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Old February 13th, 2018, 01:53 PM   #16
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Re: Sony PXW-Z150 or Panasonic hc-x1

I "generally" trust Sony's peaking but I have gotten burned before. (Rarely though if you dont rush it)

Now for that super critical focus, like you want to get that ant going up a picknic basket and really want to nail him and see his antennas in 4k, yeah, you gotta punch in for that.

I wish these cameras had 5 inch screens or iPhone panels. I'd love to see Sony put the peaking that Atomos uses on their screen. Grey'd out, blanked out phase canceled, peaking processing. That REALLY is easy to critical focus, even on a tiny screen. This process ONLY displays any parts of the image that are in razor tight focus. Unfocused areas are blanked out.

Oh Sony,...would love you guys to add waveform and vector scopes the way Panasonic does....pleeeeease?
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Old February 13th, 2018, 02:49 PM   #17
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Re: Sony PXW-Z150 or Panasonic hc-x1

Depending on your application it sometimes isn’t optimal. Outdoors the lcd in general is difficult to see. For theater work 60ft away it can show that everything is in focus on stage that’s 15 ft deep when maybe the front portion where actors are actually soft. At that distance it’s impossible to fine tune the focus manually because of the algorithm the lens servo. But this is problematic across brands. That’s the reason they have field monitors for critical work.
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