Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moar on GH3

Okay. So the slow motion is very cool. It works the opposite way that I expect ("40%" means overcranked, not undercranked) but it does work nicely. It sure is nice to be able to shoot in slow-motion again.

Furthermore, high ISO's work well. A 6400 ISO seems actually usable. And the close focus on a f2.8 zoom lens is pretty phenomenal.
I still have to get the HDMI transmission to work. I ordered a mini-HDMI cable when I needed a micro-HDMI cable. Or, maybe that's the other way around. In any case, I ordered the other kind.
The noise performance seems to me to be very commendable. This particular brick wall is the sort of thing that drove the GH1 to distraction.
We're shooting here wide open at 6400 ISO, f2.8, with a shutter at 1/50 (which is the rough equivalent of films 180-degree shutter at 24fps).
One of the other big improvements the camera has is that apparently (at least when shooting in Quicktime/.mov format) it assigns unique file names to each shot which don't get reset until the camera is deliberately told to reset them. This is a big deal for our file management as having all these dang files named exactly the same thing is pretty frustrating. We'll see how that goes.
The video image is still not happy with very low light. It gets grainy, and not in a good way. So, you know, we'll still have to actually light stuff.

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