why does the E-M1's video get dissed?

Started Apr 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
boxerman Senior Member • Posts: 1,393
Re: It shouldn't....read this

3dwag wrote:

24P not only for "film-like look" - it's the only way to distribute 1080p on Blu-ray without resorting to some funky scan conversion.

I'm not understanding this. We have been burning 60p BlueRays for years for our travel shows. To me, the MUCH smoother motion is vastly preferable on a large screen. (We don't do much video on our shows. Mostly Ken Burns effects of various sorts.)

Check here for specs:

Blu-Ray Video

(It appears that the manufacturers are beyond the standard spec: "Many current Blu-ray players and recorders now support 1920×1080 video at the full 60p and 50p progressive format." As I say, our Blu-Ray burning software and players have been happy with 60p for years.)

Having said that, the most objectionable aspect of video on the OM-D (I have the E-M5) is break-up of fine detail (coarse grain, other artifacts) when the scene is rapidly changing, as rough sea or trees in panning. Bandwidth and codec limitations. As many have said.

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