Tagged with panasonic - Personal View Talks http://personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/panasonic/feed.rss Mon, 28 Jul 14 16:30:50 -0600 Tagged with panasonic - Personal View Talks en-CA For video: GX7 vs A6000 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10848/for-video-gx7-vs-a6000 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:30:38 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 10848@/talks/discussions we all know that Sony is actually the best manufacturer of sensors and has done wonderful work with the A6000 which provides a number of options that make it almost unbeatable in its price range, only the inclusion of a clean HDMI video output makes it a serious camera.

On paper the specifications and level of A6000 seems better. However in my experience with the NEX-5N even consider Sony in color reproduction is some steps below respect to M4/3 (in FF is another story), the A6000 has greatly improved with colors, but I dont have seen a video that me is convincing in paragraph colorful as offering GX7, which seems a kind of mini GH4, si I do not understand that the manufacturer block the HDMI output when recording video.

If you were to stay with one camera between these two, with which you stay?

[Panasonic GH4] Custom WB with BMCC Speedbooster is a bad idea http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10905/panasonic-gh4-custom-wb-with-bmcc-speedbooster-is-a-bad-idea Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:50:51 -0600 0range 10905@/talks/discussions This little bastard...

I now own 3 cameras. The GH2, BMPCC and the GH4. For the Blackmagic I bought the BMCC Speedbooster, so I can use it on the BMPCC and the GH4, if I would buy it any time soon. And I did - today. Excited about the Speedbooster working with my Nikon Glass and getting away with no vignetting in UHD mode (crop factor 2,3 becomes 1,472 like APS-C), I just wanted to give the Custom White Balance a try, since I had to dial in the correct color temperature on the BMPCC, I wanted the luxury back, to have the right settings at the push of a button.

So I was just about to flex my finger and set Custom WB... when I remembered... my GH2 always using the mechanical Shutter, when taking the custom WB. Cause I want to use the GH4 a little longer, I dismounted the BMCC Speedbooster and took the Custom Whitebalance.

Long story is short: Even with activated Electronic Shutter, the GH4 still uses the mechanical Shutter for Custom White Balance and can be damaged with attached BMCC Speedbooster. Since the SB touches the inside of the Shutter Casing and even leaves a mark there due the pressure of the adapter, when it´s attached.

So better stay with the Blackmagic way of dialing in the color temperature or use your MFT Kit Lens - if you own one - to do the work.

By the way.... am I the only one who sets custom WB? Cause I didn´t read about this issue anywhere else. At least the BMCC Speedbooster Users don´t care much about it and stick with automatic WB ;-)

That´s it for today!

Cheers from Austria! Stefan

Filming a music video at night with Minolta MD lenses & Panasonic GH2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10863/filming-a-music-video-at-night-with-minolta-md-lenses-panasonic-gh2 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:04:21 -0600 dlzn 10863@/talks/discussions Shot with Panasonic GH2, Canis Majoris Night and some Flowmotion. Lenses used: Minolta MD 50mm F1.7 and Minolta MD 35mm F1.8. Mostly handheld + run & gun.



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


  • None for now
Wedding Videography http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7279/wedding-videography Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:49:32 -0600 Sph1nxster 7279@/talks/discussions My wife and I have set up our Wedding Videography business in the North-East of Scotland for just over 2 1/2 years now. Although we still have a lot to learn, we believe we have managed to bring to our area a much more filmic approach to Wedding Films and have had the pleasure of working with wonderful couples who have been quick to recommend us to others. We also have won a recognised Wedding Industry award for Scotland which was certainly unexpected this year.

Thats the credentials out the way..... I wanted to start a topic that could act as a powerful resource tool for anybody wishing to enter into Wedding Videography. A collective center of useful tips, past experiences and success stories by way of sharing inspiring films from other members. This could be useful then for someone perhaps wishing to start filming weddings, or perhaps someoe who has been given that difficult challenge of filming their friend's wedding and doesn't know where to start. Useful also to those that have been doing it for years and are looking for some inspiration and a fresh set of eyes that newcomer's bring to the table.

With this in mind, I wanted to share the trials and tribulations we have encountered over the last year or so, the bad decisions with equipment we made and the ones where we got it right. Of course I add the caveat of everything I write being my own opinion and may of course not work for you. Every area in the world has accepted styles of what a Wedding Film should be, and what maybe works here doesnt necessarily work elsewhere. My focus in the business is the Techinal side, therefore I will only share my experiences and opinions with the equipment. As for the running of the business and interfacing with customers, maybe someone else will go into that.

We started in the business because we saw a growing demand for Wedding Films in our area, and yet not enough people to meet that demand. In our local area exists some guys who had been doing it for many years, and were able to provide a very traditional approach to filming a wedding, but there were not a lot of companies that would cover the day with a more cinematic flare. This need combined with my wife's insatiable appetite for watching wedding videos created our business.

We filmed our first wedding with a Panasonic SD-700 and a Panasonic SD-900. Fantastic camcorders for our first time. (We have changed cameras quite a few time before we ended up with GH3s.) We filmed a lot, maybe a lot more than we needed but we made sure we got everything we needed. We arrived early and left much later than we had planned for, but overall we are still delighted with our first film we put out. We used a RODE Videomic for the sound and generally this worked well. Where it was not so good, was when we used it directionally over one of the guests tables during the speeches. Had one of the children at the table sat somewhere else we might have picked up more of the Grooms' speech but the lesson learned was that always get your mics as close to your subjects as possible. Buy a Zoom H1, a little stand, and place it in front of your people on the top table. Sync later on and now you are free to focus on the shot and not worry about the sound. Want to be even more professional, get a wireless mic set up like the sennheiser G3 wireless kit. Mic your groom and feed the sound direct to the camera. Now you can monitor the sound through the camera.

One of the other lessons we learned at our first few weddings was how important it is to be FAST. Using tripods all day for every shot is going to make you slow. If you are not slow, then you will be squint (not level). We quickly learned that a Monopod with the added stability of some little feet was going to be our solution. Have a look at this topic....


This allowed us to be quick but not at the expense of stability. In my opinion there is no excuse for going handheld all day, unless you are going for that specifically "documentary" type style. We still use tripods, but only for the Live stuff. Ceremony, Speeches and the evening dance. However we have other cameras that we use on monopods during these times and the tripod stuff is mostly used as a fall back shot (a shot to cut away to when you don't have anything else). Don't try to save money on tripods, a £35 Hama job is going to be a struggle and just bite the bullet and go for the well-known names. We use Manfrotto, not to say that they are the best, but it happened more organically. We bought a manfrotto tripod and then when we got quick plates for all our cameras we then wanted to make sure all the other tripods had the same quick release mechanism. You need to be able to go from tripod, to monopod and then back to tripod fast. So if you do buy lots of different brands of tripods or monopods, you are going to have to buy lots of quick release adaptors. Such as this one.....


You will need Lights, whether you go for the fill the room with light tactic, or maybe the more subtle approach, a good light is going to give your footage the added clarity it needs. Handycams and low-light are a disaster without good light. Just search for video LED light and make sure it has at least 160 LEDs or above for a reasonable amount of light. Watch out for size though, if you want it mounted to your camera hotshoe, dont go too big. If you intend to put it on its own stand, then think about how you are going to connect it, power it and operate it.

Backups, backups, backups. Always think, what if this doesnt work? Have another camera running, use one more sound recorder. Take plenty of batteries, cards and more cameras if you can afford to. Dont go small with cards, if you can afford it, save yourself a lot of hassle by buying big (64gb) and trusting a good name like Sandisk. Brandless types make me very nervous.

Putting equipment aside, there is only one bit of advice I can offer that is more interpersonal related. No matter what happens on the day, try your best to stay calm and in control. Nobody wants to see the video guy getting stressed while he screams at the guests to just hold still for one more second. Things will break, shots will go wrong, photographers will get in the way, but through it all you need to be relaxed and able to deal with whatever is presented to you. (I'm still practicsing this bit :S)

Well, im going to leave it at that just now and see what other contributions we get. I joined this forum about a year ago and it has been my one stop shop for help, advice, information and inspiration. I hope that maybe I can pass this on in some way to someone else who was in my same position.

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



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.

15mm F1.7 Leica m43 lens topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8456/15mm-f1.7-leica-m43-lens-topic Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:47:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8456@/talks/discussions

Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard.


The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest LUMIX GM digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.

In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.

In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.


Available at:

14-42mm F3.5-F5.6 Panasonic kit lens, 2013 version http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5924/14-42mm-f3.5-f5.6-panasonic-kit-lens-2013-version Mon, 28 Jan 2013 04:46:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5924@/talks/discussions image


  • Mega OIS stabilization (step back from Power O.I.S stabilization)
  • 9 lens elements in 8 groups, 2 aspherical lenses
  • Minimum focus distance - 0.20 m (7.87″)
  • Maximum magnification - 0.34 x
  • Minimum aperture - F22
  • Number of diaphragm blades - 7, circular aperture
  • 46mm diameter filter (does not rotate)
  • 49mm height
  • 56mm maximum diameter
  • 110g weight
  • Inner Focus
  • Black and silver color
  • Release Date is March 08


Panasonic GH4 - Manual control while video recoring http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10886/panasonic-gh4-manual-control-while-video-recoring Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:48 -0600 shaunlawson 10886@/talks/discussions Hello,

I have two GH2 that I love for video work. One major disadvantage of the GH2 is

when recording video start, I loss camera control, of ISO/Iris/Shutter. The only

control I have is focus.

Would any GH4 owner kindly advise me that the GH4 let them control the camera

fully when the camera is recording video.

Many thanks for your help, Shaun

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



Also check

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

Direct manuals links


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:


Deals: Compacts and Camcorders deals, Panasonic FZ200 for $378 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3156/deals-compacts-and-camcorders-deals-panasonic-fz200-for-378 Wed, 09 May 2012 09:29:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3156@/talks/discussions Note, this is permanent topic, with last posts containing actual deals.

If some of them do not work, leave a note, so we could correct this.

Deals: m43 bodies and stuff, Panasonic, Olympus E-PM2 kit for $199 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3114/deals-m43-bodies-and-stuff-panasonic-olympus-e-pm2-kit-for-199 Sat, 05 May 2012 10:46:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3114@/talks/discussions Click on the star on top right to follow this topic and not miss the deals

This is permanent topic that will contain current m43 bodies deals.

All actual deals are located at the end of the topic.

GX7 / GM1 - Best Video Settings http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10320/gx7-gm1-best-video-settings Tue, 06 May 2014 08:50:11 -0600 MarcioK 10320@/talks/discussions Since some people showed interest in the GX7's thread sbout opening a Best Video Settings new thread, there it is. And since (in theory) the GM1 have almost the same internals, maybe the settings could work for both - if we discover that it is not the case, a separate thread could be made.

Feel free to share the settings that you are using and the results - unfortunately I did not have enough time myself to make some research yet :)

35-100mm F2.8 X lens topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4610/35-100mm-f2.8-x-lens-topic Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:01:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4610@/talks/discussions image


  • Lens Construction - 18 elements in 13 groups (2 ED lenses , 1 UED lens)
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Optical Image Stabilizer - POWER O.I.S.
  • Focal Length: f=35-100mm (35mm camera equivalent 70-200mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.85m / 2.8ft
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Filter Size: 58mm / 2.3in
  • Max. Diameter: Approx 67.4mm / 2.7in
  • Overall Length: Approx. 99.9mm
  • Weight: Approx. 360g

Good to have separate one :-)

Reviews and previews:


Price: $1499

Available at:



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 :-)


  • 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:


Previews and reviews:

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


  • 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


Where to order?:

Panasonic AG-AC90 topic and comparison with GH2, video test http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4661/panasonic-ag-ac90-topic-and-comparison-with-gh2-video-test Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:57:02 -0600 tommy 4661@/talks/discussions image

**Some AC90 specs **

  • 1080/60p, 60i, 30p, 24p, 480/60i. [50 Hz model]: 1080/50p, 50i, 25p, 576/50i.
  • High sensitive BSI 3MOS sensor
  • F1.5
  • 29.8 mm wide angle / high powered zoom lens (12x)
  • built in 5 axis hybrid OIS
  • 3.5 inch lcd (touch) 1.150.000 dot resolution
• Dual SD Card Slots (support SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Cards).
  • 2 channel XLR audio inputs (MIC/LINE/+48V selectable).

  • Audio CH1/CH2 with individual level controls and input selection.
  • HDMI output, AV Multi output (D-connector, composite video and audio 2 channel), USB connector.
• Remote terminals enable remote operation of iris, focus, zoom, Rec Start/ Stop functions.

Available at:

In all the excitement with the GH3 (some 1200 replies in 5 days here only ) I wanted to start a new discussion, because I feel we (or at least some of us) have to face the reality. Should we buy the GH3 or start filming again with a camera that is made for it ?!

I have the GH2 for 2 years, have 3 different lenses and tried several hacks, I bought the Tascam DR-40 for sound (and other stuff). I needed a rig to hold everything, and now it looks stupid. If you are not doing fiction, (always) filming on a tripod, or in a studio and you also want to be fast and flexible (which is often necessary) it just doesn't work! (for me ;-)

Therefore I am considering a 'normal' video camera again. But which one? Next month the AG-AC90 will be available for only € 1800,= . I got it yesterday to try it out for 1 day. As there is no information (or footage) about the camera, I wanted to do some video comparison.

I compare footage of the AC90 with the GH2 (As we do not have the GH3 yet, but I don't expect it to be a miracle anyway ;-). It was not my intention to make good shots, but to put both cameras in 'hard' circumstances, such as high contrast, back light, movement, moire, rolling shutter effects etc. I did different tests and tried to keep equal settings, same shooting moments and movements, tripod / handheld, slow motion, rack focus / auto focus, daylight / low-light / dark, menu / settings. I only had the camera for a day (without a manual), so I don't know it well. Most images in standard settings were a bit too bright (but this can be adjusted in the camera).

The AC90 has a smaller sensor so less DOF (but in daylight can be achieved with a ND filter.) I didn't have one during testing (but I did use a ND in some shots with the GH2, so that is not a fair comparison). I expected the AC90 to do worse in lowlight but I am actually quite surprised!

The video is definitely not a 'scientific' pixel tweaking test. I know little about how to test GOP, I / P/ B structure, 4:4:2, peaking, dynamic range, AVCHD profiles, etc. But you guys do! @Vitaly_Kiselev @Driftwood @Ralph_B @cbrandin and others ?! I can put some original files online for some deeper analyses. What can you tell about the footage? GOP, I/P/B, etc? Is it hackable (or worth hacking ;-) to give it a bit more Mbs? etc?

I hope to open up the discussion (from the large sensor cameras such as the GH3) and look forward to hear everybody's opinion!

Ps1 Some shots in the end are only with the AC90 because it was too dark for the GH2 (with the 14-140 mm lens)

Ps2 I know YouTube is not good, but I also think it is only showing HD 25P as I rendered it 50P (and the orginal looks better and more smooth)

Ps3 Sorry for the stupid music (without sound was even more boring)

GH2 feature film http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10748/gh2-feature-film Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:51:51 -0600 mangotree72 10748@/talks/discussions Hi everybody - I just wanted to show you a trailer from our feature film shot on the GH2 - I used mainly an olympus 50mm. It is a very low budget movie, but comes in at 82 mins. I used the same patch as Musgo - I threw this trailer together and added the Musgo trailer music for fun. We're having some music written for the trailer so I can officially release it.

It took three weeks and some weekends to make - I know there are better examples of cinematography and imagery - but I love using the GH2 and was more than happy to use it for the film. Where it will go and end up - I don't know. Just glad I saw it through.

I'm not asking for shares or anything - just wanted to show that we used a GH2 and it never let me down.


2014 Panasonic Camcorders W850, V750, with 1080p120 slo-mo, 50Mbps http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9275/2014-panasonic-camcorders-w850-v750-with-1080p120-slo-mo-50mbps Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:03:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9275@/talks/discussions Panasonic W850


  • 6.03 MOS sensor
  • New fast LSI
  • 50Mbps low compression mode
  • 4-drive lens system (4 focus motors driving different lens parts)
  • Separate wide camera so you can view all scene
  • 1080p120 recording, with ability to interpolate frames up to 1080p240
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC-compatible
  • Works as baby monitor while you are home

Seems like ideal camera for fast web interviews.

$799 price


Panasonic V750


  • 6.03 MOS sensor
  • New fast LSI
  • 50Mbps low compression mode
  • 4-drive lens system (4 focus motors driving different lens parts)
  • 1080p120 recording, with ability to interpolate frames up to 1080p240
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC-compatible
  • Works as baby monitor while you are home

$599 price


Panasonic V550


  • Built-in Wi-Fi®, NFC-compatible

$299 price


Official GX1 hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2902/official-gx1-hack-development-topic Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:40:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2902@/talks/discussions I got the dump. Initially all looks pretty good.

I hope to start to work on hack soon.

FS: Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10561/fs-voigtlander-nokton-25mm-f0.95 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:53:30 -0600 tigerbengal2009 10561@/talks/discussions In Brand new condition Nokton 25 f0.95, no marks, no nicks, pristine condition, I bought it brand new, but used only a couple of time, I am not very good with manual lenses, that's why I decided to sell it, include: box, lens, front and rear caps, hood, and I will include another hood

price is $700, paypal gift, regular paypal add 3%, include shipping to CONUS

I live in Milpitas, California, if someone wants to do meet in person (San Jose, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Fremont etc...)

shipping only to verified paypal address will post pictures later

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


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:

Panasonic LX7 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3943/panasonic-lx7-topic Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:19:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3943@/talks/discussions image



  • 80 to 12800 ISO
  • 10.1 MP multi-aspect ratio sensor, 1/1.7", 12.7 MP total
  • Venus Engine VII FHD
  • 24-90mm equv. LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX F1,4-2,3mm
  • Video: 1080p50/1080p60, stereo mikes
  • Built-in 3 stop neutral density filter
  • 920K dots 3" screen
  • 11 fps continuous shooting, 5 fps with AF tracking
  • Aperture ring around lens barrel
  • Combined ND/manual focus control on rear

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14-140mm F3.5-5.6 Panasonic zoom lens, 2013 version http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6780/14-140mm-f3.5-5.6-panasonic-zoom-lens-2013-version Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:21:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6780@/talks/discussions image


  • 14-140mm lens
  • Power O.I.S. stabilization
  • F3.5 on wide - F5.6 on tele
  • Minimum aperture - F22
  • Diaphragm blades - 7
  • 14 elements in 12 groups, 2 aspherical + 2 ED lenses
  • Minumum focus distance - 0.30 m
  • Weight - 265 g
  • Diamater - 67 mm
  • Length - 75 mm
  • Comes with hood
  • 58 mm filter threads
  • $699 price

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Microspace http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10682/microspace Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:25:04 -0600 Thor 10682@/talks/discussions
Shoot on Panasonic GH3, Panasonic 12-35 lenses. Colorgrading - DaVinci Resolve Lite. I bought this camera one year ago at http://www.personal-view.com/faqs/gh3-notes/gh3-discount to replace my 550D ;) Huge thank to Vitaly and his ebay business partner! Sorry for my English, I use Google translator :)))

Ask developers of the Panasonic Lumix GH4, plus, answers about the m43 format http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10019/ask-developers-of-the-panasonic-lumix-gh4-plus-answers-about-the-m43-format Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:35:57 -0600 driftwood 10019@/talks/discussions Still toying with the idea of your next camera purchase - the GH4, GH3, GM1 - or other? Are you worried about the future of micro four thirds? Want to know why Panasonic have chosen the GH4 as their next model in the GHx Lumix series? Why the YAGH? Have a concern? Have a recommendation? Want to know more about the future path of the GH series? Then this is your chance.

We're giving all our personal-view members the opportunity to put their questions regarding m43, the new Lumix GH4 plus more to a certain Mr Koyama - the man in charge of the whole GH4 project and product concept, product planning and support.

We will then collate all your questions and the best of them will be put to Koyama this week in which he has promised to answer as best he can. Deadline for your questions is this Friday, 4th April.

Write them below. Please stick to questions only - no comments off-hand or discussions. Don't be shy. Ask away!

Questions only - no stupid stuff - it will simply be ignored.

// Phab : Domaine de la Brette (short GH2) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10621/-phab-domaine-de-la-brette-short-gh2 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:06:17 -0600 etreetsoi 10621@/talks/discussions With my GH2, I filmed this beautiful cottages in France...

Panasonic GH2 // Voigtländer 25mn f0.95 // Panasonic 14-140 HD // Filltre ND Dörr ND4-400 VLT // Mini dolly Igus http://www.igus.fr/wpck/6189/filmtechnology // Music Silent partner - The messanger - Youtube Audio Library

ColorGHear [PART 2] http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5346/colorghear-part-2 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 16:40:03 -0700 shian 5346@/talks/discussions The old thread had grown too large so here's the new one.

To access the old thread - go here: http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1817/colorghear-toolkit-color-grading-system-for-ae/p1

So as not to be misleading, ColorGHear is a system, and not so much a plug-in... a school of thought supported through the ColorGHear Toolkit -which is a set of MODULAR PRESETS for After Effects and ColorGHear Pro - which is a set of MODULAR LUTs for Davinci Resolve, FCP7, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Speedgrade, and is not what you'd consider a classical style plug-in.

The toolkit isn't a collection of drag and drop "looks" like Magic Bullet. It is a series of nodes which contain a set of grading instructions or "macros" (a set of operations), specially designed to work with each other to speed up your workflow. Along with these nodes, comes a system of grading which replaces having to perform the minutia of individual corrections by hand. Learned through the online tutorials, this system will give you speedy and precise grades. It is this precision that prevents you from "bending" your images like with standard methods which is what allows me to get such drastic and dramatic grades from normally flimsy DSLR codecs.

As a professional colorist, I noticed that because of the way the color channels in RGB video are tied together; that typical methods like the Color Balance tool, and the 3-way Color Corrector will actually bend an RGB image out of shape. So in order to maximize the full potential of any given image, I had to learn a method of grading that would avoid damaging the footage. I called this method "precision grading."

I also noticed that in executing these precision grades, I was performing the same operations over and over. I began taking notes on what these operations were, and trying to determine if it were possible to create a set of interacting preset nodes that would save me time in having to repeatedly perform these operations.

I soon discovered 37 distinct sets of operations that would serve to correctly grade any, and all footage. 6 of these macros cancel each other out, and only 1 of those 6 could be effectively used at any given time leaving me with 32 nodes - giving me 1,024 possible combinations. Over a thousand distinct grades. Over time, I added some other tools to the set which now sits at 74 nodes all of which are designed to be used in conjunction with the other nodes. (69, if you subtract the 5 canceling nodes) which brings the total to 4,761 distinct grades.

The precision method I mention above is demonstrated here. Along with how the 3-way Color Corrector damages your footage.

The power of ColorGHear is presented in the video demonstrations below.

ColorGHear is available at http://www.ColorGHear.com

(ColorGHear Pro not yet available to the public)

42.5mm F/1.2 Panasonic and 150mm f/2.8 MFT http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4612/42.5mm-f1.2-panasonic-and-150mm-f2.8-mft Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:19:23 -0600 stonebat 4612@/talks/discussions image

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Official GH2 "Stalin" hack development topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/50/official-gh2-stalin-hack-development-topic Wed, 04 May 2011 08:07:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 50@/talks/discussions
First good news. It looks like all video related setup routines in GH2 work in RAM, instead of ROM for older models.]]>