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Driftwood Settings: Series 6 - COMP Apocalypse Now, Cluster v6, GalaXian GX1, Sedna, Canis, etc...
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  • @sanzadez man you should really take your time and read the post properly!!!!! It's not that bloody difficult? Capture a minute long sunrise or sunset on A GHx Gxx camera with one of Driftwood's setting/patch and submit it by uploading to youtube/vimeo and linking to this thread before the 18th of August. Top 3 will be put to the vote. If you the win your shot will be used by driftwood in is forthcoming film 'Swim to Land'. Simples, no? Anyway I'm totally gutted i cant take part. I switched on my GH2 this morning to go and take a timelapse and my GH2 started to make this weired fucking electronic sound when powering up. Kept poweing up then off sound keeps happening. Strange!!!!

  • @Killagram wow, how did I miss that, hah. Thanks. I read the post and then went through reading everyone else's posts, must have just slipped my mind during that time.

  • @Diffusion33 - It sounds like the ultrasonic sensor vibrator is stuck on. Either that or the lens's stabilizer has gone nuts. Does the sound happen even with no lens attached?

  • Here's interesting side-to-side footage of the unhacked GH2 vs. the GH2 with Quantum v9b, shot with a dual camera rig and identical lenses:

    I wonder whether using high bitrate hacks only makes a significant quality difference for grading and shooting in low light?!?

  • I got this video in May during the eclipse, but how do I check to see if it's one of Driftwood's patch. I have the original MTS file. Thanks.

  • @cantsin - Interesting test. There is a disturbingly small difference between the two. Too bad he labelled the comparisons. If you want a real test just label them A and B and see if anybody can correctly identify which is which.

  • Any Scene is correctly labeld.. If both files arent named differently , nobody cant see any different...

    QED

  • @cbranding yeah sounds only happen at powering up with or without lens. Then i hear a fan like sound! Also the stabilizer hand goes to red even if i'm good to shoot. Totally sucks :-( I made a post here! Any help would be welcomed http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3955/gh2-making-a-weird-sound.#Item_1

  • @kong Beautiful mate. Hope you got that one on a Driftwood patch. It's a total winner. Stunning

  • It would be interesting to expand this test to include more patches. I am convinced that I can tell a significant difference between Sedna and Sanity, for example, but that could be at least partly due to the fact that I only use Sanity on less dynamic scenes.

  • The truth is, the hacks are better than stock. Truth is also in the grading. Watch the stock/low bitrate ones fall apart. More info in the shadows, better motion. Intra editing. Lots of new people on tonight. Welcome.

  • anyway, believe ore not ! but in reality you cant see no difference to the original Firmware ..

  • One test, one scene Natalie. Proof is in the quatisation results, shadows, dealing with banding if you want a measure. Send me the mts files and I'll show you. However, I will not dispute if the scene is well shot then it can be difficult to subjectively tell the difference at first glance. Later on in the grading you discover if you want to push things more stock images fall apart.

    Finally, isn't the GH2 a wonderful beast? No one is forcing anyone to use a hack. If you're happy with stock stick to it.

  • Its very easy to identify which is which. Just look at moving background and all the motion artifacts. If you had the raw files they would be worlds apart.

  • This is really where that 'side by side' example of @LPowell's shines... FILM RUNNING WATER CLOSE UP AND SEE HOW IT HOLDS UP. Grading or no grading its 'attack of the macro blocks from hell'.

    Not making this a flame war or anything but as it has been shown before using Vimeo to 'prove' a certain point is hopeless. Its all been 'bashed' down to Vimeo quality.

    Besides this is an old proven concept. These posts (including mine) should be deleted as it has NOTHING to do with Driftwood or Cbrandin's new settings...

  • Very true @alcomposer. Thats why Im pleased I brought up Cluster to a new level and one that gets closer to my Intra settings which are quite superb handling motion.

  • I asked the OP to upload either the source files or HQ intermediates (Dnxhd, pro res) somewhere and he said he would.

  • MUST be source. Also can you continue this discussion on the existing following thread;-

    http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3638/gh2-hack-vs-un-hacked-firmware-tests#Item_38

  • What's wrong with 175mbps DNXHD files? I transcode and edit with them all the time.

  • @kong. Run your .mts file through Streamparser. If it shows as Intra frame only (I frame with red color), then it is one of Driftwood's GOP1 settings assuming you used 24p.

  • @dbp No transcode. Just post source files please. Create a dropbox folder and invite me on email: driftwood.brighton@gmail.com. Always interested to see how Intra performs. Thanks.

  • First use of the Voigtlander 17.5mm lens and Cluster 6. Nothing special, very challenging due to poor lighting and cramped space.

    ISO 320, SS 50, 24H, Vibrant -2 -2 -1 -2, shot at 2.4.

    Played with color correction and a little grading in FCP7

  • @driftwood Thx for the welcome. It's been 6 months since i started to follow PV. I've learnt a great deal in this time. Still to make a donation as it has been a very though six months as lost job and been burgled. Thank fuck i had my GH2 with me. Will donate as soon as back in employment. Thank you @vitaliy for all you great work and the community for sharing in their experiences. Sedna fecking rules :-)

  • @Diffusion33 Youre welcome mate. And good luck with the return of your camera and the fan problem - Im sure youll have it back within 14 days, and, it will be returned as good as new.

  • Thanks @Zaven13 I ran it through streamparser but I got 1 P-Frame and the rest are I-B-B frames it's in 24p setting. I don't have fast card and don't want problem associated w/ slower cards I think it's in 24L.

    Here is the info from SP:

    Stream: TS Max Speed = 105,526,700 bps Mode = 1080/24p Average PCR Timing Interval = 0.094 seconds Clip Duration = 0:04:03.03 PCR Duration = 0:04:03.00 Average Total Bitrate = 16,336,242 Average Video Bitrate = 15,329,900 Average Audio Bitrate = 235,009 Average Other Bitrate = 771,332 Max GOP Size = 264,000 Bytes (2,112,000 bits) Video Frame Count (All-I/P/B) = 5,827 - 1,942 / 1 / 3,883 Video Frame Size (Min/Ave/Max) = 36,096 / 81,611 / 125,184 I Frame Size (Min/Ave/Max) = 57,984 / 121,540 / 125,184 P Frame Size (Min/Ave/Max) = 36,288 / 36,288 / 36,288 B Frame Size (Min/Ave/Max) = 36,096 / 61,673 / 72,768