GH3 owners - 1080p24/25/30 or 720p50/60?

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
razorfish
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Re: GH3 owners - 1080p24/25/30 or 720p50/60?
In reply to amtberg, Dec 20, 2012

amtberg wrote:

Doing side-by-side comparisons of the All-I and 50mbs modes, I actually prefer the 50mbs. For some reason it just looks a little cleaner/sharper, thought the difference is minimal.

I have to disagree with this. To me, the 1080p24/25/30 All-I mode has the clearest image of all the modes. I really pixel peeped on a large monitor, pausing and starting movies. The problem is of course that motion is not displayed smoothly at such low frame rates. I used a 180 degree shutter in these tests and tested under similar lighting conditions with the same moving subject. In full screen on my 2560x1440 monitor, the difference between 720p50/60 All-I and 1080p50/60 MOV (non All-I) is minimal. The clarity of the image seems to be very similar in these modes. To me it therefore seems like All-I recording has a clear quality advantage. Motion of course is smooth at these frame rates.

I guess I really want to use the 1080p All-I for clarity, but wondering if people are generally bothered by the less smooth motion.

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