Atomos: Atomos introduces Ninja V – a stealthy 5.2″ 4Kp60 HDR daylight- viewable 1000nit monitor/recorder

https://s3.amazonaws.com/atomos-web-uploads/press/AtomosNinjaVPressRelease.pdf

The latest incarnation of the famous Atomos Ninja line is here. Seven years after the world’s most popular portable Apple ProRes recorders burst onto the scene, Atomos is delighted to introduce Ninja V – an all new compact 5.2″ 1000nit high bright HDR monitor/recorder with unrivalled advanced features. It has a sleek modern design and weighs just over 11oz…”

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Atomos Ninja V 5-inch monitor/recorder

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Mystery Box: Panasonic GH5S & Shooting HDR10

https://www.mysterybox.us/blog/2018/1/8/panasonic-gh5s-hdr10

“… Whether you’re new to shooting and delivering in HDR, or have been practicing for a while, the Panasonic GH5S with V-Log L enabled provides a fantastic starting point for an all-HDR10 workflow.  From monitoring what you’re shooting in HDR10 to delivering your content through the color grading process, the LUTs and workflow we’ve created will accelerate your ability to leverage HDR10 on nearly any size budget…”

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Super 16/M43 hybrid video camera.

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Production and equipment rental company Mystery Box, LLC has published a number of articles about aspects of shooting and post-producing HDR video that are useful reading for those needing to dig deep into how to get the best out of it all.

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Austrian manufacturer Angelbird makes more affordable V90 SDXC cards than Panasonic’s own alternative and they are reportedly just as reliable.

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  • Angelbird 64GB AV Pro UHS-II SDXC Memory CardB&H
  • Angelbird 128GB AV Pro UHS-II SDXC Memory CardB&H
  • Angelbird 256GB Match Pack for the Panasonic EVA1B&H – special promotional packaging of two Angelbird 128GB AV Pro UHS-II SDXC memory cards that are just as usable in other cameras than the AU-EVA1 that also have UHS-II SD card slots.
  • Angelbird Atomos Master Caddy 4K RAW (500GB)B&H
  • Angelbird Atomos Master Caddy 4K RAW (1TB)B&H
  • Atomos Ninja Inferno 7″ 4K HDMI Recording MonitorB&H
  • Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ 4K HDMI/Quad 3G-SDI/12G-SDI Recording MonitorB&H
  • Atomos SUMO19M 19″ HDR/High-Brightness MonitorB&H
  • Atomos Sumo 19″ HDR/High Brightness Monitor RecorderB&H
  • Panasonic 128GB UHS-II SDXC Memory CardB&H
  • Panasonic DMW-BGGH5 Battery GripB&H
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital CameraB&H

Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions: Panasonic GH5 and the Atomos Ninja Inferno: Going Deep

“We brought the Atomos Ninja Inferno with us on our road trip to New Hampshire, Maine and Eastern Long Island. Magnificent assists and screen, but interesting questions about where we are with HDR, HLG — and weight. …”

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RYMovieMachine: Shooting with the Panasonic GH5

“On location in Perth, Australia testing out the Panasonic GH5. This entire report was filmed using 2 GH5 cameras. The Panasonic GH5 has earned a reputation of being a serious filming tool for those who need to be portable without compromise on quality….”

Lenses for GH5 recommended by Rick Young

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Camera, Kits, Battery Grip and V-Log L

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)B&H
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 8-18mm Lens KitB&H
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-35mm Lens KitB&H
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-60mm LensB&H
  • Panasonic DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip – B&H
  • Panasonic V-Log L Function Activation Code for DMC-GH4, DC-GH5, and DMC-FZ2500B&H

SDXC V90 cards

  • Angelbird 64GB AV Pro UHS-II V90 SDXC Memory CardB&H
  • Angelbird 128GB AV Pro UHS-II V90 SDXC Memory CardB&H
  • Panasonic 128GB UHS-II V90 SDXC Memory CardB&H

L-Plates

  • Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Camera Body  – B&H

Camera Cages

  • Movcam Cage for Panasonic GH5B&H
  • Movcam Cage Kit for Panasonic GH5B&H
  • Seercam GH5 CageB&H
  • Seercam Cage for GH5 with Classic HandleB&H
  • Seercam Extension Kit for CUBE GH5 CageB&H

Creative Planet Network: A Cinematic Solution at a Sensible Price: How JVC’s GY-LS300 Expands Production Capabilities

http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/shoot/cinematic-solution-sensible-price-how-jvc-s-gy-ls300-expands-production-capabilities/611665

The GY-LS300 comes with a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) universal lens mount, and adapters are available for PL, EF, Nikon, C and other lenses….

Besides resolution, one figure that stands out about the GY-LS300 is its suggested price of $4,395—and the street price, which is about $1,000 less.

JVC GY-LS300 4K camcorder with Veydra Mini Prime Micro Four Thirds geared cinema lenses

I really appreciate the flexibility the GY-LS300 gives you to adopt any kind of lens,” he says. “I like both Canon and [Duclos] Veydra lenses, and the JVC mounting system handled them very well.” … Sanjeev Chatterjee

Can he recommend any improvements? “Sure. The camera would benefit from an additional threaded tie-down,” Herrlin says. “Also, it comes with a small viewfinder, probably to save cost. I’d like a higher resolution one, and a viewscreen that can stand up to bright outdoor sun.” … Steve Herrlin

 

Panasonic: 5.7K Super 35 Handheld Cinema Camera | AU-EVA1

http://business.panasonic.com/AU-EVA1.html#sc_sp=business-category_featuresAd_products-professionalvideo-cinemacameras_AU-EVA1&start=1&cgid=products-professionalvideo-cinemacameras-aueva1

Ars Technica: We can now convert every film and TV show from the last 80 years into HDR

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/sdr-to-hdr-conversion/

Videographer/Editor Steve MacDonald’s ‘The Fujifilm X-Pro2 Video Set-Up Guide’ Ebook Released at FujiLove

Videographer and editor Steve MacDonald has released an ebook on how to get the best out of setting up, shooting and grading video footage your Fujifilm X-Pro2 rangefinder-style APS-C/Super 16 hybrid digital camera. I highly recommend The Fujifilm X-Pro2 Video Set-Up Guide to anyone seeking to shoot video with this amazing camera. 

ebook_fuji-xpro2_video_setup_guide_cover_1024pxPre-release excitement about Fujfilm’s X-Pro2 reached fever pitch when the rumour that it would be capable of 4K video began circulating early last year.

That excitement began abating when the camera appeared with 1080p Full HD only, though some Fujifilm staff members seemed to think that a 4K firmware update would be released soon after the arrival of the X-T2 some months thence.

The 4K update never did appear and that initial excitement about the X-Pro2 as a viable video camera seems to have all but disappeared.

Those demanding 4K video on Fujifilm cameras soon turned their attentions exclusively to the X-T2 and its X-T20 spin-off, forgetting altogether that the X-Pro2 remains a highly promising video camera despite the video functionality of its firmware remaining less than fully-featured.

My X-Pro2 and a distant OVF movie camera relative

I wrote a letter to Fujifilm about the X-Pro2 last year after Paul Leeming wrote his letter to Fujifilm on the X-T2 because I want, nay, need the X-Pro2 to be a production-quality video camera that I can carry with me everywhere at all times even if mostly keeping my eyes peeled for stills photography rather than moviemaking opportunities at the moment.

One thing I know for sure is that anything can happen in the great world outside our doors and best to be prepared for it. That might have been a sentiment underlying the Reuters news agency’s request to Canon to add video capability to its EOS 5D Mark II way back when, accidentally kicking off the DSLR video revolution that preceded the even more radical DSLM aka mirrorless revolution of recent years.

Mr MacDonald’s ebook, born of years of experience as a San Franciscan video professional who bought his X-Pro2 primarily as a video camera, is worth investing in if you want to get great video out of your X-Pro2 investment.

The X-Pro2’s sensor is, after all, the very same one as the sensor in the X-T2 that Fujifilm is focussing on as the more videocentric of the two. So why not sharpen your video skills and make the most of that brilliant rangefinder-style camera on your shoulder?

Right now the X-Pro2 might be just a great 1080p video camera and not a 4K powerhouse and may remain so if Billy Luong’s efforts don’t bear fruit, but more than a few TV shows and documentaries on our screens right now were shot in 1080p HD and broadcast in 720p HD so there is plenty of mileage still in non-4K formats.

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David Thorpe: A Review And Test Of The Panasonic G80/ G85 Micro Four Thirds Camera

“The G80/ G85. With its upgraded body stabilization, shock free shutter, low pass filter-less sensor, magnesium frame and weather proofing, It it a new camera? Or an upgrade to Panasonic’s value for G series Micro Four Thirds camera?…”

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