH5S finally achieve full-frame like performance at ISO 12,800 against the best of the competition?

Here I put the little nocturnal fox in the ring with the Sony A7R III, A7S II, Nikon D850 and the plain old ‘non-video-orientated’ GH5.

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User reviews and test films for EOSHD Pro Color and Pro LOG

Special offer: Pro Color 3.0 & Pro LOG Premium Bundle – just $37.99 ($49.99)

Above: EOSHD Pro Color 3.0 and Pro LOG comparison shot on the Sony FS5 by Ethan Alexander

These magic settings are a MUST HAVE.

Don’t take my word for it though. I am biased! Other filmmakers and Sony users have been busy shooting with EOSHD Pro Color 3.0 and Pro LOG. It’s interesting to take a look at some of the reviews, tests and films shot this way.

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Fuji X Pro 2 review – a Leica killer. Also a surprisingly capable Super 35mm cinema machine?

Leica are really going to after pro video shooters with the SL.

Meanwhile RED are persuading medium format photographers to use a 6K Dragon or Weapon.

A gap in the space/time continuum captain?!

Step forward the next specialised tool to turn camera-chameleon: the Fuji X Pro2.

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New footage and test of the $995 Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is the not-quite-a-replacement for the Pocket Cinema Camera.

Although lacking the ready to shoot straight out of the box form factor of that camera, the new model adds a switchable rolling shutter / global shutter mode as well as high frame rates.

10bit ProRes, 12bit RAW and 13+ stop dynamic range for $995 round out the spec.

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Sony FS5 codec problems and 4K ripped edges bug

The Sony FS5 has had a largely warm welcome from the video community but there has been one thing bugging a lot of owners and potential buyers alike – the quality of the internal codec.

Just how good or bad is it?

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