I wish they wouldn't protect their pro gear because if it shot a pro rezz 422 at 150mbs that little pany would rock the world.
The focus is smooth and the only thing I don't like about the camera is the look and feel. Compared to the Olympus (which is jewel like) it's kind of a lump, though a very effective lump.
I shot some video with the Oly omd and it's in camera stabilization is almost steadicam smooth . . . really . . . and the video is not bad. Not as good as the Pany but as good as the Sony fs100.
Anyway to try to take this back to medium format land, I believe they really need to look at these 4/3's cameras for usability. There are a lot of amazing features that are in use today, not in the future.
P.S. Yea I'll use fcp 7 for a while longer but eventually have to move to Avid. Don't like premier, though fcp 7 isn't that slow if you transcode your footage to prorezz 4:2:2, and for your early cutting set the sequence to rgb 8bit. Rendering time is virtually zero unless you start adding filters. Then once the cut is locked, move over to 10 bit precision yuv go to lunch and render.
Also to fix the gamma issue of final cut pro to a quicktime conversion, go to the sequence settings find the advance tab and a box of qt settings opens. ALWAYS set gamma correction to NONE.
I have great respect for fcp. I think that thanks to it,
Apple obliged Avid to be less arrogant and we all benefit.
I used to really like Color. In fact, fcp was like a super app
And for the fraction of the costs of other systems.
This app has done so much for editors and even if it's
Now outdated, many are still cuttin with it.
The good news is that they've Been so many people
Switching to Avid since the fcpx, that there are a lot of
Tutos to help fcp users to make the switch way easier.
The 4 hours link I posted above for ex is from a former
Fcp editor, so he makes references on what is the
Workflow in fcp and what to do in the Avid. So fcp users
Have a reference to work from and can picture easily
The other interesting thing about the Avid, are the level
Of the people involved in the forums. In the cow for ex,
There are really top knowledgable editors and DITs. So
The level of tech answers is really high. When you need
A specific info, it's generaly there and Personaly I find it
Very "safe". It's not like those pp forums plagued by
Wanabees and you have to spend time to figure-out
who knows and who knows less. It's very very rare
In the avid forums. Curiously, many Avid editors know
Very well fcp and can help fcp users easily. I see it all
The time. Lots of Avid editors were cutting previously in
FCP or started with Avid long time ago, switched to FCP,
then back again to Avid, so really, when you are in an
Avid forum comming from FCP, you have lots of people
in the same situation and they are as knowledgable in
Yeah, Pana protects too much their pro line. They have
Build A potential jewell with the gh2, gh3. But they aren't
Fully commited to bring them to the real pro specs.
I think they don't want it to be out of control and people
Stop to buy their expensive camcorders. hey, they have
A pro division and know those gh have huge potential
To threaten seriously their pro line. It's political.
But if we probably will never get prores like the Alexa,
They'll implement RAW video for sure, wich will solve
The current limitations in a short term, but adding the