Has anyone shot video with the Gh3?

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  1. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    50mbps 1080P60 right out of the box...not waiting for a hack. :D
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I'm not going to use a remote. It has built-in stills timelapse (very flexible) and for video, I always just let 'er rip.
     
  3. Jose Luis Ocejo

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    Just a comparison I been testing with a Sony Nex 6, I had a GH2 not any more, when I look at GH2 footage it is just so more nicer like sharper with more detail so the GH3 couple with a quality lens has to be even better I hope the stability of the Panasonic 12-35/2.8 lens or other lens can compete with the Sony Boss
     
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    We use the gh2 and the gh3 (and sometimes the fs700) and we are big fans of the gh3 1080/50 (Europe) setting! Before we shot everything in 720/50 with the gh2.

    All aerials in this video was shot with the gh3 the rest with RED epic/scarlet.
     
  5. Drew Kachurak

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    Lens suggestions for the Panasonic GH3?
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I'm pretty happy with the Panasonic 12-35 OIS lens. The only issue I had in the beginning was the zoom creeping out when the camera was pointing down, but that's been solved with a small piece of gaffer's tape. I use a 3-stop ND filter on it, and I just ordered a 6-stop ND, too. Going to experiment a bit with which is better.

    I'm also considering the Panasonic 7-14, as I'd really like to be able to go very, very wide, and the 12-35 (24mm equivalent) is not quite wide enough for some of my applications. I fly with the Canon 17-40 on my 5D Mark III, and I really like that lens. Of course, that's quite a bit heavier than the GH3, and I really prefer the GH3's video quality, especially the 60P framerate..
     
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    Steve whats the crop factor on the 4/3 sensor? I'm finding the 7D with the 24mm lens is quite not wide enough for some of my aerial stills. It seems like I have to go up 100-110 meters high a lot. I'm seriously considering the 6D and if Canon brings out the holy grail I'll just ebay it.
     
  8. Drew Kachurak

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  9. Steve Maller

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    The crop factor for M4/3 is 2X, so that makes my 12-35 the equivalent of 24-70. Now, that said, the M43 format is 4:3 aspect ratio, and of course most of us like to shoot 16:9, so I'm not sure if that impacts the crop factor. Reading the interwebs seems to imply that 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 crop factors are identical.
     
  10. Kristian C

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    Steve, I'd like to know your results with the 7-14 if you pulled the trigger on it. I'd def consider getting it if you're happy with it!
     
  11. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Still just flying with the 12-35.
     
  12. Drew Kachurak

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    Steve - have you tried the 6-stop ND filter? Thoughts? Also, do you always fly with the 3-stop on?
     
  13. Kristian C

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    Drew, during the day, I typically always use the 3-stop to maintain a 125 shutter speed and around a 10 aperture. Very rarely have I had to use the 6-stop. Makes a HUGE difference in different quality having the ND filters.
     
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    Thanks Kristian, I figured the 6-stop might not be necessary... I'll do some tests with it and see what we come up with.
     
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    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I use the 3 stop and 6 stop all the time depending on the light. The sweet spot of the 12-35 lens is about f5.6 or so. f10 is not as sharp in my experience. And I like to shoot at 24P and leave the shutter at 1/50. I do go to 1/125 if I'm shooting 60P.
     
  17. Jason Herring

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    Wow, that looks amazing, what gimbal are you running? Any post in that video?
     
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  18. Steve Maller

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    Looks like an S800 and Zenmuse. Gorgeous!!
     
  19. Jason Herring

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    That looks like the hot ticket , I have tried the alexmos way but never got that type of quality ,
     

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