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Old May 6th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #46
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agreed...am thinking more along the lines of the people wanting to see their Canon A1s...the lack of proper audio at the moment and the still wobbly sensors still makes me see these DSLRs as B cams...but i WANT them to be A cams!!

I would also like them to be A Cams.

I've been started to using a Zoom H4 for capturing my audio, which is an extra work in editing and not as convenient as on camera XLR's.

If I willing to use the H4, then that manly leaves 'wobbly sensors"

I guess careful planning will overcome some of that, but it's going to "getcha" one too many times.

It's temping to sell the 35mm / XHa1 rig while it still has a little value and go with the D5 mkII and possibly the GH1.

My gut tells me to hang on to the XHA1, but he pocket book would sure like to unload the whole rig.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #47
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Phil, I am curious as to what you mean by saying the codec is weak compared to HDV. If this is the same codec used in the HMC 150 it blows HDV out of the water.



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i would be VERY nervous about having two DSLRs and no proper camcorder. The GH1 is a great little tool but no substitute...the codec is quite weak and the lack of audio monitoring if a problem...I would keep the HDV camcorder.

Put it this one I am shooting professionally for the next few days using the EX3/ Ultimate. I have a 5dmk2 here and a GH1 but this is a pro gig and the only camera I will use for it still is the EX3...we are getting there though!! These DSLR are great B cams for 35mm rigs as they are SO lightweight and awesome in low light. Especially the Canon.

The autofocus features on the GH1 stock lens are great (especially facial recognition with memory so you can program it to stay focused on one person and ignore the rest!) but it does do sudden reactionary changes unlike the subtle changes you can do with video cams...
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Old May 12th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #48
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Phil, I am curious as to what you mean by saying the codec is weak compared to HDV. If this is the same codec used in the HMC 150 it blows HDV out of the water.
Yes, but no. Because the actual implementation of the AVCHD codec appears to be limited on the 1080/24p mode. AVCHD is better than HDV, unquestionably, no doubt. But I think you'll find pretty much universal agreement that Canon's HDV is better than Sony's HDV as featured on the FX1, right? And so it is with the GH1, the HMC150's AVCHD is better than the GH1's. There's a quote somewhere from a Panasonic guy who said that the camcorders have better processors and that they can take advantage of "B" frames, which the Lumix doesn't.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #49
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Shooting in 720p mode does seem to be better for the codec

anyway here is my latest blog about shooting in Joshua Tree using the stock lens, and get this, Zeiss ULTRA Prime PL Lenses costing over $10,000 each!

Philip Bloom Blog Archive Panasonic Lumix GH1 in Joshua Tree and PL lenses!

two of the shots below were done on the stock lens...
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Old May 12th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #50
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Hey Philip - those stills look great, were those taken from video? And were you shooting 720 or 1080?
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Old May 12th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #51
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Very impressive.

I'm looking forward to seeing the final clips!
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Old May 12th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #52
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Hey Philip - those stills look great, were those taken from video? And were you shooting 720 or 1080?
yup all frame grabs from full HD
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Old May 12th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #53
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Really liking what i am seeing from this camera so far, especially some of the frame grabs from ur latest shoot.

Phil do you know if the camera is pal/ntsc switchable or is there a separate pal version that will be sold in europe as i am looking forward to trying out this camera myself but wont be able to till it gets its release in ireland.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #54
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Really liking what i am seeing from this camera so far, especially some of the frame grabs from ur latest shoot.

Phil do you know if the camera is pal/ntsc switchable or is there a separate pal version that will be sold in europe as i am looking forward to trying out this camera myself but wont be able to till it gets its release in ireland.
Mark, If you buy in EU you get the 25p/50p version. Asia and US should be 24p/60p. Not switchable.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:23 AM   #55
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New blog on EU launch of GH1, also link to my new film "Joshua Tree" (locked until 10am local time when I will be showing it to the press at the launch)

Philip Bloom Blog Archive EU launch of GH1 and new GH1 short, Joshua Tree
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:45 PM   #56
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nice work phil

"Joshua Tree" looks great.
Thanks for all your work sharing information on this camera. It's been very helpful and I appreciate the time you've spent.
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There is now a section on my website where I have gathered all my video DSLR articles. Please visit it here:

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