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Gary Huff
Re: FCPX or Premiere for GH4 4K
on Aug 21, 2014 at 1:39:36 pm

[Craig Seeman] "This is one of the reasons I'd choose the BMP4K because its cDNG or ProRes flavors at 4K and not 8 bit H.264 GOP."

Except you don't always need the power of ProRes or cDNG, and in those instances 100Mbps is a helluva lot nicer to move around than 800Mbps.

The GH4 with a Shogun may (if rumors hold true) give you cDNG recording, in addition to ProRes, in addition to 4K AVCHD (which is essentially what it is) so that you can adjust the amount of record space with the requirements of the job at hand.

You also get removable internal batteries, longer battery life, a higher quality and articulating LCD screen, better low-light performance, slow-motion at 1080, ability to format media in camera/in the Shogun, picture profiles (limited though they may be), less FPN, and media that is not blazing hot when you remove it from the camera/recorder.

On the flip side, the Blackmagic 4K is available now, doesn't require the use of an external recorder for ProRes/cDNG (though its built-in display leaves a lot to be desired, so I've always paired the Blackmagics with an external monitor), and has a Super 35-sized sensor EF-mount with global shutter (the GH4 does suffer from rolling shutter artifacting if you enjoy doing whip pans).

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