Review of the Panasonic HC-X2000 coming soon

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In Glasgow City Centre filming with the Panasonic HC-X2000 at 30dBs recording 4K 50p 200Mbps. 30dBs I hear you cry…this is not 30dBs as you know it, Panasonic have produced some amazing magic in this wee camcorder and 30dBs is now usable.

Fortunately Panasonic decided to give us a mounting point on the handle for my magic arm, holding my iPhone 11 Pro in order to film the LCD screen. I was going to use the DJI Osmo Action but it was far too wide.

I hope to get the review out this Friday morning.

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Canon C300 Mk3 Price £10,499

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In 2012 I bought the Canon C300 and it was worth every penny…the pictures this camera produces are truly stunning. The C300 was only 1080p and back in 2012 4K was not an option for me personally.

Eight years later Canon announce the C300 Mk3 now with 4K at 120fps.

Тhе lаtеѕt аddіtіоn tо thе Сіnеmа ЕОЅ rаngе оffеrѕ thе ultіmаtе іn Ѕuреr 35mm 4К іmаgеrу. Wіth а nеw ѕеnѕоr орtіmіѕеd fоr НDR асquіѕіtіоn, соmрrеhеnѕіvе rесоrdіng fоrmаtѕ uѕіng bоth соmрrеѕѕеd аnd Rаw соdесѕ, аn іnduѕtrу-lеаdіng аutоfосuѕ аnd іnсrеdіblе nеw hіgh-frаmеrаtе rесоrdіng іn 4К, thе С300 Мk 3 іѕ thе реrfесt tооl fоr brоаdсаѕt, dосumеntаrу аnd nаrrаtіvе fіlmmаkіng рrоduсtіоnѕ. Тhе nехt gеnеrаtіоn ЕОЅ С300 Маrk ІІІ іnсоrроrаtеѕ Саnоn’ѕ nеwlу dеvеlореd 4К Ѕuреr 35mm DGО ѕеnѕоr, wіth 4К 120Р ѕlоw mоtіоn, Ніgh Dуnаmіс Rаngе аnd Duаl Ріхеl СМОЅ АF іntо thе ѕаmе bоdу аѕ thе ЕОЅ С500 Маrk ІІ.

Frame rates…4K in 25P/30P/50P/60P & 4K 120fps in Super 35mm, 2K/HD in 25P/30P/50P/60P & 120fps in Super 35mm, 2K/HD in 180fps in Super 16mm.

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Cinema 5D “Virtual Show”

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Due to COVID-19 all this years major video shows have been cancelled so Cinema 5D decided to produce a “Virtual Show” and I think it works very well.

Here is a sample of the new 499 euro kit from SWIT…

www.cinema5d.com

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“BBC MOTD” Why is Ian Wrights camera so much better

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I can’t understand this…why would you give a co presenter like Ian Wright better kit than the presenter.

This is interesting because of Social Distancing all three presenters are coming from their homes either from iPhone, Android or a web cam. Q. Why is the main presenter Gary Lineker’s picture the worst.

Someone from the BBC will have supplied the lighting and Gary’s black background does not help things but Ian Wright’s picture is way beyond both Gary’s and Alan Shearer’s…WHY ?

Some say its a better camera and better bandwidth, but I would like someone from MOTD to get back to me as to why Ian’s picture is so much better.

Update : Some people say its down to bandwidth but a lot of its down to lighting, background (ie NOT BLACK) and I am sure Ian Wright has a DSLR rather than a mobile device.

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Panasonic HC-X2000 Review in Lockdown

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It may be a Lockdown but we can still produce a review of a camcorder. I say we as I have enlisted my good friend Chris Attkins to help with this one.

Chris has helped me on many occasions with reviews as we are both technically equal and Chris was a senior cameraman at Scottish Television.

So don’t think its all back of the garden footage although my two girls do give me a hand with the 100fps slow motion on this shoot.

If you have any features you would like to see in this review please leave me your comments below thanks

I have already matched the Panasonic X2000 to my GH5 and this will be demonstrated in the review.

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Crumple Pop’s new plugin for FCPX (Levelmatic)

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Crumple Pop are running away with useful audio plugins for FCPX, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Audition.

Common problem in audio is someone speaks too loud or has a weak voice making the audio uneven and in most cases unwatchable.

This is the best times to experiment with audio plugins when you are in Lockdown. This should be a number one plugin with YouTubers as their sound is usually all over the place.

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