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GH2 HDMI out

February 25, 2013

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To end the discussion about GH2’s HDMI output quality: the GH2 records to 4:2:0 8 bit AVCHD files, this standard results in a 4:2:0 8 bit recording.  I’m 99% sure that the chroma resolution of the HDMI output also is 4:2:0 8 bit. 4:2:0 8 bit But wait you think: Others say the HDMI out is 4:2:2. Yes, this also is […]

GH2 Patches

December 17, 2012

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Download Ptool, download the original Panasonic firmware and if your on a mac, download Wine as well. Then you can start downloading patches from personal-view and/or making your own tweaks to the firmware. Save the patched-firmware to the SD card , update your camera and you have access to h.264 Intra-frame compression, better quantizer settings […]

AVCHD post production

November 16, 2012

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My FCP 7 does not work natively with the AVCHD extension and/or codec. There are two ways to work around that: choosing an NLE that is AVCHD friendly or converting the files. Conversion tools That’s why you might want to convert the mts files to something that your system can edit. These are the options: […]

GH2 White balance

November 16, 2012

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White balance Red channel Cr problems are reported with a lot of high frequency noise in the red channel (Cr). This is a different problem then the lower Chroma resolution due to the 4:2:0 sampling and the CUE bug. The big reason is that it seems like 3200K is the native color temperature of the […]

GH2 Film Modes and ISO

November 14, 2012

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Before discussing film modes it is important to get your head around Dynamic Range or latitude. DR (dynamic range) is about the number of stops between detail in the darkest shadow and the brightest highlight that can be captured by the sensor or displayed by your monitor: each additional stop represents a doubling of lattitude. […]

GH2 sound

November 5, 2012

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Sound is being tested, there is a seperate thread on Personal View. It’s also part of the new Driftwood Sedna patches as of 15/3/12. The default bitrate of sound recording is 192kbps, which already is great. You can go up to 448kbps but it will make your files not playable in camera. 192kbps should be good […]

SD cards

November 5, 2012

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The GH2 supports SD, SDHC and SDXC cards at a maximum Highspeed busrate of (50Mhz, 4bit-bus = ) 25MB/s. To take advantage of this and to support the highest bitrate patches the general advise is to buy Sandisk cards. Sandisk Extreme 45MB/s I am using the Sandisk Extreme SDHC 45MB/s 32 GB cards (not the Extreme PRO […]