Beginners http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/beginners-hack/feed.rss Wed, 18 Jan 17 05:05:05 -0700 Beginners en-CA GH1 questions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16273/gh1-questions Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:56:53 -0700 punkman 16273@/talks/discussions I want to dust off my GH1 and test a couple patches. Not sure where to start, maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

In the FAQ, there are multiple patches by LPowell.

http://www.personal-view.com/faqs/gh1-hack/gh1-g2-and-gf1-hack-faq

In the "Top Settings" section, there's a single patch by Apefos.

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15067/gh1-bundle-by-apefos-complete-solution-for-gh1

In the "Hack News and Development" section, there's humpman's thread with countless variations.

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8601/panasonic-gh1-firmware-research-testing


I have a 3rd party battery that worked for a couple weeks, then the GH1 body stopped recognizing it. Can anyone recommend a reputable source of 3rd party GH1 batteries, or should I be looking for originals?


Anything I need to know if I want to use a c-mount lens in 4:3 or 1:1 crop mode?

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help with gh2k http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16197/help-with-gh2k Sat, 17 Dec 2016 19:00:54 -0700 stevet 16197@/talks/discussions I want to film videos, for now just review videos. I have 2 softboxes that I use for lighting. I downloaded the Sanity x hack hoping that it would help but I still get a ton of noise and everything in the background and to the side of me is blurry. I am shooting in manual movie cinema mode 24 p

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GH2 HACK -Can someone recommend? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14836/gh2-hack-can-someone-recommend Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:49:03 -0600 gh2flyer 14836@/talks/discussions I'm a but late in this game but I have 2 GH2'S and would love to install hacks on them. I don't know which one is best. I heard Sanity 5.0 and 5.1 are excellent and Driftwood as well. Can someone advise me? Thanks so much. Charles

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GH2 hack Ptool and set's http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16093/gh2-hack-ptool-and-sets Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:15:22 -0700 Arco 16093@/talks/discussions Hello guys, I am using my GH2 for 2 years and every time i decided to change hack I have the same question in my head. Ultra stupid question but... At least I have to ask somebody! Please tell me what is all about the set's we click in the PTool? What do these responsible for? Can I jump between hacks without uploading a new one with these sets or every single set is "just" the list of things "how to do" for my camera?

Yes I know it's ultra stupid, but I feel big discomfort with this topic.

Big thanks in advance.

Arco

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Overwhelmed with topics need basic help plz GH2 for weddings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16012/overwhelmed-with-topics-need-basic-help-plz-gh2-for-weddings Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:53:06 -0700 Barryflecknell 16012@/talks/discussions Hi all sorry but had to post just got a GH2, and have looked at a lot of posts but there's so many different posts topics and views, I just hope someone can spare a few minutes to help a newbie.

I wish to Apply a hack to the gh2 , I plan to use it to record at a wedding, I need something stable so I won't have the worry of it crashing, and I need it to remove the 30 min record time. I have noticed people add a few hacks together (how to do u that) and is it needed ? I would like to get the best quality I can, and have been looking forward to getting a gh2. I can't find a link which says which each hack does, so have been a bit confused.

hope someone can spare a few mins to help, any help would be much appreciated.

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GH2 Stills look soft (Tokina 28-70m f/2.8 + Metabones) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15928/gh2-stills-look-soft-tokina-28-70m-f2.8-metabones Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:03:00 -0600 jondshank 15928@/talks/discussions Recently I started taking stills with my gh2 in addition to the amazing video performance.

When I focus, whether through the LCD or LVF just before the image is in focus to my eye it looks soft and dreamy more so than out of focus, and beyond the subject it will start to actually look out of focus.

I took some when it actually looked IN FOCUS and I feel like it just doesn't look as sharp as my old Canon 60D (By quite a bit to be honest)

I'll post a picture so you can see. I shot this in manual, f/2.8 at 70mm on a tripod with around 160 shutter speed. I'll post a before and after grade.

Before: http://imgur.com/a/H3bPw

After: http://imgur.com/JjxF8ZD

Do you think this is an operator, lens, or camera problem?

Also please do critique my grade, I'm relatively new to all this.

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Beginners: Basic hacks questions, series 2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3153/beginners-basic-hacks-questions-series-2 Wed, 09 May 2012 07:56:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3153@/talks/discussions
  • Check FAQs at http://www.personal-view.com/faqs

  • Check latest PTool topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2712/ptool-v3.65d-topic

  • Be sure to check all other topics with "beginners:" in their title.

  • Previous topic: http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/443/beginners-basic-hacks-questions

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    Audio gain per channel? or even real audio bracketing? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15238/audio-gain-per-channel-or-even-real-audio-bracketing Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:32:32 -0600 gcb 15238@/talks/discussions Most audio recorders have the option to have a low pass filter on one channel when saving stereo audio from a mono source. Some just leave one channel with less gain, etc. Here is an example of such feature (copy and paste otherwise this forum will insert the video here and ignore the time mark) youtu.be/aShfKT155EY?t=2m42s

    Can i get anything similar on the GH2 with hacks? The faq does mention Gain control access, but it doesn't go deeper.

    Btw, feel free to redirect me to dev threads. i am pretty comfortable with embed electronics and programming (just not much with the GH2, yet)

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    GF1 won't load hack http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15146/gf1-wont-load-hack Mon, 30 May 2016 07:43:56 -0600 laptoprob 15146@/talks/discussions Hi, just got myself another GF1, and ofcourse want to change some things. I have done hacks on two GF1's in the past, but I guess I'm doing something wrong. Downloaded pTool 3.6.6.0 and the Panasonic firmware GH1__132.bin Freshly in-camera formatted SanDisk 2GB Extreme III SD card, copy the hacked bin file to the root, insert in the camera, 'no valid picture to play' instead of the first menu of the hack procedure. The two other camera's behave the same.

    Please help!

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    I just got a dmc gf3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15119/i-just-got-a-dmc-gf3- Tue, 24 May 2016 17:59:53 -0600 duprado007 15119@/talks/discussions hello im new in here, new hack things , i just got a panasonic dmc gf3 and i want to hack it , im kind lost. can somebody send me links , step by step or tutorial. deleted if not allowed . thank you

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    panasonic lumix dmc-fs50 video lenght-restriction hack http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15022/panasonic-lumix-dmc-fs50-video-lenght-restriction-hack Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:53:39 -0600 biopilz 15022@/talks/discussions panasonic lumix dmc-fs50 video lenght-restriction hack

    anywhere? possible?? likely???

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    Best choice for low budget http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14994/best-choice-for-low-budget Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:49:08 -0600 capitanazop 14994@/talks/discussions Hi, i can not find and actualized post or info por my questions, so i think maybe someone can answer me.

    I got a t3i and i some money(320$) and i want to get the cheapest way to get the full frame field of view, and i think change to a mirrorless camera with a cheap speedboster is the best choice, i think a lumix hacked camera is perfect boost the nice ptool hack, so i want to now what are the best option.

    Now with the gf series camera can enable manual controls? some gh2 like but smaller like gf2? what about the g series, work fine with the ptool hack?

    tl;dr what are the best choice for low budget, 1080p, and manual controls. Bye guys, hope our can help me.

    Cheers from chile!

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    Best GH2 hack for lack of noise http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14973/best-gh2-hack-for-lack-of-noise Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:36:03 -0600 NegativeState 14973@/talks/discussions Hi all, had my GH2 hacked for about a week now. At first used the Senda hack, found all but a few shot capturing noise. Changed to the Quantum 9b hack today.. went out and got some sample shots in some woods. Still quite visible noise in most of the shots. All the time I've been having the ISO at 160 with white balance on indoor, as I've heard that the noise is mostly on the red channel and this setting uses more blue.

    Is it a common thing with GH2 at low ISO to have noticeable noise in mid to dark areas? Is it just a case of using neat video on every shot? I definitely notice a improvement of actual pic quality with the hacks, just the noise is annoying & lets the quality of the picture down for me.

    Is there a hack that reduces noise over others? Many thanks

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    How to delete patches from Ptool! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14864/how-to-delete-patches-from-ptool Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:18:30 -0600 putumark 14864@/talks/discussions Hi! I'm new to this and I accidentally loaded tons of patches into Ptool (all the A to J buttons are green) and now I can't delete the patches in Ptool. How do I make the green buttons go red again so I can add more patches?

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    SD card already has Firmware 1.1 from old laptop http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14710/sd-card-already-has-firmware-1.1-from-old-laptop Fri, 04 Mar 2016 13:45:17 -0700 AVFC 14710@/talks/discussions Newbie here. I've looked at forums on here for a while, but have never started a topic until now. I had assistance a while back with uploading the Panasonic Firmware 1.1 to my sandisk extreme 64gb sd card. That was on my previous laptop. I never got around to hacking my GH2 as that laptop broke. I now have a Macbook Pro, & want to finally use a hack! I've installed Winebottler, & then downloaded the ptools setting. The GH2 bin file has not appeared in my downloads folder. I've attempted to download the original Panasonic firmware update as required, but when I click on the file, nothing happens. I'm unfamiliar with a Mac, hacks too...

    Now the other conundrum...The sd card I have that already has the firmware on it. Is this now a useless card to use for a hack?! If I put it into my Mac to begin the process of the hack, can the Firmware be put on again if it's already on sd card?? I have no idea how it all works. Could really do with some advice!

    Many thanks

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    GH1 Hack 1920x1080 24p w/ 50mbps< 4:2:2? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14377/gh1-hack-1920x1080-24p-w-50mbps-422 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:09:28 -0700 imortallegacy 14377@/talks/discussions Could someone please direct me to a hack for the GH1, which allows me to shoot at 1920x1080 24p with a bit rate that will get me a detailed image and possibly do 4:2:2? Thank you!

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    Best hack for skate tricks/music videos/club recoding and best storage in 2015 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13673/best-hack-for-skate-tricksmusic-videosclub-recoding-and-best-storage-in-2015 Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:17:43 -0600 Arco 13673@/talks/discussions Hello guys, I am looking for the best card for my GH2. Of course the best option would be pay more and buy Sandisk Extreme Pro 95 or 280 but today I found something interesting. Have anyone tried to work with this card? Sandisk Extreme 80 MB/s it's 30% cheaper than Extreme Pro and looks quite good for the best hacks. What do You think about it?

    Another question - I am looking for the best hack for music videos, club party videos and my skate friends promo videos. I am still considering to use the old 205 mbits or 178 mbit's hacks but I am not sure. What are Your ideas?

    I would be grateful for all answers!

    Kind regards, Arco

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    Best GH2 hack http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14102/best-gh2-hack Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:31:32 -0700 Kurdos 14102@/talks/discussions What in your opinion is the best GH2 hack. Right now, I'm using the MOON T8 but I'm wondering if there is anything that is better. Thanks.

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    Bets patch for Sandisk 30MB/s sd card today http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14066/bets-patch-for-sandisk-30mbs-sd-card-today Sun, 15 Nov 2015 15:27:47 -0700 svusatyi 14066@/talks/discussions I ask suggest about best documentary like patch with bitrate lower 80 mb/s

    Now I use "The End" from apefos, but in lower settings in dynamic scenes my gh2 stop recording

    Thanks to co*

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    Looking for GH2 1080i50 low quality patch for live use http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14065/looking-for-gh2-1080i50-low-quality-patch-for-live-use Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:08:48 -0700 FW200 14065@/talks/discussions I have a live event coming up which I need to do in 1080i50, so I want to use the GH2 as a wide shot with a HDMI to SDI converter into a switcher. The recordings on the camera won't be used, but offcourse the HDMI out has to be clean which is only possible when recording. When using a 32GB card and the minimum standard GH2 bitrate of 13 I could go for 5 hours, but the event is about 8 hours.

    An alternative option is to clear the camera and restart recording but I was wondering if there was a lower quality patch I can use to stretch the recording. As I understood it the quality of the HDMI output and encoders are not linked, so the recording can look horrible as long as the HDMI out is clean.

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    Hacked MTS won't import with ClipWrap http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14014/hacked-mts-wont-import-with-clipwrap Sun, 01 Nov 2015 14:28:03 -0700 ahbleza 14014@/talks/discussions Hi, I'm using a hack -- not sure which one now. The camera will play back the files, and when I open them using QuickTime, it plays them too from inside the AVCHD wrapper.

    But if I try to import the files directly into FCPX, it fails with each clip. And if I try using ClipWrap, it produces bad files. I also tried using MPEGStreamClip, but when it exports the result had juddering.

    Obviously I'm using OSX. Can anyone suggest an approach to import the files - ideally as ProRes -- into FCPX?

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    Lexar Pro 633 64GB SDXC card to load hacked file from - to no avail. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13997/lexar-pro-633-64gb-sdxc-card-to-load-hacked-file-from-to-no-avail. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:26:01 -0600 pmalecki 13997@/talks/discussions And the camera does not want to read it.....maybe I need the older 4GB SD card, what else can I try?

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    Excessive Grain (Not ISO Bug) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13886/excessive-grain-not-iso-bug Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:49:52 -0600 jondshank 13886@/talks/discussions I recently loaded the Moon T7 hack onto my GH2.

    In my most recent shoot I was using a 95mb/s Extreme Sandisk and 24H mode.

    I played the video on my computer when I got home to find it looks grainy. I used 400 ISO throughout the entire shoot and according to my meter I was properly exposed.

    Attached is a photo. I've seen shots from other people's moon t7 footage that are far more crisp. Any ideas?

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    MJPEG Highest Possible Bitrate Limited by...? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13840/mjpeg-highest-possible-bitrate-limited-by... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 03:54:06 -0600 gth2hfun 13840@/talks/discussions MJPEG Highest Possible Bitrate Limited by...?

    Hi @all, GH2 Newbie here,

    1) Whats the max write speed of the camera? Bus Speed??

    2) Whats the SD-Spec Version of the Camera? 1.01, 2.0, 3.01(UHS-I) ?

    3) I read somewhere on the inernet the Spec Version is 2.0. Lets say the SD Spec Version ist 2.0 which would mean the max bitrate is 25MByte = 200MBits Is there any reason for buying a SD Card with a faster writing speed than 25MByte ???

    4) If so why is the Sandisk 64 95Mbyte Card the most recommended one?

    5) Any advantage of buying the Sandisk 280Mbyte card?

    Thanks a lot!!!

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    Help working with AVCHD files on mac/Optimal workflows. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13866/help-working-with-avchd-files-on-macoptimal-workflows. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:41:06 -0600 a3yd 13866@/talks/discussions Hello, I am new to the GH family of cameras and the GH2 is my first. Firstly I just have to say the AVCHD format is just weird. I am not use to the way it packages footage and metadata into one file. I've been trying to research optimal workflows to handle the files coming off the camera with the high bitrate Driftwood patches to edit in FCP and Adobe.

    I've read that some people use 5DtoRGB (trial version keeps crashing) and MPEG Streamclip to convert files for editing. So far I've found the easiest route on Mac is to open the 'package contents' and grab the .MTS files to convert into ProRes through Quicktime. I've been doing this for about a month now and now wondering if this is indeed the best workflow or whether there is a better workflow out there.

    Thank you!

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    There is a hack for GH2 or H3 for shooting video in Raw? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13623/there-is-a-hack-for-gh2-or-h3-for-shooting-video-in-raw Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:46:06 -0600 jollyvideos 13623@/talks/discussions Hi, I ask this question because it is very difficult to understand on the web or not if there is a hack that can do video Raw (es. DNG) for Lumix GH2 and GH3

    So I ask accurate information so as to take away any doubts.

    There is a hack to shoot video in RAW or GH2 GH3? If you his name and where you can download?

    I have seen on various web video of those who say they could do tests.

    Also if you can be the best hacks for GH3. And the best hack with video quality and extremely stable for the GH2.

    Thank you very much who will give me a hand.

    John

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    1080/25 GH2 patch required for capturing low motion in low light. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13533/108025-gh2-patch-required-for-capturing-low-motion-in-low-light. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 01:58:30 -0600 sadanorakman 13533@/talks/discussions Hi, I'm not an enthusiastic independent filmmaker, I just want to capture some 1080/25 footage of musicians similar to this I shot in 2013:

    At the time I was photographing weddings, so had two 5D mkii's at my disposal, and lots of exotic fast 'L' glass. I loaded magic lantern, and was happy with the results, particularly enjoying the focus peaking. I used a Tascam DR40 for sound, and pluraleyes to sync the footage together.

    I've since finished with weddings, and parted with all of my expensive equipment. I've just picked up a used GH2 so I can do manual exposure in video and hack it to remove the 30 minute record limitation. It's soon going to be followed by another, but I'm on much tighter budget these days, so can only afford kit-level glass (F4-F5.6 territory, not constant F2.8 zooms). I don't want the framing restrictions of using old primes with adapters just to get faster apertures, as my seating position is dictated for me. Shooting at F1.8-F2 would also give me problematic depth of field for this content anyway, so I'm pretty much resigned to shooting at F4-F5.6, at the cost of having to use higher ISO's.

    I have read these forums for hours and hours with fascination, regarding gop structures, encoding matrices, DCT coefficients etc... but many of the patches seem to be trying to maximise the data rate captured to get every last ounce of quality, and many people seem to also be shooting 24P.

    I want to be able to capture 2.5 to 3 hours of footage on a 64 GB card, of reasonably static musicians, with low noise at sensitivity of typically ISO 1600 and 3200. All this at 1080/25p. This will be viewed on YouTube, but also down-converted to pal DVD, hence me avoiding a more web-friendly 30p, or a more filmic 24p.

    I don't need fancy colour grading capabilities, or the latitude to fix exposure in post... I just need to faithfully capture what's happening after performing a manual white balance.

    Can someone suggest a suitable low-noise patch for my needs please? One of Driftwoods Moon patches? An Apefos patch maybe? These have drawn my attention. There are just too many patches for me to rationalise between them all, or possibly have the time to test first-hand.

    I want to stick to 64 gb cards, because of the sheer data size after a three hour concert with two or even three cameras, for both editing, and storing long term. The concert in 2013 was around 180gb of data, which is the maximum I really want to have to deal with.

    looking forward to your kind input.

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    Buying used GH2- Things to look out for? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13469/buying-used-gh2-things-to-look-out-for Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:52:38 -0600 a3yd 13469@/talks/discussions Hello, I am new to the community and really looking forward to joining the GH family! These patches and upgrades are very new and exciting to me. I am looking to purchase a used GH2 to shoot short films until I have enough money for a new GH4 next year.

    What are things to look out for when purchasing a used GH2? Low hours/shutter count? Do I have to look for a certain original firmware for the patches to work? There are just so many for sale on ebay & craigslist- any pointers would be great. Thanks!

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    Which patch for GH2 in 2015? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13459/which-patch-for-gh2-in-2015 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:52:49 -0600 scrollpane 13459@/talks/discussions Hello,

    I am new to this and trying to sort through all the threads to pick a hack. Having trouble sorting out which to use. I have a 95mb/s 64 GB SanDisk. I want to get the highest bitrate/quality for cinematic look, but don't want anything that pushes so hard it is not stable. I mostly want to shoot 1080p 24fps, but some higher frame rate options would be great as well.

    Also, I got this camera on ebay and it had 1.1 firmware. I installed a previous hack from these forums and followed a tutorial which showed how to add the hack to a 1.0 firmware. Is that what I should do? Or do these hacks work when patching 1.1 firmware? I realize a lot of the discussion has moved on to the newer cameras, but what is a good combo of Firmware and hack for a GH2 in 2015? Recommendations?

    One final question which was not clear: what should I expect to see different in the menu after the hack? How do I tell if it is applied correctly?

    Thanks!

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    A Few Questions About: Hacked Bitrates, Auto ISO, EV, Modes http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9493/a-few-questions-about-hacked-bitrates-auto-iso-ev-modes Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:14:07 -0700 Heatshiver 9493@/talks/discussions I bought a GH2 mostly for the hacked patches. I have spent hours researching to try to learn what to do and how to use the camera for video purposes. I am hoping that someone can help answer a few questions as most of my information tends to originate from this site:

    Setup - In order to achieve the higher bitrates I had to use M from the dial atop the GH2. The camera icon with the M would not allow this. The tradeoff was Auto ISO with M, and adjustable ISO with the camera icon with the M. I use mostly Canon FD lenses.

    1a) Bitrates - I have tried a few hacks with varying success. The best I have got is about 100MB with Flow Motion v2.02, however, most of the shots I got with this hack seem to be from 70MB-90MB. I tried Flow Motion, Driftwood's Moon T7, and two Driftwood hacks (176MB & 220MB) from a pack made by the user Sohus on this forum.

    Is it common to be well below the stated bitrate amounts?

    1b) AVCHD vs MJPEG - I never seemed to get very high bitrates when using 1080i, despite the hacks stating to be much higher. They would range from 15MB-40MB. To achieve higher bitrates with Flow Motion, I used MJPEG which boosted them much higher.

    Shouldn't I be achieving high bitrates with AVCHD?

    2) Auto ISO - Whenever I use M (from PASM) the ISO would always be set to Auto ISO. I could adjust the ISO when using the camera icon mode (with the M), but then the bitrates would suffer. I tried changing the ISO before shooting, but Auto ISO would kick in no matter what.

    How do I change the ISO while in M mode?

    3) EV - I know that EV depends upon shutter, aperture, and ISO, but I can see the EV when I push the Display button so I was hoping there was still a way to change it.

    Am I correct to assume that because I am using Canon FD lenses I cannot use EV? Even if using a Panasonic lens, how do I change the EV (I tried, but failed).

    4) Modes - I have only been able to use the hacked bitrates - and only to a certain degree - by using M with MJPEG.

    What modes should I be using to use the hacked patches? The camera icon with M? High Bitrate? 24P? 1080i?

    Sorry for all the questions. I am not unhappy with the camera, but I really want to know why the bitrates are not working? And moreso, why the Auto ISO can't be changed (as I don't like the amount of noise it can introduce)? Thank you!

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