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Panasonic has released their first firmware update for the AF100, and while it’s a minor one (fixing some SD card errors), the availability of such a file means that it can be dissected… and possibly hacked. Back in September when previewing the AF100 I asked, “who’s to say that an enterprising hacker won’t find a way to raise the bitrate of the AF100 in-camera, without requiring an external recorder?” Now the programmer behind the original GH1 hack is looking to do just that, deeming the AF100 firmware “definitely” hackable. More »

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By disabling the “write speed detection” failsafe of the Panasonic GH1, hacker Chris has doubled the GH1′s AVCHD bitrate from 44Mbit to 86Mbit — a drastic increase over the camera’s stock speed of 17Mbit/sec. The culprit in limiting the previous incarnation of the hack to 44Mbit was apparently Panasonic’s desire to make the camera compatible with cheaper SD cards, thus placing an artificial limit on the SD write speed, independent of the actual speed of the card used — since removed by Chris. From EOSHD: More »

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How to Save $700 on a DSLR

07.26.10 @ 11:03AM Tags : , , , , , , , ,

Yes, you can save $700 on a DSLR. Here’s how. More »

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Short answer: no. Long answer: the GH1 is now a viable tool for filmmaking, whereas before I didn’t view it as such. So, what is this hacked firmware? As I mention on the new Choosing a DSLR page of the DSLR Guide, the Panasonic GH1 recently got its own Magic Lantern-eque hacked firmware. As spotted at EOS HD, this firmware enables two very important features for filmmakers: More »