Panasonic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/panasonic-cameras/feed.rss Thu, 11 Feb 16 20:36:43 -0700 Panasonic en-CA Panasonic G7 topic, 4K castrate monster or GH4 for poor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12408/panasonic-g7-topic-4k-castrate-monster-or-gh4-for-poor Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:13:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12408@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 2160p30 (in NTSC), 2160p25 (in PAL), 2160p24, 100Mbit
  • 1080p24/1080p60 at up to 28Mbit only (sic!)
  • Focus Peaking
  • P/A/S/M mode for Video Recording
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
  • Sensor and LSI same as in GH4
  • Simpler firmware with less features
  • 2.36 OLED EVF
  • Tiltable LCD screen instead of AMOLED
  • UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Compliance
  • 3.5mm Microphone Socket (no headphone one!)
  • 30min recording limit
  • Weight - 410g
  • Dimensions - 125 x 86 x 77 mm
  • $699 body, $799 kit
  • Black - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X409PQS/
  • Silver - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X409O6O/

G7 kits are available in PV deals (as usual, cheaper and with free delivery to many countries)

http://www.personal-view.com/deals/cameras/panasonic#panasonic-g7

NTSC bodies are unlimited (including 4K and all).

It is both NTSC and PAL bodies, PAL do not have 30min limits in AVCHD only.

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Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7051/panasonic-gx7-aka-gx2-with-ibis-topic Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7051@/talks/discussions image

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Official specifications

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Tilting 1.04MP screen
  • 90 degrees tiltable EVF with 2.76 million dots (cov - 100%, mag - 1.39x) *1920×1080/60p full HD video
  • Fastest shutter is 1/8000 second
  • Maximum sensitivity is ISO25600
  • Flash sync - 1/320s
  • Highlight and shadow curve adjustments
  • Three level focus peaking
  • Silent mode
  • in body image stabilization
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC and Wi-Fi
  • 80 degrees titltable LCD with 3.0 in. 1.04 million dots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 402g
  • 123x71x55 mm

Available at:

Previews and videos

Will be added soon, check from 4rd page for now.

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GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9542/gh4-4k-panasonic-video-camera-official-topic Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:05:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9542@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • High speed 16Mp sensor
  • 2.36Mp OLED EVF
  • 1,036Mp OLED screem
  • 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps, up to 100Mbps
  • 1080p modes up to 96fps (in variable frame rate), up to 200Mbps I, or 100Mbps IBP modes (see below)
  • peaking with adjustments
  • 422 recording (external)
  • Stills - 12fps constant focus, 7.5fps - with focusing
  • Interface Unit with two XLR, 4 SDI
  • PAL/NTSC switchable
  • Weight with batteries - 560g
  • Dimensions - 133 mm x 93 mm x 84 mm
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Price - unknown yet

Jump to post after official announcement - http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/comment/158684#Comment_158684


Manuals:


We always have stock of GH4 bodies and/or kits,

PAL/NTSC
No time limits like US

Price: click on links below
Shipping: Shipping is around $50 for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy GH4.


Useful links

Available at:


Recording modes:

  • NTSC
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [HD] 1280×720, 29.97p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 29.97fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 59.94fps)
  • PAL
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC [HD]
      • 1280×720, 25.00p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 25.00fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 50.00fps)
  • Cinema
    • MOV
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • AVCHD -
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital

Interview

Samples and videos


4K crop calculations:

Stills horizontal resolution - 4608
Cinema 4K horizontal resolution - 4096
4K horizontal resolution - 3840

This makes crop:

  • Cinema 4K - 1,125x
  • 4K - 1,2x

of course, it is additional crop (to 2x typical for m43), so you must multiple two if you need to know relative FF crop.


Previous related topics:

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Panasonic GX8 camera official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13380/panasonic-gx8-camera-official-topic Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:42:41 -0600 Riker 13380@/talks/discussions image

  • 20 Megapixel sensor
  • Dual IS (on sensor and on lens working together)
  • 1/16000 sec High Shutter Speed using Electronic Shutter
  • 2.36 million dot organic EL tilting EVF
  • 21mm Eyepoint LVF for improved usability with glasses
  • Dust and water resistant
  • magnesium alloy body
  • 4K Photo
  • 4K Video
  • Focus Peaking
  • 2.5mm Microphone Socket
  • Silent Mode
  • Free Angle 1.04 million dot organic EL monitor
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, QR code connection
  • Continuous shooting 8 frames / sec in the AF tracking
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
  • Body color is black and silver
  • $1,199.99 price at http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-GX8KBODY-LUMIX-Interchangeable-Camera/dp/B011B8QW38/

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My lordy lord. Best compact for m43 user ever made? Seems like it. There's no audio jack but who actually cares about that on a camera of this size for its intents and purposes.

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Matching GH4- unhacked GH2-5D-DJI Inspire1 video settings? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14553/matching-gh4-unhacked-gh2-5d-dji-inspire1-video-settings Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:49:01 -0700 chef 14553@/talks/discussions Hi I'm going with a friend for a shoot we have to film a Chalet in the mountains covered with snow in the daylight. I have the GH4 and the unhacked GH2 and the other guy owns the 5D and DJI Inspire. Best video settings to cut post-production time and matching the 4 cameras all together.....?

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Panasonic FZ300 / FZ330 camera official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13381/panasonic-fz300-fz330-camera-official-topic Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:20:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13381@/talks/discussions image

  • 12.1MP MOS sensor
  • New Venus Engine LSI
  • 25-600mm F2.8 zoom lens
  • Splash / dustproof with weather-sealed body
  • 1cm macro
  • 2160p and 1080p60 video
  • 4K photo
  • EVF - 1.44 million dots only. Magnification 0.7 times
  • 3" 1.04 million dot touch LCD monitor
  • New linear AF motor, up to 3.5x times faster AF compared to FZ200
  • DFD used for AF
  • 5-axis Hybrid OIS
  • 12fps continuous shooting, 6fps with AFC
  • 3.5mm microphone socket
  • 380 shot battery life
  • Wi-Fi
  • 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1mm
  • Weight 691 g
  • $599 at http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-FZ300K-Digital-Camera-3-Inch/dp/B011PKJI2Y/
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GH4 Firmware 2.3, V-log for $99, Epic Panasonic marketing fail http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12795/gh4-firmware-2.3-v-log-for-99-epic-panasonic-marketing-fail Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:37:41 -0600 shian 12795@/talks/discussions End of April 2015. Conflicting reports on V-log, but true Anamorphic mode

Further text added by VK:

How to set V Log for free

Update camera firmware to v2.3 if you did not do this already Install Panasonic app on smartphone Connect camera with the application
Go to picture profile and set V-LOG L
Save this setting to C1 to make it work without app.

PR

Panasonic announced the release of a much anticipated firmware update Ver.2.2 for the award winning LUMIX GH4. This new firmware enables two new features, most notably the ability to record anamorphic video content.

Anamorphic lenses are used to create a cinemascope aspect such as 2.39:1 or 2.35:1. Panasonic discovered that cinematographers had been experimenting with the 4K PHOTO mode 4:3 aspect ratio in the LUMIX GH4 and vintage anamorphic cine lenses to achieve the classic Hollywood look of anamorphic film capture. Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the look, many of the background distortion and light flare effects that became so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.

Thanks in part to its Micro Four Thirds format and 4K recording ability, firmware Ver.2.2 for the LUMIX GH4 enables an Anamorphic (4:3) Mode capable of recording video in 3328 x 2496 pixel (equivalent to approx. 8.3-megapixel) resolution at a frame rate of either 23.98, 24, 25 or 29.97 fps. With an anamorphic lens such as 2x1 you can capture and un-squeeze a 3356x2496 image in post-production. In addition, 4:2:2 / 10 bit HDMI output is also available2.

A further enhancement of the new firmware is the addition of a very high shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. when using its electronic shutter mode.

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Speculating on the GH5 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13179/speculating-on-the-gh5 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:59:40 -0600 RRRoger 13179@/talks/discussions When do you expect Panasonic to announce the GH5?

As early as Photokina or the first week of February 2016 (two years after the GH4)?

Do you expect a new 4/3 sensor or s35 size for more light (higher ISO)?

If s35, do you expect a different mount or just more MFT lens that cover the new Sensor?

Will there be a new Cine lens released at the same time?

Will it have a H265 codec option?

Will it have a larger and/or lighter (monocot) body?

Will there be more programmable options for the buttons?

Will it be capable of recording 6k or 8k internally?

Will it have higher frame rates like 1080P120?

How long after the announcement of the GH5 will they keep making and selling the GH4?

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GH4 issues with monitors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10334/gh4-issues-with-monitors Wed, 07 May 2014 17:53:37 -0600 chickenpusher 10334@/talks/discussions Is anyone else getting half a second lag on external monitor via HDMI when in 24hz?

I am using the Marshall V-LCD50-HDMI

I don't get any lag in PAL or NTSC.

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GH1 help, won't record video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14516/gh1-help-wont-record-video Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:47:54 -0700 grandimichael 14516@/talks/discussions I've tried to figure this problem out for a while. when I have the recording format set to AVCHD, pressing the record button doesn't do anything. Theres no recording indicator on the screen, and no video file is made. For whatever reason setting it to MJPEG allows recordings to work. Is there an issue with my SD card speed, or is there some setting I've missed?

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Panasonic LX100 camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11140/panasonic-lx100-camera-topic Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:55 -0600 Tron 11140@/talks/discussions image

Previews

Available at:


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New Documentary Shot w/ GH4 Takes on Corporate Power http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14514/new-documentary-shot-w-gh4-takes-on-corporate-power- Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:58:24 -0700 jbpribanic 14514@/talks/discussions Hey Everyone, I wanted to share our latest film INVISIBLE HAND shot mainly with the GH4. There's a ton of info in the crowdfunding link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/invisible-hand#/story there's only a few hrs left in the campaign so if you dig the topic every pledge takes us closer making this our best production from Public Herald to date. Here's the trailer, mostly GH4 field shots, except for the opening blue street scene (shot on hacked GH2 w/ driftwood 88mbs). Audio is mostly Rode NTG2 & NTG3. Much love to personal-view who's always been a valuable resource for our team.

Any feedback would be great! This film asks the question, "If a corporation can have rights, why not an ecosystem?" And we're documenting the collision between the free market and democracy, out of which the rights of nature has been born...so in a way, capitalism could be creating its own death.

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GH4 - Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10255/gh4-best-video-settings Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:17:13 -0600 maddog15 10255@/talks/discussions Hello all. Anxiously awaiting my GH4, I'm starting the same thread topic that I did with the GH3. At 32 pages of input and tests for the GH3's Best Video Settings, I thought it would be a good idea to do the same for the GH4. Dedicated to user input and results regarding video settings alone. Please share and post your video tests, comparisons and opinions.

I look forward to sharing and learning from you all.

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What cause this kind of problem ( Lumix GH2 ) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14453/what-cause-this-kind-of-problem-lumix-gh2- Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:34:44 -0700 rastatugan 14453@/talks/discussions Hi, and first of all thanks for the time you've all put into this website that a goldmine for people like me ;)

can someone tell me what kind of problem is that , if that is sensor or something else... and in the case you know where I can get the part for repair that would be of help, I love this camera...

Hebergeur d'image

Thanks for your time and consideration

Nicolas

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Panasonic DMC-CM10 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14458/panasonic-dmc-cm10 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:00:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14458@/talks/discussions image

  • 1" 20mp CMOS sensor
  • Snapdragon 801
  • 28mm F2.8 lens
  • microSIM slot with LTE support
  • 4.7" LCD
  • Bluetooth
  • 16Gb flash
  • 135.4×68×21.1mm
  • 204 gr
  • ¥ 120,000 price
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Panasonic GH1 - Film Mode Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/73/panasonic-gh1-film-mode-settings Tue, 10 May 2011 15:01:43 -0600 flibnarb 73@/talks/discussions
Anyway, I was hoping to get some information on the "best" "Film Mode" settings (Panasonic terminology) also known as "Picture Style" (Canon terminology) for un-hacked AND hacked GH1 to later achieve the most accurate "Filmic" look. In my research on Google I've not found a very straight forward answer for the GH1. There is much talk on the Canon side of things to achieve this, particularly by using Marvels picture style or something of the like. So I was hoping to get some input on some experts in the forum related to the GH1 Film Mode to achieve this.

As I understand it, one wants to use settings that will achieve the most flat picture as possible along with settings to achieve proper exposure and such based on environment so that there is more dynamic range for the color grading process, is this correct? Now I know that to achieve an overall filmic look recording needs to take place at 24p and 1/48th of a sec or close to it (1/50th for GH1), I'm just looking for comment on the Film Mode/Picture Style.

As most, I'm hoping to have as much control in post of colors and latitude as possible to achieve the film look, and I realize this process begins in camera. Thanks in advance for any input.]]>
How to view ISO Metadata in GH2 AVCHD footage!? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1928/how-to-view-iso-metadata-in-gh2-avchd-footage Wed, 04 Jan 2012 06:14:30 -0700 Alexauwa 1928@/talks/discussions
I was taking a few test shoots at night. I was wondering if I can afterwards view the ISO value I recorded each file at.

Do you have any ideas? Does Adobe offer such a feature?

Looking forward to you replies.

Best,
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Panasonic 1" TZ100 ZS100 ultrazoom official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14324/panasonic-1-tz100-zs100-ultrazoom-official-topic Wed, 30 Dec 2015 03:17:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14324@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

Previews

http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/panasonic-tz100-lumix-analisis-fotos_13988

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Panasonic G6 topic, GH2 replacement camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6788/panasonic-g6-topic-gh2-replacement-camera Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:47:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6788@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • 16.05 megapixels sensor
  • 3" 1Mpix screen In-Cell Touch Monitor, Touch Pad function for EVF
  • 240 fps readout for fast focus
  • 1,440,000 OLED viewfinder, eye sensor
  • 1080/24p, 1920 x 1080p60, 1280 x 720p60 (for PAl cameras it is 50p)
  • Manual video controls
  • Time lapse video
  • Stop motion mode
  • 28Mbps for 60p.
  • 3.5mm mike input
  • Build in WI-Fi with NFC
  • 1000mAh battery, 7.2Wh
  • 390 g
  • Kit price - $749
  • 122 x 85 x 71 mm

DMC-G6 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode.

The Clear Retouch makes it is possible to erase unwanted objects or figures in an image by just tracing over them on monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without destroying the image.

Adjustable HDR mode While the Panasonic G5 had an in-camera HDR mode, there was only an On or Off setting with no scope to tone down the effect. The new Lumix G6 addresses this problem by offering a range of options from Low to High.

Product page - http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/g6/video.html

Previews:

Where to order?:

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Timecode syncing multiple GH4 cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14353/timecode-syncing-multiple-gh4-cameras Sat, 02 Jan 2016 17:56:58 -0700 DouglasHorn 14353@/talks/discussions What is the best way to timecode sync multiple GH4 cameras? From reading the manuals and related threads there seem to be two approaches:

App Method: Use the Lumix Link app to set the timecode for each GH4 to the time on the mobile device and then use Time of Day timecode mode.

YAGH Method: Use a YAGH to jam true timecode to the GH4 from a master clock.

The App Method seems easiest and cheapest if it is accurate enough. Has anyone tried it yet with multiple GH4s?

If the App Method doesn't sync cameras with sufficient accuracy, do you need a YAGH for each camera, or can you attach the YAGH to a GH4 to jam timecode and, once that camera's clock is set, move the YAGH to the other cameras in turn to jam sync timecode. In other words, once the GH4's timecode is set via the YAGH, does the camera retain it when the YAGH is removed? This would let one YAGH serve multiple cameras for timecode jamming purposes.

Thanks!

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Panasonic GF8 with 4K, comes at CP+ in February http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14364/panasonic-gf8-with-4k-comes-at-cp-in-february Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:54:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14364@/talks/discussions For now very little is known.

Most probably we will see G7 sensor and LSI in small case.

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Help! My GH3 won't turn on anymore... http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12353/help-my-gh3-wont-turn-on-anymore... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:10:50 -0700 Stab 12353@/talks/discussions Hi guys,

My GH3 won't turn on anymore. I have 3 batteries and I've used all of them. When I press the on/off switch nothing happens. No light comes on, just 'dead'. I've also tried removing the lens and SD card but makes no difference.

I bought i a little over 2 years ago so I guess waranty is out of the question.

Any thoughts, solutions that I could try myself? And an important bonus question: Could this have been caused by inserting a cheaper off-brand (OTB) battery? This never happened before and it seems to have happened after I first inserted a replacement battery. It has the same 'name' (DMW-BLF19E) as the original batteries but uses 7.4v instead of 7.2v and 11.84Wh instead of 14Wh...

Could that have fried the insides of the camera? Otherwise it would have just happened out of nowhere...

Thanks!

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Panasonic Image App: Use with Laptops and Tablets http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14044/panasonic-image-app-use-with-laptops-and-tablets Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:17:06 -0700 Brian_Siano 14044@/talks/discussions I was thinking of sinking some cash into a laptop, and it occurred to me that I ought to take location shooting into consideration. So I've been looking at Android laptops and two-in-ones: I figure, I could use the two-in-one tablet as a field monitor using the Panasonic app with my GH4-- I figure I'd use the camera's screen as cameraperson, while the director can watch remotely on the laptop/tablet. And the laptop features could be used for file storage and clip logging.

And I'm also considering getting a Windows two-in-one-- that is, if the Panasonic app works under the Android emulators available for Windows. The benefits there are having two OSes, more options for things like hard drives, and maybe even getting a machine capable of running Premiere Pro for some editing in the field.

So, I'm looking for advice. Does the Panasonic app work under an Android emulator well enough for field use? Has anyone else used equipment in this manner? (And is Panasonic considering creating a version of its app to run under Windows?)

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GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, User reviews and opinions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10202/gh4-4k-panasonic-video-camera-user-reviews-and-opinions Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10202@/talks/discussions Dedicated only to personal reviews, opinions and tests.

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Doing an interview with G6, recommendations needed http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14329/doing-an-interview-with-g6-recommendations-needed Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:18:14 -0700 RandM 14329@/talks/discussions Hi,

I am planning to do an interview with G6 in the upcoming days, and I was hoping you could help me to check the optimal settings for this. I would really appreaciate all your helpful comments, and sorry if this post belongs to somewhere else.

Exposure mode: M

  1. First of all, I've been thinking about AVHCD/MP4 and not sure which one I should use. I think I am going to use Premiere Elements 12 for editing (at least to combine the video with the separately captured audio track). The file size seems to be pretty same with these different formats. Any reason why I should pick one instead of the other?

  2. I'd like to have the "film look" so I've been thinking of shooting either 24p or 25p (I know the film look is not just the fps, but also the lighting, DoF etc.). I should use shutter speed 50 with 24p or 25p, right? I live in Northern Europe, does that matter when choosing the 24p or 25p and the correct shutter speed? We have PAL.

  3. I have to choose between AF and MF. I've been testing the AF with AFF and face detection, and it seems to work pretty well when the exposure meter shows the exposure is spot on. But when it's even little underexposed, it does not track the interviewee if he moves (leans forward etc.). Maybe I should just use MF, set it at the beginning, and just accept that the subject will be out of focus every now and then if he moves. I cannot keep checking whether the subject is focused or not, because I also have concentrate on doing the interview.

  4. I have to set the Depth Of Field really shallow (F1.8) because there is not going to be much light. My lenses are Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm & 45mm F1.8. Especially if I shoot with shutter speed 50, I have to get as much light through the lens as possible. Do you agree? So if there is very little light, my options are to set the ISO as high as possible (which means more noise), or to switch to 50p and shutter speed 100, right?

  5. Which Metering mode do you recommend: Multiple, Center weighted or Spot?

  6. How long have you been able to shoot with one BLC12 battery?

Other:

I've been reading other threads about G6 and set the following settings:

I've set iDynamic and iResolution OFF. Photo style: Natural -1,0,0,0 White Balance: Do not use automatic setting.

Any other recommendations?

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Yuneec TORNADO CGO4 - camera for gimbals and copters, with Panasonic internals http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14307/yuneec-tornado-cgo4-camera-for-gimbals-and-copters-with-panasonic-internals- Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:35:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14307@/talks/discussions

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Panasonic Post Focus firmwares coming to G7, GX8, FZ300 and GH4 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14094/panasonic-post-focus-firmwares-coming-to-g7-gx8-fz300-and-gh4 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:38:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14094@/talks/discussions

Panasonic LUMIX is proud to introduce a new photographic function called 'Post Focus' that allows anyone to capture multiple photos with multiple in focus points through a single release of the shutter.

Post Focus leverages Panasonic's high-speed, high-precision, 49-area DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology, and leadership in 4K Photography and Video, to capture 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) images at 30 fps.

The operation of Post Focus function is quite simple and easy – set the camera to Post Focus mode, and press the shutter button. The camera automatically "racks" the focus while capturing photos with varied in focus points. During playback, use the touch screen to select the in focus area desired, and save as a separate 8 megapixel photo file…all right in the camera.

To assist in getting the perfect image, take advantage of Focus Peaking, 5x magnified view and fine adjustment functions, taking as much time as needed after shooting. The process can be repeated to get multiple images as many times as desired from the original photo.

The Post Focus function is best for non-moving subjects, such as portraits or landscapes, and is ideal for shooting at wide apertures to create dramatic, shallow depth of field effects. Create different impressions out of a single shot by changing the highlighted subject after capturing the picture, taking the risk and anxiety out of getting that perfect picture.

This capability will also assist advanced users interested in macro photography. Simply capture the scene using the same process, then use third party software to perform "focus stacking", to combine multiple frames into a single image, which has more areas in tack-sharp focus for amazing results in a fraction of the time typically needed for great macro images.

The Post Focus function will be available on the DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 by updating to the latest FREE firmware upgrade, which will be available at GMT 1:00 a.m. on November 25, 2015 at LUMIX Global Customer Support Site.

The firmware that enables the DMC-GH4 to comply with Post Focus is scheduled to be released in early 2016.

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GH4 Issues topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10349/gh4-issues-topic Fri, 09 May 2014 13:26:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10349@/talks/discussions Known ones:

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Leica SL Full Frame Mirrorless camera with Panasonic Tech! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13970/leica-sl-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-with-panasonic-tech Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:37:34 -0600 tylerknight 13970@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 24Mp FF sensor
  • SXAG 4.4MP resolution EVF
  • 2.95" touch-sensitive LCD with 1.04M pixels
  • 4096 x 2160 24 fps, 4:2:0 internal or 4:2:2 over HDMI

Samples

This looks like an interesting beast of a camera!

Full frame, 24mp, 4K up to 30fps, 1080 up op to 120fps, v-log, super 35 crop mode, aaaaaand an $8000 price tag USD.

Hopefully this trickles down the line to Panasonic in a couple of years!

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G7 gets darker when hitting record - Legal range like in GH2? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14158/g7-gets-darker-when-hitting-record-legal-range-like-in-gh2 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 14:45:39 -0700 CameraRick 14158@/talks/discussions Hi there,

I have the G7 since a few days and something bothers me a bit. I hope this wasn't asked before because I googled for quite some time and couldn't find anything; maybe I used wrong keywords?

Just as with my GH2, when I hit record the image gets darker - also the Histogram changes, just like the GH2 did. Now from my understanding, that was a legal range thing with the GH2; it always bothered me a bit that when I framed my cam and got the setup, I didn't saw what I recorded after all, because of this "bug". Now the G7 has this nice feature to let me choose if I want to record 0-255 or 16-255 (which seems not to change the actual data beeing recorded when I may trust the internet), but even setting it to full range it still changes.

Is it still the legal range-thing from the GH2, and is there some way around it?

Best, Rick

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