LUMIX FZ1000 user update - Page 6 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic LUMIX LX / FZ Series

Panasonic LUMIX LX / FZ Series
4K and AVCHD via compact point & shoot "bridge" cameras.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 23rd, 2015, 08:36 AM   #76
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 924
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger Gunkel View Post
...but I'll see what I get from it in a wedding environment.

Roger
Thanks Roger, time will tell :)
Anthony McErlean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2015, 01:26 PM   #77
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: UK/Yorkshire
Posts: 2,067
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I find this a particularly good mic - good sound and well made

Nikon me1 - been using it with my A7s for about 6 months now
Peter Rush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2015, 02:29 PM   #78
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 924
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Rush View Post
I find this a particularly good mic - good sound and well made

Nikon me1 - been using it with my A7s for about 6 months now
Thanks Peter, must have a look at it on youtube.
Anthony McErlean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2015, 02:33 PM   #79
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: LIncolnshire, UK
Posts: 2,117
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Rush View Post
I find this a particularly good mic - good sound and well made

Nikon me1 - been using it with my A7s for about 6 months now
Looks like another good option Pete, thing is I'm not even sure that I need that sort of mic at the moment which is why I bought the Boya first to see how I get on with it. If I use it a lot and it makes a noticeable difference I may well upgrade to a better mic.

Roger
Roger Gunkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2015, 03:58 PM   #80
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: UK/Yorkshire
Posts: 2,067
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

What i like about the nikon is that you can mount it on your hot shoe and still use the viewfinder - unlike the rode that protudes from the back
Peter Rush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2015, 04:55 PM   #81
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: LIncolnshire, UK
Posts: 2,117
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I agree Pete, that's exactly why I thought I would try the Boya mic.

Roger
Roger Gunkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 06:07 AM   #82
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 8,352
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I tried to find an old style Videomic but they are hard to find, The new ones all have a Rycote mount that replaces the rubber suspension and the rings used to break until I invested in some industrial "O" rings (still have a bag full) There is only one downfall to these mics which includes the Boya, Rode Videomic and I also have a Takstar which work well. These mics all use batteries so you have to remember to turn the mic on!! I usually turn it on when I arrive at the venue and leave it on all day only turning it off when I pack up. On Saturday however I packed up after the first dance and the bride begged me to just film a few minutes of bouquet toss ...No problem AND no audio either cos I had turned the mic off, hadn't I

I even have a label on the mic saying "Is the mic on" but that didn't help either and I now have to try to find music and ambience to fill in the blanks .... Is there anything else one can do to ensure that you have indeed turned the mic on???? I have the label and a bright green LED but I still left it off!!!
Chris Harding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 08:27 AM   #83
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: LIncolnshire, UK
Posts: 2,117
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I do have the audio levels continuously showing on the screen which is a reminder, trouble is you get so used to seeing things on the screen it's easy to ignore them.

I have been using an excellent old Sony dynamic mic mounted on the camera, but I can't use the viewfinder when it is on.

Roger
Roger Gunkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 09:32 AM   #84
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: UK/Yorkshire
Posts: 2,067
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

That would be no good to me Roger as I use the viewfinder 90% of the time, only using the rear LCD screen for low or high shots - I have a party to film on Saturday and i'll be using my rode videomic but (I don't know why they are designed like this to go on a shoe mount but means you cannot use the VF!!) I'll have to mount it on the side of my minirig - It just fits without being seen at 24mm - but only just!
Peter Rush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 10:10 AM   #85
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 924
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Harding View Post
...No problem AND no audio either cos I had turned the mic off, hadn't I
Sorry to hear that Chris, that can happen so easy.
As you said no matter what you have there to warn you, its still possible to over look it, sound bars or not.

I would like a mic that doesn't need a battery.
Anthony McErlean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 10:56 AM   #86
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: UK/Yorkshire
Posts: 2,067
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

This doesn't and although not as directional as the Rode - there's not much in it and the audio quality is really good and it doesn't backwards protrude - also has a lo-cut switch - If you want good sound and remove handling noise it's great

Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
Peter Rush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #87
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 924
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Rush View Post
If you want good sound and remove handling noise it's great
Exactly what I'm after :)

Thank you.
Anthony McErlean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 01:21 PM   #88
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Charlottesville
Posts: 250
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

Has anyone tried shooting at 240fps in 720p on this camera? I was looking at the Sony RX100 IV because it does 240fps at 1080p but I've read that it has an overheating problem. I've heard great things about the FZ1000 and I'm interested in finding a camera that shoots at 240p, but if the quality at 720p is poor then it wouldn't be worth it to me.
Michael Silverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #89
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Romsey, UK
Posts: 1,220
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I have a Panasonic shotgun mic, very good sound but a very long mic. However it doesn't need batteries and that's its biggest bonus for me. Whilst I'd continue using it for key audio moments, the Nikon looks a great small alternative when I need background sound but don't want the inconvenience of the Panasonic mic.
Steve Burkett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #90
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 4,873
Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I've seen some clips online from the FZ's HFR online, they looked "OK-ish". Sony clips have looked pretty good in HFR modes, though the higher ones lose quality/resolution, as might be expected.

The RX100IV heat issues are supposedly with the 4K, but may cross over to the HFR (?). I've got the RX10II, and doing some heat testing is on my list... just haven't had time to set up a proper test. It's on my radar, as I've had Sonys that overheated in the past... not a problem for short clips, but a potential issue for longer events! I've had NO problems with the AX100 or the earlier RX's, got my fingers crossed for the new iterations, and the 5 minute clip limit on the 100IV (for 4K shooting) is a bit concerning... we shall see!
Dave Blackhurst is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Adorama
(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

VideoGuys
(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic LUMIX LX / FZ Series

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:31 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network