Good point on the 1/48th. I didn’t spot that option. I suspect the custom modes are designed primarily for stills set ups. Some of the video features seem to be tricky to incorporate.
The purpose of my c2 confit was as you said for those times where I would use the footage as shot...
I am currently experimenting with a setup that uses the c1,c2,c3 setting on the mode dial
I have them set up as follows
C1 - 4K @ 24fps, highest bitrate, manual exposure 1/50 @ f4, iso 200, flat or log 400 profile
C2 - same as C1 except 1080p
C3 - again HD but at 60fps and 1/120 shutter speed...
you are a brave man... I have only done one trip to Tokyo for a week about 6 or 7 years ago... as a solo adult male and it was all a bit overwhelming. I stayed in the Shinjuku area. I wrote a blog of the trip (my only ever blog :-)) which you can find here
A lot depends on your expectations
maybe your 17 buck device will satisfy your initial needs.. I have no idea what you are intending to record, voice, ambient or whatever.
Recording sound is a whole dark art in its self
the downsides I see of the 17 buck device are
1) Unknown Analog to...
I was keeping it simple... in line with the OP's questions
I was dealing with the capture side of the equation. I recognise the output side is a whole other can of worms, but that wasn't the question asked
Nothing you say is wrong.. but i dont think its of real concern to a hobbyist who I am...
As HD is only 2 megapixels per frame (1920x1080) and 4K is 8 megapixels a frame, and your camera is capturing at 16-20 megapixels, there is no such thing as a 1080 or 4K sensor.
The key metric to video quality is the bitrate, as the lower the bit rate the more the data has been compressed...
There is a big overhead in file sizes when it comes to 4K
Looking at the GX9 manual, 4K at 30fps has a bitrate of 100Mbps
Thats the rate at which the data is being written to the card
Divide that by 8 to convert bits to bytes and you get 12.5 MBs
multiply that by 60 and you get 750 MB per...
A lot depends on your expectations/ ambitions with the visual aspect and who will see it
Recording the audio to a device thats not the camera opens up so many opportunities to shoot different angles and make for a more interesting video
I had a situation last year where the grandson of my...
I am just packing my camera bag for a 3 week trip to California and Hawaii
In the bag is 1 zoom - the 12-100/4, and 4 primes, 14/2.5, 17/1.8, 50/2.8 macro and 300/4 plus TC.
and 2 bodies... the e-pl6 for walk around stuff and the em1-mk 2 for everything else
Experience has shown that this...
If your looking for the small alley restaurant experience I can recommend 'Piss Alley' at the side of Shinjuku railway station in tokyo
A Guide to Tokyo’s Piss Alley
and my own blog from my trip there
wandering thoughts: Friday
Think my time line goes something like this
My Fathers Pen F
another Pen... maybe an EE
Zenith EM bought with first student grant
Practika L ?
Nikon FG 20
A Sony w something compact
Not familiar with the Lumix cameras.. but just one thought might be to check what picture profiles you are shooting at. Certainly on Olympus cameras, these, by default can have Contrast and Saturation settings, that while are good for sharp vibrant stills, may be at odds with that film look...
To fill in the gaps (and I apologize for not providing more info), but
1. I am a complete newbie to these higher-end cameras
High end or low end... you are working within the 4/3 sensor, and all the advantages/disadvantages associated with the format
2. I am definitely interested...
We are literally shooting in the dark here, as we have little background from the OP.
We have very little info on what it is he is try to achieve and what his expectations are
We have no idea what his skill/experience levels are at
We have no idea on his budget, and whether he has budgeted...
I am assuming because you mention interviews, that you are using your GH4 primarily for video.
as your shutter speed will be 1/50 or 1/60, depending on if you are shooting 24/25 or 30 fps, and you seem to be on a budget, I would think that you don't need a particularly fast lens, unless you are...
actually just got round to watching the video... 14 mins of my life I will never get back
did we actually ever see a shot he took apart from maybe the river... certainly not the bear
worst advert for panasonic ever!!
I have experience in working in marketing for a major company, and I can recognise the regurgitation of selling points. The OP may be a great photographer.. but he is, on the strength of his campaign here, not worth his 750 dollars he got from panasonic as a brand ambasador
I personally know...
Sorry, but the OP seems to have misjudged his audience with his initial post, and then reacted somewhat unprofessionally to the critics of his marketing driven approach
well thats my opinion for what its worth
As always a lot is dependant on each photographers expectations and of their intended outcome
Personally I have little interest in shooting landscape, have little interest in the finer details of resolution. All I seek are capturing the images that satisfy my particular tastes
personally hate the shooting experience with an iphone... it doesn't suit my way of shooting... its way too fiddly
I had the 14 before i got the 17, and it has only been in the last couple of years that I started using the 14 again.
Its not a lens I would ever get rid of... its a perfect...
As far as I understand, Apple only recently built in OS level support for EGPU, and only through a Thunderbolt 3 interface.
Blackmagic eGPU | Blackmagic Design
I don't think USB3 will work
I suspected that using HSS and a fast shutter speed wasn't the way to go... and I found this article which talks about using low fast power/fast flash duration... hope it might help
The Secret to Photographing Hummingbirds
My first question would be to ask what sort of light do you have on the subjects... obviously enough to record video?
are you using the right sort of metering, spot or centre weighted so as you are reading the exposure for the subject not the whole scene?
Also maybe shoot raw as opposed to...
Maybe for your uses.. but not mine :-)
the fact that you have to unlock and extend the 12-32 is a distinct disadvantage for me when I am doing street and candid style photography. I am often not even looking at the LCD or through a VF when I am shooting. As long as the camera is on, its ready...
I already posted my favourite in the best of 2018 shots thread
so here are my next best 5 from what was a quiet year
P5240007 by kevinparis, on Flickr
P6020013 by kevinparis, on Flickr
PB060032 by kevinparis, on Flickr
PB290020 by kevinparis, on Flickr
PB300066 by kevinparis, on Flickr
I have been shooting micro 43 for more than 9 years now, and in that time I have bought, in the following order. the 17/2.8, the 20/1.7, the 25/1.4, the 14 and the 17/1.7.
I still have them all and the one go to lens is the 17/1.7, though over the last 18 months I have also been using the...