Panasonic S1H is it a video camera or a stills camera ?

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Is it a video or a stills camera and why are we getting so many variations of the same camera as the S1 was the “video version”

I have to say that the extra video features on the S1H make it very appealing and for once Panasonic has given us a tally lamp so you can see when the camera is in record mode, I do hope they bring this feature into the GH6.

The S1H is a 6K monster running at 25p (UK) with 4k 50p 10bit internal recording onto dual SD card slots. This is a welcome addition as my previously owned S1 had one SD card slot and one XQD card slot.

  • Capture 6K/24p, 25p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/90p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 50p 4K/C4K
  • Includes an impressive 14+ stops of dynamic range
  • Features a 24.2-megapixel full-frame imaging sensor
  • Comes with V-Log/V-Gamut compatible with “VariCam” Look
  • Users can enjoy unlimited recording time in all capture modes
  • Offers Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) for hand-held filming
  • To accommodate continuous shooting a near-silent cooling fan has been developed
  • 6K footage can be used to create high-res 4K videos or for cropping images to 4K
  • Dual-Native ISO sensitivity
  • L-Mount system has been integrated into the camera design for extra compatibility
  • The camera body has a rugged magnesium alloy design delivering high-level professional reliability
  • Dust, splash, and freeze-resistant down to -10 degrees
  • Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) suppresses moire
  • Incorporates large displays consisting of a rear monitor, live viewfinder as well as status LCD that offer high resolution and visibility
  • Waveform Monitor and V-Log View Assist are available
  • Users can choose from Relay Recording, Backup Recording, and Allocation Recording
  • The durable shutter can last about 400,000 cycles and features an external Fast Flash Synchro
  • Multiple customisable Fn buttons
  • Double SD memory card slot
  • Compatible with the 7.4-V 3,050mAh high-capacity battery for long recording times of up to 2 hours

I do love the newly designed swivel LCD for once a designer has remembered the HDMI port and given us an LCD that clears this port. (Please bring this design into the GH6).

At £3,599 you get a lot of camera for your money but the main thing that put me off the Panasonic S1 was the extra weight, the cost of lenses and no 4K 50p in full frame mode (Once again missing from the S1H). The biggest single item that lets this camera down is the autofocus in video mode.

Kriss from WEX has a great video on YouTube all about the new features.

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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 (canon fit) with Speedbooster x64 m4/3 for GH5 £650 plus postage (SOLD)

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Selling second hand a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Canon fit Art lens with a Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds T Speed Booster XL 0.64x, both in full working order with original box for Sigma lens.

As usual why not email me with your offer to, preferably bank transfer I will give you my bank details when we strike a deal.

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New book on FCPX from Rick Young £30.99

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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X3rd edition
The newly revised third edition of Rick Young’s The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X is the ultimate mentor for getting up and running with Apple’s professional editing software, regardless of your skill level. In this step-by-step, full-color guide, Rick clearly explains the key concepts and essential knowledge needed to edit your project from start to finish, providing clear, time-saving instructions on producing and outputting using Final Cut Pro X.
This new edition includes:

  • A thorough introduction to Final Cut Pro X and the philosophy by which the software works
  • Complete coverage of the post production process, including setup, importing and organizing media, editing, audio and output
  • Additional sections on Multicam Editing, working with Proxies, effective Media Management, the Magnetic Timeline, Batch Share and Effects Production
  • New chapters, covering in detail: Roles, Color Correction and the Touch Bar
  • Instructions on encoding, distributing and archiving your completed projects
  • And an accompanying eResource featuring downloadable video footage that you can edit with using the techniques covered in the book

Packed with tutorials and real-world examples, The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X will take you through the ins and outs of the software and have you editing and outputting your movies in no time!
Now available:

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NASA turning black and white pictures into colour

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As Spock would say “fascinating”, all Hubble pictures start out black and white and are coloured during post production. This You Tube video explains..

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