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Old April 6th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #16
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Re: Shooting advice needed for different cams

Ii wonder if this would fit/work. It looks cheap, but who knows.

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Old April 7th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #17
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If you shoot without a monitor you might consider get a Zacuto viewfinder. Using one makes it much easier to frame and focus. It will magnify the lcd screen and keep light out.
If I had to do things quickly as you do I wouldn't be without one.
There is one on ebay that is from Hong Kong that is made for the GH1, and GH2 for $65. It is 3X mag. and is held on with bands, much like the 1st Zacuto.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #18
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The Zacuto is the hood for the Lcd.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #19
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Jim, Have you used the Zacuto on a GH2? Would not the sticky frame prevent the lcd from closing when the lcd is against the camera for protection?

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Old April 8th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #20
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Ii wonder if this would fit/work. It looks cheap, but who knows.

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I would never glue anything to my LCD frame. I use the Hoodman HD300, which straps on with velcro straps. Not the most elegant solution, but it works (pictured here)

It's $25 (free shipping) at Adorama and $20.89 (free shipping w $25 order) at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015BO7UC/ (note that Amazon has the wrong picture).

The 300 is a little small for my GH2's LCD, though. If I had it to do over again, I might try the http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009UTVD/ at Amazon for $20.50 with free shipping.

I have been thinking about getting a $399 GH1 as a backup cam. I am just starting out doing event videos, and this issue would be a problem for me too. I guess I'll need to wait until I can earn enough money with the GH2 to buy a second one. Thanks for blazing the trail, Jeff.
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Old April 10th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #21
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Jim, Have you used the Zacuto on a GH2? Would not the sticky frame prevent the lcd from closing when the lcd is against the camera for protection?

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Yes it would if you place it face down against the camera. I leave the Lcd facing out.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #22
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So, I'm curious, and I mentioned this in my wedding thread...I have a Canon XHA1 and a GH2. The XHA1 shoots anamorphic 1080i (1440x1080) and the GH2 shoots full raster/square pixels at 1920x1080i/p. What is my best bet matching these two cameras? Should I shoot at 1080i60i since that's the only matching setting between the two? Even then the GH2 has more lines of resolution (1920x1080), so is that a problem?
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:36 AM   #23
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Patrick, I could be wrong, but doesn't it actually shoot full 1080, but only outputs to 1440x1080? Some cameras, I've read, have this situation, but you can output via a piece of hardware to full 1080? If this is the case the hardware is expensive though, and not feasable for you probably.


Anyway, I would go with 1080i FSH mode, it will be the closest match, I suspect.
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