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Peter DeCrescenzo
Philip Bloom's initial GH2 review & video
on Nov 22, 2010 at 1:36:11 am

Philip Bloom has posted his initial impressions of a GH2 he has on loan from Panasonic:
http://philipbloom.net/2010/11/21/gh2

He also posted a really nice video he shot with it (watch the "HD" version):


This GH2 is the 2nd copy he's received from Panasonic: The first unit was so defective he couldn't shoot with it, and this 2nd camera has a dead pixel on the left side of the frame. Hopefully these were flukes and not an indication of future Panasonic quality control!

Philip says his full GH2 review will be forthcoming, but so far his impressions of the cam are overwhelmingly positive.

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Peter DeCrescenzo
Re: Philip Bloom's initial GH2 review & video
on Nov 22, 2010 at 2:29:40 am

News flash: Tune in tomorrow for further updates on Philip's blog:
http://philipbloom.net/2010/11/21/gh2/

"... Best of all…I have just checked this…the HDMI out is totally clean, no graphics (unless you want them) and the great thing is you can have as many graphics on the GH2 LCD without affecting the clean HDMI. Once caveat. If you use the EVF it for some reason disrupts the HDMI out if you move your eye away from it. To get round this make sure you disable auto EVF/ LCD switching in the menus and it won’t do this…My Marshall says it is outputting 1080i 60i once recording but it certainly looks progressive rather than interlaced. I will connect it up to my Nanoflash tomorrow …we shall see! Great news though as the pre-production version I had two months ago had a record bug and timecode on the HDMI out. I asked Panasonic to remove this as we needed clean HDMI out. I think they may listened to me. Hurrah! ..."

Fingers crossed!

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Peter DeCrescenzo
Re: Philip Bloom's initial GH2 review & video
on Nov 22, 2010 at 4:39:08 pm

However, "Makoto" comments on Phil's blog (scroll down):
http://philipbloom.net/2010/11/21/gh2/

"... The HDMI live-view output is not suitable for recording use, using nanoFLASH or Ki pro, Ki pro mini, etc..
You will get one freezing image every 17 seconds.
It happens because of the difference between 60 fps, which is the frame rate at which the sensor reads the light, and 59.94 fps, which is the frame rate of the HDMI output.
This is the explanation I had from Panasonic.
Although you can not use it for recording, I found it great that you can view the recording image at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The most beautiful thing about the new GH2 is that its image sensor reads at 60 fps.
So, the 60i is a real 60(59.94)i and 60p, although at 1280 x 720, is a real 60(59.94)p.
I am sure that you will do the slow motion by converting 60p to 30p soon, and you will see the difference.
The 4/3 image sensor is smaller than EOS’s, but EOS’s image sensor can read only at 30fps. ..."

I suspect we'll have further confirmation on all this soon.

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ronn kilby
Re: Philip Bloom's initial GH2 review & video
on Nov 22, 2010 at 3:54:13 pm

Phil' Mom's a Babe.

http://www.kilby.tv


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Peter DeCrescenzo
Re: Philip Bloom's initial GH2 review & video
on Nov 22, 2010 at 4:41:05 pm

Apparently, many of us agree. ;-)

http://twitter.com/PhilipBloom/status/6730691614085120


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