Bassman2003

Lives in United States United States
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Has a website at www.metroplexmultimedia.com
Joined on Mar 2, 2006

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)
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BJN: Choppy pan, what shutter speed?

The sage Ebrahim speaks! Great comments. I remember you from DVInfo many years back.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)
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BJN: Choppy pan, what shutter speed?

@ Richard, you should not have changed anything. It was a nice piece and shows the GH5 well. 24p is tough and judder is tough to see on a little LCD. When I film in 24p I have to flip a switch in my mind and try to minimally move the camera. I see this as kind of a mentality of shooting primes instead of zooms. You learn you can get the job done in a different way and sometimes it looks better because you are thinking more.

24p is more difficult when shooting live, unscripted events.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)
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BJN: Choppy pan, what shutter speed?

2) The best way to learn is to try different camera moves in both and look at them on both 24p and 60p timelines. You can acquire in framerates and you can export in framerates. Set your camera to 24p and try to shoot without seeing judder. These are the techniques of filmmakers.

Two common methods of hiding judder are moving the entire camera and following motion so the viewer focusses on the subject and does not notice the background is juddering. i.e. somebody walking across the frame. The camera follows this person and you do not even notice the background. If the person was not there you would focus on the juddery background...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)
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BJN: Choppy pan, what shutter speed?

@Brightside - I think "panning" in general does not good while shooting in 24p. When I say panning I mean rotating from a fixed position (tripod). When you see this type of shot in the movies they are usually moving the camera while it is rotating. The little bit of camera movement helps diffuse the 24p judder.

I tell these two things to everybody that wants to learn about 24p:

1) NFL Files vs Live. This is an American Football reference but if you watch a football game live it is the 60p look. If you watch an episode of "NFL Films" it is the 24p look. 60p for the present and 24p for stories and "the past".

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)

Nice and clean at those ISOs.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 04:38 UTC as 15th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)
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BJN: Choppy pan, what shutter speed?

The choppy look or judder is actually the 24p frame rate. Nothing to do with shutter speed, rolling shutter or the quality of the pan. With 24p panning from a fixed position just does not look good. The camera is moving faster than the framerate, it just can not keep up. This is a technique for faster framerates like 50p/60p. The proper way to do it is to move the entire camera, not rotate it.

Cinematographers just know how to get around the pitfalls of 24p by using techniques to hide or eliminate the judder.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 04:35 UTC
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Bassman2003: I like the shots and the camera looks interesting. I see a little yellow cast to all of these photos. Does anybody else see this?

I am not casting stones here. Just saying what I see. I have heard of yellow casts being associated with Sony products in the past, but that was only through forums which you do not know if it can be trusted.

As a video & stills shooter, this camera looks great. But my Canon 5DMKIII and accessories has been paid for long ago. Hard to leave a system.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 17:21 UTC

I like the shots and the camera looks interesting. I see a little yellow cast to all of these photos. Does anybody else see this?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 14:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies

No doubt they have an uphill climb but so does every camera maker these days. Basically you need to bring the goods to keep people buying. They have already reaped the rewards from having a unique product. Now they need to have the best product to get upgrade and new sales.

I would hope for a better lens that moves beyond the perma-fisheye look at the wide angle. 4k60p sounds like a given. I think they have room to improve and can do it but companies do not often go there.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1556 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: tip to Sony - make a proper DSLR with A mount and stop beating this dead horse (SLT)

I think this camera competes quite well with Canon. As a long time Canon user who shoot a lot of video as well, the Canon MKIV does not have the innovation that this Sony has. I have to look at the business side of things as my MKIII & II have been paid off for a long time. So switching would be a lot of cost but feature wise, I think Sony is trying harder than Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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theSUBVERSIVE: Do the people that buy the FZ1000/2000 really want the extra reach?

I really like the FZ2500 and it's a nice B-cam for a Panasonic video combo but I would had preferred something more in line with what the RX10 had before with a constant f/2.8 and less reach but I've seen a lot of people knocking on that RX10 for having less reach, so maybe it's just me.

The lens not moving back and forth is pretty nice for balancing in a gimbal but in this case, although the RX10 III costs considerably more, it still has more reach and brighter lens.

The built-in ND is awesome to have, even more for video when you want to keep the shutter speed at 180 degrees shutter angle. It's not quite what I wanted but it's still pretty good for what it is.

I would be for a faster lens but I think from a marketing point of view it would tough for them to sell a 5x zoom in a fixed lens situation.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
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theSUBVERSIVE: Do the people that buy the FZ1000/2000 really want the extra reach?

I really like the FZ2500 and it's a nice B-cam for a Panasonic video combo but I would had preferred something more in line with what the RX10 had before with a constant f/2.8 and less reach but I've seen a lot of people knocking on that RX10 for having less reach, so maybe it's just me.

The lens not moving back and forth is pretty nice for balancing in a gimbal but in this case, although the RX10 III costs considerably more, it still has more reach and brighter lens.

The built-in ND is awesome to have, even more for video when you want to keep the shutter speed at 180 degrees shutter angle. It's not quite what I wanted but it's still pretty good for what it is.

I would say no. As a video person myself and an RX10 II owner, I think anything over 200mm is kind of a waste with video. Let face it, most of the time these cameras are going to be used handheld. too long of a lens just makes hand held footage difficult. The long lens makes me think of travel camera instead of maybe using for something work related. Which is fine, it is not billed as a pro camera.

But, constant f2.8 is always more important than the ramping lenses in my book. I hope the RX10 IV goes back to the 24-200mm design to keep the larger aperture.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (76 comments in total)

Panasonic really listened to the community and is kicking some butt!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:21 UTC as 19th comment
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Andreas Voigt: Panasonic, stop patronizing me!

"Panasonic suggests that VLogL is a paid upgrade to insure that only users who know that they need it, and how to use it, have access to the feature"

Or is it just another way of saying people who are shelling out 2k for a camera have more money than brains?

For 2k the VLogL function should be included.

The few replies here just made Panasonic's point. Not everybody wants/likes/needs LOG shooting. Most would need a LOG emulation mode like the new Sony's have (myself included). No doubt it does offer more dynamic range if you know how to shoot with it and dig it out in post.

Look folks, pro video has always cost many thousands for equipment. Those yelping about price here are just not aware of what you are getting historically. What is $100 when you charge real rates for work? A drop in the bucket. If you are not charging real rates for work then I do not know what to say... 10 bit 4:2:2 with 24bit audio is a pro tool and $2100 is a bargain imho.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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kobakokh: again stupid expensive price! ooh...

ooh... is right, like ooh I'm out of touch with reality.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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canonluber: Well this stinks, just bought the 6300 in March, its not enen out of waranty

I just bought an a6300 and was going to return it but after looking at the a6500 I will now keep the a6300. I purchased more for video use and really, the a6500 is an a6300 with IBIS and some touchscreen options along with some still image burst speed increases. No new sensor, same overheating in 4k and same poor rolling shutter.

So, for me it is not that much of a step forward. More like an a6300+

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: It seems all smartphones have become iPhone clone look-alikes ...

I was joking about the Apple Samsung lawsuit. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: It seems all smartphones have become iPhone clone look-alikes ...

Didn't Apple invent the rounded corner? :) No wonder all of the current phones look like I-Phones...

+1 to the price gulp... Too bad they are copying Apple's pricing as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
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Bassman2003: I can get behind the push for ultimate image quality. Looking forward to seeing "how" much better the images will be compared to an A7RII or a 5DMKIV.

The amount of image quality improvement over these widely used cameras will determine the success of this camera and the new Hasselblad imho. I think I share the opinion that it would need to be quite a bit better to spend $15,000+ to jump ship.

If it is 'not much' then how can they expect folks to want to pay 3x the price of FF bodies?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:27 UTC

I can get behind the push for ultimate image quality. Looking forward to seeing "how" much better the images will be compared to an A7RII or a 5DMKIV.

The amount of image quality improvement over these widely used cameras will determine the success of this camera and the new Hasselblad imho. I think I share the opinion that it would need to be quite a bit better to spend $15,000+ to jump ship.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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