“We’ve just got back from the Apple Presentation that’s part of the FCPX Creative Summit and we have some great news about 10.4 to share. New colour tools including wheels & curves and 360 tools built in….”
Some interesting acronyms and abbreviations from this article:
… HLG has similar gamma characteristics to SDR in dark range (processing in blacks similar to BT.709 below 100 nits), then changes to a log gamma above ~14 nits. Extends log processing of displays high brightness peaks up to 2.5 to 3 stops to mitigate blown-out or clipped whites. Can be displayed unprocessed on an SDR screen as EOTF adjusts system gamma to correct for viewing environment (10 to 500 nits) Does not require scene mastered metadata unlike PQ (HDR10) or Dolby Vision. Is best for Live production and fast turnaround HDR as you don’t need to grade too much if you’ve exposed to use the extra display stops correctly….
WORKFLOW: I output on a Mac to Pro Rez 422 10-bit (you can use any 10-bit or lossless package on your computer)Iand then recoded to bring the size down and add flags using HEVC. I used FFMPEG which is freely available to Windows, Mac and Linux users to code my HEVC files and to add the necessary HLG and Rec2020 flags which will trigger HDR TVs to play automatically the content in HLG. Here’s an example command line (make sure you download the 10-bit version of x265lib. Mac users should download Homebrew to install a compile.;-
Media Division – Test – GH5 Firmware 2.0 – “Quick test of the brand new GH5 firmware 2.0. We are looking into the 6K 4:3 Anamorphic mode, test the 400mbps All-Intra codec vs ProRes HQ, and try, if non “V” Cards can sustain write speeds to cover the 400mbps codec.”
Panasonic Australia – OLED 4K Ultra HD TV TH-65EZ1000U – appears to be the 65-inch Australian version of the Panasonic HLG UHD OLED reference TV set mentioned by Nick Driftwood.
Panasonic Australia – OLED 4K Ultra HD TV TH-77EZ1000U – appears to be the 77-inch Australian version of the Panasonic HLG UHD OLED reference TV set mentioned by Nick Driftwood.
LG UHD Smart OLED HLG HDR HDR10 Dolby Vision TVs – B&H – B&H Photo Video does not currently stock Panasonic televisions but right now I am deciding whether to invest in one of these LGs or a similarly-specced Panasonic.
divergent media, maker of a range of professional macOS video production software products, has released version 2.1 of its video transcoding essential EditReady to support High Sierra, the latest version of macOS, and HEVC H.265, the new standard for video compression supported by the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Super 16 M43 camera in its 6K Photo feature and by the incredible but sadly now discontinued Samsung NX1 and NX500 Super 35 cameras.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Super 16/Micro Four Thirds mirrorless stills/video 4K hybrid camera.
Samsung NX1 with Samsung Premium S 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 ED OIS zoom lens.
H.265 HEVC was introduced into affordable media production via Samsung’s NX1 DSLR-style and NX500 rangefinder-style cameras when few computers and computer applications supported the codec but H.265’s advantages became immediately apparent and it was clear that HEVC was the way forward.
At the time, EditReady was one of the few professional video production applications to support H.265 transcoding so I immediately bought a licence and have used it ever since.
Both cameras’ video functionality and support for H.265 HEVC are lessons to which Fujifilm needs to pay close attention when developing its cameras’ video support.
The pointless killing off of Samsung’s innovative camera division left a gaping hole in current Super 35 APS-C camera offerings that Fujifilm just might, if it wishes, fill with the X-T2S or more likely the X-T3, given the abandonment of its “Ultimate $5,000+ APS-C X-Trans X-series camera” project.
Today we’re pleased to announce the release of EditReady 2.1. The release coincides with Apple’s release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. When run on 10.13 High Sierra, EditReady 2.1 adds support for encode of HEVC (H.265) videos. On systems that support it, HEVC is even hardware accelerated, making it significantly faster.
EditReady 2.1 is a free update for 2.0 customers. It can be downloaded here, or via in app auto update.
The full change list for 2.1:
adds HEVC output format in mov (10.13 only)
adds hardware accelerated HEVC encode and decode (10.13 only)
fixes random crash when adding clips
fixes silent audio when mixing down w/ strip silent tracks enabled
Panasonic has announced that its version 2.0 firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 camera will be released late September and the list of specifications is massive. Panasonic clearly has been listening to its users and has delivered far more than any of us could have anticipated in this update.
Rather than reiterate the content of Panasonic’s press release, I am listing here all the best articles, videos and other information that I have found so far.
PanasonicLumixVideo – Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K HDR Video “Isobel” – Creative & Crew: Nick Driftwood – Director, James Miller – Director of Photography… – BTS video and notes on shooting HLG HDR footage coming soon.