Help me decide quick If I should buy EM5 mark II tomorrow..

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ramirez, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Ramirez

    Ramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    I'm in a bit of a hurry as I have a wedding to film tomorrow.
    I'm the videographer.
    I'm going to follow the couple through the day. The ceremony, the party etc.
    The end result is going to be in 1080p (which is good as I only have 2 4K capable cameras at this time).

    My gear for the wedding:

    Panasonic GH4, Panasonic LX100 - 4K capable cameras
    Nikon D610 - 1080p
    Fujifilm X100s - for photos that is going to be inserted in the video

    My thoughts about why I could need EM5 mark 2:

    - Better video than D610 (better match to the Pannys)
    - Could really need 4 cameras in the church for better coverage
    - 5-axis IBIS Could help me during the party; Could skip the big stabilizer and move more freely when its crowded

    I only have to m4/3 lenses at this time; Panny 12-35 f2.8 (this will be mounted on the GH4) and m.zuiko 45 (will be mounted on EM5 mark 2)

    Should I go for it?

    I think EM5 mark 2 could give me stunning stabilzed angles with the 45..

    Later on when I edit I'll combine the 4K video with the HD ones:

    - I get cropping (like extra zoom and angles) from the 4K cameras
    - I'll make everything in a HD timeline in Final Cut Pro

    I have little time so I need to get the EM5 mark 2 in the morning, charge the battery and then head to the wedding.

    So should I go for it? 4 camera setup instead of 3.
    It is going to cost a little but I have a few video gigs from which I'm waiting to be paid from.

    Help me think in a hurry..

    Sorry; posted two threads when I tried to edit this post...
  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Yes, go for it!
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  3. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Hell yes! Make it happen!! :D
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