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Davide DB

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#352263 New Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder with Amazing 50p/60p 4K at 150Mbps

Posted by Davide DB on 03 September 2014 - 02:56 PM

The heat is on...


Here's an overview of the new Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder features with Nick Driftwood from personal-view.com & Driftwood Productions UK and Mark Baber from Panasonic UK.
The HC-X1000 is Panasonic’s brand new prosumer camcorder offering some spectacular new features that compete with similar professional camcorder devices costing two or three times as much.
Notably the key attraction is 4K and one that has an amazing 150Mbps 60 fps (NTSC) and 50 fps (PAL) modes at Ultra HD television (UHD) 3840x2160 pixels.
Not only that, like the Panasonic GH4 m43 4k camera, the X1000 sports full cinema like 4K at 4096x2160 pixels at 24fps plus UHDTV 4K 25p and 30p modes at 3840x2160 pixels.
Field tests coming very soon. Plus how to grade the X1000 with the GH4.



#352229 fogging dome port and lens while video recording

Posted by Davide DB on 02 September 2014 - 09:23 PM

Read this:


Actually the whole thread is worth reading but that post is amazing.


#352042 Mucky Secrets - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait - Series

Posted by Davide DB on 27 August 2014 - 04:06 AM

Seeing your footage it seems you were there nine months not nine days :)

As I told you my two year's son cannot sleep without seing one episode.
When do you come back there?


#351846 In the shadow of the volcano

Posted by Davide DB on 20 August 2014 - 01:47 PM

A wonderful weekend between the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento with the sight of the Mount Vesuvius above us.


Filmed on three dives:
- Scoglio del Vervece, Massa Lubrense, Naples;
- Isca and Palluscello di Isca, Nerano, Naples.


Unfortunately underwater viz was bad with a annoying current  and particles. I couldn't avoid a lot of backscatter but, who cares! I had a great time diving, filming and.. editing.

Shot on a Panasonic GH2 + Lumix 7-14mm loaded with Nick Driftwood's MOON T7 settings; Nauticam Housing, 2x Keldan Luna 8 CRI lights on camera and 2x FIX Aquavolt3500 lights on model.
Music track: "The Time To Run" by Dexter Britain, licensed through The Music Bed: goo.gl/2QHRKt




#351575 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by Davide DB on 14 August 2014 - 08:03 AM


I did indeed, and I have 7 lenses for it already. 


7 lenses? Big trigger indeed  :dancing:


Looking forward reading your opinions and some material of course :)


I think I will die with my GH2 like that ones who died with they wonderful PD170 with the HD arrival 

#351558 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by Davide DB on 14 August 2014 - 12:05 AM

Nice. What does "by wire" mean?


It means that there is not a direct mechanical connection between the focus control and whatever lens elements move to focus the image on the sensor. Instead the control tells the camera's internal controller and motors to move the lens elements.


Nick did you pull the trigger on this camera yet?



#351492 Pygmy Seahorse - Panasonic GH4 4K

Posted by Davide DB on 13 August 2014 - 12:53 AM


Try spot the seahorse on a seafan (WA shot). :)



I saw twelve of them  :crazy:

#349741 GH4 footage and rig pic

Posted by Davide DB on 02 July 2014 - 04:16 AM

The issue of autofocus with the 4:3 cameras is that is is slow and sloppy however considering that the 7-14 has a minimum aperture of f/4 and the camera a 2x crop factor you can focus the camera on land at 3 feet, lock focus, jump in the water and you should have all in focus from 1.5 feet to infinity.


If instead you are shooting something closer or you zoom you have a problem and you need the camera to focus this is where manual focus is useful as autofocus as mentioned before is .....not that good


I do not agree here,


With my beloved old GH2 autofocus is fast as hell with 7-14mm. I tested hundred of times in really challenging conditions. IGH3 autofocus si still better than GH2. 

On video you have to set spot focus, not multi point.



#347018 Panasonic GH4

Posted by Davide DB on 29 April 2014 - 02:36 PM

It's the same old problem of forum search that skip search keys with three or less letters.
We should suggest to panasonic to name the next camera with a longer name ☺

#346887 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by Davide DB on 28 April 2014 - 12:07 AM


 I was going to ask that if, despite your disclaimer, you were going to make the switch  ;)

Mine, ahem, is due to ship next week :)


Little bit OT...

The problem is that it's very difficult to sell. Yes I will not produce any better art with it. It's just my try to save some money for the future  :mocking:

Furthermore I will keep for myself optics and ports that are compatible for the upgrade so it's difficult to sell just the housing without a port. I managed to get a 14-42mm port.



#345967 Mucky Secrets - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait - Series

Posted by Davide DB on 10 April 2014 - 06:47 AM

Good news for my 22 months old baby!

He is addicted to reef life of Andamans and Muchy Secrets, prologue. So finally a new hit!


Good work

#345892 BMPCC Underwater Test

Posted by Davide DB on 09 April 2014 - 04:00 AM

IMHO Matt Scott tutorials are some of the best out there as clarity and authority. 


He is a Edius guru and nearly all I learnt about Edius CC comes from his tutorials. They worth a look because most of that concepts are valid also for other NLE.



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#343223 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by Davide DB on 12 February 2014 - 03:37 AM

Once upon a time a reserved doc but now it's spreading all across the interweb :alien:


GH4 presentation with definitive specs:




It seems that this time Panasonic listened to they customers and hacking community.


BTW There are some comparative tables against an upcoming 7D MKII :)

#343050 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by Davide DB on 08 February 2014 - 06:14 AM

First nice feature breakdown on this camera (ironic)

Time to jump from GH2 to GH4...

#342997 Upcoming Panasonic GH-4K

Posted by Davide DB on 07 February 2014 - 12:19 AM





A nice hands-on from a videographer point of view: