2017 the year that 4K 50p frame rate became a standard part of your kit

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Thanks to cameras like the Panasonic GH5, 4K 50p (420 8bit) has become part of your shooting kit, without spending a fortune.

Using my Metabones Speed Booster EF-MFT mount 0.64x adapter and the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 lens to give me some great shallow depth of field shots.

People have often asked me why I got rid of my Sony FS7, simple to me it became a monster. Though it was my first camera to film 4K 50p (422 10bit), once you have tasted this quality its hard to step back.

Though the Sony FS7 did lead to some decent work early days (2015), this was a job for BBC Newsnight with Laura Kuenssberg reporting on the Scottish YES campaign. I remember this job well as the contracted edit facility company mistakingly uploaded the footage via my XQD card reader at USB speed one causing a major upload time problem. The job took so long to upload it left little time for the final edit.

Back to 2017 the year of the first major mirrorless camera to implement 4K 50p as standard, the GH5 has been a great workhorse for me so much so we now have three GH5s. There is no doubt that Panasonic have blown away the need to spend mega bucks on kit with the availability of the GH5.

You can shoot 4K 422 10bit at 25p on the GH5 but rumour has it that a new low light GH5 due to be launched early January will finally shoot 4K 50p 422 10bit.

Interesting fact just in… The Panasonic GH5 is the most rented new gear of 2017 at Lensrentals

 

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ADVERT…Boxing Day Sale at H. Preston Media

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Why not head over to H. Preston Media at Malvern for their Boxing Day Sale. Pick up a new Panasonic EVA-1 for £5,374 plus vat, phone Andy or John on 01684-575486 or email John at jpreston@hpreston.co.uk

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Video Review of the Vary-i with GH5 cage

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Vary-i came back to me with their updated viewfinder for the GH5 which now comes with a very useful cage.

As you can see from above I have taken full advantage of the cage by using a DGI Osmo accessory called a universal mount (£20) which comes with a shoe that can finally mount my second radio mic receiver.

As usual due to lack of thought in Panasonic’s design team the only snag to the 260 degree rotation of the viewfinder is the audio cable for monitoring headphones, if used, but the same goes for the LCD itself. It would have been far more sensible to have put that socket on the card reader side of the GH5, or sent a second feed to a socket on the XLR unit.

Contact details www.vary-i.com

Enough of me banging on here is the video review (updated to include a GH5S)…

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An early Christmas present from Production Gear

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Here is a bargain for all your “V” lock gear, two 95WH IDX batteries and n IDX charger all for £370 plus vat. Call the boys and girl at Production Gear on 020 8275 1070

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Sony Pro at the Glasgow Science Centre

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This morning I went to the Sony Pro Show at the Glasgow Science Centre

Alister Chapman was on hand to deliver a fascinating seminar about filming with HDR.

The boys from CVP were on hand Danny and Colin just in case you fancied an early Christmas camcorder.

Glad to see the X70 at the show this basically is the Z90 without 4K and HDR.

Scott looking at the new Sony PXW-X90

 

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Sony Pro Tour at the Glasgow Science Centre

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Learn more about our handheld camcorder range and event production tools with insight and advice from our Sony team. This roadshow will include the opportunity to get hands with the latest kit, and seminars on ‘HDR for all’ delivered by Independent Certified Experts.

Venue Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

More info from this link http://m.info.pro.sony.eu/webApp/APP919?id=0

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