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#1 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:30 AM

Dunno if there is a thread about this camera. Couldn't find one. Peter DeCrescenzo had posted about this on one of the GH1/2 threads, but I think now that the camera has been formally announced, it deserves a thread of its own.

http://pro-av.panaso.../feature04.html

http://www.dpreview....05panaaf100.asp

The camera looks interesting, like an over sized HVX200 minus the lens. The first link claims no aliasing or moire artifacts due to OLPFs and the like. It has HD-SDI out, which is very be nice, since the camera records AVCHD at rather modest 24Mbs in the highest quality (PE) mode, which translates to 12 hrs of footage onto a 64gig SDXC card. :blink:

Price point is certainly attractive- under $5000!! -especially considering that the 3D small sensor camera offering by Panasonic is a mere $22,000:

http://pro-av.panaso...3da1/index.html

Panasonic also makes a 3D lens for the GH2 that costs a fraction of the 3DA1. This lens is usable on the AF100 too. Which makes no sense to me. Also very attractive is the AF100's capability to use pretty much any 35mm still and movie lens under the sun (with adapters).

The variable frame rates are nice, at full 1080 24P native, among many other formats. So is the WFM on the built in LCD monitor. Hand held work with it seems a bit of a challenge given the size and design of the camera tho.

Exciting. It looks like the big manufacturers are responding to REDs challenge (minus RAW recording, obviously). We'll see what Canon and Sony come out with in the near future. No word on any link to any footage from the camera yet.
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#2 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:23 PM

Hi Saul: Was the 2nd link from the top of the Panasonic HD page ... :-)

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=45482

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#3 David Bowsky

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:49 PM

No word on any link to any footage from the camera yet.


Ran across this the other day.



Enjoy.

Edited by David Bowsky, 18 October 2010 - 05:49 PM.

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#4 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:02 PM

Ran across this the other day.


Hi David: I linked to this video in "my" thread a few days ago ... :-)
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