Please tell me how to get this unimpressive look in my Gh4. https://vimeo.com/165999334 Thanks!
This is my favorite looking camera. Period. I just love the colors coming off this thing. https://vimeo.com/165999334 Canon has always had great color imo and this is one step better. Now... if they would come out with a $6k to $8k cam with same sensor, cheaper accesories, maybe less connectivity but keep ND's and AVC-I they would make a serious dent in the market of independent/corporate shooters. Put this sensor in an AF200!
There's a flaw in this testing also. I have the Ikan IFB576's as well. They talk about a yellow tint on the barn door reflectors... this is supposed to be removed. It's a thin plastic coating on there for protecting the reflectors. They mentioned that the corners of the image were visibly warmer due to this tint... no doubt this affected the CRI negatively. If they had either removed the tint, or the reflectors completely (they do pull straight out to leave a solid black barn door) the light would have a higher daylight CRI. I suspect the tungsten was so high because the reflectors were already tinted toward that color. I wonder if daylight is closer to the tungsten levels. Certainly it would be into the 90's.
Also, the "beep" sound they mentioned only happens when you turn the light on. If you use the knob instead of the touch screen to change levels, it isn't there on any level change... and oh, you can turn the beeping off with the remote... so there's that.
Sometimes reviewers miss basic things that users know.
However, I do know exactly what you mean by the magenta tint. It's there to my eye as well. Easy enough to deal with in post or with a quarter plus green filter.
Good choice. I bought a GH4 a few weeks ago in LN condition at a pretty good discount. The things I like about the GH line (GH2 owner also) is that they can shoot forever without overheating... they just work.
Sony... not so much on the smaller mirrorless bodies. Overheating is a horrible thing to have. You just can't totally trust the camera. (Previous Nex5n owner).
On the speed booster, I believe you can get the GH4 specific speed booster and it will work on the BMPCC. (I also own the BMPCC). I have the BMPCC to Nikon speed booster and don't dare try it on the GH4. The BMPCC speed booster sticks further out the back then the GH4 is made to handle... it would get too close to the sensor. But, because of this, I would guess that the GH4 speed booster would be fine on the BMPCC although I haven't seen any tests to prove such. The specific speed boosters basically give you better magnification for whatever camera you're using. So, you get approximately a 1.8 crop on the BMPCC with the specific one... or thereabouts.
Just look on the metabones site for more info.
Your 12-35 will be great on the GH4, although I hate the flicker when zooming. (I sometimes use snap zooms for content shot for television and that lens is a bummer in that department.) I'm about to buy the Olympus 12-40 2.8.
I don't think you'll find yourself using the 1080p All-I 200Mbps however... Unless you're shooting a lot of motion. The 100Mbps 4k is actually a better compression because it is compressing a lot less whole frames, even though they are larger frames. Also, in 1080 you're more likely to see moiree. 4k is virtually moiree free, at least in my experience.
My only other camera suggestion to you would actually be a C100. (Even though it doesn't really do usable stills.) New they are $2500 now. (Used around $2k maybe?) I've shot hundreds of hours on one and love it for ease of use and great image quality. It's just one of the best cameras I've shot on. (Even better than the C300 because it's a heavy beast). It just fits great in the hand, shoots great footage, has waveform, can output prores etc. etc. I bought a GH4 because it's cheap and could use all my lenses. But, the C100 image is better IMO. You don't get slow-mo or 4k... but 4k isn't needed... slow-mo, maybe. No question I would buy that before a a6300 any-day. But the value of the GH4 is pretty great.
There's my Kanye-esque stream of consciousness rant for you. Have fun!
I assume that you are dong something much better than this? Please share!
Unlike seemingly all the other posters here, I could actually see myself using the stand plus. I shoot a lot of corporate/business videos. They are 95% indoors on level ground. (I'm sure this device would allow me to level my camera....?) I am usually shooting by myself. Where I could see this being quite useful is actually in capturing b-roll shots. I often prefer to go handheld because it is so much quicker. I'm capturing around 40 b-roll shots in 30 minutes or so... Raising and lowing a tripod to get various shots becomes quite tedious.