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Panasonic GH5 – First Footage & Initial Thoughts

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First things first … Here’s some ungraded footage I shot today with my new Panasonic GH5. All this was shot in 4K 8-bit mode, using the Lumix 12-35 f/2/8. It was downscaled to 1080p, and Vimeo adds the usual compression…

5 Things I Already Love About My New GH5

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I’ve been waiting since 2008 for a camera that I actually like. Finally, that wait is over. The Panasonic GH5 is the first camera I’ve been excited about since the Canon 5D Mark II. The 5D2 opened up a world…

Headphones Review: Senal SMH-1000

Headphones are a critical tool for video production. If you’ve ever forgotten to bring headphones to an interview or dialogue shoot, you know what I mean. Yes, you can look at the db meter to make sure the level you’re…

Canon 85mm Lens Faceoff

Canon manufactures two different 85mm EOS lenses. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM sells for about $2,000. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM is still wicked fast, and sells for about $400. Can one prime lens REALLY be five…

Testing the Canon 5D2: RAW vs. H264

I can’t sit on the sidelines when something like RAW video functionality on a DSLR comes out. There are a lot of nice test videos out now, but I needed to shoot my own. So, here it is! My first…

Tascam DR-100MKII vs. Zoom H4N

DSLRs have a number of advantages for video projects, but audio capability is not one of them. It is reasonably easy to feed audio from an external microphone into a DSLR, but it’s hard to control how the camera handles…

Shotgun Microphone Windscreen Test

Ever had a perfectly good shoot ruined by bad audio? I have, and it’s not fun. Sometimes you can tweak it a bit in Soundtrack Pro, and sometimes you’re just hosed. Nothing will hose your audio more effectively than intrusive…