The big news at BVE 2014 is the “soft launch” of the GH4 on the Panasonic Broadcast stand, though pre production models they were good enough to satisfy me this is the way forward.
The OLED viewfinder is to die for, focusing NO PROBLEM…I also had a good look at the new £1400 42.5mm f1.2 Lumix, Leica lens.
This is a picture taken with the 42.5mm f1.2 lens and even at full aperture it’s sharp as a tac.
Two HD Warrior readers looking over the GH4 again no prices though the price will be announced on the 17th March 2014. There was a lot of buzz round the price, my body only of £1500 seems to be a good bet but the SDI adapter may turn out to be overpriced though I did emphasise to Panasonic the Tascam DR60 priced at £300 is a lot more powerful spec wise, self powered and records to SD card.
Another blog reader Peter came up to say hello…it’s the first place he looks at when he gets to work.
I bumped into Steven and Alison Baxter, Steven is Phil Baxters brother and the lovely Alison, Phil’s widow was a joy to meet. We were a bit emotional reminiscing about Phil and how he loved these shows, such a sad loss to the industry.