Panasonic http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/panasonic-cameras/feed.rss Wed, 17 Sep 14 03:32:19 -0600 Panasonic en-CA Panasonic GH4 1080 60 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11310/panasonic-gh4-1080-60 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:57:17 -0600 howardst 11310@/talks/discussions I am considering buying a GH4 for the 1080 60. I have been rolling with two hacked Gh2s with flowmotion 2.2. I use the recommended sandisk 95 cards and have had no issues with write errors or spanning. Two questions. Should I expect the cards Im using to work the same way with the gh4 in 1080 60? Second question Id like to be able to use one of my Gh2s as a B ROLL Cam. What would the best setting be on the Gh2 for working with the 1080 60 Gh4 on a vegas pro timeline? Thanks in advance for your input.

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GH4 focusing compared to GH2 question http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11262/gh4-focusing-compared-to-gh2-question Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:27:35 -0600 howardst 11262@/talks/discussions i use two hacked gh2s. i do mostly video. im hearing the gh4 flat out blows the gh2 away with auto focus. im thinking of buying one and using my gh2 for.broll. I hear it focuses just like a video camera. any insight appreciated. thanks

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GH4 1.2 firmware update talk http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11289/gh4-1.2-firmware-update-talk Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:58:52 -0600 alcomposer 11289@/talks/discussions The first evidence of gh4 update 1.2. No news about gamma log. :-(

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX DMC-GH4

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring new 4K Photo Mode.

The 4K Photo is a new way of photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame from the 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get a 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameters for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out. Moreover, 4K video can be recorded continuously with Loop Rec function which keeps saving the 5 newest 2-minute video files. Users can patiently wait for the perfect photo opportunity to come as long as they want keep the camera recording without worrying about the capacity of the SDXC/SDHC Memory Card*1.

There are more functional upgrades such as the addition of 4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) and enhancement of controllability over ISO setting or the amount of flash emission. Also, the DMC-GH4 now expands its connectivity with external equipment. For example, the PC software "USB Tether*2" enables remote camera control (shooting, setting or image data transfer) by PC via USB.

The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE and Panasonic Image App for iOS/Android will also be updated to support these functional upgrades.
The new firmware program is scheduled to be released with more information in detail at the Panasonic LUMIX Support Site at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ in the beginning of October, 2014.

*1 Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)
*2 *For more information on PC software "USB Tether", please visit the website of Promote Systems. http://www.promotesystems.com
Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

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Panasonic CM1 - strange thing http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11299/panasonic-cm1-strange-thing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:50:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11299@/talks/discussions image

Some strange thing:

  • 1" 20Mp sensor, 28mm F2.8 lens
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4K video
  • 4.7" 1080p screen

Previews:

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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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'Moments in Sport' Car Racing film shot on Panasonic GH3 with Canon EF L Primes, Edited FCPX... http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11300/moments-in-sport-car-racing-film-shot-on-panasonic-gh3-with-canon-ef-l-primes-edited-fcpx... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:57:06 -0600 kirk 11300@/talks/discussions

This is my latest short film. Shot on a GH3 with Canon EF L Primes (from my 60D days) and a manual aperture adapter (wish the new speedbooster was out earlier, and wish the GH3 had the focus peaking feature like the GH4 does).

I like the Vivid setting in the GH3, the blacks look good after grading. This wasn't aimed as a cinema production, instead TV with a slight filmic quality!

Few things I would of changed, would have lost the massive DOF to one of my interviews. Broke my lens hood on the Canon 100mm f2.8 IS lens and found I had some casting/refraction on certain shots without it.

Shot by: Kirk Gaydon Panasonic GH3 Canon EF L 24mm Canon EF L 50mm Canon EF L 100mm (IS not usable)

Panasonic GH3 Settings: MOV 72Mbps Vivid -5, -5, -3, -3 1080p50 PAL Shutter 1/100 (on track) 1080p25 PAL Shutter 1/50 (interviews)

Audio: Rode VideoMic Pro

Any thoughs or questions, just ask.

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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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Panasonic GH4 Audio Levels http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11277/panasonic-gh4-audio-levels Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:45:55 -0600 cblok 11277@/talks/discussions Hi all,

I'm considering upgrading from a GH2, mainly due to the slightly better audio abilities of the GH4 (headphone jack, 3.5mm input). I shoot a tonne of interviews so it would come in handy. I've just got a few questions about the GH4 which I'm finding difficult to find answers on...

FYI: the audio devices I'll be using with the GH4 are the Rode Video Mic Pro or a Sennheiser wireless lapel mic (e3 kit).

  1. Is it possible to adjust audio levels via a function button or some kind of PHYSICAL button on the camera?
  2. If not, is the touch screen audio level adjustment actually useable during shooting or is it very fiddly?
  3. Assuming I buy a GH4 that doesn't have the buzzing issue, is the audio quality acceptable?
  4. Are there any random quirks to the audio of the GH4 I should know about?
  5. Does the GH4 have any issues like the GH2 where the audio levels change slightly once the 'record' button is pressed?
  6. How is the audio level meter? Is it accurate / helpful etc...?

I'd be keen to hear from anyone shooting and recording audio with the GH4 and get their feedback and opinions. It'd be great to ditch the Zoom H4n recorder that I use with the GH2.

Cheers!

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Panasonic FZ1000 1", 4K video, superzoom, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10583/panasonic-fz1000-1-4k-video-superzoom-official-topic Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:36:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10583@/talks/discussions image

Official specifications

  • 20.1Mp 1" CMOS sensor
  • 16x zoom 25-400mm F2.8-4.0 lens
  • 15 lenses in 11 groups. 5 aspherical lenses
  • 5 axis stabilizer
  • 4K MP4 video, 25fps PAL, 30fps NTSC
  • 1/4000s mechanical shutter / 1/16000s electronic shutter
  • 0.09sec AF speed
  • 0.66sec start-up time
  • Depth from defocus AF
  • 2.36 million dot-inch OLED EVF
  • 3" 920k screen
  • 12fps
  • Dual-axis electronic level
  • Time-lapse video creation •*Stop motion animation
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Focus peaking
  • $899 price

Previews and samples


Preorders

  • None for now
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Panasonic GM5 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11032/panasonic-gm5-topic Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:23:49 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 11032@/talks/discussions image

Available at:

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help exposure GH2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11286/help-exposure-gh2 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:01:50 -0600 ulyssepaya 11286@/talks/discussions Hi everyone, I am in full discovery of GH2. (3 days) I still can not settle so individual and manual (not automatic) 1_ 2_ the shutter exposure iso 3_vitesse fashion in cinema p: you can individually adjust the expo and not iso shutter speed m: can individually adjust the shutter speed (for auto expo) and iso s: can individually adjust the shutter speed (for auto expo) and iso A: can individually adjust the exposure and the ISO (speed auto) I'm just adjusting each item separately, and have the least amount of automation ... I finished reading the user employs, traveled internet as I could, try again every mode. I know one setting affects all other settings, but I'm looking for is how to set the expo individually shutter speed ?? Whatever my mode. Maybe you could clarify me if you find a little time ... Thank you in advance The GH2 is hacked, hack name (Apocalypse now) I think.

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GH3 Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7091/gh3-best-video-settings Tue, 28 May 2013 18:13:57 -0600 maddog15 7091@/talks/discussions Bought a GH3 just over a week ago. So far extremely happy with it on many levels. Have an interview job coming up so I did a multi cam test with my GH2 (Moon T5 loaded) and my new GH3 (Highest setting - MOV 1080p 24, @ 72Mb/s, All Intra). GH3 as camera A - front, GH2 as camera B - profile. When I synced the two vids in Premiere Pro for a multi cam edit... things were...different. Long and short of it.... the GH2 with Moon T5 kicked the GH3's butt hands down in low light.

In a nutshell the GH3 produced much more noise than I expected. And an overall lower quality image vs the GH2 under the same shooting conditions. (Both cameras shooting with the same f-stop, S-speed and ISO)

It was recommende3d by @robbin that I try the 50Mb/s IPB setting. I did so but still don't see much improvement or change in the noise with lower light. Was shooting at ISO 400 so I should be fairly safe right? Per many other professional shooters I have Sharpness at -5, Contrast -5, Saturation -2. Noise Reduction at 0 as -5 allows too much noise and +5 seems to muddy or soften the image as a whole to me.

Any feedback is welcome on best video settings for GH3

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Official Panasonic GH3 topic, series 3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5344/official-panasonic-gh3-topic-series-3 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5344@/talks/discussions This is continue of topics

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4733/official-panasonic-gh3-topic-series-2#Item_1018
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4592/official-panasonic-gh3-topic/p1

and


Also check

DR - http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Panasonic-Lumix-GH3-Digital-Camera-Review/Dynamic-Range.htm


Direct manuals links


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Short Specifications

  • Effective Megapixels - 16.05 Megapixels (17.20 total)
  • Live MOS/17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio), not multi aspect
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3.0" 640k OLED Monitor with static touch control
  • 1.74Mp OLED EVF
  • Video - AVCHD 2.0 1080p50 (PAL), 1080p60 (NTSC), 1080p24 (with slow and fast variations, like 12fps and 50fps).
  • Three containers (AVCHD, MOV and MP4) and large bitrate modes, bot intraframe and interframe.
  • Shutter Speeds - 60-1/4000
  • Flash modes - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
  • Battery - Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh), old or new?
  • Continuous Shooting Speed - 6 fps
  • Weather Proof
  • WB - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, Color temperature setting
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC cards compatible
  • Dimensions - 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in
  • USB 2.0
  • Weight - 550g
  • Price - $1299 (body only!)

Available at:

Check other topic below for other countries and other US options:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4641/gh3-preordering-and-availability-topic


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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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Taking Pictures with GH2.. need some advice shooting properly http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4731/taking-pictures-with-gh2..-need-some-advice-shooting-properly Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:46:49 -0600 WRLEO 4731@/talks/discussions I have been taking pictures for a long time but with Nikon's.. I have never had so much problems with taking pictures with a camera as i have with the Gh2.. 99% of my photos are blurry in some aspect and action or slow moving objects are always a problem.. i am using the 14-140 lens by panasonic and can never get a clean picture without a tripod. Is there any kind of setting for actions shots and not blurry? Can anyone help me? Thanks guys.. My Videos are perfect, i love my GH2 for this... But my pics are crapola..

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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 got first stock of GH4 bodies and kits,

GH4 body price - $1698 + shipping and GH4+12-35mm+64Gb Panasonic SDHC UHS Speed Class 3 card kit - $2430 + shipping prices include shipping to US/CA/UK/AU/NZ/Western Europe
PAL/NTSC
No time limits like US

Price: see above
Shipping: Shipping is around $50 for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this camera/lens.


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 HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11232/-panasonic-hc-x1000-4k-dciultra-hdfull-hd-camcorder- Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:49:02 -0600 RRRoger 11232@/talks/discussions Rumors have it that this camera not only does 4k 60P but also 1080 P120. Is this acurate or have they crippled it in firmware? The other critical thing for me is how does this camera do in poor indoor light?

I have used many CamCorders in the past and much prefer DSLRs and MSLR cameras for Video. But this could be a game changer for me as I have this much invested in the GH4 and two lens.

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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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GH4: No Extended ISO Steps in Video Mode? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11223/gh4-no-extended-iso-steps-in-video-mode Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:15:45 -0600 bluehabit 11223@/talks/discussions On the GH4, in video mode, you are very limited in the range of ISO steps: 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400. With the GH3 you could use extended ISO steps in video mode; however, with the GH4 extended ISO is not available in video mode only in other modes such as manual stills. Is anyone else disappointed by this? It feels like a step backward from the GH3 & very awkward having to jump to ISO 800 when I know I could make do with a lower ISO. The new Fenchel & Janisch review of this camera points this out as well.

Curious on everyone's thoughts.

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GH2 and 430EX...Rear-curtain sync possible? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10981/gh2-and-430ex...rear-curtain-sync-possible Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:12:02 -0600 GH2_fan 10981@/talks/discussions As the title says, is it possible to even do the specific 'Rear-Curtain Sync' flash mode with the GH2 and a Canon 430EX flashgun?

All I can see in the menu is 'Slow-sync' flash mode and that's only available in Aperture Mode, and I do everything in Manual.

Am I missing something here? cause it is a really big shame that the GH2 is not able to do such flash mode :(

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Panasonic GM1 official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8254/panasonic-gm1-official-topic Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:28:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8254@/talks/discussions image

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Ultra compact m43 camera.

Official specs:

  • 16Mp CMOS sensor
  • 1/16000 minimum shutter speed
  • Very small
  • Light metal body
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.0", 1036K dot touch screen
  • 1080i60/p30 (sic!)
  • 1080/24p 24Mbit
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • Focus peaking
  • PIP magnification for manual focus
  • silent mode
  • 204 g
  • 99mm x 55mm x 30 mm

Previews and samples


Available at:

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GH3 Issues Topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5488/gh3-issues-topic Sat, 15 Dec 2012 02:45:24 -0700 vaitor 5488@/talks/discussions Hi,

I just received my GH3 from Samys and my FN4 button does not work. I'm think it might be a rare case but since I live abroad and it took two weeks to get it from the US it is pretty annoying. I can still go back in the menu by using the touch screen but it is quit inconvenient.

My question: Did anyone ever came across such an issue with any other DSLR? Is it possible to repair it locally (cheap?) I am not a technician but I am guessing it is either the wiring or a lose contact. So I would like to avoid sending it back/or sending it in to Panasonic for repair. Also: If there is no other solution and I have to send it to panasonic, what are the usual repair times? any experience?

Any advise? Thanks in advance!

vaitor

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Official Panasonic G5 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3936/official-panasonic-g5-topic Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:07:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3936@/talks/discussions image


The new DMC-G5 features a 3-inch fold out screen and a top of the line 16-megapixel sensor powered by Panasonic's Venus Engine VII.

G5 is capable of things like full HD video recording and capturing images up to 12,800 ISO.

Also it looks like we have power zoom control near shutter :-)


Specifications:

  • 16Mp sensor (18.3 megapixels total!)
  • 6fps burst
  • 1.44Mp viewfinder
  • 1080p50/1080p60 video recording (28Mp)
  • Additional control lever. Control lever behind the shutter button which controls the power zoom on compatible lenses. Alternatively it can be configured to operate exposure compensation or aperture in M-mode.
  • Higher-resolution 920,000 dot rear LCD
  • Regains the eye-sensor to automatically switch between LCD and electronic viewfinder.
  • 'Touchpad AF'. It allows you to move the AF area across the frame with your finger on the LCD while you're framing the shot through the EVF.
  • The newly added Electronic Shutter mode allows silent operation which is helpful in areas where silence is needed
  • The Extra Tele Conversion function extends zoom range Max 4.8x without deterioration of image quality.
  • Price: $800 for kit

Available at:


Samples:


Previews and reviews:


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GH3 user reviews and opinions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5304/gh3-user-reviews-and-opinions Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:29:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5304@/talks/discussions Topic dedicated ONLY to post review/opinion if you have camera on hand.

Also for discussions about such opinions.

For all other discussions use other topics or general GH3 official topic

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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

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Panasonic GM-1, good for green screen work? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11155/panasonic-gm-1-good-for-green-screen-work Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:09:23 -0600 thesaifking 11155@/talks/discussions Hey everybody I'm looking for a camera to use at my job that may occasionally need green screen footage.

I have been using my own equipment (hacked panasonic gh2) and have awesome results, but I'm drafting a budget up for equipment that should already be on hand at the site, not my own personal stuff. All I need now is to add a camera.

I take a lot of product photography and sometimes film people working, the GH2 seemed good for that. But I used a high bit rate on my videos, will using a GM-1 have problematic results if the bit rate is lower? I know it takes awesome video that's close to the GH3, both cameras which have better dynamic range than my gh2, but will Ultra Key work just as well in Adobe premiere using GM-1 footage?

I'm aiming for the GM-1 since it's cheaper than the GH3 and good form factor. But would it be better if I used a different camera?

Thanks!

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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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Leica MP topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11110/leica-mp-topic Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:07:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11110@/talks/discussions image

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Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a new model in the Leica rangefinder camera range. With the Leica M-P photographers can be ready to shoot anytime, so that the “decisive moment” is never missed. Thanks to the large buffer size of 2 GB it is now possible to shoot up to 24 images in full continuous speed of 3 frames per second, so the focus is on you and your photographs.

Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, such as the enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet and enduring design concept with which the Leica M-P joins the line of Leica M-Cameras conceived especially to fulfil the needs of professional photographers.

The buffer memory capacity of the Leica M-P has been increased to 2 GB – twice the size of that of the Leica M. This guarantees that the Leica M-P is immediately ready to shoot in almost all situations. This is a particular advantage when shooting pictures in rapid succession, as the image data needs to be buffered directly after the shutter is released, before writing to the SD memory card. This means that users can now react to events with even greater spontaneity to capture the decisive moment in almost every photographic situation.

In terms of design, the Leica M-P is based on the typical characteristics of the Leica rangefinder system and focuses in particular on robustness and a long product lifespan. The use of an extremely scratch-resistant sapphire crystal cover for its LCD monitor is one example of this. This material is so hard that it can only be worked with special diamond cutting tools and is one of the world’s hardest materials. In practical terms, the sapphire glass LCD cover is almost unbreakable and offers resistance to many kinds of wear and stresses, meaning that the camera is ideally equipped for many years of use. Thanks to an anti-reflective coating on both sides of the cover glass, image reviewing is now even better, even in difficult lighting conditions, and allows photographers to assess and check every subject with optimum precision both before and after exposure.

The unobtrusive and minimalistic look of the Leica M-P provides even greater discretion in decisive shooting situations. Many photographers who already use Leica M-Cameras actually tape over the red Leica logo to make their work as unobtrusive as possible. For precisely this reason, this identifying feature has been omitted from the new rangefinder camera. Instead, the top plate of the camera is engraved with a subtle Leica script.

Other new details of the camera include a frame selection lever with which bright-line frames for six different focal lengths can be projected into the viewfinder to simulate subject framing. The corresponding frames are shown in pairs for the focal lengths 28 and 90 mm, 35 and 135 mm or 50 and 75 mm. This avoids the need to change lenses to assess suitable subject framing, offers greater creative freedom and allows photographers to concentrate fully on composing their pictures.

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GH4 slowmo 96fps recording problems and bugs! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10736/gh4-slowmo-96fps-recording-problems-and-bugs Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:20:50 -0600 loscher 10736@/talks/discussions Hello, I´m having several problems with the lumix GH4 slowmo 96fps mode, camera just freeze during recording sea or water sports just before 3 seconds. I´m using the Kingston UHS-I U3 80mbs writing speed 64GB SD card, so may not be a writing problem or data transfer, or I´m wrong. Has anyone else having the same issue?, thanks!

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