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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by clark666 View Post

    Canon still rules?
    Not for me. The articulated screen and the EVF makes it possible to get footage that would be very hard with the 5D. As stated in the article, they are very close when it comes to quality. I'm preparing some food/kitchen footage at the moment (one situation where I wouldn't live without the moveable LCD, see also my food shots at the 4/3 forum). Will come back with video samples as soon as possible.

    Then there's size and weight...
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    Check out this video.

    The reason why I show it is not the artistic side but the fact that I did not have any plans to film this parade (did not even know about it). I grabbed the GH1 with the 14-140mm lens and started filming freehand. I used all the time the EVF because you had no chance to work this way with the LCD (if you even can see anything on the LCD). Also having AF was important. I think the weakest part of the GH1 is its Codec.

    http://vimeo.com/6675237
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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    I'm tending towards the conclusion that I need the GH1 (which I have) and the 5DII. Different functionality and sensor size make them complement each other very nicely. At the same time, they can both use alternative lenses with adapters, and if needed, one can be used as backup for the other.

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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    Here is a video that mixes 7D and GH1. All daylight scenes are from GH1 (cannot use the 7D LCD at daylight) and the morning/evening scenes are 7D. The time lapse is from the 7D.

    http://vimeo.com/11156809
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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    I think that I prefer slide shows of the nature scenes in the video. The moving leaves were mostly a blur on my monitor.

    I wonder whether it is possible to put a series of slides together as a movie. Another poster, kevininparis, did a good video of slides in the Canon forum.

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    Such as a great resource of information and relevant content.

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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    I hacked my GH1 and plan to check out how it works,
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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    You will probably take the first video and then find that Panasonic has introduced a new GH2.

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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    I hacked my GH1 and plan to check out how it works,
    Uwe,
    I planned to hack the GH1 as well, but then I read somewhere that Panasonic did a change to their firmware upgrade to make the hack impossible. Is it still possible to do it, and how? My firmware version seems to be 1.2.

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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Uwe,
    I planned to hack the GH1 as well, but then I read somewhere that Panasonic did a change to their firmware upgrade to make the hack impossible. Is it still possible to do it, and how? My firmware version seems to be 1.2.
    I used the latest version from Panasonic. My first tests are not conclusive (has likely nothing to do with the hack)

    http://wiki.eoshd.com/wiki/Beginners...Firmware_Guide
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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    The issues of aesthetics and look aside (24 vs 30 fps), and disregarding the known issues and shortcomings of HDV format. I find the video of both the 5Dmk2 and GH1 soft and uninvolving, and quite frankly in the posting above, not much better than standard definition widescreen video. I own a 5Dmk2 and I still prefer the video from my lowly Canon HV20. My videos from trips to Patagonia, Peru and Bolivia have much more the 'open window' look that I seem unable to obtain with my 5Dmk2. Your mileage may vary.

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    Re: Video Review: GH-1 v 5d Mk II

    Quote Originally Posted by clark666 View Post
    You will probably take the first video and then find that Panasonic has introduced a new GH2.
    Yes, but I have the GH1 (now GH13).
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