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Old September 24th, 2015, 10:56 AM   #91
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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

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Old September 24th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #92
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If you want good sound and remove handling noise it's great
Exactly what I'm after :)

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Old September 24th, 2015, 01:21 PM   #93
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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.
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Old September 24th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #94
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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.
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Old September 24th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #95
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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!
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Old September 24th, 2015, 05:11 PM   #96
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The FZ1000 doesn't do 240FPS at all! It only has either 100FPS in PAL land or 120FPS in the USA and Japan. Just remember the faster the frame rate the less actual footage you can record so at 100FPS you only can record 7 minutes of video at a time. Also the FZ locks the exposure when in HSV so if you chance scenarios you must stop the camera, refocus and re-expose!

The GH4 would probably have 240FPS??? I wouldn't know but plenty of GH4 owners can confirm that!
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Old September 24th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #97
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I've used the 100fps on the FZ1000 a few times and it is very smooth. As Chris said, you only get 7mins recording, but when you are using the HSR you really need to think how long you want the clip to be. You only need a 5 second shot to get 20 secs of footage. It's very easy to get long boring clips that you end up cutting right down anyway.

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Old September 27th, 2015, 05:23 AM   #98
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for those with mike on the hotshoe problems - It's not to hard to cobble together an extension setup - I have 2 for using mikes on the GH4 and FZ1000 so I can use the viewfinder
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Old September 30th, 2015, 01:22 PM   #99
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Well what do you know, there's a dedicated forum for the FZ. Hopefully now this thread can prosper in its proper home.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 02:18 PM   #100
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How about that. Finally.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 04:43 PM   #101
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How about that. Finally.
Not a pop at you Chris. Updating websites do take time and I don't even own the camera. Just glad to see such threads in their own forum and off Weddings. Cheers for the work.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 06:23 PM   #102
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Beautiful Chris

You are a king among men!! We did realise that you actually DO have a life outside the forum so we were quiet happy to sit and wait until you found a little time.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #103
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Re: LUMIX FZ1000 user update

I've had a FZ1000 since they came out so have had a over a year to play with it. Although I can't complain about the image quality there are several things I dislike with the cam for video. I had a FZ200 and loved the way it was set up for video but the quality wasn't there compared the FZ1000 so I sold it. I recently got the FZ300 and this may be the ticket for me.

Like the FZ200 this cam must have been designed by a videographer. I can't think of anything physically I would change if I was designing it myself. The control buttons are layed out perfectly for me. Having the zoom slider, manual focus wheel, and one button push auto focus on the lens barrel right where I place my hand is ideal. Both the FZ300 and FZ1000 have plenty of reach but an advantage of the FZ300 is there is no crop at the wide end when shooting 4K. The first couple times I used the FZ300 I thought the stabilization was much better than with the FZ1000 but I now believe the difference is due to the poor balance of the FZ1000. If a guy can keep that front heavy lens stable while shooting there probably is no difference. I can't.

Going to spend some time comparing the two closely to see how much, if any, difference there is in image quality or light sensitivity. The Fz300 has a smaller sensor but fewer pixels and with it's constant 2.8 aperature sensitivity may be comaparable when zoomed in.

Did a quick walk around today with a few shots shooting into the sun, sun behind, sun from the side, some contrast shots to see what DR was like, and seeing how the one push auto focus works in full manual mode.

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Old September 30th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #104
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Hi Tom

For me the video just buffers and buffers and then plays about 5 seconds, buffers again and goes back to zero .. very frustrating!!

Was this uploaded in UHD maybe???
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Old October 1st, 2015, 12:09 AM   #105
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Chris, video was acquired in 4K and rendered out as 1080 and uploaded as such. Don't know what the problem is. Vimeo videos run slow for me and I generally have to start and then immediately stop them and let them fully load before playing.
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