Cinematographer David Wexler got to use the Panasonic AG-AF100 for a recent one day shoot, and was impressed:
Overall, I was very pleased with the cameras performance. All the on board tools I expected in a video camera were there. The large sensor made a big difference in isolating focus to, “tell a better story”. The micro 4/3rds format on the AG-AF100 seems to be the most readily adaptable on the planet so it is easy to [use] a variety of lenses without modifying the existing mount and voiding any warranties.Interestingly, he relates that he asked a Panasonic rep why the camera used SD cards rather than P2 cards, and the rep implied that it would have doubled the price of the camera.
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Using The Panasonic AG-AF100
EOSHD spent the day playing with, and comparing the Panasonic AG-AF100 and GH2. There's some interesting observations comparing the - admittedly - very different cameras. One's a professional video camera, while the other is a consumer still's camera that does video; but they are often compared because the chip, electronics and video output are identical/very similar.
The GH2 has more rolling shutter on it's HDMI output than in live view on the LCD, which is strange. What appears to be happening is a bit of line skipping to produce a low resolution live view feed for the LCD, whilst the more sophisticated pixel binning technique is used for HDMI and it's full 1080p obviously, so rolling shutter is worse.EOSHD: AF100 and Voigtlaender 25mm F0.95 hands on
Philip Bloom's DSLR Shooting Tips
CNET Australia has a video interview and tips from Philip.
CNET: DSLR film-making with Philip Bloom
Sony NEX-5 Shoot
Matthew Jeppsen writes about a proof of concept shoot done with the Sony NEX-5. The NEX-5 is a still camera that has the same mount and similar - maybe identical - chip and electronics as the NEX-VG10; but it's a lot smaller!
Despite the challenges of working with the camera system (very few manual controls), we think that the finished result turned out pretty well. And I was very impressed with the quality of the Sony Alpha lenses that attached via an E-mount-to-Alpha adapter for the NEX camera.FreshDV: Soccer Girl - A Sony NEX-5 short film
Shooting a fast car with a DSLR
A behind the scenes video with lots of interesting shots of a car. Worth watching for inspiration.
How to shoot a fast car with a DSLR from Martin Steimann on Vimeo.
Affordable Tripods For DSLRs
Caleb Pike at DSLR Video Shooter runs through some different tripods in a fairly extensive video.
DSLRVideoShooter: Episode 012: Finding an Affordable Tripod for DSLR Video Work